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i think it's only the beginning of this. song. starting february first. this indeed of the news coming to you live from berlin the world economic forum opens with the indian prime minister not in there more these day as a strong attraction but in the more the it was chosen out of more than three thousand world leaders and seals gathered there to deliver the keynote address really go live to davos to get the highlights also coming up. the turkish ground assault on kurdish militia inside syria enters its fourth day turkey's president
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vows there is no stepping back and moves to silence dissent. and anger michael's conservatives want to see a quick end to coalition talks with the social democrats given germans a stable government they've been promised after months of uncertainty. kind of a warm welcome to you i'm under thought. we start in davos assist result for the world economic forum has officially got underway after opening remarks by the forum's fonda klaus schwab it was the turn of indian prime minister noting that a bold the he's delivering a keynote speech to the forum aimed at touting india's economic successes and declaring his country is open for business more these been conducting of the.
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program of financial and structural reforms in india his appearance is not the events highlights this is. that we now go straight to ben physician from business desk at a davos high of ben not more this mean of a strong attraction at this event his initial remarks focused on the overarching theme of this summit and which is creating a shared future in a fractured wood what was his key message that well he said it's actually nothing new to situation that we're in at the moment where strong men try to control the world it's an ongoing topic but it is definitely the one of the forefront for with officials the world economic forum officials at least he said there is certainly three big global challenges right now the first one being climate change this was very interesting because it's what the chinese also spoke about last year when chinese president president xi jinping fronted the crowd here
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in davos to a very warm reception. picking up where the chinese left off also really sticking it to trump he doesn't believe in climate change and narendra modi says this is something that is one of the biggest challenges that needs to be tackled and put it to the record snow here in davos the snow we've all been trudging through today as it slowly melts two of the other big challenges he mentioned terrorism and anti globalists hinting there that trump is another problem for the world and then he's also expected to sort of stress india's economic credentials what can we expect on that. well he said not just india has come a long way over the past couple decades but the last time india was represented
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here at davos there was no harry potter there was no twitter tweet it was what birds did basically he says tech is paying playing such a huge role now in the world and has the power to link to bend and to break he says the daughter is also the biggest global asset that there is and the person who holds it will hold the power and germinate the world so not only through tech but also through politics it's going to be extremely interesting to see how india's role begins to change officials here want to see closed door diplomatic talks not just between india but also other global leaders of religious messages being heard very closely he's a wonderful orator ben facility in davos thank you very much for that thank you turn to turkey which is intensified its offensive dubbed olive branch against kurdish militia in northern syria
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a woman injuring group says at least fifty four competence have been killed so far on both sides the turkish army and allied syrian rebel fighters crossed into the kurdish enclave of athen in northern syria on saturday now often is controlled by the kurdish why b.g. militia which has been a key u.s. ally in the fight against so-called islamic state but turkey sees the white b.g. as a terrorist organization and is urged the u.s. to stop backing them. operation all of branch is anything but a peace offering the following airstrikes the turkish military with the support of regional allies is marching across the border into northern syria turkey's president has pledged an unrelenting campaign against the syrian kurdish militia which he considers a terrorist group. will handle a free and there's no stepping back we have an agreement with our russian friends and i've also discussed that with the u.s. and other coalition forces. amidst the attacks russia has pulled back its ground
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troops from the region to avoid accidental clashes experts say turkey is looking to russia for further support. this is inevitably going to mean more close cooperation with russia for turkey and a logical outcome of this is probably russian threat to pull turkey. off the western alliance three thing is it click the u.s. position meanwhile remains ambiguous having backed the kurdish militia during the war against so-called islamic state washington is now refraining from direct criticism while urging turkey to quote exercise restraint in its military actions the u.s. has also said it takes turkey's legitimate security concerns seriously the call on turkey to show restraint was echoed by the u.n. security council on monday but operation all of branch continues to intensify
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creating yet another front in the seven year syrian civil war. meanwhile the genocide being detained in turkey over the social media relating to the offensive a correspondent dorian jones in istanbul told us what he. what we understand is in the last twenty four hours or so five journalists have been detained in early morning raid by the police in. the main kurdish city in turkey turkey what we understand is that these people belong to mainly procrit ish media and also media critical of the government now this comes on top of the arrests of around thirty people on monday for social media posts opposing the for an operation. very concerned about what is going on on social media twitter picket particularly if they are aware that critics and potential opponents of the operation most of the news from from the social media given the fact that the perception among many in
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turkey is that the mainstream media is broadly under the control of the presidency and the government and to underline those concerns prime minister been a real drum on sunday met with leading journalists of of the country mainstream journalists where it is reported he issued a fifteen point plan on how to cover the are for an operation the message is that they want to control this message they want to prevent any possibility of dissent or protests as this operation continues to drag on and on top of that also we've heard reports of dozens of other people in istanbul and ankara have also been arrested in early morning raid this morning many of them are believed to be opponents of the afrin operation many linked to the program. reporting there from istanbul this may not be up to date with some other stories making news around the was a powerful earthquake in the pacific ocean has prompted tsunami warnings for ponce of alaska and canada the epicenter of the eight point two magnitude quake was about
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two hundred fifty kilometers southeast of kodiak island tsunami watches for all head for the entire u.s. west coast and few. clashes and fist fights broke out in gym is how noble overnight during a demonstration against these military operations in syria the test is chanting fascist maastricht signs and flags of iraq in. the situation was quickly brought under control. listing in germany in the fishes between the countries hope for governing partners are showing even as if the best annoyance form with coalition talks on the meccans conservative bloc has the social democrats to finish the talks quickly and deliver the country a new government but the left of center media's vow to negotiate hard to push its agenda. like snow falling outside conservative headquarters last night the kind of inclement weather that matches germany's political mood at the moment with the
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country waiting for government to be given the green light party leaders have been hammering out a negotiation schedule behind closed doors. during sunday's party conference the social democrats instructed their leaders to extract further concessions. given about a team and it will talk again about all the issues we raised during the exploratory talks it's quite clear that in the end full coalition negotiations will always involve compromises but both sides will have to make senior conservatives however are signaling there's little room to maneuver especially on the s.p.d. is demands for liberal immigration policies. this is it's important for us conservatives to hold our line on migration but it cannot be more migration and we need less we need stricter regulations especially in terms of family reunifications we cannot start that debate again. one of the rising stars in the s.p.d.
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parliamentary leader has promised to squeeze the conservatives until in her words they squeal analysts believe the s.p.d. will be a prickly. opposition within the party against current coalition so that way the social democrats will be kind of complicated within this polish government they will be not a partner for the christian democrats no political winter still has germany in its grip with weeks of negotiation ahead before a coalition is finally formed. and that you can call beyond is that the headquarters of. the you and joins me from there comes the c.d.u. is finalizing its sad to see what does it need to take into account as it enters the nest the next phase of negotiations. but i think the first issue that everybody has to clear up is whether these preliminary talks that resulted in the
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twenty eight eight page document can be regarded as finalized some of the participants on the conservative side have been saying this is something like the first version of a final contract between the two parties for coalition talks and therefore nothing that has been said in the first version can be changed on the other hand the social democrats are pushing for much will determine much more substantial negotiations in the coming days and weeks and they want to push through further concessions further . issues that are important to them so this basic decision on what is still open for discussion how much of what is going to happen in the next few days will be flexible or will be fixed that is really the central issue that has to be decided right now nancy the report about divisions within the s.p.d. but there are also divisions within the conservative block how much pressure will this but i'll let it go. well in the conservative bloc on the
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most conservative side of the varian christian social union that is the sister party of angular narcos christian democrats this is the party in bavaria and then fact has been saying this morning as there were entering the building behind me for these talks they were saying that they regard this preliminary document as basically fixed that it's just a matter of fleshing off the points that have been put into that twenty eight page page paper and that no further issues or no opening of new issues will be allowed by them within the christian democrats with. very own party there is some more flexibility some more preparedness actually to make concessions to the social democrats because clearly in the end what's important is that the social democratic party will present the final results of these coalition talks to its membership and
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that membership has to decide whether or not the party is going to actually enter a government that's really the crucial decision which is still several weeks away. nine hundred stand outside the c.d.u. party headquarters here in the butt end thank you very much. the legendary south african jazz musician and political activist e.q. has died muscular feed the trumpet sang and composed music over a career that spanned decades many of his compositions were about the struggle for democratic rights in this country he also collaborated with international musicians but last year he released a statement saying he was fighting cancer the kid was seventy eight years old. his music lives on just a recap of the top story that we're following for you till he has stepped up its ground assault against the kurdish enclave of often in northern syria the turkish
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army an allied syrian rebel fighters are trying to clear the area of kurdish militia present everyone has lived with them and terrorist groups. and coming up ahead we return to davos where the reasons are more the indian prime minister is still making his opening keynote remarks we also look at social entrepreneurs from around the what and how they are mixing with the kill the elite the was economic forum we'll tell you what did on looking for. all that coming up shortly. yeah i do nashville and i think one day this war will be considered cruel and unjust war. and certainly all citizens of ukraine every man woman and child the only friend their homeland is the enemy invades. no one wants russia here which is the. missile against global news that
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