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this is the news live from donald trump's former attorney damning indictment of the u.s. president. he's a racist. and here unleashes a torrent of allegations the white house says michael cohen is live. also on the program the second summit between the leaders of the united states and north korea gets off to a friendly start. open that meeting in the vietnamese capital how annoyed with the
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u.s. president praising the strong relationship will not be enough to make progress towards peace. britain's votes on a series of amendments to legislation and fees back a move for the government to ask for a delay of the day that britain leaves the european union if necessary. to know that their sporting world police in austria and germany make several arrests facing the world of nordic skiing. until girl welcome to the program. donald trump's former a fixer and personal lawyer has made a string of explosive allegations about the u.s. president michael cohen told a congressional committee that mr trump prior knowledge of leaked e-mails from the democratic party during the twenty sixteen presidential campaign he also said the
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president instructed him to break camp campaign finance laws mr kohut said only is the beginning of the process not the end ladies and gentleman the days of this committee for taking the president at all costs over the democratic controlled house flex this muscle with michael cohen's live testimony and they couldn't have chosen a more colorful witness to kick off their public oversight hearings i am ashamed because i know what mr trump is he is a racist he is a con man and he is a cheat cohen was president trump's personal lawyer for a decade before he was caught up in the probe of russian interference in the twenty sixteen presidential election he was called to capitol hill to testify on possible criminal conduct by the president and his inner circle including his son in law son
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and campaign manager related to the election and beyond cohen said the president had directed him to break campaign finance laws with hush money payments to porn star stormy daniels. i am providing a copy of a thirty five thousand dollars check that president trump personally signed from his personal bank account on august first of twenty seventeen when he was president of the united states pursuant to the coverup which was the basis of my guilty plea to reimburse me. cohen also painted a portrait of a candidate who encouraged associates to do anything to get him elected that included communicating with wiki leaks about e-mails stolen from his opponent hillary clinton stone told mr trump that he had just gotten off the phone with julian a son and that mr stanch told mr stone that within
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a couple of days there would be a massive dump of e-mails that would damage hillary clinton's campaign mr trump responded by stating to the effect wouldn't that be great drums personal financial cohen provide a no smoking gun of the trump campaign's collusion with russia he suspects it he said but he has no concrete evidence but if wednesday's hearing is any indication the rest of the trump presidency will be dogged by inquiries as congressional democrats expand their investigation of the president's business and political affairs ice. straits to washington then where they double correspondent ahead of the humphrey has been following the drama welcome how significant is. going to. people here in the united states phil have been glued to their televisions here in washington d.c. some bars have been open from ten am so that people can attend these hearing watch
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parties this is a moment in history many people have been saying all during parallels for example to another presidential lawyer that being john dean in his testimony back in one thousand nine hundred seventy three the watergate scandal his testimony was seen as the turning point in the investigation a year later president nixon then resigned so the question is what is so explosive about mr cohen's testimony today well i wouldn't say it's the character assassination months slinging of course has been going on for the past two years it is those three big accusations mr cohen had to come up with something concrete and those allegations are really related to one the wiki leaks dumping of e-mails regarding a democratic candidate hillary clinton had prior knowledge about that too regarding russia that continued his business with the moscow trump tower in twenty sixteen when he was running for president and that he knew about his son donald jr meeting
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in trump tower in manhattan with russian connections and theory regarding payments hush money payments to adult actress stormy daniels we knew about those payments what we didn't know and the allegation from mr cowen is that the president then reimbursed him he paid him back with a check to the tune of thirty five thousand dollars when he was in office at the check that was presented today in congress appears to bear the signature of the president and is dated august twenty seventeen so talk us through some of the reaction to a list drama. i think it's fair to say that the most explosive reaction has been in congress today at the beginning of proceedings of the testimony we saw republican mark meadows try to actually delay the proceedings saying that we didn't receive the prepared statement in time when there was a vote on delaying it of course that didn't pass mark meadows then taking the line what proof do you have that's the chorus line we keep seeing what proof do you have
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for example that mr trump is a racist for example and the trump jim jordan also then saying you know are you aware mr cohen that essentially you are now a puppet of the democrats who want to bring down the president and despite the fact that president chump of course is that high stakes summit in vietnam where he's meeting with the north korean leader kim jong un yet we believe that he has also been shooting and he's certainly been tweeting re tweeting and tweet just a while ago actually we can take a look that now it read that michael cohen was one of my many lawyers who represented me unfortunately he had other clients also he was just disbarred by the state supreme court for lying and fraud he did bad things unrelated to trump he's lying in order to reduce his prison time using her kids lawyer and yes he is going to prison time from a may three years but it's believed that that sentence is already set and briefly
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how do you know which of these claims is likely to the most damaging until there's concrete evidence so far it's the reputational damage of course they'll be a lot of interest in the russian allegations but at the moment it seems that these allegations are essentially the cement between the blocks of the murder investigation we're waiting for the results of that that said there is one allegation that mr cohen is aware of the illegality which is being invested investigated by the new york court which he cannot speak about so we'll look forward to hearing more about that in the future next exciting episode of the humphrey in washington thank you. a second summit between president of trump and north korea's leader kim jong un underway the two men met for a short time on wednesday evening a more level talks are set for the morning mr trump wants to push to came to give up its nuclear weapons program in exchange for economic development. tonight had
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been a suggestion of the match from the hotel in the. talks come eight months after historic summit in singapore first between a sitting u.s. president and a north korean leader. to correspond hundred phenomenas following those talks in hanoi is her assessment. on the first day of their summit donald trump. and we're all smiles and pleasantries the u.s. presidents we peaked at least good relationship with the north korean leader referring to the brutal dictator as my friend he seems to be hopeful that there are personal poor can bridge gaps in negotiations on thursday the talks will continue the u.s. is seeking detailed commitments from pyongyang to dismantle at least some of its nuclear facilities while kim's regime wants relief from punishing economic
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sanctions the challenge will be to turn the apparent good chemistry between the two leaders into a concrete agreement both sides are happy with. i suddenly found a comment in hanoi now to some of the other stories making news around the world egyptian state television says at least twenty people were killed and forty wounded after a fire broke out at cairo's main train station a fog was reportedly set off by trains that fuel tank which exploded when the train crashed into a barrier. idea is president mohamed who bihari has defended his victory in the weekend's presidential elections the electoral commission declared the result early on wednesday saying that he had won back comfortable margin the opposition says the election was rigged and says it will challenge the result in court. and james is here for break ins broke the jewish community celebrate the opening of a new cynical building stands on the same side as the seven on the down eighty
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years ago during nights of attacks across nazi germany do is community in the town has grown in recent years and now about and now the numbers about a thousand. staines former prime minister mariano rajoy has appeared in court as a witness in the trial of twelve cotland separatist leaders and he said the politicians had known we created a dangerous situation in their twenty seventeen independence bit defended his decision to crackdown on the separatist movement the trial continues. for british lawmakers have been taking part in a series of votes that could result in a delay to bret's it be on the current march twenty ninth deadline and pace voted to allow themselves to vote in favor of seeking an extension to the current president that dr louis's may says this is not the preferred outcome for european leaders including germany's chancellor say they are open to a proxy delay but not to be negotiating the deal. straight to
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london then where we join the mass who's outside the houses of parliament welcome bigots nothing about to. have a straightforward m.p.'s would do to vote on five amendments tonight which are the most significant. well phil you already mentioned one where and he's basically all backing to rezone mais plan to if her deal does not get the improvement of parliament in a couple of weeks time that then that she will then ask for an extension if the house of parliament approved that so maximum its three month extension so the cliff edge gets moved from the end of march to the summer the other interesting amendment was labor it was about their vision of how a whole drags it should look like it got very sick and the question is will they now throw the whole weight behind the second referendum behind a campaign for a second referendum i don't know whether you here always see behind me quite
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a lot of campaigners are hoping that labor will actually do that and remains to be seen maybe tomorrow we'll know more about that ok now the say nothing about this is straight forward which do you think at this stage it looks like the most likely scenario i mix pension of the negotiations or in fact no deal. well those two are in fact not mutually exclusive. it's more likely i think that if three's a maze deal doesn't get voted through in the house of parliament in a couple of weeks time that m.p.'s might then instructed to to seek an extension however at the end of that period to resume has said she's going to look for maximum three months time because otherwise they'll be european parliament election and she she's not in favor of going for a really long period so then you know it is the same situation it's just it's just moved if you months time moved into the summer but still the default position if
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parliamentarians can't get their act together or there is a second referendum or article fifty gets revoked which looks very unlikely at this point the default is still that there is no deal and that the u.k. does crash out at some point so all this i hear from extension that the french presenter said to be you would only agree to extend the deadline if britain put something new on the table has anything new emerged. well this is what the european leaders have have always stressed that they are of course sympathetic to all the difficulties that mrs may is facing here at home and that they want something concrete or they want something like a general election or maybe a second referendum and in fact was interesting i spoke to one campaigning today for a second referendum and he said he's really hoping for the e.u. to do that and to put some condition on this extension like in his case as a second referendum because he said then this is his way of making sure that he can
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get it straight we don't know yet what you is really going to do treason may have said that she is really adamant only three months time but maybe the you also has the power to say well maybe a really long a period of time so that you and london can sort out once and for what you really want what kind of relationship do you really want with the european union. and london thank you. the european union meanwhile has asked india and pakistan to exercise the utmost restraint and the current outbreak of violence or disputed territory of kashmir the conflict could lead to serious and dangerous consequences for the two countries and the wider region on wednesday india and pakistan both claim to have shot down fighter jets from the other side. many details surrounding the latest skirmishes between india and pakistan remain
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unclear but nevertheless pakistan says it took down two indian fighter jets. two indian air force planes once again entered pakistan while crossing the line of control. pakistani air force was ready they took them on there was an engagement. and as a result both the indian planes were shot down. the incident is the latest in a series of events in the contested kashmir region the area has been central to the dispute between the two countries for decades by some estimates it's the world's most militarized zone a stair down zone between two nuclear neighbors. the latest escalation began two weeks ago when forty indian paramilitary police were killed by a suicide bomber and. according to the indian government its warplanes retaliated this week by striking a training camp near the pakistani town of balakot killing quote a large number of militants the leases that launched the airstrikes against the
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group jaish e mohammed after it got hold of intelligence that the group was planning further attacks the likes of continually putin of pakistan i think not in this. and this isn't going to get information. either gets into. them if indeed he said it could be improved with pakistan's claim it shot down two indian warplanes tensions have escalated even further pakistan's prime minister imran khan is calling for talks with india. i want to ask a question of the indian government. that considering the nature of the weapons that both of us now for can we afford any miscalculation should we not think at this moment that if the situation escalates johnson where will it go it will not be in my control or narendra modi's control. calls for deescalation a resulting from around the world with germany the u.s. and the u.k.
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all appealing for restraint. german government says it is taking seriously reports that german made weapons are being used in the war in yemen investigative reporting by d w hand to media partners suggests that saudi arabia and the united arab emirates have deployed the arms in contravention of agreements with germany opposition parliamentarians of course on berlin to end its strategic partnership with saudi arabia. according to german regulations this minesweeper made in germany should not be in yemeni waters but d.-w. and its investigative partners have assembled proof that the vessel is on active service there that's prompted calls for action. in my view it's a clearer than ever that germany based some responsibility for the terrible suffering in the war in yemen with women and if we don't want that money then we have to stop delivering weapons to all sides in the conflict citizens and politicians have been
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expressing their dismay online using the hash tag german arms the greens calling it an absolute worst case scenario. is germany in directly involved in one of the world's most devastating conflicts in response to the report senior government figures are calling for an explanation they suspect of being illicitly supplied to warring parties i think this case needs to be investigated deeply every state that gets weapons from germany was allowance of the government has to sign and confirm that this weapons remain in the state where they are delivered to. chancellor merkel's cabinet has denied knowing german weapons of being deployed in the war in yemen in the wake of revelations the
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government says fresh inspections will be carried out concrete he invites the government takes seriously and willing best to gate any evidence of abuse or failure to observe the terms of n.t.'s the question is what has happened to the weapons that found their way to saudi arabia the united arab emirates the evidence speaks for itself they ended up in the war zone in yemen. now another doping scandal has had the sporting world this time nordic skiing is under scrutiny after days of made arrests in germany and austria right focused in part on the town of xenophobes in austria where the nordic skiing world championships are taking place. a house used to peace and quiet in the austrian alps is now at the center of a police bust here police arrested seven people among them five athletes. austrian police are working together with german authorities in
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a sting centered on an international doping ring whose backers are believed to come from germany. and start the motor of the munich public prosecutor is bringing charges against four german citizens on suspicion of using doping methods for bitten by the anti doping long as it's. the athletes who are alleged to have practiced blood doping which involves blood being removed from the body and later reinjected shortly before competition boosting delivery of oxygen to cells police say on wednesday they caught two austrian athletes red handed or thought he's there say the doping network originated in germany but they believe it operates around the world. at the same time as the bust in austria police in germany searched nine buildings in the town of effort including the practice of sports medicine specialist mark s. he was arrested along with an assistant police believe he is a leading figure in the doping network. and hear more on this from higher he is an investigative journalist who's an expert on don't think in sport welcome to t w m
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what more can you tell us about today's events. it shows us very clearly that doping is obviously very very widespread in nordic skiing we don't talk about individuals we talk about this is that the this is a metric cheating in the sports and obviously was center in germany based in. which means that what people say that germany is maybe a country was less doping than others that's exactly not true and we have people in the background while busy help others also i think from other countries to cheat. i mean noting skiing is not as a sport think as much about never mind things much about in terms of doping do you think that this is a big problem in this world it is we have for example a lot of documents which show very clearly is that since the early two thousand
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years or so has been obviously widespread doping in the sport because you need in durance you need power and bows are very important to achieve ready really good performances and we have blood values from a lot of athletes which indicated very clearly that it is obvious the big cheating going on it has been a dead time at least now is this rate today shows that it's still happening in the sports so it's not. better than years before so why do you think it's taken so long and for this to come out on for arrests to be made. television produce a documentary which has been aired in general two thousand and nineteen and in the middle of the documentary was a former cross-country flight from austria his name is your highness during and he made some and occasions with respect to blood doping in germany but he didn't tell the audience would have been the people in the back yard more or less but later on
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they have been investigations by german and austrian prosecutors and he named persons in the background we did that and we helped him to dope and that led to his investigations and that is the reason for that today all these raids have been taking place in germany and in austria so do you think it is then just a matter of time before pretty much every sport that we're familiar with has its own doping scandal i would say in every sport where durance is very important power is very important you will have the whole problem and i think we just see a little the tiny percentage of the whole big problem because many dopers. don't get caught and it's because more and more police investigators also journalists. dealing with that matter and trying to find out more as the situation is
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a different than years before so that's makes a difference to the early two thousand years for example good talking to you thank you for joining us thank you. they do by a duty free tennis championships polish underdog who brought the whole catch stun top seed kind as you call it to reach the quarterfinals who catch a converted six out of seven break points to bases japanese opponents seven five five seven six two in just over two hours the major upset is the first top ten victory of the world the number seventy sevens korea. public outcry has forced french sportswear retailer the cath loam to scrap plans to market a joke as he job in france some politicians have threatened to boycott the brand it's been a big seller in other countries france banned the hit job fifteen years ago. it was meant to offer muslim women
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a way to participate but french politicians said the running he job contradicted the country's secular values there were threats of a boycott until retailer decathlon buckled under pressure from angry activists. he needed to. promoting a comment that's actually a confinements of women. these women should be doing sports but it's supposed to be for the liberation of bodies and excellence. shocks me just. to kathlyn said it had received hundreds of calls and e-mails in protest of the job and that staff in stores had been threatened but not everyone is offended. that women should do what they want i'm afraid if they come do sports. it's a purely commercial decision sports has nothing to do with it why should they cut this. cap on is still selling the item in morocco muslim women in
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france can find he jobs at nike stores the u.s. sportswear giant introduced the product last year. is remind. us president. mr trump knowledge of leaked e-mails from the democratic party during the trying to sixteen presidential election presidential campaign also said that he heard. donald trump make a series of racist remarks about aftermath. of that next after the world news of the attack.
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who will win this thing we believe that renewable energy will play an important role in the future. but geopolitical. starting munching on t.w. . donald trump is in vietnam holding his second historic summit with north korea supreme leader kim jong il on mr trump says that round one last year in singapore was a resigning success so successful at the rest of the world a small. maybe this one will be the one i'm phil gala in berlin and this is the day . i think you can.

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