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led. troops detectives starts june thirtieth on g.w. . blame blame blame blame blame blame blame blame blame blame blame blame blame blame. this is g.w. news of live from berlin power play in singapore the world waits for the landmark meeting between u.s. president donald trump and north korea's kim jong un already and now saying that he will leave the summit early because pullin area negotiations on denuclearization have bluetooth faster than expected meanwhile he has lunch with singapore's prime minister and kim jong un take
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a stroll to see the sights and. also coming up to spain comes to the rescue of migrants on a boat in limbo in the mediterranean italy's new right wing interior minister delivering on a campaign promise has blocked the boat from entering italian ports. i'm sorry kelly welcome to the program thanks for joining us. the historic summit between u.s. president donald trump and north korea's leader kim jong un is about to get started in the latest twist in the drama filled lead up to tuesday's talks trump has said that he will be leaving singapore early because negotiations on getting rid of north korea's nuclear weapons have moved quote more quickly than expected the abrupt change in trump's schedule came shortly after secretary of state my comp ale had seemed to lower expectations for the meeting in the meantime the two leaders
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have been taking in the sights of singapore. time for a selfie kim jong un hadn't been seen leaving his hotel since shortly after his arrival on sunday but he decided to go for a night time to or if singapore just hours before his historic summit with donald trump. singapore has designated certain parts of the city as special event areas barricades and high security checkpoints keep the public out at locations like the hotels where the two leaders are staying and of course at sentosa island the site of cup hotel where the historic meeting is scheduled to take place north korean and american security personnel conferred outside the compound as officials from both sides met inside on monday. president trump also ventured out on monday afternoon going to singapore's presidential palace for
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a lunch with prime minister lisi and loan. as first serious statements about u.s. expectations for the summit those were left to trump's top diplomat who is with him in singapore in light of how many flimsy agreements the united states has made in previous years this present will 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. when singapore wakes up on tuesday morning the whole world will be watching to see what comes out of the first face to face meeting between two of its most unpredictable leaders. and singapore has indeed woken up and that is where our correspondent deb views vary on best and heartache is standing by with the latest
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developments and betty i just first want to talk a little bit about what we heard in that report there about kim's tour of singapore what can you tell us about that. yes or let me walk you through that tour that kim did last night of the marina bay area here in downtown singapore so he started out at that structure that you can see behind me if that's the gardens by the bay that's a tropical garden in the biggest greenhouse in the world with the highest indoor waterfall in the world so he had a look at that and then he walked over here to the marina bay sands hotel and he went all the way up there to that rooftop structure that looks like a giant surfboard just on top of that hotel and from there you have a beautiful view over all of singapore and on a clear day you can even look as far as the outlying islands of indonesia and when he was up there kim marveled at how beautiful and how clean everything is here and that sort of ties in with what he said to south korean president in when they met
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in april at the demilitarized zone where he said that all the north korean athlete athletes that had gone to the winter olympics in south korea they had been so impressed with the bullet trains there. paired to where he's from north korea which is obviously an isolated country so that's very different apparently he's very impressed by that and it goes to show that he he really wants to modernize his country because he likes these advances and you have to keep in mind that even though he's studied in switzerland he's only in his early thirty's and since two thousand and eleven since he took power he only left the country a few times and that was only to go to china and to go to the demilitarized zone so he's when he's on these trips he seems to be really enjoying himself and enjoying to see what's out there in the world so. well and in order to have that modernization he really has to get down to business to the business of diplomacy trump has already been tweeting for his part and it seems as if things are going
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well already or are they what are the expectations there. well that's what trump that's what trump says of course but then that that's donald trump but yesterday there was a press conference by my compatriot secretary of state u.s. secretary of state and he was outlining the u.s. position and he said that nothing had changed when it came to the final goal which was complete irreversible and verifiable denuclearization of north korea now he also said and that was interesting that the u.s. would be willing to grant north korea security guarantees for the regime that had not been placed before now he didn't go into details he didn't say what exactly he meant by those security guarantees if that would also potentially involve the u.s. withdrawing some of their troops from south korea which is obviously something that
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north korea wants but we don't know that that's going to be one of the one of the contentious issues in that negotiation and also. from peo made it very clear that the sanctions economic sanctions against north korea won't be lifted until that denuclearization takes place so that's going to be a sticking point because we talked about the modernization of north korea now that's obviously only going to be possible if these sanctions are lifted or at least eased so more trade can be done with north korea which at the moment is is is prohibited so and if they if those sanctions are lifted then there's going to be no modernization of north korea than the directive that kim gave out of modernizing the economy isn't going to happen if it's going to happen or not a lot of that is going to depend on the outcome of today's summit sarah. with the latest from singapore as we can see it is daybreak there at the summit getting underway in just a matter of hours a historic day and past and we thank you so much for setting it up for us.
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now let's get a quick check of some other stories that have been making news around the world at least thirty four people have been killed in several attacks across afghanistan health officials say that at least thirteen were killed by a suicide bomber outside of a ministry building in the capital kabul the most recent surge in violence comes a day before the start of a government declared a unilateral cease fire with the taliban. pope francis has accepted the resignations of three chilean bishops following a child sex abuse scandal they resigned last month after being accused of covering up abuse by a pedophile priest during the one nine hundred eighty s. and ninety's francis has apologized to the victims and admitted grave mistakes were made germany's foreign minister has been hosting his counterparts from ukraine russia and france and berlin before foreign ministers are trying to find a lasting solution to the conflict in eastern ukraine top of the agenda is
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a plan to create a un peacekeeping force for the region. on now we stick in europe where spain has offered to take in more than six hundred migrants many of them unaccompanied children stranded on a rescue ship in the mediterranean after italy and malta refused to let it dock but the ship is three days sail away from spain and supplies are running low malta has sent food and water but the charity operating the ship said that that would only last for one day. off to surviving the deadly mediterranean waters six hundred thirty people on board this rescue ship caught up in a diplomatic row among them unaccompanied minors i'm pregnant women the aquarius drifted between. off to both countries close the ports to the vessel and refused to take in the migrants on board on monday there was some hope for the refugees spain said it would accept the ship. italy's new anti immigrant government claimed the offer as
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a victory. interior minister and leader of the far right league party. has long demanded that the e.u. help italy more on immigration. it's the first important sign that italy can't continue to bear this huge burden on its own. i mean it's clear the european union can't go on this way. and so we hope today is a new beginning. but the charity running the rescue ship has warned of the challenges in reaching the spanish port a full length it would take at least two days putting vulnerable people at risk that's why the u.n. is continuing to put pressure on italy and malta which are much closer to let the ship dock its creation is getting more dramatic by the minute and that's why we are asking this me authorize these invocation and to leave if.
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other political issues on how to. fix it flows of. refugees for a late stage cost addressed in an unwelcoming political climate the fate of the migrants aboard the aquarius is still unclear. north and south koreans have gone their separate ways since the armistice ended the korean hostilities back in one nine hundred fifty three now a japanese photographer has taken a series of portraits of people on both sides of the demarcation line similar motifs depict similar lives but surroundings the surroundings are different there as the prosperous south and the impoverished north they could hardly see more different the idea is simple but the results are stunning.
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my people don't know what they're going to do you know every country has its own rules that people live by that's just the way it is i don't want to judge what's right or what's wrong not to do when you're innocent. or who is happy or unhappy. north korea on the left juxtaposed with south korea on the right so similar yet so different. with their own single ethnicity of people who speak the same language and share similar names but who've been divided for seventy years and lead completely different lives in two different societies but i know what have i got one it's got this and. he she does photo
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a series is called border korea it explores the two separate realities on either side of the border formed by the thirty eighth parallel. the pictures taken on a dozen trips to the south and seven to the north are simple and intimate. they wanted also you know looking you are of course people are influenced by big political events you know you don't make you get at them or this but these pictures show that people live life at their own pace that's what kind of at it are the photos portrayed ordinary people at various stages of life threatening psyche school children married couples all senior citizens i try to capture moments in a cycle or in a lifetime of having to do this kind of. the project started in two thousand and nine as talks on north korea's nuclear program were collapsing. last year south korea elected a liberal president who has brought new momentum to relations between north and
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south korea. many see this as a turning point. through the passing going to be confused by all the momentous changes underway and so little model to massenet and was able to do this project because the two countries are so different. if they grow closer my idea wouldn't work as well. to be honest i'm glad i managed to do it when i did my. money to you know the whole of the. of the unification between north and south korea is still hard to imagine he she does audience already has a hard time telling comes from lawyer. and a proper minder now the top stories we're following for you here at e.w. singapore is waking up to a historic day the summit between north korea's kim jong un and us president donald
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trump is about to get under way trump says that he will leave early because. glimmer narry negotiations on denuclearization have moved faster than expected. stories of people who were rolled over information may provide. the means we want to express g.w. on facebook and twitter and up to date in touch follow us. home.

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