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violence against children. this is news live from berlin u.s. president donald trump gets out at the impeachment hearings in the but it's crisis and an embarrassment to senior officials who are listening to a phone call between trump and his ukrainian counterpart to express their concerns the former special envoy to ukraine could focus also testifying in the probe also on the program the death toll in the iranian crackdown on protesters means growing
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amnesty international says more than $100.00 people i did. and that was a case coming back as coaches finds national soccer team the list post earlier this year but he's doing to protect terminally cute. i'm anthony held welcome to the program we begin in washington where u.s. president donald trump has criticized the impeachment hearings calling them a disc rice and an embarrassment his comments came as 2 senior officials who listened on to trump's july phone call with his ukrainian counterpart for a lot of missile lengthy express their concerns about the conversation the former special envoy to ukraine could fall could told the prague he should have realized the trump was holding up military aid to kiev to pressure the country to investigate political rival joe biden. 1st to testify on tuesday 2 officials
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who listened in on that controversial phone call newton and connell alexander van man the top white house expert on ukraine alongside jennifer williams and advisor to vice president mike pence both told the panel they had concerns about the call that i found in july 25th phone call and usual because in contrast to other presidential calls i had observed it involved discussion of what it appeared to be a domestic political matter it was inappropriate. it was improper for the president to requestion to demand. an investigation. into a political problem an opponent especially a foreign power were there's at best dubious belief that this would be a completely impartial investigation the democrats hope to amass evidence that president trump abused his position using military aid to push ukraine to
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investigate his political opponents the republicans again attack the witnesses rather than their evidence of course your boss had concerns about your judgment your republican lawmakers question lieutenant colonel credibility and even his loyalty to the country being an immigrant from ukraine. the proceedings resumed the testimonies from former u.s. envoy to nato kurt volker and tim morrison the former national security council advisor. and a cabinet meeting president trump continued his condemnation of the entire inquiry we had 3 what is going on is a disgrace and it's an embarrassment to our nation and given enough evidence of wrongdoing on the president's part the house dominated by democrats will vote to send the case to trial in senate this long drawn out political battle is only shifting gears. well for more we can bring in public fully in washington public the
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committee is still focusing on the coal from trump to the president's alinsky is this cold going to be the smoking gun in this impeachment process. hi anthony well it certainly looks like it because of course you know a lot of the session today has been basically centered around this july 25th phone call between president trump and the ukrainian president. because of course we're hearing from 2 witness who actually 2 witnesses who actually listened in to that call you know as we've seen in the report there you know lieutenant colonel alexander vin you know he's a decorated iraq war veteran he was born in ukraine he moved to the united states as a as a young child sort of the american dream someone who can be trusted he was listening into that call as i said on the 25th of july and he said that he was concerned by trump's demands and he said it was inappropriate and also weren't you're going to
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air here quite a lot over the course of today and we've been certainly airing it several times and he said that he reported his concerns to the white house's national security council and that basically he wanted to stress that he followed all the correct channels when his concerns were raised now obviously you know he wasn't the only one speaking earlier today we also heard from jennifer williams now she's an aide to vice president might pence and she also mentioned that word inappropriate and she also said that she was concerned by what she heard on july 25th phone call with regards to joe biden she said it was on usual to hear something which she believed was you know domestic a domestic political matter being raised so yeah definitely to sum up this this phone call on july 25th is going to is very central to this whole investigation and for me. pub of the witnesses today the testimony has angered republicans but they
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don't democrats who other no you're absolutely right i mean like i mentioned there you know we've got alexander vin min and jennifer williams who you know are essentially working for the government and we've also heard from the former u.s. and we're hearing from them at the moment the u.s. former u.s. envoy to ukraine kurt volker now he was one of the 3 men who is basically named by president trump to be in charge of ukraine policy now he testified that he knew trump's a personal lawyer rudy giuliani that another name that's being mentioned time and time again and that he was pushing. substantiated theories about former vice president joe biden in ukraine. also testified and choose day that biden joe biden that the former vice president every suspects his judi's of higher office you know so he had
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a pretty kind words to say there for joe biden we're also hearing from tim morrison now at tim arson is also someone who recently left his position at the national security council and he wanted to west stress that he left up this issue not because he was forced out you know so we're talking about people who are central to the trumpet ministration in many respects they form part of it they're working for the government so i think that's what's what shocked a lot of republicans who've been chiming in to the proceedings today public foley ileus in washington thank you tony to iran and then the city international says more than 100 people have been killed in protests and a government crackdown in the country the on bristol prompted off the hawks in fuel prices or thirty's responded by shutting down the internet supreme leader. cumani has described the protests as a security. very little information reaches the outside world from iran
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authorities have shut down the internet whether there are still protests there and where they may be taking place is difficult to verify. videos from monday evening show angry demonstrators some are demanding that the government step down the protests were sparked by a drastic increase in the price of gasoline u.s. sanctions and mismanagement are the main causes of iran's economic crisis. also president i have 3 jobs to support myself of course people are upset and now they found a reason to show their dissatisfaction everyone does it in their own way. but of course the pictures of men who have been arrested are shown on state television they're accused of initiating the protests at the behest of other countries but one hardline newspaper reports they could face the death penalty. more than 1000 people are believed to have been arrested in the wake of the protests the un has expressed
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concern over the security services heavy handed response. numbers killed certainly in the dozens. in at least 2 figures some reports even higher so if would be very useful to have a better period picture but it's clearly very significant meanwhile the iranian leadership is that hearing to a hard line internet restrictions are still in effect in iran. now to some of the other stories making news around the world. live in place and military have to ploy the vehicles to win the blockade of a major gas plant by protesters demanding the return of former president evo morales officials say one demonstrator was killed in the city about how to have the house. in hong kong part of mafiosi activists trying to avoid arrest have been involved in caton mass chases with police at the politi. university searchers chief
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executive says activists still in the campus must surrender in a 3 day standoff the un has called on of thirty's to deescalate the confrontation. swedish prosecutors are dropping their investigation into break charges against wiki leaks founder julian assange he's serving a prison sentence in britain for jumping bail to avoid extradition to sweden despite the swedish decision mr a songe still faces extradition to the u.s. where he's wanted on charges of computer hacking and it's be the. in-box on a historic visit to thailand this week he's the 1st pontiff to travel to the largely buddhist country in nearly 4 decades francis will preside over a range of religious ceremonies and meet with members of thailand's small catholic community many of whom have been preparing for his visit for weeks.
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thailand's catholic community is abuzz with excitement. the students are rehearsing for a performance at the national stadium in bangkok where pope francis is shitheel to hold a holy mass. news about the pope's arrival has made all of us feel very excited i've never seen him in person so i make stream eager to show him how i strongly believe i am in catholicism. at a convent in a different part of town seamstresses have been working overtime to ensure the pontiff and just entourage decked out in the country's finest threads. they've prepared more than 200 ceremony of robes and head with the papal visit. it's been so long since the pope travel to thailand that the video footage is grainy. john paul the 2nd was the last to include the buddhist majority country in
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as papal journeys that was in 1984. so the fact that the current pontiff hasn't left their country off the map is a big deal for thailand's tiny catholic community. christians make up just one percent of the population and most live in the north of the country but they can also be found in the nation's capital including in one of bangkok's biggest slums. but. father alessio krista a missionary says christians here are eagerly awaiting the visit of pope francis because they see him as a champion of the man rubble the poor people in the north of the for peace a man that is always. trying to make the voice of the poor. they feel and know and especially the ones that have the gift to talk to him for
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a very simple 3. waiting for this. in bangkok and across the country thailand's diverse catholic community is looking forward to publicly celebrate their face. in football spain has announced that former coach louis and will lead the team at euro 2020 stepped down from the role earlier this year due to illness in his family . luis enrique is back in the spain hot seat the coach seen here during his 1st spell in charge returns to the national team set up 5 months after leaving his position to care for his terminally ill daughter she then tragically passed away in organized spanish football federation boss luis rubio says he always intended for enrique to return when he was ready. the normal there were more because of everything that happened with. luis enrique and because we believe he's an
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extraordinary coach and we have the moral obligation to give him time so that he can continue what he started. and the re case former assistant robert marino led the team through the end of year a 2020 qualification but he has refused to return to his previous role with reports suggesting he is unhappy at the way the federation has treated him. luis enrique is decisions regarding his staff as well as robert's decision not to continue when he found out we were considering the return of luis enrique are personal issues and we won't get involved in that life in prison a lot going to hold the north tumbles it's a turbulent 10 to the year for the spanish national team they have just 2 games left before next summer's european championship. and euro 2020 qualifying germany have big northern ireland to win the group and clinch
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a top spot in the draw for the 20 men next year are struck 1st author on the 7 minutes through michael smith but then said cannot bring it to the hattrick for germany gorecki back to bryce and julian brown added another $61.00 the final school. you're watching the news live from berlin up next a doubling news africa and now a mental health thanks for watching. i'm secure in the fire more than tired and in the end it's a me your not a lot of the year and more than $100.00 that. are you familiar with this. with the smugglers were alliance of. what's your story. 'd 'd
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