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biala gassed. managed by shrub bought. this is deja vu news live from berlin turkey says it will never declare a cease fire in syria on corrupt rejecting calls from washington to end the fighting in northern syria even before top u.s. officials arrived in turkey but on the ground in syria russia says gets troops are now patrolling to keep the conflict contained also coming up
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a. couple on separatist clashing with spanish police in barcelona for a 2nd night after a long prison sentences were handed down to 9 cars along leaders those politicians spearheaded catalonia is a $27.00 team bid for independence. and it's a deal finally in sight there are positives saw in from both the e.u. and u.k. negotiators but brussels warns time is running out. plus making music for peace in mali. the musician there tells us why she's pursuing her passion despite the risks. i'm brian thomas. to have you with us turkey is rejecting calls for
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a ceasefire in northern syria between its forces and kurdish troops u.s. vice president mike pence and secretary of state mike pump a are on their way to turkey today to push for an end to the fighting now this comes after the u.s. imposed economic sanctions on korea for targeting the kurds inside syria last week president trump's decision to withdraw u.s. forces from syria left a military and the political vacuum syrian government troops have now moved into the area as part of a deal with the kurds to hold off the turkish advance. the syrian town of ras al-ain pounded by turkish it to reach across the border. a week into turkey's offensive in northern syria fighting still rages here takesh backed syrian militias seen here at battling kurdish fighters who are counterattacking to retake the town. the turkish onslaught has left the kurdish
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autonomous administration in northern syria little choice but to turn to the assad regime for help. syrian government troops have pushed forward to stop the turkish advance. they have reached the city of man bridge a strategic town situated on a major highway. syrian state television was on the ground as local celebrated the troops arrival. russian troops have also been spotted in the town and the russian foreign ministry says its soldiers have created a buffer between the syrian and turkish armies to avoid a direct confrontation. it's moscow that has gained most from the withdrawal of u.s. troops and the subsequent turkish attack. the deal between the kurds and moscow's and i are sad gives russia access to northern syria previously under us way.
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as washington's influence wanes russian president vladimir putin the striding the regional stage after a visit to saudi arabia he was received by abu dhabi's crown prince mohammed bin ziad on choose day. the u.s. of impose sanctions while the european union imposed a limited farms and bargo on cherokee german chancellor angela merkel on monday called for an end to fighting. it's up to 4 men of that also i have already said from my side that we believe that with only justified security interests this offensive should be ended because it just disappeared causing a lot of human suffering and it's also bringing a lot of uncertainty with the fight against. it. but for now the offensive continues and so does the human suffering as civilians a caught between the fronts tonight these young victims of turkish shelling in a hospital in resign just as. those who can and
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getting out the u.n. says that 160000 people have already fled the fighting. let's get the latest now from istanbul we're joined now by dorian jones our correspondent there good morning a dorian we have the turkish president saying he will never accept a cease fire now what does this mean for the visit of u.s. vice president pence he's due to arrive today. well vice president pence is facing a very tough sell the president has been very clear that there will be no stepping back in this operation and that's why because one says his operation is all about guaranteeing the safety and ultimately the future of turkey and in many ways president one has put his reputation on the line in this operation at a time when he's very politically vulnerable maybe the most vulnerable he has been in more than 15 years in power because there is mounting discontent in the country
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over the presence of over 3 and a half 1000000 syrian refugees and a key part of this operation is to ultimately return between one and 2000000 refugees that's why turkey nice expand this operation create this 500 kilometer long 30 kilometer deep safe zone as to allow the return of these refugees now mike pence how have to some way address turkish concerns before taking even consider any kind of cease fire or any of the operation. what kind of leverage does my pans have does he. have to get turkey to accept a cease fire. well president tom did introduce the sanctions which have been dismissed by turkey in the reason why turkey dismissed them was because they were largely seen as symbolic now president of vice president pence will be saying yes these measures are symbolic but you must be aware that there is growing pressure in washington far more to coney and sanctions and it has bipartisan support within the republicans and democrats and pence will say if we don't cheat
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this ceasefire president trump will not be able to stop these growing calls for far more stronger actions against a turkish economy which ultimately could bring the economy to its knees that will be the message pence will be delivering when he visits on korea ok now now the turkish forces that have moved to now are confronting syrian troops along with kurds and between them are russian troops the russian president vladimir putin says he will ensure that turkish and syrian troops do not fight each other. russian troops as effective peacekeepers who will be halting their military advance well i think her will be very wary of engaging russian troops putin has developed a good relationship with her one along with backing the syrian regime but what we're seeing now is increasingly hardening position of moscow there is growing alarm that ultimately turkish forces could engage in
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a full scale conflict with the syrian regime and that threatens to unravel all the achievements of putin has achieved in the past few years and i think that the hardening starts of moscow is an indication of putin this is a term not to let that happen so it's now facing a very difficult situation of pressure from moscow and now washington as well as turkey the very vulnerable position ok a lot of stake for all the political actors involved here daryn thanks for that from istanbul. well thousands of cattle on separatists have been protesting for the 2nd night running now they're condemning the long prison sentences handed down to 9 cut along independence leaders by the spanish supreme court protesters clashing with police outside spanish government buildings in barcelona there were rallies last night in all 4 of catalonia as provincial capitals people gathering in the streets singing the cattle on them and shouting slogans calling spanish police occupying forces and your own east of
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barcelona protesters there blocking roads and setting fires. let's get more on the protests now from barcelona with correspondent stephen beard and good morning to you stephen can you give us an idea of the scale of these protests how serious are they and could we be seeing the beginning of a new wave of the mass protests we saw in 2017. good morning well the scale was good last night it was pretty huge in central barcelona and also as you say in the provincial capital s. and went all until a small particularly in a sailing off there which is a sort of emblematic street of expensive shops which you know look like a battleground for until about 3 o'clock this morning. whether i think we can anticipate more of this certainly this week on friday as a major demonstration called and also a call for
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a general strike and i think what we're seeing is that the organizations in the 2 have been managing the protests over the years a very large peaceful protests have now basically lost control. other people other organizations and it's a reflection both are very. prison sentences but also a sense of frustration that off the years and years of it's all campaigning they have to achieve their goals is it just anger and frustration were are the protesters making specific demands. they don't make any to whatsoever. you know this is the underlying demand is that we want to prisoners out we want independence. you know they don't much under any sort of a battle. it's basically just rising don't allow spanish government likely to respond as these protests continue when options as madrid have.
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well a lot of the problem with this is that the counselor go look taller has actually courage to these disturbances is called for. just vengeance. and he's no coming under a lot of criticism from spanish government or suspects a day that he's going to come under a lot of pressure from businesses and other forces catalunya because it seems everyone's were it's a rogue world don't good for business executives city shores or tourism stephen bergen thanks so much for that from barcelona let's brief you now on some of the other stories making the news this hour democrats have been you've gone the next us presidential candidate have met for the 1st t.v. debate since the impeachment probe into present trump launched last month most
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criticize the president's approach to foreign policy and his recent abrupt decision to take troops out of northern syria no choice. police in russia have conducted nationwide raids on officers linked to opposition leader alexeyevna vollies anti corruption foundation in september of only helped organize mass protests in moscow ahead of local elections his foundation has since been declared a foreign agent making it subject to spot checks and increased scrutiny. pro-democracy lawmakers in hong kong have prevented leader kerry lamb twice from delivering her annual policy speech in the legislature. eventually spoke via video link that speech was billed as a bid to restore confidence following months of protests in the territory. now could there be an 11th hour breck's a breakthrough british an e.u.
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negotiators work past midnight last night on a draft agreement the used chief negotiator michel barnier saying new tax must be on the table in the next few hours so the member states have a chance to consider that text before a crucial e.u. summit is beginning tomorrow this is the last major round table before the u.k.'s scheduled departure date october 31st e.u. officials say london has made enough concessions to bring a long sought deal with in reach. so how close might we be from brussels we're joined by barbara visa good morning barbara what can we expect to happen this morning. well we can expect that the negotiators have bleary eyed after maybe a couple of hours of sleep because they gave up very late last night and we waited in vain for white smoke to appear from the building here behind me the european
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commission that they will emerge again and sort of try to still sort of drag this deal over over the boy over the limit and over the edge really because what they need is the outline of often agreement between the e.u. and the u.k. governing sort of the there was draw all the leaving and that has many legal problems are the biggest of that is the northern island also this has to be somewhat somehow watertight the question is can this nailed down enough to satisfy the 27 other european leaders because they don't want to buy a cat in the bag they don't want to sort of make concessions to boris johnson that have based on trust because that isn't scarce supply ok trust is very important when we talk about the northern irish border issue before we talk about that let's
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take a look at this biggest obstacle in the talks. at the moment you don't notice a border issue when driving between northern ireland on the republican line and unless you want to stop for gas on one side of the border you play in europe on the other in pounds everyone here is used to coming and going with the east but now bracks it is making things complicated. at the moment the u.k. into northern ireland and the republic of ireland are 2 independent states but because they're both in the european union there are no buddha posts or controls. if britain leaves the e.u. as planned the rules will change. an external border would be put up between northern ireland and the republic of ireland and it would have to be
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secured after all the e.u. has strict rules on which products are allowed to be imported or export it and under which conditions the problem has no one wants a hot border between northern ireland and the republic of violent. border patrols and guard posts are symbols of one of the darkest chapters in island history the northern ireland conflict the troubles and much more than 3500 people were killed starting in 1969. only with a 998 good friday agreement to the violence come to an end together with the e.u. support the deal paved the way to peace. many worry that the conflict may flare up again in the course of britain's exit from the e.u. and several attacks in recent months suggest that this concern is not unfounded.
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but how can bracks it take place while preventing a heart in an irish border at the same time a comprehensive customs and trade deal between the e.u. and britain would be one solution but this has yet to be agreed. that's why the e.u. has proposed a so-called backstop a kind of insurance that if needed guarantees they'll be no hard border on the island of ireland. the backstop stipulates that the whole of the u.k. would remain in a customs union with the e.u. following backset until a better solution is found which basically means that trade would remain as it is for the time being but with one key difference britain would have to abide by e.u. regulations even after bracks it yet would have no say in the rules after all the country would no longer be in e.u. member. so it's no wonder that the backstop is so controversial in britain prime
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minister boris johnson sees this provision as unacceptable. and so the irish put a question remains the greatest obstacle on the long road to brics that barbara is there an emerging plan right now on how to deal with this ongoing deadlock about the irish for. there is a plan indeed terry but i asked us to sort of do some mental gymnastics because what it really says is that northern ireland is supposed to leave the european union with the united kingdom of course together because they are one country and also leave the customs union so that is one side but that is the theory in practice northern ireland is supposed to stay under a customs rules so that the traffic can flow freely back and forth as it does right now and there is sort of no impediment on the island of ireland now this is somehow
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a hybrid solution that is very difficult to police and that is the main problem and that is when you go see asians got stuck last night because what this means that customs controls that will be necessary now between the mainland of britain enter northern ireland will have to be done by the british side but it also means that the e.u. somehow has to sort of get into some partnership was the british customs officials in order to police that now how do you control it how do you control the controllers it is questions like those that can really sort of bring this whole edifice toppling down difficult and complicated as it is it might still get stuck at the last minute but they also might be able in the next 3 or 4 hours to sort of drag it across the line and we will see ok with so much at stake 2 key players the german chancellor and the french president are meeting to talk today in toulouse
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what might happen in those talks. really sort of united on this front i mean they would they really march together was regard to bricks and the bows quite weary about what all these complicated as solutions and the complicated compromises that are being made at the moment might entail how safe they are how much the really what they mean for the single market which they want to save guard under any circumstances because this could be the northern ireland could become a backdoor to saw all sorts of illegal dangerous counterfeit whatever kinds of goods that are forbidden in the european union. paradise was smuggled but that is only one thing so there is no there's no dissents between the 2 on this question but there are many other questions exception of the west and buchan countries and how to sort of the deal was the terrorists that they meeting and to lose at the airbus at the airbus is sort of effect threes they
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position themselves against trump and the terrorists have slipped on those european aircraft and many of the questions that are contentious between the 2 so they really have some work ahead to sort of overcome those and sort of march into the summit in brussels tomorrow and united front ok we might know where this is headed in the hours ahead later today barbara for now thanks very much we have some sports in the head of bulgaria's football federation boars love michelle yoffe has announced he will resign following pressure from the country's prime minister and this comes after bulgarian fans targeted england players with racist abuse monday in a euro 2020 all fine batch match which england won 6 know was stopped twice in sofia by officials. prior to the match bulgaria had already been ordered to keep
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5000 seats of the wasilewski stadium empty as punishment for previous racist behavior and home matches against kosovo and czech republic bulgaria fans once again the tract of negative attention with nazi salutes and monkey chants was directed at england players like rom sterling marcus rash food and tyrone mings in accordance with you a for protocol the referee stopped play twice but the visitors decided not to walk off the pitch despite hinting they may do so in the build up. we had a conversation. they did want to play and if you want to. stop we made a collective decision to continue the game we thought it was important. we'd heard it but the protocols have been follows and if you happened again we would have that perhaps moved on to the next step and come off the pitch but. no major incidents
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occurred in the 2nd half but the bulgarian association now face severe consequences from including a potential exclusion from all european competitions. now the violent conflict in mali between government forces and the hottest continues there and now musicians are being caught in the middle is almost 7 post bans on music and territory they control and the government's banned public performances due to security concerns is funny fish are met with one performer determined to be heard. the sound of peace and hope. here. is you has wanted to sing all her life but when she wanted to sing the most she had to stop that was 7 years ago when the war started the jihad is to ban music and the money in government still limits public gatherings so no music faster most rubies
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you could play this isn't a must recall ever it's not like it was before the war for us artists but we hardly play in bamako. the artists are scared to sing at certain places this stops us suffer because of this the e.u. is singing again in this studio working on her 1st album she does not know where she will perform it in mali but she keeps scoring. far from we have to stay together as mali and nothing is better than piece of music is my weapon through music i can talk to the children of mali or speak for them and speak for the women who have vision for the film. aims to restore hope yet she too becomes emotional about the situation around her today she has a very special audience it is public yet hidden from the program temporary shelters for full army people go largely unnoticed in the market because you performs for
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them about 800 people if you're they had to leave their village after it was attacked by a rival group they say the children just want to hear you sing with a lot of. them send them off at times oh yeah we're not there are. we should give me it's need leave this is too much one has to help these people here. a mother of 5 children nearby heard because you sing and also heard her cry going to music is beautiful but we need peace peace that is becoming an increasingly distant goal in mali as the country struggles to overcome violence between rival ethnic groups. for centuries different groups live side by side but now they are
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killing each other fighting over influence and access to food and plant in addition to jihad is insurgency continues to cripple mali leaving civilians like them in the crosshairs. because you keep seeing for them giving them a voice because that is all she can do with her music for now she says. this is. a look at our top stories at this hour. turkish president regifted of everyone has rejected a u.s. call for an immediate cease fire in northern syria between turkey and the kurds this comes as u.s. president donald trump said vice president mike pence and secretary of state mike peo are on their way to grow to try to broker a truce meanwhile syrian russian forces moving to stop the turkish vans have now taken control of the key syrian town of money. so democrats hoping you become the next u.s. president have met in ohio dominating their debate was the impeachment inquiry
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against president trump cannes and it's also criticized abrupt decision to take troops out of northern syria. thousands of cattle and separatists have been protesting for a 2nd night they're angry about prison sentences handed down to cottle on independence leaders by a spanish court he said barcelona protesters blocked roads and set fires. this is the news from berlin stay with us for more. coming. up live.
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