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this is the w. news live from berlin tonight on a mission to stop the fighting a u.s. delegation heads to turkey in hopes of a cease fire in northern syria turkish president of one says he will meet with the u.s. vice president and the secretary of state but he says he will not end his assault on the kurds in northern syria also coming up tonight how close to a deal are they in european union negotiated years appear to be on the brink of an
11th hour work brecht sit agreement and a major speech by hongkong leader kerry lamb cut short after she shouted down by democracy. i bring coffee it's good to have you with us tonight u.s. president donald trump is warning that u.s. sanctions against turkey will be devastating if they planned a meeting between vice president mike pence and turkish president. is not successful so far everyone has rejected calls for a cease fire in northern syria where his incursion against the former u.s. allies the syrian kurds has now also drawn in troops of syrian president by.
meanwhile reports indicate that syrian troops have entered the city where kurdish and u.s. troops 1st defeated islamic state militants 4 years ago. the turkish military has been carrying out its offensive for over a week its targets are kurdish militias in. a town on the syrian border. bombs are exploding in the city center the military has released images of soldiers . from the turkish border city of children but not even with a clear military disadvantage the kurdish militia has been able to keep the turkish offensive in check both the u.s. and e.u. countries have repeatedly called on turkish president. to halt the attacks. turkey's offensive has forced tens of thousands to flee the region. many have gone to iraq but erda one has rejected international demands for
a ceasefire. he's holding fast to his plan to free up a protection zone in northern syria. then. we can end this operation once we are in control of a 35 kilometer deep area of land reaching from listen to iraq. no one can stop us before we have reached our goal. is a little. u.s. president mike pence and secretary of state are set to meet with. to discuss a cease fire. ok to go through this i'm joined now by w. correspondents alexander phenomenon she's in washington d.c. and dorian jones is in is fanboy good evening to both of you are going to let me start with you the turkish president saying turkey will never declare a cease fire and negotiate with kurdish fighters so what are pompei of the secretary of state and pence the vice president what are they hoping to achieve
with this trip. well the white house officials told us that fires president pants and secretary of state pompei a wouldn't be having to turkey if the white house wasn't confident that they can achieve their goal and their goal is a ceasefire in syria but this was 2 days ago and the vice president and the secretary of state are still in washington waiting and president trump told us today that they might be going to morrow or today but maybe tomorrow so it seems that the white house is not confident no more that they can a mission can be successful durian the united states has already imposed economic sanctions on turkey what more can it do to get its message across.
well those sanctions were broadly dismissed by turkey's financial markets and turkey's political leadership as being mainly symbolic but the u.s. congress does demanding i'm proposing far more to coney measures and if this visit by vice president mike pence is a fail then the pressure to introduce those reforms which could even have so much support to override any veto by the u.s. president trump who come into force on those could have major effects on techies and financial markets turkey is dependent for over $100000000000.00 a year alone a much of that comes from the u.s. financial markets if that was interfered with kentucky would be in trouble earlier today the u.s. president said that turkey's incursion into syria quote has nothing to do with us and he also added that the us is former allies the kurds are no angels here's more of what he said. the kurds very well protected plus they know how to fight and by
the way there's no way. they were with us they are no angels but they are fighting we are largely out of that area no angels alexander how damaging are comments like that for america's reputation domestically and internationally. very damaging i would say internationally because you asked allies no question if that they can rely on the you asked when things change on the ground or whether they can be abandoned just ask the kurds so president strums decision has undermined you as credibility as a partner and it's also a very damaging mess to clean for president he is facing a lot of criticism from democrats and republicans alike more than ever i would say
since the beginning of his presidency the house of representatives has passed a resolution condemning decision to withdraw troops from syria with an over whelming bipartisan majority and many republicans and the senate are also very critical of the president and this is very difficult and damaging for him at a time when he needs republicans support during the impeachment inquiry yeah that's a very good point impeachment is still in the air in washington and the russian president vladimir putin says that he will ensure that turkish and syrian troops do not fight each other do you think that turkey will exempt russian troops in the role of peacekeepers. well i think will be very wary of any confrontation with russian forces president to one is very aware of how
much of a dangerous folk putin can be the 2 men have been working together closely in the region and given the fact that turkey is facing international isolation he's faced been calls for it to end the operation a coming from washington european union arab league moscow really the only ally turkey has left in the region and present one is expected to visit moscow for talks of putin in the coming days those talks will be critical and determine the outcome of this mission putin is expected to also the possibility of talks with damascus given the fact that the mask is now working with the kurds and will secure turkey's border in many ways damascus talks doesn't offer a way out of the current situation turkey's in but that will require a big step back from murder 101 has no diplomatic relations with syria and has been calling for bashar assad to be over firm so we have very difficult step back from want to take such a move on rides alexander phenomena in washington dorian jones in stamboul to both
of you thank you. well here are some of the other stories now that are making headlines around the world to catalonia pro independence demonstrators have gathered in barcelona for a 3rd consecutive night to protest the long prison sentences that were given to 9 cattle on independence leaders on monday thousands of separate is from across catalonia have also been marching towards the regional capital aiming to arrive there by friday the european union's new commission headed by germany's former defense minister ursula for the lion will not start work as scheduled on november the 1st that after the european parliament today vetoed 3 of the nominated commissioners france romania and hungary when now each have to propose new candidates. there are indications tonight that the european union and britain are close to finalizing the terms of a withdrawal agreement for the u.k.
to leave the e.u. but unconfirmed reports from london say there will be no deal in the coming hours now e.u. and british negotiators are meeting in brussels to discuss the terms of the withdrawal treaty the talks have focused on customs issues between the republic of ireland which is an e.u. member and northern ireland which is part of the united kingdom and would be out side of the e.u. breaks it is due to take effect on october 31st. and our correspondents show a lot of thoughts and barbara visa lore on the story for us show lots of it is in london barbara is in brussels good evening to you bush along let me start with you the indications from london suggest that there will be no deal tonight is that what you're sensing as well. this is definitely what we're
hearing sources close to downing street telling us that there won't be a deal tonight and the main sticking point remains the d u p the northern irish paci they have very little power in parliament just 10 votes there but boris johnson needs them to get a final deal through parliament at some point if there was to be a deal and the d u p really is insisting of staying as close as possible to the u.k. we don't really know what a new deal would entail on the u.k. side downing street has been very very tight lipped but the. bar's johnson has been holding intense talks over the last days with seems to be the sticking point they don't want to get on board and boris johnson has some serious convincing to do if he indeed wants to reach a deal. if this turns out to be true. well
we're hearing from downing street and from boris johnson every indication speaks for that they are still seeking a deal that they are hoping for a deal during the e.u. summit in the upcoming days to finalize that but let's say if there was a deal we have to remind all of us that we've been there before may have brought back the deal it was rejected by a palm and and it's very dubious if boris johnson really has the numbers and paula meant to see that deal to get a majority of there and if there is no deal what then you are asking and no deal scenario of course is on the table but there is a law in place that keeps boris johnson from no deal he would have to ask for an extension that's called the ban act and he would have to do that by saturday and really if it comes down to breaking the law asking for an extension. doesn't really have a choice in the end. we've been here before it seems . to me what's the status of these last minute.
now the status is that the e.u. chief negotiator michel barnier has been talking to the ambassadors of the e.u. 27 the other member states and has been informing them of out of the state of play a told them what is now in the text because there isn't in fact a text on the table has not been published yet it's not open we can see it we can't read it but it says that it is said behind the scenes here as through diplomatic leaks that the e.u. and the u.k. have sort of really bridged all the gaps between and they were huge but they have began on saturday between all those questions of customs of border in behind not in northern ireland but somewhere in the irish sea about how the compensation for. the 80 and other fees will be done in the
future of old controls etc etc i mean this whole long convoluted list that lots of technical question it's all lawless and done it's sort of almost ready to go and then the very last minute the new from london came and this is the main point the e.u. leaders want boris johnson to come there tomorrow at the summit and say i have the numbers in the house apartments if he doesn't they won't agree you know as you say we have been here before. in brussels you want to force and wanted to both of you thank you. pro-democracy lawmakers in hong kong have disrupted a major policy speech by you territory's leader it happened today kerry lim then left the legislature and delivered her speech by video after being shelled down by legislators calling on her to meet the demands of hong kong's protest movement.
a hostile reception for kerry land comes chief executive had come to deliver a speech but as fellow no mike has heckled and he could make it started. i think all white bolo make has please remain silent for you anyone who does not stay silent we will be asked to leave the chamber. under jungle in 5 seating poco i'm going to uncle. pro-democracy lawmakers projected the slogan here the 5 dumond's not one less from the chambers walls these include universal suffrage and an independent inquiry into police violence during demonstrations. when carolan didn't address any of these demands she was shouted down forcing her to abandon her speech she wanted to live at her address 5 video length.
no make it tanya chan is one of her mom's most vocal critics she need to tell t. w. that the chief executives time is up well absolutely absolutely i don't think she can still gather hall and and after all this models we can clearly see her incapability and so i think that that's very 1st step for all to go forward to go forward it's her it's for her to resign as soon as possible. as night fell gets more cause for anger jimmy sham a prominent protest organizer was left bleeding in the streets after at least 4 men reportedly attacked him with ham as. he supposed to say the assault was politically motivated they have vowed to carry on their protest. well that has been 6 months since a fire ripped through notre dame cathedral in paris and a number of problems are slowing down restoration structure experts say that the
government's timeline for rebuilding it within 5 years is simply not realistic. not to put on cathedral is very much a part of in the shuns have all its life every day from the balcony she looks to see if it still standing. after the blaze denise is still not over the trauma of it. along with every dollar that. there straight ahead was exactly where the towel was we saw how it caught fire started wobbling left and right and then broke off that it was a terrible. sit it out that. the fire broke out on a pool of 15th why is still a mystery to build it and in fear for not with thousands of people gathered spontaneously in front of the cathedral millions worldwide in front of their
screens tonight denise and her husband unjustly want strong their balcony. construction is moving ahead but it's much slower than residents would like the cathedral is still in danger of collapsing the building must 1st be stabilized says architect. she's angry at president obama call he promised to rebuild the cathedral in just 5 years she says that's completely unrealistic. renovations will take at least 10 years and that's only if a miracle happens and they find the right kinds of wood and stone and if all those employed work well this fire has plunged us into an enormous crisis we expected the government to ask the french people to trust us ex-pats but that was not the case then about them i think. after all is a unesco world heritage site the government must put all its can't on the table. it
is it to the parisians and the tourists $50000000.00 of whom came here every year before the fire. what eyewitnesses on the night of the fire could not have known was that more than $400.00 tons of toxic lead would be vaporized and spread over the neighborhood official information on the dangers off to the fire was almost nonexistent this so shocked metate today that she took on what the authorities failed to do she went from door to door over the following weeks to warn the residents. actually the construction site must be completely sealed and lead molecules must be prevented from getting into the environment during the construction. of the battle here in the don't watch in new. clothing denise a devout catholics believe that god has personally protected not
a dime from collapse until now. there was a predictable hand. narrative that often nothing happened to the virgin birth child all there was a dead greek everywhere and she didn't even have a scratch not even a scratch that's a surprise is sassiest episode on the thick with no. load in the knees are quite sure that they're not stand here as splendidly as before and i hope they'll live to see it. leaders on horses enjoying the great outdoors a quiet ecstasy you might remember this image right here taken of vladimir putin it's on his calendar the bare chested russian in siberia and mail it seems that he has inspired another leader north korea's kim jong un has been seeking his own putin moment in a nature based photo shoot my colleague frederica budget was here to take
a closer look i know you've been looking at the calendars extra federica for this story so tell me more you brought your saddle so when north korea's state media they've released the syrians of these pictures featuring king junk. writing this majestic white horse while visiting snowcapped amount back to mt back to is a sacred mountain to north koreans it's also the highest mountain in the peninsula . these pictures of course have been making the rounds online people have been wondering is this a funny spin off of game of thrones and it's actually no i mean there's a lot of symbolism in just big tears the white horse is a propaganda symbol for the kim family which has been ruling north korea for 7 decades and state media have occasionally shown came and his sister and his father on these white horses so clearly it's a way of projecting the strength and for him. of the king family and that you almost get the feeling that he wishes he had long hair so that you could you know
slow and wave in the wind i mean you know all joking aside is there a political meaning behind the choice of this background well that's what some think in fact what's interesting is that in the past kim's visits to disparate tickler mountain have preceded important decisions or announcements for example in 2013 he visited amount back to before or during gigs accused of the he's uncle and then he visited the mountain before. entering diplomatic talks with south korea and the us 2018 and so there's been speculation as to whether this is now proceeding some other kind of announcement says something i mean whether maybe he's announcing a new strategy in his relations with the u.s. with donald trump also the pictures came together with a press release and in this press release there's one sentence that particularly stood out and it's this one. saying all officials accompanying kim they
they believe that there will be a great operation to strike the world with wonder again so i mean it's too soon to say whether this is just a propos gun just under whether i mean he actually had something because i wonder if u.s. president donald trump will appear on the boards as well who knows whether he'll take this as a child i don't know or an ecstasy as we said frederica as always but every thank you thank you. they have arrested 6 football fans following monday's euro 2020 qualification match in sofia during the match england players were subjected to racist abuse with incidents of monkey chants and nazi salutes police have so far identified 15 supporters thought to have been involved in the incident calls the head of bulgaria's football association to announce his resignation european football's governing body you wait for has yet to issue a punishment as anti-discrimination organizations call for bulgaria to be kicked
out of the competition. japan has gone crazy for rugby the country more often associated with sumo wrestling is hosting this year's rugby world cup and the national team has booked its place in the quarter finals for the 1st time now shops are struggling to keep up with the demand for merchandise. 'd rugby mania has reached fever pitch in japan. the world cup hosts into the quarter finals of the competition sentence death to 3 6. so it was japan showed its strength of being a rugby fan for 35 years and it's like a dream with public support is so high the official team megastore is struggling to keep up with demand for much in dice. now the demand for all items isn't really good especially the japanese jerseys the japanese stores are just selling like
crazy and we're getting them wherever we can but unfortunately it looks like most of the japanese stores in japan are sold out and i daughter and husband won tickets for the quarter final choice that they wanted to go see the match winning japanese jerseys because against expectations it is a japan match so i am disappointed not to be able to buy a jersey. on reaching the last full is now the goal standing in their way to time win in south africa a tough test but one japan has passed before a famous picture over their opponents at the last world cup announced japan's rival on the rugby union stage. if they can do it again on sunday rugby mania might just go into overdrive. oh this is news and these are our top stories u.s. president ellen trump is warning that u.s. sanctions against turkey will be devastating if turkish president continues to
reject calls for a cease fire in northern syria fighting erupted after trump and. the withdrawal of u.s. troops which has been overwhelmingly condemned by the u.s. house of representatives meanwhile reports suggest that syrian and russian forces have entered the city where kurdish and u.s. troops 1st defeated islamic state militants 4 years ago. despite reports that u.k. and european union negotiated appear close to finalizing a deal no further progress is expected tonight even if a legal text is agreed and the british prime minister will face trouble convincing his parliamentary allies to accept his concessions a crucial in you some of the european leaders begins thursday. for democracy lawmakers in hong kong have disrupted a major policy speech by the territory's leader kerry lam left the legislature as opponents heckled her and insisted she meet the demands of hong kong's months long
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