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u.s. house speaker nancy pelosi launches an impeachment inquiry against donald trump allegations he sought ukraine's health against joe biden. heller i missed the attack and this is al jazeera live from doha also coming up donald trump lashes out as a run in his u.n. general assembly address but back channel diplomacy is that way to ease tensions. that breaks that will go ahead on the 31st of october despite the u.k.'s highest court ruling his suspension of parliament was unlawful. and family members of some
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victims of the 77 max crash in ethiopia snub a boeing as compensation often calling it a publicity stunt. now u.s. democrats are opening a formal impeachment inquiry into president donald trump over claims that he sought political help from ukraine house speaker nancy pelosi made the announcement after trump acknowledged a phone call with ukraine's president in which he discussed a democratic presidential hopeful joe biden now trying to withholding aid to ukraine ahead of that call but denied using it as political leverage. the actions of the trump presidency revealed dishonorable fact of the president's betrayal of his oath of office betrayal of our national security and the trail of the integrity of our elections therefore today i'm announcing the house of representatives moving
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forward with an official impeachment inquiry and directing our 6 committees to proceed with their investigations under that umbrella of impeachment inquiry the president must be held accountable no one is above the law now trump reportedly wanted ukraine's president to investigate joe biden and his son he says he has authorized the release of a transcript of the phone call with saddam is a lengthy and denied any impropriety and reacting to policies announcement from fired back on twitter calling the impeachment inquiry presidential harassment he lashed out at the democrats for quote ruining the united nations general assembly with a witch hunt garbage but our correspondent she had to tansey has the latest from washington d.c. almost as soon as nancy pelosi had stopped talking the republican party including dollar trump himself were circulating a video that was ready to go putting forward the argument that because the democrats called defeat donald trump at the ballot box they feel their only
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alternative is to impeach it was a montage of sorts selectively edited suggesting that the democrats were being rather on the hand of that's one of the reasons why nancy pelosi has long been against impeachment she has all along felt this would be too divisive and could give. a real boost to the old base at a time when perhaps some of them were a wavering about donald trump as as it gave me the opportunity for the republican party to talk about what chance once again and certainly that was the message that was received from the house minority leader the republican leader nancy pelosi is counterpart in the house an hour after pelosi spoke. our job is to legislate not to continue to investigate something in the back when you cannot find any reason to impeach this president this election is over i realize 2016 did not turn out the way speaker pelosi wanted it to happen but she cannot change the laws of this congress she cannot unilaterally decide when
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a pietschmann inquiry what she said today made no difference of what's been going on it's no different than what natalie has been trying to do. it's time to put the public before politics it's not entirely clear how the impeachment inquiry process will work nancy pelosi mentioned that there already 6 committees on the way investigating dog trump for alleged malfeasance those will now be on movie umbrella of an impeachment inquiry but the detail is also a bit murky but at the very least it would seem that by introducing the idea of formal impeachment inquiry at least some of these committees will get some of the information that they want and which the white house has so far refused to give over offer more on this let's speak to bill schneider who is a professor of public policy at george mason university and he joins us now from washington d.c. mr snyder joe biden has said that he supports impeachment as long as the trumpet ministration continues to be obstructionist but now the president is saying that
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he'll release a transcript of the call so where does that leave all of this. leaves it up in the air a lot depends on what's in that transcript and whether president from can claim that his conversation with the president of ukraine had no connection at all with the military aid that was due to be sent to the ukraine and was being held up the question was the question will be was there a quid pro quo between the military aid and the request for an investigation so depending on what's in the transcript your take is that they may not be an impeachment inquiry that could be halted potentially. will almost certainly be an impeachment inquiry what we don't know is whether they'll be a vote of whether it will end up in a vote for impeachment you need a majority of the house to vote for impeachment now that's what happened of course with bill clinton. democrats have
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a majority but not all democrats have come on board yet but you could have a majority by just democrats so far no republicans have supported even an impeachment inquiry much less actually impeaching the president well there's been talk of impeachment for some time but the democratic leadership especially nancy pelosi were pushing back especially heading into 2020 in the election and now i believe even several democrats in vulnerable seats have called for impeachment so what's changed what's shifted here. what's changed is that the information that an intelligence officer we don't know who it was yet registered a complaint about the transcript about the conversation the person in charge had with the president of ukraine he found it totally inappropriate and we're going to find out what was in that complaint probably this week he complained that something was wrong the inspector general of the intelligence community reviewed the
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complaint and said it was indeed urgent which then obligated him to send it to congress that hasn't happened yet because the the white house has intervened in prevented that complaint from being sent to congress we will almost certainly know what was in that complaint and why it was considered urgent in the next few days well given all of those events mr snyder and i want to ask you about this fresh you gov poll that i have in front of me it says that 55 percent of americans now support and pietschmann unsurprisingly the vast majority of us ah democrats but do you think that public opinion is shifting given what's happened well i think the public his own warmed by what president trump is doing he appears to have defied the constitution you know his standard procedure is defiance he defies congress he defies the press he defeated defies common decency sometimes in his handling of immigration now he's defied the constitution and that's something that has to be
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taken very very seriously until now there was not a majority public support for impeachment but that is changing very very rapidly bill schneider a professor of public policy at george mason university speaking to us from washington d.c. always good to have you on out there in this time. thank you. well french president emanuel has again met iranian president hassan rouhani on the sidelines of the u.n. general assembly urging him to meet donald trump. in the belief that. with no meeting with president turned again to start a new government is about to go. well relations between the u.s. and iran became even more tense following attacks on 2 major oil facilities in saudi arabia this month washington says iran was behind the attack tehran denies the claim is urging the countries to pursue negotiation efforts meanwhile pakistani prime minister imran khan says he was asked by donald trump to help to defuse
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tensions with iran comment to honey but did not elaborate on what was discussed he did say that efforts to mediate weapons. because there was only just this book drew president rouhani yesterday of of to them you do with the president trump. but i go and see anything you write no more than this except that we are trying and media to offer more on this journal is alive at the united nations so john a no meeting yet between trump and rouhani but plenty of backroom diplomacy. yes absolutely in the last 2 days a flurry of meetings taking place among a series of international leaders separately meeting with our son ronnie the iranian president who's here of course in new york and donald trump the u.s. president got france involved germany japan pakistan you were hearing there as well
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or trying to get involved in this push towards what would be a historic opportunity the 2 leaders of the leaders of these 2 countries meeting potentially here at the general assembly on the sidelines the 1st time in 40 years i mean remember just a fortnight or so ago it was thought that this sort of a meeting was in the offing 2. this seemed to be will on both sides but then of course as you mentioned there those attacks on saudi oil and installations which yesterday were blamed by the u.s. by france germany and britain all together on iran putting paid to those hopes nevertheless as. efforts continue donald trump characteristically with harsh rhetoric in his speech the general assembly earlier saying no responsible nation can allow iran's blood lust and saying that he will not lift sanctions but appearing to keep the door open to sanctions he said to the white house pool earlier look we're here we have the time to meet they would like to meet and
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certainly it makes sense but nothing is agreed yes well french president among electron he's met with rouhani twice now and i mean he's just how the news conference what's he been saying. yes a particular drive by the french president emanuel macron in all of this he did hold up the press conference a little while ago with which he told the french press that he believes the conditions were right for a rapid resumption of negotiations it is he said now up to iran and the united states to seize the opportunity that after meeting earlier this evening with mr romney for a 2nd time that are 2 days and with president trump as well and we know that emanuel macron again in his speech earlier on to the general assembly very keen to push the idea of a summit he says it is time now to resume negotiations he says that he warned donald trump at the time that he pulled out of the iranian nuclear deal that if he did so without firm solutions on offer for iran it would only increase pressure in
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the region and so it has proved he wants a summit he says it should be broken down into 4 parts the nuclear question of course then solving the war in yemen coming up with a regional security plan and finally lifting sanctions on iran that so numb drell a big idea we're nowhere near that at this point our correspondent across those developments for us at the u.n. thank you general. now the british supreme court has delivered an extraordinary blow to prime minister barak johnson ruling that he acted unlawfully when he suspended parliament this month the decision effectively avoids the suspension and allows parliament to resume but there are now demands for johnson to resign paul brennan reports. outside the supreme court the anti bracket demonstrators were in optimistic mood inside the judges delivered their devastating ruling with calm deliberation and
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issue where the prime minister boris johnson suspended parliament lawfully or simply to prevent parliament from holding his government to account the effect on the fundamentals of our democracy was extreme no justification for taking action with such an extreme effect has been put before the court the court is bound to conclude. that the decision to advise her majesty to perreault parliament was unlawful because it had the effect of frustrating or preventing the ability of parliament to carry out its constitutional functions without reasonable justification but this case went to the fundamental issue of the very nature of democracy here in the united kingdom and it was a stress test if you like of the separation of powers between the 3 branches of government so this conflict is far from over the outcome is a vindication for gina miller the campaigner who has forced the government for the
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past 3 years to uphold the law or on breaks it. today it's not a win for any individual or cause it's a win for parliamentary servant see the separation of powers and the independence of a british court. news of the court decision prompted a standing ovation from delegates of the opposition labor party conference where the party leader was on his feet at the time. the supreme court has just announced its decision. and it shows that the prime minister has acted wrongly in shutting down below as demand for parliament to be recalled gathered pace the speaker of the lower house stepped in i have instructed the house all thought it is to prepare not for the recall but purgation was unlawful in these void to prepare for the
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resumption of the business of the house of commons. prime minister johnson received the news in new york where he's attending the un general assembly he said he disagreed with the ruling but with respect is the main thing is that we're going to get on and deliberative to the 31st yes of course on that when i have to come back but. you know we'll respect that and get on with back in london that his position is now in question parliament will resume on wednesday morning it promises to be a tumultuous return paul brennan al-jazeera the supreme court. head on out of their afghanistan mind allen says after 40 civilians are killed during an operation targeting the taliban. and workers go on strike in greece calling a bad headache for the new government.
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how the weather's looking lousy fun to draw across southern parts of china a little more clout. central air is easing over toward shanghai josten basin pieces of rain pushing for but not much to speak of into the south of we go the woman sunshine be getting up to around 30 degrees celsius in hong kong for an all phantom had only gets up to around $33.00 degrees and well of the same as we go on into with that cloud will just sink a little further south which by that stage it does join up with the heavy rain that we have across. in the china push by the south well some larvae showers continuing across the pos of the philippines over towards thailand and parts of borneo and take showers here maybe into northern areas of some outer is what we could catch
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a shower in singapore in k.l. was a possibility but thailand on and off bits and pieces of clouds and rain here i cloud and rain well we've got plenty of that's across the goal in india a real saw as the rich rates of the month same down poles western parts of india still very very wet pushing up towards hugo gerard showers there across the central and northern plains as well and for good measure we have some flooding rains the sri lanka. the weather sponsored by countdown anyways. logical chemical agents are witnessed throughout history. oh of course the 1st birds head with me and started fighting me in a developed nation state it's there you know there's. no within reach of those. toxic substances with.
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invisible thread. and again i'm just. a reminder of our top stories this hour u.s. democrats opening a formal impeachment inquiry into president on the trunk of a claim to sort of political help from ukraine house speaker nancy pelosi made the announcement to trump acknowledged he discussed joe biden with his ukrainian counterpart. french president emmanuel lock on says he believes conditions are right for talks between iran and the us it follows my 2nd meeting with iranian president hassan rouhani on the sidelines of the un general assembly in just 2 days
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. and the u.k.'s prime minister embarrassed johnson is vowing that bret's it will go ahead on the 30 festival despite the supreme court ruling that he acted unlawfully when he suspended parliament this month speaker john backout has ordered resumption of parliamentary proceedings from wednesday. and the quake has hit east in pakistan killing at least 22 people and injuring hundreds more the 5.8 magnitude quakes epicenter was close to the city of many poor in pakistan administered kashmir dozens of homes and cars were damaged when roads collapsed and many areas has more from the sound of that. large particles blogger's gone fairly strong quake which was centered near the 2nd largest city and for your sunny administered fish me food. which was said to be. very deep and
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because there's where the shallow and strong. gorge steps down if you're to damage in the area close to the bridge then we are getting reports over a number of reported major damage to infrastructure and. some of the bridges have been damaged and one of the major. had to shut down or supply a precautionary measure but deodhar did you guys say. you would need days if it is nighttime ahead in 5 years don. you have. the floor down and really. very direct bondeson mission over the area are you doing military helicopters to expose their damage on the ground will a clearer picture like need to emerge after daybreak. stronger. and it didn't occur to you over the whole region the program one job and even in
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part. in afghanistan hundreds of people have been protesting against the deaths of at least 40 civilians so they were caught in the crossfire between the government and the taliban there's uncertainty as to exactly what happened in there was a color reach and helmand province on sunday night. reports from kabul. well afghanistan's military says the attack against foreign fighters was successful but once again it seems civilians including women and children became casualties sources in helmand province say the victims were attending a wedding party on sunday evening when they were attacked as the rescuers attended to the dead and injured a crowd gathered at a local hospital waiting for any news should be unless i get a plane arrived and bombarded the wedding ceremony and some nearby houses including my own around 50 to 60 people were martyred and 5060 others are wounded 0 1 1 this
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attack follows another last week in eastern province when a strike is said to be targeting an iso hideout killed dozens of villages working nearby afghan civilian deaths in coalition operations have long been a contentious issue particularly because of the sophisticated weaponry used by nato and u.s. forces even with them having with all the precision. weapons and all the you know up to date latest technologies the civilian casualties were unavoidable of course the underlying. requirement for all of this is good intelligence if you don't have good intelligence often what happens that you end up you end up targeting civilians. the u.n. says that more civilians have been killed this year in operations by the afghan
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military and their coalition allies than by armed groups including the taliban a report just published by the ministry of health has further highlighted the problem showing that in the past year 3300 civilians have been killed and another 16 and a half 1000 wounded robert bright i'll just say a couple. yemen's who see rebels say a saudi led coalition air strike in the country's south has killed at least 17 people there including women and children the strikes hit 2 residential buildings and an ambulance in a province the saudi led coalition which backs the un recognized government in yemen has neither confirmed nor denied the attack the united nations humanitarian coordinator for yemen said the timing of the attack during the u.n. general assembly is profoundly disturbing. now thousands of great as have staged a mass walkout to protest against the new government's planned labor law reforms
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and the fast strike action since the conservative government took office and john psaropoulos has more for athens. government offices and banks were closed on tuesday bringing business to a standstill in many places public transport workers walked out so getting to work was an ordeal as buses and ferries didn't run schools were closed and hospitals operated with reduced stuff but trades union leaders say all that some minor inconvenience compared to what workers will suffer next month if parliament approves a bill proposed by the ruling new democracy party critics say the 3 month old conservative government is building on reforms introduced by the previous left wing government that eroded workers' rights to marry me this is our answer to the attack from the government which is 2 pronged it presents itself as a growth for all but on the other hand strikes at a collective weight bargains and social security and it limits the way unions work
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attempts to control what unions do and limits our right to strike series a started this but now a new democracy has taken up the baton work has a further infuriated by government plans to keep a database of unionized employees and only allowed union votes on strike action to be done online union leaders say that amounts to states of valence the bill also weakens the unions power to negotiate wages with employers by making it more difficult to go to arbitration if talks break down the government says that by giving employees more discretionary power the new law will create jobs it's pledging to double the current growth rates to 4 percent and also to cut taxes labor bore the brunt of greece's long recession minimum wage was cut by a 3rd. and even so unemployment soared to 20 percent unions were effectively silenced when collective wage bargaining was done away with even the public's right
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to strike was temporarily abolished unions now that those erosions of rights will be made permanent in the name of growth as peacefully you know doctors pay has roughly half of that hovers just below a $1000.00 euros over time is either not paid paid in adequately and our salaries simply do not compare to what doctors are paid abroad which leads many people to leave the government says flexible labor laws will attract foreign investors union say an obsession with growth is being used to oppress workers. films. boeing's compensation offer to families of those killed in 2 air crashes has been described by some lawyers as a publicity stunt about $140000.00 has to be paid to each claimant now 346 passengers and crew were killed and the 77 x. disasters in indonesia and ethiopia some of them were from kenya and their
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relatives had been speaking to web this is jordan one of his life was cut short for george kapow his sister says she didn't even know he travelled from his home in march here in kenya's capital nairobi. until she heard the ethiopian airlines plane had crashed and that george was among the 157 people on board nose dived into the ground near addus about the 6 minutes after takeoff investigations are ongoing that boeing's anti stool software known as m. cas has been widely blamed negli. that. and he still few of them is legit but you're focusing on the that's how he died. and it's not the 1st time boeing's m. caste system has been blamed for a crash 6 months earlier a lion air plane crashed into the java sea minutes after takeoff from indonesia's
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capital jakarta. all 189 people on board died the aircraft in both crashes were boeing 737 max regulators around the world since grounded it. airlines often face lifts occasion off the air disasters manufacturers often try and blame the pilots and the airlines often try and blame the manufacturers for a technical fault following the european airlines crash the 2nd of 2 similar accidents lawyers representing the families of those on board say they have a strong precedented case against boeing boeing did wrong on hussein's representing 12 families including asters there among many more who filed suit against boeing in the u.s. in the 20 years i've been working on airline litigation cases i've never seen a case like this and in this particular case it's clear that boeing put profit over
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safety and decided to ignore all of the red flags all of the warnings that were occurring that it had and continued to market sell and deliver this dangerous product. boeing says it supporting investigations but doesn't comment on the lawsuit is the world's largest aircraft manufacturer and one of america's largest companies industry experts say it's likely to pay dearly for to survive for boeing of course being on the receiving end of legal action from the families is just part of a wider picture of a lot of legal action that is either being taken or set to be taken by the industry including by leasing companies who operate these and while this will be a very significant hit in the aircraft manufacturers lifetime the aircraft will go into fly. investigations and court cases are expected to last months victims' families say they want to see boeing held to account. as to knows it won't bring george back but she says the planes need to be made safe so nobody else suffers the
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same fate. malcolm webb. nairobi kenya. the sky above parts of the indonesian island of sumatra has turned a blood red to this week because of air pollution from the thousands of forest fires the models like red is caused by sunlight scattering through the toxic haze firefighters have spent months battling the blazes. hello i'm just in doha with the headlines u.s. democrats are putting a formal impeachment inquiry into president donald trump over claims he sought political help from ukraine house speaker nancy pelosi made the announcement after trump acknowledged he discussed joe biden with his ukrainian counterpart. the actions of the trump presidency revealed dishonorable fact of the president's betrayal of his it was the office betrayal of our national security and betrayal of
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the integrity of our elections therefore today i'm announcing the house of representatives moving forward with an official impeachment inquiry and directing our 6 committees to proceed with their investigations under that umbrella of impeachment inquiry the president must be held accountable no one is above the law french president has again met iranian president hassan rouhani on the sidelines of the un general assembly urging him to meet donald trump if you believe. we don't know if he was president again it's one of. the. relations between the u.s. and iran became even more tense following attacks on 2 major oil facilities in saudi arabia this month washington says iran was behind the attack tehran denies that claim. well the u.k.'s prime minister barak johnson is vowing that breaks it
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will go ahead on the 31st of october despite the supreme court ruling that he acted unlawfully when he suspended parliament the slums speaker john backout has ordered the resumption of parliamentary proceedings from wednesday and the quake has hit east and pakistan killing at least 22 people and injuring hundreds more the 5.8 magnitude quakes epicenter was close to the city of metaphor and pakistan administered kashmir dozens of homes and cars were damaged when roads collapsed and many areas a 24 hour a strike has brought much of greece to a standstill the strike was organized by trade unions protesting proposed labor reforms by the 3 month old government well those are the headlines next up inside story.
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is the war in syria about to end the u.n. is bringing the government and the opposition together to try and change the constitution could it be the start of every political solution to the 8 year conflict this is inside story. hello and welcome to the program i'm debbie apollo and 80 years of war have devastated syria and estimated half a 1000000 war dead millions more living as refugees and a country in ruins now signs of an agreement to words what happens next.

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