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refugee journey like germany and the prospects for those returning home. join the discussion along g.w. dot com and on facebook. prospects for returning. w maybe. this is the w. news along from berlin the return of the far right in austria the conservatives struck a coalition deal with until immigration freedom party handing them control of key ministries europe's youngest leader of promises of governmental crackdown on
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illegal immigration and strengthen the economy but what does austrians move to the right mean for the continent also coming up. south africa's ruling african national congress crossroads party to jacob zuma once internal divisions a threat to the a.n.c. in the bible as delegates meet to elected the knesset. and a gym in saudi arabia where women are testing the boundaries as a conservative kingdom stops to give women more right. welcome to the program austria is set to make a shop turn to the right with a new governing coalition taking office on monday not austria's thirty one year old political shooting star sebastian could of the can. devotee of people's party will
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become chancellor making him the youngest head of government in europe he'll govern with the far right euro skeptic freedom party the two parties have promised to tighten the country's asylum and immigration regulations but they also are firmed austria's commitment to the european union. a day after concluding their negotiations the leaders of austria's new governing coalition met the press the best in quotes as people's party will receive eight ministerial positions the far right freedom party will get six including the foreign ministry. we have agreed on a clear pro european course with the goal to strengthen the subsidiarity in the european union a european union which should be stronger in bigger questions but takes a step back and small topics we've agreed that there will be no new taxes but we need to save money within the system and. this pro-u.
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stance marks an about face especially for the euro skeptic freedom party according to insiders austria's green leaning president alexander fund better than was crucial in getting this policy point on the new government's agenda both members of austria's new coalition have been outspoken in their desire to end illegal migration freedom party leader hines post laid out the government position at saturday's press conference. when it comes to immigration we have clearly defined that we want to stop illegal immigration but also stop immigration into our social security system so the benefits for asylum seekers will be reduced to three hundred sixty five euro. sealed. and with the interior ministry and with that the control over austria's police going to freedom party it's expected that the new government will move quickly to crack down on illegal migration has already announced plans to add over two thousand new
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police officers to the force. far right populist from around europe gathered in prague today to demand an end to the european union get filled in from the netherlands and france's marine le pen of the fund also took part in today's rally. look and said she was encouraged by the freedom party of austria's recent success and called it good news for all in euro field has also renewed his call for europe to clamp down on migration and described the e.u. a threat for all nation states. to south africa now where the ruling african national congress is fighting for its future listeners were the words of the party leader a south african president jacob zuma in a speech to a conference that will elect his successor now the race to replace the scandal plagued zuma has caused deep divisions in the a.n.c. observers say it's in danger of splitting into the a.n.c. led the battle against apartheid and has governed south africa says the country's
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first democratic elections in one thousand nine hundred four. powerchair the people south africa's president jacob zuma trying to conjure up some of the former spirit of his party the african national congress led the fight against apartheid demanding justice and equality for rule to some it almost sounds like mockery president zuma faces dozens of allegations of corruption blackmail fraud and money laundering for years he has used his presidential immunity to remain in power. they even made at this party gathering seemed upbeat divisions run deep and zuma himself acknowledged. at a crossroads. why. did you find corporate greed. as posing a serious threat to the a.n.c.
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. we all sort of need to look at. them exist we beam in our organization. observers say the party is in danger of splitting into into camps headed by the two main candidates looking to succeed zuma as party leader. cyril ramaphosa zoomers current deputy and one of south africa's richest men is battling . zuma the president's ex-wife rahm opposer is seen as someone who could revive the party and its fortunes he has repeatedly spoken out against corruption in the country he also pledges to bring south africa's flagging economy back on track. domini zuma was for many years head of the african union if she's elected her ex-husband jacob zuma might enjoy continuing immunity from prosecution observer says zuma might stand down early and not wait until the next
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elections due in two thousand and nineteen if his ex-wife does take over the party helm many in south africa would like to seize room ago people what they are looking at looking at is him as a sis look at newton at as a liar and all those names that he has been painted with. it's like the people that are supposed to be protecting the company country don't care at all so it's about time they did step down it's been long. the bill is expected to announce its new leader on sunday didn't receive a little. well in studio with me is dr who was a correspondent for us in south africa for many years thank you for joining us in studio so an see a party that's plagued with scandal and corruption is this conference sort of the last kicks of a dying horse. not really the a.n.c. is going to stay there and it's probably also going to be elected again in the next elections in twenty nineteen but one has to really say it's lost its importance
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its credibility in the last twenty three years there is corruption in the a.n.c. particularly in the provinces and cases in brazil and atol posts are being brought . politically motivated murders we've seen thirty of them this year alone. that's alone in the a.n.c. and then the president himself he's faced with hundreds of corruption charges fraud extortion and money laundering so all this together has led to the party losing vote to support and that has meant that the party has lost all the major cities in south africa so it's the opposition party the main opposition party the democratic alliance running the major cities now so obviously the hopes are now on the two main candidates. and fiddled around a pause there do they have
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a chance to actually change the party well the party is deeply divided and one has to also see that both candidates are former freedom fighters the part of the a.n.c. establishment so one cannot expect a massive dress tick change or turn around but they're very different so. she was the chair of the african union commission she was also a minister in south africa for many years so she's got political experience she is a leftist for instance she wants. reforms without compensations taking land from white farmers and she's also zoomers ex-wives so she's got his support. because he expects her to grant him immunity if she becomes his successor and then there's a post to use an economist mining magnate is one of the richest men in the country
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. he is the economist hope at the moment and he was also the one that mandela want to succeed him didn't work at the time maybe it does this time if he'd be the one to bring about change and turn it around in south africa remains to be seen but he's definitely the bigger chance and new zuma ok well thank you very much for that analysis we obviously will be waiting to see what happens in south africa in the coming year. and now time to look at some of the other stories making news around the world clashes have erupted between police and palestinian demonstrators in the west bank the violence followed the funeral of a disabled man killed by israeli forces at a rally tensions have been running high in the region after u.s. president donald trump recognized jerusalem as israel's capital. opposition supporters in honduras have taken to the streets to protest the country's disputed presidential election now they're demanding
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a full recount of tame mishal results put incumbent president one orlando hand this in the lead vote counting has been mired by delays and irregularities final results are expected later this month. a team of astronauts is preparing to blast off for the international space station from their base in baikonur in kazakhstan the three crew members are from japan russia and the united states and the space fare as well and back on their five month mission to the i assessed on sunday. for decades saudi arabia has had some of the world's tightest restrictions on women its new crown prince has been shaking up the kingdom and acting new reforms including more rights for women and for the first time women there are allowed to drive but many barriers still remain but we have this report about a kickboxer who is teaching saudi women one way to flex their newfound muscle.
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in saudi arabia. is a kickboxer she gives private lessons to the women in the city of jeddah. women are free from the constraints of conservative society all of them trained here free. everything is doable in behind closed doors. and this is definitely behind closed doors i mean i have you know i'm on the street but my glasses fogged up. from the outside the only indication that this is a special place of a women arriving for training not many vo know about studio the women who come here affluent and aspiration know they're part of a select group in saudi society. these women are not part of it this is a course for women from less privileged backgrounds organized by applying it to
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charity students and young professionals all of them veiled like most women in saudi arabia the course is designed to boost her self-confidence and help them assert themselves among male bosses and family members each participant gives a presentation and then receives feedback. perhaps. it can and that it had once been for her to talk well nothing can stop you from expressing yourself not even avail what it. government reforms are also slowly beginning to improve conditions for women in saudi arabia a new economic reform plan called vision twenty thirty aims to get more women into work since all prices tom would the government can't afford to exclude half of the population from the labor market women cannot be seen working in retail or in engineering disapproval of years ago this would have been unthinkable.
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i'm. sad for her kick boxing isn't just a sport she sees it as a way for women to break the chains of patriarchal society. you see her or her self going from some of that conscious to someone like standing up a little bit taller you know walking out of the space a little bit you know happier if you see it you see it it's insane how that can happen it can happen in an hour. you know when she leaves her gym she doesn't wear a black one value instead. design. well there's been some big drama in the bundesliga today and here the match day seventeen results so far document one this second game in a row and a new coach pete to still get a beating in european rivals hoffenheim two one bottom side can only manage their
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first win of the season against foles bug well should get missed a late penalty to lose to buy and second place chalco scored in the ninety fifth minute to grab a draw mines did the same while. also shed a thrilling draw gladbach won on friday and there are two games on sunday well you're watching news life from berlin wall coming of the top of the hour and don't forget you can stay updated simply by logging on to our website it's really easy to remember the w dot com thanks for watching i hope to see you at the top of the hour. every journey begins with the first step and every language but the first word the word for the. rico is in germany to learn german and why not learn a simple online on your mobile phone.

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