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but the dreams call me in any way shape or form the closer to back down the investigation into michael flynn and also as you. know. the expression battlefield washing on al-jazeera. the time for senators to ask questions in president trumps impeachment trial because the white house backed away the fallout from john bolton's revelations. and our intake of this is al jazeera live from london also coming up. the whole world needs to be on alert. meets to take action a warning from the world health organization on the spread of the new coronavirus but a global emergency has not yet been declared. marching
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on land they face losing on to donald trump's proposed middle east plan i just indians react with dismay. and force to fight purchased in khartoum as a security company from the u.a.e. is accused of sending young sudanese men to yemen and libya. it will begin in washington d.c. where the impeachment trial is heating up in the senate as republicans struggle to contain the backlash from john bolton's revelations which in the last few hours it's emerged that the white house has threatened him not to publish the national security council has sent a letter to bolton's attorney saying the manuscript appears to contain quote significant amounts of classified information cannot be printed in its current form excerpts of the book by the former national security adviser were leaked to the new york times in the midst of president trump's impeachment trial. and if you have any
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question about it at all you need to hear from his former national security advisor don't wait for the book don't wait till march 17th when it is in black and white to find out the answer to your question was it all the motive some of the vote of or none of the motive and we think as i mentioned the case is overwhelmingly clear without john bolton but if you have any question about it. you can to race all doubt it's going to have to white house correspondent kimberly hellcats and that committee that it appears they're trying to reach shut down the whole bolton side of things from the white house. yes there is certainly an effort by the white house to prevent the testimony of the former national security advisor john bolton as you point out al-jazeera has now obtained a letter that was sent to john bolton's attorney where the argument was made by the
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white house that releasing the manuscript would cause exceptionally grave harm to the national security of the united states if those contents were disclosed the letter goes on to say that many of the conversations that john bolton had with the president were president are classified at the top secret level so the argument national security would be harmed if this manuscript were to be made public in the book form as expected to happen in march but this is just sort of another layer of the effort by the white house to block the testimony by the former national security adviser in the u.s. senate of course this is exactly what we heard top democrats like adam schiff speaking moments ago are trying to do the argument is that as a result of the bolton bombshell as it's known the leaks of this manuscript in the book that was released over the weekend seemed to indicate that he is the one person who can directly tie the allegations of one of those articles of impeachment
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that the president abused his presidential powers for political purposes essentially withholding aid in order to get an investigation by ukraine into a political rival former vice president joe biden now we already knew the white house was siding executive privilege to try and block this testimony making the argument that if it pressed forward if there is the vote for witnesses they would try to block this in the courts but now we know another layer in that effort is the argument being made that this cannot be published this cannot be public because this would harm u.s. national security and given you mention the courts that in what way would it be useful to the white house to have it tied up in the courts would it work could it work against them eventually. well you know this is a standard playbook of donald trump even before he was in the white house and since he's come into office is when confronted with something that whether it be in real
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estate whether it be to do with the amalia monument's clause in his businesses and whether or not you can have those types of businesses well being in public service role it is all a matter for the courts to decide but we know that the courts move very very slowly and this is exactly what the white house is counting on should this happen in the u.s. senate essentially that if they push this to the courts the trial would extend on and could potentially go for months and of course we know months from now in november in fact we have the u.s. election so donald trump has a vested interest in trying to make sure that whatever happens on the floor of the u.s. senate does not affect his reelection efforts of course he's hoping that republicans will acquit him but if witnesses are called that could change the dynamic completely so pushing this into the courts would help the president prove his odds that this may not be decided before election day committee how could thank you very much indeed it was just on what's happening in the senate with. who's not on
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capitol hill committee just alluded that to the issue of witnesses where all we are not. well today we're seeing the question and answer session play out but many of these questions us senators are posing to the legal side centers on that very question of witnesses exactly why you would be necessary to call people like john bolton to testify well democrats say that he would have key information apparently going by what according to what really was just reporting of this manuscript he has maybe information on the president's motives for withholding security aid to ukraine but there was a key question asked in the beginning of this question answer session by senate republican moderates who asked what if the president had mixed motives in withholding the aid what if some of it was for the public interest as he now claims saying that he was trying to help ukraine combat corruption and that he was trying
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to make it the burden of getting security aid to ukraine more fair between other u.s. allies so what or that was that motive which was for the public interest but nixed with a personal motive to in benefiting his own reelection chances while the answer from the president's attorneys there was that if there was even a possible motive that the president was doing as what he now attest which is putting the public interest as a causal factor in delaying this aid and that would make this offense not impeachable and that the articles of impeachment in the in themselves are deficient do not rise to the level of removing the president from office that may be a powerful argument for these moderate republicans who are the ones in the middle here they are the ones that will likely decide whether or not to open the trial to more witnesses a vote that's expected to be on that on friday meanwhile democrats say that it
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doesn't matter of the president did want to fight corruption in ukraine they say in fact he did it but even if he did. even if there was a bit of corrupt motive in that calculation at that itself should deem him removable from office. manager castro thank you very much indeed. meanwhile donald trump has signed into law a new trade deal with mexico and canada that will replace the 25 year old north american free trade agreement with the u.s. and mexico have ratified the new deal but canada has just begun the process of debating it in parliament renegotiating nafta was a key promise in trump's campaign for election in 2016. the world health organization has warned that governments across the globe need to be on alert to prevent the spread of the new the deadly new coronavirus the body has praised china for its efforts to halt the disease but says it will reconvene on
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thursday on whether to declare a global emergency the whole world needs to be on alert the whole world needs to take action and be ready for for any cases to come either from the original at the center or from from other epicenters that become established. wager airlines are slashing flights to china or several countries evacuate their citizens from the epicenter of the virus outbreak at least 133 people have died all in mainland china nearly 6000 cases have now been reported in the mainland but it is breaching borders at least $97.00 cases have been reported in 16 countries along with the territories of hong kong macau and taiwan that's causing worries over its spread 7 air carriers including british airways and air india are holding all flights to mainland china the u.s. and japan have been the 1st to airlift their citizens from the epicenter of the
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outbreak the u.k. e.u. and india are also planning evacuations many of those returning home will be placed in isolation when he reports. after completing an emergency mission a plane carrying more than $200.00 japanese citizens arrives in tokyo from china they're among the 1st foreign nationals to be evacuated by the government from the capital of who bay province which is under lockdown because of coronavirus. curie q so when i was very worried because the situation changed very rapidly honestly i have quite relieved that they brought his home swiftly with a chartered plane. upon arrival 4 of the passengers suffering flu like symptoms were taken to hospital. as the crisis deepens more countries are looking to follow the lead of japan and the united states and begin airlifting their nationals out we have taken a decision the smalling to prepare
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a plan for an operation to provide some assisted departures for isolated and vulnerable astride the ns in will hand in the who by province in wu han where the outbreak started medical staff and hospitals are struggling to cope with the number of cases which grows by the day. so 2 completely new makeshift hospitals are being built to treat coronavirus patients with construction workers operating around the clock. and the government is sending thousands of extra doctors and nurses to a province from other parts of china well i hope so. i will tell my family the exciting news after i come back i've not dared to tell them now for fear that they would be worried about me. in hong kong where there are several confirmed cases of the virus the government has been criticised for being too slow to react it's now suspended ferry and train services to and from mainland china indefinitely the hong
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kong government has been coming under increasing pressure with many calling for the border crossings between here and mainland china to be closed completely which hasn't happened the partial closure is being welcomed by the resorts so a sense that it has come too late and isn't enough. the transport restrictions will heap more pressure on the economy of the city which is already struggling after months of anti-government protests wayne hay al jazeera hong kong. al jazeera team is traveling to the city of in hunan province which is just north of atlanta and is known as china's medical capital they tried to enter a manufacturing plant all 50 percent of china's face masks produced but they were forced to leave the province and officials warned they would quarantine them if they didn't score high level ports. to get a better idea of how the corona virus is having an impact on communities closer to the epicenter in will han and who'd a province. we took
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a south bound train from beijing we got off in central one province its southern border with who they covers more than 400 kilometers the longest of any other province and the spreading of the virus is a big and sensitive concern as we are about to exit the station we were met by a local government official he knew we were coming and told the local police our plan this to try to go to china and i told them they composite a checkpoint they have to go back to beijing. but they said they wouldn't stop us instead they would follow us until we reached a checkpoint to the community we wanted to visit the sign says hold the car stop a check for about an hour away from the train station the town you on exit from the freeway this is described as the medical supply capital of china so we wanted to go in because the face masks are manufactured there more than 50 percent for china are manufactured inside and we've heard that they have brought the staff back from their holiday early to manufacture more facemask but it's so sensitive they're
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stopping us here not even letting us go inside. we were not the only ones being turned away other cars were prevented from going in if they could not prove that they were from chung young. and then we were told by the official that if we did not leave one province before the end of the day it was highly likely that we would be put in quarantine. as the end of the extended holiday draws closer many people in these communities could be cut off even longer if additional transportation restrictions are put into play. case scott out of al-jazeera chung on. still to come when i was there. a major town forced to pro-government forces in a battle over syria's last rebel stronghold ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah. and brussels signs the brakes a divorce deal with an ever growing fate approving britain's departure.
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from. hello again welcome back to you in a national weather forecast here across turkey of the next few days we are looking at a wintry mix coming into play we're talking about a lot of rain and snow for the lower elevations but in the higher elevations it is going to be some very heavy snow we're talking anywhere between $50.00 to $100.00 centimeters of snow in some locations by the time we go through the next 72 hours so we go watching this very very carefully as you can see her you can be getting a little bit better you can be clearing out by the time we get towards friday it's going to be eastern turkey that sees the majority of the snow by the time we go into the weekend well for the rest of europe the temperatures are on the way up we could be seeing temperatures coming out of the high single digits going into the teens by the time we get towards friday well above average for this time of year in paris you are one of those cities but in $48.00 is going to be rainy as well 13
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degrees and rain here on thursday a little bit of a break in terms of the rain on friday but by the time we get towards saturday it is going to be rainy tempers about 6 degrees above average there here across northern africa we are looking at fairly decent conditions across much of the region and terms of temps are though it is going to be 18 degrees here in benghazi maybe some clouds rolling into parts of cairo as we go towards friday with a temperature of $21.00 degrees. but. a lifetime of emulation and stroke by stroke copying the master selling reproductions can pay the bills but frustrate the artist . a pilgrimage to discover his heritage inspires an awakening that it's more rewarding to create than to imitate. dreaming of vincent a witness documentary on al-jazeera.
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logan are most of the top stories here now jazeera the white house has warned former national security advisor john bolton that it can't publish a book or he's reportedly made explosive revelations about president donald trump alternate legibly wrote the trump told him he wanted to freeze $391000000.00 in security aide to ukraine unless kiev investigated the democrats. those claims are at the center of trump's impeachment trial which has moved on to its next stage in the senate the president's defense team and democratic congressmen are string written questions about trump's charges. the world health organization has warned
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that governments across the globe need to be on alert the new corona virus has killed 132 people in china the u.s. and japan have been the 1st to evacuate their citizens for more on the epicenter of the outbreak. israel's army is deploying more troops in the occupied west bank and near the gaza border for his protest against u.s. president donald trump's proposed deal to end the israeli palestinian conflict dozens of students have been injured by israeli army fire as they voiced their anger against the plan saying it further undermines their rights he bring reports from ramallah. palestinians see the proposed middle east plan put forward by the u.s. president changes nothing and actually makes things worse there are still under israeli military occupation and gearing up for more restrictions. there was a small protest in the jordan valley on wednesday an area that makes up nearly one
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3rd of the occupy. west bank territory that israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu has promised to annex. the israeli army beefed up its presence in the area and close the fruits preventing many activists from getting their i don't know the guy which is the israeli army has put up checkpoints in several areas in the jordan valley we had to walk a lot but we found another checkpoint their main point is to prevent us from reaching the areas we agreed to meet and. listen. to those who did manage to reach the area where involved in scuffles with israeli soldiers. protesters also took to the streets in a number of west bank cities including bethlehem there these radio army used tear gas and rubber coated steel bullets to disperse the crowds. the anger among palestinians has been increasing especially after the u.s. recognized jerusalem as israel's capital in 2017. stinney ans want occupied east
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jerusalem to be the capital of their future state and not as the trump plan proposes in eastern suburbs are here or there i'm going to go to trample whatever else jerusalem tells its own story every stone has its history and it was never an israeli or an american it is palestinian islamic and arab. the turnout has been some of the people we spoke to say it's the palestinian authority that need to be having those protests but there is also a great sense of apathy here people do not expect much to change and say that the plan is being implemented on the ground anyway going into the streets against the. israeli soldiers is a risk and people are waiting to see how far we go in facing the business. and i think this is not going to be
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a short term thing going to be a long term. leaders of hamas in gaza have also condemned the proposed plan and norman. our message was clear we object to the so-called deal of the century this is why we must stand united and work hand in hand in order to confront this conspiracy against our people we must have a unified national strategy to restore our people's rights to end the division once and for all. with israeli elections only a few weeks away many years think prime minister benjamin netanyahu may start the annexing off some palestinian territory sooner rather than later. the occupied west bank. troublous middle east plan is already having an impact on the final weeks of israel's election campaign and netanyahu is presenting it as a victory for his premiership his main rival been against his promising to bring
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the entire deal to a vote in the israeli parliament are a force that reports from west to east this is historic and this you became the 1st world leader to recognize israel's sovereignty over areas in judea and samaria that are vital to our security and central to our heritage the soaring music and off camera voiceover had all the hallmarks of a campaign video promising israeli sovereignty in the occupied west bank but for benjamin netanyahu a day after what he had turned a history making event in washington the breaks have been at least momentarily applied he had promised to hold a vote in cabinet on sunday on an exciting the jordan valley and illegal israeli settlements in the occupied west bank but the united states is now making it clear that it wants further coordination before the process begins so does this hamper netanyahu election campaign one former israeli diplomat thinks not 1213 full day difficult work he did in creating this so you know he's behind the so if there is
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another move with which they can help him be quiet let my government do it. with it we'll have an overwhelming majority of americans would not stop him but netanyahu isn't the only one trying to make electoral capital out of the announcement his defense minister the head of a rival right wing grouping of parties said annexation had to happen now not after the election although. i've ordered the formation of a special team to implement the application of israeli law and sovereignty on all jewish settlements in the same area judea and jordan valley and the northern dead sea the team will start working immediately. while the israeli left has rejected the plan netanyahu his main centrist challenger benny gantz has endorsed it. does risk shifting his campaign away from its previous focus on the indictment in 3 corruption cases this plan coming just after the official announcement is
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indictments are being filed with the true slim district court means that he will he now has hold of the of the agenda of the narrative and it's certainly something that they want to continue to push the consequences of this deal with it's provisions for israeli annexation for the literal walling off of any future palestinian state from the heart of east jerusalem could be felt for years but here in the midst of yet another israeli election campaign the timeline being focused on is much shorter the next 32 days until israelis go to the polls again very force that al-jazeera west jerusalem syrian government forces have made a significant advance entering a strategic town in province as part of a push to retake the last rebel held stronghold events of displaced hundreds of thousands of people as victoria gave the report. syrian government forces and the man in the south of italy probing. they're looking for rebel fighters from hyatt to reroll sham and armed groups with formal links to al qaeda.
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the town is largely deserted and destroyed after months of bombardment. with. its recapture marks a significant advance in president bashar assad's drive to take back all of syria. the general command of the army and the armed forces announce cleansing these villages and towns and it is sure that the army will continue to carry out its constitutional national and moral duty in order to hunt down all remaining arms terrorist groups. rattled the man sits on the m 5 highway which links the capital damascus to syria 2nd city aleppo as well as to provincial capital such as ham and before the war it was a major trade route and the main access road to the north. the latest drive by russian backed government forces to recapture syria's last opposition on playful sparked
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a new exodus on monday tens of thousands of civilians fled towards turkey's border president red chip type has accused the russian government of breaking a ceasefire agreement. that live there is now a movement towards our borders and we have taken our measures since december it's estimated that more than $350000.00 people have been displaced from ethnic province the increase in attacks is worsening the humanitarian crisis in northwest syria. but the asset government seems determined to retake this final piece of territory still under the control of opposition fighters victoria gates and be al jazeera. the european parliament has overwhelmingly approved brix it the withdrawal agreement has been ratified by 621 votes to 49 sealing the u.k.'s official exit from abroad on friday parliament members stood together linking arms and singing to mark the farewell party's president says he's saddened by the final outcome but has
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vowed to keep strong ties between britain and the e.u. . on behalf of the european parliament i'd like to say to those colleagues who will be leaving us because this is the last plane reseating that we are very grateful i'd like to say that we truly appreciate all the work you have done over the last few years to our friends from the u.k. your being here has only made the e.u. richer security company in the united arab emirates is being accused of deception after giving jobs to young sudanese men who say they were then sent to fight in wars dozens of managed to return home but many of those are still believed to be in yemen or libya sudan's foreign ministry says it's looking into the case him or reports from khartoum when added the following got a letter from a recruitment company late last year about work in the united arab emirates he was delighted he would be able to send money back home to help his family he applied
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for a job as a security guard and was taken on by an iraqi company called black shield but when he arrived up with he was in for a shock. when one of the monarchy you know something i want to go. we were taken to a military camp and given training on how to handle heavy weapons most of our supervisors were ever audi's it was not the type of training you'd get for a job as a security guard when you asked why we were being trained on heavy weapons if we were supposed to work as security guards they said we could be sent to libya or yemen to protect amerada installation was. abbott is now back in sudan after a campaign by the families of those who were recruited in all about 200 sudanese men returned on tuesday and immediately went to the u.a.e. embassy how to tune to stage a protest outside they say hundreds of their fellow sudanese are still either in the emirates at training camps or in libya their crews meant a company in sudan has refused to comment hundreds of young sudanese men thought they were going to be security guards in the way when they were taken on by black
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shield their families see they quickly discovered they were expected to fight as mercenaries in the wars in libya and yemen they're now appealing to the sudanese government to use its influence with the united arab emirates and bring all their sons home sudan's ministry of information says it's aware of the issue and is working to ensure the safety of all of those who were recruited but. communication is ongoing some of us who are in the camps in the u.a.e. have come back our operations unit is working to gather information we are in talks with the families and embassies of sudan and the amorality authorities who have been cooperative and with the company in a few days this issue may be over the other 90 all my son was one of the 1st to take up the offer of a job where they would the mind we have nothing besides crying and this is not how i usually sound because of all the crying people console me and say he's not dead and when he started messaging us i told his sister to write and say if you're in
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libya come back a sentiment shared by many of the mothers who say no amount of money is worth more than having their son safely back home he will morgan al-jazeera had its own. plenty more few any time on our website address for that is al-jazeera dot com and you can watch us live by clicking on the orange line like on al-jazeera dot com. and one of the top stories on our jazeera the white house has warned former national security adviser john bolton that he can't publish a book where he has reportedly made explosive revelations about president donald trump a letter from the white house national security council says the manuscript contains material that's top secret bolton allegedly wrote that trump told him he wanted to freeze $391000000.00 in security aid to ukraine unless he have investigated the democrats those claims are at the center of trump's impeachment trial which is
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moved on to its next stage in the senate the president's defense team and democratic representatives are on stream written questions about trump's charges and if you have any question about it at all you need to hear from his former national security advisor don't wait for the book don't wait till march 17th when it is in black and white to find out the answer to your question was it all the motive some of the motive or none of the motive and we think as i mentioned the case is overwhelmingly clear without john bolton but if you have any question about it. you can to race all doubt the world health organization has warned that governments across the globe need to be on alert for the new coronavirus that's killed 132 people in china the u.s. and japan have been the 1st to evacuate their citizens from the chinese city of on
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the epicenter of the outbreak 7 air carriers including british airways have tons and air india holton all flights to the country more than 6000 people have been infected in china. dozens of palestinians have been injured by israeli fodder in protest against donald trump's plan and the israeli palestinian conflict us president announced a proposal on tuesday saying it would establish jerusalem as israel's capital on a palestinian state would be headquartered in wood on the outskirts of east jerusalem can also said it would recognize all existing settlements as israeli territory there's that the stream is next looking at how health officials around the world are racing to contain the new coronavirus more news for you after that.
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wired to me ok and your in the stream today have a new coronavirus be stopped as global panic rises we ask what's being done to prevent a pandemic if you have comments or questions you can tweet us and you can jump in. as well and you also say may well be in the stream tweet us as a resource today. at least 132 people have died in china i merely 6000 infected worldwide as a new coronavirus extends beyond the country's border health authorities say the
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outbreak originated in the city of han while some people have been evacuated many residents there on the lot.


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