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you wus live from berlin donald trump and kim jong un have signed what trump called a comprehensive document at their historic summit in singapore though the contents of the document are not yet known it's the culmination of a historic day in singapore. and welcome to the program u.s. president donald trump and north korean leader kim jong un have just signed what
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donald trump calls a comprehensive joint document at a historic meeting between the two men details of that joint document are not yet clear but president trump claims that a deal nuclearized the asian process in north korea is due to begin shortly he also said he developed quote a very special bond with north korean leader kim jong un for his part kim jong un claimed the world will see a quote major change after today's summit and that he and trump agreed to leave the district and would you love come to washington we expect to learn more about the contents of their joint document shortly with president trump to address the press within chu hours u.s. president all trump hailed the signing of the declaration saying it would transform relations between the united states and north korea. we're very proud of what took place today. i think our whole relationship with north korea and the korean for the
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chiller is it's going to be a very much different situation than it has in the past we both want to do something we both are going to do something and we have developed a very special bond so. people are going to be very impressed people are going to be very happy and we're going to take care of a very big and very dangerous problem for the world and i want to thank chairman kim. spent a lot of time together today a very intensive time and i would actually say that it worked out for both of us far better than anybody could have expected i think far better i watched the various news reports i would say far better than anybody even predicted and this is going to lead to more and more and more and it's an honor to be with you very great honor thank you thank you to all of your representatives very much. w. correspondent boss and heartache is following the story for us and thing up or and
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in studio we have young talent transatlantic fellow in the asia program at the german marshall fund of the united states boston we're going to start with you trump and kim have signed a document do we know what they've agreed to. we don't know yet abbie we're set to find out soon because donald trump announced that he's going to have a press conference just i mean shortly and and he said they're going to be talking in depth about what's in that declaration the moment that's all the speculations but it's going to have to it's going to have to in some way address this problem why they were meeting and that of course is the nuclearization now of course this declaration and as don't trump also said that that's only the first step in a long process so maybe it's not going to be very concrete what's going to be in that in that in that declaration but for sure they're going to agree to it you know and don't. they're going to say that they're going to sit down together again and
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he said it's going to happen very soon now but he was asked if he was if he wouldn't invite kim jong un to washington and he said you know he that would that would be on the cards so you know and he said this is going to lead to more and more and more and have to find out what that more and more and more is and maybe we'll get a glimpse of that later at that press conference and hopefully don't trump is going to you know. talk about the details of that the question that they just signed last and he didn't talk about the details after they the two leaders signed it there were reporters shouting various questions about the contents of that document but he didn't say it should be read anything into the fact that trump was so light tight lipped rather at the signing. i mean i don't think this would be this would be you know he's there with him drunk on can't condone obviously not the kind of guy to to to to feel these talk to the press i mean you could look about this than if you look at the north korean press that's one of the
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most heavily censored. medias in the whole in the whole world right so i mean the fact i think that the north koreans learned about this summit before it took place that is quite significant usually only learn about these kinds of things or you know or trips that can draw in takes even within his own country after he's safely returned to to to pyongyang so you know in the presence of that kind of leader to you know start answering questions and then obviously putting putting can drop in an odd situation because you know then you know don't trouble be talking to the press and can draw on obviously what it so you know he's going to say about for his press conference that he's going to that he's you know he's going to hold shortly after. that press conference with going to be held in just chew under two hours young we were watching these images of the choose leaders signing that document they thanked each other for the meeting event each other for the summit and potentially for what's to come next how does this help north korea on the
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international stage they've got a meeting with the u.s. president yesterday u.s. one that's the best the. so this is legitimizing this north korean regime this is something that we could call collateral damage it is still better that they are talking to each other that they have a diplomatic initiative going on better than throwing facts at each other or potentially engaging in a nuclear war but it is a collateral damage to human rights and that is something that should always be remembered that this dictator has a horrible human rights record and he has he is in a country where change is happening very incrementally things are changing on the ground there are young people that are watching south korean softball press because u.s.b. sticks are smuggled into the country and they know what they're missing out on so there is. yes there is a market developing forty percent of the g.d.p. if it did percent of the g.d.p. and in north korea is now allegedly produced by market economy can i make mechanisms so there is change in north korea happening and this leader now needs a different degree of legitimacy from the outside because he cannot produce the
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kind of prosperity legitimacy that for example the chinese leadership can in terms of legitimacy there has been a lot of criticism towards the u.s. president that he's given him a summit without really obtaining any true concessions specifically with regard to nuclear nuclearize ation are those critics now looking at these images and saying you know what dialogue for now is enough it's a gamble and in many ways the conventional approach hasn't worked with north korea we've tried that decades with saying we should save the united states because europe has and certainly hasn't engaged much into that the united states has tried that for decades so maybe this unconventional approach helped and this is something where we should just simply agree that it happened and that it has it has its merits at this point in time to engage in a conversation because we were actually at the brink of a nuclear war we had the u.s. president definitely thinking about military options on the korean peninsula this
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is something that would cause millions and millions of deaths so this conversation how much theater and circus it may be it's a lot better than a war a dialogue potentially leading to a peace process or at least a deescalation of tensions that we've seen in the last six months boston i'm going to come to you young i was just talking about the legitimacy that the north korean regime has received simply by being at this summit with a sitting u.s. president but we know that pyongyang has one of the world's worst human rights records how much has this summit changed kim young public image we saw that he received a very warm reception when he was out and about in public in singapore yesterday. so his image over the last six months so it's not only here at this summit has changed immensely if you think back. to last year you know the world looked at him as a as a pariah is
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a persona non grata in virtually everywhere in the world and now he's coming here to singapore you know people when his motorcade passes by the way that it you know people want to take pictures of him just last night he took a little stroll here in singapore and he went to he went to the rooftop of famous hotel here and you know people wanted to get snapshots of him so that shows you how much his image has really changed people apparently don't see him as the monster anymore that he is at home if you if you look at and you mentioned north korea's human rights record there are some one hundred twenty thousand people presumably in a hard labor camps in north korea this is a man who has supposedly shot his uncle with empty air craft fire guns who has poisoned his his half brother with a nerve agent so you know that goes to show what this man is capable of and yet
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he's sort of managed to really you know turn that public perception around one hundred eighty degrees and that started at the beginning of the year with his new year's address and then it continued over the the winter olympics in south korea where he sent a sister which was very well received or was very well received there and then of course. it appears we've lost our connection with boston but old pick up from what boston was just talking about in terms of the public perception of kim jong un and how much it has changed in just six months as you mentioned the new year's eve address that he gave where he reached out to south korea and even hinted at potentially reaching out to the united states public perception is one thing how are politicians perhaps in europe as you mentioned has not really engaged very much with the north koreans for various reasons of boston has just outlined how is europe looking at this summit well i think we have to be very careful as a first comment to not make him a rock star just because he is
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a weird person has a weird haircut and he's going through a single for like this i mean these pictures that's what i meant with theatre and circus with a very careful to talk about the substance of this and not just about the show because there's only helps him. so we have to stop being hypocritical about it so by saying the europeans haven't engaged that much we have to be very careful the europeans are present. we have diplomatic relations the germans have diplomatic relations we have embassies there the swedes are carrying out all consular measures for the united states at this point so there are the swedes are the current course of the armistice agreement as well there are a lot of opportunities and the news for the europeans to be part of this but they have not been taken seriously as a negotiation partner because it doesn't affect their security as much as it does of course the region and the united states. but with the with the j.c.b. away with the iran deal the europeans have shown that they can engage in a serious process and in the end a lot of people have commented that what we will wind up with with and with korea
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and with north korea case is something that looks a lot like the days of hey it looks a lot like the iran deal in the end something that has just blown up but maybe he likes this deal better than in the end because he has that exactly that's something that we have seen him comment on in the past we'd like to thank you correspondent boston heartache in singapore and youngor tell who you're seeing now has been sitting with me and she's from the transatlantic fellow in the asia program of the german marshall fund of the united states thank you very much to you both and now i'll go over to gary hart with business news for that's right every thank you very much and we stay on that historic summit that is just and dave's asian stocks edging high in the morning as investors keyboard seeing the historic summit the business world is keeping a keen eye on the meeting last thaw in ties led to a south korean special economic zone in the north and seoul is keen to restart it
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this factory outside south korea's capital seoul shouldn't even exist. up to two years ago the spacing rings for shock absorbers that the workers produce here were made in north korea in a special collaborative economic zone of k. song just behind the border as che tech was the first company to set up shop there back in two thousand and four industrial park is unusual as to take c.e.o. you chunk going tells me it's run jointly by the two koreas the biggest advantage of the collaboration has been having access to north korean workers. they were passionate. intelligent. those qualities that made them stand out above other labels in other regions those were the reasons why all the companies in case we're so happy to work with them. and they were cheap north koreans only
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earned one tenth of what their counterparts in south korea made on par with other cheap labor countries in the region but can song is only sixty kilometers from seoul and everyone there speaks korean for local businesses a major plus but then in two thousand and sixteen it was all over the border was closed after north korea conducted nuclear and ballistic missile tests since then the only way of accessing the country from the south has been through binoculars. that bridge back there is part of the railway line that leads to the k. song industrial complex at the moment of course back in action is closed but that could easily change and it could in fact become part of a much wider plan of economic cooperation between north and south korea that the government in seoul has put on the table. that plan and business is three major economic orders and industrial logistics and transport belt along the west coast connecting the korean peninsula with the north east of china and energy and natural resources belt into russians far east and an eco and tourism area and the
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demilitarized zone along the border between the two koreas. toibin k expert on the economies of north and south korea thinks economic integration on the korean peninsula is a win win. south korea today is like an island. for if weak cooperate with north korea we can directly connect to the trance iberian road. or the transfer china road to reach the netherlands amsterdam germany. frankfurt or state take to a thaw in relations with the north would be good news if the case song industrial zone were to reopen they could easily double their production they say and that would help boost north korea's economy to. a. digital trade fair in hanover germany was once the biggest of its kind in the world
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attracting more than eight hundred thousand visitors but in recent years visitor numbers have fallen off to less than half that number thought cbot has been revamped and the day moved from chile march to june cib it wants to become less of a trade for and for the business festival. the digital trade fair c.v. is trying to reinvent itself and this is the most visible sign of that the event in hand of it wants to be hipper with more of a fun fair vibe than a trade fair and more interesting to startups twenty thirteen was the last time that the air taxi enterprise volatile up to made an appearance here but now the firm is back and they hope that c bit will make the name better known for its a big country cib it is a highly relevant fare it's no longer just a computer trade fair like it used to be it's all about digital transformation the whole realm of digital technologies that we've combined in our flying machine. this
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electric car produced by a startup in african costs just sixteen thousand euros by the end of this year the first customers will be taking delivery. the firm's electric micro bus should ease congestion in european city centers from mit twenty nineteen the fourteen seat is will be running on schedule as well as on demand. he's a movie with. this mobility solution that we need to know as a cloud based service aleutian is a major theme of c bit because it's not just about him ability to. save it is also about out official intelligence and humanoid robots that will assist people in their work. getting up when they're down that's something these robots are worked out how to do it maybe see if it will also manage to get back on its feet. but our correspondent martha holbrook is at the scene with n. hand over and joins us now to see if it wants to change become of the festival what
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the pictures we've seen as of robots and electric cars going around pretty much what it used to be how is it trying to change. well it's really trying to change to become this big tech festival and less of a you know a bit old fashioned be to be trade show the biggest sign of that probably that big ferris wheel right behind me in this outdoor area that is completely new a lot of outdoor activity is going to happen here they're going to be music acts life at night like at a music festival so organized to see how trying to mix business and pleasure they say it's possible and i guess we'll see two nights on the first day of the trade show this is really possible well the next question really really trying to rebrand themselves with a bit hipper and cooler i mean in fact if i look at the picture behind you it it
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looks like sort of trendy street food festival that you think see that will be successful and rebranding itself. from what i've seen so far. i don't think the change is too radical we had a press tour yesterday and i must say i was here the previous year as well and it was pretty much the same very similar type of companies you know we went to the stand of. the volkswagen stand big german enterprises. i must say i'm not i'm not too convinced yet of the festival vibe but that said it's only the first real day of the trade show today so visitors will start coming in today and i guess we'll see throughout the day whether the festival vibe really catches on yes we'll see that we come back to you to report on that throughout the day or smart of a common thank you very much. the c.e.o.
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of dima benz dieter zetsche a has ordered the recall of more than two hundred thousand vehicles in germany following some stuff was from the transport minister here in germany donna has now promised maximum speed on transparency over its dirty diesels they were fitted with software that turns off emissions controls under certain conditions to get around strict environmental standards over seven hundred thousand cars could be affected last year a little dime now has agreed to cooperate with german authorities it is denying any wrongdoing. meanwhile the c.e.o. of audi rupert startling has been implicated in the diesel gate scandal as well munich prosecutors say the then vesta gating him as well as another board member of the folks fund subsidiary the prosecutor's office says stoplight has been accused of fraud in connection with the ongoing emissions cheating scandal since the study of many now police have also searched his apartment as part of that and he was
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a geisha. and that's all your business is back to. thank you gary hart the fate of more than six hundred migrants stranded on a rescue ship in the mediterranean remains unclear the french island of corsica has become the latest to offer to take in the ship after italy refused to let the vessel use a sports fan also says ship would be welcome but spanish force would take three days to reach and supplies wanting. to go to paris and rome nic rome and the uk the search and rescue coordinator of the rescue ship aquarius which is operated by the charity as so as mediterranea nic you remain in contact with their crew you're not there right now but what are they telling you about the conditions on the boat. this morning. the conditions on the boat is everyone is calm. but the supplies continue to be
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a problem resupplies. yesterday by by multiple there is an ongoing a response this morning by the italians the plan for today hopefully would be to try of a sudden number of people from the aquarius to two italian vessels what are they telling coast guard one from the italian navy to eventually transfer them to spain ok so as you just mentioned and the reports are verifying that the migrants we transferred from the aquarius to italian ships then taken to spain where exactly are they headed. so the plan of the time being still valencia. but again that would have to be confirmed and it is it is quite a long journey it's over a thousand four hundred kilometers. seven hundred sixty political miles. to space so it does add another three days to for for these people who have already been on the only aquarius from step of a even
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a sunday morning. with the duty to be different about that soon as possible. ok we have mentioned that italy was first to refuse the ship with over six hundred people on board what are the consequences for rescue operations when a country does something like this i mean it's it's very worrying for us there's already a lack of assets in the area to conduct such a rescue as it is. so stopping a vessel for a sudden period talking to. actualize risk. and it's also about situation for the people who are already being rescued the rescues were quite critical there were people in the water there were people who had to be reanimated. through because they'd taken towards the cells. the situation out there is critical there is still a need for the search and rescue vessels and the aquarius to be present. their option is the people's lives at risk and more people dying as we've seen over the
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last couple years if you can you tell us a little bit more about what the crew is telling you in terms of the conditions that these people are in are there we know that there are several pregnant women and children on board. correct there was a runner children involved on board the aquarius. and multiple pregnant women and i don't see the need to be dissin but the situation aquarius is such a rescue vessel it is a place of safety for people but it's not ideal it's called is not comfortable by any means people sleep on the back they are outdoors there's much shelter as we could possibly provide them but they do need to be taken somewhere safe and sure where they can. be treated for. multiple wounds. because through the violence that they suffered in in libya and during the journey. to us at this point. the search and rescue coordinator of the rescue ship aquarius thank
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you very much. to sports now in the football world cup starts on thursday in russia but amid all that excitement there is concern that it could end up being remembered for the wrong reasons russia has long had a problem with fan violence ugly scenes involving russian supporters spoil the european championship in france two years ago despite this authorities say they're confident of preventing any major incidents this time around. hiding for the sake of fighting this is the hooligan seen in russia when they were in the world cup. that night and these fights a pure adrenaline in that it's a rush everyone wants to prove that the strongest if they don't know this if you know and that's exactly what happened in must say at the twenty sixteen european championship violence broke out between russian hooligans and england fans it wasn't always like this the soviet union did not have a major problem with hand violence but its collapse almost thirty years ago left
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the perfect breeding ground for a hooligan scene in russia. russian real fun culture style was nineteen ninety's when there was a huge vacuum of the government when they could do whatever they wanted at the stadium and government just turned a blind either. nowadays it's about competition and ana it's almost it's own school what russian hooligans don't drink alcohol they train but russia is not the only country with a hooligan problem just weeks ago at the champions league semifinal clashes erupted between diehard liverpool and roma fans. russia says it is taking strong measures to avoid violent scenes at the world cup both inside and outside the stadiums these days we see on the president a crackdown on trust on facts like at six o'clock they knock your door and say hello we came just for you know four of the four a talk to tell you what should be
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done and what should not be done but they don't leave you a choice to either you disappear from the whole city for the tournament or you will have some very huge troubles. even the russian president has assured football fans that they'll be in good hands eager to do our best to secure that comfort and safety of our guests and. so will the russian world cup. assessed of all a football and a fight fest only time will tell. and back to our stop story it started with insults then an agreement to meet followed by a cancellation and then a restart let's have a look back at the unexpected series of events that led to this historic meeting between donald trump and kim jong. two unpredictable leaders two nations with a hostile past the world watched as north korea's kim jong un and u.s. president donald trump shook hands in singapore. a first for them and for any u.s.
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president and north korean leader it almost didn't happen trump called it off before saying it was back on now the adversaries who have threatened nuclear exchange are exchanging pleasantries. going. it will really get better. in the words of little. practices and prejudices worked against us but we overcame all of them and we are here today to see. the face to face between the two men moved on to a team meeting at a working lunch the u.s. wants north korea's denuclearization north korea wants u.s. security guarantees commitments that have been promised and reneged on before trump is confident that this time will be different but his past efforts have shown it's
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a long way between a handshake and peace. now the prospect of a peace deal for the korean peninsula is raising hopes that families who've been divided by the korean war could be reunited in our ranks next report sent by our correspondent boss dan heartache who we spoke to earlier covering the historic summit from singapore for g.w. we need a south korean man who thought his older brother had died during the war until a letter smuggled to him from the north prove otherwise. a few old photographs and a couple of letters that 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 but then sixty years after seeing his brother for the last time chang sign received
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a letter from north korea from his brother delivered through a contact in china that was ten years ago it made sense signed happy and sad at the same time. when i saw the photo i could tell they were my brother but you can see how impressive he looks rather than actually i remember him as such a cheerful person. you know. his brother passed away shortly after chang signed got a letter 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. as i get older my desire to meet them is growing stronger which.

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