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they have no nationality and it's totally made up along and. that everyone has the right to. everyone has the right to say. this is deja vu news live from berlin after scoring victory and regional elections catalonia as fugitive independence leader makes an offer carlos pushed him on says the time has come for dialogue with the spanish government without preconditions he says he is ready for talks anywhere except in spain where he faces arrest. also
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coming up a group secures russia and syria are targeting civilians in airstrikes on rebel held on place that's as another round of syria peace talks gets underway in kazakhstan. plus an alternative to the olympics after being banned from the winter games for systematic doping russia says it will stage its own sports extravaganza. and setting standards for your local santa to meet an old school instructor who makes sure his students out what it takes to spread that christmas cheer. i'm sumi so it's got a good to have you with us separatist parties in catalonia one a slim majority after yesterday's regional elections deepening a national crisis over whether the wealthy region should remain a part of spain deposed president carlos pushed amongst together for catalonia
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party won thirty four seats now along with the two other pro independence parties the a separatist movement now has seventy of the one hundred thirty five seats in the regional parliament that's a majority of just two but the anti. independent citizens party shown here by its abbreviation c s is the largest single party with thirty seven seats it remains unclear who will form the next government in the region for tomorrow who is currently in self-imposed exile in brussels had this to say a short while ago. i'm ready to meet prime minister high in brussels or in a different place in the e.u. except spain for his reasons are ready to do that because it's time for catalonia for the spanish state and for europe to start a new political phase and this phase needs to be defined by political solutions not by the but not all and delirious depression we've been seeing so far as you know let's bring in barbara vale she isn't barcelona for us hi barbara what does this
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offer of dialogue me. well this is not the first offer of dialogue from carter's man and it seems that he is continuing in belgium after his relative election victory to do what he did before he is weakling all over the place because during the crisis in october he one day he said oh i want to talk to our heart even sent a letter to madrid saying let's talk about all this and then just hours later he came out and said but we still will declare unilateral independence no that will not work i mean this is just reality of li useless because pain is not going to play his game in that sense and saying ok just take it all and make catalonia independent if you so want plus i mean ra is not going to meet with him somewhere outside of spain that is relatively ridiculous politically it will not happen and of course knows that so he is just playing
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a game here and it seems like cuts alone politics that had a certain sense of tragedy earlier this year are finally turning into a farce still barbara himself is not in a very strong position he called for the snap election his gamble appears to have failed what can he offer catalonia. he can offer catalonia and there was talk about this even before these elections more autonomy in fiscal matters he can offer catalonia what other regions in spain have the authority to sort of draw their own taxes and then redistribute a certain amount to madrid that is one of the failings of his own politics that he didn't do this earlier he could have probably cuello some of the heat of this independence crisis much early he didn't do that he's a stubborn man and he likes political instinct at least he didn't like it too or it's to cut. prices now he's in an impossible position how can you talk to put him
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on the guy he depots then who now says oh but i've come back because i've won the elections how. and pushed a month be elected from far in exile as president this parliament here all of this is sort of unknown it's really a game that nobody knows the outcome off and also russia wholly has taking a beating his own party is taking a beating at yesterday's election here they really went down into the bottomless pits all for four seats and so he is really in a bad position and his power might really be on the wane barbara taking all of this into account and where does this leave the question of forming a government in this region. heaven knows i mean there is no telling it is it seems relatively impossible if pushed a month from exile says but i'm still the president and the two big independents parties don't get together and say ok we'll organize ourselves and we sort of
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create we appoint some people to stand in our place is that the second in command will take over until we can solve something and there is no sign for that. there is a good and a deadlock and also the smallness of the story the very hard left cook party only four seats but still they hold the key to the majority they say they sort of they wretched up the price and they say if you don't go for unilateral independence we won't support you so we'll be looking at a minority government probably so it is as intractable and unsolvable as it's been before the elections they might as well not have happened at all. barbara rachel reporting for us from barcelona barbara thank you for that analysis. and let's get the financial world's reaction to the vote now with daniel yes and the slightly nervous spanish stocks tumbled on the election news out of the country's exchange fell one point one percent after the separatist parties won that slim majority in
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the catalan vote most affected were banks like country bank and sabado which have significant exposure to cut alone. both banks moved their headquarters out of the region following october's independence referendum and banking group suntanned was another big loser spanish stocks had outperformed their counterparts across europe before york toba referendum. and it's evolved because tracking this story for us so investors pricing in that risk there but one percent is not munch considering the potential weakness going ahead for spain and why do you guess that's completely the case i think the markets are going with the optimistic analysts rating the majority of analysts right after the outcome of the election is saying that most likely be a vote get an outright says sasson we won't get an outright break out of spain because there's one independence party who is actually open for talks and open to
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change its approach so it's not that it's an easy political situation but also the most likely scenario it's not an outright catastrophe and that's what the market is for flak saying of course the banking shares are down but overall the market reaction is pretty much contained ok and currency investors also reacting to the pain in spain. yes they do every in currency invest as little bit more on one could say this see in the euro differing quite a bit in early asian trade but it came back during the course of at least the european morning at least slightly it's still trading down a little bit but also not a big move of course the euro is a bit more sensitive to political risk as investors are waking up to the fact that there is still a political risk in the euro zone even though that year has been quite
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a bit and i know cries over the horizon is cetera but there is that remote race that we are seeing fragmentation of the euro zone and people got reminded by that vote in catalonia ok so. all of these supposedly secure investments want to secure these people for the device but thank you for. now thank you daniel let's take a look at some stories making headlines around the world french president manuel mccall has held talks with his palestinian counterpart mahmoud abbas the pair met at the elysee palace and paris to discuss the u.s. has moved to recognize jerusalem as the capital of israel the meeting comes after the united nations voted to reject donald trump's decision police in western australia say they have made the country's largest ever seizure of methamphetamine the one point one point two ton haul has an estimated street value of more than six hundred million euros eight men have been charged with offenses carrying
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a maximum life prison sentence. british foreign minister boris johnson has confronted his russian counterpart over the next station if you crane and russian cyber hacking sergey lavrov told him relations between the two countries were quote very low johnson's visit to russia is the first by a british foreign secretary in more than five years. now human rights watch says syrian and russian forces have stepped up their airstrikes on eastern proton near damascus the area is one of the last strongholds of rubbles fighting the troops of president bashar assad the rights group released these pictures showing the attacks it says have killed dozens of civilians it says government forces have tightened their siege of the enclave and are blocking evacuations and restricting humanitarian and the population is that risk of starvation with gwendolyn supplies of food and medicine. now the reports come as power brokers russia iran and turkey hold a new round of syria peace talks in the cosmic capital astana the u.n.
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special envoy on syria staffan de mistura is taking part and he usually holds separate talks with syrian representatives in geneva but with the reports of that worsening humanitarian situation in eastern russia he's hoping to get the sides to agree to allow u.n. aid convoys in let's bring in simon megan he's a middle east expert at the university of lancaster in the u.k. hi simon so there are new airstrikes as we said fresh air strikes in eastern and meanwhile stuff and i'm a store is expected in a standard for those peace talks today we've seen so many diplomatic efforts to end the conflict in syria fail is there any real hope for a fresh push for peace. well i certainly hope so but i fear that that might be optimistic right now i think that that all sides know what each other wants but but there is this this real intractability between the different sides which means that it's increasingly difficult to actually get
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a resolution and the assad regime wants to stay in power wants to to try to pay all forms of of oppositional forms of armed opposition and reclaim control over all of syria whereas the opposition groups the u.s. and u.k. they all want some form of transition to a post outside syria now of course assad's in a much stronger position than he was a year ago or so so so there's very little incentive for him to negotiate or not so it seems that there's just a real impasse where is that gives time for a sad and the russians and the iranians who are supporting him to just go and and exert control and influence and try to regain all of all of syria militarily some if we look at the specific situation and eastern russia what are the biggest hurdles to getting humanitarian aid in well it's clearly just under a blockade it's it's a place that's been under a blockade for four years now which has made it increasingly difficult to get any
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type of humanitarian aid who medical supplies into eastern good test so so that's the big logistical challenge getting permission to do so obviously that involves that getting permission from the assad regime and that's been a big hurdle right now obviously the assad regime has been incredibly reticent to to give any access to king monetary and aid that's part of this besiegement as part of this strangulation if you will of the the opposition groups there and so because it is besieged it's been increasingly difficult to get anything in which is having obviously a massive impact on the people at around four hundred thousand people sending you said yourself all the sides here involved seem to have intractable positions so after today's meeting and as donna what are the next plans. well that's the big question i guess so i guess it just depends if any side is willing to compromise but also the one extent assad is able to be successful in his military units and what type of resistance he's met earned i guess that's the question as to what
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happens next on the ground not only in starner geneve groups there are so the rounds of talks into it which i imagine it will be in the early part of twenty eight the but how the facts on the ground to change things and that will have a massive impact on the negotiating positions of all of those involved right time and may have been middle east expert at the university of lancaster in the u.k. thank you simon thank you now former german chancellor gerhard schroeder says his social democrats should quickly agree on forming a government with chancellor angela merkel's conservatives exploratory talks will start on january seventh and they're scheduled to last just six days that's less than a week for the two sides to find enough common ground to form a so-called grand coalition many social democrats bitterly opposed taking that step in an exclusive interview with un german public broadcaster and d.r. schroeder says the social democrats need to take responsibility and to help bring
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an end to the longest wait for a government and german post-war history this is the first time that we've got a six party parliament two of those parties are not seen as potential coalition partners in fact they aren't capable of being in a coalition with the left on the one hand and the f.t. on the other that's why it will become more difficult so i'm telling my party very frankly there's no way round it you have to take on this responsibility to work you have to convince the party members that this is necessary and do it quickly move. you're watching d.w. news still to come no impacts no problem russia proposes holding its own winter sports competition after the country was banned from the two thousand and eighteen games because of doping allegations and we need an old school instructor who makes sure his students have what it takes to spread that christmas cheer. the first was supposed to be a major walkout but ryanair is pilots they have failed to disrupt
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a germany's flight that's right and the airlines managed to go without industrial action for a long time it's the first ever industrial action that roy and i was faced in its thirty two year history a major warning strike was announced that germany this morning but they had limited effect with ryanair still able to operate most flights as planned or within the pilots demands for better wages and working conditions aren't going anywhere and they could even strike again and please distrust towards the company runs a lot deeper than the pay package alone and it all comes back to one. it's a rare occurrence a pilot strike that's barely felt by passengers the reason ryan air brought in other pilots who were part of the strikes the union claims and i in the. overnight ryanair of course activated all its pilots who don't have permanent positions those who were called to the strikes it activated for pilots who are now flying the
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planes so they could look good in other words we would call it cosmetic ryanair has had chaos overnight at these pilots are than missing from their normal assignments one. it's almost certain o'leary could afford raising benefits his airline has been extremely profitable the ryanair is known for cutting not spending and its o'leary's willingness to bend over backwards for a book that has made the airline a force to be reckoned with in the european market further refining the ultra low cost model pioneered by u.s. carrier southwest o'leary cut ticket prices in favor of making money on baggage fees. on board shopping and other secondary revenue streams but that cost cutting obsession ran him afoul of many unions they objected to what they described as substandard pay poor working conditions and uncertain labor contracts the result many pilots simply left ryanair now facing new pilot walkouts in some european territories over the holidays ryanair management recently announced it would finally enter into talks with unions the move worked in italy portugal and ryanair
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is home base of ireland where unions cancel strikes planned for friday pilots in germany weren't convinced however the union there said ryanair broke off schedule talks after objecting to two union negotiators the union say they won't strike on the christmas holidays walkout as soon as the twenty sixth a busy time for holiday travelers. looking elsewhere now one month after the ousting of longtime president robert mugabe zimbabwe is set to find a new direction for the country fast wants one of africa's fastest growing economies the breadbasket of africa zimbabwe has been in a tailspin for almost twenty years the new president anderson and guy is trying to change course including writing some of the wrongs done by his predecessor. down the dusty road rob smart is on the way to a special homecoming the seventy one year old farmer and his sons are back at les
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berry a state dozens of friends and workers are overjoyed to have them back six months after smart was a victim from his land at gunpoint when his farm was seized by the mugabe regime and given to a top cleric with ties to the dictator overjoyed we are over the moon we thought we would never see this day coming getting back to the farm is given not just us but the whole community hope that it's a new zimbabwe your country the new sim bob where they hope will move away from two decades of cronyism that have hurt the country deeply starting in two thousand president mugabe began evicting white farmers from their land and giving farms away to loyalists they didn't know how to farm within years sim bob went from being africa's bread basket to being one of the poorest nations on the continent with farmers reclaiming their land people are hoping for jobs to come back and for a prosperous future. no. only. because the
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community was. full mr smart. so i would like to see. goodness if it's. what actually happened however is one single farmer coming back others might not be so lucky according to the new president. let me assure. the members. that. we. can you know. all this if one got was sticks to this policy and leaves the country is farms in the hands of mugabe's old friends it is unclear how the country will move forward the new government is promising free elections and democracy but it will also need a functioning economy. now russia's come up with an alternative to the olympics you
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can't join them beat them it and although it's hard to beat them if you're not really playing the same game in russia sports minister says the country will host an alternative competition following its ban from february's winter olympics in south korea that's a special came after the international olympic committee found evidence of a quote unprecedented systematic manipulation of the anti-doping system. in less than fifty days around two and a half hours and athletes would descend on pyong chang for the twenty eighteen winter olympics the question is how many russians will be here among them earlier this month i.o.c. president thomas bach announced a ban on russia because of state sponsored doping. this launch now appearing some more cram it sure russian athletes will be allowed to compete in pyongyang under a neutral flag if they can prove they're clean but with some russians calling for boycotts the country wants to stage an alternative games for those choosing to stay behind will get less exports it will hold
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a number of competitions for athletes and we're working on it now the competitions will also be an opportunity to invite foreign after. the last winter games in sochi in twenty fourteen were meant to be a display of russian sporting prowess they've since turned into a russian nightmare. evidence from gregory wrote a chunk of the former head of russia's anti doping lab revealed cheating on an unprecedented scale this year an i.o.c. investigation finally confirmed that evidence to be credible. the year has been an intense warm hard warm. believe we've never had a harder year for both soviet and russian sport. but still russia and its president vladimir putin continue to deny state involvement until that changes the country may find itself left out in the cold a pariah of international sport. to some football transfer news from germany and
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veteran striker mario gomez is on the move again after leaving balls for the thirty two year old is returning to bundesliga side start gart the club where he started his career scored nineteen goals and fifty two appearances for the walls he signed a deal until twenty twenty and will cost a quarter reported three million euros the germany international hopes the move. boost his chances of going to next year's world cup in russia. with a christmas just around the corner santas are in peak demand they play to the toughest of audiences namely kids and better be ready for the unexpected one old school instructor is making sure the santas he schools need the highest standard. as my earthly records so i want to welcome your wall ladies and gentleman or you'll be doing a workshop on how to be santa claus today the first rule is discover your inner center. is a first time santa and perhaps it's not as easy for him as others to impersonate
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the festive figure but the course instructor here in a local town hall takes his yuletide mission quite seriously but. is beards like this one here are all full. people run around the slings and call themselves santas and they have no idea what it's all about. that's pretty good i think we need to head outside for a practice with both of you. give each other a bit of room or keep an eye on you and be the referee season and maybe give you a few tips about what you can do better. now is it. good it's a lot of fun. i do. know. but the first trial run isn't all smooth sailing. look do you want some.
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look here i'm not going to hurt you. then you are. no where they're going to christmas. with. us to find the love this week do you have a blonde drawl with long hair now you've learned of how one had all night and a car as a christmas present. no a bus money but i want to barbie car for christmas when bobbie i want to try my new white a second i know of a blonde girl and the christmas albums told me about her. oh can you bring one of those ones bring them to i'm sure i can switch them two days later all of us first proper appearance it's december sixth and he's classed as
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a says although technically it's st nicholas day but no one's being too picky certainly not at a local car dealership this is opening night so to speak. your what's your name. and cheer on the. issues here should we try and find them. long enough the pressure is on if the children were good this year tradition dictates that their boots will be filled with goodies. he wants. and then the next kids have arrived it's a chance for all of a to work on his holiday chops. but he is well aware that his outing at the car dealership is just a warm up for the main event christmas eve. how do you feel about working on christmas eve. christmas eve well you need to have a feeling for what makes it so special and you really have to enjoy being santa
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claus i really like advent. i like looking around and seeing all the houses lit up it's impressive and every year i just can't get enough of it. so while others are lounging around their trees here in germany oliva will be celebrating his premiere and dashing from one christmas celebration to the next. our minder of our top stories at this hour catalonia pro independence leader carlos bustamante has called for talks with spain's central government without preconditions that's following a regional election in which separatist parties held onto a slim majority in parliament. and human rights groups say syria and russia have stepped up unlawful attacks on civilians in rebel held enclaves that's amid the latest round of syria peace talks in kazakhstan. thanks for watching.
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