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this is d.w. news mind from berlin tonight a stunning offer from north korea to the united states ready to talk about the nukes and the u.s. president reacts with guarded optimism we have come certainly a long way at least rhetorically would love guru it would be a great thing for the world it would be a great thing for north korea a great thing for the financial dance as the leaders of the two koreas agreed to meet face to face in april also coming up growing injury tonight british police
decontaminate the site for a former russian spy collapsed after being exposed to a mystery substance he's now in critical condition and a refugee crisis in south america tonight a special report on tenet's wayland's fleeing their country's economic crisis into neighboring colombia the story of their daily struggle just to survive. it's good to have you with us we start with a stunning offer from north korea to the united states ready to meet and ready to talk about getting rid of nuclear weapons the north has agreed to hold a summit in late april that would include the leaders of both countries and expected turn of events coming just a day after a south korean delegation met with the north korean leader in pyongyang it was kim
jong un's first ever face to face with south korean officials since taking power. images from north korean state television president kim jong un welcome south korea's national security chief chango a young and four other special envoys from seoul kim told them he wants to write a new history of national reunification and this is what the first chapter should look like the two sides are planning a meeting for their heads of state in late april the first summit in eleven years but that's not all according to south korean sources kim is prepared to suspend nuclear and missile tests while dialogue is under way and he is reported to have said there's no reason for north korea to have nuclear weapons if he gets security guarantees for his regime he also hinted at dialogue with the united states. u.s. president donald trump reacted on twitter he cited possible progress but warned it
could be false hope the u.s. is he says ready to go hard in either direction but south korea's president moon j.n. reacted with caution you you know how. we must talk to north korea in order to denuclearize the korean peninsula but at the same time so we must put maximum effort into establishing effective measures against north korean nuclear weapons and missiles only when it's hot meanwhile north korea is broadcasting these images kim and his wife hosting his guests at a banquet as if it were a family get together and as if there were no nuclear conflict no missile tests and no u.n. sanctions. packed with historians do that i'm joined here at the big table by bernard barnes he is an asian affairs expert with the bevels been foundation think tank it's good to have you on the show all right so let's talk about what we just
heard from the u.s. president president trump he has just been speaking last couple of minutes on talking about this offer from north korea take a listen to what he had to say. we have come certainly a long way at least rhetorically with would be a great thing for the world it would be a great thing for north korea would be a great thing for the financial a great thing for the potential for how do you read that. well it would be a great thing for the peninsula if anything of substance actually happened but nothing has happened so far north korea has offered to talk about basically anything but they've done that in the past so for the time being i would be very skeptical and not really call it very much of an offer so guarded optimism here in your opinion is the way to move forward what do you think is motivating the north korean leader there to do this. i'm just wondering if they ever do sit down with
the americans is either side going to be willing to compromise i think north korea is under a lot of pressure they have these sanctions which are crippling they need money even if kim jong un doesn't care very much about the majority of his people he cares about his in needs who want to import cars and food and other things and that's one thing then. don't forget that until a couple of weeks ago we were talking about the real threat of war breaking out on the peninsula north korea doesn't want that other than that i think this is the rhythm of escalation deescalation that we've been seeing that is progress there because you know just a few weeks ago we were talking about the possibility of war now we're talking about the possibility of talks absolutely if you look at the scenario and this is a big improvement if you're looking at actually the nuclear realized lies in north
korea nothing has happened much but of course there is the hope that something might happen and that they might come to this end in the united states has given north korea security guarantees before work under u.s. president clinton for example written guarantee so if north korea is asking for that again why should we believe that they would follow through and get rid of their nuclear program because i mean we've been here before that's the tricky thing both sides a very suspicious of each other and there's not much reason actually to believe that north korea would be giving up their nuclear weapons because they handle them as the life insurance for the system so it would have to be a very big agreement that they would be talking about and north korea actually hasn't spelled out what they really want. so it's really very speculative they want
to surrounding north korea i'm thinking about russia here today i was reading today that north korea is looking at the geo political map and it thinks that it's a safer bet now to make friends with the u.s. because russia could end up being a greater threat to with survival what do you say to them russia is a big factor china is a very big factor north korea is suspicious. of all its neighbors it one's a stronger position it has gained its position through the weapons but it's still poor but it's situated in a location where it actually could be very rich so now it's trying desperately to somehow cash in but it needs cooperation from its neighbors to do that. there are guards with the bertelsmann foundation here in berlin and we appreciate you taking the time to talk with us and we will talk with you a little bit later on on the day thank you. here is some of the other stories now
that are making headlines around the world aid truck carrying twenty two tons of hydrochloric acid has collided with a train in the u.s. state of pennsylvania spilling the highly corrosive cargo nearby residents were evacuated to safety as hazardous materials teams closed off the area where the incident happened the driver of the truck was taken to a hospital with injuries reported say at least sixty eight people have been killed as the syrian government resumed airstrikes on eastern go to near damascus a cease fire was agreed upon last month but it's only in place for five hours each day the russian military has offered rebels a safe passage out of the area but rebels have turned that offer down. a russian transport plane has crashed in syria killing all thirty nine people on board syrian state media citing the russian defense ministry say that the plane crashed at russia's how myname air base in northern syria and was likely caused by
technical failure. britain says that it will respond appropriately and robust leads you any russian involvement in the apparent poisoning of a former spy sergei's cripple an ex russian intelligence officer who also spied for britain became critically ill on sunday along with his daughter police are trying to identify the unknown substance that left the two unconscience in the southern city of salzburg. that's not a field where you want to police have cordoned off the part of the souls free park west cripple and his door to you were found critically ill on sunday. investigators are now busy trying to determine the nature of the unknown substance the two victims were exposed to. as you are aware we declared a major incident yesterday after
a man and woman were taken seriously ill in salzburg on sunday. they both remain in a critical condition and all thoughts and best wishes remain with their families during this difficult time. it was also eating a meal at this local restaurant that a resident film script all violently ill on a nearby bench. and then the man starts throwing up it was weird it wasn't like normally in some freeze up. but you can see that his vision for not what he start was uneven is just the followers just come it's pronounced is around the kremlin has denied knowledge of the incident with his spokesman describing it as a tragic situation but british policy makers a suspicious linking this incident to the death of another former russian spy. all remember her late. in two thousand and six.
while it would be wrong. i can reassure her that evidence emerged that implies state responsibility then the american government will report appropriately . script was a colonel in russia's military intelligence service back in two thousand and fellow he was arrested in russia and convicted of spying for britain two years later. in twenty ten he was freed as part of a high level spy exchange. british counterterrorism. and specialists have now taken charge of the investigation but a spokesman said they keeping an open mind about the nature of the incident. bill browder is a former banker who used to live in moscow but the murder of his attorney turned him into a prominent kremlin critic brother believes the russian government is behind the killing he's written a book detailing what it's like to be on president putin's bad side but the one
thing you should stand about putin is that he kills traders and it's very important for him to do that because he's got a lot of people who are not particularly well motivated that work for him and all the security services they don't work for him out of luck they were either work for him out of money because they get to steal a lot of money or they work for him out of fear because they are afraid once they get into it that they have any any any exit will cause problems and so putin has to create these vicious circumstances for traders and they did that with alexander litvinenko the man who was murdered in london with polonium. back ten years ago and more than ten years ago and and they've done that with other people all over the world there that this is that this is that for anybody who is a traitor is measured out the most harsh punishment and it doesn't matter whether they're a foreign country or russia this is the kind of thing that happens to traders that
was built for speaking with us earlier colombia is facing one of the world's biggest and at least talked about migration crises more than half a million minutes whalen's have crossed the colombian border fleeing a political crisis and poverty at home colombia's government has tightened the border and war invent it's where you live immigrants could be that they could stay destabilize the country the w's and feel your harms the rooty reports from bogota. last april was is one of the busiest bus stations in bogota every day dozens of venezuelans gather here to eat talk or simply enjoy each other's company most came to bogota on their own leaving family and friends back car. but then when you only have one little boy's twins that are four years old just imagine that staying in venezuela would have meant letting us all starve i suffer
from hypertension and it wasn't easy to get my medication in. the mail and now sells candy inside the so-called transmit linear buses which you can jump on and off with just a single ticket that yes i'm another venezuelan who came to this country to try and move on i know this is annoying for you because there are lots of us here majella is trying to sell enough of these chocolate bars to pay for her boys birthday party back home though she were able to be there herself. and she isn't the only one selling chocolate engelberg is twenty years old and arrived in colombia a month ago he feels embarrassed but needs to some at least two boxes of chocolate a day to make ends meet. i work for an entire year to gather the money to come here i was studying computer engineering but i had to migrate because of the situation. i'm here trying to help my parents from what i hear and i send them at least thirty
thousand a colombian pesos a week. that's about ten dollars in venice well a lot of money but here in colombia you can barely feed a family for a day locals working outside the official system are finding it hard to share their customers with hundreds of new competitors. my income is not the same anymore we used to make seventy eighty thousand that we barely make thirty. twenty we have to find something else. the colombian economy has struggled over the last four years with oil prices dropping on the international market this has led to rising unemployment and ever more people working outside the system. depending on how you look at it about fifty percent of the colombian labor market is informal that is outside the
official sector. and venezuelans are coming in. with different types of informal businesses. especially on the streets and with entertainment activities. they do jobs that don't require special permission or bureaucratic processes like in the financial sector business. no one knows exactly how many of the venezuelans he have planned to stay some say about one hundred thousand into colombia every month that could mean over a million by the end of the year and this means not only instability for the unprepared colombian economy but also the threat of a major humanitarian crisis. our correspondents feel your harms are routine she joins us from bogota good to see you you know looking at your report a lot of our viewers may be shocked to hear about this migration crisis between
colombia how big of a problem is this for. well this is certainly the biggest migration wave this country has ever seen and its infrastructure is not ready to hold all of these people according to columbia law as a migrant you have the right to access medical care and education and what we're seeing is that especially in the bordering towns hospitals and schools are collapsing we see people sleeping on the streets we have seen an increase in crime rates we see increasing prostitution and this whole situation is threatening to increase also political instability and social conflict only fifteen months after the colombian government and the former fark rebel group. have signed a peace deal and this areas that the these former this
former rebel group are leaving are also being taken over by other criminal groups that are said to be recruiting very young venezuelans under-aged venezuelans that are arriving here with no opportunities so what is the government didn't you were they planning to do with all of these monger. well the first steps have been to increase controls at the border we see thousands of new security personnel deployed in this area the landline is quite purpose and we see a lot of venezuelan still entering without permission without a passport the government has also stopped issuing these day passes that used to or still allow over his whelan's to come into this country and stay here for a couple of hours and buy food and medical supplies and then go back to venezuela
because some of them have been staying with this day pass that is not supposed to give them this permission they have the government has also stopped issuing the temporary visas that allowed for his want to stay here to two years these last few says were given away if few weeks ago and what the foreign ministry is trying to do is now to start. an obligatory registration because no one really knows how many are really here to stay and obviously a lot of people are fearing massive were tensions the official number so far in two thousand and eighteen is just one hundred fifty but people fear that the real numbers are much much higher. for your correspondent to feel your. reporting tonight from bogota if you thank you very much. you're watching the.
coverage to make the national lampoon. neutral. but first it's time to talk about resistance to donald trump steel tariffs from within his own republican party days right as if the criticism from within the white house from his very own advisors weren't enough it's crunch time for the u.s. president as republicans call for clarity on those new steel an alum minium tariffs those he said would come as soon as this week some of dismissed his comments as bluster and bargaining tactic but the e.u. has already announced a hit list of counter tariffs which targets key republican districts plenty of reason then for politicians to take the president's threats not just seriously but possibly so the top republican in congress urged the trumpet ministration to take a more targeted approach to protective tariffs paul ryan suggested comes as a number of republicans break ranks with the president's plan to slap sweeping
import taxes on steel and aluminum there is clearly abuse occurring clearly there is overcapacity dumping in train shipping of steel and aluminum by some countries particularly china but i think the smarter way to go is to make it more surgical and more targeted. ryan called president donald trump's plan to terrorists too broad and prone to retaliation instead he proposed going after what he calls the true abusers without setting off a global trade war some republican lawmakers fear a tit for tat could hurt their chances in midterm elections this november many of them represent constituencies that might suffer job losses from retaliatory tariffs against u.s. products. that's headed back over the pond this year's geneva motor show gets underway with the industry shaping up for its biggest transition since full of began mass production one hundred ten years ago but it's
a revolution in slow motion some observers say the industry is still proving resistant to in the effort to change. this is what britain's jack you are is offering up in the race to electro mobility the high pace is a battery operated s.u.v. which the company hopes could put it in the same category as us electric drive pioneer tesla. but not every car maker in geneva is ready to go fully electric the new eighty six rolled out by german car maker as the features the miles hybrid power system its main focus though is on attracting buyers who can afford to pay for luxury. expensive glossy cars with the knowledge to increasing environmental awareness and frank elation but when it comes to real innovation this year's to leave a motor show has left some experts disappointed probably current to see all the i
so-called you know it's always so it's your research power that ever before some electric cars but no really new concepts around mobility services that what we are missing again at the geneva motor show there was one notable exception though does company paudie unveiled the world's first ever commercially available flying car and with the first deliveries expected later this year the contraption certainly appears ready for takeoff. toyota has profited from the recent diesel gate scandal last year the company's sales in europe rose dramatically almost doubling sales of hybrid cars in the e.u. now toyota is going all in by scrapping production of diesels but just as european car companies are making a show of switching to electric as a source of clean energy japanese manufacturers a turning to hydrogen. symbolically unified by a common goal many of japan's business leaders are taking part including the c.e.o.'s of tri ota honda and nissan as well as the c.e.o.'s of oil and gas
companies the twelve companies plan on working together to make hydrogen the fuel of the future coinciding with the meeting toyota announced a complete stop to diesel sales in europe it's the company's reaction to the diesel emissions scandal triggered by books wagon and twenty fifteen since then diesel technology has lost its positive image especially due to its polluting nitrogen oxide emissions so far toyota has profited from the diesel affair last year the company's sales in europe rose dramatically and it almost doubled sales of hybrid cars the japanese now intend to take advantage of their expertise and market share on the hybrid front an area where triode and honda are way ahead. swiss chocolate maker link isn't under spring lee says its biggest fans live in germany and britain the company's all profits rise last year thanks in parts to the sweet tooth of
those two nations but they weren't the only countries feasting on the company's famous golden bunnies global net profits well up almost eight percent on twenty six day in worldwide sales at an all time high with revenues of nearly three and a half a billion europe's. buy to buy now and could germany be changing its tune depends on what are you going to say you think about then you'll be german national anthem phrases among other things the fatherland but for how much longer following a train set by canada some people here want to change the words to be more gender neutral it could give the country's soccer players a whole new song to mumble. germany's national soccer team players know the words of the national anthem by heart as do the members of the german bund is talk. but in the future will they be singing
another tune. this is the ministry of family affairs equal opportunities officer kristina pulls a mailing of the s.p.d. she wants to read write the at them sneer extern make them gender neutral. and then it would no longer be for the german fatherland but instead for the german homeland and instead of brotherly with heart in hand courageously with heart and hand. ok but how would it sound. i heard the old fly had. lost sons honestly hadn't cooed. no i don't know why should we change the anthem or the lyrics i wonder and i would not agree with that august me on them it is france so i like it the way it is it's traditional in the us so this is twenty eighteen it's ok to question these things and start these
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a globalized the multimedia environment series on w. a message from the north korean leader to the united states ready and willing to meet ready and willing to talk about pursuing nuclear weapons no more tonight an offer that has stunned the world is it an offer too good to be true i'm burnt off in berlin this is the day.