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this is news coming to you live from berlin the u.n. calls for calm it has been a swale a trip descends into crisis embattled president nicolas maduro says he's the victim of a foreign backed coup but the u.n. wants an investigation into claims his security forces are killing anti-government protesters also coming up greece's parliament to ratify a deal renaming neighboring macedonia protests overnight pushed back the vote to end a feud that has dragged on for decades. plus move over football handball fever
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grips germany as the national team aims to book a place in the final of the world championship. hello i'm terry martin good to have you with us u.n. human rights chief michel bashir that has called for deescalation talks in bed and an investigation into claims that security forces have killed at least twenty protesters the alleged crackdown followed a bit by opposition leader one to president nicolas maduro but he's the victim of a u.s. led to and has cut all diplomatic ties with washington. a defines nicolas maduro has gone on the offensive severing diplomatic relations with the u.s. a day after washington kaufman duros regime in egypt i meant i.
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get it all couldn't move i think there is no doubt in the world that donald trump wants to bring in his own de facto unconstitutional government a coup d'etat in venezuela against the people and democracy. let there be no doubt that donald trump in all his madness believes himself to be the world's police believes that he is the boss of latin america and the caribbean. washington has refused to comply with the duros orders to close its embassy in caracas but still instructed non-essential staff to leave the country the u.s. has put its support behind opposition leader of one guy doe washington wants to increase pressure on the duro by starving his regime of funds we're focusing on today is disconnecting the illegitimate euro regime from the sources of its revenues we think consistent with our recognition no one quite oh is the
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constitutional interim president of venezuela that those revenues should go to get him a government but madeira who has his own international backers moscow in particular has been propping up his socialist government with arms deliveries and loans and within venezuela itself both the military and the supreme court have reaffirmed their support from enduros. his rival one fido meanwhile has gone underground his whereabouts have been a mystery since he was symbolically sworn in on wednesday before tens of thousands of cheering supporters he made his first public comments since then from an undisclosed location. based do. you know that are you also offering amnesty to nicolas maduro. that would have to be looked at he's also a public employee unfortunately though he's also a dictator and responsible for yesterday's victims. remnants of the turmoil in
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caracas earlier this week are slowly being removed more than twenty people were killed in violent protests and there are fears of further unrest as a standoff between the duro and the opposition continues. well with nicolas maduro defying the u.s. and backed by his own big power our allies asked e w's also in caracas whether the duro has already won this power struggle waging that way but there is a strong political game being played behind curtains that suggest the opposition still have negotiating power they can surprise high ranking officials plays for support from others but there is an obvious break in the chain of command when we put into account all the uprisings in the military in the past year the most recent one this monday another question we ask ourselves is why hasn't one result been arrested yet the supreme court requested the attorney general to take charge of such arrests they haven't given to the warrant so tensions are high now and we are
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all expected at that seventy two hour ultimatum for all you have diplomatic personnel to leave the country because of a hymn and say as well as all have questions we don't know what could happen next. debbie is also shrank a they're talking to me a little while ago from caracas now greek lawmakers are set to vote on a landmark name change deal with macedonia under the agreement greece's northern neighbor will rename itself north of macedonia and athens will drop its objection to the country joining nato now the parliamentary vote was delayed by a day to accommodate a large number of lawmakers who wanted to speak on thursday thousands of angry protesters gathered outside the assembly police fired tear gas and detained dozens of demonstrators more rallies against the deal were planned for today ahead of the vote. well it's a highly contentious topic for the greeks so what to call the country on the other
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side of their northern border but why is it so controversial let's take a look the former yugoslav republic of macedonia as it is currently known to the greeks is here it's located north of greece's northern province which just also happens to be called macedonia many greeks object to their neighboring country using the name macedonia arguing that it could lead to territorial claims on the greek province of that same name now the name dispute has been going on for three decades but both governments negotiated a compromise and change name changes last year and so days greece's parliament will vote on whether the country can officially be called the republic of north macedonia. well for the latest let's cross over to our correspondent and
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the who is in the greek capital athens ante a decisive moment for greece so a lot of tension leading up to today's vote on the name change what's the mood in athens. well it's very damp and it's damp primarily because that this downpour that we're seeing right now is that has kept hundreds if not thousands of protesters away from the front of parliament where they have been called for another day of protests lawmakers are inside there's a fierce to face on going for a third day. and we are expected to see more people come out to the streets as this vote nears in the next hour or so there are draconian security measures because of fears of clashes that may erupt and this because the clashes in the violence that we saw are these past few days now the
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discussion leading up to this vote nearly brought down the government in greece is it clear how the parliament is going to vote today. but every government official i've been speaking to is company into it not sure. the prime minister alexis tsipras here does have the votes needed to push this controversial deal through parliament he needs one fifty one votes he has one hundred forty five votes from his own ruling party and he expects it to gather those six extra votes at least from the various to factors that have broken off from parties across the political divide here coming to the support of the government in support of this particular deal but regardless as to whether he does push this through parliament the prime minister and the government will face itself against the people seven in ten people
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here oppose this deal what has the greek government been doing and the if you could tell us briefly to assure its people that the solution for this name dispute is in their interest. well what the government what the prime minister primarily has been doing is trying to ease concerns in trying to to to make sure that everyone here understands what this deal is and it does include a compromise but he's saying that it is not a fact it really relinquish greece's claims to the name macedonia in fact by the deal the prime minister says that greece is reclaiming its history and it has included several articles within this agreement that make sure that the that that macedonia on the other side does not make you say in reference to these ancient greek symbols to the history of alexander the great which is greece's
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most revered ancient warrior but even though this deal is expected to go through there is still a lot of ironing out a lot of details that have to be regulated between the two sides how for example they're going to be naming certain products that both claim and to thank you so much for the chorus about there in athens. of course we'll bring you the outcome of that vote as soon as we know it now to some of the other stories making news around the world today in indonesia floods and landslides have killed at least fifty nine people say authorities heavy rain has pounded south sudan ways the province swelling rivers and bursting their banks thousands have been forced to flee their homes the country's disaster management agency says twenty five people are still missing. brazil's first openly gay congressman john we liaise has
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announced he is leaving the country after receiving multiple death threats said the rate of violence against people has increased significantly since right wing president also noro took office. and the british queen has called for opposing factions in the u.k. to find quote common ground her statement is seen as a veiled plea to end the bitter fighting over brags that as the march deadline looms for britain's segs it from the european union as head of state the queen is expected to remain politically neutral in public as. well so they could see another step in an era of massive change in germany's energy sector the federal government wants to close the country's opencast lignite mines germany's coal commission is meeting in berlin today to decide the way forward and there is a lot at stake around twenty one thousand jobs depend directly on that
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form of coal if you add in the suppliers of and subcontractors the numbers more like seventy thousand jobs in salt lake not coal is still the source for twenty two percent of energy production in germany so it's an ambitious goal to replace that with renewables in just a few years we'll get more on the commission's decision from our correspondent just a moment but first let's take a look at one of the areas most effected by this transition the loose a sure region in eastern germany with its long coal mining tradition. for one hundred fifty years to say sure a region that straddles the german polish border has to offer brown coal mining the town of bag on the german side of the divide is typical of the area. fears a move away from coal will mean massive job losses. you get. this is a question of survival because if you can't guarantee people's livelihoods if you cannot
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create economic prospects people will leave and they will be faster before the actual exit from cool has taken place. at its peak this called fired power plant known as the shots a pump or black pump had seventeen thousand employees today only five thousand people work in the industrial park and that's why many are afraid they are skeptical about the prospects for a future without coal mining. industry if another industry replaces coal mining shorts if not then i highly doubt that sprang back to stay the way it is. obviously it's. true islam will become our next source of income but of course no one knows where the vet will happen and many people are leaving strandberg to find work. especially young people i knew you were at the but some young people have decided to stay four months ago on your. back native
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opened an advertising agency she received many orders from the coal industry. for my point of view we're in the middle of a structural change we must accept this and recreate things to suit our needs we have to that to the future. represents a new bag the trained media designer wants to set an example especially for young people if people do stay here for the self-proclaimed pearl of to say show will have a future even without coal. american democracy there could be new forward creatively stay here in d.c. but think up a new future so that the peril can continue to shine germany wants to phase old coal power a chance to start something new but many people fear it will be at their cost no one really knows what industry will replace coal and what will fill the void here and. that expert commission i mentioned earlier is meeting here
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in berlin at the chancellery our political correspondent hans blunt is there following the summit foresee standing just outside hans i can see that a demonstration is taking place there who's protesting and what are they calling for. i could hardly hear because certain lot of all the at the moment but the cold commission that is being set up by the government is trying to bring together representatives from all areas of. the society that are interested in this subject and trying to find a final solution to how coal as a policy can be ended and germany as you can see from this demonstration here. one aspect of this is that there are young people in germany that are pushing for an exit from coal for coal not to be used for paul generation as quickly as possible
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immediately basically on the other hand you have interest groups such as the trade unions who represent people working in this industry and of course apology and the rating companies who are saying that this should be a process that should be a dime gradually ford from their side as slowly as possible basically and at the same time they're saying it's a prices that needs to be controlled very very carefully and i'm assuming likely to take a long time now the expert commission on coal. old it's meeting there the chancellery has a tough job trying to deliver a swift exit from coal while avoiding economic collapse in regions like like we just saw in our report there and most say sure these regions are dependent on coal how is this commission supposed to square that circle. i'm afraid i didn't get that question i couldn't understand the question just wondering wondering about that coal commission they have to try to get germany to
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wean off coal while preventing economic collapse in regions dependent on coal just how they are going to do that. while this is a fact what we're all wondering are you know one of the things that the reason is that i'm dependent on coal which are mostly in the eastern part of germany what they are demanding is that when those coal industry stops working then when the jobs that are in the calling from st simon's few thousand no longer available that the government should make available billions of euros to try and set off a new industry there and to support the people that i working there to support the economy in that region the question one of the questions is how much money is going to be made available by the government and to hold on this is going to take at the moment the regions concerned are demanding tens of billions of euros in support
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the government has not so far. saying what amount of money it will make available and that in fact is one of the figures that one is expecting this cold commission to come up with thank you so much for now w.'s political correspondent hans blunt. well germany is currently co-hosting the world championships in a sport that many in the english speaking world at least may not be familiar with and that is handball arenas have been packed with fans from around the world excitement is building here in germany ahead of the country's semifinal clash against norway tonight. i the main train station in the northern german city of kiel. fans turned out in droves to watch germany's last game here on a big screen they have little doubt about who's going to win the tournament. it's a good take guys are great they're playing brilliantly well can i say we're going
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to be world champions i know the tournament's it's usually popular in germany more people have been following the german team's games on t.v. the top matches in the football but in this league. that's been what's important for us is that we don't just reach the normal handball fans we want to get all sports fans on board we want to have everyone in the country talking about the team he was the last game against spain in cologne was completely sold out twenty thousand fans packed the arena to see germany now really secure victory and hope their group. the fact that it was amazing really fantastic the atmosphere was electric so many people were screaming and shouting it was brilliant. on friday even the handball party would continue in kiel and across the country fans are hoping germany can win again and book their place in the final. or to christophe on a busy week in davos nears its end to talk about the world are going to be for always
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need terry and there was no shortage of shortage of issues to be discussed climate change trade frictions and the political and economic impact of the upcoming brics it now if britain didn't manage a smooth exit from the european union the head of goldman sachs warned that the banking giant would scale down investment in the u.k. david solomon was there by mirroring this year's underlying sentiment in davos a lot of concern but few real answers. in just a few hours time peace and quiet will return to davos the delegates who came here to seek solutions to the world's problems will be gone for another twelve months. as usual participants at this year's gathering tackled some big issues conversations focused on trade conflicts climate change and of course the many unanswered questions about britain's departure from the e.u. ask you three to fifty years and something come back to be delayed
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others were less tight lipped and came up with analogies to describe the prospect of britain leaving the e.u. without dale it's like in a family husband and wife divorce without an agreement i have not known any such situation which ends happily so the only thing that should have been no is discard this option from that they will and focus on building consensus on any of the other options on the table chancellor angela merkel also made a plea for more international cooperation some saw that as a message to u.s. president donald trump who stayed at home due to the u.s. government shutdown there were some new faces this year though brazil's new president j. airball scenario made his first appearance using the opportunity to try to attract foreign investors many of the leaders who normally grab the headlines didn't attend the world economic forum this year but for most participants that didn't matter
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they came here to talk and to do business and those events don't tend to happen on the big stage but in the back rooms of the congress center or even here on the streets of this little swiss town. let's get more from the world economic forum with my colleagues general. there ben the gathering and davos is drawing to a close today do you think that leaders made progress when it comes to addressing the world's most pressing issues. it's really hard to say i mean the message they're getting out there is a positive message of working together and the world certainly needs that at a time of rising protectionism i spoke to former prime minister tony blair former british prime minister tony blair and he told me that a second referendum is needed for brakes it in other words the brig's a conundrum could be with us even longer and when you talk about the trade war the
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other big topic here that could go on for decades at least the global effects of it according to the economist david autor and i spoke to the australian fine minister . a straight in finance minister my spoke to him and he is coleman said that he's not all that bothered about the effects of the trade war because a straight a really is stuck in between china and the us but he seems to be in denial in my opinion i also spoke to a diff ochs martin from s.a.p and what she said was that the slowdown because of this trade war partly because of this trade war in china is something that firms in europe that worried about them or worried about chinese innovation well that's all well and good ben if you're a company and you have the option of relocating your supply chains elsewhere for example but i think if you're a government and your biggest trading partner happens to be both the us and china then of course you're going to have a problem europe of course your biggest waste is going to be a speedy resolution of the trade war especially as you don't know what the us is
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actually going to do that's the case for example with indonesia whose former trade minister i spoke to yesterday. not to know i want to stay with you there for a second this is your first time in davos what do you make of the fact that there's many of these leaders they come flying in private jets they get chauffeured around and heavy limousines in order to attend panels where they then talk about climate change what do you make of that. indeed well there is a bit of a disconnect there on the one hand it's like you have a lot of people saying climate change the biggest challenge facing humanity and that recent report from the un that told us that we only have twelve years to act to avert disaster how much that's focused minds and really let some urgency to the debate on the other hand as you said people do fly in on private jets people are ferried in large cars you have you have a faint smell of diesel on the main thoroughfare here in davos and you have private drivers waiting for their passengers what with the engine running as they go inside
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to talk about to talk about changing the plan itself saving the planet so there is a bit of a yeah yeah like i said christophe a bit of a disconnect when you say that as well at the same time the world economic forum did make a big thing of the fact that there is fourteen percent less private jets use this year when it was standing but maybe that's because there's more jet sharing go. so that our economy here at the sharing economy is very very key here but i couldn't imagine all those executives going to share with each other. maybe maybe maybe their friends from before who knows right some major jet sharing going on there oh that's good news i guess. gender equality and women's rights were two of the topics discussed there what did you take away from that. well actually only about twenty two percent of the participants here the world economic forum were women so yeah but i would like to point out that of course the big proponents of saving the
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multilateral order were women world leaders like chancellor angela merkel from germany and you zealand's prime minister has been to art and so that's got to mean something doesn't it i thought it was also interesting sales force president amy weaver said to me that women are going to be the ones driving globalization so it's an interesting fact to more and more countries are trying to get more women into the workforce these guys here have to really try a little harder to get more women involved to see that policy does change what will keep reminding them you know those you know because you know i'll do it on a bent his own reporting from davos thanks to both of you and your excellent reporting throughout the world economic forum. and it is there in davos that billionaire investor george soros had some strong words for the chinese president calling ping the quote most dangerous enemy a free society source said that china's social credit system would give president xi total control over his people beijing is currently developing a facial recognition system which says the name of the government algorithms to
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determine how big a threat an individual poses to the regime. like facebook needed to be reined in for the sake of democracy. and a quick reminder of the top story we are following for you at this hour the battles venezuelan leader. has defied international calls to step down after the military and key allies including russia and china dismissed an attempt to oust. you're watching news coming to you live from berlin we have a fresh bulletin coming up at the top of the hour in the meantime for all the latest news and information are all the clocks go ahead and check out our website at www dot com for now from me in the entire team here thanks for watching and have a good.
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