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posed that is the big conflict for the s.p.d. isn't it i mean they have promised their voters their complete renewal in september they went out of the elections almost happy to be in the opposition at last and eagerly awaiting that opportunity to get out of this forced marriage with america as some people call it until saying he would never ever enter into a holiday season with anglo american so of course his credibility has been weakened in recent months and this is the big big dilemma which is even if which is the reason why even if we do get a deal today it is far from clear whether this coalition will actually come into force because the s.p.d. bases is so divided and there are a lot of people who really want to renewal outside of a grand coalition was seeing just reading some of the german press the last couple days there's speculation that the s.p.d. will probably not even say. the actual names of the of the individuals who would
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take up the cabinet posts until after they carry out their their survey of the party membership or whether they're going to even improve the agreement we're reading as well well yeah i mean they they have to find their role again and they have to convince the voters that they have managed to push through a lot of points and that it is not about the future of who runs the s.p.d. because they can't mix up these two things first of all now they've said ok we do want to have a government together with with michael c.d.u. so now they have to convince the voters and it can't be about the past now at this point yet but at the same time we also have to talk about what all of this means fungal machall seen as of course one of the world's most influential personalities and here in germany it is becoming increasingly clear that her position is we can so i'm sure that there are discussions going on behind the scenes about who might.
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it succeed until america as well for people outside looking at germany they see that ok all we might get a repeat of the grand coalition again the social democrats and the conservatives markel as chancellor what is going to be different many are asking about this government coming in assuming they strike a deal today compare in that it gets approved by social democrats would be different about this grand coalition compared to the one we just had well first of all is what it is one where it is clear from the beginning that they don't really want to work together after the election said she wanted to try a new deal with the business friendly f.t.p. and with the greens we all remember that fell apart last year and those negotiations didn't go anywhere and so the s.p.d. is basically second choice and everybody's very well aware of that they do have a few they have very good contacts so they are work in government they are in government at the moment which is why there is no feeling of crisis in germany
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things are moving forward or be very slowly of course and there are lots of silence is that out of waiting in europe to be solved for example mark owen the french president is waiting for a stable government so i do think that there are a few points where this grand coalition can benefit from its past experience of working together and where it can push things forward in europe but of course here at home things are really difficult you know thank you so much for w political editor nina thanks much. of course we'll bring you any updates if there is an announcement on forming a government here in germany stay tuned for g.w. for the latest on that now moving on to taiwan where rescue efforts are underway after a six point four magnitude earthquake killed at least four people and injured hundreds of others authorities say more than eighty people are still unaccounted for it's the second major quake to hit the island in recent days with more aftershocks fear
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. this building is still standing but the lower floors are crushed beneath its weight firefighters are searching for any and every way so they can find survivors and get them out to safety the quake hit. east coast shortly before midnight tuesday it left several buildings listing dangerously near collapse including a military hospital and this hotel where an overnight worker was rescued from inside. there was only me working the night shift i don't know what happened to the people upstairs. his son and grandson soon arrive they are overjoyed to find him alive. but dozens of others are still missing rescue workers have reason to believe there are people alive and waiting to be freed from within the devastated hotel. that's giving hope to family and friends waiting anxiously
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outside. the younger brother in our family and we believe we know two people inside one is my older brother and the other his colleague. quitman and tested positive for life and. now the rescuers are trying to dig further down to look for them and that's the situation. teams of engineers and firefighters are attempting to prop up the toppled buildings and continue the search there's been two earthquakes in taiwan since sunday and several aftershocks the island is no stranger to powerful quake that lies directly on the pacific ring of fire the u.n. warned recently the ring is active right now this time in taiwan that's point the brunt of its fury. so you look now at some of the other stories making headlines around the world today the u.s. house of representatives has passed a bill to repeat rather a to prevent a repeat of last month's government shutdown and it extends funding for federal
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agencies until next month and must all be approved by the senate this after president trump said he'd love to see another shutdown if democrats didn't agree a deal on immigration. british court has rejected an attempt by wiki leaks founder julian assange to invalidate and arrest warrant against him a warrant stemmed from a sexual assault case in sweden that has since been dropped voiding the warrant could have paved the way for a silence to leave the ecuadorian embassy in london where he's been holed up since twenty twelve. president multi says the country's supreme court is attempting a coup against him mean made the comments defending his recently declared state of emergency that saul former president and two supreme court judges arrested he's defying the court's order to release jailed opposition leaders. and the influential
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sister of north korean leader kim jong un is to attend friday's opening ceremony of the winter olympics in pealing china kim you know seen here waving off north korean athletes will be the first member of the kim family to visit south korea. announcement is expected today on whether south africa's president jacob zuma will resign from office this after the zuma after zuma had been forced to cancel his state of the nation address due to fears lawmakers would disrupt the speech it's an embarrassing climbdown for the leader and a sign of intense pressure on him to step down in the wake of a string of scandals. jacob zuma future hangs in the balance as pressure to resign mounts the opposition says zuma has no right to address the country in an annual speech that was set for this week i think south africa wants to close a chapter on this story that's going to future. and the speak to of what he's done
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to icon of the party of politics and to political is this who must own a.n.c. party is also raising doubts about his future party members are set to discuss his fate at a meeting next week and a vote of no confidence is not desired although most important consideration is that we don't believe. should we. didn't of. this week protesters have already been sending messages to the a.n.c. as the party weighs its options on zuma some are convinced his time is up but others say pounds off the president until his term ends next year. so tensions are running high there in south africa in the country's future is at stake for more i'm joined here in the studio by our very own christine good morning christine here
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now there are reports that zuma has actually agreed to go but the south african president c. has not confirmed this what can you tell us and sorry the. decision making body was today and it was expects to take the decision to recall president jacob zuma. late last night we got word that that meeting has been delayed we also learned that sauron of course the who is the a.n.c. president took over from zuma midwood suman last night and the line from that was that the talks were constructive not analysts are speculating that what that means is that they somehow reached an agreement on the terms that suma will have after he leaves the presidency so there's no clarity on that yet but the presidency has neither confirmed nor denied this report as you say well the a.n.c. party has been trying to convince zuma to step down and what options does the party have if zuma insists on finishing his term and that term comes to an end makes the april and constitution zuma can't carry out the rest of his term he does not have
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to oblige by the him to step down then the party would be forced to take it to parliament which essentially m.p.'s would be instructed to table a motion of no confidence against prison jacob zuma does have the numbers in parliament and the opposition is likely to back such a motion. to has always said he said it again two weeks ago that he does not want to come down to that he does not want to humiliate zuma in this way this is why we saw at the beginning of this week the top brass of the a.n.c. six people went to essentially asking him to resign they walked out of there in the report so that he had refused saying that constitutionally he could stay there's always maintained i don't want to get to that and listening to to the message yesterday that they once again that it's consistent with the way he wants us to go he wants summa to voluntary who are entirely resigned so the a.n.c. would like to see a smooth transition of power believes it's in his own interest but there are effectively two power centers in south africa right now exactly you've got zuma in
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the state house as president of south africa you've. had quotas in johannesburg literally house and essentially sarah wants to get started i mean he's just come out of this conference the next of conference at the party had in december he wants to get going. he wants to put his agenda into motion zuma is standing in his way and right now it's putting the entire country of limbo and for the first time in south africa's democracy we saw the state of the nation address being delayed this just goes to show the power struggle that exists between these two men it was going to look terrible it was going to bat for zuma to stand on that podium and give that address and so completely weak and powerless but it also there were fears that zuma would go rogue on that podium nobody was going to know when he was going to veer off the party line so it was very important to sort and the top officials of the positive zuma does not give that are now hearing from the presidency that prisms him a preferred to delay that interests him self but we know the reports are that parliament's
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table the motion to. delay the state of the nation address christine thank you so much for the. space. launch the world's most powerful rockets the falcon heavy roared off the launch pad on florida's cape canaveral so they just milestone for billionaire entrepreneur. and his space company and to mark the occasion ensure that the rocket contains some very special cargo. i think i he said it was either going to be a great rocket launch or the best fireworks display ever be thankfully for a long mouth it was the former not least because the rocket was carrying one of his tesla sports cars. you know that this is the image of just joined exposure but you. get that wheel about they don't look like they're looking at
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a label anything good that i based you just is or inspiring as it once was here some fifty years ago and it provided the backdrop to missions to the moon now it could be about getting to mas be the spoken heaviest special not just because of its power but also because of its price it can carry twice the weight of its closest rival about five double decker buses for a third of the cost so can have the will be the biggest rocket since the saturn five moon booster it's not quite that big but it's on the path to enabling that kind of exploration whether it's the moon or mars basically beyond low earth orbit so much of the cost saving comes from being able to reuse the rocket boosters so this was a critical point in the launch when they successfully separated from the main
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rockets cheers erupted in mission control in california obliged to chew side boosters touching down perfectly on twin landing pads less than ten minutes after launch be. patched with a cargo space x. imagine the piece of david bowie inspired fear itself which could have come straight out of the james bond playbook musk's cherry red tesla piloted by a mannequin in this. a suit that blurring the lines between dreams reality and p.r. companies streamed to the studio of the car running through space following the launch. if all goes to plan attacks there will be thrust interest rates which will take it neymar. tesla on morals. so some business news now where this thank you terry and we're
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going. to have a look at the market reactions the latest news coming out of berlin with regard to a new government possibly being formed very soon so let's cross over to call who's standing by at the frankfurt stock exchange. markets reacting what are investors say. well i can tell you here again heard from the market perspective that investors here at the moment are still very busy with themselves and remember of that crash this major correction that we have seen on wall street but in general of course this is also a very good news for the market that most likely very soon we will be seeing a real government of not any more just government and that is acting because in the past there has been many experts also for example the federal. the german industry warning that the image with this current situation off the country you
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could be damaged and also when you talk for example about the european level there's so much right now on the agenda where also a very strong voice of germany is needed we have to remember for example the brics talks that are still very difficult also when it comes to future trade relationships for example also those latest comments that were just made recently by to reserve may off the rights of e.u. citizens that also those during the transition time could be treated in a different way but in general also let me tell you that investors are also rather disappointed when you talk for example of all the tax system here in germany they were certainly hoping for more tax system similar for example to the united states with a corporate tax at a much lower level they're saying that with this current situation germany is still
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not competitive enough in the market. probably that is likely to happen there are unconfirmed reports so far that martin shows the s.p.d. leader the social democrat leader is going to take over the finance ministry how is that being viewed on the on the floor there in frankfurt is he being trusted disease do people think he's good for business. here that's a very interesting question i was actually just briefly talking to investors as this news of course here is also breaking at the moment they were rather surprised that it seems now that the finance ministry it will be in charge that the s.p.d. will be in charge and also the foreign ministry as well and we have to remember that. was making kind of a secret if he will be really holding a minister position in this new government to be quite honest martin chose here so
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far does not have this report taishan to be someone who really knows that much about business and that much about finance i guess investors here on the trading floor would rather see him as the foreign minister. down onto our news looking back at wall street in yesterday's blockbuster rather tell us how is the market doing today after this rather terrible day. but i guess investors here were relief this morning when the trading day started and we actually saw me actually have a look at the moment also in the class right now with zero point seven two per cent not as big and not a big plus as we have seen it yesterday on wall street i guess you can see it in the background volatility is
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a big topic here at the moment and investor told me earlier. this morning that the market just right now is so hard to predict you don't really know in which direction at the end of the day it's going but yes investors there are relief we did not see a big crash here happening not even a big a correction so certainly some relief here among investors. in frankfurt telling us about market reactions on breaking news on a new coalition government imminent in germany thank you very much tony. not only in europe but international markets have recovered strongly after yesterday's crash mini crash rather in the u.s. the dow jones closed in the green last night providing relief for asian stocks they saw a broad rebound as investors regain confidence and went bargain hunting after tumbling as much as seven percent on tuesday japanese stocks enjoyed
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a robust recovery upbeat corporate earnings from the likes of to you would have helped but more than anything else the balance back in japan and other asian markets came as investors took cues from a rally on wall street late in the trading day after the choppy session there u.s. investors exchanged panic for perspective following monday steep sell off sharp downturns can take the air out of a market that may have been doing well for too long and investors can move back in at more feasible prices but analysts warn it isn't exactly going to be back to smooth sailing going forward. from our perspective we had come far fast without. any rest along the way if you will in this is an opportunity for for investors to reconfirm not only their their investment thesis and their investment objectives but make sure that they're in a position for a potentially more volatile environment volatility may be making
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a comeback but improving growth prospects all over the globe mean very few are expecting a bear market or sustained period of falling stocks but just how volatile will it be that for many investors is literally the million dollar question. and off the wall street's historic losses yesterday has more on well come economic news for the white house the u.s. trade gap surged to its highest level in nearly a decade during president trump's first year in office record imports triggered by strong domestic demand the main reason according to government data released on tuesday it's a sign of a healthy economy and a trend likely to continue as a massive tax cut reaches american markets but the news poses another challenge for trump ministration that has repeatedly criticized trade imbalances germany for example and threatened new trade restrictions. consumers will
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not be able to shop online throughout the e.u. without being blocked or rerouted the european parliament has voted to end the practice called geo blocking trade is now have to treat cross border shoppers in the same way as local ones and grant them access to the same prices it means online buyers will have wider and easier access to products but the new rules don't cover digital copyrighted content such as e-books or downloadable music. one of the key issues blocking progress in iemma billet he is of course the lack of fast charging stations even though comic his governments and of course energy companies keep announcing the next big push is on the way many people are losing patience so some bright business people are taking matters into their own hands like baker hall i'm sure from his in in western germany for example he just
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installs twenty one charging points in front of his shop for his delivery vans and for the use of his pain customers. i'm sure one likes his breakfast rolls to be nice and crusty some of the energy for that comes from his bakeries photovoltaic panels but they produce most electricity joining the day once the rolls are long out of the oven up for me. in the summer it's after eight thirty am that's when our solar power system produces more current than we need. so sure the news is the surplus in his electric filling station with charging plugs for twenty one vehicles some of his customers are regulars like organic box supplier martin cuts my hair he appreciates the charging speed here gets. some charging stations only have twenty kilowatt so after twenty minutes and only have half the charge i need. it's pretty
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busy in the bakery behind the charging station. the customers pay for their bread and their cake but they charge their electric vehicles for free. not to use mass marketing get by detroit will you come here to charge their cars have to wait until they're full during that time they go to our cafe buy something or eat a piece of cake or something more and that boosts our sales which. might include smucker also stops at other charging points when he makes his deliveries he has to keep an eye on his battery level otherwise he might grind to a halt. charging infrastructure in germany is too small no way do we have a dense network of charging points and it's not so nice if it's growing very slowly but for example in distal dorf there are only two fast charging stations in the entire city. and the other problem is the electric vehicle itself the
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transporters that cuts my hair uses for deliveries are actually too small for the bulky boxes he'd rather use three in the have ton vans like the bakery has but they're not available. yet in standard electric models baker hall unsure of and got special subsidies to convert his to electric and expensive procedure. to do that so we have a three and a half ton electric van but the conversion costs three or four times as much one hundred twenty thousand euro's compared to the sighing a diesel model for thirty thousand euros is a clue after his charging park children is now working on his next project a limited series of electric delivery vehicles for local medium sized businesses. and here's another story from the world of personal transport of the future the world's first passenger drone made its inaugural slide on tuesday in south china joe city all passengers need to do is to get into the cabin of the the hanging one
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aide for and fasten the seat belts the automated flight system then takes over and electrically powered drone can take a single passenger on a twenty three minute flight of one hundred kilometers per hour last year the city of dubai announced plans to cooperate with the un in developing self flying taxis to take people across the city. that's all your business news for now it's back to terry. and we got sports for you the german cop returned last night and there was a chance for a fairy tale david versus goliath ending is by munich business third division possible last time those teams met was in the bonus league and twenty fifteen back then by an one six nail and they were eager to let history etc see and shown though was ruled offside after twenty minutes point asserted their authority confusion in the box and kingsley come on took advantage one nil by and by come on turn provide
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a five minutes later robert leaven dusky with the finishing touch to. the bavarians were able to take their foot off the gas but that didn't stop the gulf s just to a chemist within us called finish. the game already decided at the hop time whistle after the break an unmarked constanta least not enough for a simple training drill for the guests. in the dying minutes there was still time for them to score bryce six nil the final score. client progressing to the semifinals with the us. the german cup quarter finals continue tonight frankfurt and mines are set to square off in a regional derby while host both for going to game between two sides looking to make up for missed opportunities this week this past weekend in the bundesliga by the world lose hope saturday was
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a one off riding high at one nil up with twelve minutes to play a red card and two late goals saw what seemed a certain win turn into a stinging loss against braman their coach says the squad is keeping cool though. you know one quickly when you lose a game a bit unlucky late on and suddenly everything's that if you notice that's a bit much in my book we know how to assess this loss and we put more pressure on ourselves than anyone. i'm here for the good times and for the tough losses. you know. their opponents both swore to let a lead slip away this past weekend but they held on for a draw the bulls have become draw specialists this season they've taken a single point from twelve of their twenty one games. but on wednesday they know that's not going to be enough you don't know what this is a book called to prevent but this is a cup competition and did knock out games you don't play quite the same way as you
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do in the bundesliga the way you play away to byron or dortmund or shall come where labor cozen isn't how you'd play against them in the cup. talk to give them unsuitable college be good. sport side playing to win and a shelter team eager to shake off a frustrating defeat a recipe for a great game in the german cup. kerman has been appointed as head coach of the netherlands national team he's the seventh manager in eight years for the dutch come and has been out of work since being dismissed by everton last october after a poor run of form in the premier league he's been tasked with resurrecting dutch football after one successful team failed to qualify for a last european championship at the upcoming world cup in russia north korea for. a north korean orchestra has arrived in south korea ahead of the
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winter olympics one hundred forty performers disembark from a ferry at the south korean port of new co on wednesday taking advantage of a rare sanctions exemption it's the first time in sixteen years that they are visiting the country they will perform and shank on thursday as well as in seoul on sunday the two koreas will march under a unified flag at the opening of the games and also field a combined women's ice hockey team. well returning now to our top story we're getting signals that coalition negotiations here in germany aimed at forming a new government are wrapping up and we're expecting an announcement let's cross straight over to our political correspondent hans blonde who is standing by just outside the c.d.u. party.


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