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this is d.w. news live from berlin taking stock in ukraine nearly five years after them i don't revolution has the country realize the aspirations of its people to move closer to europe we look back and forward as german chancellor angela merkel holds talks with political leaders in kiev. also coming up a blast from the past a former rival of angela merkel emerges as a front runner in the race to succeed her as c.d.u. party leader weeks claimed why friedrich moussa could mean merkel's days as
chancellor are numbered and in football an outstanding performance concludes the second round of the german cup always side by are they were couzin knocked five an answer goals past gladbach as they advanced to the third round which. kelly welcome to the program german chancellor angela merkel is in kiev today for talks with her ukrainian counterpart petro poroshenko her visit comes as the country prepares to mark the fifth anniversary of the my don revolution which began with demands for closer ties with the e.u. five years on has ukraine moved any closer to europe did have a usenet connelly takes a look. this is how it all started with a handful of people taking to modern square protesting against president
a coach's decision to abandon a long awaited dissociation deal much to fear of angering moscow within weeks the protests a growing to tens of thousands of people europe wasn't the only issue but the european flags were hard to miss. the protesters had no shortage of prominent guess from brussels showing their support among them the chief diplomat at the time catherine ashton was three months later and present in a coach was gone fleeing to accelerate. just a matter of weeks later and ukraine finally signed dissociation agreement and over two thousand pages long it covers everything from animal welfare to judicial reform but ask most ukrainians what the association deal means to them and they'll most likely answer two things travel and trade. no more queuing up for visas no more hefty visa fees for many ukrainians visa free access to the e.u.
schengen area has been the most tangible change. no surprise then that present pershing come up the end of these are the ones with a lavish ceremony on the country's border with you. under the terms of the deal ukraine also gained preferential access to european markets the e.u. has long been ukraine's biggest single trading partner since so see asian came into effect trade between ukraine and the block has been growing by over twenty percent a year but what the association agreement these people protesting for didn't include was a firm promise of future membership instead it merely acknowledged ukraine's quote european aspirations decision makers in kiev hope that in time brussels would offer a road map to membership five years later. and this do. you know it seems to be a polite but very definite no no. and from kiev we are joined now by nicholas
connelly who brought us that report so nicholas chancellor angela merkel visiting kiev today since my don that ukrainian revolution of nearly five years ago has she been the european partner that the ukrainians wanted and hoped for. she's the leader hopeful but she's definitely. the best. getting crucial point of view in ensuring. russia's involvement in eastern ukraine the sanctions against quite considerable opposition countries fearful of losing trade with russia. being. keeping those preventing those from being. disappointed she didn't veto.
that will that will link to russia and will basically. irrelevant to the transit. makes ukraine to russian. europeans interests in ukraine will be reduced she hasn't. ruled she has been a key in keeping ukraine. how about when it comes. because we know that one of the main hopes of the protesters during the. stamp out corruption within the country where does that sound. system of justice. corruption investigators even corruption but we're still waiting for a big. conviction. of.
a top that you mentioned. the roadmap to e.u. membership for ukraine why isn't. offering the country that. i think. seeing. the the feeling. with. decades that just because. even it's actually. to. the membership. that even if you. ship the countries. before you. population. status if. they'd have to. do something which would be very popular in germany the problem for ukraine having some kind of perspective of joining the e.u.
is it's very difficult to try and. if there's no real clear destination for this journey at the moment lots of different. vision of ukraine could be. thank you. let's get a quick check now some other stories that have been making news around the world divers in indonesia say that they have richie retrieved parts of the black box from a crashed lion air flight in the java sea the development could be critical for a sample chain why the brand new boeing seven thirty seven crashed just minutes after taking off from jakarta on monday all one hundred eighty nine people on board died. pakistan's leader has called for calm after a christian woman on death row for blasphemy charges was freed in a televised address the prime minister imran khan urged the country not to be exposed in incited by islamist extremists protests erupted after the supreme court
released a sea of b.b. the first woman sentenced to death by hanging for insulting islam. and millions of residents of mexico city are preparing for major water shortages as authorities carry out maintenance work on one of the main supply systems it is expected that half of the capital's eight million inhabitants will be without water for at least four days. here in germany we are getting a clearer picture of who could try to become the next chancellor of the country it's been barely two days since angela merkel announced that she will step down as leader of her party and not seek reelection as germany's chancellor well now one of her longstanding critics launched his campaign to take her place for egypt matz says that he can unite their divided party meet chancellor merkel's old rival the man she once ousted is back to challenge her.
needs a fresh torch under a new. c.d.u. needs a forward thinking political discussion and i believe that means to see to you has to be clear about its core values i'm going to america had taken over his position as parliamentary leader of the conservatives sixteen years ago many say he's never forgiven her he carried on as her second in command for a couple of years then in two thousand and nine he left politics he returned to his day job as an attorney joining an international corporate law firm he's also sat on the board of governors for several companies including the world's largest asset management firm blackrock so far is one of three contenders for the party leadership he's considered the most conservative among them and would represent a clear break with merkel style of politics. although he's been
a critic of the chancellor and her government since she took power in two thousand and five he says now they could work together he's been. convinced that angle america and i will get along under these changed circumstances. and in a way that we both see fit merits is a business friendly conservative his close ties to the private sector are controversial and has made him a target for criticism the christian democrats will decide who will succeed chancellor merkel as their leader at a party conference in december if matz gets the job germany's conservatives will have to brace themselves for drastic change not least because his rise could spell the end of on them america as chancellor given their differences she may not want to stay in office much longer. get more now we are joined by d.w. political correspondent simon young so we've heard simon that he would bring about
big changes but what would a free merits lead c.v. you actually look like. was there in their press conference for you great man said that he wanted to change the culture of the party wants to see a leadership made up of more experienced as well as younger faces he wants more of a culture of constructive dissent within the party and perhaps a dig there at the sometimes monarchical style of angle americal you know and indeed there have been these concerns that the two of them whether they would be able to work together well he said the main political parties now offer less certainties than they did in the past perhaps he's referring there particularly to the ten years ago when he was last active in politics and then they got to change that he said the cd you should be more transparent more open he said he wanted more women in. key roles but he was also talking about traditional values that he stands
for and national identity there that he's well aware that the c.d.u. needs to win back some votes from the far right. ok so that's the view on the domestic side but how about internationally i mean what are his foreign policy positions do we have any indications. yet he summed it up pretty succinctly he said i'm convinced european and atlanticist as far as europe goes he was saying that president mccrone of france deserves as he put it more of a response than he's had so far to his proposals of how to reform the e.u. another dig there of course a hangal americal who he is suggesting hasn't hasn't responded enough although i would question whether friedrich matts would really support the idea of common financing that's come from mccrone as far as atlantis is and goes well as we know friedrich mance has been working for for black rock which is
a large american investment management company and he said yesterday he wants to bring his business experience to bear in the jaw but it's not quite clear how that would how that would work simon young in berlin thank you. you're watching news still to come on the program. u.s. president donald trump is known for using fiery rhetoric to fire up his base but can such words lead to acts of violence. but first round two of the german cup is done and dusted and i'm joined now by dave brown. to walk us through wednesday and we have to start with a clash between. i'm talking of course about against fire laver coups and quite the
game certainly was fire leverkusen had an amazing showing they put five goals past . who is another really strong team and everything is really just clicking for the buyer leverkusen the top right now this is actually be a left in the goal that they have scored in the past two matches both of which were away from home let's take a look at the action. after day six two dropping of braman on sunday live a coup is not plenty of momentum heading inspector last week. but i had an exceptional stuff kevin fall and sets up the implant to open the scoring up to just five minutes. it seemed like every time they were in labor couzin school team yet vie with the guest second just before the break. and despite being up a gear in the second half by a showed no mercy better robbie with the side stood in the sixty seventh minutes.
thank you glove box collapsed by on the counter-attack embedded robbie on the school sheet again just ten minutes later. and as if by hadn't had enough dominate cause pasta fall and who hammered the final nail in the coffin five nil the final school as level coups in march on for the last sixteen. brutal absolutely brutal so elsewhere though we know had a tough time against union berlin was that the result that you were expecting yeah the mighty bruce here dortmund. when you're on berlin and you're in the second division three two but it took a one hundred twenty fifth minute when you're from marco royce to do it so i mean with dortmund playing as well as they have been in the past couple matches and weeks it's hard to say that this result was predictable but then again the two actually met in my cup two years ago in twenty six team and dortmund only won that
one on penalties so maybe it's just something about you know in that pushes them over the bit now ok so but so much for the underdog in the end second division keil meantime we have to talk about the. very impressive account of themselves against freiburg so tell us more about that game yeah i mean if the first match you know it was a bit depressing for the underdogs and you'll be happy to hear about wholesome kill . team pride. two one which is quite good for a second division side kill its expression impressive because fiber could scored in just the first minute so kill did really well to come back and cloud a result in the game what about the other games are there any results that stood out to you yeah i would definitely think the result of the shock of cologne match jumped out at me. who are. historic powerhouse but have been struggling a lot this season only the second division in cologne on penalties after drawing one one in the normal time of the match but it's been
a pretty miserable start to the season and maybe they were hoping that playing a second division team would give them a chance to really flex their muscles a little bit and i think this actually did the opposite it's hard to have such a difficult match against a second division side and feel very confident afterwards and so interesting stuff no shortage of action dave reneke breaking it all down for us thank you so much. u.s. president donald trump says the u.s. could deploy as many as fifteen thousand u.s. troops to the mexican border to prevent a caravan of immigrants from entering the country trump has been stepping up his rhetoric against foreigners ahead of the midterm elections next tuesday and interviews alexandra phenomena reports from the campaign trail. on the complain trail again in north carolina nevada arizona although his name is not on the ballot donald trump wants these midterms to be about me he's firing up his supporters by
grabbing some of the most divisive issues and using them to keep his base afraid and furious the democrats are becoming angry unhinged mob determined to get power by any means necessary everything we do they can destroy a very quickly democrat victory in november would be a bright flashing invitation to every traffickers buckler drug dealer and illegal alien on the planet come on and. his supporters love what they describe as telling it like it is. i love you i think he's chosen by god to help us hopefully he'll build a wall and do it quickly keeping his base angry this strategy carried him to the white house in twenty sixteen trump is hoping it will work this time as well donald trump has built his political career on railing against other people telling crowds
who they should fear and hate he is president despite his nasty rhetoric but because of it in recent weeks however trump's tone has increasingly come under scrutiny after an outspoken trump supporter was charged in connection with an attempted bombing spree that targeted a tire profile critics of the president and c.n.n. . and off to an anti-semitic mosque shooting at a synagogue in pittsburgh the suspect had to ranted online against jews and migrants words do matter says to ron as exum director of the anti-defamation league in washington and organization fighting anti-semitism and he believes that public figures like the president should be aware of that fact it's very difficult to divorce some of the philosophy and the espousals of people as being enemies or people as being threats to the actual actions
that have taken place it is words have implications and they unfortunately sometimes lead to violent action mike immediately after the latest attacks the president did make a point of decrying political violence calling for national unity and more civility in public life and his press secretary fiercely defends him very much as a temporary first thing that the president did was condemn the attacks both in pittsburgh and in the pipe bombs the very first thing the media did was blame the president and make him responsible for these ridiculous acts that is outrageous but nevertheless trunk refuses to tone down his rhetoric blaming the media for what is going on in the country and continuing his campaign fear mongering about issues such as and he gratian and race he hopes that will pay off on election day.
more news now with ben fizzle and another rough ride for d.p.w. shares today i think so the stock will be under pressure with german motorists set to file a class action suit today over emissions trading you legislation allows consumers here to jointly sue companies for damages for the first time according to the plaintiffs deliberately cheated drivers by using software that been evacuated. emissions results these are lawyers and sign up for the litigation for free such lawsuits have been common practice in the us since the nineteenth century b w had to refund the full purchase price of vehicles to most customers their. business leaders are demanding clarity over the kind of trade terms breaks that will deliver negotiations a stalled the irish border is a major sticking point once a focal point for sectarian tension now a place full of potential. the border running through the tiny irish community of muff is hardly recognizable anymore to drive the few miles to derry has become
something quite normal in recent years derry is in northern ireland which is part of the united kingdom before the border was heavily guarded if you look for them you can still find relics from that time most people here don't want to go back to that the open border has brought many people jobs and a steady income it's also made the region attractive to tourists. one hears a similar story everywhere along the five hundred kilometer border between northern ireland and the republic of ireland. but bricks it is making people here nervous for a long time now tradesmen have worked on both sides of the border up businesses have branches in both countries and if hours long border controls were reintroduced the tourists who have brought the region modest prosperity would also stay away. reporter sullivan is from the border region and was just back there last week tell
us and describe to us how the situation there has changed over the years from from when you were born right right up until today well when i was a child i was born the year he's and i remember we used to regularly visit family in county donegal which we had to go through the border to reach and at that time it was a case of driving up to a heavily militarized border with british army soldiers who would come out check the car generally there if they knew at that stage what people to look out for not but it was quite a tense time as a kid i remember crossing the border and i can only imagine what it was like for people who live directly at the border crossing all the time in terms of the present time from the ninety's on so when the master treaty was signed pretty much that was the end of the costumes and the only checks that are meant for security checks and then that ended in the late ninety's with the good friday agreement of one thousand nine hundred and since that. life around the border region has if not quite flourished greatly improved understandably because there's no border there
anymore so it's just like any normal place so what a business is now telling you you spent four days they're reporting for us just last week what sort of stories that you hear there's a lot of fear and concern a lot of businesses i mean the level of cross border interaction commercially is huge understandably supply change or supply chains are entirely dependent on an open free border there's roughly thirty five percent of northern ireland's exports that doesn't include what go to great britain arch of the republic of ireland and there's about i'm not sure exactly the percentage for the other way around but it's roughly one billion a year since he levels of interaction and there's obviously massive fears that any return to previous coast and posts or border arrangements like existed previously will potentially ruined us that level of interaction at the very minimum jeopardize that some of these businesses taking precautions yeah absolutely i mean a lot of them have already cut back their accounts the business owners i spoke to particularly in the agriculture sector and in the manufacturing sector particularly
on the southern side of the border they've already started cutting back on their northern accounts and started looking for alternative suppliers which remain in the e.u. and then on the northern side there's a lot of businesses that are looking into set no bases on the southern side of the border so in the event of a hard so-called hard bags it and return to questions arrangements that they will have an e.u. base close to home that the underlying so i mean all those measures taking a toll that will cost money what about the full in the value of sterling as well i mean that would be affecting them to a good yeah well that's something that's already noticeable so obviously all the stuff i'm talking about is hypothetical but the fall of sterling israel has already happened and when you have two different currency regimes just across the border from each other people are not going to be spending money in a different jurisdiction and it's a lot more expensive for them to do so so a lot of the business owners i spoke to in the republic of ireland side of the border have said they've already noticed quite a decrease in the amount. northern coast right there get in particularly again and just normal shopping towns and stuff along the border personally is this something
that frustrates you the whole briggs's issue and the fact that it's affecting way you come from and the potential of the region it does frustrate me immensely and that's common across the board amongst people throughout ireland north and south regardless of their political persuasion because it's i think there's a degree of frustration particularly with the braggs of tears in the u.k. that they have jeopardized something without actually realizing the costs during the u.k. independence referendum. sorry just one more question is there a positive that could come out of all of this i know some people are talking about irish unity yeah absolutely it has sort of accelerated that question in the event of a bad drags on the north struggling there could be a huge increase in support for a unification of ardent thirty a strong levels of support for it but it is probably not quite close to a majority yet but certainly if things continue in the van that they're going and if the break that is particularly bad there could be sufficient support for what's
called a border poll which the british government could potentially call and that could lead to reunification of the sullivan interesting stuff thank you very much for your reporting of the coming in today. and a quick reminder of the top story we're following for you german chancellor angela merkel is in kiev today for talks with her ukrainian counterpart from pushing her visit comes as the country prepares to mark the fifth anniversary of my don revolution which began with demands for closer ties with the you. know she wus live from berlin to be next to help. the team. player move.
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