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online on your mobile and free. you learning course. journal maybe see. a map because often welcome to the program the countdown is on for tuesday's historic summit between u.s. president donald trump and north korean leader kim jong un and perforations and hosting up for are in full swing president trump has been meeting with singapore's prime minister at least the end long in a working lunch with aides in the run up to tomorrow's summit it will be the first time the sitting american president has ever met with
a north korean leader. and heartbreak turns to hope this man thought his older brother had died during the korean war but a letter smuggled from north to south proves otherwise follows the search for his long lost family. and angle americal goes on damage control after trump slams the g seven over trade the german chancellor calls trump's withdrawal from the group's joint statement sobering and vows the e.u. will retaliate against american terrorists. and thanks for joining us the countdown is on for tuesday's historic summit between u.s. president doll trump and north korean leader kim jong un and preparations are in full swing in singapore. president trump has been meeting with thing of course
prime minister lee hsien long in a working lunch with aides in the run up to tomorrow's summit it will be the first time a sitting u.s. president has ever met with a north korean leader trump says he'll know within the first minute of meeting kim if a deal with north korea will be possible but speaking just a few minutes ago his secretary of state mike pompei all made it very clear just what kind of deal the americans are expecting in light of how many flimsy agreements the united states has made in previous years this president will assure ensure that no potential agreement will fail to adequately address the north korean threat the ultimate objective we seek from diplomacy with north korea has not changed the complete verifiable and irreversible denuclearization of the korean peninsula is the only outcome that the united states will accept following the trump camp summit for us in singapore as is own boss and hard to boss down
secretary of state my palm pale just reiterated the american stance complete and verifiable denuclearization we have no indication that the north koreans will even go along with this are we at a crossroads before the summit even begins tomorrow. well i mean denuclearization is of course one of the most contentious issues and the most important contentious issue in this summit and it has been in u.s. diplomacy with north korea for for many many years that's where. efforts previous efforts to come to terms with north korea always hit the wall now president trump says that maybe this time it will be different and might come pale just said that the ultimate goal of any effort by the united states of course will be that complete irreversible and verifiable denuclearization but he also said and i think that was interesting that echoing president trumps announcement from
a few days ago. where he said that this if this summit goes well this will be the first step in a long process. in many talks to come and president trump has of course also said that if these talks go well he might even invite kim jong. two to washington so i think they're very aware of the fact that this is not going to be something that tomorrow they're going to walk out of that meeting room and they're going to say ok so it's a done deal they're going to give up all their nukes overnight that's not going to happen so it's going to be a slow process and my campaign also said what the u.s. was willing to give in return and those were security guarantees for the kim regime and that's what north korea has been asking for because one thing they do not want of course is end up like moammar gadhafi in libya who gave up his nuclear weapons and then a few years later was removed and killed by forces backed by the west so that's where it stands at the moment but the it's true the the positions are still fairly
far apart and we'll have to wait and see tomorrow what comes out of that meeting if they're going to be able to bridge those positions or to bridge those gaps. at least to the degree where they can agree on meeting again and talking to. rather on these issues i mean bassy mentioned security assurances what about u.s. troops being removed from the korean peninsula is that potentially on the table that's probably something of the north koreans would want if they were to completely denuclearize. that was one of the questions that were asked in a press conference with micron peo just now and then he wouldn't obviously elaborate on that this is of course. it's also one of the issues that that's very sensitive because of course those group troops and there are tens of thousands of troops in south korea are guaranteeing the status quo at the moment they're going to the security of south korea
a very close ally of the united states in asia so by compare wouldn't say if if that was on the cards actually removing troops but he did say that that the united states were willing to to give extensive security guarantees he didn't want to elaborate on what those would be though and he didn't as i said he didn't want to say if they're moving troops from south korea would be part of that abby bastion hardship reporting from singapore d.w. of course will be on the ground throughout this historic event with all the latest thank you again boss jim. now the prospect of a peace deal for the korean peninsula is raising hopes that families divided by the korean war could be reunited in our next report we meet a south korean man who thought his older brother had died during the war that is until a letter smuggled to him from the north proved otherwise he always bought and heartache phones one man search for his long lost relatives. a few old photographs in
a couple of letters that's the only proved one sign has that he has relatives somewhere in north korea and it would put them in danger to show their faces on television. his older brother and sign tells me fought for south korea and the korean war almost seven decades ago chunks of bach was taken prisoner by the north the family was told he had been killed then sixty years after seeing his brother for the last time chang sign received a letter from north korea from his brother delivered through a contact in china that was ten years ago it made chung sign happy and sad at the same time. when i saw the photo i could tell they were my brother but you can see how depressed he looks rather than actually i remember him as such a cheerful person. his brother passed away
shortly after chang signed got the letter with but he left behind a family of his own. hopes that with thawing relations between north and south and the upcoming summit he might finally get the chance to meet his relatives. with a moment as i get older my desire to meet them is growing stronger i want to get to know that side of my family now with the summer no seems more likely we'll have a chance to meet which i'm still not sure if i should trust the politicians but i just can't help but hope it will finally have. it would be there's a. chance sign isn't the only one in south korea getting his hopes up. many here believe that the summit will produce a positive outcome maybe even paving the way for a peace treaty to finally end the korean war sixty five years after the last shot was fired and more and more south koreans are even changing their mind about north
korea's dictator kim jong themself. seems to. get what he said and what he was. probably smarter than i thought so i got the impression he's actually leading the country should sort of. invite you to do was. tell me. the inner korean summit changed many people's opinions about him. but that doesn't change the fact that it oppressive communist regime. is the biggest issue during the meeting as a korean i have the impression that the will to give up the weapon and say i hope the u.s. or summit to prove. good agreements to just. smallest
. all expect somebody. based on the inner screen somebody a few weeks ago i would like to hear something great such as a declaration to end the korean war. so many of us wish to see them. sometimes one sign and his wife come to the national cemetery in seoul to find his brother's name on the wall of missing soldiers. even though chance the book is no longer missing they don't want his name deleted solo was his home they say they hope that maybe one day his children in north korea can come here to. more than six hundred people have been left stranded on board a migrant rescue ship for a second day in the mediterranean after first italy and then malta closed their ports to the vessel is accusing italy of violating international norms by
instructing the boat to stay at sea the germany based humanitarian group which operates the ship says it's now searching for a safe harbor doctors without borders which also has staff on board tweeted a video of some of the women praying say migrants on the ship were unaware of the ongoing diplomatic standoff. the standoff marks the first display of italy's get tough immigration policy under the new government on sunday italy's new interior minister and lead party leader matteo salvini said in a tweet the country would no longer accept so-called klan this giant immigration he wrote from now on italy will also begin to say no to human trafficking no to the business of illegal immigration for his part salvina criticised for failing to fulfill its international obligations. now to some of the other stories making news around the world around three thousand people have rallied in the romanian capital
bucharest to protest moves by the government to dismiss the country's chief anticorruption prosecutor the rally came a day after supporters of the center left government marched against alleged abuses by the anti corruption agency. three gulf states have pledged two and a half billion u.s. dollars in aid to jordan in a bid to help the kingdom overcome a fiscal crisis and hope the government will now introduce a new austerity plan after its recent savings measures prompted widespread public protest. a fire has ripped through a warehouse in iraq where ballot papers were being stored ahead of a recount authorities were preparing to retaliate some ten million both following allegations of electoral fraud prime minister hyderabadi claim the blaze was part of a deliberate plot to harm the rocks democracy. now to the fallout from this weekend's g.
seven summit in canada that meeting of the world's leading industrial nations unraveling after u.s. president trump withdrew his support for the group's joint communiqué german chancellor angela merkel has now given her take on events in a rare one on one t.v. interview she describes trump's move as quote sobering and a bit depressing and commenting on trump's threat of trade tariffs she says germany won't be taken for a ride it was the image from the g seven summits in canada that tent everyone talking boards had the german chancellor been saying to the u.s. president what was she thinking and what was he thinking that photo was taken before donald trump withdrew his support for the g seven joint statement on international trade and it seems that decision has changed everything. in an unusual move chancellor merkel used to german political talk show to vent her frustration at the way things turned out. i worked
hard for a compromise we struggled with it for a long time and then afterwards there was drawn so to speak by a tweet is of course sobering and a bit depressing. and all. this despite trump's threats of reprisals the chancellor didn't hold back on why germany and the e.u. should apply retaliatory tariffs. of truth we have prepared our countermeasures against the tariffs that the us president placed on aluminum and steel which we consider unlawful under the terms of the w.t. oh. we're not going to let ourselves be taken for a ride we're also going to act. and while defending the g seven the german leader also took the opportunity to call for
a more united europe we have to ask ourselves where we can act on line that of course means new responsibilities for europe and it is specially means that we in europe need to be loyal to ourselves angular merkel has never had the easiest of relations with donald trump. his decision to disrupt the g seven only have made things worse. to discuss this further we have political correspondent thomas farrow joining us from our parliamentary studio here and berlin thomas the chancellor giving a one on one t.v. interview that's not a common event why did she get in front of the cameras after this g seven meeting your right to be it is not a common event in fact is a very rare event that i'm going to hold besides to participate in one of these talk shows she only tends to do these kinds of talk shows when she feels the need to explain the german public some big political developments she did that for example at the height of the refugee crisis she did that for example when she
explained why she wanted to run again. she's doing it again obviously. spots of this big political development which is the g. seven summit on the fact that the u.s. seems to be going in a very different direction compared to the u.s. its traditional allies and that was why i'm going to michael decided to go to this . talk show to give her impressions not only on the g. seven summit but also on developments here in germany like all the recent scandals on migration that we've also been covering here and you know but the news now as after merkel gave this interview u.s. president trump went on a bit of a twitter tear he had this to say germany pays one percent g.d.p. towards nato while we pay four percent of a much larger g.d.p. there's anybody believe that makes sense we protect europe great financial loss and then get unfairly clobbered on trade changes coming thomas
a new tweet but the same message from trump about european allies doing more does he have a point here. well it's not a new message as you yourself say in fact the u.s. ambassador to germany richard grenell saying one of his very first interviews at that would be his number one issue here in germany to convince the german government to speed up support for for nato that's a priority also for donald trump and in fact i'm going to michael yesterday during that interview said that in a way trump was right when he talks about these differences in nato spending germany has already committed itself to increasing its own expenditure regarding nato but again there's a difference in the way they want to do it the u.s. would like germany to do it in a much faster way than germany's actually prepared to do w. political correspondent thomas ferro thank you very much gary hart here now on a look at the economic fallout of the g. seven yeah that's right as we just saw tensions over trade really were at the heart of the meeting of g.'s have leaders at the weekend with donald trump accusing his
counterparts of exploiting the united states rising in the new york times trams advisor on trade now said that even german car factories in the u.s. with just assembly plants designed to avoid tariffs while the value was to create is in germany here's what he said on fox news sunday on the issue. germany has tariffs on autos four times higher than our tariffs on equivalent german imports here and they sell us three times as many cars as we sell them so on the issue alone we have allies strategically but when it comes to these trade disputes these allies basically are robbing us blind the president is not going to put up with that. so the white house is saying the car industry is one area the u.s. is clearly being taken advantage of bus does the trump administration have a point it's true us duty on car imports from the us two point five percent while
the e.u. levies ten percent on imports from the us so quite a difference that but there's always a but isn't that those figures only tell half the story when it comes to s.u.v.s and pickup trucks that's the us car industries main source of income e.u. cars coming into the u.s. are subject to twenty five percent tariffs and the u.s. car industry profits here from a much lower temps and that the that europe live is on ford's had a lax that's that twenty five percent tariff dates back to the nine hundred sixty three by the way it was known as the chicken tax because it came in response to tariffs that france and west germany imposed on imports of u.s. chicken just to show you that straight tensions can have a long history and can be quite weird when you look at them closely a little earlier i spoke to your kremlin chief economist comments punk in frankfurt
and asked him whether the e.u. should not responded kind to us tariffs. i'm not so sure whether the subs or retaliation policy is the right approach because we had a full us administration a minute ago they feel they are treated unfairly and this is simply their perception and when it comes to when it comes to defense expenditure they have a point the western allies in europe they have been promising for years to raise their defense spending to two percent of g.d.p. and germany last year only spend one point two percent and now germany started to move but not to raise this two to two percent but only to one point five percent and i think that a better strategy would be a strategy of corporation a raising defense expenditure quickly to two percent of g.d.p. which would be in our best interest because we should be interest of being able to defend ourselves and secondly not to raise by talk about to cut tariffs for example
cut terrors of the european union why do why does the europe in your not cut them from the count ten percent to the mid two and a half percent which is yes the is the money and i think such a strategy of cooperation could in the end bring more because then president trump of the united states can't go to the voters and say well. this was a good deal for the united states. commands function economist your grandmother talking to t.w. on. now there's some news just in out d.c. or rupert starr has been implicated in the diesel gage scandal unit prosecutors say they are investigating him as well as another board member of the folks walking subsidiary of the prosecutor's office have been accused of fraud in connection with the ongoing emissions cheating scandal since may thirtieth now police have also searched his apartment as part of that investigation. well let's check
in on the markets with. the french to soak exchange. market reaction has been pretty modeled is from teaching markets to take it on the chin. well mostly i think he's taught them to be unsurprised when he reiterate signals that he's already made now markets have been following this trade saga since the beginning of the year when he first impose tariffs on solar panels and washing machines then that was followed by the steel and aluminum tariffs and he's indicated that he was going to go after european car makers so that's where we still are that's also worth noting that markets are looking towards a market moving week anyway following the g. seven summit they're looking towards north korea summit today and tomorrow on wednesday they're expecting a rate decision from the u.s. fed and on thursday a monetary policy update from the e.c.b. now those could do more to affect market sentiment but it's an exciting week ahead for the markets but these markets go up and down day need but trumps agenda could
fundamentally change global trade as we know it especially if we look at a cause that would actually with the world's most traded products what are you impugn comicon saying. well mostly uncertainty about what trump really wants is dominating the discussion now if the aim is to force foreign carmakers to produce more domestically in the u.s. and thus secure more jobs in exchange for allowing the other car makers more access into an important market well that's what's already happening you have the likes of b.m.w. and v.w. and together they employ thirty thousand people more than thirty thousand people in the u.s. with another eighty thousand jobs linked to the manufacturing operations in the u.s. so it's not clear what whether this strategy will work out for donald trump in the end you know in frankfurt for us thank you briggs it might be looming about so fun vestas appear on the wanted by trust in britain and seen through a mains high according to a survey by a consultancy firm and young the u.k.
is still the number one destination for foreign direct investment in europe last year so a six percent hike in investment projects that are creating around fifty thousand new jobs the main reason increased involvement by u.s. companies also on the heels of the u.k. meanwhile is germany which has also seen investment projects climb by six percent. and that's all you a business that. box to be over that was tennis was pretty good hard but we've got someone better he's called the king of clay for a reason tennis star rafael nadal is no doubt still celebrating after winning a record eleven french open on sunday defeating dominic team in dominating fashion doll coasted to victory in straight sets over the austrian who had defeated him at the madrid open just last month the win as nidal seventeenth grand slam title after the match the spaniard said winning this latest one was beyond his wildest dreams.
if you tell me seven eight years ago that they will be here with with thirty two years all having this little fear with me again i will tell you that there's something almost impossible but here we are now returning to our top story tomorrow's historic sit down between us president donald trump and north korean leader kim jong un the two leaders have been circling each other from afar and it makes you wonder what their chemistry will be like when they get in a room together while if they're to look alikes or anything to go by there is absolutely nothing to worry about. bromance in singapore in the run up to the historic meeting between trump and kim these two men are getting along great. and i think. a lot of good things will come from this talk and it's going to be better for everybody better for his nation have good fives about this meeting and it's going to come out good for the rest of the world and
this trump is already practicing getting to the meat of the issue. after the g. seven disaster in canada the mood here is good too good to be true these imitators are the spitting image is of the leaders meeting in singapore and they have some creative solutions to the problems facing the u.s. and north korea so i'm going to take some of this crap back to go through with me. i think we can we can solve the current problem in north korea with the great yeah many in the crowd are fooled failing to notice team's australian accent and we got to believe that and i say still here especially the us president for not putting you through a bit here so i'm quite impressed that you know with no security there you go. however the summit in singapore turns out the meeting of these two minds he's already a success. and servers will certainly be hoping that's
a good omen before the real meeting between the two leaders us president donald trump has already met with singapore's prime minister leaves the end alone in the run up to his unprecedented summit with north korean leader kim jong un trump is calling tuesday's meeting with him a one time shot at peace. and german chancellor angela merkel has called donald trump's withdrawal from the g seven joint statement sobering and vowed the european union will retaliate against american tariffs their comments come after trump attacks fell quote full. allies following the g. seven summit in canada. and watching the news from berlin more coming up at the top of the hour and don't forget you can get all the latest news and information around the clock on our website dot com and i'll be quite often thanks for tuning in.
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