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this is. from berlin tonight turkey's president threatens a military attack on a u.s. backed force across the border in syria president everyone says the troops on the border with syria are any terror threat due to the presence of kurdish fighters are to nato members headed for a collapse or get the latest from istanbul also coming up it's a make or break week for germany's chancellor angela merkel her future rests in the hands of the social democrats leader martin schulz he's trying to persuade his skeptical party to back coalition talks with miracles conservatives yet again and
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the moment a floor collapses at the jakarta stark exchange in the scores of people injured but police say it was not a terror attack. i'm off it's good to have you with us tonight threats and outrage coming from turkey aimed at plans for a u.s. backed security force all along the country's border with syria and iraq of force would defend territory held by the syrian democratic forces which are led by kurdish fighters but turkey's president one regards the kurds as terrorist and he has vowed to quote drowning the force before it's born. syrian government forces fired on rebel fighter. aleppo some verified footage was
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posted online by the syrian government the syrian observatory for human rights say the army has captured dozens of villages in the past three days and is closing in on rebel forces further north turkey has threatened to attack the kurdish held town of freeney monitoring groups say shelling has already begun ankara had been hoping for washington support instead a fresh conflict is brewing between the countries the us led coalition says it is setting up a thirty thousand strong security force to inhibit the activities of the so-called islamic state along the borders with turkey and iraq these areas are controlled by the syrian democratic forces a u.s. backed militia alliance led by syrian kurds but turkey regards the kurds as terrorists and does not want them controlling territory along its border speaking ankara ed one accuse the u.s. of acting against turkish interests should the article read now the u.s.
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has acknowledged it has established an army of terror along our country's border. it's up to us to drown this army of terra before it is born. almost. the syrian government and its key ally russia also denounced the coalition's plans at a news conference in moscow russian foreign minister sergey lavrov warned the move could lead to syria's partition. even if we take into consideration that i as hasn't been completely destroyed as the americans say because some groups still remain on current u.s. actions show that they don't want to maintain syria's territorial integrity. needs to be there and so this new suit. despite being on opposing sides russia and turkey have recently supported each other in a bid to bring peace to syria it's unclear how turkey's threats against
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a free might affect that cooperation in the future. are strong language there for more now we go to our correspondent dorian jones who is on the story for us tonight in a state of oregon evening to you dorian i mean we've got ed a one here threatening to use military force against a u.s. backed border force in syria i mean how much of this is bullied to bully bellicose talk versus a real threat of armed conflict between two nato allies. well i think certainly that is what washington will be asking and neither is true the president has made this threat many times before but this threat by far seems to be the most serious and that's because turkey has been building up its forces on the border over the weekend there was a very heavy artillery bombardment in the african region this kurdish enclave of course in syria which president won and said that they will attack and we've also got unconfirmed reports already turkish commandos have been carrying out operations
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into this region but there is one point here that are free and it's the one area there are no u.s. soldiers present so it does seem that it does carry out this is keen to avoid the nightmare some are scenario of turkey soldiers facing off against american soldiers during this judging by other ones reaction in his words today it appears that he was completely caught off guard by this u.s. announcement is that the case but it does appear to be the case because you have to realize that there's been this whole issue of the washington backing the syrian kurdish militia the white peachy has been a major point of tension between washington and particular because washington has been arming this group for many many months now it did appear late last year that some sort of agreement had been reached between the two presidents where the turkish president claimed that donald president donald trump had agreed to end the arming of the scaling back its support of this group now this this proposal of
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a thirty thousand strong front here force that was going to be mainly made up of syrian kurdish fighters has caused absolute outrage it does appear there has been shocked by this and they do through this as another case of what they see as washington's hypocrisy if not outright for trail and what about the role of russia in this. does he have moscow's support. well that is a big question because moscow has been playing very much a double game here on the one hand it has been only too happy to see this deepening route between two nato allies and in fact on cracking gravitating more mall towards moscow causing more alarm in washington on top of that moscow has been supporting quietly behind the scenes the same syrian kurdish militia because they see the syrian kurdish militia as a very potent and important force in the future outcome of syria so moscow will will have in many ways to make a big choice see if uncle does go ahead and launch his operation in particular
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because there are russian forces in this area offering which is threatening to attack and on top of that unquote will be looking for permission from moscow to let its planes cross into syria to carry out and support in any kind of operation up until now moscow has been very reluctant to do that so moscow is facing a big choice here and will be trying to calm tensions so it will not be forced to choose one side or the alpha endured before we let you go i mean when you don't when you look at what's happening with turkey when you look at what we're hearing from russia and the palestinians to that do you get the sense that there is a a border sense of a willingness to challenge u.s. influence and supremacy in the middle east or in global geopolitics at the moment. well i think that will be a feeling that is coming across the region particularly because turkish president has been so outspoken although he doesn't personally challenge president trump he
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does feel there are many ways he has little choice in that he feels that his country is facing this clear and present danger and the danger from the syrian kurdish militia which he believes will get only stronger given the fact it is receiving the support from both washington and moscow but the fact that he is seen to be charging the superpower will lead to greater growing questions about how much power and influence washington does have in the region it appears to be a growing question is time moves forward dorian jones on the story for us tonight in istanbul dorian thank you very much. in iraq at least thirty people have been killed and more than one hundred wounded in twin bombings in central baghdad officials say two suicide bombers detonated back to back explosions during rush hour in the city's out-i iran square the area has been targeted by similar blast since two thousand and three there's been no claim of responsibility so far but this latest attack is similar to previous bombings by so-called islamic states.
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here are some of the other stories now that are making headlines around the world a french court has dismissed a case against soldiers who were charged with raping children in the central african republic soldiers tasked with keeping warring factions apart work used of abusing children at refugee camps the court found no evidence to support pressing charges the allegations were first published in britain's guardian newspaper the north and south korea have begun a second round of talks to hammer out the details for the north's participation in next month's winter olympics in pyongyang delegations from both sides met in the border truce village of paan. so far they've agreed to include an art troupe from the north and may potentially field a joint women's hockey team as. authorities say one woman has died after a boat fire off the coast of florida the craft was packed with gamblers taking part in an offshore casino cruise about fifty other passengers and crew managed to reach
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safety after jumping into chilly waters and making their way to shore. well here in germany the social democrat leader martin schultz has started a big push to persuade his party members to support coalition talks with underlain marigolds conservatives has started a tour of his party's regional branches after marathon talks last week that's all party leaders agreed to start coalition talks on sunday social democrat delegates will vote on whether to officially back that decision many oppose another grand coalition as it's known they want more concessions from miracle and her conservatives. what do the young members of the s.p.d. want to talk about that now i'm joined by on a closer she is chair of the young socialist within the s.p.d. party here in berlin it's good to have you on this show so give me your take on
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where things are right now do you think that martin schultz is going to be able to convince the party the grass roots level to say yes to this green coalition again i think it's a really open question at the moment it's really difficult to tell if he's going to be able to convince them or not the young socialists are totally against a new grand coalition and what do you want we want. a strong social democratic party we want politics in germany that ford social justice and you didn't you didn't have the you know the last election you had your historically bad lows turn l. it's a good party we had the worst turn our after coming out of a grand coalition for four years which we had and we went into this grand coalition also with the same debate can we really pushed our social democratic projects and values within this coalition and after four years we have to we notice that we have the worst outcome ever out of the election so yes our answer can't be let's do
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a grand coalition again did you communicate this with martin shorts and the leaders of the party are they listening to young people of course we communicate that and what does or does strange is that right after the elections martin short and entire board of the party voted and then i'm mostly against a grand coalition and for a position yeah that's right and now they have to completely turn around one hundred eighty percent there in and why do you know why have they communicated to you why they made that u. turn. well the other coalition talks have failed with the other parties so now many social democrats think that it would be well the duty of the social democratic party. even to save a single american lives or would yes kind enough to save credit germany and see how many democratic projects we can now try to manage and make the life of the people
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but i think it's a good thought but i think it's the wrong way to take to say we make chance of again and hope to get some crumbs of the cake get some yeah exactly the crumbs that are left on the floor for you what about new elections why does it seem that all of the political leaders are afraid of new elections i think many people just don't know in our party what's going to be the turnout of those elections many think that maybe they're not going to be there's not going to be a big change in the election results and we're going to have the same problem all over again but i think we need to be strong and we need to be faithful the core is when the social democratic party now decides not to join anglo-american and really pushes for social democratic ideas and values that we can also gain from the electorate i mean your party is so far away from that place where you would like to be right now i mean don't you think your party reflects what we see in politics right now in germany where young people in particular are really not listened to
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were represented when it comes to legislation in policies i mean don't you feel like people are ignoring you they are not ignoring us but i think we are under repression and to that times and it's not only the young people who are in the repressive but also like left wing people actually are not very we present it in a social democratic party and also not that much in parliament because many people who maybe sail left wing well you don't vote anymore and i think part of the problem is that they don't trust the social democratic party anymore and we're not doing something creative one i'm saying the social democrats the greens and the left party why don't you join forces in create a new super party and we do you discuss radical ideas like there of course i mean in berlin. we have such a quotation which should just put it out and this is a model that i think it could also work on national level but there's some distrust between those parties and we need to work on that so that those so that this becomes actually option for a left wing politics on national level with having
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a left wing chancellor and that's a very important point also for new elections would you like to see as the s.p.d. these next chancellor candidate if we do have early you know new elections i think at this point it's very difficult to say i would like to have a women has a chance of a candidate because they ask if you've never had the women you know give me a name or the names you'd like to name well i think we have to see how the people position themselves on the debate about the great coalition i would like for someone to be credible for leading the party into new election and i want to be totally for is a big coalition and i think that would not be very trustworthy we will see what happens if we do have snap elections again we're going to call you back in and talk with you again i think your analysis is worth hearing and if you're closer here with the young social is of the s.p.d. here in berlin thank you for being on the show you're welcome for the west but in
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other news tonight a mezzanine floor overlooking the main lobby of the indonesian stock exchange in jakarta collapsed today injuring around seventy people there were no deaths reported the building was the target of a car bombing by islamist militants back in two thousand but police have ruled out a bomb attack this time. video captured the moment of the collapse visiting students standing on a mezzanine had no time to react. miraculously no one on the landing or in the lobby below was killed. either but the patient with the most serious injury has a bone fracture another three people were also suspected to have broken bones. but i will need to confirm that with an m.r.i. or c.t. scan and. the high rise in the center of the financial district also includes the offices of the world bank islamists targeted the building with
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a car bomb in two thousand. but in this case officials were quick to rule out terrorism the culprit appears to be substandard construction. the country is known to be lax on building standards. but with no rest for the weary the exchange managed to resume trading in time for the afternoon session. are time for business now javier is here going to talk about saving money l stary and greece again we've heard that before but it definitely end it is a topic that is a problem for many people in the country a slim majority in the greek parliament has approved a new package of economic reforms and spending cuts passage of the bill means greece will continue to receive international bailout money throughout the summer new measures in the controversial bill were limits on the union's right to strike as well as a more efficient property foreclosure process more than ten thousand people
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demonstrated against the bill before the parliament building greece which sends twenty ten has needed bailout money to avoid defaulting on its loans says it will stand on its own starting in september. some corporate news now and could this be the end of the largest commercial airplane in the sky european giant airbus says it might end production of the a three eighty super jumbo a two story plane was supposed to revolutionize air travel with a capacity of up to five hundred passengers but its most important customer emirates is not ordering enough planes to keep the a three eighty program alive. what was hoped to be the company's biggest success is turning into a disappointing defeat with just over three hundred planes sold and few on order airbus says it will stop making the a three eighty super jumbo if it doesn't get
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more business from top client emirates which is now buying planes from boeing says that the dubai based airline is key for its business they're probably the only one who has the ability right now in the marketplace to take a minimum of six a year for a period of eight to ten years and then we can add some on top of that so quite honestly if we can't work out a deal with emirates i think there is no choice but to shut down the program but i'm hopeful that we'll work out a deal with emirates and others can add airplanes on top of that some hold bring mains apparently but the revolution will have to wait. and here's another of pollution that has to wait the immobility one because the detroit motor show gets under way and it seems like a blast from the past bigger is better power is cool and economists are rather boring the spotlight this year is on huge pickups and s.u.v.s germany's top brands
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drew on star power to let their car shot. it doesn't get much bigger than arnold schwarzenegger the man who turned the hummer into a consumer vehicle in the one nine hundred ninety s. this time he was hawking the mercedes g. class an s.u.v. that averages about twelve miles to a gallon of gasoline large utility vehicles are more popular than ever in the u.s. they're high profit margins combined with the nation's low gasoline prices have pushed carmakers to ramp up production in recent years they've been rewarded with record sales. it's a much different environment than europe and china passenger cars are still the focus their electric is the key word carmakers like b.m.w. and folks wagon have vowed to invest billions on new electric models. in detroit the focus was on pickup trucks including the return of the ford ranger ford also introduced its midsize edge x t to go on sale this summer as you can see the hottest segment gets even hotter with the new ad just see this as our most powerful
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s.u.v. ever vokes wagon introduced its new jetta it's focusing on gasoline engine cars while trying to come back from the diesel emissions scandal the brand is thriving globally. as car makers push more trucks and s.u.v.s analysts worry for too much of a good thing overall sales have already started weakening over production and over discounting our new watchwords. but those are concerns that you won't hear from the stage in detroit. it's all about generating emotions there that's all for business to brant i mean if they very much want to talk about now the militant islamist group boko herat you know they have re least a video which purports to show some of the girls kidnapped from the nigerian town of chibok nearly four years ago in the video one of the young women pledges her allegiance to boko her wrong she also says that she pities the girls who were
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returned to their families following talks between the government and the militants about one hundred of the girls are still thought to be in captivity. for more on this now i'm joined by our correspondent adrian creech she is in law goes nigeria good evening to you adrian so bring us up to speed on the story here of the chibok girls and what we know right now. well runs it's almost four years ago that those schools where abducted and you might recall that about two years for about two years there was little information at all about the whereabouts of these two hundred nineteen girls despite the international outcry despite the bring back our girls campaign that was happening abroad but also here in nigeria only in october two thousand and sixteen and march two thousand and seventeen was the time when we got big news when there were the mass releases of about one hundred chibok girls and it was
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a deal brokered by the swiss government that actually chief that's on the other hands there way off issues who said that in exchange for the release of the girls the government had to pay a substantial amount of money and had to release high ranking book fighters and while this is of course very worrisome especially if you think of the future of the terror group what they could use these resources for and it was also a welcome development not only for the parents of the more than the one hundred. children who are still missing but also for everybody living in the north east off nigeria because it clearly shows that they still the willingness of negotiation the willingness of talking on both sides the women in this latest video now they are purportedly some of the remaining chibok girls but in this video they say that they don't want to go back to their families no i mean if this is true why would boko her wrong release the video now. well you've had
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a similar view released a few months ago where we even saw one of the legit she vocals holding a gun saying she doesn't want to go back and it does not come as a surprise to many up service those bills have been in captivity for a very very long time and of course they were brainwashed and this is also what we get from the girls who were released they said each of and one of them had different ways of handling the situation and some of them actually accepted their fates they decided to get married to some of the fight as well as others the majority of them is more resilient the question why did they release this video now is it difficult to answer what is quite likely that it is that timing that he wants to show that the koran still has strengths the cow wants to make clear that the group is not technically defeated as the president has repeatedly been saying amazing four years later and still so many unanswered questions about that she book girls our correspondent adrian creech on the story for us tonight in nigeria adrian
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thank you very much. boko haram is not just a nigerian problem the militant group also operates in neighboring countries the region has long been plagued by terrorism as well as human trafficking and drug smuggling no hopes now why in cooperation between the g five countries which include mauritania mali burkina faso and chad you see those right there today defense ministers of the five region countries are meeting in paris and french president. he's been pushing to create an international terror of wars in the sun hill region and the meeting today aims to set down a concrete timetable for that force france says the donor countries have pledged a total of around three hundred million euros so far saudi arabia has paid one hundred billion euros while the u.s. has put in fifty million as have the european union and the g. five members themselves as you see right there the force will include five thousand
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soldiers and they will target groups like so-called islamic state. and al qaida all of which are active in that region. our correspondent lisa lewis is in paris and she has been following that meeting she sent us this report that jay five the hell member countries and france announced today a second mission of their joint anti terror force now that comes after a first mission late last year a patrolling mission but about this new mission we know very little actually because as they put it themselves they didn't want to threaten the success chances of this new mission now what they wanted to show here they and what that defense minister has sat as well is that this anti terror force was on its way to be fully operational in two thousand and eighteen however they didn't talk about every crucial point and that is money so far that g five member countries and they're
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supporting countries have gathered about three hundred million euros but they will need more than four hundred million euros for their operational budget and and actually billions of years in the long run that's important for the africans to be able to take care of their own security but also for france because france has something at stake here they have at the moment based about three thousand soldiers in the so-called barkhouse on mission in that somehow region and they want to get at least part of a large part of these three thousand soldiers out of the region there was a louis we're right back. the exhibit.
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