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this is the news live from berlin u.s. president donald trump delivers a sprawling state of the union address calling for unity but also getting out at his opponents and economics where it goes thank you place of the united states and the only thing that could stop with. our foolish war politics or ridiculous partisan investigation. we will have full analysis from washington including
a look at the response from his critics also coming up another devastating revelation from the catholic church pope francis admits that some priests and bishops have breached nuns and that the abuse of the still going on why has it taken him so long to come clean plus the young nigerian boy whose artistic talent has taken his local community by storm now he's hoping to go global let's find out why trying to help secure his family. i'm sorry welcome to the program u.s. president donald trump has given a wide ranging state of the union address calling on americans to unite on and on politicians to start working together across party lines outlining his political priorities he announced a new summit in three weeks time with north korean leader kim jong un his speech
was due to be delivered last month but was delayed amid a dispute over government funding for his controversial border wall. but the president of the united states. fighting for his second annual address a high temple of american politics for a state of the union that's a week behind sched jewel such as the rule close to of donald trump's presidency on the agenda and the sprawling speech economic order walls and matters of war and peace if i had not been elected president of the united states we would right now in my opinion be in a major war with north korea. my relationship with kim jong un is a good one jeremy and kim and i will meet again on february twenty seventh
and twenty eighth in vietnam. the news will surely dominate the headlines but trump soon turned to the issue which almost saw the showdown in congress called his controversial plans to build a wall on the mexico border. in the past most of the people in this room voted for a wall. but the proper wall never got built i will get it built. in their official response the democrats called trump's decision to shut down the government over the wall it's a disgrace and happy lunar new year i'm stacy abrams the shutdown was a stunt engineered by the president of the united states one that defied every tenet of fairness and abandoned not just our people but our values.
facing a divided congress for the first time the president called for compromise and cooperation before attacking an f.b.i. investigation into his campaign links to russia amid the divisions there were flashes of unity as donald trump looked out on a pool of democratic female congress women dressed in the white of the suffragette movement don't sit there like this i have exactly one should cheree after congress passed the constitutional amendment giving women the right to vote we also have more women serving in congress then that any time to feel. harmony lost but in this deeply polarized cauldron of politics for how long.
and let's get a deeper analysis now of this speech we are joined here in the studio by tori intel sake she's with the brookings institute a washington nonpartisan think tank she is a specialist on u.s. foreign policy welcome to the program. you know this this president he build this speech as one that would unify the country of course we have you know divisive politics as recently especially given the government shutdown in washington and how did you see it. well let's remember state of the union addresses are meant to do two things one to bring unity to a country and second to outline the primary policy proposals put forward by the president however we have to remember the context that the speech was given this is at the end of a unprecedented thirty five day long government shutdown and it was given by an incredibly divisive president who is constantly calling out democrats for being a disservice to the country and who just hours before the speech braided democratic
senator chuck schumer for kind of taunting him for losing the. senate majority so to speak in the senate so this was a speech given by a divisive president during a divisive time and there was not much he could say to overcome that context and given that i mean what did you make of the dynamics in the room especially i mean one one couldn't help but notice that the women there were making quite a strong statement yet of course all of the women were clad in suffragette white to show that this was the most female heavy congress ever in american history of course traditionally we can always look at the body language of those in the room to assess how positive what the president is saying is received there was a lot of negative body language from speaker of the house nancy pelosi a few moments of standing when president trump spoke out for typically united united policies however the body language is relatively tense in the room what did you make of the content of the speech i mean in
a way this was really his greatest hits' i think we have to say he calls for a border wall funding he also held the successes of his international diplomacy as he calls it with north korea we also got some more details about his upcoming meeting with conjunction that we know will take place now in february your reaction to the focus of the speech the content so of course president trump is going to come out and speak about the economic strains that we're seeing in the united states foreperson. unemployment high economic growth all of these are accurate and the president rightfully tried to strike a positive note on that of course he then went after more controversial policies like border funding which overshadowed a lot of the speech and then turn to a number of foreign policies including this upcoming summit with kim jong un i think the national security community in washington and abroad has always been very skeptical of president trump's attempts at diplomacy with kim jong il and i think that skepticism will continue moving into this next plan something if you are an
international ally of the united states how do you think that you view this speech because i mean this is a president who has very much been known for cozying up to enemies and needing those allies what do you think their takeaways would have been i think if we look at nato allies for example they were not expecting much from the speech president trump like presidents prior have called nato allies for not spending enough on defense but he has struck a particularly harsh tone almost questioning the intrinsic value of the alliance itself and so there was not much that alliances that nato allies were looking for in the speech of course in the middle east we've had a recent announcement from president trunk saying that the u.s. will withdraw troops from syria regardless of how allies in the region viewed this it was met negatively by his own senate republican members and so i think he feels embattled both within washington and abroad when it comes to a number of his recent foreign policy statements stories house they breaking it all
down for us on the state of the union address by the u.s. president donald trump thanks very thank you. well now let's get a quick check of some other stories making news around the world pope francis has acknowledged for the first time the catholic priests and bishops have sexually abused nuns francis admitted having suspended priests for abusing women and promised to continue fighting to eradicate the problem. nuns throughout the world abused and even held as sexual slaves by priests and bishops faced with a growing international outcry about the latest scandal to rock the catholic church the pope could no longer remain silent. they don't know the mistreatment of women is a problem. i would dare to say that humanity has not yet mature. women are second class citizens that's where it starts. it is a cultural problem. when cham of the crime problem.
a cultural problem that the holy see itself isn't immune to the vatican has reportedly long known about nuns being sexually abused by priests and done next to nothing to address the matter it was first publicly acknowledged as a structural issue by the vatican magazine women church world. basically the church has a great tradition and habit of not seeing women at things they don't exist they don't count then this is a mentality that is resistant to all changes and there's another problem many of these women have been forced to have abortions with money from the church bishops and priests have paid that this is a very bad thing for a church that fights abortion and this is dramatic. last year various media outlets and clerical women's organizations started denouncing the culture of silence and
secrecy that prevented nuns from speaking out about sexual violence. that if an abuse none goes to her superior and says that she has suffered abuse she will be told to shut up with because if you don't like this bishop will turn against us you know i. think the power that these bishops and priests have has become truly dreadful for madeline through that i mean. the consequences have been too difficult for them to bear would have put it on. with more and more abuse cases being brought to light pope francis is now bowing to step up efforts to protect nuns from unwanted sexual advances by clergymen. slowly this doesn't happen in my house it's true. should something will be done yes you do we have the will yes. but it's a puff that we've been on for quite some time yet. the pope asked the faithful to
pray for progress on the issue but just praying for a change is unlikely to break the cycle of abuse in the catholic church. while also in the news from around the world former coast of rican president oscar idea has been as a criminal complaint of sexual assault filed against him according to the new york times the paper reports that his accuser with a doctor. says that assaulted her and is only home a former nobel peace prize winner has denied the allegations. russia says that it is planning to develop new intermediate range missiles after moscow followed washington in abandoning a key cold war treaty in one thousand nine hundred seventy packed banned the country from using short and medium range missiles the move raises concerns over a new arms race. and hundreds of mourners have marched through a village near jenin in the west bank carrying the body of a twenty one year old palestinian killed on monday by israeli troops another man
was injured during the same incident israel says that the two men through an explosive device that soldiers. australian prime minister scott morrison says that he has written to thailand calling for the release of a footballer who is fighting extradition to bahrain football player hakim. is a former bahraini national who is now has refugee status in australia is being held in time. well now it causes permanent damage trauma even death so why is female genital mutilation still being performed the practice is common in around thirty countries worldwide now the reasons vary but female genital mutilation is seen as a way to suppress female sexuality and preserve family honor our next report comes from guinea where over ninety percent of women and girls undergo some form of cutting often against their will. kenyan activist who.
will never forget the day it happened to have. a full physical siesta when i think about the day my parents took me and gave me to those women who had tools that i have never seen before so that they could do this to. prove that. it was to be honest i was mostly anger with my parents because they have betrayed me they didn't really tell me where i was going in war in the world bad idea and what was it they just told me i had to go on holiday and then i was faced with this when i got there . she says i'm traumatized when anyone talks to me about female circumcision i feel i can't breathe it eats away at a very some or all those laws of it. officially f.d.m. has been banned in guinea since the year two thousand but the statistics tell
another story ninety seven percent of women in the country have been cut that means that after somalia guinea is the african country where this practice is most common but there is resistance nineteen year old had just founded the group young girl leaders club in two thousand and sixteen with seven friends because now has more than two hundred members across skinny they fight for the rights of women and girls and against f g m in all its forms. there will be a yes it is good it's important to remember that in some canadian communities it don't carry out excision but in fifty lation dooku the so the lab you are together so that they can be ripped open on the wedding night swim up it will do well years in dish t.v. it costs cars which lead to infections which has all sorts of consequences disick at least that is if it got too many to name will cause a fixture can even lead to death a look at to see if it was
a custom it was that it would be a good. girls are still being cut during initiation rituals in the forest without anaesthetic. naturally the girls put up a fight so several women restrain them and push them to the ground it's not uncommon for the girls to end up with broken bones. and a fellow campaign is in the younger leaders club often on the road in guinea to raise awareness they use films to spread their message on issues such as sex education their goal is to help women and girls emancipate themselves and to know their rights that's vital in a country where every other girl is married off before her eighteenth birthday sixty three percent of marriages are arranged and eighty five percent of women report experiences of domestic violence. all these why. we're reaching out to at the grassroots level and he's also what are
easy we hope that educated professional girls won't fall victim to g.m. or get forced into marriage who expect to see positive results in this it doesn't happen. cultures can change and her fellow complainants is sure of that they're fighting for a new guinea one which has no place for violence against women and girls and the fight continues well now europe's next big industrial champion might not be coming into being the european commission looks set to veto a merger between german engineering giant demons and france's alstom the two companies were set to merge their railway business in the hope of a tie up would enable them to take on foreign rivals but the european commission expressed concerns about competition in europe this despite the fact that the unions and also offered to let go of four per cent of their assets to make the
merger happen. and earlier we asked our financial correspondent in frankfurt what the e.u.'s reasons are for wanting to block this part of west. the two merged companies would make up about forty percent of the european market share and the commission is just worried that this kind of monopoly might be too much that might derail the competition and there for a lead to to less choice and ultimately to higher prices for consumers we saw with the breakup of the energy sector in europe how that brought down prices backers have tried to make that you look at at the broader picture not just look at the european market but look at china for example where the c r c the chinese railway company has managed to gain over seventy percent of the global market share when the siemens alstom merged company would only make a war fish ten percent and that global market. was paul christian brit's joining us
from frankfurt now the u.s. has been upping the pressure on europe to bend chinese telecom giant huawei for its part germany has yet to make up its mind as she whether to allow while way to help build super fast five g. mobile networks in the country according to media reports german ministers are meeting today to discuss whether while ways unbeatable pricing could come at a cost to privacy. speaking before an audience of university students in japan german chancellor angela merkel had this to say about the security risks posed by chua way. something that needs to be discussed with china that the company doesn't simply hand over data to the government but the german consumers can be sure the chinese doesn't get access to data on chinese products that are sold in germany. to. her comments will be scrutinized japan's government has already predicted the
use of wildly networking here the u.s. now says europe is the top priority in its effort to ban while way use among our like nations britain and canada are considering bans astray and new zealand have already moved ahead with them germany traditionally a close u.s. ally would be expected to follow suit but it's not so simple german carriers have said they can't replace far away without raising network costs or delaying builders angering china is a risk as german firms seek more access to chinese markets u.s. tech firms have themselves been tied to american surveillance programs experts say germany must first consider its own needs and that there are safeguards against using any one particular company that could mean offsetting par with a central role in any network. this is.
plenty to consider germany tried to navigate the latest in a growing list of u.s. china disputes. you know a young nigerian boy has impressed the art world in lagos with his unusual talent twelve years old he has been drawing since he was three but it was after he sketched a portrait of the french president emmanuel mock on that he shot to fame locally and since then his life has been transformed. reports he has now plans for the future have a look. every detail mark why risk karim's aim is to make this joint look like a high definition photograph at just twelve years of age kerry is the youngest realism artist in nigeria. destroying our usually inspired by his environment
and his family show group to survive he says the moment he saw this image he knew he wanted to use it. was constantly. close. and. what's. seizure is the name of cairenes latest drawing he started drawing comics when he was just three years old he needs are joining the i you're with the academy and out school that started as a makeshift learning center for children in this poor league us neighborhood tutors helped him to improve his talent within weeks after posting his first joint online he's fame spread all over the intel it especially after you drew
a portrait of french president manuel macron last year this is the end of the we haven't really seen the real duties. i think this is the beginning of a blow so for example. why reece karim's rare talent has brought fortune to his family in his parents proudly display his accolades his mother says she'd always encouraged her son to follow his passion for art but she never expected this level of success. i didn't think you'd be an artist. to be recognized by important people at this stage i just decided not to stop him from drawing because you never know what path a child will follow in the future. after his big break with president korn the kareem family was invited to move to a new apartment while why reece was transferred to a better school as a gift from the government according to an official statement of the government's
intention is to make sure the boy isn't the best environment to not show his talents meanwhile the at academy where why reece got his start now has a far more studio that's more conducive for young students to learn arts. because i didn't notice. the roots of fruits the floors to. be. good to see. you know in the. north korea. why resteal comes to the akademi every weekend and when he's not showing he's learning new techniques from our textbooks he says arts has always been a way for him to escape hard times. making. good.
just. when. i just. say why reece is now well known locally but he wants to keep improving until he becomes a global star. like . nigeria's own new maddow vinci that's what why risk irene aims to be by the time he's fifteen. well now the german capital is abuzz with anticipation ahead of the berlin international film festival the birla nala stars include juliet but no show this year's jury president and christian bale will also be in berlin. with just two days
until the opening the red carpet has been rolled out and this year the red carpet is also very green because it is made of recycled textiles and fishing that's. a quick reminder now the top stories we're following for you here if you in his second state of the union address president trump has called for an end to the politics of. saying that the state of the union is strong trump called on congress to support his border wall with mexico he also announced a second summit with north korean leader kim jong un to take place in vietnam later this month. that's all from us here for now at news coming up next close up the current affairs documentary is next now today it's taking a look at living with dementia a question of dignity in germany one point seven million people suffer with dementia they want to lead a normal life as long as they can but to do that many of them need outside help how
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