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this is news coming to you live from berlin a sigh of relief but germany's political uncertainty is not over yet the social democrats nearly vote to enter formal talks with i'm going to conservatives in a bid to form a new government but a final coalition deal is far from guaranteed also coming up u.s. vice president mike pence heads to jerusalem as palestinians few more washington's decision to recognize the city as israel's capital will pits be able to revive the
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peace process. turkey pounds kurdish militia positions in northern syria as ground troops roll across the border for a second day the kurds hit back with rocket fire on turkish town. and in the book this league of runaway leaders by munich forced to work hard to not have things all the roadway against about a claimant but they are champions for a reason. fellow i'm terry martin thanks for joining us a glimmer of hope for german chancellor angela merkel after four months of political deadlock the social democratic party has voted to enter a formal coalition talks with merkel's conservatives to form a new government but the chancellor herself says negotiations will be no easy task just a slim majority of the s.p.d.
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rank and file backed the move but that could help the s.p.d. demand more concessions from the conservatives who don't want to lose another grand coalition. it was a nail biting finish to our long debate with three hundred sixty two voted yes with two hundred seventy nine zero and one abstention with that the s.p.d. will enter into coalition talks thad in the end the social democrats top brass have the majority they needed to start coalition talks with on the americans conservatives. earlier party leader martin short made an emotional appeal to delegates stressing the role of the center left party could play in strengthening europe. you know you can feel it do you do it we can improve many things in germany and we have a great opportunity to rebuild europe and thus bring about more social justice not just in our country but across the continent. and in view of the last decade and
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a half i want to tell you this very clearly in my view it would be negligent not to seize this opportunity not even. thank the leader of the party's youth wing urged delegates to vote against the talks. about you know where to proceed is this instance in a day whatever happens today it's not the end of the story and it's certainly not the end of the social democrats but that can be the beginning of a new story we brought together let's take this risk together even if it means being a dwarf today in order to be a giant again in the future. others say the party's approach a coalition talks will still be tough. sun which is going to negotiate until the of this size squeals i can't promise you any more than that i don't know if we'll get one hundred percent of what we want probably not but we're going to negotiate and get small good results that's why voting yes today is worth it thank you johnson
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said sitting on. sunday's vote was a major step toward ending germany's political gridlock that has prevented the formation of a new government since september as inconclusive election but there's still a long road ahead once the coalition agreement is reached the social democrats nearly half a million rank and file still have to approve it. talk with a close and now she's chairwoman of the young socialist within the s.p.d. party in berlin good morning to you because why the youth wing of the s.p.d. party that is you campaigned very very tough against the s.p.d. entering coalition talks with chance of michael's conservatives but the party is now voted to proceed with those talks how do you feel about that where on the one hand off course we have a bit disappointed that we didn't get the result we want to but on the other hand i'm also already a little bit proud of what we achieved looking at back at the party congress in
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december where we only gained twenty percent of the votes against the top starting the talks now we're up to forty four percent and we got a lot of positive feedback to our campaign i think the performance of the youth on the party congress was very strong i have huge back up for our position ok but your party leaders are now going to enter those coalition talks with the conservatives have been sitting down and trying to work out an agreement on how to govern germany are you going to continue opposing those talks while they're going all definitely we're going to continue opposing the grand coalition effort that's a bad decision for germany to have a new grand coalition of bet's as a social democratic party and our part. it's against the grand coalition are still valid and i think many people also support our point of view we're going to have a grassroots vote on a grand coalition and of course we're going to try to win the member base now the s.p.d. parliamentary leader on glee and not as she has vowed to press the conservatives to
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get as many concerts concessions out of them as possible in these coalition talks what do the s.p.d. negotiators in these talks have to achieve in order to win your support. or is that impossible i want to say it's impossible but looking at the paper which they're starting for which they're presented on last friday the pia i think it's going to be very very tough because very important points are missing for example for the job my kids and for the precarious jobs ending short term contracts for workers for example also the pension politics needs a fundamental reform and there are big steps of a far from that the social system needs reforms and i don't see how see how they are going to push that through us a call the sion was anglo-american also a cell of politics and integration politics fun for migrants i think there's no way to negotiate that was a see you i think they should try to do that but i think it's going to be very very
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difficult there's going to be a grassroots vote within the s.p.d. on any coalition agreement other more than four hundred thousand members in the s.p.d. party do you think they will approve a coalition deal or not i think many people are to this point of very disappointed from what has been reached so far and many people think that of. already a bad decision to even start talks with the grand coalition so i think it really depends on what they are going to be able to negotiate now and if they're going to have strong points for the social democratic party in the coalition papers and if they don't reach that i think it's going to be very tough for as a party leaders to get a positive result and they could thank you for being with us this morning and a close ahead of the youth wing of berlin social democrats thanks for coming in thank you. see the look now at some of the other stories making headlines around the world today in afghanistan fourteen foreigners and four afghans have been confirmed killed in the attack on the intercontinental hotel in kabul officials say
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six gunman wearing army uniforms stormed the compound saturday evening sparking a thirteen hour gun battle with police the attackers were all killed the taliban claimed responsibility for the attack. a motorcycle ball has exploded in a market in thailand's southern province killing three and wounding many more the region is home to a long running islamist insurgency but no group has claimed responsibility. pope francis has wrapped up his tour in latin america ending the most contentious trip of his papacy in lima the pontiff stepped out of his car to meet well wishers francis and seven day trip to chile and peru was overshadowed by anger over sex abuse scandals involving the catholic church. most u.s. government agencies will be closed today after congress failed to reach a deal on reopening the government a vote is now scheduled for monday at noon the shutdown tame into effect saturday
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after the senate failed to pass a new budget. u.s. vice president mike pence is in jerusalem today as he continues his tour of the middle east and he's the first top u.s. official to visit the city since the trumpet ministrations decision to officially recognize jerusalem as israel's capital and move the u.s. embassy to the city fans travel to israel after meeting with jordan's king abdullah in amman a billet stressed his concern that the u.s. recognition of jerusalem as the capital of israel had not come as part of a comprehensive deal to end the palestinian israeli conflict hence said the trump administration remains committed to a two state solution if both parties agree to it. well his drum made a historic decision and if you recognize it you're islamists the capital of israel but is he also made clear in that decision that we are committed to continue to respect jordan's role as the custodian of holy sites that we take no
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position on boundaries of final status are subject to negotiation and and as i make clear to you the president made clear the world united states of america remains committed if the parties agree to two state solution. u.s. vice president mike pence there well palestinian president mahmoud abbas has canceled a planned meeting with pence in the west bank let's bring in our jerusalem correspondent tonya kramer for more autonomy or will there be no meeting whatsoever between parents and palestinian leaders. well they slow meeting on the official schedule and that comes back to a decision by the palestinian leadership back in december shortly after president trump they came out had made this decision his announcement that he recognizes that u.s. recognize the truth a message kept out of israel the palestinian leadership said mr pence was scheduled
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to come to the region already in december would not be welcome here in the region so this trip first postponed twice in this position has not changed ever since also the palestinian president mahmoud abbas he has been traveling over the weekend to europe and he's expected to be in process today so you won't be even here to receive mr pence the palestinians obviously not happy with this arrangement let's listen to a senior p.l.o. member of schwab talking about mike pence on sunday. that is extremist fundamentalist. christian absolutist. which goes against all that believes and commitments. and christians and particular and they feel that they have been betrayed by somebody who is kneeling. to mend this
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injustice using their lives and as a justification for talk there from. it sounds like there's really no trust left between the palestinians and the current u.s. administration is the peace process effectively on hold while trump is in power. well what mrs ashrawi said there has been echoed by many other palestinian leaders and you also can hear it from people from ordinary palestinians who are saying well we never really believed in the u.s. being an honest broker here but now this has been confirmed after this decision now what the palestinians are saying though the past week is that they won't see the u.s. as the sole mediator or the sole broker in any peace initiative they're looking to fill the void as they say they want to see other partners other parties stepping in and on the other hand as well i mean there are no negotiations at the moment the
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peace process has been frozen for a long time so what the palestinians are trying to to see is what who can fill this void now that in their eyes the u.s. has left mike pence was a big supporter tanya of moving the u.s. embassy to jerusalem is that on his agenda there briefly well they might talk about it but it's not quite clear we're not quite clear about the timetable when this. would be moved their different statements some reports were suggesting that it could be happen by the end of two thousand and nineteen and then the state department said this is not on the agenda right now the time to have this not been said so we will have to wait and see if they will give us any hint of what will happen to this embassy move tony thank you so much t w tanya kramer there in jerusalem. and you're watching the news still to
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come we take a look back at the weekend's put this legal action where there were goals galore in munich and not all four reigning champions by. reports by rights groups a turkish air strikes have killed at least eleven civilians in northern syria this on the second day of a turkish ground offensive into syria to oust u.s. allied kurdish militia from the area their operation was met with a hail of rockets on turkish towns killing at least one refugee the turkish offensive on is code named operation all of branch it began on saturday and has heightened tensions in the already complicated syrian conflict united states has urged turkey to exercise restraint. turkish border times of paying the price and president safe in neighboring syria at least one person has been killed and dozens injured by rockets fired from the kurdish enclave. despite the danger many people
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here remain enthusiastic about turkey's military offensive on the kurds. live on these boys as they. are. saving turkey from ca to insurgents the ground invasion follows asterix and shelling against kurdish militia targets the turkish on me has reported some initial gains that is disputed by the kurdish fighters president reza have added one says the operation will soon be concluded he's also warned that any opposition to the attack will not be tolerated . if anybody heed the call to go on to the streets and protest they will pay the price very heavily. this is a national struggle and in this national struggle we will crush anyone who stands against us. who are living in. well it's that the kurdish fighters at
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a time into proof wrong they've released this footage and say it shows them striking back against hawkish positions and tanks but the kurds are seeking assistance against turkey's military might these protesters are calling for support from washington and moscow who have benefited from kurdish efforts in the fight against the so-called islamic state. but so far the calls for house have fallen on deaf ears. let's bring in our correspondent there in jones who is covering this story from bowl. first of all tell us about the turkish offensive against the kurds in syria why has encouraged taken this step. structure offensive is now full long turkish tanks along with circles soldiers are engaging the militia in several points inside our friend kurdish militia claims to have destroyed as many as eight tanks no comment from the turkish military but images on social media appear to show burning tanks and tank videos of tanks being
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destroyed by missiles on another front the syrian free syrian army possibly a force of twenty five thousand have launched an offensive against the kurdish militia are claiming to have inflicted heavy casualties with images appearing to be showing dead rebels now this underlines that this kurdish militia is a highly disciplined very motivated and battle hardened group after years of fighting islamic state and are very well armed many weapons believed to be given by the u.s. in support of this group in fighting the islamic state and this is why turkey said this operation is needed because they accuse a group of being linked to an insurgency inside turkey which is claimed tens of thousands of lives over the last few decades and the turkish prime minister been a legal term on sunday said the objective of his peroration is to create a thirty kilometer security zone inside africa the turkish president. he has called on nato allies to support the turkish offensive in syria are they likely to do that
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well the deputy secretary general of nato is jus in ankara for talks with turkish officials uncle will be hoping for strong support but they realize behind the scenes they're unlikely to get that what they want is a free hand any criticism from its nato partners to be muted and for now at least it does appear they broadly getting this story what impact could this offensive have on the syrian conflict as a whole. well the potential is massive this is the latest front in a seven year civil war the risks are possibly turkey could end up in confronting the damascus regime forces are lots of that there's even the risk that turkey could front u.s. forces which are parked in areas which are helping the syrian kurdish militia the risk of very large and i think that's what all the key powers behind the scenes role being turkey to make this operation limited in its goals and as soon as
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possible but now at least it's unclear where the uncle will listen to those calls dorian jones there in istanbul thank you very much. french president manuel mccaughan and german chancellor i'm going to michael have appeal to young people to build friendship between their countries the two leaders appeared in a video posted on my khan's twitter feed on the eve of the fifty fifth anniversary of the landmark elise a treaty between france and germany they called for the postwar treaty to be updated for. dear compatriots did german friends have a good dear german citizens dear friends friends. france and germany want to as friends in the heart of europe and in the european stereo. we are aiming for a new goals and new forms of cooperation so without waiting for this new treaty the chancellor and i want to invite you to bring this friendship alive it is on that we
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are especially calling on the young people whether you're a pupil on a print to student seize every opportunity to meet to an exchange trying to learn each other's language be open to their culture be curious about one another you. all to mark the anniversary of the l.s.a. treaty a delegation of german m.p.'s will travel to the french parliament later today says french m.p.'s visit the bonus talk. business news now with more of a current it seems the rich are getting richer while the poor getting poorer same old story sounds familiar terry doesn't it and just in time for the meeting of the world's movers and shakers of the world economic forum in davos the international n.g.o.s oxfam is updating its annual inequality report and one of the most revealing numbers the number of billionaires worldwide has gone up to two thousand and forty three this past year their combined wells increased up by thirteen percent as the rich are getting richer the poor are getting poorer that is the
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conclusion let's take a closer look so eighty two percent of the global wealth generated in twenty seventeen went to the top one percent of the world's population the so-called super rich has some food for thought in only four days the c.e.o. of one of the world's top fashion brands as much as a seamstress in bangladesh makes throughout her entire life as she keeps working and working and working well to add insult to the injury the richest people in the world erik's experts in tax avoidance says oxfam they're paying two hundred billion dollars less in taxes than they should according to the respective laws in their countries and compare that to the development aid paid out by the leading industrial nations well that stands at only one hundred forty five billion dollars so a lot of disturbing figures there but what do we do with all that news where do we go from here that's something i would like to discuss with
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a lot from oxfam germany good to have you here with us. terry already said it sounds familiar inequality certainly is a recurring theme especially this time of year with the world economic forum in davos yet the gap nevertheless seems to be widening despite all the talk what's going wrong well two things that are going wrong mainly it is the tax avoidance of violence large scale. avoidance by the super rich and by corporations and it is also corporations that are paying wages that are often hardly enough to survive if you mentioned the example of seamstresses in bangladesh something goes wrong here because we have excessive personal gates and profits at the top but at the bottom there is just nothing that critics of course which turn around and they do turn around some of those and say ok but just because a rich person doesn't help a poor person in another part of the world so how is that correlation working out for you well there's
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a correlation in so far that if corporations are not paying wages that a decent or a better enough to make a living all over the world there is a correlation with the super rich who own corporations and the poor about half of the humanity not tax avoidance is a big seem not just when releases a report. if this tax was paid let's just be idealistic and say everybody pays the tax that they should pay how would the poor benefit from it they would benefit from it because governments would finally have to financial resources that they urgently need to invest in vital public services such as health care or education because these are the fundaments for poverty reduction and full functioning societies so that is where this money should go to ok we just heard last week this was discussion in the e.u. to take some of those tax havens off a blacklist that was only introduced in december that doesn't seem to be the right
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way forward said no definitely not so this blacklist it started quite ok but that and that's almost half of the tax savings is gone what we need is more transparency governments need to put an end to the dramatic race to the bottom on corporate taxation and we need an end of the era of tax havens and i'm just very briefly why does your report coincide with the world economic forum every year this is a time of year whether a wealthy and also the influential meet and davos and we use that moment to also show the other side of this challenge because they are from germany on inequality report thank you so much thank you. but it's like a soccer now and by america looking pretty unstoppable at the top of the bonus league table they do have beaten their sundays opponents braman in their previous fourteen encounters
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a bonus league record for the longest winning streak against one club braman have been languishing in the lower end of the table but could cause an upset. despite the unfavorable odds braman went to munich with big intentions and i started the game with a bang. here and gone door sliding in to give graeme in a one mil laid off to. and the five minutes this is colin munich since twenty fourteen but had a tough time finding a way through their opponents but thomas miller was in the mood i. got standing technique on in the house in a cool as a just before half time thanks shortly after the break it was two one zero robert levin dusky expertly rising to plan to head a posse of lanka. but braman full back with a helping hand from buy in max crews a song in a corner and nicholas was cool full watching. goal suit
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to. fly and were forced to up their game and some in love and dusty to leave it again the poles seventy eighth goal of the season hominids then headed moolah his hundred thousand as they go along a plateau oh four to the final score but unfolds to work hard for their customary win over courageous braman. going on to some tennis news now germany's cab is through to the quarterfinals of the australian open in melbourne the twenty sixteen champion was made to work hard for her victory over shaved her way she fought back from a set down to win in three sets caballe who's the only remaining grand slam champion left in the draw will play america's madison keys next. and before we go just a reminder the top stories we're following for you today i'm going to be a news stream a chance so i'm going to michael says party leaders face lots of work to deliver
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a stable government this after the social democrats narrowly vote to join formal coalition talks with knuckles conservatives germany has faced months of political uncertainty after inconclusive national elections last september. and vice president u.s. vice president mike pence is visiting jerusalem today where he's scheduled to meet with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu palestinian leaders ever refused to meet with parents in protest over president trump's recognition of jerusalem as the capital of israel. you are watching d.w. news coming to you from berlin we have more news for you at the top of the hour and don't forget you can get all the latest news information from around the clock on our web site that's of d w dot com thanks for being with us.
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