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♪ >> this is dw news live from berlin. united nations condemns u.s. president donald trump's travel ban against seven muslim majority countries, calling it illegal. >> i just stand for a united people and not for dividing people that have made up this country for so long. >> protests continue across america this monday, and the u.n.'s high commissioner said discriminating on people bassist -- based on international law is
wrong. six men killed in canada as gunmen opened fire at a mosque in quebec city. the prime minister calls it an act of terrorism against muslims. and, getting up close to the wreckage of the titanic. and you won't even have to get wet. you just have to go to the german city of leipsic. ♪ brent: i am brent goff, it is good to have you with us. the u.n.'s high commissioner for human rights has joined a growing number of world leaders and diplomats in rejecting to president trump's travel ban. he is describing the executive order from friday as illegal, discriminatory and divisive. donald trump has hit back at criticizing his band.
he is defending the orders, sublet -- sudden in limitation same advance notice whatever allowed bad people to rush into the country. president trump: should i sign it? reporter: donald trump is moving fast. on monday morning he signed another executive order, aimed at cutting regulations for small businesses. president trump: that is a big one. reporter: but he again had to defend his controversial travel ban on citizens from certain muslim majority countries. he underlined he was satisfied and played down the global medical backlash. -- political backlash. president trump: actually had a very good day yesterday in terms of homeland security. sunday we had to make the move, and we decided to make the move. >> refugees are welcome here.
reporter: nationwide protests. on sunday, dozens took to the streets and airports for the second day to protest the travel ban like here in washington dc. >> everyone deserves a right to come and go. they have not been in trouble, i believe everybody should have the right. this is absurd. >> i think getting refugees, banning religions like islam or any other religion over another is un-american, the most un-american thing that could happen. reporter: not even two weeks into his presidency, and opposition to donald trump's policies continues to grow. brent: germany's chancellor angela merkel has also joined the controversy saying that fight against terrorism does not justify any general suspicion
against muslims. merkel says her government is examining the situation and will support people affected by the u.s. travel ban. angela merkel: the necessary and decisive fight against terrorism does not justify a general suspicion against people of a certain belief. in this case, people of muslim belief, or people from a certain country. that way of thinking is against my interpretation of the basic tenets of international refugee support and cooperation. brent: that is the german chancellor, angela merkel, speaking earlier today. let's go to our correspondent in washington. she is covering the story. good evening to you -- to you. what are republican politicians -- what are they saying today
about the president's travel restrictions? reporter: in contrast to the almost immediate outpouring of dissent that came from the democratic side, republican leaders were very slow to respond. many are still silent, and house speaker ryan came out for the ban saying something on the lines of it, it is not too stupid to be monitoring who is coming into our country. there has been dissent particularly from senator john mccain and lindsey graham, the most senior members of the republican party, saying that it is unconstitutional at best and immoral at worst. but many republicans have been rather shrink the silent on this very controversial and rather explosive issue. brent: but the president has not been silenced. how has he reacted to the protest and political backlash? reporter: he has been
maintaining that it is, the program is a success, that he and his cabinet were justified in implementing it as they intended to implement it. and hitting back at democrats saying, of course there are some people caught, but it is only a small amount of people who have been caught. it is actually caught in this travel ban, that is to say. very hard to verify the numbers because customs and border protection has been not giving us the numbers of how many people are being detained. what i saw at dulles airport myself while i was covering some of these was customs and border protection officials refusing to speak with lawyers despite orders from the judge that they had to give access to lawyers to people who were detained. brent: been hearing also reports that depending on the airport, the situation could be worse, could be better. depends on where you are.
what else has the u.s. president been tweeting about today? reporter: he confirmed that he is going to be announcing a supreme court pick. this is big news. this is basically a huge issue that a lot of people are on the fence -- who were on the fence, this can tip their vote one way or the other. the reason is because supreme court nominees sit on the court for life. so this can extend the legacy of a president for many, many more years beyond the presidents term . this is why many people ultimately decided to vote for trump or many -- one of the many reasons why. this is something we will be watching very closely. brent: that will definitely be a big headline tomorrow, the announcement by president trump. maia schrader reporting from washington tonight. thank you very much.
as global outrage over the travel ban rose, the u.k. was talking about the state to visit. an online petition banning -- asking the government canceled the trip has received more than one million signatures. says mr. trump's misogyny" garrity -- and full garrity should not let him be seen by the queen. it must be considered for debate in parliament. the prime minister is showing no signs of backing down. her office says she is happy with the trip taking place. in parliament, boris johnson has been criticized with the ban, but he says the state visit must still go ahead. boris johnson: this is of course a highly controversial parent -- policy which has caused unease, and i repeat this is not an approach that this government
would take. but let me conclude, but let me conclude that by reminding the house of the vital importance of this country's alliance with the united states. it is right of course that the and coming president, the incoming president of our closest and most important ally should be afforded the honor of a state visit and supported by this government, and the invitation has been extended by her majesty the queen. brent: that was boris johnson in parliament earlier. we go to canada. prime minister justin trudeau has condemned the attack on the mosque in quebec city as senseless and heart wrenching. more than 50 people were attending evening prayers when the gunmen opened fire. six people are dead, five suffered critical injuries. reporter: struggling to come to
terms with the deadly attack on a quebec city mosque. the president grieves for the victims of a press conference. six people killed, at least one gunmen opened fire as more than 50 or gathered for the sunday evening prayer. the shooting happened in the men's section of the mosque. police arrested two suspects over the attack. one had [indiscernible] >> quickly police on-site or arrested a suspect or the other police officers went inside the center and saw there were several victims, and that this was a major incident. the second suspect called 911, told us he was armed and what he had done here he wanted to cooperate. he stopped and said he was waiting for police to come and get him. one of the men is being treated as a witness. the sole suspect has been identified as a french-canadian
university student. the motive remains unclear. >> these people were targeted simply because they were practicing their religion, that means this is a terrorist attack. it is an attack on the most profound and your values to canadians, openness, freedom of diversity and religion. they are fellow citizens, ordinary canadians, fathers and friends. reporter: quebec's premier called for unity. >> i want to say a few words to fellow quebecers, muslim quebecers. we are with you, this is your home, we are all quebecers. we should work together to build a society which will be even more open, peaceful too even in
this troubled world. thank you. reporter: details of those who lost their lives are beginning to emerge. one was a university professor gathered for evening prayers. several victims reportedly shot in the back. the mosque had already been a target. last year, a pig's head was left on the doorstep. brent: at first police said two suspects had been arrested, but that has changed. earlier we asked fletcher of google news in quebec city to clear up that confusion. >> they had arrested two people on the scene last night one of those suspects turned himself in. now they are saying there is really one as a suspect. we know that person is in their 20's. police are continuing to investigate this case as well as another case i believe you
mentioned early on in your program, the issue of the page had. there was a pig head dropped off at this mosque last summer, and now the canadian police are saying they are looking at both of these events to see if they are connected. brent: that was racquel fletcher from quebec city, canada. in germany, there will be the general election in september, and the parties are getting ready for the race. angela merkel has been chancellor for 11 years and has had no obvious challenger until now. the social democrats have a new leader. they think he can unseat merkel as the former president of the european parliament, one consults -- martin scholz. does he have what it takes? reporter: it is all about martin show. he is completing -- getting ready for a new campaign. he is very careful about his wording, concerning relationships with the american
president. >> donald trump is the democratically elected american president. as such, he is entitled to the respect officially due to him, but our values and treaty relatiave must also be respected. i expect that of the president of the united states. reporter: as far as domestic policies are concerned, scholz's key phrase is social justice. >> in one of the most -- prosperous countries in the world, we have distribution of wealth. we need to strengthen relationships between employers and employees. we need better, and permanent relationships. reporter: he wants to make one thing clear, he wants a big earners to pay more tax. how this will be of limited is not clear yet. in the upcoming eight months, he
♪ christopher: welcome back, you are with dw news live from berlin. as protesters in america keep up the pressure, the united nations has condemned president trump's travel ban against seven muslim majority countries. trump has defended the implementation, saying advance notice would have allowed bad people to reenter. american firms are reacting to trump's orders. daniel: no one can accuse donald
trump of resting on his laurels. he has been signing executive orders like they are going out of style. for some americans he owes, they are already -- ceo's they are already out of style. it will have an impact on the technology industry, and it will not stop there. reporter: america has always been a country of immigration. trump's new executive order could affect u.s. businesses on many levels. many ceo's themselves are immigrants. elon musk for example is from south africa, and two of the largest u.s. tech companies, google and microsoft, have met -- have immigrant ceo's. startups worth more than $1 billion were founded by immigrants. there are currently 85,000 foreign workers through a lottery, but change is coming. >> immigration policy is on the
table. my guess is that it will be changed and very much is in the air. reporter: ceo's from various sectors or saying enough is enough. ford motor company purposely just publicly criticized the order. even goldman sachs has joined the group of companies criticizing the new u.s. president's travel ban. google said, it is concerned about the impact of this order and proposals that could impose restrictions on googlers and their families. star ceo schwartz responded i missing to hire 5000 refugees across 75 countries. he told employees he would do everything possible to support it affected workers. this would start in the u.s. by actually focusing on individuals who have served with u.s. troops as interpreters and support
personnel. it seems like scholz and other ceos would like donald trump to slow down and sit cappuccino. -- sip cappuccino. daniel: shares in airlines went down. it is a twofold problem, having to deny large numbers of passengers, but some people are avoiding travel because of the massive protests. reporter: donald trump's order barring entry from seven mainly muslim countries has caused disruption at airports. many travelers were forced to change plans and cancel business appointments. and airlines themselves like lufthansa have had to revise their duty rosters. the band means cap and personnel and people from the countries on the list cannot fly into the u.s. american authorities are issuing contradictory statements about who can and cannot enter. airline shares traded lower monday in stock markets around
the world, in part considerable losses from airlines from arab countries. >> this is a fundamentally bad sign, and it has put stock somewhat under pressure. reporter: trump's band with international repercussions have made traders uneasy and is a headache for people with employees from the affected countries. daniel: now that trump is that the helm, the political landscape is shifting rapidly as he scraps free-trade deals like tpp, the new champion of trade is stepping up to fill the void. reporter: the transpacific partnership was originally conceived as a counterbalance to china's growing economic influence in the asia-pacific region. donald trump has accused china of stealing american jobs and lowering currency to boost exports. but u.s. withdrawal from the tpp will only serve to strengthen
chinese position in the region. beijing has indicated the want to fill any open gaps. >> the asia-pacific region must continue to be the engine of an open, global economy and contribute to global growth. we should keep on the path of act and -- open inclusive development, seeking cooperation and other situations. germany is likewise -- reporter: germany is likewise trying to find industry. >> with the american president stops -- starts a trade conflict, we would be well advised to tell asean countries and china and india that we do not have interest in the trade conflict. we want to be fair partners and demand the same from china. reporter: a reference by gabriel
on friday pointed to germany's foreign minister in the second-largest economy. china is now germany's most important single trading partner while the e.u. is the second-biggest importer of chinese goods after the u.s. daniel: let's bring these countries together. the economic institute recommends the germans have overtaken the chinese again with the world's largest current account surplus in 2016, but that is not something to be proud of, critics say. so as germany is relying too much on trade and creating global economic imbalance. the number of almost $300 billion, 80% of total output, no breaches the e.u.'s threshold of 6%. china's estimated surplus is not far behind. there is another imbalance, the united states. the deficit, $480 billion.
it is the largest capital. both the u.s. and the e.u. are urging germany to lift domestic demand and imports to reduce the imbalance and fuel global growth. that is it from the business desk. now brent has got that sinking feeling. brent: a sinking ship, thank you very much. it is at the bottom of the atlantic ocean, very few of us will get to see what the wreckage of the titanic looks like close up. but that is about to change the code and immersive titanic exhibition is about to open on dry land. this is an likely -- leipzig. reporter: the titanic, the collect -- luxury liner sank in 1912. there have been many meanings attached to the old faded ship. -- you'll -- ill fated ship.
now this person has immortalized what was once the world's largest passenger liner in a huge diorama. ♪ >> it is a great subject, the titanic was a genuine symbol of the euphoria about modern things back then, but the tragedy as well. it is a bizarre type of beauty that happened over a century ago, and we have not forgotten the accident. invite other thoughts that could set us all thinking we are really one small part of this diverse. reporter: she used photographs and maps when doing his research. no one is allowed to dive down to the titanic anymore. the rack is lying on the seabed incomplete darkness, so the artist needed to brighten things
up a bit. >> i like to retain a certain element of reality, but artistic license also gives me the right to do things right analogy -- things reality doesn't offer. reporter: it took three years for him to create the titanic and drama. with his work, he wants people to see the wrecked ship as it symbol of the failure of humans to prevail over nature. brent: mother nature. and to the end of an era for an endurance sport in mother nature, the last ever tough guy race took place in britain this weekend. ownership of the land or the race is run is changing, and it will be moving to another venue. thousands jumped at the chance to tackle vertical walls and electric wires and water obstacles for one last time. reporter: welcome to this city,
home of the tough guy. the brutally thing -- this weekend competitors race for the last time. these obstacle courses are no joke. they are required to sign a waiver known as a death warrant before the race is underway. not that that is putting people off. this year featured the 2015 race champion who feet -- finished in one hour 40 minutes, but he's not the only a familiar face. >> have had a pretty harsh year in terms of injuries, but this is the last year. i have been doing it for over a decade, so no wheel -- new way of missing out on the last one. reporter: in freezing weather, they tried on to the finish line , making the 30th and final tough guy a resounding success.
brent: thank goodness for soap. here is the stories. protesters across america keep up the pressure, united nations has condemned president trump's travel ban against seven muslim majority countries. trump has defended this saying advance notice would have allowed bad people to rush into the country. after a short break, i will be back to take you through the day. ♪ [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org]
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