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d.w. news live from berlin after the pomp and circumstance of the trump camp summit what did the two leaders really achieve trump invites came to washington and hails the meeting a resoundingly sixaxis of questions remain over the concessions he made to the north korean leader we'll get reaction from seoul also coming up. macedonia reaches a historic accord with its neighbor greece to change its name to decision opens the door for the former yugoslav republic to join the european union and nato but it is
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a popular with everyone. what is a decision day for on which nations will host the twenty twenty six soccer world cup as the world prepares for this year's event a joint bid from the united states canada and mexico goes up against an offering from five time bidders morocco. i'm happy and welcome to the program north korea has praised the summit between kim jong un and donald trump as a resoundingly success the north state media framed tuesday's summit as a win for pyongyang as a list of the concessions made by president trump including his pledge to end joint south korean military exercises critics are pointing to the lack of detail in the one page agreement signed by both leaders and that it contains no mention of
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washington's demand for a complete verifiable and irreversible decon gries ation of the north. nuclear weapons we never even discussed the other in an interview with the a.b.c. news network following the talks in singapore u.s. president donald trump said it was a big day for the world he also announced that he will freeze military war games with south korea and i'm doing something that i wanted to do from the beginning we stop playing those war games a cost us a fortune you know we're spending a fortune every number of months we're doing war games with south korea and i said what's this costing we're flying planes in from guam and we're bombing empty mountains for practice and i said i want to stop that i will stop that and i think it's very provocative especially george since we're getting along in the us we're in the process of signing sceptics because you talk about pulling troops out u.s. troops. but we're not going to play the war games. the north has longer protected
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the drills calling them a security threat in the first reaction since the talks pyongyang's official state news agency released a statement saying that it was urgent for north korea and the u.s. to hold irritating and hostile military actions against each other. trump has agreed on a step by step denuclearization process by the north in return for u.s. concessions north korea may have pledged to dismantle its nuclear arsenal the questions still remain as to how and when this will be achieved and verified. north korea's state media also confirmed the tramp and cam have both accepted mutual invitations to visit washington and pyongyang. to discuss this further let's bring in correspondent jason strother in seoul jason good to see the first concession coming from trump at the summit it appears to have caught the u.s.
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military officials and a south korean government off guard though how did this announcement go down in seoul. right i think everyone has been caught. by surprise by trump's remarks let alone the united states forces korea which stations nearly thirty thousand american soldiers here however on the streets let's say it's more of a mixed bag there are certainly south koreans who feel that the. united states forces here the annual exercises are sort of a a a lynchpin of the republic of korea u.s. alliance but there are also many south koreans who would be very glad to see the united states gale down any sort of military maneuvers here. it is correct that the exercises are provocative and north korea uses those
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maneuvers to justify launching missiles making threats to turn soul into a sea of fire threatening to strike the united states with intercontinental ballistic missiles but again this has called people by surprise here and i think we can expect negotiations between the u.s. and south korea to engage over this jason you mentioned the nearly thirty thousand u.s. troops in south korea trump has left open the possibility of bringing them home from south korea without specifying a timeframe or whether that would even happen what has the reaction in south korea been to that. right well i mean ever since trump was on the campaign trail he had threatened to bring american soldiers home from south korea and even yesterday during his post summit press conference he kind of threw south korea under the bus saying again making this claim that the south doesn't financially
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support american forces here to the degree that it should be some debate can be made about that. again here in south korea. there are mixed feelings to the u.s. military let's say for the elder generations who remember how united states came to south korea's rescue during the korean war and health fightback north korea as well as china. those that generation of south koreans would be very horrified to see american soldiers leave but for a younger generations who would prefer better relations with north korea and also the sense that there is an occupying foreign army in their country some people would not be sad at all to see u.s. soldiers go home correspondent jason strother in seoul thank you very much thank you. an orthodox approach to diplomacy has become
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a defining feature of his presidency and was on display in singapore federica vaio new delhi social media desk joins us now to talk about a move that went viral federica it seems trump brought his entertainment background to the summit and yes savvy he did it among the many tactics that trump rolled out at that summit there was this four minute long hollywood style movie trailer and trump showed it to kim on his i pad during their summit and it's essentially it is over the top sales video that lays out the importance of a kid's this engine and also the potential benefits of denuclearization but we have a clip of that video let's take a look. the story. became one. by. one. my story. when i presented one that never. what it really. shows you you should.
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probably will be. used to advance his country and be part of the. be the hero of these people. and enjoy prosperity like he has never seen a great life for myself. which. he chose. so full on movie trailer complete with his flashing visuals as dramatic music and movie narrator voice actors of that for salome also makes his appearance at some point standing in the oval office and of course the video casting and kim as the heroes as the heroes and i'm sure they did not escape any comments on social media and no i mean according to a president of the north korean delegation that apparently kim said something like
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that this looks like a scene from a from a science movie ethics from a science fiction movie. on the other hand the video was also shown to reporters in singapore ahead of the press conference and it was turning korean first and many of them were scratching their heads like thinking that they were being shown some kind of north korean propaganda and we have a tweet here from one of the journalists who was there waiting for that press conference who says they are playing a propaganda video before trump press are not kidding what is happening and then the video looked to english and that's when reporters realized this was actually produced by the white house. means that and we've seen a lot of people online criticizing it. thinking this is a little bit weird and it is a bizarre tactic however and as we mentioned before president trump has a background in. the show business and also interestingly the father of kim kim jong il he was a massive movie fun he collected thousands of films so maybe it isn't as crazy as
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it sounds maybe it is playing a bit of a family history a new tactic in terms of persuasion federico baggio from the social media thank you very much and not so subtle message of that movie was a shift to a free market could make north korea prosperous but in a small way that's already happened more and business in a few minutes now and the other stories making news around the world and yemen troops backed by a saudi led coalition have launched an attack on the main port city of it's seen as a kid battlefront and possible turning point and yemen's three year civil war between the countries saudi backed government and iran allied the rebels but aid groups warn the whole data assault risks huge civilian casualties. more than six hundred migrants are headed to spain by boat after being stranded for days in the mediterranean spain offered to take them in on monday and they're expected to
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arrive on the weekend both italy and malta have closed their ports to the asylum seekers starting fresh debate about e.u. refugee policies. after decades long name dispute macedonia has reached a historic accord with its neighbor greece macedonia is also the name of a greek province of the country will now be known as the republic of north macedonia decision opens the door for the former yugoslav republic to join the e.u. and nato but not everyone is happy about the name change to embattled neighbors extending their hands in peace greece and macedonia have ended a twenty seven year rout over a name. they've agreed to change their constitutional name for all uses they've agreed to rename their country the republic of north macedonia change that will apply in their international and by lateral relations.
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with. greece as the new name removed any connection to the northern greek region of macedonia and the ancient kingdom ruled by alexander the great fearing territorial and cultural claims greece had long blocked macedonia's bid to join nato and the e.u. the new name means that greece could lift that veto in macedonia as prime minister urged voters to support the deal in a referendum later this year. i call on all citizens to seize the future twenty five years of being stuck is enough . many generations have been lost macedonia must go forward and be equal with the west. have the same quality of life.
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but the deal has sparked protests in both countries with opponents in athens saying it doesn't go far enough decades long disputes die hard. now going back to our top story the summit between trump and kim appears to pave the way for an economic opening of north korea their heart and opening abby is already happening to ords market principles in the north of the country near the border with china semi legal markets develop after as many as three million people starve to death in the nineteen ninety s. these markets are now tolerated by the regime that compromised for its own people as reports. images secretly smuggled out of north korea by the news portal daily n.k. the pictures show a bustling market with a wide range of goods in chongqing a city in the country's northeast. many products here come from china.
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reportedly crying beg works for the news outlet which is based in the south korean capital seoul he says markets like this developed after the famine of the one nine hundred ninety s. when north korea's state supply chain collapsed. markets like this a fueling social change in the communist regime. you're into the dark and the lives of our informants have also improved and not just because of the money we pay them private enterprise has increased purchasing power in fact these markets and no longer have black markets the north korean government generally tolerates them it's a big change from the past. the totalitarian regime is bowing to the profit schemes of its people because it can no longer provide for them itself as a result once empty roads and now are full of transport trucks buses and taxis.
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lars and heads the office of germany's fleet wish nauman foundation in seoul three times a year he works on projects in the north he says the progress being made is obvious . there are more consumer goods including cars and mobile phones as well as individualized clothing styles. from inside pyongyang there are numerous foreign cars it's incredible you can find brands from japan which is still considered an arch enemy despite that no one seems to have a problem with japanese luxury cars and products. a strong sign of the changing times smartphones millions have allegedly been brought into north korea through smuggling operations especially across the border from china. and here we can communicate with people in north korea via chinese mobile networks
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we receive voice mails and videos and go but this only works along the border in a swath about four to six kilometers wide and. overall though these goods don't change the reality of life in north korea remains one of the world's poorest countries. electric car maker tesla is to slash thousands of jobs in an e-mail to staff c.e.o. in long must said the layoffs were necessary for the company to become profitable the cuts which will see nine percent of workers lose their jobs come as the company grapples to address a number of problems including the departure of senior staff and crashes in valving their cars must says the production of those models three sedan won't be affected shares in chinese technology companies that t e have crashed almost forty percent
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in the first day of trading in two months that he's returned to the market comes after the firm reached a settlement with u.s. authorities trading was originally suspended back in april after washington accused the company of violating sanction sanctions against iran and north korea the resulting ban on american companies selling parts as a g.e. put the company's future in question. germany's seabirds digital trade fair used to be the world's biggest trade show off its kind of visitor numbers have fallen from what they were in the heyday of the dot com boom now organizers are trying to revive the brand move the date from chilly march to summery june and want to make it feel more like a cool startup festival than a traditional trade fair surf's up it see that the standing wave is definitely the main attraction and anyone who wants to can hop on a board and have a go this is how a chip maker intel is trying to draw attention to its foray into out official
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intelligence the whole thing is broadcast via three hundred sixty degree camera and the surface can be viewed with virtual reality technology. so you can go where laden down in a tide the visitors can have a real time window into the surfing experience with a three hundred sixty degree field of vision out official intelligence is what's behind it software that can recognize which image data can be compressed and which is necessary for quality in an efficient video stream. it's all part of a new groundswell it's a bit to try to attract a younger public. here a robot serves juices mixed from six different ingredients and tailored to each customer's wish. the startup behind the idea wants to demonstrate how one can organize a distribution chain using block chain technology. if. the advantage is actually that there's no middleman that means that there's no
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uncertainty in the supply chain anymore the process has been largely digitalized through block chain technology. affect my to put. these yet. but there's also an analog component here food trucks and deck chairs have added a relaxed vibe to see bit but how's the fares reincarnation being received among the visiting public. i really like it i enjoy it there's a lot of places we can go there's a lot of new technologies and everything is really special to me something i think i actually hoped for a bit more i find it a bit boring it feels like the old sea bit but just with the ferris wheel and feel and look here and any impressions affecting us today but in any case we plan to come again. we've just discovered the fun part and we still have a bit to see. but the real fun begins in the evening when bands like compressor heads rock the stage. you know check out the
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rock n roll robots yourself see that runs on til friday now back to having a very special award from us here at g.w. yes gary hart at the global media forum and bon the iranian political fire ant is. well known in iran for publicly challenging the state line on many sensitive topics has been presented with a dortch of l a freedom of speech award the book columnist prosecuted by the iranian government for making critical remarks in an interview with the w. here at the w. we've been awarding the freedom of speech prices two thousand and fifteen to individuals or initiatives that promote freedom of expression and human rights in the media. this year's winner of freedom of speech political scientists. a well known figure in iran for challenging the government narrative on many sensitive issues. at the end of december two thousand and seventeen iran soars biggest anti-government demonstrations in almost
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a decade. the protests quickly spread to dozens of towns and cities across the country just days after the unrest to wrap to it so they gave an interview to g.w. fasc. he characterized the demonstrators as young people disappointed with the entire political system and said more than two thirds of people are dissatisfied with the islamic republic. those views didn't go down well with the iranian authorities they accused him of spreading false information and propaganda against the islamic republic he was sentenced to eighteen months in prison and barred from social media for two years despite social media platform telegram being banned by the iranian authorities. has a large online audience. before and on the sidelines of the ceremony in bonn a group of demonstrators protested against the because being awarded some iranian
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activists in exile argue that he's too soft in his demands for change. in his lords asian german journalist reinhard baumgarten defender did abuse choice the support he received from the populace is evident through his hundreds of thousands of followers of facebook instagram and the popular messenger service telephone. yet he makes no secret of his closeness to president has done the army on the contrary he advocates for informing iran's current ruling system instead of abolishing it outright. exhibit colum who traveled to bonn from taran to accept his award highlighted the sacrifices of political prisoners in iran. i haven't had to spend
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prison in islamic you're wrong for my beliefs but there are many young writers jordan lawyers. and human rights activists trade union. archy's this is them opposition figure i believe they do far more than i do to receive freedom of speech or. with this year's freedom of speech or will do inch of eleanor tony recognized the decks of the columns courageous criticism of this government the price is also meant to encourage civil society in iran. and for more on the winner of this year's dortch of ela freedom of speech award two in this evening for an in-depth report on the academic author and political pundit. that will be broadcast year on the w. at eleven fifteen pm berlin time nine fifteen pm g.m.t. now for sports this year's world cup isn't underway quite yet but fifa members are
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set to vote today on who will host the twenty twenty six tournament morocco is up against a joint bid from the united states canada and mexico the african nation has great support from its neighbors but the north american bit is the favorite and could make a huge profit. teams from forty eight countries squaring off in eighty games who can host the new jumbo world cup in two thousand and twenty six the usa says it's more than ready along with neighbors mexico and canada the u.s. would host three quarters of the matches in the tournament though with its wealth of state of the art stadiums and dense infrastructure building costs would be low prospects for profits high some fifteen billion dollars by one estimate fee for officials love the idea. but among some mexican fans the bid is a loser. nobody gets quite that
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i mean we both know work up together and then they try to separate us credible or. there is another candidate morocco that has a completely different plan in mind the north african country is about the size of the u.s. state of california presenting much shorter distances between venues than upin north american bit existing stadiums would be renovated new grounds built using sustainable modular construction fourteen billion dollars is the proposed price tag a bill that the government is ready to help foot. the ball flows like slugging through our veins among the young and the old is all for with. morocco's bid seems like a long shot for good reason social inequality is massive the state is deep in debt and infrastructure is poor despite plenty of construction signs fever's evaluation of the bid was much lower than its rival but morocco may have an ace in the hole
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donald trump the us president has alienated big partners mexico and canada and his travel ban could stand in the way of some countries teams participating in the tournament he even threatened countries that failed to vote for the north american bid with cow. sequences the nations of the african confederation have taken the hint in their own way. nearly all fifty four of them say they plan to vote for morocco. the underdog bid may also find some support in asia where china leads a bloc of countries said to be ready to cast their vote for morocco some european countries may join them still getting to the magic one hundred four votes will be tough. no matter what the two bids will be fighting for every vote until the last possible minute that image putin has called an ex fifa president sepp blatter who is expected to lobby for morocco and against the u.s.
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. current president gianni infantino meanwhile believes the north american bid is the one to take fifo into the future. and are minor of the top story we're following for you u.s. president doll trump says his meeting with north korean leader kim jong un was a resoundingly fix that of questions are being asked about the lack of detail and the joint agreement signed by the two leaders and president promised to mr kim to end u.s. war games in south korea. watching the news more coming up at the top of the hour and don't forget you can get all the latest news any time on our web site e.w. dot com i have a call out in berlin thanks for joining us. alone
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