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bialik asked trying for port city managed by from. this is g.w. news live from berlin impeachment looms over president donald trump u.s. house speaker nancy pelosi announced congress will start an official inquiry into a legit high crimes and misdemeanors the actions of the trump presidency revealed dishonorable fact of the president's betrayal of his oath of office and our national security and betrayal of the integrity of our elections the president must
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be held accountable no one is if the law. overruled by the supreme court in a blow to british prime minister boris johnson all of levon judges agree that his move to suspend parliament was unlawful johnson vows the ruling will not get in the way of threats. and did evolution get it wrong researchers a japan say some people could benefit from a tell. i'm lame glue cruft welcome to the program only 2 presidents have been impeached in american history donald j. trump may become the 3rd after months of will she or won't she speculation nancy pelosi the speaker of the. house of representatives has announced her congressional
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committees will form an umbrella inquiry it's goal gather evidence necessary to impeach trump that is the 1st of a long and uncertain path to removing him from office pelosi grounded her decision in the us constitution the actions taken to date by the president have seriously violated the constitution especially when the president says article 2 says i can do whatever i want the actions of the trump presidency revealed dishonorable fact of the president's betrayal of his oath of office betrayal of our national security and betrayal of the integrity of our elections therefore today i'm announcing the house of representatives moving forward with an official impeachment inquiry and directing our 6 committees to proceed with their investigations under that umbrella pietschmann inquiry the president must be held accountable no one is above the law
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. the announcement marks a sharp reversal for pelosi who for months had resisted calls from within her own party to impeach a whistleblower complaint changed her tune however as it says suspected to involve a phone call between the u.s. and ukrainian presidents in july in that call trump is accused of pressuring the crane into investigating joe biden a 2020 democratic presidential candidate and his son the 2 had close ties to ukraine while joe biden was vice president now congress has the right to review the complaint but trump has refused to hand it over but the devil as they say is in the details and many of them remain out of public and even congressional view so earlier i asked our washington correspondent oliver salih what's left to find out. well we don't know for sure at this point what exactly was said in the 6 now famous phone call with the ukrainian president so the allegation is that president trump
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pressed the ukrainian president on the phone for dirt against joe biden but president tom tomorrow will publish the transcript of this phone call and he must be very certain that there are no there's no evidence inside the transcript but nancy pelosi made very clear that it's not about the wording of the phone call that it's implicit that he tried and that he in fact abuse power by freezing military funding that ukraine is heavily dependent on for instance so and in addition to that we will have the whistleblower who initially leaked this information testified by the end of the week in the house intelligence committee where we do expect some damaging material most likely against the president we don't know exactly what he will say in the in that 6 hearing 3 but we know we only get that information by the end of the week and whatever these details may or may not reveal trump is no surprise not very happy about this latest development let's have
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a short listen to what what he said before palosi made the announcement but he knew that that announcement was on its way look it's just a continuation which is the words we just didn't get it was it was. good it was the good news the. african american agent is. going to get it was that his unit is going to be good when. the economy is doing great people are prosperous no need to impeach what do you make of trump's defense in that statement. well it doesn't come very surprising that's been his strategy and his rhetoric right from the start he wanted to boost the economy and he has done so well the economy is doing great in fact and that by the way is one of the only field and if not the only field where voters believe the president is doing a good job according to recent polls and that is doomed right now with a looming recession so he might even lose the support of voters in that field and
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so what he's trying to do no basically is going back to his old rhetoric of this is all a rigged which he's trying to jam the republicans galvanize the republican party in fact and that could also backfire for the democrats. and it's clear now with palosi statement we are in a new chapter of the trump could be a long one a very uncertain one so talk us through what happens now trump doesn't just get ph and he and he leaves office i mean what what happens now what are and what are the risks to both democrats and and trump well there are 6 committees investigating right now they will certainly continue investigate the president trying but under this new umbrella which is of course the impeachment probe that was just launched then this will certainly it has have to pass certain votes in the house of. representatives where the democrats right now have a majority
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a simple majority is an awful lot of democrats are uniting behind the idea of impeaching trump but the biggest hurdle will be senate where a 2 thirds majority is needed and the republicans hold the majority off that senate right now and that would mean that half of the republican senators would have to change sides so very unlikely scenario at this point at least and it really looks like a leap into the unknown for the democratic party all right oliver solid in washington thanks so much for joining us we look forward to hear from you as developments keep coming in. for now at least it's business as usual for the president in new york trump address the general assembly directing much of his ire at iran which the u.s. and its allies have accused of supporting terrorism and attacking its neighbors but what they're going to do about it remains hotly contested as our correspondent there reports. a lot of pressure in washington presidents trump took the stage at
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the united nations on tuesday to once again promote america 1st policy be proud of your country hold on to youth over and see the future belongs to patriots not globalist this was his message in new york however it was those in favor of multilateralism who are in the spotlight at the you add france and germany talking to iran in the u.s. trying to prevent state conflict from escalating into all out war it's not clear yet if they will be successful but at least they are trying. now to the british supreme court where 11 judges unanimously ruled that prime minister boris johnson jobs and suspension of parliament was unlawful so it's back to work for u.k. lawmakers but they remain divided over what to do about. judges filed into the court room to deliver their highly anticipated ruling their verdict
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unanimous a stunning rebuke to the prime minister the coup is to continue. the decision to advance an imagist to peru parliament. because it had the effect of frustrating preventing dilution of parliament to carry out its constitutional functions without reasonable justification the effect on the fundamentals of democracy was extreme. no justification for taking action with such an extreme the threat has been put the fool the coot. the court said the government suspension order was no and void and that parliament should resume business immediately. common speaker john bercow confirmed m.p.'s would sit again starting wednesday. news of the ruling reached prime minister johnson in new york where he's been attending the u.n. climate summit so obviously this is
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a budget that we respect with respect the judicial process to happen so i strongly disagree with what the justices and i don't think. it's right but we will go ahead. but while the ruling doesn't affect bragg's it directly it does mean parliament won't have to wait until mid october to have its say in the process. the decision like drags it has divided the public but these protesters welcome to the judge's decision. i. have a great day for democracy a great victory for british democracy it's good to see the courts reaffirming the rights of the electorate sisters and eyes through its elected representatives what the government's doing albright's of a night like opposition leader jeremy corben who's been struggling with labor's own drugs and divisions at the party's annual conference called on johnson to step down for a job i have been 5 minutes later because this is an elected
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prime minister should never really thought. i knew. the way the prime minister's next move may be anyone's guess but he'll return to london to face growing pressure over his brags that strategy and his leadership. now to some other stories making news around the world. opera star placido domingo has pulled out of performances at new york's metropolitan opera after allegations of sexual misconduct domingo had been due to appear in a production of macbeth starting on wednesday dozens of women have come forward accusing him of harassment which he has denied. german prosecutors have charged 3 current and former volkswagen bosses with market manipulation relating to the car giant's diesel gate scandal the 3 are accused of
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deliberately informing investors to late about the scandals risks. researchers. fear of unions top court has ruled that google is not required to apply the e.u.'s right to be forgotten rule to search results outside the e.u. google had argued that if forced to do so worldwide it would allow authoritarian governments to cover up human rights abuses. spain's supreme court has approved the government's desire to exuma the remains of dictator francisco franco from a state as a limb a controversial plan would reburying franco in a family plot and turn the current grave site into a memorial for victims of the spanish civil war franco ruled spain from 136 until is death in 1975. a black panther that was roaming the rooftops of a northern french town a few days ago has now been stolen from
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a zoo it was put in after being caught zoo employees discovered the animal's pen had been broken into overnight the panther was due to being really homed at a rehabilitation center for domesticated wild animals. now evolution got rid of our tails a long time ago but they may be making a comeback thanks to modern technology researchers in japan have developed a prosthetic tail to help save the elderly from a common danger falls but they say it could also be useful for people of all ages now can't make heads or tails of it just have a look. at it. we humans evolved to lose our tails but a team of japan's kayo university hopes they could make a return among 21st century homo sap ians who this is a tail that helps to balance when a human tilts their body like this the tail moves in the opposite direction the
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whole. foot of the tail keeps balance like a pendulum on a kong this is our robotic tail for you and i should point out that. the researchers say the tail could have a variety of real life uses. for people who do work involving heights for example. for old people who've lost their sense of balance then i go about he told me that i've seen prosthetics being widely applied video and i think it would be nice to incorporate this a prosthetic tail into everyday life when it's further developed as an option for those who need a little more assistance and balancing the offer to united that i you know you know because. for now the tail will remain in the lab while the research team look for ways to make it more like waste unportable.
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and a reminder of the top story we're following for you in the u.s. house speaker nancy pelosi has announced congress will start an official impeachment inquiry into president donald trump the investigation will focus on whether trump abused his presidential status by asking a foreign power to undermine democratic presidential candidate joe biden. you're watching t.w. news i'm william blue cross up next stephen beardsley with the latest business news after this short break stay tailored. to. save the. oval.
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