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you. this is the premier's live from berlin a meeting that code writes new history donald trump a north korean think that kim jong un agreed to hold the first ever u.s. north korea something to pyongyang offers to denuclearize if the right conditions are met also on the program. the president's trump moves ahead with tariffs on steel and alimony and imports despite international condemnation he says he's stopping assaults on the u.s. as experts warn the move could trigger a trade war. generation government is taking shape i'm going to coalition
partners the social democrats brazil who's getting the top jobs in germany's new government clear most of the foreign minister who's largely untested on the international stage. to pressure grows on ten years president hu of kenyatta to reopen the t.v. stations he closed down after his disputed election victory. i feel girl welcome to the program. in the past the two men traded threats and insults but now u.s. president donald trump and north korea's leader kim jong un could be about to meet the first ever meeting of two leaders of the two countries and the issue of denuclearization will be high on the agenda the white house says it needs to see concrete signs of cooperation from pyongyang before talks but reacted positively to the message from
a south korean delegation on thursday. this is the man doing the running between p.r. nyang and washington d.c. and he's failing reached a major milestone. i told president president thought that in our meeting north korean leader kim jong un. is committed to do provide. team. that north korea really good training from any for the nuclear war this so tests that he expressed this legal system to meet the president from that so as possible it is a sentiment shared by the u.s. president who confirmed that a meeting is being planned. to historic breakthrough comes after south korean negotiators held talks in pyongyang on monday it was here they learned that denuclearization was on the menu. far from giving up their bombs
in recent years north korea has been ratcheting up its mesereau program and the threats. from fired back with warnings of annihilation and insults for kim jong il. rocket man is on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime. on the front lines of this conflict the capitals of the korean peninsula relief and distrust. it is good news now everything is heading the right way that judging from kim jong un's character i don't think he will get the weapon he easily. but i can't believe either of them i don't know what's in trump's head and i'm doubtful he is serious about this meeting. details are still being worked on when and where exactly trump will come face to face with his a vote enemy. whether they see eye to eye is another matter entirely.
let's get more on this from a how does that most who's professor of korean studies and burdens of a university you know well come to the doubly let's start about port about whether each can trust the other and whether this will actually happen do you think it will happen this meeting well that's a point of time very difficult to say because there could be a lot of different obstacles to actually then have having the meeting but as of now both leaders quite straightforwardly said they want to beat even from said yes. so as of now we have to expect that it will be yet set vats really in the last few minutes it's been said from the us that the president will not meet him unless there he sees some concrete action by i by yang. right of course he has to say something like that because something for getting into
a dialogue has to be given from the north korean side but maybe this could be something like the north koreans already have promised such as freezing other the nuclear missiles test or refraining from from any other provocation this could be one thing i could think of what does each side will from the other. well what the north korean side wants is very clear they want to be recognized officially by the international community as a legitimate and sovereign state they want have the guard t. of their regimes survival and they want to have a peace treaty with the us which is complete verifiable and irreversible in the exchange for what well they are. they are they want to have the safety of the security and maybe then the u.s. of course once wants to have the success this foreign policy success is in mid
terms elections at the end of the year so both of them motivation to go into these talks quite motivated when the news broke is quite interesting to see the reactions china north korea's biggest and most important ally said it hopes that these these actually happened but clearly china was out of the loop u.s. secretary of state rex tillerson clearly out of the loop this all happened very quickly or certainly appeared to happen very quickly quickly what do you know about it i'm quite confident that south korea is talking to all the surrounding states to all its allies in particular of course to china which is a very important country to the matter and i don't think china is out of the loop but south korea and the involved parties are now concentrating on the most important factors which are north korea south korea in the draw and the driving seat in the u.s. but china was has always been there it is still there even sometimes diplomacy has
to be quite diplomacy what part of international sanctions had to play in bringing this meeting about we could we can still get that this sanction particular recently strengthening these sanctions had an impact on on north korea because within north korea domestically north korea now tries to get on to the next step off a comic development and if it was only for survival they could have also survived with the sanctions but they want to develop economically that's very important to the north koreans that might have pushed them to re enter the dialogue but let's be optimistic and say this meeting happens all their risks to it they are always. risks of course but i think these risks can be reduced by our before hand exchange of special envoys of the of the different parties and here in this process of
course also south korea will continue to play a very important role as a broker between these two countries good sort of mostly from burdens for university thank you. and we keep the trouble train going donald trump has made good on his threat signing off on import tariffs twenty five percent on steel ten percent on al a mini i'm now he blames other countries for america's massive trade deficit steel only accounts for two percent of world trade and yet the tit for tat tariffs and penalties are dangerous the ripple effects could escalate into a full on trade war with just one signature u.s. president donald trump has authorized plans to place import tariffs on steel and alan minium witnessing the moment was still workers hope the audit will keep that job safer in the future today i'm defending america's national security.
by placing tariffs on foreign imports of steel and aluminum. the motion has been met with criticism while white german chancellor angela merkel voiced tech concerns of the german economy summit in munich is in on the board. so we're also concerned about the imposition of tariffs on certain products as a government we have a clear commitment to multilateralism this we support the european commission as it seeks talks with the wild trade organization and the u.s. is the start of. the european steel industry is also advocating counter measures by the e.u. and warns that the consequences of a trade war could also hurt the u.s. our estimations out he will actually create job losses nets in the in the supply chain and in the u.s. so it's not going to benefit the u.s. and it's going to knock off twenty thousand direct jobs in the u.s. and perhaps as much as one hundred fifty thousand jobs in the e.u.
as well trumps this issue and has also triggered outrage in asia south korea is considering filing a complaint with the world trade organization while china is threatening countermeasures if the tariffs go ahead. well standing by in ottawa president of the canadian chamber of commerce power and bt joins us now thank you very much for talking with us canada will get away without tire of so for now you must be relieved. well in the current climate any morning you wake up as the start of a good day there's no guarantee for the rest of the day go yes were relieved to find that canada wasn't included in this round but what we have in front of us is a threat by the president but if he's not satisfied with the negotiations on nafta he may choose to polls. later. and i'd like to bring in this tweet from donald trump now he says that the u.s. has large deficits with mexico and canada nafta has been a bad deal for the u.s.
because of a massive relocation of companies and jobs his words and what he's trying to say i think here is that imports are an outflow of money and with them go jobs trump is right isn't he canada is taking advantage of the u.s. i think all three countries are taking advantage of now after what we've seen since nafta was brought in by use is a dramatic increase in trade among canada mexico in the united states and an increase of jobs the most significant factor in terms of loss of jobs and traditional industries in the united states and in canada has been the advent of technology more than anything else ok so new rules are needed to deal with this new technology that's come in but your backed into a corner when it comes to nafta now because these tariff exemptions are dependent on canada signing a deal so you'll force to do what the u.s. tells you. i don't think we are i think code canada strategy has been changed
overnight as a result of the announcement that was made i think it's important to attach the to first of all this allegedly was was decided on the basis of national security that the imports in the united states posed a threat to national security i'm a former defense minister in canada we have a deeply integrated defense industrial base with the u.s. and the fact that both canada and united states can supply aluminum and can supply steel is beneficial to both of our countries and helps to sustain our security canada isn't a threat to the united states were an ally a customer a friend and as a result it's important to look at us on its merits then we should look at nafta on its merits so canada is determined to negotiate in good faith we want to see a modernization of nafta we want to see something that is when when when but we should not agree to just anything because we're told that we should accept it under threat when it seems that it could be a lose lose situation so if you don't accept what donald trump is saying and joe
out of a potential noon after agreement all the equipment entirely gets scrapped then you're going to have trouble selling your steel into the u.s. what's going to be more expensive to import it into the u.s. but also even staying pot of this with the exemptions that you're getting is kind of the cells into this newly protected market steel prices will go up is the average canadian business going to feel the impact in some way. i think that the impact on the average business will be minimal with us exemption in place a greater concern for canada i think has diversion of a product that was going to be going to the united states suddenly turning toward canada which could be a threat to our steel and aluminum producers it's going to be very important for us to watch and see whether there's any attempt to divert him to canada we see a surge where product is being dumped here we'll have to respond to that the key thing at the end of the day though is that the americans will do what it's in the best interest the united states that's not surprising that's how trade negotiations
take place the message though from the american business community is very clear with our deeply integrated industrial places in north america but we need to take down barriers not quote them out we're different from from the trade relationship we have with other countries we don't simply sell things to each other we make things together and our supply chains are deeply integrated anything that drills a hole in one side of the boat causes the whole boat to sink you can't keep one half of it afloat. ok well let's hope that there is a rising tide that will lift all boats from the canadian chamber of commerce parent bt thank you very much for talking to us on that thank you. to phil now and the latest on the dire situation in syria that inside here. syrian state television is reporting that fighters and their families have begun to leave the perceived rub along place of eastern ghouta sources fights and saw from a group made up mostly of al-qaeda x.
affiliate front the news coming on the day that much needed aid arrived in eastern cuba after being delayed for days by fighting a thirteen truck convoy unloaded food supplies for twelve thousand people in duma the largest town in the rebel held area. i mean more than a million syrians have fled to lebanon since the civil war broke out seven years ago many of the refugees are children and aid groups helping them to deal with the trauma through creativity now of beirut's exhibition the featuring artwork like this picture behind me inspired by their poems and stories the w.'s and chavo her husband to take a look. while those agree fled the war in syria forty years ago after. she and her family now live in this lebanese refugee camp. even when she first got to lebanon whopped worked back in boxes earning just four
dollars a day then in geo called beyond rescued her from that job and going to go into a school near the camp. today the sixteen year old is about to head out to her tree class. where no one calls after years of trauma and uncertainty while it is beginning to find her voice and she's learning to write less for the first time in her life. nella now has really had a generation whose life is lost because dreams have been broken by war we are the generation that has grown old too soon this point recounts the challenges about faces as a refugee. army has never always attacking us with words the lebanese always ask who are you where did you come from why did you come here. a two hours drive from the camp the u.n.
children's organization unicef has organized an exhibition about art and a few g.'s at the roots civil war memorial. this painting is inspired by the words of what thoughts and feelings of dozens of syrian children on display in this exhibition and battle fought by the koreans and let us sit in the levels are to come together and are using their creativity to describe the experiences of the students of war. yvonne depp's is one of the artists we strive to capture warred sentiments on canvas. this is not suddenness this is this is anger and. and though i didn't want to show the children as victims. the organizers deliberately chose the memorial as the site for the event levanon itself suffered two decades of civil war that nearly tore the
country apart. civilians have been the main victims of the conflict in syria which is especially targeted the country's young. many of the children that have written poems and text have lived their war very intensively they have rules their homes their school sometimes their parents back at the camp while those of who he is on the way to a get together with some friends she's now taking up singing as well and says she'd like to be a journalist or a single when she grows up. a bit wild has lost nearly everything but she refuses to give up hope.
not to some of the other stories making news around the world a turkish course is released on bail two more journalists being tried for subversion or a subordinate you might shake work for the independent newspaper juliet seventeen members of the paper staff of being charged with supporting terrorist organizations all have now been freed apart from the type of chairman i can tell by. almost two hundred specialist troops have been dispatched the british city where a russian double agent and his daughter were poisoned with a nerve agent the troops in seoul spray helping to remove potentially contaminated objects so they script on to the store to remake critically ill in a local hospital. at least nine people are reported dead after an explosion in afghanistan's capital kabul police say they believe a suicide bomber carried out the blast in the minority shia area so-called islamic state so said that it carried out the attack. germany social democrats have named big three man on three women who joined by chance and i'm going backwards new
coalition government as ministers and they will head up the foreign ministry labor justice family environment on the coveted finance portfolio. optimistic and relieved after lengthy discussions of the s.p.d. as leaders present their six cabinet picks for the new government. with the quarrels over the foreign ministry behind them the focus now is on teamwork. we saw to put together a good team who can work together extremely well a good team made up of highly competent people with the expertise to take on significant portfolios through a hamburg mayor own life scholtz is set to become vice chancellor and take on the coveted post a finance minister former justice minister heiko mass takes a career leap to become foreign minister the important labor ministry goes to who
batteries hile a parliamentarian with twenty years experience the three male s.p.d. ministers will be joined in the cabinet by the same number of women the incoming family affairs minister francisco gif i was previously mayor of the berlin district of noise. committees angry as mayor it has always been important for me to say it doesn't matter where you come from what matters is who you want to be that's what we have to work for making sure that all the people living in our country have equal opportunities. her predecessor catalina bali is moving to the justice ministry. another fresh face is certainly a small it's a who is set to take over the environment ministry. it's also an induced i come from an industrial area and i know that safeguarding jobs and protecting the environment must go hand in hand that is the task i've set myself harbor germany and europe have been waiting half
a year for the new government now things are finally set to move quickly the new cabinet will be sworn in on wednesday. political correspondent christopher spring gates gave us this assessment of how those key as p.d. ministers will fit in with chancellor merkel's conservatives some of them yes definitely because they have served under chancellor merkel before i think the cabinet will probably get to work very quickly quite smoothly to begin with but the word is that chancellor merkel will have her work cut out to to maintain harmony if you want that's for a very simple reason both her conservatives and the social democrats in other words the two political forces in her cabinet did very badly in the last september's federal election so both sides are keen to score victories you have the s.p.d. at the moment the social democrats very low in the polls they'll be keen to win some early successes to help them recover to help them sharpen their profile on the
other hand you have some senior figures in chancellor merkel's conservatives who are keen to take the party to the right and win back support that they lost to the and to immigration alternative for germany so you have some conservatives lurching to the right the social democrats lurching to the left and in the middle chancellor angela merkel who will need all her political skills to keep her house together. chris of a spring good report u.s. secretary of state rex tillerson has asked kenya to reopen t.v. stations that were closed down following a disputed presidential election he said he told president of her kenyatta that's a free media and courts were crucial for democracy head of services a three day visit was an opposition leader. appeared together for the cameras promising to top rates for the good of the country as goodwill from d.w. correspondent catherine the one in the kenyan capital nairobi welcome catherine i
was moved to tell us it's a criticism of the closure of kenya's t.v. stations received well by the kenyan public has been received very well by the kenyan government it seems that the government is still trying to defend its actions in fact the foreign cabinet secretary monica juma said that it was a one off event and that it was overplayed you know by the international and local media saying that only for all of that maybe ten stations that that was shut out so it wasn't really such a big deal but then when you look at it it's the four most critical stations that are most critical to the government compared to the others that exist because the others that do exist are owned by the government or just played music so they did shows how to shut out very critical channels of information to kenyans but the government seems to be defending that move still is not a big deal despite the fact that i seem to recall that the kenyan courts ordered
those t.v. stations to be reopened. it did but then this still justifying it saying that it was an matter of national security given the mock you know give nation that took place. doesn't seem to be much remorse but then the mia fact that they said that it was a one off event probably shows that the government will probably not try that again given the pressure that came from both the international community and local institutions talk about the more you know duration of how weeks ago today we saw all. shaking hands how significant is that. it's very significant in the sense that a loss of kenyans now thinking back to two thousand and eight when we had coffee and and on one side we had that then president bakiev and dr loading the shaking hands and had that you know this deal that came through but then
a lot of people are questioning what next because the institutional office that's meant to start the dialogue that will bring kenyans together already exists so is this just a photo op were is this an actual opportunity for the for the two leaders to bring the country back together is this a way for a grand coalition and most kenyans will tell you that off to two thousand and eight a grand coalition is not necessarily where they want to go they want to you know a government just to make the government and its knees. as did i become respondent to catherine and not appropriate how the rio winter paralympics have begun after a glittering ceremony in pilum chang a south korea fireworks lit up the night sky outside given pic stadium as many six hundred athletes to compete in the biggest winter olympics in history the games drug until the eighteenth of march. standard
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germany's place. because you know i had my way. east germany would still be english. and a move that took the world by surprise the little rocket man invited the dotel out to talks and the president of the united states accepted came jones invitation but with north korea's main ally china and america secretary of state both apparently out of the loop but with the two sides talk about and can't make any agreement stick i'm phil gayle welcome to the day.