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you know where i live there again i don't know so i'm not sure. with most global news that matters. made for minds. this is news fly from for lent the u.s. president donald trump delivers a sprawling state of the union address he calls for unity but also it's out at his opponents an economic miracle is taking place in the united states and the only thing that can stop it are foolish wars politics war three
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dick killers tartus and 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 admitting that some priests and bishops have great nonstick and that the abuse is still going on the church has also forced the nonstop abortions plus in an age of cloning it is not just cats who have nine lives a lab in south korea russia side ethical concerns and says that it can make copies of you may not. i'm sorry kelly welcome to the program the u.s. president donald trump has given a wide ranging state of the you. in address calling on americans to unite and on
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politicians to start working together across party lines on foreign policy 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 because of the dispute over government funding for his controversial border wall. street. but the president of the united states. arriving 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 a coaster 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 i my relationship with kim
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jong un is a good one chairman 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 i 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 but 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
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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 congresswoman dressed in the white of the suffragette movement don't sit there like this i have exactly one surgery 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 deal with. harmony at last but in this deeply polarized colden of politics for how long.
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it's been a deeper analysis now of this speech we're 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 did 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
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a disservice to the country and who just hours before the speech raided democratic senator chuck schumer for his 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 he 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
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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
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skeptical of president drums 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 view this it was met negatively by his own senate republican members and so i think he feels
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embattled both within washington and abroad when it comes to a number of his recent foreign policy statements stories house they working it all down for us on the state of the union address by the u.s. president donald trump thanks very thank you. and we will be digging into the economic implications of the state of the union later in our business show coming up after our bulletins of do stay tuned for that but we just want to drill down a little bit deeper into this because we've already heard from president trump that he will hold another two day denuclearization summit with the north korean leader kim jong un but a confidential you and report claims that north korea is doing all it can to ensure that its nuclear and ballistic missile capabilities can not be destroyed check this out the two leaders they met last june where kim pledged to work toward denuclearizing the korean peninsula trump has said that there has been a tremendous progress in his dealings with the state but the u.n. monitors say that they found evidence that pianka yang's ballistic missile programs
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remain intact so they also say that the country is working to ensure those capabilities can not be hit by nuclear strikes. let's get more now we're joined by stephen barwick a journalist based in seoul south korea so stephen let's go through these two very different narratives because we have trump on the one hand saying there's been no nuclear testing no new missile launches in over a year in north korea but we also have the u.n. say the nuclear program remains intact who is to be believed. well strictly speaking neither of them are entirely wrong trump is correct when he points out that the ongoing diplomacy has led to a kind of calm on the peninsula north korea has refrained from testing nuclear weapons or missiles and they have held back from the normal sort of confrontational tact that they take and trump doesn't deserve some credit and this year in that
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diplomacy but at the same time north korea has not done anything substantial as far as we can tell to actually either get rid of the nuclear weapons that they already possess or to bring down the capacity that they have to test these kinds of weapons being both missiles and nuclear bombs they do get rid of one testing facility earlier and north korea has wanted to the u.s. to give them some kind of credit for that and we are now approaching a time where north korea will have to take some verifiable steps towards nuclear station or this kind of may not continue for much longer and how do you see the prospects for that because we know for example trumps special envoy already heading to north korea to prepare the second meeting with kim jong un that's to be at the end of this month what should we expect there. in two sides are going to come into that meeting with a much clearer agenda then they did at the meeting they held last year in singapore
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that meeting was the first summit ever between the two sides it was mostly an ice breaker but this time around north korea is going to be very keen to get sanctions relief from the u.s. they're going to try to get the u.s. to peel back some of the very strict constraints that north korea's international trade is under because kim jong un the leader has a very clear incentive to develop the north's very weak economy on washington's part they're going to get trying to get north korea to come meet to really getting rid of its nuclear weapons program and also to provide a list that explains just how many weapons they have and how they plan to get rid of them and so we're going to find out pretty quickly how serious north korea is about this up if he just has to gauge the mood right now i mean how do you see the prospects for getting a commitment like that you know a commitment which will actually be followed through by north korea because i mean oftentimes when it comes to diplomacy with this this country you see two steps
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forward and then two steps back well we can only speculate about but you know as militarily or washington really wants john young to take some kind of step that they can't come back from such is very formally committing to getting rid of these weapons. it's hard not to feel like north korea still wants to hang on to these weapons they they have sacrificed so much and they've invested so much time and money and expertise into developing a nuclear arsenal that would force the outside world to take them seriously and it's hard to believe that they would now go ahead and give that up unless they were given something extremely attractive extremely alluring in return and it's not clear that washington is going to offer something that might satisfy them but the good news is that at least while these two sides are having meetings that means they won't be fighting a war so we can all. see them barwick journalist based in seoul south korea thank you. thank you let's get
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a quick check now some other stories making news around the world a leading u.k. newspaper says that government ministers have held secret talks on delaying britain's with fall from the e.u. the telegraph says that ministers discussed postponing brags that until may twenty fourth eight weeks later than planned britain and the e.u. remain deadlocked over the terms of britain's exit from the block 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 hakeem al-arabiya is a former bahraini national who has now refugee status in australia he is being held in thailand. on now to some other news and pope francis has acknowledged for the first time that 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
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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 matured. women are second class citizens that's where. it is a cultural problem. probably. 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.
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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 thing that i mean. the consequences have been too difficult
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for them to bear but would have put it. with more and more abuse cases being brought to light pope francis is now vowing to step up efforts to protect nuns from unwanted sexual advances by clergymen. this doesn't happen in my house is true. should something will be done yes you do have the will yes. but it's a process that we've been on for quite some time. the pope asked the faithful to pray for progress on the issue but just praying for change is unlikely to break the cycle of abuse in the catholic church. all the causes permanent damage trauma even death so why is female genital mutilation still being performed the practice is common in around thirty countries worldwide reasons vary but female
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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. will never forget the day it happened to her. as of the call c s i when you 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 that story. full first that 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 morning even though will bad idea they just told me i had to go on holiday and then i was faced with this when i got there. i'm traumatized when anyone talks to me about female circumcision i feel i can't
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breathe it eats away at. some or all those so a lot 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 the club now has more than two hundred members across guinea they fight for the rights of women and girls and against f g m in all its forms. and they are both arguably yes it is good it's important to remember that in some canadian communities it don't carry out excision but in fifty lation do this so the lab you're together so that they can be ripped open on the wedding night them up it will do well years in
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dishy 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. because their picture can even lead to death only. if it was a girl when it was that it would be a good septum important reliable. girls are still being cut jaring 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 young girl 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
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sixty three percent of marriages are arranged and eighty five percent of women report experiences of domestic violence. all these were said you we're reaching out to at the grassroots level and he's also what are easy we hope that educated professional goals won't fall victim to g.m. or get forced into marriage who expect to see positive results in this it does it up was it if cultures can change hatcher 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 now in other news europe's next big industrial champion might not come into being the european commission looks set to veto a merger between german engineering giant demons and france's i'll stop the two companies were set to merge their railway businesses in the hope that the tie up wouldn't able them to take on foreign rivals but the european commission expressed
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concerns about the competition in europe this despite the fact that the men's and alstom offered to let go of four percent of their assets to make the merger happen . and earlier we asked our financial correspondent in frankfurt what the reasons are for wanting to block this merger. 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 so that my derail the competition and there for a leads 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 year look 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
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siemens alstom merged company would only make a war fish ten percent and that global markets were not children aged zero to fourteen represent twenty five percent of the world's population according to the un but in many parts of the world children disproportionately are affected by poverty two out of three children have no access to social protection according to a fresh report by unicef and the un's labor standards agency the ilo there's more. millions of children are forced to work every day in many countries often their parents have no other option children have to supplement the family income so that there's enough food on the table. for so many kids poverty is what is preventing them from going to school from having health from having nutrition and what it shows is if you provide cash transfers to these children you see really significant
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improvements in their health and education which changes their future life course and their future life chances and of course also has really big impacts on societies today half of the children who live in extreme poverty are in sub-saharan africa and the problem could get worse for the region which could help ninety percent of children living in extreme poverty by the end of the next decade according to the u.n. it says governments need to increase cash transfer programs for children. now to south korea and the power to clone a clinic is fulfilling the dreams of pet owners who want to keep their best friend around forever but it isn't cheap to let that lap dog live on and on and on. you can order three a six pack or even ten of your departed pet. in south korea at least death is no longer the end. for bereaved owners like kevin kenji the copied canines are almost as good as the original his picking his puppy is just
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a few weeks old. he says it's his old dog reborn he's fifteen years old you see him out i think it's the same dog in the morning i feel like assisting. one more success for soul so i am biotech research foundation by engineers here have cloned more than a thousand dogs for customers all over the world. so a lot of people know that it might not be the exact same dog some people think it's the puppies that be or isn't a dog never had or so other people think that it's. going to cook when south korean scientists created the world's first cloned dog in two thousand and five today the procedure has become routine and very lucrative the clinic charges eighty eight thousand euros per puppy implanted in born by surrogate mother. it's not just private pet owners showing interest the security industry sees a way to replicate their best sniffer dogs with the help of cloning they can fast track their breeding and training process. you know that's all i'm doing the stuff
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these young age dogs have an average thirty percent success rate but this cloning dog has an eighty percent success rate which would include critics questioned at the cloning which they say turns living beings into a productive machines for wealthy owners it's a small price to bring their beloved pets back to life. quick reminder now the top stories that we're following for you here and his second state of the union address president has called for an end to the politics of her advantage 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. and coming up in just a few minutes it is business news with kristoff over what you have to also take a look at the state of the union address and what you said child us sest of u.s. jobs and wealth was found we asked our correspondent on how bad is going down with
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the chinese also car joins toyota and don are both issuing visible earnings reports to take a look at what has dropped profits plunging this fascinating stuff as talk over in just a few minutes we'll look forward to that but in the meantime it is goodbye from new sara kelly here in berlin thank you so much for watching have a great day. serial
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