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moscow and washington have opposing views on key global issues but agree to reset ties and overcome their differences that's the take home message from the u.s. secretary of state visit to russia. also to come investigating the investigators the u.s. attorney general just sides to look into possible nor break during the middle of a probe into whether donald trump colluded with russia but william barr has opted not to do the same for that part of the probe which concluded there was meddling by moscow. the prime minister's son clash exacted germany's foreign minister
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suggesting that burdens assurances that he stands by israel are contradicted by supporters and. so i welcome just go 9 o'clock in the morning here in moscow you're watching r.t. international the russian president vladimir putin says he is ready to resolve differences with washington repair ties serious sticking point still remain on tuesday he met with the u.s. secretary of state might bump in the black sea resort of sochi where russia's foreign minister also held talks with his american counterpart. we also want to restore relations with the u.s. i hope all the conditions that are now being created despite the exotic wait the mother commission have been working in the home it came up with an objective investigation. proved there was no collusion between russia and the us the thing we
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branded estoppel months and from the very beginning well the sides have agreed to restore communication channels and cooperate on a number of global challenges including syria afghanistan and north korea earlier in the day and russia's foreign minister spent 3 hours grappling with pressing global issues among them venezuela on which they agreed to disagree. on venezuela we have disagreement i urge my russian colleagues to support the venezuelan people as they return democracy to their country the united states and more than 50 other nations agree that the time has come for nicolas maduro to go he's brought nothing but misery to the venezuelan people. and we hope that the russians to support. former dural will and remarkable to see you in your system of democracy can't be imposed by force threats coming both from u.s.
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officials and the opposition leader one goh i don't know who is always reminding us of the possibility of military intervention have nothing to do with democracy well at their mating lavrov and pompei abed didn't strike up quite the same level of report as their bosses have done in the past that's according to body language expert baron stanton. people that are getting on very well in the got deep mutual risk genuine respect for each other they tend to much a mirror each of us posture so we'll see each person mirroring the other one's gestures so as an example president truman very often mirrors president putin in terms of the way sits with his legs sort of set aside a stride and then also like once president truman does what we call a reverse steeple gesture where they invert his hands and these are both power gestures now with the 2 men today we didn't see any or very little much of a mirroring which tends to show me that although they're there to do a job they're very not kind of i don't think we've got a level of professional relationship that president putin and trump of got. the
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escalating crisis over the iran nuclear deal which the us poor that over a year ago was also high on the agenda insult to iran recently said it would all say that the other signatories mainly year of pain states did not safeguard its interests as per the agreement washington is now threatening iran with trouble if it gives up its commitment something russia takes issue with. the moment we have many disagreements on a wrong now but the fact that we've started talking on this issue gives us hope that we will be able to achieve agreements if both sides show willingness to do that so i made clear that the united states will continue to apply pressure to the regime in tehran until its leadership is prepared to return to the ranks of responsible nations that do not threaten their neighbors or spread instability or terror. will pump a later tweeted that the talks were a positive step forward and that he hoped russia and the u.s.
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would manage to establish better relations i guess had different views somewhat on whether that is possible. well it certainly is a good step and reminiscent of the sort of thing that used to happen during the cold war president trump says he wants better relations he can stop all the military exercises right on russia's border because the lift the sanctions. the purchase of bait in this west dollar exchange system many many things that he could do we hope we hope will do it in my opinion that is very unlikely to happen that if you look at things domestically or in the united states not just democrats but even republicans are still all over trump claiming that he is dancing to putin's tune they still if he was the russians are battling our elections and if we saw that mr pompey award mr lavrov not to do it again even though the proof is not there that they did it in the 1st place ah. i think that there will be very serious
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obstacles to any kind of improvement of relations hopefully as mr lavrov suggested they can get some of these working groups on arms control and other issues going with experts diplomats military men to come to some agreement on specific issues but i am not optimistic. now the u.s. attorney general william has new ones to probe into possible misconduct relating to them the reports pacifically he will see if the law was broken when trying to establish whether donald trump colluded with russia however decided not to subject that part of the investigation which concluded that was meddling by moscow to the same scrutiny and picks up the story since 2016 the democrats have been pushing an investigation of donald trump for allegedly colluding with russia in order to win the $2016.00 elections well now the report is out and the verdict is no collusion
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and at this point it looks like cable news will not stop the noise about trump in russia despite the report being released well now we've got a new investigation to cover it seems the republicans are now pushing to investigate the investigators u.s. attorney john durham he is not a rookie by far he investigated the cia and revealed that they had destroyed tapes and evidence of their torture program he also investigated the f.b.i.'s relationship with mafia boss whitey bulger so when it was announced that he would look into whether or not federal officials broke the wall when investigating donald trump the democrats got antsy so did former f.b.i. director james calming and feared personally i feared as a citizen investigate what investigate that investigations were conducted what would be the crime you'd be investigating so it's a terrible cycle to start perhaps the f.b.i. does have a reason to be concerned after all they did send an informer who posed as an assistant in order to meet with trump's aide now this is. former stefan helper has
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a long history in fact he was involved in cia spying during the 1980 elections trump says that his campaign was spied on however those who oversaw the operation strongly object to that wording against mr meats defend the dictionary definition of spies surveillance or spying a term i don't particularly like it's not a term of art used by intelligence people that has a negative connotation of a rogue operation out of control not in compliance with the law and that's not the case at all well let's not forget that the feds clung to the now discredited steeled cia in order to apply for a warrant to surveil donald trump now a full 10 days before they applied for the warrant they were already questioning christopher steele's credibility and here's some language from a memo that surfaced. there is a technical human operation run out of moscow targeting the election payments to those recruited and made out of the russian consulate in miami it is important to
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note that there is no russian consulate in miami. but the intel community presented christopher steele as being credible when they applied for a warrant to spy on trump now at durham will no doubt be looking into whether or not that is legal now let's also not forget that chuck schumer waived his fist on behalf of american spying agencies take on the intelligence community they have 6 ways from sunday to get him back after everything related to the trumped russia investigation seems to be widely contested the words presented by one side are presented as false and by the other side and amid all these allegations of dishonesty biased partisanship we're expected to believe by both wings of the establishment that what they are saying about russia and their allegations that it meddled in the 2016 elections is absolutely true. well i guess the american people will have to decide what they want to believe. r.t. new york. ok let's get the thoughts now of political commentator and columnist who
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you do revere and he joins us you very welcome thanks for coming on this morning. to take then on this latest investigation by investigating the investigate is it necessary. oh it is most certainly very necessary because there's been testimony of that's been released in the last month or so you know the testimony of james baker who was the general counsel over at the f.b.i. basically stating that associates of hillary clinton had unfettered and unprecedented access to the highest levels of the justice department in the intelligence community i mean we had the you know. the wife of war as well actually worked for glenn simpson f. usually set up a meeting between glen simpson and bruce or who is the associate deputy attorney general these are a lot of conflicts of interest here you know in terms of the way that they've gone
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after the trump administrator the trump campaign with this whole on collusion narrative they've been trying to discredit the fact that he actually became president legitimately it's actually quite pathetic and it's scary because at this point the fact that the f.b.i. as you know a very important law enforcement arm of the united states government could be politicized in the way that it has this and i hark back to jim call me during the hillary clinton e-mail investigation writing her exoneration weeks before the investigation even concluded and there was divide in the f.b.i. around that time because of it when it surfaced that there was a laptop that was owned by anthony wiener that had some classified information about it you know the f.b.i. under jim comi and the old guard previous to trump selection was a mess and you know trump was completely justified in firing jim call me who had
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previously also exonerated the clintons on the issue of issuing pardons where you know it was found out that they were taking cash payments to go ahead and issue pardons to certain people listen there's a lot of things do. i need to be completely given an audit to and i'm glad and i you know tempt my cat to attorney general board to finally handle a lot of these issues that have been on the table for quite a while ok if it's found that there was wrongdoing what could be the consequences of the ramifications. well i mean hopefully people go to jail finally you know it seems like there's a double standard you know like for years you know you have hillary clinton mishandling classified information yet christian saucy a a sailor for the united states david it took some innocent pictures aboard a submarine in groton connecticut and he did a year in jail based on that and thankfully and thank god they president trump
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actually issued a pardon for mr saucy a last year but i mean at this point that's the only way to actually prove that you know the rules of the law is what actually you know is actually in charge of what happens in america we need to put people in jail when they break the law regardless of political affiliations or how deep they are within the american political establishment show do you think there's a chance that. could actually cause some sort of shadow over the findings of the minor riposte if you questioning the motivation and if need to start an investigation should we be questioning the actual findings today. well i mean the findings i think are what they are i mean you know muller came out and said there was no evidence of actual collusion he stopped short of saying you know they did he was completely exonerated the president saying that you were in completely exonerated of obstruction but if there was no crime then what would would trump
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have been actually obstructing i think at this point you know the whole russian narrative needs to go to bed at this point i mean we don't need to hear about that anymore we don't need that affecting the 2020 midterm a letter or the 2020 congressional elections in the presidential election it's time to move past this and make this in america in american politics make this about policy you know what direction is the country want to go in and if it's found that there is an element within either the intelligence community or the highest levels of the d.n.c. which we know undermined intent. only the presidential candidacy of bernie sanders you know if people are committing crimes at that level yes people should go to jail and they should be made an example ok we're going to have to leave it there but really good to talk to you know as a political commentator and columnist rivera thank you. thank you so much. for the news the son of israel's prime minister has questioned just how sincere the
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german government is when it says it stands by israel although netanyahu does not hold any government positions some do believe his attitude is shared by many israeli officials too. it will be nice if you stop interfering in our internal business and stop funding hundreds of radical left wing in jews in israel that seek its destruction use the hundreds of millions of euros used for this to fund hospitals schools and churches in germany when a recent report by israel claims that some european countries including germany have been funding anti israel boycott campaigners going so far suggesting that some of the money and up in the hands of palestinian terrorist groups the latest job by the israeli prime minister's son is directed at the german foreign minister hike a mass that the mass vowed to continue supporting israel's legitimate interests and germany's upmost to oppose attempts to isolate the jewish state the german foreign minister made the remark on the 70th anniversary of israel's admission to the un
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the german leadership has professed support for israel on many occasions but i view this i strongly condemn all the anti do all anti semitic crimes and i believe that the european union should try to pursue a realistic approach to the 3 out terrorism poses especially israel and by our commitment to secure. what we heard some contrasting views on the story from a foreign affairs analyst and also an israeli journalist. israel germany relations are quite a big us and the west it's kind of the most hypocritical show or in town because even if we go on the just not to back far in time merkel herself has voted at least 16 times in the un against israel defies 7 tromp resolution to recognize drislane while trying to convince the other eastern european nations not to follow trump she's also trying to fight trump sanctions over iran germany is trying to
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undermine israel a sovereign 3 what would you expect other than saying we is stand by israel what do you expect other than that but reality is pretty much. the other way around it tells you something about the atmosphere at the prime minister's residence and these should there warry some people who care about democracy about understanding of democracy and understanding of the international law there was fear there seems to be very very hostile germany is the soft sport needless to say that germany's more sensitive to criticism coming from jerusalem because germany still carries rightly so guilt feelings for the for the past but this does not mean that those attacks are legitimate the world has
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a right to criticize the israeli occupation because the israeli occupation is a clear violation of the international law and it is the duty of the world to stand against it into his goals to fight it within israel and without outside israel to support them financially morally to support those 2 to really support all those fake 2 groups individuals who are fighting for ending the occupation. has imposed curfews and banned social media sites in response to anti muslim riots in the wake of the easter sunday bombings the chief of police issued a stern warning. butyl thought this small group must stop the dangerous game it's playing the lives and property of innocent people we will not allow the country to be reduced to an acute by those who use force on innocent civilians the country has
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been plagued by riot sand loosing since last month's terrorist attacks which claimed $250.00 lives since the start of the muslim holy month of ramadan mosques have been vandalized and stores torched on monday one was a man was killed by a mob media commentator mohammed told us the situation has been complicated by problems within the sri lankan leadership. there was a big power struggle going on between the prime minister and the president back in itself has led to a paralysis in government been able to protect communities. there's been a curfew there's been a structure the social media but they need to go beyond that and start providing safety for muslims who are simply in this for you month of ramadan you know these extremists who are torturing bots and attacking innocent muslims they don't represent the christian faith the christian faith is one about tolerance it's about
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the war it's about you know. giving protection to minority communities as we have been in the u.k. so i think it's a real worry that if the government doesn't step picked up by that. and turns a blind eye then those extremists that tried to see can find it yet of course how will you start salute to do that finds. you watching our table going to take a quick break we'll have more news say intimidates. you know world big partisan lot and conspiracies it's time to wake up to dig deeper to hit the stories that made stream media refuses to tell more than ever we need to be smarter we need to stop slamming the door. and shouting past
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each other it's time for critical thinking it's time to fight for the middle for the truth the time is now for watching closely watching the hawks. make this manufactured consensus public well. when the ruling classes protect themselves. in the final merry go round be the one percent. we can all middle of the room.
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welcome back now a number of activists still remain in venezuela's former embassy in washington d.c. despite an eviction notice from the police they are trying to prevent venezuelan opposition figures from taking up residence there in the compound who have the backing of the u.s. which recognizes their leader. as president of the country meanwhile and while in embassies in other countries are becoming the subject of control the seat is paid for all of the reports. just a few moments ago the big players on the world stage were tripping over themselves to come out and recognize one why don't is the legitimate president of venezuela we are ready to recognize one as interim president. we will recognize him as constitutional interim president not just when he is we stand ready to recognize one why don't as the president of venezuela. even send representatives to different nations around the world to spite them not receiving diplomatic
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credentials in some countries like here in germany where we have a situation that the ambassador who sits in the embassy just behind me represents a government deemed illegitimate while the representative of the government deemed legitimate holds no diplomatic rank here in germany though that hasn't stopped quite those man from at least calling himself a little puzzled by what i think it could be more that in venezuela we are living under a dictatorship there needs to be international pressure to end the a separation of powers when we can have a real transitional government and so we can hold elections then we can have our consulates and embassies. full steam ahead for regime change as politicians and news networks cheated each official that defected from the madieu road government but then there was the failed coup attempt and the bill of aryan republic and the standoff outside of the venezuelan embassy in washington.
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was. right she's. really cares and that's what we're trying to say and it's been just an international. now with the german paul of entry inquiry finding that germany's recognition of quite though is president was shaky at best on the. international law the foreign ministry here is less than committed when it comes to talking about furthering relations and talks with the representatives of the man who would be leader of venezuela it's a similar story in other nations in spain for example they also welcomed the
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representative of one without conveying any diplomatic rank basically means that it was the representatives could meet and talk with foreign ministry officials but very little else despite european leaders joining in the cheese for a change early on in venezuela the reality today is they've taking a position it's much more on the fence but one of these days they're going to have to come down on one side or the other as they find out it can be quite easy to make big political statements but if you don't think through how they're going to be put into action just cause more problems down the line. peter over reporting there now coca-cola has launched a special edition. of its products in norway the logo features the crescent moon to celebrate the muslim holy month the american dream is giant often used as the symbol in muslim countries but this is the 1st time it's been displayed in norway the scandinavian country has
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a small big growing muslim population although some believe the ad campaign has come to. i must have missed the time they had a christian cross for easter and star of david for hanna if your company's using the crescent moon of islam in norway as a marketing tool during ramadan i will have no choice but to boycott your products i will never purchase another can of coke as long as a live look at all is launching the ramadan inclusiveness component no wait not an enlarger after the disgusting ok coalesce defended the logo saying it's part of the brand's commitment to diversity and a lot of inclusion marketing expert and more lot gave us his views on why the firm chose norway for the campaign. not he is a very. tolerant country for all kinds of. minorities and is very much respectful of diversity so here in our it's more like a public relations campaign rather than a real advertising campaign that in coca-cola wants to make a statement that the failure of diversity that they think of. that they
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want to be part of an inclusive society and of course there are commercial company to try to sell karkala also some of them itself this is a very family oriented it's meaningful ritual in in islam so it's natural for coca-cola to link to that and if there is similar things in buddhism or hinduism or whatever and there is a sizable of the population that might respond to that. then i'm sure coca-cola will too. and that brings you up to date. back again with the headlines and more stories at the top of the. there's an petersburg international economic forum is a unique event in today's business world. over the last 21 years the forum has become a leading global platform for discussing the key economic issues facing russia
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emerging markets around the world thousands of business community members attend a forum to address today's a vital issues. watch our special forum coverage on r.t. . but politicians do. put themselves on the line. they did accept the reject. so if you want to be president and she. wanted. to go right to the press this is what the full story of the people. interested in the war. should be. if we ever needed an
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anti-war movement it's obviously now trying to hyper aggressive foreign policy faces little resistance in the mainstream media in fact numerous liberal news outlets function as a cheering section for the president where is the moral. greetings and salutation. while busy watchers there are bad days and then there are bare monsanto bad days it appears that the pharmaceutical giant is having quite the no good very bad day after news broke that a california jury delivered a 2 $1000000000.00 verdict against the company on monday yes that's $2000000000.00 with a b. my friends those punitive damages came on top of the $55000000.00 judgment already
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awarded by the oakland state court jury up they concluded that it wasn't even liable for the lymphoma caused by the company's now infamous roundup weed killer obviously bear will appeal the verdict and most experts believe that the 2000000000 number will eventually be reduced. but as of now it holds the 8th slot on the largest product defect jury awards in u.s. history comes in at number 8 but bearman sondos troubles didn't end there because french officials announced this week that they are now investigating allegations that the agro chemical firm compiled a potentially illegal file on its critics according to the france 2 public television channel the list includes scientists politicians and journalists and that information was collected on their views on pesticides and on monday though as well as their leisure pursuits addresses and phone numbers this my friends is considered wildly wildly illegal in french.

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