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capital harare have been packed with the crowds calling for god his departure after nearly four decades in power but he is resisting calls to go over you the latest from our correspondent and herat it also coming up. the plot thickens in the recent middle east drama as lebanese prime minister saad hariri says he will return to beirut by mid week today he was in paris for talks with french president and from all just two weeks after suddenly announcing his resignation in saudi arabia. hi my ass waiter thank you for joining us tens of thousands of zimbabweans have been rallying in the capital harare to demand the resignation of president robert mugabe the protesters backed by veterans of zimbabwe's independence war an influential group who have traditionally supported the president now even mugabe's
own zanu p s party has joined the calls for him to step down mugabe is said to be asking for more time to leave the presidency but many zimbabweans say they have had enough. people power in the center of. mcgarvie must go very these demonstrations chant it's more like a street party but one with a political message the people of zimbabwe have had enough of that ailing neda. the modern day. finally and out to be excited. 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
as an exuberant rally called by the veterans of zimbabwe's independence for the veterans who once mugabe supposes he was there come right in the struggle against white rule now they want him to step down. mugabe's 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 you'll take power mugabe isn't gone yet even with thousands crying for his resignation well earlier i spoke with our correspondent and her out a privilege misfired hearing and i started by asking him why the zimbabwean president was still clinging to power when so many powerful factions were asking him to step down. oh is sweet is it has always been is
it is always say. remember the man his stayed in power for thirty seven years it is not easy for him to let go the other thing is that. his insistence in not resigning is saying that what the military did was unconstitutional. and he's insisting that. you stays to see off his term of office but then if you look at it. on party of. you know they have endorsed that he goes about eighty eight provinces that makes up. ten provinces of zimbabwe where this most destructors was one of the of. the endorsed that you must step down so the call for him to step step down is growing louder and louder in today's march in the
streets was to add pressure but he still hasn't. given up power is a very good point we heard that there were reports that there was a huge crowd gathering at robert mugabe's official residence earlier what's the situation on the ground like there now. people have dispersed purchased. we're asked to return home into despair by the. war veterans who had mobilized a protest in the march but before all of the protesters dispersed they were addressed by the army and they thank them to say thank you for the solidarity and the show of support it's only. if one step forward but the journey of
a thousand miles starts with one step that's what they were saying and to morrow. i expecting to see. in extraordinary central committee meeting where this central comedians on a p. if is actually the organ that runs the party that makes decisions between congress so to morrow they are expected to meet and. and finally to come up with a solution to recall prisoner mugabe and then we also hear that to morrow. is going to meet president mugabe privilege most fun here in her out i thank you very much lebanese prime minister saad hariri has announced he will return to his country in the coming days after abruptly announcing his resignation two weeks ago in saudi arabia her out it has been in paris meeting with french president emmanuel
mccraw lebannon has claimed the saudis were keeping her out in saudi arabia against his will harare has denied this but his sudden resignation sparks fears of a political crisis in lebanon. french security forces on high alert for an important guest outgoing lebanese prime minister saad hariri he denies he's in exile rather he's visiting friends in paris french president emanuel welcomed him to the elysee palace offering support and difficult times hariri has remained abroad since his shock resignation announcement two weeks ago in saudi arabia but following the talks he had good news for his supporters. i will return to beirut in the coming days i will participate in the celebration of our independence and i will make known my position on the subject after meeting
with president. lebanon's president refused to accept to release resignation he's accused saudi arabia of holding harry reid against his will and forcing him to step down following harry reid's closer ties with the program raney and hezbollah militia which the saudis distrust i mean he's free to move hariri came to paris with his family france once lebanon's colonial ruler is now a mediator. president michael has proven himself to be a loyal friend and this i'll never forget. france has again demonstrated its important role in the world and the region and its commitment to lebanon and its stability. this stability will be put to the test and the coming days if every week keeps his word back in beirut in
time for independence day celebrations on wednesday for more on this we're going to journalist elizabeth in a paris and others a bit so how did he has confirmed he is going back to lebanon has his visit to france changed the situation at all. well his visit to for all terrorists also brought to an end to the extremely difficult situation that had been created by the saudis its new secret the horary is his late father an insult have been clients of the saudis the saudis break up be that assad how are you received to deal too much of hezbollah made the mistake of pushing him to resign from saudi arabia that created a alliance in lebanon a strange alliance between the christian president of the republic michel i would and and hezbollah themselves were quite clever over sovereignty of lebanon so you would say that the the crisis has passed but the situation is the same on the
ground it's going to be interesting what happens next but at least history and looking at the situation from the french point of view is no cause attempt to mediate in the reason being or welcomed or is there a risk this could backfire. overall i think that you know there's a good reaction on that because it was done diplomatically it was done it's very obvious that when all invited prime minister hariri to france he had been in contact before his people had been in contact with or with the saudi authorities so that the whole thing was accepting that he had made. a few statements before the about the aggressive attitude of iran which has pleased the saudi so he's in a situation in which he is somebody who has obviously an interest in the region is approaching for him to mediate with the opinions on various things and i think as
a partner in good faith these acceptable to all bosses and there's a bit more for us in paris thank you so much. now on to some other headlines making news around the world. gerry adams has announced he is standing down as leader of the irish republican sion the same party and will not contend his seat in the irish parliament a controversial figure in the one nine hundred eighty s. and the voice of the political wing of the ira was later one of the central figures in the northern ireland peace process. the controversial keystone pipeline carrying oil from canada to the gulf of mexico was closed after eight hundred thousand liters of crude oil leaked into the ground in the u.s. state of nebraska authorities were due to decide on an extension to the line but sentence inception the local native american population and thousands of environmentalists have protested its construction. antiwar dissidents have taken to
the streets of berlin to protest both north korea's nuclear program and u.s. president donald trump response the demonstrators said rising tensions on the korean peninsula and the leaders irresponsible rhetoric were worsening the risk of war. here in berlin coalition talks to forge a government have ended for the night after another day that saw the parties fail to reach an agreement party negotiators are now hoping to have a deal by sunday night but time is running out for chancellor angela merkel her conservatives are seeking a coalition with the pro-business free democrats and the greens that's unprecedented at a federal level in germany the mood at the talks more than hope in the words of one of the participants the has been progress but that's being coupled with setbacks. but in. dealing with climate policy the have to say that where we did have an agreement where we managed to agree to push on with the change in energy policy to
make a real contribution to climate protection and achieving our climate goals that has been partly rolled back. of the four parties at the table chances are going to medical school democrats seem the most optimistic they're claiming success in economic issues and. we still need to look at cutting back on red tape but the fact that we found the strength to concentrate on such an important issue the economy and to reach agreement is a real step in the right direction. of the greens the state premier part inverting burke met with the leader of the bavarian conservatives horse a whole. but they have not been able to agree on the crux issue of whether or not some refugees will be able to bring their families to germany. i would always be able to form a coalition with mr. but i'm dealing with other people here. and early in the talks
on saturday it was clear the patience of some of the negotiators is wearing thin. at some point enough is enough we've been circling around each other for weeks pushing issues and using tactics to try and squeeze a little more out it has to end at some stage we have to make a decision sometime in that time is this weekend at the latest six pm on sunday. but even that's not clear the very conservative leader is questioning the deadline . a founding member of the heavy rock band ac d.c. malcolm young has died at age sixty four after a long battle with dimentia a songwriter backing vocalist and rhythm guitarist he was instrumental in propelling the australian group to global stardom the band announced young's death on facebook saying he died peacefully with his family pius side young and his two brothers were all part of ac d.c.
including lead guitarist angus and producer george who died in october. and a reminder of the top story we're following here for you. thousands of zimbabweans have protested in the capital harare to demand of president robert mugabe's resignation after four years in power but the veteran leader is resisting calls to go. back to news rap coming up next to the bundesliga with my colleague the problem fully and the us will have all the highlights from saturday's football action so stay tuned. make your small. small group with the most money. what you want when you want it. up to date.