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this is g w news live from berlin hailing a new american moment president donald trump delivers his first state of the union address it's never been a better time to start living the american dream the polarizing president appeals for a bipartisan push on she reforms but can trump himself respect this call for unity will analyze his address. meanwhile can europe pick up the slack trunk flashes aid to palestinians meeting thousands of refugees could go hungry the e.u. debate extra funding to fill the gap. also coming up music they gives an added
meaning to the word cool this one of a kind shallow was in chanting audiences across italy and they've got to catch a concert soon before it melts. i'm serious almost on a thank you for joining us president donald trump has called on the country to unite behind him to create a new american moment during his first state of the union address trump also challenges lawmakers to support his plans for renewing the country's aging infrastructure and to overcome the impasse on immigration reform here are some of the highlights. the president of the united states. not surprisingly they gave the president a hero's welcome the big question ahead of donald trump's first state of the. union
address with the leader of the free world adopt a more presidential term on twitter trump or teleprompter trump a lot of change he said over the last year but one refrain from his election campaign remained constant. a new tide of optimism was already sweeping across our land each day since we have gone forward with a clear vision and a righteous mission to make america great again for all americans. there was praise for his own administration is achievements two point four million new jobs rising wages after years of stagnation more red tape cut them by any other administration unemployment claims at a forty five year low stock market smashing one record after another in fact is our new american moment there has never been a better time to start living the american dream and together we can achieve
absolutely anything of that it wasn't all upbeat a magical moment for the world to give up nuclear weapons had not yet arrived and the u.s. would exert maximum pressure in the face of north korea's nuclear provocation in one surprise trump announced the kuantan a moped a detention center would stay open he clocked in at one hour and twenty minutes one of the longest state of union addresses in recent years as long as we have confidence in our values faith in our citizens and trust in our god we will never fail. our families will thrive. our people will prosper and our nation. i will forever be safe and strong and proud and mighty and free thank you and god bless
america. it was another landmark on dummy trumps extraordinary white house journey. there's been a swift reaction to the state of the union speech independent senator bernie sanders said it was hypocritical for a divisive president like donald trump to make an appeal for unity the american people do not want a president who is compulsively dishonest who is a bully who actively represents the interests of the billionaire class who is an part of science and who is trying to the by us all based on the color of our skin our nation of origin our religion our gender or our sexual orientation well online reactions from lawmakers to trump speech show his words did little to bridge the divide in washington democrat karen bass of one of the leaders of the
congressional black caucus said trump's call for unity was empty words and she tweeted quote after a year of calling white supremacists fine people disparaging immigrants and clawing back progress on civil rights and environmental protections the speech represents the insidious normalization of policy designed to rip families apart and by this country congresswoman louise frankel with a similarly sharp words for trump tonight's state of the union speech was full of fake news he called for unity even though he spends most of his days tweeting divisive hateful things now on the republican side most members like congressman dan donovan praised trump's speech as quote remarkable and laying out a bold agenda to strengthen the u.s. at home and abroad the sharp division both on social media and in washington comes ahead of the u.s. midterm election battle in november. and we have give you a clear richardson with us here in studio to analyze that donald trump the first state of the union speech clear as we said this was one of the longest the union
speeches what stood out to you well the big question going into it was is donald trump going to stay on message and for the most part he did we saw a lot of the things in the speech that we expected to they touted this at the strength of the u.s. economy he talked about the republicans signature tax plan that they just passed at the end of last year and for the most part it was read straight from the teleprompter usually the state of the union is an opportunity where you get a fairly rare insight into the president's thinking what their vision is for the rest of the year and for the country but with donald trump we've seen what he's thinking in real time over the course of the last year on twitter and offers an unfiltered take on his thoughts so this was the big question here was is he going to treat this moment that's often an event with a lot of pomp and circumstance in the same way where he offers his off the cuff thoughts on the state of america or is he going to deliver a more measured vision so he has been incredibly divisive president in his first
year in office but he did as he has in other big speeches use this moment to call for unity as we said we have one clip of him speaking let's listen. all of our together as one team one people and one american family can do anything we all share the same home the same heart the same destiny and the same great american flag. ok claire one team was that convincing well we saw pictures of the democratic leadership in the audience from earlier and they were his sitting there not smiling listening to his speech through gritted teeth so i think if you look at them and also at the protesters outside you'll see that just for him to say in this speech that he's looking for a divided country isn't enough they're going to have to be policies on the table to actually bring together the republicans and the democrats one thing we did hear in his speech last night was about
a new infrastructure plan and that's something that traditionally democrats and republicans could both get on board with him to fix things like roads and bridges but he's unveils an idea for a one point five trillion dollar plan and the question that's going to be divisive even in this otherwise fairly agreeable issue that they need to be upgrades is going to be where does the money come from and what social programs would republicans seek to cut in order to fund this right who's going to pay for that new infrastructure upgrade he also spent a good deal talking about immigration one of the more divisive issues of the night also one of the most contentious issues in america right now what insight did that give us into how might shape immigration policy going forward now in the speech we didn't hear as much detail about immigration as some might have hoped to there wasn't a vision for a clear plan a reform of how republicans plan to reshape immigration policy in the united states and as you say this has been one of the most divisive issues in the united states
over the past few weeks if you remember just the other week there was a government shutdown over the fates of the dreamers remember those are people who came were brought to the united states as children illegally. many of them don't know any other home than america and trump had withdrawn his support for them to stay in the country and there was a showdown between democrats and republicans as to what would happen with them it ended with them not being able to agree on the terms of continuing to fund the government and shut down over the weekend all right so looks like that will continue to be a contentious issue clear richardson analyzing donald trump's first state of the union address thank you very much. now to some other stories making news around the world activists in peru have taken to the streets in protest at a pardon granted to the country's former president alberto fujimori he had been serving a twenty five year sentence for corruption and human rights abuses committed during his ten year rule which morea was allowed to leave prison on medical grounds.
separatist and yemen backed by the united arab emirates have seized the area around the presidential palace in the southern city of aden when it comes after clashes with forces still loyal to president. government yemen's prime minister is reported to be preparing to flee the country for saudi arabia. syria a few stalks in the russian resort of sochi have ended with a statement calling for democratic elections and a plan to rewrite the country's constitution rather but the opposition's leadership which boycotted the event said the conference merely serves the interests of president bashar assad the u.s. france and the u.k. also stayed away. foreign ministers are holding talks today on whether to provide emergency funding to palestinian refugees this comes after u.s. president trump drastically cut financial aid to them now some five million people are urgently in need of support and the u.n. agency responsible for them says it is running out of money let's take
a closer look at what the agency for palestinian refugees is doing. the united nations relief and works agency has provided essential aid for palestinian refugees and their descendants first seven decades many of them were displaced during the arab israeli war in one thousand nine hundred forty eight and the six day war in one thousand nine hundred sixty seven today more than five million palestinians are registered in camps in jordan syria lebanon the occupied west bank and the gaza strip donations from u.n. member states make up nearly all of the agency's budget of over one billion dollars the united states gave three hundred sixty four million u.s. dollars in two thousand and seventeen four hundred forty one million dollars came from the e.u. and its member states earlier this month the u.s. froze some sixty five million dollars of its aid for the un refugee agency during the world economic forum in davos president trump threatened to cut off u.s.
aid to the palestinians altogether unless they resume peace talks with israel the cut in funds could hit the most vulnerable palestinians across the region the un r w a provides them with basic care education health social services and food distribution emergency aid also supports palestinian refugees in war torn syria and in gaza the cut comes at a critical time for the organization and it's now urgently looking for a way to make up the shortfall. in brussels are covering the e.u. foreign ministers talks for us today hi garrick they are meeting also to talk about this financial crisis facing the u.n. agency does that mean that there's going to be more cash from europe. the european union the u.s. and saudi arabia other key donors for that u.n. agency and so europeans take that financial crisis the u.n. agency now finds itself in very seriously and that's one of the reasons why frederica mimo greeny the chief of foreign policy chief of the e.u.
has called for this extraordinary session now will the e.u. be able to fill the gap entirely that has been created by the u.s. the answer clearly is no the. goalie does not have the money but is also not willing to do that are they are they hoping to bridge that gap at least for the medium term that is very likely so it's i think the likely scenario is that we will see money that has been earmarked already for the organizations will just be paid earlier and then one hopes to find a political solution to this financial crisis how have international donors been reacting to the fact that washington has decided to withhold aid for the e.u. the two states the solution for. palestine is key so they see jerusalem as the capital so both a palestinian state and for israel and in order to achieve that objective it's key
for europeans to support the pilot the peace process in the middle east and thereby also support palestinian refugees which are back in partial of that of that big problem now to withdraw aid to palestinian refugees on the basis of saying they are unwilling to pursue a peace process clearly is counterproductive from the european perspective here you said that that the you cannot fill in that gap what does happen and if u.s. aid is not replaced. other desperate report coming from agents from the u.n. agencies or just to give you an example of what is that stake here we're looking at access to basic education for five hundred thousand palestinian children we're looking at the merchants the food supply for one point seven million refugees and access to primary health care for three million people in the gaza strip and as one delegate who came from that region here to brussels put it he said the entire gaza is on the verge of collapse if that money does not through. this reporting from
brussels for us thank you garrick. here watching d.w. news still to come a one of a kind chalo makes its debut we'll tell you why it's cool tunes are melting hearts cross italy. but first over to christophe siemens siemens rather announcing a first quarter jump in profits earlier but not everyone smiling about the company that's right sue me and here is why profit in the important industrial power business is down as the man for gas turbines for example declined further that's one area we're planning to lay off thousands of people and close production facilities here in germany now the move has triggered a bite spread criticism and protests at today's general annual meeting which is underway currently in munich because while cutting jobs in germany it looks like siemens is towing president trump's line to boost investment in the united states. as the world's rich and powerful gathered in davos fifteen captains of industry got
a chance to get up close and personal with u.s. president donald trump one german paper remarked they were like schoolboys eager to impress their master. zeman head promised a mess of investment in a new gas turbine development project in the us you work for. trumps reaching tax reform sound very appealing to some german see those. siemens does robust business in the us doing more than a fifth of its id three billion euros of turnover there in the last financial year the u.s. accounted for seventeen billion euros. cases offered to expand operations in the us has drawn fire at home because in germany thousands of siemens workers will soon be out of a job the company used to shed seven thousand workers worldwide half of them in germany mainly in gas turbine production in the locations threatened by downsizing
or closure there's real anger the company boss has so far been unmoved and that's unlikely to change at the a.g.m. . now for more let's cross over. sending by the frankfurt stock exchange that daniel overall quarterly earnings are up but the profit in the important industrial power business is down which is more relevant to people on the trading floor. when you look at the reaction of the share price of siemens you get the feeling that the overall performance for investors is actually more important and those numbers you mentioned them are actually promising that's why we see actually the shares of apple this morning but yes the gas turbine business is giving the company a some headache when you talk to and investors they are saying that clearly of the future is not anymore with gas turbines but at the same time and here is the problem we are hearing that siemens is planning to do actually
a big and best man's regarding gas turbines in the united states that's making lots of people here in germany very unhappy and unsatisfied siemens was announcing in the past that they will be cutting thousands of jobs here in their gas turbine business many demonstrators we were seeing them earlier also in munich where the annual meeting was taking place now we are hearing that some good news at least that one of the production facilities in gurlitz in the state of the exxon the might be a rescue so that's a little bit good news this morning and daniel later this year siemens is planning an i.p.o. for its health sector conveniently called health amir's that is the initial positive sentiment among investors regarding this i.p.o. is fading why is that yeah exactly well the i.p.o. of health in years is going to be certainly a mag i.p.o. here taking place before easter at the frankfurt stock exchange is going to be one
of the biggest that we have seen here since twenty years why it's hating well actually the numbers of health in the years are not anymore that positive also their profit is down at the moment with about fifteen percent that's what's making investors here feel a little bit that the hype won't be as big as they are actually hoping for then you open frankfurt thank you. now the traditional winter slowdown has affected germany's unemployment figures the country's employment office says two point five seven million people where out of work and january that's one hundred eighty five thousand more than in december though the number is less than last year those working outside have been particularly affected the bad weather has led construction farming and gardening companies to cut jobs on top of that increasing numbers of migrants are registering as on employed but it's a different story in other sectors germany is desperately looking to recruit more engineers teachers and doctors. so overall the job market in germany remains
unsolved condition with unemployment figures at low levels the future though may look different as thanks to automation and digitisation machines are taking over a growing number of tasks. intelligent machines such as this one can already do a lot like here a technology could bosh where they play a key role in production there are kind of specialized skilled workers so to speak although someone has to keep an eye on them but nowadays it's the machines doing the dirty work. fourteen percent of workers in industry are afraid that their jobs will be replaced by automation according to the institute for the future this concern is especially prevalent among information and communication technology workers at seventeen point two percent in the finance and insurance sector that number is thirteen percent however in education and other social fields it's only
seven point seven percent. that's not surprising because empathy and social skills are difficult to program it's unlikely robots will be looking after toddlers any time soon there are some things they simply can't do at least not yet . british prime minister tourism mayors in china hashing out new trade agreements trips part of the efforts to steal the british economy for when it leaves the european union along with the chinese premier league. inspected a guard of honor in beijing company the prime minister are fifteen british business leaders nation's exports to china have grown sixty percent since two thousand and ten and china is now one of the biggest foreign investors britain may is keen to keep up that momentum after breakfast. now expect to sue me and a look at a country in europe which is facing a lot of challenges but which also seems to be on the way up we're talking about
a blog area chrystopher the country in southeastern europe it has also just taken over the european union six month revolving presidency bug area is the poorest country in suffers from deep seated corruption as well that means many young people have also left the country but some of them are now returning with hope for change . this is a bogus area a slick start up in inner city safiya years ago entrepreneur risto turned his back on his homeland he studied in the usa and lived in london but now he's come back home. is full of talent it's great there are a lot of experienced i.t. people designers and creatives. many of worked in the west and know what it's like to work in the free market system. many young people living abroad are beginning to return home it's a glimmer of hope for the poorest nation in the e.u.
and eleven years on since joining many bulgarians still need hope here at this market on the outskirts of safiya mills show works twelve hour days he gets a meager twenty euro is barely enough to get by on. areas we are poor politicians are corrupt they steal a lot who will say here we fight for every cent we can get corruption it seems overshadows everything here now gary is appear to have more faith in e.u. institutions and then they do in their own government and whether it's at the doctor's clinic in schools or in official offices corruption is rampant. imagine this either you have to pay a three hundred. or or you could pay thirty. watts will do just how the system works and since twenty ten. interesting
during and. many bug areas are hoping there is a u. council presidency will put pressure on their own government but when bulgaria's prime minister says he wants his country to join the euro zone and a us passport free schengen zone is skeptical. for most of the first and foremost we badly need justice reform so that people can have faith in the system we need to give them the feeling that they can operate a business by sticking to the rules and. still says he's back for good and that he is determined to work with other returning to build a better bargain. now a one of a kind cello has made its debut at a concert in northern italy the instrument was sculpted from ice on top of a nearby glacier it's beauty and fragility are part of its sound and its origins are high in the alps. this is how eyes can sound when you give it the
right shape. they call it the nice cello. italian musician giovanni salema plays it in a bubble inflated with cold air. inside it's minus eight degrees celsius but nothing puts him off his notes. the audience is in chant it. american sculptor timlin art made the cello on a glazier does january he's created i since germans before for him it's easy if you shape it like a cello it will sound like one. it's a sculpture it's a complicated ice sculpture no eyes gulch or higher have two kinds of eyes i used the whiter which you see which is the body of the instrument is made of snow and water and the bridge which is the clear part of the chalice mission goes beyond
intertainment its creators wanted to draw attention to the urgency of climate change and water shortages in some parts of the world. from the northern city of trento the channel will continue its journey to the south of italy transported in a mobile freezer. the last concert will be in sicily where the instrument will be thrown into the mediterranean sea returning it to its liquid state. oh. ok we just have time for a minder of our top stories that we're following for us this hour donald trump has delivered an optimistic report on his presidency during his first state of the union address highlighting job creation and soaring stock markets trump also took a stand on u.s. security he called for guantanamo bay to remain open and a powerful nuclear weapons arsenal to deter any acts of aggression. and the e.u.
and norway have kicked off an emergency meeting in brussels to discuss whether to provide extra funding to palestinian refugees the u.n. agency overseeing the palestinian aid is facing a financial crisis after the u.s. withdrew sixty five million dollars in pledged support. don't forget you can always get the job you news on the go download or off from google play or from the app store that will give you access to all the latest news from around the world as well as push notifications for any breaking news you can also use the op to send us your photos and your videos. thanks for watching we're back at the top of the hour .
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