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cycling. and transport can help regional the line find out what you can do today at regional the lines out old. berlin the newly formed german government takes a turn to the rice chancellor angela merkel and then since her new cabinet including a promotion for her most prominent person a look at the lady says to live from conservative party headquarters in berlin. i gave her of hope for syria the united nations unanimously vote for a ceasefire but despite the un resolution deadly regime airstrikes on eastern dusek continue. on to the olympic flame has been extinguished bringing the winter olympics and killing china to a close and take a look at the games the final day which saw fireworks both inside and i'm excited
thank you. i'm out on a welcome to the program german chancellor angela merkel is set to announce her cabinet picks today to solidify a grand coalition with the social democrats merkel's choices will determine the future direction of the c.d.'s political compass and several senior politicians in her party have been outspoken about wanting to pivot the party's politics to the rice that merkel is tips to appoint yens spawn as health minister that's the thirty seven year old who is an outspoken critic of her welcoming refugee policy that choice would signal a shift to the rice it could also appease calls for fresh talent in the party as would the replacements all of you. black mare. as minister for agriculture that's
the forty five year old who is also known as a loyal ally of merkel on the face of another life the current defense minister are funded lyon is uncertain the chancellor melero her to keep her position despise a series of scandals in the bone despair underly and has been tipped as a successor to merkel well we're going to cross over now to mikhail a. political correspondent sounding by for us at the c.d.u. headquarters in berlin. some new faces in the government likely can we expect then real change in merkel's policies with these additions. well we certainly see changing is the set up of the people she allows into her cabinet let's just remind ourselves she will only be able to announce of course the c.d.u. side of the cabinet picks and her own c.d.u.
party is still trying to recover from the fact that merkel in those late nights ago she is handed over the key finance ministry now with un spawn and we're not hearing anybody denying this joy in her cabinet she will have somebody at the table who is on the record of could not just criticizing her but also through actually without really courtenay to with the german chancellor forced himself through votes into the upper echelons of the c.d.u. party system real competition there the social democrats we've seen really having not just lively debates it's really internal fights not something angela merkel had under control until now recently after these elections which are also seen as a kind of defeat for the christian democrats who also lost in these polls and who are now trying a very very hard indeed to get this so-called grand coalition together with the
social democrats whose party grassroots will have the final vote where they would actually happen. let's go back to you and sean for a minister who's an outspoken critic as you said yourself of merkel what kind of a message is merkel trying to stand by appointing somebody like that if she does. well together with her suggestion of i think it's carbon bar as the secretary general who's expected to be voted into that position tomorrow it's a clear indication that she really is setting up her own party for those posts machall days that is she that she's not just allowing someone like a k k r she is known to go for that position but also one of her fiercest critic critics against john who in the past was mentioned time and time again as the one young hope for to renew the christian democrats c do you party so the big question
is will cease she's another full term and if she doesn't we'll be talking about succession rather sooner than later it also puts question marks over that off on the line the defense minister who has always been seen as somewhat of a natural successor well we might well see her going to head ne to rather than a german government and he's home soon mechanic a fugitive news political correspondent the city you had questions in berlin thank you. now to some of the other stories making news around the world china's communist party has proposed removing a two term limit on the presidency that means president xi jinping could remain in office after his second term and in twenty twenty three. indefinitely he's already the most powerful chinese leader in decades his ideology was enshrined in the party's constitution last october. thousands of russians have marched in moscow to
and the third anniversary of opposition leader barra snubs office murder five chechen men have been convicted of his assassination but it remains unclear who ordered the killing. of the u.n. security council has votes it's to pass a resolution demanding a thirty day humanitarian cease fire in syria russia agreed to back the deal at the last minute as long as no starting date for the truce was sas the ceasefire is aimed at allowing desperately needed age to reach the billions in eastern more than five hundred people have been killed in the rebel held area near damascus in the past week. the bombs have been raining down intensely on a sting good up for an entire wake up as smoke and ash fill the sky over this rebel held district need damascus those on the ground continue to pull victims from the rubble. they've been on the sea chief
a year is the casualties and now sparking shah play. survivors of being treated in a makeshift hospital. activists say this is the work of indiscriminate cluster and phosphorous bombs fired by the syrian regime. children to bear witness for the konitz. and amid the bombing world powers have hesitated for days on how to find common ground to stop this bloodshed. on saturday the un security council voted unanimously to approve a resolution it demands a thirty day cease fire to allow humanitarian aid to rate civilians in eastern guta the body of became an issue resistance from russia today russia has been lately decided to join the international consensus and accept the need to call for a ceasefire but only after trying every possible way to avoid it this far.
based taking process to go they want to make sure that it is that it's like. russia is a staunch ally of syrian president bashar assad it's been providing military add to the syrian government. but while many have welcomed the news of a potential safe spot the people of syria continue to suffer. activists say minutes after the deal with struck government will planes bombed a sin guta yet again. north korea is willing to enter direct talks with the united states to improve relations that's according to south korea's government issues the statement during the closing ceremony to the winter olympics with north korean and u.s. allegations both in attendance earlier a group of demonstrators gathered at side the olympic stadium to protest the arrival of the north side a case and a scuffle ensued protesters are angry about the participation of party official
came real chill in the north korean delegation he's accused of planning attacks on south korean targets that killed dozens of people. by the winter olympics have drawn to an end with a colorful closing ceremony and there have been some incredible events at these games but the low points as well joining me to discuss this all is jonathan crane fall our sports desk jonathan at the athletes have been parading and dancing around in the pic and the stadium but then there was a last minute decision and a change of heart it seems and the a it was no rush of like why did the i.o.c. do that i think there was some degree of nervousness among some i.o.c. members to lift rushes and ban at the closing ceremony so in the end the decision was unanimous to keep it in place for now at least now this of course is because of the state sponsored doping scandal that was uncovered at sochi four years ago as
a result we've had one hundred sixty eight russian athletes competing at these games as neutral as under the olympic flag there is always this carrot dangling in front of them this far stretch restatement effect to be that if you behave yourself if you abide by the rules then we would reinstate you but unfortunately to post of doping tests have really stop adopt for russia for now which is why i think we had the decision but crucially if there are no more violations then russia will be reinstated and that's bad news really for people who are advocates. clean sport because they believe it sends out the wrong message that this is happening far too quickly russia has been pulled back in from the cold too quickly and have you ok well for the athletes themselves i'm sure it's very devastating especially for the clean ones and especially for any of those athletes coming back to russia with a gold medal like the men's hockey team tell us about their achievement it was an incredible hockey final between the athletes in russia and germany now
a very dramatic this is with fifty five seconds to go it's high in the game russia germany so close to the gold medal then we had this fall there are high stick so that let's apparency touch iran and in the sin bin and russian made their extra man counts on the power play so for three breaking german hearts still an incredible result for germany they've been a real surprise package in this tournament and so now they don't have won the bronze at the olympics the silver for that gold for the team from russia they're back home in russia they'll be singing the anthem about the gold medal for russia and that of the rice rice and norway's mara speargun has become the most successful winter olympian of all time tell us about her she isn't easy to run out of the palace if there is and she's been such a legend of cross-country skiing she'd already won four medal was going into this event this is the final one of the olympics the thirty kilometer is my start and she just dominated really she could have had never looked back she's won numerous
well titles in world cup titles and there she is winning and know the olympic gold that's a fifteen million people which makes her the most decorated win for them all right jonathan crane thank you very much for the out. of the curtain is that to come down on the twenty. festival after a glittering award ceremony last nice romanian director. clinched a golden bear for a touch mean the last event and some critics elves but others and disturbing and wes anderson snapped up the award for best director for the festival's opening movie i love dogs. for gordon for. the golden bear for the missing fish goes to. touch me not by a single set of them thanks. dina been ca's film follows the emotions of people who try to fulfill their desire for intimacy in unexpected ways the director invited the cast which includes
nonprofessional actors onto the stage some were overwhelmed by the moment. the heartbeat. d.w. charlotte shells and pillow and bias waiter were on the red carpet when one big bell and it was a female director who took home the golden bat not bad for her best feature film but it was a controversial pick president ontic first said he knew that that would be the case but ultimately the jury wanted to pick an entry that showed not what film can do but what it can do in the future the second place silver pair went to the polish film ugh also a female director of film that explores the male identity. but. wasn't shy about her achievement. so happy that i know if you made the next hour yeah. i.
had no one that won the silver bear for best actress for her performance in the era since as a lesbian who's partner has to go to prison for their deaths. she took. french newcomer anthony bars all took best actor for his role in the prayer about a young man trying to kick his drug habit. a nine saturation is refiled of the dogs a futuristic animated film opened the balun alley bill murray accepted the silver bear for best director on wes anderson's behalf i never thought that i would go to work as a dog and come home with. i. say