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this is g.w. news live from berkeley and author months of deadlock is in the new german government now inside chancellor angela merkel says she hopes to form a ruling coalition by easter but have consensual partners the social democrats face of battlers leader martin schultz tries to win over skeptical members but also on the program the african union demands an apology from donald trump expressing his outrage at the u.s. president's alleged use of derogatory comments to describe the continent.
hello and welcome my name is christopher spring a good to have you with us german chancellor angela merkel says she hopes to form a new government by east that is off to her conservatives reached agreement with the social democrats yesterday on launching a formal coalition chalk's the previous attempt to form a coalition with smaller parties failed late last year so friday's breakthrough has eased months of political uncertainty here in germany there are however still several hopeful hurdles for all that to have a come to be social democrats leader martin short's still has a lot of selling to do he's asking the party's executive to back formal coalition talks with merkel's conservatives at a special conference later this month. he'll then have to convince the party's rank and file to give their approval to the final agreement the party's youth group plans to lobby hard against another grand coalition. so chancellor merkel's
bid deforming new government already the longest coalition building process in post-war germany is likely to drag on for weeks if not months. nevertheless many of christian democrats are upbeat. the results are good for our country the chancellor negotiated very well but the social democrats also achieved a good deal if we come together it will be good for the country and this is i'm done with. germany's european partners including neighbors friends and austria who have also been expressing relief that a coalition appears to be in the works. but in germany itself reaction is mixed the largest opposition party the far right f.d.a. has criticised the coalition plans. to see if to my fear we'll get a bad government the last four years have shown that things have been going
downhill in a number of areas. and since this coalition of losers wants to stay in power i fear more of the same instance of. many voters simply want the politicians in berlin to get on with the business of governing. i think that it would be good to have a grand coalition the one we had in the last few years wasn't bad and it's better than your next no that's too expensive germany still needs to be stable light. they managed to resolve conflicts and find out ways to work together and be a good thing for everyone especially situation. but whether or not germany is led by another grand coalition won't be certain until social democrat members of the final deal a thumbs up. more now are political correspondent simon young with me in the studio simon is there actually a possibility that the two sides the conservatives in the social democrats could
seal a coalition agreement only to see the espy's members voted down where yes indeed there is a huge amount of frustration and disappointment to what's been agreed so far among the rank and file members of the s.p.d. and of course they've been offered their say on any ultimate coalition program that's going to be put forward but even before that in a week's time they'll be a special conference of s.p.d. delegates from around the country to be aust where they're going to greenlight the full coalition talks could follow you know on the left wing within the party are already mobilizing against it they say there's not enough in this preliminary agreement to be the basis of a social democrat policies the leader of the youth section of the s.p.d. says he's going to travel around the country even as his party leader is doing the same to drum up support he says he's going to find people who oppose this agreement so there's a long way to go within the s.p.d. before this can be done let's go briefly into the detail of that document you just
mentioned the twenty eight page document setting out the cornerstones of a potential coalition agreement that was the result of these exploratory talks is there enough in that document for martin short's the leader of the social democrats to take to his members and argue. that yes we should enter a coalition with angela merkel's conservatives well of course schultz says there is he says that eighty percent of the s.p.d. selection program is in they still came and he can see a clear way forward to a new grand coalition and there are some social democrat policies in there you know things like more help for young families boosting job creation schemes help for the on the long term unemployed stabilizing the pension system on the other side people are saying it doesn't go far enough you know the tax system they say will remain unfair germany's health care system will remain unfair and they also say limiting immigration in the way that sets out here is just pandering to the far right so you've got a lot of pro and
a lot of anti and that's all going to be thrashed out in these party meetings in the next couple of weeks so it's on a knife edge essentially i think it is there could be there's a chance there could be a new government quite a good chance i suppose right now but equally we could find our way back to new elections because angle america has said she doesn't want to rule in a government of conservatives along with out of a coalition power base a minority government option. and she's not going to go for that when she's repeatedly said she doesn't want to govern alone just as a conservative government and she wants coalition partners so she may have to go back to the country and you know get another mandate the question would be of course will the voters do anything different from what they did last september ok so i mean young from our political desk many thanks. now the african union is demanding an apology from donald trump over his alleged use of an expletive to describe countries on the continent u.w.
has decided not to repeat that exploitive the president is alleged to have used it during a meeting on immigration of the white house referring to haiti and african nations as quote s. whole countries chance being fiercely criticized for that with some people calling the common races the president himself has denied using the term sometimes the president's shed killing is unwittingly troublesome on friday he made an appearance with the nephew of martin luther king jr in honor of the famous american civil rights campaigner just as accusations of racism were being hurled at him from around the world. at a meeting of republican and democrat senators on thursday the president is alleged to have said. why are we having all these people from s. dot dot dot a whole country's come here. this was trumped alleged angry reaction to a compromise proposed by senators on immigration reform they are willing to restrict the so-called green card lottery but want to retain limited protected status for people from el salvador haiti and certain countries in africa anybody
can report on trump's comment unleashed outrage in sorry but there's no other word one can use but racist. you cannot dismiss entire countries and continents as bottles whose entire populations who are not white therefore not welcome. on twitter trump said he never said anything derogatory about haiti that the democrats had made it up and that he ought to record meetings in future but by then the remarks had already made headlines around the world. time now for some of the other stories making news headlines around the world staying in the u.s. the white house says president trump will really approve the nuclear deal with iran sanctions relief to terror in exchange for curbs on its nuclear program but trump's administration has warned it is the last time he will be approving the deal unless it's changed significantly he's repeatedly denounced the agreement with iran as bad for the u.s.
. three catholic churches in the chilean capital santiago have been fireball days before pope francis is due to visit the country it's actors left behind pamphlets containing direct threats to the pope abortion rights activists demonstrators against the pope's visit in front of santiago's main cathedral. and in japan heavy snow has been bringing chaos to the country's northwest as much as fifty centimeters folding in prefecture that's ten times the average snowfall for this time of year forecast is warning motorists to drive carefully and passengers on this commuter train stranded in the region with emergency services taking hours to rescue them there is little rest by the expected in the coming hours with more snow for cost of the weekend. ok turning now to chin is you thought he's arrested and about one hundred fifty people there yesterday bringing
the total number of those detained this week to almost eight hundred since monday protests have flared up across the country with demonstrators demanding an end to new austerity measures and also to tax increases the violence has prompted fears of a fresh political crisis in the run up to sunday's anniversary of the twenty eleven arab spring uprising. we reject the new financial law it's what these protesters telling the government but so far no make his own sparking away from the militias. there were hopes the twenty eleven revolution would improve people's circumstances that many say change has materialized for them frustrated with fresh price increases for many goods and new taxes they've taken to the streets since monday. this law is starving us it's depriving us of our money. and it's marginalizing us.
the terrorists do what we're protesting peacefully here we're not trying to overthrow the government we want this unjust law to be scrapped. that's a leasing government has already evolved not to back down on those dirty meshes and tax increases it also accused the opposition of sticking violent protests. hundreds of protesters have so far been arrested. so. this is the situation here in tunis in the capital city of tunisia has a law she called down the main railway this afternoon was peaceful as well the the few scuffles between police and protesters but nothing compared to previous days previous nights now whether this is going to change and and the violent protests are going to fare up again up until sunday when tunisia celebrates all marks the
seventh anniversary of arab spring nobody knows how one fact is here to say that a lot of peaceful protesters are saying and activists are saying they're ready to take to the streets as long as the finance law that's been introduced in january first is not dropped. the winter break has come and gone so the bonus league is underway again thing starting last night with another victory for reigning champions by in munich playing away against leverkusen it was a case of business as usual for the bavarians team is getting by and asked to fly in the thirty second pitch after staunchly believe made it to nil liver cruise news kevin for one point one back to the spectacular free kick from some install d.v.d.'s the colombian star made it three one seeming the points for bind that result by the way keeping them on track for a record sixth concert. that of time. meanwhile the big game
today sees light say hosting shell could both club starting the second half of the season competing for a champions league spot though shelter ended the first half in better form after numb beaten run of eleven games let's say shall i ever have one of the strongest home records in the league. the winter break has done shellcode good to have been a long time since the entire squad trained together one of their new year's resolutions is to get more dangerous in front of goal coach to many go to disco sees room for improvement in the second place side. in some games we were missing verticality in some games we had a lot of possession we really kept our opponents on their feet but at a certain moment we were lacking the change of tempo necessary to attack the opponent's goal to get. a new arrival on loan from eventis marco should help in that department the croatian winger has great acceleration and strength in the
tackle he could make his debut as a starter against leipsic. because mongo is a quality player i think we have a lot of quality players and so we have to see who will play against leipzig marco is definitely one of many options. at rb leipzig rumors that gainey and midfield star not b.k. could move to liverpool six months earlier than agreed have hung over their preparations but they're confident they can be chuckin says. this isn't the first time a team having such a good run has paid us a visit hoffenheim or undefeated when they came to town at this point last year. we're going to need to put on a top performance. only two point separate lives in the table in their first clash of the second season half they both want to stay in the mix at the top. as being a first for women in saudi arabia now allowed to watch football games live from the
stands the first game with women in attendance held on friday in the city of. the move is part of a series of seizing the structure saudi arabia starting in june. to thank you watching. more from us at the top of. the d.w. media center see it find it here it discovery. video and audio podcast and language courses in the g.w. media center at the center dot dublin dot com. it's all about the moments that long before. it's all about the stone.