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you live from berlin. china and the eu fail to issue a joint agreement. expectations were high at a brussels meeting. the u.s. annnnounced its pulling out. where does this leave eu-china relations? we will take you to brussels. the world reaeacts, truru's pars pullout in the u.s. protesters had taken to the streets. worlrld leaders say it will not affect their efforts to curb
carbon emissions. but can the paris accord be effective without the planet's second-biggest polluter? murder in manila, at least 36 people died as gunmen attacked a casino and set game tables on fire. police in the philippines insist there is no terror connection. ♪ anchor: i'm sarah harmon. welcome to the program. we will have more on those stories in just a moment. we will start with breaking news. german police halted when of the world's biggest rock music festivals due to a terror threat. tens of thousands of people are attending the opening of the three-day rock am ring festival. a short while ago organizers asked volunteers -- is use me, visitors, to clear the site to allow police to investigate. they said they hoped the open
air concert will continue on saturday. it's being held at the famous nurburgring race track south of bonn. it comes less than two weeks after a suicide bomber killed 22 people at a concert in manchester in england. let's bring in our political correspondent for more details. can you tell us anything else about this terror threat at the rock am ring festival? reporter: the festival was suspended at 9:00 this evening, when more than 70,000 people were asked to leave the festival grounds. the police, which is on the festival grounds, with more than 1000 policemanan right now a are trying t to investigate what exactly is going on. they told me about 20 minutes ago via phone that they had specific hints on a terror attack, and this would be the reason why they have halted the whole festival. right now they are trying to find out if these specific hints
have any truth, any real ground. we now just have to wait until the police is going to tell us more. sarah: rock am ring is a three day festival. lots of people camp there. what else do we know about this event? reporter: the rock am ring is one of the biggest and most known rock festivals in germany, has been going on for years now. it has a twin festival which is going on right now parallel in a city not for a way from the rock am ring festival. what we have heard, this festival is still going on. there was no terror attack there. the rock am ring festival has been very unlucky the last years, just last year they had to stop the festival after a thunderstorm and lightning injured several people there.
sarah: that is our political correspondent. we know you will be keeping us up-to-date on this developing story with the rock am ring festival. thank you for the latest. we will continue to bring you new information as we get hit. for now, we will turn to other news guide a blow to your's ambitions to stand up to the united states, today's summit in brussels was meant to send a strong response to donald trump's decision but instead it ended in bickering. the chinese premier and the european council president in talks that were meant to cement a clclimate alllliance. the eu and china oppose the u.s. withdrawing from the paris accord, was drawing -- dedescribing it as a hisistoric mistake. our dw correspondent joins us now from brussels. good to see you. for two days, china and the eu have given the impression they are shoulder to shoulder on
this. what were they really disagreeing over? reporter: they may be closely shoulder to shoulder on climate. it was other disagreements that through the joint communiqué off-track. to be fair, officials on this end in brussels are not calling the summit a failure. they are saying this is the most promising chinese -- china-eu summit in recent history. what we are told happened is that while both sides are clearly in shock about trump's climate position and both want to stand up to it, they could not -- steel dumping. the u.s. is upset about the high production of china's steel. there are wto this bites -- disputes. they just couldn't settle those things today, despite three
hours of extra talks. the eu is not calling it a failure but what they would have liked is to be standing next to the world's largest imager and standing up to donald trump and saying, the rest of us will go -- polluter and standing up to donald trump and saying, the rest of us will go forward without you. sarah: where does that leave the agreement? reporter: what we have heard here is that on the paris agreement there isn't a lot of disagreement. there were moves forward on things like reducing the use of fossil fuels and using more green technology, even on coming up for financing poor countries that are more harshly affected by climate change. the joint commumuniqué w was supposed to be -- supposed to be about these things and other things. nobody here is calling it a failure on the joint stance on climate. it is truly a missed opportunity to stand up to trump's withdrawal on the paris agreement. sarah: teri schultz there for us
in brussels. world leaders and celebrities lining up to condemn the u.s.'s decision to pull out of the paris climate change accord. here's a look now at some reactions. >> man cannot destroy our partners. one man can't go back in time. only i i can do ththat. presidentt trump says he's pulling out of the paris climate agreements. as a a public servant, especialy as a president, your first and most important responsibility is to protect the people. >> this is about limiting the rise in temperature to under 2 degrees. somehow we don't feel like it's getting that much warmer. i read somewhere that we should thank president trump if it did. >> they say it snowed inin moscw today. if we work together constructively, i'm sure we can think of something. don't worry. be happy. >> the decision by the united
states to leave the paris agreement is extremely regrettable. and that's an understatement. this decision cannot and will not stopop us. all of us who are committed to the protection of our earth. on the contrary, germany, europe, and the rest of the world are more determined than ever. >> i call on you to remain confident. we will succeed. because we are fully committed. because wherever we live, whoever we are, we all share the same responsibility, make our planet great again. sarah: for more on the effort to make our planet great again, i'm joined by the head of international climate policy at german watch, and -- an ngo.
what impact will it have if the u.s., one of the world's largest emitters of greenhouse g gases,s not part of this agreement? reporter: it sends a bad signal to the world in terms of credibility of the u.s., an international partner that stands in solidarity, also with those who are affected by climate change. symbolically this is a bad move, i think in terms of greenhouse gas emissions, actually because other countries are doing more and within the u.s., individual states, cities, and companies are still acting. the impact will be not as large as some might fear. sarah: specifically, when we look at the environmental impact, how bad is this, really? >> it's bad, but we can make up for it. there are individual states in the u.s., like california, new york, and others, all of our cities in the u.s. have said, we
have our own climate targets and policy and we are moving forward. we are respecting and implement in the paris accord. that makes up for some of it and everywhere around the u.s., all other countries in the world, are moving forward, probably even with more commitment now. for a few years i think the environment will be able to get through this, but at the end of the day the future u.s. administration will have to come back into the agreement. sarah: trump suggested this deal was designed to weaken the u.s. economy. take a listeten. pres. trump: the agreement doesn't eliminate coal jobs, it just transfers those jobs out of america and the united states, and ships them to foreign countries. this agreement is less about the climate, and more about other countries gaining a financial advantage over the united states. sarah: other countries gaining a
financial advantage over the united states. is there something to that argument, that the disagreement would disadvantage -- that the agreement with this advantage the u.s.? >> when he's promising here to his voters to bring back jobs in the coal industry, it's like trying to bring back jobs in the typewriter industry. renewable energies are the future. we are seeing even india and china are using less and less coal. what he's trying to do here is just not going to work. sarah: trump claimed he would be renegotiating this deal. is that possible? >> technically it might be possible. the problem is you need a partner to renegotiate. 195 countries agreed on this agreement. it has taken them 20 years, a lot of hard decisions and negotiations, and is just no willingness to reopen this
agreement for negotiation. there is a huge international consensus on this and disagreement will stand as it is. -- this agreement will stand as it is. sarah: what is the important thing to keep in mind going forward? >> it's important to keep in mind this is something the global community is still committed to, and that we will do what's necessary to keep global warming below 1.5 degrees, and of the action of one individual country even if it is the second-largest, won't derail those efforts. sarah: that is the head of international climate policy at german watch, an ngo. thank you for being with us today on "dw news." police 36 people were killed and dozens injured when a gunman attacked a casino in a hotel in the philippine capital, manila. police say the attacker committed suicide by dousing himself in gasoline, then setting himself a light -- ali ght.
so-called islamic state claimed responsibility, but philippine authorities say this was not a terror attack. reporter: they wanted to see what was happening outside manila's resort world, and then suddenly, a crowd came surging out of the entertainment complex. people were panicking. as firefighters frantically try to cull -- calm the flames, and security officials try to contain an emergency. police say he is responsible. the man reportedly set himself on fire after entering the gami ng room. the hotel security was rattled when a female security guard saw him, she ran away instead of immediately calling for assistance. in the attack's aftermath, dozens of people were rushed to hospital. they had survived the chaos. many victims worked at resort world, though others were from
the top strata -- strata of filipino society. the bodies were brought to a morgue elsewhere in manila. here too the crowds were overwhelming. survivors rubbed shoulders with relatives of the dead. for many here, it was all too much to take. >> she was sweet. that's why i can't accept what has happened to her. she left behind young children. reporter: as the hours drew on, resort workers set up a shrine. relatives' victims set up there. others arere asking how w this d have happened.d. the police say the man acted alone, but islamic state says it is responsible. the casino is r raising queststs about how o one man could kill dozens of people in such a prominent resort. sarah: we are going to take a short break here on "dw news."
>> welcome back. you are watching "dw news," live from berlin. our top story is a breaking news development. german police have halted one of the worlds biggest rock music festivals due to a terror threat. tens of thousands of people were attending the opening of the three day rock am ring festival. just a short while ago, organizers asked visitors to clear the site and allow police to investigate. this comes less than two weeks after the deadly attack on a concert in manchester, england.
we can cross now to rock am ring and speak to our correspondent. he joins us on the line. thank you for joining us. how are people reacting to the surprise announcement that police have asked organizers to call off friday, the first night of the festival? reporter: you might hear some people in the background chanting, we are not going to be let down by this, we are going to have fun. there's a helicopter in the air. the overall impression is how quickly the evacuation was preceded. maybe 90,000 people. i don't know. it has gone extremely quickly and calmly. everyone is very relaxed. people were sitting on the ground, trying to keep the party going until they were ushered
on. i don't see any chaos. no panic, nothing. sarah: that's a relief to hear. have you heard anything from the team that is organizing rock am ring about what specifically prompted them to call off the first night of the festival? reporter: no, there was just a general announcement there had been a terror threat. nothing more than that. it was said the festival will continue tomorrow. we have heard conflicting reports about that. the rest remains to be seen. otherwise, we've seen only just regular security personnel here definitely intent on getting us to evacuate the premises. as said, the helicopter in the air.
otherwise it's just a beautiful, mild summer evening in germany. sarah: that is our correspondent speaking to us from the rock am ring festival, that was called off for the first evening due to a police threat. we will be checking back in with you soon. thank you for the latest from rock am ring. we will be continuing to update you on that story as we get new information. for now, let's turn to some business news and my colleague, helena humphrey. helena: thank you very much. we are looking at the fallout from trump's decision to pull the united states out of the international climate agreement, the paris accord. all the big names have some thing to say about it, whether we are talking about disney or wall street, american board rooms keen to invest, they don't want to be left behind as other companies harness renewable energy. let's look at the social media reaction. the boss of goldman sachs posts
his first ever tweet, criticizing trump, the decision is a setback for the environment and the u.s.'s leadership position in the world. apple's tim cook tweeted that trump's decision to withdraw from the paris agreement was wrong for our planet. apple is committed to fight climate change, and we will never waver. google's ceo says he is disappointed, adding, google will keep working hard for a cleaner, more prosperous future for all. some chief executives are giving up their advisory roles with the white house. walt disney co tweeting that he has resigned from the president's council. let's get the view from wall street with our financial correspondent. new record highs on the market. that is quite surprising. what's driving that? reporter: the only downside actually was the price of oil
that jobs by more than 4% on the week, and that put pressure on the stocks of oil, partly because donald trump decided to quit the paris climate agreement, meaning u.s. producers might pump even more oil and that could keep the pressure high on oil. other than that, money still remains cheap. that makes bonds rather unattractive with interest rates still being at a low level. investors not finding any alternatives through the stocks, and they continue pumping money in the stock market. >> sorry for bringing up a downer on a friday, but the latest jobs data is looking rather weak. tell us more about that. reporter: economists do not seem to be too concerned. we had one piece of good news, the unemployment rate for .3%, the lowest -- 4.3%, the lowest in 16 years.
labor participation is at the lowest since the 1970's. if you look at the amount of jobs that got created, 138,000 new jobs, that was almost 50,000 jobs less than expected, and also for the months of march and april, we had to correct the numbers downwards by 66,000 jobs. some economists are saying, that is just a sign that we might be heading to full employment in the united states, and therefore it is much trickier to achieve job growth as we have seen it in the past couple of years. maybe the job report wasn't as bad as it seemed at first glance. >> thanks for that. many american companies say they regret trump's decision to pull out of the paris climate accord, as do european ones. around the world, markets remain robust despite the decision. in germany the u.s.'s impending departure did little to dent investor confidence on the trading floor.
reporter: germany possibly chipped dax index rallied to yet anotheher record high.h. quite obviously, german traders reregard trump's decision as a negatitive only for ththe u.s.. >> americaca is isololating itsf more a and more. america is bidding f farewell thanankso trumpp. this is very dangerous for an industrial nation which cannotot benefit from future technology such as environmental technology, and the germans, asians, and europeans will. reporter: but not everyone is as optimistic. industry associations fear disadvantages for german businesses. investment in climate friendly facilities is expepensive, money that u.s. rivals may no longer have to spend. and the withdrawal could be bad news for the globabal economy. the german mechanical engineering association characterized trump as erotic. -- erratic. >> that's the latest from the
business desk. now back over to sarah. sarah: in russia a fraud investigation into a top moscow theater is raising some eyebrows. this probe has seen two people arrested and the theater's outspoken director taken in for questioning. supporters say this is all politically motivated. the russian authorities claim those arrested were embezzling millions in art funds. take a look. reporter: courageous, political, provocative. the theater work is always good for a headline. but now w the director himself s making heaines. he has been caught up in an investigation into potential fraud. his staff allegedly embezzled state funds. although he is s ly meant t to e a witness, heaeavily armed specl forces arrested him with tv cameras in attendance. both his apartment and the theater were searched. his coworkers made a point of demonstrating their solidarity.
>> we, the colleagues and friends, are outraged at what is happening.g. rereporter: protests were organized by one of russia's best-known actresses.. she recently appeared on dw. >> this is just totoo muchh. this is art and creativity that is being attttacked. and i will always s defend it. i don't know how farar politicss involved in alall of this, b but looks s like a politically motivated action. reporter: he was later released by police. he's not giving interviews at the moment, though he made his shock clear on social media. the police action at the center has ininflamed the d debate abtt censorship inn rsia. >> a certain pseudo-patriotism is expected.
but it is up to each and everyry tist to o decide how they want to deal with that. some mayay be convinceit is right, while others may notot. but if artists are attacked, that would l lead us to cacatastrophe. reporter: the moment, all of the plays in the theater's repertoire are still running. so are also the fraud investigations into two members of his team. in an informal discussion, vladimir putin was apparently heard a comment the investigators used, calling it brutish. tickets have been selling like hotcakes. the quesesti is, for howow much longer? sarah: reminder now at the top
stories we are following for you, german police have halted one of the world has largest rock music festivals due to a terror threat. tens of thousands of people were at rock am ring and they have been evacuated. we will bring you updates as we get them. plus, protests and global condemnation after donald trump's decision to pull the u.s. out of the paris climate accord. trump said the deal was unfair and punished american workers. that's "dw news" live from berlin. i'm sarah harmon at the news desk. thank you for being with us. bye for now. ♪
>> good evening. world leaders have taken a firm stand against the decision by u.s. president trump to take the united states out of the paris claimant change pact. trump made the announcement yesterday, saying the deal was plaguing an unfair burden on america and that it was going to harm the economy. the french president, emmanuel macron took aim at trump's campaign slogan, saying in english it was time to make the planet great again. china, the world's top polluter saying it will