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in american history from the german empire to the present one. starting february. this is you know we newsline from berlin is the finish line finally in sight on the americas conservators kershaw for a coalition deal that could return them to power that's alongside germany's social democrats led by martin schulz expectations are rising here in berlin that eleven days of talks could be almost over also coming up power struggle in paradise
tourist hot spot them all these faces a political craziness after the country's president imposes a state of emergency law now the opposition wants india to intervene and an exclusive report from kenya where victims of alleged police brutality are willing there will be more to do that we do see here is for one officer willing to speak out. thanks very much for your company everyone here in germany under america's conservatives and the center left social democrats are still working on forming a government and they're still far apart on several key issues leaders on both sides are pushing hard for an agreement as deadline after deadline passes. it's decision day in berlin again conservatives and social democrats arriving for
day eleven of coalition talks and the day is not going to be easy health employment and foreign policy are still three major hurdles to overcome nonetheless today they're hoping to finally seal the deal of. all this is about the quality of life for the people and about being a successful business location every single one of us will have to make painful compromises so i am willing to do that if we can assure that in the end vantages will outweigh the disadvantages. and through the nothing. it's manacles last push to clinch an agreement on a new grand coalition the deal is supposed to end months of political limbo and europe's top economy. it's reading those letters about is nothing less than and forming a stable lasting government in one of the largest industrialized countries in the world that meets the challenge us both internationally and nationally.
and not only the world is waiting for germany to get its act together closer to home in germany's bundestag the parliament is also eager to discuss the upcoming legislative agenda. all right and for more let's go to our chief political correspondent linda crane who is outside the city you headquarters here in berlin melinda behind you the talks are still underway it's starting to feel like groundhog day but i'm going to ask the same question like i asked you yesterday is the end in sight. the end absolutely is in sight we are hearing from members of the negotiating teams that in fact this is make or break day the parties had given themselves essentially to buffer days two days of overtime and today is day two but we're also hearing it could go along today it could go deep into the night at the moment they're still negotiating with their smaller advance team. if they make substantial headway they will then call in the larger team that is a ninety member team that essentially then puts the dots on the i's and it's seal on
the fine print that team that larger team was supposed to be on standby as of now we have seen some activity here in the last fifteen minutes some large limousines driving up and depositing various politicians at the door so possibly that is a sign but it could indeed be a long night and just one word by the way on the amount of time that the negotiators have taken a leavened days so far frankly that is actually pretty quick to get one hundred sixty page coalition agreement up and and into place the fact is those months of limbo that were mentioned in the report they were largely taken up by the failed negate goshi between other parties and the chancellors conservatives as we know those didn't succeed there is still some optimism here that these talks today will succeed all right and to succeed they will have to reach compromises one wants
those hurdles are taken to what's next. well next up if they do reach an agreement today is that it would be presented formally to the public most likely tomorrow morning unless it really happens very very soon after that a very critical hurdle still has to be surmounted and that is the vote by the entire party membership of the social democrats that was a condition they put on opening talks at all as you'll remember as many of our viewers will remember the s.p.d. were very very reluctant after seeing a significant loss of support in september selection very reluctant to even consider entering a grand coalition again with the conservatives they feel essentially that they. their profile that that cost them a lot of support so one of the conditions that was put on participation was that
a vote be taken by the full party membership that could take as long as four weeks and it's quite possible that it won't go through all right well in the crate our chief political correspondent monitoring the situation for us outside the city you h.q. in berlin thank you for your continued coverage. we're going to head state site now because the new york stock exchange opened one percent down today then bounce back suggesting relief could be on the way for equities. two days of dramatic losses on wall street have sparked a global sell off investors are worried this could be the start of a new stock market crash but analysts point to a healthy correction after such a long rally for stocks one reason for the volatility are concerns central banks could start winding down the era of cheap money more quickly then thought while the dow is now up by about one percent. a power struggle in the popular holiday
spot the maldives has plunged this indian ocean island into a deep political crisis president ordered the arrest of a former president and two supreme court judges on monday you mean declared a state of emergency while the standoff between the president and the supreme court erupted when the tribunal ordered the release of imprisoned opposition leaders escalating tensions are worrying foreign governments in the region and the people of the mall deaves who rely heavily on tourism. judges at the supreme court found themselves on the other side of the law during the early morning raid on tuesday two were arrested including the chief justice their detention comes after they ordered the release of political dissidents and made it possible for the opposition to impeach the president. protesters risk arrest in the capital monday on monday they're furious at the president for ignoring the court's ruling last
week to free nine position leaders the judges said their trials had been politically motivated. with the unrest growing the government has moved to give itself extra police powers and the president has declared a state of emergency for the next fifteen days in mali and wherever suspects of illegal activities all situated president of doing i mean has ruled the maldives a largely unopposed since two thousand and thirteen but accused of corruption he fears the court's decision will strengthen dissenting voices in the country and lead to his impeachment and so yeah i mean it's trying to protect his grip on power on monday he had his own half brother arrested mamoun abdul gayoom was president for thirty years before the maldives became a democracy in two thousand and eight now he sides with the opposition before he was taken away he recorded this message. i've done nothing wrong. i urge the people of the multi-phase to be strong and stand
with us and we will win. waiting in the wings is another former president mohammed nasheed who fled the country is one of the leaders the court ordered to be freed if the ruling does get implemented he could challenge i mean for the leadership later this year. i want to talk now about some of the other stories making news around the world. poland's president says he will resign a controversial holocaust bill into law but andre dubus says he'll let the country's constitutional court decide on its legality the bill makes it illegal to suggest poland was involved in nazi germany's crimes and bounds the use of the term polish death camps israel and the us criticize the bill. zimbabwe's main opposition leader morgan tsvangirai is critically ill in a south african hospital and supporters have been told to quote brace for the worst
while the sixty five year old disclosed two years ago that he had cancer. all right we want to turn our attention now to kenya where in the slums of nairobi the bodies of young poor men are turning up on the streets almost every day they are suspected of being criminals and are executed by the police without charges without trial point blank you know when you spoke to a whistleblower who reveals an underground war on crime that's believed to have claimed more than three thousand lives last year. october two thousand and seventeen it's been two days since my mom pry on lost her son brian one thousand years old executed by the police. state and who i've taught. you. brian lived in one of nairobi slum the police suspected him of being a thug and thieves but his mother disagrees.
joyce was brian's friend a neighbor here in her community and is where he was killed along with his three friends. i have the. one on the one down. there is more evidence images of brian and his dead friends published on facebook joyce says the police themselves post the pictures to instill fear and brand the victims as criminals. filming at the city more trees for britain but it seems that the killing of brian and his friends was not an isolated incident we're told that twenty to fifty corpses arrive here every day almost all killed by the police. dr brian beach anger is an independent forensic expert he confirms that cases like
brian's a part of a larger pattern. and she was to be to buy into wounds to the head and to unscrew the chest. and the head and the chest is not to do. its job security. the police repeatedly denied g.w.'s request for an official interview. one officer inside the system however says he's against the extrajudicial killings and wants to uncover the actions of nairobi's police he agrees to talk to as anonymously as he fears for his life. so the procedure is as a cop you're given an order you don't know where the order comes from you're told hey this is what's happening and now it's time to shoot to kill and then you go you land within that process if you don't get the right guy you'll end up killing the
wrong guy and if you get the right guy you also kill the right guy without prosecution and nobody cares. crime is rife the prisons are full and for many police the lives of those who live in the slums are worthless until now thousands of extrajudicial killings in kenya have been covered up and gone unreported. friends family at his funeral they feel that he like so many other young men was stripped off to dish or process and his human rights. and it's a sad certainty that bryant won't be the last young man will fall victim to nairobi fighting against crime. david needs goliath in this week's german cup quarter finals when a third division part of our host a mighty buying into tonight well for the host it's a rare chance to pull off
a giant killing while behind it will be determined to keep alive ambitions to win a treble of trophies this season. poised to do battle with the bavarian. hosting by in munich in the german cup quarter finals is a rare highlight for the as they get club who suffered back to back relegations in two thousand and fifteen and two thousand and sixteen they only avoided jumping into the full term on a technicality. stephanie has mixed feelings about meeting by a. philosophical. going to take it how it is i maybe would have preferred a different draw but there's nothing more wonderful than playing. mines it will be difficult for us because by and there on another level. it's easy to see why wary buying are in tremendous form as they power to a six straight bonus league a title potential trouble of bundesliga champions league and german cup is very
much on coach you know slacking. i. within the squad we have good competition for places everyone wants to play so i'm going to rotate a bit. moving the goalposts isn't an option against. just have to try it the hard way. right on behalf of all of us here thank you so much for spending this part of the day with us continues at the top of the hour. in some insights the news out.