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this is deja vu news live from berlin president trump pulls american troops out of syria and provokes a storm of protests from fellow republicans the president declared victory over so-called islamic state in syria but senior republicans are condemning the pullout as a costly mistake we'll have the very latest from washington also coming up. it's back to earth the crew of the international space station have safely landed in kazakhstan after more than six months north. and the award winning
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photographs of luke wong they've long made uncomfortable viewing for chinese government officials beijing has now confirmed he's under arrest. and in the bundesliga bahrain munich put more pressure on dortmund of the top of the table it was not pretty to read cards byron fought their way to a tightly contested one nil victory over lunch and. brian thomas thanks so much for being with us. u.s. president trump surprise decision to withdraw american forces from syria has been met with criticism from both sides of the aisle leading republicans are calling it quote a premature and costly mistake one that would benefit iran and russia. if
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president trunk gets his way the american troops currently in syria will start leaving the country as soon as possible trump posted a video on twitter explaining his move i've been president for almost two years and we've really stepped it up and we have won against isis we've beaten them and we've beaten him badly we've taken back the land and now it's time for our troops to come back home i get very saddened when i have to write letters or call parents or wives or husbands of soldiers who have been killed fighting for our country it's a great honor we cherish them but it's heartbreaking is no question about it it's heartbreaking now we've won it's time to come back they're getting ready you're going to see him soon these are great american heroes about two thousand american soldiers are currently stationed in syria officially as instructors and advisers to rebel forces that includes kurdish troops with the city and democratic forces the
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s.d.f. who have that the fight against the so-called islamic state the move to sponsor a prize and outrage from republican lawmakers who called chum's actions rash and dangerous. it's a terrible thing part nation and it's a terrible thing for the. for the allies that we've been working with this terrible thing for the s.d.f. and it's just. it's hard to imagine that any president would wake up and make this kind of decision with this little communication with this little preparation i mean monitor stanny as we're. beginning to move out right now. yes. entirely. the withdrawal of u.s. troops is also called the allied nations involved in the anti i asked coalition offguard britain for its part said it continue to view i.s.i. as a threat. for the very latest on this let's bring in our correspondents stefan simone's
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in washington good morning stefan republican congressman defense officials urging the president to reconsider will there though in the end be a quick and complete withdrawal of american troops from syria. all i can tell you that there's a lot a lot of noise in the foreign policy and military circles in washington in sight the g.o.p. the republican party and this noise is only distain for the decision made by the president which came as a told surprises you have already said and reported and distain for the way of how he communicated his decision because guess what he didn't communicate his decision pops up a twitter two thousand u.s. troops are coming home so there's no law for the president even by his own party at the moment now to your questions will pressure from for example the pentagon brass or the state department commit the president to actually reverse course. we're
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talking about donald trump here so chances are no he's sticking to this it was seen as a sign that he announced this on twitter so no address to the nation about bringing troops home. and sticking to a campaign promise just a twitter video that wrapped a lot of people here the wrong way and also made a lot of people believe that he's not going to go back from that decision putting those troops out ok now is in the video we see the president saying that islamic state has been defeated in syria have american troops though achieved that military objective. well those two thousand u.s. troops there have a support role and support and training it's not like there are some special forces surely there they're involved in combat missions special combat missions but overall this is support and training what they do now will this will this in any way or form. make
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a difference for the region that the u.s. troops are out there maybe not however the worst part for and that's what many many people say here many experts military experts say is that the u.s. is losing a window and a view a direct view on the region and what's going on there so again there will be the president will be taking a lot of heat for this in the next few days but no chance that he's going to walk this back i don't believe that briefly if you could seven the president has also been addressing concerns about the men and women serving with the military in syria what kind of mission is this for them. well just being told as far as we know and that is pentagon numbers there were in the u.s. troops there who are focused on the support mission for the people who actually did the fighting or training to do the fighting five u.s. military service personnel died in syria so it's not like because the president
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also complained about that he has to sign so many condolence letters. of course every last life is one law too many but five soldiers in the last since two thousand and fourteen lost for the united states it's not a staggering amount of condolences that is the president has to sign there. so that's where we are right now stephanie thanks so much for that from washington. the three astronauts from the international space station have safely returned to earth after spending more than half a year in orbit breathing fresh air for the first time in months the trail landed in a snowy field in remote kazakhstan the soyuz capsule three clued in expedition fifty seven commander alexander gas to germany the american nasa flight engineer serino and chancellor in the russian soyuz commander sergei. guest was the first german
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commander of the international space station is on for more on this mission i spoke with antonio fortunato of the european space agency i asked him if he was pleased with the way the landing went in mind yes we were setting me up to the let me was completely nominal the capsule and upright and it was great to see the smiling free . from there as you came out of the capsule reason referred. to this is the second time in and the european space agency astronaut has led a mission to i assess what the future plans for european space travel. well the immediate future is fielding traditional space station we want to keep flying our are not for the i assess we want them to keep performing soft option science but of course we're already looking at that move it over to looking at the sorter flourishes of the solar system and this in the next ten years are going to be very very interesting for space in general and for space in europe in particular ok for
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europe where do you see the focus being over the next ten years out of out of all those areas you mentioned. well it's probably going to be still very much oriented to a lower four bits for the a sense but there we should have the first mission to the moon already may be to work the second from the front that runs this so really interesting and exciting times ok in terms of this this nation the science says mission tonio what are you her hoping to learn from these parents that were carried out onboard. well the s.s. is teaching us a lot about the human physiology of fishing us a lot about the mechanism that for instance in the process of a drink but there are also the optimal for also going back to experiments that are relevant for exploration were testing systems that will be necessary on my travels to the modem and on to mars so the the i s s is an incredible task but both for
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science and for exploration what about alexander dares personally he's been in space for about half a year now will he be able to celebrate christmas with his family yes absolutely it will level a very busy schedule the first three weeks after landing are typically very very busy but with my watch to find some time for him to spend to spend time with his family it's a it's a very well deserved rest after an incredibly busy mission in space one tonio fortunato support officer at the european space agency and management support officer actually thanks very much for joining us thank you. well this was second mission with the german astronaut gave us some insights into his life and work aboard the space station. from here and alexander gas has enjoyed an unparalleled view of. the first six months he shared
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his impressions with millions of fans his photos have documented a planet under stress the unusually dry summer in europe and the devastating wildfires in california where. it's crystal clear from up here that everything is fine on this little blue. in a black space and there is no. this is the second long term i assess mission for the german astronaut and vulcanologist in the laboratories onboard guest has taken part in about forty scientific experiments in some he himself has been the subject of medical tests this device analyzed his breath to search for inflammation of the lungs. the results could result in a fast track test for a smaller. in the fluid science laboratory studied how
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granular it's hold themselves together the results could help improve the precision of ingredients in medicines. simon wake up he took part in the world premiere of the artificial intelligence robot named simon crean. i am nice he's accusing me of not being. as well as watching his man as simon helped alex undertake his experiments i hereby relinquish command of the international space station to you alex curse of the european space agency after four months in space became the first german to take command of the i.s.a.'s and there were a few disappointments guest should have made two spiceworks but both were cancelled due to technical problems he had to stay inside while two cosmonaut colleagues repaired a hole in the capsule that would carry him back to worth alexander it's been two
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hundred an unforgettable day in space. now for some of the other stories in the news this hour brazil's president has been charged with corruption and with money laundering he's under investigation for allegedly taking bribes and strange for allowing to port contracts to be extended for up to seventy years americans due to leave office on january first denies the allegations. the u.n. general assembly has agreed a long debated migration pact the non-binding deal aims to ensure the safe passage of migrants around the world and promote cooperation among nations five countries voted against it including the u.s. and israel austrian australia were among the twelve nations who abstained citing concerns about sovereignty. all flights at london's gatwick airport were suspended late wednesday after two drones were spotted flying above
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the air flow field the grounding of the flights continued today thursday and numerous incoming flights were diverted to other airports authorities say their investigation is still ongoing flying a drone within one kilometer of an airport is illegal in britain anyone convicted of this offense could spend up to five years in prison. the british artist banksy has confirmed that a new graffiti piece in the welsh town of port talbot is his called season's greetings the image appears on two sides of a garage locals of doubt put up a fence to protect the latest work by the famous artist whose true identity remains unknown. is to china now earth ortiz have confirmed that the prize winning photographer luke long is under arrest was taken into custody by police in the shin shang region that's where there's been a massive crackdown on the week where muslim population lose work has focused on
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issues that the country's government backed press prefers to avoid. these photos show the tragic face of china images that tell the recent history of the most populated country on earth and the high price it has paid for its rapid industrialization decades long environmental damage and the careless poisoning of its own people. who go on as the man. who captured these pictures. coming to us really shit when they make a mistake i have to report on it. they tried to prevent me from filming with their president has often been caught taking photos from a war i would use various tactics to get away. but in november luck ran out he was traveling in the she was young province where a vast number of muslims and other minorities are being held in reeducation camps
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an area where press are not allowed here he was arrested. been not just for the state the lure is flexible and arbitrary like inching jang today where a million people have been detained oh his crying is now one of them class very troubling. the photographer has won numerous prizes he's documented for chinese infected with hiv through blood transfusions drug addicts condemned by the state villages suffering from cancer and pollution since the early one nine hundred ninety s. has been highlighting their misery. the yellow gets the space for criticism in china is getting ever smaller most of the people i know who have dared to criticize are in prison the rest of fled in the living in exile like me or they don't dare to speak out anymore. it was
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a. blue one photographs are uncomfortable viewing for the chinese state too close to reality to clear in their depiction of failure and injustice in his homeland. his wife and human rights organizations are campaigning for his release so far without success. we have some sports now and in the bundesliga when buying munich headed into their match with live saying they knew they could cut the gap at the top a link to six points leaders dortmund slipped up on tuesday and gave the chance a needed. base coaches knew this was a chance for their teams to pull back some ground at the top of the table by and enjoyed the best of the opening exchanges and they were a whisker away from going in front of gracie the first half of it live in just the phrase free by says gnabry to tonight by the post takes you to lash in the light
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see goal with an all important touch. up the other end leipsic had their own encounter with the woodwork macondo headed against the crossbar to be matched her moves to the ball but unfortunately for the visitors without rewards. the types us topham not much for these fans to discuss during the break she's fingertips helping to keep things level and he was busy again in the second half thomas miller played the ball end and is eventually found its way to your steward kimmage. last she sees her reflexes catch a mouse. the hosts were ramping up the pressure it was only so much you actually could stop on his own blocking renounces sanchez and know from pretty. cool touches by the french ones contro want to take it past his man and wants to
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finish with seven minutes to go joy unconfined in munich. match and date an ugly scenes stefano sanker was given a straight match for this foul. time she has also given his marching orders to his role in the ensuing malai. to finish one nail a vital three points for brian i. the world of swimming is losing one of its most prominent figures that due to retirement at the age of twenty three missy franklin won five olympic gold medals during a stellar career but the u.s. star has decided to quit because of a chronic shoulder problem. let's go to business with monica now and is it a sell off a correction what's definitely happening since the latest fed rate hike is
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a lot of people putting their stocks a lot of people very unhappy in the questions that you're asking are actually questions that people asked themselves on the trading floor we'll hear more about that in just a moment but asian stocks are heading south this morning the nikkei in tokyo shed almost three percent china and hong kong stocks are also down by around one percent now this after massive losses on wall street following the latest rate hike by the u.s. federal reserve the fed hiked its benchmark interest rates by a quarter of a percentage point and largely maintained its outlook for more hikes next year despite signs pointing to lower growth next year the u.s. economy remains strong and is expected to post three percent growth this year that combined with low unemployment paved the way for the latest rate hike two thousand and eighteen has been the strongest year. since the recovery since the since the financial crisis and during that period we've got low unemployment and strong growth and inflation still remain just
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a touch below two percent so i do think that gives the committee the ability to be patient in moving forward. wednesday's rate hike was the fourth this year and the ninth since fed policy makers began tightening credit three years ago meanwhile the european central bank has left rates unchanged at zero since early two thousand and seventeen the federal reserve made the move despite vocal opposition from president donald trump you know political considerations have play no role whatsoever in our discussions or decisions about monetary policy we're always going to be focused on the mission that congress has given us we have the tools to carry it about we have the independence which we think is essential to be able to do our jobs at a non political way and you know we are we have the fed or absolutely committed to that mission and nothing will deter us from doing what we think is is the right thing to do the fed's updated forecast projects just to benchmark increases next
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year amid concerns about the trade dispute with china signs of a slowing global economy and financial market instability the latest increase will make it more expensive for businesses and consumers to borrow money. so let's find out what's the situation is like here in europe and the european stock markets is standing by for us at the front that stock exchange any chance that european stocks bucking the trend right now. there's not a chance monica all of the ones that were open now started with clear losses whether you look at paris or the euro stocks where you have all sorts of european stocks in it or right here the dax in frankfurt they're all losing about one and a half percent and that's adding on to those losses that they've incurred already in december and and the months and weeks since the fall slide began and if you look at the docks for example there's not
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a single share in there which is in the block they're all dizzying so the mood is quite similar to to asia and to wall street and. the euro surprise at the surprisingly moderate it's going up a little bit in comparison to the dollar now i mean the fed's the bank itself said that there is a mixed economic outlook yet they decided to raise rates is it two to perhaps might use president trump who clearly said don't do it. i think it's a mixture of both in this decision we just heard chairman jerome powell speak and i remember the words nothing close to tears from doing what we think is the right thing to do that was clearly aimed at the white house and the unanimous decision of the board also spoke to that but of course even if trump continues to advocate for . stopping rates rising if the fed next year sees that the situation is not accordingly then it won't raise rates just to spite you it's not just that way at
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all of course despite strong the rate hike was widely expected so why such a dramatic reaction on stock markets. i think the surprisingly upbeat assessment of the economy going forward people weren't expecting that it speaks clearly for further rate hikes next year and looking at the economy and economic forecasts and perhaps previous fed statements people are expecting maybe no further rate hikes twenty nine hundred spectators has that message so it was a complete surprise but i did also speak to a trader here on the frankfurt floor who was also quite puzzled because as you said it did come as expected and two rate hikes with the economy moving next year perhaps not all that all that surprising right in front of thank you so much. well turning to asia now to the city of misurata in india which has a population of over nine hundred and ninety thousand well it's small especially by
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indian standards but it has the distinction of being one of the cleanest cities no small feat in a country that struggles with sixty two million tons of waste every year. city employees pull together to keep missile rose trash properly managed. this city of new suru is in mission mode at the break of dawn every day an army of civic workers has been going all out to reclaim their city's status as the cleanest city in the country. messroom was given the cleanest city award by the government two years in a row and then we came in third in twenty seventeen and this year we're eighth the whole administration all these workers all of us are trying very hard to go back to number one. when the really low or mother left on account of them. produces around four hundred tons of waste every day fifty percent of this is
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treated at compost plants well a quarter of it is processed by recycling units the national figures however aren't quite as impressive india produces about sixty two million tons of waste every year one of the largest generators in the world well eighty two percent of it is collected only a quarter gets treated most of the waste invariably ends up in landfills and open dumpsites two decades ago the local government here decided to set up a zero waste management plant in the northern part of me sue the cumber a couple plant was going to set the stage for the rest of the city you know raise money is windows like norway's. so we had company money to be raised. by different walks of life as you can see we have very nice collections. and we have also had missed we gave out on. to the public. there were about forty civic workers employed at the cumber a couple plant they've all been given the title of knock up on jews or friends of
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the city developing a detailed waste segregation module has also created an opportunity for formal employment for these workers most of whom were part of a large network of informal rag pickers the city corporation is now trying to bring more and more of them into the fold. messroom may or may not be awarded the cleanest city again next year but it's well on its way to achieving so much more in its endeavor towards building a sustainable future. you're watching the news live from berlin well coming up at the top of the hour meanwhile you can get all the latest news online and to d.w. dot com for you follow us on twitter thanks for joining. us
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. in terms of the conflict zone come from the powerful two years ago the philippines began the bold against the drug gangs which thousands of people of the human rights activists and journalists charged the police with illegal killings charges which president to target as vigorously denied for years this week here in manila is legal adviser salvador follow welcome to come to conflict so for. all the detail the first. roads and railways and the crowded
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transportation looked like a sentry from now thanks. when it comes to driving us into the future. or might be slipping down that path the speed of sound. today means bright ideas and then plenty of tomorrow. in the forty five minutes. oh. here. we have this see the five minute call minutes. past the hour and a beauty. pageant all. the feats in the
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pantheon of great tennis certainly he's one for the ages of. ten or twenty. starts december twenty second j w. two years ago the philippines began a brutal war against the drug gangs in which thousands of people died human rights activists and journalists charged the police with illegal killings charges which president do tatay as vigorously denied my guest this week here in manila is his legal adviser salvatore panel oh is the administration actively sanctioning and even encouraging mud on its own streets.

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