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this is d.w. news live from berlin germany and the u.s. on a collision course over russian gas the us senate approves sanctions against companies building a controversial pipeline donald trump plans to sign the bill into law but berlin says the project is vital and accuses washington of meddling also coming up the u.n. urges rich countries to do more to tackle the surging refugee crisis report from one of the world's biggest refugee camps in kenya. the damp was never meant to be
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a long term solution to get the last people off life as a refugee camp and the camps all they know the 4 in 5 refugees live in developing countries the global summit in geneva hears calls for more fairness. and a 6 go through in the bundesliga like siege of old daughter went to a draw in one of the most entertaining games of the season. i'm told me a lot of ball welcome to the program. we begin with a growing spat between germany and the u.s. over energy the u.s. senate has backed sanctions against companies building the north stream to pipeline the link will carry russian gas under the baltic sea to germany and is due to begin operating in the coming months but lynn says the project is vital to its national
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energy needs. 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. the us 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 to lead by state owned gaza would allow russia to bypass poland and ukraine. u.s.
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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 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 construction of nord stream 2 began in may 28th seems so why is it now that u.s. lawmakers are planning sanctions on it. 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
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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 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 hasn't really been getting a lot of traction on tuesday instead the focus has been very much on president trump and this. vote which is going to be taking place in congress now the move with the sun will european allies especially germany with possible retaliate with sanctions how do u.s. lawmakers justify those. well base you what u.s. lawmakers have been saying is that you know billions of dollars are going to be
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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 europe you know focused its energy expenditure on the united states now it was interesting to hear from republican senator ted cruz and he said that holding the nordstrom to 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 but you know the
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foreign minister. 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 trump when he does it and what the implications of signing this bill are ok many things. in washington let's take a look at some of the other stories making news around the world. u.s. president donald trump has a lashed out over the impeachment proceedings against him in a few years letter to house speaker nancy pelosi he accuses the top democrat of declaring quote open war on american democracy lawmakers will vote on the impeachment allegations later on wednesday. pope francis has made sweeping changes to the way the catholic church deals with child sex abuse the pontiff says
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so-called papal secrecy will be abolished critics have accused the church of using the rule to avoid reporting abuse cases. a court in pakistan has sent as the former military ruler pervez musharaff 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. french police have fired tear gas as labor unions extended nationwide strikes against unpopular pension reforms the c.d.t. union says it caused deliberate power outages on top of 2 weeks of crippling transport strikes president emanuel macross says he's determined to press ahead with the changes. the united nations as urge rich countries to do more to tackle the worldwide refugee crisis speaking at the 1st global refugee forum in geneva u.n. secretary general antonio good tara she says the world should be grateful to
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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 this is a moment for him. he said moment to jettison a model of support that too often left refugees for their kids with their wives on walls confined to camps just scraping by unable to flourish or contribute it is a moment to build a more equitable response to refugee 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 have spent their entire lives in the camp. mohammed. has come this
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side is also yet another painful reminder of his own suffering. at the time still living in the camp where my father got sick passed away. parents fled their still conflict ridden home country somalia 3 decades ago to see graph huge in neighboring kenya and mohammed was a child he would have never but at the age of 28 he his wife and 3 children would still be refugees here according to crimean rule they are confined to life inside the camp and are not allowed to work. my wife and i were born here our children were born here it's very difficult to stay where you are entire life we don't have the freedom of movement which is a basic universal human rights. i feel like i'm in
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prison not able to leave. mohamed is one of more than 200000 refugees here. because 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 elsewhere. dad was never meant to be a long term solution yet most people life as a refugee here in the camps as all they know. this drawn out encampment that is here 18 level of humanitarian assistance and the only distant prospect of resettlement has collectively taken a severe mental health toll on thousands of residents. fled sounds 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
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of the illnesses we truly see. becoming increased amongst the depression is serious because most of the time you get refugees 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 even committed suicide and. my friends have hung themselves because of what they are going through it's happened several times in this camp 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 sell
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his wish is to leave the camp before he dies so that he doesn't have to be buried next to his father as a refugee. as bushfires 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 dog as flames approached 12 year old lucas sturrock grabbed the dog and fled his otherwise empty home in his brother's pickup truck then he drove himself to a meeting place arranged by his far. but the bushfires caught up with him and he was forced to drive off again he and the dog were later found by a firefighter and reunited with his family. on now to the football action in the bundesliga leipzig and dortmund went head to head as the season's most entertaining match ended in a multi goal thriller even lives aged 3 points clear at the top of the table.
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beauty and now goldman called this a title 6.0 the problem he'd never won in dortmund as a coach true to form the host dominated the early running and though jade and sam show shot was blocks the reprise was only temporary uli inveigled was right 1st sort of that if i go back in dorman's midfield feeling much more. dominant were in control and turning on the style sunshield again at the heart of things you hear and brands with the fancy footwork making geometry look cool to nail 34 minutes go on. like sixpence chance of the half came just before the break tipped over by roman turkey but he soon went from hero to villain 2 minutes into the 2nd half spiderman misjudged his leap with catastrophic consequences. team a very no with the grateful recipient he'd never scored against dortmund until today
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. good things come in pairs the saying goes it was certainly true savannah 4 minutes later he kept his composure to equalise after the geometry man branch got his angles all wrong. the pendulum instantly swung back into opens favor marco royce cross for sam show the englishman smashing in his 8 goal in 7 games. but even dorman's actual super hero isn't invincible he limped off and likes it grout that chance again with a little help from berkeley patrick shit fired in his 3rd of the season. oppressing counter had reached its end 33 the final score now government still hasn't won in dortmund but this will feel like a success. this is coming to you from up next is the documentary
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