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Jun 22, 2017 7:00pm PDT
at the beginning? >> absolutely. i think that one of the reasons was that he got george bush on his side at the time. and george bush being america had more to say than margaret thatcher. but that said, i think what's left without doubt, we have now the best germany that's ever been as a result of helmut kohl. and arguably the best europe. so those are two big things that helmut kohl has done. but then we come to the fine detail and the situation now. and a lot of things have gone wrong. but basically i think is a starting point, wewe have those two things. melinda: those two things were deeply linked in the mind of helmut kohl himself. we have a quote from him that pretty much sums up the words that he used to convince the skeptics when it came t to germ unification. >> let us be good neighbors and dependable partners. let us remain german europeans and european germans. then we'll have good prospects for a future in peace and freedom. melinda: alan posner, you said in your opening statement that chancellor kohl squandered -- sorry. you said that chancellor merkel squandered kohl's
May 6, 2017 2:00pm PDT
east government finally makes a shift in german politics necessary. we are also jojoined by george -- bys on shani rosanes george abela -- by deutsche shani rosanes. and our other guest argues the german israeli relationship has never been easy, not only because of the lack of understanding but the lack of empathy between the two sides. give us the bigger picture -- how uniquely important are the relations between israel and the germans? >> there's a long history and a history where i would always say it would be good if there would be more understanding, more questioning than ready-made answers, especially when it comes down to the complicated conflict that we have seen and observed over decades already, but i would agree, by now, there is a strong fundamental -- peter: you say there is a fundamental lack of empathy and understanding. sylke: there is, because the differences in the world israelis and germans or palestinians, for this matter, is really fundamental. germans like to think they live in a world, at least recently, -- at least until recently, that is post national, post
Nov 10, 2017 7:00am PST
the al gore versus george bush at -- decision, there was a climate fighting president in the white house. i wouldn't call it grassroots level, but the level of the states, like california, colorado, other states, and big cities. you had something like a climate conference on this level. it is fighting hard and doing a good job. on the electronic level, elon tesla, research and development. you have so many climate fighting technologies invented in the u.s. a couple of decades ago. donald trump is not the usa, and the moment from his saying no to paris has not been proven right. the g20 summit, 19 of the g20 states were behind the paris agreement. the last country except the united states was syria to sign the paris agreement. melinda: and they are now signing up. malte: they just signed up. , it is: claudia kemfert all about jobs. donald trump has promised coal miners a comeback. give us the costs and benefits in terms of jobs. you said in your opening statement, promising green markets go to those who spot them. how many jobs does clean energy create? many technologies rd central.
Sep 17, 2016 2:00pm PDT
under strict control. you work in ankara at the heart of the incident as the george abela a team had its material coconfiscated d after an intervw with the turkish minister. i would like to ask you when the material was confiscated or when you realizezed what was happene, to what extent did you feel like you were in an authoritarian state? perhaps what some people might call a dictatorial state, a state where the freedom of the press no longer exists? >> mike spontaneous reaction what has been that i'm calling the police. the police are there to protect not moreinisters are than i am, not less. we are on the same level. i would call the police because it was a robbery. somebody took our material. i feltlt immediately that this s not an option. you knknow t that you are not anymore in a democracy, not ananymore in a couountry where checks and balances for an individual are practical. from this moment on, i inerstood what happened turkey towards journalists, intellectuals, artists before the coup and even more after. >> i could see you nodding when he was talking about the fact that he
Jun 4, 2015 7:00pm PDT
hooton and george -- between putin and george w. bush on missile defense. altogether, russia took part in 16 g summit meetings. 1998 in birmingham was the first summit with russia as a full member. issues included the economic crisis in asia and the fight against organized crime. 2014 was the last g8 summit with a russian president. at that time they were no longer merely a tolerated guest but a power with its own resources and agenda. reflecting the various regional interests of the participants. melinda: johannes leithauser know summit where the russian -- no summit there where the russian presence made a difference? mr. leithauser: i would not say that he made a huge difference in a way that the world was shaped in a different way after than before. if you look at these pictures, you get the impression of how staged these events are in general. i just noticed that the german chancellor is always wearing a green jacket. i would like to place a bet. melinda: maybe she didn't bring a big suitcase? mr. posener:mr. leithauser: she knew that there were no talks in danger of being lon
Jan 13, 2017 7:00am PST
: it's nonot, actually. it's george bush. it's not just true we do not a what trump is going to do. we know and it is scary. he will revert to economic nationalism. he will put america first. he will raise tariffs on imports, and he is going to, by hook or crook, create jobs. he is not going to dismantle obamacare -- well, he is going to dismantle obamacare, but more people will get health insurance because that will get him votes. he's going to do it twisting arms like he has already done with ford, with the whole american economy, putting up tariffs. it's going to be disastrous. europeans who were so against the transit and trade and investment project are going to be begging america to bring him back in. this is part of the legacy for obama. obama is trying to do something like trans atlantic trade and europeans are throwing up their hands saying it's terrible and they do not want to push back, and part of obama's legacy -- alan: is not getting that through. melissa: that's the european legacy, quite friendly. obama was not the one putting the brakes on that. alan: yes, he was.
Aug 31, 2017 10:00pm PDT
reagan and vivice presidedent george bh would run against walter mondale and geraldine ferraro. it was the first time a woman would run for the vice president spot. in ethiopia, another famine strikes this east african nation with almost one million dying from starvation. in england, the prince and princess of wales, charles and diana, have their second child, prince harry. in norway, bishop desmond tutu of s south africa would receive the nobel peace prize for waging a nonvioiolent campaign against aparthei
Jun 25, 2016 2:00pm PDT
eu citizenship. so for her, it's clear where this part of the puzzle belongs: in the eu. georg: in? francesca:yes, definitely. >> a good bit of irish dancing here to get me back in touch with my irish roots. london has one of the largest irish communities in the world. this referendum is not only about england leaving the european union, it is about the whole of the u.k. leaving. that includes ireland. now, when my grandfather left belfast, the region was a warzone. and i can remember myself the bombings here in england as part of that conflict. today, though, northern ireland is more peaceful than it's been for years. and some say that's partly thanks to the eu. but there are very real fears could be under threat if the u.k. votes to leave the european union. barry cullen, sales manager for a duck farm, is making his daily rounds. as a native of northern ireland, he's feeling a bit worried these -- a bit concerned these days. he is worried that if britain were to leave the eu, it could have negative consequences for the farm -- which lies right on the border between northern irela
Sep 24, 2016 2:00pm PDT
their borders are too open. >> doris and georg kirsch from germany are about to close the deal of a lifetime, here in this village south of hungary's lake balaton. doris and georg kirsch have just bought a house. they're not planning to return to germany. >> i was scared in germany. >> you were afraid? of what? >> of the young men coming to germany. >> no one minds when families go to germany. eveveryone understands when n 's families with children. we haven't been in germrmany foa while, but on tv we saw that there aren't many families with children going there. instead it's all those young men. >> they say their friends in germany would like to leave as well, but most don't have the savings to leave. they're on the way to their new home. >> she's walking between those trees over there. you'll see her in a moment. >> she could be a hungarian muslim. look, you can see her now. but she looks more like she's indian, or something like that. there aren't many muslims in hungary. only about 1% or 2% of the population. >> they say they feel safe in hungary. for years, hungary's been a pop
May 29, 2016 2:30pm PDT
boy there, his name was george, and we had brought a ton of soccer balls with us. and so i pulled one out of the car, this olold, beat-up, pink soccer ball. i played soccer with this boy, george, for a few minutes and it was time for us to go and i said, "oh, here, george, you can--you can have the soccer ball." i thought nothing of it. i thoughght--it's this old, bea- up, pink soccer ball that's gonna go flat in a month anyway. but the next day i saw this boy george's mom, and she had walked 12 miles to find me to give me this little letter that gegeorge had stayed up writingng for me just thanking me for the soccer ball and saying how much it meant to him. and i think for me that's--that was the first time it really put a perspective on me, and it's a soccer ball. but what we were doing was having such an impact on them, that soccer ball to him meant the world and that's what--yeah, that was the story. and it forever changed me realizing that these little opportunities that we had to make a difference for others, whether it be in africa, whether it be here, when we take those op
Sep 11, 2015 9:00am PDT
without any real constituency. and after standing back for two years, u.s. president george w. bush specifically calls for a palestinian state as part of the so-called "roadmap for peace." squeezed between hamas on one side and jewish settlers on the other, moderates on all sides wonder if these are the men to finally make jerusalem the capital of two states. in the region of northern africa and southwestern asia, turkey is one of the most strategically located countries in the world. americans learned why when turkey did not allow the u.s. access to invade neighboring iraq, despite nato membership and an offer of $6 billion. but turkey was torn, as they are on many other issues. are they european or asian? are they secular or islamist? are they democratic or authoritarian? are they urban or rural? here we explore the regional geography of turkey and its largest city. half european, half asian, istanbul is the cultural and commercial heart of turkey. it's a city of great contrasts. the traditional shops in the grand bazaar. and modern, spacious shopping centers with fashionable bout
Jul 10, 2016 2:30pm PDT
off the bering sea, in russia, in grand banks, georges bank, i really fish for everything. but the trouble was, as a kid i was just--the timing was--it was the height of industrialized fishing, so, we were just ripping up entire ecososystems, fishing inin illel waters. i've thrown tens of thousands of pounds of dead bycatch into the sea. you know, i love my job, and we didn't really know at that time, you know, as fishermen, but over--at some point, it was just clear, it wasn't sustainable, mainly because the cod stocks crashed in newfoundland, in my home. so, then there was a whole generation of us. we were all younger and we decided to go on the search for sustainability. we w were ththe generation which believed in science. we were able to--and the scientists were telling us this was the beginning of the end. really important. and then to see in my hometown, overnight, people thrown out of work, boats beached, canneries shuttered, and just to see the sort of violence of that in a way, and the shock to the system was a really a wake-up call. and i think--and then we were also, yo
Sep 25, 2016 2:30pm PDT
pryor. may: yeah. maz: uh, george carlin, some of these guys who would get political. may: the old-school guys, yeah. maz: the old-school guys, but they got political and they-- and they had social commentary. and i think that comedy can really do a good job of that. that's why a show like "the daily show" is so great now because there's constant social and political commentary going on. may: and it's educational, right? i mean, bececse you're sending a message out in the form of laughter, but it does-- it definitely resonates that way, even better sometimes. maz: yeah, absolutely. you know, it's funny. i was on a panel one time with the comedian d.l. hughley, and i always quote him. he said that, uh, "comedy is like giving people their medicine, but in orange juice." may: oh, that's perfect. that's brilliant. maz: yeah, so they don't taste it. may: right. maz: you know what i'm saying? i mean, i think a lot of times, people are more open to listening to a message that comes through comedically, as opposed to just listening-- someone listening to a politician speak. may: totally ag
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