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this is the w. news live from berlin the u.s. government begins a federal shutdown on the same day president trump marks one year in office the u.s. and it fails to agree on a new spending plan and both parties move quickly to blame the other will ask how the shutdown will impact the truck presidency and the american people also coming up. turkeys are nischelle the syrian town of upbringing in a move to oust u.s. backed kurdish militia washington has proven for them to stop it and corvallis to press on a full scale operation against them. and in sport at the bottom of the going to
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sleep cologne looks to build on its will last weekend in a basement clash against relegation rivals homburg. i'm michel henery thanks for joining us. the u.s. government has begun a federal shutdown on this day president trump marks one year in office the senate failed to reach a spending bill needed to keep the government running halting all but the most essential operations it's the first ever shutdown to happen while the same party the republicans controlled both congress and the white house and the recriminations have already begun. it was a night of partisan politics at the capitol despite hours of debate and last minute deal making there was no agreement on a government funding deal the a's are fifty and the nays are forty nine the motion
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is not agreed the republican leadership couldn't find the sixty votes needed to keep the government open the government shutdown means hundreds of thousands of public servants night have to stay home. following the senate vote the white house said the democrats were behaving like obstructionist loses its words were echoed by the republican senate laid out what we've just witnessed on the floor was a sign a call decision by senate democrats or a shovel. millions of americans for the sake of irresponsible political games a government shutdown was one hundred first of all double the democratic senate lead that chuck schumer said he tried his utmost to give the republicans what they wanted he was prepared to offer donald trump money for his border wall if the president would soften his hard line on immigration no one who deserves the blame
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for the position we find ourselves in more than president trump he walked away from two bipartisan deals including one today in which i even put the border wall on the table ultimately the the democrats wouldn't back down on one key demand they wanted guarantees on the future of eid hundred thousand undocumented immigrants brought to the u.s. as children republican side that's holding ordinary people hostage but with most americans supporting a deal on the children democrats are calculating the voters will back. well it has happened congress has not passed a spending measure until midnight and the government of the united states is now in a shutdown each party explaining the other one else causing this crisis the truth is it has never been about policy it has been the whole time only about politics each party with a respective political strategy it's
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a partial shutdown that means the essential services off the government will remain the justice department will keep working although with less workers social security checks will continue the military operations will continue and of course to congress will be working especially to end this shutdown some federal agency is that will be closed are the department of education and the environmental protection agency also the funding for the children's health insurance will be put on hold until it can be extended all of this happening on the one year anniversary of the inauguration of donald trump as president of the united states of america. let's take a closer look at the internet national impact a u.s. government shutdown could have joining us now in the studio is having rika head of the transatlantic program for the german council on foreign relations having welcome to the morning show the midnight deadline passed without enough votes in
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the u.s. senate to keep the federal government running why should we care here outside the u.s. i mean it's our strongest ally it's an important vibrant economy so headless government in washington would be a catastrophe for many aspects of the policies of a of a corporation of course this is the first focus the attention of the president towards washington even more and sometimes you need an outlook in president if a crisis comes and then of course the shutdown means the government can really run you remember. president obama couldn't attend a very important summit in asia in two thousand and thirteen because of the shutdown and we can't afford the president trumps trump is planning to come to the davos economic summit to europe and these are important venues he has to attend there so we'd be happy if this could be avoided despite republicans controlling both the white house and congress the u.s. government as as you know has shut down what does this mean for president trump i
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mean. imagine this is the his first interview in aversive in office and. i think the democrats knew that this might happen then of course it taints the day that he should take balance and look at his achievements and this is why they are so frantically trying to put the blame on the democrats the democrats have of like loaded the bill with nonfinancial issues especially the very important agreements legislation and this is exactly what the republicans did earlier so to blame them as being irresponsible is ocracy but it means for him that he cannot prove that he is a dealmaker that he cannot actually reach out to congress and make these kinds of of compromises that will be necessary for this. thank you and so the u.s. government technically ran out of money of midnight on friday the moment trump began marking one year in office so let's take
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a moment to look back on that here one of the defining features of his presidency is his propensity for governing by twitter earlier we spoke to former cia director and then secretary of defense leon panetta we asked him what implications trump's use of social media house i cannot imagine i was i was chief of staff to the present the united states to bill clinton i cannot imagine being a chief of staff and trying to determine what the strategy is for a particular day and then go to work and find out the president at five am started tweeting thinks that that totally undermine the ability to have some kind of strategy for that particular day you're going to have to spend your time basically repairing the damage that the president did from his tweets it is it is very unstable it's very erratic there's no reason that the president has to
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suddenly get up in the morning and tweet without developing some kind of stable policy approach to deciding what is the strategy for this administration it cannot just be a tweet you can't do foreign policy by tweeting. so later on tonight a says trump's tweeting is that damaging and ineffective has the international community been able to come up with an effective strategy for interpret in his tweets first one has to understand that his twittering is effective to reach out to his electorate and this is very important these are not done these are of course government documents but they're not treated like this in his mind he wants to reach out to his listen this first we have to understand that the policy is made not by twitter but by the actions of the people around him by the agencies by the white house and i think there is a lot of good cooperation going on so the strategy is to reach out to the reason
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the people reasonable people around him and and press that they have sort of credible long term policy that we can actually rely on having rica thank you for joining us. turkey has intensified shelling of the northern syrian town of a free and to drive out a u.s. backed critics militia accuracies the tens of thousands of critics fighters assembled there as terrorists and is vowing to press on the full scale operation against them but syria has warned against an incursion and has threatened to shoot down turkish jets. their target is a differing syria that's where turkey believes the kurdish y p g militia has its bases artillery rounds are intended to wear down wipe the g. forces before air and ground forces go in and alcoa is refusing to back down and this operation will take place we will cleanse the region of all terror groups that the specifics are dependent on developments in the fighting as is the time frame it
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can start any time tomorrow or even tonight actually it's already begun on station rachel. for turkey the wife of g.e. or peoples protection units is the syrian army of the kurdistan workers party an enemy of the turkish state for the us the wife he she has been useful against the so-called islamic state and washington arm the kurdish group to defeat us now the us is calling for a border security force in syria that would include the y.p. g. militia turkey is dead set against that plan. turkey has run out of patience. no one should think we'll sit idly by to watch events unfold he. turkey's government wants to prevent a kurdish zone of influence at any cost from northern iraq to the turkish syrian border which it believes kurdish militias would use to attack turkey turkey's attack on white g. forces and affray mooks to achieve that goal. the campaign is turkey's next round
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in a long conflict against kurdish armed factions they are often supported by the u.s. turkey's nato ally as part of a larger regional conflict involving ever shifting alliances. that some of the other stories making news around the world thai police have arrested a suspect that kingpin an illegal trade in endangered species one shot back allegedly went a large trafficking work responsible for much of the illegal trade in the region he was arrested on friday in connection with smuggling fourteen runa horns worth over one million u.s. dollars. the operator of japan's crippled fukushima nuclear plant says it has captured images of what's likely to be melted fuel inside one of the damaged reactors the images will provide crucial information for its cleanup a massive earthquake and tsunami in two thousand and eleven cost three reactors at the japanese plant to melt. north and south korean officials are
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meeting at the international olympic committee to discuss the participation of north korea at next month's winter games north korea's possible involvement is seen by some as a sign of easing tensions over a few yanks nuclear nuclear and missile program. one of the top league games on saturday sees a bottom of the table show down second to last hamburg versus last place cologne this is considered to be one of the most important games of the season for both size as they battle to stay in the top division next season. number coach michaels gives dollars attempting to remain cool and calm no easy feat as his team are sitting in the dreaded drop zone last time i play last way to outwork so they desperately need a victory this weekend against bottom of the table cologne. it's right to say that this match is particularly important to us to beat it's
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a home game and against a team that's struggling to avoid relegation but recently they've had a bit of a boost to get some percent off the puck the first half of the season proved disastrous for cologne with relegation practically assured but the club are feeling hopeful again after their last minute victory against gladbach last weekend put their success in the wrong darby be a sign of what's to come i. live via and if it weren't so long as we remain in the relegation zone winning is the only thing that matters. will be playing for a victory from the very first second to the last. sort of. a victory for cologne would push them within three points of second from bottom hamburg which would serve as a welcome boost for the billy goats and worrying for michael's good old site. lessons to use to go out soon we don't like the situation where we don't have enough to points from is what we need to be realistic before the current season
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even got underway we knew this season was going to be incredibly difficult again she says although something has changed in cologne believes that miracles can sometimes happen with hard work and dedication. of the australian open it's been a mixed day for germany's stars on that curb or has stormed into the second week with a comprehensive win over maria sharapova kerberos on top throughout winning six one six three but germany's best hope in the men's straw alexanders there have crashed out in five sets against hyung showing a south korea fourth seed to their up was ahead after three sets but chung roared back to take the final two and the rest of the action tough women see it simona halep fend off american more davis in a tense battle that took nearly four hours how it won the marathon final set fifteen thirteen and novak djokovic is also through to the fourth round after
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beating spain's albert from us the last in straight sets the service chasing a record seventh australian open title more news coming up here at the top of the hour with my colleague chris for sprint gate until then this is our web site b w dot com. beat the germans new and surprising aspects of choice and culture in germany. u.s. american keep losing takes a look at germany this increasing use of their traditions every day drives language i can just come out of my lungs and i thought yeah groups. like to pick up t.w. dot com beat the german.

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