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nada: this is "bbc world news america." reporting from washington, i amw nadak. after packed week of testimony, president trump fires backag nst the impeachment inquiry and says he wants a trial in the senate. lies ahead.t on what party leaders in the u.k. get a grilling less than three weeks before voters go to the polls.nc they get a cto ask the questions. >> ♪ never dressed up like a girl ♪ nada: "the boy in the dress" has something to sing about. two of britain's biggest stars te up to bring the book to life. nada: fothose watching on pbs and around the globe, welcome to "world news america."ee it hasa marathon week of impeachment hearings, and ea side is claiming t witnesses
backed up their claims. for democrats, it was a clear pattern of the president using rival.o investigate a from republicans, the argument remains that there is no direct evidence of a quid pro quo. his case on the airwaves. made >> adjourned. rs afterss than 24 h two weeks of dramatic and contentious impeachment hearinge ended, pre trump is out with his counterattack. increasingly, every waking moment in washington seem to hang on the latest revelations from these 12 u.s. officials called as fact witnesses by democrats to bster their case that president trump abused his office for personal political in. with impeachment all but certain and pressure building, the president rang into his favorite program, "fox & friends," forou a nearlylong interview. >> mr.ex president, yoct an impeachment vote, you expect to get impeached. you sayou embrace -- pres. trump: no, i don't expect it. >> you don't expect democrats
are goingo vote for this? pres. trump: i think it is hard for them to impeach when they have absolutely nothing. nada: still, the president has begustrategizing with republicans and claims he wants a senate trial. but a key question, whether the white house meeting on u.s. a was expressly tied to an investigation into the bidens. perhaps the most damninfr testimony wa ambassador to the eu gordon sondland. ambassador sondland: was there a quid pro quo? the answer is yes. nada: the president again denied dit and claimed the repor phone call about investigations never took place. pres. trump: there was no quid pro quo. i want nothing.na : democrats believe they have enough evidence to draft articles of impeachment with a full house vote possible by the end of the year. the president's fate moves in 2020 to the republican-controlled senate and then perhaps to voters. for more i spoke of his family go with -- for more, i spoke a brief time ago with anita kumar,
white house correspondent for politico. what did you make of the president's interview this e rning, and the fact that doubling down on these discredited allegations that ukraine interfered in the 2016 election and defending the fact that he got rudy giuliani to run anita: i think he feels he has toay that. the first place, that he thinks there is corruption and problems with the 2016 election. if he pulls away now, poat was tht of this whole thing? you will see him t a republicankeep talking about that. nada: what about democrats? do you think they have enough to draft articles of impeachment, or do you think they shave waited and gone to the courts to get the lis of secretary of state pompeo, mick mulvaney, the vice president to testify? anita: well, you have seen that people have been sayg to some people, wait until you get don mcgahn, whenever you get -- wait till you get mick mulvaney, all those people you said. i ink that house democrats feel they have enough, more than enough. they had a lot of key witnesses but they had one key witness, gordon sondland, earlier this
week who said the was a quid pro quo, and they feel like i don't needll those people, because what they are going to do the president is not letting these people testify, we're not getting the documents, that is anicle of impeachment. he is obstructingti j, obstructg our investigation, and they will use it against him. nada: we heard the president in this interview, but what are you hearing behind the scenes? does the president feel confident after these public hearings? y ita: we hear that every has a different mood. the first day he felt, lasti was vindicated. part of me thinks that he wants a little revenge. he is saying -- he didn't, but one of his spokespeople said on tv yesterday, we are going to call joe biden, weerill call huiden, we will call adam schiff. i don't know if that is going to happen. if any of those things happen, they could get what they want to do the whole time, they could say anything they want to adam schiff. i do think the big goal is he wants a trial, he will be amacquitted, and he willign for reelection on "i was exonerated."n nada: john bols resurfaced
on twitter, a bit of back and forth whether he w taken off by the white house or not. he is back on. ise the last smoking gun here? is there any information he has meat could upend the impea inquiry? anita: let's be clear, he has information cause he spoke to the president every single day. so does mick mulvaney, so does don mcgahn there are so many key people we did not hear from. i think he probably hasio inform he is teasing us a bit. he wan to sell a book or get the information out there. remember, they did not part on good terms here, john bolton and donald trump, and they had a feud back-and-forth on who got fired or whether he resigned.it he is puttinut there like i have some information. i think the democrats will move on ahead. they don't want to wait, they want to get this done by ngristmas time, and so they can't be waior these other people to come forward. nada: anita kumar, thank you very much. anita: sure, thanks.
nada: well, from u.s. politics to u.k. politics, and the upcoming election took center stage night. with less than three weeks to go until vo the leaders of the four biggest parties appeared on the bbc to answer voters' questions. john pienaar sent this report. he is looking confident it is what he does, but the campaign is getting gog. just look at jeremy yn. young voters often like him, and he needs them. tonight, though, he wants to reach more than just the converted. swinson, and snp leader nicola sturgeon.ll for them a, it is a big night. first up, the labor leader, and from jeremy corbyn a clear answer to the brexit question.
>> will you campaign to remain or leave the eu is elected? why would anyone vote labor without knowing the answers the john: the answer was neither one, and his frustration showed. mr. corbyn: we will negotiate a credible leave deal with the european union - please!finish, i'm trying to answer the gentleman's question. second, we will put thatid alonremain in a referendum. i will adopt a neutral stance so i can credibly carry out the sults to bring our communities and country together. john: then, a question that has rt him, anti-semitism in the party, his own treatment of a jewish woman mp. >> a jewish mp was heckled out of the press conference, and two years at least. john: another answer that will be remembered. but nicola sturgeon wants more and hopes to get it if no party wins the eleion outright. >> if there is a hung e rliament, what is the pr your corporation with a minority government?
ms. sturgeon: i cannot in good conscience ever put boris johnson into number 10 downing street. [applause] ms. sturgeon: in terms of what i would seek to win from a minority labour government, i t uld ask for and expect jeremy corbyn to respecthe right of the scottish people to choose their own future john: jo swinson next. she is a potential powerbroker, too. the lib dem pledge to block brexit came with a cost, leavers. >> article 50 confirming 17.4 million people that you think they were voting for?t know what >> you want to leave, and i don't think it makes you a bad person. i want to remain in the eu, and i hope you don't think that makes me about person. >> you can disagree with me. ms. swinson: i have not changed my view on whether we are better off in the european union. john: then, the one they want out of his job, and straightaway, a trickyne for boris johnson, who is so often
accused of stretching and breaking the truth, this time to his face. >> how important is it for someone in your potion of power to tell the truth? prime min. johnson: i think it's -- i think it's absolutely vital. and i think the issue of trust in politics is essential to this corrosion of trust in politics at the moment. >> so why do you think you arebe g asked that question? prime min. johnson: let's be clear, it is the failure politicians to deliver brexit. >> hang on. ime min. johnson: we have a deal, and it's a good deal. [applause] prime min. johnson: it's a great deal. it is there, ready to go, as i never tire of saying, john: a potentially awkward moment used to make the case for brexit. no shortage of tough os from this one to the man once compared muslim women in burkas two bank robbers in letterboxes. >> racism in this country is rife. will you admit that you personally contributed to this sod say the words "i'y"?
[applause] prime min. johnson: i've written many millions of words as a journalist and i have nuinely never intended to cause hurt or pain. what i was doing was mounting a strong liberal defense of the right of women in this country wear what they choose. john: and again, could the country believe what he says? >> why should i believe another pledge that you will recruit additional 6000 gp's over the course of the parliament? e min. johnson: well, richard -- [applause] prime min. johnson: 5000 more doctors this year than last year. we are making prress. of course i want more gp's and of course i want more investment in the nhs. we are puttingn now the biggest-ever cash boost into ths nhs under ne-nation conservative government. you survive john: john: he survived the ordeal, they all did.
boris johnson seemed pleased, or at least relieved, without a hint that gone. trust is an issue with all thehe leaders ofampaign. they all seemed defensive. john pienaar, bbc news, sheffield. nada: a quick look at other news. the siege at the polytechniciv sity in hong kong appears to be nearing an end. at least 8 protesters surrendered on friday, and hong kong's police chief has urged those remaining to leave as soon possible. he has promised not to arrest those under the age of 18 years strahtaway and has appealed end the standoff peacefully. billed as one of the sevenhe wonders ofncient world, the ancient city of petra in jordan is celebrating one million tourist visits social media has played a large role in boosting the site's popularity, and with entry alone costing $100 per pershe, site is providing a significant boost to the jordanian econo. today, president trump hosted a roundtable of experts to discuss the healthmpact of a vaping and whether or not there needs to be a ban on flavored products that attract young people. at times the meeting becamou
contenwith voices from the industry saying jobs would be lost if they were banned, and that responsible marketing was s e answer. doctors stress ts a health crisis that needed to be addressed. a brief time ago i spoke to a doctor from thuniversity of california-san diego school of medicine.k thu so much for joining us. there was a lot of attentionon todahe surge of youth vaping. do you think one of the solutions is to ban flavored products advertised for children? >> it a scary situation we are in. there are a lot of children, teenagers, and young adults using vape devices. they are getting hooked on them very rapidly. one of the workarounds is to make them less appealing, so the guban of flars like bubb grape-flaéed, ème brûle chocolate, all of these things can help make them less appealing and hopefully get fewer kids and teenagers hooked nada: the cdc repos of
november 20 there are 47 confirmed deaths from vaping and more than 2000 cases of lung injury. many people are questioning if vaping is in fact safe. is there a lot left to learn in this area? are there real answers yet for people? >> absolutely. we are not sure what is driving the lung injury and us the deaths. the vitamin e signal is pretty strong. it appea that whatever is causing the toxicity is likely being mixed in with thc in paicular. we're working really hard and gst to try and get to the bottom of this a some answers so we can make these devices more safe, because they are not going anywhere. vaping is going to be around for years to come. t nada: do ynk federal
looking at the saf theseall at products before they became so widely available? dr. alexander: i think it is easy to cast blame, looking back in time. i do think that if they were regulated as soon as they entered the internional market in 2007, maybe we wouldn't be in this situationith so many ung people using these devices and getting sick. that being said, the fda did try to regulate them multiple times over the last few years and got blked by various groups. regulating these devices to make them less accessible by children d teenagers is a huge step forward in trying to nip this epidemic and nicotine addiction surge in the bud. dr. alexander: thank you for having me. ."da: you are watching "bbc world news ameri still to come on tonight's program, two men who discovered fighting pressure are --
discovered viking treasure are heading to jail after trying to sell a piece of history. nada: the announced that a number of children whose british parents were inside the former islamic state territory and died in syria are being returned to the u.k. reporting restrictions mean that a few details have been revealed. quentin somerville reports. quentin: these children are looking for a way home, still trapped inia syr today, reddish orphans who are not shown here -- british who are not shown her are finally able to skip the misery of syria's camps. they are in the care of u.k. diplomats and are doing well. >> with look at the individuals very carefully, and in the circumstances it is the right thing to do. these children should be safe and sound in the u.k. at home and not caught up in aicious conflict. i hope they are given the time and space and support to return to some kind of normal life.
quentin: around 60 others from the u.k. are caught up in the islamic state's aftermath. a social worker in the camps says they, too, need to be returned. he said, "we are calling upon countries western, foreign, or arab,ta t their undocumented children back so they have proper care at home and so that ds know their families, aunts, uncles, and relatives." it is wider than detention camps. in prisons, there is more than 150 chiomren. stephen suriname is one of them. >> i never joined them. brmy motheght me to idlib. they took me here witoout me wantin come. quentin: stephen, like others, .dreams of returning home his father is waiting for him. the british children didn't
choose the islamic state. they are now free from i suffering. but for thousands more, the hardship continues. quentin somerville, bbc news. nada: two men using metalto detectorook for treasure in the u.k. have been jailed for stealing a vikinhoard of coins fd jewelry worth millions dollars. they did not declare the more00 thanyear-old find, and sold it to dealers. was jailed for 10 years andwell layton davies was sennced to eight and a half years. robert hall reports. robert: the treasure stolen by a viking invader. link in the birth of a nation. what we have is coins minted in two neighboring kingdoms, wessex, everything south of the
thames, d mercier, which extends from the thames. this dates from the very moment that england as a single kingdom is taking shape, so you could argue this is england's first hoard. we don't know w the viking loot was buried here, but it laid undiscovered fo1000 years until it was stolen again. a treasure trove unearthed piece by piece and captured on the finder's mobilephone. layton davies and george powell, rsmetal detectorists for y now had a decision to make. >> if you find treasure, you need to declare it within 14 days of knowing it is treasure. they didn't. they declared some of it, being the gold, something you couldn't sell because it is so unique. robert: the coins were another
lltter, and the thieves found just the man to hem. he took samples to a london dealer and passed on the news that they were looking at a value of over 3 million pounds. by the time e trio enlisted paul wells, another loca dealer, police were on their trail. but it wasn't easy. >> an unregulated body, the coin dealerships of the united kingdom. that proved a big problem for us. there is no regulation, no records. robert: one crucial piece of evidence turned up at paul's home. coins from the hoard carefully sewn into the case for a magnifying glass. this is a fraction of what the thieves found. the trail has gone col they have done nothing to aid the search for the treasure. >> the feeling of finding something like that will be amazing. the first thing motion detectorists wl do is share that -- we want to share that with a museum, share that with friends.the fact that these twos haven't done that undermines all
orthe good of people who do the right thing. bert: the men, who will return to court today, could hold t key to a mystery yet to be solved. nada: now to a musical that is making many stop to take notice both for the stars beh and the subject it tackles. "the boy in the dress" is based on a booky david walliams and features new music cowritten and composed by robbie williams. it is thstory of dennis, star athlete who wants to wear a dress. will gompertz spoke with the creators about teaming up with the royal shakespeare company to bring the story to the stage. ♪ though it feels so right to me how do i know that it isn't >> he gave us two weeks. two weeks to write 24 songs. >> elton john wrote the songs for "billy elliot" in one week.
>> yeah, but i can go la la la. i don't know how to that. words are very different. i bet elton john did. >> lee hall took about two months to think of the words. >> ok. h>> ♪e to admit that's a perfect fit i've never dressed up like a girl you wouldn't ever know it ♪ >> it is written before you had a child, written before instagram and social med has become a big thing. if you were writing it today, would you write it differently? >> i hope not, because i thie the always relevant. the theme is what it is to be different and celebration of someone who has thifcourage to berent. the interesting thing is that debate has moved a lot in 10 years. when the book came out, it was not much of a success commercially, because people were resistant to the title of the book. ♪
m and the creative proces process is i'm going into the udio today to get a hit. i think that other people that may have written musicals before anr thinking about the boo the journey, where it needs to , the elements. it is like each individual song i'm justhinking should be aom number onene in the history of music. ♪ will: does this show relate to shakespeare? >> i think is d a way. there was a point deciding on a piece of programming, we would do "as you like it" and "the boe in the." the girl in therouses and the boy in the dress. rosalind in "as you like it" puts on her trousers and understands the different perspective on humankind. i think dennis does the same in "the boyn the dress." ♪
da i don't know, i think i agree with robbie williams, two heweeks to write all songs for a musical is pretty impressive. remember you can find more of ne, all of the day' on our website. plus, to see what we are working ont any time, check us out on facebook. ada tawfik. thanks for watching "world news weekend.and have a great made possible by... babbel, an online program designed by language specialists teaching spanish, french and more. narrator: funding was also provided by... the freeman foundation. by judy and peter blum-kovler foundation. pursuing solutionsglor erica's ted needs. and by contrns to this pbs station from viewers like you, thank you.
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