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laura trevelyan. forward.t finally moves the house will vote on wednesday to send charges against the president to the senate, as both sides prepare for a trial that could start in days. european nations put iern under his breaches of the nuclear deal. tehran blames the u.s. the royal cover are welcomed and canada, but how much will it cost to protect them? why the details of harry and meghan's starproving tricky. laura:or those watching on pbs and around the globe, welcome to "world news america." after waiting nearly a month, u.s. house speaker nancy pelosi isbout to send articles of impeachment against president trump to the senate. in his trial -- then his child can begin. speaker pelosi says-- trial can begin.
speaker pelosi says that thee president and nators will be held accountable. senate majority leader mitch mcconnell sa the trial will art next tuesday the 21st. the president calls impeachme a scam and a hoax command republican allies are ppared to mount a defense. i was joined earlier by a senior writer for "roll call." have democrats gained leverage by waiting to send the articles of impeachment? >> it is not clear how much leverage they have actually achieved yet, although they have managed to at least discover that a handful of republican senators want to hava separate vote later on on whether or not there is gng to be witnesses called. at least of the outset of the trial, there will not be an effort by republicans to either dismiss the trial out of hand or
to prevent their from being any witnesses called on the front end. laura: mitch mcconnell did say that both sides will want to call witnesses. does that me to say we could see joe and hunter biden, maybe? >>hi i that is the threat,ep at least, thatlicans are making. rand paul,r a republican sena who is from kentucky like l,mcconne has been saying that once the pandora's box opens to witnesses being cled like a john bolton, former national security advisor, democrats -- and others democrats may want to call, it block witnesses sidentlicans to trump or his lawyers may want to call as well. laura: is the outcome of the president's trial a foregone conclusion? dokn w that he is going to be acquitted absolutely? really not whether or not ultimately thede presi is
going to be auitted, unless there is some really remarkable new testimony or fax we don't rrently have. it takes two thirds of the senate for act conion, so there's not that i guess the real question is whether or not there will be any elpublicans who will ultim vote in favor of conviction on either of the two articles that were sent over om the house. laura: ands how importante naming of the impeachment house managers in this process? el so we are still waiting tohe learn names of the house magers. one of the things that is of note ithat speaker pelosi may not actually announced who those managers are until tomorrow, the date of the house is voting on the resolution to send them over. we should see those house managers in the senate either thursday or tuesday of ne
week, but it is still somewhat shrouded in mystery who exactly the speaker is going to appoint. wefo will wait for that we can talk too much more on who the managers will be. laura: m thanks h for being with us. against that bkdrop of impeachment, the top six democratic candidates for president will debate tonight and iowa. it is the last showdown before that state holds its caucus early february. three on stage i sitting senators and will ha is the time between impeachment, where they will sit as jurors, and the campaign trail. i spoke to the bbc's gary o'donoghue, who is in des you are in the spin room. what are they saying about what the trial means on stage in iowa tonight? gary: it is definitely going to complicate things for thosebe three senatorsuse of looks like the travel not just above of against the--boup against the iowa caucus, but could still
be going by the time of the new hampshire primary. those three senators to move back and forth between washington,ut they will be uck in the senate for up to five hours a day. that will limit our campaigning and gives joe biden, former vice president, a to extend his lead. he hs a lead in one poll and a connect and other once-- neck and nec k in other once. in these an opening to him to capitalize on that absence and consolidate a win. laura: what are you watching for in tonight's debate? the sparks are going to fight between previous tells senators warren and sanders? gary: they've been playing a pretty big ding-dong in the media over allegations that bernie sanders said a woman couldn't beat donald trump,
something he denies it saying and said it was crossed wires. elizabeth warren says she wants to put that want to sleep, not be an opportunity amyt he could klobuchar. she could make this a women's issue tonight. she does need to make a big impact because she is one of the two candidates down in single digits who might need a big lifeline if they don't make an impact in the caucus in days' time. laura: what are you hearing from iowa voters about joe biden and poe durability or otherwise of his s? gary: well, his support has been pretty solid. ironically in iowa, it has dipped away to become a candidate. s when he t on the ballot, he was over 30% particularly in the nationalls p but he is still a solid part of the top-tier of candidates. fethere is thi that joe biden always implodes, will he do it again th time. and also, the question is he has
madeimself the electability candidate, the men who can beat trump, and the foreign policy debate over the killing of soleimani has some effect in playing into the narrative, but it does expose him to the other cusations from people like bernie sanders that he supported the iraq war with his vote. laura: gary o'donoghue there fo us in des moinwa, thank you. at los angeles airport dumpedg fuel on the playground of a nearby element tree school, as you can see from this mobile phone footage filmed by a witness. city than a dozen children and a number of adults suffered minor injuries. the plane itself landed safely. peter prose is in los angeles what exactly seems to have happened? was this an emergency landing? peter: it seems to have been an emergency landing. we know from the federal aviation administration the delta airline flight had taken
off from los angeles international airport, declared emergency, and then returned to the airport and landedaf sy . this is about the same timee tt thergency services were called to this school in a suburb of los angeles. children and some adults at the school in the playground were reporting skin irritation. some 70 firefightdis and parame were called to the scene and were treating these people at the scene. no one was taken a hospil. according to the fire service, they have confirmed as far as they are concerned that this was fuel. e thderal aviation administration says it is aware of the reports and is looking into the circumstancesf ese children and adults being s.eated for those skin irritation injur laura: peter, how are people reacting? this is every parent's worst
nightmare. peter: this is clearlyhocking, and parentsere notified straight away as soon as possible to go to the school to take their children home. of course, when a plane comes in for an emergency landing, it is not unknown for a field on to take place-- fuel dump to take twice. but it would not happen in a populated area, it would have a net higher altitudes where the fuel is dispresed before it hes the ground. as far as officials are concerned, investigators, there is a lot to look into here. laura: there are special fuel- dumping procedures if you are operating nrpr to a major t. there are big questions the faa is going to be asking. per: wl, yes, that is the keyio que why is it thens out to bease that this airliner was dumping fuel over a school and managed to hit d,children in the playgro why
at that particular place? what was the extent of the emergency the aircraft was having? could it have been avoided? all of these questionsn ie very early stages of an investigation. laura: thank you. in other news, boeing delivered 380 planes in 2019, less than half the previous year's number due ri the 737 maxs. the u.s. aircraft manufacturer said itas the spending been grounded since march of has last year following two fatal crashes. david calhoun, who took over as chief executive on monday, says his priority is the max's safe return to the air. son of media tycoon rupert has accused the family business of denying, change. james murdoch says that a t link australian bushfire crisis is being ignored. rupert murdoch owns 3 major newspapers which have accused
politicians of being alarmist over climate change. 9 people have been killed and 16 injured after a sinkhole swallowed a bus in a northwest china, triggering an explosion. several the sinkhole, as it spread, eventually covering an area of 10 meters. sinkholes are comm in china. they are often blamed on construction and the country's rapid pace of econom development.european nations han on notice over its breaches of the 2016 nuclear agreement. th deal was a bus to stop iran from being able to build a nuclear bomb. tean has been lifting limits on imaged uranium production in response to u.s. sanctions and rising tensions with america. y iranian officials ey are justified in what they are doing. hefrance, germany, and.k. disagree. an official dispute mechanism to explain all of this, i was joined by hagar chemali, a
former u.s. spokespersono the united nations. can the europeans get iranians to comply with the deal again? hagar: i think it is a small chance. i think for the u.k., the french and thema g to invoke this dispute resolution, i think it an effort to save the deal. it is a last-ditch effort. for a while the europeans have said this is a priority to them, naand even after the assason of cost and soleimani, the rmer chief said that we implore the iranians to comply with the nuclear deal. r it is cl is a priority for them. i think the chances of his workinare very small. laura: are the europeans really ing to sanion iran if they nkn't comply with the deal, do you t hagar: i don't think they will do it alone t. i thiy will only do it if it is through the u.s.
death through the u.n.--if it is through the u.n. a joint commission is automatically created. the joint commission is made up of the parties of the deal. and that commission will try a solve the situation and come to a solution within 15 days. those 15 days can be extended further, but not later than 60 days. in that time period, should know resolution be reached, the complaints of those who filed the dispute, meaning the u.k., the ench, and the germans, ntuld send a formal complo the un security council saying that iran is officially in violation of the dl. what happens there is a very slippery slope. it is actually a fait accompli, because the un security council has to pass a restoution in ordeot reimpose sanctions d iran, meaning those sanctions will snap back, ven the u.s. veto, it is likely they would snap back in that type of
instance. that is the only way i see the europeans imposed sanctions. i don't see them joining the u.s. maximum-pressure campaign, imt those sanctions.he organs to laura: when you see iranians protesting on thetreets, what they really want is release from u.s. sanctions, and that is not on the table at all, especially at this frontoment. -- fraught moment. hagar: no, certainly not from the united states. having been on the other side of sanctions during the iran negotiations, sanctions really or any form of sanctions relief is usually given one good-face measures have been taken on both sides. it doesn't mean that a resolution or agreement needs to be reached first, but it does mean that certain positive steps need to be taken in advance. that was the case under the obamadministration. der the trump administration, presidentai trump hasclearly that sanctions really is not an
option on the table. i believe him with that, and i believe that mainly -- in fact, i know the trump administration, their main goal is not nuclear deal version 2.0. thr main objection is to siphon the financial flows from the revolutionary guard corps to the terrorist proxies and militias in the region. the sanctions have been successfuln that regard. given that there is no real deal on the horizon come in makes it a bit diffilt to envision. laura: hagar chemali, thanks for beinwith us. you're watching "bbc world news america." still to come on tonight's program, tough talk aimed at beijing. why time once reelected president says--taiwan's reelected president says china's leaders must resct the will of herple. laura:e h the united states, fast food is everywhere,
atom the road stop with the kids to the quick bithe airport. england's smallest county has been bucking thatburend, with no er king or mcdonald's inside. that is possibly until now. :report the last fortress against the expansion plans of multinational fast-food chains. mcdonald's wants to open on a p ark just outside the town, and the prospect of serving up happy meals here is not to everyone's taste. >> for me it is the only county without a mcdonald's, and that and special about what we do. one, you can dri 15 minutes out of county and then come back and enjoy our little gem and support what we have that is different and unue. reporter: but the drive-through is dividing opinion. >> is a small towns liken' ours 't move with the times, we don't end up being a healthy town. >> 100% agree. >> is it t the bigking point
? >> why should it be? mcdonald's will be great for the town. it will give loads of kids a job. >> on the countryside, that is all you see, fast-food rubbish into ditches. adding to that, the obesity problem will not be helped. >> there are lots of good places to eat in thisnd vicinity, a think a place like that might undermine the other places. reporter: the majority of the town council is supporting the plan. >> 6 job 30 part-time, 30 full-time, and it will take on the young and take on the old. in my eyes it isio win-win situ reporter: the burger chain hopes its golden arches will find a home in this historic county, but not all rutlanders have an appetite for change.
laura: china needs to face reality and respect the will of taiwanese people, so says taiwan's newly reelected president. she says that chinese pressure is intensifyg, but she once that any action could prove john sudworth has from taiwan's capital, taipei. john: it was her warnings about china that hit home with voters. shnohas something to say to beijing. pres. tsai: this ise strong messom the people of taiwan that they don't like the idea of being threatened all the time. we are a successful democracy, we have a pretty decent economy. we deserve respect from china.
john: her critics say she is recklessthat she risks but her promisto stand up for taiwan saw her reeslcted in a lae. intensifying its threat. they also through actions come military exercises,he and have military vessels, aircraft cruising around the island, and also with things happening in hong kong, people get a real sense that this threat is real. john: your predecessor was able to preserve taiwanese democracy whilst building stronger ties wi china. what is not to like about that approach? pres. tsai: the situation has changed. we are facing a very different situation now. taiwan is also changing
the first place in asia to legalize gay marriage, it is, she says, growing ever more distinct from china. pres. tsai: we are an haveave the military and wy. election john: few statements are likely to infuriate china more with pressure down to to increase. tagan's military is be beefed up. pres. tsai: c ynot exclude the possibility of a war at any time. john: do you think you would be able to stand up to military action? pretty decent capability here. invading taiwan is something osthat is going to be veryy for china. john: she says she plans to further strengthen twan's
democracy, the very thing that divides it from its authoritarian neighbor may in the end prove its most powerful defense. john sudworth, bbc news, taiwan. laura: canada's is ready to welcome prince harry and his wife, meghan, to the commonwealth coury, justin trudeau does want to know who will pay for the couple's on monday, the queen signed off on a period of eansition for royals, but questions remain for how that will work. reporter: there may still be much to resolve, but what is ear is that canada will be home for harry and meghan for part of the year. they know the country well. the couple make their first public appearance in toronto at e games, and meghan's acting career saw her live in canada for seven years. for the country's prime minister, positive sounding but with a c hint tion. prime min. trudeau: we are not
entire sure what the dispositions are, and those are decisions for them. most canadians are very supportive of having royals be here, but how that looks andos what kind ofis involved, there is lots of discussions to have. reporter: on vancouver island, close to where it is believed meghan is currently based with baby archie, opinion was divided on who should pay for the security. >> the queen. >> the u.k. government, i think, because they are sll tied to th royals. reporter: closer to t hom politics of what happens next for the sussexes was something ine primeter would not be drawn on. prime min. johnson: i'm absolutely confident that they are going to sort this out, and you know what, be able to sort it out easier without any particular commentary for me. reporter: the duke of cambridge,
pictured yesterday leaving sandringham after the meeting with brother, father, grandmother. it lasted about twoth hours, and at statement from the queen afterwards tinged witheg rt confirmed that harry and meghan had her approval to carve out an independent life for themselves. unrstanding why they want to opt out is complicated and deeply personal. those w who have workedith harry believe his focus has shifted and he wants something different from life. >> whether it is service in afghanistan, whatever sort of traumas he has experienced in his life, the biggest change comes from being a father, andew ultimately his family that he is forging is his number one priority. reporter: the que has set a timetable for the next steps. she wants final decisions to be she reluctantly freeze harry and meghan from what they clearly see to be the constraints of royal life. laura: well, harry and meghan
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