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but suddenly life became elish. providing cites global news that measures w. made for mines. this is g.w. news live from berlin tonight paving the way for donald trump's impeachment trial. my colleagues. on both sides of the aisle. here today cross at very important threshold in american history the u.s. house of representatives voted to send 2 articles of impeachment against the president to the senate and that they approved prosecutors for what will be only
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the 3rd such trial in u.s. history meanwhile at the white house president trump signs things one of a trade agreement with china aimed at ending 18 month long disputes but with major issues still on resolved what is next for the world's 2 top economies. also coming up russia's government result on a surprise move comes as president vladimir putin calls for reforms that could keep him in power well beyond the end of his term will get the details from moscow. i'm burnt off it's good to have you with us in the united states the stage is now set for the impeachment trial of a u.s. president for only the 3rd time in american history the house of representatives
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today voted to send 2 articles of impeachment. against president drum to the senate the vote was largely along party lines trump is charged with abuse of office and obstruction of congress's authority to investigate that abuse the house has also approved a team of 7 prosecutors or managers for the trial the trial is expected to start next week. let's go over to washington my colleague public is standing by good evening to you. quite a day in washington what happens next for brian quite a day indeed well now the next stage in this many degrees is quite ceremonial now of the 7 managers or for looking at it and in a different way they're essentially if this was a court of law would be like the prosecutors and they will bring the. articles over to the senate and present them to the senate which then marks the next stage in
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this process and let's not forget that the 2 articles of impeachment that we're dealing with here are for abuse of power and for obstruction of congress. will this be a real trial the one that we know from what we've seen in a court room i mean will there be witnesses for example. well in many respects i mean it's obviously not a court of law it's very it's a different scenario obviously and the book the big question has been will there be witness and democrats have been really pushing for it and it's something that needs to be voted on in the senate and democrats have been trying to garner support from republicans who feel like witnesses are and necessary part of this next process the trial of course there are a lot of grumblings according to the u.s. media amongst certain members of the republican party who said that they would
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support any motion to have the witnesses involved in the trial but that will be voted on before the actual start of the trial itself which begins next tuesday monday of course here in the united states is a holiday. held by dues the country. with presidential elections we now have to remind ourselves that only 2 months away. you know you're absolutely right of course the elections coming up later this year and it comes as perhaps as no surprise for anybody following politics here in the united states the u.s. is very much divided over this it goes full damn party lines with the majority of republicans very much against the impeachment trial whereas the majority of democrats are very much in favor of the impeachment of president trump has been found to be the case time and time again in the you know the surveys that have been carried out here in the united states it'll be interesting to see how about public
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opinion or whether it shifts at all during the trial itself which of course we don't have to wait too long now considering that this process has been underway now for several months due to those. with the latest tonight from washington public thank you. well during the impeachment proceedings the president was in the white house where a signing ceremony was held for phase one of a new trade agreement between the u.s. and china the deal aimed at lowering tensions in an 18 month trade war that has slowed economic growth around the planet. this deal marks a new era for us china relations that's what u.s. president donald trump and chinese vice premier really hates that in washington the most significant part of the phase one trade deal is a pledge by china to buy at least an additional $200000000000.00 worth of u.s. farm products manufactured goods energy supplies and services in return the u.s.
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will loosen some of its tariffs on chinese imports. together we are righting the wrongs of the past and delivering a future of economic justice and security for american workers farmers and families showing you. the face one trade deal is good for both countries and the entire world it shows that we have the ability to act on the basis of equality and respects to handle and resolve relevant issues you're bound for. the agreement addresses more issues than had been expected china is committing to do more to protect intellectual property and to stop manipulating its currency to cheapen its exports in return the u.s. is no longer calling china a currency manipulator but the deal stops short of resolving the trade dispute tyrus on $360000000000.00 worth of chinese goods remain u.s. president donald trump calls that an ace up his sleeve for the next round of trade
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talks face to negotiations are expected to start soon that's when thorny issues such as china's must have subsidies to state owned companies will be addressed between now and then many will welcome today's deal a cease fire after 18 months of the us china trade war which has weighed on the global economy. and will have more on that story including reaction from wall street coming up shortly on the w. business just a few minutes from now. well here's a brief look now at some of the other stories that are making headlines scientists are warning that more extreme weather events like wildfires and flooding are on the horizon after. the hottest decade ever recorded the average global temperature in 2019 was 1 point one degree celsius above pre-industrial levels now beyond 1.5 degrees global warming is projected to have extreme consequences including the melting of most arctic sea ice china is rejecting a report by human rights watch condemning the treatment of $1000000.00 we muslims
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held in so-called political education camps the country's foreign ministry says the document is biased and distorts the facts the report also denounces beijing's use of mass surveillance and the silencing of critics police in italy say they've broken up a large mafia operation that had been defrauding the european union almost 100 people were arrested in early morning raids in sicily italian media say the group installed would $10000000.00 euros intended for farmers or political drama in moscow today the entire government resigned in mass this just hours after president vladimir putin delivered his state of the nation address in which he proposed changes to the country's constitution that would allow him to extend his grip on power after his presidential term ends in 2024 today's government resignation may have been a shock but it is no crisis putin even welcomed it russian prime
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minister dmitri medvedev is decision to step down came as a surprise medvedev said the president's proposals to amend the country's constitution would significantly change russia's balance of power he due to flee made the announcement public. but it was we as the government of the russian federation should provide the president of our country with the opportunity to make all necessary decisions to change the russian political system. in these circumstances i believe it would be right for the incumbent government of the russian federation to resign the news came just hours after president curtain state of the nation address in that speech puton suggest the changing the constitution to grant's parliament more power as in effect weakening the powers of the presidency with analysts believe putin could use the shake up to create a new job for himself when his courage presidential term ends and 4 years time
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under the russian constitution presidents can only serve to consecutive terms some believe curtain my even take on a new role and parliament of though made veggie of has become increasingly unpopular with the russian public in recent years puttin praised his service i want to thank you for everything you've done in this phase of our cooperation i want to express my gratitude about the results of your work even though we didn't accomplish everything we wanted to buy hope we will succeed soon some people on the streets of moscow were slightly less forgiving of medvedev sten yeah. you could be principled the only question is why it took such a long time to be honest such a government should have been expelled many years ago were you sure you because. you meant did you use the resignation is long overdue it's the right decision and putin is long overdue to control the economy the same way he controls politics the
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way you was put in is reportedly asked me if i do have to move to russia's national security council to work on defense and security affairs but the president appears to be leaving his own future career options open. about that sco to moscow now or my colleague emily sure when she's following this story can even help us understand this we've got the government in russia today resigning in mass we've got the president mr putin saying he approves and then we've got dimitri medvedev he's almost out of the job i mean what who will replace him and what is the role of the prime minister in russia. well we've now heard from president putin that he's proposed. to me excuse me. to replace me they needed if as you can tell by my mispronunciation of his name
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he's a little known figure in russian politics he so far has headed the russian federal attack service since 2010 he's known as a kind of official bureaucrat now i wouldn't say that that necessarily means that the role of the prime minister is being downgraded the role of the president in russia has always been more important and in fact that is the real sea change after the mir putin's speech today where he kind of increased the power of the parliament and downgraded the presidential power but he did emphasize that russia would remain a presidential republic and it's hard for people outside of russia to imagine why the mere giving up power volunteer a lean mean one of his critics is that this move means that he plans to stay in power indefinitely is that what is going on here.
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well in his speech today the state of the union of the nation address it did seem that putin isn't planning on going anywhere soon and in fact that speech and though the reforms the proposed reforms to the constitution that he mentioned and explained today those kind of give you putin various potential options for his future after all presidents in russia can only serve 2 consecutive terms. second consecutive term is up in 2024 and essentially since this term began people have been discussing what could happen next and today he opened up a potential option of becoming the speaker of a strengthened parliament that's one option he could also become the head of the state council which is an institution that he wants to now put into the constitution as well that's made up of regional governors he could also become the head of the security council which could be strengthened and become some kind of
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have some kind of an advisory role in the country so he's kind of opened up a lot of potential avenues for himself there. potentially creating a new job for himself in 2024 really sure when with the leaders on the political show you go in russia tonight really thank you. the german city of dusseldorf will host the 2022 invictus games and international sports events which features wounded or traumatized war veterans of the event is the brainchild of britain's prince harry himself a former soldier he created that back in 2014 athletes from 20 different nations will compete in sporting disciplines this year's invictus games will be held in the netherlands germany will then who's the 6th edition 2 years later. and here's a reminder of the top story we're following for you the u.s. house of representatives has voted to send 2 articles of impeachment against president trump to the senate setting the stage for only the 3rd impeachment trial
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