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>> this is d.w. news live from berlin. kenya's election result is in and as expected the incumbent has carried the day. but the opposition call it a victory announcement and supporters took to the streets saying the vote was rigged. most kenyans fear a repeat of past election violence. also coming up donald trump
doubling down on the rhetoric against north korea. now he has tripled down, warning kim jong un just moments ago he'll regret it fast if he acts against guam or any u.s. ally. a former i.s. prisoner tells d.w. that extremists passing themselves off as refugees are ramping up the recruiting efforts in germany. it may be referred to as the land of milk and honey but in israel you can add whiskey to the list. it's the launch of their own single vault with global whiskey sales increasing 5% a year, they are in high spirits about the future. >> welcome to the show.
it's good to have you with us. the president of kenya has been re-elected. the official results of the vote were announced a short while ago in the capital nairobi. he garnered 54% of the vote announcing the result the electoral commission chair said due process had been followed in the vote. take a listen. [indiscernible] [applause and cheering]
he is the next president-elect. >> we will go inside the national tallying center in nairobi where the election result was announced earlier. thanks for joining us. he has been re-elected president of kenya. how did he respond to his victory? [audio difficulty -- stand by] >> all right. unfortunately the audio was not good enough for us to continue that conversation. we will check back in with her later in the program if we can. we apologize for that and we will just update you on the story.
he has been officially re-elected president of kenya and our coverage will continue later in the bulletin. now let's turn to other stories making news around the world. a train crash in the egyptian city of alexandria has killed at least 37 people and injured more than a hundred. railway officials said two trains collided on the city's outskirts. a passenger train coming from cairo reportedly ran into the back of the train that had just arrived. spain has called in federal police to help with security checks at barcelona airport amid hour-long strikes during the peak holiday season. security staff at the country's second busiest airport are demanding higher pay and better working conditions. they plan to launch an open ended strike if no deal is reached by monday. police in austin, texas have released surveillance video illustrating the dangers of multi story parking garages. a driver on the ground had a lucky escape when another car
plunged seven stories after crashing through retention wires. the driver of the car was treated in the hospital and the other driver miraculously unharmed. u.s. president donald trump has reiterated his warnings to north korea's leader, kim jong un, saying if pyongyang attacks guam or any u.s. territory it will "truly regret it and regret it fast." speaking to reporters from his vacation resort, trump said he did not want to discuss back channel talks and added that he hoped pyongyang understood the gravity of the situation. trump declined to say whether any diplomatic progress was being made between the two countries. well, joshua pollack is an expert on nuclear and missile proliferation and also the editor of the nonproliferation review. he joins us now from washington. joshua, thanks for being with us. is this just sabre rattling or are the u.s. and north korea on the brink of a nuclear war here? joshua: maybe it's a bit in
between. the two countries are entering a new phase in their relationship in which either side can strike the other. and they are feeling out the boundaries, how far they can push each other. that said, i'm not terribly happy about this development or how it's going. >> yeah. i mean, how do analysts like yourself view this? are you alarmed? joshua: it's never a good thing. we have been through this twice before, once with the soviets and once with the chinese. the transition to this relationship was the chinese was relatively low key. with the soviets, well, there was the cuban missile crisis. i don't think this is anywhere near the cuban missile crisis, at least not yet, but it is clearly not going smoothly. the two sides are making a variety of aggressive public statements toward each other. they don't seem to understand each other's statements very
clearly. and, frankly, i think it's a terrible way to communicate. if the crisis does progress to a point where it's more serious, or we have something more serious in the future, i think we'll need a more reliable means of communication, preferably a military to military line of communication, which is something we've done with them in the past but don't currently have. >> ok. an interesting idea. pyongyang says it is planning to fire off four intermediate range missiles toward guam by mid august. now, the u.s. has an air base on guam. how credible is that threat, do you think? joshua: i'm sure they could do it. they've demonstrated the basic, underlying capability. whether the missiles will land exactly where they want is a fair question. and by coming within 30 kilometers of the shore, they are saying that they plan to stay just inside international
waters. i don't know if they can reliably get that result. with four separate missiles. it's a very bold plan of action. it's interesting also that they would tell us in advance but i think they don't want us to over react. they do do it. it is also a form of brinksmanship. they are putting pressure on us because the united states flies bombers out of guam in the direction of korea and flies them close to north korea as a show of force, and they are tired of that. they now feel that they shouldn't have to put up with it. that they have a response. and this is their response. so i think they could do it, but we'll see. >> do you think north korea has the capability right now to reach the u.s. mainland? joshua: yes. >> that is a quick answer. how dangerous do you think that is?
joshua: as long as we understand each other's intentions, it is not that dangerous. if we are afraid the other side is about to conduct a strike, then it is very dangerous because then you have to do something about it, right? so it is fundamentally a question of how we convey each other's intent to each other. that's where the source of danger is. if we don't do a good job of that. >> conveying intent is the key to the situation. that is joshua pollock the editor of the nonproliferation review. thanks for being with us today on d.w. news. joshua: you're welcome. >> returning to our top story, kenyatta has been officially elected kenya's president. let's go back to our reporter inside the national tallying center in nairobi where the election result was announced a short while ago. so president kenyatta reaching out to his competitor. will he and his supporters be able to turn the corner and
accept the result? >> it's hard to tell just after the announcement of incumbent president kenyatta as the president see-elect we are hearing unconfirmed reports of some chaos and also unconfirmed reports of some protests. whether they'll turn around and accept the defeat, it's hard to tell. we have to see this through the night. we'll have to sift this through the nate. but the message was a beautiful message. the president did say that, you know, kenya is one country and that he reached out to the opposition. he reached out to opposition supporters. and asked them to join hands with him and to build the country. but right now the reality is still uncertain. >> a lot of observers are concerned kenya could see a repeat of the violence that happened during the election 10 years ago.
the same two contendors. do you expect to see more violence this evening? kathryn: as i said, we're hearing unconfirmed and i have to stress unconfirmed reports, of chaos in various pockets. pockets of protests within nairobi and within western kenya. so this is the reaction. they said it earlier today they said if it's not opposition leader odinga they will react and this is perhaps this reaction. but the kenya police had deployed 180,000 offices to various areas, especially in strongholds, so they seem to think that they can control this particular situation. even if it's just for tonight. in fact, some person here was saying maybe it's just anger. they're just letting off steam and tomorrow everything will go back to normal. >> all right. kathryn, thanks very much for bringing us the view from nairobi as we get this breaking news that uhuru kenyatta is
kenya's new president. thank you very much, kathryn. german chancellor angela merkel has pledged 50 million euros to combat smuggling rings on the front lines of europe's migration crisis. at a meeting with the u.n. refugee agency and international organization of migration merkel promised closer cooperation with the focus on people who are transiting through libya. germany has taken in more than a million migrants since 2015. >> a prison in tripoli. final stop for many migrants dreaming of a better life in europe. the conditions are dire. no sanitary facilities and no escape for those stranded here. and, yet, these are reportedly the best facilities for newly arrived refugees in libya. in berlin, german chancellor angela merkel, discussed ways out of the current crisis together with the united nations refugee commissioner and the director of the international organization for
migration. merkel would be willing to double the number of legal entries to the year to 40,000 as sullingd by -- suggested by the u.n. the prerequisite is that we get illegal migration under control. we managed that under the eu turkey deal. in libya it has not worked out yet as we would have expected. >> in the ports of sicily every week hundreds of migrants arrive by the central mediterranean route from libya. 90,000 have come to italy this year alone. many live on the streets in poverty and italy is increasingly overwhelmed. the many migrants that have arrived in italy this year put the country under considerable strain. war torn libya is ill prepared as well. the key message of angela merkel is that you must find ways for a limited amount of stranded migrants to enter europe in a safe and legal way.
at the talks of berlin the u.n. commissioner praised germany for its efforts. the most pressing task, he says, is to combat the causes of migration and flight. >> we want to focus on libya. we want to focus on reducing the risk of people to lose lives in the sea. but we must look in a much broader fashion. this is a flow that starts from far away countries, often in conflict, that goes to countries that already host large numbers of refugees and who need more support. >> supporting these countries should stop people from risking their lives at sea. and what most of the new arivals in italy don't know, the chances of staying in the eu legally are very slim. >> watching "dw news" still to come the exclusive story of one refugee in germany who says i.s. sympathizers are among the new arrivals. plus, how is this whiskey different from all the others?
>> welcome back. you're watching "d.w. news." our top stories, kenya's election result is in and as expected the incumbent president kenyatta has been declared the winner. supporters of the challenger are taking to the streets, claiming he won. germany is racing to figure out ways to root out violent extremism. now it's dealing with an added challenge -- how to stop potential i.s. members from posing as refugees in order to enter the country. d.w. news spoke with a journalist -- a kurdish
journalist who said he was kidnapped in syria and now is a refugee in germany and is saying he has seen jihadists pretending to be asylum seekers. here is the story. >> when terror struck in the german capital it was here at one of the most popular christmas markets. he has come to pay respects to the victims of the truck attack last december. he is familiar with the brutality of i.s. he experienced it first hand. >> i feel that everyone in this kind of attack, every one of us could be the victim. >> he made his way to germany along the route in january, last year, a dangerous germany. it took three attempts before he arrived here safely. he was born in the kurdish stronghold in northeastern syria. he watched as terrorists of the so-called islamic state gained power and became a great threat
to the kurdish community. he worked at a kurdish television station for nearly two years. he taught himself the basics of tv reporting and documented the turmoil of war in syria from a kurdish perspective. in december, 2014, he was on his way to an interview when he and a colleague were kidnapped by i.s. militants. far from this intersection south of his hometown what followed was a horrific eight-month ordeal. >> they started to torture me, beating me by sticks on my legs, on my back, slapping me on the face. pulling my hair. and shouting that -- shouting and saying that i am one of the kurds, one of the unbeliever kurds, and that the kurds should be killed, all of them. >> he was held in six different
prisons. he endured months of torture. at the time, kurdish troops were gaining ground in the war recapturing lost territory and taking prisoners. his chance to be freed through a prisoner exchange grew. he became the first kurdish civilian to be released in the syrian war. but after starting a new life in europe, he discovered numerous suspected i.s. terrorists posing as refugees in germany. >> i see them now here as they show themselves as refugees, but in reality they are not. >> aqil has shared what he knows with german police. he is not the only informant, but he is the first to speak on camera about his knowledge of the i.s. this psycho therapist who works with kurdish and refugees says such insider tips as aqil's should be taken seriously.
>> i think so-called intellectual terrorists are the most dangerous kind. because they belong to the elite ranks of a terror group. we really need to be concerned about them and people like massoud are important because they can identify them. >> he has written a book about the events that have shaped his life. it will be published in germany later this month. >> all right. it's friday. let's see how the markets wrapped up this week with helena. >> not such good news i am afraid. $1 trillion wiped off global stocks. that's the result of the rhetoric between washington and pyongyang. as the global slide continues, at one stage today germany's blue chip index the dax dropping below the key psychological mark of 12,000 points. >> traders' screens saw red in europe friday as investors fled to safe haven assets after president trump doubled down on
his north korea rhetoric. analysts at the frankfurt stock exchange warned of a further escalation in the war of words. >> they shouldn't egg each other on. we're not used to american presidents using the same war-like language as north korean dictators. we need a verbal deescalation badly. if both sides keep goading each other, traders here don't know wher the whole thing isoing a war of words could leao a warf aions. and that must be prevented. asian stock markets also slumped on friday, rising tensions with north korea prompting investors to unload shares in companies on the rise in recent months. south korea's kospi index closed down 1.7%. >> we can check in now with our financial correspondent in new york. big concerns, clearly. what is the talk on wall
street? reporter: well, i mean, it has been an intense week, no doubt about it. interestingly enough, overall u.s. investors stayed much calmer than the european counterparts. for the week, blue chips traded down by a good percent. yes, it was the worst week since march, but 1%, i mean, that is almost nothing. and we've just achieved a new all-time high past monday. we are still close to record levels. sure, nobody really goes on how this whole conflict continues. it does not really sound that the u.s. president will step back and start looking for a diplomatic solution. so it is a big unknown. we might see some more pressure on the stock market. but overall, the losses here on wall street actually were quite limited. >> all right. well, snapchat shares plunging more than 10% after weak user growth, investors clearly not delighted.
briefly, tell us more. reporter: well, i mean, with the numbers of snapchat there was pretty much nothing that wall street liked. yes, they more than doubled revenue. that is nice. first of all, it came in less than expected and losses almost quadrupled. that is not a good ratio to double the revenue and quadruple the losses. also prices fell. they had less users than wall street estimated. over all there was one big issue for snapchat and that is the c.e.o. evan speegle. he liked to take the money from wall street when he took his company pub l rick in march, but he doesn't may by the rules. he does not really give estimates, and that is something that really cause the stock to lose quite a bit. down by 40%, lowest level in the market history. >> thank you. now, would you like some gender equality?
well, the handsome cafe in melbourne is charging a gender tax on coffee to create awareness of the struggle for equal pay, but not everybody is buying it. >> in this australian cafe, men get to pay a surcharge to offset the 18% ex-interest they are paid on average compared to women in australia. >> i think it's fair if you think about the world and the gender inequality that we have. i think it's really an idea because i really think many people don't know there is an actual gap. >> it's unequal between men and women. even though there is supposed h i equal pay, it doesn't really equate. >> others feel the cafe serves up divisiveness along with their coffee. >> if people aren't comfortable paying it, we aren't going to kick them out the door. it is just an opportunity to do some good. >> for many the extra 72 cents on a cup of coffee is a small
price to pay to show solidarity with under paid women. >> israel might be known as the land of milk and honey, but now you can add whiskey to the list. a team of distillers funded the lawn -- launch of their own malt and there con be a better time because global whiskey sales are increasing 5% a year. >> this single malt is a first tip l, the first of its kind in israel, and is set to join a fast growing market. according to the distillery c.e.o. >> there is a huge demand nowadays for whiskey from other places around the world. more than seven countries now with the distillery and one is israel. the market is for new tastes, new things, and i think we'll be part of this amazing wave. >> the company funded its founding online in 2013, receiving contributions from across the world in return for a bottle of the single malt
whiskey. israel as a location actually helps the distilling process, thanks to the warmer climate. >> in colder climates like scotland or ireland, whiskey usually ages for about seven to 10 to 12 years before it is even bottled. the warm climate in israel speeds up the process and actually makes a 4-year-old whiskey feel a lot older. >> milk and honey single malt is also ultra kosher, appealing to discerning jewish drinkers across the world. while whiskey, itself, is made from kosher ingredients, its manufacture isn't always up to scratch. >> we don't work on saturdays. we don't work on yom kippur or pass over. we want to symbolize our being jewish or israeli and then we call it milk and honey. >> thanks to fans online and the specific target market, this whiskey is already going
down well. >> back over now to you. >> thanks. cheers. quick reminder of our top stories. kenya's election result is in as expected the incumbent president kenyatta has been declared the winner. supporters of the challenger are taking to the streets, claiming that the challenger actually won. and that's your "d.w. news." you are up to date at this hour. you'll find more of the latest on our website dw.com. i'll see you soon. take care. [captioning performed by the national captioning institute which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org]
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