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you know. this is news coming to you live from a court here good bye between russia's president vladimir putin and north korean leader kim jong il and putin says they're told did address nuclear weapons program to the summit came just two months after kim's meeting with donald trump ended in feet yeah also coming up. plans to create a financial national champion in germany for the part of the very last minute matt
funk and georgia cornell step talks on a massive merger we find out from our financial correspondent in frankfurt why. is the military crisis in libya a very real threat to europe. on the southern border of the mediterranean. with no security and where there is an armed conflict is a problem for germany and europe. libya's internationally backed government is under threat from a double general and his militia the conflict could lead to a massive influx of refugees through your a. kind of a warm welcome to you. russian president vladimir putin north korean leader kim. one
would have wrapped up their first ever face to face the discuss the rides you can put in security on the korean peninsula and the north north nuclear weapons program all of this is still long after kim summit with the us president dollar trump ended in failure. it was their first ever face to face meeting but for russia's vladimir putin and north korea's kim jong un the body language suggested it was set to go well talks took place on an island off the pacific coast near flooded boss dock and went on for two hours a little longer than expected but statements after the meeting didn't really give away any substantial news but. of course we spoke about the situation on the korean peninsula we exchanged views on what needs to be done so that we can improve the situation in the future ali and i don't this is just the korean peninsula and the regional political situation which is garnered the urgent attention of the world
and we also held deep discussions on strategic ways to pursue stability in the regional political situations and on matters of jointly managing the situation. but later in a press conference putin revealed how he expected to play a further diplomatic role. in the spring from unity american chairman kim jong un asked us to inform the american side about his position. about the questions he has in relation to the processes that are happening on the korean peninsula and everything that's happening around these process is pretty simple. sort of the summit then has offered putin a chance to push russia to the gender of opposing u.s. influence after north korea's recent talks with president trump on the country's nuclear arsenal broke down without a deal in february. for more let me draw in emily showing these are always
correspondent in moscow and joining us from seoul south korea is journalist kelly casillas welcome to both of you let me start with you emily the summit has wrapped up what was the first sign the two leaders are meeting kim was given a very warm welcome what came out of the meeting go. well we didn't really see any big breakthroughs coming out of this meeting after all this was the first time that the two leaders met at all as you say so this was really very much the two leaders sizing each other up and it seems that they came out of the talks with a kind of basis for a friendly relationship judging from what putin had to say after the meetings he gave a small press conference and he said that kim was an open person he called the discussions that they had had open as well and he also said that russia had kind of assumed somewhat of a mediator role we'll have to see what that means going forward but he said that kim had said that everything that they had discussed could be passed on to other
countries and that russia would pass on what kim had said the position of north korea to china and the u.s. and can you what can you tell us what people just expectations also this summer of love was it so important for him. the summit was really important because after the failed summit with donald trump he really wanted to broaden his or. international allies that he can you know kind of work or use leverage on to get some kind of easing of economic sanctions right now north korea is really hurting from the u.n. sanctions that have been affecting the country through us couple of years and it's looking for some kind of for a week especially as a nuclear deal isn't happening very quickly. and really asked because russia was keen on raising pyongyang was going to push a nuclear missile program and they did in these talks was any indication that some
progress was made on this issue. well speaking after the talks live here putin said that north korea wants further security guarantees including on its sovereignty the sovereignty of the country itself. in order to go forward with the deed nuclearized nation process he also emphasized that russia has. a lot in common when it comes to their position on denuclearize ation with the u.s. he said again that russia is interested in do nuclear arising and in the korean peninsula peninsula being denuclearize and also in nonproliferation around the world more generally after all for russia this is an important issue as well because they want stability on their border we shouldn't forget that russia after all shares a land border with north korea and putin was also very much advocating continuing talks continuing to build trust including by bringing in the chinese
who were actually part of a previous form out of six way talks up until two thousand and nine so we may see more diplomatic wrangling and a broadening of conversation a broadening of the people brought to the table on the on this issue on this crisis and kitty a lot of that new kit issue people young is in desperate economic this is getting any support from russia on the easing of sanctions that you mentioned and also with the financial aid. you know so far we don't really know there's not a sign declaration after this meeting but we do know that north korea definitely had every reason to talk about economic sanctions as well as other forms of economic cooperation and so far you know north korea has had ten thousand migrant workers and russia and according to you know the saying imposed by the u.s. russia's most expel those workers by the end of this year so i'm sure much of the
conversation was about how can they keep those workers in there a blogger especially since the united states estimates that about five hundred million dollars so significant about money comes into north korea or workers around the world every year. in solon emily sheldon indeed obvious moscow bureau thank you both very much for your reporting that being now bring you up to date with some of the stories making news around the wind after months of speculation former us vice president joe biden has announced he would run for president in two thousand and twenty it's seventy six year olds had to bid for the white house he joins a crowded field of democrats competing for their party's nomination and he's seen as a from around. the world twelve million hectares of tropical forests that's according to a new data from global forest watch property trees act as a defense against climate change and the research is have course for action against
the forest station the loss is equivalent to thirty football feet a minute. much of talks between these two biggest lenders dortch a bank on commits bank have been called off potential risks and restructuring costs were cited as reason was the deal was backed by germany's finance minister who wanted to create a so-called national banking champion but the idea was met with opposition with critics fearing the loss of some thirty thousand jobs. a financial correspondent. is tracking that story he joins us now from frankfurt where you just saw more about why these talks collapse and what this means for deutsche and commands buying. well one group spokesman the group spokesman for the bank addressed journalists just a little bit of a while ago and he said that they had good talks and fair talks in a partnership kind of atmosphere but they both concluded that there was not enough
added value considering also the risks involved risks like the capital base the deutsche bank probably would have had to raise capital in order to take over the coming out spunk or for example restructuring costs before you save costs by cutting jobs and cutting down the number of branches you need to invest in order to provide an incentive and provide compensation for the people you're letting go he did say that first quarter results also underscored the ability of the go at your bank to stand alone what happens after this is up in the air both a lot of people would say have hurt themselves by talking merger and not going through with it going through with it would also have been a bad idea come out spunk could be a takeover target for foreign banks that said that some foreign banks like you in a credit or or the i n g of netherlands had expressed some interest i don't know what some of the reactions you are killing about the collapse of this. well
you know you mentioned the finance minister all of shoulders here germany's top finance politician i haven't seen a statement by him yet but there have been statements by for example a financial spokesman for the c.d.u. c.s.u. hans michels he said that economic sense has taken over over a pipe dreams so he thinks it's a good idea that that not happen green spokesman financial spokesman lisa paos said that this escapade has ended it never made sense to imagine that you could create a bigger bank with bigger risks and the bundesbank also weighing in saying that the deutsche bank is solid and stable and the come out spunk is also even if they don't merge and the fund company data saying that common sense had won out in the end so you see the kind of direction these comments are going. with the butts of the deadliest financial correspondent in frankfurt thank you very much. the u.n.
envoy for libya says he hopes to stop peace talks between the country's two warring sides in the coming days troops led by an insertion general have made massive gains and even launched an offensive on the capital tripoli shot injuring the internationally backed libyan government that the conflict has raise fears in germany and europe that the instability in libya could see another refugee crisis. libya's strongman general khalifa haftar and his continued offensive on the capital tripoli have exposed europe saw a lack of virtue and libya policy in french newspapers on wednesday the head of the internationally recognized libyan government prime minister fires seraj for the first time openly denounced funds for supporting general haftar and thereby fueling the current crisis a crisis many say europe chose to ignore or the europeans have become completely irrelevant in this crisis through their disunity it is also
a problem of german policy because here in berlin libya has not been recognized as a priority not something that really merits. being raised with president yet but then insists it fully recognizes the severity of the situation and start. a state on the southern border of the mediterranean right next to europe with no security and where there is an armed conflict is a problem for germany and europe. so far germany's attempts as chair of the un security council to forge a joint u.n. position have failed while reports of money and arms pouring in from the united arab emirates egypt and saudi arabia amounting if you can we are aware of these reports but we did not have our own findings that i could share. german m.p.'s too
are beginning to worry about the knock on effect of a new libya crisis it's obvious that the pressure of pressure on people to migrate and try to to escape from the situation. going to arise and it's going to be of course affective for that what is happening in europe this is a key conflict. store step in which europeans have completely abandoned control too far away gulf states if this continues libya will become a proxy war between regional and international players germany has less than a week to go ahead of the u.n. security council of course. germany's u.n. legacy is already being overshadowed by its apparent failure to live up to its role as leading power over this new libya crisis today. it's a disease that was once on the decline but now efforts to contain it have stalled
the while it has opened eyes ation estimates malaria killed four hundred and thirty five thousand people in two thousand and seventeen alone this at a time but international research funding is declining. increase and assist report from. here in the village of. the waiting room at the medical center is overcrowded fourteen year old new and his mother are among those who have been waiting here for hours. my head always feel so hot in the night i lost my appetite my legs feel heavy as if there's hardly any blood flowing through them. as a village was destroyed when cyclonic died tore through the area for letting most buildings and destroying them and the subsequent flooding even the medical center was damaged by a falling tree. the force of nature and the destruction are still visible all over
. while the reconstruction is continuing there's a major concern right now diseases and in particular malaria. some parts of the region are still submerged providing ideal breeding conditions for mosquitoes and his mother have had to sleep in the open with no protections against the insects since their home was destroyed. didn't have any mosquito nets i was swept away in the floods along with our whole house no one has given us new nets. finally it's turned to see the doctor the only one at this clinic and fears are confirmed he has malaria like so many others of the patients seen here by dr candy to our tour in recent weeks. following the cycle of the number of malaria diarrhea cases has increased compared to previous months and. i think some areas still
waterlogged after the psycho and the floods that's where the mosquitoes breed. we need to launch a campaign to stop the mosquitoes from spreading. program which. mother receives the mets and he needs in exchange for a symbolic fee of one cents a good thing since that's just about all she can afford to pay now she can only hope that the drugs work and that she will soon have a roof as well as mosquito nets over their heads. on high alert after a series of suicide bombings on easter sunday officials have now banned an unmanned aircraft and have more controlled detonations on suspicious vehicles and i timbs more than three hundred fifty people died in the attacks restarted churches and hotels as president has vowed to take action off the intelligence units created off
on information about a possible terrorist attack. now muslim leaders in sri lanka say they fear a backlash after these just sunday attacks the suicide bombings have been condemned by muslim groups but many in the community say they feel vulnerable. just sent us this report from colombo. she could not is back home after today it's thought he's too scared to spend the night in his house for injured and other shit son easter sunday a few hundred metres from where he lives a massive blast hit the church. that the next day with his three young children and wife. not why not. if you will feel more traits that he had received so since we had being in the in the main draw so we thought off. and also being with that with the children we secured and that is the reason what
we are what made us to be site believed houses here. she has grief stricken about the attacks and feels guilty that the papa treated us up a seemed religion of him. he's alleging local christians not to think of him and his family as ted it. all along his street the homes and shops office muslim neighborhoods are shuttered. several muslim one businesses were attacked after the bombings. president spiro in the city . what christian and muslim communities in sri lanka have been thought it'd by both this to extremists in the past muslims and christians in the country who existed beastly so far the easter sunday bombings set off tensions between the two minority communities for the first time. local muslims have tried to show their support holding prayers sending condolences and emphatically condemning the attacks
. but with the traditional friday prayers just around the corner muslims body it may not be safe to congregate in a small but vocal group of sri lankans are trying to help them. there from different religions and ethnicities and trying to find a reason for using the backlash muslims are now facing. religious leaders from both communities are meeting to express their concerns as well as their solidarity. crackdowns against minorities on modern northern sri lanka and a national emergency has been declared here again just as it was during the two decades of civil war that's really bodies were curtailed after the nine eleven incident in the us in the name of national security and countering terrorism and in sri lanka we have an experience of civil liberties being curtailed dramatically during the course of the war and he went after the war in the name of fighting sickle terrorism so there is a worry that the similar situation merits probably against muslims this time.
muslims and christians have always kept a respectful distance. now there is hope that the easter sunday bombings could serve as a reason to build stronger bridges between the two communities. we stay in colombo i have on the line journalist jamila with the jim you know the muslim community is fearing a backlash as we heard the country is on edge how wanted lankans about the prospect of more violence. the sri lankans extremely worried and afraid right now of what's been happening in the coming days and i definitely living on the edge in fact today most offices in colombo prevent at this hour from going out due to a bomb scare and as you said most and also extremely scared and many muslims have not left their homes seen sunday i'm also hearing reports that change tomorrow is a friday many mosques are going to be closed and day mom to watching with him not to come to a parent in fact just a short while ago i got to know the archbishop because says has urged us churches
to remain closed in the coming days in a form of assurances given that being the city so things are not too good here at the moment. as he does a dozen times admitted to a major lapse in security in connection with these attacks and the meeting with the looking radical group in nashville and joe we've just up and t.j. it is still a large what is the government doing to restore confidence that it can protect the city. there right now there is not much confidence in the government by past of there the president is or that he is a defense secretary and police chief to resign over the means of security lapses which led to these suspects and today we are hearing reports that the president met all party leaders in the morning to discuss several issues and today evening he's going to be meeting the heads of all the religious community leaders to assure them that the government really indeed given to the cost of them but right now the public bit angry a lot of it but in fact
a lot that despite having time and knowledge about these ice attacks and the kind of measures will not take until the government can have to do quite a lot to convince a public that they can look after them in the days ahead and you tell us more about the suspected suicide bombers apparently they were or sri lanka and some of them came to well to do families what's been the reaction among people to these details . people are really shocked that in fact almost all the bombers came from very rich and influential backgrounds and some want to be you know what the government has told us to so far is that. these people are extremely popular in the neighborhood where they live because they had a history of helping the poor what we're hearing right now is that one of the bombers was it was a freeman and she was the wife off another suicide bomber who blew her says because two children when police car not knowing democrats in the capital on sunday we also
hearing reports that the father of two of the suicide suspect that suicide bombers is now in police custody and he is the way to reach an intervention by street to street to me shocking to know that most of the bombers came from very influential and richer backgrounds but in the coming days we will have more information on this dry journalist jimmy dodge with the industry lankan capital colombo thank you very much thank you. if you don't know what to do with the jeans you can get them to. just have to give them to the british artist who makes. this gigantic pile of jeans is artist color palette barry has at least two thousand pairs of jeans here in his studio and he needs he's constantly searching for just
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