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they want this military presence to end what are they offering in return they're offering to secure that border to push the wipe away from the border and this is something the turkish foreign minister has confirmed he said that this is something moscow promised to ankara to do that the syrian government and the russian government are promising to push to wipe e.g. away from our border and if they do that we welcome that so really a really new reality on the ground hard bargaining ahead all right jennifer thank you still ahead on al-jazeera violence during mozambique's election campaign raises questions over the impartiality off the police. and. haddo that the sunshine has returned across much of central areas of china some
cloud again in the last you as but the rain really has dried up so some good guys along the south coast up into shanghai and as a say despite the cloud it's a fairly dry day on friday now we have got a bit more rain in the fall southwest and also still lingering along these the northern coastal areas all the vietnam but even here as we head into saturday it does tend to dry up and then we've got more of this case guys the 29 in hong kong and a very nice 24 in shanghai feeling fresh but quite as he made his across into hong kong and then india we've been talking of course about the monsoon rains and they are on their way out they continue to actually with droid can see the keris skies in the last few plenty of activity the across central and southern areas particularly across into the west on into carola also sri lanka has seen some rather heavy spells of rain there and actually friday on into saturday we'll see more rain once again across into west bengal as a say the line of this rain has not been brought really fall southwards but even so
on saturday those rains once again pushing into more central states i mean could still see some scattered thunderstorms in mumbai but a feeding tube out with a high of 31. very much has been very harmful to the economy and the minds of many people challenging traditional attitudes narrowing the gender gap is helping. to keep. trying to break these barriers so much by giving women access to muscle says. the women leading the way. women make change on al-jazeera.
hello again the top stories on al-jazeera. leaders from the united kingdom on european union say they've reached a deal on. european commission president calling it a fair and balanced agreement but it still needs ratification from both the e.u. parliament. opposition leader has already spoken out against the war saying it doesn't meet labor's demands or expectations and northern ireland's democratic unionist party which backs the conservatives has released a statement saying you cannot support. a parliamentary vote is expected on saturday . u.s. vice president might. have been holding talks with the turkish president the u.s. delegation is trying to convince her to want to call off his offensive in northeastern syria. now the threat of feisal fighters escaping detention has been
discussed by the foreign ministers of her rock and fronts in baghdad's european governments. concerned turkey's offensive against kurds in northern syria will allow some of the $12000.00 suspected fighters to escape the french president is urging iraq to arrest any foreign fighters who arrived there after fleeing syrian detention camps the u.s. ambassador to the european union is testifying to the congressional inquiry into donald trump's impeachment gordon sunland said the president ordered diplomats to involve his personal lawyer rudy giuliani in discussions about ukraine. joining us from washington d.c. what more you hearing about what's been said so far heidi. well the ring someone has been testifying behind closed doors for a few hours now we're not allowed to hear what he's saying but we do have
a copy of his prepared opening statement and it appears to be quite self protective in detail exactly how he was at the center of what democrats call this shadow campaign to pressure ukraine to open an investigation into president trump's political rivals well someone claims that he had no idea that was the intention of this investigation he claims that this was to his understanding an anti corruption probe that he was pressuring ukraine to launch and he denies having any information that trump may have withheld u.s. military assistance to ukraine as leverage to get that investigation into joe biden and biden's son started someone writes in his opening statement i do not recall any discussions with the white house on withholding u.s. security assistance from ukraine in return for the president's 2020 reelection campaign he does say though that the president directed him and other u.s. ambassadors to work with the president's personal attorney rudy giuliani
a private civilian not representative at all of the u.s. government in its dealing with ukraine sunland said he was disappointed by giving getting that directive but he followed through because it was the president's order and he said giuliani specifically said that ukraine had to open an investigation into a company called charisma now bris milah is the company that that joe biden son sat on the board of and though sun lynn who is a self a value crane expert he says that he was not aware of these news reports that was everywhere in the newspapers at that time of that connection he said he didn't know prisma had anything to do with joe biden finally he appears to detail these very self protective actions he took in a text. message exchange that he had with other u.s. ambassadors who are questioning saying quote this is crazy to link u.s. security assistance with a political campaign someone had texted back that this was not
a quid pro quo of any kind and we know now according to someone's own testimony that was a message dictated by president trump himself so let's look ahead for a moment heidi what happens next in the impeachment inquiry would have the democrats sort of next steps well someone is a major key witness in this inquiry what he's talking about now behind closed doors is potentially peeling back more layers of this onion it will likely lead to more witnesses who will be subpoenaed we know that mick mulvaney the acting chief of staff of the white house he has until tomorrow to comply with his own subpoena to hand over documents and the investigators in the house are simply would only down one by one these various witnesses trying to compel those who are not coming forward to testify whether it be going through court or having or charging them with and with impeding congress so all of this is very detailed
it's painstaking in the way that it's being approached but democrats say that they are charging ahead and likely will hold a vote on whether or not to officially impeach trump by november and in fact we know that republicans in the senate are preparing to have the president go on trial before their very chamber in late november all right titus in concert thank you. well the u.s. president's personal attorney face the deadline this week to hand over documents to congress as part of its impeachment inquiry rudy giuliani is accused of running a shadow foreign policy operation meant to damage trump's political rivals chris salumi takes a look at the man at the center of the controversy and maybe the american people have concluded that impeachment is not a problem rudy giuliani does not work for the u.s. government but as president trump's personal lawyer he appears at the center of efforts to pressure ukraine to investigate democrats ousted national security
advisor john bolton reportedly called him a hand grenade who threatened to blow up the administration giuliani made a name for himself going after organized crime and public corruption as a federal prosecutor in new york a job that led to his election as mayor in 1904 but also to criticism he played for the camera he was an extremely tough prosecutor when wall street is he perp walk them he went after the mob he drove into little little league and the fired them so he but he was a tough aggressive with an age of miss the miss he was out to get them and he got them giuliani rose to international prominence in 2001 after the attacks of september 11th earning the nickname america's mayor but his ties to his hometown in the law enforcement community have frayed since becoming one of the controversial president's most vocal defenders and giuliani is now in the sights of
law enforcement himself for his ties to these 2 soviet born u.s. citizens charged with funneling foreign money to u.s. politicians and lobbying for the removal of the united states ambassador to the ukraine memory of it president trump called the of on a vigil bad news on that now infamous call where he pressured the ukrainian president to investigate his political rival former vice president joe biden. his son who had business dealings in the country the u.s. attorney for the southern district of new york the very office where rudy giuliani rose to prominence as a federal prosecutor is handling the case of his associates it's also the office that convicted michael cohen the president's fixer of campaign finance violations and now is reportedly investigating giuliani himself and you know i can't wait to come back to this giuliani denies breaking the law since he was working on behalf of the president not a foreign agent i think he shouldn't be underestimated i think he's
a tough guy and i think some of his some lashing out acting out on the cable networks is is kind of an act. to distract to intimidate and to keep himself at the center of the story which he's a very effective at doing and so far he has refused to cooperate with the impeachment inquiry christian salumi al jazeera new york afghanistan's war against the taliban has claimed a record number of civilian lives and 2019 the u.n. says more than 4000 civilians were killed or injured between july and september that's up more than 40 percent from the same period last year making it the bloodiest period since the war began it brings the total casualties for the 1st 9 months of $21900.00 to more than $8000.00 now around $25000.00 students are marching through the streets of barcelona to protest against jail sentences
handed out to pro independence leaders earlier this week it comes one day ahead of a planned general strike called by various unions this protest was largely peaceful but there has been widespread violence in catalonia since monday the unrest started after spain's supreme court sentenced 9 separate of scotland leaders to up to 13 years in prison for their part in an independence referendum 2 years ago. thank you like to brussels that is donald trump speaking on the tentative new director he'll reach would be u.k. let's listen in live from the beginning that we would always stand behind ireland and not false ideal favorable to the opposition. secondly. the deal has been positively ourselves by the european commission this gave us certainty that it is favorable and safe for the citizens of the european union. the key change in comparison is the earlier version of the e.u.
this prime minister joins us acceptance to have custom strikes at the points of entry into northern ireland this compromise will. allow us to avoid both the checks between ireland and northern ireland and will ensure the integrity of the single market. the reality is that today we have a deal which are allowed us to avoid chaos and an atmosphere of conflict between the e.u. $27.00 and the united kingdom. for the european council invited the commission the rupee a parliament and the council to ensure that this agreement can enter into force on the 1st of november 29th team. now we are all waiting for the vote in both parliament. other more per some a lot of what i feel today is frankly speaking. because in my heart.
i will always be remain and i hope that to show our british friends for the fight to return on day our door our door will always be open thank you. thank you i now president of the you think mission you know good evening but this morning after 2 of the phone calls i had to leave for the british prime minister we reached an agreement thank you to me shared would be the next together we've his team what we have the good. is much more that leap. it's a legal text which provides legal certainty to the problems created by bricks. look texts. put those did or the normal usage where you put those up you know stop would you surely do not from an auto monologue of
read thoughts so if they're so he meant applies to people and peace agreement on his projects the rights of 4500000 citizens 3.5 many users and living in the u.k. and more than a 1000000 u.k. citizens living in the european union. they can continue to live their lives as before. we always saturday puts people in these negotiations. also protects those who receive. more funding by means of the financial regulation. the agreement provides for a transitional period to the end of 2020 at least it protects our geographical destinations of origin and it ensures an orderly withdrawal of we now have a new protocol on ireland and not now and which protects peace and stability on the
island of ireland and fully protects our single market that we stand united to have . over the past 2 years we have worked very closely with the 2 shook country voted to fork would not have been possible to reach an agreement to do it was for them. they've got more of a we have the political declaration on the future relationship with the united kingdom and we revise this status slightly up this is an ambitious provides for an ambitious free trade agreement in the future without had tariffs. and quotas and no commitments jeffy. do and level playing field. we need you to reach the deed for them so people's works you just have.
thank you and now we're out. thank you very much i want to start by thanking michelle and the task force for the enormous work they have done in recent years and their professionalism. on the commission donald and the council all of the 27 i just ate in government and prime minister johnson for bringing us to the point are out today also want to acknowledge the. real hard work and the patriotism of the staff of the department of station and department of foreign affairs for all they've done in the past few years as well i've really learned 2 things i think about the european union in the past 2 years what i've had the privilege of being a teacher garland and that is seeing the strength of the unity of the european union how much we can achieve if member states of the 27 think together work together and have common objectives europe acts as one is
a truly powerful force for good in the world united we stand divided we fall and i think that we've seen in the last few years is a lesson to us for the future how we can achieve its objectives if we're united and that can be something we take forward into future negotiations not just with the u.k. but with the u.s. and china and turkey and others and also as the leader of a small nation i've really felt enormous solidarity from our european partners sometimes people in small countries believe they can be swallowed up if they join big organizations by the like the and i think it's been demonstrated in the past 2 years that the european union really is a union of nations and also of peoples and one in which small states are protected and respected. like. present mixed feelings today i really regret that the united kingdom is leaving the european union but i absolutely respect their
decision to do so it's a little bit like an old friends that's going on a journey are an adventure without us and we really hope it works out for them but i think there will always be a place at the table for the united kingdom if they were ever choose to choose to come back and i'm sorry no matter what happens we will have good relations with the united kingdom a good partnership political security and economic into the future what we have here today is a revised agreement the backstop has been replaced with the new solution a new protocol on our land in northern ireland it is a unique solution one that reckon that recognizes the unique history and geography of northern ireland it's different from the backstop backstop was never intended to be used was only to be temporary unless and until it was superseded by a new solution was to be a sort of insurance policy and this solution is different it's more likely to be used to come into force and possibly could become permanent but only with the
consent of the elected representatives of northern ireland choosing to continue this arrangement into the future. there will be as a consequence of this agreement a transition period running at least until the end of 2020 but extendable until the end of 2022 in which nothing will change those getting certainty to citizens and businesses in ireland in britain and also across the european union and the new solution kicks in after a 4 year period after that when that period ends a decision will lie with the northern ireland assembly as to whether they want to to continue are not there be wreckage realignments on goods so that and he checks will happen i would happen at the ports and customs arrangements that allows northern ireland's to stay in the u.k. customs territory but is organized in such a way that allows them to benefit from any trade deals that the united kingdom might do but still there will be no tariffs on trade between north and south no checks along the land border which is crucial from our point of view but above all
what i can say today is that our objectives as arland europe the nash citizens rights are protected those to use that isn't sitting in the u.k. and also u.k. citizens living in the european union we have a financial settlement there be no hard border between north and south the all ireland economy will continue to develop north side cooperation hasn't visaged by the good friday agreement can resume and continue. we secured the integrity of the european single marcus and our place and us on the common travel area between the u.k. and ireland will stay in place for those reasons earlier i was able to recommend that this agreements that this treaty be endorsed by the european council and it has been unanimously so narrow the decision moves it goes on to the house of commons in the european parliament for them to consider this treaty disagreement and i hope sincerity ratify us so we can all move on to the next phase of relations
. thank you finance ending to the e.u. chief negotiator. good afternoon everyone 1st of all thank you very much for the night of the trunk road lou for your constant support not only today but to our own good us 3 year olds who design gentlemen today's agreement is the result of an intensive work by bush sides you could government does when to do open one point. in their words the right reman to the question of the protocol on the island and no some island really isn't carefully and passionately for the arguments we explain in our petition we work closely with leo to shock which simon governor do punish syria and their teams we persisted or
sure we're in talks with the u.k. where if you can't. and we succeed to gives or. i want to go into details today who are our tech stars ever born online in fool detail but i want to underline one point i mentioned already this morning why the subject matter in the negotiating room mate often very often have been technical. about customs good borders what does matter of all one has been for me than for my team has been people in ireland and northern ireland for me what that really matters to people i'm not an island an island and the beasts of that are not violent. we know. the disagreement fortified by our parliaments before
a do and of october and then to work on a new partnership start. or do. you have more floor i would just like to for 300 years personal remarks if i may just briefly you hold on we have. a question 1st of all. is it that likely to be for your reply franks to all of those who have worked together as a teen to achieve today's agreement or clearly that still has to be confounded ratified by the european parliament european time just played a very significant role today and particularly the brics it steering group it also has to be approved by the house of commons the british parliament a lot of people think you need thanks to present him to support 3 years ago i was able to put together an extraordinary teams i just like to thank this invariant stephany's museums and there's a reason i thought it's got all the members of this extraordinary teen they've been
very hard working they've always been there for us and they've worked along with the teams from the council donal's team you have perth d.d.a. the legal services general secretary had they work together with the teams of all 27 governments and of course the team from the european parliament which i've already mentioned and of course the services of the commission who be in there day and night to provide their expertise it's the fact that we work together collectively as a teen that we've managed to come up with this result we've got 600 pages in this treaty as president duke was saying this provides legal certainty. where the divorce that so breaks to constitutes really bring so much uncertainty. now i've worked throughout those 3 years on the unity of. the 27 member states and the european parliament it wasn't by pure chance patience it patiently
works on ensuring that we maintain that unity. who should offer a dollar young daughter to school now and then the future president of the urban council young children can now into a sort of underline as a future president will i no doubt cultivate that now bracks it has been a negative experience and process it's a lose lose process but i hope that they will build on that unity to face up to the many challenges which are part of what is a very positive agenda for the future of the e.u. and for european citizens. as usual finally like don 2 is going john called you and i to very much regret respects it i deeply regret it however. we respect it it was the sovereign choice of a majority. in the u.k. . i have a sort of goal list tendency myself but i have
a great deal of admiration for the u.k. i always have had tremendous admiration i have great respect for the u.k. we will never forget the solidarity shown by the british in our darkest hour i have great respect for statesman like winston churchill and many others i have infinite respect for the u.k. and this is why throughout these no good negotiations you would have never heard one word from me that was at gresini of or indicated that we wanted in some way to be vengeful that's not portions of my nature that's not the way i dealt with this and it's even more important for the future relation that we proceed with this same feeling of respect and admiration. i think we should move ahead with the task of trying to build something together. for the future of the u.k. is going to. the there in the future it's going to be our economic partner our
friend and i like to protect the security of our entire continent thank you questions before the summit i think they begin with the 1st in the middle gentleman right there. and thanks berman thank you and david has been with politico president just you mentioned prime minister johnson's concession on customs as key to the deal i wonder if you can point to a similar concession on the e.u. side is there any aspect of this in which the e.u. shifted any of its red lines or principles and also looking forward we know prime minister johnson has expressed confidence about ratification but can you tell us what would happen in fact if the house of commons votes against this deal on saturday will there be an extension or for that matter if the european parliament says they need more than 2 weeks to evaluate this very complicated agreement. there you cite to us from the very beginning you know negotiation very flexible and open for some creative solutions and i am not here to comment on the get there if you have food and show that again don't let you do to explain in detail what the if
i would come from i feel about the without good will and a very constructive approach and the kind of deal. not possible at all. our intention. to work towards certification. we supported you and this was a. clear decision. 127427 member states. and preferred for diversification logistically politically technically. now the ball is through in the court of the u.k. . i have no idea what will be the result of the debate in the house of commons through on saturday it's not for me to to comment on political developments in in the u.k. but if there is a request for an extension i will consult with the states to see how to react.
thank you and we turned 18 the thing for us because. catherine pure reporter we've talked a lot of bite hal in this press room i was wondering if we could move on to heaven and adam had this is evil done a lot of hard work for the peace process in northern ireland but in order to be canonized you need a verified america so i was wondering what would you say to our in foster the leader of the day you pay. it's not for me i'm not the candidate for science. maybe your because you lie so i don't think i'm a candidate for sainthood either so i think of asking that question to you if you don't mind. so we'll pass to the next question james.
thank you very much present president tusk and president what is your message to the. 48 percent of british voters who voted to remain in me you and i stole some of them campaigning to cancel brick said and mr bonior and mr farrar what assurances does b. have if any of continued access to british fishing waters after proxy. i have been absolutely clear that i do get that it was only 48 that 52. i would like to sue to do for that they were right. of. sure of.
christians getting position over. there was a bottle specific question at issue is an important sector this will be. the worst in one day i went to the west of denmark. to be sure to talk to danish fisherman fish are called visible from dhaka to catch 2050 to 60 percent of their fish in british waters and they got common fish responses. so many fishermen would you go. in there and in ireland very dependent on british territorial waters we're going. to hold the poor people and of course we have to think about exports of the u.k. processed fish response to the single market or that is part of the whole system and we've got to take that into account in negotiations which will start if the agreement is finally ratified we shal says. give some priority to
the conclusion of a new fisheries agreement providing for access by you've been fisherman to british show waters under conditions to be negotiated and of course will be access for british process products to the. e.u. market or that will have to be treated together and we shall be constructive and we take this as a profiting from the press conference thank you. thank you. that's the scene right now in brussels so e.u. and britain are very close to the final stretch of brecht's that with approval by the british parliament and the european parliament the last steps to take that's according to the european council process.