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darkness' cities. starting march tenth. this is deja vu doos live from berlin tonight a new government in germany is within reach the country's would be new government took its first shaky steps together today german chancellor angela merkel's conservatives put on a united front with the social democrats but are they really ready to work together and what message does this deal send to the world also coming up the power struggle
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in the malvinas worsens becomes as authorities are charged top judges with attempting to overthrow the government and signs of a budget deal in the united states but a new plan to protect these so-called dreamers we'll look at their fight against the trump administration's immigration crackdown. plus the lowdown on the latest arrivals at the winter olympics not athletes but an orchestra from north korea sent over the border to perform at the opening ceremony can they bring a little harmony to the troubled financial. i'm it's good to have you with us germany's main political parties have finally agreed to a deal to form a coalition government they made the announcement in berlin after another session of all night talks another grueling game of give and take four months after the
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country's elections but both americal and her social democrat counterpart martin schulz said that the agreement is the only way to safeguard german stability. after a marathon thirty four hours of negotiations it's all strained smiles for the would be coalition partners with the working compromise achieved relief from the chancellor. it's been about so i am convinced that the coalition agreement we have worked on together can be just that the basis for a solid and stable government that's what our country needs and it's what the world is expecting from us off about. expectations were high especially among martin schultz's social democrats the s.p.d. party base will have the last word over the next few weeks the parties roughly four
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hundred sixty thousand members will decide whether the agreement will stand as the foundation for a new grand coalition shields's message success he's a hop artist talk we had a big influence on this agreement and we're grateful to the union parties for making compromises that were difficult for them but it chiva ball in the end just. one example in the coalition agreement fixed term employment would likely be the exception to the rule in future repeated contract extensions a thing of the past a clear concession to the social democrats another key demand from the s.p. day made less headway no movement toward a major overhaul of the german health care system. the conservatives knew they needed to compromise in order to secure a coalition deal even the leader of the cd used by variances to party the c.s.u. had nothing but praise for the s.p.d. and the agreement. reste anyone who reads these one hundred
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seventy seven pages and i hope they will be widely read it will see what we are proposing is good for our country for all and that's also what the s.p.d. is proclaiming the social democrats are getting two of the most important ministries finance and foreign affairs marchin schultz wants to become foreign minister he's given up the s.p.d. presidency to andrey analysis it's been a tense day in berlin but the next decisive phase is now beginning the s.p.d. membership will begin voting in a few days the results should be no non march the fourth only then will it be clear whether there really will be a new grand coalition. i'm joined now here in the studio by our chief political correspondent linda gray and finally after a series of late night stakeouts waiting for
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a deal to be regions good to have you here in the in the war for jay. i mean we when we see today we saw a lot of statements we heard there will be more party negotiations but we can't forget this deal is not done yet i mean the brain can file of the social democrats they have to give their blessing that's right this will go to a vote by the full party membership that's a lot of people and and the fact is that many of them entered the party are not many of them but up to five percent of the party membership are new members who have just joined in the last few weeks many of them with the express aim of voting against a grand coalition many of them were recruited by the party's youth wing in order sensually to vote no now the question is will this deal sway them there's good reason to say yes if they're looking at governing if they actually want to shape policy in
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a direction that affects core issues for the social democrats i mentioned the youth wing well the fact is there are very explicit provisions in this egremont that are aimed at them higher financial aid for students for example educational reform those are key issues for the youth wing but many in that wing of the party essentially say no grand coalition under any circumstances it doesn't matter what policy direction they are heading in we're not interested in governing we're interested essentially in going into retreat for some years and redefining what our party's about so the big question will be do those who want to govern went out or do those who want a phase of retreat when out and we don't know the answer to that yet what about the german chancellor you know we had limbo in this country political limbo for almost five. and a lot of people say that she was too generous especially last night in order to end this limbo was she to jitters well this coalition agreement does involve one of the
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biggest spending packages that we have ever seen in a coalition agreement forty five billion just for new projects over one hundred billion that they aim to spend through twenty twenty one so those are big numbers but i heard a number of conservatives today outside of the parliamentary fractions meeting rooms saying you know what the money is there and we've got a lot of tax money in the coffers at the moment this economy is doing well and this is the time to spend money on modernizing the economy on digitalisation on big projects that will give us a really dynamic basis for the future and frankly i think they're right the social democrats came out looking like the clear winner and these negotiations the opposition rather scathing there when his attack i want us to listen to what the party leader of the right wing alternative for germany mr alexander gala what he had to say about the pretty. d.
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the sioux of the allocation of ministerial post shows that the cd you have completely given up because they're afraid of the s.p.d. membership vote. they printed themselves out ideologically and technically as well as they haven't got any of the main ministries anymore and classes minister you could say that the c.d.u. is now just an empty vessel. i mean those are strong you don't need to make against the conservatives did the c.d.u. the conservatives did they make too many concessions you know what they have kept the ministry that matters most to his voters and that is the interior ministry they've also kept the defense ministry those are two critical member ministries exactly the right wing the interior ministry is going to be beefed up it's going to include a homeland ministry hindmarsh homeland security and again
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that is exactly what his voters would be looking for they want issues like german cultural identity to be on the agenda they want to talk about securing the country's borders and while those will be firmly in the hands of the most conservative party on the political spectrum that is not the far right namely the christian social union the bavarian conservatives that's exactly what he's afraid of the c.s.u. said today this is all about the basis for true social cohesion in this country well if greater social to case he should work to come about his party but what about the detail of the party there mr gallagher being mailed the biggest opposition party in germany. a year ago no one would have predicted that that is what will happen if this coalition comes into place we don't know that yet and then that will be interesting to see whether that spotlight shining on that party does them good or harm i think there is
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a lot in this coalition agreement that goes to the feeling of pervasive insecurity and precariousness that has driven some germans into the arms of the far right whether the. coalition if it's implemented really if the agreement if it's truly implemented could win them back that remains to be seen but i see material in here that could possibly go in that direction if it's implemented the way that it's written right our chief political correspondent melinda curry with very clear elsa's they're going to thanks very much. but he took to the streets of germany to ask ordinary germans what they make of today's deal. after only reaching this agreement by the skin of their teeth i don't it's a really good thing for the whole country. and most politicians were probably just thinking of themselves and not the citizens. of their new elections because of the
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f.d.a. maybe they would get more seats and that wouldn't be good. i think it's a good idea coalition is a really good idea because we all want peace and there's so much confusion in the world already so if they can work together for the better better jerram a need that's good. i think it's a good thing that they've agreed because in the meantime it's become so bad that no politician or person has the in durance to keep going now and they all work hard and i think it's a solution for everyone. this. guy does it's ninety one i'm against a grand coalition so i don't care what they've agreed on i will definitely vote against it i am a member of the s.p.d. . i would have been in favor of a new elections but only at the beginning not now. that's why i'm glad that an agreement has been reached but in my opinion it has always headed towards
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a no win situation probably any solution would have been considered a sellout. i wonder whether mr schultz we're going to ministry or not he said he didn't want one but now they say he'll become foreign minister so that something exciting at the end of the day. our businesses are already weighing in on the change one of germany's most important ministries daniel that's right and looks like how bugs mayor has got himself a new job well it's out with the old finance minister evolved. revered at home he loves to preach austerity to the southern europeans they hated him but the bitter medicine is taking effect to greece is back on international markets today spain has recovered has already moved on to his new job as the president of the bundestag so the next german finance minister could well be this man the pro-business centrist shots he is from the social democrat coalition partners and could soften
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the harsh face of austerity and the big. nisei executives will struggle to convince schultz to adopt a new corporate tax cuts modeled on those passed in the united states which have triggered a flood of investment the last corporate tax overhaul here was a decade ago the association of german chambers of commerce and industry praises the coalition pact for investing in digital education and broadband but there's criticism from other groups that nothing much is going to change under another grand coalition. we spoke to tito good man of germany's engineering association a v.d.m. a he was certainly rather lukewarm about the coalition's tax plan. there is no increase of income tax only very very little to reduce taxes in germany or for the time being small things like what we call in germany. are going down but not for everybody only for people with lower income than others so
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there's not much development in here we are really lacking a reform that goes into the structure and helps companies one thing that is of course a real pity the competition is rising and what we can do to be the number one position in x. sports for the time being would be of course more innovation and more innovation assets for. tax credits for research. might come but only to a very very small extent not helping for the whole problem. so let's head over the pond now the volatility continues on us markets today wall street stocks shot up within minutes of the end of the last session following a series of massive swings over the past few days signs central banks could raise interest rates more aggressively had sparked the volatility and it spread around the world right now the dow is just slightly in positive territory european shares
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went even higher closing about one and three quarters of a percent up. should binmen be play paid the same as cleaning ladies warehouse workers the same as shop floor stuff will equal pay is a controversial topic in the u.k. at the moment now supermarket group tesco britain's largest retailer and private employer is facing a hefty lawsuit workers claiming women are paid considerably less than their male counterparts for jobs with similar skills. the lawsuit comes with a whopping request for compensation four billion pounds or about four point five billion euros it claims that workers in tesco distribution centers mostly men were paid considerably more than the largely female workforce in the stores themselves the difference three pounds an hour or about fifty seven hundred euros a year plaintiffs say the jobs deserve equal compensation but we deal with
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customers they don't have to get with customers but we you know we take the stock and we like the stock they they know the elf that ari and we laid into the shelves the legal claim comes with the gender pay gap very much in the spotlight in britain the resignation of carrie grace as b.b.c. china editor last month sparked a government investigation into pay bias at the broadcaster the government is also pushing a law that requires larger companies to publish pay gap data but there's already an equal pay law on the books it's more than thirty years old and is routinely ignored according to the tesco plaintiff's lawyers stefanos goodness it's nineteen eighty-four that you can compose a different job that's thirty four years to get your house and the law firm aims to achieve change through the courts it's also suing british supermarket chains sainsbury's and as a wal-mart subsidiary can be very expensive to tesco that's every business going to have you back over to brant thank you very much the united nations is calling the
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political crisis in the maldives an all out assault on democracy now that's after authorities arrested two of the country's top judges on charges of attempting to overthrow the government president. has defied a court ruling ordering the release of jail of opposition leaders and has imposed a state of emergency in the island nation. this is what a state of emergency looks like police blocking the opposition party headquarters no one goes in or out without their say president. blames the opposition for forcing his hand. this is not a state of war epidemic or natural disaster this is something more dangerous this is an obstruction of the variability of this state to function. though and i've been on it with the people that. yemeni has faced international criticism for rolling back democratic reforms he's used the state to crackdown on opponents most
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recently ordering police to storm the supreme court and arrest two justices the opposition is defiant as the former defense minister was being taken to jail he said the whole procedure is illegal if you have been taken into custody unlawfully . he did it and did it. it's not clear what charges the detainees will face international pressure is mounting with calls for the president to respect the constitution and the rule of law. earlier we spoke to opposition member of parliament. she explained why her while giving in democratic party has called on india to intervene in the the mall. we think it's time to stop for india to stop its wait and watch policy. since president ya mean came to power he has moved more dates foreign policy very
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much wants china and it's very much been at the expense of india india had always been our traditional and closer diplomatic and create partner but since president jiang came to power it has shifted very much towards china. you might have seen that china's rather harsh warnings to india today in one of their china's news papers. basically saying that india should back off from the maldives that this is a domestic problem and that india should back up now that in itself is a nominee that china should be speaking on behalf of the maldives to india about a problem in the maldives is that is very alarming. india has always been our first partner that we turn to in moments of political crisis or diplomatic or national crisis it's very alarming that china should feel that hamish can speak on behalf of the it is and this is why we're doing is appealing to india for of
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a more robust engagement in the political crisis in the maldives we're asking in the. get out of this situation. and that was. a member of the parliament in the multi here's a look now at some of the other stories that are making headlines around the world the syrian government and its ally russia have watched fresh air strikes in a row rebel held area east of the capital damascus observers say the strikes on wednesday killed over twenty people in eastern galba hundreds of thousands of people remain trapped there by a government seen us senate leaders have reached a budget agreement that could prevent a looming government shutdown senate majority leader mitch mcconnell and democratic leader chuck schumer announced the deal which boost spending for defense and domestic programs the deals still needs to be approved by the full senate and the house. the senate deal does not address the status of these so-called
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dreamers those immigrants who were brought to the country illegally as children when they the government program giving them temporary protection is due to expire as democrats republicans haven't yet agreed how the reform of migration policy about seven hundred thousand dreamers stand to lose the protection that allowed them to work and study in the u.s. now the issue was hotly disputed and not only in congress our reporter carl levin chinoy has talked to people on both sides of the fence. even on a cold day in washington d.c. activists gathered in front of the trouble to tell to protest against the president's new proposal for an immigration law and border security that his proposal targets not only illegal but also illegal migration. it's very important that we continue in this fight. but it is imo because we know the terms words are conquering a lot of people in this country. first that competes them to one of the main
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proposals of trump's plan is to limit family reunification immigration matthew o'brien works for fair an organization that supports this fair seeks to reduce immigration in the united states family reunification if you stop and think about it it's kind of a silly policy for immigration because families can stay unified if they stay home together so the average immigrant to united states based on research conducted by princeton university brings approximately three point four five people with him or her so that means that every time that the u.s. allows someone to come in here that is an initiating immigrant who then causes a chain reaction where other immigrants are able to come here but the question is why some immigrants leave their homes and come to the u.s. at zero zero zero zero zero in this i came because the gangs in el salvador killed my brother in law with twelve shots make it so should i wait until my husband is next or my children says this is why i'm here not because i have
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nothing to eat or a place to live i'm here to save my life here supports most of the points in trying to make ration agenda as well as his general view on immigrants asked about the correlation between immigration and crime mr o'brien has a clear opinion based on his former wark deporting immigrants from new york state prisons and my personal experience was that there were a very very disturbing the large number of people who were both it was. but also lawful migrants who had committed crimes and wound up in prison. that's one of the main reasons they're protesting there we take this portrayal of themselves. or presentation of us a statement which is not true and that everyone is a criminal we are workers we are you know students where here you know making their country better plays in the popularity held belief that immigrants are criminals is
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not backed up by statistics as the president of the migration policy center in washington tells us there are number of studies that tell us you know quite conclusively that immigrants are much less likely to commit crimes the native born americans and authorized immigrants those that are here without legal papers are also particularly less likely to commit crime. which is interesting i mean but but it also makes sense right people who are who come to this country come to work if they don't have papers they're worried about getting in tangled with the authorities and even if they do have papers even if they're here is as legal residence the reality is most immigrants are really here to work and they don't want to get caught up in the legal system. when it comes to me grayson policy the united states seems more polarized than ever. the german cup quarter finals continued on wednesday night with frankfurt the latest team to confirm their place in the last four thanks to a three nil home win over meit's the away fans were in good voice ahead of the
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match against their local y. balls but their team went behind when keeper we lost possession and frank first. fired home another defensive they are suffering for double their of the alexander hawks touch trickled past for an only goal and was at fault again to allow omar muster roll to make it three mil and put frankfurt. well athletes have been arriving in pyongyang ahead of the opening ceremony of the winter olympics on friday but there is more than just sports on the agenda international politics are once more dominating the olympics. musicians not athletes arrived at the south korean ferry port of mukoko on wednesday this one hundred forty strong north korean orchestra will perform in pyongyang and also in the south's capital seoul at the border and pod to north
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korea's cheering squad arrived with high hopes for the upcoming games. going on in human helpful i'm glad the winter olympics will be held with a successful cooperation between north and south korea i hope that athletes from the two koreas will achieve good results in this elim pics. the political undertone of the games extends beyond the korean peninsula lawyers of fifteen russian athletes appealed to the court of arbitration for sport as they seek to be admitted to the olympics they follow thirty two russians who unsuccessfully appealed on tuesday but the i.o.c. expects one hundred sixty eight russian athletes to compete under a neutral flag other athletes have still found time to get into the olympic mood my game is on the ice is totally different from right now and not then it's like. you don't know in my way because i'm probably going to kill you. is hoping jokes and smiles will prevail as athletes continue to arrive ahead of the opening
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ceremony on friday. fredricka. don't get in her way all right here's a reminder of the top stories that we're following for you germany's biggest political parties have announced an agreement to form a coalition government chancellor angela merkel calling the deal that her conservatives struck with the social democrats a basis for good government social democrat leader martin schultz says that the pact will bring fundamental change for both germany and europe. after a short break i'll be back to take you through the day stick around for that. entered
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the conflict zone confronting the powerful this week on conflict zone i miss them both to talk to rob to come back to cut myself to his ruling puppies the a.k.p. she speaks for a coffee on shouldn't. the government assumes military operations in syria and continues to crack down on civil liberties well not sure of this principle.
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