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this is d.w. news live from berlin a possible setback for benjamin netanyahu after voting ends in israel with a rice too close to call exit polls show the prime minister and his hardline allies short of a column entering majority following a strong challenge by centrist opinion guns what's next for israel also on the program business owners too scared to open their shops we look at how xenophobic
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violence in south africa is on doing a decade if it's true revive a former slump in johannesburg. and germany's find meaning get a reading tonight then champions league debut this season while struggling at harm to reclaim top place in the border city. i'm tired very glad you could join me israel's top election kind of it's have been addressing this supporters in tel aviv following repeat elections on tuesday exit polls are indicating a very tight rice the main opposition leader said that initial tallies suggested prime minister benjamin netanyahu had been defeated and he would now try to form a unity government speaking to his support. is that the likud party's headquarters
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netanyahu made no concession of defeat he said israel was at an historic turning point in a moment we'll get some analysis on what these results could mean but 1st this look at what lead israel to 2 elections in 5 months. israel's election result is neck and neck exit polls are suggesting the race between binyamin netanyahu head of the right wing likud party and the incumbent prime minister and his rival benny gantz leader of the centrist blue and white party is too close to call. 6 months ago netanyahu failed to form a coalition government faced with losing power he called fresh elections against predictions of voter fatigue voter turnout has been the highest in decades. palestinians who are not in the gaza strip are eligible to vote and they were also out in higher numbers opposing netanyahu open hostility calling fresh elections was a gamble and netanyahu knows it. the election is close i can
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confirm to you this morning it is very close i call on all citizens of israel to come and vote just like me and my wife came to 1st i won't tell you for whom one with results this close israel faces the same situation it did in april selection netanyahu and his right wing bloc failing to get a 61 seat majority. extensive political negotiations are expected to begin even before the final results are announced later this month. in the studio now is d. w. reporter maya schweitzer who's reported for us from israel hi my it looks like this result is too close to call walk us through some of the possible outcomes in our years here where well there's a lot to digest the sense neither of the big parties managed to get to 61 votes 61 seats in the parliament on their own what they have to now do is coalition building which means of course your i turns to you what. the biggest parties are sort of 2nd
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and 3rd on the list one of those is a secular right wing party called. led by avigdor lieberman this party was in his coalition up until earlier this year when it decided to leave the coalition and that's what precipitated this whole thing really in the 1st place and they have said that they are looking for a unity government now this is not unprecedented in israel's history would mean that all the top 3 parties would govern together however at the top 2 parties are really need to lieberman to do that because they would get to see more than 60 seats themselves they both have right now more than 30 seats in the room those numbers will probably change there's just preliminary the 2nd big interesting plot twist of the night is the joint arab list which are usually down at the bottom of the polls they joined together into a correlation these 4 parties and they have risen now up further in the list in sort of a surprise interesting twist as i said they have never been in an israeli government
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for obvious reasons they represent the israeli arabs but israeli arabs are getting rather frustrated with their parties not really being able to accomplish anything so it's it'll be interesting to see who they decide to throw their weight behind either behind the right wing likud party nationalist party or behind the more centrist blue and white party with many guns ahead so some interesting times ahead how did we end up here to elections in 5 months so for those who didn't for israeli elections episode one who helped it was back in 2015 the last election won reelection and formed this very right wing religious coalition with a bunch of right wing religious orthodox parties and as we said the new party ended up leaving the coalition of the beginning of 21000 and that had to do with a ceasefire that was brokered with gaza militants and with the question of orthodox jews serving in the israeli military the. it's been
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a big question hanging over israeli politics for at least the last 510 years or so and he took their ball went home and the coalition fall apart so they had an election back in april and they were deadlocked likud was deadlocked with this new blue and white party which is a much more centrist party netanyahu claimed victory they pulled ahead by about 15000 votes but an electoral map that's really 0 and he was unable to form another coalition and so here we are again today talking about the same thing happening basically again let's talk a bit more about netanyahu longest serving prime minister and he'd hope that these elections would break this deadlock but could he be in an even weaker position then he was beforehand there's been a lot of speculation over whether this is nothing that was done to ng this is a question i've been asked before the answer generally has been no however there is a possibility at this point if unity government is the way forward if this is what is decided if in fact i figure lieberman's party becomes the king maker there is
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a non-zero chance that likud could decide to unseat netanyahu as the head of the party and this is because the blue and white party has said under no circumstances do we want to be in a unique government with likud we will absolutely not do that and all of this who knows rivals have been very clear about wanting to unseat nuts and you know so his throne spoken a little shakier then it has been in the past but i wouldn't count him out necessarily immediately might just write a thank you for your analysis course. now to some of the other stories making news around the world spanish version is the heading to the polls again the country's kit's hanka prime minister pedro sanchez announced fresh elections after it emerged that no particular column and could win enough support to form a government sanchez's socialists won the most seats in april selection fill will short of an absolute majority elections will now be held on november the 10th.
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officials in the u.s. say they have evidence that saturday's attack on saudi arabia's oil facilities originated in iran the unnamed sources told the reuters news agency that the strike involved drones as previously reported and cruise missiles iran has rejected all claims of responsibility for the attack. swedish climate activist has met iraq obama the former u.s. president who helped broker the 2015 paris climate accord. as one of the planet's rightists advocates in the u.s. for next week's un climate summit and is set to tie in friday's global climate strike in new york. and new york has become the 1st u.s. day all of this. race authorities voted to impose an immediate ban a meeting growing health concerns and the surging popularity of fighting among
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young people the ban does not apply to tobacco cigarettes. a surge of anti foreigner violence is taking a toll on south africa's biggest city johannesburg that's in addition to an economic downturn already hurting the country businesses that keeping their doors closed and visitors the canceling trips to one of the city's most popular areas because of the recent unrest it's a toxic mix that's threatening efforts to turn slums into night. what's. this the john is big in a city has been rocked by to use of violence angry mobs looting and destroying anything in the past with foreign owned businesses feeling the brunt of the. village up and that just about. any form of this conflict between south africans and the foreign nation was short or that that what did it with criminality
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rather than see a flop at the present point whatever it is that fact has been devastating on mother nature. and in a city hub for tourism culture cuisine and entrepreneurship. this is what the damage looks like and there's a big crowd of. people just throwing stones breaks businesses have seen a significant drop in visitors since the unrest began putting serious pressure on the hospitality and tourism sector is which rely on the city's estimated 5000000 annual visit is. how are we going to sustain this 2 industries with the sort of the chaos that always worries me that's always stresses me out police have increased their numbers on the ground conducting raids and patrols across johannesburg we
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want to make sure that a white campaign and last time they people read with a shop so it doesn't. or it doesn't spread to add that area yes we will be remaining in or the horse sports or in our the areas that we effect up until we are sure that everything is and we have to not know my. analysts argue the damage is already done this city is the most unequal in the world and it took a long time to begin to get people in the middle class to go in. restaurants and go up in the town and this definitely is a psychological barrier to continuing the reintegration of class and race you know are divided cities it's a tragedy and it's not only restaurants hostels bars and her tells feeling the pinch in a city commerce is taking a serious hit i just have this feeling they might come back my customers as
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they've been calling me they cannot come and collect the stuff some of their stuff has been damaged so. it's never going to be the same again. although authorities claim the situation is slowly normalizing the nearest has already cost $12.00 lives in the city of gold remains on h. . 2 german teams helped kick off the new champions league season on tuesday night under sleeper leaders abi leipzig took their success on the road in europe to more than a netted 2 goals within 9 minutes we made way through the 2nd half to seal a big away win against portugais side benfica and dortmund held their own at home against us alona. mock andre justine again saved royce penalty to keep the game schoolis and the champions league action continues on wednesday night again the
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action will feature 2 german tames leave a cruisin entertain lokomotiv moscow and buy in munich lock horns with red star bill grade the normally dominant munich only in the 4th place in the bundesliga and have some personnel issues as they start their european campaign. by ends tonight for their champions league opener has been far from smooth a 11 draw with going to sleep arrivals abi leipsic at the weekend also saw defended david allen injured that means veteran jerome what is back in the lineup captain manuel neuer remains confident. jerome is always given his best he's played well and has a lot of experience i've been admiring with him since 2011 and i'm obviously glad to have had him on my side all these years. and feel very safe with him in defense . another challenge for buy in is where to play philippe continue the brazilian
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playmaker has had a stuttering start to the season with no goals so far and only came on as a late substitute against leipsic. he likes to play the number 10 role that's his sweet spot we'll try to give him that chance. he will give it is all offensively as well as defensively. i know that if he gets to play tomorrow. he'll perform well. of this this vision of this would look good for exactly how and if the chino will fit into nico coaches game plan remains to be seen by and would do well to start their champions league campaign with a win in a group that aside from a determined red star team also includes last year's run as uptalk no. don't forget you can always get d w news on the go just download from google play all from the app store that give
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