Skip to main content

tv   DW News - News  Deutsche Welle  March 22, 2018 6:00pm-6:16pm CET

6:00 pm
general philosophy that america has been wronged in the world that it suffers abuse at the hands of its trading partners he said multiple times that the united states has been taken advantage of and this is his way of looking at things on a case by case basis he sees china's unfair trading practices as something transactional he asks is the u.s. getting a good deal and he's gone into this to try and punish them on a single cases basis instead of looking at the wider picture of how something could be negotiated with more of a carrot and stick approach speaking about a carrot and stick approach you know he got perhaps a little bit of a stick from from from some of his allies recently because the administration was forced to walk back some of its steel and aluminum measures granting exemptions we know for canada mexico now apparently the european union that was announced just in the past couple of hours clear i want to ask you is this the sign that this is a flawed plan b. here from the u.s. president. well the trying to tariffs in some ways have been less controversial
6:01 pm
than the ones that he announced earlier this month on the e.u. trading partners. as you say we've just heard now that they're likely to have a temporary exemption at least while further negotiations take place and that's going to be a huge relief for them but it's not going to actually hit at the problem that he was originally trying to address which is of course china and unfair trading practices so it's going to be interesting where he goes from here to see what china's response is and to see whether the european union can maintain its exemption from the tariffs introduced earlier this month and stephen i'd like to ask you because another claim that the u.s. president made in his speech today he said that nations are calling the united states that they are calling because they want to engage in negotiations on better trade deals is that true. they're calling in this case because they definitely didn't want to be hit by steel and aluminum tariffs i think what's interesting here is that these tariffs were widely seen as misguided as claire said they were aimed
6:02 pm
at china but they were really going to hit other nations that are traditionally very friendly fact allies of the u.s. that's why europe was very eager to get out of this us what other nations were as well and that's where china wasn't worried about it but with the latest issue with this investigation into the section three zero one the trade practices here there's looking at intellectual property theft this is not a fringe belief that china has overstepped what it should be doing or that it has gone too far in this case the business community in recent years is very upset about this very angry very unsettled they understand that there is a two way street to global trade that are going to have to give up something but increasingly the question is come up is it mutually beneficial to do business in china are we giving up more than we're getting here and so i think unlike the steel and aluminum tariffs which sort of ricocheted off china and went to our allies you're going to see some people on both sides of the aisle look at this politically
6:03 pm
but in the business community as well who are going to be as angry up front or they're going to say you know maybe about time but of course select sectors are going to be very nervous because it's going to affect them directly absolutely and we know that one thing that investors don't like is uncertainty in fact today the dow already falling on this announcement on by about two percent at this hour so we'll see where leaders where where business executives weigh in on all of this as a progressive stephen barely apparently with reaction from the business world and claire richardson with the latest from washington as we mentioned the u.s. president his administration announcing billions of dollars of new duties on chinese goods as as well as an announcement that they will soon file a w t o case against china to both of you thank you so much for your analysis. but in the meantime we would like to get some analysis on another announcement today from the u.s. administration one that is likely to have some impact here and europe because they
6:04 pm
have been digesting that news from washington as they meet at a summit in brussels the mood there is one of a relief here's more it's a coup for europe good news from the u.s. as the e.u. summit got underway few leaders had expected this but now they feel exonerated and see that european unity pays dividends. if you have muslims who has completed clear in the commission that we don't want to trade war which wouldn't help anyone and we made it clear that we are ready and able to undertake adequate countermeasures of the phone and muslims life and. you know first of all the e.u. presented a united front that's good and also a commitment to free trade and against protectionism. import put tickets and it's worth since the beginning of the month u.s. president trump threatened to levy a ten percent tariff on aluminum and steel however after intensive negotiations
6:05 pm
with the european union washington will exempt the e.u. as well as six other nations from the tariffs for the time being at least that's why these countries and their leaders are wary and are asking the u.s. to reconsider for the long term and not create any trade barriers. when the swiss it's all my wish at least is that we continue with the rules of international trade which are good for us all. to say what would also be good for all of them is to come to further agreements with british prime minister to resign. she seemed relaxed as talks turned to new relationships she also maintains that security even as a soon to be x. country has top priority. i will once again and be stressing the united kingdom's unconditional commitment to the future security of europe and i believe that to get so we can to ensure that we overcome the challenges that we will face there's no need to explain to the e.u.
6:06 pm
the importance of togetherness they're delighted that they were able to solve together at least for the time being a major trade dispute with the us and not individually. now in other news russia's ambassador to london says that britain cannot be trusted in investigating a poisoning of an expiry of his daughter alexandra yucca van gogh said that britain had accused russia of the attempted murder of sergei scribal without presenting any evidence he also said that russia could not take british accusations seriously because the british had a record of misleading the international community this came after britain said that it would ask for assurances that its citizens would be safe in this summer's soccer world cup in russia it is the latest salvo in a war of words that saw the british foreign secretary compare russia's hosting of the world cup to the one nine hundred thirty six of lympics in nazi germany. the bridges go this route to make a decision the boat is produce
6:07 pm
a present in the world cup but nobody has the right to insult the russian people who defeated nazis and who lost more than twenty five million people by compere e o. a country to nazi germany. let's get a quick check now of some other stories making news around the world former french president nicolas sarkozy has hit out at allegations that he illegally accepted funding from the late libyan dictator moammar gadhafi sarkozy says that there was no physical evidence of wrongdoing he was placed under formal investigation on wednesday for allegedly accepting millions from gadhafi for his two thousand and seven election campaign belgium has observed a minute of silence to mark the second anniversary of the bombings that left thirty four people dead belgian prime minister sean michel laid a wreath at a memorial in brussels airport where two suicide bombers struck is similar ceremony took place at a metro station where
6:08 pm
a third attacker set off explosives and syrian state television is reporting that more than two hundred people have been evacuated from the rebel held town of iraq in eastern guta a deal allowing them passage to government territory was announced after weeks of bombardment a rights group says that the governments of pensive on who to has killed at least fifteen hundred civilians. here in germany a court has sentenced an afghan man to life in prison for the sexual assault and murder of a woman in freiburg it's a case that has raised concerns about immigration not least because the man was convicted of attempted murder in greece before arriving here judges though have sent a powerful message that germany won't be lenient with new arrivals. it's the most severe penalty a german court can impose a life sentence and preventive detention afterwards for the perpetrator the courtroom the f. gun migron plant the crime try to cover it up and accepted the likelihood of the
6:09 pm
victim's death her parents lawyer said he was satisfied with the verdict. as to determining the severity of the crime it was important to hear this it must be said that this is a murder case in which the severity considerably goes beyond that of other cases to put us in those key twists since. october two thousand and sixteen it was here at the riverbank in the city zero five book that the perpetrator attacked his victim he pushed the medical student off her bike sexually assaulted her then threw her into the river the case hiking to debate over germany's refugee policy someone seeking protection had committed murder the right wing populist alternative for germany party used the case to criticize the government the perpetrators background also raised questions he had been convicted in greece of attempted murder but was released on probation he then disappeared and ended up in germany the authorities
6:10 pm
were clueless and internets and. regrettably the greek authorities did launch an international search if they hot suspect would have been identified during the routine of check. in for sheehan and to find. the perpetrators age was also heavily disputed the migrant claimed he was a minor but a medical examination revealed that he was likely to be at least twenty two years old that's why adult criminal law was applied to the verdict of the perpetrator that means he's likely to never again walk free in public. for we've made mistakes. that is what facebook boss mark zuckerberg has said in response to the data scandal involving his company and data mining firm cambridge analytical in a statement on his facebook profile edited interview shortly thereafter sucker burk
6:11 pm
apologized and promised users a new feature in turn or rather turn off third party apps which cambridge analytical allegedly used to harvest private information. it began with an innocent personality quiz and ended up with a fifty million facebook profiles being used to sway elections now the question is why didn't facebook do more to protect its users dunta. the scientist behind the quiz says he is a scapegoat. did you know what they were going to do with it did you know what their interest was no i mean that's the thing i was pretty heavily siloed of anything as far as funders or clients i found out about donald trump just like everybody else to give people more options than just facebook founder mark zuckerberg broke days of silence on the scandal admitting the company had made mistakes. i started facebook and at the end of
6:12 pm
the day i'm responsible for what happens on our platform we will learn from this experience to secure a platform further and make our communities safer for everyone going forward. he's promised to make it easier for users to manage their privacy settings. even so lawmakers are demanding answers from the man at the helm. wouldn't it be great for him to show up like most americans do want to have to testify as to the practices of his company he can make millions of dollars in the united states around the world but at least he ought to respect our laws there's concern outside the us to this for a long time demanding an explanation of how this could have happened whether german users in accounts were affected and what facebook intends to do to stop anything like this from happening again. so for him that.
6:13 pm
added to a plummeting share price and threats of legal actions from investors. has much to think about but perhaps the biggest concern is loss of trust. when weird things ever made things go down like i that's exactly right just in search of the internet kind of freaks me out for the people worried about what facebook is doing with my information before sunday's last permission to go through the process makes this feeling even stronger. the more that emerges the more questions mount about one company's role and down to protection and democracy. the world's fastest man is pushing ahead with his quest to become a professional footballer use a volt will train with forest at dartmouth on friday and warmed up for his bake audition with a friendly match against vehicle marriage donna of course. after germinating the
6:14 pm
athletics track for almost ten years you same bolt has turned his attention to football. at the age of thirty one he wants to try and go professional this way he got his big chance to impress manchester united coach joe same radio in a five a side primal event. the front seat. belt was looking to does alongside fifty seven year old diego maradona though his football skills were not always on show was. his big test however comes on friday he will join his latest side for rusia dortmund's for an open training session. it will be . difficult to do. that's what.
6:15 pm
it's applied trained to now but bolts athleticism and snow's small measure of confidence mean the most outrageous crossover in sports could really happen. and with that you are up to date now on deputy news i'm sarah kelly and girl and thanks for watching hope to see you again. they make a commitment they find solutions. they inspire. africa the. stories of both people making a difference shaping their nation.


info Stream Only

Uploaded by TV Archive on