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it's all about the stories in some ways. it's all about george chance to discover the world from different perspectives. join us in being sponsored by distinctive instagram or others at g.w. stories new topics each week on instagram. this is d w news live from berlin zimbabweans turned out in the tens of thousands to demand president robert mugabe's resignation the streets of the capital harare have been packed with crowds calling for mugabe's departure after nearly four
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decades in power but he is resisting calls to go we'll bring you the latest from our correspondent in herat it also coming up. the plot thickens in the recent middle east drama as lebanese prime minister saad hariri says he will return to beirut by mid week today he was in paris for talks with the french president in mataram across all just two weeks after suddenly announcing his resignation in saudi arabia. i my a twitter thank you for joining us. tens of thousands of demonstrators have been rallying in this a mob way in capital harare to demand the resignation of president robert mugabe the protest is backed by the veterans of zimbabwe's independence war and influential groups who have traditionally supported the president and now even
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mugabe's own zanu p.f. party has called for him to step down mugabe is said to be asking for more time to leave the presidency but many zimbabweans have had enough. people power in the center of. mcgarvie must go very these demonstrations chant it's more like a street party but one with a political message the people of zimbabwe have had enough of that ailing neda. the day. finally and out to be excited to. independence day it's the first time in decades that people feel free to say what they really think of president mugabe he's known for vicious crackdowns against journalists and critics. the country soldiers have become heroes for many of the military took control of zimbabwe on wednesday the generals that this day a protest. as well as an exuberant rally called by the veterans of zimbabwe's
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independence pool the veterans who once mugabe supposes he was there come right in the struggle against white rule now they want him to step down. my god these wars began last week when he sent this man his vice president and his and one guy a few politician and fellow freedom fighter when i was widely viewed as my god his heir apparent he fled the country last week just before the coup. the x. vice president is reported to be back in zimbabwe it's still uncertain if he'll take power mugabe isn't gone yet even with thousands crying for his resignation. and d.-w. correspondent privilege most fun hardy joins us now from hariri privilege so mugabe has lost the support of some of his most influential allies now even his own party wants him gone it seems like he has no friends left so why is he insisting he's going to stay. how. is it
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has always been is it is always say. remember them in history in power for thirty seven years it is not easy for him to let go the other thing is that. his insistence in not resigning saying that what the military did was unconstitutional. and he's insisting that. you stays to see off his term of office but then if you look at it. on party. you know they have endorsed that he goes about eighty eight provinces that makes up. ten provinces of zimbabwe where this most destructions was on a piece of. endorsed that he must step down so the call for him
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to step step down is growing louder and louder in today's march in the streets was to add pressure but he still hasn't. given up. power is a very good point we heard that there were reports that there was a huge crowd gathering at robert mugabe's official residence earlier what's the situation on the ground like there now. people have dispersed purchased. we're asked to return home into despair by the. war veterans who had mobilized to protest in the march but before the protestors dispersed they were addressed by the army and they thank them to say thank you for the solidarity and the show of support it's only. if they're one
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step forward but the journey of a thousand miles starts with one step that's what they were saying and to morrow. i expecting to see. in extraordinary central committee meeting where. the central comedians on a p. if is actually the organ that runs the party that makes decisions between congress so to morrow they are expected to meet and. and finally to come up with solutions to recall prisoner mugabe and then we also hear that tomorrow. is going to meet president mugabe president most fun here in her out i thank you very much lebanese prime minister saad hariri says he will return to his country in the coming days after abruptly announcing his resignation in saudi arabia two weeks
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ago or it was in paris today meeting with french president emanuel mccraw lebanon had claimed that the saudis were keeping her really in saudi arabia against his will how did he has a night this for his sudden resignation sparked fears of a political crisis in lebanon let's listen to what he really had to say and harris . with regard to the political situation in lebanon. i will go to beirut in the coming days. i will participate in the independence celebrations. and it is there that i will make known my position on these subjects after meeting president and. for more on this we're going to a journalist and elizabeth in a paris and others about so how did he has confirmed he is going back to lebanon has his visit to france changed the situation at all. well his visit to for all
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tests also brought to unearth the extremely difficult situation that had been created by the. new secret the horary is his father. have been clients of the saudis the saudis bright and happy that assad how are you received to yield too much of his ball what made the mistake of pushing him to resign from saudi arabia that created a lion in lebanon a strange alliance between the christian president of the republic. and hezbollah themselves lover over sovereignty of lebanon so you would say that the the crisis is possible the situation is the same on the ground it's going to be interesting what happens next but at least history and looking at the situation from the french point of view isn't the cause attempt to mediate in the reason being welcomed or is there a risk this could backfire. role i think is
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a good reaction although because it was done diplomatically it was done very you have used. the prime minister hariri. he had been called back before his people had been called back before it was. so that the whole thing was accepting that he had made. a few statements about the aggressive attitude of iran which has pleased the saudis so using a situation in which he is somebody who was obviously an interest in the region approach for him to mediate with the opinions of various things and i think as a good faith these acceptable to all bosses and there's a bit more for us in paris thank you so much. and the controversy surrounding saad hariri has led to a diplomatic spat between saudi arabia and germany riyadh says it's recalling its
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ambassador and berlin over comments by german foreign minister. and there is a god will describe the saudi foreign policy in lebanon as quote political adventurism and imply the hurried it was being forcibly held in saudi arabia riyadh called gabriele's remarks outrageous and unjustified. here in berlin a last ditch coalition talks to forge a government have ended after another day that saw parties fail to reach an agreement party negotiators are now hoping to reach a deal by sunday night but time is running out for chancellor angela merkel her conservatives are seeking a coalition with the pro-business free democrats along with the greens and that's an unprecedented at a federal level in germany. with the talks faltering german president frank weighed in with an urgent warning about the risks of calling fresh elections and he called on the parties to respect the decision of the voters. i expect that
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all sides are aware of their responsibility and facing up to that responsibility means not handing the mandate back to the voters free democrat leader christian litton arrived at the talks earlier on saturday and made it clear that he was beginning to run out of patience. on sunday at six pm it's over by then we'll know what kind of financing is available and which direction policy will take but eventually we're done we've been creeping around each other for weeks pushing issues and using tactics to try and squeeze a little more out it has to end at some stage. the very conservative leader horse a hoe from met with pardon but in berg's green state premier of infrequent in the morning that's a partnership which could work out. quite always be able to form a coalition with mr crouch when. dealing with other people here. problems remain on
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the issues of climate immigration agriculture and traffic the greens are ready to make concessions. we want to compromise we have a mandate for everyone to come up with good results for the country. and the parties now have until sunday evening to agree but there's no guarantee that they will. our correspondent charlotte part has been following those talks she told us what's likely to happen if the parties miss sunday's six p.m. deadline to reach an agreement. well first of all this is a self set deadline so they could extend it and we've already heard the first voices tonight that we're saying well maybe we'll have to extend another couple of days maybe we'll have to go throughout the night on sunday to really find a solution everybody sees that responsibility to come to a compromise to not let failure happen because the worst case scenario if these
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talks fail could be new elections that new elections are called and nobody none of the parties involved really want that because it would have serious consequences for them probably all of them would be the losers if it came to new elections it could strengthen extremists especially the right wing alternative for germany and it would be also a failure for chancellor angela merkel who is a skilled negotiator and who. if those talks fail would have it would be her failure and it would be about her political future as well so there is a lot at stake here moving on to soccer news now and by and munich have gone six points clear at the top of the bundesliga table the defending champion saw off with ease a strike from arturo vidal and two goals from robert lewandowski stealing a three no win. slipped away to ten men leverkusen team over an hour and email fox back twice give like six the lead but live a close and peg to claim
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a two all draw. former world number one andy murray has parted ways with with coach ivan lendl for the second time the pair first worked together between twenty eleven and two thousand and fourteen lendl then rejoined murray's team in june of last year helping the brit capture his second wimbledon title and second olympic gold medal ended two thousand and sixteen as world number one but struggles with injuries have hindered his performance and he sense fallen to sixteenth in the rankings. a founding member of the heavy rock and ac d.c. malcolm young has died at the age of sixty four after a long battle with dimentia a songwriter backing vocalist and rhythm guitarist he was instrumental in propelling him propelling of the australian group to global stardom the band announced young's death on facebook saying he died peacefully with his family by his side young and his two brothers were all part of ac d.c.
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including lead guitarist angus and producer george who died in october. and just a reminder of the top stories we're following here for you thousands of zimbabweans have protested in the capital harare to demand president robert mugabe's resignation after four decades in power but the veteran leader is resisting calls to go. you're watching news from berlin and more coming up at the top of the hour don't forget you can get all of the latest news and information around the clock on our web site that's the w. dot com thanks for joining us. those fans in germany is a strong country. we have achieved so much we can do this and to do something him
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to resign we must overcome it.


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