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this is news coming to you live from berlin president told trump tightening the screws in his trade dispute with china imposes new tariffs on billions of dollars worth of chinese goods beijing threatens what it calls countermeasures what impact will all this have on the global economy. also coming up. the german turkish journalist who says he was tortured in a high security turkish prison because of denny's triggered a diplomatic crisis between germany and turkey. the homeless man in paris with
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thirty thousand twitter followers he doesn't just get lots of light action to from the city authority. hello i'm terry martin good to have you with us the trade dispute between the u.s. and china is heating up and could have far reaching into consequences for the global economy president says there's no rush to strike a deal the two sides have been locked in tense negotiations in washington this week but u.s. treasury secretary stephen a new shin says is talks with china's vice premier you they are done for today beijing says it will take what it calls necessary countermeasure after washington increased tariffs on to her. hundred billion
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dollars of imports from china this trade war is escalating. and let's go over to our correspondent in washington all of us saw that all over the trade talks have ended for the day not long after they began what happened. you know those were brief talks in fact but that did not come as a surprise. the negotiators said even before hand that it would be unlikely that that an agreement would be reached today in spite of that treasury secretary minutiae and talked about constructive talks he then went to the white house together with a group of negotiators to discuss the outcome with the u.s. president who by the way makes a very relaxed appearance today he's been tweeting all morning long that he's not afraid of these terrorists he is genuinely convinced that they would be good for the u.s. economy and he's also dubbing himself the tariff man so he finds himself in
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a very comfortable situation right now however economists here in the united states are challenging that stance they believe that in the end of the day it will be the u.s. consumers as well as u.s. businesses paying the bill for for this terrifying certain goods will become more expensive that will be him in ported from china among them are consumer electronics and other goods however though will these goods that are currently on the way that are currently shipped from china to the united states say on a container ship for instance those goods are not included and so technically at least if the two negotiating groups would get together soon again there would still be some chance to find an agreement all over we're hearing words like constructive and amoco bull being used to describe the negotiations. obviously there are sticking points what are they. although apparently there are sticking
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points also within the communist party in china there are two groups that are basically fighting reformers and hard liners and that led to a very late decision off of the chinese president. to walk back certain parts of the agreement that were made in the first place when they were very quick and progress in here and the major sticking points were the question of intellectual property as well as certain laws in china restraining american businesses and now eventually this all led to a clash over the question which parts all of the agreement should be made public and essentially china is trying to avoid to agree or to admit that that intellectual property laws would have to be changed because that would mean all still that they were wrong in the first place over thank you very much t w washington correspondent ali were solid there makers have sought refuge
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in foreign embassies says the government widens its crackdown on the allies of opposition leader ongoing it comes a day after authorities arrested the vice president of the opposition controlled national assembly the rest have put renewed pressure on go i don't know whose attempted uprising last week failed to oust president nicolas maduro. for supporters of one quiet though the aftermath of last week's coup attempt is proving dangerous stripped of their immunity by the supreme court richard blanco of the brief people's alliance and they cannot see a of the radical cause party has sought safety at the embassies of argentina and italy. they're trying to avoid the fate that befell edgar's on the vice president of venezuela's opposition run national assembly he was thrown in jail on wednesday charged with treason for supporting whitelist uprising. this video shows the moment
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his car was hauled off to prison with some still inside. some broadness family was defiant after his arrest. you know you've done today my father is giving up part of his life to defend venezuela and to defend democracy and freedom soon there will be justice not just for us that those who are doing a bad things will be held to account echoes of discontent also evident on the streets of caracas even amid fears of government reprisals. we're protesting but we're afraid they will tell you it's against as is they've done with the deputies it gets him with all of those they want to take the prison up on it but i thought. why do said some flannels arrest his part of a government intimidation campaign. when it nobody got i mean the guy would be what is the only tool they have used because it was. terrible the state terrorism to be clear. because that's what they do in italy and sitting terror among the people who
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he said what they're going to do. though i don't know why though has called for fresh protests on saturday but with his uprising flagging zambrano as a rest could demoralize the opposition and pulled in president nicolas maduro and his loyalists. now to some of the other stories making headlines around the world today the ruling african national congress is heading for victory in south africa's election despite gaining its lowest ever share of the vote with the counting almost complete the a.n.c. has won fifty seven percent the party's worst performance in twenty five years president cyril ramaphosa replaced scandal hit jacob zuma last year for. a militia set up to fight the islamist terror group boko haram has released nine hundred children additional old soldier recruitment. ana thai activist jailed for sharing an unflattering article about the king on facebook has been free after
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a loyal party. spent over two years behind bars it comes as three thai activists facing charges of insulting the monarchy disappeared after reportedly being arrested in vietnam. german turkish journalist and its your child has claimed he was tortured in a high security turkish prison giving evidence to a court him berlin you just said that he was kicked and hit the journalist spent a year behind bars without being formally charged the case triggered a diplomatic crisis between germany and turkey as a correspondent for the german newspaper the vet says he was systematically abused during the first three days visit attention in turkey they physically beat me by kicking my feet and beating my chest and back even though they were observe ation cameras in the hallways there was no one inside the prison cells the amount of
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violence used against me was low level it wasn't about inflicting physical pain they wanted to humiliate and intimidate me maybe they also wanted to entice me to react but either way this was definitely a case of torture. now let's bring in our correspondent bucks million akasha here in berlin. is standing by force and let's start with you much million what sort of hearing was this in berlin today why was dennis future in the german court of whole . well he was physically in a german court but the case he was giving a statement for was in fact for the prosecution trial that he's currently facing still in turkey so he was incarcerated in turkey until two thousand and eighteen and then was allowed to leave the country of return to germany and he's now allowed to give evidence and statements here in germany in front of german courts and these statements and then given forwards to the turkish trial and that is also why yes been giving his statement today in turkish not in german because this is for
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turkish trial giulia in istanbul serious allegations they're being leveled against turkey any response from turkish officials so far. well syria's allegations leveled against turkish president add on he. said today that it was ad on who is personally responsible for the treatment he received here in the istanbul's livery prison to quote him here again today this is possibly on direct orders of the president or his close aides but in any case as part of the defamation campaign that he launched against me let's remember out on back then publicly called din is you joe a terrorist no officials so no official reaction so far from that might be due to the fact that they want don't want to give this and these accusations out too much room too much space for public
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a debate but that's speculation on my part the political situation here in istanbul and in turkey in general is quite tense right now the vote in istanbul has been canceled a vote that present ad once candidate narrowly lost so we kind of are back in an election campaign mode now so maybe it doesn't want to turn this into a bigger issue but one parliamentarian one politician part on with the a k party prison at one's party said that he doubts these accusations are true and i saw a report in a pro-government t.v. channel accusing done as you job of lying and leading a defamation campaign quote against turkey thank you so much. here in berlin a million dollar question thank you very much to you. now you may think of paris as being wealthy and fashionable but like many other cities it also has homeless
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people living on the streets one of them started using social media to draw attention to what it's like living rough and he soon collected more than thirty thousand twitter followers and got the ear of the city authorities that was the start of a passionate fight for better living conditions for paris's homeless. christian college knows what it means to lead an insecure unstructured life he spent over three years hanging out with this group of homeless people at the plus sun mart in paris he used to have a well paying job as a sawmill year but after his wife left him he developed a drinking problem and when he could no longer pay the rent he ended up on the streets and. this is one of the places i slept in but a few weeks later they installed these typically anti homeless barriers in their place deliberately so no one can bed down here. and the homeless barriers have popped up all over paris some in places where people
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sleep due to warm air from the metro christian reacts to them by tweeting with results. the city of paris had put in iron rods to prevent access you can still see the traces. they would have stopped people from being able to sleep there in winter when it's cold. i posted it on twitter and the next day the authorities removed the iron rods. if i was a good. christian began tweeting three years ago after his possessions were soaked by street cleaners in winter he wrote this is how the homeless are treated in paris within a few months he had over thirty thousand followers. out in the morning to say hello to the planet and at night to talk about what was going on on the street. i take
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a picture of my sleeping bag and say good night guys and go to bed. and people would own so goodnight see you tomorrow what i thought that was cool. people who live on the streets often feel like pariahs but christian potch has given them a voice and his activism has spread beyond paris people now send in pictures of barriers elsewhere in france this one's in front of an eavesdropper share store in not born in the country south. true that the social media have a certain power that can be negative for big brands. we'll see in the next few days that evil share will certainly get rid of those barriers. this present christian is glad that his tweets can change things for the better. his own situation has also improved he is no longer living on the streets but has found accommodation with a christian aid organization. you're watching did other
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