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this is the interview news live from berlin chancellor machall admits she lost touch with the people over the case of germany's domestic spy chief the chancellor says she'll pay more attention to voters' concerns in the future but after the missteps over germany's intelligence chief how damaged is her government also coming out of an agricultural scientist who's pioneered a simple but effective solution to deforestation we look at why his work has won what's known as the alternative nobel prize. and the united states latest round of
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tariffs on chinese goods takes effect today beijing calls the move trade bullyism the tariff wars getting ever more better but so far neither side has signaled a willingness to compromise. i'm brian thomas a very warm welcome to the show we start here in berlin where chancellor macko has apologized for being out of touch with voters that's because leading members of a coalition government became embroiled in a dispute over how to remove an outspoken intelligence chief she has since apologized to her government got too caught up in disagreements and forgot the concerns of voters. admitting a mistake and then apologizing for it is something you rarely see in german politics but that's what german chancellor uncle americal did when she called last week's decision about how mohsen unconvincing. i
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was too focused on the workings of the interior ministry and gave too little consideration to what people think rightly when they hear that someone is getting promoted i deeply regret that this could happen. you see in quanta that's been the. interior minister of course hope for delivered the compromise reached this weekend over the future of germany's soon to be former domestic intelligence chief secure presidents the current president of the federal office for the protection of the constitution. will henceforth serve a special advisor to the interior minister with the rank of department head there he will be responsible for european adventure national matters. and scrutiny said last week there were calls for hans-georg mohsen to be sacked after he apparently
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downplayed recent my confinement in the city of chemist's he was to be removed from his post and then to get a promotion in the interior ministry that sparked widespread public anger prompting new negotiations between on the american c.d.u. their bavarian sister party the c.s.u. led by horst c. who for and the social democrats s.p.d. leader andrea knowledges gave her reaction in berlin following zee who for his announcement. i have spoken again with the c.d.u. and c.s.u. leaders and i think that it's a very good sign this we took the criticism of our decision on tuesday seriously and could result it i would like to thank i'm going to call and whole say hoffa taking up my initiative to see minutes of t.v. . and initiatives that in theory at least should spell the end of the modern crisis
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and help lift the latest cloud over unlimited calls government. so will the clouds now be lifting their political correspondent simon young joins us now for more assignment on america there conceding she made a mistake but will this be enough to silence her critics. well i think it should help calm things down brian you know it's not very often that the chancellor comes out makes a public apology like she's done to a couple of years ago she was sort of forced to admit that the country is not being prepared for the large number of refugees who are arriving and she said she was sorry about that but here she said that what she's done is really a response to the fact that people in the country at large couldn't really understand why this man of marson who would seem to make unwise or even dangerous comments had received a promotion and she said that she was sorry that she hadn't taken that into account
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in italy let's just have a listen to some of what the chancellor was saying today. of these to go it's not me it's all the more important of course that we now start solving people's problems we have resolved some of them but in some areas during the past months we were too concerned with ourselves that has to change. or there is a plural pronoun here we have not been solving people's problems now this public outrage has been focused on anglo-american but she's just one of a number of people and it's in the coalition who are getting the blame right now and and this is all underscored the gap hasn't the tween politicians in the coalition and the broader public has this decision addressed that gap well i think this is a decision that all saw aides it appears can live with the debate was really about what kind of job this man could move into in future and
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obviously his supporters particularly horsy over the leave it leader of the bavarian conservatives wanted him to retain he's status or even get a promotion the promotion has been. cancelled now and he'll just stay at the same pay grade which is just about acceptable to many in the social democrat party although it's pretty clear that on that side of things people are still very unhappy and there are comments emerging from the social democrats today you know suggesting that they're still not really comfortable with this but i think it's a sort of compromise that everyone can live with it is the chancellor was saying what really matters i think to people around the country is that the government gets on with some real work rather than squabbling and fighting about these rather technical matters i mean mention the social democrats not being happy but it's not just them we're hearing that a crisis has been avoided but voices inside the s.p.d. and the conservatives say this government is hanging by
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a thread. well that's quite a drastic sort of way of putting it certainly it does look like a kind of crisis you've had three crisis meetings in the last ten days and you have certainly had people within the coalition parties talking about the end of the coalition. if certain things are not achieved but as i think as i said the chancellor was saying today it's time to get back to the nitty gritty of real political issues housing jobs pensions breaks it was an issue that the chancellor mentioned when she was speaking earlier there are plenty of things for people to do and frankly the electorate won't understand if this particular squabble about an internal matter in the ministry carries on being fought out in public some young for a stray simon thanks very much for now for some of the other stories making the news around the world the russian opposition leader alexei in
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a volley has been detained just moments after walking free from jail they've only had been serving a thirty day sentence for organizing an all for ice protest his spokeswoman says he's now accused of violating a different protest law and could face another twenty days in prison. u.s. senators are investigating new claims of sexual misconduct against supreme court nominee brett kavanaugh a former classmate says he exposed himself to her at a college party governors already facing allegations of sexual assault brought by the university professor christine blasi forward cavanagh has denied any wrongdoing . the last private migrant age ship operating in the mediterranean can no longer conduct rescue missions panama has revoked that ship's registration under pressure from the italian government the vessel had been conducting operations off the coast of libya. now we want to take some time to shine the spotlight on those who work
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to make the world a better place each year the right livelihood award honors people and organizations offering smart solutions for the environment and for development a swedish philanthropist created that award because these areas are not honored by the more famous nobel prize and the ward is therefore known as the alternative nobel prize there are four winners this year and we'll be looking at them throughout the day here on the w one of them is tony bernardo now he's pioneered a simple but effective solution to deforestation that has earned him the nickname the forest maker were not us technique involves growing trees from existing root systems which are often still intact using a simple set of management practices taught by bernardo farmers can regenerate and protect existing local veges state that station now we're not to believe that has the potential to restore degraded dry lands with an area the combined size of india
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here he is in his own words talking about the success of one project in northern ethiopia. so what we see here in this valley is a wonderful example of the integrated approach to resilience and livelihoods this is a deep valley with steep hills they've started the soil erosion control at the top of the hill very important to reduce the speed of the water flowing off that it's hills said that console banks they put in check stands. before they started all this work there's no grass at all this was just sand but the soil moisture levels increased and that's been unable them to bring in other species that we can benefit from and now this is very very useful pasture land paper very vulnerable in the eighty's and around that time it fluctuated between experiencing drafts one year and then if it did rhyme instead of sucking into the ground is that that's now it would flood often even if they had a successful crop growing it would be destroyed by the floods so there was
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starvation people didn't die the environmental and interventions checked and it's growing trees through f.m. and our and planting all of these activities have. acted like a buffer to the variation in the weather so that when there's a drought it's less severe or its impact is less severe because this moisture to draw from in the soil and when there's a year of heavy rainfall it doesn't have that opportunity to cause damaging floods because it's court at every level coming down the valley. there are a lot of sad stories famine and drought in all the rest of it but what they've achieved in a very low rainfall area under extremely harsh conditions shows that if you look way from a chair. possible you can turn the landscape around even in a dry. region with. regular rainfall you can turn that around when you work with
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nature to make it a highly productive unstable system. and if you want to learn more about the other winners of the right livelihood of words you can do so by going to our web site t w dot com it's a brit now in the country's messy divorce from the european union prime minister trees and maize expected to face intense pressure to ditch her bracks a plan that's coming up at a cabinet meeting this afternoon now this follows a summit that saw no progress last week in salzburg austria at those talks e.u. ministers rejected key parts of her proposal for leaving the bloc the setback prompted opponents of a no deal brax it to demand she abandoned that plan completely but the prime minister has insisted her proposal is the only one on the table right now. let's go straight to london and josh bloom who's covering this for us from the british capital josh the british prime minister there saying her bracks
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a plan to checkers plan is as it's called is the only one on the table but it is increasingly under fire can today's cabinet meeting be a step towards getting it back on track. it's very hard to say i think what this company's will show is everyone's version of right so we saw a difference what checkers was in the u.k. was a version of rex's which was political it sounds a little more last in most parts of the conservative spectrum but now that the european union have rejected in large parts large parts of it it with bats or joint or not only what extensible the evil will be acceptable for a party of those anons i think it's going to be keeping a call out of the r.f.c. that it's a reason why of course depends on the support of the db in northern ireland and trying to point something which does work through assays which could be a very tough sell ok well what's holding up a deal right now what is the main sticking point. there are two main ones the first
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one of course is the cooling picking and choosing boris johnson having occasion easing into the e.u. or disliking the manner in which he came to pick and choose the best bets of being involved in a year obviously using the greedy names of goods and services without exception of remembers of people with all the freedoms of the evil ways that it advisable the u.k. is or was he saying somewhat different for that and also more politically more the list for two reasons one is northern ireland not reason may have really nice is the poles of the d.d.p. the uniqueness of northern ireland to keep. people majority in parliament who are not going to reason as conservatives do not see how they can enjoy z. and the british parliament there are no other support the northern a new ministers data and any solution that saturates northern ireland from the u.k. will be will be said right away from the northern irish. been the d.a.p. in northern ireland improper reason is governments are not going to miss tricky part of the e.u. they reject of asked any hard border on the republic of ireland and more marcian
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wala ok and we should know more about where this is having following that cabinet meeting today josh bloom thanks very much for that from. its. but francis is in latvia today as he continues his visit to three baltic states he's visiting as they mark one hundred years since briefly winning independence after world war one. president rivals of a on was on hand to welcome the pontiff at riga castle later the pope will be holding a mass in the village of uglow no that's in the country's southeast before arriving in latvia francis spent two days in lithuania where he addressed the atrocities committed under nazi and then the soviet occupation is a message to the faithful remember this offering of the past and the struggle for freedom. as many as one hundred thousand people attended pope francis's mass in town us a huge turnout but it's less than half the number of lithuania's jews murdered in
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the holocaust lithuania uses this day when seventy five years ago the nazis fully liquidated the ghetto in the capital vilnius to remember that destruction it was the pope's moment to remind the country now eighty percent catholic of the dangers of forgetting the murder of more than two hundred thousand jews but you know more and more let us think back on those times and ask the lord to give us the benefit of hindsight to prevent the return of that resurgent attitude. we must remove any with of anti-semitism among those who did not experience the holocaust and can therefore be seduced. the pope prayed silently of the vilnius ghetto memorial and met members of lithuania's jewish community today numbering about three thousand people one woman who survived the ghettos liquidation now ninety six years old was the. eleven lee
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if this is important. it's shameful that in the world today there are people who say the holocaust is a lie that there were no ghettos and no such thing happened but what is most important is that the pope came here and prayed it shows that he supports us morally you know god oh that's right yeah. pope francis then told a former k.g.b. prison in vilnius it's now a museum documenting the hundreds of lives the reins of a mood and thousands more including many priests shipped off to forced labor camps in siberia the soviets for decade occupation is still fresh from military training as. we other but all it's and we really appreciate that then shown on the pope on the what you can call in the pendants actually the fourth wall of freedom and especially the quality isn't there that christianity actually helped us. to
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fight against the soviet regime and. the pope will end his trip with a visit to latvia and estonia fewer catholics live but francis hopes his message to remember will still resonate in. sports now the german football association the d.f.t. is investigating brasier dortmund for unsporting behavior now that's after the club's fans held up a banner depicting often i'm chairman de mar hop in crosshairs and hoffenheim is saying that is quote an incitement to murder the banner which bore the legend hostel of the heart was unveiled at saturday's bonus leisure clash with hoffenheim op and previously press charges against a number of dortmund fans and banned them from the stadium gartman chief executive hans joachim vaska called the fans behavior completely unacceptable.
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golfing star tiger woods has roared back to form with his first tournament victory in five years back injuries and personal problems have dogged the american for a number of seasons but he comfortably won the tour championship in a lab by two shots on sunday his confidence boosting when comes at the perfect time for the u.s. with the ryder cup against europe starting on friday and it was a sweet moment personally for woods as he claimed the p.g.a. tour title number. the terminals over put the ball clear the bunker shot on the green and had won eighty and. you know it is a big number. you know sitting on a you know seventy nine for five years now i. think it is. pretty damn good film. well diving backwards from a twenty seven metre high cliff into the adriatic the cliff diving world series is
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not for the faint hearted sunday's show piece hosted off the coast of southern italy saw two stars of this daredevil sport securing world titles on the final leg of the series the british diver gary hunt sealed his first ever cliff diving world title breathtaking style beating competitors from the u.s. and mexico to record a crucial fourth winning in the series. the reigning world champion riata if lund of australia defended her crown in the women's about. say that is making a splash over the market now less so u.s. tariffs china's giving us of trade bullyism some some sort of a splash the u.s. and china creating their suddenly the latest round of u.s. tennis on chinese goods kicked in today at the stroke of midnight washington started imposing terrorism two hundred billion dollars worth of chinese products
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beijing retaliated by targeting sixty billion dollars of u.s. goods with extra duties and this is the latest escalation in a bid to trade dispute that's rattled the financial markets and so far neither side has signaled a willingness to compromise. workers in a chinese factory making flags and banners for donald trump's reelection campaign in twenty twenty if you want an idea of the irony and complexity of the trade dispute between the world's two biggest economies here it is in a nutshell the dispute has escalated dramatically since this meeting between the american president and his chinese counterpart teaching ping almost a year ago. so what's happened since then and what's it meant for both economies let's take a look last year at the u.s. imported five hundred five billion dollars worth of goods from china back in june trying to impose tariffs on fifty billion dollars worth of them as of today further g.'s have come into effect on another two hundred billion dollars worth of goods on
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the other side to china it's imports from the u.s. and twenty seventeen total one hundred twenty nine billion dollars in the summer china responded to u.s. tires by imposing duties on some fifty billion dollars worth of u.s. goods and now it's retaliation again by adding juice she's to a further sixty billion dollars of u.s. products. meanwhile the war of words continues to. here's what u.s. secretary of state mike pompei o had to say about the trade war when he appeared on fox news on sunday. we know this much the trade war on. state has been going on for years. here's what's different in this administration to the extent one wants to call this a trade war we are determined to win it china for its part accuses the united states of bullying with no sign of
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a less open the tit for top spot economists say the real losers in this trade battle could ultimately be consumers in both countries. german chancellor angela merkel carmakers on sunday to discuss additional measures to avoid large scale diesel vehicle bans in german cities among the most contentious issues engine retrofits which the car industry has so far opposed to sunday's so-called diesel summit also ended inconclusive with more talks to come later this week. perhaps b.m.w. wanted to show a little goodwill the c.e.o. came to chancellor angela merkel's office in an electric car for his company there's a lot at stake the same for mercedes boss techa and v.w. management they'll be meeting with macko finance minister shots and transport minister sure once again the subject is driving bans for diesel vehicles the coalition wants to prevent this is much as possible but the industry does not want
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to make any promises for retrofitting. it instead for clean air and the city's fleet renewal remains our priority we've also talked about retrofitting now they'll be discussions at the federal level and the individual car manufacturers will do the same with the onset automobile have been like a tone but the green party demands the conversion of all vehicles that don't meet exhaust emissions standards and so my high school they always say that only older diesels are affected but it isn't true and there are many of the relatively new euro five diesel vehicles which totally exceed the standard values and many of the newest euro sixty s. of vehicles considered the most modern don't meet the standards that's why we demand that the vehicles be retrofitted at the expense of the car industry. the german government has blocked the retrofitting of older diesel engines and prefers offering incentives to buy new vehicles the big car bosses left until america is
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office without a deal but the german chancellor wants to present a solution for diesel vehicles by the end of the month. now meanwhile porsche announced that it will did diesel fuel good let's cross over to pakistan but it's our financial correspondent in frankfurt powerhouse investors reacting to that. well monica the error here in frankfurt might look clean but it isn't that it's full of nitrogen it's not nitrogen oxides caused by diesel and that has brought a court to rule that they won't be able to enter the city starting next year now this is what has brought a mood swing. towards retrofitting even with michael who seems to be heading this direction that's not good news for german carmakers porson porsche can easily ditch the diesel as it doesn't rely on it much anyway but for other carmakers there are suffering their stocks are suffering this morning across the board even conti's car supplier and that's because it's yet unclear who is going to pay the cost of such
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retrofitting should be decided upon and it's going to be costly definitely up to three thousand euros per car ok talking of costly a major change actually two major changes on the backs of the eurostar tell us about that. yes a major reshuffle in stocks in both these indices and the losers here are german traditional banks here in frankfurt a bank has been kicked out of the europe socks fifty the fifty the largest traded companies in europe and. germany is a second biggest lender was kicked out of the docks today its first day out and the first day in four wire card a thin tack that has risen in the past months focused on electronic and mobile payments a digital enterprise exactly the area where german traditional banks are losing out
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and haven't really caught up with and rumors of mergers are now coming back up for those german. pakistan but it's from frankfurt thank you for the update. you watching d.w. news live from berlin we'll have more at the top of the hour but for now we leave you with these images from a kite festival here in the german capital this weekend c s in.
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