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this is the the view news live from berlin britain poised to get a new leader after being elected leader of the conservatives by a large majority boris johnson will be invited by the queen to form a new government as british prime minister today also coming up. germany has a new defense minister on the great tom tom bower will oversee the armed forces she's a woman many consider as back old likely successor. and in washington the former special counsel robert muller prepares to give 5 hours of
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testimony before congressional committees but will he go beyond the already known public findings of his russia trump report. i'm brian thomas thanks so much for joining us oh britain will have a new prime minister by the end of the day boris johnson will be moving in to downing street at a crucial juncture for the nation as a prepares to leave the european union is set to head a probe wrecks a government but he'll have just a razor thin majority in parliament we'll get the very latest from london after this report. boris johnson is elected as the leader of the conservative think of. as a boy boris johnson one said he wanted to be world king now he's been crammed
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leader of britain's conservatives after a boisterous campaign his acceptance speech was full of his trademark upbeat just oh. the everybody thank you thank you you've been friendly you've been good make should you be the font of that cylinder ideas all of which i propose to steal. with . and above all i want to thank are going leader to resign marry her extraordinary service to this party and to this country the country johnson inherits is mired in deep political crisis is most important task by far will be delivering while his predecessor could no joins the country we're going to get brits doug although people thought it was going to take advantage of all that jesus said it will bring in a new spirit of can do and we are once again going to believe in ourselves and what we could achieve unlike some slumbering giant we're going to rise and ping off the guy ropes so dart and negativity the applause may have been lived but johnson will
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struggle to get brussels to agree to his bags of plans at home his party is divided and it's majority in parliament is wafer thin the new prime minister also divides public opinion i don't think he's a great leader and i don't think he's going to get is out of the e.u. by halloween i think that's just a fantasy and i think he's going to be like a headless chicken running around race monster because he doesn't have the ability to actually negotiate with his own party let alone the here i'm actually quite excited because i think we need a visionary leader we don't need a detail star that's what the civil service is we need we need you know this thousands of them hiding around the corner. what we need is a visionary. he's going to. be. finding a way out of the braggs a quagmire and staying in power that may be rather more difficult than johnson
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cares to admit i. how's the news being received where you are this morning as people prepare. to become the new occupant in those rooms. well friends and fans of course are ecstatic about the news that he will move into number 10 downing street today they were praising after. victory speech his optimism and his. thinking about the standstill of the past months and that there is finally a new energy in downing street to see things through to get things moving here in the u.k. we've also heard from critics of course saying boris johnson way too colorful figure he is not detail oriented enough and he is generally unfit to be prime
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minister. especially from the opposition not from within the party so far overall i think the public there have been new polls and his favor ability is low. but of course it comes with his character he's a very divisive figure here in great britain we can't say for sure it is going to be a huge day for himself he's been working towards getting into the sacred halls his whole life and he is looking forward to finally receive the keys to number 10 before he. meeting with the queen today can you walk us through what will be happening in the hours ahead. well it's a very exciting turn over a very quick turn over that we will see today to resume a of course bidding her for farewells here in downing street in parliament and afterwards to the queen she will hold
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a quick farewell speech and then move over to buckingham palace to resign officially and meet the queen there the queen of course being the constitutional head of state she's seen many many prime ministers resigning and going into office over the past years and decades that she's been holding that post a screen and then we will see a very quick turn over at buckingham palace boris johnson basically shaking hands with theresa may be going to the queen taking over his official post as prime minister and then we will see him moving into number 10 so in number 10 the turnover needs to be very quickly 50 percent of those employees civil servants they stay on it's a matter of stability of course and continuity and then boris johnson has appointed his own stuff of course they will he will be greeted with applause and then he will have to get to work because there are many many issues on the agenda we're expecting later today major cabinet announcements from his side of the question of
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course being will he appoint very much pro breaks to tears in his corner through and we're also expecting phone calls from world leaders for example from donald trump who yesterday already praised boris johnson as britain's trump saying he'll be great in office i'm not sure johnson is very appreciative of comments like that but it's definitely interesting how this partnership between the u.s. president and the u.k. prime minister is going to develop over the next weeks ok you mentioned he has a lot on his plate of course as he takes office later today what are going to be some of his top priorities. well there is the iran crisis on the one hand of course a major priority he needs to deal with that immediately he needs to get that u.k. ship that is in iranian hands freed that's one thing but on the other hand breck's it will dominate the agenda and that is why he got voted into number 10 because he
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promised that he will deliver on until october 31st of next deadline to leave the european union boris johnson said do a die come what may we will unleash the big question here is how will he do that he hasn't presented a plan he says he wants to renegotiate with the european union or just leave with no deal at the end of october and it's going to be very interesting if he has enough members of parliament behind him and his own party to see that through ok thanks for now well much more from number 10 downing street throughout the day. let's get you some other news now digital technology giants like google facebook and amazon are expected to be the main targets of a broad anti-trust investigation by the u.s. justice department while no specific companies have been mentioned the probe is said to be examining whether major online platforms have been abusing their market
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dominance and hindering competition. russian opposition leader alexei of all he says he's been arrested video on his instagram account to get to corruption campaigner said he was detained as he left his home in moscow to go jogging with all these arrests comes after he called for another mass protest most authoritative left there on opposition counter that's running in moscow's parliamentary election . russia and china have conducted their 1st joint air patrol over disputed islands between japan and south korea responds japan scrambled its jet fighters south korea did the same both countries accuse the chinese and russian planes of violating their airspace beijing in moscow insists they flew over neutral or else. well here in berlin the new defense minister on a good outcome tom bower is due to take all the oath of office
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a short her appointment as defense minister came as a surprise after a predecessor was appointed president of the european commission for a k.k. she's widely known it's her 1st federal government job and some say a step closer to succeeding as chancellor. or chief political editor michel governors as a location where a calm calm bower is set to take her oath of office michel a good day to you how well known as she's known approach her new role and how will she differ importantly from her predecessor ursula on the line. well i think the key point is that i come as leader of the conservative c.d.u. party and i'm going to michael's successor in that role will now add a lot more political weight to the defense ministry here and that's why everybody will be listening very closely particularly what she has to say on funding how much
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closer. we'll get to that 2 percent goal that nato goal of g.d.p. of actually financing and beefing up germany's military capabilities is quite a bit of political irony in the fact that those are funded lion whose star was sinking here in germany who once was seen as a potential successor to machall is now just become europe's most powerful woman arguably as you commission chief ok ours widely seen as you mentioned is the woman chosen by all americans to succeed her as german chancellor how does the step to the defense ministry fit in all the political life well it clearly demonstrates that she still has that aim and that she will be going for it at the same time there was a lot of criticism because she did protest too much in the past making rather clear that she didn't aim to become a member of angela merkel's cabinet and now hey presto she's germany's defense minister but it also gives her an opportunity to learn the ropes particularly on
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foreign policy where she's had very little exposure to date and to potentially indeed follow an angle americal shoes because it is an open secret here that that's what i would like to see happening so we already see some legacy building here and i'm going to side michelle thanks so much for bringing us up to date. it's to the united states now where the former special counsel robert mueller is due to appear before to suffer congressional committees today spending 5 hours asking questions about his investigation which looked into whether president trump's campaign colluded with russia during the 26 election but he's famously known as a man of few words and it's unclear whether committee members will find out anything new this summer's biggest blockbuster might not be coming to a theater near you but a committee rooms on capitol hill robert muller is to testify before the house judiciary and intelligence committees republicans want to shut the door on the
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investigation democrats who control the hearings hope new details of donald trump's conduct could lead to impeachment or hurt his reelection efforts. congress to respond to the crime why. president no one not even the president is above the law muller a former f.b.i. director was in charge of the most extensive and most watched special investigation involving a u.s. president since watergate brought down richard nixon 40 years ago the 2 volume nearly 500 page report was completed in march or adapted version was made public in april it showed substantial evidence of russian meddling in the u.s. election 34 people were indicted and several convicted including some close to trump and his campaign administration and private life they are the facts and and the spin begins the investigation did not establish a conclusive link between the trump campaign and foreign interference i'm having to
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take you. know collusion no obstruction well not quite in a may press conference muller made his only public comments about the investigation they threw a lot of gray into trump's preferred black and white take. if we had confidence that the president clearly did not commit a crime we would have said so. we did not however make a determination as to whether the president did commit a crime the constitution empowers congress to do it justice department policy blocks charge try and remove a president from office democrats remain split over impeachment muller has said his verbal testimony today will go no further than the written report so like any big blockbuster the hearings to be this summer's smash hit or a total flop. your reminder of our top stories at this hour boris johnson will become british prime minister today following his election as leader of the governing conservative party was elected by
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a large majority of party members. this is deja vu news live from berlin stay tuned for our documentary film about franco's dictatorship in spain and don't forget there's always more to website w dot com i'm brian thomas for the entire team thanks for being. informed. and. language courses. video. anytime anywhere. w.b. .


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