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this is the w. news live from for lent and the austerity protests bring love it on to a standstill citizens valley to fill the streets again in the biggest show of dissent in the country that have been seen in years the prime minister setting a deadline for his government to come up with a rescue plan for the economy. also coming up chile under a state of emergency after days of deadly protests the government cancels
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a metro fare hike that sparks the on rest we will look at what is still fuelling the outrage after recent scandals have taken the shine off of canada's prime minister justin trudeau is in a close race against his conservative challenger as canada votes today in the national polls. but in the bundesliga it's getting crowded at the top after shall go looms and missed their chance to see 1st things. i'm sorry kelly welcome to the program calls for change on the streets of lebanon as a wave of dissent continues for a 5th straight day hundreds of thousands of people have taken to the streets in protest against anti austerity measures the prime minister saad hoti has given his government a deadline of monday evening to come up with a rescue plan for the economy but that hasn't stopped the spread of public
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discontent. monday in beirut and the barricades are still up ready for a 5th day of protests. lebanon's coalition government set itself a monday deadline to pass a sweeping reform bill promising to end banking secrecy for politicians and cut ministers salaries in half. they want to appease both the protesters as well as middle eastern predators and western donors who abducted old with these historic demonstrations to voice their concerns about corruption lebanon is one of the most indebted countries in the world and this religiously diverse country is standing united in his condemnation of high unemployment poor public services and corruption . war it is these ministers and legislators should be thrown in jail this thieves they were begging for money from other countries on behalf of the lebanese but they then put the money in their own pockets because the money this government has done
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nothing but divide us as well as making us poor citizens must retain their dignity this is why we won't leave the streets without taking down the regime and forming a transitional government with exceptional powers to rebuild the country. and i don't think that these protests show little sign of abating. over the weekend there were widespread calls for a job a strike. and let's bring in correspondent now bustle of a who is joining us from beirut and you're actually at the protest square right now set the stage for us what has been the see there over the past hours the past days . so obvious today on the surface those. increasing in the main squares in beirut gaudi center of beirut don't on the bed with the protest of taking right behind me all demands to the same.
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meeting of the cabinet right now which take place in the presidential palace old b. the amounts to the same square drop this time but this a little bit more about that meeting which is taking place right now in the presidential palace what is being discussed and what is the potential outcome. of discussing the early floor package which is on now so discussed between the prime minister side how do you the old when you can parties on them out that is something . they don't agree on all of these politicians some political parties if you use the package they are mauled by cajas. right now they are the meeting still in progress who are waiting till the end of this session or at least may think of this cabinet we think the prime minister thought how he will address the nation after that we are all the protesters all the media looking sort of what's going to be say
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about the about the old go to constance of the situation in lebanon we know that you know before this meeting the prime minister actually went ahead and had a discussion with the president did we have any indications there of what the 2 might have discussed. because they discussed the current situation the. president didn't they didn't it michel all said that at the beginning. of all bank secrecy over the accounts bank accounts of the politicians current ones and in the future this is one of the main demands for the protesters they are state asking to to go over the politicians because the accused is all caught up to the judge and also he used to go into action into action and all of these politicians too in the last 3 decades about all the money that was. beaten from the treasury of
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lebanon and those protesters as you've articulated they're calling for dramatic change they're calling for dramatic action a government that is currently in power. it is their willingness to give them what they want. in fact the situation now very political we have 2 options no whether the government proceed with its old the year before it's be just accept that things will go on safely and in peace with the old with all these reforms the protest of. force and said that they're going to stay in be. in this case the the all nation gold will go into. this what some people some politicians afraid of we are asking all the people all to protest just to calm down to move on with the process and procedure which was going to take place or do. it by the government it is
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a critical moment for the country everything reporting live from beirut thank you. and chill it has been rocked by 3 days of protest violence and looting fires in the capital santiago over the weekend have led to 8 deaths and over 1500 people have been arrested a planned hike in public transportation sparked that on trust and that's now been cancelled but the similar in public anger shows no signs of stopping. sheilas capital sent jago. protest started by students who exploded into a much wider range of violence. including writing. and some looting. several people have already been killed by fires and more than a 1000 people have been arrested. but it surely is under an official
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state of emergency. that. we are at war against a powerful implacable enemy who does not respect anything or anyone. and who is willing to use violence in crime without any limits the. soldiers are on the streets for the 1st time in nearly 30 years the 1st time since general pinochet's military units are. originally about a hike in public transport costs these protests are now about much more inequality and the cost of living. it than being destroyed to combat his rhetoric president pinera met with lawmakers and has pledged to reduce excessive inequality the writing has however divided people. especially the mass torching and destruction of santiago's subway systems which ordinary people are now cleaning up. some less than
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i was born and raised here so i saw them build all the metro stations and this metro should be for my grandchildren. or 10 should be for everyone at the world but at the level of some of that the local authorities say it will take months to fix meanwhile people are now stockpiling fuel for the week ahead as chile braces for more of the same. that's a quick check now some other stories making news around the world australia's major news. papers have published redacted front pages in a coordinated campaign to protest against laws that restrict press freedom as follows federal police raids earlier this year on the national broadcaster a.b.c. and a news corps journalists home over 2 stories that have proved embarrassing for the government. a ballot count in bolivia shows left wing president evo morales
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in the lead following sunday's vote but it might not be enough for an outright win a runoff may necessary amid december but alice is seeking an unprecedented 4th term despite getting credit for lifting millions out of poverty critics accuse him of corruption and anti democratic rules. and following the elections in switzerland the right wing people's party remains the strongest force in parliament despite a slip in support green opposition parties made unexpected games and because the country's new has a unique electoral system it remains unclear whether the greens will become part of the government which parliament will vote for in december. kurdish led forces have withdrawn from the northern syrian town of ross i'm apparently in line with the terms of a deal between the u.s. and turkey a convoy of ambulances carrying wounded civilians and kurdish fighters was c. reaping the area on sunday ancora wants to establish
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a so-called safe zone in the region and demands kurdish forces withdraw completely turkey agreed to pause fighting in the area last week to allow their departure that truce is set to run out on tuesday. and in just a moment we will speak with andreas de a turkey expert and member of the german parliament's foreign affairs committee but 1st our next report takes a look at the contested area for this proposed safe so. some of the fiercest fighting against the so-called islamic state happened in syria along turkey's border kurdish fighters helped turn the tide with the battle for co bani which has since become one of the main kurdish centers for turkey that's a provocation. it considers kurdish forces and axis tensile threat. with regard to the establishment of a safe zone. for the area to be cleaned if terrorists as a result of a president skilled leadership we go will you want to in the negotiations in.
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the area is a fertile plain that once grew the grain that fed much of syria about 1700000 kurds live here along with 500000 syrian arabs and others but the area is also home to thousands of prisoners guarded by kurds at several sites turkey is reportedly guaranteed they won't break out though at least one small scale prison break has already happened. meanwhile more than 150000 people have been forced to leave their homes by the fighting they don't know what's next. for kids these are you i'm very happy about the ceasefire i hope all citizens return to the country but for the time being i won't return until security is established in syria then we'll go back . but with turkish forces and pro turkey syrian fighters massing in their cities returning here is unlikely for the kurds turkey plans to resettle more than a 1000000 refugees here mainly syrians originally from elsewhere in the country.
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and i'm joined now by andreas nick c.d.u. member of the bundestag and foreign affairs committee and the c.d.u. c.s.u. parliamentary group spokesperson for turkey i welcome to the program and thank you so much for joining us i'd like to begin by asking you because the german foreign minister says that turkey's operation against those kurdish forces in northern syria is a violation of international law given that what action should germany be willing to take. i think it is clear that there is no justification under international law for this military operation it is not covered i think under immediate self-defense it is politically and militarily risky. i think we have taken this to the un security council as we had a debate here in parliament we have initiated some action on the un and the e.u.
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level with regard to military procurement issues to turkey but i think we should. avoid the temptation of just focusing on punishing turkey we should. look for solutions to to the to the region and i think the ceasefire that has been agreed at least is an initial 1st step on which we should build further but mr take is that enough because in the last week president and won he called the german foreign minister a political ad mature everyone doesn't listen to what berlin has to say does it. well i think there is a specific political rhetoric in the bilateral relations which i think emerges to the to the front every now and then i think from my experience we will be able to influence turkish behavior the more and the better if we are seen as also having realistic fuel an exultant of turkey is a legitimate security interests and of turkey's contribution with regard to hosting 4000000 refugees if that's the starting point and you can also have
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a more tangible and more. targeted conversation on what what should be done and some of that is better done behind closed doors than. diplomacy megaphone diplomacy meantime you know we have the situation on the ground on the dynamic dramatically shifting we have russia syria turkey really now the key players after u.s. troops pulled out of northern syria and i'm curious to hear how you see the shifting dynamic and potentially a changing role for europe. i think clearly what has happening has 1st and foremost strengthened the role of the assad regime and strengthen the role of russia in syria the potential for the e.u. to contribute to a solution so far is rather limited i think if the chance is there to extend the ceasefire further and give roof for political agreement political solution and what should be done this would require at some point not only an agreement with russia
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would probably also mandate from the u.n. security council the you should be willing to make a constructive contribution. to create a buffer zone that would. stop military violence for more. sustained period but i think the stakes on this are high it would require a broad agreement with syrian government with russia and will probably at some point also require the willingness of countries to commit their peace troops to this region which i think would be a. major challenge but that's wishful thinking isn't it i mean what if the ceasefire is not extended because turkey has only agreed to a pause in fighting for 5 days how concerned are you about what will happen to the kurds in the area when it runs out on tuesday i think that's another thing where the protein needs to be to extend that cease fire i think we should. keep all options open on increasing pressure on turkey but on the other end i think any
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solution will require to also take into account turkey's legitimate interest and to do everything we can to maintain turkey's alliance with the west and with the west with nato and with positive relations with the european union i think pushing turkey out of that and pushing turkey even closer towards russia or china is not helpful it would also not contribute to solving the issue in syria andrea snick member of the german bundestag foreign affairs committee thank you so much for speaking with us here and have you thank you. you're watching t w news still to come on the program find out why it is becoming really tight in the bundesliga we will ask if it is now the most competitive league in europe. but 1st canadians head to the polls today and it could be a nail biter for prime minister just trying to go his campaign has been overshadowed by a series of errors that have raised allegations of racism and ethics violations
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recent polls show trudeau's liberals in a virtual dead heat with the conservatives and that could be a good news for smaller parties like the left leaning democratic party. in the lead up to kind of those elections it's been all but a smooth ride for prime minister justin trudeau his approval ratings drop to almost record lows and his liberal party is engaged in the neck and neck race with the conservatives both are polling at around 30 percent. despite a strong economy and low unemployment popularity dipped after a series of scandals like this old photo of trudeau wearing blackface for his violation of conflict of interest rules. during the last weeks of campaigning to do is been trying to make up for his missteps often attacking his main opponent the conservative party here's the question you have to ask yourself do you want 53000000000 dollars worth of conservative cuts or do you want
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a progressive government that will continue investing in families and investing in communities that's the choice it's that simple. and it's that important. but true those attacks aren't the only worry of conservative leader andrew scheer he is also quite unpopular according to the polls in one of the closest races in the recent years most of the conservatives and the liberals may not win a big enough majority to govern alone. this is where joe meet seeing a leader of the left leaning new democratic party could come into play with approval ratings soaring forest party scene could become the kingmaker of canada's election as a prospective partner in a liberal minority government. for a zillion photographer sebastian gado has been awarded this year's peace prize of
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the german book trade at a ceremony and frank for salgado was recognized for his artistic commitment to the fight for social justice as well as conservation and climate protection his images consistently taken in black and white a future in numbers of exhibitions and books. sebastiano salgado 1st gained international acclaim for these photos taken in 1906 to show workers at the set up the world's largest open cast gold mine in brazil. so god is photo perfect almost staged leading critics to accuse him of. human suffering but for the photographer they simply represent reality i born in brazil when i was like . it's not to provoke a conflict in the concepts of you know what it is i'm sure on the side of my side off the wall. in his latest project some guy who has returned to his roots the
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amazon he says that 20 percent of its area has been destroyed in the past 50 years and the destruction continues. to blames current brazilian president on our own. satisfaction for the i go to dismiss he's allowed it then to go ahead it destroyed the forecast now because of the international pressure he's saying that these for a 2nd it's just not the true. along with his wife lilia sebastiano so god who continues to use his art to draw attention to the exploitation of both people and the planet and he's the 1st photographer to receive the peace prize of the german trait it's a tribute to his ability to say so much without words. another exciting weekend in the bundesliga max merrill from b. to b. sports is here with a breakdown so there's so many teams jostling for the top spot. what happened to
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shock at that one sunday yet they played yesterday and went into the game with a chance of going top if they won and they had previously won 4 games then drawn one so they were in good form but they faced hosts often i'm who the previous much they have beaten the reigning champions by in munich so let's see how it all shook out. hoffenheim welcome shell kids of the southwest looking for back to back wins off the last match stage victory of a boy and it would have to be a nother upset with david wagner's side meeting just 3 points to go chop off the match day 8 man shall come in close off to just 3 minutes that you caligiuri clipping the outside of the post with a sumptuous free kick close but not close enough. as they did against by and it was hoffenheim his truck. 1st though alexander knew bill could only parry for the last babeu andreyko marriage did the rest what niels to the hosts the both the croatians 1st goal of
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a season arriving in the 72nd minute. and they put the gang to bed in the 85th minute babeu racing clear of the sheltered offends the before applying the finishing touch to wrap things up for a nightmare defending from shaka who on cloud 9. o 2 nil the final score david wagner's side hole tid as the hoffenheim revival continues. well a bad slip up for shall korea is the 2nd time they've done this 2nd time they've had the chance to go top and just didn't quite get it done not a very good track record on that but you know if we talk about generally speaking i mean it means that we have 9 teams there just 2 points apart at the top what does this say about the state of the bundestag and save competition right now yeah well i think it's great it's an exciting time to be a bundesliga fan right now especially in neutral you just watching all these games and every week the tables completely different shape at the top and i mean this is actually a record never ever has happened in the bundesliga before that at this stage there
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are only 2 point separating 1st from the 9th ever since the bundesliga went 2 or 3 points for a win system that was in the mid ninety's and we look at other leagues across europe france there's 10 points between those exact same places spain 6 points a little less because the top sides are struggling but it's only 11 england teams so just 2 points we can take a look at that table where we can see that you know among those teams is pretty much all quality sides freiburg you would expect to drop off but everyone else in that list has a fighting chance of finishing at the very least in the top 6 if not the top 4 so a couple of teams that are struggling for consistency that would be the criticism that people would level that but i think it's an exciting time for the blandest again the real chance for one of those teams to kind of be an outsider to make it into the champions league or europa league but you know what you're talking at the top of the table we look at the bottom of the table that's actually quite a different story isn't and yet there's one team that really stands out that is not doing so well they were beaten yesterday by cologne who we can we can take
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a look at the goals 3 nil cologne home victory they are a promotion side as a part of born grew up playing in that rather garish yellow they have no other good time alone his scoring 3 times and had a ball and still yet to win now have won were in the bundesliga a few years ago then dropped down quite dramatically 2 runs so into the 3rd division then bounced back with back to back promotions i think it's just come a little bit too soon. from cologne looking a little bit more at home in the bundesliga especially after that 3 know when they've only scored 5 goals this season so for now they've got 8 slowly but surely getting accustomed wears prada born i think a down one point so a 5 point margin already for them to get out of the bottom spot ok but the bottom line is if you want to see action terms of the blood this league of the season backs merril from data for its thank you want to have all this for a special place for a round of golf without everest in the background golfers in the paul have been
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taking advantage of the himalayan scenery the most spectacular course you can really imagine there is only one real way to get to the course and go between holes and that is with a college copter it is thought to be the 1st golf tournament ever played at an altitude of almost 4000 meters. quick reminder of our top stories here on news lebanon's prime minister saad hariri is due to present a reform package to the cabinet aimed at defusing mass protests that have paralyzed the country anti-government demonstrators have blocked roads for a 5th day fueled by lebanon's crippling economic conditions and anger at the perceived corruption of the political elite. and canadians head to the polls today in what is expected to be a tight race for prime minister justin trudeau his campaign has been overshadowed by a series of errors that have raised allegations of racism and ethics violations recent
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polls show trudeau's liberals and in a virtual dead heat with a concert. up next sunday the views of his global $3000.00 which takes a look at l g b t q people living in fear in uganda we will have more news coming up at the top of the hour as always don't forget you can get the latest information on our web site that's a t w dot com and you can follow us on social media i'm sorry kelly in berlin thanks for watching have a good. come
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