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this is c w news live from berlin britain's prime minister i arrived on the continent to discuss his country's exit from the european union with less than 7 weeks to go to bragg's a day the u.k. has yet to reveal any concrete proposals so what is the course johnson's game plan . also coming up president trump says the u.s. is locked and loaded after a major oil facility in saudi arabia is damaged by drone strikes the rebels in yemen claim responsibility but the u.s.
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says that iran is to blame for the attacks and tensions rise over the future of syria's last rebel stronghold it live turkey's president fears a new wave of refugees that threatens to treat open the floodgates to europe. plus to b.v. or not to be israel prepares to go to the polls again in an unprecedented repeat election. i'm sorry kelly walked the program with less than 7 weeks to go before britain is supposed to leave the european union prime minister for strong and said that he is feeling cautious about the prospects of doing a deal with the e.u. and johnson is in luxembourg to tell european commission president john claude younker that he thinks progress has been made on a deal by junker is known to be skeptical. and brussels has played down talk
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of a break for. joining me now is barbara vale our correspondent and she is joining us from luxembourg so barbara tell us i mean boris johnson he seems pretty confident that he can get a deal. is there reason for him to be confident. as far as we can see here sara because when he came here and he was asked again about how optimistic he was he just said he was conscious so he seems to change his tune according to where he is when in london over the weekend as you mentioned he sort of really talked optimism and talked about all the progress that had been made when you asked the european side here they shrug their shoulders and you commission president just said when we asked him he would never lose patience he would just carry on doing this talking to the british side on and on which doesn't really show great confidence and all that elusive progress that was supposed to have been made
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so it is still up in the air what boris johnson really once he does he really want to deal or is he just pretending is all this propaganda are they real talks going on here in this restaurant behind us and we're talking about those real talks what is the e.u. demanding from him barbara. what the e.u. wants is something concrete finally they don't want the lofty political declarations and talks about irish citizens being northern irish citizens being brits but irish cows being irish and stuff like that cannot be put on paper there needs to be detail really because the devil is in the detail here in these negotiations and there needs to be something that can be signed off at the end and time is of the essence because all they have got left is 4 weeks till this essential summit at the middle of october so either they get a deal then and it has to be done very very cliquey quickly now within the next $23.00 weeks all the will be lost in paris france will be going back to london and
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sort of go into it the bricks and game what that is is anybody's guess at this point barbara faisal with the view from luxembourg thank you. a u.s. president donald trump has said that the u.s. could respond militarily to 2 drone attacks on saudi arabia's oil facilities in a tweet trump said the few u.s. was quote locked and loaded with the rebels based in yemen have claimed responsibility but washington blames iran squarely for the attacks. these oil tanks are exhibit a as the world tries to assess who was responsible for attacks on saudi facilities they show almost identical impact points which u.s. officials say indicate a high degree of sophistication in the attack. rebels in saudi arabia's neighbor yemen initially seem to take responsibility they've been fighting the saudis and their proxy forces for years in yemen civil war. but some analysts doubt whether
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the rebels could have launched drones or missiles that could hit the saudi tanks yemen is also to the south of the saudi refineries the impact sites suggest an attack from the northwest or the north the direction of iraq and the hooty strong backers iran. u.s. secretary of state mike pompei oh said the u.s. would make sure that iran is held accountable for its aggression and his boss president donald trump took to twitter to threaten those responsible there is reason to believe that we know the culprit we are locked and loaded depending on verification but are waiting to hear from the kingdom but iran deflected the blame . we reject these types of statements and projections. the islamic republic of iran has clearly declared that it supports the people of yemen and their rights but to accuse the islamic republic of iran with these attacks and defensive measures is in line with the united states maximum falsehood policy they've adopted after their
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own failures. oil prices spiked as traders start to take account of saudi arabia's seeming inability to defend its crucial oil infrastructure and governments including germany's have condemned the attack. but it's unclear what the long term picture looks like everything depends on what the us and other players do next to call or aggravate the situation in one of the world's most volatile regions. let's get more on this we are joined here in the studio by tobin shouts he is an expert on defense from the german council on foreign relations welcome to the program. we have the united states saying that these satellite images they show clearly they show definitively that the attacks come from the direction of iran or iraq rather than from yemen how likely do you assess this claim that it does have a little bit the let it be that indeed this came from a sophisticated state actor so i mean the direction of the tick seems to be quite
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clear if you compound us with a large image with open source material for example who are members who can clearly see that the direction of the tech was robin north almost when it's so not really human. i think the scale is more indicative of pacific and sophisticated active than the precision sins of the you who think you might agree with the americans on this. principle i would why do you think that the who the rebels then claimed responsibility here because i mean there has been a claim of responsibility if indeed i mean it gives the aqdas some kind of plausible deniability both for the for your own primarily as an alleged sponsor of the who thier abbotts so you can essentially perpetrate the had to and then let someone else take real risk responsibility which which gives you political leverage and if plausible deniability which is important i guess politically we have the
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united states saying that they're locked and loaded what do you make of that lets on. it might be dangerous and on the drum but on the other hand on the trump has repeatedly made such remarks on iran. for example the ball to take on iran a couple of weeks back so. it's a dangerous situation i guess but the rising oil prices indicated what would happen if that would really be a conflict happening that would where do you live devastating blow to the world economy and we also have the german foreign minister heikal masi was also really not dismissive of how serious the situation is condemning the attacks earlier today calling for a does d. escalation just walk us through the seriousness of the situation indeed that we are facing right now so i mean economically saudi arabia makes up about 10 percent of
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the world crude oil supplies if most of their capability or capacity is so we're now. short 5 percent of the former oil supplier which led the oil prices thrived as the principal send in the markets open and now it's a bald temples and wall that is let's say more disruptive than catastrophic right novel but obviously any escalation would drive that. and would be really dangerous going to and obviously made into really because then you might face an escalating conflict on a wide a scale than just in saudi arabia that sort of through through these attacks with that assessment of the situation we want to thank you very much top it juts expert on defense from the german council on foreign relations we appreciate it. let's get a quick check now of some other stories making news around the world votes are being counted in tunisia's snap presidential election the ballot is widely seen as
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a test of one of the world's youngest democracies the only one to emerge from the arab spring of 2011 turnout was low in the election called after tunisia's 1st democratically elected president died in office. 2 days of heavy rains caused chaos on a tourist island in the gulf of thailand rough seas and strong currents led to the suspension of ferry crossings to the island of chung's but authorities say that water levels are now subsiding to rancho monsoon rains have killed $33.00 people across thailand since the end of us. and celebrations to mark the national day of honduras turned violent when supporters of opposition parties protested against what they say is a corrupt government they urged president juan orlando handouts to step down among after a political scandal in which he denied taking cash from drug gangs to secure his 2013 election. in the 1st nationwide strike in the u.s.
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auto industry in more than a decade $50000.00 workers at u.s. carmaker general motors have walked off the job union leaders say they were going ahead with the industrial action even though more talks on pay rates were planned. the leaders of turkey russia and iran are meeting in ankara today for talks centering on the last islamist and rebel stronghold in syria it lip turkish president reza type aired on fears the syrian offensive there will send tens of thousands of new refugees toward his country in response he want to set wants to set up what he is calling safe zones for refugees inside of syria he's also threatening to open the floodgates as he put it and allow refugees to start coming to europe again. turkish troops by warning shots into. yes at the border with syria. they're trying to prevent syrian protesters from storming across the front here. the demonstrators are demanding
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protection from an offensive by the syrian government's on the last rebel stronghold. this is a warning that if nothing is done to help us then we are coming to turkey and europe the lump of. this is added once fear that the destruction and the death in a clip will send tens of thousands more syrian refugees towards his country joining the nearly $4000000.00 who've already fled the carnage he says this will have to matter consequences not just for turkey but for europe too because the couple are our children and we will be forced to open the gates. to let our children we will be forced to open the gates you know this if you're going to provide support then provide support if you're not sorry everyone sees this area in northern syria as one solution to any new refugee crisis. turkish an american troops are
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already patrolling here ahead of the establishment of what's being called a safe zone for the resettlement of up to 1000000 syrian refugees but everyone says the international community and europe in particular i'm not offering enough support for the plan. he also accuses the e.u. of failing to honor its commitments in a landmark 2016 refugee with turkey to a you offered ankara 6000000000 euros to stop the flow of migrants into europe in 2015 but add one says he's received barely half of the money europe says it's willing to have a discussion without a $1.00 but greece which takes in most of the new arrivals says he must 1st change his tone. the migration issue is a european matter it is not a bilateral issue and mr erdogan must understand that he cannot threaten greece and europe in an attempt to secure more resources to handle the refugee issue.
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but with more migrants reaching greek sure as an august 29th teen than it's any other time in the last 3 years athens also knows the dissolution needs to be found . let's bring in kirsten helberg now she is an author and a syria analyst she was a correspondent there for 7 years welcome to the program and thank you for joining us we have the syrian government forces really pushing hard and we have with the backing of support from russia essentially how has that affected the situation at the turkish border well there are 500000 syrians being stranded at this border some of them are still living up in the open you know under the trees with some plastic protection so it's a very dire conditions for them obviously and we're seeing them taking their hatred or their you know frustration to the border gates with the protests that we have just seen they are demanding that you either protect us and clip or we want to go to talk and migrate further on to europe that's their demand the people inside it
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they feel betrayed especially by president who has put up 12 posts inside a flip but he cannot even protect his own protect his own observation post obviously and he cannot stop the russian air raids and he cannot stop obviously the sunni regime from advance in the big question is you know where do these people now go is there anywhere within syria for them to go realistically actually not i mean them have already been displaced from different areas that have been retaken by the syrian regime so it's not an option for them to stay there to wait for president assad to take this area you have other took us protectorates north of aleppo you have a frame but these are. small pockets that cannot cannot really locate that number of people so this is one has to out and wants to create this zone east of the new photos and this is very important because it's a curtis controlled area and this will change obviously the demographic of the region i mean to reset the 1000000 arab syrians that are now inside turkey it would
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really create a lot of social rifts and it would make any kind of social reconciliation there are difficult and you know just in terms of sheer numbers we're talking about 3500000 syrians who have already fled to neighboring turkey our correspondent on is actually based in turkey she was just speaking with people on the streets how they were assessing the situation and the presence of refugees there and have a listen to what she have to say and they gave her team in. turkey can't host more refugees from syria we've reached our limit. each day to more young people are dying while fighting in syria but what do young syrians doing they just sit around here and smoke shisha is this fair and right. we have to take care of the refugees they're muslims like us it's our responsibility they've lost their homes their savings and on are we have to help. in turkey unemployment is a big problem a lot of young people unemployed even university graduates can't find jobs we
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should take care of our own citizens 1st then we can look after the others. that are upset that i now see signs in arabic everywhere i think we've started to lose our national identity their reset so some mixed responses there about what you do here among some is you know a sense of fear especially a sense of fear that more refugees might be coming and what that will do to the society how it will impact what do you make about you know the potential for addressing some of those fears i think the scenario that we're going to see inside if that is the following i think that vladimir putin the russian president will have come up with kind of a compromise saying that ok president assad the syrian president. needs to take control of 2 important highways inside at liberty is the m 5 highway connecting with the capital the muscles and the m 4 highway connecting a little in the north the coastal region with latakia there so this is very important for bashar assad he will not stop his. his. his
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offensive until he reaches the school and this will push the people further north we quit maybe foresee a kind of safe zone or from the perspective of the syrians that would be an open air prison to name it very strongly to host all these people there because this region north of these 2 high was not that important for president assad nobody wants to take these people in either europe nor turkey nor anybody else the fate of the 10s of thousands of fighters being there as well so this would not be a stable situation and it would be a humanitarian catastrophe if the international community does not take up its responsibility at least for this small pockets that probably most of the inhabitants of the board end up in some major implications in terms of what is happening on the ground right now in syria christian helberg author in syria analyst putting it into context for us thank you pleasure. israel's prime minister benjamin netanyahu has approved a new settlement in the occupied west bank the move comes 2 days ahead of
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a closely fought election as he seeks to boost turnout among his conservative base has made opponent benny gantz has also been out trying to mobilize his supporters. reports. for the 2nd time in a year newly it who runs this family owned cafe will be casting his ballot he hopes that benyamin netanyahu will fund the next coalition government bibi as everyone calls to prime minister some time stops by for coffee and pastry at this neighborhood cafe like many other likud supporters so he sees no i'll turn a tip to the long serving leader. live in a demolition the man has experienced and this is extremely important it's very important for people here to have someone to run the state as he does it a state like israel with so many challenges and having good relations with world leaders all around the world. following the last election in april netanyahu failed
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to put a coalition together some analysts describe the elections as a fight for his political life not least because of corruption allegations these elections are not about any policy issue at all these elections are shakespear are there to be be or not to be that it will continue to happen even though there are 3 a criminal investigation is hanging over his head he has proven inability to overcome any obstacle before and he'll be able to do that again now. his main rival benny gantz head of the center of i.q. and right party emerged as a real threat to netanyahu in the previous election touring the country like here in southern israel guns who served as military chief under netanyahu wants to sway voters with his security record and a different common leadership. this appeals to would. she would like to see a less self-centered prime minister and
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a more centrist less religious coalition government i need of us then i am voting for benny gantz and his entire team and the party itself because they are politically in the center with all they all. have clean hands. they care about the general public to know the cause. and some make a couple. pollsters predict a tight race netanyahu is fighting for every vote and he's not shying away from making election promises his pledge to annex settlements in the jordan valley in the occupied west bank if reelected has triggered heavy criticism up wrote tone to it as elections spin in israel it remains to be seen whether it's ways more voters of the smaller rightwing parties to the likud most people are very cynical about these promises including the right wing who are in favor of x. asian they're saying well you've been prime minister for 13 years. now and you're
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telling us a week before the elections suddenly there is a historic opportunity to do this at the cafe all eyes are on election day everybody here knows that there's a real power struggle with begin over a coalition building by the day after. it's the 2nd time in a year that israelis are going to the polls this tuesday traditionally security and economic issues are top priority for voters but these elections are seen as a kind of their friend i'm on the long standing prime minister benjamin netanyahu and whether he will be able to form a coalition. that was tiny cramer there the maker of oxy cotton the painful pink killer excuse me at the heart of the u.s. opioid crisis has filed for bankruptcy produce pharma announced a $10000000000.00 plan to settle thousands of lawsuits and accuse the drug maker of playing a key role in the crisis. to graves bear witness to
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a tragedy every 11 minutes someone in the u.s. dies from an opioid overdose 400000 victims in the last 20 years. over 2000 lawsuits including i. actions from nearly all u.s. states and many local governments accused of faulty promoting oxycontin by downplaying the risk of addiction. last week perjury reached a deal to settle most of the lawsuits with u.s. federal states it allows the company's assets to be sold to provide over $10000000000.00 to address the opioid crisis but many states still oppose the settlement. half the states have dad agreed to the settlement with produce and many of them are expected to object throughout the bankruptcy process which could make it longer than it would be otherwise a bankruptcy can take months or even years even without serious objections the deal
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is to protect per juwan its owners the soccer family from lawsuits. but other clouds loom the new york attorney general's office has tracked $1000000000.00 in wire transfers including through swiss bank accounts suggesting the suckers tried to shield wealth. we had to bundesliga soccer now where early season results have been a breath of fresh air for fans who have lamented the same teams usually dominated the top of the table one of the new faces to appear in the top 4 after a thrilling weekend of action is freiburg after beating hoffenheim many are now paying attention. fribourg scripts chance to made for changes to a starting line up for the clash with often time and it soon paid off chris john going to made it one nil in the 11th minute. the defender drilling it into the corner of the net sebastian rudi tried to respond for hoffenheim but keeper alexander displayed some sharp reflexes meanwhile his team stayed on the attack and
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played with more urgency yannick doubling fribourg lead late in the 1st half was and neil's peterson added another in the 59th minute his 2nd goal of the season rounding out the 3 nil scoreline. it was mentality mentality conviction and work work work. it was a nice performance i'm very happy. and his team celebrated fribourg best ever start to a campaign hoffenheim meanwhile have only managed to win one game this season. and with so many changes at the top of the bundesliga table let's have a look at how things stand leipzig stay on top after their draw with fire and who fall to 4th dortmund have to 2nd and let's talk about fiber get the surprise package so far with one of the smallest budgets in the league they move to 3rd best
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ever start to abundance league season only 3 goals conceded. a quick reminder of the top stories we're following for you here in d.w. news british prime minister boris johnson is in luxembourg to tell european commission president john put that progress has been made on a deal to get britain out of the e.u. on october 31st a process has played down talk of a break for. president trump says the u.s. could respond militarily to attacks on quote facilities in saudi arabia over the weekend he tweeted that the u.s. was locked and loaded and awaiting to hear from riyadh the rebels in yemen have claimed responsibility but trump said that the wrong is to blame. don't forget you can always get the w. news on the go just download our hour from global player from the apple store which will give you access to all of the latest news around the world as well as push notifications for breaking waves you can use the op to send us photos and videos
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