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from berlin. war of words. the u.s.s. defense secrcretary s president t trump in w warning h korerea. jim mattis says any action from pyongyang couldld lead to the ed of the regime and thee destruction of its people. north korea had earlier threatened to attack the u.s. territory of guam. we will ask an expert why they can't seem to get a grasp on the situation. also, protests in the streets of
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nairobi x the presidential election. they believe the election computers were hacked as president uhuru kenyatta takeses the lead. and -- >> ♪ i am going to be where the lights are shining on me like a rhinestone cowboy ♪ sarah: the rhinestone cowboy sings his last song. glen campbell dies at the age of 81. we will look at his music and his turbulent life. ♪ sarah: i am sarah kelly. thank you very much for joining us. we begin with the dangerous war of words between the united states and north korea. first, president donald trump issued one of the strongest presidential warnings in decades , telling pyongyang that threats from north korea would be met with quote, fire and fury.
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but the isolated regime is not backing down, saying if provoked it would consider striking the u.s. island of guam. trump's defense secretary has warned north korea to stop any actions that would lead to the end of its regime and destruction of its. -- its people. reporter: the n north korean regime stages a mass rally, denouncing the latest u.n. sanctions against the pariah state. >> they fabricated the sanctions again by abusing the name of the u.n. it is an unacceptable act of state terrorism. in unprecedented crime against humanity, trying to obliterate our sovereignty. reporter: thousands marched and chanted in support of k kim jong-un's missile program and his latest piece of saber rattling, this time threatening u.s. territory guam. this is the island that pyongyang has in its sites.
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kuan is home to the u.s. air force is based and crucial to its defense of the asia-pacific region. guam is located in the pacific ocean. but people there are worried. >> if anything happens we alll have to bee ready. pray to god it doesn't happen. >> are you afraid? >> who is nott afraid? everyone is afraid. everyone is guam is praying it does not happen. reporter: washington's top diplomat remains resolute. >> the united states has the capability to defend itself from any attack and defend our allies, and we will do so. so the american people should sleep well at night. reporter: as if echoing that sentiment, donald trump tweeted about the west modern nuclear arsenal being more powerful than ever. and he said america will was be the most powerful nation in the world.
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the u.s. air force released these pictures of bombers from guam. they had been flying joint drills close to the korean peninsula. those patrols will only go some way towards calming the islander's fears. sarah: we're now joined by the director of the information center for transatlantic security, also an expert on defense systems and disarmament diplomacy. thank you so much for joining us this evening. what the make of trump's rhetoric? he says fire and fury will be unleashed on north korea should they make any further threats. how big is the threat that maybe some miscalculation here could lead to a nuclear incident between these powers? guest: trump's tone sounds like pyongyang. maybe he believes the north koreans understand if he talks
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in t the same way as ththeir dictat talks. however, i i don't believe that. i dodon't b believe that inn asn cultureses this is a wayay to cocommunicate, andnd therefore i think yes, the rhetoric is dangerous and trump runs the risk that he, like the criticized with obama, creates redlines he can cross. sarah: what is wrong with standing up to pyongyang? guest: nothing is wrong but the means are clearly diplomatic, not military threats that you could realize and could conduct. but what with the japanese, south koreans and all the others affected say? sarah: let's talk about some of
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those others because it's been speculated that u.s. president donald trump was not talking to north korea when he made that statement, that he was talking to china. a lot of pressure on china, a lot of criticism directed in their way for not doing more. in your opinion, what does china need to do? guest: what trump wants and what the americans have wanted for years is that china gets more involved in puts more pressure on north korea. however, the chinese options for putting pressure on north korea are rather limited. north korea is not entirely dependent on china. so, some of the requirements put forward for the chinese are not really for fillable for them -- forfillable for them. i don't see them solving the
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problem. it is something that can only be achieved by the world community by diplomatic means. sarah: who in the world community then needs to stay up? -- step up? there are so many players here. neighbors of north korea certainly have a lot of stake. what role if any does germany or europe have to play? do they have to do more, and what should they do? guest: on the one hand, germany is far away. on the other hand, a country like germany could be involved with south korea. and with japan, we have common experiences with both. the third element that germany could bring to the table, in the cold war germany was crucial in developing the concept of the
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taunt. that's a step that could help solve the problem diplomatically. sarah: we will see if they step up to the table in that regard. thank you very much for sharing your insights with us this evening. and of course you can find detailed information on the threat that north korea's missiles pose on www.dw.dcocom. you can find in-depth analysis of the north'ss nuclear program and how far it has come. in other news, the u.s. migration agency says 50 teenage migrants from somalia and ethiopia had been diligently drowned after a smuggler forced them into the sea off the course -- off of yemen. they found the remains of 29 dead on a beach during a routine a troll.
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the survivors -- routine patrol. the survivors said they had forced more than 100 into the sea. over 50,000 migrants have left the corner of africa's -- a rubber dinghy p packed with people thought to be undocumentnted migrants hahas ld on a beach in soututhern spain. surprising sunbathers. the beachgoers who shot this video said some of the two dozen men disembarked and scattered. police arrived later but the people had vanished. the german defense ministry says an army helicopter that crashed last month lost its rotors before going down. two were killed. the aircraft's deployment to the regigion was conontroversial. they required upgrading in order to operate in higher temperatures.
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kenya is on edge after opposition leader raila odinga rejected results that showed president uhuru kenyatta won yesterday's election. clashes broke out with protesters barricading streets. odinga has complained that the election computers were hacked. the election commission is investigating. reporter: anger in disappointment on the streets of nairobi. these protesters are crying foul, saying there has been voter fraud. they shout, no peace without raila odinga. >> when we vote we must die. president uhuru kenyatta should tell us where those other votes came from without counting with a came from. we don't want war. uhuru must go. reporter: with 90% of the vote counted, uhuru kenyatta has
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reportedly 154%, a much -- won 54%, a much wider margin than expected. raila odinga said the election was hacked and tainted by voter fraud. > odinga says he feels betrayed y uhuru kenyatta's victory. he said it was hacked by people ususe the passwordrd of the electoral l commission whoho was mumurdered, likely tortured, before thelelection. the head of the electoral commission says he trusts the voting system but the claims made against it should be examined. fears are growing that the unrest could lead to outbreaks of violence. that happened 10 years ago after
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election results were disputed and thousands were killed and hundreds of thousands displaced. raila odinga is -- he lost the 2007 to uhuru kenyatta's predecessor. sarah: let's get the latest from kenya. our reporter is on the ground in nairobi. tensions seem high. set the scene for us. reporter: you are right, tensions are high. now everyone is saying when morning comes everyone will know what to do next. we have the electoral commission going through, verify the votes as we speak. they are making progress. it is painfully slow but they are making progress. they say by morning we should have some rough idea of the results, verify results, not
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just provisional results. there are some youth who are around the streets. it is not large-scale. you see them waiting for whatever the main opposition leader tells them to do. in most cases, most of the violence has calmed down. but today we saw at least three people killed in protests. police say these people were trying to attack police officers and therefore the officers acted in self-defense. so that is the situation right now. the people are waiting for morning when there will be more news for them. sarah: the main opposition leader is saying the electronic voting system was hacked by people use the password of the
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technical director of the electoral commission, who was then murdered. we understand that you actually know something about this. tell us more. kathryn: what we do know right now is that the electoral commission actually had a press conference about one hour ago saying that the system is impenetrable. this is a bit contradictory to what they said a few hours before that when they said we don't know if we had been hacked. maybe it was a statement to calm tetensionsns but they say their system is impenetrable and have not had any reports of hacking, and therefore whatever reese -- report raila was saying, they dismissed it. but it does raise concern because we had this electoral official killed, now we have claims of hacking. a lot of people are adding one plus one and making two or
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three. sarah: absolutely. with all these accusations it is difficult to accept the legitimacy of these results. thank you very much. you're watching "dw news." still to come, remembering glen campbell, the rhinestone cowboy who sold millions of records with his country-pop crossover. ♪
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♪ sarah: welcome back. our top stories, use defense secretary james mattis has warned north korea that any action off war could lead to the end of the regime and the destruction of its people. he was following an earlier warning by president trump. pyongyang has threatened to launch missile strikes on the u.s. pacific territory of guam. police in france have arrested a man who drove his car into a group of soldiers, injuring six of them. he was arrested after a dramatic highway chase.
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they searched a building and a suburb of paris in connectioion. it is unclear if the attacker lives in the building being search. the interior minister of france says it was the sixth attack against the anti-terrorism force since it was established 2.5 years ago. reporter: a bullet-riddled the m.w.p. marks the end of a dramatic chase in northern france. officers shot and arrested the driver after a manhunt operation. the pursuit began if you hours earlier after a car rammed into soldiers. sisix were i injured, two serio. one resident film that from her balcony. >> the noise. the attacker broke the wheel of the military car. it was very violent. >> i saw them injured. when was taken on a stretcher. -- one was taken on a
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stretcher. reporter: local officials said the car had waited in a nearby alleyway in an apparent ambush. police were checking cars throughout the capital. the french prime minister confirmed they captured the suspecec after visiting the injured soldiers in hospital, the interior minister said they had been intentionally targeted. >> t this morning att 8:06 a.m.a car in the area arrived. about five meters from the soldiers the c car accelelerated hitt them. so we know it was aa deliberatie -- deliver act. -- deliberate act. it was not in a senate. reporter: authorities have -- it was not an accident. reporter: paris once again tending to his wounded.
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sarah: 10 years since a day many in the financial world would like to forget. helena: many people in the financial world, many as well who just lost their jobs because of the financial crisis. it reached europe a decade ago today. that was on the interbank lending rate jumped and -- it was the first big european lender to acknowledge the risk. >reporter: it all started d when the u.s.s. housing bubblee burs. holding billions around the world in toxic assets. banks in europe were also affected. the ec be tried desperately to calm the markets. >> we are in an episode of prices that we are under assessing.
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risk in a number of markets are progogressively de-nonormalizin. rereporter: the ecbmmediately pumpmp 95 billion euros into the nanciaial rkets tototabilize hihim. a numbf too big to fail babankneeded massiveailolouts. german taxpayers have to pay out 236 billion euros for bank rescues. the crisis is now a decade old and major economies have recovered. but the mortgage-backed securities which triggered the crisis are still on the balance sheets of banks around the world. estimated at one trillion euros, these toxic assets still pose a risk 10 years after the global financial crisis arrived in europe. helena: let's go straight over to jens korte for the stateside reaction. a decade down the line come has the financial world learned from its massive mistake, and are we out of the woods? jens: well, usually a crisis
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does not repeat itself. trouble usually comes from a corner where we do not look. that's why i do not necessarily think all those mortgage papers that are still around are really a big threat to the global financial markets. but that doesn't mean we couldn't get trouble from some other direction. by the way, it is interesting to see, because august 90,007, -- august 9, 2007, it is not such an anniversary over here. it is more for europe. helena: it certainly wasn't fun here. how is wall street reacting to the trading of rhetoric between trump and pyongyang? jens: well, much calmer than what we see in europe. on wall street it was a shaky trading day but we only lost
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1.2% or so. it was the main topic on the trading floor between traders but we did not see a big volume and that is a clear sign that at least for now, the odds are very low on wall street that this conflict will actually accelerate in that we really will see military action. for sure we don't know how it is going to proceed, but at this point wall street is much calmer than what we have seen in the european markets. helena: thank you. the eggs on your breakfast table could be poisonous if they come from the netherlands or belgium. they contain harmless levels of an insecticide. now they are coming clean saying the eggs could be harmful to human health. so far no illnesses have been connected, but they are being forced to destroy their now worthless eggs. reporter: it is a site no farmer wants to see.
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hardrd work, investment, time ad money, down the drain. ron says it will be extremely costly for his farm. >> we're talking about heavy losses. thousands of euros a day. we have to throw everything away. you have to add the costs of the destruction as well. we now think it will be about 40,000 euros at the moment. reporter: farmers claim they were mis-sold the band substance which was supplied to them instead of a legal anti-lice treatment for chickens. documents recently came to light shone dutch authorities knew of the use as early as november 2016, causing outcry from affected farmers across the region. the netherlands minister responsible for agriculture says banks will support farmers. >> they say they will make sure that no business will have liquidity problems, so they will
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take care that they can keep payingng their bills. but after the worst part is over, everyone will get together and assess the situation. reporter: but costs for poultry farmers are estimated at 10 million euros, knowing a banks will be on hand to give loans rather than direct assistance from the government is cold comfort for the farmers. helena: back over to sarah. sarah: no omelettes for us tomorrow. now on a somber note, country music legend lynn campbell has died at the age of 81. he suffered from outsiders disease. his many hits include rhinestone cowboy and wichita line man. his successful musical career was dogged by turmoil in his private life. reporter: in the 1960's, glen campbell started out as a session musician clever and the
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stars like frank sinatra, the monfils -- when he couldn't go on to with the beach boys, the band asked campbell to take his place. his breakthrough as a solo artist follolowed just two years later. the artist formed a bridge between country and pop music. he sold over 45 million records and was inducted into the country music c hall of fame in 202005. outside of musus, campbell also became a tv and film star. he hosted his own tv show and ststart along john wayne in the 1969 version of true grit. he garnered a golden globe nomination. his offstage life wasn't always as shiny as his career. he struggled with substance abuse and was accused of domestic violence. >> i hadad a rough time in my life. through a couple years there, i
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wish i had never saw or spokee to.. but t just to get back to now, yeah, i really enjoy and i really appreciate music a lot more than i did when i was younger. reporter: in his later years, campbell released several records and kept on touring. in june 2011, the singer revealed he had been diagnosed with alzheimer's. despite this, he went on a farewell tour supporting his album, ghost on a canvas. sarah: and his music lives on. now for people looking to get away forward all for short summer break, a beautiful island off the coast of scotland might seem like the ideal destination, and you would think the local tourist industry be glad for the business. but that is no longer the case for the isle of skye. so many visitors are flocking to
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the island that scottish police say it services are being overstretched and tourists without a reservation should stay away or be prepared to sleep in their car. a quick reminder of the top story we're following for you. u.s. defense secretary james mattis has warned north korea to any acaction of war r could leao the end of the regime and the destruction of its people. mattis was following an earlier warning by president trump. pyongyang has threatened to launch missile strikes on the u.s. pacific territory of guam. you are up-to-date on "dw news." i am sarah kelly. thank you for watching. ♪ [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit]
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