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sure i'm more determined to build something here for the next generation. being barman series of 3000 on d w. this is d w news live from the former u.s. ambassador to ukraine says she felt threatened by president. sounded like. a threat. did you. feel threatened. i did. murray event of a testimony during the 2nd day of public hearings in the trump impeachment inquiry
we'll take you to capitol hill also ahead. no one that venice suffers renewed flooding off another high tide adding to the threats to the city's unique cultural land the box the man calls for international 8. protests in bolivia as supporters of ousted president evo morales march in his favor the country's interim leader says she'll have more dollars arrested if he attempts to return from exile. and it's the end of an era borders league a club by a new president only her next step is stepping down and this has been with pine for 40 years during which the club develops into the powerhouse in german football.
i'm headed home for a glad you could join me the impeachment inquiry into u.s. president donald trump has resumed with another day of public hearings today sessions centers on testimony from marie your vantage the former u.s. ambassador to ukraine was far from her posting here after coming under attack by trump's personal lawyer every day giuliani now in some dramatic testimony today she said she felt threatened after being else did from her post and finding out the president trump had denounced her in a phone call with the ukrainian president take a listen to a portion of her testimony earlier what did you think when president tran told president selenski in the read that you were going to go through some things. i didn't know what to think but i was very concerned but were you concerned about. she's going to go through some things that didn't sound good sounded like. a threat . did you feel threatened i don't.
now during that testimony president trump tweeted about your van of age and it was shown on a screen that he said everywhere mary your benefits went turned bad she started off in somalia how did that go then ukraine and you president spoke unfavorably about her in my 2nd phone call with him as u.s. president absolute right to a point on buses well that prompted this exchange between the committee chairman and ambassador you vantage and the other person real time is attacking you. what effect do you think that has an other witnesses willingness to come forward and expose wrongdoing well it's very intimidating to dine designed to intimidate is it not. i mean i can't speak to what the president is trying to do but i think the effect is to be intimidating.
our eyes let's cross now see washington correspondent on assad and he was standing by very close to where those hearings have been taking place all of a give us the key takeaways from marie event of his opening statements. how the memory of on the verge the former ambassador to crane was introduced here in the hearing the 2nd day of the impeachment hearings on capitol hill as a highly impartial career diplomat was with some 33 years of professional experience and she was deployed to many different countries among them some hardship postings and she was also introduced as someone who was very dedicated to fighting corruption in the countries of her deployment and when she was testifying she made a very disappointing to impression about the fact that she was a call back earlier this year from her posting in ukraine without no reason given
she then described the role of president trump's private lawyer rudy giuliani a smear campaign as she said against her allegedly allegedly rudy giuliani and president trump are trying to get rid of her as she could have potentially been an obstacle in vesta geishas of ukrainian authorities against president trump's political rival which of course is the democratic candidate for the u.s. presidency joe biden i want to what we've been seeing today is the president tweeting i mean essentially in real time to discredit the witness the person that he had been accused of waging a smear campaign against could that potentially land the president in even more. right well that was a very bizarre a moment helen when mario was testifying and while she was doing so president trying fired a series of tweets against her in directly. making her responsible for the
political situations of countries she was deployed to such as somalia and the chairman of the intelligence committee adam schiff then read those tweets of the president they were then later also put on screens in the hearing room and she was asked how she feels about it and she said she felt intimidated now the speaker of the house nancy pelosi in a press conference after that made clear that intimidating witnesses is a crime and that could potentially lead to another article of impeachment now if the white house has been playing down the tweet and say he's not witness intimidation but how do you think today's hearing is not play out with the public. well if you consider the amount of damning material that's been emerging in recent days by the hearings of course as well as by transcript that were provided then of course you would think that this is a lot of the damning material that there was this would play in the hands of the
democrats it would strengthen their position that is exactly what they're trying to do with these public hearings to create a shift in momentum in the public opinion but now if you speak to a voters in strongholds of president trump and of the in those so-called swing states then you will realize that a lot of people are simply tired about what's happening here in washington that the take of many people is that this those are 2 political parties fighting each other in the run up to the 2020. pain and of course it now really remains to be seen how much how big this impact will be and that will certainly be interesting to follow it is just a 2nd day of the impeachment inquiry and there will certainly take some time to see if there will be that shift in momentum that the democrats are urgently hoping for all right our correspondent of us out in washington thanks all of us. well donald
trump's long time friend an advisor has been convicted at his trial in a federal court in washington roger stone was found guilty on 7 counts of lying to congress obstruction and witness tampering charges came from stones tissues of russian hacked e-mails that were damaging to hillary clinton's 2016 election bit. like few other political operatives in u.s. history roger stone revels in attention whether it's good or bad. guy out. the was. a veteran republican strategist whose career goes back more than 40 years roger stone counts former u.s. presidents ronald reagan and richard nixon among his clients his affinity for nixon apparently strong enough for him to get this permanent reminder this ties with donald trump also go back decades in the eighty's stone turned trump the
entrepreneur into a major donor for reagan's campaign and saw in him a potential contender for the white house. i have great affection for trump and the crime family i have wanted him to run for president says right here. but while dirty tricks and prince of darkness are among the kind of names his critics used to describe him he now has a new one convicted felon indicted by special counsel robert muller who was investigating russian interference in the 2016 campaign stone was charged on several counts. and on friday he was found guilty on 7 criminal charges of lying to congress obstruction and witness tampering he'll be sentenced in february and a true test of roger stern's long held theory that any public citizen is good populous city. all right let's take a look now at some of the other stories making news around the world although it is
in bosnia are threatening to impose a lockdown and 2 large my current camps in the northwest of the country to press the central government to relocate people the local mayor says that the camps near bosnia has border with croatia are dangerously overcrowded. in lebanon form and finance minister mohammad saffi has agreed to become prime minister in attempt to end months of protests and political stalemate but that appointment failed to stop demonstrators from taking to the streets to protest the move they see safadi a wealthy businessman as emblematic of a failed political system. while still to come meet the soldiers in sierra leone turning to yoga as a way just a stroll. a 1st venice has been hit by flooding from another exceptionally high tide so mark square has again been underwater it's been closed to the public and the levels of midday on friday did not reach those of
the peak flooding seen earlier in the week but the water's still poses an ongoing threat to the cultural heritage of the city. here land and sea become one again another exceptionally high tide is wreaking havoc on venice. workers dismantle elevated walkways to protect the public. it is yet more destruction after days of dismay. matt jurado has given everything to this place. none of the fridges are working we're trying to dry things off. for 200 years this grand hotel has stood the test of time and tight. but this week the devastation is considerable you're basically saying was a ship that i think we have $70000.00 euros of damage more or less this there are quite obviously we're still counting the level of damage and we're still trying to
fix parts of the electricity i mean there were the matter. as all of venice take stock of the damage some are wondering if nature is finally closing in on this lagoon city's fortifications not rather. long we're from the venice venetians born in venice most of us are venetian so to say stop with venice never. italy's prime minister took in the damage for himself visiting sin marks basilica and meeting those working to rebuild he pledged millions of euros in help but. i saw great distress. today i spoke to a newsstand owner mr gallagher who saw his kiosk collapse in the jew decker canal. he lost everything. you can imagine what it means for someone who owns a business to see his world drowning in the water. as if you got it he also
promised to turn this into a reality the more a title defense system that has been plagued by corruption and delays and he began planning it in 1984. before then locals must contend with an almighty cleanup operation that is expected to cost hundreds of millions. james jackson joins us now from venice and hopefully we can cross over to him now and he's at st mark's square by the looks of it james clearly another dramatic day and tell us what you've been seeing that people have been telling you you know really what has been happening dramatic is definitely the word for it today some monks was closed off for all tourists the direct order fantasist luigi been yarrow. but i didn't do anything to help the shopkeepers around here who've often family businesses and the people working in them many of whom themselves have lost
. had to have had their houses significantly severely damaged so all across the city it was 70 percent underwater so that's most of venice under water all across the city it was very hard to get around we saw water pumps trying to get things out later on as the tide receded there was people mopping up hoovering just ready for trying to get ready for another day when we're expecting more water tomorrow well 70 percent of course of coverage is certainly very alarming and with that in mind james what kind of damage are we looking at. it's very hard to say though the waters have gone down but the thing is this is salt water so a lot of it will be seeping in to things and crystallizing i've spoken to people who have lost computers someone spoke to someone earlier who had to throw away 4 mattresses from her house how to throw away a fridge and
a sofa just from this high tidal situation but of course venice is the city of you know sky cultural heritage there's so much of here that's priceless like us and mark specific behind me and that was actually flooded the was that they've ever seen according to some people so i have a need for the 2nd time in its history the thing is you can put a number on it the mad luigi banjara said it could be up to a 1000000000 euros worth of damage but when you're talking about a cultural heritage site like this in some ways the product the damage is priceless absolutely and what about the government and is it managing to provide the help needed to people affected in the short. well the government of italian prime minister conti has said they will immediately end mark 20000000 euros worth of funds that means that individual householders can get 5000 business owners up 220000 however there's
a question if it's of is that too little too late now when there's 1000000000 euros worth of damage 20000000 doesn't sound like a lot also there's another significant question about why the dam project the most is so light it's already 5 years late for it's been built being built for 20 years and it's not due for another 2 that's been corruption scandals the form of man had to stand down due to the people who i spoke to on the street when i asked them what can the government do yes they're happy about money they're happy about receiving direct compensation for the damages but they simply say it's finished the most and all right james jackson in venice for us thank you james. well meanwhile a sudden onset of winter weather is causing chaos in several countries across southern and central europe northern spain sore traffic chaos off to business left major roads snowed under schools have been closed in some areas due to
a lack of access in the spanish weather agency wants more severe weather is on its way. but southern and central france will be was to that heavy snowfall that brought down trees and power lines cutting electricity to hundreds of thousands of households and one motorist was killed by a falling tree. trees downed in the storm are still blocking streets just like here in the overnight making roads basically impassable. on this small roadway and wash a man died on thursday the mayor came personally to seem to assess the situation. where you. are not where you said that it happened over there this was a tree fell on a man who had stepped out of his car in order to clear the roadway of fallen branches but this was a trees and branches are scattered all around the area that's why we had to close the road because more trees could fall. the night before trees were uprooted by the
weight of snow on them the fire department has issued warnings but drivers are still going about their business but i do they do they will use emergency services road cleaning crews and the fire department have their hands full many people in general are in too much of a hurry to wait for the roads declared. by friday morning 320000 households in southeastern france were without power just like this woman's home in draw him. she says she lights candles and wrap yourself in blankets which may be quick about 1300 technicians have been working around the clock to get those homes back on the grid. well bolivia's ousted president has said he would like to return to the country as soon as possible resigned under pressure on sunday he went into exile in mexico off 2 weeks of protests prompted by ford allegations following his election but it is interim he said on friday that
the former president will face possible legal charges for election if he returns home a cat is now preparing to hold fresh elections in the country well we spoke to our correspondent on that americas in have has an eye on him what model is his motivation was behind his request to return. i think i don't see the logic induced idea i mean some days ago ever more others left the country because he said. it was too dangerous for him and his life was at the risk and now he's talking about coming back i mean nothing has changed in this country since he left bolivia i think that even though right now the situation is even more dangerous for him if he wanted to come back so i think that this is not something real that could really happen the short term i think everyone is just want to keep his name in the public opinion he wants just people to keep talking about him in the next in the days to come but i don't think that this is something that could
really happen not at least in short term. a corresponding you had that i mean it is in there well in sierra leone soldiers have found a new way to tackle post-traumatic stress disorder in a country that has been shaped by devastating civil war and the largest outbreak in history soldiers taking up yoga to help put the past behind them. you create a problem for yourself at the end of the do you keep on believe me people why do you do. yoga mats fit young people in sports kit and a charismatic instructor but this is no ordinary yoga class these are sierra leonean soldiers and they're confronting a dark past. i think that i'm still traumatized but i am now able to control it because of how you're going transformed me and i'm in new person sierra leonean society bears deep scars civil war raged in the
1990 s. and 2000 rebel groups recruited young children as fighters in 2014 a baller struck sauza as lost their lives or their loved ones the mental wounds linger on. using yoga to manage depression and trauma is the brainchild of army sergeant felix and move. the night. by a print new gay i think. you don't always think about what has passed you think of the present moment that is what always tell and forget about what's gone ya i know you saw a lot quite a long time. think about what you are presently doing. yoga was virtually unknown in sierra leone but a u.s. study convinced the army it could help x. competence with depression and p.t.s.d. . did come up to see this you guys really good. forget about
what we've been seeing what we've been doing 5 years after the yoga project started here it is providing respite for many long term it provides them with the hope of a path to recovery. by alibi's. force now and firebrand by nick president any hernias has handed over the reins that binds annual general meeting on friday evening drawing a line under 40 years of involvement with the club. it's hard to imagine buy in munich without police her niece. he was a 3 time winner of both the burners league and european cup in the seventy's with bahrain. he was there when the 1974 world cup in 1972 euros with west germany and the success didn't slow down when he transitioned into management 1st as
general manager and later as president has helped mold bind into the powerhouse they are today he steered the club to 2 champions league titles including the 2013 travel as well as 20 championships bonuses over 40 year reign hasn't been without incident he was the sole survivor of a private plane crash in 1982 and in 2014 when it was imprisoned 3 rating over 28000000 euros in taxes he returned straight to his post after his release 3 years ago his stature not diminished in the eyes of by an players past and present. well who knows if to believe her nurse is byron munich what he had she was a president and also as a player at the club is unparalleled there will never be anyone like him again like you it's why this might even include us and only i think someone like really hurt us will never stop him he's got a byron heart and
a football heart. so he will always stay connected to us you don't have to run him off. with by him chairman carl hines rimini go also nearing the end of his tenure only through his retirement heralds the closing of a chapter by munich. are times in tennis now at the a.t.p. finals while no one rafael nadal has beaten stiff finest 60 posts to keep his tournament hopes alive now off to losing the 1st set to the greek 76 no doubt battled back to win the 2nd 64 and then also took the 375 but in order to advance the last fall the spaniard still needs defending champion alexander's vet if to news later on friday the dow has never won the a.t.p. tournament. well from children song to arrive many adults may have had it stuck in their heads we're talking about baby shock you've heard it
once you might be singing it all day the infectious south korean chino is now the 5th most viewed you cheap video of all time with nearly 4000000000 hits and it's reached the most unexpected places. it started as a children's song about a family of sharks. then he was sung by demonstrators to calm a scared top layer during anti-government protests in lebanon. it's also become the unofficial i'm fame of the washington nationals the us baseball team and their fans seem to love it. the kids melodies so catchy it's become a global phenomenon its creators say they looked at korean popular music also known as k. pop for inspiration. there was something powerful
about 4 and comp songs we tried to use the same principle to turn this song into a like key pop does and it worked out. that it will. be the shock is no longer just a tune and it's no longer just on you tube. it's a theater show and the t.v. cartoon sirius it's a brand earning smart study it's south korean founding company a growing fortune. who would have thought sharks could become this popular i like this turn of events. into a new i think dinosaurs are still something to dig out from the us a personally i'd like to make a brand of dinosaurs. and while it's producers are at war to pull out their next hit we will surely hear more of this one.
and i do apologize if you are saying that the rest of the evening well a reminder now of the top stories that we're following for you the former u.s. ambassador to ukraine has been 10. if i'm on day 2 all of the public hearing of president trumps impeachment inquiry marie of out of it says she felt threatened by the president but had no firsthand knowledge of the focal chomped made to his ukrainian counterpart. venice has been hit by renewed flooding the water level was most high a wednesday but still poses a threat to the city's unique cultural heritage. and watching the news i'm headed home for him by then and i'll be back in just a few moments to take you through the day as they look. into.
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