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this is b.w. news live from berlin germany and the u.s. on collision course over russian gas the u.s. senate approves sanctions against companies building a controversial pipeline donald trump plans to sign the bill into law but bilin says' the project is vital and accuses washington of meddling. tear gas on the streets as french trade unions take their action against unpopular pension reforms into a 13 today but president emanuel macross seems determined to press ahead with his
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plans. and as a global summit gets underway on the surging migration crisis we'll report from one of the world's biggest refugee camps in kenya. doubtless never meant to be a long term solution yet to come less people live as a refugee camp and the camps as they know. i'm told me a logical welcome we begin with a growing spat between germany and the us over energy the us senate has backed sanctions against companies building a pipeline which will carry russian gas to germany nord stream 2 is due to begin operating in the coming months but u.s. lawmakers want president donald trump to sign the sanctions into law later this week as part of a push to counter russian influence in europe. u.s.
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government move is the latest episode in a gathering geopolitical storm the buildings to hold further construction of nearly 10000000000 euro pipeline under the baltic sea. the pipeline will double undersea shipments of russian natural gas to germany. u.s. lawmakers say nord stream too will channel billions of dollars in revenues to moscow and make your of more reliant on its neighbor the legislation is a rare challenge to traditional ally germany for some of the shades of the cold war . north stream 2 led by state owned guns probably would allow russia to bypass poland and ukraine. u.s. lawmakers say ukraine could lose billions of dollars in transit fees if it is built . washington is tied to exports of u.s. liquefied natural gas as an alternative. it was uncertain whether the measures
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against the controversial nord stream too would slow the completion of the project . pablo foley las is covering the story for us from washington hi pablo now construction of north stream 2 began in may 28th seen so why is it now that u.s. lawmakers are planning sanctions on it. i told me it well the measure is actually part of a basically huge annual defense spending package known as the national defense authorization act now congress and the senate have passed it you know with a lot of ease we'll say and then president trump is expected to sign it was mentioned there you know probably by the end of week but it's not known yet and the aim is basically to stop the further construction of this pipeline under the baltic sea which is worth you know over $10000000000.00 and what will happen is that it will double the shipments of russian natural gas to germany now as soon as it is signed it is expected that the president will sign it the administration would then
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have 60 days to identify companies or individuals who are providing services on the pipeline and then they would be sanctioned but what's important to note is that of course here in the united states it hasn't really been getting a lot of traction on tuesday instead the focus has been very much on president trump and this pitchman vote which is going to be taking place in congress now this move with the sun will the european allies especially germany with possible retaliatory sanctions how do u.s. lawmakers justify this. well they say what u.s. lawmakers have been saying is that you know billions of dollars are going to be going to russia and you know this is going to lead to an increase in president vladimir putin's influence in europe what they would prefer to see is that europe you know focused its energy expenditure on the united states now it was interesting
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to hear from republican senator ted cruz and he said that holding the nordstrom too should be a major security priority for the united states and europe because then europe could you know as i said you know focus their attention on the united states and also it runs the risk of being economically blackmailed by russia and for those reasons you know the u.s. should be more important to the likes of germany and other e.u. countries and our european countries now there have also been voices against the sanctions in the united states saying that the united states shouldn't jeopardize the relationship that it has with its longstanding allies in europe and you know also it's important to know what's being said as well in germany by you know the foreign minister heiko you know he said that you know the united states shouldn't meddle in european energy policy so you know what we're hearing and seeing it's an interesting time at the moment to what's wait and see president when he does it and
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what the implications of signing this bill are ok many things. in washington. not just some of the other stories making news around the world. pope francis has made sweeping changes to the way the catholic church deals with child sex abuse the pontiff sees sokol people secrecy will be abolished critics have accused the church of using the rules to avoid reporting abuse cases to. a court in pakistan has sentenced the former military ruler. to death on charges of high treason musharraf was tried in his absence for suspending the constitution and imposing a state of emergency in 2007. thousands of people have rallied in the czech capital prague to demand the resignation of the prime minister and. opponents say the billionaire leader should give up his business interests or step down reject
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allegations of a conflict of interest. romania is marking 30 years since the revolution which ended its communist regime facing rebellion dictator nicolae ceausescu ordered troops to fire on protesters in the town of. 60 people were killed but the revolt spread to the capital bucharest school was overthrown and executed. riot police have fired tear gas in norms and paris as a major labor unions hold a day of strikes across the country the strikes come on the 13th day of protest against the government's controversial pension reforms it also marks the 1st time all major unions of calls of strikes since the protest movement began. but despite the public pressure president emanuel macross say as he's determined to press ahead with the plan. every day for 2 weeks has been a nightmare with unruly crowds trying to force their way onto the few trains or
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buses still running commuters from the outskirts of paris feel it most george lopez barely managed to make it to work today he's frustrated to say from the government and the unions are behaving like small children constantly blaming each other and it's working people who have to pay. another day another strike and once again hundreds of thousands of people are on the streets throughout france they're protesting pension reform plans that would raise the retirement age from $62.00 to $64.00 through the off color years it sure i would love to work 5 years longer and get a smaller pension or due to see french president clone as king louis the 16 who was beheaded the pressure is mounting. all of france's unions have joined the movement some are even threatening to continue the strikes over christmas. or it's time that the government drops these plans because if they don't it will be even harder to
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repair the damage the consumer received if you feel the government is calling for a deterrent. born on a pair you'd trains need to keep running over christmas not for the government and not for the unions but for the french people the trains are france sit of course talks will continue on wednesday george is on his way home will have to take a subway bursting at the seams he says it's just something he'll have to get used to. the united nations as rich countries to do more to tackle the world wide refugee crisis speaking at the 1st global refugee forum in geneva u.n. secretary general antonio terrace said the world should be grateful to nations which have welcomed large numbers of refugees but gratitude was not enough i urge you to be bold and concrete in the pledges to make these the moment for him. he's a moment to jettison
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a model of support that too often left refugees for their kids with their wives on holes confined to camps just scraping by and they able to flush. it is a moment to build a more equitable response letter to crises through a sharing of responsibility. kenya has had a huge influx of refugees fleeing war and persecution in neighboring countries many have found shelter in one of the biggest refugee camps in the world it was meant to be a temporary solution when it was built nearly 30 years ago but some refugees who spent their entire lives in the camp. he has come to pray at his grave hidden away in one of the biggest refugee camps in the world. he's here to honor the memory of his father but this site is also yet another painful reminder of his own suffering. of the
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time still living in the camp sick. parents'. home country somalia 3 decades ago to see graffitti in neighboring kenya and mohammad was a child he would have never thought that at the age of 28 he his wife and 3 children would still be refugees here according to they are confined to life inside the camp and are not allowed to work. out children here it's very difficult to stay where you are entire life we don't have the freedom. which is a basic universal human rights. i feel like i'm in prison not able to leave. mohamed is one of more than 200000
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refugees here. unwanted in kenya the government has been threatening for years to close the camp heightening his feelings uncertainty he also feels neglected by the international community which has shifted its attention to other humanitarian crises. dab was never meant to be a long term solution yet for most people life as a refugee here in the camps is all they know there's drawn out in camp ground that is here 18 level of humanitarian assistance and the only distant prospect of a settlement has collectively taken a severe mental health toll on thousands of residents. here one of the n.g.o.s operating here says the protracted crisis in the camp has caused a growing number of refugees to develop mental health conditions. depression is one of the illnesses we treat. alarmingly becoming increased amongst depression is
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serious because most of the time you get refuges attempting suicide it's actually due to depression. mohammed says he suffers from anxiety and insomnia and he's not alone he says many of his former school friends have given up hope some of them drifted into drug addiction yet the others have been committed suicide. my friends have hung themselves because of what they are going through it's happened several times in this camp and sometimes i think about killing myself because of the hardship i'm going through but then i think of my children they always say for me. mohammed says he's not ready to give up just yet he wants to fight on his children so that they can have a better future they can get an education and enjoy the freedoms he never had for him self his wish is to leave the camp before he dies so that he doesn't have to be
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buried next to his father as a refugee. as brushfires continue to ravage western australia residents are struggling to save their homes and their lives one boy was lucky enough to escape with his life and his due. dog as flames approached 12 year old look a stark grabs the dog and fled his otherwise empty home in his brother's pickup truck he then drove himself to a meeting place and arranged by his father but the bushfires caught up with him and was forced to drive off again he and the dog were later found by a firefighter and reunited with his family. coming up after the break if the bundesliga leipzig moved into 1st place last weekend and they wanted to hang on to the top spot when they did battle with fellow title contenders dortmund and cheese day night find out what happened next on the bundesliga. that and more with nick mckenna client i'm told me
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