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phil: this is "dw news," live from berlin. fury at the white house. donald trump denounces his former chief strategist, saying that steve bannon has lost his mind. the u.s. president was reacting to reports that mr. bannon described as treasonous a meeting between donald trump, jr. and a russian lawyer during the presidential election campaign. we will take you live to washington. also on the program, in iran, tens of thousands take to the streets in a show of force for the government. the regime is trying to turn the tide against almlmost a week of violent t protests.
the general in charge of the has -- of the revolutionary guard has declared the protests are now over. and -- ♪ famous film scores. we will take a look at and listen to a movie about movie music that is opening this week. ♪ phil: i'm phil gayle. welcome to the program. u.s. president donald trump has launched a scathing attack on his former chief strategist steve bannon ahead of the release of a new less-than-flattering book. in a statement, mr. bannon said that -- mr. trump said steve bannon had nothing to do with me or my presidency. when he was fired he not only lost his job, he lost his mind. mr. bannon is quoted in a fortrthcoming book as sayingng t
donald trump, jr.'s 2016 meeting with a group of russians was treasonous. the president's statement blames bannon for helping to write what he calls phony books. let's get more on this from our washington correspondent carsten von nahmen. welcome, carsten. let's start off by looking at what mr. trump is reacting to. steve bannon is quoted in his forthcoming book talking about donald trump, jr.'s meeting in 2016 with a group of russians. he is quoted as saying, even if you thought that this was not treasonous, or unpatriotic, or bad -- and i happen to think it's all of that -- you should have called the fbi immediately. let's start with that meeting. what do we know about it? carsten: well, it was a meeting that was convened by donald trump, jr., the son of the president, who had been offered compromising material, dirt on hillary clinton, the opponent of donald trump in the presidential election of 2016 -- which apparently was coming from
russia. and donald trump, jr. then sent a now-infamous email back to that person that offered that material, saying, i love it, even though that informant basically said this information is coming from the russian government and its campaign to undermine hillary clinton. so this was pretty damaging and damning, and now having steve bannon as quoteded in this book, basically confirming that he also thought this was at least dubious or as he put it, treasonous, that is quite big nenews. phil: so donald trump has responded in an official statement rather than in one of his infamous tweets. let's take a closer look at what the president has been saying. steve bannon has nothing to do with me or my presidency. when he was fired, he not only lost his job, he lost his mind. and he went on -- steve spent his time at the white house leaking false information to the media to make itself seem far more important than he was.
steve was rarely in a one to one meeting with me and only pretends to have influence. carsten, these two men were believed to be close political allies. now the president is doing his best to seriously discredit his former chief strategist. so clearly he seems to be worried about the effect this book is going to have. carsten: yeah, and at least the people around him think that this could be big, and that is why they have probably put their heads together and crafted this official statement instead o of relying on donald trump shooting from the hip with a tweet. they want to make sure that they get this right. still, the language is pretty tough against bannon here in the statement, which shows how angry donald trump must be. and it is quite clear because once again, this could be damaging for him. steve bannon, no matter what trump says now, definitely was an important factor in his election victory.
he was the chief strategist in the white house. of course bannon clashed a lot with other members of the trump team, but still, his voice was heard, at least at the beginning. he then n fell out of favor aftr a a few months because trump apparently did not like the fact that the media were basically painting a picture of bannon as the mastermind behind d everythg in t the white house, so eventually bannon had to leave. but now that bannon, again, in these statemenents as they are quoted in this n new book, turnd against trump, it seems that he has crossed the line. phil: and this book has not been released yet. so i wonder, briefly, if you wouldn't mind, why do we think bannon is now releasing this potentially damaging material to a man that he helped he become president? carsten: well, he hasn't released it. it is basically statements he made in background interviews to the author of this book, "fire
and fury," michael wolff. but it is being published now this week. and of course now with the russia investigation by special counsel robert mueller also picking up again, this could be damaging to donald trump and his presidency, and also to his whole movement because he has more or less hijacked the republican party and of course bannon was a part of that. if these two men fall out, that could be trouble for donald trump in the long run. phil: carsten von nahmen in washington, thank you. now to some of the other stories making news around the world, the u.s. senate has sworn in two new democratic senators, reducing the republican's majority to two. doug jones won a special election, and a senator is replacing al franken who resigned amid allegations of sexual misconduct. a 17-year-old palestinian has been killed in clashes with
israeli soldiers in the west babank. israel says soldiers opened fire on a protester who appeaeared to carrying a gun and is reviewing the incident. there has been a surge in palestinian protests since the u.s. recognized jerusalem as israel's capital. a suicide bomber killed at least 11 in nigeria. the attack happened in the t ton of gamboru. there has been no claim of responsibility. in iran, after nearly one week of rioting, deaths, and arrests on the street, the general in charge of the country's revolutionary guard has announced what he is calling the end of sedition. general jafari announced that many arrested have received training from revolutionaries and firm action will be taken against them. the general's remarks came as iranian state media showed footage of pro-government rallies. reporter: now iran's leadership has alalso mobilized support. thousands of demonstrators in
southwestern iran took to the streets to show their support for the government. protesters yelled "death to the usa" and "death to israel." state television showed demonstrations like these taking place across the country. posters of the ayatollah are on display everywhere. on tueuesday, the ununtry's supreme leader blalamed foreignn powers for the unrest. now his supporters are claiming they are ready to gigive their lives for him. some are calling for those who demonstrated against the government to be executed. still, anti-government protests continue -- some of them violently. this footage shows a building going up in flames. it allegedly belongs to the paramilitary revolutionary guard. meanwhile, more than 1000 anti-government demonstrators have supposedly been jailed. a government spokesperson has emphasized the more liberal message of president rouhani, saying legal protests are allowed but those who break the law will be punished. washington's u.n. ambassador has called for emergency security council talks.
>> we must not be silent. the people of iran are crying out for freedom. all freedom-loving people must stand with their cause. reporter: state-run media in iran has now focused its attention on pro-government rallies in the country rather than on the anti-government demonstrators. phil: our correspondent eric randolph is in iran's capital tehran. welcome to dw. we heard general jafari has announced the sedition has been defeated. what does it look like from where you are? eric: : here in tehran it wawas pretty q quiet overnight, , ande have seeeen a pretetty heavy poe presence and quitete a few rerevolutionary guards in the streets in the center of the city. but for the most part it looks calm. it does feel like the e wind has come out of ththe sails of the prototest moveme.. today was really abobout the regime seizing back control of the narrative, reassessing its
authority, andnd getting thehese things u under control. while we do not t want to rule t the possibility that more protests or unrest might flare up in the nights t to come, but now it does look like authorities have been able to get things under control. phil: what effect have today's pro-government demonstrations had, if any? eric: well, yes, this s was part of the regime showing that if it wants to it can bring a huge number of people out onto the streets. these protests were impressive. tens of thousands, maybe more marching all over the country in different cities. we have heard -- it's not confirmed yet, but there will be a march tehran tomorrow after friday prayers. despite what we hear from places like washington and so on n that the regimeme is seriously under threatat, the factememains thatt there is a very y large sway -- in society that is firmly
behind the rulers and they can be called upon to show their support with very short notice. phil: and i wonder, are those pro-government protests genuine? because i have been seeing reports that government employees, for example, have been ordered out onto the streets. eric: sure, we h have seenomome tweetsts going arounund sang lok atat these text messages, text messages saying that people are being ordered out. actuallyly if you read w what ty e e sayi in fafarsi, they y tend to be a a quite polite invitatin to come e out. certainly government workers may feel some pressure to go to some of these marchers. and since e these ha notot been heldld in tehranan, we have notn able to attend them.m. we will get t a better sense of that i if they come toto tehran tomomorrow. but i have been to s some of the marches in thehe past and the ft is there are a lot of people in iran who genuinely do support the regime. it is a m mix and it isis always hard to tellll, what youou don't want to count out the fact that
there are a lot of people who do support the regime. phil: if genereral jafari is correct and t that unrest has bn quelleled, what happens now? do things just g go back to the way ththey were? eric: no, , not at allll. i think this will l shake up the political s scene in a nunumberf ways when it w will be hard to e how itit plays out. presesident rouhani will have to change t tact. show that hehe has listenened te people about the economimic problemsms the countryry faces. although the prorotests may be over, the frustration and the angeger that drove t them ininiy is certainly not going away anytime soon. so a dressing -- addressing those problems is going to be a very big task in the coming weeks. phil: eric randolph in tehran, thank you. in a sign of thawing tensions, north korea has reopened a suspended hotline to south korea. north korean leader kim jong-un ordered a reconnection of the phone line with the country's border. north and soututh haveve been mamaking over r chores about --
making overtures about impmprovg ties since new year's eve since kim jong-un said he wanted to see north korean athletes at next month's winter olympics in the south. one of the more contentious issues in coalition talks between germany's hopeful ruling parties is likely to be reuniting refugees with their families. the process is politically charged, complicated, and expensive. and even if german authorities approve family reunions, other -- red tape in other countries can prolong the wait. so what does it mean for people caught up in the middle who often see themselves as victims of broken promises? reporter: this man and his younger brother like l living in cologne,heheir new homome, but theyey say they can only be trty content when the rest of their family joins them. the two brothers traveled along the balkan route from syria and arrived in germany two summers ago. they havave been waiting f for r
parents to join them legally ever since. >> people here told us it would only take about a month or two. reporter: but two years have gonene by. in the meantime, he hahas been raising his little brother on his own. he speaks with his parents every day on skype. he says mothther has the same question each h time. >> what did you do in school today? reporter: the rest of the family is stuck in a northern greece cicity. despite permission from german authorities, they have not been able to o travel to cologne. their case seems to be stalled in greek bureaucracy. >> it is so hard. they are so far away. i wish i could give them a hug. reporter: for the family, going back to syria is unthinkable, even once the war ends. one of her sons was shot dead in alaleppo. he was 22 yearars old.
>> i still dream about h him all the time. in the last one, he laid his head on my lap and i stroked his beard. i told him in the dream that i miss him. reporter: the other children try to keep their parents' spirits up. this 18-year-old goes to school here but she has taught herself to speak german in h hopes of joining hebrothehers in colologe and studying further. she is tired of living in limbo. > it's beenen two years s sii ve seeeen my brotherers. all ofof us -- our m mother, my siblingsgs -- it is such a a log time. reporter: in cologne, the two brothers have to be patient. along with their parents, some 4500 other refugees are waiting to join their families. we asked the german federall offefense -- office why some
reunification seem to be taking so long. one of the argumentsts was everything needs to be authorized in detail with the greek authority, and that is not always easy. he has this message for his parents until he sees them again.n. >> i miss you and i i waiting for you. reporter: he adds that he is ready to wait as long as he has to until his whole family can be together in germany. phil: germany's largest lender is in hot water again. helena humphrey has the business news. helena: i'm afraid so. deutsche bank is in trouble with its shareholders as investors as opposed to authorities as it has been in the past. now, shareholders are suing the bank for 740 million euros. they say the bank underpaid them for shares in a subsidiary. deutscsche shareholdlders allege lender already controlled the bank two years prior to fully
taking over its business. investors want to be paid the value of the shares where they were at that time. the suit involves over 30 german and international investors. our financial correspondent annette weisbachch says as the case is still ongoing, it is not clear whether deutsche will have to pay up. annette: at this time it might be different because there was a hearing already at the regional court in cologne where this matter will be discussed and also decided. and the leading judge was already pointing towards a more favorable hearing result for the bank at that hearing in early november. so this time deutsche bank might actually get away without paying all that money. helena: our financial correspondent annette weisbach, back there. security experts have discovered a major design flaw in the chips made by u.s. tech giant intel. a bug fix could significantly
slow down the performance of pc's in an intel micrcroprocess. they have yet to release more details about the flaw, which experts say could affect millions of computers and probably world. operating systems running on the chips must install the fix to avoid security issues, but could then run up to 35% slower. are you looking to buy your own here's an idea for you -- try a house in a french city for the princely sum of one euro. there are a few catches,s, thou. reporter: the northern french city was once a wealthy text manufacturing center. now it is one of france's poorest towns. entire n neighborhoods have been abandonened. so the municipal government came up with an idea -- sell off derelict houses for only one euro. >> the idea is to attract people who will invest in the area, care for it, place children in the schools, and bring new life to the neighborhood. reporter: so there are conditions. you have to put about 70,000 euros into renovation and you
have to live there with your family for at least six years. the offer is tempting for some. >> you have to look at the condition of the house. but to become a house owner for one euro is absolutely interesting. reporter: but others are not too impressed. you are not tempted? >> not at all. we cannot afford it anyhow. [laughter] reporter: other rundown european towns have similar programs. you will end up with a house but it won't be in one of europe's beauty spots. helena: britain's prince harry is to marry his fiance meghan markle on the 19th of may in windsor castle. and experts say that is going to add at least half a billion pounds to the uk's sluggish economy. already, merchandise has gone on sale commemorating the royal wedding. reporter: no one does royal pageantry better than the british, and the wedding of prince harry and meghan markle will be the last top level royal nuptials for years to come.
millions of romantics around the world will be watching when the royal pair walks down the aisle at windsor castle on may 19. but lots of people will just want to be nearby, even if they cannot attend the ceremony. based on the wedding of harry's brother william in 2011, the country can expect about 350,000 additional visitors next may. the hotel opposite the historic castle is anticipatiti thrilling times s and a ringing cash register. >> it meanans everythingng. we are all really excited, b boh myself, the staff, all the local peoplele of windsor are really, rereally excited. we are all looooking forward to it. it is going to be a massive boost to the economy. reporter: the town of windsor is no stranger to royal weddings. its castle has been home to british kings and queens for almost 1000 years. it has long been a tourist attraction in any case, with over seven million visitors a year. royal wedding merchandise and
paraphernalia is already on sale on the high street. so what's the bottom line? >> the uplift to the royal wewedding, we estimate verery conservativelyly at about 50500 million poununds we t think approximately 200 million pounds will come from tourism, travel, hotels.s. about 150 million pounds will come from people spending money, having parties andnd celebratin. about 100 million pounds will be freeee advertising from aroundne world, and the remaining 50 million pounds will be people buying t-shirts, hats, mugs and commemorative things to celebrate what will be a very popular wedding. reporter: with gloomy forecasts for the sluggish u.k. economy in the year ahead, britain is eagerly anticipating a lift from the royal wedding, however small and short-lived. helena: spotify is facing a new legal challenge as an american music publisher claims the swedish service has illegally streamed thousands of its songs without rights.
the company wants $1.6 billion. among the artists concerned, there are probably a few names you might well recognize. >> ♪ learning to fly but i ain't got wings ♪ reporterer: tom petty is one of the most well-known names in the dispute. neil young and missy elliott are also there. the music publisher wixen music says spotify only secured copyrights to pay mumusic labels for each track and ignored royalties to songwriters and music publishers. they say spotify owers them for more than 10,000 songs. it wants $150,000 a pop. spotify has over 60 million subscribers in dozens of countries and billions in annual revenue. the company is expected to go public this year. the firm has faced extensive problems with royalties. they settled w with songwriteres for $43 million last year. other cases are ongoing. all signs that the music ready is not ready to back down.
>> ♪ hey, baby there ain't no easy way out ♪ helena: to film now, taking a look at some big-name film scores you would definitely not want to violate the copyright on unless you had exceptionally deep pockets. phil: have a listen. ♪ i am pretty sure that you recognize that tune. his name is bond, james bond. and part of the bond legacy is the james bond theme, which was composed more than 55 years ago. it is one of the most famous pieces of music ever written for a movie and it is one of a number of legendary pieces of music to feature in a new documentary called "score," which opens in germanyny this week. ♪ reporter: whistling melodies, twangy guitars, and fatalistic trumpets.. never before h had a music score
set the mood foror a series of films s the way ennio morricon's did for the renowned spaghetti westerns. >> he just took that sound of a guitar and put it into that western environment. ♪ that is the sound of spaghetti westerns. still, 5 50, 60 years s after te fact. reporter: what with cinema be without music? marco beltrami the analyzes the fafamous shower scene in " "psy" >> without music, it's not that scary. you notice the cuts, you notice the process. as soon as he put the music there -- ♪ -- you are stuck in the mindset of the psychotic killer. reporter: and a violin is what provided that tortured sound. german composer hans zimmer has created music for more than 150
movies, including the "pirates of the caribbean" series. he is known for integrating electronic sounds with traditional orchestralal arrangements. >> every part starts the same way. somebody comes into the room and says, i've got this idea, it would be fun to do. you are flatattered theyey are n considering yoyou. oh, , ? then you he e a moment - -- i ha no i idea how to do this. ♪ reporter: how does film music work, and who is behind it? the documentary "score" answers some of these questions. it offers a behind the scenes look, for example, at recordings for the james bond film "casino royale." "score" reveals a few tricks but still leaves the sense of magic intact. >> most directors don't know how to convert emotions into music. so the composer has to kind of act almost like a therapist and go t through all thihis mishmasf what the director r is saying to get the essence e of it.
reporter: and push emotion to the next level. whether for "jaws,s," or forstar wars," film scores can help us feel a part of the action. phil: may the force be with you. now, here's a reminder of our top stories at this hour. america's president donald trump has denounced his former chief strategist, saying that steve bannon had lost his mind. mr. trump was reacting to reports that mr. bannon has been quoted in a forthcoming book as saying a meeting between donald trump, jr. and a russian lawyer during the presidential electitn campmpaign was t treasonous andd unpatriotitic. inin iran, tens of thousands of people have taken part in pro-government rallies following days of unrest targeting the regime. the general in charge of the revolutionary guard has declared what he called the sedition to have been defeated. don't forget, you can always get "dw news" on the go. just download our app from
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