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same that mainstream media has met its make. young warns that a missile strike on the u.s. mainland is inevitable after american bombers flying close in to the north korean coastline. president rushes through his overhaul of the country's labor code despite a furious backlash on the streets of paris. just hours to go until germany's federal election our team looks at the main candidates and their final bid to win over voters. broadcasting live direct from our studios in moscow this is our chief national.
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right the foreign minister of north korea has said a missile strike on the u.s. mainland is inevitable due to the latest threats and insults from president trump the diplomat addressed the u.n. on the same day that american bombers flew close to the demilitarized zone between the two koreas samir khan has the latest from washington. crisis has escalated today even more after the u.s. flexed its military might according to the pentagon the u.s. sent b. one b. bombers from guam as well as f. fifteen fighter jets from okinawa japan on a mission in international airspace off the eastern coast of north korea. this is the farthest north of the demilitarized zone that any u.s. fighter or bomber has flown in this this century the pentagon says that this mission sends a clear message to the d.p. r. k. that the u.s. has a many military options to defeat any threat this all comes amid
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a heated dialogue between the two leaders both issuing insult on time sounding identical we will have no choice but to totally destroy north korea. rocket man is on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime know one of them trump himself is on a suicide mission if innocent american lives at home because of a suicidal attack trump will be held entirely responsible yes it looks like the north korean leader was particularly affected by trump's comments because the foreign minister responded saying that trump's actions were an irreversible mistake you can't have med men out there shooting rockets all over the place. rocket should have been handled a long time ago. he tried to insult the supreme dignity of my country by referring to but by doing so he commits. sake of making your visit by the entire
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u.s. mainland to be all the inevitable the russian foreign minister urged the u.s. and north korea to end its saber rattling and engage in political dialogue accusing both leaders of behaving like a kindergarten children china and russia will continue to insist on a move reasonable approach in contrast to the emotional one we see now where they behave like children in kindergarten and nobody can stop them with the tensions escalating in between both countries the situation remains quite unstable at the moment so it's unclear where this is all headed. saurabh gupta from the institute for china america studies told us what he thinks is behind washington's latest maneuvers. so the hope is to panic them and hope that north korea will somehow be get panicked and start reversing its actions and become a more compliant actor but i mean that is that is totally not going to happen so i
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don't think it was a wise decision but korea has made it very clear and beholder today earlier in the north korean foreign minister speech. they are going to go ahead and continue the remainder of their nuclear program testing nuclear and ballistic missile testing so we are going to be in an escalation cycle which will not necessarily break out into war but will cause severe fear of awful brickell to four. switch gears to france now where president micron has signed five executive orders to push through his controversial labor reforms that is despite days of chaos tejada protests on the streets of the capital. t. . a. t. a t.
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micron's former rival in the presidential race. claims that over one hundred thousand people gathered to protest against the president's policies or his policy there is in paris for us. but i would estimate that they would easily around a hundred fifty thousand people wait i'm standing in the bastille square and this follows a promise that was earlier made by either of the french leave me lunch on that he would be back singing people from his many trading in the eighty's and sixty's today saturday and see any hours of this morning we have seen people in the writing again when democratic france is becoming far less democratic now days even more decisions are taken by officials not by the french people the people who just need to. civil rights you say that again is the place to hear it work with all the people want to show the don't agree told us what's happening with the decisions of the government decisions that are almost always in favor of the ruling
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classes who have money and people who work then also thought about it which is why we need to show the things here to stand up for our right i was talking to a protester yet they are angry basically angry with the statement that mcconnell made not so long ago calling them slackers for sure they didn't do to me at i will be absolutely determined to do that i will not yield in any way not to sarkozy not to cynics not to rick stream ists news explains now they have. a magic. pill and we're making our way down its way. around. the french radar.
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as they march with the protesters here are speaking today and what they're most concerned about is that. the trade unions how well it will see how it companies to be able to find people so really the mood on the ground is one that people are not going anywhere until the country itself make some changes. the syrian city of dairies or is slowly recovering from the horrors of a three year long terrorist to see chart here's what i've got to have reports of a semblance of normal life he speaks. going to return to day to sort but i say semblance because normality is still away so we see six traumatized city and its people are really just beginning to come out of shock they have gone through one of
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the longest speeches in more than issue three long years cut off from the outside will see one of the most terrifying groups in modern history i see it's really the only way to reach the outside world was fire and dangerous and didn't frequent helicopter ride which are mostly reserved for soldiers and the ministry is to be honest with you it is sometimes difficult listening to the stories these people have to tell simplied as those that supplied this seat for example the staple diet for the past year or so to speak. mixed with water and that seats revealed for the brand and write out a long time ago that vegetables fruits and young children three four years old that never tasted anything sweet in their lives one man was standing south in the early days of the siege sold to the scot dicier the fifty kilograms of she'll go back
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with sugar was still available in the black market now of course the situation is that's just an obstacle condition yet but food is a right medicine is beginning to ride but there in lies the problem. is that difficulty in itself it's cool hundred kilometers from the sort to the more reach and well supplied western western part that serious supplies have to be trucked four hundred kilometers across school deserts and their right to a people that have nothing no money and little in the way of valuable sold themselves sometimes that houses in the pot plants in order to buy food for their children the pool. this each continued isis is still in the city about fifty percent death but data so it is still controlled by isis and they it's full of people that isis is either keeping the host the tool using is stupid shields the
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russians say that within the next few weeks they believe they will liberate the entirety of dead his own city and after that it's the rest of this old province itself. major landmarks in the russian capital have been lit up for the annual circle of life festival artists from around the world are taking part in the show our correspondent michael francis on talgo has the latest. moscow's international festival circle of light twenty seventeen has become the biggest light show in the world began in moscow in two thousand and eleven with about two hundred thousand attendees already last year and twenty sixteen the festival took an over six million viewers in moscow it also made it to the world give us book of records in two categories the biggest area for a light show over fifty thousand square meters and the brightest light show in the world reaching over four million light movement.
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this festival is truly one of a kind asper the tradition the show kicked off at the hundred and twenty floor a stone cold tower with a light show projected from the tower as well as an hour a day all kinds of flyer works a marvelous thing to witness every year the circle of light could also be seen in the facades of the bolshoi theatre and the surrounding kremlin areas this year these facades will be filled with words from the international art vision contest finalists each year the show seems to be getting bigger and better looking forward to the twenty eighteen circle of life out of moscow russia to go practice tiago
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r.t. . germany is gearing up for its federal election polls and it will be happening in just a few hours and the r.t.e. election team is following all of the developments from berlin. yeah a big thing if the polls are right angle of merkel heading for four more years but . welcome to our special election coverage live from the heart of berlin with me kevin owen and may make the area have now the results of sunday's vote will determine whether chancellor angela merkel will remain in power for a fourth term it's complicated all picture this election sixty one of the half million people able to vote those polling stations open a spokeswoman so in case you missed any of the build up to this we've squeezed together the highlights of the election season for just fifty seconds. because
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if. i was and here's a. funny stuff. never does i don't think like a few people caught the bus or anything fucked up the whole question hunch thing that's what i do these are. what i'm going to find that he always. sounds. as if it scared. the final campaign rallies have taken place in major cities across the country with candidates doing that most to breathe new life into their political image.
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and. quite literally their charms from the merkel showing her first day skills at a rally in northern germany to the sounds of the results yes if you're old enough food to feed she said the law is talk to say that temple is hardly suited for. forming c.p.r. if you have one that there was fear quite cheerfully of the event in contrast to the key to the rather embarrassing or little bit of embarrassment that went on in a big rally in munich early. on the only thing. i. knew. the chinese you know glued to the budget through college voyage was the shining this has started to be. not quite the same atmosphere there is anglo american was very down to the way still while she was trying to win over any floating vote is around two hundred protesters had heard the chancellor and a number of well rested. so i'm going to be elected chancellor for
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a fourth time about the end of the term there will be a new generation literally of germans that have seen no other leader in office microsoft notes many of her rivals indeed have come and gone through her twelve years now at the top of the show to do bensky reports next how merkel has become somewhat of a political survivor not just a political survivor she is known as being the mother of not just germany but for some the mother of europe and some describe her as being a political dinosaur now under merkel hopes the results of that election tomorrow will see her win that fourth term in office and you'll see her back at these offices that she's called home but for the last twelve years let's take a look now at some of the political leaders from europe and across the world angle of merkel has seen off during her time in office.
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during that duration three terms sir paul anglo merkel has seen highs and lows let's start now by the fact that germany has for a long time during her first term and even into her second term in office seen as the powerhouse in. all of europe in terms of its finances that was hit slightly during the euro crisis that we've seen over the last ten years or so with germany having to bail out many other countries and forcing them to help many other
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countries including of greece we've also seen the money crisis with around a million refugees coming here to germany and then of course having many incidents of terror. anglo-american actually saw a big dip in the polls in two thousand and sixteen with some people thinking that she may not even contest this election for full time but two thousand and sixteen was a long time ago and she has we're bound in the polls since that she is also a person who is kani enough to know that when her own policies are not reflecting well in terms of the public opinion and she's been known to take ideas from other parties some of described as being a bit of a flip flop when it comes to policies and using those who have been persecuted who
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are refugees displaced by war should be allowed in europe than is currently if i could i would turn back time many many years to prepare better together with the entire government and those responsible for the refugees so there are many. ups and downs in anglo merkel's twelve turns twelve years in office has three terms it is very likely if the polls are correct that her party will come out on top tomorrow but it will still then have to form a ruling coalition if she is to gain another few years in this building our correspondent daniel hokkien says being busy gauging the political mood finding out what the public really think about this election and where the main fight will be playing out there's no major surprises being expected no shock results being anticipated this election is more about the changing landscape of domestic politics in germany and more of a litmus test for her popularity and voters confidence in her policies will put out
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in central but in all day speaking to people this is the word on the street we have kind of a stalemate you know that nothing's really moving politicians i would translate she's pretty good on one hand side on the other hand side sees since twelve years now in office and so i think this is definitely a time for change to have fresh power even if she is a powerful woman i think it will stay more or less the way it is there will be no groundbreaking difference because merkel will carry on and that's good for america to start this morning that is just as predictable as hillary clinton becoming the next u.s. president so you never know and i hope people including myself about trying to vote should teach at least to avoid. going together with the f.t.p. because there will be that kind of very near liberal coalition that many including myself want to avoid having i mean we were happy that she did not him many things going to change because i think
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a lot of things are pretty ok so pick change always come as a big big risk as well as fitness helps you know i think what has to be changed i for one am not a fan of marco no one that i know is a friend of merkel and i hope that we will cause a. change i think many commentators would agree there is no deep divisions or heated passions for this election but really the voters can be divided into several distinct groups the michael finds who think the c.d.u. is the way forward they're happy with the status quo those who feel it is the for change and for some fresh faces but within the confines of mainstream political discourse perhaps voting for the the social democrats all the freedom democratic party a few people within the centrist framework those voting for fringe parties and those voting to stop those fringe parties they may be the d. they've made some surprise last minute games going up a couple of percentage points they could be in for the first seats in the bundestag the first right wing party far right politic considered by many to do so in german
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history can they be the next german opposition party that is could be the biggest change coming out of this election will find out soon enough but i do know when i joined in our studio mr grunow crown the former chairman of the bell influence of the pirate party thank you for coming and i know your child a long way to be here with us tonight we really appreciate it now everyone's saying that the outcome of this election is a foregone conclusion do you think that so are we going to see some upsets in surprise as well i think one surprise for many people will be that i think i'm not happy about it but i think that they will be most likely on position number three and it will change a lot like the balance of power in future coalitions so i think the show will be going quite deep. and of the. party is way out there in friend already and speculation part is that michael. is part of the social democrats a comfortable second do you think german photo is really have promised to choose
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from in this election well basically of course a chance to make it back to the bilby stone the chancellor and she made sure she was sick or face the. second phase in a lot to get this position again basically she was the whole party poor. into the left direction just everybody so there was no space for the opponents to somehow compete with her so it was sure she wanted to keep the power and i think at the moment at the momentary situation it might be also what the people want because it gives a certain kind of stability and specially when seeing how right wing parties with no ideas with ideas from the past about closing society are coming up having actually no solutions being just protests it's at the moment i think this what most of the people want stability but one criticism of merkel is the she's leading the country what is the future plan she's come and come and go on with what the public should change your mind on some things what about your policy what are you going to
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bring to the party i know you're worried about surveillance state to the voters care about you can make a show tomorrow and how well you're going to do this is this is actually true for us it's quite hard to come up with our subjects because people are afraid at the moment you can see hold over the world that nationalistic parties who are more into closing society instead of opening a much more successful empowered party is a party which has an idea like an opening the world like one world this is something what's at the moment people are not interested unfortunately they're going to do well very quickly yes or no iraq is going to be you or we're not going to look at night thinking here ok those former chairman of the berlin branch of the power party with us tonight you can be tricky navigating through the numerous parties running in this election the possible alliances they could be formed but don't worry we're here to guide you through to have you back to understand the ends and outs of best. to get at this little guy unless you all season then chairman
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politics understanding the ins and outs of the election isn't exactly a piece of cake for a start says each person will be asked to cost not one but. the fast for a district representative the other side. political party then comes the magic of proportional representation with each party's share of the vote translated two seats one in the uk the complex system prevents i think a party from winning an outright majority so unlike in the us so francois the very usually produces one clear winner even once the german results are in this still the mystery of who teams up with her to build a ruling coalition polls put policy the christian democratic union well out in front and martin schultz says social democrats are likely to come behind in
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second but there's real intrigue in who finishes and could potentially be kingmaker if michael wins she still needs extra coalition partners on top of us to step party the christian social union already excluded and. see alternative for germany and leftwing. this could pave the way for the renewal of the so-called grand coalition between merkel's party and martin says social democrats whether we'll agree to become the cd use jr is another question entirely so far he seemed unwilling to play second fiddle. because as governor. if an alliance with shills isn't an option this
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is the man cole is likely to call next christian. the leader of germany's free democrats the pro-business liberal party that teamed up with coal and allies the full by the way. isn't just a pretty face he could confront cole on some key issues. if peace prevails refugees must return prisoners such human rights for choosing your place in the world i'm not being harsh this is realism speaking. even with lynn this handshake in the bag merkel might still need extra help to get her over the winning line and that's why the green party could come into the fold with their top candidate dubbed green for her similarities to. this cd f.t.p. and the greens would make an exotic mix known as the jim
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a coalition which has never made it to national government before so in case you're wondering why there is no clear winner come monday morning all the details of the final coalition contract could take weeks to finalize the system is complicated but it is considered the fairest of them all for a vote says it can be frustrating though i caved in the early political parties end up breaking campaign promises and in germany there's always the convenient excuse that it was all the coalition partners fault. that does it for real back with a full of shoes and thirty three minutes you're watching our two international stay with us.
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that's geysers financial survival bill they say money to develop. climate change is it this is a central plank support dying at the limits of the cabin right now so stop. prescribe medication is widespread on the u.s. market a frequent cause of death at the point in my life i just felt like everything was ashes my family was literally coming unglued i had actually planned. to commit suicide watch all who has made antidepressants so commonly used we were doing what the doctors told us to do we were being responsible and what the real side effects
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. was. what i did was. legal drugs. just because something's legal doesn't mean it's the reason why north korea is trying to develop a capability to. prevent. and united states from assisting south korea in case of contingencies because. the missile capability is capable of attacking japan and the united states north korea can say the americans and japanese if you assist south korea. with nuclear weapons.


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