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welcome to our to international in germany is voting to elect the country's next parliament and of course the leaders of the country to we look out the main candidates on their final to win over the troops. so we have this news hour north korean media broadcast the video depicting strikes on u.s. military targets softer american. exercises close to the hermit kingdom stirfry plus.
mass protests and arrests in the rest of the spanish region of casa lumia this week that pushes for independence from madrid it's. a very good afternoon from the russian capital this sunday september the twenty fourth my names you know neil coming live from moscow with a mix of today's world developments of course some of the bigger stories of the week as we do every sunday well it is a very big day in germany voters head to the polls to choose who they want to represent them in the national parliament and of course chance trying. to retain power in the number of candidates have been. the been casting their vote there is
the current chancellor going in. as well he's been in his home city where he was once. as well. with vote as well as shaking hands with all the dignitaries there are a bit earlier in the day well throughout the campaign there has been intrigue around which of the smaller parties could become kingmaker and form a coalition of fact that is one of the bigger questions who's going to be third in this election if it is taken that chancellor angela merkel's party the c.d.u. actually take top spot then also martin sure it's finished his second so a lot of questions to talk about. for a closer look at what's at stake. is following all the developments from berlin.
we are on the banks of the river spray right in front of the building where the german parliament sits that's where the fighting for a seat inside that rice tall building where the bundestag will be deciding german politics for the next four years welcome to all the special coverage if you pay a lot of attention to pre-election polls you'll be thinking that anglo-american set to become chan's level will be a fourth straight term she's been around for twelve years already she's almost a permanent fixture certain for the young people who according to them is all the been a time when she hasn't been in the background. the
time i remember she was always there i mean i can't really remember a time when she was like the chancellor and i don't even know who came before me. as only madonna's had to be long in america said i think she was elected in two thousand and five for the first time i was like seven she's just been around forever she's always been an image she's been in power a long time i think there's a piece that is kind don't of us myself. i've never been an adult without governing. in two thousand and five she was elected for the first time i was only thirteen. a boy from my school died in a traffic accident. in fukushima the grim outed people died. i went to mississippi for a year as an exchange student. blacks moved to the obama white mccain barack obama
became president. and i'm up that way. so when the big question today is will. the four years taking up to sixteen years in office chancellor throughout the campaign though it's been a lot of intrigue around some of the smaller parties who could play a big role and actually be kingmakers in forming a coalition in germany or to course punish all of us more on the smaller parties have a very big say over the next term of the german government and that's because there's a split system here in germany where half of the votes of first past the post the other half are actually proportional representation so as long as the party gains more than five percent of the vote it can gain seats in the german parliament and
could wield significant power in terms of forming a coalition over the next few weeks of course most people predict that anglo merkel's most in should still be the largest party in the next few years but how they will then go about forming a coalition to be the ruling party over a germany will all depend on potentially those smaller parties and most insurance of being in coalition government over the last few years but this has been an incredibly difficult election with both throwing mud at each other so whether they can mend fences and continue this so-called grand coalition all will be seen. now if they can they will be reaching out to the smaller parties like. the left party the f.d.p. which are liberals the green party and also potentially now being thrown into the mix as a suggestion that the right wing party the a.f.d. will gain seats for the very first time in this election although all of the
parties have said that they will not form a coalition with the a.f.p. well it's have a look now at some of the possible coalition partners that could rule germany over the next four years. german parties really emerge with a solid majority from the elections so when it's over the try to make friends. after having tried hard to undermine each other's policies during complaining but the good news is for the politicians you can always say sorry we can't keep our election promise because our coalition partners. which is not good news for the voters though might ask what was the point when you basically get a program that you didn't vote for. there is no guarantee that what you ever voted would like to have entered. politics there really turn out there is no guarantee of. the election and therefore there is no guarantee that what you
ever voter want. politics will really work out in this way. so what kind of government might germany get. twenty seventeen range of coalition. make a coalition if merkel's christian democratic union. partners with the business friendly free democratic party and the greens. if the greens and the social democrats manage to form
a team. take the black out and replace it with the freedom across it and you get to traffic like . least likely to form part of any coalition germany's socialist left party it must be the wrong shade of the color red the left. by bigger party. a similar to the opposite end of the spectrum is the alternative to germany branded as far right by critics like blue could be an interesting. german politics seems reluctant to rule over the.
time of. political stability but. preferential voters. are no longer having two major parties they have representation. so as we heard there's a whole range of policies taking part in sunday's election. in particular the free democratic party may only get around ten percent of the vote could still be part of a coalition.
they are. likely. confirm what he had been on the topic and usually again missing out a little of that i will just remark my mind. now political group that probably won't get invited to be part of a coalition is the controversial alternative for germany party frequently criticised for its strong immigration and islam stance spot that though is in third place according to the latest opinion polls discussed several issues with party spokesperson. pete if you come out of a party of this would be a great success if you imagine that last time we wouldn't even get high percent and now it's going to be something more than ten your policies some of the more talked about with the most publicly known ones of the anti islam anti immigration the
actual number of applications immigration immigrant applications into germany even though that rose dramatically two thousand forty two to two thousand and sixteen dropped a lot this year so you're going to struggle to get support on that basis in the future do you need to now come up with some new policies a new way of enticing support of course our opponents always claim that we're a single issue proudly and it's all about racism that's not true it's just a little about illegal immigration that's an important point but we are also the only party rejecting the idea of manmade global warming we are the only party rejecting the supporting the traditional family we're the only party with rejecting rising energy costs so they are a lot of policy fields where we can make points to the fact that some people considered to be far right you compared with the nazi party that's always going to be a huge problem for you does your party need a complete image make over it's going to grow our image is quite well right now
these claims these kind to blame us this is this is just empty words and that's nothing to do with the truth ok what are you going to do after the the results come in today will be a celebration or you're already looking forward to. did you know we're going to control. the counting at the polling station because we had had several cases of manipulations during the last two elections so all people are going out and looking in at the polling station and everything's fine they're so ahead of the polls i can do this we're out of course is it expect on the campaign trail buying on dollars and trying to influence people who are still undecided but a lot of the sort of legwork was done well in advance before the big day parties were pushing their agenda vod the form of some strike you post as we've collected together some of the most interesting of them for you.
actually seems like the to make and it's have a lot they agree on the it explains. choices choices choices leave you to remain strong he believes are wrong. one of the money men test decision with global question now it's germany's must go to a sure thing east this north that much of a different take merkel's refugee policy nobody else will have a clear stance on any wreckage an image which is that i will not accept it. and he is sure to mention some of those people bring us is more valuable than money that's what you are believes in the same story with europe they want war and war you wrong war in the end and old russian german that we'll barely will open europeans who believe trans national democracy is the best model for us to stand up and break
this silence shoots a former president of the european parliament. the leader of europe's powerhouse as i think it here we are at the ends have our thing in our own hands i'll continue to maintain that the twenty seven member states must work intensively together for our future. the two even share a dislike of if not hatred for the man in charge the cross the ocean. currents and the topic there are lots of concerns about dead russians of the north korean dictator we need the united states of america as a peaceful holocaust but we have to bring them on the path of rationality and that means diplomatic solutions. problem the problem that we have with trump is that he is unpredictable in that sense who should we tool to not even a pre-election debate couldn't get the two to clash spock's to fly what was
supposed to be a jewel looked more like a jew at civil and just allocators of a p.s. i was an additional value. internationalist american staged. they have different things. but one german we put it the biggest difference. is that the more i guess the. well we will of course became me a close watch on all the developments coming from germany including the initial exit poll so that the later in the day next the stories from a busy news week. here's
what people have been saying about rejected in the senate it's. the only show i go out of my way to times you know what it is that really packs a punch. is the john oliver of r t america is doing the same. apparently better than. the c. people you've never heard of redacted the night president of the world bank ok. seriously send us an email. what politicians do you should. put themselves on the line they did accept or reject. so when you want to be president . some want to. have to go right for us this is what.
reasonable people are. interested in the. let's take a look at all our world news now a north korean t.v. channel has broadcast an unlimited film the. destroying us military targets not softer american aircraft carried out exercises off the east coast of the hermit state well as the crisis escalates the leaders all of the two countries have been busy trading insults can label the american president mentally deranged while his foreign minister said that a strike on the u.s. is inevitable during a speech to the united nations while trump fired back saying that kim is a modern money that he and his foreign minister might not be around much longer if
they continue with such rhetoric here's a look back now at the war of words between pyongyang and washington. we will have no choice but to totally destroy north korea. rocket man is on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime. no one other than trump himself is on a suicide mission if innocent american lives at home because of a suicide let's just going to be held inside responsible 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. out there shooting rockets all over the place i rock it should have been handled a long time ago. when you tried to insult the supreme dignity of my country
as a rocket but by doing so he committed the irreversible mistake of making a visit by rockets to the u.s. mainland all the more inevitable 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 movie reasonable approach in contrast to the emotional one we see now where they behave like children fighting each other in kindergarten and nobody can stop them with the tensions escalating between both countries the situation remains quite unstable at the moment so it's unclear where this is all headed. though a nato convoy of danish troops in afghanistan has come under attack from a suicide bomber with local media reporting five civilians have been injured the nato mission ses none of its personnel were hurt the attack comes less than a week after the u.s. secretary of defense announced the three thousand more troops are to be sent to
afghanistan that will bring the total number of american soldiers stationed in the country to fourteen thousand prior to the other night spent donald trump said washington will ask nato for its backing. we will ask our nato allies and global partners to support our new strategy with additional troop and funding increases in line with our own we are confident they will well this is the third attack in the country this month on the anniversary of the nine eleven attacks in the u.s. a suicide bomber blew himself up near an american convoy injuring five soldiers five days earlier an attacker targeted the by grammar based on the outskirts of kabul the taliban claimed responsibility and afghan based political analysts we spoke to say is that the taliban is on the rice the u.s. needs to change its strategy. or getting more powerful the government is going to need. the promise of the united states with three thousand additional forces the.
training the afghan army i think it's proving to be no huge it's a provoking more tolerable enforced. movements. because the. americans are not leaving the all the. leaving afghanistan brother strengthening their forces in afghanistan therefore the old saw increasing the attacks on its own national forces the u.s. and nato has to change their strategy towards afghanistan. and instead of increasing their forces in afghanistan increase. their. afghan ministry of defense with more helicopters more fighter jets equipment for fighting. this time next week despite this region of castle only a set to vote in a referendum on breaking away from spain saturday saw
a rival crowds faceoff in the regional capital barcelona. i was with was with you were with i was on wed and stay spawn the show forward he's arrested fourteen senior council on officials including a trainer economy minister they were all charged with this using public phones breaching official disappearance they will also be fined up to twelve thousand euro for every day they continue organizing the referendum on trade security and only a couple on the say they're still determined to vote. this legally legitimate for a thousand year old nation the likely cause of cancer lonia
a referendum will be held on sunday the first of all time. i think i think. it's just us that's the problem is in this case the spanish justice system and not the some one hundred twelve my as. i. write this aggression is outside of the rule that it damages the states of law and all of the constitutional guarantees thanks this referendum can be it was never legal all it gets moved by the oh i i was. now on
thursday a russian military polisi. unit was ambushed by al nusra front militants in syria according to defense ministry the russian force managed to repel the attack the spine being heavily outnumbered here is some of the latest video of russian strikes targeting al nusra a position as part of the country attack law school said one of the main goals of the terrorists was to capture the units operating inside the deescalation so russian submarines also launched missiles at a number of values for positions. well it comes as a serious liberation campaign is gathering steam with just a tenth of the country now under terrorist control not according to the latest figures from the russian defense ministry a major battle is ongoing in there is a war where the syrian army backed by russia is trying to eliminate the last
pockets of terrorists locals told us what it's been like living in a conflict zone. i have no money to buy food for my children i've only been able to feed them properly once in the last few months shell exploded and killed many innocent people including children that is or has been soaked in blood. that i would play with them i would push them on trust them i was like a mother and a father to go but all of those children died. suddenly when i went outside for ramadan to buy food and that's it for my mother she was sick she had a strong going to heart attack when i was out i was injured by
a shop must what can i do now i used to do all the housework and stand in line to buy food now i can only sit and cry. yes. we'll be back with more of the stories that shaped the week and often are stuck. in case you're new to the game this is how it works now the economy is built around corporations corporations run washington washington the media the media. the voters elected a businessman to run this country business equals power who must it's not business as usual it's business like it's never been done before.
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