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sure chance to discover the world from different perspectives. join us and inspired by distinctive instagram or others at g.w. story topic each week on instagram. this is d w doos live from berlin tonight at eleven on at the center of a deepening crisis in the middle east saudi arabia and kuwait are telling their citizens to leave lebanon immediately we'll ask are we seeing a preview of a military conflict also coming up.
we mean it is a big. a stark warning from the u.n. about yemen after a saudi led alliance tightens its blockade on the war ravaged country and pomp pageantry and a newfound partnership president trump and president xi jinping help their new chemistry but does this mask a lack of progress on trade talks and the crisis with north korea. plus the nurse who may be germany's most prolific serial killer newell's age is already serving a life sentence he's now suspected of killing more than one hundred patients. i'm bored. it's good to have you with kuwait and saudi arabia are telling their
citizens in lebanon to leave the country immediately and they're urging others not to travel there now this comes amid a deepening crisis in the region with lebanon caught up in the conflict between saudi arabia and iran. the state run television saying that the country is ordering its citizens i out of lebanon neighboring kuwait quickly followed suit. it was a reaction to political turmoil in the and comes amid a deepening regional crisis. lebanon is caught up in a wider conflict between saudi arabia and regional rival iran lebanese prime minister saad hariri is currently in saudi arabia from where he announced his shock present nation last weekend. members of harry's political party say saudi arabia is holding him hostage and are demanding his return in now that you know the
return of our national leader prime minister saad hariri is necessary to recover respect for lebanon's internal and external balance in the framework of full respect for lebanese legitimacy and our constitution. kerry took office last year as the head of a coalition grouping most lebanese parties including iran backed militant group has been. accusations of flying that riyadh is trying to wreck the unity deal as part of its regional power play with tehran. this instability is worrying not only for the people of lebanon but also for international powers french president emanuel has announced an emergency visit to saudi arabia he set to discuss the regional crisis as it continues to widen. where we want to go. he is joining us from dusseldorf he is
a middle east analyst and advisor to the german parliament is good to see you again let's first talk about the former prime minister of lebanon mr hariri do you see him as a pawn of saudi arabia in a conflict between saudi arabia and iran. well potentially as he is a dual national saudi and lebanese he can be easily played out so he isn't that convenient are in an uncomfortable position to be now potentially used as you say as a pollen and but there are a lot of question marks right now today we saw his this is a plane returning to lebanon without him so there are a lot of questions about his fate right now and if people are looking at these events it seems that this crisis has sharpened and are spiked very quickly what do you think is behind all of this what is precipitating what was the catalyst for
this rising tensions i think we have the interconnectivity of regional developments on the one hand but also the interconnectivity between domestic politics and foreign affairs inside arabia we have this very ambitious crown prince mohammed bin someone who's trying to consolidate his power and through a mix of other italian measures and potentially welcomes measures that he's adopting at home he needs to to prove a strong hand in foreign policy and is entering some adventurous and yet it was one example crisis and now we see levanon and we see the developments in iraq in syria which have not played out in the favor of siberia so these can be drivers behind this and what about the what we're hearing from the saudis that the iranians are backing hezbollah and that hezbollah has played a role in yemen helping the rebels especially with that missile watch that we saw
over the weekend. yeah i mean there is obviously a lot of discussions about this and i think that the iranians on the one hand obviously rejected those claims at the same time hizbullah is there are there are signs of relations between has been it's between hezbollah and the east. but i think we should not forget that the reason these attacks we are has more to do with the saudi air strikes in yemen rather than with its connections for example to it to you ron so obviously the whole idea of proxy wars on the one hand or a power play in the region between iran saudi arabia plays a role here as well all right middle east analyst at non tabatha by joining us tonight from the german city of dusseldorf thank you very much we appreciate your insights tonight. my pleasure when l. to one of those countries mentioned that's called up in this proxy conflict yemen
the united nations says seven million yemenis could face starvation and death if to date is not allowed into the country of that devastating morning comes after the saudi led coalition which is backing the government tightened its air land and sea blockade around yemen after a missile was launched from yemen towards riyadh where the u.n. says that if the blockade is not lifted yemen will face quote the war just famine that the world has seen in half a century. conditions for yemenis have been dire for months now they're even worse . the united nations says more than a third of the population has barely any access to food supplies the u.n. emergency relief coordinator appealed to the international community there will not be like the famine which cost two hundred fifty thousand people their lives in somalia in twenty eleven. it will be the largest famine the world has seen for many decades with millions of victims there's almost no access to clean water
and cholera outbreaks have become commonplace a civil war has been raging in yemen since twenty fifteen a saudi led coalition has been trying to fight back with the rebels with aerial attacks on monday the coalition closed all entry points to the country allegedly to prevent weapons from being smuggled to the rebels. the border closures are in retribution for this who the missile attack on saudi soil seen here on saudi television. the un and fifteen aid organizations have called on the coalition to end the blockade and allow the delivery of desperately needed emergency supplies. well here's some of the other stories now that are making headlines around the world syrian troops and allied forces have retaken control of the town of i will come on so-called islamic states last major stronghold in the country now this footage released by the syrian military said this shows soldiers close to the town
near the border with iran syria's army says it's now fighting the last remaining pockets of spiders in the country's eastern desert. pope francis has ordered a ban on cigarette cells inside the vatican a spokesman said the pontiff did not want to support an unhealthy practice cigarettes are currently sold in the vatican at a discount to staff and pensioners the ban will take effect next year. in western russia at least three people have been killed and several others wounded after a nine story apartment building partially collapsed now officials believe that the collapse was triggered by a natural gas explosion sixteen apartments were reportedly involved the death toll is expected to rock. u.s. president is wrapping up his visit to china he met with his chinese counterpart xi jinping as part of his first tour of asia as president china's dazzling display of
friendship appears to have softened mr trump's position on issues such as the trade imbalance and the crisis on the korean peninsula. he was president donald trump's granddaughter singing the mandarin chinese song in a video it was shown to audiences at the banquet on the second day of the u.s. president's visit this is just one way of saluting the friendship between washington and beijing. trump already congratulated she on his great political victory before arriving in beijing in return the chinese president praised the two countries longstanding bilateral relations. forty five years ago u.s. president richard nixon visited china the visit unlock the door to relations between china and the united states since then thanks to the joint efforts of several generations of leaders and the peoples of two countries historic progress has been made in china u.s. relations. earlier on thursday the two countries signed commercial deals worth
more than two hundred fifty billion dollars and even when speaking of the trade deficit the u.s. currently has china trump lavish praise on beijing and blamed his own predecessor for the current imbalance in trade right now unfortunately it is a very one sided and unfair one but but i don't blame china who can blame a country for being able to take advantage of another country for the benefit of its citizens i give china great credit. but in actuality i do blame past administrations for allowing this out of control trade deficit to take place and to grow on another thorny issue the crisis on the korean peninsula trump also took a much softer tone than before when north korea launched its latest ballistic
missile in september president trump threatened to cut off ties with all countries that do business with north korea that includes beijing which accounts for ninety percent of pyongyang's trade. this time trump said he believes changes will happen if president xi works on it the visit between two of the world's most powerful leaders has so far been a friendly one but it isn't clear if they'll make real progress on the most pressing issues. i seem to recall there was a trade deficit there between tron in the us we didn't hear much about that during this visit is here now with more on the u.s. china trade relationship and i've got plenty to say about it the u.s. president and his chinese counterpart xi jinping announcing bilateral deals worth two hundred fifty billion dollars during a heavily choreographed visit the two leaders made a show of getting on well but they're really just papering over the cracks in the past donald trump repeatedly accused beijing of unfair trade practices and
a threatened china with tariffs has put them out for you last year the u.s. exported goods worth one hundred sixteen billion dollars to china but because many american firms now manufacture their the u.s. imported about four times that value of goods chinese foreign direct investment in the u.s. had forty six billion dollars in twenty sixteen but so far as you can see under trump that investment has significantly dropped in the past he's accused china of stealing american jobs and manipulating its currency now he softened his tone though he reiterated his frustration at the trade and investment imbalances today let's get a reminder of that now about how trump let china off the hook both the united states and china will have a more prosperous future if we can achieve a level economic playing field right now unfortunately it is a very one sided and unfair one but but i don't blame
china. after all. who can blame a country for being able to take advantage of another country for the benefit of its citizens i give china great credit thanks to trump of course blaming his predecessors there drawing his ire elsewhere is cuba tensions between the u.s. and the island nation worth thawing but now america's on a different course entirely today sanctions against cuban firms are taking effect but in the end the sanctions will restrict united states citizens to. it's never been easy for americans to travel to cuba since fidel castro led the communists to power there in one nine hundred fifty nine. the caribbean island was accessible only via specialized to a company's kind of supervised tourism. but the new u.s.
sanctions make it even more difficult for american tourists in cuba now they're banned from using a whole range of hotels restaurants and businesses a total of one hundred eighty companies have been blacklisted from. washington wants to prevent certain cuban companies from cashing in on the tourist boom. a lot of us visitors so the nearest directions are wrong. as i'm concerned most of the absence of cuba i think that you have a person there's a guy just guy who is it was a cuban he didn't actually die he's really helped us understand you know what's going on country and that's that's i think going to be done the world to specially to americans cubans like to a good ricardo stores or are also critical. within a family everyone has family here or in the us. it makes no sense to complicate the normal things of the world like there's. this year. last year over half
a million americans visited cuba not least as a result of the warming of relations between the two countries the sectors potential is huge after several decades in which it was almost impossible for u.s. citizens to travel to the communist led country. the clock is ticking if you ministers have failed to agree on a new five year license for the controversial way to collect life a state this comes just weeks before the current license expires life estate is vital to the industrial farming methods that put everything from sugar to bread on the dining table and although supporters say it's both cheap and easy to use critics say it's not one hundred percent proven but it does not pose a health risk to humans. ok. so. this small group of protesters assembled outside the european commission had a clear message for lawmakers they want to see the pesticide produced by u.s.
company month santo bound studies have come to different conclusions about any potential link between playful state and cancer will surprise then that e.u. member states have failed to reach a consensus on wheat killers future fourteen countries voted to renew its license nine voted against and five abstained we see that most of the member states who voted supported our proposal we also see support in the european parliament so i think we have a good track here been using the wheat killers license would have required sixteen votes in favor antique life's a campaigners are hailing the outcome as a victory. more son wanted fifteen more years and they can even get five as we saw today. this is the seventh time that the commission has tried to ring you back to say that has failed and it's clear that the overwhelming majority of citizens across europe want a ban on guy for state and now it's up to there were ten commissioners and they used to seal. the lead on this toxic chemical the current authorization for life
estate expires mid december in the case of another failure to reach a consensus the commission could push through an extension but he would prefer government to make the call. and now to a horror story in germany that may be much darker than first reported outright it's a gruesome story daniel prosecutors here in germany say that a former nurse is suspected of killing more than a hundred people that is far more than previously thought the suspect kneels h is already serving a life sentence for murdering several of his patients if he's found guilty of these further deaths it would make him one of the nation's most prolific serial killers. the victims are laid to rest in cemeteries throughout northern germany and beyond investigators have a stablished ninety murders at the hands of neil's age the toxicological examinations are complete with forty one samples taken from exude corpses.
residues of the drugs administered by the medicine back were discovered in sixteen of the samples of and it will authorities believe that neil's age killed at least thirty eight patients in his care from one thousand nine hundred nine to two thousand and two in the nearby town of dumb and horsed he suspected of killing a further sixty eight patients between two thousand and three and two thousand and five the nurse used five different types of medication his motive was to make his victims heart stopped beating so he could pose as a hero when he appeared to try and revive him the victim's relatives say they are relieved that the investigation is complete christiane lost his grandfather in this series of killings. but it's not as if we have all been affected and work through our grief but when these milestones come along like the announcement of investigation results you can imagine what goes through our minds myself included we're all in close contact the suffering never ends rules but the one hundred six
verified murders are just the tip of the iceberg many other killings could not be proven because the victim's corpses were cremated. this is not our new sources are purely a legal statistic indicating what could be proved through investigations the real number is more than twice as high. in delman horsed more than two hundred suspected and this has been confirmed by experts in oldenburg there are fifty or sixty. but this can't be proved for sure. enough was done there are the attempted murders further evidence suggests that neal's age was able to resuscitate two out of three patients that he drugged. this too is now impossible to prove absolute clarity in these cases will never be attainable the suspect has confessed to thirty murders he's doing court again next year. this is a case that has rattled many people here in germany we want to put in our correspondent
allison young he's on the story force's evening hi simon i mean people watching us tonight obviously ask themselves how could anybody in this country how could a nurse kill that many patients without anyone noticing well the thing is they did notice the problem is that colleagues in the hospitals where this man worked just didn't say anything and there was certainly suspicions about him in one case he was even caught preparing to inject one of the patients with an a drug that had not been prescribed and other people had noticed the deaths on an intensive care ward where he was working when top by fifty eight percent when he was on duty certainly there there was something to notice and people could have known prosecutors are saying that if those responsible had acted properly lives could certainly have been saved and indeed there's already a trial underway against six employees of one clinic for causing death by
negligence i mean that's an amazing story in itself right there the authorities say that the suspects motive here was to pose as a hero after reviving the patients was the successful at their. well yeah he's as was said he's already been convicted of two murders in two attempted murders and in the trial for that he said that he had brought about cardiac arrest in at least ninety cases because he enjoyed as he told the court the feeling of being able to resuscitate people so it seems as if he did get some kind of gratification from this despite this is patients that it raised and these further deaths that have arisen now for how the details how did they arise and how do we find out about them. you know after that original trial the police went back
and trawl through hundreds of medical records and they examined one hundred thirty four bodies would you believe from sixty seven cemeteries as been a huge investigation and the ultimo police chief said today it really goes beyond all imagining this man is the worst serial killer in german post-war history i mean i hate to ask the question but i have to is it possible that more cases could come up well there are several more cases where there is especially a suspicion of a link to him police are going through that now that also some of the victims were buried in turkey where actually nations have not taken place so there probably are more victims whose identity is yet to be revealed are and are simon young on the story for us tonight here in berlin simon thank you very much. well a day of joy and a day of tragedy today november ninth is a date laden with historic highs and lows for germany on this day in one nine
hundred eighty nine the berlin wall fell leading to the reunification of east and west germany on this day in one thousand nine hundred eighteen after suffering defeat in world war boy and political leaders declared the country a republic the weimar republic the years that followed were scarred by economic hardship hyperinflation street battles between the far left in the far right and then hitler came to power democracy was abolished on november ninth one thousand nine hundred thirty eight violence against jews broke out across the german rice synagogues businesses and people were attacked with police standing by and doing nothing. on the evening of november ninth one thousand thirty eight synagogues and europe were set aflame they burned in germany austria and in czechoslovakia organized gangs of nazi and brownshirts funks abused imprisoned or
murdered thousands of jews amid the cheers of countless conquerors seven thousand jewish owned shops were destroyed in the mob then looted the shops that night with the start of the biggest genocide in human history. despite efforts to confront its nazi past anti-semitic and races and attitudes still persist here in germany and the gains made by the far right in september's election well they have many people here worried that nationalist an anti immigrant rhetoric could become normal again one high school student has chosen to take a stand against bigotry now this student has been the subject of online threats and harassment and therefore we're only using her first name. fifteen year old india is visiting the memorial to the murder jews of europe in
central berlin with her mother at school she has seen how hate speech and anti-semitism are on the rise again she says it started slowly. was. when people would come into the classroom others would raise their right arm in the deliberate nazi salute sometimes there shouted heil hitler you are cool if you did that. amount of them afterwards at first she didn't speak up then she saw an online chat group with upsetting images. there was one picture of a cloud of smoke and the caption said jewish family portrait and that wasn't the only one in the class chart group so i wrote that this guy should stop behaving like he's a nazi and he wrote back saying i should emigrate to poland if i don't like it he asked if i hadn't held too many dead jews. a million reported her classmate for
incitement to hatred which is a crime in germany she had to contend with a lot of other classmates giving her strange looks but now the civil courage she demonstrated has been recognized with this award from the friends of the holocaust memorial and prelims jewish community and really says she didn't get much support from her teachers and classmates but she did have backing from her friends and family and she says in the future she'll act much sooner against racism and anti-semitism. here's a reminder of the top story that we're following for you kuwait and saudi arabia have told their citizens in lebanon to leave the country immediately and they're urging others not to travel there now this comes amid a deepening crisis in the region with lebanon called up in a conflict between saudi arabia and iran. after a short break i'll be back to take you through the day stick around for that.
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