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this is deja vu news live from berlin britain urges the e.u. to be creative on the backs of prime minister forest jobs and says he's put forward are realistic compromise for both sides brussels is reviewing it especially the provisions for the irish border also coming up they make up a story that's fiction this is a fraudulent crime and the american people. present accuses democrats of dishonesty as the impeachment probe against them moves forward and realize just
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a top democrat could have committed treason. plus marking 29 years of german reunification a reporter explores what remains of the once legal barrier that one time divided east and west the berlin wall. i'm brian thomas great to have you with us the british prime minister has presented new proposals for a bracks a deal ahead of a crucial summit with the e.u. oct 17th now if this plan gets support in brussels the u.k. can then leave the european union with an agreement at the end of this month. supporters waiting in line in manchester to get a glimpse of boris johnson it was the prime minister's 1st comprehensive speech since he took office and the high point of the conservative party conference what
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he had to say in the breaks of talks with the e.u. was hotly anticipated today in brussels we all taping i believe all constructive and reasonable proposals which provide a compromise for both sides top of johnson's list was the so-called irish backstop and the issue of how to prevent a hard border post briggs's between the republic of ireland and northern ireland the british government is opposed to the backstop in its present form johnson said under his proposal there would be few customs checks on goods moving between northern ireland and the republic of ireland britain's brags of negotiator delivered the proposals in person to brussels german reaction has been to say it will consider the proposals in detail 1st before commenting. we will take a close look at the suggestions i cannot say anything more about that today because we have agreed to evaluate the issue amongst ourselves 1st and for us it's very
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important that the 27 member states are unified on this issue boris johnson has made clear that britain is expecting the e.u. to make concessions the ball is now in the e.u.'s court. let's a preview now some of the other stories making news today in iraq at least 9 people been killed hundreds injured in violent anti-government protests across the country security forces using live ammunition and tear gas to disperse crowds demonstrators are angry about corruption and a lack of basic necessities a curfew has been imposed on a number of cities until further notice. a world war 2 era aircraft has crashed during an emergency landing in the u.s. state of connecticut killing 7 people on board the vintage b. 17 bomber slammed into a maintenance building at bradley international after mechanical problems during takeoff. a cambodian court has ordered a new probe into the case of 2 reporters charged with espionage saying the previous
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investigations were insufficient they face up to 15 years in prison on charges of undermining national security by passing information on to radio free asia an outlet funded by the u.s. . it's to hong kong now that city says criminal charges will be filed against the teenager who was shot in the chest by a police officer earlier this week the 18 year old who said to be in stable condition faces charges of rioting and assaulting that police officer after hitting him with a metal rod anger has been mounting since the shooting on tuesday with repeated clashes between demonstrators and police the city's police force has called on the government to impose a curfew to curb violence. all still to come on this program the remains of a divided past we look at why so many people from around the world feel so drawn to
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this relic of history. but 1st it's to washington where president trump has attacked his political opponents during a white house photo op with the visiting president of finland he was especially scathing about the house intelligence committee chair democrat adam schiff here's part of what the president had to say that i'm sure he's a lowlife who should be forced to resign and frankly they should look at him for treason because he is making up the words of the president of the united states not only words but the meaning and it's a disgrace it should not be allowed to happen the u.s. president there referring to a statement in. which adam schiff paraphrased on national t.v. the gist of a phone call between donald trump and ukraine's president in which democrats allege trump abused his office says. all democrats will there are democrats rather in the congress have launched an impeachment inquiry as a result over the president's alleged abuses which donald trump has condemned as an
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attempt to subvert the will of american voters. the white house is boosting its self defenses outside the security fence is being raised from 2 to 4 meters to keep out unwanted visitors and inside it's all hands on deck for the impeachment inquiry on wednesday the president continued to defend himself against accusations of misusing his position as well as having acted against the u.s. constitution alleges he's facing a coup and he says he was in the rights to ask you cranes president to investigate his political rival joe biden and his family i have a duty to report corruption and let me tell you something biden shown is corrupt and biden is corrupt and i'd rather run against by then almost any of those candidates and i think they're all week. but i think biden has never been a smart guy and he's less smart now than he ever was one of the main witnesses
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called forward in the investigation into trump is u.s. secretary of state mike compay who's currently in italy on wednesday he admitted to having been present during trump's call to the ukrainian president but he voiced frustration at subpoenas from congress. and we won't tolerate folks on capitol hill bowling intimidating state department employees that's unacceptable and it's not something that i'm going to permit to happen the political climate in washington is getting even hotter in congress democrats accuse the secretary of state of keeping key witnesses from testifying any effort by the secretary by the president or anyone else to interfere with the congress's ability to call before it relevant witnesses will be considered as evidence of obstruction of the lawful functions of congress so the battle of the questioning witnesses and turning over documents is only beginning lawyer john deca reports for the conservative fox news network and
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is an expert on impeachment he claims the facts known so don't prove any illegal actions by the president but that a lot still remains unclear. if there were evidence for instance of a quid pro quo of a deal that the president made with the president of ukraine saying essentially if you investigate the bidens i will then release the $400000000.00 in aid that the united states has promised you that would be hard to defend for republicans even if you are the biggest supporter of the president the president's fortifications are holding so far with senate republicans continuing to support him it would take a 2 thirds majority there to remove him from office. it is a national holiday today here in germany 29 years ago east and west germany were really. united prior to that day the country was divided by the iron curtain the front line between the communist and democratic worlds and for 4 decades to cold
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war pitted the soviet union and eastern bloc allies against the us led west here's a look at some of the events that would end the cold war and bring down the berlin wall. may 989 the iron curtain was starting to fray hungary wanted to pull down borders people in east germany just wanted to leave many fled to west german embassies in eastern european countries hoping to continue on from that to the west. despite the warnings of east germany's leadership more and more people left the country took to the streets in october 190-913-0000 people demonstrated against the east german regime. a month later it was half a 1000000. i. then on the 9th of november 1909 the unimaginable happened the berlin wall fell the iron curtain was
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history germans were overjoyed. chancellor helmut kohl took advantage of the euphoria he convinced france britain and finally soviet leader mikhail gorbachev that a united germany would be at the service of europe. in record speed german unity was a great both nationally and internationally the 5 states of the former g.d.r. joined west germany on october 3rd 1990 called finally attained his goal a unified germany. while the berlin wall was of course a brutal symbol of germany's division today there's almost nothing left of it except for a few scattered reminders start easy to find most of them. where did the berlin wall go luckily this metal strip marks where it once stood but where can you
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see the pieces of the wall itself we are some tourists if they found the wall no. i have it set up there ok good yeah because i'm going to head up that way. i don't know and i never gave it was no no that's that's somewhere else i don't know on both sides of the former border lin has grown and grown together only long time residents remember it where all the wall just behind you behind me yes. there's nothing there. on the that's tough luck but it was there part of the wall still is around at least a few meters worth original sections with missing ones marked by metal rods to form an iron curtain tourists who want to touch the concrete that once divided not just
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but in but the eastern and western blocks like this man from california. actually expected to be more tall. but on the other tools like it's extremely durable and impressed that it's still here the remains of the wall a real tourist drool guided tours take place daily this area actually was controlled by border troops in the end in 191-2000 of them and watch towers in this area every 2 to 400 meters tourists can see the one watch towers still standing here otherwise that all gods have to help people visualize what this area used to look like. at least one thing there are traces you can show how the city's changed and what the wall meant for people who live here. without a guide like andrea's so you need to build in often look for the bull indenting.
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have no clue. we just arrived recently so there's that one of the there but i doubt it that this one. but this actually was part of the berlin wall was east german authorities dubbed the anti fascist protection beriah one stretched for 160 kilometers now just a few kilometers remain on the border is gone for good. we have some football now dortmund have secured their 1st champions league win of the season after they be solving approx kimi scoring both goals as the germans labored to a 2 no when another german side leipzig lost 2 nil to french side lay all with memphis to buy on the scoresheet reigning champions liverpool led 3 no against all sport but the austrian side roared back to equalise most solace saving the day for live or liverpool with the match winner. now former colombian politician
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sentenced to 15 years in prison has made a brazen escape from custody item a lot of have been escorted to the dentist in bogota by a prison guard but was left alone inside the office that's when she used a red rope that you can see to the left of the screen here to shimmy down to the street below and limper away to a waiting motorcycle officials are searching for milan and the director of prisons for colombia has been fired. as if you're a minor now of our top stories the british prime minister boris johnson has made his final breaths a pitch to the e.u. outlines a possible compromise on the irish border johnson says he hopes to reach a deal at an easy summit in mid october just weeks before. and u.s. president trump has accused the top democrat behind the impeachment inquiry against him of treason the democrat led house of representatives will look into allegations
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that he pressured ukraine's president for damaging information on possible election rival joe biden trump is calling the inquiry a hoax. that's all we have time for i'm brian thomas for the entire team thanks for being with us and rita will join you again at the top of the hour. welcome to the book is the game here. we have plenty to talk about in. this country. 3 more. until we have. let's have a look at some of the other legal so you don't want. to get to w. .


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