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michael cohen was saying and regards to payments could be answered if they were able to look at donald trump's taxes is can he be subpoenaed to have to show his taxes to prosecutors. i believe so i mean. i'm not a criminal lawyer lawyer but my my my assumption is that robert mohler can get his tax returns now i mean they are not to be made public by robert mueller but i imagine. you get most anything he wants that's written down what's interesting is what michael cohen might potentially tell him about what hasn't been written down. there you go that's going to be the last word steven erlanger thank you so much for joining us for your insight we appreciate it thank you russian president vladimir putin has called a new set of u.s. sanctions against moscow counterproductive and senseless the measures banned
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certain exports to russia after the poisoning of a russian agent and his daughter and england the attack which both did survive has been widely blamed on moscow but has been denied by the kremlin or a challenge joins us now from moscow so henri. the wording from vladimir putin he's very good at messaging what type of message is he trying to send that he wants washington to hear. well i think he's got two different audiences here in washington that he is speaking to at the moment one of them is the man who sitting in the white house at the moment donald trump and putin wants to tell donald trump essentially that the door is still open and putin does not blame trump personally for these russian sanctions and he says things like well you know we had a great meeting or
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a positive meeting in helsinki recently that was useful that nobody could expect that all these years worth of bad blood and bad feeling could be removed in just two hours but that when he sat down with trump he made a good start in that then there is another audience that putin is speaking to and that is the the d.c. establishment essentially all of those politicians in congress the senate except for the vladimir putin believes are deeply russophobia can be using these sanctions essentially as a way to keep russia down and for them he is saying this is not going to work these sanctions are counterproductive they useless and when you finally realize that that is what he's saying to them you will back off and you will come and we can have better relations once again and he also believes and this is something that he said time and time again he said it again earlier that essentially these sanctions are
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a way of the u.s. waging and their economic war against russia trying to shoulder its out of european gas markets basically so the united states can have more space to sell its liquid natural gas to european customers so. he said waging an economic warfare russia has had been on the receiving end of a lot of sanctions over the last four years weathering it to varying degrees of success how much difference will all anymore make. well i mean the the economy minister was speaking earlier on as well and he was saying that in light of these new sanctions they are probably going to have to revise the economic forecast for the country down a bit so from growth figures of one point nine percent they're now anticipating one point eight percent he thinks that because of the weakening ruble. that inflation
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is going to be going up and capital flights will increase as well the ruble it has to be said is on something of a of a slide or the moment it is. at its worst level now for two years it's lost i think eight or nine percent in the last month or so against the dollar so clearly the markets are not liking what they're seeing of the moment coming out of the united states with regard to investing in russia but it's not just about sanctions it's it's about this wider context the amount of for case the kohen case it's about donald trump essentially one of the few kind of russia friendly figures in america at the moments and you know and certainly in terms of running the country being pushed into a corner and that is likely to mean that the voices in america that are calling for a tougher line against russia are going to get stronger and it might well mean the donald trump has to get tougher on russia as well to prove his credentials in that
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regard of course so it's worth saying that the sanctions that are being talked about today are just the opening salvo if there is no. immediate aeration from russia in ninety days time then we are going to get another round of sanctions and of course we have the senate talking about a sanctions bill that could perhaps involve you know hitting russian sovereign debt that would have big ramifications on the russian economy and that's the kind of thing that the markets are trying to work out of the moment ok or a challenge for us and our moscow roy thank you. still ahead on al-jazeera down to destroy one meal a day your bed is a struggle to feed themselves and the civil war drags on.
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hello there it's mostly dry unsettled for many of us across the middle east at the moment we have had a fair amount of cloud in the northern part of our map between the black sea and the caspian sea that's been plaguing us for the last few weeks still a little bit more there at the moment so the chance of see one or two more showers on the other area where we've seen quite a few showers is up in the northeastern parts of are seen one or two looks like there will be a bit drier as we head through thursday or friday there is still the risk of a few showers returning further south largely fine and settled though as i say and hot at the moment in baghdad about forty five kuwait even hasa of a forty seven but here in doha not quite that hot and that's because the winds are changing once more i think they'll be coming in more from an easterly direction over the next few days to do expect things generally to be a little bit more sticky as you head down towards the coast of a man here there's a bit more cloud that's over muscat at times to do expect a little bit of gray weather times for salon looks like it should be
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a little bit brighter than it has been recently down towards the southern parts of africa and for many of us here there is plenty of dry weather but we do have this area of cloud ted has been giving us some or all the heavy outbreaks of rain that's trying to pull away towards the east there as we head through thursday durban may still be a bit grey at times though and nineteen. to
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court will deliver a verdict on a challenge by the main opposition party presidential election result on friday. it was rigged in favor of president. over fifty percent. more from harare. thing that his numbers were inflated which patients could not so that they would
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then are some people are being intimidated who are these people waited this happening independently verify that this happened on so that as well commission was also giving interviews and patients they augment their numbers there was no votes reading nine judges will make a ruling it could be today tomorrow and up until friday to do so we are being told they could say that one and that was not to be sworn in within forty eight hours when they could call for an election which has to happen within sixty days right now the country is in limbo if people go for another election another round of voting it means that is in limbo people are a number on convene and a new cabinet. of her service has been held for a ugandan singer turned politician the artist known to his fans as bobby one was arrested last week sparking violent clashes between police and protesters his
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lawyer says he's been inside prison so badly that he cannot stand guard and government denies assault since the weekend at least sixty eight protesters have been arrested for now from catherine so in kampala. was raised was. sitting on discuss this struggle was i get the right it's a very wealthy like you say that was like slate south who was crazy i want to thank god thank you thank god that was the right make strides. to make it's not say that it's going to be representative they. say was that i did the right street that it was ok because the military courts there was this is happening is because of the nature of the charges against him he has been. charged with possession of firearms and ammunition which are all the military thank you for
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that right thank god but i mean people are saying that these charges are trumped up that fabricated they want him released and that's it even did he have a case to answer that he has to be tried in a civilian court. has more than two million people have fled then as well as economic turmoil and president nicolas maduro monetary policies many have crossed into brazil from where traceable reports had a campaign for the stay on the border. this is the city of the army this is about three hours away from the border between brazil and venezuela and this is a shelter that was setup to attend the venezuelan refugees there's about nine shelters like this one in the city and in each one of them there is between six hundred and seven hundred people living here it was set up by the federal government with the help of the united nations refugee agency n.p.r. people are provided with food shelter and they're helped later on get an idea. that
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they can go to other parts of brazil or to other countries the government is trying to move people away from this border areas and send them to other parts of brazil mostly especially after the violence that took place in this state between brazil brazilians and venice well and refugees over the weekend a camp was attacked by brazilians and people where violence from one side of the border from the brazilian side of the border towards venezuela people here would like to go somewhere else to find work but the process has not been fast enough the united nations refugee agency is saying that they need at least forty six million dollars to cope with the refugee crisis by venezuelans all around latin america but so far they have only received around seven percent. aid agencies in india say it could be days before the full extent of flood damage in the state of carola is you
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know many people still don't have drinking water or electricity enter thomas and this update. and team has moved away from where the worst of the flooding is in kerala so i'm not suggesting by any stretch that all the water level has dropped to this sort of level nevertheless it has been sunny across the state on wednesday and that means that we will see levels are dropping that's good news of course but it does mean that pools of water like this are being left behind this is getting pretty stagnant it's smelly it's the perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes and that's a big concern because mosquitoes of course carry diseases now the relief efforts continue they're not yet into a reconstruction phase they're all about getting food and water and other things like that is essential so people reconstruction efforts will take months if not years and years governments has told the times of india informally that they are going to turn down more than a hundred million u.s. dollars worth of assistance that has been offered by countries predominantly in the
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middle east their essential is saying thanks but no thanks we've got this we're going to cope on our own india hasn't taken overseas aid since the two thousand and four tsunami and they're saying at the moment they can cope with this disaster on their own. a reuters news agency is reporting that saudi arabia has called both the domestic and international stock listing of the state oil giant aramco this. would have been the largest i.p.o. deal and history the plan essential to the saudi crown prince mohammed bin solomon's raft of reforms to raise funds aimed at restructuring the kingdom's economy and reducing its own dependence on oil. first introduced this plan to sell five percent of aramco back in two thousand and sixteen at through both domestic and international listings as to maybe the sale to be worth at least two trillion dollars but again we're reporting that that is not going to happen we'll get you
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more on that the u.n. has called the conflict in yemen one of the worst humanitarian disasters in modern times over eight million humanities are on the verge of starvation i was there as alan fischer reports from neighboring djibouti. to fight to survive comes in many ways the conflict to stoneage this country for almost two years abdul karim ali faces a daily battle just to feed his family he goes to the market in the city even when he can but claims every day that the little money buys less and less to the it's bread and milk for abdul karim and useful children. it makes life harder harder to support growing children harder to keep that knowing hunger away harder to believe tomorrow will be better. as. i choose moken bread according to my potential to eat because as i consider this is a main meal for me and my family and today we cannot see meat and it was usual to eat meat and fish on fridays but unfortunately we are now eating only one meal
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a day because it is all we can afford. all the stores in the southern port city of aden receive full fewer people can afford what's on display the value of the yemeni reale continues to drop against major foreign currencies that mixed importing everything the country needs much more expensive prices have gone up across the board force they doubled then tripled it's now estimated food and medicine is five hundred percent more expensive shuttle most of the lead are local currency is now in constant decline and the central bank has not done what it should do which is to inject foreign currency into the market and consolidate the exchange rate but the different prices and the big rise in the price of the dollar is very difficult as the more the currency loses the more we and our country. last year the yemeni government moved the central bank from who controlled capital sanaa to it it was a step many experts predicted could bring the country to the verge of economic
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collapse around noon this lemon went bankrupt after moving the central bank to the city of atlanta the legitimate government spent a long time recovering some of the central bank's functions and activating an ad in the legitimate government has not been able to restore the state institutions especially the revenues institutions and therefore could not maintain the revenues in the liberated areas. the internationally recognized government relies on saudi arabia for cash injections which helps pay some public sector wages which goes some way to halting a complete economic collapse and stop the country running into food it's estimated almost eighteen million people in yemen like access to good regular nutritious meals but eight point four million are on the verge of famine they simply don't know where their next meal is coming from. abdul karim ali and his family today tomorrow. that's another battle alan fischer al-jazeera to.
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take a look at the headlines right now on al-jazeera the longtime lawyer of the u.s. president says he's ready to talk to the special prosecutors team investigating russian meddling in the two thousand and sixteen election earlier michael cohen pleaded guilty to charges including put paying hush money on the orders of trump a top democrat in the u.s. senate says cohen's guilty plea is further evidence that special counsel robert miller's investigation should continue president trump's personal attorney pled guilty to federal crimes president trump's first national security advisor pled guilty to federal crimes. a foreign policy adviser to his campaign plead guilty to federal crimes and more trials are coming orders news agency is reporting that saudi arabia has called off both domestic and international stock listing as state oil giant around co that was going to be the largest i.p.o. deal in history the plan was central to be to saudi crown prince but then solomon's
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raft of reforms to raise funds aimed at restructuring the kingdom's economy and reducing its dependence on oil sales to put the value of the company at least two trillion dollars russian president vladimir putin has called all a call to called on rather a new set of u.s. sanctions against moscow's counterproductive and senseless the measures banned certain exports to russia after the poisoning of a russian agent and his daughter in england the attack which both survived has been widely blamed on moscow but has been denied by the kremlin the head of the organization of american states has called for an emergency meeting to tackle the crisis in venezuela but the u.n. says more than two million people have fled of it as well as economic turmoil those are the headlines to keep it here on al-jazeera much more to come in the meantime stick around for inside story thanks for your time.
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reports of torture and imprisonment refugees returning to me and more the government promised they'd be safe but investigations suggest otherwise so who should or can't provide protection this is inside story. hello and welcome to the program i'm homage enjoy him more than seven hundred
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thousand row hinges fled a military crackdown in myanmar's rack and state last year to refugee camps in bangladesh but very few have returned and those that have haven't been welcomed back human rights watch says some have been tortured and thrown in jail there are reports of interrogations at gunpoint of burns and electric shock treatment designed to force confessions that they were affiliated with the hour a convoy him just salvation army a group set up in its words to defend against persecution by the man more government and military who've been accused of ethnic cleansing human rights watch has stressed the need for international protection before the mainly muslim or hindu will be able to return to me and more safely. me and more in bangladesh signed a deal to repatriate rohinton refugees last november but it has stalled me anymore as leader aung sun suu kyi says it's up to bangladesh to decide how quickly the refugees would return and in a speech in singapore on tuesday defended her country's policies. the danger of
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terrorist activities which of us initial cause and cause of the events leading to the humanitarian crisis in rakhine remains real and present today and this is security challenges address the risk of into communal violence will remain it is a threat that could have grave consequences not just for myanmar but also of other countries in nobly region and beyond all right let's bring in our guests joining us from london to one can president of the burmese or hinge organization u.k. and bangkok is phil robertson deputy director for the asia division at human rights watch and from america is robert templer director of the barcelona based higher education alliance for refugees thank you all so much for joining us phil i want to start with you could you please tell our viewers a bit more about the specific allegations in your reporting the persecution faced by the or hinges that have returned to me and more. sure
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what we found in our research was that a number of men and boys returned voluntarily from bangladesh a sense that they were sneaking a back across the border some of them told us they were going back to get fishing nets that they had left or other equipment some said they're going to try to find work because there's no work in the refugee camps they were arrested by the burma. border patrol they were taken to various different b.g.p. centers in mongol they were tortured extensively for days. facing hot wax burning plastic being burned being held at gunpoint being beaten all to try to get them to confess to being members of the hour a con running a salvation army they denied those those those allegations and ultimately they were transferred to another facility where they were held by military intelligence again
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tortured severely and finally brought into a courts they were found guilty of illegal entry they were sentenced to five years in prison and transferred to prison after a period about a month or so there they were taken out of the prison they were told that they had been pardoned by the president of myanmar they were forced to take nationality verification cards that they didn't want and then they were paraded in front of journalists at a reception center for returning refugees from bangladesh presented as being voluntary repatriates instead of people who had just been released from prison finally ultimately when the journalists went away they were told that they couldn't leave that reception center if they did so they would be severely punished a number of them however did excuse and fled back to bangladesh where we were able to interview them turn can what is your reaction to the reporting by human rights watch on this issue and just how dangerous is it for him who want to return to me
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and more. yes i think better of anger we would like to manage to express many thanks to human rights watch published in the report you know there are a lot of atrocities going on until today in our kind of state that is some are not highlighted so it's very good that whom rights watch did i knew as a rowing or myself or you know i'm receiving all the time. serious atrocities of information going again through rolling is going on you know. unfortunately you know we have not seen that much in the media so. you know international community need to focus at the same time as they're focusing in bangladesh them same to what is happening to us where about at least five hundred eleven are kind of see that the situation need to be highlighted that is very
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important and yes you know. how can return where these atrocities are still continuing and of course you know. there is about one million ruing are seen or. whatever their return you know i'm sure that the allegation of a link with our stop thousands around year will be be in will be killed by barmy army and security forces that is that is quite sure so that's why we are calling here you know why do we talk about a return issue we need international protection we cannot simply push them back to burma you know. at the hands of this military and security forces you know they have they have done many time this actress if this is not happening today in one thousand nine hundred seventy eight after their return in one thousand nine hundred ninety two now again these will be go into happened so without international protection and without guarantee of full citizenship rights and others there is no
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way to return to refugees for the rolling are refugees in burma you know nobody want to ask when i talk with them a few times i visited to refute the camps in bangladesh they told me they want justice first thing and secondly they want they do not want to return prison camp so they are a denial bill it has been bulldozed and where they will go you know so it is really important international community they should not take on you know that the recent more you signed with un a.c.o.r. un d.p.n. burmese government we have seen leaked documents this is totally without consultation of. there is no really presentation of meaning above the full and there is no transparency so international community must stop that you know with the tree present and call the sultan with growing get this is
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a very important issue we are a big team we cannot suffer much more than any movie you know this is very important iraq or templar brought up a lot of very important points there one of which is the fact that when you're in bangladesh i've been in bangladesh cox's bizarre twice now in reporting trips and i hear more and more from him to refugees that they feel that they were already marginalized and that they are now even further marginalized by the international community one thing in particular that seems to bother a lot of the activists i've spoken with is the fact that when it comes to these memos of understanding that have been signed between the u.n. and the government of myanmar that the regime to have not really been consulted that they don't have a seat at the table so do you think that at some point that is going to change or do you think that these governments are going to continue to talk to one another without having their were really be at the table and involved. well i don't suppose you know it's going to continue to be. most of the governments in the region see this as an issue that they can sort out on their art then i'm going to be able to
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do that because they're all very unlikely to be surgical conditions any rich in the near future i don't think there's any likelihood of sufficient guarantees of security and safety for the refugees and they should not be forced repatriation but i think you're completely right they should be consulted on these issues if they were consulted i think it would be a resounding no to any solution of creation it will do good by consoles also on economic reasons to recover documents to recover. equipment to get money these are acts of sort of desperation but it's very very insecure or toni's as this human rights watch report shows all right let's just hold the discussion there for a minute because i want to take a step back to the plight of the were hinge is not new they are denied citizenship and me and maher and are often described as one of the world's most persecuted minorities since the one nine hundred seventy s.
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they've been fleeing military crackdowns in iraq and state reporting rape torture arson and murder by mean more security forces last month i met one family in a camp and cox's bizarre in bangladesh who told me about the decades of persecution they have faced. she's the head of four generations of family and the bearer of forty years of suffering ghouls a heart or a hinge a refugee in her ninety's has fled persecution in me and more three separate times in her life first in one thousand nine hundred seventy eight then one nine hundred ninety one and finally in two thousand and seventy five. she speaks softly and slowly telling me that while age may have left her unable to remember everything she'll never forget the constant horrors her family suffered at the hands of security forces in me and more over the years. war they beat as they kidnapped as they detained does. ghoul and her family span almost
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a century in age bonded through blood and displacement they now all live in a single hut located in the world's largest refugee camp. her son ollie ahmed first fled rack kind state and came to bangladesh as a teenager he recounts just how awful the crackdown by security forces was in two thousand and seventeen i didn't know at that out of if we couldn't have made our way here we would have been killed like stray dogs muhammad i you is goals grandson in law he says he'll always be haunted by what he seen back home in london for a little bit no one could even ask questions about locals disappearances even a brother didn't have the right to ask about his missing brother distant we had no clue who has disappeared into way we just had to remain silent about it here the signs of trauma are everywhere and fear is clearly etched on faces.
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in many ways what's happened to this particular extended family really mirrors what's happened to so many other rohinton who face decades of repression and abuse their hinges aren't just the world's largest group of stateless people they're also among the world's most persecuted minorities. more than anything muhammad ali you've once his children to be able to experience peace and to get justice he says there's only one way that can happen atrocities being committed against a bit of women should be heard by the international criminal court so that we get justice and if it's not satisfied satisfaction is not a sentiment goal is familiar with for her pain has been a constant and time continues to be as cruel as life has been hard. phil i think one of the things that often gets overlooked or forgotten in the
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reporting of this story is the fact that we're a hinge a have fled before that this is something that's been going on for decades and that this latest exodus is just that it's the latest exodus that happened august twenty fifth of last year were approaching the first year anniversary look there's been a lot of talk about repatriation deals that have been signed between the government to mean more and bangladesh but realistically speaking from your vantage point repatriation isn't happening anytime soon is it. well this is the latest in the worst of the forcing of the rohingya out of northern rakhine state i mean certainly the the military of myanmar really had a plan and implemented this with real ruthless precision driving these people out and they're not about to allow anybody to come back in that easily i mean what we see among the five hundred to six hundred thousand rohingya who are still inside rakhine state is restrictions on movement and lack of livelihoods restriction
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access to services curfews i mean these people are still completely pinned down in their villages they were dependent on foreign aid for food and other basic supplies and they haven't been getting those for over a year now so since january of this years and generally twenty eight dean we've seen eleven thousand. leaves so the people are still coming out albeit at a lot slower pace than before but people are still being forced to flee so when you start talking about burma trying to put the put the situation together allow these people back first of all you need to have political will which is lacking in the government and the burmese military but then you also have to have the international protection in terms of u.n. aid see our presence you need to have basic access for international n.g.o.s you have to have security guarantees for the road they should have freedom of movement they should have citizenship a whole long list of thing where the burmese government has even started on this
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and in fact you know what they're really doing is they're trying to play games with the international media they're trying to create the image that they're serious about bringing people back with this group of sixty two that we documented who had been imprisoned and then finally released to the reception center you know they want to say that they're serious they want to blame bangladesh for not sending people back when in fact it's it's it's burma that is not prepared to receive them and no one should forget that. look there are rights groups that have started. saying out the case by which they say that what happened in iraq kind should be considered a genocide and should be considered that by the international criminal court the un says that it's a textbook example of ethnic cleansing there are u.n. officials who have said that what happened bears the hallmarks of genocide but they of course that designation has not been made what do you do what do you say to this debate that's going on about whether or not it is just ethnic cleansing or whether it will ultimately be possibly deemed genocide. you know
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my solve it is completely it is quiet you can see the denying they are what our identity deny in our citizenship deny him the right to have movement deny him the right to a medical treatment deny him the right to have full deny in their right to have children and career eighteen popular violence and running down your how does and pushing you to the very end aid been blocked and must killing slow turn in body the life this is systematically you know barmy is military and government you know of intentionally destroying our community it is the general side unfortunately the governments you know including even western governments they are . they fear they have to add something so i don't see international community any strong willingness to stop this and for that i have to sext straight away you know
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it's been going on one ear why is taking so long how many really does need to be killed to feel to force to take action you know from international community like u.k. usa e.u. and asean countries we have not seen any stronger action you know even they are is such a shame you know deviating the word genocide crime and us immunity you know this is already you can see how military intention is there intentionally does drain community as a whole community you know all this is clear unfortunately this is not supporting from government so we need to move we had to bring international criminal court the military modder us me are lying and others to international criminal court because they are and go in impunity is not only atrocities facing in kachin you know because sheen schon machine and qur'an many are other minorities in
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burma they have face must atrocities by this military for we in a year like into the security council must for i.c.c. and. also this is important that you know a stronger effective collective action is needed otherwise we see you know this going to be a stop so this is the general fight everybody need to call everybody need to realize that and that must follow must call for action because of turn candle to what in the you starting at ten can i'm sorry to interrupt it's just that i we're starting to run out of time and i want to ask a follow up question to robert as well robert can we step back for a minute and talk specifically about about bangladesh you know cox's bazaar is now home to the largest refugee settlement in the world that's according to the u.n. can you speak to the impact that the refugee crisis is having on bangladesh i'm talking about economically i'm talking about environmentally what is causing the
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bangladesh government one of the or us governments in south asia at least a million dollars a day and that's not including the foreign aid that they get they're also very vulnerable environmentally and terms of political tensions they have an election coming up it's a very difficult time in bangladesh and this is making that much worse. so i think as being a serious problem for them and there's very little accounting for in countries like nam aren't terms of the damage they cause quite creation this massive refugee crisis and there's no doubt. one of the main reasons to bring this up and more it's national readers is to limit this as a strategy. because that has had a very dramatic impact on back. and fill could you speak specifically about the kind of risks faced by rohinton refugees in these makeshift camps in places like
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cox is bizarre i'm talking about whether it be communicable diseases sexual violence trafficking or just the environment. well the environment is it's of course completely packed together but it is also an area that is subject to landslides we've done interviews with refugees were building houses that had just gone down the hill and they were trying to build it right back again at the same place i mean. the other reality is that there is no vacuum ration planned for that camp if it's hit by a typhoon the reality is that the bangladesh government is not allowing for construction of permanent structures there because they wanted to remain maintain the semblance of being temporary and they want to make sure that you know these people don't feel like they're there for the long haul though everybody thinks they probably are because there's no solution for them to go back to burma at this point and so because of that the sort of planning the sort of construction the creation
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of moving people to new areas where it would be safer for them to be you know out of these areas that are there prone to landslides that's not happening and then the other issues of course are issues of food education health these things are woefully underfunded i mean if you look at what the u.n. agencies have received in terms of their appeal you know your trolley talking maybe one third of the appeal has been funded by the international community so they're just scraping by right now you know and as this you know becomes less of a priority of this drags on the year two or year three unfortunately you would expect that the international community will move their attention somewhere else and there will be less support so you know this is a very very difficult situation for those refugees in no and i think ultimately burma sort of playing for time here there are you know they're realizing that you know if they just make it difficult for these people to come back if they continue
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to have the troops on the ground of if they make an example of some of these people like the group that we interviewed that that snuck back in that you know the word will get through the. camp said the return is too dangerous and though to stay in bangladesh which is ultimately i think what burma wants. the u.s. recently announced sanctions on some military and police officials and some specific army units in myanmar what's your reaction to that and what more do you think the u.s. can or should be doing to try to help the situation. i think it's good there is sanction but we did not see the main puppetry to you know the main commander in chief me and the negligent tech team i do know why this is the main reason i mean they should target military commander in chief we are lying who is. who is the more the muster minded on this rowing or must killings you know that is very important which we should put him though you know. at the same time u.s.
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government must support the u.n. security council i.c.c. and you know we have not seen u.s. government you know affective action yet us they've been talking a lot but we need to see this. practical action we want to see like you know you should put more much pressure to end the problem here is they are still see our dollar is a hope in in burma you know she this that they asked narrative u.s. and u.k. and other countries must change you know there is no way a suit is a whore to solve this issue she is complicit in this general sidedness throwing or she is taking us like terrorism issues and others so totally appalling you know she is totally no hope at all she is systematically you know
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denying all their abuses and atrocities against running a we have seen that in many many years now it's been since two thousand and sixteen you know so we must pressure same time and all the government and military you know this need to be done because you know in us still so it is a hope that narrative need to be changed i think she is totally she is denied she is systematically you know on she is. de botton the issue by forming a commission you know we have seen reform of bill richardson of the former governor from mexico a new makes a good literature is that i've already mentioned you know there is no such a pope from our government simulation issue to you can that come to you kill one coalition after another they are doing this not want to can we want to see u.n. peacekeeping force you want to see i think there are far out we want to see
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international protection from us than other u.k. and other the e.u. allies that is done can i'm sorry to interrupt you but we are out of the i don't care no we are we are out of time and thank you very much we're going to have to thank all our guests we are out of time thanks to and can fill robertson and robert templer and thank you too for watching you can see the program again any time by visiting our website al-jazeera dot com and for further discussion go to our facebook page that's facebook dot com forward slash a.j. the inside story you can also join the conversation on twitter our handle is at a.j. inside story for me. and the whole team here bye for now. i .
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free health care without paying insurance premiums you know and i think it's. the extraordinary story of turkey's monumental health care transformation and the people at the heart to face the people's house on al-jazeera. this is al-jazeera. i'm richelle carey this is the news hour live from doha coming up in the next sixty minutes ready to spill the beans donald trump former lawyer says he has information on the alleged right. interference in the two thousand and sixteen election. of course the saudi arabia has called off plans to list the stock of its state oil
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giant around code that had been billed as the largest in history. legal showdown in zimbabwe the opposition goes to the highest court to get the presidential election result thrown out. and in sport a rare sat back for team china the asian games in indonesia and it fails to claim its six consecutive gold medal in the women's badminton after losing to japan in the find. a double blow for donald trump as two of his aides face time behind bars his longtime lawyer says he is ready to reveal all that he knows to a special prosecutor's team that's investigating alleged russian meddling and the two thousand and sixteen election on tuesday michael cohen pleaded guilty to eight charges including paying money on the orders of trump and his former campaign manager paul van afore it was found guilty of eight counts of fraud the president
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took to twitter and called man of forbes trial a witch and accused cohen of making up stories to get a deal the top democrat in the u.s. senate gave a scathing assessment of trump's performance in office president trump's personal attorney pled guilty to federal crimes president trump's first national security adviser pled guilty to federal crimes a foreign policy adviser to his campaign pled guilty to federal crimes and more trials are coming cabinet officials have been forced to resign for flagrant graft and proselyte funded by the american taxpayer that's to say nothing of the fact that the first two congressional indorsements a president trumps campaign came from two congressmen who have recently been indicted on counts of insider trading and campaign finance violations. what a swamp what a swamp far worse than the swamp that existed when president trump took over he has
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not cleaned this one he's made it more wretched and more said it pretty strong dramatic words there on the floor of the u.s. senate and a presidency that's been full of a lot of drama the seems like an inflection point let's go live now to andy gallagher who is in washington d.c. donald trump doesn't just take that doesn't take anything how is he responding to what's been happening and a well by keeping fairly quiet i mean he's tweeted out a couple things this morning one of which said if you're thinking about hiring a lawyer don't retain michael cohen the other tweet was in support of paul manifold who of course on tuesday was charged with a counts of bank tax fraud but i think chuck schumer really reflected the mood of the american public president trump said he would only hire the best people he always kept saying that on the campaign trail i will only hire the best people and i will drain the swamp what's happened in less than twenty four hours appears to
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have changed a lot let's take a look at the implications for president trump. he once said he'd take a bullet to donald trump now michael cohen is offering to help an investigation the president has repeatedly called a witch hunt on tuesday don trump's longtime lawyer and fixer pleaded guilty to campaign finance violations cohen told the court he was directed by trump to make payments to two women he's alleged to have had affairs with cohen's lawyer says the fifty one year old is now more than happy to help special counsel robert muller's investigation into alleged collusion between the trump campaign and russia my observation is that michael cohen knows information that would be of interest to the special counsel in my opinion where guarding both knowledge about a conspiracy to corrupt american democracy by the russians so far trumps only comment was to send out a tweet that reads if anyone is looking for
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a good lawyer i would strongly suggest that you don't retain the services of michael cohen robert maas investigation centers on a meeting between campaign aides in a russian delegation that promised to dish political dirt on hillary clinton cohen's lawyer has indicated his client has direct knowledge of the meeting with claims don trump knew it was happening something the president denied donald trump by all appearances should be very worried in kind of like someone bringing down your neck very closely they are right there they are right behind you and that is where robert moller is up with that the donald trump at this point in time. on the same day cohen pled guilty in new york the president's former campaign manager paul manifold was found guilty on a charges of tax and bank fraud both cases sprang from well as team leading one republican to say it's proof miller's investigation is anything but a witch hunt democrats say trump's legal woes a far from over to take a step back. president trump's campaign manager was convicted of federal crimes
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president trump's personal attorney pled guilty to federal crimes president trump's first national security advisor pled guilty to federal crimes a foreign policy adviser to his campaign pled guilty to federal crimes and more trials are coming these two cases may now be the biggest threat to donald trump's presidency cohen's lawyer says his client is now liberated to speak truth to power and there are unconfirmed reports cohen has tapes from space will remain loyal but with november's midterm elections approaching the stakes have never been higher. all right andy gallagher joining us again from care carry on andy. i was at a say in the next few minutes we are expecting a press briefing from sarah could be seen as the first time in a few days that she's done so it's supposed to start in about ten minutes you cannot imagine that the reporters who were gathered in that room and i just was in there and it's absolutely packed will not ask questions about anything else now in
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the past when she has been asked about these kinds of legal affairs she always gives the same answer which is to refer people to president trump's outside counsel but given the seriousness of these two court cases and the implications that both of them hold you can imagine that she can't really get away with that this time she may try that again but i don't think the reporters we're going to going to really let go of keeping on pressing her on these allegations because these two court cases combined in many people's minds off are the biggest threat to the presidency so far all right and gallagher live for us at the white house thank you very much eric hand this author of the g.o.p. civil war he joins us from washington d.c. and we appreciate your time so eric in just the last few minutes fox news has started to release some clips of an interview with president donald trump and one thing he said is he says that when when speaking of the payments that michael cohen
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. pleaded guilty to in court he says that he didn't know about the payments until later and the money didn't come from the campaign ok first of all there are tapes that michael cohen released are the two of them discussing the payment so that denial doesn't work but even if even if it were true that the payments didn't come from the campaign and came from them personally does that make a difference. no actually it doesn't because in michael cohen's a plea deal he actually explicitly stated that what he was doing he was doing at the direction of a candidate to actually influence an election and so i think that's the issue that legal investigation will be focusing on and also i think it's important to know that when the president goes on to networks like fox news and he mentions something very different from what we're actually seeing you have to remember the president
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as well this is a legal team is continuing to try to discredit these investigations because it all leads back to. and what they are trying to combat now is the possibility the real possibility in fact of possible impeachment proceedings so let's talk about that it's clear that it's at least in the past republicans the g.o.p. felt that lying was an impeachable offense at the very least lying under oath in a deposition because that was the standard for for bill clinton what is the standard now for them. well what we've seen in an increasingly polarized washington right now the goalpost always tends to move i mean remember good just go back to president barack obama when he nominated merrick garland to be the next supreme court justice and it was mitch mcconnell who was saying that we
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should not take up this nomination and we needed to wait until the people had their say and now we see a president a senate majority leader who is speedily trying to rush a confirmation process through so clearly the goal post continues to move in and out and it will continue to do so i think the only constant that we see right now is by continuing to go about his business and trying to figure out what exactly happened as it relates to the two thousand and sixteen election can you see. donald trump ordering the attorney general to fire special prosecutor mall or do you think that as this situation continues to worsen for him and his and its legal and political jeopardy and do you see anything moving closer to that. i think the president even recognizes that there are limits to his political power and i think he does recognize that firing jeff sessions in order to get someone to
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remove or that's a red line however we do know that there are many members in the house many republican members who are willing to do his bidding and fact i suspect that once the house comes back from their labor day recess we will see members of the house namely members like devin nunes take up this mantle in an effort to try to impeach and possibly remove rod rosenstein who is now over the mother investigation in an attempt to eventually remove her from his position of investigating the president ok eric hand thank you so much for joining us we appreciate it russian pleasant president had as lattimer putin has called a new set of u.s. sanctions against moscow counterproductive and senseless but the u.s. says even more sanctions could follow or a challenge is following that story from moscow. robbie robertson has two different intended audiences in washington at the moment he is of course talking first of all
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to the man who sitting in the white house donald trump who he is trying to tell the door is still open. to me putin does not hold them from personally responsible for the sanctions against russia he says that the meeting that they had in helsinki recently he views positively and it was useful and that nobody could expect so many years of bad blood to be corrected within a couple of hours of meeting but they made a good start then of course there's another audience in d.c. and that is the the wider political establishment. believed to be deeply russophobia. lot of the person believed to be where these sanctions are originating and he wants to tell them that it's not going to work that russia will weather this storm and that when. d.c. realizes this they'll have to come back russia for better relations essentially there are more.


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