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and his dealings with a ukrainian energy company trump personal lawyer rudy giuliani himself an important player in the scandal is likely to be called before house democrats if he decides that he wants him to testify course not testify even though i think adam schiff is an illegitimate chairman this year's already prejudged the case if you want fairness here we've got to put somebody in charge of that committee who has an open mind impeachment proceedings are now moving at a pace that neither the republican party nor president from can control at the heart of all this is a report from a so-called whistleblower deemed credible by the acting director of national intelligence it's thought he or she may appear behind closed doors so i'm going to ask you one today for both parties the stakes couldn't be higher republican senator lindsey graham one of the president's closest allies says the accusations a 2nd time lawyers it's all hearsay you can't get a parking ticket conviction based on hearsay blower didn't hear the phone call
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right who told which is that lower about the phone call and everything else he says done all right does it get every american deserves to confront their accuser so this is a sham what's going on now is the single greatest scam president trump is now in the fight of his political career and says the proceedings are a hoax democrats say trump's own words from his phone call with the ukrainian leader and which he says do me a favor though or a clear violation of the law and agalloch or al-jazeera washington. well richard johnson is a lecturer in u.s. politics and international studies at lancaster university and he joins us now richard how does any of this helping president's case when it comes to the. white thing with the president when the president realizes that impeachment is a political process and so although the language is often in terms of evidence
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and crimes and so on that this is not going to be a straight forward kind of criminal trial there's no kind of standard of evidence that we would see in a courtroom his jury are ultimately could be a 100 u.s. senators and so what he's going to try and do is make it very very difficult for any republicans to move against him and i think that's you know the rhetoric we've just heard is consistent with that strategy well what this is interesting is this a political or is this a legal issue we're hearing claims from democrats that by asking ukraine's president to do me a favor this is breaking the law in the u.s. so which one is it is it political legal or a little bit of both. it's a bit of both impeachment is it's a sort of a quasi judicial process but it's ultimately conducted by by political actors to say that it's political is not necessarily to deal with it to my eyes that it's
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a authentic element of the political process in the united states and some way in which the legislature cat politically holds the president to account for misdeeds that i think that the weight of evidence is really has mounted and i think it's significant you know what we've seen in the last couple of weeks which has been a real shift in the internal politics in the democratic caucus such that now in a way which wasn't the case you know even 9 months ago now there is almost an overwhelming agreement within the house democratic caucus that they need to move forward with with impeachment and that puts a great deal of pressure on the president in a way that he hasn't seen before but does this not also put pressure on the democrats in those chasing impeachment because now we're seeing this kind of language invoking statements about the symbol of the civil war which is one kid are similar to what the embattled prime minister of the u.k. is doing by using rhetoric talking up surrender it's all becoming very very emotive
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is this a genius strategy or is irresponsible. well it's highly emotive i mean some people would say that you know the democrats now have a responsibility to take to use this constitutional process to try to hold the president to work out there is there is a risk though which is that you know even if the house votes for an impeachment and it goes to the senate if the president is acquitted by the senate and all he needs of $33.00 republican senators to vote to acquit him that he might come out swinging in the 2020 lection saying i've been vindicated. and you know i you know it was all a witch hunt and so on and so there is the risk the risk but i think now the weight of evidence is just almost so overwhelming that it would probably be a dereliction of duty for the democrats not to start the investigations ok richard
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johnson there joining us from lancaster university thanks very much indeed for your thoughts. yemen's military commanders say they for these 350 prisoners as a sign of good will so the city the coalition they're expecting the same gesture from the other side. we reiterate our commitment to a prisoner swap deal that has not changed it is today as it was and we are prepared and willing to execute an all inclusive swap deal whether they are yemenis or other nationalities to prove our veracity we have initiated an unconditional release of 350 prisoners from the other side we have called on the united nations to pressure the coalition to reciprocate this initiative falls within the swedish agreement and today we are going to execute an order this agreement under the plans of the
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knowledge of the united nations and the swedish agreement with more on this let's go to mohammed. mohammed they're expecting a prisoner swap is going to happen. yes it says that the whole of these are trying to show that they were going to continue the 1st 4 realizing peace following the edges of all the of their per pro the president of political council madame assad who stopped the drone missile attacks this swap deal now the have already released 350 prisoners of war. we have we have taken shots for those presidents for leaving the central prison of son are those prisoners of war where happy to be released among them the faulty. prisoners of war or survived the saudi attack on the detention center and. also
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according to the press. going to release also 3 saudi nationals g.'s but through the nation with the international red cross came out our ads up their life and sat thank you very much for bringing us all the latest thank you. police fear national day celebrations in hong kong on tuesday will be dangerous sounds pro-democracy rallies become increasingly violent police arrested at least 2 high profile activists showing a mass protest on sunday demonstrators the fires on the roads and threw rocks and far bombs at police retaliated tear gas and water the city is preparing it to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the people's republic of china later in brain is in hong kong for as and joins us now in these process of being
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carrots and wines by violence from both sides ny we're hearing claims that children as young as 12 are involved but want to tell us about that. yes that's right we got some very strong language today from chief superintendent john ziad he is very much the point man for the hong kong police during this crisis which has been going on now for 17 weeks and he said that among those arrested at the weekend 1575 of them were children aged between 5 and 12 and he said this was another worrying reminder that the young the very young in hong kong are becoming more and more radicalized he also said that the police had intelligence that some of the more radical elements of the protestors are going to be incited to kill police officers and even members of the public on tuesday now this may all of course just be scare tactics by the police but the fact they're using that sort of
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language at all gives you a measure of just how you know tense things are right now in hong kong i think what the police were almost certainly doing is preparing the public for the fact they choose day is likely to be a very very violent day and the police will have to do whatever they can to ensure the. the public is kept safe now we've also been hearing from the protesters themselves to spokesman for the leaderless group they gave a news conference just a short time ago and they also had a fairly bleak message saying that you know essentially give us freedom or give us death they said that hong kong was reaching what he called a glorious moment he said that the protest movement stood firm and it remained defiant and said that those 5 demands that they have called on the government to
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make remain so you know here we had in a sense 2 groups today both presenting themselves as defenders of the people of hong kong we've also been hearing as well from pro-government story pro-democracy legislators including claudia moe who has been a strong critic of the police in the past and she had more harsh words about the police on monday we need to tell the world that police brutality in hong kong is becoming the manatee been making it part of our daily lives and this mouthpiece paging in hong kong it's now we're predicting or reporting so-called intelligence reports saying that there might be roughly and the russians who are the russians that would kill police. well hala it has to be said that claudia mo has often criticized the police for violence but has
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never accused the protesters of carrying out acts of violence i think there is in a sense here a real sense of foreboding that what is supposed to be a day of celebration in hong kong is going to be a day of prolonging the anger. chamber and life. al-shabaab fighters have carried 2 attacks against foreign forces in somalia a car bomb targeted the gates of a military strip used by u.s. and somali forces in the lore bell region in the 2nd attack another suicide car bomber attempted to target italian forces in the capital mogadishu well let's get more now from our can wear joins us live from kenya malcolm what more can you tell us about these attacks. we understand it was an improvised explosive device was used italian military convoy italian military's
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role in mogadishu normally transporting european union officials around the city in the european union is that training the somali national army among other things this bomb went off since then ambulances have rushed to the scene waiting to find out how many people have been hurt this is happened at a time when the city of mogadishu was on a lockdown today and tomorrow there's a high level meeting at the u.n. headquarters it's believed that this convoy may have been coming to us from that meeting we were waiting to find out more and the other attack was about 100 kilometers from the u.s. military base in a very remote area bases called valley do about 4 kilometers from the nearest town people in the town say they had 2 very large explosions and then a short gun battle followed put out a statement saying that they've attacked that base and that their soldiers managed to enter inside and engage with the u.s. troops who are waiting for comment from the u.s. military will bring in more soon as we have it ok thank you very much mark i'm
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right there live for us in kenya. migrants in greece are protesting after a deadly far broke out in an overcrowded refugee camp on the greek island of last boss campuses around $12000.00 people but has only an official capacity of 3 thousands 2 people have reportedly died but the influx of migrants making their way from turkey to the greek island continues to grow as victoria gave reports. the blaze broke out mid-afternoon at maria detention center an overcrowded refugee camp on the greek island of les boss now look at the people here are fighting about there is fire big fire yeah the fire people is going to dead please please go everywhere country leave the people to go out and give it to the people of the world firefighters on the ground struggle to contain the blaze and it was
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eventually extinguished by an ad playing. these metal frames all that remain of up to 7 contain is used to house refugees and migrants some angry at the time it took firefighters to respond to the blaze started rioting police responded with tear gas . aid workers say overcrowding and heat have made living conditions in the camp unbearable it was built to look after 3000 refugees but now houses 12000 and is turning away new arrivals there's been a surge of refugees and migrants crossing from turkey to greece in recent months despite the 2016 deal between turkey and the european union to stop it from happening. last month the greek government agreed on new measures to deal with the crisis after nearly 600 people than did on lesbos the biggest number in 3 years. refugees are now being transferred to the mainland and asylum seekers he had their
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applications rejected or to be deported without appeal. but the new measures are not alleviating quickly enough the dangerous burden placed on overcrowded camps victoria gate and be out is they are. well on a dollar as head of communications at the international organization for migration and joins us live from geneva thanks so much for speaking with us here on al-jazeera media attention around the seams of waynes but as we've seen in victoria's report this problem is not going away which you say is getting worse well certainly it's the case for greece for sure the numbers of arrivals is up dramatically on last year i will say that the numbers of those who are dying on route is is remains relatively small about 61 this year so far of the tragedy weekend but there is a very big problem of overcrowding. in in lesbos in some us
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and us and this problem is because an overwhelming number of the migrants and refugees driving are being placed here rather than being distributed more equitably if you wish around other european countries although there are steps in the right direction happening there following a meeting in malta last week but well there are steps in the right direction but we do keep hearing the other countries simply don't want them western governments are blaming people traffickers but the crackdowns on them towards appear to be deterring people and there seems to be an unwillingness for people to take in these markets and refugees how do we tackle this is there an appetite to do anything that's all. i mean there certainly is a beginning in this beginning of a recognition that there needs to be a more fair distribution that is unfair on the so-called front line countries greece spain and that their politics are roiling as a result of it and undoubtedly it's equally politically difficult in other
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countries but i think following last week's meeting in malta there is a recognition that something has to happen you know have germany and france in particular join the as effort but that's not the solution at the end of the day they will be relocated to have their cases assessed they may still be asked to go back to returned home and voluntarily so the bigger issue is how do we deal with these flows and what's the root cause of why are they coming here what's the what's driving it and how. do we tackle that a bad well how do we tackle that say i mean are these questions being considered because it doesn't look like people are staying where they are they are still moving how do you tackle these flows of people i mean broadly speaking the numbers are down europe wide but in the case of greece they're not that's for sure i mean that it all of course depends on where they're coming from and what's driving them we know for sure the. weather now are definitely in the future going to be creating
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this problem is not going to get smaller is going to get worse so we need real real hard focus on how do we address the root causes you can have climate change creating conflict which drives people to migrate or to become refugees become asylum seekers so there's a whole plethora of reasons whether it's outright violence and war whether it's economic decision or whether it's a combination of the above created by an increasingly harsh climate for so many people ok let it die i will have to leave it there but thank you very much indeed for joining us on al-jazeera apologies for the audio quality on that interview. spencer has taken motherhood's in her stride by showing she's the fastest woman on the planet with more on showing them fraser price at the world of us exchanges and . join a cultural sky is in our sports studio for the for international stadium joe. yes hello that's right well it was the 32 year old night here in doha and i'll have
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more on her incredible achievement in our bullets in coming up at 1045 g.m.t. but his little snapshots of her were gold medal over the distance a decade after she 1st won the $100.00 metres crown and it's happened just 2 months after giving birth to her son. on another big night for women in the u.s. smash the mixed 4 by 400 relay won't record for a 2nd straight time and for one of the team allyson felix is a record breaking 12th well championship gold. and jumping to a fool gold medal christian taylor defends his world title in the jump with another supreme display. also we've details on a russian world champion who's competing as a neutral athlete and more place join us in about 20 minutes from now.
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hello there's been some concerns about the of the rugby this week with regards to this circulation that we have making its way towards taiwan this is typhoon tag it's going to make its way further northwards it'll run up towards japan as we go on through the next couple of days but i suspect it's not actually going to be a problem so the system makes its way further north was it'll run up towards shanghai at the moment we're looking at it very close to taipei you can see system there just pushing further northwards running up towards taipei and as we go through the next couple of hours we see some really heavy rain coming in across taipei so that in terms of the winds winds 140 kilometers per hour gusting $265.00 from to by the time it passes very close to shanghai it's likely to be downgraded to a tropical storm and then it will run up into south korea and on into the sea of japan but it should stay well to the north of honshu this is by the end of the week so we
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are looking at some rather strong winds but we're looking at more in the way of rain and that rain will be extremely heavy across northern parts of taiwan eastern areas of china $300.00 millimeters of rain so any possibility over the next couple of days it will sweep its way further north which in the next day or 2 and then becomes stuck to south korea. whether sponsored by category worries. this is out of here our quick reminder of the top stories this hour saudi arabia's crown prince mohammed bin salman has told the american network c.b.s. that he takes responsibility for the killing of jamal khashoggi because it happened under his watch but denies any personal involvement turkey's president wretch uptight paradigm has written an article for the washington post saying his country will continue to investigate the murder of jamal khashoggi nonetheless and yemen
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city commanders say they've released 350 prisoners as a sign of goodwill to the saudi u.a.e. coalition and expecting the same gesture from the other side's. national talks designs and cameron's long running political crisis is about to begin despite its growing security threats hundreds of delegates are expected to attend but there are fears they secessionist opposition the country's english speaking regions will not turn up mathias is in the capital yoan day but this reports. the displaced for the 2nd time in 4 months florence she and her family have found shelter with this church the mother of 6 fled fighting between separatist and government forces in income a husband was killed and how who was burnt. what she arrived at the capital she hoped life would get better by. she was wrong we are treated like animals we cannot
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treat them like. we have been displaced is here in 10 i display people you see people living in their houses where there is normal roof i had those things in there nor did i never know it would come to me she says that is a lot of distrust among the people underlining a growing divide between the english and french speaking peoples of cameroon a country considered more stable the neighboring states only 8 years ago since then more than half a 1000000 people have been displaced by the separatist violence another 425-0000 have crossed the border into nigeria as refugees. attacks in the north and the fallout from the last national elections have added to a monk list of problems. despite deep divisions religion is a common threat binding cameroonians of different faiths. and that is not lost on the government its officials attending this interfaith service to drum up support
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for the national dialogue. what understanding it more or less all evolves what is more functionally not just good and if you absent from the died of you don't want to better spit it nation building plates important you should come and sit with. no preconditions and discourse the national dialogue would be held in this building but already there are concerns as to how much it can achieve and many secessionist will be here so they sent in a former united states diplomat to represent the president be a wants to use the discussions to convince them to lay down their arms and to start a healing process for campbell. more than $400.00 delegates will be attending the talks over the course of 5 days they'll attempt to draw a national consensus to break cameras political stalemate. but it's hard to say for now if the outcome will be acceptable to all parties. or for more on this when cross life nights ahmed addresses in gallons
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a. the officially the dialogue is underway the prime minister is just addressing our delegates more than $400.00 of them are attending this conference well the dialogue has started without some key elements basically the key actors in the conflict in the north west and south west are absent and the issue of separation is actually not on the cards then one other thing is there is no independent mediator in this crisis so a lot of these complainants like the separatists and all all the opposition most of many of the oppositions are not attending so a lot of them would prefer a neutral ground so that these discussions can take place where people will understand each other without any threats security threats or threat of arrest of members of the opposition but to throw more light on what this conference
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a dialogue can achieve is a member of this conference also an economic someone who has researched this topic for a very long time for 20 years has been doing research on this professor william broad very well talk to us are you optimistic i know you are representing the civil society and this dialogue what are your feelings about this. the outcome of this conference because some key elements of it is missing well it's getting to me i think that the dialogue. a welcome relief or do believe it will come relieve because it officially valley beats the existence of done before the problem which had heated to been rejected and just ties 2nd secondly it indicates those who have been talking about been considered a suspicion is those who have been considered as those who want to shift the foundation of the country and thirdly the dialogue in itself is welcome because people really have to opportunity to get
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a we need to do some. yes of course you rightly put it clearly that does a major elements which are missing but we think that with this window that look proper has not started i think that we are going to twist the arms of government to realize that would be initial point is that the want us to talk is not exactly what people want to talk about what people want you to let me just quote the next combatant i mean who has just told me for the prime minister he has declared the core of the matter and he says that he has laid down his arms but he feels that the discussion should be centered on the root causes of this problem i think all of a company and things that i mean most positive commitments with thing that we should good to do the root causes of the problem which is the disrespect of union cards the accords which brought the 2 entities the 2 former united nations just territories together as equals so right now what are you discussing what are off
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limits and what because what does the government want you to do so well that the government is talking about limitations right big government has to us to talk about about it points talking about bilingualism deed occasional system the legal system how peace should return to the country how did yes poor i should be able to contribute in nation building and many other things but we think that it is not a dialogue shouldn't have been one person i think because that is to be some sort of it can allies top bottom dialogue where somebody decides on the day of the dialogue the venue the chip wasn't a dialogue i'm talking points for the dialogue but let us give him the benefit of doubt when he sees and so on and so on would mean that we should be able to talk about the form of the state he says we should talk about decentralization and people will be don't be a commission for decentralization and let us insist that is until a solution is a form of state therefore other people will be able to come in with us from have other forms of of the state i think that that is what i think but do you think
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without. anything can appease the opposition supporters for example to lay down their arms and come to. let me say that the only people who can answer the question is the get as much knowledge of the english speaking people draw. i think if they do that the cardinal has only research and in the research because it was just a 1000 people and this one told him so basically without separation it's not going to work but well 69 percent of phones thing that they should be suppresion but what we want to thank you will have to stop it from here that's professor william broad and economic and also a researcher on the conflict in the north west and southwest of cameroon who've researched this topic for more than 20 years ok thanks very much they're keeping an eye on the stocks for us in young and. apart across and within syria and iraq has
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reopened for travelers and trades their crossing has been closed since 2012 to all traffic except government or military vehicles the trade route has been seized and controlled by various groups over the past 7 years including syrian rebels and i still. has more from iran that towards us now what does this say about the security situation there. well i have to say right now there's a lot of security around that's the border crossing just over there although the gates are shut it is actually now officially open we had the syrian ambassador to iraq and the syrian interior minister walk across the border into iraq he met with a representative of the iraqi government and this is being seen how it is a very big success story for the iraqis in 2014 as border crossing was actually taken over by eisel fighters they used it as a staging post to go into anbar province where we are right now to take over huge
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parts of iraq territory now in 2017 iraqis and on the syrian side the syrians managed to take back control of the border from eisel fighters they're in control now but even just a year ago it would have been very difficult for someone like me to stand here and broadcast live because there were still pockets of i saw fighters all the way around this area so this is now being seen as a big success for the iraqi people for the iraqi army who say we've managed to clear the entire area of ice or fight as you can are drawing through the province pretty much unmolested there are only a few checkpoints and now the idea being that they want to get these trade routes into syria reopened and this is the 1st one they're actually going to open 2 more border crossings with syria in the coming weeks to come what impact cimarron is that likely to have not just for syria but its neighbors as well. well it does have a big regional implication when the border crossing was opened just
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a few minutes ago she was able to go through on to the syrian side and these pictures of president bashar assad absolutely every way he's showing he's saying that this is a big success and that syria is at peace and it's now back open for diplomatic business and what does that mean well the idea that the iraqis and the syrians who traditionally have had very good relations are now opening these border crossings the syrians are encouraging embassies to reopen within damascus itself and the idea seems to be that they want to normalize relations with their neighbors not be things like this that helped them do that there are number of countries however in the arab league for example which syria wants to be readmitted to that will have a very different perspective on the will not want president bashar al assad's syria to be readmitted but there is clearly some sort of diplomatic mission going on to try and get syria back into the fold of the international community whether it works or not remains to be seen but things like this are very key ok thank you very
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much indeed emraan joining us live from the crossing. u.k. prime minister boris johnson is coming under increasing pressure over allegations of misconduct it's overshadowing the 2nd day of the u.k.'s and your conservative party conference in manchester where we've got lawrence lee covering the story for us from manchester but 1st let's go to our site the british parliament in charge they've got some the words of the parliament got planned for today. well this morning the house of commons speaker john bercow is meeting with m.p.'s to discuss that fiery language that we saw in parliament last week when m.p.'s warned the prime minister that his language was being quoted back to them with death threats and the prime minister dismissed their fears as humbug he has an other choice but he has since said that he thinks he was made.


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