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♪ ♪ brent: this is dw news, live from berlin. tonight, u.s. president donald trump declares a new american moment in one of the longest ever state of the union addresses. the president known for his polarizing politics is urging a bipartisan push on key reforms such as immigration. but can trump live up to his own call for unity? also coming up, strong words for those who dare deny. german lawmakers hold a special session to honor victims of the holocaust. an auschwitz survivor delivers a message to those who are trying
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to revise this dark chapter in german history. and it is official -- striker pierre-emerick aubameyang makes his long-awaited transfer to arsenal for a fee of 64 million euros. plus, look up into the sky. lucky stargazers around the world are enjoying a rare spectacle tonight. for the first time in decades, a blue moon, a blood moon, and a supermoon are coming togetherdug an incredible celeste deal show. we will show you. -- celeste deal -- incredible celestial show. we'll show you. i'm brent goff. it is good to have you with a's u.s. president donald trump has called on the country to unite behind him to create what he calls a new american moment. during his first state of the union address, trump asked
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lawmakers to support his plans on upgrading aging infrastructure, and to overcome the deadlock on immigration reform. here is more. [applause] reporter: republicans were thrilled to greet their leader ahead of the highly anticipated speech, but the big question ahead of donald trump's first state of the union address -- would he adopt a more presidential tone: presidential trump or twitter trump? a lot has changed since he took office. as spam a tied -- pres. trump: each day, we have gone forward with a clear vision and a righteous mission to make america great again for all americans. reporter: he praised his own administration's achievements. more than 2 million new jobs, rising wages, unemployment claims that a 40 year low, and a stock market smashing records.
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pres. trump: this in fact is our new american moment. there has never been a better time to start living the american dream. and together, we can achieve absolutely anything. [applause] reporter: democrats did not show this optimism. at a trade school, representative joseph kennedy the third recorded this official response. rep kennedy: corporate profits climb. but fails to give workers their fair share of the reward. a government that struggles to keep itself open. and this nagging, sinking feeling, no matter your political beliefs, that this is not right. this is not who we are. reporter: protesters marched on the streets of washington, many worried by trump's hard-line stance on immigration.
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young republicans at a washington bar were enthusiastic. >> i think president trump has said a lot to try to bring together the parties, bipartisanship. reporter: critics and fans agreed that trump succeeded in staying largely on message, and he ended on a high note. pres. trump: as long as we have confidence in our values, faith in our citizens, and trust in our god, we will never fail. our families will thrive. our people will prosper. and our nation will forever be safe and strong and proud, and mighty and free. thank you, and god bless america. good night. reporter: another landmark on an extraordinary white house journey. brent: and let's go to washington to pull in our correspondent carolina chimoy.
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you have reported numerous times on the immigration debate in the u.s., especially the generation of immigrants who came to the u.s. as children, known as dreamers. last night, trump said he wanted to work with both parties to give dreamers a path to citizenship. his offer did not go down well with everyone. take a listen. pres. trump: under our plan, we focus on the immediate family by limiting sponsorships to spouses and minor children. my duty -- is to defend americans, to protect their safety, their families, their communities, and their right to the american dream. because americans are dreamers too. brent: carolina, we know the disagreement over the future of these dreamers has already led to one government shutdown. it could lead to another one in
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two weeks time. has progress been made? carolina: hello, brent. well, not really. donald trump underlined again his proposal for offering the citizenship to 1.8 million undocumented migrants, but only in exchange for the financing of his u.s.-mexico border wall. also under the condition of ending the green card lottery and limiting the family reunification for the ones who already have a green card for the united states. he calls it the migration chain. and this is a very important topic, the immigration plan he proposed yesterday, because as he already mentioned, the next deadline for the shutdown is february 8, not even two weeks. the immigration policy is probably the most important bargaining chip that we are going to see and we are going to hear during the next week. and experts are recommending that some democrats might accept a personal -- partial financing
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of the wall, which could end up in a scandal among the democrats, sin they have always assured they are not going to accept the wall under any circumstances. chuck schumer, leader of the democrats in the senate, said a week ago during a speech in the senate, that he would consider a border wall as part of a trump deal. he did discuss it during his meeting with donald trump, but apparently this was not enough tom price for the president, because after this meeting, the white house released a proposal with the points i already mentioned. brent: what about the statement last night by the u.s. president when he said "because americans are dreamers too"? what did he mean? carolina: brent, this was again a message to his base, of course. you can see very positive reactions on this comment of donald trump, because he refers again directly to america first, americans first, american citizens first. but in a way it is a bit
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confusing, because dreamers say exactly that. they do feel like american citizens. they work here, speak the language, and went to the university and work here. they told me they can probably change the slogan and say yes, americans are dreamers, but dreamers are americans. brent: it proves how much language matters in this debate. correspondent carolina chimoy on the story in washington. thank you very much. here are some of the other stories making headlines around the world. disgraced u.s. sports dr. larry nassar is facing scores of new accusers in a third court hearing. he has already been sentenced to up to 175 years for sexually abusing more than 150 young women and girls while working at michigan state university. now, he faces another prison sentence for molesting gymnasts at an elite michigan club. a german man who killed his nine-year-old neighbor and then
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a schoolmate has been jailed for life. marcel hesse stabbed the boy 52 times after luring him into his basement. he then sent photos of the body to his friends via whatsapp. he committed the second murder after being confronted about the killing. the european union has urged the united states not to go it alone in any effort to make these between israel and the palestinians, warning that it would end in failure. wednesday's talks in brussels brought together top u.s.-palestinian -- u.s., palestinian, and is really politicians for the first time since president trump's controversial decision to recognize to recognize the rizal and as the israeli capital. a turkish court has sentenced three syrian nationals to life sentences in connection with a suicide bombing which killed 12 german tourists and wounded 16 others. the attack took place two years ago in the historic center of istanbul. the suicide bomber blew himself
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up among groups of tourists close to the landmark blue mosque and the hotter sophia. they blamed the islamic state for the attack. here in germany, in a special session of the german parliament, the bundestag, there was a ceremony to honor the victims of the holocaust. its key moment was an address by holocaust survivor anita lasker wallfisch. she was a member of the women's orchestra of auschwitz, a group that was forced to perform for high-level nazi officials. in her speech, she warned against rising anti-semitism here in europe. reporter: anita lasker wallfisch lost her parents in the holocaust. after moving with a sister to england, she swore she would never return to this country, but today she told the german parliament she survive auschwitz by playing cello for high-ranking nazi officials, and
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as people were marched to their deaths. she warns against ending a national conversation on germany's past. anita: you cannot resent today's youth because they refuse to identify with the crimes of the past. but to lie about what happened -- that is unacceptable. reporter: it was a deliberate move to invite many young people to the bundestag special session. both anita lasker wallfisch and will think shovel -- wolfgang schaeuble stressed the importance of learning about history, asking what they would do in such a situation. wolfgang: this question clarifies what a society needs to secure its freedom -- a solid stance against any form of exclusion before it is too late. reporter: schaub will -- he said he deplores that jews in germany counter anti-semitism
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today. wolfgang: when anti-semitic slogans are heard on german streets and israeli flags are burned here, as was recently the case, that is not acceptable in any form. reporter: students from around the country were also resin. some of them say schools do not teach this chapter of german history in enough depth. student: we don't learn that much about the holocaust in history class. if we were not so interested in it, we would not be here right now. unfortunately, our classmates are not that engaged, which i think is sad, because it is such an important subject. reporter: another student says the recent rise of the far right alternative for germany party makes the issue all the more relevant now. student: i was fascinated to see how politicians are addressing the issue. it is vital for people to engage in dialogue, so that such crimes are never allowed to happen again. reporter: anita lasker wallfisch
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praise to germany for its recent policies that have about refugees to find safety here. anita: the world is full of refugees. back then, the borders were hermetically sealed, and not open, as they are today, thanks to the unbelievably generous, courageous, and humane gesture that was made here. reporter: but she warned that despite positive developments, anti-semitism hanot completely disappeared. she appealed to germans to remain vigilant. brent: time for business news. helena is here to talk about a german giant making headlines. helena: certainly making headlines. we are talking about siemens job cuts coming in the wake of higher profits. it is never an easy sell, but the key industrial power business is the problem child. it's other segments are making up for the losses, thanks to a global upturn, but that is not
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stopping the german firm from slashing jobs worldwide. ceo joe kaser argues there is a lot to do to make the company fit for the future, he says, but that is not going down well with protesters. you can see them behind me. at the same time as operations are being wound back in germany, siemens is embarking on new ones in the united states. demonstrators going to huge lengths to make sure their voices are being heard. reporter: siemens workers from the eastern germantown cycled hundreds of kilometers to the annual shareholders meeting in munich. they are determined to fight back against plans to cut their jobs. worker: we are fighting for our future. as long as we continue to do so and see a chance, we are going to keep going. reporter: the siemens ceo defends the cuts. joe: the declining market for fossil fuels is not temporary.
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it reflects the expectation of a dramatic development which we can and must address with structural measures. reporter: siemens is planning to shed a total of 7000 jobs worldwide, mainly at its power and gas division. half of those cuts are set to be in germany. for the workers affected, it is a bitter pill to swallow, especially at a time when siemens is posting solid profit overall. helena: earlier today, we spoke to our financial correspondent and asked why the company's ceo sounded so urgent out nounng tse j cuts. dani: well, when you look at the numbers of the gesture when business, you can understand what he means with urgent. sales were down 20%, and profit was down, with even more than 50%. of course, these are very alerting numbers.
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in the past, siemens has been criticized a lot for not reacting very fast whenever there would be changes inside of the market. siemens employs -- all of these are different. i was talking to some of them as they were demonstrating in front of the frank astock exchge. they are not understanding that now the gaster mine business in the united states gets expanded, and here in germany thousands have to fear they might be losing their jobs very soon. helena: financial correspdent daniel and frank for a little earlier. the unemployment rate here in germany s reached another new low. this month, just 5.4% of workers were jobless. officials say the labor market has entered the new year with a lot of momentum. the question is, with the rise of robots set to change all of our jobs, a much longer can that trend last? reporter: intelligent machines such as this one can already do a lot.
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at technology group bosch, they are a kind of specialized skilled worker, although someone has to keep an eye on them. but nowadays, is the machines doing the dirty work. 14% of workers in industry are afraid their jobs will be replaced by automation. according to the institute for the future, this concern is especially prevalent among information and communication technology workers, at 17.2%. in the finance and insurance sector, that number is 13%. however, in education and other social fields, it is only 7.7%. that is not surprising, because empathy and social skills are difficult program. it is unlikely robots will be looking after toddlers in a time soon. there are some things they simply cannot do, at least not yet. helena: the world's biggest toy
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fair takes place in the rembert each year. it started back in 1950. since then, it has become a platform for the latest trends in kids toys. back then, hula hoops dazzled visitors. then came play mobile, electric train sets. now, tech is taking over. here is a look at the top trends for 2018. reporter: robots are gradually rolling into kids rooms. knowledge he is the norm for today's children, and is becoming an increasingly important feature of how they play. the machines can be programmed and steered using apps. it is the adult world in miniature. even traditional toys are getting a high-tech makeover, like diggers for the sandpit. even board games where your smart phone or tablet instructs each special agent what to do next. >> today, there are two worlds -- classical toys and electronic toys.
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they are developing side-by-side. as they do, they are creating new possibilities for toys, all of which is bringing exciting change here. reporter: the gaming generation has long enjoyed bringing a virtual edge to real-world fun, like teaming up to play laser tag and linking up to 16 players with smartphones and wi-fi. but there comes a point where kids just need to get moving, no matter how old school that may be. helena: back to brent now. a giant of the fashion world remembered in a city as fibrin as he was. brent: you are not wearing for such a, are you? helena: no, i am afraid. i will try. i will try to persuade. brent: thank you very much. johnny for such a -- versace. the name conjures up supermodels who were the -- wore the label. a versace exhibit in berlin 20
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years after the man was shot in his home, a man revered as a fashion god. reporter: versace's hot culture -- haute couture mesmerizes. it represents beauty, eternal youth, and life lived in a spotlight. gianni versace created these pieces. they were later collected by his devoted a -- devotee alexandra stefani. >> this shirt was my first passion, but it was so freaking expensive. i was living in france and i got it 15 years after that. it was a dream that came true. reporter: stefani is one of five
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collectors exhibiting at the berlin show. hundreds of colorful and extravagant works are on display. >> i think the sleeve -- i am not afraid to pretend. it was very fun. it was funny. it was fun, enjoyable. do not be afraid of being sexy. gianni versace was shy, not garish or outgoing. he wanted all eyes to be on his fashion. his creations took on a life of their own on the world cap works. they became synonymous with the top supermodels like saudia schiffer, naomi campbell, linda evangelista, and carla bruni. they helped make versace a worldwide sensatiolong before the emergence of social media. >> even without instagram, he very quickly found a following.
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he was hugely influential because he broke the boundaries of italian fashion. reporter: but aged 50, his life was violently ended. versace was shot outside his miami home in 1997. the berlin retrospective and sin that moment. it is a showcase of his creativity, which was so abruptly snuffed out. gianni versace's fashion till the dramatic tale that lost none of its allure, because he was a man before his time. brent: you are watching dw news. still to come, the moon is putting on a rare celestial light show for some lucky stargazers. for the first time in decades, people around the world can experience a super blue blood
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moon. we will show you. in soccer news, brits in dortmund have agreed to sell star striker pierre -- pure emerick, bearing -- here emerick although my young -- pierre-emerick aubameyang. he is one of the bundesliga's true superstars. reporter: he made an instant impact when he signed for dortmund in 2013 -- an impressive couple of seasons had brought him to the attention of the german club. the striker quickly became a central called in the dortmund attack, with his speed and touch making scoring look easy. he became the bundesliga's top goalscorer in the 2016-2017 season. but it was not just his performances on the pitch that made headlines.
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the player has never been far from controversy. known for his flamboyant style and free spirit, making trips abroad without permission on more than one occasion, or donning a mask as part of a marketing dad. -- gag. pierre-emerick aubameyang often landed in hot water with club bosses. despite his questionable behavior, auba silenced his critics on the playing field with his hunger for gold. in the current campaign, dortmund have not won a match without him, and his departure is sure to leave a gaping hole in the squad. but pastors await the 28-year-old. after years of speculation he would leave dortmund, the inevitable has happened, and arsenal have lured the star to london. a new beginning awaits one of the world's top strikers. brent: in motor racing, putting the brakes on this -- formula
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one racing says it is ending the practice of using scantily clad models before races. the so-called grade girls were used for tasks like carryin umbrellas and name boards. the sport's organizers say the custom is no longer appropriate or relevant, and does not reflect changing attitudes. grid girls have been used for decades in the sport. the change comes into effect this season. people around the world looking up to the sky tonight are being treated to a rare cosmic show. as is part of it. it is super red, super big, and superbright. for the first time in 35 years, a blue moon has synched up with a superman and a total -- supermoon and a total lunar eclipse. reporter: it was a day to remember for many sky enthusiasts. in beijing, hundreds of people went on to the streets. there it was -- full come
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around, and red, the super blue blood moon. it glowed in the heavens over asia, australia, and north america. in europe, it was still daytime. the reddish color is due to raise of sunlight crossing the earth's atmosphere and hitting the moon's surface. hence the name blood moon. the other two phenomena are a bit more common. as the moon reaches its closest position to earth, appearing larger and brighter, it is called a superman. -- supermoon. blue moon indicates the second full moon in a single month. the last was at the beginning of january. but what is extremely rare is for all three to happen at the same time. excited sky gazers in los angeles. >> this is once in a lifetime. i don't care if it is 3:30 in the morning. i am going to come. it is completely worth it. it is amazing. it has gone through so many stages. still really beautiful. >> obviously, this is a rare opportunity to see it down here,
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a total lunar eclipse. and then having summed year to be able to see it very well, i figured, why not? i worked last night, but slipped a couple of hours and came back up here. totally worth it, yeah. reporter: while people in europe could not see the blood moon, they can at least look forward to their own lunar eclipse at the end of july. brent: indeed we will. 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]
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