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this is utopia news line for a girl and public pressure sways our media's lawmakers after a day of strike action and mass protest signs of a breakthrough in the country's political crisis the ruling party says it will back this man nicole question on the former prime minister that's this he can't attract the support of one third of parliament alaska or spawn what the concession means for the paralyzed country also coming up embarrassing news for germany only four of the needle members nearly one hundred thirty year old fighter jets are fit to fly
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missions that's according to media reports of the country tightens its defense budget and under fire alister new leader mahmoud abbas and quietly condemned for suggesting that europe's jews brought the holocaust on themselves israel and the e.u. called his remarks on acceptable. thanks very much for your company everyone we start in armenia or a day of strikes in the capital here of on may be having an impact a top official from the ruling republican party said its members would vote for whichever prime ministerial candidate is nominated by one third of lawmakers and that the party would not put forward a candidate of its own for the very latest let's go straight to diffuse nick calmly she is in the armenian capital year of on nick. the ruling party doing
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a one eighty here fill us in on these new developments. good evening ladies well yes it is pretty unexpected and pretty drastic this pronouncement but we have heard that before only last week and they had intimated in slightly less explicit terms they wouldn't stand in the way of the goal of us in the un and that they wouldn't even give him some votes and then they didn't in the end but for now this is being seen as a big victory here people here on the street see that they brought the copy evan to a standstill with roadblocks with citizens with the strike and they say see this as you know the ruling party caving in to that question because just last hour from the coalition and saying that tomorrow will be a day of rest so the kids go home and do that homework before they go back to school tomorrow but to stay vigilant he's not socially convinced that these wasn't involved he can be trusted so he sold people to keep up to date with his facebook posts and to see if he has to pull them out again now if this does mean that the
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ruling party is prepared to loosen its grip on power just to help defuse tensions what's changed since yesterday. i think the scale of today's sit ins protests have taken by surprise this all happened very fast this evening and we were expecting a stay. session to be more from out of the engine in the to become russian you know it's become active on this by the evening when then things ended up dragging and dragging on and then late evening. vote went through with him being denied the necessary number of votes he made this announce that the genocide very unexpectedly but today everything seemed to work like clockwork at eight fifteen as he said many roads even the central cross roads nirvana just outside our hotel workloads off people with that on top and he's proving that he has got the organization that it's really bring people out in the streets not only hardcore activists but also what seems. the like a very old cross-section of i mean
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a society from the very young we saw babies and children with their mothers sitting on on on pedestrian crossings closing off roads to the very old man and also doing all of this in an atmosphere without fear in any not afraid of the police of the army or of any of the security services that the republican party might have but it is mostly right and an equipment showing a live pictures i believe of the people who are gathered there the opposition it was is still writing this wave of euphoria after they managed to force the prime minister to resign and especially on is denied power again come tomorrow could the mood turn. so far it sticks whether it's the disappointment of yesterday and they've been very clear that this is about nonviolent protest indeed one of the main symbols of this these protests have been the hands out just to show that these people i think that given
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the numbers here it makes very little sense to try and take on the organized professionals of the army or the military because they are able to come out in such tools to fill the public square behind me as whether previously had been the chief big paralysis unfillable and at the moment i think they're really banking on being too big and police be able to stead down the government and to really to mediate them and to prevent them even thinking about using a little shield from their side and so for passion on this side it really makes little sense to even consider that makes no sense i mean i guess what i want to get out here in you know what's the risk of this standoff destabilizing armine out. that's obviously something that the ruling republican party has argued they have tried to cost this as a dangerous juncture for all mean you're saying that this kind of unrest could make armenia more vulnerable to attack from its all rival azerbaijan if the. only going
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on resolved carabaos conflict that they would use up to g. wall beams would dealing with confronting each other to attack their about for me you know. but having said that so far as long as this day's a nonviolent thing it seems that there's of the broad consensus that this is about it among the public this is an internal matters not about changing i mean is alliance with russia with serious relations with the outside world and they've also been very careful to make clear that they're located today was not aimed at the military or emergency services their ability to keep order they've let police called to let military vehicles through the barricades and they also need to highways they didn't close off with two highways that a military useful linking all media would care about they'd be very i think cultures of that potential accusation of putting the country risk and being really at pains to try and avoid any culpability anything that might let them see people
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trade as unpatriotic or navel gazing all right nikolay with the latest from here of on armenia thank you. all right want to tell you now about some of the other stories making news around the world u.s. president donald trump has made his first visit to the state department to attend the swearing in ceremony for his new secretary of state mike pomp ale welcome paino was officially sworn in last week after being confirmed by the senate he has promised to restore what he called the department's swagger. authorities in libya say eleven people have been killed in a suicide bomb attack on the elec tural commission headquarters a spokesman said the bomber was among a group of militants who set fire to the building in the capital tripoli so-called islamic state jarvis group says it carried out the attack. the swedish institute for peace research says global military spending has risen to its highest level. since the cold war ended and most of the increase came from higher outlays
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in asian countries especially china india and saudi arabia russia saw the biggest decrease in spending down twenty percent last year. meanwhile here in germany the country's coalition government has presented its budget for the current year it's set to spend thirty eight point five billion euros on its armed forces that may sound like a lot but the defense ministry is up in arms saying it needs far more to modernize germany's fighting forces as pressure grows on the country to step up its obligations to nato. a german euro fighter taking to the air something of a rare sight these days germany possesses one hundred twenty eight of the jet were plates but only four are reportedly mission ready that could leave the country unable to fulfill its commitments to nato germany needs to modernize its armed forces the bundeswehr but there's no consensus on the cost. conservative defense
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minister was a fund lion says she needs an additional twelve billion euros by twenty twenty one to get the military back in fighting shape but she's only receiving two point five billion extra she's taken the extraordinary step of filing an official letter of protest. and a terse statement from the line played down the conflict but stressed germany's military responsibilities almost are chopped off germany has to make its contribution here not just for security in germany but for our common european security as well here to germany's voice is needed. but finance minister schultz is priority is a balanced budget not a state of the art but it is fair the social democrat argues that military expenditures have been growing recently. stuff in my yard so beautiful right and let me show you a chart of how defense spending has developed in the last few years if. you can see
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the huge rises that have occurred. this is a force of defense spending is concerned that things have really turned around get it in that. germany's military expenditures have gone from thirty three billion euros in twenty thirteen to a projected forty two billion for twenty nineteen but that still leaves germany well short of the nato target that members should spend two percent of their g.d.p. on defense and the bonus band says far more money will be required to keep its troops ready for action. israel's prime minister benjamin netanyahu has attacked palestinian president mahmoud abbas for making anti semitic remarks at a meeting of the palestinian national council on monday abbas suggested that the genocide of european jews by the nazis was because of the jews rule and money lending rather than because of their race or religion that now set the palestinian
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leader was quote still a holocaust denier and he called on the international community to condemn what he called their anti semitism. all right let's get you insight now from mark rings he is director of the conrad adn our foundation and ramallah all right a very good evening out spoke was he thinking what prompted this rans. well besides what we can also talk about the who it was well president about one sister that you want to assert in this two hours last speech i know from your office shows that has direct environment water and not to speak a bar is a spoke in his perspective our own european history but he wanted to convey this message my understanding or my thinking is that it was maybe to convince us to do is to support him again because support rates are quite look only besides that one also has to take into consideration when you speak took place in the prem
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or the philistine national council meeting appeal or as mentioned renew the political strategy of his leadership so i think it was part of a broader stardock he wanted to convey to his people but it's still very difficult to comprehend why he chose to do this can you talk just a little bit about what what his current position is in palestinian politics. well it's of course without saying that the statement yes made is unacceptable. has to be condemned think the europeans did it so a few minutes ago when it comes to those in top position you have to differentiate on the one hand people imposed a long way behind him to constantly you martin to resign and want to have a new leadership leadership in and who they trust and who can make a political economic and social difference on the other hand if you focus on the international level there you also have to see that for us as
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a state or national community he was always for the past decade ever since even bought into politics a very important he actually because he represented the negotiations yasser court recognition of israel peaceful. nexus sochi for a picture of him past all of this is not question and it brings me back to what i said at the beginning the majority is not behind this president and he has a very weak position all right but he still clinging on to power nevertheless clearly this won't endear him to his israeli counterpart separate mr netanyahu seizing on this around has it become a liability what does this mean for whatever is left of the peace process. oh i think it was not a game changer what what we have to observe monday night we have to see the full picture in israel the situation in the palestinian territories is not playing
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a big role. you know at the same time apostles giving the speech benjamin netanyahu talking about iran which of course coming from iran so there's a security narrative that's taking place in israel while on the palestinian side as i described earlier there's a leadership in which people do not longer trust so i would say that the peace process if you ask people especially in the palestinian terrorists as died many years ago there was no political hope in the two state solution actually the news of the palestinian side and their jewishness really community so it will be very difficult to renew this but i don't think that as each of these and unacceptable passages. will contribute to this. direction that is because it's critical director of the conrad adenauer foundation in ramallah mark rings thank you for sharing your insights with us. you're watching the w.
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news we still have a lot more to tell you about including a women are muscling their way into the male dominated taxi market in the kenyan capital of nairobi and a smartphone app is making it possible. all right i turn you over to ben for the day's business stories and i'll see you get at the top of the hour for now thanks so much for watching. frank food and. international gateway to the best connection self in the road and rail. located in the heart of europe you are connected to the whole world. experience outstanding shopping and dining offers and try our services. be our guest at frankfurt airport city managed by from.

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