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theo. i. the german federal elections are running more than six hundred paul events. in our other world headlines with north korea warns that a missile strike on the u.s. mainland is inevitable after american bombers fly close to its coastline and president trump takes another swipe on twitter plus. i. protest the rests in the spanish region of catalonia as it pushes for independence from madrid.
there is one in the afternoon here in moscow this summer the twenty fourth of september i'm calling bray with a mix of today's world developments on some of the biggest stories of the week as well first for you it's of course election day in germany with tens of millions of voters deciding the shape of the next parliament in europe's most powerful country for a look at what's at stake let's go live once again to berlin. good afternoon to you welcome to the special coverage. of the polling stations now for several hours for the federal election if you pay a lot of attention to. reelection polls you'll be thinking that i'm glad michael
said to become chan's level will be a fourth straight been around for twelve years already she's always the permanent fixture sudden for the young people according to them is all the been a time when she hasn't been in the background. the time i remember she was always there i mean i can remember a time when she was like the chancellor and i don't even know who came before she and i miss america as only madonna's genuine get america said i think she was elected in two thousand and five for the first time i was like seven she's just been around forever she's always been an average she's been in power
a long time there c.b.c. is content don't have the slightest. i've never seen an adult without under american governing. in two thousand and five she was elected for the first time i was only thirteen. i pierced my ear lobe. a boy from my school died in a traffic accident. in fukushima the grim outed people died. i went to mississippi for a year as an exchange student. black smoke today obama whites mccain barack obama became the first black president. and i'm up. america. so the voting is. in full swing the polls opened around eight am local time the
closing just under six hours from now the question is will anger anger michael get extra four years you could go on for what sixteen years all together is chance that if he does several candidates already been casting their ballot in three mountain shows you can see him here voting in the city who is a little nuts in the west of the country where he was once actually the mirror in the local town that the campaign there's been a lot of intrigue as well about which of the smaller parties might play a big role about speaking because in forming a coalition. takes a closer look at the. smaller parties have a very big say over the next to the german government and that's because there's a split system here in germany where half of the votes of first past the post the other half right she proportional representation so as long as the party gains more than five percent of the vote it can gain seats in the german parliament and could wield significant power in terms of forming
a coalition over the next few weeks of course most people predict that anglo merkel's most in should still be the largest party in that the next few years but how they will then go about forming a coalition to be. the ruling party over germany will all depend on potentially those smaller parties and insurance of being in coalition government over the last four years but this has been an incredibly difficult election with both throwing mud at each other so whether they can mend fences and continue this so-called grand coalition or will be seen now if they can't they will be reaching out to the smaller parties like. the left party the f.d.p. which are liberals the green party and also potentially now being thrown into the mix the suggestion that the right wing party the a.f.p. will gain seats for the very first time in this election although all of the parties have said that they will not form a coalition with the a.f.p.
well as have a look now at some of the possible coalition partners that could rule germany over the next four years. german parties really emerge with a solid majority from the elections so when it's over they try to make friends. after having tried hard to undermine each other's policies during campaigning but the good news is for the politicians you can always say we can't keep our election promise because our coalition partners. which is not good news for the voters though might ask what was the point when you basically get a program that you didn't vote for there is no guarantee that what you would like to have entered. politics will really turn out there is no guarantee. the election and therefore there is no guarantee that voter. politics will
really work out in this way. so what kind of government might germany get. twenty seventeen range of coalition. make a coalition if merkel's christian democratic union. partners with the business friendly free democratic party and the greens. if this greens and the social democrats manage to form a team. take
time. but. preferential. having two major parties they have. national politics pretty complicated something much clearer though is that having spent years at the helm of the powerhouse has become a very influential figure for the blocs politics however not every decision is made by the member states. as a whole it has defined the answer as one. i
don't like much because of this migrant issue she was the one who told them to come write. me that it costs me we're very. sorry we did a new growth. rate. it will always say we are. live. live with who still believe you so special the very negative impression from some of the news pushers of german interests their strength the interests of the individual countries especially recently for now but they aren't getting. a single column and i see a man who is going to be for the first time college and i'd like to tell people are doing good job so that the guy to tell it's positive goals really didn't.
listen good to get money unfortunately germany has joined greece into a lab rat has turned it into german colony it and through greece of course the socially demolished old europe and its more kids right. now the german elections have also been marked with the now familiar allegation of russian meddling yet despite repeated claims made in the media german officials haven't actually recorded a single incident of russian fear and yet the german newspapers published the headline germans go to the polls putin had to stay away. that none of the predicted scenarios actually occurred and nothing untoward happened researches did find evidence of online attempts to sway the vote strong role but actually of them came
from russia. chimeric are seen as huge german security agencies and cyber experts are alarmed all evidence points to russia that's why we cannot rule out why we're preparing for similar efforts to influence germany's election. ok let's bring in a guest now can speak like the case found the palace in international relations expert joins me on the line very good afternoon to you case now it's a fascinating story i think for anybody the media building up this story you know russian involvement in elections surely it's going to happen again in germany but actually it hasn't do they really think there is going to be interference from russia or is it just a good way of selling the paper. ja i think so i think so it's quite amazing if you think that three years ago the whole world got to hear about from edward snowden that the united states was surveilling every
single step that was being taken on the planet and then in three years time we have been led to believe that now it's russia others doing better and i think that's quite amazing the russia gates story in washington has fallen through completely and of course it was never going to happen in germany either the reason why they bring it up by certain forces bring the top is because they want to get merkel who put on an anti russia policy in the same way. to cost they too could trump hostage. would be my explanation. ok but case the german interior minister said there were no signs of russian russian meddling ok but he said it could still be coming maybe the russians beat the government maybe russian hackers independence maybe they're just very good at it now maybe they had lots of practice maybe we're still going to hear about a scandal after the elections. though i can't i can't believe but if it
happens the reason for it would not be actual hacking because who would be so stupid to be caught in doing now but it would be again as i served a matter of trying to do to america load probably go. to win what they did to try and. prevent him from the terms of the german election. yeah yeah i do apologise case with a little bit of a delay in terms of going on to germany election itself some people have said that it's a bit it's a bit bit boring and predictable people saying anglo american is going to get what another four years taking up to sixteen is it boring is it predictable is that mean that germany is happy with what it has. well germany is not a single block of people or the don't forget that in germany today there are six to eight million people under the poverty line so when when we say for instance
germany's ruling europe etc oh it's german big business and not the mass of the german population some of whom are actually impoverishing two are amazing degree for such a rich country so but yes she will win you know why why should it be boring i mean it would be very important if she feels mandated to take a more positive look at the european situation and let's say depart from the from the robbery policies that are being pursued with the rest of europe and also the confrontation policy with russia which i think is disastrous also for germany and for the german economy. takes preacher you coming on to speak to us there from the netherlands my guess this case found the pail international affairs expert many thanks. thank you guys at home for staying with us i do think we've got lots to bring in it's quite a few parties in the mix as i said the coalition's really could come from all kinds of directions it's going to begin fluence upon not just german politics but also
european politics stay with throughout the day here on out international. one hundred years ago the first computers were actually. people who were hired to do you know or multiplication that's gone that is now done entirely by computers. fortunately i think translation is not yet there but it is one of the easier things to do by computers that will be gone in the next in the next twenty years most translators probably be out of
a job i mean i'm sorry for them but this will just happen this is inevitable. dropping bombs brings peace to the chicken hawks forcing you to fight the battle. to socks for the tell you that the gossip the tabloids but i'll. tell you. all the hawks that we. will watch. more of today's main world news for you now on the north korean foreign minister says a missile strike on the u.s. mainland is now more inevitable he was addressing the u.n.
on the day that store american bombers fly off the east coast of north korea president trump fired back on twitter saying the foreign minister and the country's leader won't be around much longer if they continue their rhetoric so america com reports now from washington. the crisis has escalated today even more after the u.s. flexed its military might according to the pentagon the u.s. sent b. one b. bombers from guam as well as f. fifteen fighter jets from okinawa japan on a mission in international airspace off the eastern coast of north korea. this is the farthest north of the demilitarized zone that any u.s. fighter or bomber has flown in this this century the pentagon says that this mission sends a clear message to the d.p. r. k. that the u.s. has a many military options to defeat any threat this all comes amid a heated dialogue between the two leaders both issuing insult on time sounding identical we will have no choice but to totally destroy north korea.
rocket man is on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime. no one other than trump himself is on a suicide mission if innocent american laws are because of a suicidal let's jump will be held in sa responsible yes it looks like the north korean leader was particularly affected by trump's comments because the foreign minister responded saying that trump's actions were an irreversible mistake began to have met men out there shooting rockets all over the place with rocket man should have been handled a long time ago. he tried to instill the supreme dignity of mcconnachie bar phones as a rocket but by doing so he committed the irreversible mistake of making a visit by rockets to the us mainland all the more inevitable russian foreign
minister urged the us and north korea to end its saber rattling and engage in political dialogue accusing both leaders of behaving like a kindergarten children china and russia will continue to insist on a more reasonable approach in contrast to the emotional one we see now where they behave like children fighting each other in kindergarten and nobody can stop them with the tensions escalating and between both countries the situation remains quite unstable at the moment so it's unclear where this is all headed on first day president trump impose new economic sanctions on north korea after meeting with the leaders of south korea and japan in new york listen to what trump had to say before that hearing from u.s. state senator richard black. distorter provides us with powerful new tools but i want to be clear the order targets only one country and that country's north korea the rhetoric surrounding north korea has really reached very dangerous levels
the north korean certain way bear their share of fault because they they have been extraordinarily provocative in what they have done and then we in turn have. been rather bellicose in our response both sides need to deescalate the rhetoric because of the risk that if if there should be a nuclear exchange the people the people always thought for from these games the nations play hopefully there will be some movement towards diplomacy. this time next week the spanish region of council lonia could be voting in a referendum on breaking away from space saturday so rifle crowds face off in the regional capital bossa lebanon. you were there
a are it was was was was. dying i was . on wednesday spanish authorities arrested fourteen senior catalan officials including a junior economy minister they were all charged with misappropriation of funds breach of official duty and disobedience they're also being fined up to twelve thousand euros for every day they continual canards in the referendum protesters say they are determined to vote and won't tolerate the authorities crackdown the catalan leader says madrid's actions are an act of aggression. we're going to look at them when you're the catalonian government has been subjected to coordinated aggression from the police force of the spanish interior ministry
was. was god and we are here to defend our. future state students are very important part of our society the youngers so we need to make them conscious of what's governing here we are really going to put these to take this forward and to go all the way to independence you know my roots spain is government spends. it will try to do i games that will be on the streets and will try to vote madrid used a range of measures in an attempt to stop the referendum from taking place it declared next sunday's vote as illegal and conducted numerous raids to seize pro referendum material currently more than seven hundred mayors are under investigation over their support for the vote madrid's also announced plans to take control of catalonia as budget in order to ensure that the money isn't spent on the
referendum here's how events have unfolded since the first non-binding vote on independence took place in twenty fourteen. everything. it was really didn't. mean. that's the way clear for now join us again in half an hour for more of our special coverage of the german election life from but they will say that.
prescribed medication is widespread on the u.s. market a frequent cause of death at that point in my life i just felt like everything was ashes my family was literally coming unglued i had actually planned. to commit some site watch all who has made antidepressants so commonly used we were doing what the doctors told us to do we were being responsible and what the real side effects. it was literally alter what i did was done on a cocktail of legal drugs. just because something's legal doesn't mean it's the reason why north korea is trying to develop the capability. to actually prevent. and the united states from assisting south korea in case of contingencies because without
the welcome to all the party is the term crowdsourcing was coined almost a decade ago the phenomenon has expanded from a narrow problem solving into a new way of life millions of people rely on it to learn a foreign language or to find a better driving with sitting individually tailored services in exchange for their own data points how far can the synergy between customization and data collection can go into shaping our world well to discuss that i'm now joined by lou's fund on fuel and volunteer all of the free language application delingpole mr fun and it's great to talk to you thank you very much for the time thank you for having me here a few years ago when i would tell people i'm self-taught and i wish there would be
pretty impressed but unfortunately you know the name or the application you how to develop allows. much everybody to learn a foreign language without physical interaction with a human being don't you think that language instructor is a hating you for that because you took only stilling to employment no no fortunately where we're not hated by language and structures they're actually love us in the united states for example about fifteen percent of all language classrooms use dual lingo. it is still the case that a human teacher helps to motivate a lot it's very hard and one of the hardest things about learning a language by yourself it is possible to learn a language by yourself with the application but it's very hard to stay motivated but level i think you are providing the kind of service that no teacher can provide and i think because thing about your technology is that it marries assignments with instantaneous progress evaluation no all teacher could provide that kind of precise
feedback to his students right yeah there are many things that we actually think that teachers and the illegal combined are better. teachers you know one of the pros with teachers especially in a classroom is there's one teacher and there's maybe thirty students or twenty students and they cannot provide feedback to everybody and this is one of the great things about dealing with that it provides immediate feedback through each for each person it's personal i so so that's great but you know a lot of times you may have a question that a teacher is better at answering or also keeping you motivated is a big big things are i think the combination of the two is most most useful i know that when you were embarking on creating dual language you read a bunch of books on the theory of language acquisition to figure out for example whether the cheek blue rules before adjectives held by first and you know ultimately ended up running those tests on your own users i wonder how does the language learning reality differ from the language learning theory it differs a lot with that's one of the things we're.