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see massacres. starting february third on w. . this is the uniqueness live from berlin germany's political future set to be decided in the coming hours at a party congress in both social democrat leader martin schultz makes a final plea to members to back coalition talks with the conservatives it doesn't it's vote no the country could be headed for a fresh election it's also coming up. the turkish army fires mortars terms of the
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syrian a conclave of the offering making way for its troops to cross into the area it's part of the congress controversial operation against syrian kurds we'll get the latest from our correspondent in turkey. balance today the country center left social democrat party is due to hold a key vote on whether to enter coalition talks with merkel's conservatives social democrat leader martin schultz is in its favor of forming a coalition but he faces strong resistance from within his own party a no vote could lead to a minority government which merkel has already said she won't lead or to fresh elections. i'm joined now by our correspondent thomas sparrow at the s.p.d. congress and vaughan thomas thanks for joining us the congress is now underway and martin short is just spoken to the delegates why did he promised members to win
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them around. martin shows specifically mentioned two areas in his speech which finished a few minutes ago here in bonn one he stressed what the party had achieved in the exploratory talks with the conservatives on social justice issues and also on his european policy which is something particularly important for him the second argument that he stressed is that those exploratory talks and in particular the twenty eight page document that came as a result of those exploratory talks is not necessarily written in stone in other words that if the delegates here accept to enter formal negotiations there is still some room for the party to present and past some of its proposals those are the two key areas that martin shows strength in his speech now we are listening here to rather different opinions of the person speaking behind me is against another version of a grand coalition and she has stressed some of the arguments that other members of
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also stressed that idea of renewal and that renewal would have to happen outside of a grand coalition so as you can see a very lively debate here and a very lively debate which included martin short his speech although i must also say the reaction was not as enthusiastic as it was in other occasions for what he had to say about the future of the party thomas thanks for that but first let's have a quick look at what martin short did have to say and how he's trying to win members around to saying yes today when they vote. you know single ladies and gentlemen those who say categorically that no matter what we could achieve we should under no circumstances into a coalition government they should be aware that that is not what i stand for that is not my approach and that's not why i entered politics also that is not how the leader of germany social democrats should behave cartesian. thomas he was speaking
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pretty fiery there but as you said there are people now speaking that want to vote no can you tell us why they are against this new grand coalition. there are mainly also two arguments why people are against another grand coalition one is that they believe the party suffered under the previous grand coalition and that that was clearly evident in the election on september twenty four where the party had a very bad result so they believe that the party should not continue with that path which led to that bad result they believe that the party could do better by entering the opposition on the one hand they would be able to plan that renewal of the party that they've been speaking about here from the opposition on the second they would also be able to prevent the alternative for germany from becoming the main party in opposition so those are the key arguments why some members here in particular from the youth branch of the s.p.d. the so-called users are against a renewal of the grand coalition but the s.p.d. has some of their lowest polling numbers yet aren't they aren't those that want to
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vote no risking a new election. certainly they are risking a new election and there's no guarantee that the s.p.d. could do better if there were a fresh election and that's one of the arguments that have also been discussed here that fresh elections could also be more risky risky for the party then if they decided to enter another grand coalition so you certainly have different options on what the future of the party should be on the future of the party by the way is also linked to the future of the country because that will determine what the future government in germany would be if the delegates here vote against it germany would be most probably leading into fresh elections although the minority government option is obviously still possible thank you very much thomas sparrow in bonn. not some of the other stories making news around the world u.s. vice president mike pence has arrived in jordan on the second leg of his first middle east tour pence's defending president donald trump's controversial move to declare
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jerusalem the capital of israel and is due to meet king abdullah the second later today ahead of his arrival demonstrators gathered outside the u.s. embassy to protest u.s. foreign policy in the region. the taliban have claimed responsibility for a deadly siege on a hotel in kabul security forces say the standoff is now over after twelve after more than twelve hours of fighting on saturday evening the read gunmen stormed a landmark intercontinental hotel killing at least six people. the iraqi government has condemned a german woman to death by hanging after find her guilty of belonging to the so-called islamic state of baghdad court said the woman who was of moroccan descent had traveled to syria and then to iraq to join the terrorist organization. kurdish y p g militia in syria says it has forced back turkish troops trying to enter the northwestern region of africa on turkish military announced it has so far
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struck one hundred fifty three kurdish lots of targets in the region it's part of an offense that calls operation all of branch but it threatens to further inflame the nearly seven year old conflict in syria turkey civilians cheering on the tanks headed towards the syrian border. many support and kurds light is military operation dubbed olive branch. he's in safe turkey why shouldn't we be placed to take his air and ground forces have been pounding kurdish positions in africa that targeting the wipe a.j. militia which is backed by the us. turkish tanks have been shelling the kurdish controlled syrian on clive and fighter jets have been bombing from the sky and chris says the wipe a.j. is a syrian army of the kurdish workers party. it considers the a terror group. just on workers party and the why p.g.
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in syria they couldn't stand worker's party is on the terror list of the u.s. and the e.u. the organization that works within syria is exactly the sign. this is. but the syrian operation doesn't come without risks for turkey of a not sever rockets from syria landed in a turkish border city one person has been reported wounded as turkey escalates its involvement in syria the dangers for civilians grow on both sides of the border. the correspondent delia han joins us for more you you know we understand that turkish forces have crossed the border into syria and are attacking the african region what more can you tell us. well this weekend turkey opened another front in the syrian war a war that is going on for nearly seven years now making an already very complex
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situation even more complex yes we have confirmation by the military now that the ground offensive has started turkish soldiers have moved into a friend alongside fighters of the so-called free syrian army that's a rebel group supported by ankara and the language coming from the turks is that this is just going to be the start that they are then going to move into another town called monday which about one hundred kilometers further north and there are turkish media reports saying that turkey is aiming at establishing a thirty kilometer so-called safe zone safe zone that's of course the word that is using here you have to know there are about a couple of thousands of kurdish fighters inside and around africa but also hundreds of thousands of civilians including displaced families from other war ravaged areas in syria and for them the next days are going to be probably anything but safe. turkish president or one has vowed to flush out what he describes as
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terrorists who are kurdish enclave in northern syria why do kurdish groups post such a threat to turkey well to keep a long story short turkey considers these syrian kurdish groups terrorist groups with links to the banned kurdistan workers party the p k k that has waged a decades long fight inside turkey and encourage specially thea's the creation of kurdish corydoras along its border inside syria and fears that this could further inspire a separatist notions within turkey's kurdish community. the u.s. and russia are calling on court to stop the operation in northern syria isn't turkey isolating itself by pushing ahead. well this operation is definitely going to complicate relations with both washington and moscow just to highlight the complexity of this all you have to know that turkey a nato ally is now bombing a kurdish groups inside syria that the u.s.
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on the other hand considers its most important ally in their fight against the so-called islamic state group and russia on the other hand the strongest supporter of syrian president bashar al assad is controlling the airspace above our friends and the russians have now said they will demand in the united nations turkey to stop this operation so we're going to see if turkey really is is backing down or is continuing no matter what you leon thank you very much. bundesliga club hamburg has fired coach marcus crystal the move comes a day after the club lost to cologne the league's last place team the two no loss of hamburg in the relegation zone and seventeenth place because they all took over the team twenty six team and the club narrowly avoided being set down last season after the defeat to cologne because the told reporters he'd give it his all for hamburg with quote passion and heart staying with the bundesliga
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freiburg have been showing a bit of muscle lately giving themselves some distance from the relegation zone on home turf they've proven hard to beat and on saturday the league's second place clubs like sick came up short as they travel to germany's black forest today whites exits and third place. christian saw him fry book went into that clash with a lot sikh on the back of the six match unbeaten run another victory would put relegation concerns on the back burner but the visitors had the ball in the net first. through the celebrations however the work cut short. the joint kevin olga stunned was ruled much of the off side in the build up. fribourg hit back the pizza kalash a foil meals paid to seven. full square after an
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eva and first half. then i was out of the blocks quick a softer the break have the germany international dancing his way through front looks defense. but the lake didn't last yannick harbor drawing freiburg level in the seventy second minute was the fifth goal like see have conceded from a set pace in the last five games. lot six achilles heels soon struck again was. robin cut funding spaces like six defense fellas laid. the strike clearly delighted with the two one victory the bucket and so on constitution expects gives us strength to start the year like face especially after all our problems you know with injuries and the like waves very happen today. shawn
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similarly good choice of fraud reminds of fortresses that jump up to a season high twelve. that are in driver carlo science has triumphed in the dakar rally for the second time the fifty five year old spender clinched victory in the final stage at the argentinian city of cordoba the former double world champion gave way joe at their third win and three years in the two week long event the french carmaker is quitting the gruelling durance race after this year signs previously one in two thousand and ten nassar ality of qatar finished second since two thousand on the dakar rally has taken place in south america instead of africa because of security concerns. about oliver. and just a reminder of the top stories we're following for you the head of germany's social
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democrats martin schultz is seeking last minute party unity ahead of a vote that could decide the country's political future at stake a coalition talks with uncle merkel's conservatives to form a new government. more news coming up here at the top of the hour with my colleague matt herman thanks for watching the w. news. beat the germans new and surprising new specs of noise and culture joining. us american keep music takes a look at germany existing procedures to traditions every day lives and language there's a lot of nobodies on stock so i'm. good.


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