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my phone for two part documentary starts december eighth on t w. this is d w news live from berlin tonight the us president's former attorney pleads guilty to lying to congress over trump and russia to flee drawing sharp criticism from the u.s. president who claims that michael cohen is just trying to get a wider prison sentence will go to washington for the latest meanwhile president his camp with a meeting with russian president vladimir putin over escalating tensions with ukraine the german chancellor angela merkel is calling for calm the president of
ukraine is urging nato to intervene nato says that it will not happen. and germany's parliament backing the united nations pact that seeks to bring some order to international migration one of the main bones of contention would the pact open the way to large scale migration into germany and also coming up tonight in german prosecutors raided the nation's biggest bank investigators want to know whether staff adore each of bank help criminals longer money by funneling it into offshore work tax again says. i burned off it's good to have you with us tonight u.s. president trumps former personal attorney michael cohen has pleaded guilty to wanting to congress about a trump real estate deal. in russia cohen told
a court in new york today that he had made fault statements to a u.s. intelligence committee about a plan to build a trump tower in moscow he's already pleaded guilty to other charges and is cooperating with special prosecutor robert mohler is investigation into possible russian interference in the twenty sixteen presidential election. president trump has denied working on that plane and he says that mr cohen is why to get a lighter sentence it was convicted of various things unrelated. he was given a fairly long jail sentence and he's a weak person advice being weak i'd like other people but you watch he's a weak person and what he's trying to do is get a reduced sentence so he's lying about a project that everybody knew about i mean we were very open. well despite what mr trump is saying michael cohen has not yet been sent to the states not due to
happen until the twelfth of december what was going to our correspondent minds whether she's on the story for us tonight from washington good evening to you miles so how does this affect the more investigation into allegations of russian interference in the twenty six thousand presidential election while the dots to connect tonight. well one of the revelations coming out of this guilty plea this morning is that looks like michael cohen is in fact cooperating with robert mueller and has a visit and his investigation which is something that was not clear beforehand but this guilty plea that was entered this morning really throws throws up the curtain on something else that looks like it was going on during the presidential campaign and we also have to point out that we don't know what moller knows and this is just another sort of a link in the chain another small step forward in this story that's been unraveling that people are expecting to come to a head possibly even before the end of this year. what do we know about these
alleged russian real estate projects that mr cohen says he lied about. one of the biggest link in this chain as we've said is that michael cohen was saying these plans to possibly build a trump tower and moscow had fizzled out somehow in january of two thousand and sixteen but all we now know is that in fact talks were ongoing and then candidate trumped our president was in fact aware of it and in the loop on these real estate dealings that were going on as late as possibly june of twenty sixteen that's well into the presidential campaign and it raises all sorts of questions as to what exactly have trump's connection with russia is what his financial dealings are because as we know over and he has the president has routinely deny that he has any financial dealings any interest in russia. we're going to come back to you in just
a moment we're going to talk about the u.s. president now and the g twenty summit now it shortly after speaking to reporters in departing for the summit in argentina president trump said that he would be canceling his meeting there with russian president vladimir putin mr trump made the announcement on twitter blaming russia's seizure of ukrainian vessels near russia occupied crimea last sunday and here's the tweet based on the fact that the ships and sailors have not been returned to ukraine and i have decided it would be best for all parties concerned to cancel my previously scheduled meeting in argentina with president vladimir putin i look forward to a meaningful summit again as soon as the situation is resolved the kremlin says that it has not been informed of any cancellation. that was posted shortly after air force one to call for the some in argentia. has the white house said anything
else about this sudden change. in mr trump's calender. we haven't heard anything else yet from the white house per se but what we do know is that trump faced a lot of criticism not just from the usual suspects of his detractors and the democrats but also from within the republican party himself itself after the first summit with president putin in helsinki and there were a lot of concerns over what exactly trumps posture towards president putin meant that he was maybe a little bit too for a little bit too conciliatory and that is possibly just one of the many reasons swirling around as to why this was so abruptly canceled for the correspondent in washington maya sweeter on the story for us tonight maya thank you well in another development in the crimean. crisis the president of ukraine petro poroshenko he has called on nato to intervene but nato has rebuffed him saying that
it already has a strong patrol presence in the region ukraine's prime minister has been in berlin seeking support from chancellor on the americal but not military support. a warning for europe ukraine's prime minister visits berlin calling for support in the escalating conflict with russia his country wants nato to send ships to the sea of as of to deter a russian attack they should abolish the should the recent russian aggression in the sea of as of could happen anywhere in the world should realize this it also affects europe. but german chancellor angela merkel has rebuffed the request for military support saying words not weapons are needed but simply bitter despite the current situation we ask you queen to be smart because we can only resolve this in talks with one another because there is no military solution to all of these conflicts. merkel has blamed
russia for sparking the conflict which began on sunday in the catch straight between russia and the annexed crimea peninsula russian forces attacked and seize three ukrainian vessels and their crew and is prosecuting the sailors for violating its borders the ukrainian intelligence agency now says it has recordings that show a russian fighter jet and helicopter fired on the vessels during the clash at sea. in the port city of mariupol close to the border ukrainians are unsure what the recent imposition of martial law will bring. that means we're carrying on martial law isn't about any particularly harsh restrictions with it but there's a list of course says the risk of more conflict with russia we've been at war with them for four years already especially now after what they did to us ships it's not . just the action there's been you lose if you look at martial law change in my
life i mean this is my fifth year as a refugee. i left everything it done just and came here martial law isn't going to help me which is. nearby the saber rattling continues with russia parading its missiles in crimea. and ukraine showing off its defenses. neither side shows any sign of retreating from a fight. and joining us now from the ukrainian aboard city of mariupol on the sea of as all is our very own correspondent nic connelly good evening to you nic so you've heard president truong canceling his planned visit at the g twenty summit with blood and putin and he says the reason is that russia refuses to give back those ukrainian vessels and ukrainian sailors how is that going down in ukraine. good evening brant well this is obviously going down exceedingly well here being taken at least by the government being seen as
a sign that the west is willing to pile on the diplomatic pressure on russia and especially welcome since that call for petro poroshenko or nato to up its presence in the black sea fell on deaf ears so this is really the only thing i think for now that ukraine can hope for is greater diplomatic pressure potentially some more sanctions on russia and that's a much they're going to get and the german chancellor angela merkel she has blamed russia for sparking this latest conflict but stresses that she will meet with wedeman at the g twenty summit so what role from where your what role can germany play as a mediator here. well just let's stop there bret i think it's pretty unheard of the tone with which angela merkel really placed responsibility not just with russia but personally with that image putin for creating this problem by building that bridge of the strait of courage which allows russia to restrict access that really was something new she had the ukraine prime minister new
audience who happened to be in berlin for an economic event and i think they couldn't quite really believe there is because time after time she echoed all these ukrainian points and said that europe really had a responsibility to guarantee crane's sovereignty since ukraine gave up its nuclear weapons in the ninety's in return for guarantees which as it turns out were not worth the paper they were written on she told her hawkish council russia has proven to all through the crimean the donbass crisis that she can keep communication open she traveled to see vladimir putin time and time again despite pushing through those sanctions on russia so for all that relatively strong stance a very pro ukrainian stance she showed today she is someone that putin has talked to and will talk to whether or not today's. outing for her means that the russians being less willing to deal with her we'll have to see in the weeks to come and we know that nato has basically rebuffed a request from you karim to intervene if more were to break out with russia i mean
how are people reacting to that i mean you mentioned the fact that those promises of security guarantees from the ninety's are non-existent today. we'd see it's a strange picture here mary a poll strange enough even though this is likely to be in the place that would bear the brunt of any escalation people converse the more relaxed i think the answer is they are actually living they've been living the last four five years about fifteen to twenty kilometers from the front line people tell us they're just too tired to be tense to worry about this that they don't stop work when they hear shooting converse in kiev where i'm normally based further from the frontline where people are more used. stability it seemed like this news like most little and actually created more panic more tension because people had got used to this conflict being something that was limited that was far away from their everyday life and his mood in kiev and other parts of ukraine seems to be a mixture of great uncertainty of tension and fear and a just quite
a strange sense of reality you know valuable insight there coming from our correspondent nick connelly in the ukrainian city of mariupol tonight nic thank you well here's some of the other stories now that are making headlines around the world a chinese government has halted the work of the medical team which claimed to have created the world's first genetically edited baby the country's science and technology vice minister described the actions of the team is illegal and the except of the chinese scientist has. sparked outrage with his claims that he had altered the d.n.a. of twin babies thousands of opposition demonstrators have marched through the zimbabwean capital harare supporters of the m.d.c. party accused the government of rigging july's election it's the first rallies since the deadly crackdown on in the election protest back in august tens of thousands of farmers from across india have rallied in the capital delhi they're
calling on the government to take immediate steps to solve an ongoing agricultural crisis and to ease their financial burdens many farmers are struggling with debt and cycles of drought and failed harvests. well here in berlin the country's parliament the bundestag has backed the united nations migration pact while making clear the agreement is not binding and may not actually be put into effect anyway the pact aims for safe orderly and regular migration and it's the first time that the un has created global objectives to tackle the challenges surrounding migration i'm not all countries support the deal nor did all the members and the buddhist talk. these migrants have made it to dry land. and this year spain has received more arrivals than any other e.u. country. only a small percentage end up in germany but the un migration pact has prompted
a heated debate in the bundestag in berlin german foreign minister us went on the offensive accusing those against the pact of distorting facts he says it isn't true that countries would lose their ability to decide who is allowed in or that it would lead to a mass unregulated influx of people. just says quite plainly in the preamble to the pax that national sovereign rights. nor are they being transferred elsewhere . those in favor of the pact see it as an answer by the international community to an issue that cannot be solved by countries working alone the far right alternative for germany don't agree get the oath so the act propagates unconditional migration is nothing more than an irresponsible invitation for global migration to germany without limits stein's the other parties reject. his
latest lie is that we intend to increase migration but the text says explicitly it should be reduced people should return home to build their lives whenever possible . thank you and they should show their real ugly face they should dare to stand here and clearly say that they believe migrants should not have human rights. in a boost for the governing coalition a clear majority voted in favor of the pact but the bill in this time declared that it contains no one for civil rights or obligations and would have no legal effect in other words germany won't be obliged to do anything about migration. court in the philippines has sentenced three police officers to prison for the murder of a teenage boy the first officers to be convicted for their actions during president . received sentences of up to forty years without parole human rights groups say the crackdown has led to thousands of extra judicial killings but the case of
seventeen year old. stirred unprecedented public. two of the convicted police officers leaving court minutes earlier they along with one other had been found guilty of murdering schoolboy last sun toss they claimed the seventeen year old was a drug korea who'd fired at them while resisting arrest in twenty seventeen but this is c.t.v. footage showed the teenager being dragged by two offices just moments before he was shot in an alleyway in the philippines capital of manila. vicki ends family the guilty verdicts are a vindication. they're poor see i am very happy because this is the answer to proof that my son is innocent and has never been involved in trucks to everyone who helped us everyone whose names i can no longer list down thank you very much
but i knew when i was alive it's a new me he ends murder triggered to read protests filipinos took to the streets angry at the rising death toll. police say they've killed almost five thousand people allegedly involved in the narcotics trade since twenty sixteen that was when the country's president rhodri go due to have today launched his war on drugs although he promised to pardon authorities involved in his crackdown even he refused to defend the police officers who killed key and. we are very happy that this is done that there are by judges of the said this proves that there is follow up law truth and justice in the philippines. while the men will serve up to forty years in jail it's a life sentence for the teenager's parents all they can hope for is that these convictions will force the police to think before they kill.
well the second leg of self america's top club soccer final will now take place in madrid's bernabeu stadium on december ninth the copa libertadores match between bitter when is are his rivals river plot day in boca juniors was first postponed on saturday and came after river vans pelted the bokeh team bus with missiles breaking windows and injuring players then police used tear gas to disperse the crowd but the gas got into the bus and it made other boger players sick the game was rescheduled for sunday evening but postponed again. but you german teams have played the early europa league matches on thursday evening but neither of them was able to come away with the win laver whose and drew one all at home with gary inside lugo it's. the visitors ahead in the sixty ninth minute but
mitchell vines are equalise for buying in the eighty fifth and in the battle of the bulls rb leipzig lost one nil away at their all three in the sr club a red bulls old frederic goal broad's in the goal scorer there in these seventy fourth minute it's all right over to christophe now more trouble a lot of trouble for germany's because bay oh what an unpleasant day for dutch bank one hundred seventy german prosecutors raided the offices including bad quarters of dodger bank today as a part of an investigation into money laundering the inquiry is based on revelations made in the twenty eight sixteen data leak known as the pattern of papers which suggested that bank staff helped criminals funnel money into offshore tax havens. police vans surviving the headquarters of germany's biggest lender if image wasn't a ready in tatters it certainly is not. the banks accused of helping clients hide
money and crime their suspicions are based on revelations contained in a set of leaked documents known as the panama paper is. different after. mission of rose in the summer all this to say as a teen remark after the federal criminal police officer evaluation data from the parliament papers the so-called offshore leaks. bodies are also this evaluation that the suspicions of deutsche bank was helping clients set up so-called offshore companies in tax havens. for dollars from their money is said to have floated deutsche bank with as the bank reporting any suspicion of money laundering and so i started to. these are the kinds of allegations that is true could bring down an already embattled bank deutscher was quick to present its view of the events.
i love the live and we believe we've provided all of relevant information to the authorities regarding the panama paper case of course will now cooperate closely with the public prosecutor's office and frank for us it's also in our interest that the suspicious facts are quickly and entirely clear dark. attention will now turn to torches boss christiane thieving he's only been in the top job since april but he's been at the bank for decades he ready faces the challenge of reversing years of losses now is up to him to address accusations that torture hasn't only been mismanaged but involved in far shady or potentially criminal business. chemical design buyers says it's planning to slash some twelve thousand jobs around the world as a part of a massive savings and restructuring trusts the company says a significant number of those cuts will be made here in germany the move comes in the wake of buyer's controversial sixty three billion dollar takeover of yours
rival monsanto. byer one of germany's oldest dance companies wants to make itself leaner and meaner by increasing efficiency productivity and profitability by a set of plan to concentrate resources on its core businesses of pharmaceuticals consumer health and crop science could face setbacks since it bought us crop sciences giant monsanto in june this year for sixty three billion euros one of germany's biggest ever corporate takeovers but two months later a us court ruling ordered buyer to pay multi-million dollar damages to a cancer sufferer. the judge ruled that its newly acquired subsidiary should have warned users about the cancer risks from its roundup herbicide the company's shares have been under pressure since then losing thirty six percent since the beginning of the year so investors are still nervous and something like this makes them more nervous it's a little bit of a surprise if you're
a long time stock market observer often job cuts lead to higher prices because people think yeah those are necessary measures painful for everyone involved but necessary to increase profitability here they seem to be a reminder of how many risks and challenges a buyer has there at least as cliff as that damage claims buyer will be cashing in on synergies with monsanto so it's crop science division will be among the hardest hit with forty one hundred job cuts the company said it expected to complete the job cutbacks by the end of twenty twenty one. and unprecedented court case began in the west german city of dortmund earlier today its subject is the devastating fire and they pakistani garment factory that killed almost two hundred sixty workers more than six years ago the trial aims to clarify whether this college fashion brand keke is liable for damages as most of the genes produced at the factory were earmarked for the german company. to now has travelled seven
thousand kilometers to germany and memory. her son over six years ago he was killed in a fire at a textile factory in pakistan that produces clothing for german discount chain kick . kick is responsible for the fire. i lost my son in that fire and now i have come here to get some justice for him and all the others who were killed in. the blaze at the factory occurred on the eleventh of september twenty twelve authorities believe it was caused by an arson attack carried out by a local gang almost two hundred sixty people died as a result of the lack of fire protection safeguards kick provided compensation to the victims' families that was supposed to exclude any future claims. this isn't about one hundred twenty thousand euros if you've already paid out six million in damages you wouldn't hesitate to pay another hundred twenty thousand but this isn't about the amount it's unfortunately about the principle. the tune on the other
plaintiffs won a decision on kicks liability and the case because the company's headquarters are located near dortmund that's where they've registered the lawsuit the clothing company insists the statute of limitations has expired the court will issue a ruling at the beginning of january. and staying in the garment sector on friday bangladesh will start expelling international safety inspectors who were brought in after the run of plaza disaster and twenty's or teens activists say the move will have quote profound and lasting negative consequences for worker safety inspectors were brought in to oversee safety improvements in over twenty three hundred garment factories in bangladesh they supply big global brands like h. and m. and prime market and have helped fix over one hundred thousand safety issues in the past five years reducing work related deaths. and a reminder of the top stories we're following for you at this hour u.s. president transform
a lawyer michael cohen has pleaded guilty to lying to congress mr cohen is a key figure in. the investigation into alleged russian interference in the twenty sixteen u.s. presidential election. and president trump us canceled a meeting with the russian president vladimir putin over the crimea crisis german chancellor angela merkel has called for calm but ukraine's president petro poroshenko has warned the nation to grieve prepared for any possible russian invasion. you're watching the news coming to a live from berlin don't forget you can get all the latest news information around the clock on our website that's steve dot com and after a short break brant will be back to take you through his day stay with us and.
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state by state. the most colorful. earliest. the most traditional. find any time. check in with a web special. take a tour of germany state by state on d w dot com. germany's biggest suspected of money laundering helping to keep the global elite of tax evaders out of jail and out of sight now that it's not a new story the world has no never since the panama papers data leak war than two years ago and yet today when police raided georgia banks headquarters in frankfurt we understand that officers encountered more shock.