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brent: this is "dw news," live from berlin. on, off, and back on again. president trump says the singapore summit with north korea's leader will take place as originally planned. the announcement comes after a high-level north korean envoy held talks with trump at the white house today. the u.s. presidents is he believes the secretive state could be transformed under kim jong-un. we will take you live to the white house for more. political change in two southern
european capitals today. in italy, the new prime minister, giuseppe conte, anand his cabinet have been swon in. they have a remarkably eurosceptic stance. he will ask what this could mean for the european union. in spain, lawmakers ousted mariano rajoy in a no-confidence vote. it was triggered by a corruption scandal in his party. socialist pedro sánchez is said to be the new man in charge. we meet a young mother at a refugee camp as the save the children charity publishes the end of childhood report. it examines the causes of childhood abuse and suffering. brent: i'm brent goff. good to have you with us. it is back on. u.s. president donald trump says
he will meet north korean leader kim jong-il and in 11 days time. trump had earlier canceled the summit, which is intended to denuclearize north korea, citing belligerent rhetoric from determination. trump spent the last few hours today meeting with a senior north korean envoy who has left the white house. kim young chol is the hyatt -- kim yong chol is the highest-ranking figure from north korea to come to the white house and useful to he delivered a personal letter as part of an effort to get the summit back on track. this is the latest twist in a diplomatic trauma that has played out on twitter and television. trump praised the role of china's president in pushing the summit forward. president trump: i think you see a lot of positive things happening with president xi, who has helped me quite a bit with this. we'll see where it leads, but we
will be june 12 in singapore. it will be a beginning. i don't say, and i've never said it happens in one meaningful stop you are talking about years of hostility, years of problems, years of hatred between so many different nations. i think you will h have a very positive result in the end. not from one meeting. brent: from one meeting. we are hearing that for the first time from the u.s. president. let's take it to the white house. alexandra von nahmen is standing by. how did they agree on the summit on june 12? alexandra: apparently the conversation the u.s. president had with this high-level north korean envoy in the oval offffie anand the developments in the lt weeks and days has convinced trump to say, yes, l let's put e scheduled summit in singapore back on. he said it is a good meeting,
that the relations are building, and that that is very positive. he also said that it was a sort of getting to know each other, that they talked about almost everything, and that he believes -- he knows, that is the way he put it -- that the north korean regime really wants to get rid of its nuclear weapons, but that is something that the north koreans have to prove first. he also said that he believes that the summit in singapore would be the first meeting, starting point of a longer process. brent: it's interesting that we are hearing terms like "longer process," isn't it. we know the biggest stumbling block to the summit has been the case of denuclearization. what impact would you say today's talks had on that one issue? alexandra: well, we know that
this north korean envoy, kim yong-chol, is a very experienced negotiator, well-versed on the issue of denuclearization. of course, we don't know whether the north koreans are really willing to offer any concessions to the u.s. ahead of the planned summit in singapore. at the moment it rather seems like the u.s. president really wants to have this summit. brent: alexandra, what about this mysterious letter that was delivered to trump today for kim jong-un? -- from kim jong-un? do we know what is inside? alexandra: well, the president said that it was a good letter, an interesting and nice letter, anand the white house press secrcretary sarah sanders later said that t the president has sn the letter. it is reportedly rather basic.
there are reports saying that kim jong-un is expressing his willingness to meet trump in his letter and nothing more. but that is, of course, up to the u.s. president to publish this letter if you would like to do it. brent: white house correspspondt alexandra von nahmen on the story for us tonight. thank you very much. the save the children charity has released its second end of childhood report. it examines the causes of childhood abuse and suffering around the world, including being denied education, being forced into early marriage, and giving birth early in life. nigeria ranks near the bottom of the countries surveyed. our correspondent sent us this report from where he met a young mother at a refugee camp. reporter: despite 40-degree heat in the shade, she needs to get
water. she is only 16, yet is responsible for her family. after her village was attacked by the jihadist militant organization boko haram four years ago, she has been living in a refugee camp in the state capital. >> it is not easy to get water. and there isn't enough to each, either. at the moment, i can't cook at home. we don't have anything. there are lots of problems. reporter: her two children are waiting for her back home. her 30-year-old husband as well. they share a modest room. back in their village, he was a farmer and ran a small store. but in the camp, there is no chance of finding work. they are dependent on relief supplies. they married in the camp.
she was 13 at the time. shortly after, she fell pregnant. that is utterly normal. then something -- >> some families have too many girls, so they want to marry them off early so that a man can look after them. this is the case for her. this way the family can make sure she doesn't sleep with anyone before she gets married. reporter: he went to school for two years. his wife never attended school. >> how am i supposed to enjoy my life here? we barely have enough money to live from. >> are you jealous of other girls who went to school? reporter: independence, a life of her own.
it is something she never experienced. instead of going to school, this young mother is consigned to selling hats interview moments of every time -- in her view moments of free time in the hopes of earning evidence. a development merkel has seen such cases and says there is a certain -- simple solution. >> i think more education. that is why i am campaigning on more education. by setting examples by myself. they would like it, i know, to become like me,e, supporting otr young girls in society. after that sensitization and creating awareness amongit woulo the government cap co-- can come in to help. reporter: for the citizen primarily -- but the state is primarily in muslim, and such ideas are not well received as elections are coming up next year. the governor of this state recently threatened parents who want to marry off their underage
children with prosecution. he was, however, not available for an interview to explain what concrete steps he wants to take. in syria past -- nigeria pass to the child rights act 15 years ago, which set the minimum age for marriage at 18 years. however, they never implemented it. back in the refugee camp, hawa will be difficult for her to ever attend school. she will do all she can to ensure her sons will have that opportunity. brent: it has been a day of political change and challenges for europe. a euro skeptic government taking charge in italy, a prime minister voted out spain, and later in the business update it, we will look at the opening salvos of a trade war between the eu and the united states. we will start in italy, which has a new government at last. the president has sworn in prime
minister giuseppe conte and his cabinet after a turbulent week of political drama and financial turmoil sparked by fears that the populist coalition now inn power wants to leave the euro zone. reporter: can the end, it all happened quickly. the cabinet of italy's new government has been sworn in. the coalition of the far right league and the populist five star movement is led by primee minister giuseppe coconte, who s not affiliated to a political party. what -- one of his deputies is michio salvini. >> i swear to be faithful to the public, to be loyal to its coconstitution and laws, and act in the exclusive interest of the nation. reporter: the new minister for european affairs, paolo saldana, is a staunch critic of the euro and germany, and described the common currency as a german cage.. it was his proposed appointment as prime minister that led the president to veto the
coalition's first attempt to form a government. >> it is not true that they want to distance us from europe. i think they want to fundamentally reshape europe. >> i think they have made promises that they won't keep. >> what chaos. i hope they really are united. reporter: paolo gentiloni is handing over official duties to his successor, conte. the house and senate are expected t to pass votes of confidence in the new government. brent: barbara russell is on the story for us in the italian capital. we end the week with the parties in power who at the beginning of the weekend collapsed. what are we looking at in terms of domestic challenges that are facing this coalition, and i daresay a coalition of novices? barbara: we are just starting,
but, because italy has a sea of troubles. consistently high unemployment in the south and with 50% youth unemployment. and underfinanced education system that doesn't really work for the modern world. you have a health system that is not functional. you have a bureaucratic jungle in the country. you have corruption, you have organized crime, political gold mafia. you have everything that is dysfunction in public services. the government basically would have had its work cut out. however, we have not yet seen the plan, which one of these areas they want to tackle and particularly how they want to do this. brent: we know that both of these coalition parties, these populist parties, they made a big deal about the migration crisis in n their campaigns. what can we expect now in terms of policy? barbara: in this particular
issue, it is really the leg of that is pushing the five star movement to the right. it is a ragbag of leftists and anarchists can whatever, independent movements. they are really the fighting force of the hard right political movement, and particularly matteo salvini is going to push this government to the right as much as he can. he promised he would raise roma cap's over the italian capital. he was fantasizing about segregating the train carriages -- racially, i mean -- on the metro in milan. he says he wants to spend 5 billionth of the country uses to house and take care of migrants from other purposes. and so on and so forth.
he really wants to make people's life hell here, and he said he wants to deport half a million of those my friends back to their home countries. -- those migrants back to their home countries. that is the intention of what he wants to do as interior minister. brent: in terms of having a plan, it sounds like he does have a plan. would he be able to follow through on any of these ideas? barbara: within the country he can do a lot. he can set the police out against migrants from he can poison the public atmosphere, because italy was relatively tolerant towards these people. he can really make a life hell. you can put them in camps. there are many possibilities. what is difficult to take them out of the countries. you cannot just collected 250 nigerians and send them back. that is not working. with that particular thing he will run up against the wall. brent: barbara wesel with the
story in rome. thank you. now to another key member of the european union, spain. prime minister mario on -- mariano rajoy has been removed after losing a no-confidence vote in parliament today. rajoy said it had been an honor to lead his country. he will be replaced by socialist leader pedro sánchez and was what he called for the vote after members of the center-right party were linked to a corruption scandal. reporter: here is the man of the hour. pedro sánchez has achieved his goal of ousting his old foe mariano rajoy. he was a driving force in the campaign to oust him. >> are you ready to resign here, today? resigned today and leave by your own will, and it will all end here. reporter: it finally came to an end for rajoy, and now sanchez is set to become spain's prime
minister. from economics professor of the governing the country, sanchez's journey to the top has been next ordinary. twice he suffered defeat international elections while opposition. 2015 at 2016. he was forced to resign. sanchez made a comeback in 2017, determined to challenge rajoy over the major corruption scandal within his conservative party. his time in office is likely to be turbulent, as he works through a new lyrical landscape in spain. -- new political landscape in spain. >> i am aware of the responsibility i'm taking on during such a complex moment in the country. what i can say is that besides being aware, i will tackle all the challenges our country faces with humility and give it my all to modernize our country. reporter: now he says he will lead differently, with the socialist, egalitarian, and euro
friendly government. all policies his supporters are looking forward to. >> i am so happy. we have thrown the mafia out of government. they have stolen from the spanish people for 30 years. >> i hope the new government will be progressive. i am so glad, so euphoric. >> we had to do something. we couldn't continue like this. reporter: changes may come very soon. sanchez could be sworn in by spain's king philippe vi on saturday and will appoint his government in the coming days. brent: what a week it has been. we have been talking about this all weeks, too, the trade tariffs from the u.s. helena: absolutely, adding to the triumvirate of cameras keeping the european union only
get by. emmanuel macron is furious, calling the tariffs illegal. the eu trade commissioner assess europe will not take washington's actions lying down, vowing to challenge the tariffs in a case of the world trade organization. the u.s. government did not waste a moment in following through on its threats. reporter: they began this morning at 6:00 a.m. central european time. when he 5% import -- 25% import tariffs on steel, 10% on aluminum. the european reaction is clear. >> it is unfortunate, because this is weakening the transatlantic relations, and it also increases the risk of severe turbulence in the markets globally. protectionism can never be a solution. this will hurt jobs here in the european union but also in the u.s.. reporter: the eu has launched an official complaint of the e word trade organization. they want to introduce
countermeasures like tariffs on us products -- for example, bourbon whiskey, motorcycles, and jeans. eu member states are meeting extreme to decide on the exact list. many economists agree on the measure. europe is a very b big economy d a very important market for u.s. products and has a lot of influence. that is why it's right to show the u.s. that they cannot just do whatever ththey want. the eu must use countermeasures to steer the process in the right direction." but it is those who are affected most who are speaking out against eu tariffs on u.s. products or taking other measures. the german steel association fears that it could lead to even more trade barriers and further economic damage. helena: for more on this from where joined by our correspondent terry scholz in brussels now. the eu trade commissioner has said that when it comes to america first, it will be met with your united.
-- europe united. will the bloc in agreement as to how to respond? reporter: so far itreporter: looks like it will be, helena. some of these were teed up before today in the expectation that trump would follow up on the threats. the lists have been drawn up of u.s. products that would be targeted. all that is left now is for member states to agree on which one of them -- which ones of them will be selected for the import duties. there could be some differences of opinion. we have seen reaction that ranges from very strong -- from france, for example -- to a bit muted from germany. nobody is suggesting that is import duties should go unchallenged by the european union. helena: perhaps one thing that the eu and the united states can agree on is china. we understand that the eu has launched the complaint against china at the wto as well.
teri: there was interesting, because the chinese foreign minister was here holding talks with european officials. he was meeting with high-level leaders while cecilia malmstrom was preparing her speech explaining why the eu was taking china to the wto. this may be a chance for the eu to show that it is not against the united states, and malmstrom said the eu wanted to show it does not take sides one of the global trade rules are being threatened or not being followed. the case with china today is that it has been forcing european union companies to share technology in exchange for doing business in china, to sometimes even share ownership of the company's. cecilia malmstrom says this cannot go on. at the same time as china and the eu are on the same side when it comes to opposing the steel
tariffs, the eu has sided with the u.s., which has long had complaints about international -- intellectual property theft by china. helena: thank you. time to get the view state. our financial correspondent is standing by. trump has said in the past that trade wars are good and easy to win. do investors feel the same? are they at all rattled by the european union's vow to fight back? reporter: they definitely are. trump's moves have caused a lot of resistance and criticism both from allies and rivals. there is disappointment from companies or sectors that trump intended to help with these tariffs for exexample, the aluma association representing producers like alcoa, and the coo of the group said they were disappointed by the tariff
extension because the real problem would be overcapapacityn china, that these tariffs would do little to fight the imports. also, can they rely on middle imports because there is not enough domestic supply? members of the manufacturers institute are fighting for exclusions from the tariffs. campmpbell soup said t that it expects double-digit increases on steel and aluminum prices with the higher costs weighing on profit margins. boeing and caterpillar declined to comment, their stocks are down. i guess it is not too far-fetched to say they are not big fans of these tariffs. helena: thank you very much. lions and tigers and bears, oh my. over to brent. brent: dorothy helena, you are not in kansas anymore.
we are in germany, where flash floods have been causing dramatic scenes. several big cats escaped from the zoo, and people fear becoming a cats'dinner. mostly the flooding alone is dramatic enough. reporter: it is dark and pouring rain. you are awoken from sleep and decided to take a look. this is what you see outside her door. an incredible sight. near the french border, witnesses say the water came from all directions until it displays cars and for pavements a part -- tore pavements apart. officials were stunned. >> first i will see what happened. what else can i do? reporterer: t the eiffel momoune also hit by thunderstorms and floods. around noon at the eiffel zoo, it seemed that lions, tigers, a
jaguar, an affair pair had escaped from their cages. hunters were sent out. when they found the bear, thehey were forceced to act. >> unfortunately, the bear had to be shot, because there was considerable danger for people nearby. reporter: the search for the other animals lasted hours, until it was discovered that they had not left at all, but had taken refuge in their own enclosures. not far from the eiffel zoo, the big thunderstorm caused even more chaos. a train derailed after coming out of the tunnel and hitting a mound of mud on the tracks. fortunately, there were no passengers on board, and no one was hurt. brent: the first games of day six of the french open have cap depends on the edge of their seat. caroline wozniacki is into round 4. she is on course to win her second grand slam of the year. men's number two seed alexander
zverev survived a second success at the french open scare. he fought for hour -- almost four hours to reach the fourth round in paris for the first time. u.s. president donald trump says he will hold a summit with north korean leader kim jong-un on the 12th of june after all. that announcement coming after talks at the white house with a high-level level north korean envoy. after a short break, i will be back to take you through the day. stick around for that. [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org]