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al-jazeera american people have finally spoken and reality as i see it when the earth is balanced or will become more dangerous the world is looking for the mixture of sanusi. with the election behind us the republican party dump truck the weekly take on us politics and that's the bottom of. a group of democrats draft articles of impeachment against us president donald trump accusing him of inciting insurrection. is more than most incompetent. presidents in the united states with joe biden calls trump unfit for the job but the president elect says he wants to focus on the virus vaccines and economic growth.
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oh you're watching al-jazeera live from doha with me for the back to bull also coming up coronavirus case is overwhelmed london's hospital beds the city's mayor declared as a major incident and the plants that smothering calderon's not just fresh water lake choking the livelihoods of fish. thank you for joining us with just under 2 weeks left in office u.s. president donald trump is facing the possibility of an unprecedented 2nd impeachment a group of democrats have drafted formal charges of misconduct to be presented next week that's after a mob of trump supporters encouraged by the president stormed the u.s. capitol building on wednesday president elect joe biden refuses to say whether he'll back such a move and that it's up to congress to decide he says his job is to fix the economy
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and tackle the pandemic. he is not fit to serve he is not fit to serve he's one of the most incompetent presidents in the history of the united states of america and so the idea that i think he should be out of office yesterday is not the issue the question is what happens with 14 days left to go or 30 days left to go so i think it's important to get on with the business get him out of office the quickest way that that will happen is a species sworn in 20 years what action happens before or after that is a judgment for the congress to make obeid and has also commented on donald trump's decision not to attend his inauguration saying it was a good decision and one of the very few things they both agreed on meanwhile the u.s. house speaker nancy pelosi says she's asked military leaders to ensure trump doesn't
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try to launch an attack or a nuclear strike during his last days in office now we've got christensen only standing by in wilmington delaware with more on what president-elect joe biden had to say but 1st we go to get in is on bill in washington what more do we know about these impeachment papers is that a 2nd ating and what have been the reactions. well the draft documents of the of the impeachment documents are just a draft they have not been released publicly but they've been leaked to journalists here in washington they've been written up by a group of democrats and they are expected to go to nancy pelosi on monday for public circulation and be taken up in the house on monday however it is important to note that nancy pelosi the speaker of the house has not made her final decision on the wording of this nevertheless we have got this draft and it says
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that the impeachment proceedings would be the draft articles would be accusing donald trump of high crimes and misdemeanors by entice seeing the insurrection insurrection and willfully made statements that encouraged imminent lawless activity at the capitol and that trump has demonstrated he will remain a threat if allowed to stay in office now the white house has responded and said that this is politically motivated in pietschmann proceedings and that it will only further divide the country in terms of pressure that donald trump is on right now it is only growing not only from democrats but also republicans the latest republican that is coming out publicly saying that president should step down immediately is lisa murkowski a republican senator from the state of alaska in an interview to
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a local newspaper in alaska she said trump is no longer fit to be president and called on him to step down immediately significant because murkowski is the 2nd most senior woman in the senate and she's quite powerful and has a lot of sway in the senate and her calling for trump to step down immediately is just another call on pressure on this president and growing pressure on the president meanwhile there is concern gape from democrats that trump could be a threat to national security within the next 2 weeks. yeah this is really remarkable nancy pelosi the speaker of the house circulated a letter to her colleagues in congress where she said she spoke to the chairman of the joint chief of staff mark milley and said and i'm just going to read you what nancy pelosi said she said i talked to millie to discuss available precautions for preventing an unstable president from initiating military hostilities or accessing
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the launch codes and ordering a nuclear strike then plus he went on to say the situation of this unhinged president referring to trump could not be more dangerous and we must do everything that we can to protect the american people from his unbalanced assault on our country and our democracy palosi telling colleagues that. the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff assured her that all precautions are being made that trump is not allowed to launch any sort of pretty imminent military strike that could put american people in harm's way clearly unprecedented that within 12 days of the handover of power here in the united states and the inauguration of joe biden we are at a point where the speaker of the house of the house of representatives feels the need to secure a sensually the nuclear codes out of the hands of a president gave in washington thank you let's cross over nafta christensen to me
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who is in wilmington delaware christine joe biden the president elect is refusing it seems to be drawn into this debate all over whether or not. he's instead trying to focus on his agenda for passage take office in 12 days. that's right he only spoke about impeachment when asked saying that he would leave it up to congress to decide as you say trying to focus on his agenda moving forward he spoke advent that was to unveil his final cabinet picks the most diverse cabinet in u.s. history he claimed with them an equal with a majority of women in his cabinet and he called on the senate to approve them as soon as possible so that he could hit the ground running when he took off takes office on the 20th of january in a couple weeks time he talked about the need to work on a stimulus package right away
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a package that will be unveiled next week talked about the need to increase the vaccination rollout so that it's getting to more americans his goal is to have 100000000 vaccinations in the 1st 100 days all of that will have to be done with the help of congress and he did say that it did talk about a dismal monthly jobs report that was released today as making this a very urgent situation this december jobs report shows millions of americans are still hurting through no fault of their own we lost another 140000 jobs the 1st negative jobs report and so high for the pandemic in the spring more people more people have just lost a job while many have been out of work for a long time. so biden talking about
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plans to submit a trillion dollar stimulus package to congress and he did say that he was planning to speak with nancy pelosi this afternoon according to his staff that discussion will involve talks about that bill but it's hard to imagine that impeachment will not come up when he's talking with nancy pelosi again joe biden insisting that he will leave it to congress is. in congress's hands he will leave it to congress to decide kristin thank you very much for that christensen domain live for us there in wilmington delaware let's discuss democrats to impeach trump further with allan lichtman who's a professor of history at the american university in washington is also the author of the case for impeachment and joins us via skype from washington thank you very much professor for being with us on al-jazeera always good to have you on so house
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democrats of planning to introduce it would seem these new articles of impeachment against president trump on monday i guess a 1st question that many people are asking especially outside of the us is why impeached and convicted a president who's only got a few days left in office why not ride it out 12 days. the simple reason is trump needs to be held accountable for what is arguably be the most immoral despicable and dangerous act ever committed by a us president and that is inciting people to storm the capitol to disrupt the constitutional functions of the congress to engage in violence that we now know has resulted in at least 5 deaths trump has never been held accountable for anything is entire life needs to be held accountable
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a statement needs to be made moreover there is precedent even for trying a public official after they've left office ulysses grant secretary belt up was. member of his cabinet was tried after he resigned he was acquitted but why much be important to try the president after he's resigned because impeachment involves in a trial 2 things conviction and removal but conviction and also barring a impeached and convicted president from ever seeking met office again so it is the right thing to do and it could well have consequences nancy pelosi the u.s. house speaker says there are several options to impeach but the timeline looks very tight how how would this play out and is conviction likely this time around in a republican senate i mean the house to be chomping $21000.00 are ready but the republican led senate acquitted him in early 2020 do you think it'll be different
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this time around if this goes ahead i think it could well be different this time around 1st of all impeachment can take place on a dime the u.s. constitution gives the house soul of far over impeachment all they have to do is vote they don't have to invest the end in this case the president's own words stand him and not just his own words on the date of the insurrection but his own words on almost 2 months joining up riling up his followers with lies that the election was stolen from them and that they should help him you know to reverse the steel so the impeachment can come rather quickly which unto itself is significant because it would make donald trump the only president in u.s. history to be impeached twice and while it might not be possible depending on in the motivation of the senators they could hold a trial the next day and it may not be possible but it is and they could have
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a trial after he's left as i explain that i find it surprising that more republicans aren't thinking about the fact that to oppose impeachment does is to ensure that trump continues to be a major factor in their party politics for the foreseeable future is that do you think what they want. well you know we public it was up facing a real dilemma a recent poll showed and it was actually shocking 45 percent of republicans supported the insurrection that led to 5 deaths 43 percent oppose it so you have in essence a lunatic fringe within the republican party that's almost half of that that supports this kind of subversion of our constitution this kind of violence and insurrection that leads to deaths and so republicans are really facing a dilemma do you appeal to this you know far out strange remaining trump base or do you embrace sanity the constitution and law and order this is
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a crisis for the republican party politically professor thank you so very much for shedding light on this for us alan equipment is professor of history at the american university joining us from d.c. we appreciate your time take care as to the head on al-jazeera. imus after by tonight in mass say the french government are trying to accelerate their kind of a de minimization campaign but it's not easy in a country where so many people are suspicious of vaccines and what's new at whatsapp new terms for the instant messaging service need to fears over privacy. the last of the proper storm system is on its way out through the u.s.
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the previous one is just saying goodbye to eastern canada and the next one is coming in only slowly from the pacific so we see what's left over afterwards these cold air has been swept down the tempest shirt and extreme for the most part but they are on the low side when you look at the southern states for example little a snow still to come i think on saturday the forecast for new orleans of 10 degrees is a big disappointment it should be 70 and it's got a cold wind as well no showers into we get to monday and that will be a change of fortune to once again to read what last happened we had one day of the storm system only a couple days ago which gave light tornadoes in texas well the same system more cynicism is building up again once in the south come from the north snow in between yet it's going to be cold and snowy in parts of texas at the same time california is enjoying the sunshine for the most part. now whenever you throw a cold front out of the u.s. it turns to push up the shower. in the bahamas and it. more crowded towards
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you watching al-jazeera live from doha a reminder of the top stories u.s. president trump is facing the possibility of an unprecedented 2nd impeachment a group of democrats have drafted formal charges of misconduct to be presented next week accusing him of inciting in so action meanwhile president elect joe biden says it will be up to congress to decide whether an impeachment goes ahead he says his priorities are bringing the car and demick under control ensuring eco access to the vaccine and stimulating economic growth the u.s. house speaker nancy pelosi says she's spoken with the military to ensure president trump doesn't launch an attack during his last days in office and told her fellow democrats she wants to stop a quote unhinged president from using the nuclear codes.
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the u.k. reported more than 1300 coronavirus deaths on friday the highest daily number since a pandemic began london's mayor has now declared a major incident for the city as hospitals struggle with a high number of calls 1000 admissions city county is warning that the british capital is at crisis point one in 30 people in london were infected with the virus in the weeks leading up to january the 2nd jonah hole has more from london. the mayor of london sodiq carney in declaring a major incident essentially a major medical emergency across london's hospitals echoing dire warnings from london's n.h.s. leaders that it's hospitals the hospitals in the capital are simply struggling to cope with the infection rate and with record high admissions according to the office for national statistics on friday some one in 30 londoners is currently suffering from the corona virus infection with admission rates taking place at over
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$800.00 people per day that is the equivalent of the entire capacity of some thomas' hospital over there one of the major hospitals here in london every single day with a worst case scenario picture being painted that if things continue as they are by the middle of the month within the next week or so there could be a shortage of critical care beds in the several thousands now also on friday the government has introduced brand new entry requirements at the borders into england soon to be expanded across the u.k. in due course a negative coronavirus test required now taken within 72 hours for all people trying to enter the country you may be surprised to hear that that is only happening now other countries have been doing this for a long time the government here has long argued that the quarantine system is a much better way of monitoring entry through the borders but such is the desperation to ensure that the south african variant of the virus more virulent
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perhaps even than the u.k. variant of the virus that is causing so much devastation here to keep that period out that no one is arguing the point anymore. germany has signed 2 deals for an extra $50000000.00 doses of corona virus vaccines contrary to what it agreed to do under the european union's vaccination program under the e.u. scheme member countries have agreed not to negotiate additional vaccine deals extra deliveries from germany from biotech and cure voc will only start when other e.u. countries have been supplied under the bronx contracts the new french government figures have revealed that a quarter of the country's doctors do not intend to be vaccinated against over 19 al-jazeera natasha about their reports or ma say on why france has one of the highest rates of vaccine skepticism in the world. in the southern french city of max a graphic design an eco call has thought long and hard about whether he wants a covert vaccine and he's decided that he doesn't he worries that the global rush
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for a remedy mean some safety procedures may have been skipped. i understand that people want to move on with their lives but the world is playing a game of chance against people getting vaccinated i just don't feel the personal need to do so i mean an age category where my wrists a lower so i'm happy to wait to have more information in the future on possible side effects and work your book many people in france question the safety of covert vaccines researchers say that less than 40 percent of people in france intend to be vaccinated against coded it is one of the moas rates in europe but not entirely surprising because france has one of the world's highest rates of vaccine skepticism immunization was in fainted by french scientists louis passed early in the 1900 sentry is legacy is a source of national pride but has not prevented the growth of anti vaccine sentiment in the country that's been fueled in recent times by social media and the
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pandemic corner who's offered to get elected again this sociologist says the french suspicion of vaccines is linked to past health scandals and a lack of trust in government. there are 2 incidents that really marked the french in the 1990 s. people suspected the link between the hepatitis b. vaccine and multiple sclerosis it wasn't true but it created mistrust there was a similar case with h one n one in 2009 in both cases people believe the government was colluding with pharmaceutical companies for financial reasons to find truth about vaccine and that's had a lasting impact. the government's image hasn't been helped by the exceptionally slow start to the covert faxon campaign in the country partly due to minister's reluctance to be seen pushing facts scenes many don't want some expose say better informing people about how vaccines work and the possible side effects would help
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change minds rising infections of clearly created a sense of urgency that governments doctors and social media influences to help spread their message but it's clear that unraveling decades of mistrust won't be easy but al-jazeera must say the united arab emirates will reopen its air sea and land borders with qatar in the coming hours as part of a u.s. backed deal saudi arabia the u.a.e. bahrain in egypt agreed this week to restore ties with kata after a 3 and a half year blockade cut i always as a red looted some flights space at the messaging service what sop is updating its privacy policies allowing plants allowing the platform to share more user data with its parent company facebook this is far too widespread criticism among users is a being forced to accept a new privacy policy by february 8th to keep access to the app some say they're considering switching to other instant messaging services i call v.l.
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is a lecturer in digital rights and regulation at university college in london is warning users will lose much of their privacy under the new 10. but facebook at long been seeking to commercialise whatsapp is very successful in terms of international user base particularly in the developing world but they haven't managed to get much money out of it so compared to other face of products it hasn't had a lot of data to sell because it's being encrypted and more private than other facebook services and they're looking to commercialize it with linking to further businesses and finding new ways to. let people pay through it and buy buy services and so on and that's really at the core of today's decision. it's blurring of the what's that business model of the facebook business model even further what's up already has many trackers embedded in it and other other data sharing tools. that in the app not as many as states but messenger but still quite
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a lot what's up is definitely going down an unfortunate path of privacy and users would be wise to abandon it now i would say if they don't want to take that right a south korean cortez or to japan to pay compensation to the tall surviving women forced into sexual slavery during world war 2 the court said the treatment of so-called conflict women amounted to a crime against humanity and the japanese government has described their ruling as regrettable and unacceptable rob mcbride wait for some soul the culmination of a case that has gone on for 8 years this was a significant ruling by souls district court tomorrow. i feel deeply moved it is the very 1st courts ruling in favor of these victims of the japanese. the case was brought on behalf of 12 surviving so-called comfort women or their families young women or girls who were forced to work in wartime brothels
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by the japanese imperial army during world war 2 the court ruled all had enjoyed unimaginable mental and physical pain and had not been compensated they were each awarded the equivalent of more than $90000.00 u.s. dollars to give woman good compared to anything to mortal this could have wider consequences japan prides itself on being a civilized country yet it has not addressed this humanitarian issue since this defeat in 1945. japan has refused to recognize this case maintaining it goes against the internationally held norm of sovereign immunity that no nation can prosecute another through its courts. we demand that south korea takes the appropriate response to correct this breach of international law as far as japan is concerned this issue is over it says all matters relating to south korea's wartime
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suffering were settled by an agreement in 1965 when the 2 countries normalized relations and that a further compensation agreement specifically for the comfort women was signed in 2015 that was meant to settle the matter finally and irreversibly tokyo has been angered by other court rulings in favor of south korean victims of war time for its labor that led to deteriorating diplomatic relations and the trade dispute and this latest ruling looks certain to further sour relations but for south korea's comfort women in this case represents a form of justice after more than 75 years problem brought al-jazeera sole. uganda's felice she says reporters have been beaten for their own good and that their space inside prisons for any spike in arrests or in next week's presidential election the build up has been marred by
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a brutal crackdown on the opposition and those the police confronted press present where in the 70s rival bobby wine during a news conference where a call for an international investigation into rights abuses dozens of protesters have been killed in uganda in recent weeks now plans native to south america is invading cameron's largest freshwater lake and is threatening the livelihoods of noko fishermen who say the aquatic foreign is clogging up their nets it terry good to be has a story. many fisherman including richard 1st noticed something strange growing in cameron's lake oser 5 years ago since then the aquatic fern known as giant sylvania has covered the lakes so extensively that endemic plant and animal species have all but disappeared fisherman say they've lost about 80 percent of their income because of the scarcity of fish debris a good lot of it is that there be celera since the arrival of this plant i've hardly caught any fish that had a huge impact on my life i wanted to build myself
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a house but i can't i can't pay for electricity either it's so bad i can't even pay for my children's schooling the dense plant reduces walk to flow and low is light and oxygen levels in the water native to brazil in northern argentina it thrives in slow moving nutrient rich warm fresh water. suit it comes from south america and based on the studies we've conducted we were able to establish the hypothesis that the plant arrived either on the wind or by a migrate to rebirth that left the continent and through the plant into the lake fisherman have tried to remove the plant by hand without much success it regenerates in about 10 days they're appealing for government help but conservationists think they may have an answer a species of beetle that lives on the water feeds on the plant and has been used in other african countries to control its spread. your must plan doubles in area or
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biomass every 10 days so it's a very rapid proliferation cannot be eradicated by manual removal which is why we've added a biological control to this once we have the government's permission to release the insects into the light and we hope that after 2 or 3 years we'll overcome this plant. around 400 fishermen rely on lake osa for their income for them any help calm come soon enough victoria gate and be al-jazeera. hello again i'm fully back to go with the headlines on al-jazeera some breaking news and in the last few minutes the social media websites twitter as pamela at least suspended u.s. president donald trump's account citing the risk of further incitement this happened just a few minutes ago today saying it's permanently suspended president trumps account due to the risk of further incitement of violence the president meanwhile is facing
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the possibility of an unprecedented 2nd impeachment a group of democrats have drop.


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