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announcer: funding for the kcet "fine cut" series is generously provideded by the bridges larson foundationon. sarah: this is dw o you from berlin. president trump takes t with the queen. he a first lady melania trump were welelcomed b by thehe 92-yd
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monarch. trump has s been avoidining the british capitalal because of people protesting his visit. also coming up, pakistan's former prime minister sharif arrested within minutetes of arrivingng back in the country. on his flight home, his message supporters, i am making a sacrifice to the future of pakistan. we will bring you an update. controversy over an alleged former bodyguard of the late al qaeda leader osama bin laden. first he was deported from germany to tunisia, but now a german court is saying he needs to be brought back. we will be looking ahead to saturday's many final at the world cup, building taking on england with both sides hoping to become the third best team. ♪
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sarah: welcome to the show. it is good to have you with us. the u.s. president donald trump has gone from brexit controversy to pomp and pageantry on the second day of his visit to the u.k. he got royal treatment at windsor castle where he was honored with the u.s. and some being played by military bands -- u.s. anthem being played by military bands. he walked ahead of the queen, a minor breach of protocol but otherwise it was smooth. he had fanned the flames of bricks it's divisions -- bricks it -- brexit's sides, but any divisions were glossed over and they gave a joint news conference. reporter: hand in hand with u.k. prime minister, u.s. president donald trump presented a picture of unity. after talks with theresa may in her country, he said he would
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back whatever bricks it -- brexit trade policy they will pursue. >> the highest level of specials. when the process is concluded and perhaps the u.k. has left the e.u., i don't know what they are going to do but whatever you do is ok with me. it is ok with us. make sure we can trade together. that is all that matters. reporter: with h that the president black -- backtracked on comments published earlier in a u.k. tabloid. in an explosive interview he trashed the prime minister's brexit plan. >> i would have done much differently. i told theresa may how to do it, but she didn't listen to me. it will definitely affect trade with the united states unfortunately in a negative way. reporter: the interview in which trump criticized theresa may by
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pricing -- praising her rival boris johnson added fuel to the fire. in response to the u.s. president's visit, tens of thousands marched in london to protest his presence on u.k. soil. >> i find it really embarrassing . the last couple of weeks we have had a big sense of national pride and theresa may has grew into it, holding hands with him again. >> it is degrading. he is a thief. reporter: the president's trip has been choreographed so he largely avoids coming face-to-face with protesters and their balloon depicting him as a giant baby. sarah: barbara is in london for us. you are standing near trafalgar square where 100,000 protesters gathered there what have they been telling you about trump's
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visit? barbara: they are really opposed to every aspect of trump politics. everybody has gone home because of a sudden downpour sort of ending the festivities because it did have the sense of a carnival of protest as people wanted to call it because there was a lot of fun. there was music, dancing, lots of posters that made fun of trump, like the big baby we had seen earlier in the day. the main message londoners wanted to send was, we say no to you, no to racism and homophobia and islamophobia, and the way he treats women and the way he educates against migrants. that is something many londoners today really rejected, so the main message was no, mr. president. sarah: also no state dinner in
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britain. barbara: there was a state dinner for him that was not really planned because this was supposed to be a working visit only. theresa may thought it was start to sort of pander to trump's ego and give him the full honors with military music and the queens guards. the full works. but trump sort of really did not pay her back well because he sort of was very volatile. he praised her on one hand and then on the other hand he said he did not like her brexit plans and the u.s. trade was written, it stated to close to the e.u. it was completely contradictory. theresa may must've had very horrible days because she had to the smiling throughout. if she goes home tonight, i am sure she will need a stiff drink. sarah: meanwhile trump is set to
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meet vladimir putin on monday. our european leaders concerned about that? barbara: european leaders have been concerned about that for weeks because as soon as it became clear he was going to see vladimir putin after he had been to nato where he gave this incredible performance rating everybody and sort of desperate rating everybody -- berating everyone and then saying no, i never said that, no one knew where they stood, then he goes to putin. again nobody knows what could be the worst that trump could do in helsinki. will he offer him a peace deal? will he go off of sanctions against russia? anything is possible. they know even his closest aides cannot control the president because they try that at nato
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and failed. so that is another wildcard. after he has left helsinki and the world still stands, everyone will heave a sigh of relief. sarah: he will be playing golf in scotland. tell us about that. barbara: that is another unknown because basically we would think if he plays golf on one of his own courses in scotland, he should be riot and content to busy himself with his favorite sport, but even that might yet bring more political embarrassment because there are rumors in britain that theresa may's main enemies, one is nigel farage who helped to bring about brexit and the others maurice johnson, her ex foreign minister who stepped down last monday over brexit. they might be invited to scotland and play golf there. what happens then is anybody's guess.
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sarah: a lot going on, barbara. thank you. pakistan's former prime minister and his daughter have been arrested within minutes of arriving back in the country. they were detained on corruption charges when their plane landed. last week a pakistani court sentenced the three-time prime minister to 10 years in prison over the purchase of luxury properties in london. the ruling came ahead of national elections of the end of the month. with us is an analyst and director of the center for research and security studies in islamabad. he joins us. why did the former prime minister make the return to his country? he knew what was waiting for him. reporter: i think ahead of the elections set for july 25, the prime minister had to return to
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vote -- bolster his party's chances of winning some seats at least. so i think it was -- and also he had to file appeal t that -- and thirdly saturday's political future of hisis daughter who was being groomed as the f future leader of the party. there are a couple of contributions that probably prompted him or forced him to return to pakakistan. i would assume behind this, something may have been playing out because for them to be put in an arrest house which is pretty good as a hotel. that other thing is the speculation that there may have been behind the scenes negotiations going on while the
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friends of -- sarah: many of his supporters cap to greet mr. sharif upon arrival. what support does he have in pakistan? reporter: he and his brother have ruled this province for more than 30 years. they have a popular support base in this province. it is nearly 65% of the entire pakistan. it is crucial. if they have a good number of seats, they can also automatically get the right to rule at the center, islamabad. so it is a crucial base for no more sharif and his brother's party. we will see if they can farewell -- fare well in the election,
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which has already been manipulated by the military establishment. sarah: elections at the end of the month. what impact will his return have? reporter: obviously because of his support, he is likely to get a good number of votes. whether the partyty carries enoh members to form government, this remains questionable because right now there are other contenders who may likely get ththe number required for comom. sarah: thank you. here is a look at other stories making news around the world. the u.s. justice department says 12 russian spies have been charged with hacking into democratic party email accounts
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ahead of the presidential election. u.s. intelligence agencies said the interference aimed to help trump's campaign and harm his rival, hillary clinton. this comes days before a summit between trump and f putin. british police have found a small bottle containing novichok nerve agent in the home of charlie rowley. he is one of two brits who fell ill after being exposed. his partner died on sunday. police are investigating how the bottle came to be at his house. the spokesman for turkey's president says the state of emergency will be lifted on july 18. it was introduced in 2016 after a failed coup, and it gave the greater power to the government to detain suspects.
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the president shared his first cabinet meeting since winning elections last month. officials in kenya say eight black rhinos have died after wildlife workers move them from the capital in nairobi to a new national park. the wildlife ministry believeves they died from drinking too much salty y water afteterecoming dehydrateded. the species is critically endangereded, and there are jusa few thousand of these animals left in the wild. you are watching dw news live from berlin. still two, a former bodyguard of the late al qaeda leader, he is at the center of a tussle between a german government and german court. first they deported him to tunisia, and the court ordered him back to germany. we will find out what is going on. first another trade deal under threat, the challenge coming from the heart of the e.u. daniel: could this deal between
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the e.u. and canada collapse? italy's government will not ratify t the agreement. canada said all of the new rules have come into effect anyway, rendering the protests pointless. but they are standing up for italian agriculture producers. reporter: parmesan cheese is one of many regional specialties but only a few of these have been named protected. italy fears for the survival of its agricultural sector. the main reason why the new government says it does not want to ratify the agreement. negotiations between ottawa and brussels have been going on for years. the agreement was signed in 2016 but needs to be ratified by all 28 e.u. member states. canada and the e.u. trade goods worth more than $60 billion -- 60 billion euros annually. the volume could arise by 20%.
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from the beginning there have been protests. many fear the treaty could allow corporations to become more powerful. most countries have ratifified e deal. italy's refusal comes at a a diffictt time for europe as it tries to actively present itself as a champion of free trade. daniel: football fans have to wait until sunday to see who will be the new world champions but the battle of the brands has been decided. the winner is nike. adidas had bet on sponsoring the german, argentinian and other teams. nike has the last laugh. both teams in the final will be wearing the iconic logo. reporter: no matter who wins the world cup, nike is claiming victory among sports outfitters. along with their colors, the french players will be wearing
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this as well as the croatian teamam. this is a milestone for the company. >> we had t three out of f four teams make the semifinals and in two of them, the first t time fr nike. we have been in the game of football f for 20 yeaears and ie first time w we have had an almighty final with both teams wearing nike. reporter: nike said they are selling g like hotcakes. it is longer-term boost to the brands that could propel them at a time when it is timing -- trying to extend itsts reach. >> we see china overall as a tremendous growth opportunity for us as a company and believe sport and the lifestyle of sport willll help us accelerate our business. one of our biggest opportututies iso o have chinenese consumers connect with sport and football will play a critical role in that. reporter: that is less than good news for a deed is which had the firmest foothold for decades.
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its rivalry with nike will only get more intense and extend after the world cup is over. daniel: looking at wall street, the football final on sunday, nike is clearly doing well. what is the state of play across world cup marketing? reporter: if you look at the big u.s. advertisers, they probably had a close look at tv ratings. they were certainly pretty disappointing in comparison to the last world cup in brazil, down 30% to 40%. many reasons, the u.s. team did not qualify. the time zone in brazil in the last world cup was much more convenient for u.s. viewers than this one in russia. what we should not forget is not just tv ratings. a lot of people are watching the games online, some of them on mobile.
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i saw it in the subway where people watch the world cup games , so maybe the ratings overall are not bad. so for companies like these, mcdonald's, higher ratings would have been better. we should not forget we are talking about global rants, so it is not just all about u.s. viewers when it comes to those corporations and their advertising. reporter: glover viewership of 3 billion people. let's move on to a mixed picture for banks. what happened to the post tax reform boom? reporter: expectations were sky high but if you look at citigroup, some analysts are saying they were able to beat earnings expectations, partly because of the t tax cuts from u.s. president donald trump. on the other side it did miss revenue expectations. overall what we have seen is there was weakness in the credit and mortgage business. the clear winner was jpmorgan.
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they had, they announced record earnings, then we had wells fargo. they missed the earnings and revenue expectations. the banking sector actually traded lower and overall very over be -- in a very upbeat week. daniel: have a great weekend. u.s. authorities have lifted the ban on american companies selling goods to chinese company zte. it had been caught making false statements violating sanctions on iran.n. they removed this ban after zte paid a penalty. this included a $1 billion penalty to the u.s. treasury in june. they rely on the united states components for their smartphones and what -- networking gear and were fororced to shut down after
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the battle started in england. the european commission has launched an in-depth road to a proposed merger of siemens and a french company. they agreed to merge real operations in march, and expansion aimed at saving off growing challenges from chinese rivals. the european commissioners worry they might get too big and threaten fair competition in the train supply business. that is all your business for now. back to sarah. sarah: a former bodyguard of osama bin laden is the center of a tussle between the german government and court. first the government deported him to tunisia, then the court ordered him back to germany. the court said it breached fundamental principles of the rule of law. reporter: the chartered plane took off from duesseldorf at 7:00 heading to tunis.
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a tunisian deportee, identified as sami a.. >> i can confirm sami a. was returned to tunisia and handed over to tunisian authorities. he was accompanied by four police officers. reporter: he had lived in germany for over 20 years, most recently in this city where he was accused of radical islam is preaching. the social democrat politician has been following his case for years. >> sami a.'s deportation was long overdue. he was a dangerous islamist who served as osama bin laden's bodyguard. i am glad the deportation has been carried out. reporter: but on thursday night a court overturned the deportation order because sami a. faces the threat of torture in tunisia.
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the ruling reacheded the authorities to late. he was already on board the plane. his lawyer filed a complaint and now another court has issued its ruling. the court decision shows the deportation to be grossly illegal and fringing on basic principles of the rule of law. this means sami a. will be flown back to germany at taxpayers' expense. immigration authorities may appeal the new decision. sarah: the mother of a jailed ukrainian filmmaker on hunger strike has appealed to vladimir putin to pardon him. this vocal opponent of crimea annexation was sentenced to prison for conspiracy to commit terror acts. he denies the charges and has been on a hunger strike since mid-may. reporter: he may still be able to walk but he is visibly weak. he has lost 15 kilos, says his
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cousin. she is the only relatative to he visited him in the prison camp in russia's arctic, the only one to maintain regular contact. artiststs and creativeve professions haveeen expressing s solidarity with the ukrainian filmmaker and performing his works. politicians stand behind him. mosquera activists have been staging protests throughout the world cup and in kiev others are following the hunger strike with rallies at the independence square area they came out to mark the filmmaker's birthday on friday. >> these protests are extremely important. otherwise international politicians won't know what is happening and without information, no one can solve this problem. reporter: calls for his relief -- release, aimed to highlight his main demand with his hunger strike. he is pushing for the release of
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all ukrainian political prisonerss in russia, think it s time they arrange a prisonerr swap. there have been initial talks between president putin and the ukrainian leader, but with today's rally in kiev, what demonstrators want above all is to show their moral support. ♪ sarah: there are two games left to play before the 2018 world cup is consigned to history. by sunday night we will know the new world champion but before the final there is the minor matter of third place. belgium and england will battle it out saturday. they have faced each other in the group date and belgium won -- the group stage. tomorrow should be exciting. reporter: belgium were demoralized after france stopped them from reaching their first ever world cup final. four days later they need to shake off that disappointment and get ready for saturday's
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third-place payoff ---- playoff. >> it is difficult to play for third-place for sure, but that is football. you have to restart every time. it is just part of the life of a football player. you lose, next week yoyou win. reporter: belgium's best performance was in 1986 when they finished fourth. this time they want to go one better, and only england stand in their way. and the manager is rararing to . >> i am nott scared, not even of the big bad wolf area we have high motivation to perform, the chance to win a medal, and only one english team has ever done this. reporter: the manager is not making many changes, so with both teams almost at full strength, fans can expect a cracking match in saint petersburg.
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sarah: time for some tennis news. kenneth -- kevin anderson is through the final at wimbledon after an epic battle against john isner. he finally broke the deadlock to take the fifth set 26-24. the longest grand slam semifinal in history, lasting six hours and 36 minutes. and all we have time for is a quick reminder of our headline. u.s. president donald trump and first lady's melania trump have been taking tea with queen elizabeteth. trump has been avoiding the british capital for tens of thousands protesting his visit. you are watching dw news live from berlin. we will have more at the top of the hour and you can always get the latest on our website. i am sarah harman, thank you for watching. [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit] ♪
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