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reporter: this is dw news live from berlin. warm words between close allies of the end of an eight year partnership. president obama: i want to thank you for your leadership, friendship and i want to thank the german people for the incredible partnership that our countries have been able to establish all these years. anchor: barack obama and angela merkel reconfirm their values. the german chancellor, paying tribute to his successes. he thanked the chancellor for
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her steadfast partnership. we will take a closer look at what they said. also, hillary clinton makes her first public appearance since losing to donald trump, and she speaks out about personal in fact -- impact. the human cost of smog in new delhi. schoolchildren try to protect themselves in the world's most polluted city. ♪ >> i am brent goff, it is good to have you with us. we begin with their public display of affection. barack obama and angela merkel have thanked each other for years of close corporation. of their final joint press conference in berlin, before he leaves the white house, they paid tribute to the strong ties
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between germany and the united states. reporter: the gloomy weather did nothing to dampen their spirits. at their meeting, obama and merkel celebrated eight years of collaboration. obama praised the german chancellor as an outstanding politician. if she were to stand for chancellor once more, he would be behind her. president obama: if i were german, i had a vote, i would support her. but, i don't know whether that hurts or helps. reporter: he also spoke of international crises like the war in syria and russia. and he also directed comments at trump. president obama: my hope is that the president-elect coming here takes a similarly constructive
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approach, finding areas where we can cooperate with russia, where our values and interests are aligned. but that the president-elect is willing to stand up to russia where they are deviating from our values and international marks. reporter: chancellor merkel called her call him a partner he could -- called him a partner she could rely on. angela merkel: i am grateful president obama has put protection of the private seer on the agenda. and as a global threat goes by, islamic state terrorism, we can see how important international operation is, especially with the u.s., and we need this cooperation. that is clear from a german
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perspective. reporter: she will do everything in her power to work with the next u.s. president, but obama will be missed. angela merkel: saying goodbye is difficult for me now. of course, if we worked well with someone, it would be. politicians and rockers he lives from change. -- politicians live from change. obama returns as a normal citizen. reporter: he would like to visit the oktoberfest's. it would be a chance for more germans to see him. for berlin, there was not much to see of him except his presidential car, nicknamed the beast. his final journey has been kerley business. -- purely business. he was surrounded by a massive security detail. brent: let's bring in the
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political correspondent from our studios. you were watching that press conference. a very warm appearance by both leaders today. what sport -- struck you most about what they said and did? rupert: it wasn't the praise they gave each other but the enormous hidden messages they were sending out not only to germans, especially across the atlantic and to russia. barack obama sent a message to his successor donald trump that he and germany and here in europe, here are the partners he has to work with. russia will not be the next partner but in europe. he also said that nato, many people in germany and in europe have been worried about the future of the united states and nato. barack obama said nato has to be
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one of the corner statements -- cornerstones of the united states security. brent: and we know that obama said today, a little bit tongue-in-cheek, but if he could, he would definitely vote for angela merkel. he was implying that she run for a fourth term. she has been tightlipped about running again and next year's election. you think the election of donald trump, is that going to influence her decision? rupert: everyone here in berlin think so, that she will announce for her candidacy during the next days or weeks, some say next sunday could be at good day for the board meeting of hers party. this could be the time she has been referring to in the last few weeks. she referred to that point in
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the press conference. she said the same thing, i will decide in due time. but this day, this press conference today certainly is not due time. brent: finally, obama is leaving berlin. what is on his agenda tomorrow? rupert: a next meeting with angela merkel but not alone. other european leaders will join in, the fine -- prime minister from spain, great britain, france and italy. they will talk down to earth politics in the end. we heard syria be on the agenda, russia, and barack obama needs to explain donald trump, what he will have to have on his agenda as you have he is president. brent: all right, rupert on the story for us. thank you very much.
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rupert: you are welcome. brent: and now to hillary clinton. she has made her first public appearance since losing the u.s. presidential election to donald trump. speaking at a charity event yesterday, she did not shy away from revealing how the loss has affected her personally. she also urged her audience not to lose hope. she has not said whether she plans to stay involved in public affairs. reporter: the former presidential candidate looked weary on the stage. the harrowing election campaign season has taken its toll. it was an emotional address in which she spoke of how challenging the last few days have been. hillary clinton: thank you. now i will admit coming here tonight wasn't the easiest thing for me. there have been a few times this past week when all i wanted to
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do was just to curl up with a good book and the dogs and never leave the house again. reporter: despite the disappointment, she claimed out clear -- came out fiercely in support. she urged americans to state engaged on every level. hillary clinton: america is still the greatest country in the world. this is the place where anyone can beat the odds. it is up to each of us to make america better and stronger and fairer. god bless you, and god bless the work of the children's defense fund. brent: u.s. senator bernie sanders, remember him? the man who lost to hillary clinton, he is resuming his role as the america leader of the
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left. he made a fiery speech for social and economic justice in washington. he urged the american people to get involved in politics funneling donald trump. bernie sanders: when ordinary people stand up by the millions, they don't let, god's divide is up by race or sexual orientation or whether we are men or women, born in this country or not, when we stand together and keep our eyes on the prize, when we focus on economic justice, when we focus on social justice, racial justice, environmental justice, when we stand together, donald trump and nobody is going to stop us. let's go for it together. thank you all. brent: it sounds like the campaign is not over. he mentioned environmental justice, one of the issues of
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great concern in the united states. hobby year is here. -- javier is here. >> many people are upset by donald trump's win, but environmentalists especially because donald trump as president-elect has not said much about climate change. he has said he considers it to be a hoax and would like to increase the use of fossil fuels. that is a nightmare for environmentalists. the coal industries have been in decline for years and hope trump will save them. reporter: every fifth inhabitant is on the poverty line in west virginia. no wonder residents are worried about the threat to one of their key industries. this man is a former minor. >> i have to go work at mcdonald's or somewhere like that. so many young people come to make -- that is where they are
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working. reporter: nonrenewable resources will damage society in the long run, far worse than the fallout from coal mines, but mining is in tradition. >> my grandpa, my dad, myself, over 100 years. reporter: he still works as a team leader. since the cold jobs were cut, the communities have fallen apart. >> you are looking at 10 other jobs going. so you lose 100 mining jobs, you have lost 1000 jobs. we have lost probably 10,000 now. reporter: west virginia was solidly democratic, but in the election, they overwhelmingly voted for donald trump. so do they think he is the answer? >> i have heard a lot of presidents promise a lot and never do nothing.
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change could be good. he will change something, that is for sure. >> politicians like promises. we will see. reporter: for now, the coal miners feel they have nowhere else to turn. brent: interesting perspectives. they say the fish rots from the head down. that is what happened at deutsche bank, and now the german lender is trying to get back to millions of bonuses it pays to the top executives that have hit the institution. they will try to become profitable again. reporter: deutsche bank is not what it used to be. the iconic towers are now a self-service atm for executives who became rich. one of the coaches executives from 2012 to 2015, a veteran of the banking unit since the
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1990's, sets a pledge 400 million euros in his career. now they want an eight figure amount back from him because of the scandal and litigation for mortgage in the u.s., which damaged the bank. since 1990, they have grown more generous with their staff. salaries have grown 379%, and employees expanded 47%. those employees include top executives like this man, a controversial figure, who are supposed to cough up cap -- cash . the current ceo john cryan is trying to clean the house while billions of dollars of penalties are still coming. whether he is trying after keep the lender together remains to be seen, but its glory days are brent: more business later on.
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you are watching dw news live from berlin. we will take a 60 second break.
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brent: from berlin, our top story, barack obama and angela merkel have reaffirmed their commitment to shared values. they held a press -- press conference this evening. the german chancellor paid tribute to his successes, and he thanked her for her friendship and steadfast partnership. now to india where, in recent weeks, delly has been suffering its worst pollution in decades. even before the current haze,
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they had problems. the world health organization called it the most deluded city. our correspondent has been taking a look at the human cost of delhi's pollution crisis. reporter: going outside can be dangerous these days. a poisonous cloud of dust has settled over the 20 million inhabitants of the metropolis. many fear in the coming weeks, the smog will be the worst it has ever been. >> summer getting heart attacks right now. this is sickening. >> there is a lot of pollution because day by day, cars are increasing. >> you can literally see the smog in the air. and if you take deep breaths, i can smell it. this is just the beginning of winter in delhi, and we have 450
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-- it is hazardous and dangerous. it is 20 times higher than the recommendations of the world health organization. reporter: they hope to make a difference. they are working with an ngo to teach children how to protect themselves from acute smog. half of the children suffer from breathing problems. children are learning what is making the air so poisonous and what they can do about it. >> yeah, it was like this the last few days. i was feeling [indiscernible] i was feeling burned in my eyes. >> we have been told the people we cannot complete -- >> we cannot go out. it is becoming a problem. reporter: too many cars, burning
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garbage, and large construction sites, many factors contribute to the smog. action is necessary, but -- >> they are not waking up completely. they have to take harsh steps. they should be coming up fast, or will be too late. reporter: those who can afford it are getting ready for the smog season. masks and air filters have become hot items. >> i am already coughing. i think it is better to have one. >> i wear a turban, that is not possible. >> in this weather [indiscernible] reporter: wearing a mask does not reduce pollution, but it gives people a feeling they are doing something positive for their health. brent: here are other stories,
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the siri -- syrian government forces will be billed parts of aleppo -- rebuild parts of aleppo. dozens died in the past 24 hours. a children's hospital and a blood bank were badly damaged, and food and medical supplies are all but exhausted in rebel areas. 340 migrants have died were gone missing in the mediterranean over the last two days. the international organization for migration said the smugglers are pressing on despite rough seas. the iowan reports 4500 have died or disappeared this year attempting the trip. in taiwan, thousands have protested for and against a bill legalizing same-sex marriage. opponents say social harmony will be disrupted, but supporters will help pass the
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bill. if it does, taiwan could become the first place in asia to legalize same-sex marriage. javier is back. germany lagging behind in i.t., what is the story? javier: something you would not expect when you look at germany has one of the leading economies, its internet connections are alarmingly slow. politicians and industry leaders are meeting to find a solution to this and other challenges by getting i.t. into the education system, but many kids already know far more than they think. even the chancellor is amazed as this youngster shows her how digital media can be used in school when it comes things to -- when it comes to things like watering the plants, it can help children. politicians are struggling, but the younger generation is totally at home in it.
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chancellor merkel said germany is lagging behind when it comes to i.t. angela merkel: we are a long way behind, and the competition is exciting, interesting and the rapid. politicians will have to adapt quickly to change. reporter: the digital world may be extremely useful, but it can only focus by gathering masses of data. it is now time to ease data protection regulations. >> i think we really have to let go of traditional ideas of what data protection means, because what it actually does is minimize available data. that is at the center of the big data business model. reporter: this man knows how valuable data collection is. this google ceo came to pot stem
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from silicon valley -- pottstown from silicon valley. javier: we know there is oil in the united states, but we are discovering how much to this day. geological officials have discovered the largest source of shale oil located in the midlands of west texas. but what it contains, it is 20 billion barrels of shale oil, but on top of that, 60 trillion cubic feet of natural gas and 1.6 billion barrels of natural gas liquids. there will be a couple of decades before production can start with methods such as fracking, but this helped lead to an oil supply glut which made oil supply prices go down.
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the impact on the rest of the world is hard to predict. that is all for business. brent: thank you. it is the exam that stops airplanes flying and keeps traffic off the streets. school students take their college entrance tests, and exiled -- an exam for the rest of their lives. in south korea it is very serious. people are urged to work later than usual so there are fewer cars on the road so students get to school on the time, and airplanes are grounded to keep noise near exam venues low. reporter: the cheering is loud, the stakes are high. more than 600,000 students were seen off the ancient -- by anxious parents for the annual
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college interest tests. -- entrance tests. the country holds its breath as children set the exam that will define their future. pressure is immense and affects some children more than others. >> i won't get nervous, and i will work hard to solve problems in the exam as i have been preparing. >> i am taking this for the second time. i have been preparing so hard during the year, so i hope to get good scores especially in korean. reporter: once the exams get underway, the country falls silent. financial markets and businesses open an hour later to ensure less traffic for testtakers. even planes are grounded for 25 minutes while the mainland exam is held. exam success means a place in one of the elite colleges, the
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fee debt -- the key to future career prospects. with so much at stake, thousands of parents try to bolster their offspring's chances of success by walking to churches and temples to pray. >> my mother prayed for me avidly when i was going to college. so i came here as a parent just like my mother to pray for my son, who is going to college so that my child can do well in the test. reporter: after eight hours, the exam will be over, and the torturous wait for the results will begin. brent: and you thought your final exams were tough. here is a reminder of the top story for you, barack obama and
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angela merkel have reaffirmed their country's commitment to share values. they held a press conference after talks in berlin. the german chancellor paid tribute to obama's successes in the last eight years. he thanked her for her friendship and steadfast partnership. you are watching dw news live from berlin. i will be back to take you through the day. we will look more at that meeting between obama and merkel. [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org] ♪
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