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this is d.w. news live from berlin a dial for nato what to do about turkey collaborating with russia. at nato headquarters defense ministers of faced with one of their own turkey suddenly patrolling northern syria together with a nato atmos treat russia can be allowed to endure this major test of its unity also coming up. the european union's human rights prize goes to el hum tosi for his
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work defending china's we go minority is daughter tells you the family hasn't seen him since he was put in prison 2 years ago our family members are no longer able to visit and we don't know if we still had the most interesting room with him we don't even know if it's still alive. and more than 4 decades after his death he's a hero for some in spain but others he's a haunting figure the remains of former dictator francisco franco exuma relocated and reburying easier than lane's arrest the legacy of franco for good. mood. i'm told me a lot of both thanks for joining us at nato headquarters they have a problem with one of their own defense ministers have been discussing turkey's
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actions in northern syria in the last 2 weeks in a highly unusual event turkey a nato member is now closely collaborating in syria with a nato rival russia. moscow and ankara have joined forces to drive kurdish forces out of northern syria until recently the region was controlled by the kurds who were backed by the u.s. until president trump withdrew american troops that decision cleared the way for the turks to move in. to. moscow is the new puppet master in syria russia's defense minister talks with the head of a kurdish militia there and it's clear who's giving the orders. that's the reality facing nato defense ministers scrambling to catch up with the political reality of post-war syria and more to the point the west's role there. there are different views. on the allies as stated in the meeting also views which are
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publicly known it was a strong support for a political shoot solution a strong. support for stronger international engagement german defense minister and a great crime karrenbauer proposed an international force to police a secure zone but she only had a few details for a moment to look like u.s. defense secretary marc asper might support her idea i think it's find out because it's something that we've been calling on our european partners to do for quite some time is to step up and do more so while i would be supportive of that sacrifice of support of what we don't intend on contribute ground forces or i think that operation the europeans had questions about the details and the timing report was what we were not against an international security zone in principle but the situation on the ground has changed now the turkey and russia have reached an agreement those. in the past the germans have often been slow to suggest
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involvement in such matters but the foreign minister said she had proposed it to the turks the city so often that they showed themselves was very open in our bilateral talks this could take place with the info. meant if the international community and turkey would be open to talks about that. but when talking to the larger group of ministers she only offered a couple of sentences on her idea sources said she said that was enough into the discussion process has been kicked off it'll be a long process and a difficult one but the 1st steps were very encouraging. and germany's defense minister is still looking for support in brussels the nato allies turkey and the u.s. are pulling in different directions. d.w. correspondent teri schultz was at that summit she sent us this appraisal of how the german defense minister's proposal had gone down among the nato colleagues. nato allies were eagerly awaiting more details from german defense minister on
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a great power on her proposal to set up an international monitoring mission in northern syria in the eventuality that a safe zone is set up there but i'm told that the minister did not go into much detail even inside the meeting after all she hasn't even been able to get the german government behind this concept so it's pretty difficult to go out and campaign for it another obstacle would be that germany wants a united nations mandate for any such presence and that of course would require russia's approval at the security council in new york russia rejected this idea out of hand so it's pretty difficult to see if and how this initiative could move forward even with the cautious welcome it got from nato and from individual governments secretary-general u.n. stolzenberg summed up the syria session by saying there are different views among allies on what should happen next in northern syria but he said everyone does want to move forward and they're all hoping for a political solution. teri schultz reporting from brussels now to some of the other
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stories making news around the world bolivia's president evo morales has declared himself winner of the country's presidential elections official results gave him a lead of more than 10 points enough to win outright his main rival has led days of protests claiming the count was rigged. u.s. democratic and republican lawmakers have been paying tribute to the late in life cummins whose body is lying in state in the u.s. capitol of the much loved representative served in the house for 23 years leading democrat cummings was a central figure in efforts to impeach president donald trump. wildfires in california have forced some 50000 people from their home. the area has also been experiencing power blackouts utility companies apparent for a massive shutdown this weekend amid fears high winds could knock down power lines thereby worsen the fire emergency. tens of thousands of demands have again
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taken to the streets of the capital to protest against the president's bid to seek a 3rd term president alpha condé is mandate is due to end in december 2020 but he's hoping to change the constitution so he can stay in office. fill him totty a jailed member of china's we go minority has been on noted this year's soccer of prize the award is given out by the european union and pays tribute to defenders of human rights so he has worked for more than 20 years to improve the rights of way goes in china but he is now jailed as part of beijing's crackdown against the group which is seen more than a 1000000 we goes locked up in internment camps the european parliament said he deserved the award for his attempts to promote dialogue with china's hand majority . earlier we spoke with the daughter of totally in washington d.c. she told us what that prize meant to her and her family i would say this powerful
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award it means safety belt for my family and my father i would hope this award can help him being safe in the prison sentence 2700 have not heard anything about my father i don't know if he is mentally doing ok physically doing ok i don't know if he's even alive and i hope this award could. push china to release more news about my father and allow family visits and also eventually release my father. the remains of spanish dictator francisco franco have been exhumed from a state muslim and moved to a private family vault the ribeiro follows a lengthy legal battle between his family and the socialist government which argued franco's flamboyant burial side was not appropriate in a democratic spain with 22 family members in attendance and biggs
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huge body of spain's fascist leader was taken from its resting place where it had lain for almost 45 years the family had not wanted his remains removed but as he went into the hearse they and other supporters celebrated general franco the man backed by mostly and hitler who ruled spain as an autocrat. long live spain long live franco they chanted. the body was then carried by military helicopter to the new burial site a lower key state cemetery outside been driven where francos wife is also buried. there war supporters had gathered to show their allegiance to the dictator some expressed passion sympathies and offered insults to the interim socialist prime minister pedro sanchez whose government has ordered the move. in a statement sanchez said the relocation of the body was
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a step towards reconciliation. so. this decision puts an end to a moral affront such as the glorification of the figure of a dictator in a public space step has been taken towards reconciliation that can only rest in the democracy and freedom that we all share but at the much to various reasons some 32 percent of people in spain do not agree with the decision with some praising the general's grandson who came for the burial and others offering prayers to franco after a bloody civil war that claimed the lives of 500000 people franco still it seems has the power to divide his country even from beyond the grave. visitors have just hours to scramble up the iconic sandstone rock in the australian desert held sacred by the indigenous people from saturday it will be permanently
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closed to climbers because of safety risks and its spiritual significance indigenous australians called tourists at a loser. there are many australians here right now they feel it's their right to climb the national landmark the holy rock of the local aboriginal people teacher and hansen and her cousin geoff say the geological feature belongs to all australians. think you can be respectful about it and it's a it's a rock there's a marker some areas where you stay away from most certain areas and it's a wonder of the world it's almost for my bucket list long ago australians of european descent to name to a as rock but for indigenous communities it's always been and the signs were put up here a couple of years ago please do not climb and action film has been made on the rock people leave their garbage lying around and use the area as an outdoor toilet now
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the request has become a ban or a lot of this is sacred ground for us the tourists understand this and to understand it they say this is my rock i say no this is not your rock it's a rock or a little river. there are 700000 indigenous people in australia and many feel they are disadvantaged in many ways to this day the artist couple loulou him i'm not against tourists coming to a new room in general but they do want their culture to be respected. leading play for the crowds from the crowd coming in. and people coming in and sharing. the climbing ban has been decided but it's controversial lindy severin and her farm and the nearby small motel with the pub she's afraid there will be fewer tourists now as
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a local business woman she feels her needs were not given enough consideration when the decision was made. iraq has pain very much part of all of our lives but as professionally and personally for a long time. having one of those activities now removed just changes that at least 35 people have died climbing the rock over the decades and a hansen and her cousin jack have made it to the top my view for someone is a compromise where the public can climb up to ice portion highly not as far as the top layer wave going to die and they need that money goes back to the indigenous community but now only bike tools and hikes around the rock will be allowed after all the head of the park's visit to sever says wants to share respect for that people's beliefs such a significant decision to close a call is very important that they can actually make such
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a huge decision themselves demonstrate that they actually own the place and that they can make these decisions without listening to what other people think. the installation field of light brightens up every night but if the path to the peak is closed a doctor chapter in australia's colonial history. and finally a story which may not be black and white a chinese cafe has come under fire for dying dogs to look like pandas in a gimmick which went viral on social media the cafes in the chengdu province home to many of china's panda bears the owner died 6 chowchow dogs to look like pandas and even offer the service to others but he faced a backlash of people saying he was exploiting the dogs. and a reminder of the top story we're following for you in turkey as incursion into northern
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syria has been discussed at a meeting of nato defense ministers the move has drawn criticism from many nato allies who say it could reverse gains made against the so-called islamic state jihadists. you're watching news from berlin coming up next ocean grabbing new laws of the scene stay tuned for our documentary don't forget you can get all the latest news and information around the clock on our website. thanks for joining us. to leave in charge of the famous naturalist index to. use in the original alexander from one world's 250th birthday we're embarking on a voyage of discovery. expedition good.

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