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and there is my gosh my much and i will. do top. of. the by. the book. the book. this is t w news live from berlin scandal in austria australia's chancellor sebastian kurtz pulls the plug on his governing coalition he calls for snap elections after his vice chancellor is forced to resign amid allegations that he offered lucrative government contracts in exchange for campaign donations. and
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australia's governing conservative coalition scores a shock victory in the country's election prime minister scott morrison calls the went after polls ahead of the vote suggested a victory for the opposition labor party's. leader welcome to the show. austria's chancellor sebastian kurtz has announced new elections following a corruption scandal involving his deputy he made the decision after his vice chancellor from the far right freedom party apparently offered lucrative government contracts to a potential russian benefactor curtis center right people's party has been in a coalition with the freedom party here's what the chancellor had to say print its own guns and soft my goal is a simple one i want to work for our wonderful country according to my political
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beliefs my policies and with the support of the majority of the population the circle of accounts or without any incidents or any scandals is going to come. and go because i believe that right now that's not possible with any other political party freedom party cannot do the same to social democrats conduit and the other parties small to support a government. to clinton. that's why i have proposed to the president that austria hold early elections as soon as possible. the scandal kicked off when a video surfaced purportedly showing vice chancellor heinz christian struck telling an unnamed russian woman he wanted her to buy a leading austrian newspaper and use it to support his party amid growing pressure resigned on saturday we'll talk to our correspondent in vienna in a moment but 1st this report. is vice chancellor how he did not want to be seen on
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t.v. . caught on tape apparently soliciting campaign funding and return for government contracts. at a meeting in a villany pizza and a party colleague thought they were talking to the niece of a russian oligarch. in addition to legal donations they discussed the possibility of her buying a stake in austria's biggest tabloid to generate favorable coverage ahead of the elections and 2017. but this was a sting and the video was leaked to german media who published it on friday denies any wrongdoing. i know that i spent almost 7 hours this mading it was a d.n.r. from 5 on to midnight. during the course of this meeting i insisted that no laws were being broken. i repeatedly made this very clear. i did not do anything illegal and i never have despite pleading his innocence his
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game was up and he resigned on saturday. and for more on this i'm joined by klaus pos in vienna casserly stop elections were to be expected here but explain exactly why the chancellor had to do this. you're already b. how he said enough is enough and says the last point is a video which appears to be evenly that one adult at a coalition with the free democratic party the right look at history of the record 3 democratic not the didn't really function and not only just. had to acknowledge that the leaders didn't really hold at risk or there were partly still some neo nazis still some of these images. people hating immigrants and. like ins so a lot of sings happened in those 15 months they approach together if you had to cover something in the one or the other way and if you didn't want to do this any
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longer as if we set out your truth and let's go to new elections. and in the meantime thousands of people were on the streets in vienna today protesting is this what they wanted what were their demands. their demand was exactly this you will actions let's clarify who is responsible as a government and who is really taking the of restaurants ability into his political position against reelection. the president of the country. and the said in the ruling this is dr austria what we have seen is a video yesterday night the higher showing the what we are seeing we want to really get at the helm of the republic which i trust which into your and which is a job they are elected to do and obviously it also doubts about what 63 democratic party and the sense that in your uncle dana's had done. where does this
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leave the governing party of us right now. i think. well it's hopes that he can enlarge as majority last time he was a little bit about 30 percent 31 percent and maybe he can gain a margin of the last 10 percent in the elections to dictate the course here in september of this year next week in the european elections here in austria that he plays on sunday really indicate a little bit results escaped relation goes through i think it was a wise decision now to go to the courts and to ask the group to walk again and he's and we can see what kind of really young man he'll be fault afterwards but this government was not open to the struggling with which one another but there was in turn of the struggles more and more and so it didn't really touch read back last
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fall passed for us in vienna thank you so much they reckon. the scandal in austria has now overshadowed a rally of right wing populist leaders in milan shah who was scheduled to speak at the event the leader of the alternative for germany uruguay 10 said austrians freedom party were for me and an important partner despite these developments other speakers at the meeting included france as pen and the netherlands heritage builders they are all optimistically predicting historic results for nationalist parties in next week's european parliament elections for the safety of our correspondent rebecca bettors attended the gathering in milan earlier we asked her what the main message the leader had more will the rallies to drum up support for the alliance which was look launched last month the alliance of the european alliance people in nations they have as i just mentioned everything they mention in this speech is something that they really hope to do they want to enter europe and
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change it from the inside they're really hoping to bring this their idea is to bring power back to the sovereign nations they believe the process has taken too much away from them and they really want to shake things up they're hoping to unite the far right parties which are currently split into 3 different factions in the parliament they've had moderate success with that a lot of parties have come on board but there is some major ones namely poland's law and justice party and hungry speech dance party they've not signed up yet but they're still trying to make as much of an impact come after the elections next week and now let's take a look at some of the other stories making news around the world. former u.s. president joe biden has officially kicked off his campaign for the 2020 presidential elections speaking to supporters in philadelphia he called on democrats to reject the anger and divisions that have become a hallmark of u.s.
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politics in recent years. head of the key european parliament elections next week thousands marched in warsaw to celebrate poland's membership in the european union was your opinion council president donald tusk was among those taking part opposition leaders hope to get out the pro e.u. vote poland's conservative government is highly critical of the e.u. and its institutions. ron's foreign minister has called for china and russia to take concrete actions to save the iranian nuclear agreement visiting beijing mohammad javad zarif called on the countries friendly with iran stepped up their trade in the face of new u.s. sanctions. officials in afghanistan say several children were killed when an explosive device attached to a motorbike went off in a market in the western her out province around 20 people were also wounded including the district chief no one has claimed responsible for the responsibility
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for the bombing. and there's been a shock result in australia's national elections prime minister scott morrison is conservative coalition has retained office despite trailing in the polls before election day in a victory speech to supporters morrison called the win a miracle after conceding defeat the leader of the opposition labor party bill shorten said he would step down after 6 years at the helm. for a straight conservatives and their leader this is an unexpectedly sweet victory scott morrison had trailed in every poll since he became prime minister but the former tourism executive has gone with a tenacious one man campaign successfully concealing divisions among his team and now against the odds morrison has been returned as a stray as prime minister. our government will come together after this
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not and we will get back to work and that is our task and that is my undertaking to astronomy and from one end of the country to the other i said that i was going to burn for you and i am it's and night man to savor it bill shorten the decades he's been seen as a potential leader by labor shorten spent nearly 6 years uniting the divided party he presented a detailed policy plan and campaigned heavily on climate issues but voters rejected him and now he's quit his post. and i'm proud that we argued what was right. no well. this is what politics should play in our country. politics should be a battle of ideas it's pre-election polls may have got the result in rome but they did predict the continuing success of independence like one time a limp excuse state go running on a climate change action platform she won
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a seat in parliament that had been held by a former conservative prime minister for 25 years. analysts say prime minister scott morrison and his conservative coalition may well need the independent support if they haven't got the numbers to form a majority government so strangely is next parliament may be just as divided and just as turbulent as its 45th. to sri lanka now where people are marking 10 years since the end of the brutal civil war but victory came at a high price in mali if i go where the conflict came to its bloody and civilians became trapped between an advancing sri lankan army and the separatist rebels years abu got us in and having call centers this report from. or thomas gathered to remember their dead. rise or for a loved one shall never see again others consoled her they were here and 10 years
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ago and indiscriminate shelling they were forced onto a tiny patch of land with nowhere to go many were separated from their families as they fled. but my husband went missing and in different directions i ran with my children one way my husband went in another we didn't see each other after that i tell my children their father is alive and he'll come home one day but in my heart i think he's gone i think he died. close as mourners lie. explains for those who died the u.n. says some 40000 people were killed in the year weeks other reports indicate the death toll is much much higher some survivors saw family members perish before their eyes on able to forget what they witnessed their desperate to remember a relative. these girls were orphaned here a decade ago sister chris shaunie helps care for children without parents she says
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even the very young remain traumatized. they remember they remember the path their families took his they fled to remember being in a place where so many dog eat they remember the parents and the children wanted to come hand now to one of the girls didn't want to in the past thinking about a father but wanted to be here today. tumbles have come to this remembrance event from all across the country there's sorrow but there's also a sense of guilt. a little bit of everyone has dreams i've studied i have a job but the people who died here had dreams too and that's devastating i'm living my life they lost theirs the say it's up to them to memorialize their dad. the grief is shared the pain still raw. and a reminder of the top stories we're following here for you austria chanceless abbas and chris has pulled the plug on his governing coalition and called for snap
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elections as soon as possible after his vice chancellor was forced to resign amid allegations of corruption. and australia's governing conservative coalition has scored a shock victory in the country's elections the opposition labor party was pulling ahead before the vote but failed to convert that into a win. here watching t w there is a back with more of the top the hour stick around because it's bundesliga show the public fully asked coming up after the break thanks so much for watching. good a good idea but what's become of it and what will it look like tomorrow. g.w. gets ready for an in-depth look at the european elections asking the questions that matter to her european voters' hopes for the new parliament what challenges lie
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ahead from way too long the closer since and the people in power have gotten away with not doing.

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