Angela Merkel, appears to have won a fourth term as Chancellor of Germany, but the far right, will have a voice in Parliament, for the first time since the second world war, labour's annual conference has voted not to hold a debate on bricks it amid growing pressure on Jeremy Corbin to shift his stance on the single market allies of Boris Johnson say he's pushing the Prime Minister to rule out any further concessions on Brecht's it Donald trump is embroiled in an escalating row with some of America's biggest sporting stars within the past, our exit polls taken after the end of voting in the German election have suggested that angler Merkel is on course for a fourth term as Chancellor, they also indicate that the far right anti immigration party alternative for Germany has won more than thirteen percent of the vote, which would make it, the third biggest party in the Buddhist art, the pose give missus Merkel's Christian Democrat party and their allies around thirty two per cent a big drop compared with four years ago, the centre left social Democrats had their worst result, since the second world war, our Berlin correspondent Jenny hill has just sent this report rather well about the celebrations, it under there, the Chancellor knew she'd most likely win this election, but it's not the victory she exit Polls suggest support for her party is now lower than it's ever been under her leadership, the real success story.
At this election belongs to in a room filled with blue and white balloons, members of the anti immigrant anti euro party cheers became clear, they'll not, in the end, the German Parliament, for the first time, they'll be the third in the larger after missus Merkel's Conservatives and nearest rivals, the social, what is a political norm in many other European countries, was unthinkable in Germany, until now.
Beatrix Fund stork is one of A.F. Dee's leaders, and now one of its MPs.
It's a huge success, it won't change them, and any good system in Germany, and it's, yeah, the voice to the Opera used this opposition, which has not taken place in the gym.
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It's a huge, it will have, if you like, the German politics, yes, A.F. de xenophobic campaign rhetoric horrifies many here, but it's won the support of voters who have not forgiven angler Merkel for opening Germany's doors to hundreds of thousands of refugees.
I'm going to Michael must now find a coalition partner or partners.
Don't expect to be invited to the party will be shunned and ignored by Germany's mainstream parties that his voice will be heard at all in Parliament marks an unprecedented shift in post war German politics, missus Merkel addressed her supporters.
A few minutes ago.
She said that although her party had hoped For a bigger share of the vote, it was tubed it same, we must mustn't for good, but we are looking back hurtle and extraordinary, but nevertheless, we have achieved these strategic objectives.
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The new German government will exert huge influence over the prospects for reform in the European Union and on the Brecht's negotiations are Europe correspondent Damian grammatical considers the wider implications.
The first thing this result confirms from a European perspective is continuity, at the heart of the continent's politics, the fact Angela Merkel will be back as Germany's Chancellor means her leadership, the anchor at the centre of the e. u. has held fast, despite many predictions, a year or two ago that the refugee crisis at her decision to welcome more than a million new arrivals to Germany might prove her undoing.
But the strong showing by smaller parties in Germany at the relatively disappointing result by her own C.D.U. party will divert missus Merkel's energy as coalition talks may now take weeks to complete.
France's President, Emmanuel mackerel had been hoping to press ahead with reforms to the E.U., in concert with Germany, he may have to wait as for Brecht's negotiations.
Don't expect any shift from Germany, all of its main parties at whatever coalition missus Merkel marshals will continue to back the current approach, led by the European Commission, Germany, won't be prepared to break ranks with Its European partners and cut the U.K. your special day labour delegates have voted against holding a separate debate at their annual conference on the party's position on the single market, the issue has been creating tensions within the party with around forty senior figures writing an open letter urging Jeremy Corbin to commit to Britain's continued membership after Breck's it.
He's resisting the pressure saying that retaining the current arrangement could make it difficult to protect jobs and industry are assistant political editor Norman Smith is at the conference in Brighton, Jeremy Corbin's position and policies are now almost unchallenged in the labour party, except in one critical area Breck sit there he faces mounting pressure to back permanent membership of the single market, dozens of constituency parties have tabled critical motions on the issue tonight.
However, in a surprise decision, it was announced, there will be no separate debate all vote on Brecht sit at this conference after other policy areas were given priority, or move likely to inflame tensions within the party over Europe.
This was the pro E.U. labour M.P. Ben Bradshaw, the public wouldn't understand if we didn't have a debate here at a democratic conference, where members and I supposed to have a voice on the single biggest issue facing our country.
I think we have to have that debate, and I think we have to be in a place where the British public and labour party supporters members want us to be earlier Today, Mister Corbin appeared to rebuff those calling for continued membership of the single market.
Warning, it would be impossible to implement many of his radical policies like re nationalising the railways, while still a Member that has within it.
Restrictions on state aid and state spending that has pressures on it through the European Union to privatise rail, for example, I think we have to be quite careful about the powers we need, as national governments.
What makes this divide all the more difficult for Mister Corbin is that among the strongest supporters of continued single market membership appear to be many of the new, younger members attracted into the party by Mister Corbin and significantly, the party's election coordinator Andrew Quinn has warned disagreements over Brecht said, could yet ten labour apart the B.B.C. understands that Boris Johnson is demanding that Teresa may avoids making any further concessions over Breck's it sources close to the foreign Secretary or suggesting that he wants the Prime Minister to rule out adopting new E.U. regulations.
During the transition period.
Our political correspondent in Watson has more details.
The issue of whether Britain would continue to accept y. you rules after breaks at, but before a transition period expires, hasn't yet been settled, it's understood the foreign Secretary believes that you shouldn't have to accept rules, which it will no longer have any say in drawing up and my Johnson's allies are suggesting, he was instrumental in ensuring that the Prime Minister Limited any transition period to around two years, but other conservative sources at the heart of government takes issue with these claims, they say, both the Prime Minister and the Chancellor had for some time.
Take in the view that the transition period could not vast beyond the next election and Mister Johnson's input was not required for them to reach this conclusion, but it's clear that, while Theresa may has achieved the cub.
That consensus on the contents of a Florin speech important differences remain of the detail of the transition widespread protests are expected tonight at American football games in the United States, following President trumps condemnation of players who refused to stand for the national anthem.
My trump has urged fans to boycott the sport until team owners fire or suspend players who take part in such protests from Washington, David Willis reports this row follows months of tension between high profile sports figures and President trump over perceived to racial injustice police brutality and America.
Seventy per cent of football League players are African American and at a rally in Alabama.
On Friday night, the President took issue with those who are chosen to Neil during the national anthem, rather than stand in protest at his policies, when you love to see one of these when somebody disrespects our flag to say, get that, son of a bitch off the field, the row was fuelled when later the same day, one of the country's top basketball Players are Steven Currie of the golden state warriors announced he wouldn't be attending a traditional white House reception in honour of the Championship winning team.
The President responded by saying the invitation was withdrawn, and he went on to urge a boycott of N.F.L. games.
If players continued to protest, but protest, they have their first game of the season, which took place earlier today at Wembley stadium, members of the Baltimore ravens in the Jacksonville jaguars linked arms in a show of solidarity, team owners, many of whom donated large sums to Mister trump's presidential campaign are backing the players, as are some leading figures in the field of entertainment at a concert in new York last night, the singer, Stevie wonder and did his support to the protests antiquing and me pie, America, some firms have expressed support for Mister trump, but this row threatens to turn professional sport long seen as a unifying force in America into a political battleground, and not for the first time, he puts the President at the centre of a polarising national debate over race around five million Kurds in northern Iraq are preparing to vote tomorrow on forming an independent state.
The government in Baghdad has denounced the referendum, as unconstitutional.
While the United States is calling for a delay the Kurdistan regional government currently enjoys brought autonomy, with its own Parliament Tom Bateman sent this report from their built, the capital of the region, Iraqi Kurds have been celebrating Even before polling stations open their regions trickle or flag flies from buildings, bridges and cars.
For many, the non binding vote represents the biggest chance in generations to press ahead with their national aspirations, which they have asserted and often had brutally quashed since the days of the Ottoman Empire Iraqi Kurdish leaders believe their region has been undermined politically and economically by the government in Baghdad, even despite the crucial role of Kurdish Peche mega fighters in pushing back so called Islamic state, but the pole, which covers oil rich areas disputed between Baghdad in the curds is deeply controversial, the Kurdish regional President Masud buzz Arnie has defied increasing international pressure to postpone its neighbouring Turkey and Iran, which both have sizeable Kurdish minorities have said it could destabilise the region.
A warning echoed by the U.N. security Council Iraq's Prime Minister hide alla baddie has described it as illegal and unconstitutional warning tonight, but it would not go ahead without repercussions police in the lake district, say, mountain rescue teams had to be called out to help a group of walkers who'd taken drugs on England's highest peak there for hikers are said to have been rendered incapable of walking, Rebecca curtly reports Cumbria police say the emergency services were called last night by four people who'd become stranded on school fell Pike after smoking cannabis that had left them unable to make it back down the mountain.
A large scale operation was mounted involving mountain Rescue teams and air ambulance support before strictest social media to express their frustration that volunteers had put themselves at risk to prevent the walkers coming to harm adding words fail us, the lake district, search and mountain rescue Association said, such call outs were becoming a joke.
Other Twitter users described a groupers idiotic and suggested, they should be made to foot the bill for bringing them safely back down to earth, a Frenchman, has been praised for his quick thinking after he managed to stop her packed tourist bus from plunging into a ravine in the Austrian Alps, police say the vehicle, which was carrying twenty two passengers came within a hair's breath of catastrophe reporting from ViennaBethany Bell police say the seventy six year old Austrian bus driver passed out as he was driving along the tiller Tyler hunched in the Tyrolean Alps, the bus kept going heading towards a steep cliff.
One of the tourists a sixty five year old Frenchman who were sitting in the front row managed to break, just in time, the bus, which was already halfway over the cliff edge crashed into the wooden barrier at the side of the road and came to a halt for people were taken to hospital sport England have won the third one day international against the West Indies by one hundred twenty four runs marine Ali schooled England second fastest century in a one day international today's only premier League match ended with a One nil win for Brighton at home to Newcastle United, Sheffield United have moved to fourth in the Championship, after a forty victory over rivals Sheffield Wednesday in the steel city Derby rugby Union's Premiership Exeter beat Wasps thirty one seventeen and Northampton were forty points to twenty five winners at London Irish and Slovakia's Peter sag and has won her third consecutive men's road race title at the cycling road world Championships in Bergen headlines again.
Exit polls suggest Angela Merkel has won a fourth term as Chancellor of Germany, but with less support than she won four years ago, the far right anti immigration alternative for Germany party appears to have gained seats in the Buddha stuck, and has vowed to reclaim the country delegates voted against holding a separate debate at their annual conference on the party's position on the single market allies of Boris Johnson say he's pushing the Prime Minister, not to make any further concessions on Brecht's it and to rule out adopting any new E.U. regulations.