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this is d.w. news from berlin tonight a ceasefire in northern syria but for how long and yet another unexpected turn u.s. vice president mike pence announces that turkey will suspend military operations against kurdish forces for 5 days in return the u.s. will lift economic sanctions against turkey also coming up tonight they have
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a deal yet again to go shooters in brussels reach a new agreement outlining the ukraine's departure from the european union e.u. leaders have given their blessing but the deal still needs to get through the u.k. parliament easier said than done prime minister forced johnson's allies in northern ireland say they will not support it and it could be one of the last nazi war crimes trials a former s.s. guard at a nazi concentration camp goes on trial here in germany the 93 year old is accused of being involved in more than $5000.00 murders. i'm burnt off it's good to have you with us the united states in turkey said that they have agreed to a cease fire in syria that news coming in just the last hour u.s. vice president mike pence making that announcement after meeting today turkish president. aired a one in on her and it was just over
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a week ago that turkish troops moved to attack kurdish forces after president announced the withdrawal of u.s. troops from northern syria the u.s. has been threatening on tour with economic sanctions if it didn't halt its offensive on turkey says that it is not a ceasefire but rather a suspension of operations but cease fire is the word that pence used today take a listen. when we go turkish forces. earlier this week for as an interim took decisive action. to call on turkish forces to stand down and the violence to agree to to go she ations today. i'm proud to report. thanks to the strong leadership of president donald trump. the strong relationship between president erda won and turkey. and the united states of
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america. the today the united states and turkey have agreed to a cease fire in syria. that was the u.s. vice president there mike pence we have coverage tonight from turkey and the united states correspondents dorian jones and pablo fully alias on the story for us from istanbul and in washington gentlemen good evening dorian let me start with you what kind of agreement is this and where the kurds consulted before this announcement was made do we know. well the call is the agreement is that there will be temporary ceasefire of 120 hours we will allow the syrian kurdish militia to withdraw to 30 kilometers away from the. border if that is completed then turkey will end it operation permanently but there are very little details about whether the kurds were directly a part of these negotiations vice president pence said that they were in talks before these meetings in uncorrupt and said that they were welcoming such an
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agreement and were already starting to pull out but i think crucially we have had no official reaction from the kurdish forces over this agreement there are confirmed reports that they are rejecting it and i think they'll be big concerns about what will happen to this area if they do withdraw what happens their families who are there will the turks will expand their role into this area and questions over this syrian militia that is working with the turks which the kurds have accused of being jihadi it's a concern that has been echoed by american military officials as well so a lot of question marks and beyond that what will the syrian regime to they are currently allied with the kurdish forces in syria they are moving along this border are they going to stand by and also moscow another key player doesn't appear to be involved in these talks a lot of the unknown at the moment andorian are the u.s. vice president saying that this is a ceasefire but the turkish foreign minister just a couple of minutes saying that this is not a ceasefire so how do you read that. well i
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think this will only add to concerns among the syrian kurds over this they will be concerned about that kind of language and also the turkish foreign minister said that guarantees over this very significant kurdish town called bani albright on the turkish border the turks pharmacist said there's no guarantee for safety this will further add to concerns among the cuz there's a lot of unknowns about this detail and this agreement in the fact that they weren't directly involved in the talks on the kurds will only fuel concerns about what this agreement actually means and it could be that we could be seeing a fosse on rivaling of the agreement for even start everyone will be looking to what will the syrian kurdish leadership say and the u.s. vice president was asked by reporters if there was any type of of deal made here he says that all he offered turkey was relief from sanctions from u.s. sanctions was it as simple as that or is this just spin.
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well as dorina said there are a lot of unknowns in this agreement which was made today and what we do know of course is that you know mike pence made it very clear that the sanctions there would be relief from the ones are already imposed in the past week and that there will be no further sanctions because of this agreement. what they have agreed to is the peace a century is going to be maintained that the kurds will be able to move from the safe zone in this 120 hour period this is what you know president trump and members of the administration are essentially focusing on not the moment and that this is a great injury achievement a great deal. and sort of focusing more on those elements because at the end of the day we don't really have many details from want was actually what actually took place in those talks in ankara once again hearing from president trump today it's
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very hard to follow what exactly you know the administration's belief or in this whole process has been and i think what we need to do is hear from president trump because he's been sending out some quite conflicting messages over the past few days. but i didn't know it was going to work out this quickly i didn't know it would work out this well it's a great day for the united states it's a great day for turkey it's a great day for our partners to have really worked a lot of people question some of them i'm not questioning anybody they really did the kurds were great great day for the kurds it's really a great day for civilization. so public a great day for civilization that's quite a statement to make even for the u.s. president but he's in his vice president to do the work for him is pence is he
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getting the glory. in this story or not. not really i mean all you need to do is maybe look president trump's twitter and just even hear those words that we heard there from the news conference in texas just a short while ago i was listening to it myself and it was it was very much sort of praise once again from president trump and he said i'm just going to read one element of the of a tweet that he said i'm proud of the united states for sticking by me and following a necessary but somewhat unconventional path people have been trying to make this deal in inverted commas for many years millions of lives will be saved congratulations to all i think it's very clear there that president trump is once again sort of trying to put the focus very much on. his spin on things. he's obviously been saying as well the pence as we're. also something that requires merit but at the end of the day to follow really what president trump has been
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saying about the kurds in recent days their long term allies of the united states has been very difficult on the one hand he's being sort of saying that you know they're essentially in the same kind of terrorists and let's not forget that the importance of the kurds for the united states up until the past few days so once again there has been a lot of criticism coming from all sides here in the united states for president because it's been essentially very hard to follow what his thoughts are really on the whole situation i think it's an understatement it's also in washington. is to belgium and thank you. well here in europe britain and the european union have reached a new deal on the u.k.'s withdrawal from the european union leaders e.u. leaders unanimously backed the agreement today european council president double tusk says that it will avoid chaos in conflict now the agreement still needs to be approved by the british parliament where prime minister boris johnson has
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a minority government nevertheless there was relief in brussels at the end of a marathon process today. i have to include the boss the you know the fever of the past few days has subsided there's a deal it's a reasonable outcome for us in the u.k. it means that we can deliver a real bricks it that achieves our objectives and it means that the u.k. leaves whole and entire the fine print of this deal was hammered out by hughes chief bracks and negotiator me shouted down you know hard border on the irish soil a main sticking point that seems now to be unstuck and you said they'd found a workable solution for northern ireland a part of the u.k. . notion i long to remain alive and to limited set of new rules should
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not have really related to googe just means that all peekaboo procedures on good should we take place at the point of entry into. and not across the i e.u. commission president put it this way the deal is not a badass the need is a bond people have without some of these constituencies spoke of stood right outside the summit meetings british remainders they are still hoping to get an extension and thus more time to call the 2nd referendum. nelson that lee what i want is for the british people to have the final say on any deal or no deal the deal also faces political resistance back in the u.k. the northern ireland do you people party has already declared they would not approve it that's a problem for the brakes a deal while german chancellor angela merkel says she's optimistic it's hard to
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forget the fate of the last deal which the u.k. parliament ultimately buried french president emmanuel back home sees no proof just yet that the end of negotiations is in sight this is fixed in cuba new to 2nd time you know our satisfaction goes hand in hand with prudence of course history shows that parliaments have difficulty in coming to agree on a number of you not in the best political with johnson has cleared an important hurdle but the path to the finish line is still not a straight shot. all right we've got complete coverage tonight d.w. correspondent max hoffmann he is in brussels on the story for us and here at the big table with me is you don't you online editor robert large gentleman welcome let me start with you max we know that the irish border has been the big sticking point in all of these breaks it agreements how does this new solution how does it differ from the backstop the one that the british parliament has rejected 3 times. it
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draws heavily of course on prior versions of this but it doesn't include the ugly word backstop and that was a bad word for forced johnson he wanted that out of the deal and he got what he wanted at least in this respect just a reminder the backstop was supposed to be the insurance policy to avoid a hard border between northern island which is part of the u.k. and the republic of ireland which is part of the european union what they have now is a customs partnership so boris johnson can keep on saying that northern island is part of the customs territory of the u.k. so the same customs territory as mainland u.k. and those are the 2 points she can really sell back home. that's true 2 points otherwise the 600 pages look a lot like the agreement that theresa may try to get passed through rob the u.k. people there are they just so sick of this situation are they going to be cheering
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this and are we going to see it passed on saturday well i think once they if they get their heads around it some might be cheering don't forget that on saturday there's another huge march for a 2nd referendum there was one last year which had huge huge turnout this is supposed to be bigger so i think the country is still divided and then as you mentioned the the big stumbling block will be. super saturday when parliament sits again i think for the 1st time since the falklands. and it's not too sure the boss just got his deal. the d.p. has already said. label ireland to no islands to the unionists jeremy called in because initially i think a few hours ago i was saying yes we may approve the deal if we can add the 2nd referendum questions but apparently he has backtracked against it because he i think has maybe seen the light that there's no chance of that going through so it's
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very fluid again as usual the mystical is no what words johnson said after the is this latest deal was announced. we see that it's not as i say for 3 and a half years it hasn't always been an easy experience for the u.k. it's being long it's been painful it's being divisive and now is the moment for us as a country to come together now this is a moment for our parliamentarians to come together and get this thing done. i'm gone you bob here already let me ask you boris johnson what does he have to deal with sooner a 2nd referendum or general elections i think he's pushing for a general election a snap election i think even if this deal were to fail and right now it's looking
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pretty close i think he will come out strong with a populist message that he tried everything he was in brussels they got a deal and it was attacked by parliament now we go and put it to the country again and i think with with that populist message that what he's been saying about that the country needs to move on and get on with the domestic problems the big sitting on the sidelines is them tweeting about that too very much like donald trump with yeah and so he's going to push for that i think that's where he's been banking on norman longs so i think that we would be heading for us to an election sooner rather than later he needs the support of the northern irish the d.p. party we mentioned if he wants to get this deal through parliament we know that they've said that they're not going to support it was just listen to what the party chief or the u.p.a. said today the day which the prime minister is bringing back from brussels today we believe it is not in the interests of northern ireland either economically and i've explained all of that around the border essentially for not just regulations but
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for goods we have different vaqueros and we have no effect of consent over any of those really so all of that taken on the right means that we cannot support the state and. he really he can't change her mind at this point candy at this point he can unless he has been rumors that he's been dangling financial carrots. worth i don't know how many billions it's the question is whether the people would fall for that and whether they would have to give up their positions just for that financial clout. it's very. big decision that's a good word to describe the whole process max you know how many times i mean i've also count how many times we have been in this situation talking about a deal that has been approved by e.u. leaders and we're waiting for the parliament in london to pass it would you say though that through all of this relations between the e.u. and the u.k.
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have they been permanently damaged today i mean we heard you know e.u. leaders today talking about how they regret still that the u.k. is leaving but is there permit other permanent scars here. well nothing is permanent but of course you have a change in the stance of the e.u. leaders that you 27 so all the member states excluding you the united kingdom and it was palpable this week for the 1st time when i get a medical had a press conference i believe it was in toulouse in france and she used the word competitor for the u.k. for the 1st time and not potential friend or partner so they have accepted that with the goal that boris johnson has of a free trade agreement no longer a customs union so no longer the closest possible partnership but free trade agreement that the u.k. will indeed more be a competitor right outside of the european union and that's what's making them so worried that's different from canada for example and they also have a free trade agreement or with japan with whom they recently struck
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a free trade agreement because the u.k. is so close of course culturally tied so close also to the european union that they want to avoid it really being dangerous to the union and of course you still have that point that if you the u.k. is too successful with its strategy outside of the european union it doesn't look good for the e.u. itself you know we're looking at these images there of all of these leaders shaking hands patting words johnson on the shoulder they know though that he has to go back to london and get parliament's approval for this if not they're going to ask for another delay what's how high do you think the willingness is in brussels to say yes to yet another extension. 1st of all they really try to give boris johnson a little something at least so he might have a chance to pass this in the u.k. what i didn't mention earlier for the d u p because we've been talking about this very little party you know the whole scale i believe they have 9 seats in the house of commons at the moment but the northern irish assembly will have the right to vote whether they want to remain in this construction in this customs partnership either every 4 or every 8 years
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depending on which method they choose but bottom line they will have their say over that but that is not convincing them either and that's why of course the question we put to i'm going to michael here was what do you do when they ask for an extension sort of sidestepped that she did not want to answer that's typical i'm going to back off you know she says 1st things 1st and then we'll see afterwards but john close to the head of the e.u. commission was much more outspoken he said no extension problem here is he doesn't really have a say it's the leaders that will decide this year that's a very good point and with that in northern irish assembly i don't the assembly has it convened i think in 2 years so it's interesting you know we were wondering how is that going to work. or give you the final word he did he's going to have the final say then here. the people if it goes to a 2nd referendum which although if it's or if it's a general election runs the general elections either way i think it will go to the people. the question is whether you can actually know survey
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a country that has been waiting for so you know hafiz to get things done. to turn out for a general election that would be i think interesting point to see how how high voter turnout is i think we've reached the point where it is breaking point now and people just want to see something done what they want something to be done robert much here in the studio with me and max hoffman in brussels gentlemen thank you. so here's some of the other stories now that are making headlines around the world kettle only is leader kim tourist says he supports holding a new referendum on independence for the spanish regional he spoke as a 3rd night of separatists unrest left dozens injured in barcelona thousands have been protesting against the prison sentences that were hands and 9 catalan separatist leaders earlier this week hungary's prime minister viktor orban has warned his country may use force at its southern border if turkey allows millions
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of refugees currently in turkey to enter the e.u. . says that it is considering breaking the terms of a deal with the european union on migrants because of europe's opposition to its offensive in northern syria. opposition lawmakers in hong kong's legislature have heckled the territory's leader for a 2nd consecutive day kerry land has been urged to address the demands of the territory's months protest movement the disruption comes after a prominent pro-democracy activists was violently attacked yesterday. here in germany the trial of a former nazi concentration camp guard has begun the 93 year old you're about to see shielding his face is accused of aiding and abetting the murder of more than $5000.00 jews at the studio camp which is east of in what is now poland prosecutors argue that by preventing people from escaping he made himself an
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accessory to murder the trial is likely to be one of the last cases involving nazi war crimes. the former concentration camp still talk of naked dunks in poland during the hitler regime this is where the nazis murdered an estimated 65000 people from august 1940 april 45 served at the concentration camp as a security guard investigators were able to prove this through records pertaining to his cuniform the 93 year old admitted to having worked in the camp still he pleads not guilty i worked on several watchtowers i did my job as a security guard that was all. boarded he was 17 to 18 years old at the time his job was to prevent inmates from escaping or vaulting therefore
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he's accused of contributing to the killing of 5230 people poor dear doesn't see himself as part of the murder of her 8 has as a child to have would spend several ideas in this total concentration camp together with her family her parents and her sister did not survive what they did he was not human you dance at all at child health can offer water to where you are downed make a child. pick up a 20 killer cement with the head of the pick up. and i couldn't so i was beaten up for nazi survivors like auditor's hard to understand why trials against nazi accomplices are only taking place now 74 years after the end of the 2nd world war one reason for this is
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a landmark conviction in 2011 since then alleged assessors to murder can be held responsible without being linked to individual crimes just like paul norden now. all right some sports news now dutch dreams of victory in the world so we're challenge gone up in flames within sight of the finish line in australia team new next and had only just hit the lead when the car called fire was completely engulfed by flames the drivers caved unharmed from the vehicle but the incident was the end of the race for the team from holland belgium subordinates of the lead and would go on to take the checkered flag in adelaide in a time in just under 35 hours that's an average speed of 86 kilometers an hour over the 3200 kilometer distance. this is g.w. news these are our top stories in the united states and turkey have agreed to what the u.s. is calling a cease fire in northern syria u.s.
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vice president mike pence made the announcement after meeting turkish president richard tell you a better one in uncorrupt the u.s. had threatened her with economic sanctions if it did not stop its offensive against kurdish fighters turkey says it's not a ceasefire but rather a suspension of operations in. britain and the european union have agreed to a new agreement on the u.k.'s withdrawal from the european union british prime minister boris johnson has held it as a great new deal and is now urging the u.k. parliament to approve it on saturday the u.k. will leave the european union scheduled to leave the european union on the 31st of october and. the trial of a former nazi concentration camp guard has begun here in germany the 93 year old defendant is accused of aiding and abetting the murder of more than $5000.00 jews at the studio camp near gadon sc in what is now poland the trial is likely one of
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the last legal proceedings of its kind this is g.w. news from berlin for more news you can always go to our website that dot com. you're watching the w. news live from berlin to the point is coming up next i will be back at the top of the hour with more bold news for wounded by the day tonight's complete coverage of that cease fire in northern syria but to see a bit. w.'s
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talk show choosing to clear positions from international perspective what how going to we never again that's a question many here in germany are posing following last week's young kapoor attack on a synagogue in holland how destiny is germany's far right find out on to the course
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