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this is d w news live from berlin the big reveal of special counsel robert muller's report on russian interference of the u.s. presidential election goes public u.s. attorney general william barr has been briefing the public on the report that's weeks after his summary of miller's findings cleared the president trumped up colluding with moscow will the full report tell a different story we'll go live to washington also coming off the next phase of india's vast general election kicks off this time the rest of region of kashmir
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goes to the polls amid tight security local separatists are calling for an election boycott after a recent escalation of violence in the area that germany calls a special session of the united nations security council to discuss the crisis in libya but members are split over a surge in violence in the capital tripoli. i'm sorry kelly welcome to the program u.s. attorney general william barr has been holding a news conference detailing key aspects of his release of the report redacted copies of the special counsel's report on russian election interference are going to be made public shortly now the attorney general bar says that the report confirms that no americans and no one in the truck campaign. colluded with russia
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to influence the twenty sixteen presidential elections official now on the question of whether president trump attempted to thwart the investigation barr said that he concluded himself the president's motives were non corrupt and that influenced barres decision not to bring charges or obstruction of justice morning and let's have a quick listen in to part of what he said as the special counsel report makes clear the russian government sought to interfere in our election process but thanks to the special counsel's thorough investigation we now know that the russian operatives who perpetrated these schemes did not have the cooperation of president trump or the trump campaign or the knowing assistance of any other american for that matter that is something that all americans can and should be grateful to have confirmed from our let's bring in to that you correspondent oliver salat who is
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standing by in washington and all of our what are we to make of what we just heard the attorney general say. well basically the attorney general repeated his summary of the that he had published just a couple weeks ago saying that there was no conspiracy and also the report did not have any evidence for struction of just his interesting lee he now focus stronger on russia than on trying essentially taking the pressure off of the u.s. president saying that only russia meddled in the two thousand and sixteen election he said that there is no evidence that any american conspired all coordinated with the russian government but at the same time that the russian government in fact meddled with the with the truth two thousand and sixteen election repeating that the president is vindicated but we're also going to get from this report is a very detailed blow by blow analysis and report about the conduct of the u.s.
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president about tweeds private threats and so on and so it will be very interesting to see and to which extent this will actually damage his presidency and this is an investigation i mean it has really caused shock waves in washington right just walk us through why. well first of all an investigation into a sitting president is always a big deal has always been and does not have happened very often last time was it was the starr report about bill clinton and before that was the watergate affair now in addition to the fact that it's an investigation a sitting president it is about the question it was about the question whether a foreign government meddled in a democratic election in the two thousand and sixteen election in the united states now many say that this meddling even called stormont trumps a victory that he would not be the u.s. president without the russian support and another aspect obviously is donald
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trump's conduct and his very suspicious behavior as specially the democrats say which is that he fired f.b.i. director james coldly just after he launched the russia investigation he later fired jeff sessions his. attorney general for recusing himself of this investigation the replace him with william barr of much more favorable attorney general and democratic the democrats criticize that this is part of some politics that they're playing right now yeah absolutely partisan politics and also i mean what you're really seeing with the release of this report is the art of the spain as well because you know those democrats they have claims that the news conference that we've just seen from the attorney general is basically the government's way of spinning the narrative ahead of the report's release just walk us through how both sides are playing this all over. well the democrat congress
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very few worry is about the fact that the attorney general was going to deliver this press conference and his remarks actually before publishing the report and so yesterday the chairs of several congressional committees set together and demanded that this conference would be canceled they criticize in particular that that as you just said that the attorney general would give this report is spin before it was published reportedly members of the department of justice informed the white house to some extent which would have given trump's lawyers certain preparation time to be ready to have the adequate answers to all accusations resulting out of this report right now and this is basically what's criticize also the date of course tomorrow is good friday where head of a holiday weekend in the united states with limited room for the democrats to respond to those promises to be an action packed day in washington they're all over salad on the story for us thank you. let's get
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a quick check now some other stories making news around the world north korea has demanded washington remove secretary of state my pompei all from any future nuclear talks a foreign ministry spokesperson described tom pale as in mature and reckless earlier north korean media said that the country's military had tested a new tactical guided weapon that's the first reported weapons test in half of the year. supporters held a week overnight for former peruvian president alan garcia who committed suicide yesterday as police came to arrest him on corruption charges members of his party say that the charges were politically motivated garcia have repeatedly denied wrongdoing the left wing populist government peru twice once in the one nine hundred eighty s. and again two decades later. indonesian president joko widodo has claimed victory in yesterday's election and quick counts gave him fifty four percent of the vote
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his opponent former general probable subiaco also claimed victory he said his campaign had evidence of widespread election cheating official results are to be announced on may twenty second. we're heading now to india where voting is underway in the second phase of the country's six week long general election and one of the constituency is voting today is the main city in indian controlled kashmir region a security lockdown has been imposed on the city were several parties have called for a boycott of the election. just one person turned up to this polling station in srinagar the capital in the troubled indian province of kashmir early on thursday most eligible voters have followed the muslim independence movement's call for a boycott these young people shunned the ballot box and headed to a fitness studio instead like most kashmiris they are muslims they say they are oppressed by india's hindu nationalist government drive your car army will come to
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in front of you and stop your god without any reason if you ask him why you start me he will beat you. without any reason we don't we have no right to here to ask anything for and we will. srinagar seems like a city under siege there is one soldier for every ten residents here the most militarized region in the world but even the army cannot prevent attacks in mid february a suicide bomber killed forty soldiers india has accused muslim neighbor pakistan of supporting terror and after attacks like this it goes after pro independent supporters with a heavy hand you're also doing. all told mongrel dog being arrested and. you can feel free. to come out and vote but most kashmiris voted with their feet they lost faith in india a country that builds itself as the world's largest democracy. germany has called
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for an emergency meeting of the un security council to discuss the surge in fighting in the libyan capital tripoli forces loyal to the libyan army commander atar are battling to seize control of tripoli from the internationally recognized libyan government shelling of tripoli has increased and more than two hundred people have been killed since the offensive began. images of war intended to demonstrate the pro-se of khalifa have tars troops this may be propaganda but it does show that the battle for tripoli is escalating. this week the city center was hit by rockets for the first time emergency workers reported civilian casualties according to the u.n. at least one hundred ninety people have been killed since fighting began in early april. for libya's interior minister the conflict has reached a new level of illegality and this is
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a criminal. and. it is unbelievable you cannot believe the one he killed his people like this and now it's the united nations evacuating migrants and refugees from camps in tripoli south to rescue them from the fighting but two thousand seven hundred people are trapped close to the front i'm could get caught up in call but they're trapped by the fighting so it's a race against time to try and relate them to safety because it's really a matter of life or death so it's really critical that we really get them to safety the bombs are getting closer worries that fighting may escalate even further are growing the libyan government is warning of a new wave of refugees with europe as their goal. now turkish election officials have confirmed the victory of the opposition candidate x. from a mud hole to in last month's election in istanbul
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a recount showed that he defeated the candidate from the ruling party in a major blow to president ret of types are the ones authority he said that the a.k.p. will keep fighting the results but for now supporters of the opposition's secular republican people's party or c.h.p. are celebrating. celebrating a break with history the first istanbul mayor in twenty five years not from the a.k.p. well. today everyone is finished the supreme electoral council has confirmed the results and put istanbul with sixteen million people in our hands. about the race was close istanbul's new social democratic mayor only just managed to scrape by his a.k.p. rival everyone's party is desperately trying to roll back this is story defeat first they wanted a recount and then every vote the vice president presented three suitcases full of documents purportedly proving electoral fraud. the slow move you she to believe we
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have come to submit over extraordinary appeal for the in the moment and rerun of the election in istanbul goes double mockers it again dick for anyone who was once mayor of istanbul himself the defeat is a loss of face his political opponent now rules the country's biggest city. is sending a signal that the bastion istanbul has fallen and he wants everyone in istanbul and in all of turkey to know. now reporters without borders has just published its latest press freedom and backs the indexes based on the rate of violence against the media by the state or others access to information and legal restrictions eritrean north korea and turkmenistan are at the very bottom of the table and here's a look at all of the countries where reporters without borders describe the situation as very serious at the top of the index meanwhile are the northern european
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countries of norway finland and sweden but the picture is not so positive in other parts of europe european union member hungary dropped fourteen places to eighty seven d w caught up with a hungary and journalist who left hungary and now lives here in germany. barely nine hundred kilometers separate berlin in budapest but for a journalist or a dish areas work the two cities are worlds apart since viktor orban became prime minister nine years ago hungary's media landscape has changed radically and had had her desk when i was a child i always heard that hungry was one of the most liberal countries in what was the eastern bloc and i grew up with this idea that is depressing but specifically this democracy in hungary is slowly being deconstructed and that press freedom is being restricted. during the experience first hand how new regulations turn the broadcaster where she worked into state controlled media
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critical colleagues were fired she herself quit and went to germany in twenty twelve. bad news from back home two hundred journalists including doris former colleague were recently laid off and here t.v. station once critical of the hungary and government he reports that the broadcaster will put unities for quality journalism in hungary. dora works at a nonprofit organization in berlin with its own news portal and last is an agency that produces content focused on eastern europe she says you can find critical reports written in hungary and about corruption for example but they are mainly online yes. there's a lot of propaganda in hungary the governing party's rhetoric has taken over it's only present the same militaristic choice of words the same formulations the same phrases that government speakers use. journalists who do not
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cooperate or denounced as traitors reporters without borders says this effects not only one gary and journalists stop and let. in recent years there have been several so-called blacklists in various media or on websites in which specific hunger in reporters or even foreign journalists as well were accused of being law is accused of being foreign mercenaries who want to destroy the country. according to reporters without borders animosity towards the media leads to violence dora fears that this could also happen in hungary. france has been saying thank you to the paris firefighters who prevented greater damage on monday's disastrous blaze at notre dame cathedral firefighters and other first responders were invited to the elysee palace in paris where they were personally thanked by president. he held their actions as exemplary the more than four hundred men and women who battled the
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fire were credited with protecting the cathedrals to massive bell towers and saving many of the artworks and the relics inside the building. a ceremony to honor the firefighters is about to begin at parris city hall. well now we are heading to the gambia and the legacy of its former of the leader ya may jamma he is fled to equitorial guinea in january of twenty seventeen after he refused to concede defeat in a presidential election neighboring countries threatened a military intervention in the gambia unless he gave way to his opponent adama barrow but went into self-imposed exile after two decades in power during his tenure critics say that he and his supporters plundered state funds. funny fatah or travel to the gambia to find out how much has changed since his departure they are published every second day even though no one ever drives them these cars are
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visible relics of a regime that ruled the gumby oh for over two decades all of this because once belonged to the former president president says reappear right here on the license plate it was you a story about his lavish lifestyle while at the same time these people didn't have enough food didn't have proper housing i lacked access to health care. internationally joe met was a welcome guest despite widespread allegations of human rights abuses in his country in twenty seventeen he lost the election and fled into exile. a possible gravesite is being excluded on the outskirts of fungible a number of jimmy support killed or disappeared during his rule as gambia has begun to deal with the past jemez once again all over the papers focusing mainly on the money he and his associates store people are angry because they got off scot free
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it's like an insult to the gambian people we want to see people that you know. we would like to but in corruption to pay for it to go to the right to a little more hundred of them but just how much money was stolen according to the investigative reporting organization. jumma and his cronies fluted at least nine hundred seventy five million u.s. dollars the official ministry of justice figure is much smaller three hundred four million u.s. dollars we are meeting a local journalist who believes the research is figures are closer than the government estimate i have more trust in god indorse people than i would in the government steve. because you can't police yourself he says the government is still full of the same elites only the head of the government changed after the election in twenty seven to be a sort of opportunity to be. in twenty seventeen to change this country for
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good policy is a really good leader mr we've not sort of in the past we are moving in drawing on seven feature that's dangerous johnny has left but a lot of his associates did not none of them responded to our interview requests except this man momodu sub ali he was secretary general. we are a small country small society and a bit complex so it's it's not going to be easy to get to the bottom of things he says he knew about the looting of public fun. but he did not do anything wrong and . he has a possibility of coming back here i don't know when and where was one of the things going for him here right now he says that his party is still very strong as the sea is still very popular in some parts in this country gambians enjoying new freedom since gemma's departure but many politicians from his government have been recycled
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into the new administration the country still awaits justice for crimes committed during the past regime. of german chancellor angela merkel has expressed her shock and sadness for the victims of the tour bus crash in the portuguese island of madeira portugal's foreign ministry told reporters that all twenty nine people killed in the crash were german a bus bus plunged down a hill side east of the moderen capital on wednesday night. a holiday turned tragedy portuguese authorities worked into the night to clear the wreckage the bus plunged into a house after the driver lost control on an embankment rescuers were able to pull some people out alive but for many it was too late the bus was full of german holidaymakers with families waiting for them at home.
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the german government is doing everything in its power to ensure that the relatives are well informed. the german ambassador and consular staff have already arrived on the oil and to provide the necessary can. put into the forty one official in charge of identifying the victims is already in place. but for germany has also set up a hotline for the victims' families. on twitter portugal's prime minister antonio cost expressed his condolences and reached out to german chancellor angela merkel. the driver has reportedly survived authorities must now determine what caused the bus to veer off the road. from us something which seems like the information we had from the company is that the bus was relatively new machine. it was just five years old but apparently safety rules were followed that it's premature to talk about the
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cause of the accident was of was the dance the diplomats a little startled slums a felicitous on thursday european parliamentarians held a minute of silence for the victims. while three days of mourning will be observed in my dear. now the champions league quarter finals tottenham edged out manchester city on the away goals wall and one of the most dramatic ties in the competitions history spurs held a one goal advantage heading into the second leg which proved crucial at the end of a breathless nineteen it's. the pre-game atmosphere in manchester suggested a memorable much awaited and it didn't disappoint his writing sterling put city ahead after just four minutes a quick fire double from sean in sun soon put spurs back in the driver's seat but city's burned out a silver brought the game level again moments later to two full full goals coming
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in the first eleven minutes of the match city scored twice more through stirling in sergio aguero by the side of hof time to take a full two advantage on lisa fernando the red tape to give spurs a novel a precious away goal in the seventy third minutes city thought they'd sealed i drew matic last gasp when i threw sterling in injury time. but the video referee ruled it out for off saw i'd. be screwed but this worries with accepted so it was a. nice game for everybody a little tentative to twenty minutes you know two three. who were we did everything and forcefully at the end was the end for as so congratulations tottenham and he's team and he sides and all the big. as for the same for the. spurs and their coach moore it's your culture tino were on cloud nine now they
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prepare to tackle the final four of europe's elite competition for just the second time in the club's history. now in the other quarter final german coach jurgen copse liverpool defeated porto four one to stroll through to the final four study of and they open the scoring after twenty six minutes and mohamed salah made it to mail to liverpool after the break porto grab to go back on the sixty ninth minute but roberto for me no and first opened the dyke so dominant second leg win for the reds they want to tie six one on x. . let's take a look at that draw for the champions league semi as tottenham's a reward for that win over city is a clash with the tournament surprised i x. amsterdam and barcelona stand in the way of a second consecutive final for liverpool the first leg kick off in just under two weeks' time. it's a quick reminder now the top stories that we've been following for you here at g.w.
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u.s. attorney general william barr has freaked the public on the imminent release of special counsel robert muller's report into russian interference in the u.s. presidential election he reiterated the probe found no evidence at the trump campaign colluded with moscow the full report will be made public shortly. and coming up next on. news asia candidates in india's general election using social media as their new campaign ground is it a win for india's democracy or a new pitfall and an exclusive interview with indonesia's ambassador to germany who says that religion did not play a very important role in wednesday's election for. those stories that a whole lot more coming up next i'm sorry kelly you berlin big you so much for watching have a great day. the
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