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investigation. of silence this time. these explosions went off not to. these nuclear bombs were experiments by the soviet union. to the cause that people who lived in the vicinity the motives might be little difference rewind silent. at this time on mountains. indictment charges thirteen russian nationals and three russian companies for committing federal crimes. u.s. investigators named those allegedly involved in interfering with the two thousand and sixteen american election and clothing and associates of the russian president
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. hello and welcome to al-jazeera live from my headquarters in doha with me elizabeth purana also ahead. europe's security security soccer version of stories a main pledges to help protect europe the despite its impending exit from the blog . ethiopia declared a state of emergency after the prime minister's sudden resignation and seven just since the start of the revolution in libya but have there been any real changes for its people. the f.b.i. has indicted thirteen russian nationals and three russian companies of an edge tampering with the two thousand and sixteen u.s. presidential election will be. office of the special counsel robert muller
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describes it as a criminal and espionage conspiracy let's take a closer look at what's being alleged in the indictment the st petersburg based internet research agency is listed as a major target of the investigation is said to have undertaken operations to interfere with elections and political processes also known as the troll factory it's accused of manipulating social media in the us and staging political rallies in support of donald trump one attacking the reputation of hillary clinton named in the indictment as yevgeny precaution a close associate of russian president vladimir putin and one of watches russia's richest men is listed as financing the trial factories operations trial of other individuals are also named accused of undertaking work in the united states to further the firm's objectives. and anti trump protest march in new york shortly after his election this one of the
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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 such as the deputy attorney general rod rosenstein states that there are no
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conclusions in the indictment that the campaign affected the election result in no other geisha and 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's start to the end to u.s. 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
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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 in seoul have 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 robert muller's investigation mike hanna al-jazeera washington. well bruce fein is a former us associate attorney general and he explained what possible ramifications the charges could have for the russian investigators in. where this stands now with the next phase that we'll look at will be questioning mr trump and donald junior
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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 from 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 up 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
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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 now a correspondent for a challenge has more from moscow. 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 will probably get a response directly from the kremlin itself so what we've had so far is low in its use 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
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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 simply at the center. of this indictment also known as putin the chef by the way now 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. let's move on to other news now and world leaders are attending the second day of the munich security conference in germany on saturday but prime minister treason they has just addressed the meeting she has underscored russians commitment to protect and global security despite it leaving the european union. so as we leave the e.u. and fortune you pass through our cells in the world the u.k. is just as committed to europe security in the future as we have been in the past
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europe security is security and that is why i have said and i say again today that the united kingdom is unconditionally committed to maintaining it. it's got our correspondent david chase now is joining us live from munich in may really talking and a lot of detail david about the cooperation that must remain between the u.k. and the e.u. and freshens role on the world stage when it comes to security. elizabeth yes that was the most notable thing that she was not only addressing the european union here but she was saying very much that the united kingdom is taking a global concern a global reach over security but what she was asking for essentially here was for a special relationship a special relationship by the way she clearly wants on the economic relationships as well as security but she is really preaching to the converted in this this whole
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because one of the side meetings overnight we had the head of britain's foreign intelligence service m i six with the french and german counterparts and they were saying it was essential if they continue to fight counterterrorism they continue to fight cyber attacks they need very close cooperation so i don't think there's going to be much opposition to the idea of them a special relationship on the security front after all. the so-called islamic state i still being defeated gradually cut back in syria defeated already in iraq to a great extent and many of the fighters with their experience in this campaign are now coming back inside european countries treat them a said. many european capitals of shed the heartache of the slaughter caused by some of these jihadists so they're senshi all agree that this is necessary this is
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needed and that the special relationship at least on the security front i think is pretty assured up to britain leaves the european union in march next year all right david and the speech coming a day after met may match german chancellor angela merkel what came out of that. well it was fascinating the end of the meeting in. yesterday the angela merkel who is about to start once again a fresh chance that chancellorship after a very long negotiations said that she was still curious about what sort of relationship in economic terms the united kingdom wanted she wasn't frustrated by the long negotiations but she was still curious like many other people in the european union about what the british vision was for that relationship when they leave in march and so that just shows how difficult the path is still within the
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government time within the conservative party itself and we're going to get a whole series of speeches from a cabinet in in the next week or so showing what road they're going to choose towards the exit but at the moment there's still no clear idea even anger merkel has no clear idea of what that vision really is david thank you very much for that for now that is david chase and joining us live from mean eric. ethiopia has announced a state of emergency one day after prime minister haile mariam death and then said he's stepping down but the government struggling to qualify protest stemming from ethnic groups they feel under represented a correspondent at the home of the what has covered this story covered ethiopia extensively for us and he's joining us live now why the state of emergency mohamad well is it's mainly to stew in the more protests from happening these protests
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started we back in two thousand and fifteen and i'll be gaining momentum now the people want reforms they want to see more freedoms. the most basic offered for the war speech freedom of movement and they want to see the government's top paying this iron fist with which it's dealing with both distance the government has given concessions including releasing political prisoners or losing some of the protesters but stop the potters so the feel at ease in these very dicey situation with the prime minister resign as they try to look for someone to feel his place that the protests will continue and more interest would happen and that is why there imposed a state of emergency and this then said that it's vital for him to resign for reforms to be carried out yet as you say the protests have continued what are we expecting from this process off replacing him. well ahead of them descendants
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departure. though a surprise at this point in time with what's happening in the country has long been in the books he was seen as a placeholder as some sort of consensus figure to the death of prime minister former prime minister melissa now is. what the ruling coalition is going to do not it's made up of four ethnic based political parties the parties are going to send it four to five delegates to a meting which would be held within the week and these one hundred eighty delegates are eventually going to. elect a prime minister and then take that before parliament which is made up exclusively of their own members in the in one opposition m.p. in parliament today. but they face an uphill task this so many obstacles on their way to one of the things that is going to haunt them is a decision made way back in one thousand nine to one for if you appear to be having
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. ethnic for divorce states based on the ethnic ethnicity of the people with its own flag and people governing themselves using their own language and almost the two main populous communities in the country in the running we're hearing from sources that the two gray who are the dominant which is the dominant party in the e.p.l. to be of color should go for the premier position but their votes and who they give it to is going to take the day somehow does say they have a valid claim on the prime ministership because the deputy is from the region. the mic and mcconnell the mic in mclean and they say when i limit in brazil and became prime minister he was elevated from the position of deputy prime minister and it's only fair that they become the prime minister and almost say they're the most populous in the country so. it would be interesting to see how the
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group that is left out would react and whether the protests will continue thank you very much for that half an hour that's my homage at or thank you. still ahead on the bulletin thank you for. trying to. present a long tramp avoids more question about america's gun laws while visiting victims of the florida high school shooting. and the promise of a new dawn we have reaction to south african presidents several obama hires a state of the nation address. welcome back as we look at the weather across southeastern parts of asia supplementary reveals very little in the way of share it to cross the philippines cherry looking good it should stay that way through much of sunday fine across the
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lawn of the borneo to java barley all the way towards the east we're going to see some heavy showers here but the weather up through much of central northern parts as much in the malay pincher is generally looking fine now some rain during sunday will move across southern parts of vietnam and cambodia and then pushing on into the gulf of thailand maybe even the risk of some showers of bangkok later on in the day let's head down into a stray dia and a couple of areas of the circulation across western areas meanwhile we've still got our tropical cyclone peter heading towards new zealand but this system across northwestern areas is certainly given some very heavy rain over the last few hours in fact rainfall totals of up to six hundred millimeters are possible in parts of the kimberley in particular so the shots coming from broome you see how bad it has been there people taking shots through the windscreen so more heavy rain to come alice springs looking pretty hot but dry across more eastern areas it should be largely drive find twenty nine in sydney but the heavy rain and strong winds like
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the fact you see that on monday. on counting the cost will fall to i.m.f. chief christine lagarde about how the economic model is changing here in the middle east can iran break regs it find out how the emerald isle is course in the middle of a big round between the u.k. and the e.u. the year of the dog in china counting the cost at this time. new yorkers are very receptive. because it is such an international city they are very interested and that global perspective that al jazeera provides.
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is good to have you with us on al-jazeera these are our top stories the f.b.i. has indicted thirteen russian 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. the u.k.'s prime minister tourism a says she wants to have a new security treaty with the european union by the end of next year may's been speaking at the second day of the munich security conference she says the new agreement put in chill military and intelligence cooperation continues after the u.k. leaves the e.u. . and ethiopia has declared a state of emergency a day after the prime minister said he's stepping down on the monday and dissidents resignation aims to end on the west just on the ruling party's hold on polish protests have continued in towns near the capital. at the seventh anniversary of
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the start of the revolution and in libya protests in benghazi eventually led to the toppling of. two thousand and eleven while many people say it's led to change little division is still taking its toll on the lives of many libyans without the 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 hardly gets any older has to make anything new or have the where sometimes we work here for a whole day and end up with always nothing in our pockets many clients have not come to pick up the pace is several months because of lack of money libyans have been through a lot over the past seven years two competing bases of dozens of rival groups
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and conflict and consequently a financial crisis but some here say they have not lost their faith in the revolution and are hoping for change while others say they're disappointed. since twenty eleven many libyans celebrated the anniversary of the seventeenth of february revolution but the country has a slipped into chaos zakaria took part in the twenty eleven protests he says he does not trust politicians. all the politicians have shown their true faces which they hid before the fall of the gadhafi regime they would rather take from the state than give to it. others take a different view noted dean says he travels from the united states to libya every year to share the ok zhen with his friends and former neighbors he says things are better now than before the revolution for it was very difficult to come back to go
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to the airport today immigration you know and all that stuff now there's a. common leave you know a freely but the situation looks a bleak on the ground prices for every day goods have risen the markets have taken a tumble and the libyan dinar has lost much of its. the political division has led to a divide between the economic and security institutions the state has become so weak it's unable to control its own resources. are the backbone of libya's income and oil production dropped significantly between twenty thirteen and twenty sixteen when four major oil ports were blockaded by militia. he is proud his profession is part of libya's heritage but he fears if there is no solution to the country's economic crisis crafts like his might fade away.
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tripoli. the u.s. president has dollars questions about gun control of all those in the victims of a school shooting at a florida. than his wife melania made an unannounced visit to the hospital where he also met privately with medical staff ignore questions from the patients about strengthening legislation and left the vote after they were asked. the first responders to wednesday's shooting which left seventeen people dead. and 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 shoes have before the attack the f.b.i. says a close and post a cruise a close to cruise rather cool them early in january to report concerns that he may kill people but nothing was done in response. earlier today the f.b.i. released a statement regarding information provided to our public access line on january
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fifth of this year. the paula 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 together steps would have been taken. the f.b.i. has a term and the protocol was not followed. well meanwhile students from a nearby florida high school have called for increased gun control they held a protest on campus demanding tighter weapons restrictions they calling for a ban on assault rifles and gun shows and stronger mental health and background checks ahead of gun purchases. south africa's new president has promised a new dawn as he delivered his first state of the nation address civil rahma part of a small and on thursday after his embattled predecessor jacob zuma quit as requested by his party the a.n.c. when a moment we'll hear reaction to his speech from rob matheson from the township where
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i'm opposed to grow up a first farmer the reports from the parliament in cape town. 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 public two levels. rose in twenty fifteen. unemployment has gone up and inequality has persisted for several years our economy has not grown at the pace needed to create enough jobs. so that we can lift our people out of poverty i'm
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a poster 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 that we have realized that the president does not have a blimp. the president speaks up about commissions speaks about seventy knots speaks up about inquiries yes got no play it was an important speech and that is going to fight other presidents 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 is tone was resolute at a time when south africans of the people strong leadership from
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a possible cause it the dawn of a new era i think is a sense of renewed hope with a president who enjoys wide appeal but still on the force i will be watched closely to see how we implement his policies and delivers on promises with some warning that south 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. steven we're cradle has high hopes for south africa's new president is known several rebel positions little boys two of thousands whose childhoods have been spent on the streets of seoul where to give them a chance. to earn see gives the in. this country were and are the serial and said warrior nor everybody when we group are everywhere or
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when he grows up there are those cards and there are those no two things that we do . here as in robert right when it came to them the real things said they were doing there i think it's a letter has been described as the heart of africa it's a mixture of cultures and religions has prosperity here hundreds also poverty people here said the drama falls i can succeed but only if he remembers where he's from but jacob zuma the man the ram opposing has replaced grew up in poverty to own . 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 this a very. opposes first state of the nation speech also known as this has ranged from cutting youth unemployment boosting the struggling economy and helping industry and tackling widespread corruption i'm excited to see what. i
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think his focus is not on community well it's on putting the country first for many many many positive things as you can hear the speeches the ongoing and it's people clapping they're not doing right so that's probably right you know how to create expectations but i'm more at ease excited. more confident not extremely but but i'm happy with what i hear. in soweto and across the rest of south africa people of her opposes promises they're waiting to see if he can deliver rob matheson al-jazeera so it. brazil's president michelle tanner has all of the military to take charge of security in rio de janeiro as the violence in the city threatens to spiral out of control it is the first time the army has taken such a focus of the end of military dictatorship more than thirty years ago critics say it's an attempt by a tenet of those has low popularity but he says he has no choice. a military
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helicopter surveying the aftermath of a magnitude seven point two earthquake in mexico has crashed killing two people. well the u.s. geological survey says the quakes eppy said to hit just south of pineau taper in the state of one harker almost a million homes across four states of without power triggered mexico city's alarm system and causing buildings to sway in the capital. now for the first time in more than five years roger federer is set to return to the top of the world rankings at thirty six to be the oldest number one and tennis history that's after he beat robin haas to reach the semifinals of the rotterdam open to replace ruff on a dollar the top spot when the new rankings of released on monday federer first became number one in two thousand and four.
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you know again i mean there's a big problem in doha with the headlines on al-jazeera the f.b.i. has indicted thirteen russian nationals and three russian companies over alleged tampering in the two thousand and sixteen u.s. presidential election they're accused of a criminal and espionage conspiracy to support donald trump and bernie sanders and disparage hillary clinton's campaign. in the u.k. as prime minister to resign may says she wants to have a security treaty with the european union by the end of next year they've been speaking at the second day of the munich security conference she pledged to the u.k. would maintain its commitment to help protect the e.u. despite plans to leave the block. so as we leave the e.u. and forge a new past or ourselves in the world the u.k. is just as committed to europe's security in the future as we have been in the past europe's security is security and that is why i have said and i say again today
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that the united kingdom is conditionally committed to maintaining it ethiopia has announced a state of emergency one day after the prime minister said he's stepping down haile mariam dessalines resignation aims to end andress which has threatened the ruling party's hold on power protests have continued in towns near the capital. and anti-terrorism court in pakistan has sentenced a man to death for the rape and murder of a seven year old girl zainab and saadi was kidnapped from her home an early january her abused body was found in a garbage heap a week later the court found ali the guilty of kidnapping rape and murder. the u.s. president has dodged questions about gun control while the third in the victims of a school shooting in florida donald trump made an unannounced visit to the hospital trump ignored questions from reporters about strengthening legislation and walked into another room after they were asked he also visited the first responders to
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wednesday's shooting which left seventeen people dead. those are the headlines on al-jazeera do stay with us counting the cost is coming up next thank you for watching. the benefit of saddam people so. there are cars. documentaries that open your eyes at this time on al-jazeera. alarm has a seeker this is counting the cost on al-jazeera your weekly look at the world of business and economics this week we talk to i.m.f. chief christine lagarde on the changing economic winds here in the middle east. can ireland break regs if you look at how the emerald isle is caught in the middle of a big route between the u.k. and the e.u. .


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