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well this is. pretty incredible this is where talk happening and what happens here matters. the consequence. he served for. just. living out of. his home as. follows a group of u.s. army veteran traumatized by war. as they struggle to get their lives back. at this time. madrid assert his authority charging catalonia as leaders with rebellion sedition and financial the wrong doing.
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on welcoming p.t.w. watching al-jazeera live from doha also coming up president trump's former campaign manager surrenders to the f.b.i. he is the first person charged in the investigation of times between the trump campaign and russia plus the us and i believe to observers is a pretty fair and credible election. kenya announces the results of the presidential election rerun despite millions not being able to vote also ahead our sovereignty is a red light we don't accept anybody interfering in our sovereignty. and mia reaffirms the importance of safeguarding his country's integrity but also his willingness to result of the gulf crisis.
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big story out of europe spain's top prosecutor has filed charges against castle and leaders responsible for declaring independence has a manuel moussa is calling on them to testify on rebellion sedition and embezzlement charges a court now has to decide whether to accept those charges if convicted the leaders could face up to thirty years in jail. in minutes that you feel. prosecution has filed several charges for rebellion sedition and embezzlement against the main political leaders of the cattle and regional government in their actions and decisions over the past two years have caused an institutional crisis not. resulted in the unilateral declaration of independence this was carried out without observing and ignoring our constitution or the catalan separate system which was part of the government that was ousted by madrid says it will take part in catalonia as regional elections due in december now coming. on december twenty first we find a way to take part whether we run or not for the election but we will surely be
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present in the vote it's another opportunity for us to consolidate the republic. under simmons' following that for us of barcelona and really just take us through what we think could happen next. judges will consider the charges that have been filed then will to whether or not they will accept the charges and then. or arrest the individuals to bring the before the court to. the charges the question right now is whether or not. is actually going to be before the court right now it's emerged that he's in. along with some other ministers we're not sure how many meeting apparently flemish politicians another extraordinary twist to this whole affair explains why he didn't
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emerge to go pick his back pack anything from his office here at the seat of government well the police have been guarding the building so far today very much. media here. cross. square now as far as these charges go they are serious thing. at the highest charge being rebellion which is a maximum of thirty years to the charge of improper use of public funds maximum six years sedition fifteen years maximum what is happening with the political parties you referred to one party which is the junior coalition the main coalition party. has been in session p.d. cats which. belongs both parties have said that they will run in the elections that have been called by the
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spanish government for december the twenty first so it is a really unusual position on the one hand they've declared secession and then on the other hand they intend to partake in the election it appears they have no other . course of action open to them but the former ministers and indeed former president seem to be sort of in a difficult position now as they did explain over the weekend. does it feel like we get something of a purge when you've got one hundred fifty top officials in a region that generates one fifth of the spanish economy one hundred fifty officials being told stay away from work because we might stop you getting to work so we had those very surreal scenes at nine o'clock this morning your time when people didn't turn up for work or a few did but they didn't know what was going to happen as they walked through the door. seen the start of
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a working week quite like it public. servants have appeared as you say not sure quite what was going to happen and also both sides in this crisis are taking a very cautious approach now over the weekend we've not seen any major actions by any of any of the former members of a government that says it is still really justifiably legitimately in the. republican states but not in power because of the actions of the article one five five which is works against them both sides are claiming the other has acted illegally and both sides are acting with some degree of restraint it has to be said the spanish government could have gone in heavily with this and stopped ministers from appearing and then actually. perhaps provoked actions by the
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demonstrators now they've all stayed away on the advice of. others and so really what you have there. is a purge in the sense that. sees that all of these actions as having been illegal action and actions by the ministers in the cabinet there are fourteen of them and there are six parliamentary figures including the president of the parliament that those six will be taken to the supremes court of the charges are actually handed down that's because they have privileges as parliamentarians still in place whereas the government ministers have actually been sacked they have no privilege at all right now so what is playing out is a run up to elections but then you have how can they be really free and fair when so many people politicians who were at the forefront of parties actually
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how can they go into those elections if they're potentially in jail or certainly under charges the timeline for the political the politics is similar to the time line for the justice as it's called as it's being described and thanks very much. the former campaign manager donald trump has handed himself over to the f.b.i. paul manna forts and his former business associate rick gates have been charged as part of an inquiry into alleged russian meddling in last year's elections a federal grand jury led by special counsel robert muller will hear evidence of a white house correspondent kimberly how has the latest now from washington so kimberly mr mann a fourth is now at f.b.i. headquarters what are the questions they're asking him. well certainly those questions were asked in significantly and that's what led to these charges
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that were approved by the federal grand jury let me the lay them out for you significant because they are a series of financial charges which we were expecting for example and register an agent for a form. principal false and misleading statements to investigators failure to report foreign bank and financial accounts and also to conspiracy to launder money in total twelve different counts now this really marks a significant escalation in an investigation by the special prosecutor robert muller that has been going on for some time but we did get a hint that some of these charges peter were coming given the fact that paul amana for its home over the summer was raided by f.b.i. investigators they took detailed information not just laugh tops but even things like photographing paul manna for suits it was at that time that he was told he would be indicted so certainly we knew in some form or capacity this day was coming
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not just paul matter for it but of course also rick gates' a very close associate and longtime business associate so what happens next will in terms of that we expect that there could be a court appearance that could come as early as today and again this is what we should note after so many months of investigation this is certainly a significant next step and what you're reading can believe the fact that the indictments that dropped so far that we know about and they are reported the contents of the indictments the own pullups are actually reported they talk about ukraine they don't talk about russia. well it is certainly something that led to the firing of paul man of ford as the head of the trump campaign the fact that he had undisclosed twelve million in payments that were received by the former ukrainian leader of victory get a covert we know to be a pro russia leader this is significant and that may have been where this sort of
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web began to unravel in terms of the investigation but i need to let you know too that we have to remember in all of this this isn't the only investigation that is ongoing right now to potential collusion between the truck campaign and russia and of course there also are four congressional investigations that are going on now i went in to talk to the white house to see if there was any reaction at this point they say they have no comment but there is comment now starting to come from capitol hill for example dianne feinstein a very prominent democrat on capitol hill a democratic senator she in fact says that the fact that we've had these indictments is really a sign that the process in her view is working but it's just one aspect of the process because of course there are these four other concurrent congressional investigations that are ongoing as the congress continues its own oversight into ledge russian meddling in the twenty sixteen u.s. election kimberly thanks very much as a thinker is an associate professor of american studies and political sciences at
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george washington university she joins us now from washington d.c. elizabeth i think what are the chances that he will provide quotes be useful information and he may be the first of several dominoes to start toppling. i think there's a lot of reasons to suspect that man of fort will provide some information he has a long list of charges against him perhaps the one that has been most talked about is also the one that is the most broad based it is conspiracy against the united states people are not sure yet whether that is confined to some of the financial improprieties and illegalities that he's been charged with or whether this is something more and this is becoming a catch all that can really be used to kind of bring him in so given the breadth of the scope of the indictment i think there's a large chance that he might be willing to to provide some information he was
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trying to campaign manager for a long time he's worked in a lot of different capacities for the republican national convention republican national committees and he might have more information that that some of these charges can be used as leverage to get him to offer it i mean didn't he basically get the job working for donald trump because nobody else wanted it in as much as he came from relative obscurity but having said all that i mean i think i'm right in saying he worked on the general ford campaign back in seventy five or seventy six the idea that he can't political right from political wrong or financial right from financial wrong no one's going to buy that. i think that is absolutely correct he has been working in an institutional capacity for various ways of supporting republican the republican party for over forty years he's been in the business world for about the same time he certainly knows what tax evasion is he certainly knows when what money laundering is and when when money is laundered and when it's
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not when things are reported legally and when they're not so i think there's many ways in which he it would be very difficult for him to fall back on i didn't know what was going on excuse and certainly with some of the information that we're seeing coming out about the ways that he was intentionally laundering money the ways that he was never reporting working for a foreign agent when he was when he was working for pro russian. forces and trying to get support for them within the united states there's no way he can claim that he didn't know what he was doing do you think donald trump on balance was probably right to kasumi loose last august well i think donald trump only cut him loose because of the media kind of reports around all of the potentially illegal activities that paul manifold was engaged in i think trump like manna for in the sense that it was offering trump institutional legitimacy he was trump's kind of
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connection to the establishment republicans who had been very against his candidacy earlier and so i think he liked what manna for it was doing manna for it was actually making the campaign seem more respectable reining in some of trump's more inappropriate comments his his kind of off the cuff and antagonistic remarks and there was a way that manna for it was certainly helping his campaign gain footing in a place where he hadn't before so i think he only relinquished manna for it because of the media reports otherwise he might have kept him on for longer elizabeth good to talk to thanks very much i would think of the in washington. still to come here on al-jazeera the governments of me in my office to take back some ranger refugees but their numbers do not. follow the weather is set fire across much of central and southern china over the
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next couple of days while some north east northeast the monsoon setting in course twenty six celsius for hong kong we do pick up the moisture across the south china sea and that's producing some really heavy downpours into central and southern parts of vietnam over the next couple of days do expect to see some flooding concerns coming through here sunshine was there for the philippines when they were at around twenty eight celsius recent heavy downpours from town to time some heavy downpours to affecting southern parts of india and also sri lanka we have seen some violent storms affecting so lanka recently and you can see the thunderheads showing up quite nicely on the satellite picture the showers they will continue then across much of tamil nadu pushing over towards carola as we go through chews day and on into just a little change anything just watching a little further north was to the north of that a five and drive with some pleasant sunshine shine there for new delhi where the stubble burning has caused some visibility problems also shot across. a little
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bit of cloud just around the gulf of aden but elsewhere it's fine dry and sunny doha with a top temperature of thirty five degrees. his native amazonian is increasingly struggling to survive in today's world. talk to al-jazeera travels to brazil to meet leaders of endangered tribes. and those trying to protect them at this time.
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logan you're with al-jazeera live from doha your top stories maines top prosecutor has filed charges against catalan leaders responsible for declaring independence jose manuel moussa is calling on them to testify on rebellion sedition and embezzlement charges. the former campaign manager for donald trump has handed himself over to the f.b.i. pullman aforetime the former business associates have been charged with twelve cans relating to alleged russian meddling in last year's election. kenya's election board has announced the final results from the presidential election a rerun that's despite the vote being perspire and in some areas president or her kenyatta ran with out a significant challenger after the opposition leader raila odinga pulled out he called the poll a sham. well the head of that board says the body did all it could to ensure the
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rerun vote was credible i made a statement regarding this did over the commission's repaired ness to conduct the french presidential election. and you have conditions that we didn't decide to fight before we go on this one and it i'm satisfied that we were able to meet these conditions that i've been able to commission to deliver. what to us and they believed. us is a pretty fair and credible election. now in a moment we'll be live in the opposition stronghold of kisumu katherine sawyer standing by for us their first let's take a twofer meet the militias in nairobi where the commission just announced those results so for me it was officially free and fair.
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well that's the word from the commission chairperson but this is the very same chairperson who a week before the rerun said he wasn't certain that the we see the electoral commission would be able to hold a free fair and credible election in fact on election day at least one point eight million voters didn't get to the polls because of protests clashes and violence specifically in the western part of kenya that is an opposition stronghold now the electoral chairman is busy going through the results of all forty seven counties he will eventually make it official that a work in iraq has won the election of but he was also doing the sunday part of a cloud considering that vote the vote didn't happen in at least twenty five constituencies but the electoral commission has said that the results from those constituencies if if if the election had to happen they wouldn't make much of a difference given that were kenyatta has let this race with ninety eight percent of the vote but of course that's with the with the opposition leader raila odinga
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having withdrawn from the election. is anyone talking about the turnout i mean last time it was eighty ninety percent this time it was what thirty seven thirty eight percent in that sense alone there are serious questions that should be answered by somebody from the commission maybe from the government. even then that turnout has been all over the show from the electoral commission starting at forty eight percent reducing to thirty three now back up to forty two point three percent and then of questions around that especially with regard to the legitimacy of this vote at least twelve million kenyans didn't come out to vote there are nineteen million registered voters the little commission is saying it's basing that turnout its calculations on the constituencies that have voted rather than the total amount of kenyans who are her. registered not looking forward the concern is
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what would happen next we do know that they are seven days until the any petition is filed against the selection and if it should be a knowledge as the oldest one was already this been an activist who last week filed a petition saying that this election should be a null because it wasn't done under free and fair conditions there was the withdrawal of the opposition leader and also called into question the operations of the i e p c if any petitions are filed going forward this recourse would determine if and when a president uhuru kenyatta is sworn in for his second term but this turnout of course is of concern to many kenyans because there is this looming question around how many kenyans we centrally disenfranchised because they couldn't get to voting stations and also the opposition boycott. thanks very much catherine so is live for us in the opposition stronghold of kisumu in western kenya what's the reaction been there catherine. people are certainly very young group peter and even now
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we are at an area where you know this protest has been most sustained and already we are seeing young men gathering in groups and saying that they will reject any results that are coming out of nairobi they say also that they are waiting for direction from the opposition. and that in a way that statement that direction to be given by raul loading of the coming days is going to do time in what happens here but people are certainly very frustrated that they're you know echoing rollo dingoes words that this election is a sham they're saying they want fresh elections conducted in ninety days but we also have spoken to a few people who are resigned to the fact that this is invest in every table they're telling us that ok who are going to be announced when so what needs to happen going forward and now we've increasing you talks and calls for a loading and. to hold
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a dialogue to move this country hordes of people saying that one of the preorder priorities in those talks should they happen is the issue of you know include c.v.t. all of this community particularly when it comes to governance martis peace or do you think we'll see more demonstrations on the streets catherine i mean if only because i guess you could say mr kenyatta has successfully neutered rylan politically in as much as no new election and the government is saying we will engage with him on other issues but they won't be drawn on what those other issues might actually be. we certainly expect more demonstrations already i don't know if you can hear behind me like i was saying there are people who've already gathering in groups i can hear them shouting in the background they've been saying that they will not relent of course. because direction is key because that's what's going to determine what's going to happen but people here are saying they are relentless they are foot soldiers of rye
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loading they're saying that whatever you tell them. they're going to do but again also saying that they hope that this vehicle this national resistance movement that his form hoping that that is going to be used to put more pressure on the government put more pressure on overlooking other but when you ask them what the national resistance movement is about they really don't know yet they are trying to understand what the objectives what the directives are what this national resistance movement really means. in the in the last few days has been talking and saying that this is not an armed resistance movement this is a movement that's going to use legal means to pressure to put more pressure on the government by legal means like a boy courting perhaps certain products and services of certain individuals he also mentioned civil disobedience but people here really are saying that they hope this is going to be the channel to put more pressure on the government and they're going to do exactly what riley's thing that tells them to do peter catherine many thanks
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. samir is reiterating the importance of safeguarding his country's sovereignty but also his commitment to dialogue to resolve the gulf crisis shake to me i'm at all funny but speaking to the u.s. t.v. program sixty minutes council has been under a blockade for almost five months after saudi arabia the u.a.e. bahrain and egypt cut diplomatic and trade ties mike hanna reports now from washington. there was no sign of friction among gulf leaders when they met president trump on his first foreign trip but was all smiles and a common pledge to combat terrorism in all its forms yet less than two weeks later the blockade against qatar was launched much to the surprise of carter's emir shaikh bin. we were praising each other. laughing with each other this cussing you know how to solve this terrorism that is a threat for the rest of the world they are making demands of you that you shut
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down al-jazeera that you may give them your word that you're not supporting any islamic groups are you going to meet these demands our sovereignty is a red line we don't accept anybody interfering our sovereignty when you tell me to close a china like al-jazeera history were right one day in fifty or sixty seventy years how it changed the whole idea of a free speech in the region do you believe that they want regime change yes they one they want a regime change it's obvious history as well tells us teaches us that they tried to do that before in one thousand ninety six after my father. became the emir of qatar has denied any support for terrorism. offered this explanation as to why the taliban was allowed to open an office in doha the reason why they came here it's not because we asked them to come here because other people like the united states america united states wanted the taliban here they wanted to have dialogue so they asked us if we can host them here and have the dialogue so that we host of them
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here this is the reason why they're here how with this in we want to turn and believe me charlie we want to turn. but nothing is going to be above our dignity our sovereignty what we want to do and i almost say that if they go walk one meters toward me i'm willing to walk ten thousand miles towards them but it may be left to others to persuade those continuing the blockade to take that first step mike hanna al-jazeera washington. bahrain's foreign minister is calling for cats are to be frozen out of the regional bloc the g.c.c. khaled bin ahmed al khalifa has tweeted that bahrain won't attend the forthcoming g.c.c. summit unless cattle meets the demands of the blockading nations. meanwhile state media is reporting that politicians and businessmen a meeting to discuss setting up an economic zone in rakhine state mean mars army claimed peace and stability had returned to the region six hundred thousand people
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from the minority range of community have fled rakhine since august after a military crackdown and then in bangladesh i mean ma government minister told local media it's likely that one hundred fifty ranger will now be repatriated every day florence louis has more from god. the government is keen to portray that a sense of normalcy has returned to northern rakhine state now this is the state owned media global new light of myanmar and its lead article says entrepreneurs to develop rakhine this follows a meeting on sunday between local politicians and business men to talk about set setting up new industries in hmong door as well as an economic zone there and this is the area that's been hardest hit by a military crackdown that started on august twenty fifth an opinion piece in the same paper also said because peace and stability have returned to the area it's time to think about development projects that will help alleviate poverty there and
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while this is happening or activists say they are still receiving reports and videos of houses will hinder houses being burned down not by the military but five were kind but this mobs these reports are extremely difficult to verify because journalists have not been granted unrestricted access they are allowed into the area only on government as quarter trips but this should call into question the government narrative and analysts have also said focusing on economic development alone will not help resolve the real hinge or crisis when you have an entire population and in time when already severely discriminated against and persecuted. lots more on all the top stories catalonia metaphor and the kenyan election aftermath on the web site al jazeera dot com the headlines are next. recapping our top stories for you so far this spain's top prosecutor has now filed
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charges against castle and leaders responsible for declaring independence jose manuel moussa is calling on them to testify on rebellion sedition and embezzlement charges there are reports that the ousted catalan president kahn a speech amount has left spain and is now in brussels beginning of the year the only. the prosecution has filed several charges for rebellion sedition and embezzlement against the main political leaders of the cattle and regional government in their actions and decisions or the past two years have caused an institutional crisis that resulted in the unilateral declaration of independence this was carried out without observing and ignoring our constitution the former campaign manager of u.s. president donald trump has handed himself over to the f.b.i. a poor man aforetime to form a business associates have been charged on twelve counts relating to alleged russian meddling in last year's election a federal grand jury led by a special counsel robert muller will hear the evidence. kenya's election board has
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confirmed that have a kenyatta won the presidential election rerun that's despite the vote being postponed in some areas can yasser ran without a significant challenger after the opposition leader rollo dingell pulled out he called the poll a sham. the mere cattle says he wants to resolve the gulf diplomatic crisis as long as his country's sovereignty is respected casaus been under a blockade for almost five months after saudi arabia the u.a.e. bahrain and egypt cut diplomatic ties. media reports in myanmar say the government is considering setting up a special economic zone in rakhine state for me and my military says peace and stability in the region has been restored and a government minister has told local media it is likely one hundred fifty ranger will be repatriated every day. jewel dutch ethiopian citizen is on trial in the netherlands accused of war crimes committed in ethiopia in the late seventy's three
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hundred twenty one victims have been named in for war crimes charges sixty three year old ash to a layman who has been in detention in the netherlands for the past two years lots more news on the web site al jazeera dot com is your address next to talk to al-jazeera i'll see you at the same time tomorrow. i'm counting the cost of italy's wealthy lower than region safe seeds of more autonomy but who are the forces reshaping european politics how might china's new leadership lineup in fact the economy plus why trade is that hong kong stock exchange is saying bye bye to the back to the cost this time just near. the brazilian amazon and in the men's rain forest known as the lungs of the world.


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