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this is g w news live from berlin tonight a phone conversation that now has the potential to end the u.s. presidency of. a memo of a phone call between the presidents of the u.s. and ukraine shows from ukrainian president. a political that could possibly be used to influence next year's u.s. ally that suspicion is why impeachment investigations are now under way we'll go live to washington for the latest also coming up tonight get. a defiant british
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prime minister boris johnson addresses parliament which is now back in session and he pledges once more to take the u.k. out of the european. people who are supporters of the pa feel regardless of the big 3 years ago i think the referendum must be respected. don. don and people want us on october 31st. it's the 1st time that the prime minister has addressed lawmakers since the supreme court in the u.k. ruled that heat on the wall fully suspended parliament earlier this month and a disaster in the making in the oceans scientists on the un's climate panel warns of a dire threat to humanity sea levels super storms more flooding and more drop. i'm
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brinkerhoff it's good to have you with us we begin tonight in the united states with the controversy that could eventually spell the end of donald trump's presidency a readout of a july phone call between trump and ukrainian president golda meir's olinsky shows strong urging the ukrainian leader to investigate presidential candidate and political rival joe biden the phone call has prompted u.s. house democrats to launch a formal impeachment inquiry against dropped they're calling his actions quote an ambiguous bammy and a shocking abuse of the office of the presidency. these are the documents the white house released hoping to diffuse the controversy over president trump's telephone call with his ukrainian counterpart billowed amir's alinsky instead they seem to back up claims that trump pressured zelinsky to investigate the business dealings of democratic rival joe biden's son. trump continues to deny the allegations and
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says democrats are harassing him. this is ridiculous or whatever and if you take a look at the democrats they went down to see the president of ukraine and their sin for all sorts of things and don't go with the republicans and stay with us and like it's a political war they shouldn't have done that it's the single greatest witch hunt in american history probably in history but it american history it's a disgraceful thing the conversation details were made public a day after house democrat leader nancy pelosi announced an impeachment inquiry into the matter a move she's defended. the president of the united states. and kept his constitutional responsibility as a fine government to help him in his political campaign that cannot stand he will be held accountable to the top democrat had long resisted calls for impeachment
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hearing a backlash from voters who still support trump but unlike the rush investigation this time the president is directly implicated and public attitudes could change well before an election that's more than a year away. are let's take the story now to w.'s public fully in the us he's in our washington bureau good evening to you pablo i mean there have been lots of reactions to this transcript summary and democrats are saying that what you can read is actually more damning then they expected what exactly do they mean there. you're absolutely right there's been no shortage of reaction brant and i think what we really need to do is if we look at just a few elements of this document that was released earlier today and i think this is what's being said quite a lot and it's the word favors so key that's a key word in the document we actually see president trump with speaking to president selenski says i would like you to do us a favor he then goes on later to say would like to have the attorney general cold
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you or your people and i would like you to get to the bottom of it now we heard from adam schiff he's the chairman of the house intelligence committee and he said essentially what we're reading in these documents in particular it's uncontested that president trump has betrayed his oath of office he said that essentially president trump indicated a shaking down of a foreign leader for personal gain and this is what the democrats have been saying we've also heard from the speaker of the house nazi pelosi she said it is not part of his job his being president of course to use taxpayer money to shakedown other countries for the benefit of his campaign so essentially what they're focusing on is in the fact that you know it's a favor for a favor. is. a reason to continue with this inquiry into a possible impeachment of president trump now what i just want to mention i was out in the last few minutes we're seeing that potentially one of the whistleblowers comparing complaint could actually be delivered to the senate this afternoon and
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that is what media here in the united states is saying that will give of course to democrats more information to work with so a very quick moving story. let's go back to. paul blew the whole world was watching these 2 leaders meet at the u.n. general assembly today we were listening to the press conference that we just told by 2 of them what did they have to say do we. well brenda you were watching it was a rather awkward encounter there were some jokes made about the phone call but this is a very serious matter president trump focused on corruption he also brought up hunter biden of course the son of the presidential candidate joe biden and former vice president and he brought that up on several occasions even brought up hillary clinton when a question was put to president selenski it was it was rather interesting we'll say and i think what we should do 1st is take
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a look back question being put to the president to both presidents at that news conference in new york you go. to the joe biden and. i think you read them or thing so i think you read. i. i'm sorry but i don't want to be. to do a great ticker all. elections elections over u.s.c. no you sure that we had. i think good phone call it was normal we spoke about many scenes and. i think in the you that nobody bush pushed me yes it was no great. you have it i mean president trump said there was no pressure on the ukrainian
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president said that it was a completely normal phone call on like what the democrats are saying and makes you wonder though if the 2 leaders were perceiving the same thing in the cold in that phone call transcript the u.s. president criticizes european leaders especially the german chancellor angela merkel what did he say about her. yeah you're absolutely right and i'm going to read some of the transcript actually to you he said i will not i will say that we do a lot for ukraine this is of course president trump talking when i was speaking to america she talks ukraine but she doesn't do anything of course that's a direct you know attack we'll say of germany but also in this news conference when selenski today in new york he also brought up germany france and the e.u. saying that ukraine that they didn't do enough for ukraine when in fact that the figures show that the e.u. countries had actually invested or given at ukraine around 16000000000 euros or the
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correspondent public in washington public thank you are really crossed back here across the atlantic to the u.k. where it was another even full day in and of in a week moments ago british prime minister boris johnson addressed parliament in london and challenge the opposition labor party to table a motion of confidence in his government the british parliament resumed sitting today after the supreme court yesterday declared its suspension by the prime minister to be unlawful that decision was welcomed by opponents of brecht's it but it has enraged many of those who want the u.k. to leave the european union yesterday rather than tomorrow or cross over like the one did in just a moment but 1st let's listen to johnson's call for a confidence vote. the silly thing for the party all because it does not have called for us in the government they will have a chance to prove that they have until one house right easy is to have let them listen and have the one i have the person who has to make sure this one is missing
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because they have until the house rises today to table a motion of no confidence in the guy who or how was it were my of the have and we can have that vote tomorrow. all right to talk about what we just saw there i'm joined here at the big table by quentin feel he's a senior analyst with the think think chatham house in london he is here in berlin tonight it's good to see you quentin when i see that and listen to that i get the impression that boris johnson is acting like yesterday the supreme court provoking all of that just didn't happen it's business as usual can he can he get away with that i don't know he's gone straight on the attack he's just ignoring anything not there were calls right through this debate for he should resign and he should realize what a complete he was accused of being a liar cheat it was
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a very angry angry and rumbustious debate and he just ignored it totally and just said i carry on what i think is clearly was his strategy before is even more his strategy and i raise i'm the man of the people who's going to take on this dreadful parliament and earlier in the day we heard his attorney general describe the parliament is a disgrace is a dead parliament this is the parliament there was only elected 2 years ago and it's a parliament that has actually been pretty strong in standing up to the government and that's exactly what the supreme court said yesterday they said parliament is sovereign and boris johnson was unlawful in trying to close it done for 5 weeks so he had his power checked yesterday by the supreme court and now he wants to go next month and meet with e.u. leaders and see if he can get this last minute deal but after what happened
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yesterday the supreme court his position his leverage with them is even weaker than it was just 48 hours ago isn't it i think so i think that's that's it his chances of getting a deal really very slim and partly because they don't believe he can get it through parliament he could come up with a clear plan to get a deal through pennell them and. maybe they could move to do that he's going to have to get crossed he's a poll he's going to have to reach out to the opposition to get agreement and what's he doing is attacking them head on and basically say you're a complete shallow you don't even dare have a motion of no confidence in me and precipitate an election. what's parliament going to do now that they have resumes the session. can they do anything now to influence the brights it outcome that we may or may not experience on october
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31st i mean is there work to be done yes undoubtedly there is i think the 1st thing is they want to put absolute handcuffs on the law they've passed which says we will no crash out without a deal on the 31st of october johnson says i will abate the law and he says i will say leave on the 31st of october it's not clear how he can do that however there's something more dramatic they could do and this is what the scottish national party leader said in parliament today which is yes to have that vote of no confidence but then the all the anti boris johnson forces have got to come together and agree on a transitional government which would ask for a delay and organize a an election or indeed organize a referendum one of the what do you think is more likely well it's very difficult a referendum take 6 months to organize where an election can can be done in a month the thing giving for
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a referendum is that actually both labor jeremy corbin the leader and conservative boris johnson the leader of very split and a referendum gets them off the hook and it means that perhaps they can get the old bricks. of the way whether the referendum says we still want it. all the referendum says no we're giving up on but bush johnson he would prefer to have an election because he believes i mean right now he has a minority government in parliament he believes that if you had the election today he would receives strong showing strong support and he would be stronger in parliament so that's the better option for him than a 2nd referendum isn't it i think at the moment it is but. his worry is and this is how he's trying to be maneuvered into a scheme for an extension from the e.u. because he's made that such a big deal that he will die in a ditch rather than tension nephew actually is forced to us for an extension he
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could then look weak and then he wouldn't pick up all the pro brecht voters because what he wants to do is mash the brakes it to his right what he's in danger of doing of course is losing votes as to the left to the liberal democrats and so on so there is an argument that says if he can to deal and did a deal with labor that they'd both agree to put it to a referendum for going to an election in a way it would just get the issue off the yeah it's hard to imagine the labor coming in any a greener making any deal right now with with boris johnson i think that the mood is how you know the language is very strong and the fact that johnson flatly and repeatedly refuses to say sorry and refuses to apologize to parliament its rightful fundamentally he's been accused by the supreme court of misleading parliament and
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lying to the queen that's pretty serious stuff that's right and i agree it can feel as always we appreciate your insights thank you. well here's some of the other stories now that are making headlines around the world israel's president has asked prime minister benjamin netanyahu to form a new government now the move comes after deadlocked elections last week that new whose looks good party came in a single seat behind the blue and white party which is led by by the gun neither leader has been able to put together a coalition with a majority in the 120 seat knesset human rights groups in egypt say that more than a 1000 people have been arrested in a crackdown after last friday's protests against the rule of president fatah el-sisi he seized power back in 2013 when the military took over from the democratically elected muslim brotherhood president mohamed morsi. fully un report has issued the starkest warning yet of
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a climate change catastrophe for the planet's seas and oceans predicting more super storms rising sea levels and ocean dead zones scientists from the intergovernmental panel on climate change say unprecedented overheating in the world's oceans 'd could raise sea levels by about one meter by the end of this century rendering some coastal regions completely uninhabitable. one senegalese coast the village of popping green is already feeling the effects of rising sea levels the atlantic has washed away several houses and a mosque. there's no. put it down when people's houses have been destroyed they pack up their things and try to make a new start and the countryside if they have the money they go to deckard or another city. in the bin and out of there because. their situation as a result of events happening around the world sea levels are rising too to climate
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change carbon emissions and other greenhouse gases making the earth warm up. polar regions seeing the permafrost saw play shows and ice sheets are melting rapidly. flooding storms and erosion on tense a frying. in the water global warming is also having an impact increased c o 2 levels are turning our oceans more acidic and that along with higher temperatures will cause fish stocks to dwindle especially in tropical areas like senekal. the i.p.c.c. report says that in order to avoid even more severe consequences the world needs to reduce carbon emissions immediately. pack and pull pinguin authorities have
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already built a sea wall. and the wall is a big help if it weren't there even the hill nearby would collapse and the house there to. put the seawall will not be enough if water levels continue to rise and even more people off forced to look for a new place called home. where for more on this report i'm going to the big table by he is from the global climate forum here in berlin he is one of the co-authors from 30 countries of the i.p.c.c. special report the ocean and the crowd here is dale it's good to have you on the show. i'll ask you. the conclusions in this report are shocking were you shocked when you were writing it and putting this together well actually not i mean you've been dealing with this issue for a long time so i mean all the report is based on published literature so you've
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been knowing this literature as it comes available the expected rise in sea levels poses as it does from your report enormous challenges to coastal areas around the world but the risks are an evenly distributed what does that mean. well that i mean you've got rich areas in the world that can manage by and large sea level rise by protecting themselves and actually it's not so expensive so from economic perspective it's relatively cheap to protect however this is only affordable for the big cities where you have a lot of concentrated assets in the coastal someone the poor regions they will struggle to finance that and eventually have to retreat from the coast yeah i mean this expected rise in sea levels is going to pose not only immense technical challenges but we're also talking about social challenges aren't we yes i think the
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main challenge actually are economic and social challenges because. the risks and evenly distributed and more all waka pass a teach do something about that is also quite an even your report comes this week along with other reports that we've gotten concerning climate change this week that tell us that global warming climate change is accelerating faster than we thought when you look at all of the evidence now that you have do you still think it's possible for us in the next 12 years that we can do all that needs to be done to prevent the earth's temperature rising by those critical to degrees celcius i think it is possible but it's an enormous challenge we need to rebuild our energy systems in a quiet rapid manna and that's going to be a big effort but on the other hand i mean if we don't manage to do that we could
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end up with sea level as a buff mito by the end of the century and even 3 to 5 meters in $2300.00 so the longer we wait the more unmanageable the situation will get why are we even prepared for let's say half a meter of the sea rise this century yes i mean i would say so i mean beef got coastal for. texan being exercised throughout the world since decades and centuries actually i mean if you think about germany or the netherlands i mean they've got 8 meters 9 be those high dykes and actually some cities such as talk you have to manage to adapt to 5 me tell seat of rights local sea level rise during the 20th century because the crowd was subsiding. or riots you can think of with the global climate forum here in berlin mr that we appreciate your time and your insights and we preach that you walking us through this report today thank you thank you very much well it has been 4 and a half years since
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a saudi led coalition began a military intervention in yemen since then the country's civil war has become a proxy conflict for regional powers saudi arabia and iran with yemeni civilians bearing the brunt of the suffering but the country already had plenty of problems before the war began women in yemen have long suffered depression in the country's very patriarchal society our reporter on your caucus met a yemeni activists who came here to berlin. a few days of tranquility. and she's far from her war torn homeland of yemen. it's also kind of relaxing. country. would know where. you will be. at any time of the day but sharon is a women's rights activist with the aid organization care
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a long awaited peace has allowed her to visit berlin for a few days to appeal to german politicians to take more of an interest in her home country she's trying to improve women's rights in a place where civil war has raged for years and 80 percent of the population depends on humanitarian aid her task is becoming more difficult. when the priority is to find food and you don't know from where the 2nd meal is coming that the talk the talk about right people like feed me 1st and then talk about dr discrimination against women is worse in yemen than anywhere else in the world according to the global gender gap report equal rights activists cite child marriages female genital mutilation and domestic violence they want to at least give women their voice but sometimes more present opportunities. did gandalf open windows. photo man because families who lost their prayed to
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an ad that man who would stand. for their families and you find now a little foreman and they used to have this never on this thread dismissed skills in cooking in suing and to turn it into business would to the big achievement for a woman before leaving berlin suhana sharon is hoping the german government will agree to put more pressure on the warring parties it might help end the conflict there and ensure her children can one day move in a peaceful yemen. this is g.w. news and these are our top stories the white house has released a transcript summary of a phone conversation that shows u.s. president donald trump prodding ukraine's president holding his alinsky to investigate democratic presidential candidate joe biden allegations have prompted congressional democrats to launch an impeachment inquiry. mr boies jonson his
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challenge the opposition to table a motion of no confidence in his minority government now would came today as he addressed world makers for the 1st time following that supreme court ruling from yesterday's the court ruled that his suspension of parliament earlier this month was. israel's president wants a prime minister benjamin netanyahu to form a new government in elections last week netanyahu said look 2 party came in a single seat behind the blue and white party led by begun its neither leader has been able to forge a coalition with a majority in the 120 seat knesset. when has strengthened warnings of a climate change catastrophe for the planet's oceans predicting rising sea levels more super storms and marine dead zones it says unprecedented overheating could raise sea levels by about one meter by the end of this century. this is g.w.
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news from berlin and you can always find the latest headlines at u.w. dot com or you can follow us on twitter. you're watching u.w. news coming up after a short break a look at recent u.s. efforts to promote religious freedom worldwide that's on conflict zone with tim sebastian i'll be back at the top of the hour with more bold news followed by the dead sea that.
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enters the conflict zone confronting the powerful. cultural mean abuse as a champion of human rights for those one in particular who scored his attention to the rights of bush's free i guess this week his son from the time got solicitations emotional religious freedom does donald trump trying to hijack religion some
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political purposes conflicts or. false. dædalus freedom. all or. not all think the general well i guess sometimes i am but i stand up and whip it up and then thinks deep into the german culture of looking at the stereotype the question to me is think the future of the country that i now know the time. needed to rethink in this drama. it's all about. time my job join me to meet the gentleman from d.w. post. my meal and i'm going to start a brand new w. from vitamins books it's personal it's device and it's about topics that affect us
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all water pollution climate change and the return. of. the only real sense check out. we're not a perfect country and we don't claim to be going to see less terrorism if you have more religious freedom again you know the country that pushes religious freedom or the united states gives those who has ever held a monastery on religious freedom before this one has anybody donald trump may not be known as a champion of human rights but those one in particular those courtiers attention of the right to worship free my guest this week here in washington usama brownback ambassador for international religious freedom is donald trump trying to hijack religion for political.

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