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he global decisions are on hold doesn't matter a thing talks to form a ruling coalition in germany and to day three missing the deadline set by an uncle of. lebanon's prime minister whose mysterious resignation has raised fears of fresh regional turmoil right in paris we discussed this exclusively with lebanon's top diplomat. facing another attempt creating hotbeds of chaos and instability which in turn lead to terrorism. also this hour a political satirist conducts a social experiment at berkeley california waving u.s. and islamic state flags with disturbing results reported.
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in national with me the key aaron good to have you with us this hour now talks between would be ruling coalition partners in germany have and to day three merkel's c.d.u. party the greens and the free democrats are trying to form a so-called jamaica coalition as their combined colors resemble that country's flag but the party's still appear far from a deal with crucial e.u. decisions frozen or they make up their mind as artie's piece all of the explain i'm going to merkel missed an important e.u. summit in sweden on friday as she struggles to form a government while the excuse she gave for not being in attendance hasn't gone down well with across the continent as well angle of merkel is destructed here in berlin major projects of grown to an almost standstill. without chancellor merkel's full backing the ambitious pillar of social rights plan
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which was launched in sweden on friday hardly landed with fireworks. then this breaks it where there's little chance of trade talks that theresa may want so desperately getting under way before the government here in germany. the same goes for eurozone reforms that were put forward by french president emmanuel mccall it's worth noting that those the u. members would have had to wait for coalition discussions to start here in germany while the free democrats argued that they didn't want to have to sit next to an immigration alternative for germany in the chamber but when talks began they certainly haven't been plain sailing the deadline was set for thursday evening but that his base is still going on with the telling me it's not going to be easy it will certainly be difficult but it's wisely going to change in
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a second time i'm going to shower for a no no half and then i'm going to go on t.v. and try to make a good impression and spread optimism the idea is that the government will be a coalition of merkel's christian democrats and their bavarian sister party as well as the environmentalist green party and the pro-business free democrats to achieve it they have to overcome some major divisions like the upper limits of asylum seekers allowed to arrive in the country and refugees family reunifications plus the use of coal the greens want to seriously cuts it while the free democrats say that could harm the economy it's expected that some sort of deal will be struck eventually but there's also rumblings of fresh elections should the divisions between these parties prove to be too white peter all of a burly. media note the clocks are ticking but the party still let on three
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presidents scientists down c.d.u. party member verna pap's else says the e.u. will simply have to wait. tim sherman is see the most important power of the european union as the european union certainly cannot move with our chairman e. and for chairman need to move to push forward the european union or to stop pushing it forward whatever germany is in need of a stable government so far we have no stable government secure for all european business has to wait until germany is ready again to be an active player in the european game who will simply have the situation there other than in the last decades germany. itself which is an exceptional situation but since uncle or merkel is contributed very much to this situation well it's up to her to find a way of muddling through september scandal free election campaign and though it was dubbed one of the most boring in recent times however merkel's possible
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coalition partners are perhaps more interesting than am i saying.
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now the lebanese prime minister is in paris says president mccraw as invitation if follows his recent surprise resignation and speculation he had been detained in saudi arabia of more details we cannot possibly to our correspondent who is in paris for as maria said notion of maria what more do we know about this visit so far. well the mitten between a man who in mcallen sahira is still continuing here in paris we also know that mr harry's family is going to join and here are the last while in saudi arabia the country of mr hariri hard to resign and that was the opinion that was shared by many politicians included and who said he cannot accept the street comes back to the root and discusses this situation with mr president personally as
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a free man he dismissed all these around and as a proof here that he considers mr here a minister who has. not yet been i welcome people here as we prime minister. mccall invited mr hariri to spectate of a say to saudi arabia at the time when lebanese prime minister what is surprising but at the same is a very large fran├žais lebanon's former police close historically very close ties with lebanon on many politicians including mr hariri the lebanese prime minister used to live here he has a house in paris and the current president of lebanon spent fifteen years in france before becoming lebanon's president so france is a very important country for levanon but many say that maybe this time trying to mediate between the two out very influential powers such as saudi arabia and
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iran france is risking but it's too early to say or to speculate on that so let's see wait how it will progress back to you candy the summary for national from paris with the latest on the hariri trip there thank you for the update there maria now just to remind you saudi arabia and iran are two regional powers which have long been competing for in. fluence saudi arabia was a supporter of hariri as a politician however lebanon's president claims that way as might have forced the prime minister to resign because it felt he hadn't done more to stand up to hezbollah the group is backed by iran and is an influential political force in lebanon. looks at why many fear the country could return to civil war beirut the lebanese capital nicknamed the riviera of the middle east it's an oasis of calm in an often troubled region but that wasn't always the case the city was
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the center of a bloody civil war that raged from the one nine hundred seventy five to one nine hundred ninety it was for too long sectarian lines which is still present across the country today. here outside the holiday inn hotel the marks of that war are still visible thousands of men for control of a number of luxury hotels in this area the holes in the wall a testament to that fighting. this. while he showed us the green line the predominantly muslim west of the city for the mostly christian east today the story is very different many religious groups lived
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together in the country and the stability for the past twenty seven years but with the resignation of lebanon's prime minister saad hariri announced live while he was in saudi arabia there are fears that some regional countries are trying to push lebanon into civil strife to pressure the shia political party has has bill as actions were considered as a declaration a war against saudi arabia by lebanon and by the lebanese party of the devil saudi arabia is trying to turn the lebanese against one another they want us to humiliate and fight one another i think the saudi decided to escalate if they want to take a very strong position. against hezbollah and they knowing for fact that this would cause instability in the country and they wanted somebody who. probably project forces or forces against against hezbollah so it was like
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a coup by this he would use a lot of the lebanese people think about the prospect of a return to the dark days of the civil war and that's where he that votes it didn't work because said that he's people beating up each other. and seeing here and working with that with people with different with different religion as we all accept each other. we were almost killed in the last rule i remember everything there was no electricity no water we cannot survive another war i mean favor i'm afraid there will be a civil war again and i help that god will stop this from happening i'm a sunni muslim but i have friends from all faiths shia groups and others we are all brothers will continue to coexist peacefully sunni shia maronites but for us the most important thing for the citizens of lebanon. may god grant that there will be no civil war lebanon is one of the few countries in the middle east which has managed to maintain
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a balance between its many sectarian factions but that balance can be fragile could be upset by certain regional powers choosing the country as a battleground for the road proxy wars. in beirut lebanon and we discussed the ongoing situation in lebanon in an exclusive interview with its top diplomat. in lebanon follows the same scenario which is why it's necessary to think radicalism and terrorism with moscow to ensure that we're not threatened lebanon remains state rabia we're still acting this age unless we're forced to act in self-defense and another in the whole because the consequences would affect those. any country can pose us let them apart but leave lebanon alone do not want to believe that any punishment directed against all the lebanese people will have concerts asian but everyone bears responsibility for their actions including hezbollah. to my.
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question would be well after spending several hours when a person was upset by it ok sion for the experiment berkeley in california may have influenced the result a number of large scale anti nationalist rallies have taken place there throughout the year with some turning violent my colleague andrew farmer spoke to me harlots about the experiment. i was out there for about an hour and in that hour we had about i was about twenty to twenty five people were made in a negative comments toward the flag and maybe three or four had positive comments able to flex the vast majority of commas they received were quite negative and it ranges from you know america's not great you know secret service it was that to f. america that a number of as well when you are flying the symbol of america and people react that way no matter what you expect it's still shocking to the second part of the video
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was i was waving the isis flag the most part people were simply not saying oh were they were there look at me i'm walking away i got a couple and you saw them both in the video some support for the isis sickly and disgustingly enough. i was with the isis flag for over two hours so more than double the time i was with the u.s. flag and i only got one person who thought it was a noxious i suppose another thought that crossed my mind people might not have it might not have just registered with them what you were doing i was yelling isis comfort for isis i said isis every third word they could not escape the fact that this was the isis is a narrative the way i do my business is i or the u.s. flag i don't show that the sense that i'll never do the reverse i'll never show the minority and express that as the majority tensions continue between russia and the us extending a chemical weapons prior been feria find out all the details on not that much more of the soap right. with the real news. from
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a saxon now it seems probe in syria now so not agree to any mechanism but did you think stench of the j.m. is only possible for a spin off to all the major deficiencies in its work a fixed russia's actions today and in recent weeks have been designed to delay to distract and ultimately to defeat the effort as i would have you forgotten how yesterday you killed a j i am going to say everything has. in here looks however behind the scenes both russian and american ambassadors were caught on camera peacefully discussing the situation tensions between the two countries grew off the joint un commission issued its final report on april's deadly sarin gas attack was used to form that conclusion that's because experts carrying out the probe didn't visit the site of the attack and which things out of syria now richard becker from the antiwar answer coalition told us washington was only interested in one
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conclusion. well i think that the government of the united states and its allies particularly france. are determined. to find syria guilty not go to this to not go to the so you know through interview people in turkey and then to render a decision about how do you characterize. really again it's. only. a perspective. techies president has been branded an enemy of nato the comments were made on the alliance his internal messaging network and always defense minister has since apologized but the incidents further strained already tense relations between anchor and nato motivation. they used an enemy chart in norway in that chart there was my name and picture. i gave instructions to immediately withdraw the soldiers.
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the issue was with a poster reportedly displayed during a nato exercise in norway one's name was just one of those on the list the turkish republic's founder ataturk was also named as an enemy even though he died over seventy years ago turkey has since pulled out its forty participants from the exercises although the person responsible for the mistake has been dismissed or turkey's anger with its allies was seen again with the president accusing washington of supporting islamic state by directly funding militants in syria but it seems almost everyone's fair cues are supporting eisel at one point or another. so this. sort of provoked of behavior by israel goes against all people state governments
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and confirms that israel is a belted lee collaborating with spirits from the islamic state please. enjoy it should money for all the people very very well be. your number jordan you say your father's and what have you done. plenty of money to eisele. the nation of qatar on fortunately has historically been a funder of terrorism and a very high level. much funding qatar has done to. the groups in syria so i would give them what are called the united states.
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and the report by a pentagon watchdog suggests u.s. forces in afghanistan do not intervene in cases of child sex abuse thought to be widespread impulse of the country yet american troops are apparently prevented from doing anything about it at night we can hear them screaming but we are not allowed to do anything about it my son said that he's officers told him to look the other way because it's their culture they were poor did that u.s. soldiers who raised concerns were told that nothing could be done as it's an internal issue for afghanistan and one of the most common instances of abuse is known as batch of dogs a ole boy play head to our website for a documentary on the disturbing issue here's a quick preview. yes . indeed to whom it is still.
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going to need to go to sea six this is the nature of the state. of the us so much of that it was a. good night of the summer sun and i say well former u.s. diplomat jim josh ass thinks the pentagon's response suggests quote model bankruptcy it really does make you ask the question is that why americans are fighting and risking their lives in afghanistan to make the world safer pedophilia we can't say anything about not only child abuse in afghanistan but the stoning women and honor killings in afghanistan let's remember that it's good to stand during the soviet period in the priests over that period there was a lot of liberation of women during that time which that has put a stop to now that our friends the mujahideen have come to power who but we have to
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respect their sovereignty on the other hand in countries like say serbia we pressure them to have gay rights parades and all sorts of things that as a sovereign matter they don't want to have the war more than happy to push a very perverse human rights agenda on them so of course we are we are respectful of sovereignty when we feel like it and we run over it roughshod when we don't feel like it if you'd like to have your say on this story oh anything austan to get in touch by following us on facebook and twitter and join me again for the night just headlines in about half an hour. it's. good to see that people keep putting the towel see the few pieces you know. that.
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