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well you. this is the w. news live from berlin in britain boris johnson takes over as prime minister and promises to deliver breaks we're going to fulfill the repeated promises of politicians to the people and come out of the e.u. i will tell you the 31st it's all bots but with his country deeply divided can johnson succeed where to receive mail may did not go wide to london but for more also coming up tonight in the united states a contentious day on capitol hill is on robert bolt. and what about 2 generations
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you actually totally exonerate the crazy now the former special counsel delivers his long awaited testimony on the russian probe he tells lawmakers his findings did not clear president of obstructing justice and here in germany on a great crime current hour the woman known as a k k is sworn in as the new defense minister it's the 1st cabinet position for the woman that many people believe is being groomed to succeed chancellor angela merkel . i'm off to our viewers on p.b.s. in the united states and all around the world welcome to day boris johnson's rise to power became complete today he officially became british prime minister and he
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has now. begun naming minister of the form his cabinet is now immediately confronted with a host of challenges chief among them delivering wright said more than any other issue johnson's insistence on leaving the european union has powered his path leading him to number 10 downing street now he has to deliver on the promises he's made a triumphant barse johnson walking down the street to his new residence standing outside number 10 downing street johnson made his 1st address as british prime minister. the doubters the doom's does the glooms does they are going to get it wrong again the people who bet against britain are going to lose their shirts but that's when the restore trust in our democracy. and begin to fulfil the repeated promises of parliament to the people and come out of the e.u. a look over the 31st no ifs or buts and let's and johnson got straight down to work
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looking to brussels suggesting that if it came to a no deal brags that it would be because of the e.u. is not and it is of course vital at the same time that we prepare for the remote possibility the brussels refuses any further to negotiate and we all forced to come out with a deal not because we want that outcome. but to get to 10 downing street johnson 1st had to visit the queen to get the traditional nod of approval from the reigning monarch. the queen also had to say farewell to the outgoing prime minister. before leaving for buckingham palace to officially resigned his post to resume i also had a few words for the press. our economy i repeat my warm congratulations to boris on winning the conservative leadership election i wish him and the government he
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will lead every good fortune in the months and years ahead their successes will be our country's successes and i hope that today will be many. and she had a special message directed at the country's next generation this is a country of aspiration and opportunity. and i hope that every young girl who has seen a woman prime minister now knows for sure that there are no limits to what they can achieve. as to reset my hands over the keys to boris johnson she also hands over immense responsibility and it's up to him to decide now what happens next. or i want to take the story now to our correspondent standing by in front of number 10 downing street in london the new home of boris johnson beginning tonight good evening to you barbara it was a big day for boris johnson and for british politics in general what was johnson's
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main message in his 1st speech today. there were maybe 2 main messages the one was that all it needs is optimism all we have to do is just believe that the future is going to be great and then it will be for us johnson seemed like a bit drunk on off into the air as an about his own success and so he was like walking on air the speech was big and rambling he promised to fix all the ills great britain has been suffering from from for decades from the ailing health system to social care the under funded schools and just everything he has a magic money tree in the backyard of downing street 10 downing street of course it shows that he's going to turn away from years of austerity and he just wants to spend money now the other main message of course was rex it will take place in the 31st of october no ifs and buts boris johnson said and also of course we heard it
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he immediately pointed the finger at brussels if they will not give him what he wants if they will not renegotiate that was drawn agreement it will be their fault and then britain will have to go out with the hard facts that just crush out of the european union and the border you've covered politics in britain but also european union politics for a long time today when boris johnson basically put the blame for a possible new deal breaks at the foot of europe how do you think that is going to go down with european union leaders. everybody of course has been expecting this i mean the blame game has been going on throughout those negotiations throughout those last 2 and a half years but still it's going to be to go down like a big glass of nasty sludge because everybody knows it will be back to 0 was boris johnson we will have to revisit it as european union all the places that we've been
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at before it will be there is wrong it will be he will see that european union will not reopen it and so we will look for compromise this is there anything that he could possibly accept and in the end a heart breaks it has become so much more likely after we heard today's speech because he seems to be dead set on this we win it all we just going to go out with a bang and slam the door after us more strongly he's been busy today he's now making his cabinet picks what do we know so far barbara does it look like that brits in tears are going to be in charge of the. there is going to be a strong brick secure faction in this cabinet this was not a cabinet reef reshuffle it was the most brutal most bloody. minute rebuilding london has seen flood decades more or less it was the long night the
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night of the long knives during daytime because almost everybody men and mounds of theories of maize cabinet particularly the remainders we had just sent out to grass and just a few very few were handpicked to return so generous johnson could put sort of keep up the pretense that he won 3 unite the party however he's going to find on the back benches and parliament now a rebel army full of frustrated angry tory members who feel that they've been cheated out of their offices and so that doesn't mean very much that doesn't really show well for the future if he has to come to parliament was a bracks a deal all without it you know we use. on the story force and i don't side number 10 downing street in london thank you. across the atlantic it has been a contentious day on capitol hill in washington d.c. former special counsel robert muller has been testifying before
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a congressional committee about his probe into russian interference in the 2016 election and whether the truck campaign colluded with moscow he told lawmakers the investigation found inadequate evidence to prove that there was a conspiracy but he said once again his investigation did not clear president trump of obstructing justice many are viewing moeller testimony today as a last chance for democrats to build a case for impeaching the president. robert mueller who spent 2 years leading an investigation determining if president trump had colluded with russia did not look like he wanted to be there but for democrats and republicans in congress this was an opportunity to get their points across live on t.v. report did not include he did not commit it structure just. that is
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correct and what about total exoneration if you actually totally exonerate the president you know and in fact your reports expressly states that it does not exonerate the person it does democrats were disappointed that the miller report found no smoking gun but hope that enough of the dirt will stick to dampen trump's prospects in the 2020 election republicans he has the hearing to hammer home their view of the president's innocence in their questions to a frail looking and distracted. report is it true the evidence gathered during your best occasion did not establish that the president was involved in the underlying crime related to russian election interference as stated in volume one page 7 we found insufficient evidence of. the president's call culpability. so that would be yes without part b.s. yes thank you mahler was reluctant to give informative answers and repeatedly
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deflected questions by referring to his report this trump whose reputation is at stake claim to have little interest in the hearing i know i'm not going to be watching probably maybe i'll see a little bit of it i'm not going to be what watching moller. because you can't take all those bytes out of the apple we had no collusion no obstruction we had no nothing we had a total no collusion finding but a series of tweets fired off by trump as the hearing was underway made clear that the president was watching he saw a special counsel determined not to take sides in a divided congress. well joining us now from miami is a former u.s. federal prosecutor david weinstein and mr weinstein it's good to have you on the program but you are a former prosecutor yourself there are several former prosecutors on that house
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judiciary committee today they were tests with basically trying to interrogate robert mohler did you think a proper interrogation took place today. well i think there was an interrogation the problem was that mr mole is used to asking the questions and not answering them and many of his answers simply refer back to the report itself so i don't think that any of the people who are asking the questions got the answers they wanted to get to that well let's talk about the answers that they wanted a lot of critics have said that this was just plain partisan politics on display for the world to see do you think that the members of this committee were trying to draw it just to sell one bite from robert muller that they could play for their constituency back home and say see i told you so well that's absolutely what took place today the democrats were looking for the sound bites that said there's sufficient evidence here to support an pietschmann proceedings there was
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obstruction by this president but for the rules of the department of justice concerning the indictment of a sitting president mother would move forward republicans on the other hand wanted nothing more than to show that this was a partisan investigation that it was outside the scope of the investigation is it was created and that there was undue influence either by bias or prejudice of the people involved or there was something at fault with the way that it started so it absolutely broke down across party lines and for those who are looking for sound bites to play for their constituents they have a playlist full of them do you get the feeling that anything in terms of political opinion changed today because of what robert miller said. i don't think it has certainly not in my opinion and analyzing it as a prosecutor or a former prosecutor i want to see whether or not one side's case became any stronger and it didn't none of the answers that miller gave to day put
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a dent in what each side has been portraying this case as being about on both sides of the aisle. i'm interested in and what you thought of the appearance and the performance of robert muller i was watching it especially when he started speaking earlier today and i was struck he seemed to be. almost feeble or fragile and he had difficulty following the questions and some of the members of the committee and it just seemed like he was a very tired person he was speaking there what impressions did he leave with you. impression he left with me was someone who was very uncomfortable being on the receiving end of the question he's someone who is used to making a presentation to being the person who's asking the question and when you ask the question you don't have to think about what the answer is going to be he's also
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someone to me who looks like he was balancing a couple of different balls in the air he has a concern about not creating undue influence on cases that are open pending he was given direction by the department of justice about what he could and couldn't say and then he's trying to keep within his answers words that are written in a 500 page document he has a understanding of all the words that are in there but he doesn't know exactly where they're located so that when you put all of that together i think that's why the perception he gave was one of an individual who didn't quite have it together today at c exact opposite of how he is in real life and i think it's just a function of a person who's not used to being under the bright lights oh mr watson what about the department of justice instructing robert mueller about what he can and cannot say. i mean for our audience around the world watching this it is that legal and wasn't necessary. well it's necessary because he asked he asked the department of
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justice to give him some guidance we all know that he would never have talked about anything that was going to impact either an ongoing investigation or one of the cases that still pending because our orders in those cases that say we don't want any public comments about those in terms of it being legal or illegal or proper or improper he asked for this guidance and so they gave it to him and then he used that as a guideline to determine what he would or wouldn't be able to talk about and quite frankly they gave him the ability to say i can't really answer that question if you want the answer look at my report or that's beyond what i was tasked to do here. former u.s. federal prosecutor david weinstein joining us tonight from miami with some valuable insights into these hearings mr weinstein we appreciate your time tonight thank you . well here are some of the other stories now that are making headlines around the world iranian president hassan rouhani has suggested his country might release
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a u.k. flagship if britain takes similar steps to release and there reynie an oil tanker which was seized by the british navy off gibraltar earlier this month iran's revolutionary guard seized the state of imperio in the strait of hormuz on friday claiming that it had violated international maritime law police in thailand say 4 people have been killed in an attack on a military outpost in the south of the country unknown assailants on motorcycles through explosives before opening fire attacks are frequent in the region where a muslim separatist insurgency has been raging for 15 years the dutch movie actor. has died at the age of 75 the hollywood stars agent confirmed that he passed away last week after a short illness how were made his name playing missing characters he was best known you see him right there for his role in the 1982 saw a fine cult classic blade runner. and prosecutors here
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in germany who say that the shooting of an eritrean man near frankfurt was motivated by racism the man in his twenty's was shot in a drive by late on monday the suspect a 55 year old german man later shot himself to death residents of the town of vestas boss have held a vigil to raise awareness about racist violence. a show of solidarity against racism and xenophobia hundreds gathered in the central german town of vicious. i was horrified because i thought something like that couldn't happen here investors . this is destroying our democracy is going to could happen to my daughter who has a different skin color on monday a 26 year old eritrean man was shot here he was a young father described as shy on his way home from an integration course. which is what we've done a great refuge an integration work here but we've lived with many different cultures here for decades things are harmonious there was no indication of an
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attack. even so the crime was likely motivated by senna phobia indicators for this or the choice of this person targeted as a victim at random but specifically because of his skin color the victim was brought to a hospital and his condition is now stable following emergency surgery employees of a nearby business witnessed the attack from our memories of how the young man in eritrea somehow fled in a panic from the shots. the car then stopped in front of the eritrean and then it turned and fired more shots more shoots up the game the suspect was found dead in his car hours after the attack he is believed to have committed suicide police found several weapons in the suspects home all of them legal neighbors saying he was a member of a gun club that he had lived alone and was very withdrawn so far there are no indications of him having been in contact with the far right seen. a letter left
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behind by the suspect statements from people who sold him weapons and tips from other witnesses investigators must now sort through the clues to find out why this crime happened. while staying here in germany the country's new defense minister you see you're right there on the grid the current power of the woman known as a k k well she has taken her oath of office in parliament her appointment as defense minister came as a surprise after her predecessor was appointed president of the european commission last week he is seen as a likely successor to german chancellor angela merkel. with her oath and it could come calum bower became the head of around 180000 german soldiers as germany's new defense minister she swore to leave her ministry for the good of the german people mind the finish of this i will diligently fulfill my duties and practice fairness towards everyone so help me god who. has demanded respect for soldiers and promised
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more money in the long term objective 2 percent of germany's g.d.p. for defense. and then see you there one day i am striving for the german government's goal of 2 percent a goal that all of our allies have once again agreed so i am holding fast to it here to cut carbon bow is a close confidant of anglo-american she has long been treated as merkel's likely successor as a candidate for the chancellor she already has an important position as head of merkel's conservative party until now she had maintained that she did not want a minister ariel post germany's opposition have now accused her of using this new position as a stepping stone on her way to power that the defense ministry will be a springboard chancellorship so mrs crump. if you want to use the defense ministry . you say you wanted to dedicate yourself completely to the. do you.
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see do you party chief and defense minister too stressful jobs soon she may also become her party's candidate true chancellor and i can count on power has taken on a tremendous amount of responsibility. or earlier our chief political of the. common bauer's new position fits in with her ambition to be the next german chancellor. always seen a lot of ladies protesting too much i'm going to america says that she doesn't want to have any influence over who succeeds so that was up to the party to the decide now i'm going to. be a parent and successor as party leader is closer to the chancery that you see behind me by having joined the cabinets and i've come kind of by herself of course in recent months protesting that that was not the plan so now we've seen her over play somebody whose political star was clearly sinking here in germany always there
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for the line became e.u. commission chief and i think they've come cowboys stepping into her shoes quoting from the line today saying we need more europe and vowing once again that he would stick to its spending plan of getting closer to that 2 percent spending go 1.5 percent by 2024 that of course is in doubt because of the governing coalition here the coalition partner doesn't really want to see that. and that was mcculloch of moore our chief political editor speaking with this earlier sports news now in the tour de france cyclist trentino was the fast is today claimed victory in stage 17 of the tour de france the italian rode to the front after an early breakaway in the stage and powered through to finish strongly on the final descent as the as for the overall leader julian olive phillipe did not finish in the top 5 however the frenchman retains the yellow jersey with 4 stages remaining. and one year from
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today tokyo will welcome the world into the summer olympics organizers are heading into the final phase of preparations with ticket sales already said to be unprecedented but there have been problems from accusations of corruption in the bidding process to concerns about safety at construction sites. as interest builds in tokyo 2020 be a now is to keep preparations on schedule and organize the scene to be hitting targets one year to go all the excitement is growing here you've seen the unprecedented level of interest in tickets with $3200000.00 souls having been tickets sold in the 1st phase the venue's also appear to be coming along only 3 remaining complete including the olympic stadium which is just missing its track and field. and. about 90
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percent of the construction work has been completed and as you can see almost all the building work is done. we're now just working on the facilities inside the stadium. with all this but preparations for these olympics haven't always been smooth sailing a report released in may found that the construction workers for the venue's were working long hours and in dangerous conditions suspicions of corruption have also hung over the tokyo 2020 bit earlier this year the head of japan's a limp dick committee stepped down amid allegations of vote buying. and the costs are another headache the original budget for the olympics will sit around $7000000000.00 euros that is now expected to skyrocket to more than 4 times that amount and taxpayers will have to foot most of the bill.
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i still hold budget now is about $30000000000.00 and huge amounts of public funds flow into huge corporations while the poor are evicted excluded and marginalized. the heat is also a major concern countermeasures however will be put in place organizers are encouraging the use of umbrellas that also offer air conditioning lounges access to water and jet sprays. but all these concerns have not dump and excitement ahead of tokyo 2020. 3 years from now just like your previous olympics concerns will fade once national fever grips the country. here's a reminder the top stories we're following for you boris johnson has officially taken office as britain's new prime minister and begun filling out his cabinet in his 1st speech in front of number 10 downing street today he promised to take the u.k. out of the edu on october 31st no ifs or buts and in the us
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a former special counsel robert muller has wrapped up his testimony to congress over his probe into russian interference in the 2016 election he said there was insufficient evidence that trucks and the campaign conspired with moscow but he did not exonerate truong destructing the investigation. you're watching the wife of from berlin after a short break i'll be back to take you through the day stick around for that.
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ai will experts be able to agree on technical guidelines or will this technology create deadly new look thomas mucha systems. robot collapse starts aug 14th on t.w. . on both sides of the atlantic 2 leaders on a collision course with the political establishment so they love to hate in washington congressional hearings have taken place to find out is there enough evidence to prove that u.s. president trump is a criminal and in london the new prime minister boris johnson promising to deliver breaks it and warning of a showdown with the european union and if it ends up being a no deal brags that we now know who boris johnson will blame are burnt off in berlin this is the day.


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