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this is deja vu news of live from berlin this self-proclaimed caliphate crumbles in syria syrian rebel forces foist their flag. after expelling the so-called islamic state on the last scrap of territory it's still held in the country also coming out . collusion or no collusion u.s. special council. completes its probe into possible russian interference you know the twenty sixteen presidential election he's reportedly not recommending any further charges.
i'm michel ok welcome to the show us back syrian fighters are claiming victory over so-called islamic state they say they have expelled the self-proclaimed caliph it from the last remaining territory controlled in syria rebels from the syrian democratic forces fought for weeks to retake the village of who's from. the militant group declared its caliphate in two thousand and fourteen and went on to control vast areas of syria and iraq. the final shred of the kali foot now just a torn up field littered with clothes twisted metal and bodies. on this small patch of land it's obviously a mixtape made the last. few bottleful but bruises over fifty years of war syrian. forces celebrate the hard won victory. today the syrian democratic
forces officially announced the end of all battles and a victory against the group calling itself islamic state that name is now wiped off the map here in northeastern syria. despite vowing to fight to the end thousands of isis members have surrendered. repented wives of the jihad. hundreds were killed amid a relentless campaign and the ground assault by u.s. backed forces. remains an insurgent threat in both iraq and syria but its territory once stretched across busways of both countries have been whittled down to. when the guns fell silent here the caliphate declared almost five years ago. the mosque became history. victorious kurdish forces have called on the u.s. to keep troops in syria. if the u.s.
pulls out their war it is only a matter of time until the ice menace grows again. let's bring in daniel gerlach middle east analyst daniel this is been going on for quite some time give us some context here in perspective how big is this well certainly it is big victory against isis ice or whatever you want to call it has been announced several times just like let me remind you that more than a year ago the iraqi government already celebrated victory over this organization president trump to celebrate victory of over it many times but this is a decisive victory of course. let's not forget this battle took a long time and it's also been criticized because it didn't move forward for us you know some weeks ago a french officer who was involved a high ranking officer who was involved in this operation said we didn't manage this campaign very well it was of course criticised by the french government before i think the problem here is of course this is an important battle and decisive victory but let me say that the powers on the ground also losing strategic not
because they were united against. us but now that this so-called disappear as a territorial entity and as a military force the powers around it will struggle again and they will have lost a common enemy and that is normally not a good thing that leads very nicely in the next question i have for you because in the past we have all heard of defeats of all yes and they have emerged from some of these deceits so is this really the end of violence as a body not just as sort of as a structure the caliph it but as a body as an entity i think i think so far it is the end. the us administration usually use the term physical calif i don't want to call this an institution but you can say like the institutionalized jihadism in the form of has ended but of course they will can they can remove easily in iraq they have reemerged they have created new pockets of and. resistance of. you know that wherever the
state power pulls out they will move back and of course the ideology of the hottest entity is not defeated and they have many brothers in spirit not yield a g. across the world and i think it's a substantial danger has seized but it's not the end of jihadism not a great you make references obviously to super sleeper cells who may be anywhere around the world of course and also some territorial entities if you look at africa own if you look at yemen. afghanistan like jihad entities where they also occupy territory it's all across the region into a girl a middle east experts thanks for joining us yes thank you for having much appreciated to washington now and the moment voters around the country have been bracing for yesterday's special counsel robert muller submitted his report to the u.s. justice department miller spent almost two years investigating russian interference
in the twenty sixteen presidential election and possible collusion with president donald trump's campaign to. it's unclear how much if any of the confidential report will be released to the public but u.s. media reporting the special counsel does not recommend further charges in the document president trump has repeatedly condemned the mulla probe as a baseless witch hunt it was no collusion no fillers there's no collusion no color there is like no mood yet it's the question that has plagued the trump presidency since day one we want to find the collusion. did his campaign team collude with russia to win the presidency and did donald trump obstruct efforts to investigate this was the man tasked with finding out robert mueller shrouded in secrecy his team conducted one of the most high profile political inquiries in u.s. history. so what do we know.
russia middled in our twenty sixth elections our intelligence community has it right it was the russians we know that they know that it was directed from the highest levels in the. u.s. intelligence agencies say russia did interfere in the election more than two dozen russian citizens and three russian companies have been indicted they were accused of using online campaigns to sway voters and tucking into democratic party e-mails . so what about trump and his team some members of his inner circle were swept up in the investigation. former national security adviser michael flynn and former campaign adviser. george papadopoulos both pleaded guilty to lying to the f.b.i. about their contacts to russian officials. former campaign chairman paul monna ford
was convicted of tax and bank fraud he was also found to have lied to investigators he's now facing a lengthy jail sentence. oh roger stone former presidential campaign advisor and a long time trump clear just like its president he's accused of making false statements to congress and witness tampering. and drums former lawyer michael cohen jailed for three years on separate campaign violation charges he since admitted to lying about a trump business deal with moscow in damning testimony before congress cohn claimed it was trump who instructed him to commit those violations and to lie about them. because i know what mr trump is he is a racist he's a con man and he used to cheat so what can we expect now i'm sure it'll be just none of the revelations amount of proof that president trump colluded with russia
this means trump is likely to be confirmed in his claim that the investigation was a witch hunt but it does not mean trump's legal troubles are over he's also being investigated by the house judiciary committee for possible obstruction of justice. across europe thousands of people are protesting against a bill to reform european union copyright law the european parliament is scheduled to adopt the controversial legislation next week it would require companies to take steps to stop internet users from uploading copyrighted material but critics of the bill for your overly broad upland filters could block illegal content and restrict free expression online these protesters have gathered here in the german capital berlin demonstrations are also being held today in about twenty countries it's. europe wide rallies against a copper reform continue my colleague fabian then demark is at the rally in berlin
fabian give us a sense of what's going on where your. yeah here are some fifteen thousand protesters that's at least with the organizers are saying carrying signs saying stop to censorship they also having trucks with them with music on it and they're screaming no to this article thirteen which is of course at the core of the criticism of the protests as of this e.u. reform of copyright law many of the protesters are pretty young i spoke to some of them who are on the first demonstration of their lives but what they all have in common is that they are as concerned that this reform could affect them personally and also internet culture as a whole you say internet culture as a whole what specifically about internet culture and what are they really. are. well the big change of this reform is that in the future platforms like you tube would be irresponsible that there is no content on their platforms where they don't
own the copyrights so the protesters believe that copyright could only be checked by a machine since there are some four hundred fifty hours of video uploaded to youtube every minute only and this can only be checked by fitters they say and these filters could also block material that is find one example one organizer told me at their last rally they wanted to lifestream a video from this rally and this video was blocked because a you tube figure believed that the music in the background was an infringement of copyright and this would be one of those breaches off freedom of speech that protesters here in berlin and elsewhere in europe a so much afraid off segment very very briefly we have about fifteen seconds what's your sense on the grounds is sort of a generational thing. it seems like a generational thing i mean many of those protesters they followed their heroes in
the internet some of them are pretty successful at the heroes of the schoolyards here in germany and so you don't see many older people and many older people probably condrey lee imagine how important this topic seems to be for these young people thank you very much. mark. united nations officials say the death toll from cycling each day has now risen to more than six hundred the storm caused catastrophic flooding in mozambique zimbabwe and malawi where than a week after the cycle instruct victims say they are not getting enough food and assistance the port city of barrow was heavily damaged but has emerged as the nerve center for rescue efforts in mozambique. but not much remains over custom and there is home. like most houses in beirut it was destroyed but she returned with her children because she didn't know where else to go she hoped basic repairs would at
least give me a roof over the heads. of all this it was horrible to see how badly the house was wrecked i'm all alone with my kids i don't know where we can sleep where we can go it's so hard to try and find food for the kids you know when hundreds of thousands of people in mozambique waiting for help some are still waiting to be rescued from floodwaters and many are in need of food and drinking water but there aren't enough helicopters to deliver aid going to those want this is the first day that we've received any help it's just not enough for so many people coming that you have one point i have four kids how are they supposed to survive on this bread that survived is frustration has been growing from day to day they're hungry and they're waiting for food to arrive for aid workers it's a race against the clock with priority being given to the weakest. the situation on
the ground remains critical of the reason no electricity no running water while hundreds of thousands of children need immediate help the priority right now is to give them shelter food water education protection the international red cross says the first cases of cholera have been reported in beirut and the number of malaria cases is also rising the u.n. has warned of long term food shortages. crop losses are extensive in fact more than three hundred eighty five thousand hectares of crops have been damaged which will impact food security in the months ahead for a custom and dairy the focus is on surviving one day to the next she and the children just want enough to eat. one other story worth mentioning to you at this hour french authorities have banned yellow vest demonstrations in a large part of parents including around the twee all this comes in response to a looting rampage on the seans of these ave last week the anti-government protests
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