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w. . this is g.w. news live from the mother report into russian interference in the twenty sixteen presidential election has been made public u.s. attorney general william potts says the inquiry showed no collusion between donald trump's election campaign and moscow the president claims he's been fixed vindicated but will the long awaited report tell the same story we'll take you live to washington. also on the program india begins phase two of its five week general election process the rest of region of kashmir coast the polls are very tight security local separatists call for a boycott on
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a recent escalation of violence. germany calls a special session of the un security council to discuss the crisis in libya but members aspects of a surge in violence in the capital tripoli. i'm phil gayle welcome to the program the long awaited much anticipated move of reports has been published people are now pouring over the four hundred fifty page document which examines alleged russian interference in the twenty sixteen u.s. election and the conduct of president trump and his campaign today a key question is whether the president undertook illegal action to thwart the investigation itself the report says investigators were unable to clear mr trump of having obstructed justice and that there is evidence. he sought to seize control of
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the inquiry but the report also says there was not sufficient evidence of illegal collusion between the trump team and russian officials the president's legal team claims that modest findings amount to a total victory for the president who himself seemed very pleased i'm having a good day q who is called. no collusion no obstruction. the never was by the way and never will be. set straight to washington i will tell you correspondent a hell of a humphrey welcome have a so it's all it's now all four hundred fifty pages of it so what have you learned so far. well the president says he's having a good day fail i think washington d.c. is having a good day because whatever the outcome of this report we have now got our hands on it a novel length tome of course we've been taking
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a look through it i just want to show you an extent also some of the redactions here which you can see we knew that it would be redacted but as to the details and let me run you through some of the latest details that we are learning we are learning that president trump and try to have a special counsel robert mueller fired during the course of his investigation that when he learned of miller's appointment he said oh my god this is terrible this is the end of my guys didn't see a century and a swearing in there and we also know that the f.b.i. director james comey was likely fired in relation to this investigation as well that the president was dissatisfied with the fact that komi would not say that the president was not being investigated in terms of links to russia we now understand the polling data relates to the twenty sixteen presidential campaign was handed over to russian contacts for far longer than we expected the report also details that the president. he's likely to be sympathetic towards his former campaign chair
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paul man afore she was found guilty of lying under oath with regards to his russian contacts other things that we're learning that was not satisfied with the written test on says provided by the president but he chose not to subpoena in order to have a face to face conversation with the president because he didn't want to delay the investigation i'm essentially mother has turned up fourteen avenues of criminal inquiry twelve of them remain secret and he could not rule that there was no criminal activity during the course of this investigation so we we just heard a clip of the president saying he's having a good day what else has he been saying. he's been saying he's had a good day we've also heard from the trump campaign now which has said that this report is a total exoneration of the president that now the tables will be turned and that they must investigate the lie is hinting at some possible revenge and we also
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understand that the president has been tweeting of course as saying as usual no collusion no obstruction and whatever anybody decides to reading this report i think it's fair to say that amongst the president's base those refrains that those are tweets that easy to hold on to and and to repeat and essentially to belief. in washington thank you so much. now there are some of the other stories making news around the world north korea has demanded that washington remove secretary of state my campaign from any future nuclear talks a foreign ministry spokesman described as a mature and reckless north korean media said the country's military have tested a new tactical guided weapon the first reported weapons test for six months. supporters of hell the way overnight before the peruvian present alan garcia committed suicide yesterday as police came to arrest him on corruption charges and
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charges which his supporters claim are politically motivated president garcia had repeatedly denied any wrongdoing the left wing populist led through twice once in the nineteen eighties and then again twenty years later. indonesian president djoko widowed of his claim to victory in yesterday's election a quick count scared him for fifty four percent of the vote but he's. former general are probably submissively hunter has also claimed victory he says his campaign has evidence of widespread election cheating official results are to be announced on the twenty second of may. and the second phase of india's fire week the general election process has begun one of the constituencies voting today is in srinagar the main city in the indian controlled kashmir region as it usually lockdown has been imposed on several parties of called for a boycott just one person turned up to this polling station in srinagar the capital of the troubled indian province of kashmir early on thursday most eligible voters
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have followed the muslim independence movements 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're oppressed by india's hindu nationalist government drive your car army will come to 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 hear ask any things or and we've just seen a car 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 we're also doing. all. being arrested.
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people feel free. to come out and vote but most kashmiris voted with their feet they've lost faith in india a country that builds itself as the world's largest democracy. germany has called for an emergency meeting of the un security council to discuss a surge in fighting in the libyan capital tripoli forces loyal to libyan army commander kelly for hoft battling to seize control of the city from the internationally recognized libyan government shelling has increased and more than two hundred people have been killed since the offensive began this month. images of war intended to demonstrate the progress of khalifa haftar arse 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
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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 a criminal. and it's presumed that it is needed but you cannot believe one he killed his people this is not the united nations evacuating migrants and refugees from camps in tripoli's south to rescue them from the fighting but two thousand seven hundred people are trapped close to the front and could get caught up in combat 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 to safety the bombs are getting closer worries that fighting may escalate even further are
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growing the libyan government is warning of a new wave of refugees with europe as their goal. and reporters without borders has just published its latest press freedom index it's based on access to information legal restrictions and the right to violence against the media whether committed by the state or actors every try. north korea and turkmenistan are at the bottom of the table and these are the countries where reporters without borders describe the situation as very serious if you go to the top of the index the northern european countries of norway finland and sweden are there with the picture is not so positive and other parts of europe european union member hungary dropped fourteen places to eighty seven has been speaking with one hundred garrion journalist who left the country and now lives here in germany. barely nine hundred kilometers separate berlin in budapest but for a journalist dora dish areas of work the two cities are worlds apart since viktor
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orban became prime minister nine years ago hungary's media landscape has changed radically. her that's 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 it's depressing that 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 critical colleagues were fired she herself quit and went to germany in twenty twelve. bagnall is 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 was taken over by a media foundation headed by a manager loyal to the government. as the kind of perspective as there are
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no long term opportunities for quality journalism in hungary. dora works at a nonprofit organization in berlin with its own news portal and aust 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. and there's a lot of propaganda in hungary the governing parties 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 cooperate are denounced as traitors reporters without borders says this effects not only hungary and journalists scrap and let's. in recent years there have been
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several so-called blacklists in various media or on websites in which specific hungary in reporters or even foreign journalists as well were accused of being liars accused of being foreign mercenaries who want to destroy the country i mean. according to reporters without borders animosity towards the media leads to violence dora fears that this could also happen in hungary. when football champions league quarter finals tottenham edged out manchester city on the away goals rule 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 ninety minutes. the pre-game atmosphere in manchester suggested a memorable match awaited and it didn't disappoint his right hand stirling put city ahead after just four minutes a quick fire double from shaun min sun soon put spurs back in the driver's seat but city's bernardo silva brought the game level again moments later to two all four
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goals coming in the first eleven minutes of the match city scored twice more through stirling and sergio aguero by the side of half time to take a full two advantage only for fernando the red tape to give spurs a never precious away goal in the seventy third minutes city thought that it sealed i drew matic last gasp when i threw sterling in injury time. but the video referee ruled it out for offside. is cruel but is where it is worth accepting so. now as a game for everybody little tentative the twenty minutes you know two three. who are we did anything and for the end was. touchin and he steamin he said and all the best for this infant. spurs and their coach murray it's
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