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this is news live from berlin germany spills to russian diplomats over an alleged murder plot this was the victim a former chechen rebel commander gunned down in broad daylight in a building pock german prosecutors suspect russian or church and state involvement . also coming up. fresh ammunition for u.s. democrats in a drive to impeach president trump legal scholars tell us the trump committed impeachable offenses by pressuring ukraine's president for his own political gain
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and. nato leaders wrap up a contentious meeting in london with a show of unity but agreed to spend more on defense and they agreed that china is the new major risk of divisions within the alliance for mind and frustration with the u.s. president trump would like big. a math anyhow thanks for joining us a murder investigation here in berlin is now a full blown diplomatic storm between germany and russia it began with the killing of former chechen rebel commander identified as. he was shot twice in the head as he walked to a mosque german authorities have now expelled 2 russian diplomats over the killing believing russian intelligence to be responsible moscow denies involvement and says it will retaliate for the expulsions. this decision could mark
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a new escalation in relations between russia and western countries german chancellor angela merkel has defended the expulsion of russian diplomats after germany's federal prosecutor general said evidence points to russian state involvement. i'll be meeting the russian president next week and then i will let you know whether i have spoken with him and how that goes and we've taken this measure as you know mainly because we have seen that russia is not supporting us in investigating this murder and of course i've spoken with allies about this through bilateral contacts. that in the year in august a georgian national was shot in berlin in broad daylight soon after the assassination suspicions arose that the russian intelligence services were involved the victim was a formal rebel commander in the early 2000 he fought against russia in the 2nd chechen war the suspected killer is a 49 year old brush and currently in custody. moscow denies any involvement in the
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killing. the investigation is underway in germany we don't have anything to say because we don't possess any information relation to this incident have to the russian authorities these are absolutely groundless assumptions. germany's interior minister. told reporters the investigation was ongoing. spruance in the police or in germany there was a criminal process that deals with this kind of thing and in the case of a crime of this magnitude and with this background i can anything to be attorney general that he has taken it on that say something about the significance of this crime including his political background was the be totally the. operations would not go still refusing to cooperate in the investigation criticism of russia and the west is getting louder. well the journalist who played
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a key role in revealing how this modem i have been a political hit job ordered by russia and then to brush it off in a word editor in chief of the russian fact checking website the insider told him he has no doubt that russian authorities were involved in this case we have now such. evidence that actually russia was involved as a state for example he his name of. democracy go was deleted from all the databases police databases and also we so that. it was let's free up to the previous in order in moscow in 2013 so he wasn't in prison for some reason he got great travel abroad so all of this all of this proves 100 percent that russian authorities at least helped him and forcibly were the main agonize over this image now to some of the other stories making news around the world. iran's president hassan rouhani has called for the release of innocent people
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arrested in protest last month demonstrations broke out across the country after the government raised petrol prices despite his announcement the president said protesters who used weapons should be dealt with by the little. the samoan government has begun a door to door mass measles vaccination campaign the pacific island nation says more than 4000 of its 200000 inhabitants have been infected by the virus the epidemic has killed 62 people. the u.s. military says asylum has opened fire at the historic base in pearl harbor hawaii 3 civilians were reportedly wounded in the incident 2 of them are in critical condition officials say the gunman took his own life. full legal experts have been testifying in a 2nd round of public hearings in the impeachment inquiry into us president donald trump 3 of the 4 constitutional law experts said trump committed an impeachable
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offense when he asked the president to investigate trump's political rival judge viable the group was called to testify before the u.s. congress as top democrats try to lay the groundwork for formal charges against him before let's cross to washington and correspondent all of us sell it all over what have these legal experts being saying. well they've given a pretty damning take on the findings that were presented by the intelligence committee yesterday wrapped up in a report and now handed over to the judiciary committee and one of the scholars nor feldman said that he believes that there is enough evidence for impeaching president trump he believes that he abused the power off his office another scholar michael hart said that if we're not. if what we're talking about here is not impeachable then probably nothing else is but then of course the republicans also invited one legal scholar to testify here in the judiciary committee and he had
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a very different take he said although he doesn't believe that the phone call between trump and the ukrainian president the lenski was purrfect he also thinks that it doesn't deliver enough evidence to move forward in the impeachment inquiry so 2 very differing positions here. and that also reflects the position and the opinion of the american public. and what is the is the exact purpose of these hearings. well there are different phases and the 1st phase that was concluded yesterday was about collecting evidence in the intelligence committee and that evidence has now moved forward to the judiciary committee and the strategy here seems pretty clear they want now independent legal experts scholars of some of america's most or known universities to take a stance on these findings that's what we heard here today and so in the end
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again 2 very differing. spec to see are the democrats got what they wanted but they were publicans did so as well so they all will have their sound bites that are now running all of the networks here and presented to the adequate audiences were given we are now weeks into the same page when hearings what are going to be the next steps in the process. so this was the only hearing taking place in this week but of course within the next week the judiciary committee will focus considering articles of impeachment but it's also worth mentioning that the at the end of this process it's very unlikely that president trump will be impeached out of office due to a republican majority in the senate what's more likely is that voters will have a say in the end it's the 1st time in american history that an impeachment inquiry happens that close to a federal election and now the democrats of course of very much hoping for
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a shift in the public opinion until now both sides are staying very much behind the party lines of a salad in washington many thanks neither ladies making in london have wrapped up a contentious summit marking 70 years since the founding of the military alliance they adopted a joint statement recognizing the challenges posed by china and reached agreements on the fans and spending despite this proceedings have been mocked by divisions and angry outbursts from donald trump and at times frustrations with the u.s. president well on full display. by the end of the meeting today like it's where all smiles we've had a tremendous 2 days i think nato is rob you've ever been a lot more money is being produced by a lot of countries and they're enthusiastic about it trumps calls to members of the alliance to boost their military spending has added $130000000000.00 to nature's budget in just 3 years this is unprecedented it is making nato stronger.
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mate the remains still on the platform where north america on europe discuss the saw it and take actions to get there every day to protect almost 1000000000 people . at 1st glance the nato leaders seem to be indeed among friends but it wasn't all roses. one especially embarrassing moment was caught by chance on camera in the footage canadian british and french leaders seem to be mocking u.s. president donald trump's long unpredictable press conferences. is. the nature of families currently going through a rough patch not unlike any regular family ahead of the holiday season tensions have risen over financial contributions and alliances core values 70 years after
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its founding of the $29.00 member bloc is sure to have a long future ahead but as nato leaders depart from their diverse 3 celebrations in london it seems internal conflicts won't be going away anytime soon. they do max hoffman has been following the conference from london and from there he sent us this is system. max hoffman has been following the conference from london and from there he sent us this is us. so it wasn't the car crash summit that many had feared it would be but that also means that the topics that caused that fear remain unresolved turkey's presence in northern syria unresolved still a problem for nato and also what a moderate my call the french president meant with his brain death comments still a problem of course the alliance has made progress militarily speaking many experts will confirm that at least in the last 5 years but politically this is still an
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alliance that is looking for solutions for many things 1st and foremost what are the value of these alliance can you have turkey in northern syria and have the same values as the european nations that have a completely different strategy in the region the simple answer is no but those problems were patched over for this leaders meeting for the sake of the 70th anniversary of the alliance but at some point nato will have to resolve those issues if it wants to continue being successful next hoffman in london well it's been billed as the alternative nobel prize this year the livelihood awards which janda and i balance and spanned the globe to on here a painting niger environmentalist a chinese lawyer an african protests later and an indigenous brazilian fighting to save the amazon rainforest. it may look like many other ceremonies but the right livelihood awards in stockholm sets out to shine
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a light on noble causes. but 2 of this year's winners were unable to accept their awards in person we have related to newburgh the swedish teen who has sparked a global environmental movement fridays for future sent in an acceptance video she recorded in lisbon on the way to the climate conference she's attending in madrid and i still play on the few want to see if i like it. and. it means a lot. and yes we continue. to play continue and we never stop thank you so much for the song no reason was given for the absence of 58 year old chinese lawyer jan may some past winners have been unable to come to sweden to receive their awards due to travel bans the jury said jan may have done pioneering and persistent work in securing women's rights in china and in our 2 fighter dubbed the gandy of western sahara accepted her award for her 30 year
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old peaceful campaign for independence from morocco. and brazilian indigenous activists. acknowledge the focus the award gave to his cause a member of the yanomami people is campaigning to protect the amazon forest. you people from other countries do not know the current reality of the yanomami people we need support to make sure our native languages and traditional knowledge will not disappear. that is why we the yanomami people are here sharing with you the issues we are facing the brazilian government is threatening our territories. each of the 4 recipients will receive a cash prize worth $100000.00. along with continued support from the organization and a specially designed sculpture made from recycled metal from gun destruction programs
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