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percent of these children are born healthy. the german aids foundation is supporting dream in mozambique you can do something to give a baby a future without aids. make a donation safe a life. this is d.w. news coming to you live sky high political stakes in berlin tonight the next few hours could decide whether anglo-american remains chancellor of germany but talks to form a new coalition government have gone down for tracking the latest. also coming up
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will his exit be dignified new pictures are published of zimbabwe's robert mugabe after a meeting with the military so what have they decided. that this is so . your old masterpiece by leonardo da vinci becomes the most expensive piece of art ever sold at auction to just go buy this incredible beating. i'm so new so much going to thank you for joining us a decisive moment could be at hand here in germany the political parties involved in talks to form the next coalition government have been wrangling all day and night and there's still no agreement failure could mean new elections chance wrong americal expressed confidence there could be a deal tonight but serious differences remain we'll get the latest from our
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correspondents all in the talks in a moment but first this report. night has fallen in berlin but for the negotiators here there's still a lot of work to do before they can sign this document a sixty one page draft agreement for exploratory talks they must resolve points of contention like migration climate and transport policy then that's killing if we succeed and in this time of great polarization we can accomplish something what is really important for our country namely that you know all of us from very very very different positions and never the less able to work together for the people of this country. a major political statement and an appeal to the four parties to overcome their differences compromise is the word of the day or it's talk. today is a day when we can impression people with courage and energy and you solutions.
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that should also motivate all four parties today to come to the table in the spirit of problem solving and not in the spirit of saving face. is. easier said than done for for weeks now the negotiators have been searching for a consensus well each party sticks to its guns this means that we have to fight for the things that are important climate change a humanitarian assign a policy and an orderly right to asylum the greens top priority is reuniting refugee families who hold limited protected status the same policy is an absolute no go for the c.s.u. . so we had this limited protected status as a special status in germany and now we feel it's simply unsustainable we still have high numbers of refugees coming in so continuing this program is not possible negotiators have until early morning to reach the necessary compromises. well let's go right to our correspondent all over salat he is following the talks for us hi
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oliver as we saw in our report the question of migration seems to be the biggest sticking point here what are you hearing there it's quite a roller coaster ride we are witnessing here tonight the talks a little earlier were interrupted and some observers were even speculating about the failure of these exploratory talks and now they are continuing the negotiators are back at the negotiating table that's the very latest what we hear and there is simply a number of very contentious contentious issues here to be discussed among them is migration of course and the number one hold it seems is the very end see as you party the little sister party of on the americans conservative c.d.u. party that has a variety of issues with migration policies so now they're back at the table they're trying to move this process forward it's going to be
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a very long night this is what we hear here over and over again and it does seem like we will have to wait until the early morning to find out what the compromises will be looking like and if there will be any at all if there isn't a compromise all over what happens next and what does that mean from the america. there are basically two options if the talks fail number one is a minority government led by the strongest party and that would certainly be on the american c.d.u. party but this is a very unlikely and unpopular scenario first of all because it will mean the new government would be doomed unstable and for historic reasons i'm going to america will try to avoid this scenario by all means another option would be snap elections and this is a little bit less unlikely as well as unpopular because snap elections according to latest polls would mean that the far right party would come out even stronger and.
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you would be weakened and that would mean that she will have to resign from her party leadership she would lose support within your own party and that could mean the end of her chancellorship all of these talks have been going on as we sat all day and now all night and how tense is the atmosphere there right now well as you can imagine everybody use inside this building here behind me negotiating is aware of what's at stake so the tensions are pretty big there have been pictures circulating on twitter where we've seen many very serious faces here tonight so everyone involved will try to move forward to find common ground but it's been very difficult that the tone of the debate also was a very tough one in recent days we don't know for sure if this is just part of a show to please their party bases or if this is really the tone reflected here in
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this building at the negotiating table behind me. oliver salih reporting for us all of us thank you we'll check back with you through the course of the night. now to some other stories making headlines around the world in barcelona thousands have protested the police detention of two leaders of cattle on a pro independence but the demonstrators holding candles form the shape of a ribbon which of many secessionist where a symbol of solidarity the two men are being investigated for their roles in independence protests in october. in the u.s. the republican controlled house of representatives has passed a broad package of tax cuts with a vote of two hundred twenty seven to two hundred five the proposed overhaul of the tax system as a major policy goal of the trumpet ministration it will need to pass the u.s. senate before it can be implemented the death toll from torrential flooding in greece has risen to sixteen three villages west of the capital after four hardest
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hit prime minister alexis tsipras has declared three days of national mourning locals are bracing themselves for another rain storm predicted for the weekend's. other new photos tonight of zimbabwe's president robert mugabe the first since tuesday night's military takeover the images show mugabe holding talks with the military there's also a delegation from south africa including jacob zuma who says the political situation will become clear very shortly the opposition has called on the gobby to quit but reports from harare say he is refusing to stand down. these images show robert mugabe meeting zimbabwe's army chief and two south african envoys brought in to mediate at his official residence in herat it reports claimed the long term president is refusing to step down but mugabe is under pressure to resign zimbabwe's opposition leader morgan tsvangirai said the president in power
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since one nine hundred eighty should go quietly in the interest of the country and elections should be called. a transitional mechanism. and the purpose of this is the nature and character of that mechanism to be agreed upon by all nationalistic. reforms through free and a free and a good boy election to be heard. rumors have been flying about whether mugabe's wife grace is with him or whether she managed to flee the country before the military action on wednesday. greece's ambitions to succeed her husband are said to be behind the current turmoil last week mugabe's shock his vice president the army potentially saw this is paving the way for grace to take over the military's actions though have put a stop to her hopes for now the sacrifice president emerson or non-god why is
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tipped to head a transitional government backed by the military an option the african union said it wouldn't support it remains to be seen whether robert mugabe can hold on to his tight grip on power. lebanon's former prime minister saad hariri has accepted an invitation to travel from saudi arabia to paris president manuel mccall had invited harry reid to stay for a few days but his exact arrival date has not yet been announced levanon had accused saudi arabia of holding horary hostage following his shock resignation earlier this month saudi arabia's denied the allegations says i really is free to travel to paris at any time. now an anonymous buyer spent a record samana work by the renaissance painter leonardo da vinci it is an astounding price for a painting once thought to be by one of his students variously the work had changed hands for just a few thousand dollars but at christie's in new york it was a very different story. ladies and gentlemen we move to dick cheney the
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subject of modern day the masterpiece probably not of christ the savior previous in the collections of three kings of england savior of the world poor traits of jesus christ one of fewer than twenty paintings known to exist by their own a son's master ninety minute looking for ninety five in house christie said the presale estimates at one hundred million dollars but that was soon exceeded ninety five and i gave one third of it why not instead i have it one hundred ten million go get me one twenty the bidding via phone just getting going on ninety has been you heard it you place your place with francois in a fifth place that one hundred ninety four leonardo at one hundred ninety million give me two hundred one ninety s. bit two hundred million is bid at two hundred million two hundred million just how high could he go at two hundred eighty million dollars so we're all down
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maybe not. don't take a photograph quite the next milestone three hundred we'll give it to ninety six. i thought so the three hundred million thanks and even though it's one of the top. three hundred seventy million back to front as well as clause three hundred and seventy million dollars set of alone for long limited the reading. and although some of us will not be selling here i christie's four hundred million dollars is the bit the piece is sold. with an extra fifty million commission for christie's the total price tag four hundred fifty million dollars the bio has so far remained anonymous so we don't know if the public will ever get a chance to see the work again thanks to this weekend's bundestag of football
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once dominant dortmund will be hoping to get back to winning ways when they play start on friday night dortmund have slipped down the table after a poor run of results in the top that off dortmund said on thursday that their star here emerick obama has been suspended from the squad for disciplinary reasons. go get her peer in obama young is out don't many gave no further details on why he has been disciplined and dropped from the squad obama young was hoping to end his goal drought in the game against stuttgart the striker has been a miscreant's lot lately no goals in his last five outings peter boss has been under pressure due to dortmund sudden decline from top of the table to third their last win in the league came back in september. on the ice that money could enter if you don't you know if you don't win they'll be expression and interest if you want to call that opposing wins then yes we feel the breeze that's for sure. and over
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the last three weeks the winds change quickly in the post office after the last international break the first match against leipzig and that's when it began as well and we definitely fails. that's not for me that's the challenge so once again turn it around. and i'm sure we'll manage when does mean the shelf. friday night could be perfect timing for dortmund to turn it around history is on their side the black and yellow won the last five matches in stuttgart but stuttgart is not a cakewalk especially when playing at home this season so far they're undefeated. dortmund's along the road fire power a league high twelve goal. against the league's best home defense is
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a stage set for three men. and tennis roger federer made it three wins out of three at the season ending a.t.p. finals in london federer took on merit in a rerun of the summer's final once again better come out on top of the swiss came from a set down to win six seven six four and six one federal play out there are many timorese out in the far semifinal on saturday. thanks for watching to stay with us. he says i think it's really important to give a bit of time and love back to the fans who make so much effort.

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