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governments are restricting the work of humanitarian rescue groups. p'yongyang conducts three missile tests within a week as supreme leader kim jong-un looks on. we visited ireland in the south, getting ready for the worst. and sunday, we'll reveal the champions of the english englisr league. it will either be the leaders, manchester city, or liverpool. only trailing by a point in the last round of the season. welcome to the program. the trade dispute between the united states and china is heating up and is likely to have far reaching consequences for the global economy. the two sides have ended talks for the day but are still negotiating, even though
president trump has just more than doubled tariffs on $200 billion of chinese imports. beijing says it will take necessary counter measures but mr. trump says there's no rush to strike a deal. >> a polite handshake and the u.s. and chinese delegations part ways. talks in washington ended without agreement after president trump upped the ante in the escalating dispute over trade. trump was bullish on a favorable outcome. no need to rush, he tweeted, after slapping a 25% tariff on a further $200 billion in imports. a total of $250 billion worth of chinese goods have now been hit. the new tariff is a sharp hike from the previous 10%, a heavy blow for china's export-led economy. beijing is calling for compromise. >> we hope the u.s. and china can meet halfway and respect the legitimate interests of both
sides. reporter: china's vice premier, liu and steve munechin head negotiating teams. it's not clear when the two parties will meet again. trump competed to dispel worries of looming trade war. the levies will be used to prop up ailing sectors of the economy. phil: let's get more on this from our d.w. business correspondent and from washington, oliver. oliver, today's talks ended lost long after -- not long after they began. what happened? oliver: it did not come as a surprise, if you take into consideration that the talks were stalled a week ago and
negotiators were not optimistic this morning. they went to the white house, including the secretary of treasury, mnuchin, to discuss the outcome with u.s. presisidet donald trump, who makes the contempt impression, tweeting all morning along, saying that tariffs are good for the u.s. economy and he also continuously tweeted and stressed that the chinese would be paying for the tariffs eventually. economists, however, are challenging that. they believe that the american businesses that would have to pay the bill in the end of the day and that they would also pass that on to the consumers. for instance, consumer electronics would become more expensive. that said, all goods that are currently in transit say they had left the chinese coast on a container ship, for instance, and that would take three to four weeks to arrive in america. these goods are excluded and that gives the negotiators a
certrtain time frame, again, too renegotiate should they get together within that time frame. phil: china says it will respond. what's that response likely to look like? reporter: it hasn't said. there are a few things china could do but they come with a cost. it could extend the tariffs it already has on u.s. products or return barriers it earlier reversed, say, like on u.s. auto imports. the problem is that china exports more than the u.s. does and it wouldld quiuickly run ouf u.s. products who imposee tarifs on if it includes semi conductors and boeing planes. alternative suppliers could raise prices and beijing could lose on that end. it could also devalue its currency to make exports cheaper but that's unlikely to g go over well domestically. alternatively, it could boycott
american goods but the problem is that many chinese workers work in the assemblbly and manufacture of american goods like iphones, so that could backckfire. it's wide o open whahat china cd dodo at this moment b but many analalysts are sayaying that frn economicss standpoint and with the perspective that what they actually want to do is achieve a deal, the most prudent thing to do would be nothing. this would obviously have already occurred to chinese policymakers but they're also under political pressure to act. we'll have to see which side wins that argument. phil: oliver, bounce us through the main sticking points. oliver: repeatedly there's a debate going on in the chinese communist party, within reformers and hardliners, about the question of how to move on and that led to a late decision of chinese president jinping xi over the question how to tackle
the debate. the sticking points are the protection of intellectual property and also certain laws restraining american businesses and the clash erupted over the question, which part of the final agreement should be made public. essentially, the chinese side does not want to publicly admit that its intellectual property laws are flawed because it would look as if they were losing in the trade agreement. phil: thank you both. let's take a look at some of the other stories making news around world. the uniteded nations says record numbers of people are displaced within their homelands by war and violence. more than 41 million lastt year, far i in excxcess of the numbero flee to other countries. syria, columbia and somomalia we among the top 10 countries for the number of people displaced internally.
the ruling african national congress is heading for victory in south africa's election, despite gaining its lowest ever share of the vote. with counting almost complete, the a.n.c. has 57%, their worst performance for 25 years. the new president replaced jacob zuma. and told court in germany he was tortured while held in a turkish jail, holding recep tayyip erdogan responsible. ankara is proceeding with charges against him. there's been another tragedy involving migrants from africa in the mediterranean sea. as many as 70 are feared to have drown when the boat sank near the coast of tunisia. the tunisian defense ministry said the boat set sail from libya, heading for italy.
the u.n. says fewer people are making the journey but the voyages are deadlieier. reporter: rescued from a sinking ship. an italian boat run by a humanitarian charity saved them 40 kililometerss off the libyan coast. the 30 migrarants, i includingno pregegnant womomen, a and fivive children, are a few of t the thousands of people who havave attemptedd to cross the mediterranean this year. according to italy's's anti-migration deputy prime minister, italy's portsts are closed to illegal migrants but these people, landing in sicily, are lucky. italy's prime minister allowed the ship to dock. the staff applaud the migrants but this might have been its last mission. >> i've spoken to salveney about the boat and we agree on the
police seizing the ship. the ship was already on a a warning. reporter: this ship is one of the few rescue ships still in operation in the mediterranean. conte said other european union member states agreed to take some of these people, a sign that the distribution agreements are working. although far fewer people are heading to europe than in 2015, thousands still take thehe perilous jouourney every monthtd as sumummer brirings better wea, the number of attempts are likely to increase. phil: let's talk about this with chris, a member of sea watch, one of the aid organizations helping those at sea. i know that you've been on a number of these rescue missing. now that another of these boats has been seized, are there any left out there?
chris: it has been seized before and freed before so actually at the moment there are three active rescue ships left in the mediterranean, one of which has been seized again but the last time this lasted for a week so we'll will see how long this goes because usually the vague allegations of irregularities on board are unfounded. phil: they bring you in on what you would say is a trumped-up charge, then they are properly investigated and then you're allowed to go on your way and you get your shihip back? chris: yes, titley. the sea watch three, our ship has been freed by a court in the netherlands who ruled that the netherlands blocking our ship from leaving port did this not on a legal basis and so our ship is now being prepared to go back in mission after being blocked for one month. phil: how how do these missing work? do you sail around wathd for something to happen -- waiting
for something to happen? or do you see things and investigate? chris: sadly, the rescue coordination center in malta, in italy, they don't cooperate anymore. phil: the government? chris: organizations that usually would coordinate search and rescue. we go to a strip off of libya, international waters, where we look for these boats. we are scanning the operation area and try to rescue as manyy as we can because now it is getting summer and many are leaving libya. phil: there is a cost -- clearly europe has itself in a mess over migration policy. its policy is to reduce these numbers. the numbers are falling, the cost is counted, though, in
terms of human life. it could be argued their policy is working. chris: their policy is built on graves. their policy is making the mediterranean sea a huge graveyard. phil: they're not the people who trade in people going out to sea. they don't put the people in the boats. chris: lots of people are stuck in libya, lots of people are stuck in illegitimate detention, torture and slavery. they have to leave this country. the civil war is raging again more than in the last ones. people are shot in these migrant detention centers. the people need to leave and the only way to leave libya at the moment is through the sea. phil: these are desperate people. thank you. in venezuela, two lawmakers have sought refuge in foreign embassies as the government widens its crackdown on allies of opposition leader juan guaido
after the government arrested some in the national assembly. reporter: for supporters of juan guaido, the aftermath of last week's coup attempt is proving dangerous. stripped of immunity, richard blanco andnd a amorico dgrasso s sought safety in the embassies of italy. they're trying to avoid the fate of the vice president of the opposition run assembly, thrown in jail wednesday, charged with treason for supporting guaido's uprising. this video shows the moment his car was hauled to prison with sambrano still inside. sambrano's family was defiant after his arrest.
>> today me father is giving up part of his life to defend venezuela, to defend democracy and freedom. soon there will be justice, not just for us. those who are doing bad things will be held to account. reporter: echoes of discontent evident on the streets of caracas, even amid fears of government reprisals. >> we're protesting but we're afraid they'll retaliate against us that as they did with the deputies, with edgar zambrano. reporter: juan guaido says zambrano's arrest is part of the government's intimidation campaign. >> what is the only tool they have used? persecution, terror, state terrorism, to be clear. that's what they're doing. reportrter: guaido has called fr fresh protests on saturday but with his u uprisingg flagging, zambrano's arrest could demoralize the opposition and
embolden president nicolás maduro and loyalists. phil: japan said north korea's missile tests on thursday violated u.n. resolutions. two short-range missiles were fired, both landed at sea. another was fired last week. the u.n. has warned p'yongyang against seconds to regional tensions. south korea's president says the north's latest missile launch was to protest at thehe failed talks in hanoi with u.s. president donald trump. reporter: p'yongyang seems to be dissatisfied that it couldn't reach a deal at the second north korea summit in hanoi. the missiles don't seem to direrectly threaten the united states, japan o or south k koreo they appear to be taking care not to break downn the dialogue, but, at the same time, they were
definitely expressions -- expressing an opinion. phil: that's an opinion known only too well in at least one part of south korea. the island of young pong has been hit by north korea artillerary and rocket fire. the residents there have stepppd up preparedness. reporter: the south korean island of jung pong is a two-hour boat ride from yingpon, closer to north korea. soldiers pour off the ferry. figures suggest there are a total of 2,000 troops, even more in timimes of crisis. in 2 2010, north k korea fireded aroundnd 1 170 shells and missis here. two soldiers and two civilians lost their lives. north korea said it was responding to a south korean military maneuver.
this small guest house was destroyed in the attack. the owner says it's surprising there were no further casualties. flames swept through the entire neighborhood. her faith in the future of korea is at rock bottom. >> a complete reunification is no easy undertaking. if it were up to me, i'd like to see a sense of mutual exchange. culturally, for example. that would be great. reporter: a seven-square kilometer outpost in the yellow sea. every hill, every street, every meter of coastline is under surveillance. this is a fortress. north korea's nearest cliffs are just three kilometers away, the mainland, 12. world politics meets fishermen,
farmers and seaweed growers. life here is overshadowed by a sense of strategic significance and ongoing threat. buildings bear scars from the 2010 attack. the marines based here have regular training sessions. after the pan moon jim summit, residents hoped tensions would ease. the island was to be part of air peace zone but progress has stalled. people here, including children, want to be prepared. just behind the school is bunker number one, the largest on the island. it can hold 500 people with enough pairs of slippers for everyone. this councilmember shows us
arnold the facility. around the facility. a large kitchen, dormitory. she's convinced the bunker is an important investment. >> frankly, i'm skeptical about whether the two koreas can be united as long as our parents' generation is alive and our generation, too. the north has always lied to us. i don't think we can trust north korea. reporter: the expiring date on 4,000 servings of food rations has passed. they'll have to be replaced. with any real hope in sight, many would agree that's the only sensible thing to do. phil: in football, sunday sees one of the most exciting races for the english premier title go to the final round. reigning champions manchester
city one point ahead of liverpool with both sides facing squads with nothing at stake at this point in the season. liverpool, looking to end a 29-year drought for the title, was seven points ahead of city in january before the defending champions clawed back. >> reporter: manchester city hoped to retain the premier league title. they are in pole position with 95 points, one ahead of liverpool but will gaud ola's team buckle under pressure in the matatch againstst brightoto? >> it's more pressure because one misistake for our sidide, oe incrediblele performance for the opposite side, one mistake for the referees on ours or against ours can decide the title. reporter: meanwhile, liverpool are hoping for another miracle. and manchester city slip-up and victory over wolverhampton would
mean a title for the club for the first time in 29 years. >> in this situation it looks like wolves and brighton are there. city will win, we wilill win and in the end citit is champion but there is a game to play andnd wolves with ambitions becauause they shohod the whole year.r. they enjoyed their football. seventh in a unbelievable competitive league. reporter: w.h.o. sides with -- two sides with crafty coaches, two sides with top talent but only one team lifts the trophy on sunday. phil: four english teams will battle it out in the finals of the continent's biggest competition. liverpool and tottenham hotspur going head-to-head and uroba league will be arsenal and chelsea.
the english club took the lead in the first half with a goal from reuben loftus cheek. with a game tied at the end of extra time, the match went to a penalty shootout. chelsea's goalkeeper made two saves to break frankfurt's hearts. may you live in interesting times, the old chinese saying is the title of this year's art show that opens on saturday. one of those displaying their work is finding things interesting this year because he's got two shows. britain's edmond duval, ceram icist and best-selling author. >> porcelain has shaped edmond
duval's life. it started when he made his first pots at age 5. his fascination for the white earth continues to grow half a century later. duval worships porcelain as the perfect material, not only because it's a deceptively pure substance, solid, translucent, hard and fragile, but also because it was an important commodity that traveled the globe connecting people. >> you have to start each day looking for opportunities t to rebuild empathy. and my job, why i come to work, is to make things which are,i hope beautiful and builds connections between things we've lost and things that we can build. that's why i get up in the morning. reporter: visitors to duval's london studio are invited to
touch the clay the artist has worked with for 25 years. for duval, it's not just about the vessels, but also about the spaces between and around them. >> like behind me. if you see a group of pots, vessels, all of which, of course, are just empty space. that's all they are, in a line, that sounds for me, it's like words. i'm making poetry in pots. reporter: duval's other great passion is reading and writing books. "in the hair with amber eyes" he told the story of his jewish family, his grandparents fled from the nazis to england. he considers britain's pushh too leave the e.u. to be nationalistic and a disgrace. >> for 2,000 years we have
depended -- we've depended on people moving across borders, writing in different languages, bringing with them cultures which aren't native to what we experience and then that really energizes and reinvigerates us. >> he has created a monument to the world's exiles. he's placed his library of exiles in venice's former ghetto. 2,000 books written by exiles are on display in a reading room. phil: here's a refinder of our top stories. u.s. president donald trump has tightened the screws in his trade dispute with china and has imposed new tariffs on billions
worth of chinese imports. and these migrants were rescued today but as many as 70 drowned in another incident, one of the worst such incidents this year. next on d.w., the-day, i'll be back with the news. have a good day. [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org.] .
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