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resorts and who ships worldwide. or have you found trying to send us a picture that shows d w in your room you can have great pride it's d.w. dot com travel quids. this is it every news live from berlin pope francis delivers his christmas day blessing as worshippers of cross continents and cultures celebrate the holiday the pope calls for israelis and palestinians to come together and resume talks aimed at a two state solution as the path to peace in the holy land. meanwhile in his
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christmas message germany's present urges germans to not lose hope in times of uncertainty as the country continues to struggle to form a new government punggol to steinmeyer expressed confidence that political leaders can end the deadlock over a new coalition and is this the most expensive plastic christmas tree in the world all some people in serbia certainly seem to think so we find out how it's branched out into a full blown political controversy. thank you very much for your company christians around the world are celebrating christmas and as this custom pope francis has given that or be blessing from the balcony of the basilica overlooking st peter's square it's one of the most sacred addresses in the catholic calender. but then
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these. days. it's free. some ten thousand catholics and to risk of that outside st peter's to hear the pope's traditional blessing be at or be means to the city and the world and the pope also had a worldly matter on his mind in his address francis repeated calls for a solution to the only going conflict in the middle east which was recently stoked by u.s. president donald trump's recognition of jerusalem as israel's capital. on this festive day let us ask the lord for peace for jerusalem and for all the holy land let us pray that the will to resume dialogue may prevail between the parties
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and that a negotiated solution can finally be reached one that would allow the peaceful coexistence of two states with a mutually agreed and internationally recognized borders. the pope's christmas eve mass was no less political francis drew attention to the plight of refugees he told catholics to be welcoming towards people who have been driven from their homelands by conflict comparing marion josephs journey to bethlehem with the mass migration seen today the holy couple had arrived he said at a place where there was no room for them to stay. or. so many other footsteps are hidden in the steps of joseph and mary we see the tracks of entire families forced to set out in our own day we see the tracks of millions who do not choose to go away but driven from
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their land leave behind their dear ones. so now as he did i wrote there. the pope support for refugees has put him at odds with some politicians but already it's become a key feature of his tenure. well here in germany president steinmeyer has urged german has urged germans to remain calm despite political uncertainty in the country turns on america has been trying to form a new coalition government since federal elections back in september and his first christmas address steinmeyer encouraged germans to draw lessons from the past fast devised by divine summer thirty years ago the christmas season was characterized by
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incredible or and enthusiasm thanks to the fall of the wall and although it was an unforgettable moment for all of us it also marked the beginning of uncertainty for many. works on looking back don't we see how much it paid off to celebrate that unique moment without fear the big. german president frank held his first christmas greeting as president from his residence schloss bellevue he called on people to seize initiative in uncertain times. because indian for help in this way not going to help the situation so our future is not sitting starn we can overcome the sense of powerlessness and alienation on both a large and small scale if we take action as a community if we stop calling on others to be responsible and start to realize that responsibility begins with us can. each time i also addressed the deny in forming a new german government now the longest in post-war history which leaves lish not
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only things that are unexpected should inspire a shia this also applies when the formation of a new government takes longer than full scene. of the vote in the us but the german president gave his assurance that the country remained stable. aren't to tell you now about some news just coming in there right now a bus has crashed into an underground passageway in moscow killing at least four people and injuring fifteen more all the cause of the crash at this moment isn't clear we'll bring you any developments as this story unfolds so stay tuned for that but in the meantime want to tell you about some of the other stories making news around the world. megan marco has joined the royal family for their traditional christmas day service at the queen's the sound of them a state it's a break with tradition and merry partners of royals have previously not been invited to attend prince harry and marco are set to marry in made.
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to nisha has board planes of the dubai based airline emirates from landing in its capital tunis officials there say they suspended the flights after the united arab emirates blocked or delayed some tunisian women from traveling to the u.a.e. due to security concerns the state owned airline moves sparked an outcry among tunisians. a bus crash in the norden philippines has left twenty pilgrims dead six of them children the victims were all members of one extended family their vehicle collided with a larger bus as they were on their way to a christmas service at a popular catholic church. at least six people have been killed in a suicide bombing in the afghan capital kabul the blast occurred near an office belonging to the country's national intelligence agency during the morning rush hour the so-called islamic state that's claimed responsibility. bruised
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president has part of the country's former leader alberto fujimori on medical grounds throughout the one nine hundred ninety s. who he wanted held an iron grip on power in peru but was later given a long prison sentence for crimes committed during his tenure the former strongman supporters are cheering his release but others are condemning the move. more. hospital bed his son kenji reads out the text of the pardon for quote humanitarian reasons citing doctors' determination that he suffers from incurable and degenerative medical problems. was but on the streets of lima outrage at the pardon among human rights and left wing activists they say he should remain in jail . where totally opposed to the pardon because fujimori is a war criminal he sterilize women against their will and had union leaders and journalists killed. in that salute indignation we will
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never forget what has happened and what he has done little to stop that. anger to a current president pedre. he had promised not to pardon for him ari then last week he survived a no confidence vote in congress which is dominated by for him or his supporters. this pardon is illegal the medical report that supposedly backs up this decision is a fraud it's all part of a political deal between the foci mores and kocinski as party where you reject decision your solution. but frankly mori also has a large following supporters celebrated his release at the hospital where he'd been taken on saturday straight from prison. he reportedly has cardiovascular problems it's the most part we are extremely happy just as has been done for the best president peru has ever had the man who gave us
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peace and the feet of terrorism. seen here in file footage was president throughout the one nine hundred ninety s. he's credited with defeating the leftist shining path insurgency and restoring economic stability but he was authoritarian he once suspended the constitution and shut down congress transparency international has ranked him among the world's most corrupt heads of state. for he maurice supporters may now be rejoicing but his release has reopened old wounds and threatens to further destabilize the country. now if you follow golf he'll know that martin kaymer has long been the big name in the german game but may be about to change he's facing a possible chalons from from a player hardly known here in germany zander shall flee the american born twenty four year old is ranked twenty fifth in the world and he won the u.s. p.g.a. tour championship in september and now he's pondering whether to represent germany
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. a tale of two names in the u.s. he's known as zander saucily his name is german though show for the technically he's germany's best goal for. his father and coach stephane moved from stepped up to san diego thirty years ago and told him everything except for the language. growing up in a household of a german father is something i learned right away discipline and respect and honesty are things that you know our family values very much and you know he kind of that's how he brought me up to play golf as well as your dad sport runs in the show for the family. in stuttgart a local sports hole bears the name of his great grandfather bishop shuffler nicknames molly he was a professional footballer and athlete in the one nine hundred twenty s. later he became a city councilor and deputy mayor father stefan moved to the u.s.
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in tragic circumstances he was an aspiring to kathleen hoping to compete at the olympics but lost vision in his left eye after a drunk driver hit him with his car when he was just twenty three. the dove world in your mind. has been i was given it destroyed my dream up here so i emigrated to us. while i was studying i lived next to a golf course and i realized it was a great school for as you showed because the ball doesn't move towards you and i can all tennis are in this industry to convene but squash out of i'm tennis so i tried. to say. what followed was a california dream zanda became a professional golfer and is now faced with a difficult choice compete for germany or the usa at the twenty twenty tokyo olympics so far he hasn't decided to grow up here in the u.s. most of my friends are american of course you know america my good friends and my father is german. and it's a tricky situation
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a situation far more complex than choosing between zander and alexandre i would all right now seasonal festivities in serbia have been marred by outrage over an extremely expensive artificial christmas tree this one that you see right behind your residence in the capital belgrade have joined protests against the mayor accusing him of corruption. tanenbaum tanenbaum how green and how ridiculously expensive are your branches that's what some residents in serbia's capital belgrade are thinking after finding out this eighteen metre high plastic christmas tree cost eighty three thousand euros now far from rocking round the christmas tree on a happy holiday some of demonstrating next to it against what they see as corruption banners take aim at the city's men with slogans like eighty three thousand euros shame on you. massa needs them ali says he wasn't aware of the cost
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and would cancel the deal but opposition groups claim he's involved in questionable use of public funds with a tree costing four times the amount of the one outside new york's rockefeller center. this is not only the most expensive plastic christmas tree in the world it's also an insult to belgrade citizens the story forget christmas spirit someone tell it says instead. the person who bought this christmas tree should be held responsible. but nobody it seems has yet got round to asking what the bulls and bugs cost they could be in for a shock. now is christmas day across the globe so merry christmas to everyone who was celebrating and watching santa and rudolf all are still very busy at the moment as they enter the final stretch of their world tour before they settle for on their travels on christmas eve they made a pit stop in alexandria virginia the duo entertained families on the banks of the potter mack river at the annual christmas show before they set off on their
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worldwide present delivery run st nick and rudolph were joined by the grinch on jet ski go over came his grumpy and the holiday spirit to dazzle the spectators. there you have it that's your world news update for now more coming up at the top of the hour gardell force is up next and we'll be telling you where the bitcoin is about. make your smart t.v. even smarter with your smart. what you watch what you want to. up to date. extraordinary.

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