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"I know charging will Steph on third for one fires glossies talk eight three. Oh, WC CO. On the CBS news year end roundup a special program. Recapping two thousand eighteen here's Steve Dorsey. The Senate has reviewed Saudi Arabia passing resolutions to withdraw US involvement in a Saudi led war in Yemen and holding the country's crown prince responsible for the brutal death of a Saudi Washington Post writer. He'd comes as the US reshapes. Its defense strategy was secretary Mattis on his way out of correspondent candy McCormick remembers that and the years other foreign policy news the murder of dissident and writer Jamal cash. Hoagie stunned the world the Saudi version of events leaves many questions on aunt said many in congress pointed the finger at the Saudi Crown prince this guy is a wrecking ball. President Trump insisted the Saudis are allies partly needed to contain Iran. He also pulled the US out of the Iran nuclear deal when I make promises I keep them. President Trump announced he was ordering American forces out of Syria. Earlier the US launched air strikes against the Syrian regime for targeting civilians, did a chemical weapons attack h-happen. Yes. In Afghanistan, the violence spite despite the president's new strategy White House, then called for a draw down there. Cami mccormick. CBS news. Staying overseas. It's been a turbulent year for the UK in parts of western Europe. Let's talk with correspondent Vicki Barker in London Vicky what's the sticking point for British lawmakers over Brexit. Well, how many British lawmakers are there? And that's about as many sticking points as they are. And that is the big problem. Steve the problem is that about fifty two percent of the British people voted for Brexit two years ago. But you don't have a majority for Brexit in Britain's parliament and within that parliament, there's basically no majority for any of the scenarios on offer or any of the scenarios being talked about. So what's the next milestone in this? Political process. Well, the next milestone or stumbling block depending on how you look at. It is Theresa May's commitment the prime minister promising having postponed the meaningful vote in parliament on the deal that she struck with twenty-seven other e you leaders, we went ahead and held the votes tomorrow. The deal would be rejected by significant. We will therefore deferred vote. She says that debate on that will now begin the week of January seventh when lawmakers return from their Christmas recess and that there will be a vote sometime the week of January fourteenth. Now that vote is almost certain to fail in time's ticking on whether or not Britain can actually reach a deal time is taking Brexit day is the twenty ninth of March twenty nine teen. If there isn't a plan b and e you leaders have made it clear there is no plan b short of cancelling Brexit, then what happens on March twenty ninth is that Britain crashes out of the EU. And what's that look like, well, depending on who you talk to some people say, oh, it's going to be just like the millennium bug. Remember, everybody was predicting total computer cataclysm, you know, at the stroke of midnight in the year. Two thousand because all the computers are programmed the wrong way. Absolutely nothing happened. But others are saying no it actually is going to be cataclysm. And a lot of those people who are the most apocalyptic are the ones who are experts in trade and economics. They say that the the UK falling out of a trade relationship with the EU with no other meaningful trade relationships in place to replace them without agreements on for instance, whether planes can take off and land whether medicines can be shipped from Europe into the UK without having to be stopped at customs, you know, all of that, you know, still hasn't been set, and we could be seeing total physical economic and political gridlock. Twenty eighteen also saw another big story in the UK that was that nerve agent poisoning against a former Russian spy in Salisbury near."