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♪ brent: this is "dw news." mexico's slap in the face for u.s. president donald trump. trump told the president of mexico not to come to washington to beat him if he refuses to pay for the border wall. president nieto tweeted back, i won't. we go live to washington more on the border wall turning into a border war appeared also, the german teenager order to kill by islamic state. i.s. is said to have abused social media to tell her to murder a policeman.
we will ask how serious is the problem of youth radicalization in germany. and new plans to stem the flow of migrants from africa to europe. we will speak to our correspondent in malta where eu ministers have been meeting to find solutions to one of humanity's biggest crises. ♪ brent: it is good to have you with us. he has only been in office one week but donald trump is drawing fire yet again over his comments and those executive orders. his renewed support for using torture and his insistence on building a border wall with mexico getting lots of attention. the u.s. president is in philadelphia where he addressed were to look at their annual policy retreat. during the speech trump again insisted that mexico must agree to pay to the wall -- for the
wall or its president need not come to washington. the diplomatic fallout has begun. >> the president of mexico and myself has agreed to cancel our planned meeting scheduled for next week. unless mexico is going to treat the united states fairly, with respect, such a meeting would be fruitless and i want to go a different route. brent: a different route. what could that be? let's pull in our correspondent in washington. donald trump says the men agreed to cancel the meeting. how realistic is that and what do you think we are looking at? are we looking at the beginning of a nasty diplomatic radel -- rattle? maya: this wall the trump so
greatly champion is turning into quite a headache for him. as he said yesterday he is going to start building it using u.s. taxpayer money. and if mexico continues to pay for it, it could throw quite the monkeywrench with future plans for mexico. mexico relies on the u.s. a lot for trade. with this relationship getting off on the foot it is getting off on, it looks like things are possibly going to be quite difficult in the future. brent: what did we hear from president trump at the gop retreat in philadelphia? maya: as we had heard in the clip he said that he does not want to meet with the mexican president unless they are going to agreed to pay for the wall. if this is going to be trump's prerequisite for any future relationships with mexico it
looks like things are stopped right now with mexico continuing to refuse to pay for the wall. trump also emphasized his plans for immigration and stopping issuing usb says from certain countries -- issuing u.s. visas from certain countries. this is been a huge point of controversy. it was during the campaign and with people living in the u.s. who are undocumented and he plans he revealed yesterday to cut off federal funding for sanctuary cities were a lot of undocumented immigrants live. brent: there is a lot of chatter right now around the policies of president trump, particularly around torture. we know the president is meeting british prime minister theresa may tomorrow. what can we expect from that meeting? maya: this is big because it is his first official meeting with another foreign leader.
the u.k. u.s. relationship, while it has always been described as a special relationship, it has taken quite a beating over the past 15 years over political fallout from the iraq war and recent changes in the u.k. government. what we are expecting to hear is perhaps talk about new bilateral agreements and bilateral trade agreements, especially with britain expected to trigger article 50 and leave the eu sometime this year. we expect theresa may will also make the case for nato. this has been a big question mark over donald trump's foreign-policy about possibly rating of nato which would perhaps embolden russian action in used in -- in eastern europe. we believe theresa may will put forth the case for nato and try to convince donald trump that it is a good thing that u.s. is in nato and nato is strengthened by u.s. presence. these are a few things we will
be looking for on friday. brent: maya, thank you very much. an estimated 11 million people could be affected by u.s. president trump's plan to crack down on illegal migration. or those who arrived in the united states illegally as children, these are very uncertain times. dw met a 19-year-old mexican who moved to the u.s. at early age. it is often difficult if not impossible for an undocumented migrant for him to attend university in the u.s. but he is pursuing his studies thanks to a dream program. reporter: it is not without irony that a discussion of the american dream was scheduled for this student the week of donald trump's inauguration. the president announced plans to cancel the scholarship program, which has protected the 19-year-old so far from deportation.
like most so-called dreamers, he came to the u.s. from mexico when he was very young together with his parents. >> we are pretty much americans in every aspect. but you are right, dreamers might be the first ones to be affected under the trump administration because they have our phone numbers, they know where we live. reporter: an estimated 11 million people in the u.s. are undocumented. most live in california. to prevent families from being torn apart, an increasing number of unauthorized immigrants have been seeking free legal help at the nonprofit in los angeles. >> if you do not have legal representation and you only have a chance of 10% to 20% of winning a court case. with the help of representation,
your changes almost double. reporter: donald trump has threatened to freeze federal funds of california lawmakers failed to comply with deportation orders. lawmakers are preparing for a long fight. >> a large percentage of the jobs in the united states, we are the economic engine. to hurt us means you hurt the rest of the country. reporter: there is a good chance the first sanctuary state will be california. democrats there are determined to protect the immigrant community. he plans on continuing his studies at ucla some assert. -- next semester. brent: a teenage girl has been found guilty of attempted murder. the so-called islamic state ordered her to commit the assault via social media.
we will ask an expert if youth radicalization is a serious problem in germany, the first, this report. reporter: reporters at the public had to wait outside when the verdict was announced. sophia is only 16 years old. she is the first minor injury germany to be convicted for having taken part in an islamist terror attack. the sentence is six years in a juvenile detention facility, exactly what the prosecution wanted. >> the court is convinced that when the defendant attacked the police officer in the head over really station, she was prepared to kill them. she wanted to kill him. in doing so, she wanted to support the islamic state. reporter: about one year ago sophia stabbed a police officer in the throat in hanover. the officer survived with serious injuries. cell phone records prove she was
in contact with i.s. the defense wanted a lighter sentence. >> the prosecution believes the sentence is clearly too high but one must at first accepted as it is right now and i will launch an appeal and that will go to the federal court. reporter: sophia is believed to have been radicalized online. it is not the only case in germany involving a minor. increasingly come under aged criminals are being targeted by the islamic state. >> we are seeing how i.s. is specifically targeting these kinds of people. you can say there are genuine headhunters who approach these young people and get them hooked on the ideology. reporter: in a rare ruling, a 20-year-old codefendant was also convicted and said he knew of sophia's plan but did not stop her. the verdict is a clear signal to the islamist seen -- scene.
brent: the european union is urging to break the deadlock on how to share the silent -- the burden of asylum-seekers. they met in malta to iron out differences. they debated ways to admit asylum-seekers who land in here. also discussed ways to stem the flow of asylum-seekers, including aid packages for their countries of origin. let's pull in our correspondent in malta covering the summit. it was just an informal meeting, but were the ministers able to come to any conclusions on what could be done? >> no, there was no breakthrough whatsoever when it comes to a new asylum system for europe. they pushed back the decision until june of 2017.
as you know, the relocation scheme does not work because poland and hungary are not participating and now france and germany are coming up with a new compromise that in the end would foresee new refugee camps in northern african shores. refugees would not be allowed to come to europe and applied to asylum. -- and applied to asylum. they would be pushed back to northern africa. in the case there would be a massive influx like two years ago in 2015. now ministers are deliberating a nupathe in the refugee policy. brent: it is similar between an agreement we saw between the eu and turkey. is that a real option now? >> it is not quite similar
because if you talk about turkey , turkey is still a functioning state that was able to fulfill its part of the deal. the numbers are very low between turkey and greece. when it comes to libya or other northern african countries, nobody is sure who to talk to or how to fulfill these things. as of now there are no partners to build these refugee camps or holding tabs, as you may call them. -- holding cap's -- camps as you may call them. the minister wishes to come up with negotiations with african states. brent: our correspondent reporting from malta tonight. thank you. to sports news, roger federer has continued his remarkable comeback from injury. he was through to the australian open final after edging stan. he took his compatriot to five sets but roger federer remained
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♪ brent: welcome back. our headlines, a slap in the face for president trump. he told the president of mexico not to come and meet him if mexico refuses to pay for the border wall. so mexican president pietro -- mexican president neato tweeted back -- nieto tweeted back, i won't. president trump is promising to put america first, but what does this mean for foreigners --
foreign firms? >> they are all tears at the moment. donald trump promising to make the deals at the moment. -- they are all ears at the mo ment. the dow jones has rallied 9.5 percent since trump's election victory. foreign firms are seeing his presidency as an opportunity to expand into the world's biggest economy. reporter: international investors like what they are seeing. the new u.s. president making good on his campaign promises to lower corporate tax rates and loosen financial regulations. add to that billions in spending to stimulate the u.s. economy, and the picture is complete. >> the markets are happy to see taxes cut and investment boosted. that makes companies more profitable and this is what is driving share prices at the moment. reporter: the deregulation
proposals come from former goldman sachs executives that trump has brought into his administration. among them, steve mnuchin much runs nominee for treasury secretary. appointing him is like putting the fox in charge of the henhouse but investors do not mind. >> it was the first two days of president trump issuing a lot of executive orders and that pretty much told wall street that he really is going to attempt to fulfill the promises that he made during the campaign. you know wall street. they are looking for opportunities to get in before the eventuality occurs. reporter: european firms are also casting their eyes on america. his stimulus program calls for billions to be spent on road, rail, and airport construction. even though trump has declared america first, 40 companies are hoping for a piece of the
action. trump's threats to isolate the u.s. economy -- so far investors do not seem to be put off by the anti-free-trade announcements he has made in the early days of his presidency. >> ford motor company reported is forced -- first quarterly loss in seven years. they blame most of the nearly $800 billion loss on a big pension adjustment. they say the cost of scrapping a new plant in mexico also took its toll. ford had to pay $200 million charge for halting construction of the mexican factory. the move was announced earlier this month amid criticism from president donald trump that ford was shifting production of the ford focus to mexico. ford says it still intends to make the cars in mexico at an existing plant. u.s. from a super bowls giant johnson and johnson -- from a
suitable as giant -- pharmacudia johnson & johnson is known for a range of products in the health care segment from baby powder. they have come under fire from president trump for overpricing on the u.s. market. british prime minister theresa may is preparing to become the first world leader to meet u.s. leader president trump. could it be a case of op-ed is -- opposites attract? it we watched on the economic front and britain could certainly use new trade partners. if they leave the eu sooner rather than later. reporter: it is not uncommon for
people in the throes of divorce to look for a sympathetic shoulder to lean on. british prime minister theresa may has lost little time heading to washington to family flames between the special relationship between the u.s. and britain. her approach is great britain first, for the economy as well. >> we want to ensure the interests of the united kingdom are first, and that is what i will be doing. and that we see trade arrangements with the united states as we will be looking for with other parts of the world, that will bring prosperity and growth to the united kingdom. my aim is to ensure that this economy works for everyone in every part of the united kingdom. reporter: at the moment total trade volumes between the u.s. and britain amount to 175 billion euros a year. the tricks compared to volumes of the other member states of the eu where goods and services are worth 500 billion that -- euros. it is a question of survival.
auto manufacturers exploit -- export 80% of their production. following the pound's post-brexit lunch, the sector is looming. almost all sectors put in solid growth during the fourth quarter of 2016. the economy as a wole group by 2%. it is surprising -- it is not surprising that economists are worried about when brexit becomes reality, leading the roles latest -- becomes reality. >> that is the latest from the business desk. back to brent. brent: turkish authorities have issued arrest warrants for eight soldiers who fled to greece after the failed coup attempt last july. this after greece's supreme court allows the extradition. they denied accusations and requested asylum. reporter: the path to greece's
top court has not been an easy one for these eight turkish soldiers. they fear for their lives and the safety of their families back home. the supreme court ruled against sending them back to turkey, which came as a major relief for the soldiers. >> it is a big victory. besides the lives of these eight officers, the dignity of the greek justice system was at stake. reporter: the soldiers landed in greece a day after the coup attempt last july. they saw political asylum. -- sought political asylum. the greek court's ruling could further strained relations between the neighbors. some observers are concerned it could have consequences for the soldier's relatives. >> their families and turkey have already had to surrender their passports. the women have lost their jobs. if no other country intervenes,
they will not be able to leave turkey and will never be reunited with their husbands. reporter: the greek government has yet to decide on the soldier's aside some -- asylum applications. the men will remain until then in protective custody. brent: germany's parliament has voted to send more troops to join molly. the size of the the plumbing is being increased from 650 to 1000 soldiers. they will help monitor a fragile -- fragile peace accord signed in 2015 between the mali government and rebel groups in the lawless north. reporter: on patrol around a group of u.n. camps. german soldiers'most dangerous job. the entire area could be booby-trapped.
the sergeant and his people secure the takeoff and landing areas of the airport. they are on the lookout for suspicious people and vehicles. >> from here it would be possible to direct missiles at the camp and subjected to indirect gunfire. that is why we demonstrate a presence here. you want to make it clear there is no need to try anything here. we are in charge of this area. if we take appropriate measures early on, we can recognize any dangers. reporter: german and dutch u.n. soldiers brave the dust and heat every day here. their brief is to secure the fragile peace in northern ma li. at the moment they are only -- they are more concerned with their own safety. there was a syllabus -- a
suicide bomber recently. many residents do not understand why the soldiers did not help them fight against bandits and terrorists. the director of a small radio station wants you in troops to take a tougher stance. -- wants u.n. troops to take a tougher stance. >> you cannot wait until the enemy arrives. you have to seek the enemy out. have to hunt for him in the remote corners. but they always say on their base and waits until the enemy attacks. it will be very difficult. reporter: the germans at the camp are familiar with the malian's attitude. but they are bound by the regulations of their mandate. >> we are not yet in the phase in which we can really perform operations here in this country. we explain this again and again to let the people know.
of course we are doing what we can. reporter: german soldiers currently track enemies on the ound with the help of drones. soon they will get four transport and helicopters. brent: after a short break i will take it to the day. a look at torture, terror and human rights. plus, the doomsday clock is closer to midnight tonight. we'll explain, next. ♪ [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org] ♪
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