was. no collusion says the u.s. house intelligence committee as it delivers its final report into alleged russian meddling in the twenty sixteen presidential election. three protesters are pro two dead and almost nine hundred injured during clashes in gaza or on friday in the latest great march of return as palestinians protest against israeli occupation . and as revealed the key witness in the russian doping scandal pretty good he wrote chink of fail to confirm a number of his allegations during testimony at the court of arbitration for sport .
m k partridge and you're watching the latest headlines here at r.t. international thank you for joining us well no collusion that's the verdict of the u.s. house intelligence committee which found no evidence that donald trump's twenty sixteen presidential campaign was working with russia artie's jacqueline's lugar looks into the commission's report. if you've heard it once you've heard it a thousand times but here it is once more for those of you in the cheap seats the russian active measures campaign against the united states was multi-faceted they leverage cyber attacks covert platforms social media third party intermediaries in state run media the house intelligence report begins with a novel idea the american people rightly want to know what the russians did and how and well each section starts off with accusations of what the kremlin did where the evidence is meant to be there is just a bunch of blacked out text nevertheless the committee concludes that russia's goal was to so discord in america and cast doubt on the democratic process that's
apparently with point zero zero zero two percent of u.s. election related advertising on google and with an equally huge amount of ads on facebook twenty five percent of which were never seen by anyone that's in the report still the aim was apparently achieved and is the sole reason for the expansive divide that has grown in america since the election rush's active measures campaign achieved its primary goal of inciting division and discord among americans for more than a year us politics have been consumed by busy recriminations charges and countercharges about the attacks it's wholly unclear how russia's alleged actions are responsible for the political chaos that has ensued since trump took the white house it wasn't russia reporting that terms former campaign managers connections to ukraine spelled out collusion one of the many theories that the report shoots down the charges against paul the for president transform a company in manager perceived more than seventeen million dollars in secret payments from
a kremlin linked to political party in ukraine but it was the american media that hypothesize that trump jr is meeting with a russian lawyer proved moscow was supporting trump donald trump son think he was about to get help from a russian lawyer with ties to the kremlin this is looking more and more like treason all this strange behavior from the president it's all explains now a stream of lee. by the intelligence community condemned by the report as damaging national security wasn't orchestrated by the kremlin who are also learning from your sources that intelligence officials they denied n.b.c. news is learning from intelligence sources u.s. intelligence sources tell c.b.s. news or even taken by. how five team trump was accused of meeting with him and that threaten their jobs but the report says there was nothing sinister there also there the controversial russian ambassador sergey look of course of the pictures of course is shameful picture where the united states press corps was kept out by the russians were allowed in there is an open question whether there was collusion cooperation between trump associates during the campaign and russian officials all
of that discord was home grown so after a year of searching that included seventy three interviews nine hearings and briefings and the review of countless documents were left with the conclusion of no collusion and as much proof as we had before the report was released meaning little to none this is so sad so pathetic so embarrassing now all of the harm that was done from the accusations all of the the talk about this court diplomatic this core embassies two superpowers and gage didn't is our war back and forth how do we do this where do lovers of logic and justice go to to we deem ourselves from this well the house intelligence committee has a republican majority despite stating this report was fine all the democrats on the committee say they will continue to probe the document has been lauded by president
trump he tweeted wow a total witch hunt must end now while democratic congressman claimed it was floored political activist karen clear to thinks the u.s. political environment was troubled long before any alleged russian involvement. i was surprised actually that the report seeing this confident as it was that there had been some success in a so called active program by the russians or anybody else that campaign and everybody who's watched our campaign know the primaries and we had something like seventeen different republican candidates had a horrific divisions in the democratic party during this primary that they had to me that seems very difficult to prove given the political environment united states specifically over the last several years. three people have been reported dead and almost nine hundred wounded in the latest palestinian until the patient rallies in
gaza that's according to the palestinian health ministry the protests are part of the six week great march of return demonstrations. right. on her. in the city. we are in the central hospital in gaza strip where this hospital receive all the injuries from the fat fans sunset area from the five locations that are protesting that the first friday of the great their great march of return and today's fighting is titled is that you propose where you are protesting. this friday and now.
this is another injury that's came just right now from the fence that there have been severe injuries in the had and in the legs and arms without accounting for bomb in the post minutes we received at least ten people with some. the injuries to the stomach ache and they will die any minute the ambulances are still carrying hundreds of injured people to the hospitals there is a lack of medicine and medical equipment in the hospitals and they are crowded so as you see this is another ambulance just came just right now. from a look at your defense and as you see this i'm liz has at least four palestinians that have been injured what happened right now the fact is that at least two thousand palestinian protesters and try to interfere and break that the fence and what happened is those are your forces and i reacted there violently and they started to shoot yes i know these palestinian protesters were broke the price that
according to palestinian minister brother at least their twenty palestinians are in severe critical condition and they can't clear their debts any minute. all these images from the ground show journalists covering the rallies have also been injured over the past month forty palestinians have been killed or more than five thousand wounded according to the u.n. . the u.n. has also denounced the use of live ammunition by the israeli defense forces against palestinians. israel's failure to consistently prosecute violations committed by members of its security forces encourages them to use deadly force against their fellow human beings even when they present no threat in the context of an occupation such as gaza killings resulting from the uncle or for use of force may also constitute willful killings which are
a great breach of the fourth geneva convention. well the israeli army denies using excessive force against protesters it also accuses the palestinian political group hamas which controls gaza of using civilians and children in the demonstrations israel's defense minister has also called on people not to approach the border r.t. sophie shevardnadze spoke with the idea of former chief of staff who says both sides need to compromise you are obviously a very patchy arctic man who has served and serves his country are you able to take a step back and see this from a distance how unbending both sides are i think think think. think that both the palestinians and israelis need. to give up. in the illusionary dreams of getting rid of the other we are staying here they're staying here it's an israeli palestinian challenge it should be an
israel palestinian issue was disappointed decides to give this support and i really think that for the benefit to the future. the future of the palestinian kids feel born yesterday or today or will be born to morrow and same stands for my kids or other kids in israel it's both sides leadership need to sit down and try to solve it with the help of the others but i was can also vote for us. now the former head of moscow's anti doping laboratory rod chink of has failed to confirm a number of his allegations against russian athletes this was revealed after the key witness in the dating scandal gave testimony via voice link to the court of arbitration for sport back in january and in february the court upheld the appeals
of twenty eight russian athletes banned for doping but is only now given some of its reasons r.t.e. goes down of joined my colleague andrew farmer in the studio earlier to discuss the developments burn first and foremost in the past few years that we've seen the scandal and revelation say it has been established that pretty much every single athlete in russia dog so it seems it was common knowledge at least that they had a special drug cocktail brewed performance that the swapped the dirty urine samples for clean ones through some hole in the lab walls so a lot of was was said by a man named grigori roche and of so he was the key witness he put forward the allegations but in the in the case basically during that hearing the court of arbitration for sports he revealed many of the stuff that he said was best circumstantial first and foremost he said that he never actually administered the
cocktail which he claims he concocted himself he says that he never saw anyone administering the steroid cocktail he did know how the cocktail was smuggled from russia abroad because well you know to be used in an international championship it would have to cross the border and also he's never been a witness to the mysterious you know you're in the swamp dirty to clean one he did say that his allegations came from basically talking to he's calling but that was it when it comes to these allegations and in the past two years his words were taken at face value i should say no one questioned them of him. was propelled to fame even starring in oscar winning documentary about the doping problem in russia have a look. i was hoping to facilitate what it was and was deliberate employees in the sport's history was aware of the existence of
a russian doping system. or top level chicks. chunk of claims were the foundation of richard mclaren's report which was then used for a blanket ban on russian athletes and he was speaking to was an e in this court case what did he say well indeed sir richard mclaren a canadian law who basically pulled put the burden on his shoulders to compile a massive report on the scale of the doping problem in russia testifying in front of the same judge being cross-examined as well he said that basically while he did not shy away from mentioning athletes by name in the report in no way he said he meant to you know assume that they were guilty of something so basically being mentioned in his doping report did not mean he says that those athletes were complicit he also revealed he couldn't basically you couldn't explain justify to
the court of arbitration for sport why he trusted roger and why he never questioned his allegations also he refused to provide the names of other witnesses of you know of turn it of sources so to speak he used to put together the report so good news for those thirty you say athletes that had their appeals up held but they would say well ok ok that is good news but the damage as far as we're concerned has already been done to our names well indeed because what happened back in february twenty eighth russian athletes they used to be banned for life they had been banned for life from participating in the olympics which means they were stripped of their medal as the future held nothing for them from that point no more achievements. just ruined the point of their lives so they have those. revoked so they were reinstated they got their awards back and they basically the court of arbitration for sport said yeah they're good to compete and it happened literally
a few days before the kickoff of the olympic games in south korea so just guess how many of those athletes were actually invited to participate many of them still you know pursuing sporting careers none zero none of them were invited to participate many of them would love to saw there you have it you know mud sticks well a new report by the world anti-doping agency on violations in twenty sixteen reveals italy as the worst offender russia was joint six but the only country banned from the lympics over doping allegations well we gauge reaction in paris and new york to the new revelations. if i was going to say gee what country do you think was the number one duping violated in two thousand and sixteen which country would you name russia russia russia maybe between america and russia not quite sure. i would guess russia top the list russia
china no russia russia so what would you say then if i told you that russia was not the top violator in terms of anti doping in two thousand and fifteen they weren't even the second the third the fourth all the fifth but they were actually six in the report what would you say to that as fighting aids while it's surprising to me actually i for russia will be one of the top on strikes but i guess it's just what the reporters nowadays focus on this is easy news for them isn't it makes me wonder if if you like trust on the newspaper what priding well actually i watch the news but i guess not so you hear about maybe it's just a sort of western take on things trying to paint the enemy and i think there was a long history of us blaming them for it certainly some get caught. but everybody does the. germany's chancellor angela merkel says the existing
agreement with iran is not sufficient to curb its nuclear program the announcement came during the press conference following have meeting with u.s. president donald trump he had previously merkel had stressed the importance of preserving the current nuclear deal with iran. also by your book is the iran of the lot is not sufficient to see that iran's ambitions are curbed and contained was what is most important to recognize is that iran through its ballistic missile program is trying to exert geopolitical influence in syria and lebanon and we have to see to it that this attempted influence is curbed is contained and that beyond the iran deal the reliability can be established in for this has been the isn't them and we believe it's better to have this agreement in of it's not perfect than to have no agreement and we'll continue to discuss this but generally we'll watch very closely to ensure that this agreement will be honored. on middle east expert paul arrow believes the current agreement is achieving the aim of preventing iran
from developing a nuclear arsenal your ideal is working right now in curbing iran's nuclear ambitions and that was the intention of the deal the right deal wasn't intended or designed to curb the other of ambitions that iran might have in the region see german chancellor receive her focus on what the joint comprehensive plan of agreement is standard for which is just the iranian nuclear program you should hopefully realize that it's a good deal it's working i would hope that president trump would not try to exert any geopolitical influence or you know any type of economic influence to get others to abandon you know support for the deal because you know as if you're saying it's a great deal it's working you know it was for that which is that iran could have pursued nuclear weapons if it decided that's what it wanted to do an awful or ways curdles tough sanctions. america's new secretary of state mike pompei oh has begun his role with a speech at nato saying the alliance will continue countering russian aggression
kalib open as more. there's only been in office for a day but now ex cia chief and recently sworn in secretary of state mike pompei o. is in brussels speaking at the nato headquarters we heard his remarks and during his comments to the nato officials he did reminisce about his time during the cold war serving as a soldier in the u.s. military stationed in germany this is my comp a.o. in brussels we talked a lot about that the changing nature of the threat from russia when i was a young soldier it was seventy two tanks and sixty tanks rolling across the east german plane this is today is different and we collectively each of each nation individually and nato together must come up with solutions to address that there were lots of ideas there was an enormous consensus of the risk that it poses to the west stoltenberg seemed very receptive to mike pompei are very happy to be looking
forward to working with him this is still timbered responding to my calm pale his going on body experience including serving us soldier in in germany during the cold war. provides him a perfect back room for being the top to promote over the north in states that wasn't exactly clear how his military service in the us army being stationed in germany during the cold war would help prepare pompei o for working as secretary of state of the united states in nato that wasn't exactly made clear now in his comments he did emphasize a kind of disappointment with germany because germany has not yet received the two percent military spending target expected of nato countries at this point but the germans have not yet fulfilled that expectation and increased their military spending to reach the two percent target furthermore a poll that has recently come out shows that germans are more afraid of donald
trump the u.s. president as a threat they're more afraid of him than they are of. russian president vladimir putin so it's not exactly clear however the concepts of the cold war and his reminiscing about his service in germany during the cold war seem to be central in my palm pales remarks in brussels. local syria doctors have testified they saw no patients with signs of chemical poisoning in the aftermath of the alleged attack in the town of duma witnesses explained how events unfolded on april the sevens to the un backed chemical watchdog alongside russia's representative a boy who appeared in a video that activists groups claim showed a chemical attack also spoke out in their they have all right we were in the basement and then heard someone outside scream go to hospital we were scared they started to pour water on me i don't know why they did this. on the seventh of
april i was in the emergency room treating patients injured during the fighting the same day around seven pm we started receiving patients with breathing problems about fifteen cases this happened because people were nailing smoke and the only showed symptoms of choking and nothing more it all happened because one missile hit a building nearby and a lot of dust got into the hospital rooms with. the screams chemical weapons chemical weapons were used to create panic this lasted for about an hour we were treating the patients and then sending them home so i had no fatalities or instances of people suffering from a poisonous substances. but these testimonies were apparently not enough to change western mainstream media's stance on what happened in due. how low do you have to go to bring a little child all the way here and threaten them. yes my son is young and it's been difficult for him to make it here a flight here is no easy thing so little hassan has told you the truth something
you do not want to hear it was a necessary measure we needed to show that there was a lie in a very dangerous one. well independent research of n.s.a. bailey who has just returned from do or condemned the western media coverage of the event. well actually i am surprised and i'm shocked at the levels to which west of me. has stooped over this alleged event in germany and the moral bankruptcy and degeneracy that was saying from western media i mean to accuse russia of basically exploiting a child in years of playing the evidence of eleven year old house and after western media has cynically exploited children throughout the history of this conflict and if we don't have to go back to far to remember. in east aleppo it is almost whatever evidence is produced now it will be perceived as being
influenced by russia or by syria i mean we've already seen the british government and western media if you like laying the ground for saying that russia had already pretty tampered with the site before they go p w come in so we can almost predict that if he doesn't even find no evidence of chemical weapon use in that area the next line will be russia tampered with and sanitized and sprayed afrikaner around the site before a.b.c. w could get there when i spoke to people in duma. as medical star in the same hospital in the medical point that received victims on that night they all also told me exactly the same thing as people are now hearing in the hague and also when i went outside and spoke to civilians only seven hundred meters away from the alleged attack they were also all saying the same thing to me that there was no chemical weapon attack. well the u.s.
will expand its fight in syria according to defense secretary james mattis the move was said to be in response to the growing danger coming from i saw it contradicts president trance recent statements saying he'll soon withdraw u.s. military forces though there have always been arguments about why they should stay . we are not withdrawing you'll feel. reenergized effort against the middle euphrates river valley in the days ahead and against the against the other the rest of the caliber to stay for several reasons stabilization assistance in the fight on north and northeast protection of our allies to deny find those responsible for using chemical weapons in syria to pursue a diplomatic resolution to be a part of what will be a widening effort across the world to achieve a political settlement to set the conditions for the united nations backed geneva process to succeed america does not seek an indefinite presence
in syria under no circumstances the problem for the west on belligerence is that the syrian arab army and its allies principally russia but also the lebanese resistance on the iranians have very largely crushed the force that trump is there supposedly to defeat isis and. jaish al islam have been defeated saw maintaining a pretext for being there will not be easy you specially when the box and as i promise you they will when the box holding the foreign soldiers begin to blow up with dismal and bloody regularity. emotional handshakes and hugs wraps up on historic summit between the leaders of north and south korea it was the first meeting of its kind of being hailed as the summit
where peace may have broken out the leaders announced they will seek the full denuclearization of the peninsula they also found to stop all hostile actions against each other and to gradually reduce their weapons initially they agreed to hold talks with the u.s. and china to arrive at a proper peace treaty here's how they spent the day together.
meanwhile donald trump praised the progress made between the two sides following more than six decades of tension a peace treaty could be only horizon human rights lawyer eric surat can believe the two koreas are ready. i think what we can expect is a exciting moment in time which. as they said is south africa history and hope could live if you have it in a certain time in a certain slates and i really hopeful that from these talks we could see the framework for a full peace treaty to finally end this conflict it seems both sides are ready and
willing to do that if the south and north to the fray give their own steps and self-determination then the us as a as much smaller pool to live if we can agree that and hold them to the notion that ending the hostile policy creating the peace treaty with the u.s. and south korea will lead to denuclearization of the korean peninsula. well for more on all of these stories plus plenty of other features think. otherwise i'll be back in just about half and with the headlines for you then. trump's foreign policy could be described as double speak the president.