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from berlin. britain leaving the european union. today, brexit talks become tough talks. the united kingdom and european unioion started the second round of brexit negotiations. the issues most contentious are now top of the agenda. we will go to brussels where the talks are taking place. also, in an unusual move, south korea proposes talks with the north. will the offer with the appetite of pyongyang's unpredictable leader?
in remembering the nearly 300 people when the malaysian airlines flight was shot down over ukraine three years ago today. and the lingering question -- why has no one and prosecuted -- been prosecuted? ♪ brent: i am brent goff. it is good to have you with us. we begin tonight in brussels, where negotiations about the united kingdom leaving the european union has entered a second more serious round. separation talks, now divorce proceedings. they were together a few weeks ago about discussing a timetable. but now the more difficult process of reaching agreement on major sticking points has begun. we have this report on the day 's events. reporter: for these politicians,
the real work is only just beginning. four days of negotiations are scheduled here in brussels, and no one expects them to be easy. >> i look forward to our negotiations this week. we now delve into the art of the matter. we need to examine and compare our respective positions in order to make good progress. >> for us, it is incredibly important we now make good progress. we must negotiate and identify the differences so we can deal with them and reinforce them. reporter: when of the most contentious -- one of the most contentious issues of the right of eu citizens here in u.k. britain proposes a a setettlemet status for people would live here for a mininimum of five years. >> a serioious offer hasn't putn
the table by the u.k. government. the value e we place on the 3.2 million eu citizens in our country. a veryry good o oer that we are making to them any security about their future. reporter: but you go though she -- but eu negotiators say it falls short. it protects many more of their freedoms and rights. negotiators are under pressure to find a compromise. in the autumn, the eu wants to begin the next phase of talks. they will focus on future trade relations and are likely to be no less difficult. brent: for the latest let's cross over to our european affairs correspondent joining us from brussels. as we have heard, citizen rights are a key sticking point in negotiations. how far apart are the two sides
tonight? guest: in principle i would not say there not that far apart at all as both sides have an interest that their citizens in the other country are taking care of. the u.k. clearly has a vested interest that the thrill million -- 3 million people working in the u.k. stay because they are important for the economy. but there are a number of serious sticking points on the table. when it comes to guarantees, the eu says it is great i iyou put a generous offer on the table, that is what we want, but we need to have guarantees that that offer will last longer than the current government so a new government can't come in and say let's increase the student fees. that's why they -- for the u.k., that is a redline. brent: we heard with the politicians are saying, there decisions will impact millions of people.
georg: i traveled with my colleague to the u.k. and we picked the british mainland because you want to be -- wanted to meet the polish community. many of them work there in factories, for minimum wage. we picked a small village there, home of the british delicacy, also home of an accountant that we met. we brought back this story. >> for us, the idiot of the european union's you could move from one city to another or country to country like you would internal. ♪ >> in 21 months, you will reach
brexit. >> i came to the u.k. in 2006, and i do runun a firm in the midlands. after the brexit, we lost many clientnts because t they panick, they went back to poland. they feel not welcome, they feel unsafe as a business. >> this is not fair. why we should go back. i have been here 11 years, i have been paying my taxes all the time. why y can't i stay here?
>> we are comingng here to work. we're not here to take advantage of the benefits system. 90% of the full i is people come hehere and do work. therere is very low unemployment implement -- in polish people. we work very hard and tried to give as much as we can to do the best. it's like a kind of feeling -- you can come here to do work but when you finish you should go back to your home. >> a lot of the guys are saying they still feel there is this underlying current aninimosity - of animosity, and they no longer feel they have a future here.
>> the briritish government can always say we have 3 million european union citizens in the u.k. ifif you don't accept something, we can kick them out. we feel like a bargaining chip.. for the negototiation. it is not a nice feeling. it is not a nice feeling. brent: there has been a lot of talk about the detail that many noticed at the talks today. let's have a look, and we can see. just look at the table right there. what is the buzz about? georg: look, i saw that picture. first of all, let's be careful. maybe the brexit negotiators on the british side heavy better information on their mobile phones hidden from their desk. but what this symbolizes is what
many people in brussels have told me behind the scenes and said they don't want to be quoted, but their impression is the british side does not tell -- know the kind of mess they got themselves into. theyey don't know all the questions and difficult that will come along in this process in disentangling this relationship. it does not actually help that am the british side inside the british government there is a row whether there should be a soft brexit, and open brexit, a hard brexit. the real problem signified by that picture is there is no agreement on the part of the british negotiating team what they actually want, and therefore it cannot be put on paper. brent: that's a very good point. the latest poll says 41% of the british would like a second brexit referendum. georg, thank you very much. here are some other stories making headlines around the world tonight.
turkey has extended its state of emergency for another three months, almost one year after it was imposed. parliament approved the government or basel to extend emergency rule for a fourth time. it marks a beacon to ceremonies -- weekend of ceremonies. india has elected a new president. the winner will not be announced before thursday but is widely expected to be a forormer state governor from india's ruling bjp party. a jordanian court has sentenced a court to life imprisonment with hard labor for killing three u.s. military trainers outsidide an army basese in november. the court did not indicate he had any ties islamist group. the kikiing sparkeked tensions into the u.s. and jordan, one of the u.s.'s key allies in the middle east. south korea has offered to hold talks with the north in the hope
of easing tensions on the divided peninsula. if they happen it will be the first high-level contact between the countries since 2015. south korea propose the meeting be held friday on a border truce village. so far there has been no response from the north. we offer -- the offer comes after pyongyang demonstrated its ability to launch a long-range intercontinental ballistic missile with the potential to reach the u.s. i'm joined by an honorary research fellow. itit is good to see youu again. i wanted to ask you, what you think? can you read thehe cards i in sh korea for us? why are they making this offerer now? >> he has a single five-year tete.
he is very much committed to the former sunshine policy. the u.s. have tataken an interet in korea for a while. from 20 years ago to 10 years ago, s sth korea had two liberal presidents. he basically believed in being nice to north korea, eveven one sidedly nice in the hope it would get a dialogue going. some of these o oer issues s wod get sosolved later. 10 y years of coconservatism followed, and currentlyly there are no contacts, a and moon n is basically hoping to get kim jong-un to pickukup the phone. he had a number of proposals and suggestitis, all kininds of stuf is on offer to n north korea.. bubut kim jonong-un with raththt go on testing business sells --his m missiles.
it is s something that kim m jon himself or post year ago, military talks. brent: not everyone wants this offer to be made. japan wants more sanctions. even the eu says it is considering more sanctions. as you were just saying, the sanctions have had a rather modest record in the last decade when i it comes to curbing pyonongyang's behavior. are you saying that talking is the only way forward? guest: i doo thinknk this is not eieither/or to o be honest. it has long been the view of china -- obviously north korea's flagrant breaches of un security council for over a decade, you can't just ignore them. so sanctions are justified and passed the security councncil unanimously with china a and russia on board each time. but china has maintained th at y you have to have a
diplplomatic channnnel. kim jong-un hahas hardly beenn talked to by anyone. apart from d dennis rodmaman. back in the days of s sunshine c hahad people to people contact. --, at least you had people to people contact. itelps to know thehe opposite number. kim jong-un, therere has beeneny lilittle contatact. president m moon wouould like tt someining going. it's another track. brent: as always, we appreciate your time and your insights. thank you very much. you're watching "dw news." still to come, it's been three
♪ brent: welcome back here with "dw news." our top story, britain and the year in union have begun the next round of negotiations over the uk's decision to leave.. this time ththe talks are focusd on the major sticking points of citizen rights, finance, and the irish border. we will not rest until those who are guilty are brought to justice. those are the words of a father of two, in an emotional ceremony to remember the victims of
malaysia airlines flight mh-17. it was shot down by an antiaircraft missile over ukraine in 2014. family and friends gathered in the netherlands where many of the victims came from to remember their loved ones and a new memorial. reporter: a tree in memory of a victim. >> one for each of the 298 who lost their lives in the shape of a green ribbon. reporter: three years after flight mh-17 was shot down, victim's families and mourners gathered tonveil this monumentt to their loved ones and made sure t their names wouould note foforgotten. >> our loved ones saw their journey together on the 17th of
july, 2014, aunts -- and they are brought together again. one tree for each victim is growing here. reporter: e en route to kuala lumpur, the flight was shot down over eastern ukraine. no one survived. after reconstructing the downed plane, investigation concluded a russian-made antiaircraft missile destroy the plane. investigators say it was fired in an area under control of pro-russian separatists. but they continue to deny responsibibility and no o one hs been arrested so far. a bitter pill for the families of the victims. >> the realization of this monument does not mean our work is finished.
the foundation will not rest before those were guilty will be brought to justice and will have received punishment. reporter: relatives hope their loved ones will live on through the trees planted here. until the e culprits a are brout to justice, closure will remain out of reach. brent: changing topics now, we're going to talk business. javier is here. javier: we're taking a look at many numbers flying in. markets had a volatile start to the week. both the standard & poor's and the dow jones industrial average ended monday almost unchanged. many big companies will publish their results this week, including goldman sachs, bank of america, microsoft, qualcomm,
and ebay. netflix numbers were posted after the closing bell. for more on that let's bring in financial correspondent on moore street -- on wall street jens korte. we have earnings reports every quarter for this time the numbers seem to be particularly anticipated. why is that? jens: i mean, there has been so much talk in the past couple months about the so-called trump rally, all these election promises, the possibility of tech cuts or infrastructure spending were supposed to be the reasons for the huge rally that we saw on wall street. but actually one of the main drivers was that u.s. corporations are increasing their profits once again. we are looking at the fourth consecutive quarter with a big corporations in the u.s. will increase their profit revenue. that has been one of the main drivers for the recent rally. we are shy only a less -- a
little less than 2% to reach 22,000 points for the dow jones. a lot depends on those earnings and the outlook if we can continue with the rally that we have seen the past couple months. javier: more investor favorites, amazon made headlines after it announced it so -- once you enter the business where customers can order boxes ready with ingredients to make meals on their own. are investors excited about that? jens: well, certainly it looks like amazon might disrupt the next industry, the kind of trademark for the slogan -- we do the prep, you be the chef. it was not as much the stock of amazonoving, butut the competition. blue apron, when of the leaders
in this area who went public a couple weeks ago, that stock got hammered more than 10% in the monday session. amazon after so many industries. there were -- was much speculation that this could be next industry interrupted by amazon. javier: thank you very much, jens. speaking of --emmanuelle macron is still enjoying his role as everyone's darling. but he will have to sit down and get to work. everyone knows he has no easy task permitting harsh reforms inference. the imf has already raised its growth forecast for france to 1.5% this year, saying macron's ambitious growth plans would make the country more dynamic. reporter: it is no secret that german chancellor is pleased with the election of emmanuel
macron. he is pro-eu, which is gone down very well in berlin. as of monday, france's president can add christine lagarde to his list of admirers. organization has praised his reform plan, saying they can go a long way to tackling france's high unemployment and weak growth. what is macron actually committed to doing? he has pledged meeting eu deficit limit of 3% of gdp in 2017, a target the country has been missing for a decade. to do that he wants to slash 4.5 billion euros off government spending this year. macron also wants to make france more attractive to investors by reducing corporate taxes and liberalizing the labor market. the plants may have boosted macron's image abroad with the
cutbacks will be a far tougher sell to those at home. javier: it is probably one of the marked brands in you world. they are -- the russian market leader almost went bankrupt in 2011 and is still in crisis mode. job cuts could now leave 8000 without work. reporter: they are taking a break while they still can. rumors are spreading that 8000 jobs will become. 10,000 have already gone in the past few years. that did little to put the firm back on solid ground. sharp drop in the ruble and sanctions by the west have put pressure on. and russians are just not buying as many cars as before. abroad, they are little more than a niche brand. last year they sold just over 2828000 vehicles worldwide,
despite an alliance with another carmrmaker designed to keep the russian market leader on course. debt reduction, restructuring spending cuts. reforms have done little to stop the slide. the goal of selling 1.3 million this year is now a distant dream. javier: that's all from the business desk. back to you for sports. brent: we're going to go to footballs european union championship in the netherlands. several countries are taking part for the first time. among them are switzerland. to help get the country fired up , they wrote and recorded a pop song, one which is getting plenty of air flight back home. in this edition of our "my euro" series, we need the lead singer will lineup this tuesday against
. warm welcome back. yeah for newsroom the cloaks that. pm he. aristide all the latest world had. venezuela's opposition calls for a twenty four hour general strike is. new zero hour campaign off rest. to that symbolic referendum on sunday so seven million people say no. the jury's plans to change the culture. leaving the door open to negotiations south korea and parks officials from the north to down this friday for radmila treetops but i'd say it's less chatter. more sanctions is what's needed to curb pyongyang's missile. and nuclear programs