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was always so with how famous he was that's how he presented hello my name. represent a. teacher who. said you were a member of the special meeting. and he said you know. this is a cover. on the man city. investigation. this time. the. indictment charges thirteen russian nationals and three russian companies for committing. u.s. investigators named those allegedly involved with interfering in the two thousand and sixteen american election including an associate of the president.
and welcome to. my headquarters in doha with me elizabeth purana also ahead ethiopia declares a state of emergency after the prime minister's sudden resignation. it's been seven years since the start of the revolution and libya but have there been any real changes for its people and a stark warning on the future of global security as well as leaders gather for a man just summit in germany. the f.b.i. has indicted thirteen a russian nationals and three russian companies of an age tampering in the two thousand and sixteen u.s. presidential election well the office of office of the special counsel described it as a criminal and s. . conspiracy let's take
a closer look at what's being alleged in the indictment where the same petersburg based internet research agency is listed as a major target of the investigation it said to have undertaken operations to interfere with elections and political processes also known as the troll factory it is accused of manipulating social media in the us and staging political rallies in support of donald trump while attacking the reputation of henry clinton named in the indictment as you have been yet again a precaution a close associate of russian president vladimir putin and one of russia's russia's richest men is listed as financing the troll factories operations and twelve other individuals are also unnamed accused of undertaking work in the united states to further the firm's objectives mike hanna reports from washington d.c. . and anti trump protest march in new york shortly after his election this one of the pro and anti trump rallies the 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 mueller 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 that there are no
conclusions in the indictment that the campaign affected the election result no 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 announced 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 i've 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 us election is just the beginning and not the end of the investigation mike hanna al-jazeera washington numbers find a former u.s. associate deputy attorney general and plain what possible ramifications the charges could have for the russia investigation. where this stands now with the next phase that will look at it will 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 mr trump 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 indictees 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 but let's get more on this now on russia cost want to reach alan's is joining us live from moscow has there been any reaction to this in russia hillary. well the way this usually works particularly on weekends is that you get early comments coming from senior lawmakers other figures in the russian political scene and then some time later in the day you'll probably get a response directly from the kremlin itself so what we've had so far is. who's is a senior russian lawmaker with some fire and brimstone stuff that these senior lawmakers often come out with he said that how could thirteen people affect the voting by more than three hundred million people in america with its huge state
apparatus and billions of dollars in election spending he says that this is something straight out of a hollywood criminal comedy that could be called putin the scene and interesting we've also heard from you again. who is widely believed to be the boss of the troll factory and simpy to the center. of this indictment also known as putin the chef by the way he says that americans are very impressionable and that they see what they want to see if they want to see the devil let them he has no problems as he says with being on this list he is named in the indictment in the u.s. have said that they'll see even seek extradition so that these people and companies can face charges but how likely is that roy. zero there is just not going to happen it might make life difficult for these individuals because it makes travel for them more difficult but then numerous russians around us and
european sanctions as it stands so this is basically just thirteen more names added to that list essentially of russians who might find it difficult to move around the globe but there is zero chance that the russians are going to hoover up these people slip them into. the dispatch them off to the united states to possibly face trial because this of course is part of the global struggle that is currently ongoing between the united states and russia and russia will defend its citizens russia will also i think drill down on what this indictment doesn't do for one thing it does not explicitly say that the russian government sponsored this election meddling efforts and it does not say that russia actually change the outcome of that election and also i think the russians will point to the fact that meddling in other people's elections is something that the united states has been guilty of itself in numerous countries around the world and in russia as well one
thousand nine hundred six yeltsin was going up against the communists and looked like me to lose that election it was us political advisors there basically helped him win it what roy thank you very much for that for now that is roy hallums joining us live from moscow thank you. let's move on to other news now and a state of emergency has been declared in ethiopia a day after the unexpected resignation of prime minister. in the country seen a wave of protests filled at least in part by ethnic divisions of reports. the streets of ethiopia's capital addis ababa appear. but the country's political landscape is slipping deeper into crisis. of friday ethiopia's ruling coalition decided to oppose that. urgency rule to stem a recent wave of anti-government protests there's no indication of how long the measures will be in place the announcement comes
a day after the sudden resignation of prime minister haile mariam to sell a new leader of ethiopia since two thousand and twelve he said he was stepping down in a bid to smooth reforms. the country's been troubled by years of unrest by ethnic groups of the m r a n r romeo regions who say they've been marginalized by the government a ten month state of emergency ended last year but failed to stop protests particularly by ethiopia's youth who have been calling for the release of political prisoners dozens of demonstrators have been killed and many more injured as skinned a neg is one of six thousand political prisoners released by the government since january in a bid to ease growing tensions to bear and could look at it with ethiopia as one large prison i say this because there is no democracy in the country this is a dictatorship we have to change this big prison into a democratic state opposition leaders say ethiopia's ruling coalition has lost its
all forty that demanding all parties be involved in mapping the country's future. you know this country founded really. it is too big for one political group for a long response go back to zack fitz of hundred million people even with the resignation of the prime minister the government's tight grip on the country continues and so inevitably will the protests leave al-jazeera. now the u.s. president has dogged questions about gun reform as he visited victims of a school shooting and florida seventeen people died when former student nicholas cruz often file on a school and park land on wednesday it's now known that the f.b.i. failed to act on a warning that may have prevented the attack as andy gallagher of appoints. president trump's 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
it is incredible that i want to do 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 it's now known that someone close to cruz called authorities with specific information about the nineteen year old's intentions the information was not passed to the proper authorities a 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 paula provided information about nicholas cruz 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 and the protocol was not followed florida's governor has called on the agency's
director to step down adding yet more pressure to an organization already under scrutiny by the republican party and it makes. 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 car 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 a focused on remembering and grieving there are seventeen crosses here to on of those that died in wednesday's mass 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 gallacher al-jazeera parkland florida. we have plenty more ahead on the news hour including the promise of a new don't we have reaction to south african presidents obama pauses first state of the nation address. ten into the military to stand gang violence brazil's president gives the army for control of security in rio de janeiro.
world leaders are attending the second day of the munich security conference in germany on saturday they are due to hear from the british prime minister treason and russia's foreign minister sergey lavrov soon the start of the conference heard warnings that the threat of a major global conflict is at its highest in decades david chase says there. 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 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 of a back room discussions away from the spotlight of the media democracy and freedom the values we hear in the west value most are
in decline are under threat. the west our societies appeared to be weaker. than in the past the international order itself. is that list in the post world war 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 they chose 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 a shot but 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 that president trump has not been a strong leader for nato he's the first american president since my nine hundred forty nine to be openly ambivalent about article five an 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. 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 can 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 these rail 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 hydrogen 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 parting their foreign policies for external aid we would not have seen the exportation of 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 a baikal. all admit the world is on the brink of
a major new conflict can they bring it back maybe change to al-jazeera unic. and this is these are live pictures from the security conference where the german foreign minister gabriel is addressing people we will take you back there live when we hear from the british prime minister trains may which is expected to talk about security and importantly breck's it. and this isn't the only conference going on in munich another meeting not far away was organized by the country's blockading cutter but as reports many who turned up were paid to be there. a few blocks from where the world's most influential security conference is being 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 the statement she had been handed by organizers i have to date. i was asked what. i see. germany. actually. was. he must stop it. in any way 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. meets a list of thirteen demands that include shutting down al-jazeera media network
grading ties with iran and closing a turkish military base the demands were rejected by qatar as violating its sovereignty. munich. now it's ten years since the cost of officially declared independence from serbia a young country achieved autonomy in two thousand and eight hundred years of conflict has struggled with high unemployment rates and rampant corruption over the past ten years and its independence has yet to be recognized by all its allies russia or china catalyze prime minister says the country needs to be reckon. by all states. all those investments military political financially or listen gave them and makes it is very rational to keep it still unfinished business so we have lost a lot of dogs so that today it's the dog tomorrow is that i'm glad we don't have any more years for this because your last two decades on this topic
what's going to happen you know in the future depends a lot of on cause as leaders and they have to make a bigger focus on things like remove law. dealing with the unemployment rate and having better relationships with their neighboring countries. serbia and montenegro . while correspondent anderson is joining us live from pristina for more on this so what are the prospects and awful recognition of a call so i now. well that is a very big question certainly know that a matter of days or even months more likely years perhaps but the pressure is now at a point of very very high energy in terms of serbia pragmatism could come to the fore because serbia wants membership of the european union and
the european union although its words a slightly ambiguous says that if there is recognition all of a course of that membership could take place that could set off a whole chain of events with russia then falling into line going along with the security council china to on full recognition taking place so very much a political focus going on here as you heard in our interviews before you came to me but there's also a look back a look back on the war that all cost the big losses on both sides and also the initiative taken to get nato involved what actually caused that was a chain of events which started with an atrocity in re check a village not a big distance away from here we visited the village and spoke to one of only five survivors of a mass killing claimed the lives of forty five people. it's
a war he's grown used to over the years. still can't comprehend why he lived and his brother died no other men had been fighters they were kosovar albanian and that was a death sentence for those buried here young and old. this happened within the reach of unarmed european observers but the serbs blocked their access roma shabani and others had been rounded up in this yard i was laid out and beaten just here then we were ordered to leave in that direction with our hands behind our heads with. like the others rama followed directions coming up here stopping to light a cigarette and then haring shooting he ran in that direction the rest had come along here and they'd fallen into a trap they call this the red thread paint marks the spots
where blood stains belongings and foreign bodies had been found and it was all exposed by this figure from what i personally saw i do not hesitate to describe the event as a massacre obviously a crime very much against humanity. william walker's words started a diplomatic trail leading to nato's intervention the bombing of serbian military targets and there were civilian casualties i could read this young man believes the conflict was worth it but byron high res e who was six when his eighteen year old brother was shot dead says many of kosovo's leaders a noun neglecting his village and others like it there is talk of blue for if we compare rhetorics contribution to the cost of postage i think the authorities have not paid off our sacrifice so many young people attend university degrees only to be unemployed economic development stifled every heist in our village has
a person who's migrated to support their family it's the view of many kosovar albanians ten years of independence hasn't carried with it good fortune for all so you heard there from a young man who had a master's degree unemployed it's like so many cases the unemployment rate for youth is around sixty percent now even though the general rates of unemployment is thirty percent this country does boast of the highest growth rates in the region four percent but with that as so many problems because there is so so many much money coming in from the diaspora desperate the for the big game so big before the war enjoying the war and still the case that people are reliant as you heard there in that report on money coming into the country from relatives so this country
faces major challenges ahead right across the board regardless of whether it gets full recognition sooner rather than later back to you elizabeth all right andrew thank you very much for that anderson is joining us live from press dana thank you . still ahead on the bulletin. more k. claims and counterclaims about the trumpet ministration stance on human israeli settlements and what it means for the stalled peace process. and politics race and superheroes sublime molls latest movie is being hailed as a cultural miles time. through tranquil radiant can you. if the gondola. hello and welcome to international weather forecast we'll start by
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good to have you with us on al jazeera these are our top stories the f.b.i. has indicted thirteen nationals and three russian companies of alleged tampering in the two thousand and sixteen u.s. presidential election they are accused of a criminal and espionage conspiracy to support donald trump and bernie sanders and disparage hillary clinton's campaign. has announced a state of emergency a day after the prime minister said he's stepping down. decedents resignation and. which has threatened the ruling party's hold on power the protests have continued in tallinn city of the capital. and the second day of the munich security conference is underway in germany with the conflict in eastern ukraine being discussed. germany's foreign minister says he favors easing sanctions on russia if
it can be implemented. in ukraine has killed ten thousand people so that's russia annexed crimea in two thousand and fourteen. now it is the seventh anniversary of the start of the revolution and libya the protests in benghazi eventually led to the toppling of colonel moammar gadhafi in two thousand and eleven while many people say it has led to much change on goal and political division is still taking its toll on the lives of many libyans mahmud up the wall had reports from the capital tripoli. does not enjoy his business as he once did in the old days he says when the financial situation was a staple in libya he used to have fourteen workers in his shop but not now and the coppersmith.