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but there is no holding back his dreams. starts may twenty seventh on w. . this is. from berlin tonight in the trade standoff between china and the us who will blink first with the piggy bank that everybody steals from including china we've been paying china five hundred billion dollars a year u.s. president the pressure as his deadline looms either china reaches
a trade deal with the us or charges starts paying new tariffs china is threatening to retaliate with twenty five percent on two hundred billion dollars of chinese goods takes effect tonight at midnight washington time also coming off international tensions surges over the iran nuclear deal as european union leaders reject tehran's threat to partly pull out of the deal the islamic republic is contemplating harsh new sanctions against iran as the u.s. to increase the pressure and pope francis' of the moves against in sex abuse in the catholic church in the future of priests and nuns around the world will be able to inform the church if they suspect that a be useful is taking place. to our viewers on p.b.s. in the united states and. all around the world welcome we start tonight in
washington d.c. where president donald trump is threatening to impose tariffs on two hundred billion dollars worth of chinese goods beginning at midnight tonight washington time and china has a delegation in washington talking with the u.s. trade team but the chinese government back in beijing is threatening to retaliate if the tariffs go ahead trump appears to be playing it cool as that deadline looms he says that he received quote a beautiful letter today from the chinese president saying let's work together i'll probably speak to him by phone mr trump said in the last hour or tonight he renewed his complaint that china has been taking advantage of the u.s. in a way the piggy bank that everybody steals from including china we've been paying china five hundred billion dollars a year for many many years china rebuilt their country because of us they couldn't have done what they're doing that building
a ship every three weeks they're building aircraft like you've never seen fighter jets i respect it i don't blame them i blame our past leadership for allowing this staff and what i'm doing now with china should have happened many years ago not just obama long before obama. are there was the u.s. president speaking earlier today for more on this i'm joined here in the big table by my colleague joe tamale own from d.w. business and my colleague in washington d.c. or correspondent all over salad all of let me start with you what is true of strategy here can i mean can we lay that out as we move closer to that midnight deadline. well gaul trombones to raise the pressure on the chinese negotiators he wants to have this deal done and off his table and he really is desperately looking for some good news back home because he's under a lot of pressure domestically mostly caused by the fallout off the malo reports
here and so he's what he's usually doing in such situations is pointing out to the good economic data in the united states which is in fact good the economy is growing unemployment unemployment is low at this point but that's all at stake caused by this growing uncertainty because of these ongoing trade negotiations with china and so he wants to finish that as quick as possible and what he's doing is essentially saying look we don't have a deal by midnight washington time then the tariffs will be raised just as you threatened and that's very likely going to be the case right now it's likely what does it mean for for china for the chinese economy but also for the global economy well this is far from an ideal situation for anybody brant we're talking about the world's two biggest economies if we see a sustained slowdown in either or both of them that means you will see that weekend key markets for the rest of the world exports the rest of the world also wants to
sell things but of course china stands to be the most affected and that it will retaliate but not how it could respond with its own tariffs but the thing is that the chinese export more than the americans do so and might not be a threatening enough a lever for them it could also for example encourage chinese consumers to boycott american made goods this is a one point three billion population country so that's a really big market on the other hand that might backfire in that it affects chinese workers who work in american manufacturing like in the assembly of i phones so china stands to suffer the most but there will be knock on effects for the rest of the world definitely but china has to suffer the most to your i mean that means the u.s. has the leverage going towards this deadline is there any chance then that truck will back all. well the terrace will go up in a couple hours from now so there's a lot of pressure mounting of course on the negotiating team but the hopes are all
that donald trump the u.s. president will back off its rather that the chinese negotiators would offer some major concessions and go back to where they once were in the negotiations of the beginning where major progress was made within a short amount of time also hardly anyone here in the united states wants these tariffs for instance the head of the national retail federation expressed clear criticism that these terrorists would harm the american economy but they would also not be very great for consumers here as many imported goods from china would become more expensive above all our consumer electronics and so the negotiations are going on there's a lot of pressure there american businesses and consumers are bracing for the midnight midnight deadline and it's unlikely that the will be happy and unless china gives in. a global story it's not just about the u.s.
in china what does this mean for europe indeed all over talk about pressure there and the pressure is all across the board the european markets have had one of the one of their worst days in a year as it happens there are a lot of export heavy businesses in europe that stand to be affected by an escalation in the u.s. china china trade conflict now if china were to respond for example and say return tariffs on american made cars well there are there are quite a few b.m.w.'s and mercedes benz is that are made in the u.s. so it's easy to see how that would affect the german auto industry for example now europe is a really strange position because at the end of the day it wants similar things to what the u.s. wants out of china it once more access to the chinese market wants better protection for intellectual property and just that the u.s. has decided to go at it on its own and use a very adversarial approached. an adversarial approach by the way that it's also using on europe that there's still the threat of american tariffs on european cars
still hanging over the air a lot of people are saying that this could be a bellwether for e.u. u.s. trade talks when the time comes hope not are like a lot like coming here in the big table to know them all their own and in washington our correspondents all over sell it to both of you thank you. u.s. trade sanctions have been on the minds of european union leaders but this time sanctions against iran e.u. leaders have urged the islamic republic to stay in value its commitments under the nuclear deal which was agreed upon with other countries back in two thousand and fifteen the u.s. withdrew from the deal a year ago iran has now threatened to abandon it unless the other signatories europe provide quick relief from u.s. sanctions. it was supposed to be the post breaks it summit shaping the e.u. future without britain well the u.k. may not yet be out it did not attend the talks a welcome respite from breaks it deadlock but another topic overshadowed the
proceedings iran's threats to abandon the nuclear deal signed with world powers in twenty fifteen e.u. leaders tehran to think again for the ones that will be. it's now even more important that europe shows a united front. we do not want an escalation but we want to keep using diplomatic tools. we know our limitations but we all agree that the more united europe is the better the chance we have of using dialogue to find possible solutions for. so the sagal so it is the. being united on all fronts was exactly what the e.u. leaders wanted to convey. they swiftly signed a ten point blueprint for the block's future vowing to work together through thick and thin i can state well think with complete.
their leaders have got their correctly demonstrated that they want to pay full political with both ability not only for fingal event challenges but for the european union as a whole fine i'm bishan is indeed but no concrete decisions can be taken until after the upcoming european elections and they may well highlight a europe riven by division over what its future should look like. yeah see on the up if there is victory for those who want less europe if into mars european parliament no majority is possible without mashing lists and extremists then it is clear that we will have less syrup and we will be weaker for being disunited. as the e.u. prepares to wave goodbye to its current parliament its member states are more divided than the smiles convey up next is a tussle over new picks for the e.u. top officials had a special summit at the end of may. are joining me now from that summit in romania
is our very own georg martens can even say you're gay or good so we know that e.u. leaders they arrived for this summit to talk about the future of the e.u. maybe posed what are the biggest challenges that they're facing. i tell you what brand leaders today were a challenge short and that is the torture is topic off brags that that it has been dragging its heels of here if you want here on many summits and so today they really had time to look into the future it took them a mere one minutes to sign the so-called cvo declaration a list of ten commitments that either leaders. want to call it can convey to you that the ideas and aspirations of how do you should be run america will summed it up quite neatly when she said the e.u. should be more inoperative they should work closer together they should be more united and they should be
a stronger now fear warts that all leaders basically signed up to but when you give it the reality check there is a lot of things well solidarity is lacking for instance the migration crisis the environment eurozone reform the monetary union of the european union that is that desperately needs reform and is my call the french leader who is pressing for change who who has a vision of how things should change but he is just lacking the support of the european union also saying that it remains committed to the iran's nuclear deal how much power does the e.u. have right now though to keep that deal alive. well the move by the iranian skilly exposes the lack of power here on the european side because that dilemma they face is they would like to encourage business to continue with iran but it is businesses across europe that are afraid to trade with iran and seeing that they are facing
fierce sanctions from the u.s. if they do so in the mechanism that the e.u.'s developed only applies to a food supplies and food trade with with iran it's just not enough and so that is why e.u. leaders are focusing on a so-called deescalation strategy both under macula and the french president emphasized they do not want to escalate things so diplomacy is the way forward but nothing more they can offer or the month is at that easy summit in romania thank you here's some of the other stories now that are making headlines around the world that north korea has launched a two short range missiles into the ocean their second weapons test in a week north korean leader kim jong un defended the actions as a regular military exercise hours after the second missile firing the u.s. seized a north korean cargo ship saying it was transporting coal a violation of sanctions against north korea brazil's former president michel has
surrendered to the country's federal police he faces charges of running a high level embezzlement and money laundering scheme his arrest came after a court reversed an earlier judgment that had set him free more than one hundred fifty people have been convicted and hundreds more are charged in the corruption scandal which is known as operation car watch a new york court has sentenced a german woman to four years in prison for posing as an heiress in order to swindle huge amounts of money the court found that anna sorkin seen here in file footage had posed as a socialite to convince banks hotels and friends with power to part with hundreds of thousands of dollars. five pope francis has issued a groundbreaking new law requiring all catholic priests and nuns to report clerical sexual abuse and cover ups the papal decree covers abuse of children and adults and it sets of systems for reporting abuse and for protecting whistleblowers. every
known in each priest or no obligated to report sexual abuse and they're required to inform church authorities if they suspect abuse this is but one of many steps pope francis is planning to implement in his attempt to combat this problem. it's very important to now have unified and universal standards for the church in the past countries have taken different approaches now it said procedures have been set time limits have been set it's an important step not the first but also not the last the new church law requires that all dioceses around the world have a system in place for victims to report abuse by two thousand and twenty all types of abuse must be prosecuted victims protected and investigations completed within ninety days well victims' groups support the law many feel it doesn't go far enough for i am glad if one question remains namely how reports of abuse will be passed on to prosecute says the pope's law does not make its obligatory to report to all work
with the oath or it is and at least here in germany it's the police and for state prosecutors who are responsible for investigating and solving such crimes and he sent. the following the vatican's abuse conference in february critics demanded a hard line against abuse in the catholic church the new church law comes into effect on june first but it only runs for three years. for more on this i'm joined here at the big table by my tea is conch he was in that report that we just saw mathias it's good to see you you've been on the show before you are a survival of sexual abuse that happened at a jesuit college i mean you helped bring cases like yours to the public's attention hoping that you could change affect change how do you feel about the news coming out of the vatican today about what the pope is handed down is it enough. it's i think a big story for the church but looking to it from outside it's
a small step a necessary step but a small step. somehow i feel proud that with all the pressure the survivors movement had put on the vatican and on the pope in the last month they had to come up with something but it's still. a first step for a first step but it doesn't go far enough no because it's dealing only in house with the problem and the question is when will they make it mandatory to report to the civil authorities that is not there still not is it in this law and you know we talked about this months ago i mean it has been part of the story for a long time and why do you think it's so hard for the pope to take that step into a blog people in the clergy to go to local authorities if they suspect that a crime is taking well i think there's a lot of resistance within the. higher ranks of the church that's why it's so
important to put pressure on them from outside as we did in the last month. and what they are doing is we cannot make it mandatory in all countries of the world because there are some countries with difficult because there's no justice system working in place but i mean this is the minority of cases in the vast majority of countries you have. just as authorities which are dealing with these cases so make the general rule and then maybe exceptions for certain situations where you say it's not safe to to report there were there was resistance by parts of the church i remember during the pope's conference earlier this year talking about sexual abuse there was a lot of resistance from africa. in asia that's what was reported african clergy members saying we don't have this problem in africa this is an american in the
european problem. we will survive us from the thirty countries coming together in rome and of course there were people from asia and from africa as well it's not a european or north american problem it's a general problem of the church everywhere and well that's why it's so important to have general groups from the vatican from the headquarter which applies to all countries all around the world before we run out of time what about what the church is doing for people who have been abused the legacy that you know was created with that are you satisfied with what the church is doing no of course not still in the process of clarification of inquiry and we will have to talk about compensation in the future once you start as always it's good to have you on the show we appreciate your insights they can very much thank you for now to our series looking at
what germans consider to be the big issues today my colleague kate brady she travels into the countryside where a major concern especially among younger people is climate change germany once seemed to be leading the way in the fight against global warming but it's now falling back on its commitments people have been telling that the government now faces a stark choice. to end my journey across germany i'm travelling back to the capitol. where the german government is feeling the heat of climate change. between its love of cars a nuclear power phase out and the country's long goodbye to cofield energy japanese struggling to meet climate goals. in recent weeks that very issue has been quite literally knocking on the government's front door. inspired by the swedish climate activists clear to to mag for the past four months hundreds and thousands of german school kids have been skipping school every friday demanding action against climate
change university student louise annoyed power has become the face of the fridays for future movement in germany which is now backed by more than twenty six thousand scientists. we need our government to act now and i don't see that right now we keep burning fossil fuels knowing that they are destroying. and. disturbing our climate to an extent that. we are struggling we will be struggling to stay alive in the long term and species are dying every day. once deemed a world champion in environmental protection it seems germany is at least now realizing that there is more to the fight against climate change the meticulously separating rubbish blushes heat wave alone brought home the harsh realities of climate change cargo ships brought to a standstill drive crops forest fires and image to infrastructure. having missed
its twenty twenty climate goals the german government is now looking ahead to twenty fifty with the aim of phasing out coal powered energy by twenty thirty eight but students likely want to see the end of that by twenty thirty at the latest and . demonstrators have found to continue striking until they see more action from the government. if in twenty years' time your children or your grandchildren or the children of the neighbors will ask you what did you do back then when will you know what was so could change things where you could still make a difference what you do and i'm telling this the government here we were to judge this government. harshly. because we will look back on them and see that there were among the last ones who could actually change something and change the path we on. can you knowing the consequences trough what's happening.
which. are designed with sixty five percent of the votes counted in yesterday's election the ruling african national congress is in the lead the vote is the first test of public sentiment since president cyril ramaphosa replaced the scandal hit jacob zuma last year he used christine what is been covering the election force and she joins me now from johannesburg good evening to you kristie yeah there's a lot to talk about here the a.n.c. it apparently is going to retain power but at the risk of its worst performance in twenty five years what are the reactions there to that. that's right brained a.z.'s already been commenting about this we had a senior officials today talking about the fact that they are quite happy with the decision they made in making the presence of the party in twenty seventeen they say that if that had not happened that would potentially be looking as was said
whatever the outcome of that would be the a.n.c. is making the concession today that it's not going to be what they would have hoped it would be hoping from all but that's had it not been said what i meant as prison because it potentially could have been worse. and we know that there have been some complaints about how this vote was carried out by media has this been a fair and free election. the independent electoral commission has been at pains to to assure south africans that has that this has been a free and fail action there have been isolated incidents printout including things like electoral officials seen holding and handing ballot papers and supervised for example there is the issue of the smaller opposition parties today forming a coalition and saying that the election has been free and fair citing various isolated incidents across the country but the major sticking point really has been
the issue of the indelible ink that some people were able to remove and supposedly cost two votes now we've seen for example the biggest opposition the democratic alliance already called for an audit off the results as a result of that and we've also heard from the electoral commission that they will be audited certain samples of the results after about twenty people have been arrested for trying to vote twice that that has really put a cloud or cost a shadow rather over the credibility of this election in a way but the electoral commission going at pains to state that it's not enough to really say that this election has not been free and fair but there are certainly some people in some corners grumbling about that and at these smaller parties as i say brant said that they will be approaching the courts the democratic alliance as i did to you did say that they will be challenging that result as well calling for an editor at his the leader of the party my money speaking on that of course people concerns about the little process in ha some of the. issues are being handled i'm
concerned goodness on the frequency we're able to vote twice. for word order can still an important one because we think that needs to be interrogated through this really disconcerting kristie that if it's true that people were able to vote twice what about the final results then when can we expect the. brain. looks like we've lost our signal there we lost christine. and we apologize for that was her correspondent christine was there with the latest on the there's a lecture results from south africa apparently lost the signal. all right some sports news now after guaranteeing their bonus legal status last weekend have now secured a new coach for next season david will take over from interim coach stevens wagner in charge of being whose side has failed in the premier league frighted that he
coached reserve team but he's been without a club since early this year the forty seven year old has signed a contract with shelf until the year twenty twenty two. tennis and he's now world number one novak djokovic has eased into the quarter finals of the madrid open to beat jeremy chardy in straight sets six one seven six he's now beaten the frenchman in all thirteen of their meetings without having dropped a set djokovic is stepping up his preparations on clay as he bids to win a fourth grand slam title in a row at the french open later this month. you're watching news from berlin have to short break i'll be back to take you through the day stick around for that.
senior. colleagues. swapping recipes for success strategy that make a difference. baking bread on d.w. . some time in the twenty six to you my great granddaughter will be born. but with the world be like in your lifetime and around half a century. when i was born there were three billion people if you will share the planet with nine billion. you world to feel around true degrees warmer. inevitably sea levels rise by at least one metre century.
and we're going to have some climate impacts we're turning greater probably small pretty good. it's really frightening ball trough if i have to fill up. why aren't people more concerned. shorts may thirty first w. are the world's two largest economies on a collision course on friday morning the u.s. is set to slap more tariffs the most biting yet on two hundred billion dollars worth of chinese products and beijing has promised to retaliate the pressure on american and chinese trade negotiators to pull back from the brink has never been greater as they meet in washington it's all on the table trade tariffs and trust