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Oct 18, 2017 6:00pm PDT
upcoming election into doubt by saying he cannot guarantee a free and fair vote. and china's president xi jinping heralds a new era for his country at the opening of the communist party congress in beijing. plus, the transformative power of music and dance. ♪ brent: how a new project here in berlin are bringing young refugees and locals together and giving them a new lease on life. ♪ brent: i am brent goff. it is good to have you with us. tonight, germany's political leaders are trying to build bridges to places they have never seen before. today, german chancellor angela merkel began reaching out to other political parties with the goal of forming a new coalition government. she has done this several times before, but this time she is trying to bring four parties together to form one federal government. it has never been done. if it works it would be called a jamaica coalition is the colors of the political parties here are the same as the flag of jamaica. reporter: black, yellow and green. for now, the colors of the jamaican flag are just hot air on the banks. but exploratory talks
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Apr 6, 2017 6:00pm PDT
♪ ♪ >> this is a dw news alive from berlin. china's president xi jinping arrives in florida for his first meeting with a u.s. president donald trump. in their first face to face, what will the leaders of the two largest world economies do? who released poison gas in syria earlier this week? investigators are trying to find answers on syria, russia, turkey and other leaders in the united nations. ♪ brent: it is good to have you with us. we begin with the situation in syria. the u.s. president donald trump has hinted at a possible intervention in the country after a suspected gas attacon a rebeheld tn they are left week. at least 70 people were killed. there are claims of that russian planes hit a chemical depot held by rebels. correspondent: these men are carrying -- gathering chemical samples from the streets. they say they are also doing tests for chemicals on animals found in the area. they hope to preserve evidence that can be used in an investigation. western leaders believe that the evidence is already overwhelming. >> obviously there is a cocktail of chemicals. quartering, o
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Nov 9, 2017 6:00pm PST
wrapping up his visit to china. he met with his chinese counterpart, president you she's in pain,zhi zin ping. it seems to have softened mr. trump's issues on the grade -- on the trade crisis and the north korean peninsula. >> trumps granddaughter, singing a song. it was shown to an audience on the second day of the u.s. president's visit. it's another way of saluting the friendship when washington and beijing. trump already congratulated the chinese president and his great political victory before arriving in beijing. the chinese president praised the two countries' long-standing bilateral relations. 45 years ago richard nixon visited china, unlocking the door to relationships between the united states and china. since then, several generations of leaders have made historic progress in u.s.-chinese relations. earlier on thursday the two countries signed commercial deals worth more than $250 billion. and even when speaking of the trade deficit the u.s. currently has with china, trump lavished his counterpart with praise and blamed his predecessors for the problem. >> the relationship wit
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Oct 29, 2015 6:00pm PDT
>> this is dearly news live from berlin. a new family policy in china, two are better than one. after decades of a one child policy, now the government says more are allowed. but who wants a baby boom? and trade is dominating the conversation with angela merkel. and the blogger sentenced to 1000 lashes for speaking his mind. he has been awarded the european parliament's top human rights award. ♪ brent: hello, everyone. i'm brent goff. it is good to have you with us. tonight, china is admitting what the world has always suspected, the policy of social engineering with the one child rule has backfired. for 35 years, beijing has punished couples who did her to have more than one baby in an attempt to control population growth that now threatens to make them the biggest country in the world in just 15 years. with so many elderly people, who was going to work and who will keep the economy booming? who says the chinese want bigger families yet -- bigger family? >> just one child per family, the policy has been estimated to have prevented around 400 million births, but people never
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Jul 5, 2017 6:00pm PDT
>> this is "dw news" live from berlin. tonight, the power of the panda. china and germany engaged in panda diplomacy. germany and china's presidents underscore the relationship with a trip to the zoo. we went along. also coming up, guarding the world's most guarded. hamburg prepares to host world leaders and the g 20 summit, but with tens of thousands of protesters expected, we ask, can german police keep the peace? and the united states and south korea fire off their own missiles as a warning to north korea after pr yang testfired an intercontinental ballistic missile -- after pr yang -- after pr yang -- after pyongyang testfired an intercontinental ballistic missile. i'm frank of the -- i'm brent goff. it's good to have you with us. chinese president xi jinping is headed to the g 20 summit, but before heading to hamburg, he spent the day in the german capital with the german chancellor. they renew their commitment to deepening ties and visited this is, unveiling its newest residence, a pair of giant pandas, from china to germany on loan as a symbol of friendship. >> china's pres
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Nov 29, 2017 6:00pm PST
calling on china to use all available levers to influence north korea. china has voiced grave concern and has called for more talks to resolve the crisis. pyongyang claims its latest test launches a new type of missile, and some experts believe that it is capable of hitting the united states mainland, including washington d.c.. ♪ >> north korea triumphantly claims it has become a global nuclear power, and after a lull of over two months it has fired another internet -- and other intercontinental ballistic missile. this one flew much higher than previous ones before landing in the sea of japan. state media announced the news in a special broadcast. it said the lost -- it said the launch was complete success and the new missile represented a giant leap forward. pyongyang claims this brings the whole u.s. mainland within its reach, a direct challenge to president donald trump. but this time his reaction was more muted than before. after meeting with his secretary of defense, trump refrained this time from issuing threats. >> i will only tell you that we will take care of it. we have ge
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Aug 13, 2015 6:00pm PDT
. the cause of the explosion remains unknown, but industrial accidents have been common in china in recent years. sarah: let's get more on the financial face of the port city of tianjin. reporter: it's a new and prestigious trades on that aims to follow in the successful footsteps of shanghai. the explosions late on wednesday night could seriously damage that potential. here is more. >> tianjin has an area of modeled by -- modeled after new york's financial district in manhattan. it's a symbol of china's ambitions to become an economic power. they said they expect the city's output to double by this year -- by next year and quadruple by 2017. the port, the largest in northern china. tianjin lies southeast of beijing and has one of the busiest ports in the world. in process more than 540 million tons of freight last year. some report disruptions in oil and chemical tanker levels. iron ore shipments are said to have been affected also. but the city may have to do more than address shipping interruptions to repair its potentially damaged reputation as a trading center. >> china's reput
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Jul 12, 2016 6:00pm PDT
dismisses china's territorial claim of the south china sea, saying it has no legal basis. beijing calls the ruling a farce and said it will not not doing what it is doing in the sea. good to have you with us. we begin in dallas where u.s. president barack obama has paid tribute to the five police officer's killed at an antiracism protests last week. the president was joined at the interfaith memorial by vice president joe biden and number president george w. bush. the officers were killed on duty just days after two unarmed black men were shot dead by police. during his speech, he spoke of the violence exposing the divide in american democracy. president obama: faced with this , we wonder if the divide in america can ever be wrote. we wonder if an african-american community that feels unfairly targeted by police and police departments that feel unfairly maligned for doing their jobs can ever understand each other's experience. we turn on the tv or surf the internet and we can watch positions harden and lines drawn and people retreat to their respective corners. politicians calculate how
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Jul 13, 2017 6:00pm PDT
european countries. brent: liu xiaobo died. the 61-year-old suffered from liver cancer. china ignored international pleas to allow liu to seek treatment abroad. he died in custody in a hospital, still serving out an 11 year prison sentence. here's a look back now at liu xiaobo's life and legacy. reporter: for 3 decades, this mild-mannered man of words let the struggle for human rights in the face of the mighty chinese state. it was amid the brutal crackdown on tiananmen square in 1989 that liu xiaobo turn from academic to activist he was one of the thousands of young people demanding democracy. he was imprisoned and stripped of his teaching position but undeterred. in the mid-1990's, liu was sentenced to time in a reeducation camp, for he met his second wife and soulmate. if anything, his insect -- if his incarceration served only to embolden him. a prolific writer, liu xiaobo spent time between prison terms producing a series of books that extol the virtues of democracy, human rights, and free speech. but it was a manifesto for democracy called "charter 08" to lead to his longest and
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Aug 13, 2015 2:00pm PDT
. the cause of the explosion remains unknown, but industrial accidents have been common in china in recent years. sarah: let's get more on the financial face of the port city of tianjin. reporter: it's a new and prestigious trades on that aims to follow in the successful footsteps of shanghai. the explosions late on wednesday night could seriously damage that potential. here is more. >> tianjin has an area of modeled by -- modeled after new york's financial district in manhattan. it's a symbol of china's ambitions to become an economic power. they said they expect the city's output to double by this year -- by next year and quadruple by 2017. the port, the largest in northern china. tianjin lies southeast of beijing and has one of the busiest ports in the world. in process more than 540 million tons of freight last year. some report disruptions in oil and chemical tanker levels. iron ore shipments are said to have been affected also. but the city may have to do more than address shipping interruptions to repair its potentially damaged reputation as a trading center. >> china's reput
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Jan 19, 2016 6:00pm PST
. the independent judiciary is the basis of the rule of law. >> china has not been this slow and a quarter of a century. china records its slowest growth rate in 25 years areas -- in 25 years. i'm brent goff. it's good to have you with us. we begin with congo's cobol children. amnesty international says children as young as seven are beings and in two minds to -- about -- into mines to mine cobalt. congo is the source of about half the world fills up like it -- half the world pressd's supply. sometimes they go 50 meters underground without the most basic protective gear. united nations estimates 40,000 children work in mines in the congo. reporter: they sometimes use only their bare hands to dig the soil in some of these hands along to children as young as seven, working in the minds, producing more than half of the world's colbalt. it is dangerous work. 40,000 children under the age of 15 work in the mines. the young ones breathe in the dust, their hands covered in blood. smartphones, tablets, laptops, and many other products require lithium ion batteries to make them run. cobalt
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Dec 15, 2016 2:00pm PST
." germany is planning to send a second group to afghanistan in early january. brent: china has installed weapons on artificial islands it has built in the south china sea. that is according to a new report by a u.s. think tank. it has been tracking satellite images since june and they reportedly show antiaircraft and missile-defense systems on the islands. reporter: these man-made islands in the south china sea appear to have become china's newest military outposts. according to a report from the u.s. think tank center for strategic and international studies, these show weapons including large antiaircraft systems. china lays claim to almost all the south china sea, despite competing claims from countries like malaysia, vietnam, taiwan, and the philippines. in july, an international arbitration court ruled there was no legal basis for china's territorial inroads. china ignore the verdict and continued building the seven artificial islands that have now been turned into military bases. they deny the deployment of weapons to the islands have anything to do with weaponization. chi
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Jun 30, 2017 2:00pm PDT
arrived at the berlin zoo after a very long flight from china. and new video footage shows the pair of them make it themselves cozy in their new home. they will get their grand introduction to the public with a presentation by the german chancellor and the chinese president in early july. they are cute. you are watching "dw news." coming up, two weeks since the death of germany's foreman chancellor koh citizens paying respects ahead of his funeral. on saturday. we will take a look at the preparations. and me to diplomacy. good the u.s. stea -- could u.s. steaks be going to china? we have the story coming up. ♪ ♪ >> everyone, every man knows that a child needs food. without food, you can do nothing. we had a lot of problems. >> they were eating nothing. >> that could have been us. anyone of us. ♪ ♪ ♪ sarah: welcome back. you are watching "dw news." celebrations across germany as lawmakers approved same-sex marriage. the reform will give gay couples full marriage rights, including the ability to adopt children. a funeral for the from her chancellorhelmut kohl set to take place
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Aug 12, 2015 6:00pm PDT
around the world? amnesty international says yes. we will tell you why. and china's central bank devalues its currency for the second day running and leaving the yuan at its lowest level in four years. stocks around the world tumbled. we head to frankfurt. ♪ >> that before those stories, we want to bring you more on that las in northeastern china that we had been reporting on. details are still coming in, but some videos posted on youtube gives an indication of the scale of the explosion. initial reports suggest it occurred at a petroleum storage facility in a port city around midnight local time. an unnamed doctor at the local hospital there has told media there that 300 or 400 people have been injured. the cause of the blast is still unclear. we will get you details as soon as we have them. they are coming by the hundreds of thousands, migrants, most of them fleeing political upheaval throughout africa. often, the odyssey begins on foot as refugees begin the journey with only what they can carry. then is the perilous sea passage on rickety and hopelessly overcrowded boats. an
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May 31, 2017 6:00pm PDT
was instrumental in brokering the deal. he pushed china to take it share of responsibility. the two countries of the world's biggest producers of greenhouse gases. the u.s. promised to cut emissions by a quarter by 2025. then donald trump came along. he disappointed world leaders by not endorsing the accord in italy, having once cold climate change and urgent problem. he later said it was a hoax. on the campaign trail trump repeatedly vowed to quit the deal. >> unbelievable. we are going to stop all payments of the united states tax dollars to you and global warming programs. >> protecting the u.s. coal industry was behind the valve. trump has stuck to that line, saying the deal was bad for u.s. business and jobs. >> my administration is putting an end to the war on coal. we are going to have clean coal. with today's executive action i'm taking steps to lift restrictions on american energy, to reverse government intrusion and cancel job killing regulations. >> scientist blame global warming for unpredictable weather. time is running out. >> for more let's bring in the latest from wa
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Jan 12, 2017 6:00pm PST
tens of billions of pounds and so-called hard brags it. china wants to massively expand its investments in nigeria by another $40 billion. the chinese foreign minister made the announcement. they have wound up a tour of african nations. the deal comes at a price. nigeria is pledging support for beijing's one china policy. meaning tie one would be losing one of its allies on the african continent. >> chinese foreign minister greeted by nigerian president. china's growing economic presence is part of its foreign-policy and africa is the cornerstone. the minister is speaking to chinese state media. china has a stronger friendship and more extensive cooperation with africa than with other countries. china is ready and able to make new contributions to peace and development in africa through strengthening and cooperation with african countries. concerns abound about how the slowdown in china will impact africa. china is the largest contributor to infrastructure projects. that has dropped off as the chinese economy has cooled. china praised the request to move out of a boger. taiw
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Aug 5, 2015 2:00pm PDT
: there has been a new development and long-running dispute in that south china sea. beijing says it has halted its controversial land reclamation project in the area. china claims sovereignty over most of the sea, but it's claim is disputed right other countries, including the philippines and malaysia. critics say the construction and the sea was designed to tighten beijing's grip on the disputed waters. the issue has overshadowed a meeting of the association of southeast asian nations. reporter: in a surprise announcement china's foreign minister says china has stopped the reclamation of land in the out china sea. china has been reinfocing its disputed claims in the area by building artificial islands and with military maneuvers. this has created widespread uneasiness around smaller nations in the region. meanwhile, talks with u.s. secretary of state john kerry on the sidelines of the gathering ended on a surprisingly positive note. the foreign minister said that they had a great talk and had enhanced mutual understanding and that the u.s. welcomes china pass a reaffirmation of sol
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Sep 7, 2016 6:00pm PDT
official statement on the one issue worrying most countries. china and its claims in the south china sea. more heat for turkey. germany's government and size turkey over its treatment of the team of dw's conflict zone program. we will tell you what was said today. ♪ brent: it is good to have you with us. the syrian opposition activists have outlined their plan for a peaceful transition without the president. the plan comes ahead of talks between the eu, u.s. and other regional powers in london. but with russia not at the table , the opposition's key demand remains in doubt. all reports starts tonight in the city of aleppo, where an alleged chlorine attack has left one person dead and dozens injured. reporter: nothing but rubble is now this neighborhood in the city of aleppo. helicopters dropped bombs over the rebel-held area. many allege the syrian army used chemical weapons against civilians. >> the bombing caused great destruction and the barrels contained chlorine. we had lots of cases of suffocation. many children were affected. there are no military barracks here. reporter: in
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Jan 6, 2016 2:00pm PST
. >> tremors from the man-made seismic event could be felt in china. the magnitude 5.1 quake captured on this roadside camera. the detonation comes two days before leader kim jong un's birthday, seen by the west as a serious provocation by the communist regime. governments were quick to condemn the test. >> the north korean nuclear program and nuclear tests are serious threats to peace and stability on the korean peninsula. they are an attack on the worldwide nonproliferation regime. the united nations secretary general ban ki-moon condemns the action, and he was followed by the security council. it said it would start work on further sanctions. north korea is already under strict u.n. sanctions because of its weapons program. it tested its first nuclear device in 2006. the latest test suggests that sanctions are doing little to deter them. ben: north korea has been trying for decades to develop long-range nuclear missiles and expand its arsenal. the aspirations have sparked international sanctions. key dates leading up to today's nuclear test. >> north korea's nuclear ambitions can b
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Jun 7, 2016 2:00pm PDT
did manage to find some common ground. china promised to maintain steel production that is flooding local markets. >> china has taken steps to open its financial markets to u.s. investors. from now on, american companies will be able to buy chinese shares and bonds worth already $8 billion. the new deal means the u.s. will have more access to china's companies than any other territory including hong kong. additionally it will be easier for american investors to short of -- start a business in china. u.s. and european companies approve, but doubts remain. we ask our companies if they feel they are at a disadvantage, over 50% say we are, and that is a problem.. for yearss we've b been talking about a level playing f field fr both chinese companies and companies from abroad, but 50% of them still complain about being added a disadvantage. chinese officials have a different view. there has been an increase in the number of investment projects in china but companies that demonstrate how both sides complement each other and how well both sides cooperate. for investors believe in the prosp
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Aug 5, 2015 6:00pm PDT
development and long-running dispute in that south china sea. beijing says it has halted its controversial land reclamation project in the area. china claims sovereignty over most of the sea, but it's claim is disputed right other countries, including the philippines and malaysia. critics say the construction and the sea was designed to tighten beijing's grip on the disputed waters. the issue has overshadowed a meeting of the association of southeast asian nations. reporter: in a surprise announcement china's foreign minister says china has stopped the reclamation of land in the out china sea. china has been reinfocing its disputed claims in the area by building artificial islands and with military maneuvers. this has created widespread uneasiness around smaller nations in the region. meanwhile, talks with u.s. secretary of state john kerry on the sidelines of the gathering ended on a surprisingly positive note. the foreign minister said that they had a great talk and had enhanced mutual understanding and that the u.s. welcomes china pass a reaffirmation of solving the current south china
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Aug 12, 2015 2:00pm PDT
around the world? amnesty international says yes. we will tell you why. and china's central bank devalues its currency for the second day running and leaving the yuan at its lowest level in four years. stocks around the world tumbled. we head to frankfurt. ♪ >> that before those stories, we want to bring you more on that las in northeastern china that we had been reporting on. details are still coming in, but some videos posted on youtube gives an indication of the scale of the explosion. initial reports suggest it occurred at a petroleum storage facility in a port city around midnight local time. an unnamed doctor at the local hospital there has told media there that 300 or 400 people have been injured. the cause of the blast is still unclear. we will get you details as soon as we have them. they are coming by the hundreds of thousands, migrants, most of them fleeing political upheaval throughout africa. often, the odyssey begins on foot as refugees begin the journey with only what they can carry. then is the perilous sea passage on rickety and hopelessly overcrowded boats. an
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Sep 2, 2015 6:00pm PDT
putin, the russian president, has allowed -- arrived in beijing marking the 75th anniversary of china over japan in the second world war. his visit comes amidst kremlin concerns over the economic slowdown in china that have hit russia hard. trade between the countries is said to be down by nearly one third. russia has certainly recently stepped up efforts to improve ties with china, after relations with the eu soured, but what is in it for china? i put that weston to our correspondent -- question to our correspondent. >> both countries are eager to get to work. we were expecting a lot of intense meetings. some 30 documents are to be signed in the presence of both leaders from china and russia. high-speed rail from moscow took is on -- kazan is a one dollar chilean ruvell project. and the power of -- one trillion ruvell project -- rubel project. a completely different issue at the moment, given the unstable climate in the market. >> largely due to what's been going on, with russia's economic troubles as well, given these problems they are still seen by your account as quite optimistic
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May 26, 2016 6:00pm PDT
over the summit, beijing's posturing in the contested waters of the south china sea. china itself is not a g7 number but the summit is expected to produce a statement on the aggressive expansion by china taking place. reporter: it may look like these chinese tourists are enjoying an idyllic summer holiday. but their presence is as much about politics as it is about pleasure. their results -- it is one of a number of areas controlled by china but claimed i other countries. just under one year ago, the scene near this each looked very different. several clashes erected between chinese and the enemy's vessel's , set off by china's controversial decision to drill for oil in the disputed water. vietnam refused to accept china's claim to sovereignty, resulting in a standoff which was eventually settled. but analysts say the risk of armed conflict in the region could grope as china becomes more assertive about its territorial claims. beijing defined its territory with the so-called callused tongue, so-called because of its shape. neighboring states like vietnam and the philippines also lay
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Aug 21, 2017 6:00pm PDT
explicit form of hostility. north korea's ally china also condemns the drills. >> the present situation on the korean peninsula is highly complicated, sensitive, and very fragile. the parties directly involved in the issue need to make more practical efforts to ease the tensions and confrontations. we don't think south korea and the united states holding joint drills is beneficial to easing current tensions. reporter: the drills began running in 1970's, but this time it is feared they may hold more potential to provoke than ever. they come after north korea successfully tested two intercontinental ballistic missiles in july and heated -- rhetoric between donald trump in kim jong-un which led to pyongyang threatening the u.s. territory of guam. the drills will run through august and involve more than 67,000 troops and soldiers from south korea and the u.s. they will be joined by personal -- by personnel by britain, australia, and another of other countries. there have been calls to pause the drills to ease tension but military officials city drills have long been scheduled. bre
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Apr 26, 2017 6:00pm PDT
through congress. ♪ brent: i am brent goff. it is good to have you with us. china has reacted angrily to the u.s. installing a controversy oh antimissile defense system in south korea. the u.s. and a south korea insist the system is necessary to counter the threat from a nuclear armed north korea, but china says the system undermines its own security. the chinese foreign minister has urged all sides to ease the tensions. while in washington, the senate is being briefed on the options of that the white house has. correspondent: not many south koreans are happy about the missile defense system being built, it will be operational within days and washington says it is a necessary step to counter the threat from north korea. >> with every test, kim jong-un moves closer to his goal and are given -- and the capabilities against new coat -- against american cities. defending our homeland is my top priority, so i must assume the nuclear plans are too and i know his aspiration certainly are. correspondent: but the region's bigger powerhouse sees its own security threatened. on a visit to bit -- tw
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Oct 27, 2015 6:00pm PDT
south china sea. and the search for survivors. the u.s. warns of the search of serious disease as rescue team struggled to reach remote areas of afghanistan and pakistan following yesterday's earthquake. i'm sarah kelly. welcome to the program. we are taking an in-depth look at the war in syria and the refugee crisis it has created. fresh rounds of diplomacy planned for later this week. representatives from around a dozen countries including the u.s., russia, syria, and turkey will gather in brussels. that's what's going on behind the scenes. we will get some analysis on what's behind the scene in just a moment. in syria, the fight continues both on the ground and from the air. russian airstrikes in syria targeted not only be islamic state but also u.s. backed rebels. this has contributed to the flood of people fleeing syria. russia's intervention in the conflict began four weeks ago, but with limited results. a foreign minister for all allies to renew their soup work. >> it's very important to unite all antiterrorist efforts. when he to be clear and join our efforts instead of tr
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Jan 19, 2017 2:00pm PST
the world economic forum. javier: china has been at the spotlight, with remarks from xi jinping, and now this. the commerce giant alibaba has announced a major sponsorship deal with the international olympic committee. the company's ceo jack mock broke the news -- jack ma broke the news. the money has been earmarked for developing digital platforms and providing internet security for the games. the move comes as asia prepares to host the next three olympic events. and we wanted to know the details of this deal as a part of coverage in the world economic forum. we have a reporter in davos who got to talk with alibaba. >> alibaba is teaming up with the international olympic committee. for some more insight on this deal that was announced here in davos, i am joined by a man from shanghai sports, a company involved in making this deal happen. so tell me, who was seeking the deal here, alibaba or vice versa? >> jack ms -- ma, regularly attends the meeting, and they had very interesting discussions , saw eye to eye, and that is when the discussions started. we have been advising and helpin
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Jun 20, 2017 2:00pm PDT
, china, called it an unfortunate incident and called on both sides to resume talks. the north is holding another three u.s. citizens and six south koreans. >> we went to pull in our correspondent from washington. he is on the story for us tonight. good evening to you, carsten. what kind of reactions are you hearing from the white house and the public? >> well, as we just heard in the report, ha donald trump has strongly criticized north korea for the treatment of the student, condemning the brutality of the regime, and saying it was lacking basic human decency. in the senate, some senators even went further, calling the death of mr. otto warmbier murder and said the regime in pyongyang should be held accountable for that. a question is, how? because the united states does not have a lot of leverett with north korea -- e -- leverage wih north korea. the only country that does is china. president trump hoped china would help. but so far, nothing has come out of that. there is not much the americans can do. they resorted to some symbolic moves today, setting supersonic bombers to fl
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Mar 31, 2017 6:00pm PDT
. he certainly wants to end massive trade deficits with china. it is interesting to see over all the world trade organization still treating china as a developing country, therefore china is allowed under the rules to have higher tariffs, than for the united states, but it is nothing that the u.s. president donald trump takes for granted or likes to see. he certainly wants to cut the trade deficit to china and we will see how he is going to do it. he also had a remark on friday saying that the u.s. corporations should probably look for alternatives when it comes to china. tough talk ahead of the meeting. >> thank you so much for your analysis. who would have thought that recycling would speed up space travel. elon musk's company has successfully launched and landed the first reused rocket booster. it is huge because of the huge cost savings. he says it is a huge day. >> 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 -- liftoff. reporter: off goes spacex's fal con 9. what made this launch special? it was the first time a recycled booster was used. normally, a rocket is discarded into the ocean after a single flight.
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Jan 16, 2017 6:00pm PST
-- the forecast for china was upgraded. at the same time, it downgraded india's outlook as consumption in the country slows due to the recent drive to reduce cash. the world economic forum i about to kick off in davos. this was town is hosting 3000 guests. it might also have more topics and ever before with a seemingly endless list of things from exit to populism -- from brexit to populism. reporter: the world economic forum is just kicking off but the chinese representatives have cause for celebration. there delegation has never been this big and a chinese president has never paid a visit to the forum, but that is set to change on tuesday. china is working to solidify its role as a great power and its embrace of free trade and globalization. but the latest signals coming out of the united states are worrying many of the executives meeting here. donald trump's promise of new tariffs are not the only threat looming on the horizon. >> ceos have that confidence because it is all about execution. while these new emerging themes are more strategic and proper weight medium and long term in natu
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Apr 14, 2017 6:00pm PDT
about to conduct another nuclear test. china is urging calm. also coming up, a huge bomb dropped on the so-called islamic state group as president trump works to make good on a campaign promise to liquidate the terro group. turkey decides. this nation is about to vote in a decisive referendum that could give the president more power. istanbul ahead of sunday's crucial ballot. >> ♪ anchor: it is good to have you with us. tonight, is the korean peninsula on the brink of war for the first time in more than 60 years? these next four hours will be crucial. saturday sees north korea marking the birth of the founder and the secretive regime may test a nuclear device. that has set the entire region on edge. u.s. president donald trump has sent an aircraft carrier group to keep watch and warned he will not shy away from acting alone. reporter: the spirit of conviviality. north korean officials gathered for a festival marking the anniversary of the birth of the country's founding father. behind the celebrations, the atmosphere is anything but rosie as the country enters deepening tensions with
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Sep 6, 2017 6:00pm PDT
, u.s. president donald trump tries to rally support for tougher measures on north korea, the will china back a ban on the country's oil exports -- exports? and the e.u.'s top court rules all member states must accept refugees under a quota system. hungary calls the ruling outrageous and irresponsible. i am break off. -- i am brent goff. the most powerful atlantic hurricane in history is churning through the caribbean, packing winds up to 300 kilometers per hour, far stronger than hurricane harvey, each ravaged texas last week. irma is traveling northwards and leaving a trail of destruction in its path. several islands including st. maarten and st. barts have been battered. forecasters say irma will hit the u.s. mainland this weekend. tens of thousands are being evacuated, while those staying behind our preparing for the worst. authorities say at least two people have been killed on the french run islands of st. maarten and st. barts. >> images of a storm that has broken the scales. these pictures were taken by the international space station. these are from the eye of the storm, taken b
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Sep 8, 2015 6:00pm PDT
record highs. the data suggests for an appetite for german goods remain strong, despite china. economy. exports went up 6.4% year on year with trade up inside the eu and with united states, making up for the drop in demand from china. imports also grew in the same time, indicating a strong rise in domestic man. -- domestic demand. time to check in with new york. the markets had a cooling off. -- a cooling off period for one day. how did new york start? >> the extra day off gave investors extra energy. we started the new week coming out of these second worst week of the year. a lot of traders expected that week economic news out of china might hurt investment. they bet against the market, and they got surprised. the chinese market and especially the european market still had a very strong reading. all of a sudden those investors had to cover their losses. that is one reason why we had a very strong day here on wall street, even if fundamentally not that many has changed, especially when it comes to china. >> that's good news for general electric. they have gotten the go-ahead t
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Aug 14, 2017 2:00pm PDT
appears is wish will not be fulfilled anytime soon. sarah: still to comomon our program, china's s stands by sanctions against t north koreas beijing announces bans on goods from its neighbor. but will that be enough to halt pyongyang's nuclear ambitions? that and plenty more coming up next on dw. ♪ ♪ sarah: welcome back. our top story is a breaking news story coming in from france. paris police say in eight-year-old girl has been killed after a driver rammed his car into a pizza restaurant. at least five others were injured in this incident which occurred in a small town east of paris. the driver was arrested soon after the incident. it is still unclear whether this was an act of deliberation. last week in algerian man drove his car into a group of french soldiers in paris and a truck attack in nice over a year ago left 86 dead. we will update you with the latest as we get it. also coming up, u.s. president donald trump yesterday condemned the evils of racism after a woman protester died over the weekend. he faced criticism when his initial response did not explicitly condemn
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Dec 12, 2016 6:00pm PST
of what lies ahead? mr. trump says he wants a new deal from china-u.s. relations. hollywood award season gets underway with nominations for the golden globes. "la la land" and "moonlight" lead the pack. our correspondence here to talk to us about the contenders. -- our correspondent is here to talk about the contenders. >> the syrian army says it is on the brink of victory in aleppo. syria's ally russia says the former rebel stronghold is now back under government control. a combination of a government offensive to recapture serious major city. -- syria's major city. the territory held by rebels is down to a fraction of what they controlled originally. very soon you will see and green the area controlled by rebels completely surrounded by pro-government troops. this troops being backed up by russian airpower. a rebel air pocket is being cut off to the west. it may be a matter of hours for aleppo falls completely. while moscow sees this as a victory, some russians are beginning to ask about the country's intentions in syria. >> in its weekly current affairs show, it was announced t
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Aug 25, 2015 6:00pm PDT
europe rebound, but is the turbulence over? china and japan still deeply in the red. the united states condemns what it calls a clear miscarriage of justice when a russian court sentence this in ukrainian filmmaker to 20 years hard labor on terrorism charges. i'm sarah kelly. thank you for joining us. one day after chancellor angela merkel condemned protest as repugnant, suspected arsonist torched a shelter, depriving 130 migrants of a safe place to sleep. a few hours later, a threat targeted the headquarters of merkel's coalition partners. german leaders are seeking to reassure incoming migrants that they are indeed welcome, but the images of smoldering ruins tell a different story. reporter: germany's's social democrat party received a bomb threat by telephone. security officers ordered an immediate evacuation of the building. there was no bomb, but the shock was real. >> this was a threat to us all. this was meant as an attack on our constitution, and a attack on our democracy, but the social democrat party will not back down one millimeter to such threats. reporter: germany's deput
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Apr 5, 2017 6:00pm PDT
-- there will not even be a vote on that? >> no. with china following suit, they will veto. the u.s. secretary general saying they're very worried -- >> who want to play something that the u.s. president said earlier today about the situation with syria. listen. >> i will tell you that the attack on children yesterday had a big impact on me. a big impact. that was a horrible, horrible thing. and i have been watching it and seeing it and it doesn't get any worse than that. and i have the flexibility -- it is very possible -- i was how you, it is already happened that my attitude toward syria and president assad has changed very much. >> did the u.s. president just tell us that he is ready to go into syria? >> not necessarily. this is part of the episode of the incoherent and contradictory statements from the trump administration about syria. >> what about nikki haley today in the security council? she said, if you don't act, you compel others to go it alone. >> again, look at this in the context within the trump administration. it is not a straightforward -- it isn't straightforward
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Nov 24, 2016 6:00pm PST
the other stories making news around the world. in china, at least 57 people are reported -- at least 67 are reported to be killed because of a collapsed power station. it happened in the city of feng shing. in israel, tens of thousands of people have been evacuated in the northern center of -- the northern city of haifa. some of the fires may have been deliberately lit. others have blamed an unusually dry autumn and wins -- winds. tokyo has seen one of the first major snows in more than a century. two centimeters expected in the japanese capital. residents taken by surprise, but residents say the situation is nothing to worry about. you're watching dw news in berlin. coming up, a strike extended through saturday. how the staff is picking up the pieces. and we're going to introduce you to this group of talented young people from the novice strip who are challenging stereotypes -- g aza strip who are challenging stereotypes with music. >> welcome back. you are with dw news in berlin. a historic day for columbia as the government and leftist farc rebels sign a police record that i
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