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S. democratic presidential hopefuls and whether a woman could win so can a woman be Donald Trump look at the man on the stage collectively they have lost ten elections all that little small off to the latest world news and I won Chris Vera with the BBC knees the Russian president Vladimir Putin has used his annual address to parliament to propose constitutional changes that could prolong his hold on power in another guise a Moscow correspondent Steve Rosenberg has been listening to Mr Putin's speech under the changes proposed by that emit pollution Russia would remain a presidential Republic but parliament would gain increased powers for example to appoints the prime minister and the cabinet crucially future presidents will be limited to two terms that the reputed is currently serving his fourth and an advisory body called the State Council which teaches will gain a more prominent role and be written into the constitution there is speculation here that the proposed changes are linked to Mr Putin's own future Mr Putin also proposed welfare incentives to boost the birthright saying Russia's fate and historical outlook depended on how many Russians that were police have raided homes and offices in Germany and Belgium as part of an investigation into three people suspected of spying for China more from Jenny hill in Berlin prosecutors suspect that two of the people under investigation had actively spied for Chinese state security and the third was ready to join them according to the new site dish beagle one man was a German in your diplomats until twenty seventeen when he joined a well known lobbying fan and its alleged recruited the other two suspects the investigation comes at a time of intense debate over whether to allow the Chinese telecommunications giant wa wait to develop Europe's five G. network critics there is equipment could be used to state sponsored espionage the former US ambassador to Ukraine who testified in the impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump has called for an investigation into whether she was spotted on before she was removed by the president last may text exchanges released by Congress suggests that the ambassador Marie you have on the fish was placed under surveillance by a Republican congressional candidates Robert height the Iranian president Hassan Rouhani has criticized the British prime minister Boris Johnson the suggestion that a so called trump deal should replace the international nuclear accord Mr Johnson said on Tuesday he recognized US concerns about the twenty fifteen agreement that was intended to curb Iran's nuclear program he said Mr trump should negotiate a new deal in a televised speech Mr Rouhani questioned why any country would agree to follow the US president and all yeah I do not know prime minister in London is thinking he spoke of replacing the J. CPO a with the trump deal trump has done his break promises violate laws and international rules what have you done regarding the climate what did trump do for you what have you done in NATO how much sabotages trump done then what have you done in UNESCO trump left it you're listening to the latest world news from the BBC this is W. NYC in New York good morning I'm Richard hake the New York City Housing Authority has found let painting over twelve thousand apartments WNYC city Rodriguez says about a third had hazards such as peeling paint at night just still needs to repair about a thousand of them not to still has more than a hundred thousand apartments to test by the end of the year the largest number of them in Brooklyn Greg Russ's night his new chair he says when it comes to removing lead there are many technical requirements mandated by the federal government and our job is to respond to that and to try to meet those demands and we're not there yet Russ spoke at a queens breakfast in Manhattan the Housing Authority says it's hiring more contractors and is now testing roughly five thousand apartments per month New York state's board elections may give its stamp of approval to a new voting machine with a trouble track record they're testing the express vote excel machine that uses a touch screen a voter never touches the ballot attorney male Wiley former council to the mayor and voting reform advocate is urging the state to reject the machines there are places in which they haven't recorded all the votes spokesperson for the vendor that makes the machine says they've been through hundreds of thousands of hours of testing and it's certified by the federal election assistance commission in New Jersey a governor Phil Murphy is urging lawmakers to change the way women are treated in state politics during his state of the state address Murphy pledge to shine a light on sexual harassment and the mistreatment of women and ask others to do the same I am calling on those who have stood idly by and allow this behavior to flourish to start speaking up and speaking out whatever they witnessed the justice governor statement comes after the star ledger spoke to twenty women who say they were raped and harassed while working in politics Murphy's own staff has come under fire for its handling of a sexual assault allegation against the top campaign worker the governor says new laws in New Jersey now make it easier to report sexual assault and investigate complaints made.