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or to computer in this case. if you listen let's feelings of the instruments that steer us and whoever can control these feelings has great power over us by. the rhythms instead of feelings measuring emotion starting december sixteenth on t w. this is d w news live from the laying claim to jerusalem leaders of his stomach are countries between turkey and east jerusalem the capital of palestine. president urges the rest of the world to follow suit the w.
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is that will bring you the latest from istanbul also on the program a stunning victory for u.s. democrats as their capital jones claims victory in alabama a special election for a major setback for the republican party that could alter the balance of power in the u.s. . and i'm going to. go what form a new coalition government this time with the social democrats chief political correspondent has the latest on the two sides begin talks. i'm filled welcome to the program more than fifty muslim countries have agreed to recognize east jerusalem as the capital of palestine the emergency summit of the organization of islamic cooperation was convened in istanbul he's president. of the rest of the world to follow suit describing u.s. president all trumps decision to recognize jerusalem as israel's capital
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a red line for muslims. the aim to present a united front against a decision that's roiled to muslims worldwide here in istanbul donald trump's move to recognize jerusalem as israel's capital has been condemned by leaders from across the islamic world. preston pritchett type one has to to some of. those who i invite all countries backing international law and justice to recognize jerusalem as the capital of the occupied palestinian state. we can't delay any longer. as islamic countries we will never give up on our demand of a sovereign and independent palestine. as its capital. jerusalem status is at the core of the decades long israeli palestinian conflict.
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israel ceased the eastern half of the city in the one nine hundred sixty seven six day war it controlled decease west before that palestinians hope east jerusalem will be the capital of their future state donald trump here on a visit to the city in may has been seen as siding with israel in the conflict by naming a united jerusalem as a jewish capital. palestinian president mahmoud abbas says the move has cost the u.s. its role in the middle east peace process. that this the united states has lost its capability to be a mediator and won't have a role in the political process. he will not accept any more for it to have a role in the matter but as biased in favor of israel. this
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is our stand and we ask you to support us. to take the matter to the un security council to try and block the decision. meanwhile angry palestinians demonstrated in bethlehem in the occupied west bank it's the seventh day of mileage protests there with no end in sight. straight to. join up with a correspondent to dorian jones welcome dorian let's start with some antics our president said he wants jerusalem. palestine's capital but the summit declaration talks about east jerusalem is that significant. well it's difficult to say but this is no slip of the tongue for out so they are meeting the one referring to truthfulness a couple of the policy. i did not use east jerusalem for out these references and
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this certainly will hold up and go. israel but earth one throughout the state gave made it very clear he had little interest in israeli sensibilities over this but he just underlines the very strong message i don't want to give only to israel but the united states and the rest of the region and he is on the front line of supporting the palestinians and their battle to secure true east jerusalem as its capital we heard in the report the palestinian president mahmoud abbas saying that the u.s. now is out as far as he's concerned of the middle east peace process if not the united states said who do they want to take over as lead brokers. well it's united nations. of the past said that they see the united nations is taking over the role of the united from the united states they say the united states are totally discredited by this move by trying to recognize and in many ways i think that what we're seeing is a release of
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a pent up frustration over many years of what many palestinians and many arab super leaders in the region see that washington isn't an honest broker and whether the united nations can play that role is very difficult to say given the fact that israel has been very reluctant had any dealings with the united nations and it does take two countries to make a peace but going forward the message from mahmoud abbas and many other leaders including the turkish president is the united states has no role in resolving the conflict in the middle east so muslim nations get together they get they convene this extraordinary meeting they make this declaration then watt's do we expect action. well in fact you're right to many people for this this summer we just be tough rhetoric and little else but what it seems is the message from this meeting going forward is that there is going to be a concerted campaign to see the recognition of the palestinian state as an independent country up until now people involved in the peace process has suggested
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that such a move wouldn't complicate peace efforts but now the sign for the message from here is that they no longer are going to wait going forward they see this is an opportunity maybe is what trump has done the galvanize support for the recognition of east jerusalem as the capital for the palestinians and an independent state so this week spent going for there is going to be a lot of concerted lobbying campaigning and this will certainly add to the tensions with israel in the united states and many arab countries but it has to be said also key players in the arab world leaders were not here notably saudi arabia and egypt and that underlines that there are still deep divisions in differences over what is the solution to the ongoing problems of the middle east and the palestinian question norah jones in istanbul thank you. to the united states now then what's being seen as a major setback for president trump a democratic candidate doug jones has won a u.s. senate seat in the deeply conservative state of alabama the result will have a significant knock on effect in washington trimming the republicans already narrow
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majority in senate. which the democratic fight should take shape alabama was an unlikely starting point the party has not won a senate seat here in a quarter of a century. in the state of alabama though we have on the contrary the way. the celebrations here on much to the control of the sea surrounding his opponent. airlie or in the day the republican crusader roy had hoped his horse named sassy would carry him to victory. it was the final bid to cast him as a thorough bred conservative in a campaign marred by multiple allegations from women claiming he had molested them decades ago when they were teenagers even for high ranking republicans moore's
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actions and policies were beyond the pale. he believes homosexuality should be illegal and that moves shouldn't serve in congress. for donald trump the only thing that mattered was moore's loyalty to his vision the president has congratulated doug jones on a hard fought victory but said votes cast for a third candidate harmed the rights and votes played a very big factor he tweeted bought a win is a win not so. he has refused to concede. but the votes are still coming in and we're looking at there but god bless you go all give you play fury and thank you for coming tonight we're not over it's going to take some time. but it is democrats who are smiling
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having narrowed the republicans majority in the senate to just one day says they see a sign of success is to come in crucial elections next year. now to some of the other stories making news around the world germany's chancellor has been in france for talks aimed at drumming up support for a new antiterrorism force in five west african countries fighting is limited insurgents european and african leaders want to assemble a group of five thousand troops by mid twenties eighteen an american stressed the urgency of combating extremism in the region. head on collision inside the got hard road tunnel as force with swiss authorities to close the seventeen kilometer alpine link media say two people were killed and several injured after a truck collided with a car accident has reportedly called structural damage to the tunnel one of europe's key transport routes. firefighters have contained only twenty percent of a massive blaze that has reached california santa barbara county the wildfire has
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been raging across the los angeles region for two weeks burning down more than nine hundred homes and other buildings tens of thousands of people have been forced to leave. a chancellor merkel is launching a second attempt to form a new government in germany following september's elections recent social democrat party conference gave the green light to begin talks with conservatives initial discussions to start in a couple of hours social democrats have yet to commit to reviving the grand coalition in which they have the government as a junior coalition partner for the last four years. so let's get the latest from d.w. chief political correspondent melinda crane welcome melinda so these are talks about another coalition like the one that ran this country previously what are we expecting to come out of tonight. we won't know is the very simple answer the parties have been keeping absolutely mum both about what exactly
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they'll be talking about they're not planning a press conference we don't even know exactly where they're meeting some think it might be the parliamentary club behind me but the parties haven't divulge their location why the big hush hush will the fact is these are very initial exploratory talks they are by no means the beginning of formal coalition negotiations and the parties are very eager to avoid the kind of leaks that torpedoed other exploratory talks between the chancellor's conservatives and two of germany smaller talks earlier this fall so that's why they're keeping things very very quiet what's likely to be the major stumbling blocks. well among them such issues as immigration such issues as policy on europe and also several other issues such as pensions one reason that the social
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democrats have decided to go ahead with the exploratory talks is that they say it's important that germany have a government that can take real action and responsibility for example on policy towards of european union partly in response to the proposals that have been made by french president mccaul who is still waiting for an answer from germany but the fact is the conservatives on the social democrats disagree very significantly on what kind of policy to take on europe so that could prove a hindrance to chancellor merkel has said the talks need to proceed swiftly because the world is waiting for a german government capable of taking real action so when is that likely to happen . it's definitely going to take some time we will see this week whether the parties do agree to continue their exploration but form a coalition to go she ations are unlikely to start until sometime in the new year and in fact we are probably not going to see
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a functional german government until early in the spring at the earliest melinda crane thank you so much. this is a day doubly newsline from birth and i bet it's a suitable beheading mode if you will business updates and meantime it looks like a trade war is brewing between canada and the united states the canadians have just a council's an order for eighteen boeing that claims i pad will have more on that story. the one i found more for our world news for you at the top of the out in the meantime of course as always the web site that's t w dot com a self a good day it's. going to.
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