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this is news coming to you live from berlin and a sigh of relief for uncle of machall bunch germany's political uncertainty is not over yet social democrats narrowly bowed to enter formal talks with the conservatives in a bid to form a new government but a final coalition deal there's far from guaranteed. also coming up u.s. vice president mike pence heads to jerusalem as palestinians over washington's decision to recognize the city as israel's capital in the u.s. is the u.s. dollar as the top peace negotiator in the middle east. turkey pounds kurdish
militia positions in northern syria as ground troops roll across the border for a second day the kurds hit back with their own rocket fire. and in the book mostly go by the way leaders plan munich forced to work hard by and did not have things all their own way out of lehmann but they are champions for a reason. hello i'm terry martin good to have you with 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 michael's conservatives to form a new government but the chancellor herself says the negotiations ahead will be no easy task just a slim majority of the s.p.d.
rank and file back the move but that could help the s.p.d. demand more concessions from conservatives who don't want to lose another grand coalition. it was a nail biting finish to our long debate with interest in 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 had the majority they needed to start coalition talks with 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 couldn't 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 few of the last decade and
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. but in a way to proceed if this does indeed 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. this isn't someone we're going to negotiate until the other side 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 john system st john thank you 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. so the coalition gauche asians will happen in a looks like they could be tough still. appeared relieved as she reacted to the news. the indeed c.b.s. after the c.d.u. cleared the way for coalition talks last week we welcome the news that the social democrats have followed seats at their party conference. after intensive and sometimes controversial debates they reached a positive result. is that the path is now clear for full coalition talks the cry of five hundred. or more let's bring in our political correspondent
probably and ponder mark who's inside the german parliament here in berlin probably of uncle merkel sounded relieved sunday's vote but how close are we really to getting a stable government in germany. well we're certainly a lot closer than we were yesterday at this time but in the other hand it is still a long way to go until we have this grand coalition this government that will be now three weeks of tough negotiations for a coalition treaty between the conservatives and the social democrats that are here right behind me discussing this strategy for these coalition talks and then at the end of these three weeks if we have a coalition treaty then the s.p.d. grassroots they have the final say they vote on the result on this treaty and that will be again a very exciting moment arguably the s.p.d. is in a stronger bargaining position and will marcos conservatives be more inclined to make concessions in the forthcoming polish negotiations. well this debate has begun
yesterday exactly right after the s.p.d. yes vote to this negotiations and when you heard what you see is the reaction was there was a big reluctance really to give in to the s.p.d. for example from the very insistent party c.s.u. they said they ruled out any concessions to the social democrats on the other hand the social democrats they have promised their base their party members to negotiate very hard and they can always say of course in negotiation that they have to deliver something to their members because the result as we know was with fifty six percent pretty narrow on the party congress and if the vote in the grassroots well it should be better then they have to deliver something sunday's vote is taken is one step closer to another grand coalition in germany if negotiations are successful what kind of government can we expect will it be any different from the
last one. well that would be a stable government would be a pro european government it would be a government of the political center on the other hand you wouldn't expect probably big visions or spectacular projects in terms of personal that would be a couple of ministers that we know already and of course it would be again anglo american as the chancellor with one big difference though would be her last time in office so in other words within those four years she would have to hand over power little by little without losing it too fast. he found a mark there at the german parliament building thank you so much. or french president manuel markov and german chancellor angela merkel have appealed to young people to help it build friendship between their two countries the two leaders appeared in a video posted on the collins twitter feed on the eve of the fifty fifth anniversary
of the landmark say treaty between germany and perhaps they call for the post war treaty to be updated. dear compatriots in good 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's conclude a new. aiming for a new goals and new forms of cooperation so that doubles and without waiting for this new treaty the chancellor and i want to invite you to bring this friendship alive it is on that we are especially calling on the young people whether you're a pupil an apprentice a student sees every opportunity to meet in exchange try to learn each other's language really open to their culture be curious about one another you. well to mark the anniversary of the lease a treaty a delegation of german m.p.'s will travel to the french parliament later today says
french m.p.'s visit the board this time. now let's take a look at some other stories making news 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 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 former vietnamese state oil executive who was allegedly kidnapped from germany has been sentenced to life in prison for embezzle meant trench one ton was seeking asylum in germany but disappeared from the capital last year germany uses vietnam agents of snatching him from berlin park . a motorcycle bomb has exploded in the market in thailand's southern yellow province killing three and wounding many more the region is home to a long running islamist insurgency but no group has claimed responsibility. and
most u.s. government agencies will be closed today after congress failed to reach a deal on reopening the government a boat is now scheduled for monday at noon the shutdown came into effect saturday 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 is the first top u.s. official to visit the city since the trumpet ministrations decision to officially recognized as israel's capital and move the u.s. embassy to the city peds travel to israel after meeting with jordan's king abdullah in amman delivered expressed 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 this really conflict. pence said the trumpet ministration remains committed to a two state solution if both parties agreed to it president trump made
a historic decision to recognize that jerusalem as the capital of israel but is he also made clear in that decision at that we are committed to continue to respect jordan's role as the custodian of holy sites that we know position on boundaries and final status of such a negotiation and and as i think 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 peds 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 sketch 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 two semester capital of israel the palestinian leadership said that mr pence was scheduled 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 travelling 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 but listen to senior p.l.o. member of schwab talking about mike pence on sunday. extremist fundamentalist literalist. christian absolutist the geology which goes
against all the beliefs and commitments. christians and particular and they feel that they have been betrayed by somebody who is. using diligent as a justification for talk there from. it sounds like there's really no trust left between the palestinians and the current us 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 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 this is not being said so we will have to wait and see if they ever give us any hint of what will happen to this embassy move tony thank you so much to w.'s tanya kramer there in jerusalem. you're watching the news still to come we take a look back at the weekends but this legal action where there were goals galore in munich and not all four reigning champions by. reports by rights groups say turkish air strikes have killed at least eleven civilians in northern syria this will the second day of a turkish ground offensive into syria to 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 freen is codenamed operation all of branch began on saturday and has heightened tensions in the already called placated syrian conflict states has urged
turkey to exercise restraint. turkish border times of paying the price i'm president safe in neighboring syria at least one person has been killed and dozens injured by rockets fired from the kurdish enclave of. despite the danger many people here remain enthusiastic about techies military offensive on the kurds. live on these boys as they urge the tanks on to. they believe this is a saving turkey from could insurgents the ground invasion follows as strikes and shelling against kurdish militia targets the turkish on me has reported some initial gains that is disputed by the kurdish fighters president 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. all over. well it's that the kurdish fighters at a time into proof wrong they've released this footage and say it shows them striking back against takesh positions and tanks but the kurds are seeking assistance against turkey's minute you 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 the story from bowl first of all tell us about the turkish offensive against the kurds in syria why has encouraged taken this step.
offensive is now for long turkish tanks along with circus soldiers are engaging the militia in several points inside our friend kurdish militia claims of 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 destroyed by missiles on another front the syrian free syrian army possibly a force of twenty five thousand have launched an offensive again 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 has claimed tens of
thousands of lives over the last two decades and the turkish prime minister believe 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 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 that 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 a little dark there's even
a risk that turkey could front u.s. forces which are backed in of the areas which are helping the syrian kurdish militia the risk of very large and i think that's where all the key powers are behind the scenes lobbying turkey to make this operation limited in its goals and ended as soon as possible but now at least it's unclear whether uncle will listen to those calls dorian jones there in istanbul thank you very much. well here in germany the business world seems pleased about the green light for coalition negotiations but we care a bit of stability perhaps on the horizon there terry and the euro certainly was up in early trading after germany center left social democratic party voted to begin formal talks with angela merkel's conservatives the deal would end months of uncertainty in europe's biggest economy and the news comes as a confidence boost to german business leaders but there are also concerns that germany is lagging in the digital transformation of industry and they want to see
a new government make that a top priority still the german economy expanded by over two percent and twenty seventeen boosted by high employment and larger investments and economists expect grows to be about the same this year. all right so the social democrats decide to go into coalition talks with i'm going to marry clothes conservative what's the financial well saying let's ask in frankfurt would he is there a sense of relief after yesterday's go ahead. i think there's a sense of relief but it's quite muted nobody's you know throwing up their arms and saying whoopee it's going into the next round of talks from exploratory ones to coalition talks. a bit of a blog's a attitude if you will and people saying not affecting the share prices in the european markets or the german markets too much and wait and see people a little skeptical that much will change but you know i asked the same question on
friday of people what do you expect of them as pity party congress when everything was still up in the air when it looked very close and indeed it was very close in the end and people were quite nervous and were saying over the weekend yes we are going to watch that and we are very interested and i think the same thing holds now it's not going to stop the markets or anyone in the business world from moving at the at the pace that it's moving conditions are very good but people will be looking for very carefully and all the news coming from these talks to see if it indeed leads to a stable government yeah i mean they'll be looking very carefully but what exactly do they hope to see once those coalition talks begin. well there are various voices for example from the representatives of major organizations. and from the business world one representative of the bavarian business world says he would not
like to see more topics raised leading germany to a more of a social welfare state and for example the president of the wholesalers in germany says more important to him is that it move quickly to a stable german government so that germany has a voice in formulating foreign and especially europe. policy and another representative german chambers of industry and trade said please tax reform with lower rates meeting the challenge of other countries like united states which are lowering taxes all right so along wishlist to their let's see what comes to fruition in frankfurt thank you so much. twenty seventeen was a record year for cuban tourism with four point seven million visitors pumping around three billion u.s. dollars into the island's economy but president still not strong's tight a travel rules make it hard for some to turn a profit tourism dollars from big spending american seem to be heading into cuba state sector and away from private business. the man overlooking revolution square
is a legend che guevara the man on the harley is his son and this to give our eyes the owner of la porte it was a tourist and he's showing tourists across have on his guests love it the business took off after then president barack obama lifted a longstanding travel ban for americans. the first hears were very good there was an opening and then increase in tourism and that helped us but today relations are more closed the world has become more complicated conditions are worse and tourism has dropped a bit. in fact tourism has not dropped twenty seventeen was a record year for cuba tourism is up including from the u.s. but under new regulations put in place by the trump ministration all u.s. travel has to take place an organized tour groups that's bad news for some small
providers. at last daljit car cuba tourists can rent the classic cars have ana is famous for the owner has an idea about why u.s. tourists are facing tighter rules again. when americans see the reality of cuban life when the hear the testimonies of cuban businessmen from the private sector they realize that everything they have been told are lies. tighter regulations are not american tourists still flock to the island but some small businesses won't benefit from their visit until after the trump years. difficult times for fans of. well they're struggling just to keep their spot at the top but they already have a big problem in munich they're looking pretty unstoppable at the top of the bonus league table they've beaten sunday's opponents braman in their previous fourteen encounters bonus league a record for the longest winning streak against one club braman have been
languishing in the lower end of the table but could take calls an upset. despite the unfavorable odds braman went to munich with big intentions and they started the game with a bang. sliding in to give graeme in a one off to twenty five minutes their thirst goal in munich since twenty fourteen . button had a tough time finding a way through their opponents the thomas was in the mood. not standing technique in the house in a cool as a just before half time. shortly after the break it was two one. robot levon dusky expertly rising to plan to head a posse of length. but braman full back with a helping hand from by max crews a song in a corner and the cool full watching. goal
to. fly and were forced to up their game and some in love and dusty to live in again the polls seventeenth goal of the season how ms then headed moola his hundred thousand as they go along the plateau. to the final school. to work hard for their customary win over courageous braman. before we go just a reminder the top story we're following for you here today on the w.'s german chancellor i'm going to michael says party leaders face lots of work to deliver a stable government this after the social democrats narrowly to join formal coalition talks with marcus conservatives germany has faced months of political uncertainty after an inconclusive national elections last september. soir news for now thanks for watching.
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