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instruments that steer us and whoever can control these feelings has great power over us. elder rhythms instead of feelings measuring emotion starting december sixteenth on t w. this is. from berlin the british prime minister theresa may suffers a blow to her bill a group of rebel lawmakers from within her party sway a key vote now parliament has the final say on any exit agreement with the european union what does this mean for the brics the process and for teresa mayes future
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we'll go to london to find out plus leaders of islamic countries meet in turkey and declare east jerusalem the capital of palestine turkey's president is urging the rest of the world to do the same and a stunning victory for u.s. democrats doug jones claims victory in alabama's u.s. senate race a major setback for the republican party that could alter the balance of power in the u.s. congress. it's good to have you with us tonight a shock result from britain's house of commons as members of parliament give themselves the authority to veto the government's final breaks it deal in a defeat for prime minister theresa may about ten members of her conservative party sided with opposition lawmakers to pass an amendment that may's government had
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opposed that amendment gives the house final say on whether to approve the e.u. withdrawal bill that converts thousands of european laws into british law on the day that the u.k. leaves europe in march of twenty nineteen. all right here in germany and in german politics the social democrats say they'll decide on friday whether or not to continue coalition talks with german chancellor angela merkel's conservatives now this after american met with the social democrats leader martin schultz in berlin to talk about renewing the coalition that has governed germany for the last four years the social democrats are reluctant suitors they lost badly in the last election and they wanted to go into the opposition medical says her party is ready to explore a possible alliance last month america's bid to team up with the greens and the free democrats collapsed. our chief political correspondent linda greene she is
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tracking this story force here in berlin and i asked her a little while earlier if we're likely to learn anything soon about whether germany is headed for a second grand coalition no we definitely won't these are very preliminary exploratory talks the parties have not scheduled a press conference and in fact they've been very mum about the whole thing they didn't even announce where this meeting would be held the reason for that is quite simple the chancellor engaged in other preliminary round of exploratory talks with two of germany's smaller parties earlier in the fall following the election those talks failed not least because of a lot of leaks that's what the parties want to avoid this time around. so what are they going to be talking about in this first meeting. well according to the chancellor broad signposts that's was how she put it she said they should be
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talking about things like a big question what does germany need going forward the reason that she wants to keep it on that broad level again is because of those failed exploratory talks that i just mentioned with the other parties they failed in part because the parties got bogged down in details so where might the s.p.d. end the cd you agree on broad signposts perhaps the area of schools and education that something both parties do is very important also possibly how to make germany fit for digitalisation so those are topics where they could find some agreement and one of the areas where they could run is a major differences of opinion there are quite a few on that list immigration is one that was one of the reasons that both parties saw a drop in support during september's election and that could prove very very hard to find common ground on then there's the matter of policy toward europe both parties are saying germany needs to get
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a capable government up and running so that it can provide real leadership on europe not least in response to the various proposals that have been made by french president but there is a lot of disagreement between these two parties on whether europe's future should be something like a united states of europe as the s.p.d. leader has called for or whether in fact power needs to stay in nation states hands more than the green on the story for us here in berlin belinda thank you. here's some of the other stories now that are making headlines around the world germany's chancellor has been in france for talks aimed at drumming up support for a new anti-terrorism force in five west african countries which are fighting islam most malicious european and african leaders want to assemble a group of five thousand troops by mid two thousand and eighteen it. will stress the urgency of combating extremism in the region france will completely ban smartphones from public schools beginning next september the education minister
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says in an existing ban on devices during classes will be expanded to the school grounds parent groups have voiced skepticism saying that the ban will be impossible to enforce firefighters have contained only twenty percent of a massive blaze that has reached california santa barbara county the wildfire has been raging across the walls angeles region for two weeks burning down more than nine hundred homes and other buildings tens of thousands of people have been forced to evacuate. and more than fifty muslim countries have agreed to recognize east jerusalem as the capital of palestine and word came during an emergency summit of the organization of islamic cooperation convened in is stamboul by turkey's president heir to one he is urging the rest of the world to follow suit he says u.s. president donald trump's decision last week to recognize jerusalem as israel's capital
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has become a red line for muslims. the aim to present a united front against the decision that's roiled muslims worldwide. here in istanbul donald trump's move to recognize jerusalem as israel's capital has been condemned. turkish president retch are tired ad one host of the summit. has islamic countries we will never give up on our demand of a sovereign and independent palestine. as its capital. jerusalem status is that the core of the decades long as really palestinian conflict israel sees the eastern half of the city in the one nine hundred sixty seven war it controlled the city's west before that palestinians hope east jerusalem will be the capital of their future state now the summit has backed by a stance donald trump pair on
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a visit to the city in may has been seen as siding with israelis and the conflict through his recognition of jerusalem as their capital. palestinian president mahmoud abbas has vowed to take the matter to the u.n. security council to try and block washington's decision. but israeli leaders believe they too have international backing. let him call a thought on all of these declarations do not impress us. in the end the truth will prevail and many countries will recognize drusilla as the capital of israel and move their embassies there too. meanwhile violent clashes continued between palestinians and israeli troops and the west bank protests that and touring the second week with no end in sight. now to the united states in what is being seen as a major setback for president trump the democratic candidate doug jones has won
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a u.s. senate seat in the deeply conservative state of alabama the result has a significant knock on effect in washington shrinking the republican senate majority from two votes to just one. of all the states in which the democratic fight should take shape alabama was an unlikely starting point the party has not won a senate seat here and a quarter of a century. we really have just around the state of alabama though we have shown the country the way they are with the rug. the celebrations here or much to the control they say surrounding his opponent. airlie or in the day the republican crusader roy had hoped his horse named sassy would carry him to victory. it was the final bid to cast him as a thorough bred conservative in
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a campaign marred by multiple allegations from women claiming he had molested them decades ago when they were teenagers even for high ranking republicans moore's actions and policies were beyond the pale he believes homosexuality should be illegal and that new zealand shouldn't serve in congress. for donald trump the only thing that mattered was news loyalty to his vision the president has congratulated doug jones on a hard fought victory but said votes cast for a third candidate harmed the right ten votes played a very big factor he tweeted bought a win is a win not so. he has refused to concede but the votes are still coming in and we're looking at that but god bless you as you go all may get the safe journey and thank you for coming tonight we're not over it's going
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to take some time but i was. but it is democrats who are smiling having narrowed the republicans majority in the senate to just one day says they say a sign of success is to come in crucial elections next year. that is the hope washington our correspondent carson phenomenas on the story for us good evening to you carson so we've got the day after the election are we looking at a new political reality for us president. so this election in alabama has definitely tanishq donald trump's image as someone who knows his base better than anyone and a someone who can deliver wins for the republican party clearly make republicans in the country starts to think whether they need an endorsement from
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donald trump if it will help them or if they can't distance themselves from him to some extent at least of course donald trump remains very popular among the republican base and so therefore. he has a lot of power over the republican party and its representatives in congress but clearly the all of invincibility has gone and the democrats have smiled blood and they would be on the attack from now on and how much of a blow is this then for the republican party particularly when we're looking at the legislation that they planned and they would like to see passed. it would get more complicated for them they can only lose a one votes now even on those issues where they need only a simple majority and in many cases they can't even agree among themselves what
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they want plus there are a number of senators that have been deeply alienated by it on the trump people like bob corker john mccain jeff flake susan collins and they might vote against donald trump gender at any given time and do this all over the question here are democrats celebrating their comeback did they win this election or did the republicans choose a flawed candidate. i think it's mostly due to roy moore who has very extreme political views even for alabama standards and clearly the republican establishment in washington didn't want him in the first place he was forced on them by the populist nationalist wing of the party and has been this civil war within the republican party going on and that continues to weaken the republican party and kirsten what about this victory for the democrats mean what
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does it mean and i'm thinking about you know next year's congressional midterm elections. it clearly the democrats have some reason for hope now because their base not only was energized but it actually turned out to vote even many independents voted for the democratic party in alabama so they have hope now that they can actually win both chambers of congress next year having said that for that they still have to work oh it's their own issues there's also a battle within the democratic party for the right way forward and they need a positive message just saying we are against trump will not be enough or at a corresponding course in phenomenon the story for us tonight in washington carson thank you very much. by sports news no the tour de france and the spanish law winner chris froome has recorded an abnormal drug test result the incident occurred
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during the british cyclists victory in the spanish race in september no samples showed an overly high level of an asthma drug froome who has asthma said in a statement that his symptoms got worse during the race and that he upped his dosage believing that he stayed within the guidelines cycling authorities are investigating the thirty two year old is only the third writer to win the and the tour de france in the same year. you're watching t w news for all of us here thanks for the company will be back at the top of the hour with more news. out of the they will not succeed in dividing us not succeed in taking the people off the streets because we.

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