tv DW News PBS November 10, 2016 6:00pm-6:31pm PST
>> this is dw news live from brlin. two men come up to world, and one nation. a u.s. president needs the president--- meets the president-elect. as to come: mr. president, i look forward to meeting with you many more times. anchor: in honor, quite something after the bitterness during the election campaign. also coming up, paris remembers last year's terror attacks. we speak with a survivor of the mass that killed 130 people. and, do you need a new ear?
now you can grow your own. plastic surgeons at a hospital in china have grown and here -- an ear for a patient, using his own arm. ♪ anchor: good to have you with us. breaking news, a car bomb has exploded outside buildings, including the german consulate in northern afghanistan. local sources say the blast happened during fighting in the area. the figures and casualties are not known yet. a photo posted on twitter from the scene shows a huge ball of fire. we want to go now to a journalist there.
you took the photo we just saw. can you tell us more about what is happening there? reporter: i am in shock, to be honest. it was so huge, when it happened, everyone was shouting and running, so everyone was shouting and running. we did not know what was happening, and all of a sudden, there was no electricity, and children and everyone -- it is such a small city. i had not seen such a tragedy in my life. i had just been thinking about my family. everyone thought the attack was very close to them. then we got out of the place,
and you could see the explosion was so big. you could not see where you are going to. it brought down the trees and most of the buildings. we were told it was the german consulate. i tried to contact him, but the phones were off. then i was told by security officials that there was a car full of explosives. and there was an attack at least three meters down. i was just told by hospital officials that three to four dead have been brought to the hospital and more than 13 wounded. brent: tahir reporting on what
sounds like a car bomb near the german consulate there in mazar-i-sharif in afghanistan. that is breaking news. our other top story tonight, the transition of power has begun. u.s. president-elect donald trump paid a visit to the white house today. there, he met with president obama and the oval office. trump will call 6000 pennsylvania avenue his home, come january, when he takes over as commander-in-chief. despite the differences, the two men have avowed to work together in the weeks until power changes hands. president obama told reporters that he and president-elect trump used today's meeting to cover a lot of ground. president obama: i just had an excellent conversation with
president-elect trump. it was wide-ranging, we talked about some of the organizational issues, in a setting up the white house. we talked about foreign policy and domestic policy. as i said last night, my number one priority in the coming two months is to try to facilitate the transition that ensures our president-elect is successful. i have been very encouraged by the interest in president-elect trump's wanting to work with my team around many of the issues that this great country faces. and i believe that it is important for all of us, regardless of party, and regardless of political
preferences, to now come together and work together to deal with the many challenges we face. mr. trump: we discussed a lot of different situations. some wonderful, and some difficulties. i very much look forward to dealing with in the president in the future, including counsel. he explained some of the difficulties, some of the highflying assets, and some of the really great things. so, mr. president, it was a great honor being with you. and i look forward to being with you many, many more times in the future. brent: and there is the handshake. let's go to our correspondent standing by outside the white house. good afternoon. that handshake look natural, but we know it was forced. what more do we know about this
meeting, other than that these men were struggling to put on a good face for the world? reporter: we both would have loved to have been a fly on the wall there, wouldn't we come operant -- wouldn't we, brent? we saw barack obama on the closing day before elections the glaring donald trump unfit to be president because of his character. a got very personal. and donald trump in the past, questioning whether barack obama was even born in the united states and to fill the basic conditions to even run for the office. this looked very purposeful and reconciliatory, in terms of a professional handing over of power. there we know there will be special teams assigned to those appointed on the donald trump side.
barack obama stressed they will do all they can to help and he behind the newly elected president as everybody's president. barack obama stressed again, he is now. brent: which side was having to work more to put on this civil and pleasant face? it can't be easy for either side. reporter:the e nnnnining g sis'? trump come out on election night like somebody had he sounded incredibly conciliatory. he paid a lot of respect to hillary clinton, as well. and barack obama was in that meeting, knowing the declared policy of donald trump would reverse what was to become his legacy.
he declared he will take down obamacare if he can. also come other transpacific partnership, the largest trade deal barack obama hoped to push through before he leaves office, that is that in the water. we clearly have a losing side there. brent: how does this compare with the bush-obama handover we saw eight years ago? reporter: this was cited by barack obama as a prime example of how it should be. and that is what barack obama said he would aspire to. he stressed that the bush administration worked incredibly hard to make that a very smooth transition, and he is now aiming for that, as well. that is the benchmark here. we know there will be special information handed over to
trump's team. also, teams assigned to help in any way they can. that is the technicality of it, something americans take pride in. this peaceful handover of power. deep, deep divisions remain. brent: indeed. thank you very much. we are back in the studio and i am joined by the director and founder of the center for global politics at the university here in berlin. he is also an expert on populism. is that what we are looking at? is donald trump the embodiment of populism in power? >> i think you can say that. there are many examples globally. people with charismatic
personalities, who are trying to exploit increasing complexities of global politics and suggest there are simpler solutions for global and context problems. brent: you do not believe him if he says he wants to be the president of all americans and wants to bridge the gaps? >> during the election campaign, you did not hear that much. brent: is that the reality of politics and power? that candidates are allowed to say one thing, but when they come into power, they say something completely different, and we're supposed to believe both stories? >> up to a point, i think that is always a politics are about. many people remember things said after the election. but when you speak about populism, a worldwide trend from the philippines to russia to turkey to many other countries,
people are increasingly irritated and angry because their capital problems -- 2008, all of that causes a lot of irritation and anger in the people. if you have politicians and decision-makers who are ready to exploit that, that is unfortunately, increasingly popular. brent: we cannot expect these populist politicians to deliver on their promises, can we? >> we can expect that and take them to account for doing whatoa pretty big experiment, what we are facing. trump promised to go away from international trade, block immigration, go away from
security in asia and europe. he said all these things. in the next coming months, he is not a candidate anymore, he is the president. brent: he is the blame if something goes wrong. >> sooner or later, he cannot blame proceeding in it -- administrations. so we have to see. brent: we have to see if being in power is actually the cure for populism. time will tell. thank you very much for coming in and being on the show. president-elect trump made headlines early in the campaign by less than complimentary remarks about mexicans. what has been the reaction in mexico to his election? let's take a look. reporter: trump's victory shook the markets, but none more than the southern neighbor, mexico. the peso fell more than 13%. during the campaign, trump not only promised to build a wall and introduce strict refugee
policy, he also vowed to limit economic relations between the countries. america is mexico's most important trading partner. the effects on the latin american country would be huge. mexico's finance partner tried to calm the situation. >> the relaxed -- the election results will not change things immediately. when it comes to traveling -- or when it comes to traveling between the two countries. if donald trump does keep his promise, the board will change dramatically, and millions of deported and undocumented migrants could and appear. the american dream, the hope of a better life, shattered for those fleeing poverty and violence. but the future president did not just speak disparagingly against americans. it included all of latin america. this could spell tough times ahead.
brent: welcome back to dw news, live from berlin. this weekend marks the years since the attacks in paris which left many dead. for survivors, it has been a struggle to resume a sense of normalcy. lots of people do not want to talk about what happened. but one man who worked at a restaurant that was attacked that day, says talking about that night's events has actually helped. >> within seconds, a person's life can change forever, or be extinguished. he witnessed that for himself in
2015. he also saw how important it is to help others. >> and now when i see someone on the street who is having problems with their bike, for instance, i will stop and see what is happening. now, i will take the two minutes. reporter: on the evening of the paris attacks, he was working at the restaurant. suddenly, he heard sounds like a firecracker, only louder. when the noise stopped, he left the kitchen to see what was happening. >> it was unimaginable, a scene of sheer horror. there were pools of blood and people with gunshot wounds all over. reporter: among the wounded, was a young woman his age. >> she had taken a bullet in the upper arm and another in the
leg. i sat down next to her and thought about what i should do. reporter: in that moment, he realized what it means to be there for someone else. and he knew that only one thing counted that night, making sure that she survived. today, he is convinced that helping her also helped him come to grips with the terror attack. it enabled him to maintain some near him. of control and kt >> it hpspspspspstoocusus on things other than the horrors that are transpiring,, likekekekekekekekekekekekekekek. in general, that helps protect them from the dramatic effects. that is what we teach professionals were regularly confronted with such situations, so they are not traumatized by them. reporter: he is not traumatized
by what he experience, but in the weeks following the attack, he felt compelled to find out what had happened to polling. -- paulene. >> it was great to find her alive and in a stable position. reporter: they mark to the end of a carefree youth for him and hundreds of other young people in france. but maybe some can take a leaf out of his book and turn that traumatic experience into something positive. brent: business news now, the financial world seems to have come to terms with donald trump's rise to power. >> people expected a brexit-styled tumble, but it did not happen. markets have rallied after the initial trump slump. now, the election is over. foreign money is pouring into the u.s. there is a strengthening dollar process.ack of trump' spein but for some, trumponomics
amounts to little more than a disaster. reporter: the automotive industry is one of germany's biggest. the carmakers could have a bumpy road ahead of them. the u.s. is the second-largest car market in the world, and trump's plan to richard straight -- trade -- to restrict trade could be a barrier. it is not looking good for europe's energy companies, either. trump has his heart set on fossil fuels, and ideally producing them in the u.s.. he wants to ramp up the use of coal and relax environmental regulations. the retail industry is also bracing itself to be during times of economic slowdown, retailers take the first hit. european brands with a strong customer base in the u.s. like hugo boss and nivea could
suffer. the plan -- >> if we are talking about infrastructure, medical technology, i can think of no one that could profit more highly than siemens. he has said that if the plan goes ahead, his company also -- already has cement works in texas and arizona that are good to go. the enormous controversy of the project clearly has not faced him. brent: while investors are showing their optimism across the world, and mexico, it is a different story. the main index and pay so
dropped, the peso falling to its weakest on record. as a candidate, trump wanted to negotiate or tear up deals, including nafta. that is a pack to which last year netted mexico over $92 billion in u.s. investment. this could just be the start of deal destruction. reporter: mexican president pnea -- pena nieto said they were focused on cooperation. >> a new chapter in relations begins between mexico and the united states, which will involve a change, challenge. but also, a great opportunity. reporter: many investors in mexico city are negative about the u.s. election results. stocks rallied in the u.s. and europe the day donald trump was
elected, but the market dropped by 2% in mexico. mexico's currency also plummeted. the treasury secretary tried to calm the public during a press meeting. but not everyone was convinced. >> of course, i think the present evaluation impacts us all. there are many consequences. inflation, loss of purchasing power. without a doubt, i think this will hit us very much at the national level. reporter: investors are afraid trump's threat to back out of the free trade agreement could affect mexico's economy. it is the backbone of the country's economy. brent: the future maybe here quicker than you think, logistics drones from the likes of amazon and dhl have been
around for a while. but it is in china where drones are set to take off faster than anywhere else. reporter: another reason to scan the skies, amid a boom in online shopping, chinese retailers are investing heavily in drug delivery systems. careers -- in drone delivery systems. >> there are 600 million rural consumers in china, almost twice the population of the entire united states. however, it has been difficult to reach these consumers because of a lack of transport infrastructure, which is different than the united states. reporter: it is not quite door-to-door or automated get, human intervention is still required.
but this customer says he has already noticed an improvement. >> before, if you order today, it would only arrive tomorrow. but now, in the afternoon. if you order before 11:00 p.m., it will arrive the next day. reporter: the drones are still in a test phase, much is still up in the air. they can only carry up to 15 kilograms and travel 10 kilometers. but the benefits they offer could mean more delivery drones on the horizon. brent: that is all your business for now. but in our next story, some people would give an arm and a leg for plastic surgery. isn't that right? >> some people will give an arm and get an ear. at a hospital in china they have regrown an ear for a patient using his own arm. they used tissues from the man that had lost his ear in a car
accident. some viewers may find the pictures in this report somewhat disturbing. reporter: this man, saw his life changed dramatically when his ear was torn off in a car accident. >> i thought my life was over, i was in pain. when i went out, i had to go -- wear a hat, for fear of scaring others. i had to -- i got water in my head when i washed. reporter: together with a team of surgeons, they worked the grizzly procedure, with three distinct stages. >> we buried a dilator inside his arm, injected a little water every day, which produced a lump in his arm. and a piece of skin was made. we made a cut along one side of his chest and took out three pieces. then we carved it, modeling it
on his existing ear. then we put it inside the lump. reporter: the third stage will be putting the ear in its rightful place. he cannot wait. >> it was a terrific job, i am so grateful to the professor. reporter: in about four months, his wish will come true, his new ear will be fully grown, ready to be sewn on. brent: we will see you right after this. ♪
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