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this is e w news live from berlin and the second song is between the leaders of the united states and north korea has begun donald trump and kim jong un opened their meeting in the vietnamese capital one joey with the u.s. president praising their strong relationship will appear tough to make progress toward peace. also coming up tensions soar as pakistan says it has shot down two indian aircraft a military spokesperson also saying that two indian pilots have been captured the disputed territory is once again at the core of this latest crisis between the
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nuclear arms neighbors. and a d.w.i. investigation showing that german weapons are being used by the coalition troops in yemen civil war this despite claims by the german government that weapon sales of the middle east are strictly controlled. i'm sorry kelli thank you for joining us the second sum of between us president donald trump and north korean leader kim jong un is getting under way in these minutes the two leaders came face to face within the last hour serious talks are set for tomorrow trump wants to push him to give him nuclear weapons program in exchange for economic development can and trump are now dining together at the metropole hotel in the vietnamese capital one noise the talks in vietnam come eight months after a who. storch summit in singapore the first between a sitting u.s.
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president and a north korean leader. and covering the summit for us we have our correspondent alexandra phenomena standing by traveling with the u.s. president so tell us alexandra trump and kim they have now come face to face for the first time in vietnam what is the atmosphere during that meeting. well i would say that forth from what you for on what we could see the atmosphere is quite good they're all smiling shaking hands and the u.s. president said that he thinks that it's going to be a very successful summit he was asked what the u.s. has given up he's a of the nuclearization of the korean peninsula and he said no then he was also asked if there will be an end of the korean war in at the end of it and he said well we will see so the atmosphere is quite good and you know president believes
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very strongly that it's important for him to have a good relationship with kim jong and that this is the key to solving the problem and you know if we compare and contrast it with the last summit we know between the two leaders in singapore i mean that summit was really criticized for being all smiles very little substance a vaguely worded statement is there the sense that we might see more this time around. well you know this is sort of very difficult to say right now experts here whom i talked to told me that it is important that they believe that this meeting may not be able to solve the whole crisis but it is important that it is going to start a process that we may see india and growth made that could eventually lead to death nuclearization of north korea and we are hearing that they might be some concessions that kim is ready to make that he may be willing to dismantle
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one of north korea's key new it's that he may be willing to let inspectors and the country but of course that is something that he only will do if he will see corresponding steps from the you ass at the moment you ask position is that there are not going to east is saying no way the snug. going to happen if there are no concrete steps towards. that says the u.s. position right now and so much to work out as that summit there gets underway where you are alexandra but you know trump he might be in asia but he's also having a close eye on things that are happening in the united states and i'd just like to bring in one particular wrinkle and then get your reaction to it because in the united states media there they're reporting that his former fixer michael cohen will today tell congress that trump is a racist conman and cheat and check out this tweet because this was donald trump's response he wrote the following michael cohen was one of many lawyers who
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represented me unfortunately he did bad things unrelated to trump he is lying in order to reduce his prison time. so alexandra i'd just like to get your reaction then therefore say that because you know he has this meeting with kim donald trump is he using this to deflect essentially away from his his own domestic troubles as we can see there. well it is very damaging for the president to have this testimony happening to the washing while he is having this very important summit here in hanoi and when you look at this tweet you know what is on the president's mind and he is certainly going to watch this testimony and it's not really true that michael cohen is just one of many attorneys who used to work for president he was his personal lawyer he was his fix that's the way he described himself someone who helped donald trump to sell soul troubles.
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with regards to his personal and business dealings so he is someone who knows a lot he is a legend accusing the president of directing him to. try and contain finance violations so this is really damaging he's working with the moeller investigation we will see what else he has to say and it's reason for the u.s. president to be worried about what michael cohen has to say today alexandra phone naaman with the very latest there not only on the situation in the u.s. but also as this summit gets underway in vietnam between the north korean and the u.s. leaders thank you. well now a series of cross border incidents has ratcheted up tension between nuclear armed india and pakistan over the disputed region of kashmir a video is said to show shells fired from pakistan coming down in indian controlled
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kashmir near the city of her jory skirmishes have also been reported elsewhere along the line of control that divides kashmir both sides saying that they have shot down aircraft pakistan says it downed two indian warplanes india has confirmed the loss of one aircraft and says that it downed a pakistani jeff's none of these claims have been independently confirmed both sides have closed airports and airspace to commercial flights in the region. again more now we're joined by did have correspondents on a funny car and she is in delhi and symbol con it political analyst and security analyst who is in islamabad welcome to both of you and simple i'd like to begin with you because the pakistani prime minister imran khan has been meeting with his security aides what has he been saying i think you know up to the meeting that they see richard national security council that. he had breast meeting not a press meeting on the national television and made
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a statement calling. for dialogue and yet the impression in the country is that it was a very great idea for a mature and. you know statement designed to bring the tensions dot rather than. kind of excited things more he wanted to talk about doubting the planes and also about i think. indian mylo doc the indian. that came into pakistan territory that was down by it in custody and the n.r.c. on twitter and many videos of that violent be picked up by the army and some statements by back to a so yes extraordinary careful attention the crisis but it seems like things are a. bit and you know the question that i get from the notes i then better sense just relating and there is you know i think. getting in and desire to move forward who just kind of you know taking
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a step back and talking about how to get out of the situation that the important ourself and the sun is that a fair assessment from where you're standing in india that things are dialing down i mean is there been any response from delhi to that offer for a diplomatic solution. i mean school kids i think that is that is a fair assessment i have to say that the view from baby is is also one of really want to get speed it was unprecedented it strikes might be deep inside that did spot some tributes and reasons in many fronts bindiya but there is a bit of what he killed at the start of events would you perhaps since a major escalation in the two countries a real spiting of tensions really the worst crisis between the two neighbors in decades earlier today india came pretty close to all of much of this is peace in order to get to the pox on the border of india beads of security is beefed up at
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the people especially close with a deposit on the border that reports that a p b d the bones of stoplights so that is there is really want to go to the court of appeals by the attitude and even just to remind what is behind all of this i mean the latest tensions over kashmir basically rose since a militant suicide bombing against the indian paramilitary two weeks ago and symbol i'd like to ask you because you know the new leader there in pakistan how is it going when it comes to getting militants under control in the region based on his leadership. i think i've said this earlier spread of militancy is a you want to challenge but not just not to beat on skin and i want to meet your talent by the time it's getting within it i know you don't see and understand ramadan just sworn in a few months at langley to follow up is also have been getting with it and looking at strategy generally doesn't mean it can see on the t.v. and let's give this it's been an ongoing issue is that it's
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a chance to rip terrorism but they all are they are cross border issues up in the regions around the region not just in pakistan they are now in the minus minus when bush me of that is there to lie moderately to was going on for actually one english meet and there's another cross border issue but that i live on i think you know and we're going to have certain left and i didn't want to go to the concepts of how things should move just this morning which i listed because it's a sports you know india pakistan relationship has become. a plus i think if you're getting other. now because you put your standard as a and by the time consistently. and shouldn't in fact. but to see that every day the strength that happens in the country it's his religion age from. it was actually one's perception and this is what prime minister brown has been trying to convey. this issue of. the good god thing bottlings about the prime minister has
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been trying to deescalate relations with india and try to go about these issues that are on you know all these countries but we don't know a lot of the issues within the ugly mob so just focus is on a. civil conjoining us from islam about some new fall in the car with the latest from delhi thank you so much to both of you. want to do the news still to come on the program are german weapons being used to kill in the war in yemen and berlin denies the allegation but he investigation suggests otherwise. first a quick check of some other stories making news around the world the gyptian say t.v. says that at least twenty people were killed and forty wounded after a fire broke out at cairo's main train station the fire was reportedly set off by the train's fuel tank which exploded when the train crashed into a barrier the vatican says that it will open its own investigation into australian cardinal george pell that's after in melbourne court sounds that powell was guilty
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of sexually abusing two teenage boys tell sentence will be announced next month he faces up to fifty years behind bars and emergency crews in indonesia are scrambling to find dozens of people buried in the collapse of an illegal gold mine at least three bodies have been recovered and fifteen people rescued from the mining chaps in the north to the bay say profits. now to yemen and the weapons used to wage war there the four year conflict has created the world's worst humanitarian crisis the german government has repeatedly denied any knowledge of german arms and technology involved in the war but an exclusive investigation by a team of media outlets including. news suggests that those weapons are being used and yet here's our report. in yemen's brutal war it's the civilians who are bearing the brunt thousands have died millions on the brink of starvation. i think the dominant calls has been the saudi bad coalition the fact
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that it keeps bombing civilians and civilian infrastructure despite having the best weaponry money can buy. saudi arabia and the united arab emirates up both fighting in yemen and it's here at this arms fan abu dhabi that they're shopping for the latest lethal technology both are among the german arms industry's top clients but belin has repeatedly denied any knowledge of german made arms employed in yemen. i'm not aware of it we have in our coalition agreement let down so i'm very strictly rules for export of military weapons to parties immediately and directly involved in the german conflict it is now being implemented i have not had any news about it so for. germany prides itself on these strict export guidelines which ban the sale of weapons to countries involved in armed conflict.
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but d.-w. and its investigative partners report mentioned stand market see in light us reports and belling cut trolled loads of phidias photos and satellite images and found evidence that german weapons sold to the emirates and saudi arabia oh in fact being used in the yemen war in the air at sea and on land. this is a german made warship in the port of moscow in yemen it's one of two minds sweepers sold to the emirates satellite images repeatedly showed german made vessels in the eritrean port of a sub. is a main base for the naval blockade of yemen which has led to widespread starvation . this is a convoy of foreign mercenaries in yemen fighting for the emirates in the convoy of german built weapon station mounted on armored vehicles.
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these fighters are seeing on the wreckage of a saudi arabian tornado come budget which crashed in yemen tornadoes have many german component wooden's that exported to saudi and india it makes a big it kicks against him in use is that it is the tools of study and interest to kill the in many ways so i'm calling us all those today in countries to stop stealing with is to saudi and emirs back at the defense for the m. iraq he's signed weapons deals worth more than five billion dollars many of them with western companies and those arms too could end up in yemen's brutal conflict. so let's get reaction to the story we're joined now by your good heart to foreign policy spokesperson for the conservative c.d.u. c.s.u. parliamentary group in the bundestag welcome to the program and thanks for joining us and i'd like to begin by asking you i mean we see the evidence there presented by d.w. news that that german made arms are being used in the war in yemen it seems as if
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the german government arms export guidelines have failed in this case right. i think this case needs to be investigated deeply and every state that gets weapons from germany was allowance of the government has to sign and confirm that they step and remain in the state where they are delivered to and if probably one state misses too to fulfill those obligations as might have been consequences for future . delivery of weapons but the concern is the situation in german. which remind us all that there is a legitimate need to take government that is fighting against. insurgents terrorists sponsored by iran. against the illegitimate government government of yemen and that there is a coalition of some states that is allowed by the limited government to help them to fight against the terrorists and therefore. a total ban on all
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activity in that war might not be helpful to a solution what we see is that for example saudi arabia is harming international. vol law involved for so let's talk about saudi arabia tend their activities so let's talk about saudi arabia because i mean we know i and i i want to ask you specifically because germany imposed an arms embargo on saudi arabia after the alleged murder of the journalist jamal khashoggi in the saudi consulate in istanbul we understand it's due to expire in about a week does the government plan to renew the ban. from my part of you we should think about that because until you do that what pete greet on the coalition and the beginning of last year we decided not to delivery deliver weapons to. states that are active in the civil war in yemen but with some exclusions we say that some petro petro boats small boats lightly armed and weapon built in germany
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can be delivered again to saudi arabia because they are not able to be a player all in that yemen conflict and from my point a few we should think about to come back to is that strict but in this case open and regulatory that we agreed on in the coalition in march last year. just a few days ago you criticized the grand coalition partners the social democrats for what you called a restraint of stance on arms export policy is do you stand by that or you know are you are you rethinking it now that you've been confronted with this information. we have the most tricked export regime on weapons all over europe but we need to keep involved in despair we want to have the best equipment for the despair and we cannot deliver it and produce and develop that by us own because the numbers
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of two it's we need to if you therefore we need to. in a moment industry and our partners for example like france expect that we agree on how we handle potentially export demand on those goods in case that we we develop that together we build that took as i would bring that. and others to have that and i think it's good to have an agreement between the governments before we stop that cooperation about how we handle this export demand and not only to take up that topic and the end of. the treaty of this might harm our relations to others and for my point of view we have to face the fact that maybe sometimes us for example like france. to be the more moderate in this field i think concerning moralistic standpoint we can do more for
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peace and good if we could wins others to follow. most of us taif of us took to regulation of germany then to all by their own was all germany german free meant of the jumble of despair i think it's not possible to have that you're going heart foreign policy spokesperson for the conservative c.d.u. c.s.u. parliamentary group of the bundestag thank you. now we're heading to nigeria where muhammadu buhari has won a second term as president despite opposition claims that saturday's election was raked nigeria's electoral commission formally declared the results early this morning showing a comfortable victory for the incumbent who hari took office in twenty fifteen valley to fight corruption defeat vocal rob and to overhaul the country's infrastructure the opposition says the election was rigged and plans to challenge the result in court. so well hari as a second term what challenges could that possibly face funny for chart tells us
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from the nigerian capital abuja. supporters of president i gather here behind me preparing a rally to celebrate their reelected president and all that money is basically inheriting his own promises that he has made four years ago which is to revamp the economy create more jobs making sure that the stability and security in this country by combating defeating the militant group boko are all this special in this stronghold in the north east of the country and there's something else of course waiting to be defeated and that's rampant corruption symbolized by this gigantic broom the symbol of the a.p.c. party to sweep that corruption away on top of that the country needs to be unified because forty one percent did not cast the ballot for president a.p.c. party but. p.d.p. party the challenger and that man and his party did not concede to defeat yet they do not accept the results yet so it's going to be very interesting to see how the next hours the next days are going to play out as one part of the country is
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celebrating while the other is this appointed an angry suggesting that vote rigging has taken place. sonny char there in nigeria french sportswear retailer decathlon has scrapped plans to sell job for muslim women runners following a public outcry the firm suspended the products following a wave of criticism from the public. it was meant to offer muslim women always to participate but french politicians said they were running he just contradicted the country secure values there were threats of a boycott until retailers buckled under pressure from angry activists. don't you need to do your because no one is promoting a garment that's actually a confinement of women's bodies you know these women should be doing sports but it's supposed to be for the liberation of bodies and excellence this shocks me
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don't just. take up close it has received hundreds of calls and e-mails in protest of the heat up and that staff in stores have been threatened not everyone is offended though. and women should do what they want and i'm afraid if they come put this on they'll not do sports. it's a purely commercial decision sports has nothing to do with it why should it not sell this. pick up law is still selling the item in morocco muslim women in france can find he jobs at nike stores the u.s. sports where giant introduced a product last year and keep selling it. now preparations for the new formula one season are in full swing as teams take to the track for the final pre-season test but gregg's it uncertainty is causing problems with the majority of teens based in the u.k. the first race in march is less than two weeks before britain stoops to leave the e.u. with no political agreement yet in sight. in vassallo no old ten
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teams are testing the latest cars on the circuit but travel and based in the u.k. including germany's miss avies austria's red bull racing and french outfit renault . mercedes team boss told to evolve has warned no deal brakes it could cause quote the mother of all messes calling it the nightmare scenario for the sport. the c.e.o. of mclaren's primary investor is more optimistic. our one of the biggest investment we have in europe is mclaren and u.k. and i think the company the investment is adjusting to the brics that i think they would be in effect to redefine. four or five. bucks according to motor sport u.k. chairman david richards transport in and out of the country between european rounds
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will be a major headache with the start of the season on march seventeenth breaks it just twelve days later could put formula one into a tight corner. mine are now the top stories we're following for you here at the u.s. president donald trump and north korean leader kim jong un have begun their summit in the be in the east capital on noise in their two day meeting the two leaders are set to try and seek a path to peace on the korean peninsula. the pakistani army has tweeted that it shot down two indian war planes after they crossed into pakistani airspace capturing two of the downed pilots this latest crisis between the nuclear arms neighbors comes after pakistan based militants killed dozens of indian security personnel in the disputed territory of kashmir. you're watching news live from berlin and up next made in germany a look at how porsche is maximizing logistics don't forget in the meantime you can always get all the loot need this news and information on the go that's on our
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