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to cross-examine if we're calling witnesses these are witnesses you've heard from we would have the right to call witnesses and to cross-examine mr volcker george kent the deputy assistant secretary of state for the bureau of european and asian affairs you saw as testimony they call them if we have witnesses we have the right to call that witness and to cross-examine deputy assistant secretary ken the former united states ambassador to ukraine and bassett are you gonna bitch they called or you saw that testimony we didn't have the opportunity to cross-examine her if we had witnesses we would have to call her laura cooper deputy assistant secretary of defense for russia ukraine and eurasia they called her you saw her witness's testimony right here
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we did not have the opportunity to cross-examine or we would have to be given that opportunity these are witnesses against the president laura cooper deputy assistant secretary of defense for russia ukraine and eurasia again same thing david hale you know undersecretary of state for political affairs he was called by the house you saw his testimony we never had the opportunity to cross-examine if we have witnesses we have to have the opportunity to do that there were other witnesses that were called or you saw their testimony or heard their testimony or it was referred to katherine crawford the special advisor for ukraine negotiations department the state marks sandy the deputy associate director for national security programs and christopher anderson special advisor for ukraine negotiation department state you heard their testimony referred to we did not have the opportunity to cross-examine them so this isn't going to happen if witnesses are
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called in a week now that's just the witnesses that have been produced that you have seen by the house managers. you were being called upon to make consequential constitutional decisions consequential decisions for our constitution we talk about the burden of proof i've said this before also i'll say it again 31 times the manager said they proved their case 29 times they said the evidence was overwhelming manager ned lawyer in an only say it was overwhelming in his view on page 739 of the congressional record he's very clear he says not only is it strong there is no doubt what he says the one thing that the house managers think the
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president counsel's got right is quoting me talking about mr nadler manager now miller as saying beyond any doubt it is indeed beyond any doubt now of course we think that they have not proven their case by any stretch of any proper constitutional analysis in the clinton investigation they talk about witnesses being called but the 3 witnesses that were called had either testified before the grand jury or before the house committees were new witnesses when mr philbin said it is correct under a constitutional design they're supposed to investigate you were to deliberate but what they're asking you to do is now become the investigative agency the investigative body. if they needed all this additional evidence which they said they don't need and by the way not only did they say in the record this is house manager nat'l or quote it's on when he was on c.n.n.
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back on the 15th of this month we brought the articles of impeachment because despite the fact that we didn't hear from many witnesses we could have heard from we heard from enough witnesses to prove the case beyond any doubt at all. the same could be saying represented laughter and you know we've had we have evidence proving the case through for example at the meeting when bolton said it was a drug deal well we have back witnesses hill was there been was there saddam was there so this idea that they haven't had witnesses. is that's the smokescreen you've heard from a lot of witnesses the problem with the case the problem with their position is even with all of those witnesses it doesn't prove up an impeachable offense the articles fail i think it's very dangerous if the house runs up which they did articles of impeachment quickly so quickly that they are clamoring for evidence
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despite the fact that they put all of the servants forward they got their wish of an an pietschmann by christmas that was the goal but now they want you. to do the work they failed to do but as i said time and time again we heard you didn't hear from witnesses you know hear from many witnesses mr ship modify that a little bit today a little bit you heard from a lot of witnesses but if we go down the road of witnesses this is not a one week process remember it talked about you've been watching events at the senate where senators have been debating the additional question of whether to bring in additional witnesses in the impeachment trial of president trump and we hearing from president tom's lawyers at the moment arguing that the case made and the house was quote huff baked and that they were at
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a not being given an opportunity to cross-examine some of the people who'd been heard from during the original event in the in congress let's bring in. now who's been watching this so we've getting we're getting president trump's lawyers hand in in this critical question over whether they will call in witnesses . that's right it is it's notable they're making this argument that the trump side was not allowed to cross-examine the previous witnesses of the inquiry will mean well actually republicans who were part of the panels that question those witnesses had equal time with democrats not exactly a cross-examination but certainly the president's defenders did have their chance to question those witnesses all of those point though may be moot because we've already have republicans going on the record that they will be voting no on this question of witnesses and there had been hope that for moderate republicans across
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the aisle and side with democrats to at least open this trial to the potential of the very new witnesses well we've heard the numbers now and with lisa murkowski the final swing vote announcing to reporters earlier this afternoon that she will be note she will be voting no on that question the explanation she gave was essentially that she believes this trial to be indeed unfair she says this in a statement to attorneys it to reporters would as if she's agreeing with democrats that this is not a fair trial but she says there's essentially scuse me nothing she can do to stop it so she's given up and she will be voting along with the rest of her most of the rest of her republican caucus and not opening to new witnesses why is this so important of course it's because we have with potential witnesses out there like john bolton the former national security adviser i'm published a book reportedly has damning information regarding trump's actions with ukraine
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the latest revelation being that bolton says trump directed him to go to be part of the shadow campaign in ukraine trying to drum up dirt on trump's political opponent joe biden and ultimately bolton said he would not take part in that now he has not. not been a part of this trial that's far because he did not cooperate in earlier stages but he has said that if senators wanted he would talk now apparently it seems the majority of the senate do not want to hear from bolton or any other witnesses for that matter warren and heidi just to say that for the moment we're just in the last hour we heard from house impeachment manager and congressman adam schiff making an 11th hour pay for the sent to him bolton's testimony that you were just mentioning if we tell the president effectively you can act corruptly you can abuse the powers of your office to coerce a foreign government to helping you cheat in the election by withholding military
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aid and when you are caught you can further abuse your powers by concealing the evidence of your wrongdoing the president becomes unaccountable to anyone if people of power and influence can insist to the judge that the house that the prosecutors that the government that the people must prove their case without witnesses or documents a right reserved only for the powerful because you know only donald trump only donald trump of any defendant in america can insist on a trial with no witnesses if that should be true in courts throughout the land then as adams wrote the government becomes arbitrary and how to talk us through the mechanics of the rest of the evening what's next. well we so expect several hours more of this debate over witnesses but really the question isn't so much on
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whether or not they'll open this witness as we all indicators are no the question is exactly when the senate would likely hold its final votes in the trial which in all indications will be to acquit president trump the republicans have the majority in this chamber it takes 2 thirds of them 2 thirds majority in order to convict a president remove him from office and the likelihood of that is simply nonexistent so at this point it's a matter of whether or not they acquit the president to this evening at the conclusion of these arguments or there's some talk now possibly pushing back that vote to later in this week after the president later next week after the president delivers his state of the union address and after the iowa caucuses but what it all boils down to the decision that these senators are facing and as one republican senator marco rubio has stated that this is not just a decision about the president's guilt or innocence and that on the record there
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have been several republicans who have said that this behavior was inappropriate and he imagined he may d. be guilty of everything that democrats are accusing him of and what this decision wells down to is whether or not he removes he deserves to be removed from office whether or not it's in the interest of the country for the senate to for the 1st time in history remove a sitting president as the result of an impeachment that's never happened before and senators now the republicans say it's not going to happen this time either or and i did your question thank you very much. alan byron is a former special impeachment counsel to the u.s. house of representatives he joins us live from washington d.c. if in the end they decide they don't want to go ahead with witnesses this time how unusual would that be historic. it's a 1st even in the clinton impeachment in which you didn't have a lot of witnesses they had depositions filmed and recorded of
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various witnesses and portions of their testimony were part of the proceeding so this is no witnesses if you don't have any witnesses and you don't have any exhibits you don't have a trial i mean there has not been a trial all of those statements by the managers and by the defense counsel the president's counsel that's just statements by lawyers it's not testimony it's not under oath it's not evidence so we really have had no evidence of any kind on either side from a trial point of view and it's going to have put you had i was just going to say well what do you think was the deciding factor in changing the minds of some of those republicans who people had thought they might decide to go for witnesses and in the end they said they went what was the deciding factor do you think for them. i think i would check their arms they're probably very twisted i think they were
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pretty put under tremendous pressure to toe the line. and not give in i think it was not it was just brute pressure political pressure and off to the impeachment trial it whenever it doesn't end is there any appetite for continuing with with finding out what bolton had to say what you have to say means that when it drew a line under it would you think we'll continue to have more of all of this. oh i think we are just starting the process of finding out facts beyond. what has come out in the in these proceedings bolton has a book coming out sooner or later it will be out these things don't stay under wraps forever and but i would guess over the next 30 to 60 days a lot of material will come out one thing i must say i don't understand completely the republicans position they are going to control the outcome there's no real question there has been as to whether the president would be found guilty so when the bottom line the republicans are going to prevail why won't they allow the
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testimony what are they afraid of since so much of it has come out anyway at least by implication why is it worth it to them to not let bolton testify and not let anybody testify even though they almost certainly control the outcome it's somewhat of a mystery to me and i think they are going to pay mightily for this at the polls tell us a little bit about we've talked a little bit about the timelines and so the possibility that they want to originate once they're wrapped up as quickly as possible maybe tonight or saturday now it's the talk of it maybe happening off to the state of union address in terms of that the impact politically is that helpful here is that most helpful to you to have it off to the state of the union. i can't imagine that the republicans would want to hold that off i mean the president would be able to you know crow about the fact that he's been exonerated in his view so i would think they would want to get that done before the state of the union i don't see i don't see i would be very shocked
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if they let it go past that that's a good big speech point for the president why why pass up the opportunity now if they do pass it up i don't understand the rationale from the republican point of view on environ thank you very much indeed for the time being reported to take you into later on. well as president trump's impeachment trial mused towards its conclusion in washington the u.s. extra state has pledged unwavering support for ukraine on a visit to kiev might pompei i met president vladimir selenski who called for the u.s. to be more involved in settling its conflict with russian backed separatists he is the highest ranking u.s. official to visit ukraine since trump's impeachment trial began of a insists any future visit by zelinsky to the white house is not dependent on an investigation into the biden family matter i am surprised by your question i suspect you will happy and surprised by my answer. now there's
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there's no condition of nature to strive for presidents who come to washington and have that this is just simply not the case will find the right time or find the appropriate opportunity coming up on this news hour from london the trumpet ministration expands its controversial travel ban adding 6 new countries to the list including sudan and nigeria. strain capital under fire a camera declares a state of emergency as bushfires threaten its southern suburbs. and install the los angeles lakers basketball team prepares to make an emotional return to competitive action. in just under 2 hours britain will officially leave the european union ending 47 years of membership is more than 3 and a half years since the u.k. voted for brics id and from mr johnson says it will be
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a moment of national renewal government buildings in the capital a little up in red white and blue of the union flag and a countdown clock will be projected at number 10 downing street earlier and tea breaks at demonstrators marched near the houses of parliament in westminster to stage a final protest against the u.k.'s departure from the e.u. they say will make britain weaker as a result. we have correspondents covering that minutes in london and brussels let's start with laura charles who's live in parliament square here in london so tell us what's happening there right now. it's like an almost feel it the people here the biggest constitutional change in several generations it is about to happen in just under 2 hours and when big ben takes around is to have 11 o'clock g.m.t. and it will be an all white sea cheer in this crowd for them it's a moment of liberation the it's the time of european domination as they see
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it are you the british open sea has come to an end it's for many other people around the country and this is a moment of deep sadness deep sadness as well in the european union where as i can show you in my report just now there is already been a highly symbolic moment. never before has the e.u. had to do this it hopes it never will have to again experienced only an expansion now the e.u. is taking down a member's flag because it is leaving. and looking prepared to leave the e.u. a small party thrown in central london by a handful of bricks its most ardent supporters really great to have been smiling about them like that all we can do now is up to the future and hopefully this country will prosper and know that we have a chain around our rifles much of the country is more muted though yes this is
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a moments of huge national significance but little actually changes until the transition period finishes at the end of the year and it's not yet clear where the country is heading this is the man currently in the u.k. is driving seat before he got the job many thought it was a natural fit right in. that in december boris johnson won a crushing landslide election victory. on the promise that he'd finally get the bricks it done sure which. britain seemed to have voted to put 3 years of arguing in political paralysis behind them but plenty see the argument as something titanic has been achieved the sorry much hot air. mike in northern ireland for example which is more exposed to bricks at sun certainties than anywhere else in the u.k. it completely recasts reshapes to political and economic conversation across the
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island between the island of ireland and britain right across the continent so this isn't an end point this is very much a beginning certainly the heavy lifting sorting out the u.k.'s trade relationship with europe everything from fishing to financial services is still to come all the political signs in the u.k. of that the u.k. was virtually in the not too part of the sort of. the european union but all the sort of dynamics of the negotiations point to a quick and a quick deal means trying to come up with alignment in key areas that are going to be in the interest in europe the message is clear proofs like this is the more the u.k. will diverged from e.u. standards the less access to the single market they will have. the e.u. will be looking to its own priorities and trying to solve its own challenges the u.k. is already receding in importance we want to have the best possible relationship with the united kingdom but it will never be as good as membership the e.u.
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wants to show there is little to be gained from breaking out the door. so the choices that the u.k. faces next are certainly difficult ones and these are decisions that it makes my clothes off the revenues if it decides to it is going to stay closely aligned with e.u. regulations well that might mean that it is more difficult for him to do trade deals with. countries like the united states still want access to. the richest american and the. us a these sort of things are going to be that want is weighing on boris johnson's mind over the next year he doesn't have long to do that trade deal with the european union if he hasn't done it by the end of $2290.00 bend pretty full scouts transition period of instability i read that could be immensely damaging for
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the british economy everyone here they will say that is just too mongering nay saying that britain is still standing on its own 2 feet once again and let's not forget this is their night this is their moment. thank you very much indeed. and in brussels for so so over the years it's not always been the most comfortable relationship with the u.k. and the new what's the mood now is the u.k. u.k. funny leaves the. well considering it is such an historic moment the u.k. finally as you say leaving the blog leaving the european union i have to say you can barely 3 here in brussels it feels like a night very much like unlike any other there are no especial commemorations no special invents in fact the only thing this really marked the occasion was a bit earlier when european parliament officials lowered the british flag and replaced it with the flag of the european union and a half now that's it and that is because i think a very it's
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a very deliberate decision on the part of the european union they don't want to make this into any form of particular occasion their message is that this is a sad moment it's a somber moment one of their member states has decided to leave to turn his back on everything that the european union stands for not obviously something of a worry to e.u. leaders not only if they lost a very longstanding partner a big financial contributor to the european union but they obviously don't want other member states to perhaps follow suit and we heard a bit earlier from the french president's a man omar also saying that of course in his eyes the brig's it is a great source of regrets but it is happening now and he said it's certainly sparked some introspection in the european union and perhaps elite is really need to think about the future of the bloc so departed to shook his departure is a shock it's a historic wakeup call which should bring out in each of our countries be heard by
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the whole of europe america's think because for the 1st time in 7 to use the country is leaving the european union. well what happens next of course is over the next few weeks both the u.k. and the e.u. will put forward their negotiating priorities as they go now into a period in which they need to try and decide what sort of future relationship they want to have the e.u. has made it very clear that now the u.k. is no part longer part of the least it won't be in about an hour's time the now both sides will really be looking out for their own interests the use made it very clear that it wants it wants any agreement to be dharma what they call a living level playing field they want european businesses not to face any unfair competition these are sure to be very tough negotiations boris johnson the british prime minister is saying that he wants
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a trade deal at least wrapped up by the end of the year e.u. officials are saying any form a fully comprehensive agreement is unlikely in such a short timeframe what we might find though is agreements on a range of priorities thank you very much and before we continue our coverage of that sort just like to apologize for some of the language you may have heard in the background at aurora chalons reporting site in parliament square earlier on apologies for if you are upset over language now. with us from lambeth bridge in london. and historic moment for the u.k. but how much will actually change in the short term. very little will change outwardly or in the short term because of the transition period that exists now to the end of december behind the scenes of course britain no longer has a seat at the table. where rules are being made that it will have to follow which is why boris johnson wants desperately not to have to extend that period immediately though the scramble will be on for the government to prove the benefit
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of this most profound shake up in the way that britain interacts with the world in the way that britons interact in a sense with each other let me in to introduce my guest now professor john ryan he's a fellow at the london school of economics currently works as a brics advisor to private business clients. this idea that it is going to unleash the great potential of this country as boris johnson promised are you an optimist or a skeptic i'm a skeptic at the moment because i think britain hasn't been a trading country for quite a long time it's going to find it very difficult in that particular area what's more concerning is its position on foreign direct investment as a location and the latest data showing that less foreign direct investment coming into the country what does that mean it means jobs so that is a difficult one to see how they're going to deal with that and actually bring some confidence back into business and into it u.k.p.
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see. he's got some pretty big challenges ahead boris johnson to name a few he's got to unite this country bitterly divided over the breaks that he's got to in terms of encouraging that foreign direct investment in terms of encouraging business he's got to pull off these internal trade negotiations with the european union he wants a great deal there he also wants a great deal with the united states the united states still will require deviation from e.u. standards that will make the e.u. deal difficult it's a paradox isn't it it's all contradictions it is all contradictions and i think what we're seeing is that the whole the whole breaks it takes it is going to cause a disunion someone had the union check and called it a practice it flag to see union flag and now the union is going to be in question scotland may leave the union and the northern ireland may join the irish republic for a united ireland that's the 1st issue that he'll need to deal with and that's going to be very very difficult to do to do in terms of a deal with the e.u.
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and the us and trying to balance in those particular points i think the biggest partner there is the e.u. because that's where we trade the most but there will be deviation and the e.u. is a very hard. trading sort of negotiator more so maybe than the us. it's us it's a spirit smaller in terms of our trade with the u.s. but it's election year in the united states so this may not be a priority as it stands as the year goes on because we get 2 boards the national election in the united states in november. for the last 3 years to be tearing their hair out about don't run the b.b.c. but we're going to have to leave it there i'm sorry if we're out of town thank you so much and we have half an hour away from when the u.k. will cease to become formally a member of the european union back to your home thank you very much. so to come the anger in south korea is the 1st batch of people evacuated from the epicenter of
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the coronavirus outbreak arrived home under tight security. protesters rally in gaza lebanon and turkey against president tom's plan to end the israel palestine crisis. and if the shoe fits it doesn't mean you can marriage called a fanatic forces an outdoor one model of night train is not a path protest. continues across much of central europe this point of chatter and some rain on the way meanwhile as i say we have had this place that a lot of moisture as the really building up to the east of the black sea so this is new to sochi and this is where they've had too much snow so the training was
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cancelled for the women's world cup the downhill skiing there is such a thing as too much snow but we haven't had much of that generally throughout much of central europe look at these how much is the saturday this rain pushing in from the west becomes very widespread but these damages are anywhere from 7 to 10 degrees above the average for this time of year there's a very strong west and south westerly flow so bringing in some very mild air as we go through the weekend more rain pushing in again on sunday again pushing through much of france the low countries on areas of germany and also with you the rain showers working the way fairly swiftly through much of the u.k. pushing up into. all the areas where it could just tons of snow in those particular areas but as i say it really is very mild in most areas and also we're going up across northern sections of north africa turns you on in a pass on south a little areas of cloud north coast but really nothing more than that you know showers in the fall call so again warm down sunday 24 about 20 celsius in.
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the top stories here now jazeera the u.s. senate is debating whether to hear witnesses and accept additional evidence in the impeachment trial of u.s. president donald trump democrats need at least 4 republicans to vote with them which at this point is unlikely to hear from former national security adviser john bolton. and in an hour and a half britain will officially leave the european union ending 47 years of membership a minister says it will be a moment of national renewal. has been one of the most divisive issues in
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recent british history and i would visit the seaside town of great yarmouth on england's east coast when will the 70 percent of people voted to leave the e.u. and now that it's about to happen those voters couldn't be happier. breaking away from what many have known for nearly a lifetime there is an appetite for a different picture very much outside the here in the seaside town of great yarmouth where just over 70 percent of people voted to leave 3 and a half years ago on the design of the bricks it is still strong i think it's part time it starts to happen i think the uncertainty of the last few years has been has not been good for anybody really is nothing about immigration it's about being controlled boy. got no interest in this country whatsoever. just think the pain is real is too much you know we should be all independent. and everything is going to get going again businesses and everything just get the
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borders control just everything we want breaks for where another child was we are no one i think i think short term but long term. in the winter months it can be a like this is a place time forgot like other resources that ebbs and flows the energy sector has helped bring money in but there are pockets of poverty and wages are lower than the national average many people are pinning their hopes on bricks it hoping that somehow it will transform their lives on a local on a national level that it will bring prosperity to this town and that it's not just it's in leave voting communities up and down the country the imperial hotel has been in the same family since the 1930 s. it's busy all year but there are concerns about what breaks it might bring i voted against leave because i feel we were better off in the e.u. i fully recognize now the fact that we are leaving the u. but i'm still greatly concerned about what the future will hold what the future
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will hold for this business what the future will hold for getting supplies in from europe what the future will be for getting my staff to come and work here that we need no one knows exactly what brics it will bring what impact it will have only that the changes won't be felt in the next few months but the decades to come and he would al-jazeera great yarmouth. more restrictions are being placed on travel to china as the number of corona virus cases welled wide exceeds those of the size epidemic in 2003 the death toll from the virus now stands at 213 with nearly 10000 confirmed cases all in china there are at least 131 cases in 24 countries outside mainland china including sweden italy the u.k. and russia 14 are in thailand where a taxi driver has caught the virus through human to human transmission evacuations from the epicenter of the corona virus outbreak of being stepped up with the u.k. japan and turkey frying their citizens after who had been nearly 16000000 people
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have been under partial or full lockdown in chinese cities for a week scott highly reports from beijing on how they're coping. the lock down of will haunt city origin of the corona virus and the surrounding province is now in its 2nd week so how are the more than 50000000 people there coping we spoke with a few through video chat to get an idea john and his wife live in rwanda their 2 sons postpone their trip from hong kong for the lunar new year because of the virus the dates keep getting pushed back and their biggest concern is the uncertainty the obvious stress of concern about being infected with the coronavirus but what is it like this the other stress about supplies about your daily life. i just want out. of. this is now this. because of this chance. he says he gets his information from friends
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outside china and contacts at the local hospitals. city is next to walk on like its neighbor it is sealed off and its streets empty this video was shot by one shin he has a supply of mass and food in the fridge his parents are with him but his wife and young daughter are with her parents outside who pay province. i feel more relaxed because who by province is now seriously hit by the epidemic the place where they are at now has far fewer cases so i feel a bit relieved that they're not with me this cipher at the moment our biggest concern is when will we have medication for the virus this is what we care about most all those people who have problems are under a forced lockdown there are some communities across china who are self imposing a lockdown like this one on the outskirts of beijing they're not letting anyone into this community from the outside they're worried someone might carry the virus inside no matter the type of lock down government forced or self imposed with the
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spread of the virus accelerating no one knows how long these communities remain safe it's got al-jazeera beijing. the 1st group of south koreans evacuated from the now in quarantine back in their home country 368 people have been taken to 2 newly created isolation centers around 80 kilometers south of the capital so the drug mcbride reports many local residents not happy. arriving in seoul after days of delays especially chartered plane returning 368 people who'd been living in will hand around half the number of south korean nationals trapped there and wanting to leave some were found to have fevers and taken to hospital. the rest were heading here to one of 2 makeshift quarantine centers south of the capital their presence has led to protests from people living nearby and police to remove
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roadblocks. the government sent to minister to reassure protesters that he was met by angry shouts and eggs being thrown. of course local residents will be worried by the prospect of patients coming to their area but the corona virus is transmitted into waves by contact or by respiratory droplets so you need to be within one to 2 meters a patient to be in danger. as the convoy bringing the evacuees approached other people turned out to welcome them you know. it's only natural for the country to bring back our citizens and treat them well small the people coming here past the screening and don't have symptoms. after an exhausting night of travel and health screenings their journey is finally at an end but now starts the quarantine in a place that i have to call home for the next 2 weeks each person will have their own room and are allowed to keep their phones and computers but they'll be no
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visitors while their conditions are monitored to make sure they are free from the coronavirus. at least as one of the evacuees told us through their social media account they're back on south korean soil and what they call the nightmare of will hand is behind them rob mcbride al-jazeera a san south korea. japan turkey germany and the u.k. . the nations evacuating their citizens from the city at the heart of the outbreak so i'm going to go reports on the international evacuation effort. a mission to get foreign nationals out of new hands as quickly as possible as this german air force plane departed from cologne airport it was one of a number of countries that intensified efforts to get its citizens out of the city at the center of the outbreak. there are more than 100 people none of whom are
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infected there are also now suspected cases amongst these people in order to guarantee the safety of the people in germany evacuee florentine for 2 weeks into german army base to ensure that none of the evacuees is infected. at least half a dozen people in germany were confirmed to have tested positive for the virus and the pressure to contain it is urgent in the u.k. on friday the 1st cases of the illness appeared the same day as the british government transported its citizens back from the lockdown region. aboard a plane another $110.00 evacuees who managed to make it out. but there are still many other foreign nationals trapped in the city unable as of yet to get out. those who arrived were immediately taken away by coach to a health facility in the north west of england they will now spend the next 2 weeks in quarantine monitored for any signs of the disease and if any one of them develop
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symptoms they will be taken to one of 4 specialized hospitals for treatment. with a vaccine still months away from being remote and ready countries are focusing on containment and management of any outbreaks masks are becoming prevalent in high risk areas such as airports as a threat of the virus is still to be assessed son of al-jazeera rise nilson england . will do one trillion us dollars have been wiped off the global stock market because of fears of the impact of the corona virus outbreak on global growth european markets have been hit the hardest as many companies there are dependent on beijing's economy china is the world's fastest growing consumer market in the u.s. stocks have recorded some of their worst results since october united states is banning foreign nationals who travel to china in the past 14 days from entering the country it comes as they declared an official public health emergency off the discovery of 6 corona virus cases u.s.
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citizens who've been in china in the past 2 weeks will also be screened and quarantined but have officials say there are these are just preventative measures the risk of infection for americans remains low and with these and or previous actions we are working to keep the risk low it is likely that we will continue to see more cases in the united states in the coming days and weeks including some limited person to person transmission the american public can be assured the full weight of the u.s. government is working to safeguard the health and safety of the american people. the u.s. government has announced it's expanding its controversial travel ban to include 6 more countries because of security reasons acting homeland security secretary chad wolf said the u.s. will suspend visas that can lead to permanent residency for nationals from eritrea kick start on me in march and nigeria also said sudan and tanzania will stop
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receiving diversity visas travel restrictions have been in place on the muslim majority countries of iran libya somalia syria and yemen since 2017. let's cross over to gabe rose under who's in washington d.c. is or tell us more about this new travel ban. well administration officials are saying that in their words it's not a travel ban they're saying it's just travel restrictions that only applies in theory at least they say to a certain group of people that want to come to the united states it would be citizens of these 6 countries that you just mentioned but they say will only apply to immigrant visas for people that from those countries that wanted to move to the united states administration officials are quick to point out that it will not apply they say to people that are applying for student visas or work visas they also say it will not affect any of the citizens currently in the united states from
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these 6 countries that are legally here on valid visas they're saying it simply will only affect those that are applying for new visas to immigrate to the united states but that still potentially is a lot of people thousands of people potentially any people from these 6 countries that will be applying from here on out for immigrant visas to the united states with a few exceptions will have those the says denied now administration officials are saying they're trying to avoid the situation in 2017 and that so-called muslim ban on those 7 come predominantly muslim countries where they were coming to the united states airports being detained held sent back to their countries and all sorts of confusion and hearty for many families the department of justice department homeland security saying they are specifically trying to avoid that by making this a little bit more clear however the big question is when this goes into effect which is february 22nd how will it actually play out at airports in reality and
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that's a big question the watch to wait and see and also gave a why are they targeting these countries. yeah that's a good question actually and and we asked the homeland security officials that they said listen we're not going to get into specifics on certain threats that could come from these countries because it is for operational security reasons but he said come on give us some reasons why exactly they said well they went down the list and like for example he said burma they said that burma as does very bad cooperation with the u.s. on information sharing many of these countries eritrea kurdistan don't use passports electronic passports where the u.s. can access information off the passport these countries don't use it so the u.s. says that's a problem nigeria they said there's simply an elevated risk in threat environment there sudan is still considered on the state department's list of countries that are state sponsors of terrorism so that's why they say sudan is on this list so
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they give a whole host of reasons but they're pretty general for the most part bottom line is the u.s. said they've done a thorough review of multiple countries and these are the 6 they claim just simply do not meet the standards on information information sharing with the u.s. security personnel that they have an immigration people that they think is necessary and that's why this ban is going into place a reason to thank you very much president tom is also running back obamacare restrictions on the use of landmines which have been banned by more than 100 countries trumps of the policy which was implemented in 2014 had put american troops at a severe disadvantage arms control proponents have been quick to criticize the move which will allow the use of anti-personnel land mines in quote exceptional circumstances the u.s. is not a signatory to the $997.00 line ban treaty. and the so return to events at the senate and bring back in question who's on capitol hill to tell us what's happening
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at the moment. loren so the arguments for and against opening this impeachment trial to new witnesses has abruptly come to a conclusion we had expected this to go on for at least 4 hours today but as it stands now if you're seeing the senate floor before you the 2 sides are conferring amongst themselves there will no longer be any more debate on that topic which leads us to the logical conclusion that this vote on whether or not to call witnesses is imminent we expect this vote to fail now there are moderate republicans that democrats have been lobbying up until the last minute trying to convince them to side with the democrats in this chamber to call people like john bolton to testify of course this is trump's former national security adviser who writes in his upcoming book by the new york times that he has evidence that the president try to recruit him to be part of the pressure ukraine pressure campaign
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in ukraine to get dirt on trump's political opponents those revelations apparently not making any difference in the minds of these moderate republican senators who have gone on the record now we haven't they haven't actually have a vote yet but it is said to reporters that they have the every intention to vote against calling more witnesses so we're just waiting for that vote to happen once it does and if the answer is indeed no then this senate chamber could be moving to the vote to acquit the president within just hours time or in how did you pass or thank you very much indeed for keeping an eye on events for says senate thank you. israel's military says it normally air strikes on targets in the gaza strip in response to 3 rockets fired by palestinians there were no reports of casualties or major damage from the exchange of fire israel said it hit targets linked to hamas including underground infrastructure used to manufacture weapons tensions are high
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because of u.s. president donald trump's middle east peace plan palestine's ambassador to the u.n. has refused to engage in talks with washington. in white house in protest as have been rallying against the planning garzon lebanon and turkey thousands of hamas supporters demonstrated in the gaza strip where they burnt u.s. and israeli flags they also torched pictures of u.s. president donald trump and israel's prime minister benjamin netanyahu the proposal allows israel to maintain control of all of its settlements in the occupied west bank ahead of the u.n. aid agency for palestinian refugees is calling on the international community to stand with them to oppose trumps middle east peace plan the plan that was released this week is extremely unsettling for the palestine refugees living under occupation under brocade and through conflict of the conflict and crisis of the crisis hoping for justice and human rights and with the constant fear that the international community will one day abandon them today more than ever there is
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a need for stability and today the international community must send a clear message to the palestinian refugees and to the world at large that the international community stands firmly behind them. australia's capital camber is under a state of emergency as bushfires threaten its southern suburbs there are concerns that hot weather strong winds over the weekend will spread a far currently burning out of control south of the city is the worst threat facing the area in 2 decades residents of southern cameras suburbs and surrounding villages are being advised to prepare for possible evacuation. the combination all the extraneous heat weened and the dry land skype will play suburbs in cambered south at risk in the coming dies. the oral fog has now grown into itin a half 1000. that's 195 square kilometers or nearly ike percent of the total
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land mass of the striding capital territory. with only sport. thank you so much lauren all the match up for sunday's australian open men's final has been decided austria's emerging star dominic team will take on defending champion novak djokovic on friday team played alexander's veritas tennis got a glimpse of its future beyond the current big 3 of djokovic and federer poorest reports. tennis is next generation is an increasingly familiar sight in the later stages of grand slams but friday's match between alexander's verify and dominic team was the 1st time 2 of the next gen have faced off for a place in a major finals. and it was 1st blood to the youngers vera in his 1st ever semi and taking the 1st set of the 22 year old german is 4 years younger and 2 ranking places below team but showed no fear as he battled to stay in the 2nd set
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was. austria's team has been to 2 previous grand slam finals though and his experience and movement began to tell as he levelled that much. he would win the 3rd on a tiebreaker befalls vera of forced another decider in the 4th but given the chance to win it his austrian rival and friend showed no mercy i team taking it in 4 sets to set up a final against defending champion novak djokovic facing north here he's the king of australia of more than 7 titles here and think more so than than any other men although it's facing the kings of this for beginners lemon a final. with 2 french open final defeats to ruffle the doll already part of his learning curve will hope he can finally beat one of the best to become one of the best whole race al-jazeera. the women's doubles title has already been decided
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hungary smear by boss and francis christine a lot. beating top seeds show you see why and barbara streets of are in a pretty one sided final winning this one in straight sets for the loss of just 3 games it is the 2nd time in 3 years this have won the melbourne side. we all have our ups and downs we had it here both of us and still each match we were in there and we gave our best and we held each other and at the end it turned out pretty solid because we went all the way without dropping the sets and that actually never happened to us. all along after saturday's women's final would have been hard to predict spain's got is that suit song grand slam champion but a huge drop in form last season when she was unseeded for this event should be taking on american severe ken in 20 warm she is the youngest australian open
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singles finalist since 2008 of course i mean i don't i don't have a book i didn't know exactly when but i feel like at this young age i think it's it's incredible and it's you know not everyone gets to live this moment of this dream and i'm just really grateful for it and i've worked so hard and i've put all the efforts into my practice is my fitness and all the efforts i've been doing it got me here and i mean it's just paying off and it's like a dream come true from the l.a. lakers said supply their 1st game since the death of kobe bryant's the lakers face the portland trail blazers brown spent 20 years with it seen before it's hard to 2016 he was killed in a helicopter crash on sunday a ceremony to remember his life will take place before the game. now the shoes are used in a historic subzero hour marathon run have been banned by athletics governing body world athletics introduced an immediate ban on any shoes like the nike alpha phi worn by kit charge if the run in austria last october that have the sole thickets
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and 40 millimeters but nike's vapor fly shoes which have been used to set a number of other records were given the all clear. now the northern hemisphere is biggest international rugby tournament gets underway on saturday in the aftermath of last year's world cup 4 new head coaches are in place for this year's 6 nations championship and the german still lets a guy beaten finalists england they play france on sunday but a new era is beginning for reigning 6 nations title holders wales with one pivotal replacing warren gatland. where a new management group is new players you see are some of some players who want to but we want to go to the nail looking for other team in trouble at this year so we're no different from the other side but we don't see ourselves as defending it we've got to go out there and wanted to play some good regular way. and france's victor paris holds a one shot lead at the halfway stage of the saudi in sanaa running open champion shane a few unwelcome beatles during his 2nd round the r.
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schumann is 6 shots off the lead. 4 of his last 6 holes to shoot a 2nd straight round of 65 ok but as a sports looking for now let's get back to lauren in london. andy thank you very much and just before we end this news our take you back to sirte the 2 main stories dominating events this evening there's the senate where the debate over whether to call witnesses has now ended so we expect that to move to a vote on that issue quite sometime soon and after that it little which appears at the moment to the. nike who does that the question of witnesses will be rejected. and. in the meantime back in the u.k. this is the scene at parliament square where they're counting down to the u.k. leaving the european union to stay with us here on al-jazeera and continue coverage .
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