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this is d.w. news live from berlin a rude awakening for italy's political establishment reports that former prime minister matteo renzi will resign after a centrist party's core showing in sunday's national election more than fifty percent of voters in the center and throw their support behind the far right and populist party. also coming up at long last the wait is over and the battle gets the back and she needs for a new government and sure just lawmakers to set things up quickly so germany can help europe confront a host of tricky issues. also coming up calls for an oscars that's not so white
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and not so male because look around ladies gentlemen because we are helpful if you do an aggressive act for the winner frances mcdormand demands of hollywood give women the filmmakers their due to talk about the show stealing moments and all that they would resign. i'm sumi so much gonna thank you for joining us the consequences of italy's political limbo are starting to unfold after sunday's inconclusive national election there are reports that a former prime minister matteo renzi may be resigning from his democratic party following its poor showing in the election wednesday's party won less than nineteen percent of the vote and historic low more than fifty percent of voters cast their ballots for far right or populist parties a right wing alliance comprised of the anti immigrant league party and former prime
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minister silvio berlusconi's four said tahlia got the largest to share they are followed by the five star movement and then runs the center left alliance ended up in third. let's bring in matt to see standing by for us in rome hi gary good to see you what can you tell us about these reports of renzi stepping down. i'd not be surprised if you really were to step down i just talked to a political analyst who said renzi is finished and he connected his name his position as prime minister two years ago to a referendum on the constitution which was rejected he now is partly responsible at least for the historic losses of the central left political group here in italy so he basically has been rejected however his spokesperson disputed the media reports here that he actually stepped down he basically said i have no information that might boss resigned kerik heading into this felt there was a lot of talk about the return of another former prime minister silvio berlusconi
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and his party therefore to talia but they were eclipsed by coalition partners that the anti immigrant league what does that tell us. a number of reasons really responsible for that i mean first of all we have to be clear this has been an anti-establishment move by the population voting for fifty percent in favor of populace and that is also true for bella schoolie who used to be prime minister four times it's not likely that there will be a fifth time secondly really it shows that it it pays off to be on the can paint trail and material salvini the leader of the leader of the coalition partner of dallas county has been to ring up and down the country well better school he was only seen on t.v. and finally the issue of migration is really high check this election and deal salvini one of the voters yesterday put it to me as provided simple answers at a time when many tell us feel overwhelmed by refugees who they would like that
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europe take some of them but that is not happening so this refugee crisis here really provided simple answers basically so promising voters to send six hundred thousand migrants back home and garrett at this point what are the prospects of any of these parties coming. to get there to form a coalition government. all eyes on the big winner here the five star movement could they form a coalition with. the head of the leak. people say it's unlikely because salvini has really gained or make massive gains why would he team up with them on the other hand the five star movement has made clear they don't want to team up with anti immigrant euro skeptic hardliners on the far right so not a likely scenario and the other scenario of course maybe the five star movement coach make a correlation with the center left all for renzi that is currently the most likely
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scenario if there is a coalition at all. reporting for us live from rome thank you garrick to syria now and a relief convoy has crossed into eastern guta outside of damascus it is the first aid brought to the region since government forces stepped up their bombardment two weeks ago but officials from the world health organization say syrian authorities stripped their convoy of crucial medical supplies before allowing it to pass through thousands of syrians many of them injured remain trapped and go to. after weeks of waiting a glimmer of hope for the sick and wounded of eastern judah dozens of aid trucks have been clear to cross but the united nations say syrian authorities have seized crucial life saving medical supplies according to officials much of the aid was not allowed through. we're hoping to enter without
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shelling because the ceasefire must be respected as this is a humanitarian convoy heading to a large number of civilians and moving in but the convoy is not sufficiently kept the supplies for seventy thousand people were reduced to under twenty eight thousand. some are seen and almost. the crippling siege has less civilian stranded as syrian forces expand their assault undeterred by the international outcry the un back cease fire has been largely ignored as president bashar al assad's forces advance into the last major battle held territory near damascus. and if i look back a couple of i see no conflict between the troops and our military operations our recent advancements occurred during the cease fire he said as i said it is possible to achieve our humanitarian objectives while striking the terrorists we therefore
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have to continue our operations while allowing civilians to leave government controlled areas you know. what hundreds of thousands of civilians remain trapped in the enclave amid pleas for an end to the brutal bombardment. german chancellor angela merkel is ready to get down to work with her new government after more than five month wait she earned the backing for another coalition with the social democrats after their members voted yes to another alliance michael will soon be sworn in for a fourth term as chancellor speaking in berlin this morning should urge lawmakers to be quick about getting the government up and running and global dust i believe this lane's a good ground work for governing the country together and a good minds on the beginnings of it it's important that we get down to business in
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a few days' time it was good because with the coalition agreement we have set for ourselves a challenging programme of things we want to implement all of. the thing on improving the life of people in germany who are right to expect a government able to act nearly six months after the elections they are quite right to want to see us implement what we've planned for us the sheet in funding does that's what that feels for. now china's parliament the national people's congress kicked off its annual meeting over the weekend in beijing it is expected to approve changes to the constitution that would allow president xi jinping to stay in power for an unlimited number of terms that would reverse the system and enacted in one thousand nine hundred two meant to prevent a life long dictatorship in china you don't use much a spelling of reports from beijing. look
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of a man who has every reason to feel satisfied after five years as the head of state and party he jinping is at the peak of his powers when we are you know we will always maintain our strength and usefulness we will always be at the service of the people be the vanguard of our times and the backbone of the people. and that always is taking on a new meaning she wants to remove the two term limits on the presidency from the constitution last fall he even managed to have his name written in the party statutes only one other chinese statesman has achieved this during his lifetime chairman mao tse tung. ji has used his power to crackdown on dissent he denied fatally ill nobel peace prize laureate lucia bo released on bail until his death president she was the son of a high ranking party official but his father fell out of favor during mouse
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cultural revolution g.m. self was banished to the countryside where he lived in a cave and worked in the fields the cave is now a shrine to the cult of personality around she one of the few people who still dared to criticize him publicly his political scientist would sooner or later he thinks she will get into trouble. she so far dissatisfied chinese have claimed local authorities in particular for their problems. but the more power she gathers around himself. the more people will blame him for their dissatisfaction. the sounds are going so but for the time being no one appears ready to challenge his authority yet and no one doubts that he will succeed with his plans to abolish term limits and extend his rule over china possibly for life.
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now hollywood's brightest stars gathered in los angeles for the nineteenth annual academy awards on sunday night's big winner was filmmaker guillermo the totals the shape of water which netted him two oscars from best picture and best director the scary old man picked up his first oscar first portrayal of winston churchill in the gritty world war two drama darkest hour and frances mcdormand took best actress for audience favorite three billboards outside of being hyper ventilating a little bit if i fall over and didn't use film buff scott rockstar stayed up late to watch the oscars scott what was their favorite moment yet my family actually is that last that we saw there the clip of france that dormant who won best best actress for the billboard as a missouri i love france but on anyway she was an amazing tough tough as nails character in this but a woman who's trying to get vengeance or justice for her daughter who was brutally murdered and is accusing the police of not doing enough but what was great about it
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was she went up to accept the oscar and then she put it down on the stage and she addressed the entire audience there in l.a. and said all the women who've been nominated all the categories stand up and celebrate with a really amazing role for me it was the moment of last night's oscars i think we have the clip but we want we take a look. well i may be so honored to have all the female nominees in every category stand with me in this room tonight the third parallel if you do it everybody else will come alone. will make the liberal part of the earth was worth. the politico this it was just great and this moment then after after she got them all stand up and celebrated them she made the point to the rest the people in the room the business people who decide what films get made and where the money goes she said ok look at all these women around here and start giving them jobs so it was
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really hitting home of really concrete point about change in the industry and saying don't just play lip service to diversity but really implemented with with concrete measures to really picking up on the momentum of the me to movement what about the sexual assault scandal that has really rocked hollywood how did that come up in the oscars yeah it was interesting because i mean for the golden globes it was very dominant there everyone wore black in order to symbolize solidarity with the victims of sexual harassment and all the cases that have come out since the start of the need to move and back over with the hollywood producer harvey weinstein in the hundreds of cases against him this time was interesting the oscars it was addressed many times but it was a lighter tone as sort of that people think we've gone a bit further now and we can talk about concrete measures to take as opposed to being so careful about it was more almost congratulatory in some ways but i found it more it was more relaxed as in oscar's past it was interesting because jimmy kimmel who's the host of the oscars he addressed it right away but he made a joke of it which went over really well where he said all these horrible man in
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hollywood they should take oscar the statue of oscar as as an example of the kind of man they should be maybe have a clip of that as well we take a listen. her is the most beloved and respected man in hollywood and there's a very good reason why there's a look at. people's hands where you can see them. never says a rude word and most importantly no penis at all. here's how clueless hollywood is about women we made a movie called what women want and it starts mel gibson. so scott jokes aside just briefly what has actually changed i think quite a bit is changed actually you really see the calls now are going beyond just the service beyond just activism calls for activism to really concrete measures where people are saying going forward we can no longer have this completely white male dominated culture in hollywood and industry in hollywood and this is the first time i've been reporting on the hollywood for quite some time this is the first time i
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really believe that change will happen and this might be the last oscars where we even be talking about this as an issue maybe by next year or at least in five years time things will really have changed and this will be considered something of the past all right our film critic scott ross for for us thank you very much scott talk of a trade war between europe and the u.s. escalates there herself it's with more on that coming right up. but dortmund shelf life say the biggest favor seems sleep got all the best goals we've got all the action the job is the whole of german football share the experience every match. the bond is legal every weekend here on t.w. .


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