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passed through germany starting december tenth d.w. . this is d w news a live from berlin angela merkel under pressure as germany is plunged into political uncertainty after coalition talks collapse the german chancellor says that she would prefer pressure elections over trying to lead a minority government we will ask is this mark the end of the merkel era. also
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coming up impeachment proceedings are set to begin today against robert mugabe but this in bob when president resisting calls to step aside his former friends and foes are united in their calls for him to quit and a damning new report by amnesty international accuses me on mars military of crimes against humanity and brought kinds date and this is now calling on the u.n. to hold a special session on the rohingya crisis. i'm sorry kelly welcome to the program it's great to have you with us. germany has been thrust into political uncertainty talks to form a new coalition government collapsed late on sunday after four weeks of marathon negotiations while now the german president says that he will meet with the leaders of all parties and press them to try once more to cut
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a deal meanwhile chancellor angela merkel is weighing her options she says that she is ready to run for chancellor again in a new election if necessary. the german chancellor would have gladly spared herself and germany from this walk of shame but after the collapse of coalition talks it's up to the german president to decide the next step. the new government is always a difficult political. one involving struggle and disagreement but the task of forming a government is very important possibly the most important task that voters give their representatives within a democracy and this task remains. maya plans to meet up for talks with the various parties over the next few days my refuses to accept that they are incapable of fulfilling the voters' mandate. they
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had a task and still were not capable of coming to a compromise that is a shame this is horrible these politicians can't agree chancellor angela merkel insists that even in this phase germany remains a stable country. i'm not planning on a minority government but we will have to wait and see what happens in the next few days on the path to fresh elections is one way. but according to polls the results of new elections would find the c.d.u. their sister party the c.s.u. and the s.p.d. with about the same number of votes as last time. let's get more now from political correspondent hans brandt who is standing by for us at the german parliament good morning to you hons we know the parliament is now in session and of course some of these lawmakers they have just been elected now they might have to face fresh elections in just a few months time what is the mood there today. well obviously the break of
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coalition discussions on sunday night is causing its shadow over this session of parliament the agenda that was prepared is being followed but at the same time in practically all the discussions that are taking place in parliament on various issues one can feel that there is tension between the parties they are being barbs are being exchanged the atmosphere is really very tense at the same time parliament is a little bit left in the loo in the lurch is not quite sure how to operate under these circumstances because these are unprecedented in modern german history so the parliamentarians are trying to find a way to continue some sort of work some are even saying well we have a kind of independence from government rule now from government preconditions which gives us a lot more freedom than we would normally have why don't we try and use that so there's a whole lot of fluidity in the situation at the moment no one is quite quite certain
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how parliament is going to operate in the next few months with the prospect that problem would have to dissolve itself again pretty soon if there are fresh elections and given that fluidity of their hands given the fact that this is never happened before the headline in the past twenty four hours has been that germany is now plunged into the political unknown if you could just tell us how dire is the situation really and what can we expect over the coming weeks. well the situation is not dire in the sense that there is a state crisis in germany or that german governing will collapse or anything like that the german government remains in power angle or marco remains chancellor acting chancellor as ministers remain in charge as acting ministers but of course what they're can't do is really start a new political initiatives to. start anew new laws to bring new laws into parliament and so on so that a normal process of governing of deciding on things and making them pushing those decisions through parliament that is in fact at the moment suspended so parliament
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and government in a sense are kind of administering the situation the way it is at the moment keeping the states ticking over without being able to take really firm new initiatives that kind of sit waiting state that the whole of germany is in is obviously something that also affects the whole of europe because there is at the moment no government in germany that can take firm new decisions and we know that a bit earlier angela merkel that she addressed the speculation about her political future as chancellor of germany she says that she wants to continue as chancellor hons can she be confident that that will happen. well at the moment she can be confident that she will remain chancellor in an acting capacity as long as there is no new government obviously her room for movement and that capacity is very limited also her party is very firmly behind her has reaffirmed in the last twenty four hours that the christian democrats the conservatives once were trying to knock out
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the continuous party leader and should there be new elections they want to lead them into those new elections if so then the question is what will happen in your their new elections what will be the result of those elections at the moment polls suggest that i'm going to markland her conservators will remain the biggest party that would mean that she would also be the chancellor the leader of a new government after next after thrissur lections at the moment in other words it seems that anglo nako will remain chancellor for another four years or so times brunch with the very latest from the german parliament thank you jim bob noyce former vice president has urged president robert mugabe to resign immediately. willing party to begin impeachment proceedings against the ninety three year old the embattled leader's refusal to quit following a military intervention has funded the african nation into crisis. for
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decades in a gobby site no one time allies of the embattled president signed the motion to run the party leader next it's impeachment. the party is instructed. to proceed with the impeachment process is against the mugabe. as it is not conceived of the anticipated confirmation of nation from this part of. mugabe who stunned the nation on sunday when he refused to quit plan to hold a weekly cabinet meeting today. meanwhile the general who led the bloodless coup said there had been contact between mcgahee and his likely successor the man he states emerson man and guy. this defense and security services
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i encouraged by new developments which include. the president and the form of vice president. who is expected in the country shortly. for his part says he will not return to zimbabwe until his safety is guaranteed and his former boss has stepped down. as the country's longest standing university for straighted students don't dare break to call on mugabe to go. west because that's a lot but he's far from we why don't you president more protests are planned along a polarizing figure mugabe is now uniting former friends and foes against whom. and for more on this story we spoke with journalist way in the oval in harare and i asked him what we know about the possible contact between president robert mugabe
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and his ousted vice president. as of this morning emma someone got to released his own statement to the media where he basically rubbished the proposed deal with the military between robert mugabe and himself to have talks and meets and face to face talks with amazon and google simply putting it across that prisoner but mccubbin must resign and step down so this is an indication that zimbabwe's political crisis is from over as long as president remains in office and he's a rival his form of vice president is not in any way and detaining any overtures to meet and discuss we've got a bit of turn to some other news now because german police have arrested six syrians suspected of planning an attack in germany on behalf of the so-called
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islamic state the suspects were detained during raids in the cities of had over castle ehsan and leipsic they had all applied for asylum in germany but prosecutors have not said whether they were granted refugee status the german daily build is reporting that the men were planning to attack a christmas market in essen that has not been confirmed by investigators. let's get a quick check now some other stories that have been making news around the world russian president vladimir putin and his syrian counterpart bashar al assad have revealed that they met yesterday in sochi the two leaders agreed to switch their efforts in syria from military operations to the search for a political solution to the country's civil war police in nigeria say that at least fifty people were killed in a suicide bombing at a mosque in the town of movie a teenage bomber targeted worshipers as they arrived for morning prayers there has been no need to a claim of responsibility for that attack. amnesty international has published the
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findings of a two year long investigation into the crackdown by myanmar's military on ethnic people in iraq and state the findings are hard hitting with amnesty accusing the authorities in myanmar of creating a system of apartheid which is classified as a crime against humanity they wrote him to have forced have faced state sponsored discrimination for decades according to this report but this has worsened since two thousand and twelve when violence broke out between buddhists and the muslim minority now to date that violence has forced over six hundred thousand roll him to flee to neighboring by. amnesty international has now called for the un human rights council to hold a special session on the rohingya crisis in myanmar. these are the latest real hinge arrivals seeking safety at the refugee camp and cox's bazaar in bangladesh the camp is run by the international organization for migration it is seen a massive influx of ruhi just since last august several hundred thousand are sheltering
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here and in the surrounding area violence and persecution in their home country of me and mar drove them here. other busy much. and forced us to work as forced labor taking our identity cards from us. they burned down our houses we cannot live there we had to leave to come here that was that i didn't know they this. back in me in my hour the country's leader son suit she has expressed what appears to be support for the brutal crackdown three and for that she's been heavily criticized brawled. the authorities and me and maher have accused the real hinge of terrorism and regard them as illegal immigrants their hinge of crisis has also been overshadowing the mission of asian and european foreign ministers in me and mars capital night be told one glimmer of hope china has proposed a three phase plan to end the violence starting with the ceasefire. the plan has
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one support of me in mind bangladesh but that plan if implemented will take time to come into effect and as the negotiations go on the exodus of revenge a look set to continue. and really are we spoke with laura high from amnesty international and bangkok we asked her what is driving the crisis in buckeye state yes i think everyone we've had. all rights glued to the t.v. screen over the last three months as we've seen the horrific images invited actually inject us let's this also got a minute i think it's in our kind state when i reports showing states that actually there is a root cause to dislike and that is a system of institutionalized discrimination and segregation those are huge right states meaning that's actually every single aspect of this district and has been for at least the last five years and we continue to have to careful review evidence you can analysis that this is
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a crime against humanity and specifically use the crackle caught. and that was laura joining us earlier from amnesty international you're watching g.w. news still to come on the program washington is threatening to scupper a mega merger between eighteen t. and time warner is the move tied to president trump's open dislike for c.n.n. christophe codeword joins us with all that and more in just a few minutes time here on t w you are now up to date i'm sorry kelly thanks so much for watching us against. the loan money fund and things.

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