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care to. touch. them and. starting to work twenty seven. this is deja vu news laws from berlin chancellor merkel names her new cabinet the german chancellor surrounds herself with fresh faces including a cap and a job for one of her most prominent critics we'll get the latest live from conservative party headquarters in berlin also coming up. no worse by in syria despite a unanimous u.n.
vote for a cease fire the bombs keep raining down on the people of eastern ghouta. and the olympic flame has been extinguished during the winter olympics and beyond chang to a close we take a look at the game's final day which saw fireworks both inside and outside the venue. with all right. i'm michel henery welcome german chancellor angela merkel has announced her cabinet to solidify a grand coalition with the social democrats merkel's choices will determine the future direction of the cd use political compass and several senior politicians in her party have been outspoken about wanting to pivot the party's politics to the right as expected merkel's appointed yun spawn as health minister the end fishes young conservative has been an. critic of her welcoming refugee policy but the
choice of the piece calls for fresh talent in the party as will the appointment of yulia clocking or as minister for agriculture the forty five year old is known as a loyal ally of merkel another ally the current defense minister ursula dandelion will keep her position despite a series of scandals in the bundeswehr here's what the chancellor had to say about her new cabinet i mean. for me this is not particularly easy tasca involves making sure in consultation with many others that our team is shaped for the future. noir because if that it combines experience with new faces and importantly that it also leads to a renewal of the cabinet months of. us on the rise and fall. let's join mckayla deed to abuse chief political editor at c do you have quarters and berlin mckayla the chancellor confirmed. her new cabinet will
determine. just me and she can confirm that there will be new faces in the government can we expect real changes in policy with these additions. or we can expect a different kind of tone what she did is she brought in someone who is completely unknown really on the broader political scene and a car to check she's an m.p. who comes from the same region as you and smart who says very prominent critic of german chancellor angela merkel who is now taking over is set to take over the health ministry and if this coalition comes together because that's by no means in the end the social democrat party those grassroots will get to vote on this but if it does this means somebody who's an open critic of merkel taking over from how much who for many years has been
a very close ally of the epitome of loyalty within her own party and this shows really that there isn't just a change of tone really there but that merkel feels she has to react to criticism and she has to open the door to those in the party critics who so in the past of taking the party further towards the left than many conservatives feel comfortable with and mckillop let's talk about foreign policy can we expect a new direction here or is that a bit of the same old same old. well let's put it this way the social democrats would be able to nominate the prime minister currently the seat my god will who's embroiled in a deep battle within his with his own party whether he can keep that job it's unlikely that he will be able to one thing is to show that both the social democrats and the c.d.u. party avuncular machall both have a rather broad consensus that the need to be
a fresh commitment to europe that's also the first chapter in the coalition agreement that's on the table and that will be voted on by c.d.u. delegates meeting here in berlin on monday morning and they are expected to vote for the resoundingly yes to this their more question marks over how the social democrats will in the end vote on this because the grassroots get to have a vote there but on the whole there is a positive sign from this potential new government also to them on my call in france who wants to take your it forward he wants to really make headway also on the eurozone moving closer together but he's likely to have moved backing now with this new government for the social democrats are strengthened within that continuing potentially continuing coalition kushner thank you very much. so now to some of the other stories making news around the world china's communist
party has proposed removing a two term limit on how long the president can stay in power that would mean person issue jinping could remain in office after his second term ends in two thousand and twenty three he's already the most powerful chinese leader in decades his ideology was enshrined in the party's constitution last october. north korea is willing to enter direct talks with the united states says south korea issued this statement during the closing ceremony of the winter olympics the white house said any talks with north korea must lead to an end to its nuclear program then run to the emir. thousands of russians have marched in moscow to mark the third anniversary of opposition leader forcing themselves murder five chechen men have been convicted of his assassination but it remains unclear who ordered the killing. german chancellor angela merkel and france's president and no macron have urged russia to cooperate in maintaining a cease fire in the rebel held on klav of eastern ghouta in
a conference call today they called on president putin to put maximum pressure on the syrian regime yesterday the un security council voted to pass a cease fire resolution but despite that vote deadly airstrikes by russian backed syrian forces continue. there was supposed to be a break in the bombing instead. responders are back plucking life from the rubble it has been a long and deadly week in this rebel held enclave. and at this hospital doctors are seeing the washed of it most of their patients have grown up in a seven year war medical supplies are running out for these children any truth cannot come soon enough this is a matter of life and death every hour counts at the moment if the cease fire has been agreed at the u.n. security council there's no reason why it should be able to come into effect immediately. without people getting food.
every day more schools hospitals destroyed. the more fuel. for seven days the syrian regime has been bombarding the suburb of the capital trying to wipe out the rebels who control it. just a few kilometers along the road to damascus it feels like a different planet. once looked like this empty street speak to a fear of mortar shells fired from the nearby rebels. a well managed since mortar started to hit the area no one has been on the street and if you find anyone there probably going only to do something very important or to buy stuff. in downtown damascus signs of life but let's all hope that a truce will end this war. the truce is useless i mean
after thirty days everything will return to the way it was it's a start two days for food and medical aid to be sent ten to help us cities hungry and it's injured. the place where christians believe jesus was. five and buried has closed amid a row with israeli authorities the church of the holy sepulcher shut its doors sunday its leaders are protesting legislation that would tax church assets and allow the state to seize church property they called it an unprecedented attack against christians in the holy land no word was given on how long the closure will last. bollywood is mourning the loss of its first female superstar should have a kapoor died suddenly at the age of fifty four she is considered a legend in indian cinema and reportedly suffered a heart attack after attending a wedding with her family known for promoting strong women and her films bollywood
fans are remembering the impact she had through her work. she was the actress known by one name sridevi was a pioneer in indian cinema she wasn't just a leading lady she starred in her own films a first for bollywood thank you sridevi was known for playing independent women strong characters who were anything but submissive. at the age of four she began acting in films multi-lingual and versatile and she became one of bollywood's biggest drug cards adored by hundreds of millions of people in two thousand and thirteen she was honored by india's president for her contribution to the film industry she reportedly died of cardiac arrest while in dubai for her nephew's wedding her death comes as a huge shock to her fans and peers. use them in a town that was not the time for her to leave us but she would have celebrated hundred fifty fifth birthday in august. brawl curious to know what happened to
jewish and it's a great loss for the entire film industry. as. she did his last film was called mom she survived by husband and two daughters her eldest is set to follow in her footsteps with her debut film due for release this summer. the twenty third winter olympics have drawn to an end and all over the from the sports is here to talk about the highs and the lows at the games all over well. let's start with the closing ceremony and one of the biggest questions on everyone's minds were the russians allowed to march behind their flag they were not in the end they had to march behind the a lympics flag off of the i.o.c. decided to hold the russian bad for the closing ceremony we see here after he's coming into the arena carrying fives from all over the world and it was a great celebration of some brilliant achievements in the last couple weeks we've
seen we've had so many good stories come out of him shining in there been so many great athletic and it's hanging up i think performances and in terms of russia. the i.o.c. president said that positive diving has the final doping test from two russian athletes at the games. meant that the i.o.c. just couldn't consider at allowing the russian flag to be flying at the closing ceremony and i think that's absolutely the right call is the only decision that sends the right message about doping but generally it was a good celebration and i think this decision is well helped that happen without it being clouded by anything else and matt beercan of norway won the last event at these games and became the most successful went to of of all time in the process what an amazing two weeks yes he has been an absolute phenomenal just at this eleventh previous games as well and he was a fitting champion for the last event of the current winter olympics winning gold in the thirty kilometer ski cross country classic fifth medal of these games the
second of which is big gold and. career totals which really are just just stunning. all of our own basically in olympic terms fifteen limpid medals she has won eight of those gold it's stunning really it's she. was sometimes these days but she is a legend of the olympics and she says she won't be competing at beijing next time around so it's nice to see her bow out with a win in her last olympic performance i'm really curious to know if you know it will have some sort of parade to welcome her house or something really exciting and and germany's ice hockey fairy tale didn't have the happy ending that they were hoping for it didn't it did no unfortunately and it was a really kind of devastating way to lose the final as well against russia so we're going to see some pictures from the final here we join the action with about a minute to go of normal time germany three two up about to win then russia heading back for nikita khrushchev to take the games overtime in overtime germany went a man down patrick reimer pain lies for
a high stakes and russia use that to their advantage carol to preserve scoring the winner on sunday but you know germany should still be very proud of the performance at these games it's jimmy's best ever performance in ice hockey at the olympics and they cause some real upsets along the way they beat the reigning world champions they beat the previous olympics champions to make it to the final and no one expected them to do that so these athletes although they're disappointed i'm sure very disappointed and came so close they can certainly leave young child with their heads held high yet they still very good and that's it was over is not too shabby you know and let's take a look at the medals were there any big surprises overall i think certainly not at the top of the very top nor why it was in the end to lead the medal table with thirty nine that's a record as well thirty nine medals beating the previous best of thirty seven germany actually also had a fantastic winter games we're going to see here that germany got their best ever return from winter olympics in almost pip's norway to the top of the table until that last event where norway won gold again i think if anyone is going to be
a bit disappointed with the whole it is going to be the united states they did not hit their targets for for these games but i'm sure you know it's like the united states i'm sure they'll just be even more motivated to talk the table next time in four years time in beijing yeah i magine they will be all over me thank you very very much. that's all for now join us again at the top of the hour or you can check out our website or follow us on twitter and for watching t w news. carry one mine is made by a smelly. c.w. towards you tube channel. only fourteen those stories. date tournaments and then go on oh it's good to see you tell us about it you should panic check it out yourself see any cute.