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always so if you're how famous he was going to make sure that's how he presented hello morning body without consciousness it is northwest representatives kind of. assumed you were a member of the on the special meeting about the nail and he said you know. after the near me gently this is a cover you piece on the mail man city al-jazeera investigation. of silence this time. for the financial legibly conducted what they called information warfare against the united states thirteen russians are indicted by the us special prosecutor investigating alleged meddling in the twenty six thousand presidential election.
i'm fully back to go this is al jazeera live from our headquarters in doha also coming up thank you you are among the. president donald trump a voice questions about america's gun laws while visiting victims of the florida school shooting. countries blockading caught stage a conference in germany but as we find out all is not as it seems and model welfare takes center stage as the need to campaign looms large over london fashion week. thank you for joining is thirteen russians and three russian companies have been indicted over alleged tampering in the twenty sixteen u.s. presidential election it's a major escalation in the ongoing investigations as mike hanna reports from washington. and anti trump protests march in new
york shortly after his election this one of the pro and anti trump rallies a special council alleges were organized by the group of russians sometimes at the same time on the same day. part of a massive campaign the indictments say were aimed at promoting donald trump at the expense of his opponents both republican and democrat special counsel robert miller has indicted a total of thirteen russian nationals and three companies for alleged interference with the twenty sixteen elections according to the unsealed indictment the accused conspired from two thousand and fourteen until today to interfere with the us political and electoral processes including the presidential election of two thousand and sixteen the special counsel alleges that the group posed as americans and controlled social media accounts but focused on divisive social and political
issues. the deputy attorney general rod rosenstein states said there are no conclusions in the indictment that the campaign affected the election result of new allegation in this indictment that any american had any knowledge and the nature of the scheme was that the defendants took extraordinary steps to make it appear that they were ordinary american political activists even going so far as to base their activities on a virtual private network here in the united states of anybody traced it back to the first jump and they appear to be americans this interpreted in a unique way by president trump who tweeted in reaction russia started the end to us campaign in two thousand and fourteen long before i announce that i would run for president the results of the election were not impacted the trump campaign did nothing wrong no collusion. no acknowledgement that the indictments implicitly reject his off stated opinion that claims of russian interference were as he put it
fake news donald trump is going to be very worried about today's events in large part because it puts to lie the allegations that he's made for the past year that there was no russian involvement many republicans including president trump and so had been highly critical of the work being carried out by robert miller and his team these indictments put to an end any attempts to undermine or even a hole to the investigation by the special counsel the other certainty that proof of russian involvement in the u.s. election is just the beginning and not the end of robert mallos investigation mike hanna al-jazeera washington. bruce fein is a former u.s. associate deputy attorney general he explained what possible ramifications the charges could have for the russian best occasion. where this stands now with the next phase that we'll look at we'll be questioning mr trump and donald jr and
others to see whether or not once the investigation was underway through firing of mr cohen we through collaboration and really say a misleading statement as to what happened in june of two thousand and sixteen with regard to meeting with the russians regarding mr trump's apparent efforts to have his white house counsel on the one hand tell that the attorney general should not recuse himself and disobey an order that gave a one time to fire mr moore those are the areas in my judgment where mr molder will now turn his lights on but i want to go back to the basic idea of the political element here and that is why would an a a special counsel issue an indictment he knows he's never going to go to trial he knows who is not going to be doing this and even though it seems a little bit from on the fringes this is another step in my judgment that's going to antagonize inflame relations between the united states and russia because one of
the end dieties as was pointed out is a close friend of putin and that means we can see an arms race that means nothing's going to budge in the ukraine a whole host of issues syria where i think there's going to be a return to a cold war mentality certainly in the short run and i think this indictment will contribute to that. staying in the u.s. president donald trump has dodged questions about whether he would implement gun reform as he visited victims of a school shooting in florida seventeen people died when former student schools opened fire on a school in pocket and on wednesday as now known the f.b.i. failed to act on a warning that may have prevented the attack and gallagher has our report. president trumps first stop in florida was to the hospital where some of the victims of wednesday's shooting still recovering his visit wasn't publicly announced but he told reporters he had spoken with victims and their families think on this incredible i don't want to go through it. he then went on to visit with law
enforcement officials but news that the f.b.i. mishandled vital information about nicholas cruz have dominated headlines is now down that someone close to cruz called authorities with specific information about the nineteen year old's intentions i the information was not passed to the proper authorities startling failure by the f.b.i. earlier today the f.b.i. released a statement regarding information provided to our public access line on january fifth of this year. the call of provided information about nicholas bruce and the potential of him becoming a school shooter. under normal protocol this information should have been provided to the miami field office there appropriate best to give steps would have been taken. the f.b.i. has a term in the protocol was not followed. florida's governor was called on the agency's director to step down adding yet more pressure to an organization already under scrutiny by the republican party and
a makeshift memorial to those that died people continue to pay their respects but there's also anger that more isn't being done about gun control one mother's message to the president is typical of the reaction here i would tell trump that you've got to get it together this is not about politics this is not about money. this is about children's lives this is about protecting our children as a mother with children that have grown up in the city and gone to school i cannot as a mother tell my child that you are safe when i drop you off in a current line because i don't know that every day i'll tell trump you know you have children you need to protect the children first and foremost before money before politics before your ego you need to do something to get these guns out of these people's hands it's not known if the president will spend more time in parkland but most here are focused on remembering and grieving there are seventeen
crosses here to honor those that died in wednesday's my shooting but according to the journal pediatrics between two thousand and twelve and two thousand and fourteen an average of thirteen hundred children died of gun violence each year in this community there's an overwhelming desire for change but changing this country's gun laws will be a long and hard fought battle to go across his era parkland florida and earthquake of magnitude seven point two has struck mexico's pacific coast shaking southern and central regions the u.s. geological survey says the epicenter was just south of peano tampa in the state of walk out there no reports of fatalities at this stage these are pictures of the aftermath in mexico city three hundred fifty kilometers from the at the center where building swayed for more than a minute it comes just months after separate major earthquakes killed more than one hundred hundreds of people last september. in other world news south africa's new
president has promised a new dawn as he delivered his first state of the nation address. was sworn in on thursday after his embattled successor jacob zuma quit as requested by his party b. and c. in a moment we'll hear reaction to his speech from rob matheson from the township where our posts i grew up but for every course from the parliament in cape top. with no threat of protests and list security this state of the nation address was a departure from recent years with demonstrations had become routine. this was an opportunity for president. to outline the government's goals for the coming year and set the tone of the new administration much of his speech focused on economic growth and job creation almost a third of south africa's population is unemployed most of them under the age of fifty five poverty levels rose in turn to fifteen.
unemployment has gone up and inequality has persisted for several years away corner me has not grown at the pace needed to create enough jobs. so that we can lift our people out of poverty i'm up also plans to grow the economy by five percent in the next few years by boosting the agriculture and manufacturing industries and offering more support for small business from up also reiterated his commitment to land expropriation without compensation a policy that remains divisive has also promised to clamp down on corruption stressing the importance of ethical leadership but not everyone is convinced and a we have realized that the president does not have a plan the president speaks about commissions speaks about seventy knots speaks about inquiries yes got no plan it was an important speech and that is unified
tolerance it seems to lack the very idea of what is the total change that we bring the president promised bold change but actually deliver more of the same still rome of course as tone was resolute at a time when south africans a looking for strong leadership from a possible cause at the dawn of a new era i think is a sense of renewed hope with a president who enjoys wide appeal but still run the course i will be watched closely to see how we implement his policies and delivers on promises with some warning that self africans should to manage their expectations now attentional turn to rome of course as cabinet he's under pressure to change key appointments and root out corruption in government from a demolition al-jazeera cape town was the reading. crable has high hopes for south africa's new president is known several rebel positions that were
boys two of thousands whose childhoods will been spent on the streets of seoul where to hear americans. gives the in h.s. this country tender this. you know every group everywhere or when it grows up there are those e-cards and there are those no two things that really do. it right when it came to the real things. that i see so little has been described as the heart of africa it's a mixture of cultural and religious perspective here hundreds also poverty people here say the drama follows a concert scene but only if he remembers where he's from but jacob zuma the man the ram opposing has replaced grew up in poverty too only to become mired in allegations of corruption there are those here who say that coming from so waiter may not be enough to prevent rebel pose of facing the same thing. sitaram opposers
first state of the nation speech also known as the sona has ranged from cutting youth unemployment boosting the struggling economy and helping industry and tackling widespread corruption i'm excited to see what cyril can do. i think his focus is not on command well it's on putting the country first for many many many positive things as you can hear the speech is ongoing and it's people clapping and not booing right so that's probably right you know how it is certainly is it creates expectations but i'm more at ease excited is a lot more confident not extremely but but i'm happy with what i hear too far. in soweto and across the rest of south africa people have heard from oppose his promises they're waiting to see who can deliver what matheson algis if so what. if he'll yeah has announced the state of emergency a day after prime minister. said he was stepping down the resignation is
unprecedented in ethiopia's history it aims to end unrest which has threatened the ruling party's hold on power have been protests in towns near the capital the government is. anger of two ethnic groups that feel marginalized still ahead here on al-jazeera turning to the military defend gang violence brazil's president but the army in charge of security in rio de janeiro and as stock morning on the future of global security as power brokers gather for a major summit in germany. hello big temp change is a back on the menu this is particularly the eastern side of the u.s. this is a big streak of plaid is a frontal system on this side it's warm weather on the outside it's cold weather so
on the front itself it's rain or snow depending on hard cold his power ha you will mostly be talking rain really from texas through the appalachians and beyond the walls in washington later on friday will be not back to five degrees as a cold front goes through won't stay that way and then we've got cold air behind i think you'll find him she's probably roenicke say washington's back to ten the wintry weather is still around but it is confined to northern areas now so the plain states north dakota seems that the snow that stretches back to montana and beyond maybe in northern california says snow for the tops of the plateau in the mountains there's not much going on in the caribbean place tonight nor should there be ready this rather massive cloud to approach in the north coast of venezuela which might bring a shower too otherwise these daily passing clouds or maybe light schussel smaller caribbean islands and those showers amassed on the coast of panama and costa rica over the continent of south america we've had some pretty vicious well written both
bolivia and iran rio recently but it's settling down. in india five million children have genius level i.q. but most live in poverty and go undiscovered want to one use means to child geniuses fighting for their church to shine at this time when al-jazeera. news stand the differences. and the similarities of cultures across the world. al-jazeera.
you're watching al-jazeera a reminder of our top stories criminal charges and been laid against eighteen russians and three companies as part of a u.s. investigation into meddling twenty sixteen presidential election the indictment says they used thousands of fake social media accounts to influence public debate in favor of donald trump the u.s. president meanwhile has visited the victims of the mass shooting at a school in florida former students nicholas schools allegedly killed seventeen people in pocket and the head of the f.b.i. is facing calls to resign after the agency admitted that he failed to follow up on a tip about cruise before the attack. and ethiopia has announced a state of emergency a day after prime minister haile mariam decided and said he was stepping down the government struggling to quote protests from ethnic groups who say they're
politically under represented. the start of the munich security conference has heard graeme warnings that the threat of a major global conflict is at its highest in decades. political leaders and military chiefs from across the world are attending the three day summit al-jazeera saving. the world has moved towards the brink of a significant conflict the words of the organizer of the security conference in munich it was an opinion clearly shared by the police who throw in protective cordons around the luxury hotel where the event is being staged dozens of world leaders defense ministers and diplomats are attending a three day conference which provides a unique opportunity for a back room discussions away from the spotlight of the media. democracy and freedom the values we here in the west value most are in decline are under threat. the west our
societies appear to be weaker. than in the past the international order itself is stablished in the post will period is at risk one of the key security concerns here has been the growing strain between the united states and other nato nations faced with russia's role in the conflicts in both syria and ukraine. nato secretary general was eager to try and diffuse the tensions but experience diplomats were putting the blame squarely on president trump. we see a more assertive russia but we. are we just pointed out at the same time for nato it is important to avoid a new cold war avoid a prevent the new arms race and therefore we continue to work for dialogue with russia i'm very concerned their president trump has not been
a strong leader for nato he's the first american president says nineteen forty nine to be openly ambivalent about article five attack on one of us is an attack on all he's been openly competitive with the european union so we're looking at a major sea change in least the rhetoric of the american president. the secretary general of the united nations took to the stage to warn that the middle east was now what he called and authentically white mind what i seek is changed clearly is that today the whole global middle east became a mess and became a mess with a number of different fault lines that are completely crossing each other and interconnected the fault line that remains between israelis and palestinians the fault line that represents the memory of the cold war that is still there the fault line between sunni and shia and if you look at these fault lines i described
and it is clear that there is a very special position of a country like iran that has a fault line with saudi arabia and its allies a fault line with israel and the fault line with the united states it was a theme the emir of qatar picked up the middle east is on the brink he said it's time to bring it back he had a direct message to the gulf nations mounting a saudi led blockade of his country how do regional relations been guided by a set of solid governance and the rule of law we would not have seen nations with limited resources being a blackmailed into hurting their foreign policies for external aid we would not have seen. exportation a world power or geographical constraints to satisfy the thirst for power now more than ever the opportunities for the real power brokers here to find a new way forward are vital all admit the world is on the brink of
a major new conflict can they bring it back maybe change to al-jazeera unic. well that wasn't the only conference going on in munich another meeting not far away was organized by the countries that are currently blockading kata but as hashem had barry course many who turned up were paid to be. a few blocks from where the world's most influential security conference is being held another day than to has taken place the countries imposing a sea land and located on qatar invited journalists to attend their own meeting described as a conference to encourage sanctions against qatar when no one showed up organizers reportedly hired a p.r. company and the room was filled with young women who told us they were mostly from eastern europe one of them read a statement she had been handed by organizers i have to date she says.
i surprised what. i see. germany in iraq and actually also. i was. in was. in anyway when asked by an al-jazeera reporter why they were attending the event some said they were paid. one woman was presented as a senior analyst at a think tank based in washington d.c. but the translator laughed as he reacted to when she asked the united states of america the e.u. and india to stop buying gas from qatar. similar meetings continue to take place elsewhere in many european countries many of the events are said to have been orchestrated and financed mostly by the saudi
led coalition that cut off diplomatic ties with qatar last june accusing doha of violence in extremism there are accusations dismissed by the qatari government as fabricated lies more than eight months since the start of the crisis the us the european union have called on the parties to set their differences aside but the blockade in countries insist qatar must meet a list of thirteen demands that include shutting down al-jazeera media network downgrading ties with iran and closing a turkish military base that demands were rejected by qatar as violating its sovereignty has al-jazeera munich. brazil's president michel to man has ordered the military's take charge of security in rio de janeiro as violence in the city threatens to spiral out of control it's the first time the army has taken up
such a role since the end of military dictatorship more than thirty years ago critics say it's an attempt by timid to boost his low popularity but he says he has no choice. or even if it is out. organized crime almost took control in rio de janeiro state it's a cancer that is spreading through the country and threatens the tranquility of our people that's why we decided to we see the decree for federal intervention to ensure public security in rio de janeiro. german chancellor angela merkel says she still deplores the u.k.'s decision to leave the e.u. but wants relation to remain as close as possible she is meeting with british prime minister theresa may in berlin from where dominic reports friday has been a day of meetings for angle americal as a procession of prime ministers from other e.u. member states have made their way here to the chancellor in berlin to speak to her about the policy issues in their countries and the shared issues across the e.u. which they feel are important to be discussed there was also time for angela merkel
to express her welcome at the news that the turkish german journalist dennis you chose who had been held in turkish captivity for some considerable time not being released until she welcomed that news and then so far as the talks were concerned as i say the e.u. in the future of the e.u. was a dominant issue certainly in the talks between herself and the british prime minister to resign me it was an issue that did came up and certainly came up in questioning after their meeting and the question was put to the german chancellor whether she felt a sense of frustration at the speed with which the brig's that negotiations have been held at the moment and this is just full speed than first of all i'd like to say that i'm not frustrated rather i'm curious to see how great britain sees the partnership and of course we have interests as far as economic obligations go we obviously want to keep a close partnership. for her part the british prime minister to resign may echoed sentiments about the desire for the e.u. and the u.k. to have as close as possible relationship following brags that following the
departure from the e.u. and this is what how she dealt with questions about the this the pace of the negotiations have been proceeding at and so we have referred in our discussions to the u.k.'s vision for a bold and john vicious economic partnership once the u.k. leaves the european union because i want to ensure that u.k. companies have the maximum freedom to trade and operate within german markets and for german this. this is to do the same in the u.k. meeting so many prime ministers from other member states may have been a bit of a relief for angela merkel the current acting chancellor as she waits to find out where the coalition the go she asians will end up with her being the chancellor the permanent chancer as it were for the next four years certainly that's how some might have perceived the way that she was able to deal with international affairs given that domestic affairs haven't quite been going the way she might have wanted over the course of the last few months. london fashion week is getting underway and
is expected to draw thousands of visitors this year there is a big focus on social issues such as diversity and the welfare of models and the hayward reports. under the watchful eye of london's fashionistas models to showcase the work of an emerging designer there's really no place quite like it anything goes his fashion has no boundaries and everything is documented diversity is one of the themes of this season's event along with trying to push the industry to better protect the women and men working in it so it's about really working to create safe environments to make sure there are safe places them to be that that was being first class and you know it's a whole new to see the so many aspects of it but it's something we take very seriously fashion times though can seem purpose but the designers on the show know they're part of a growth industry one which employs nearly nine hundred thousand people in the u.k. alone away from the bright lights of the runway in the real focus of actually
because of course labor the production industry is worth nearly forty two billion dollars to the u.k. economy so it's big business little wonder than that the u.k.'s decision to leave the european union is being closely watched here where that trace playfully where said that really enjoys the freedom of movement in the freedom of people between hair in between and we're incredibly and in terms of what breaks like for now though london special people putting the best put food striding ahead and trying to stand out from the crowd and the hayward al-jazeera in london. hello again i'm fully back to go with the headlines on al-jazeera criminal charges have been made against thirteen russians and three companies as part of a u.s. investigation into alleged meddling in the twenty six thousand presidential
election the indictment says they used thousands of fake social media accounts to influence public debate in favor of donald trump. this indictment serves as a reminder that people are not always who they appear to be on the. indictment alleges that the russian conspirators want to promote discord in the united states and undermine public confidence in democracy we must not allow them to succeed the department of justice will continue to work. with other law enforcement intelligence agencies and with the congress to defend our nation against similar current and future efforts the us president meanwhile has visited survivors of a mass shooting at a school in florida donald trump was at a hospital in fort lauderdale it's where many of the injured were taken after wednesday's school shooting in pocket and in which seventeen people were killed the
head of the f.b.i. is facing calls to resign after the agency admitted that it failed to follow up on a tip about the shooter south africa's new president. has promised a new dawn for the country in his first state of the nation address was sworn in on thursday after the resignation of his predecessor jacob zuma he vowed to help unite the country and revive the economy ethiopia has announced a state of emergency a day after prime minister haile mariam to silence said he was stepping down the government struggling to quote protest by ethnic groups that feel under represented and march an unauthorized. brazil's president michel to man has ordered the military to take charge of rio de janeiro's police size of violence in the city threatens to spiral out of control it's the first time the army has taken up such a role since the end of military dictatorship more than thirty years ago.
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