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>> visits dw news live from beberlin. lunar eclipse of the century and it is happening right now. it is the night of the blood moon and it is visible across much of the carrillo. it will find out what is so special about this event amrita: . also coming up, north korea says it returns the remains of north korean -- 65 years after the fighting ended.
migrants making the journey across the mediterranean. no, they are hitting to spain after it only started turning them away. i am sarah kelly, welcome to the program. people across the world are watching the longest lunar eclipse of the century. the moon turned this orange color just a short while back for people who are viewing the skeptical in europe. this was the point that the moon fell and aligned with our planet and this is what is popularly known as the blood moon. people across europe, asia, south america, are all going to be able to watch offense to this phenomenon. it will for -- however, not be visible from america.
now, and astronomer joins us. tell us, why the red light orange color of the moon? >> when a moon eclclipse takes place, is exactly between the sun and the moon.. you would think that the moon woululd be in the shadow of t te earth at the earth has an atmosphere in the atmosphere of the earth throws some light into the shadow a appeared that is wt human looks red. anchor: not only is it a beautiful color, it is the longest lunar eclipse in the 21st century. the moon appears darkest for 100 and three e minutes. weweiss along this time around? >> that is right, it is 1 100 ad three minutes thihis time becaue
it has d declined towardrds the orbibit of the earth. it is only two or three times a year. this lunar eclipse, the moon goes straight into the shadow of the earth and the, the moon is far away, the lunar eclipse is 103 minutes long. it really depends on where you are in the world right? >> yes, the moon is about the horizon. hehere, it is ststill twilight o the sky isis bright. you can barely see the moon in the twilight. it is deep red.
in south africa, it is already really dark so their modern -- moon is high in the sky and you could see. anchor: another reason. the red planet mars is visible in the sky near the moon. >> yes, , mars is the otother planet. it revolves around the sun in two years. itit needs to years to see mars. itit takes 15 years for the smallest is is and between the earth and mars. this year, mars is at its closest and it is just for instance that this evening is taking place and was is closest to the earth and mars is only some degrees away from the moon. anchor: when people hear the
word eclipse, they think about those glasses you have to wear in order to protect your eyes. there are no precautions right? >> now, exactly. you do not need anything. you need binocular's to see it really good but you do not need a telescope. a good view to the south east. anchor: astronomer joining us from stuttgart. very fascinating indeed. beautiful images that are coming in. thank you for walking is there an exciting quiet is happening and why it is so significant. >> thank you. anchor: to some other news, north korea has handed over the remains of american soldiers killed in the korean war.
a u.s. aircraft brought the remains to an airbase in south korea. the handover which coincides with the 65th anniversary of the war and follows an agreement reached by north korean leader kim jong-il and andnd president trump at their summit. rick downes joins me know on the line. he heads the group for the families of korean" or the adult use -- pows. thank you for joining us is even. how do you feel today? >> that is a loaded question. you go a lot of years guarding against them.
there is a lot of excitement from what might come from this. certainly, some family members will get some closure it will take itt while because f the navigation process but this is not something where everyone is happy and you are done. sorry if i a am dodging around,t is a very complicated thing to discscuss but there is hope. anchor: absolutely, perhaps, we can hear the motion that is associated with all of this. if you just look at all of the numbers, you could see how staggering it is. the remains of 55 individuals can return on friday and there are still thousands are still accounted for. i would like to ask you more about that hope that you articulated.
are you hopeful that they will ever be recovered a more substantial numbers? >> yes, i think that in order to go forward, you have to have that hope otherwise, you will not make t the steps to make it happen. there were large periods of t te will we did not have that hope. another is opportunity, there were opportunities in the past. things happened, guys came home. then, t the door closed. the majority had to sit and wait again. ththis is another r opportunity where the doors open. weather, it stays open so that we can really get in there, this could all have been settled a couple of decades ago. if the door stays open, two nenw cast members.
if they hold true to their ways of casting aside all of the things that were holding us back. that is going to be new ground. anchor: you are really kind and sent us some personal photos. i would like to show them to our viewers. you showed us the low -- photo of your father. we understand he was 26 when he went missing. one of the photos as you sitting on his shoulders as a smalll bo. you hahave actually been to both korea to find answers to the many questions i had. we are wondering, how you were treated by north korean officials when you were there? >> by the officials, we met with
the foreign minister. we got in and sat down with the vice minister. they were for the remains that are coming back now. the administration at the administration at that time to back us up. this could have been us two years ago. the people in general were wonderful. we were treated like kings. it was interesting because on one side, you go to the museum or something like that and talk about the crimes and then they go and sit down in front of everybody. it was kind of a to kindly there appeared treated wonderfully.
everybody was very friendly. reporter: anchor: we do hope that this gesture that we have seen today that is the first of many of you in the thousands of families that are still searching for answers, that you do indeed get them. we thank you so much for joining us. >> thank you for bringing it to everyone's attention. anchor: to cook check of other stories making news around the world. osama bin laden alleged former bodyguard seen here in a german court is free after a judge ordered his freedom citing a lack of evidence. he to put it earlier this month after being in germany often on since 1997. israeli police have reopened jerusalem's mosque following a raid.
they say that they have been pursuing to youths who threw rocks during a confrontation with police. it is holy to jews and muslims. protesters in holland have clashed with police during demonstrations. antigovernment activists accuse the right-wing justice party of trying to sway the courts with its own judges. the government insists that the reforms are necessary. there are fewer of them coming but just as many are dying. the u.s. migration agency says that 55,000 migrants have preached european shores across the mediterranean seas this year. for the fifth straight year, at least, 1500 migrants have perished. most migrants cross to italy but since the new government started turning them away, many switch to spain.
reporter: the coast of southern spain is within sight. it i is the end of a treasures crossing. what you are saying is a group of migrants reaching european soil. they are among the many a arrivg on spanish beaches of year. we do not know where they ended up, we do know that w we are luy to be alive. so for this year, at least, 1500 have died in the sea. spain is now the p preferred eny point. >> the first indicatioions we're getting g from authorities is tt they are west african migrants that are most prominent in the last couple of years and seem to be choosing.spain for the road . reporter: the number is almost as many as the total of 2017.
mostar rescued at sea and brought two points like this one. it is here in the point where they are initially held before being moved. in a meeting earlier this week with france's president, the spanish prime minister said the eu needs to do more and wants to see a fall in the number of people illegally arriving on chores. cooperation and development is very important. our requirement is to stabilize the country's of origin. border protection should have dignity and respect for the human rights of migrant people. we need to strengthen our cooperation with countries of origin and also with other countries. back in southern spain, it is the end of an exhaustion journey for these migrants and the beginning of an uncertain future
in the european union. anchor: a monitoring team has described pakistan's election of showing a lack of quality. political parties did not compete on a level playing field. the announcement came after the commission declared the pti party the winner. although, it won most seats, the pti phil to an end outright majority. >> supporters of pakistan's politician celebrating what many had thought impossible. a turnaround matched only in prominence and impact. the window is secured as pakistani cricket captain against england in the 1992 world cup. with a reputation as a celebrity playboy, he struggled to be taken seriously in politics after landing his party in the
1990's. for years, he failed to translate his personal fame" -- into votes. the breakthrough came in 19 93, when the particular party group was designated. >> pakistan'n's population iss almost to the one million currently and almost 60% of the people live below the poverty line. the lives of these people need to change. we need the lives of four people to change. >> therere will be change in the cocountry. we are satisfied with him becausee he is a relatively new leader and hasas a fresh appppr. i am hoping he will bring pakistan forward. >> it is very y difficult t in
pakistan. if he dedelivers what he promis, it will be beneficial for the country in the masses. reporter: while his supporters celebrate, critics accuse him of working with the military. politicians he formally called cut corrupt. to them, he is simply a puppet. anchor: the latest u.s. growth figures are in and while -- wow. they look astounding. those are the numbers for the last quarter. the u.s. economy grew at its essence rate in four years. analysts say, it is unlikely to be quite as positive as the white house makes it out to be. reporterer: t tmp was quiuick to celebrate the new figures. 4.1 percent growth from april to jujune. >> the highehest annual average
owowth rate in thehe 13 years.. i will say this right n n, as a trade guguilds come in o one by, we are going to go a lot higher than these numbers. reporter: trump claims the new quarterly rate is sustainable. on the campaign trail, he promised annuaual growth between 4%4%-6%. his obama era the galatians was poststed shall the economy. his tax cut supercharge the new growth. while you congress expected a surge from the tax cut this quarter, few believe it is sustainable. for one, the federal reserve is complaint -- concerneded about inflatation ands s expected too raise inflatation rates. businesses also did not appear to be investing heavily. soybean expertsts shot up. governmentnt spending rose and t through the defense budget.
there are warning signs, housing sales contininue to declilinewhh grow i is stilill weak. one thing insured, the u.s. economy is moving at the moment before the long term,? slinger -- question marks linger. anchor: trump them went on to say in the press conference, that he achieved an economic turnaround in historic proportions. is that the case where it is this growth reflecting an overall trend of global economics? >> there have been some synchronize global growth in the past couple of months. most of the growth came from u.s. consumers for now, it is also a push for economic growth in the u.s..
this story started in 2009, wait for -- way before donald trump you can the president of the uniteded states. if we look later in the story, the general is pretty impressive. reporter: that said, the u.s. federal reserve does still have a positive outlook holding steady at 2.8%. is it actually sustainable? >> we certainly did see that this administration is pushing growth higher but there is also a risk. while donald trump grew up in luxury is still lives in luxury and feel safe when the times are good.
if the economy shifts to the lower side than the question is what can be done to actually prevent the u.s. economy from falling into a deeper recession. the recession is not on the horizon yet. luciana say, a year from now is when it will start to affect us especially, for the tech sector in the united states. reporter: on wall street, thank you. twitter shares of plunged 19% in trading on friday. the number of monthly users was down by one million in the second quarter and it is expected to drop in the new feature as well. numbers are declining as twitter intensifies its efforts.
should privacy rules in europe have also made business harder. twitter is the second biggest social media for them to report declines in figures after facebook reported the biggest ever one-day loss in dollar value for a u.s. company. with drugs and he enough, it is not only the political climate that is heatining up, thehe heat wave sweeping europe has led to long delays in the channel tunnelel. temperatures of older 30 0 degrs celsius overwrwhelming the systm in some of the traits. some cars were forced to wait for cooler carriages. they were facing the heat with a swift upper left. -- lip. back over to sarah now, the
humanitarian crisis becomes a political issue now. anchor: this also has to do a lot with the heat combined with dry conditions. the prime minister has accepted political responsibility for the wildfires that killed at least 87 people caused by those horrible conditions. broadcast live, he also said, he is blaming it instead on evidence suggesting the fires had been started deliberately. a bitter debate is raging over the weight -- way authorities handled the fireses reporterer: paradise lost. thee medediterranean sea claimss blues of her but on shohore, so many of the homes anand hotelele gone. on monday, the flames s charge throughh here at 60 kikilometers per hour.. almost everybody fled to the beachehes.
only the firefighters had the means to try to resist the flames. often, in vain. >> is the first time in 38 years, seeing so much catastrophe. it is something beyond our power. reporter: investigators say the place just took 19 mininutes too down from the mountains to the coast. well monday was extremely hot and windy, the government suspspects the worst fires wereo accident. >> is usable than informed, the indications that we have and whicauauthoritieies in charge ae already i investigating, kather: bring me to the conclusion that arson was behind these deadly
fires. >> reporter: the police are also trying to identify victims. relatives of the missing have been gathering at 10 forensics lab. they accuse the government of watching the recruitment of residents. >> the fire engines do not come. he left us to the mercy of god. reporter: the resident was hit with living in an area not primed for fire. greeks are no complaining about why authorities were on their -- not better prepared. anchor: the golden opportunity to claim the biggest prize after maintaining his lead through stage 19. the 200 kilometer route was the
best chance that his rival had to dump him but thomas, was imperious once again. reporter: a decisive day so writers had through with everything on the line. the first big winner was a home favorite. the frenchman now has an unassailable lead on the race to the king of the mountain cycle. thomas was under attack throughout. slovenian writer, raced into contention with a phenomenal performance which saw him cross the finish line in first place. >> felt relaxed a. tried a lot of times and finally, i went away. reporter: thomas was in hot pursuit. with a second is finished, he extended his lead to more than two minutes.
the possessions of p paris, thos has a first tour de france title. anchor: the top story that we are falling for you in the image behind all of the clues. the longest lunar eclipse of the century is taking place right now. it is the night of the so-called, blood moon when earth's satellite turns and orangey red. visible across much of the globe. hurry, it will go away soon. you are up to date now on dw news, i am sarah kelly in berlin. thank you for watching. ♪ [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org]