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part one on al jazeera. this is an opportunity to i'm. very different way where there is little we don't leave. the house judiciary committee is told by constitutional experts that president donald trump did commit offenses. this is down to 0 and live from london also coming up nato members reaffirmed their commitment to collective defense but major questions remain about the future of the alliance. summers measles outbreak as the death toll rises at least one other person if a country takes its own measures to prevent infection. and china react angrily
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after u.s. politicians passed the new law that criticizes beijing the treatment of its we get muslim minority. we start on capitol hill in washington d.c. where the 2nd round of impeachment hearings into u.s. president donald trump is well underway the focus has moved from the house intelligence committee to the house judiciary committee who've been questioning for university professors recognized as leading authorities on constitutional law 3 were called by the opposition democrats and won by trump's party the republicans 3 of the 4 said trump had committed impeachable offenses in his dealings with the ukrainian president he's accused of abusing his power to push ukraine into investigating his political rival joe biden well the 1st witness called by the democrats was harvard law school professor noah feldman who said trump has misused his powers of office. president trump's conduct as described in the testimony and
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evidence clearly constitutes impeachable high crimes and misdemeanors under the constitution in particular the memorandum and other testimony relating to the july 25th 29000 phone call between the 2 presidents president trump and president selenski more than sufficiently indicates that president trump abused his office by soliciting the president of ukraine to investigate his political rivals in order to gain personal political advantage including in relation to the 2020 election professor jonathan turley no professor from george washington university was the witness called by the republicans he said the grounds for impeachment for short this case is not a case of the unknowable it's a case of the peripheral we have a record of conflicts defenses that have not been fully considered an subpoenaed
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witness with material evidence i'm concerned about lowering impeachment standards to fit a paucity of evidence an abundance of anger i believe this impeachment not only fails to satisfy the standard of past impeachment or would create a dangerous precedent for future impeachments. for us on capitol hill so very different perspectives the from these top constitutional experts. that's right but the majority voice which you point out is of course those 3 witnesses who were called by the democrats they were unanimous in saying that these accusations against trump if proven do rise to the level of high crimes or misdemeanors which is what the u.s. constitution defines as the requirements for an impeachable offense and they also. sounded
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a unison alarm bell in the language that they used to describe the danger that presidents trump's behavior with ukraine is posing to american democracy saying that this is a president who has attacked the safeguards against monarchy in the u.s. and that they had never before seen a president double down in violation of his oath to protect the constitution but a very different message coming from the sole republican witness jonathan turley who in his opening statement did actually acknowledge this is this written opening statement which is part of the record is acknowledge that he said that if trump truly withheld u.s. security aid to ukraine in exchange for help to win his own reelection that then you would be an impeachable offense but he adds the significant coffee at the he does not believe this case has been proven with the evidence so far developed what
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is that evidence well over the last few weeks we've seen a train of witnesses who are white house insiders and state department employees foreign service professionals who have come through the u.s. capitol to offer their fact factual testimonies and they were in unison in saying that they. were concerned by the president withholding security a.g.u. crane for help that it appears to be putting his personal political interests above that of national security interests the one hurdle though that democrats have not been able to overcome is the lack of the president's inner most circle of those witnesses to comply with the congressional subpoenas to testify they include the after white house chief of staff the former national security adviser and of course trump's own personal attorney rudy giuliani who has his name splashed all over
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everyone else's testimonies now republicans have said that they will not cooperate the white house has has refused to allow those witnesses to cooperate and now the argument of the one a constitutional scholar who is advocating for the republican side is he saying because of the lack of testimony from trump's innermost circle democrats lack that evidence to go forward which really is a catch 22 and that the white house is preventing that evidence from coming forward lauren your question thank you very much. the nato summit has ended with leaders uniting behind common commitments that's despite the meeting highlighting bitter divisions on several major issues he does manage to agree on issues such as russia and china and settled a major stumbling block when turkey dropped its objection to nato as baltic defense
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plan but behind the public display of unity cracks were on showed his turn horrible . so good morning i think we're ready to start if you can find yours seats this gathering of nato leaders had one objective a show of unity to mark 70 years of the world's most successful military alliance one for all and all for one instead it was a public display of differences that began the day before on tuesday u.s. president donald trump was on the combative form not on 1.3 armstrong says not only will macron on nato strategy budget payments and trump's unilateral withdrawal of u.s. troops from northern syria this way. there is word. years ago. that if but trump's views are no longer those of a president seen as preeminent leader of the alliance now some allies here including the british french and canadian leaders see donald trump as disruptor in
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chief apparently sharing a joke at his expense during tuesday night's reception at buckingham palace. trump's response on being asked about the canadian prime minister's comments these 2 faced and soon afterwards he tweeted that there was no need for a final press conference. emanuel macron meanwhile continued to press his case for change you know to me who is our enemy how can we act together against international terrorism in particular these are all subjects that were not sufficiently settled debates should be about something or there but history and financial issues or the sort of kill a lot of thought if. the voices of reassurance were left sounding a bit in the always been able to overcome these differences and then unite around the record tossed to protect the founding fathers and that's exactly what to
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do today the question it all raises is central to what nato is and what it exists for what happens to an alliance built on collective defense when that collective commitment that spirit of unity isn't just solid as some would like it to be nato member turkey's president ridge of tired earlier on earlier demanded that the kurds abandoned by trump in northern syria be recognized as what he called terrorists or he'd veto alliance efforts to bolster eastern defenses against russia this was a threat that represented a fracturing of nato's central accord is what trump and macron do seem to agree on but many others don't that russia is no longer the enemy it was and while nato is focus has widened to include china cyber security hybrid warfare the alliance can't hide from the difficult truth that multiple challenges mean multiple conflicting interests undermining the unity they've come here to celebrate going to al-jazeera
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at watford north london. meanwhile russia's president is accusing the u.s. of viewing space as a potential theater of war that it may putin has said washington is rapidly developing its military forces in space from to moscow to develop its space sector further newton said he categorically opposes the militarization of the cosmos but has had to ramp up russia's presence for the launch of u.s. space command in september u.s. president don't trump has said he wants his country to dominate space germany has expelled 2 russian diplomats after federal prosecutors so there was evidence russian intelligence was involved in the killing of a georgian man in berlin a victim who had fought with chechen separatists was shot in broad daylight last august the kremlin denies any involvement and says the explosions are unfriendly and unfounded step for us and has more from moscow. this is rapidly turning into a diplomatic rom between russia and germany after german prosecutors have announced
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that they have strong indications that russia is behind the murder of a former chechen rebel commander solem han hungers feeley and 2 russian diplomats have been expelled from germany now russia says it will take countermeasures and the foreign ministry here in moscow sas that these expulsions have been groundless the murder took place in berlin on broad daylight in august and a russian national has been arrested for shooting him in the hat but according to media reports his identity papers were false and they have suggested that the russian secret service was behind the murder something that the spokesman of president putin the nice to do not predicted i don't think there are serious suspicions and there cannot be any what relation to the russian authorities does this this is absolutely groundless speculation dystopic has been somehow whipped up by german media but this doesn't mean that this is how things are. this murder in
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berlin has been compared to the poison attempt on former spies cripple and his daughter in the united kingdom in 2018 also then the russian secret service was mentioned as being behind the attack and the incident had a very bad impact on the relationship between the united kingdom and russia now this role with germany comes only a few days before president putin is about to board a plane to paris where he will meet with german chancellor angela merkel to discuss peace and peace and ukraine a visit which is meant to improve ties between russia and europe. still to come on al-jazeera grave concerns european officials say they have doubts over the integrity of the investigation into the death of a multi journalist and the body of a u.n. peacekeepers found in the democratic republic of congo as protests against the would continue. thank you to.
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and there were some pretty good conditions across central areas of europe if you make the most of them because things all set to change in the next couple days are spent. out across much of the north and say we have had some snow this is the picture in the southeast of poland look at this we've got plenty of snow around a causing some fairly wide just wide just by destruction to the roadways as we go through thursday it is a kara picture the cab really is banged up towards the north around this area of high pressure but we've also got some very heavy rain into the eastern side of spain pushing into the western med that is on thursday becoming increasingly unsubtle across much of the northwest that really sweet through on friday very heavy amounts of rain and strong winds. across the u.k. into these northern areas of france and on into the low countries central europe is fairly good as a say but it's becoming to be squeezed from the north and we have more showers
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working their way across the central mediterranean well to about genitals much of northern africa those rains in the central med no way to make it that fall south what we will see the like you know thursday is some raised us pushing to fall south of the west or on their way further north as we head to friday feeling cooler in with the high the 70 celsius. living in a war zone is a risk not worth taking for most. but for a 10 year old boy there is nowhere else to go. in the absence of his parents his grandmother dedicates herself to his upbringing. never knowing whether the next explosion. will echo one step closer to the place they call her. the distant barking of dogs a witness documentary on al-jazeera. one
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of the top stories now around 0 the 2nd round of impeachment hearings into u.s. president has begun with evidence from legal witnesses those called by the democrats say he has committed offenses but a law professor selected by the republicans said there was no evidence of a clear criminal act. a nato summit held just outside london has ended with so agreement on threats from russia and china but it's been overshadowed by personal rounds between leaders meeting u.s. president calling canada's prime minister to face. and russia's president has said that the us are preparing a minute she operations in space that amir putin said his country has had to ramp
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up its own space sector after the door of the u.s. space command in september. summer is running out of mass vaccination program on thursday and friday in an attempt to stem this fast growing measles crisis immunization is now compulsory under state of emergency imposed last month families who are unvaccinated believed to be around 70 percent of the population big advised to fly a red flag or cloth outside their house to help speed the process 60 deaths have now been confirmed the vast majority of them children comes as neighboring fiji has postponed all sporting events to draw large crowds over worries the outbreak could spread. washington reports from summer's capital apia a country in crisis scrambling to vaccinate its people and get this outbreak under control. measles is an entirely preventable disease but that's not prevented many
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parents in samoa from having to bury their own children. who really. we really want to. take. the situation. here. so that they can get healthy the queues for vaccines are getting longer and health clinics around this pacific island nation. to make him. head for the new treatment. and i'm lucky enough to know if they're especially tricky destroying. children under the age of 4 of the most at risk the outbreak which began in october coincided with the global rise in measles cases more than 60000 people have been vaccinated since a state of emergency was declared in the middle of last month but many are now
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asking why more wasn't done earlier to combat some devastatingly low vaccination rates in 2018 only one in 3 children under 5 had been vaccinated health authorities say the low rate was due to a medical mishap last year when 2 babies died after they were given wrongly administered doses so despite the efforts to rebuild trust into the medical system is not necessarily. all. the very very favorable ground here this is how we explain 4652 cases registered to. an average of $175.00 per hour 24 hours as the crisis grows the government is both surveying its vaccination campaign most civil servants are being sent to health clinics to help out and authorities are urging other people to stay at home. well disco washington is out of exhibition clinic in the summer own capital so what's
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happening now well laurin the latest is that in these past few hours this mass mobile vaccination campaign has begun the priority for today and tomorrow is to make operations for those public health teams which will be roving the streets of samoa as easy as possible as part of that these red flags have been tied to people's homes residents have been asked to use this as a sign to indicate that there are people within their families who haven't been vaccinated another key part of today is that everyone is being asked to stay inside and roads should be as clear as possible for these roving medical teams only those with special permits and only those who are going to hospitals are allowed to be on the roads this operation is expected to last 2 days most government and private
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offices today in order for this campaign to be as successful as possible medical teams will be visiting those even who even those who don't have red flags to hide outside their homes they're trying to get an understanding of just how many people are vaccinated and administering those doses to those who want what do they suggest it will take for this outbreak to be contained. well lauren the key message is that everyone needs to be vaccinated and that if more people are vaccinated that will keep the rest of some o. it safe in the beginning when this outbreak began the message was really that the focus was on children that those in the most at risk age group of under 4 years old with a priority they are still the most at risk but the message is that anyone can get measles and what we do know is that among the 60 who are whose lives have been lost since this outbreak began there were 3 adults so the message that authorities are
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trying to communicate through local media outlets such as the newspapers here and so we just spelling out instructions on what people should do in this unprecedented crisis is that people must get vaccinated and part of that is about rebuilding the trust that people have in the measles vaccination that trust was lost due to a medical mishap last year and it needs to be regained for this crisis to come under control thank you very much indeed just to washington thank you. a spokesman for the army in the democratic republic of congo says the body of a u.n. peacekeeper has been found a year after he was killed in an ambush that comes as protests by local people have continued accusing the u.n. forces of failing to protect them against rebels catherine sori has more from goma . the spokesman of the military did not give much detail about the body of the
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peacekeeper they found in an operation against rebels in the forest he said he's going to leave that to the united nations to give us details but we know last year 7. killed in a joint operation against a.d.f. the year before 15 were killed these are some of the most deadly attacks that have happened in this in that region and in this country the spokesman also talked about the progress that troops are making in the fight against a.d.f. they say he says that they have taken several bases in the forest of a.d.f. he says that they have killed 6 commanders as well and groups fighters are very much on the run but a lot of people in beni that with talks to do not seem to be a piece by this they're saying why is it that with an ongoing fence even there are about $20000.00 congolese troops with the u.n. currying out this offensive so why is it that
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a still able to come to their villages and attack them so brutally this offensive has now been going on for a month yet more than 100 people in the villages in beni have been killed by a.d.'s so people very angry very frustrated they have been protesting all last week saying that the u.n. force is not doing enough to protect them and those troops need to leave the region . united nations says a record number of people will need humanitarian assistance next year it says almost 168000000 people that's one in every 45 on the planet are in need of basic assistance such as food and shelter the u.n. says it requires almost $29000000000.00 to provide that help but last year only received $16000000000.00 from donors as focusing on $53.00 countries where climate change war and failing economies see the worst human suffering mark locus the united nations under secretary general for humanitarian affairs he says investing in humanitarian action is one of the most cost effective ways to save lives and
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prevent problems from spreading i think it would be a very good idea if all the member states of the united nations were to pay the money they promised as a responsibility of being a member but that is a separate issue to what we're doing on the humanitarian side you're right there is a need for a lot more money than we get and i will i will continue to make the case that investing in humanitarian action is a good thing to do it's a very cheap way of saving a life and it's also a good way of preventing problems. because if we don't help people where they are when the problem arises as we've seen too often around the world people will move and that creates all sorts of other challenges which no countries won't have to deal with and a new delegation has expressed grave concerns over the integrity of the investigation into the murder of maltese journalist and anticorruption blogger the ethnic ironically it since she was killed by a car bomb in 2017 those accused of involvement in her murder have implicated
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government ministers close to the prime minister the foka is in motors capital the latter. pressure is mounting on the office of the prime minister not only have there been daily protests but now a damning assessment from a delegation from the european parliament here to investigate the crisis they believe that while the prime minister remains in office there's a risk of the investigation into the murder of daphne car and i believe being compromised there has to be absolute confidence in the process and i think when he's in office that confidence is not there the way he. functions or doesn't function in malta has direct implications for the position of malta in the european union soon after care went to lisi as murder 3 people were arrested they are awaiting trial and on november the 20th one of the wealthiest people a multi fenech was arrested and accused of being complicit in the journalist murder
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something he denies soon after his arrest he pointed the finger at a person very close to the prime minister keith schembri the prime minister's former chief of staff he stepped down from his role last tuesday spent 2 days being questioned by police before being released without charge meanwhile the person regarded as the middleman in the killing has pointed the finger both at schembri and fake as being coconspirators in planning the killing of cairo and i believe as the european parliament delegation said it was either out of complete naivety or complicity that the prime minister allowed this to happen on his watch. gunman in eastern afghanistan have killed 6 people including the head of a japanese medical charity the vehicle was ambushed on the village to the city of jalalabad in the east of the country 73 year old dr to 2 nakamura was given an honorary afghan citizenship by the president earlier this year he's worked on successful irrigation projects in rural farming areas for more than
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a decade no group has yet claimed responsibility. australia has repealed a law that allowed to sick asylum seekers in its remote detention centers to travel to the country for medical treatment it's a move which opponents say risks the lives of refugees the medivac law was passed by opposition m.p.'s last february it allowed doctors to request patients to be transferred from camps on papua new guinea and nauru the senate overturned the law by 37 votes to 35 china has warned that a new u.s. law critical of beijing's treatment of its we are muslim minority will impact relations and education which still needs to be passed by the senate demands a tougher u.s. response to detention camps in china's province the bill frightens sanctions against communist party officials blame for abuses asian brown reports. at 1st china's government denied their existence but then last year state television
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released pictures of what were described as vocational training centers where ethnic muslim weekers a learning new skills in the remote western region of shin jang human rights groups estimate that more than a 1000000 a week is a being held in what they describe as a 21st century good leg where inmates of being brainwashed and forced to renounce their religion. now the united states house of representatives has decided it's time to act it voted overwhelmingly to call on president donald trump to apply sanctions against senior chinese officials the bill which refers to arbitrate detention torture and harassment still needs to be approved by the senate and the president before it becomes on wednesday china's foreign ministry spokesperson read a lengthy prepared statement accusing washington of a random smear urging it to correct its mistake made by anyone so delancey to the relevant bill to liberally slanders the human rights situation in china and jang
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and blackens china's efforts to eliminate stream ism and crackdown on terrorism it will definitely have an effect on china a u.s. cooperation in important areas it is just a week since trump signed another contentious bill into law that is also raising tensions between washington and beijing on another front hong kong where antigovernment protests are almost into this 6 month the hong kong human rights and democracy act has been welcomed by protesters there because it means the city special trading status with the u.s. will now be dependent on a yearly review the law could also be used to punish officials deemed to be suppressing freedoms in retaliation china has halted american warship visits to hong kong and sanctioned several non-governmental organizations it is unclear what all this means for the. well the big point of friction between china and the united states right now their trade war analysts warn that the also there being an
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agreement before christmas has now been lowered after president from warned there was now no deadline for a deal and on wednesday china also said it doesn't have a deadline for a deal now even adrian brown al jazeera i'm. tired i'm going to top stories on out is there a legal experts called by us democrats say president trump has committed impeachable offenses they were testifying on the 1st day of evidence on the constitutional standards for impeachment but in or professor selected by the republicans on the panel said there was no evidence of a clear criminal act the president is accused of bribing ukraine's media for an investigation into a political rival president trump's conduct as described in the testimony and evidence clearly constitutes impeachable high crimes and misdemeanors under the
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constitution in particular the memorandum and other testimony relating to the july 25th 29000 phone call between the 2 presidents president trump and president selenski more than sufficiently indicates that president trump abused his office by soliciting the president of ukraine to investigate his political rivals in order to gain personal political advantage including in relation to the 2020 election. nato leaders have concluded their summit with agreement on a military posturing from russia and technological threats from china but personal tensions also came to the fore with the u.s. president calling canada's prime minister justin trudeau 2 faced after a clip of him appearing to mock trump emerged. united nations says a record number of people will be in need of urgent humanitarian aid next year we're going to appeal for nearly $30000000000.00 the un's head of emergency relief
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said more protracted conflicts and attacks on schools and hospitals are putting more people at risk a total of $168000000.00 people are thought to be in need of assistance over the next year with people in yemen and syria at most risk. health authorities in summer have asked unvaccinated families to fly a red flag outside their home as they try to contain a growing measles epidemic a mass immunization campaign is planned for thursday and friday after 60 deaths from the disease the vast majority of children under the age of 4. there's a top story is there do stay with us the stream is up next asking whether protests can change colombia have more news for you after that life now.
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welcome to the stream colombia desk beata colombia awake that is the hashtag connect to the country's biggest protests years of people still raising their voices after nearly 2 weeks of demonstrations of having a k m a league of thousands of people take to the streets again today we want to hear your thoughts on what's next for colombia get in touch through twitter and you tube and you can be part of today's conversation. it's now 13 days since hundreds of thousands of people held wide ranging protests against colombia's governor.

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