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experienced outstanding shopping and dining offers and trying all the services to. be our guest trunk food imports managed by from. this and d.-w. news line from berlin zimbabweans turnout in there are tens of thousands to demand president robert mugabe's resignation the streets of the capital harare have been packed with crowds calling for mugabe's departure after nearly four decades in power but he's resisting calls to go bring you the latest from our correspondent in
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harare also coming up. they can says lebanese prime minister saad hariri holds talks with french president among all micron in paris just two weeks after announcing his shock resignation in saudi arabia will go to the french capital for more and the fate of german chancellor angela merkel hangs in the balance as a new deadline for coalition talks edges closer with parties fail to agree by then germany could face a fresh election. welcome to the program i mary in evanston it's good to have you with us. tens of thousands of demonstrators rather are rallying in the zimbabwe in capital harare to demand the resignation of president robert mugabe the protest and back. by the veterans of
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them bob weighs independence war who've traditionally supported him in the past even mugabe's own senate p.f. party has joined calls for him to step down as said to be asking for more time to leave the presidency many zimbabweans have had enough. people power in the center of. mcgarvie must guard these demonstrations chant it's more like a street party but one with a political message the people of zimbabwe have had enough of the ailing neda. the modern day. finally and out to be excited for the independence day it's the first time in decades that people feel free to say what they really think of president mugabe he's known for vicious crackdowns against journalists and critics. the country soldiers have become heroes for many after the military took control of zimbabwe on wednesday the generals back to this day of protest. as well
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as an exuberant rally called by the veterans of zimbabwe's independence will the veterans who wants mugabe supposes he was there come right in the struggle against white rule now they want him to step down. my god these wars began last week when he sent this man his vice president and his and one guy a few politician and fellow freedom fighter when i was widely viewed as my god is heir apparent he fled the country last week just before the coup. the x. vice president is reported to be back in zimbabwe it's still uncertain if he'll take power mugabe isn't gone yet even with thousands crying for his resignation. now lebanese prime minister saad hariri has held talks with the french president in paris aimed at resolving a political crisis sparked by his resignation the pair been holding talks at the
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palace in paris on president a man on micron's invitation is the first time hariri has left saudi arabia since and now saying his resignation there two weeks ago lebanon had claimed riyadh was keeping harari against his will bonte hariri denies that he's expected back in beirut on wednesday to take part in independence day celebrations well for more on this. we want to go to our correspondent in paris but i'm hearing we're having some technical difficulties will try and get to her later well now we would like to give you some other stories making news around the world and ousted caracas mayor antonio lay does them a has fled to spain a day after escaping house arrest in venezuela he arrived in madrid barajas airport
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earlier today that is a man was removed as mayor and detained in two thousand and fifteen on charges of plotting against venezuelan president nicolas maduro the military in argentina has stepped up a search for one of its submarines the vessel went missing more than two days ago it was nearly four hundred kilometers off the argentinian coast in stormy conditions when contact was lost forty four crew members were on board the submarine was purchased from germany in one thousand nine hundred five but u.n. climate talks in the german city of bomb have come to a close with a last minute deal delegates agreed on a plan to finance climate initiatives which was a major sticking point at the talks the summit aims to come up with rules to implement the twenty fifteen paris climate agreement. protesters and police have clashed outside the state assembly of rio de janeiro in brazil the violence broke out after the body voted to overturn a court ruling and release three jailed politicians they were awaiting trial on
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corruption charges police fired tear gas to disperse nearly one hundred demonstrators. u.s. president donald trump says he's delaying a policy that would allow elephant hunters to bring their trophies back from africa the twitter and now it's meant to come just a day after the u.s. announced it was lifting a ban imposed by the obama administration the reversal was met with outrage by animal rights groups all right we'd like to return now to our story in paris and our correspondent and elizabeth metate who's been following the story for us the lebanese prime minister saad hariri who had traveled there for talks with mental mccrone and elizabeth just what is mccrone hoping to achieve by inviting hariri to paris to parents. well he's hoping to achieve two things at the
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same time one is to. reaffirm the importance of france as a major dramatic thought in the middle east and the other one is to offer saudi arabia a way out. easy way out of the problem they've got with not exactly retaining . and then letting him make his statement about resigning the premiership. it's obvious that this misfire because in lebanon you have the strange alliance of both hezbollah and the christian prime minister president of showing who both said they want at the prime minister and in fact was saying we want lebanese sovereignty to be respected by saudi and they could not a saudi the saudis could not keep forever. in riyadh and it's. better for all concerned if harry comes to paris france as a country that has had centuries old ties to lebanon and that can be
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a sort of an exit of this crisis in a dignified way well just how is hariri is visit going to affect micron's attempt to mediate in the region is a being welcomed or is the interference not welcome. i think it's actually welcomed like an altar magine for one second that invited prime minister hariri to france we're not talking as well with the authorities in saudi he has a good relationship with the saudi this he has a good relationship with america he has an extremely good relationship with lebanon the idea of your making your point there are ways of making this sort of ease the crisis this is seen as very high handed is one thing to be high handed when you arrest eleven members of your family as the crown prince has prince mohammed bin did two weeks ago and it's another word to bring. the prime minister of a sovereign state. stunned but just next to him while he is. resigning.
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and there is trust although some. will actually be an official. and elizabeth would tave reporting for us from paris many thanks indeed. while the fall out from her rear his resignation is also being felt at the highest levels of german politics germany's foreign minister as it has caused controversy by appearing to criticize saudi arabia's involvement riyadh has recalled its ambassador to germany in protest. over like to go back to our top story and the protests in zimbabwe we're joined now on the line by w. correspondent privilege was fun here he is with us now from harare so privileged
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and just days ago a pro a rally like this would have been unthinkable in zimbabwe is this the start of a new era. definitely just such a thing because. if you look today there relationship that is there even the artist should that the army now has to us to crawl out the president it. is not so friendly when it comes to protests even police right now. shaking hands with the crowds. handling even the crowd. very professionally so it's this type of thing you know you you would find that and even in the crowds it's a mix of people people from across the political divide. from different political persuasions and even. you name it so it's a start of thing you know this is kind of united people and brought people because
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they know that fighting one of course well the protesters are now said to be headed for mugabe's official residence with the latest you can tell us that it's the way that let's say by one of the lead does before breaking away from the main rally that was being held in one of. us to say that now they were going to move to a place with. freedom square and then from freedom square people were going to march to. cause of the colors of the house but the crowd has been. is being held around the official state house it's quite a distance from the city to get to. this private residence it's almost a fifteen to twenty kilometers to get to the well the many now say there is
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no return to power from robert mugabe so far he has not said he with step down why not. for him he's to believe that. the president and to remove him yes to be. so there are so many. decisions that are being brought up now crowd these rigid study needs and. more we hear that there's going to be meeting at the party headquarters the site of the if . one chooses if you just step down now you will be. all right privilege was fun here reporting from harare thank you to berlin now where talks have been underway on forging a coalition government bond time is running out for
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a chance on the americal after another round of marathon overnight talks failed to produce a breakthrough party negotiators are now hoping to reach a deal by sunday night medical's conservatives are seeking a coalition with the pro-business free democrats as well as with the greens that's unprecedented at a federal level in germany but the parties are trying to overcome major policy differences on key issues such as immigration transportation and energy. is referred to be devolved as at c.d.u. headquarters and covering those talks so are they making any progress down there. well. to be honest we can't really say if they are making progress because we are not hearing very much right now of the parties who have been together in the city you had quarter from this very morning talking about the two key issues the main conflict issues and that's climate protection and of course migration that we
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didn't hear so much yet i would say that is a rather good sign they are going to come they're going to go into a separate sessions this afternoon the delegation of the greens for instance just arrived right now and they're going to. they're going they're they're going to debate on whether that little progress they have made will be enough to and to the final round which is going to take place tomorrow on the self said deadline is going to be tomorrow night then all parts of say they must have reached some sort of agreement otherwise this is not going to work out all right so it sounds like some cautious optimism there that there will be an agreement and yet if the deadline comes tomorrow at six p.m. and there isn't an agreement what then. well this is the big question everybody i saw asking right now the the possibilities that tries to form some sort
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of a minority government this is something we haven't seen so far on federal level and only very seldom times on state level and the experience there is this can work out but all the minority governments we have seen so far haven't lost the full election term all the other possibility of course would be new fresh elections and but we also have to have in mind there still is another party that could form a government with that's the social democrats although the social social democrats have said no we don't want to form a government with angela merkel's christian democrats are i read about in berlin many thanks indeed you're up to date now on. my first muscle sawing the whole. something as simple as learning how to write a bicycle.


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