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good story when i hear it my name is elizabeth shaw and i work at c tell me. this is the w. news live from birth len angela merkel under pressure as germany is plunged into political uncertainty after coalition talks collapse the german chancellor says that she would prefer fresh elections over trying to lead a minority government we will ask does this mark the end of the merkel era. also
coming up optimism in zimbabwe as the nation prepares to usher in a new era this as parliament to get that to vote on president robert mugabe's impeachment and washington threatens to scupper a mega merger between the americas biggest telecom giant and powerful content company critics say that the move could be politically motivated. plus the build up to tonight's champions league clash in canberra see a dortmund reverse its losing streak of black and yellow face tottenham in a crucial crucial match for controversial coach peter books. i'm sorry kelly welcome to the program great to have you with us. germany has been thrust into political uncertainty talks to form a new coalition government collapsed on sunday after four weeks of marathon
negotiations the german president says that he will meet with the leaders of all parties and press them to try once more to cut 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 been glad to spare herself this will. but after the collapse of coalition talks it's up to the german president to decide the next step. sort of thing a new government is always a difficult political process 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. the german president's plans to meet up for talks with the various parties over the
next few days steinmeyer refuses to accept that they are incapable of fulfilling the voters' mandate. they are not a task and still were not capable of coming to a compromise that's a shame. it's horrible they can't agree. chancellor angela merkel insists that even in this phase germany remains a stable country. planning on a minority government we will have to wait and see what happens in the next few days and the path to fresh elections is one way. the noise. 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 de w. 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 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 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 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 new decisions and we know that a bit earlier angela merkel but 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 you 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 in 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 micro to continue as party leader and should there be new elections they want to lead them into the new elections if so then the question is what will happen in the new elections what will be the result of those elections at the moment poll suggests that i'm going to markland who are conservatives who 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 narco will remain chancellor for another four years as. branch with the very latest from the german parliament thank you german police have arrested six syrians suspected of planning an attack in germany on behalf of the so-called islamic state the suspects were detained during raids in the cities of hanover castle and like to say 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. that has not yet been confirmed by investigators and our political correspondent fabienne founder mark is following the story for us so fabienne what more do we know about these rights. you know they were carried out already in the morning today understeers day by five hundred police officers this all over the country in four different states they have surged flats and apparently that's what we're hearing the police was to has been tipped off by refugees and this is something not that unusual police received many hints by refugees by people from syria here in the country but at least these six men obviously were connected they have shared their radical views they have also planned this attack and that's
why the police conducted the raid today in the morning and we mentioned that the german daily builds that they said that a christmas market was the intended target has that reporting been substantiated no that wasn't confirmed by or thorough tease but they do say that these six men have planned an attack on a public target and that they planned an attack with weapons and with explosives and this is of course something quite a sophisticated plot that we haven't seen in germany so far we had those so-called primitive attacks by knives or cars but nothing of this scale of a hit team that acts with weapons and explosives after you've seen that in paris or brussels for examples but police also says that these plans have been finished and i want to talk about one of those plans which was actually brought to fruition and we know they attack at last that christmas market there of course you know these
these reports of these raids it conjures up those images fabienne just generally speaking how high is the risk of a terrorist attack in germany right now. well authorities again and again stress that germany is in the focus of international terrorism and there were of course a number of attacks last year with the worst attack on the christmas market here in berlin and with twelve people killed as you've just mentioned but ever since then there weren't any attacks and this is of course successful authorities that have also for use other plots not only today but also before but then again they also know that there are some seven hundred potential terrorists threatening people in germany there is the risk of foreign fighters returning from syria after the fall of the islamic state so authorities are on high alert to have all these people on their radar to date they have been successful fabienne found a mark with the very latest from germany thank you let's get
a quick check now of some other stories that have been making news around the world 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 immediate claim of responsibility for that attack russian president vladimir putin and his syrian counterpart bashar al assad have revealed that they met yesterday in sochi that 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. american journalist and talk show host charlie rose has been suspended by two networks over a series of sexual misconduct allegations at least eight women have accused him of harassing or groping them rose issued a statement saying that he was embarrassed and apologized for his behavior news for broadway's symbiote ways former vice president has urged president robert mugabe to
resign immediately and acknowledged the nation's insatiable desire for a leadership change well this as a ruling party moves to begin impeachment proceedings against the embattled leader mugabe's refusal to quit following a military intervention has plunged the african nation into crisis. for decades the stude mugabe site no one time allies of the embattled president sign the motion to remove him as their party leader next it's impeachment. the party is instructed. to proceed. with the impeachment process is against. is not to deceive the. nation from the speaker. mugabe who stunned the nation on sunday when he refused to quit and plan to hold a weekly cabinet meeting today. meanwhile the general who led this bloodless
coup said there had been contact between mcgahee and his likely successor the man he did emerson man and god. this. short. for his part. 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 to call on mugabe to go. where. we want. more protests are planned along a polarizing figure mcgarvie is now uniting for more frames. against him.
and for many ordinary zimbabweans change cannot come fast enough especially for those who have suffered under robert mugabe is it obvious christine has this report from the zimbabwean capital. linda became an activist after losing her job as a train driver with zimbabwe's national railway operator she was fired for complaining about not having received a salary in months she's paid a higher price for being furcal and challenging robert mugabe's all points he have to last year she spent eighty four days in prison on charges of engaging in violent demonstrations i was incarcerated. to thing that. your son appeared to try to discredit my efforts but a thing of wisdom is i was trying to do things that the way through pushing me to do but i didn't need
a white person to tell me that things were bad in the mob because i was job i was living in kashmir i was living in a world without it people would know it all because of them got me to take the ship which was the characters i. well you must move looting massive corruption must say to you that a mother of five has long been saying that president robert mugabe needs to go talk to a lot of people my age of liberal would who have never had a payslip who have never had a bank account who just sit in the street and know we have a high rate of drug abuse we have a high rate of crime rate would totally do it and everything that is the illegal see that i'm going to have illegals yourself to genocide stephen crane or has also suffered bridgehead as he sanctioned by mugabe back in two thousand he was among a group of farmers abducted by armed supporters of the zimbabwean president i was
beaten. extensively i was knocked out i had a lump on my door here for months. we were a prize we were taken to run when people were stopped where they would bunch of people would get bitten the ordeal lasted a whole night crane although she would die and stop somewhere in a body were thrown on to us. the head was by my head just as across me and on to my friend. we didn't we told the premier of that we'd be killed the body was keeping me dry rained hard that night cranial says he doesn't want the farm back but he would like to be compensated when we were evicted we lost our pensions we lost our homes and we lost our mode of income.
but old enough to go and start again and but also don't want to keep on working and to die as and bobby looks to closing the robert mugabe chapter stephen crane all like many others is optimistic about the road ahead. you're watching news still to come on the program a big night for dortmund in the champions league they face a threat nick spurs side as they seek to arrest a desperate slide in for but first helena for years here and helena you're talking about some big u.s. corporations that are in the crosshairs of the law but that's not the entire story is not the entire story i'm going to explain in just a moment's time essentially what's happening is the u.s. department of justice is suing that's regarding a.t.t.'s proposed eighty five billion dollars acquisition of time una suing to stop that acquisition now eighty
and t. is the united states' biggest telecoms company time warner a major producer of media content department of justice argues that allowing both companies to mudge would mean a concentration of power detrimental to consumers but as we've just been mentioning with president donald trump's outspoken dislike for tough times what is news channel c.n.n. some also see this as a political story plans by eighty n.t.v. to purchase time warner one of the leading media companies in the u.s. we're ready controversial when they were announced in two thousand and sixteen even before he became president donald trump was already critical. a deal we will not approve in my administration because it's too much concentration of power in the hands of too few. trump has called c.n.n. which is owned by time warner fake news this is why plans by the department of
justice to sue eighteen t. to stop its acquisition of time warner a controversial but c.e.o. has said he will fight the u.s. government's suit in court there's been a lot of reporting and speculation whether this is all about c.n.n. and frankly i don't know. but nobody should be surprised that the question keeps coming up because we witnessed such an abrupt change in the application of and i trust law here so any agreement that results in us forfeiting control of c.n.n. whether directly or indirectly is a nonstarter the u.s. has not seen such a high profile antitrust case in decades already many are asking whether the lawsuit is about protecting consumers or political interference in america's press freedoms. right easyjet says the that it's an annual net profit drops by thirty percent to three hundred forty four million euros in the
twelve months to the end of september due to talk tough competition and a slump in the pound but is yet says things are changing fast as compressor ryanair has dropped flights and other rivals including monaco and then on no longer in business jet says it would now be offering more flights and raising ticket prices to exploit its stronger grip on the market. well for more on this let's go to our financial correspondent pointed out who's in in frankfurt all right are investors taking those an ounce miss from easy jet at face value. well yes the share price of easyjet is nicely on the rise to easyjet really managed to cope with a very difficult year quite well but it's also facing the brics it challenge quite actively and quite creatively easyjet has registered here on the european continent it has a legal seat in austria it has registered aircraft and that might allow the company
to cope with the possibility that the two sides the u.k. government and the european union failed to come up with a comprehensive agreement for the traffic for the airline sector. so that's something that's also rewarded by people of the markets and by many analysts looking at easy jet and conrad is the market still interested in the unfolding political drama here in germany. absolutely after the chancellor angela merkel talked about how she prefers fresh elections to minority government of course more and more people here wonder what has to happen until this starts weighing on sentiment the german chambers for industry and commercial say that business is at the moment in germany are much less optimistic than they were at the beginning of the year next friday we'll get an update of the evil index of business climate and
remember last month's shortly after the general election here in germany this index had reached a record high it's quite possible that the very long and tedious coalition goshi ations which failed last week and have had an impact on business sentiment here our financial correspondent pointed out it was in a frank thanks a lot. what is about sorry now for more on a disturbing report on the plight of ranger refugees this is a report that's coming out from amnesty international helena they published the findings of a two year long investigation into the crackdown by me on mars military on ethnic row him to people in iraq i'm 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 were a hinge i have faced state 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 rohinton minority to date that violence has forced over six hundred thousand row him to flee to neighboring bangladesh amnesty international has now called for the un human rights council to hold a special session on the road into crisis in myanmar. these are the latest really enjoy arrivals seeking safety at the risk e.g. camp and cox's bazaar in bangladesh the camp is run by the international organization for migration it has seen a massive influx of rutin just since last august several hundred thousand are sheltering here and in the surrounding area violence and persecution in their home country of me and maher 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 out of that you know they
this. back in me in my hour the country's leader son sushi a human has expressed what appears to be support for the brutal crackdowns rates and for that she's been heavily criticized abroad. the authorities and me and maher have accused the real hinge of terrorism and regard them as illegal immigrants their hinges crisis has also been overshadowing the mission of asian and european foreign ministers in me and maurice capital nightbeat all one glimmer of hope china has proposed a three phase plan to end the violence starting with the c.f.r. . the plan has won support of me and more in bangladesh but that plan if implemented will take time to come into effect and as the negotiations go on the exodus of ranger looks set to continue. time now for football news and two german teams are in champions league action tonight in the penultimate round of group stage matches which could prove to be
decisive dortmund are looking to save their season in their match at home to tottenham this week could prove crucial for coach peter boss with a game against fierce rivals this weekend a dismal run of results at home and in europe has left the dutch coach on the brink of dismissal and the other but other bundesliga side in action tonight are champions league newcomers like the bulls are third in their group and still in with a chance of advancing to the knockout stage but first they face a tough game at bottom side monaco leipzig coach ralph is in a somber mood ahead of his side's must win game against monaco the bulls debut champions league campaign has been lackluster to say the least but they are the only disappointing team out there on tuesday much of his fall of sixty both teams will play to win because otherwise their chances to advance are as good as gone if
we can't get three points on the road we don't deserve to qualify for the next round that's it end of story. but monaco are far cry from the team that reached the champions league semifinals and were crowned french champions last season the club sold most of their standout players during the transfer window colombian striker writer and coach leonardo yeah dean remain behind in the principality team doesn't underestimate the challenge at hand the objective of the goal to qualify for the next round of the champions league is not in our hands but qualification for the europa league is our job is to win this match that's the objective. which. tuesday night is a final showdown for the monegasques and the bulls on the court does either the winner is virtually assured of extending their european campaign. and now we had from soccer to surfing as top surfers met at the hawaiian provent brazilian
philippe tornado wowed the crowd and the jury with his performance in windy conditions with two metre high waves on monday the event was held ahead of the world surf league elite championship tour in which the top thirty six surfers in the world will compete to become the twenty eighteen world champion. congratulations and now a quick reminder of the top stories that we have been following for you german chancellor angela merkel says that she would prefer fresh elections rather than ruling with a minority government that is after coalition talks collapsed the country's president front will now try to persuade the potential coalition partners to return to the negotiating table. in zimbabwe people have gathered in front of parliament to celebrate what they hope will be the start of a new political era president robert mugabe is facing potential impeachment proceedings today brought by his ruling zanu p.f. party. you're up to date on t.w.
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