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rich: this is dw news live from berlin. aa political set piece -- president trump will deliver his second state of the union address tonight. mexico expected to feature prominently. also on the program -- who should be allowed to own these robots? they a are a vital part of germany's manufacturing sector, with chinese investors. berlin wants to limit foreign government investment, and to
protect key industries. new revelations in football league, says the alleged source behind the largest lake in sports history. rui pinto discusses his role and uncertain future following his recent arrest in budapest. in an age of cloning, it is not just cats who have nine lives. a lab in south korea says it can copy your canine without crossing unethical -- an ethical redline. i am phil gayle. welcome to the program. president donald trump is set to deliver his second state of the union address. he is expected to challenge democrats to approve funding for a wall on the border with mexico. he will also call for unity and
optimism. critics fear it will be difficult to overcome the deep divisions after the last two years of personal attacks and animosity. pres. trump: than any administration in the history of our country. phil: let's get more on this from griff witte, a bureau chief of the washington post. griff: i think the president will make a call for bipartisanship and national unity. this is not the message we are used to hearing from donald trump, but it is the message he delivered a year ago, at his last state of the union. i think that as with the last state of the union address, he will make this call for bipartisanship, and then he will go back to bashing the democrats, and democrats will go back to bashing him. phil: it is quite interesting, isn't it? this is a president with a lot to shout about. he has a booming economy. unemployment is high. things are going relatively well for him. griff: they are, and yet we also had a government shutdown last
month, where the government was shut down for a historically long couple of time. we will hear him tonight also make the case for the border wall, the issue that did shut down the government. there is a disagreement between democrats and the president over whether the funding will be there for the border wall. i think he is going to make a very strong case again to say, "democrats, you need to pay for this wall." predictably, the democrats are going to say "no way." phil: clearly, the wall has been an issue all of the last year. the fact that we are expecting it to be front and center of this speech, what does he expect to achieve with this speech and this wall now, in this setting, that he did not through the last two years of his presidency? griff: it is not clear. he has threatened another government shutdown in a couple of weeks if the democrats do not approve funding for this wall. there is one trick he has in his
bag that he could decide to pull out. he could declare a national emergency and say "i am going to overrule the democrats and basically take this funding myself, and pay for this wall myself." the problem with that is you do not have republican unity on this issue. you do not have the entire republican party behind him. if he were to do that, he would potentially not only anger the democrats, but divide the republican party. that is a very risky thing for a president to do, when he is governing just with his base. phil: dw has been out and about on the streets, talking to people about what they expect from the president. let's see what they have to say. reporter: julian brothers bakery is a fixture in this to trite suburb, one of the few small, locally-run operations left. every morning for the past 48 years, richard julian has served the neighborhood everything from deli meats to birthday cakes. the bakery is also situated on
the edge of a county that was pivotal for trump's victory, outside of detroit. julian, like a some of his employees and many customers, votefofor trum he believes the term has been good for his 30 0 employees s ad his bakeryry. richarard: donald trump was a little much of a stretch for me in the beginning. but when he became the nominee of the party, i backed him, because he was a businessman. reporter: this is exactly the sort of small, middle american establishment that was at the heart of trump's campaign message -- to lift up the little guy y and stick it to the eliti. an educator and neighbhborhood rededent said s she was attractd to trump and his mesessage in pt becacause of how different hee sounded. >> the more i liststened and the momore i heardrd his concrcreti. -- concretetizing i ideas, t the are my ideas.
that is when i begegan to watch. the first debate, i was almost inside the tv. i thought,t, what am i listeteng ? this is very interesting. it was so different. it was not stayed. it was just different. reporter: they don't love everything. everyone mentioned that his tweeting can be cringe worthy, that he has a tendency to speak without thinking, and his personal life can be messy. but a bakeryy regular a and lifelong m michigan residenent d despitite everything, , she wano see the president succeed. >> i wouould like to see him tae us back t to the days whehen pee were people, n not units arere objects or numbers, or classifications. pepeople were pepeople. we hadad respect foror one anot. i i like some of the things he s done on the spur o of the momen. i justst -- i really like the m, and i want to see him continue with his goals and get most of them accomplished. reporter: not e everyone in the
nehbhborhood is s a trump supporter, and some family ties have been strained. gary millburn, an employee at the bakery, has daughters who do not like trump. he says h underststood their objections, but he still voted for term. gary: family is nonot thrilleded with me, because i did vote for trump. he has made definitely many statements regarding grabbing women by the whatever, and doing this and that, which to me is a lot of locker room talk. reporter: two years into trump's term as president, the country is still divided. there have been shocking announcements, scandals. treaties haveve been torn up. with t these people e vote for p again? richchd: yes. >> if he runs again. i hope you will. >> i willl vote for him again. i want ththis to contntinue. gagary: i would vote for him agn depending on who is s running
against him. repoporter: at this stage, a tre republicanhallllenger lookoks unlikely, and the democrats will have a tall order to win back the hearts of these voters. at julian's bakery, it seems trump would have no trouble getting reelected for a second term. phil: a report from julian's bakery by maya shwayder in washington, who joins us now. welcome. the house that the president faces today will be very different to the one he faced a year ago. maya: absolutely. this is a very different dynamic now that his first two-state of the unions. and a very different capitol hill. it is a raw moment, coming just after the end of this government shutdown, possibly looking into the abyss of another one, depending on what happens. what is interesting is we just heard from a bunch of trump voters.
this is all based on the tussle over a border wall. there is a statistic that 78% of conservative republicans actually support the president declaring a national emergency in order to get money for the border wall, which is what has been widely predicted he might be doing, possibly during or after the state of the union coming up tonight. this would be quite a grenade to throw in the middle of these very delicate negotiations that are inching forward, trying to avoid another government shutdown. phil: we have the shutdown, which of course related to the border wall, inasmuch as the house speaker said "you are not having your money for this, and you are not delivering your state of the union until the shutdown is over." so the shutdown is over for now. i wonder how people, how non-politicians regard this
tussle between the executive and the house. maya: one of the things about the government shutdown was the huge amount of blowback just from the normal people on the street. the government workers, your average people who have a job and want to go do their job, and want to earn their paycheck and live their life -- this back and forth on capitol hill really blew up in the president's face, because it was these normal people, some of whom had voted for him, who were being deeply, deeply hurt by their inability to work, the government refusing to allow them to work and be paid. what we also saw was parts of trump's ace cracking a bit under the strain of this shutdown. people starting to make noises that this was not a good idea. there is another part of the
base saying we need this wall and it is going to be a centerpiece of the reelection campaign moving forward. he is in a tough spot. to please his base, he needs to not shut the government down again, and somehow run his border wall and build his border wall. phil: griff witte he from "the washington post," what do we expect here on the domestic agenda? griff: i think he will hamammer ththe wall being a big one. immigration is such a big element in u.s. politics right now. it is the most divisive issue perhaps, one of the most divisive issues. as my us said, he is under a lot of pressure to actually make good on this commitment. it was such a major aspect of his campaign. he said it over and over again. "we are going to build this wall." if there is not a wall when he runs for reelection, that will be hard for him to explain to voters. phil: because he made such a big
thing of it. thank you for the conversation. griff witte from "the washington post," and maia schrader -- maya shwayder in washington as well. the central african republic has signed a new piece deal with 14 armed groups that control much of the country. the agreement seeks to end years of fighting that has killed thousands of people and displaced hundreds of thousands. hundreds of mourners have marched through a villagege in e west bank, carrying the body of a 21-year-old palestinian killed on monday by israeli troops. another man was injured during the same incident. israel says the men through -and next- threw -- the men through an excessive device at soldiers. theresa may told ireland she commits to preventing a hard border. her speech in belfast was meant
to come fears over efforts to limit to the backstop arrangement within the u.k. withdrawal from the e.u. there will be a talk with e.u. leaderss i in b brussels on thu. russia's defense minister says the country y must develop new land-based missiles within two years. these comments come after russia followed the united states in announcing its witithdrawal froa nuclear weapons agreement on saturday. the inf treaty bans short and midrange missiles launched from the ground. officials in paris say a woman has been arrested on suspicion of arson. the suspect is a resident of the eight story building. local media say she has a history of mental illness. union strikes have caused significant disruptions across france as workers took to the streets to demonstrate against
president macron's economic program. the action was organized by the cgt labor union, to call for what they say is a fairer tax system. the rallies were joined by key figures from the yellow vests movement, which has also been protesting against the president. max hofmann has been in paris, covering the strike. max: just another protest in the heart of paris. at the same time, it is also a new kind of protest. for the first time, the yellow vests are teaming up with the large trade union. at this demonstration, we saw all kinds of people -- public-sector workers, the yellow vests, trade unionists, but also members of the black bloc. what this mix will end up being is unclear at the moment, because france and emmanuel macron are at a crossroads. can the government regain the momentum? it is probably the first time in months that it had the chance,
reaching out to the french to show that emmanuel macron can compromise and at the same time try to crack down hard on the violent elements. phil: max hofmann in paris. this is "dw news." still to come, the clinic in seoul's cloning dogs for the rich and famous. but do the canines cross an ethical redline? the european union looks like we to block a big rail deal between the major german and french companies. siemens and alstom were hoping to merge met train manufacturing businesses to become more competitive on the national market, but antitrust regulators are expected to veto the deal on wednesday because of concerns about its impact on competition within the e.u. meanwhile, germany has unveiled a new strategy to protect its industrial sector in the face of new challenges.
economy minister peter altmaier unveiled the national industrial strategy in frankfurt. behind the snappy title, a change in german thinking. he wants the state to intervene more in the economy to stopop vital parts s being sold o off o foreign investors. reporter: german companies like siemens and others against hostile takeovers. that is part of the strategy which elevates industrial success to the national interest area after recent years saw china by one company after another, the economic affairs minister says he cannot afford to sell high-tech patents to foreign powers. >> i think that when certain countries and specific companies use very aggressive tactics to expand their markett share that we have the right and responsibility to respond. reporter: the economy minister
sees a greater role for the state and relief for businesses in areas like energy costs and taxes. mergers should be made easier. but critics warn of too much government involvement. it is equivalent to guaranteeing the existence of individual businesses. some firms right in profits and others are frankly pretty wobbly. all my also said german companies need to lead the pack when it comes to innovation and new technologies like artificial intelligence or driving systems for cars of the future. berlin is planning to help t te startt the developopment with billions in new investment, which should also help protect german jobs. phil: clemens fuest is from one of europe's leading business think tank's. his germany's economic situtuatn soso bad it needs a natioional strategy like the one presented today? it -- clemens: it is not b bad,
but the queuestion is the futur. how sustatainable is ththe posin of german industry? there are reasosons for concern. there is the issue of ththe car induststry, the diesesel technoy may be phased out in the future. i think it iss true that germany needs to think about the f futu. the question is what the right strategy is. phil: on to sport, and football leagues with an internet platform on the murkier side of the game. when it was launched, it had some real effects. ask cousin marino -- jose mourin ho. his name appeared in leaked documents and he is being fined 2 million euros to avoid a jail sentence in spain for tax fraud. mourinho had already been required to pay more than a million euros in 2015. at the time, he admitted to two counts of tax fraud, dating from
his time as coach. rui pinto, the 30-year-old portuguese man widely believed to have been the mastermind of the leaks, has gone public. following his recent arrest in budapest, he spoke to german broadcaster ard. reporter: a secret location in budapest. it is here in this modest apartment building where rui pinto wants to give his side of the story. on january 16, he was arrested in the hungarian capital, in response to a portuguese arrest weren't on charges of attempted extortioion and cyber crimes. he is under house arrest, wearing an ankle monitor, while awaiting a decision on whether he is a whistleblower who legally obtained the documents, which could exonerate him, or whether he is a cyber criminal, a hacker, which could lead to extradition. rui: i am a whistleblower. what matters for me and fofor
football leagues is the documents s are authentic. i do not care about the ororigi. i amam a whistleblblower. i have to expose and gifted journalists, -- and give to credible journalists the real deal. reporter: confidential plans for an elite super league. or how the fee for president held top -- helped clubs get around financial fair play rules. rui pinto admitted to contacting a sports company under a false name. the m meeting was organized, whh led to allegations of attempted extortion. rui: i think i was naive. i did something stupid. i decided to play with thehem. and i am basically -- i said that i have e some documents abt doyan. i wanted to see their reaction. i wanted to know how -- how
valuable were these documentss for them? i wanted t to know how far they were ready to go. reporter: did you make anany money? rurui: n no. reporter: pinto faces up to 10 years in prison in portugal if convicted. rui: i am a bit nervous. becacause i am a target. and i feel that at the moment, i will enter a portuguese jail, a lisbon jail. i could end up dead. i am aware of that. reporter: a h hgarian couourt hs until l march 19 to decide iff pintnto will bee extradited to s native portugal. phil: let's get more on this from ed mccambridge from dw sport. welcome. background. tell us about the sort of revelations that have come out of football leaks over the last year. ed: football leaks was launched
in 2015, with the aim of publicizing documents related to corruption and illegal activity in the world of football. initially, these revelations were things like player salaries and tax evasion. over the last 12 months, they have taken a more sinister air. for example, allegations of match fixing against one of the biggest clubs in portugal. in its most high profile case, evidence related to rape allegations against cristiano ronaldo, which are under investigation in las vegas. that has been released. he claimed to be in possession of more than 70 millionon documents at the time of his arrest, so we do not know if this is the tip of the iceberg. phil: let's talk about the allegations facing rui pinto. ed: he is awaiting the verdict of a hungarian court to find out if he will be extradited back to portugal. there, he faces charges of cybercrime and extortion. he claims he is an honest
whistleblower, but portuguese authorities claimed he obtained these documents illegally. he is a hacker, essentially. that is a cybercrime charge. they also claim he tried to use the information he uncovered to extort money from an organization in exchange for his silence. phil: we heard him in the interview, saying he fears for his life. are things that serious? ed: they are indeed. he claims he has received death threats through social media and email, and that authorities told him to them seriously. he is worried about going to prison in portugal, because he believes people associated with the portuguese plug -- club i mentioned that he said had match fixed -- she is worried there would be people in prison out to get him, fans and people associated with the club. phil: ed mccambridge will continue to follow that of course. thank you for that. now, no happy ending for lindsay phone -- lindsay von at the skiing championship in sweden.
the american skiing legend crashed. after receiving medical attention, she g got back on her skskis and f finished the coursn her own. lindsay von has announced that sunday's event will be the final chapter of her stellar career. the winner of the super g was her compatriot, michaela schiffer. celebrations for the lunar new year underway across large parts of east asia. in downtown beijing, thousands of people gathered to pray for good fortune over the next 12 months. performers reenacted a traditional ceremony dedicated to the god of the earth, commonly believed to bring victories and a good harvest. today marks the start of the year of the pig. astrologist's believe it is a year of success, friendship, and love, no matter what your zodiac sign. the year of the paper follows hot on the heels of the year of the dog.
for many owners of real dogs, the attachment to their pet is so strong that they grieve long after their death. in south korea, one lab is fulfilling the dreams of pet lovers who want to keep their best friend around forever. with money, it seems you can buy just about anything. reporter: you can order three, a six, or 10 of your departed pet. in south korea at least, death is no longer the end. for bereaved owners like kevin, the copied canines are almost as good as the original. his puppy is just a few weeks old. he says it is hisis old dog, reborn. kevin: you see the marks? i think it is the same dog. i feel like it is the same dog. reporter: one more success for the biotech research foundation. bioengineer's have cloned more than a thousand dollars for
customers all over the world. >> people know it might not be the exact same dogog. some p people think it is the puppies the original dog neverer had. other people think it is identical twins. reporter: south kororean scientntists crarated a clononeg inin 2005. today, the process has become routine and lucrative, 88,000 euros per puppy implanted and borne by surrogate mother. it is not just private pet owners showing interest. the security industry sees a way to replicate their best sniffer dogs. with cloning, they can fast-t-track the breeding g and training process. >> at this young age, dogs have an average 30% success rate. this cloned dog has an 80% success rate. reporter: critics question the ethics of cloning, which they say turns living beings into reproductive machines. for wealthy owners, it is a small price to bring ththeir beloved pets back to life. phil: a reminder of our top
storyy at this hour. u.s.s. president donald trump wl deliver his secocond state of te union address in washington. he is expepected to use the occasion to p push for his controversial wall on the border with mexico. dw will have live coverage of the event. up next, i will be back with "the day." don't forget you can get your news headlines on our website. ♪ ♪
. twenty four and france twenty four dot com. candidates is welcome to live from paris on marco in these are the headlines. donald trurump is t to makes second state of the union addresess the us presesident hoping to emerge. as a leader khalid put together some optimism but its congressional critics say spendthrift and sixty four days a year trying to divide the nation. and only one calling for unity. at least ten people killed in a fire at a paris apartment block. glazes allegedly started deliberately woman known to have psychiatric problems is now in custody. french lawmakers passed a bill that will allow the police to ban suspected troublemakers from demonstrating. without going t