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this is deja vu news live from berlin a mixed verdict that could prove troublesome for u.s. president donald trump no collusion with russia bought some attempts to influence the course of justice the u.s. government publishes the much anticipated results of the investigation into russian interference in the twenty six thousand presidential election. also coming out rioting in northern ireland police one woman dead twenty one years after the
signing of the good friday peace deal police say it's terrorism and launch a murder inquiry. and the candidates in ukraine's upcoming presidential election give blood samples to prove their sobriety will find out what else is different about ukraine's an unusual grand off election. i've seen so much god i thank you for joining us u.s. president donald trump at the try to influence the course of an investigation into russian interference in the twenty six thousand presidential election that is one of the conclusions of the molar report that's been published in redacted form in the u.s. but special counsel robert miller a stopped short of charging trump he could not reach a concrete legal conclusion that obstruction had taken place donald trump says the report. the end of
a hoax but democrats say there are still questions that have to be investigated. game over that's what donald trump tweeted after the release in redacted form of the miller report he appears to think his worries are over arriving in florida for the easter break he was characteristically bullish. the report found trump made numerous attempts to obstruct the investigation into alleged russian meddling in the twenty sixteen election but miller said he could not conclusively determine the trump had committed a criminal act he also detailed extensive contacts between the trump campaign and russia but said they too didn't amount to a criminal conspiracy trumps advisor kellyanne conway said it was case closed after accepting apologies to anybody who feels the phrase offering that there was no collusion and there certainly was no criminal conspiracy to that report makes very clear that this white house and this president and none of us got in their way
never never interfered never refused to comply with the past but democrats say it's far from clear that the president didn't try to obstruct the course of justice. the idea that the report proves no obstruction is completely at odds with hundreds of pages in the report which documented efforts by the president to undermine the investigation democrats are demanding that in an redirected version of the report is made available to congress allowing them to continue the investigation if the special counsel as he made clear had found evidence exonerating the president he would have said so he did not he left that issue to the congress of the united states and we will need to consider it for trump the miller report is finally behind him but the twenty twenty elections are looming and his political opponents are unlikely to be so accommodating. well as we heard it could be up to demo. kraft's in congress to take the next steps including
potentially pursuing charges that the special counsel felt unable to press himself or maybe even using the report's findings as the basis for impeachment proceedings . humphrey gave her assessment of how likely that was. going to have to be pretty sure that they're going to have a good case for impeachment pietschmann should they want to push forward with proceedings or not front because if they try and they say oh people in the rest of the country all going to either say that you know it was vindicated this was a witch hunt or that the democrats spent too much time court in the to ing and fro ing off the record when significant issues today on whether it wages health care child care the green new deal environmental policy whatever it may be on the left which has voters concerned is not tackled in the run up to the twenty twenty alexion so really there's going to be some soul searching now i think in the democratic party with how they move forward now that they've got this report in
their hands. helena humphrey there reporting for us from d.c. now in northern ireland a twenty nine year old woman was killed by gunfire during a riot in a suburb of the city of london derry police say they are treating the incident as terrorism police have identified the woman as a journalist named leader mckee she was hit by a bullet ball standing near a police vehicle the violence erupted after a large number of police searched a house in the area militant groups still pose a threat to northern ireland in january a large bomb exploded outside a courthouse in legendary but no casualties there is this violence came on the eve of the twenty first anniversary of the signing of the good friday agreement that largely ended decades long conflict between catholic irish nationalists and protestants in northern ireland but memories of the troubles are slow to fade in londonderry or derry which was the original name of the city. john donnelly is
a former ira fighter from derry in his home is a small collection of treasures from the decades of warfare known as the troubles so many young lad. the british soldiers belt back contains photos from a secret list of wanted ira members and it doesn't matter of myself where those are technically army. miscarry usually do use their informer. was an informer. for mcguinness martin mcguinness was the former provisional ira leader but later shin feigns chief negotiator for the good friday agreement twenty one years ago. for over three decades he and the ira for british rule in northern ireland. john donnelly was a leading political force in derry northern ireland's second largest city. he was instrumental in persuading ira operatives to lay down their arms.
twenty one years on the conflict seems to have been settled but for many this is merely a superficial arrangement donnelly says poor areas of derry are still waiting for the peace dividend to kick in since a peace agreement opened up till now it there's been no tangible progress if you look at the shuffle of people who put their finger on and say look. that's that that was. that's what's happened to the good faith if you prepared to go to a b. and c. . in the rosemount community center the former ira fighter is a social worker helping those worse off. yes he and a colleague tom court also a former fighter share one of the hardest jobs. so we usually room and they're there binders full of brutal stories. donnelly shows a particularly telling file. this type of shit will be out of it you have heard it
the client's name. what age group nature of threat expulsion beaten shit in the competition are all ours and this case was a literal threat as expulsion from a civic. to punish so called anti social behavior radical elements impose vigilante justice in the poor areas of derry. this is a holdover from earlier times when the ira policed neighborhoods. of tradition that radical irish nationalists are carrying on today. here on a mother and her son visit the community center they want to remain anonymous. the boy is accused of stealing a car he's threatened punishment is to be shot in the leg. donnelly is trying to mediate. here needed to be. i talk to people of threat.
because. because we needed it. we are girly write a letter. a letter of apology will hopefully avert the looming threat. it's a typical day at the rosemount community center an indication that for some people in northern ireland peace has not yet returned twenty one years after the good friday agreement. ukrainians go to the polls on sunday to pick their next president after a first round vote at the end of march the choice is between vladimir selenski a television star or petro poroshenko the incumbent president so let's get the front runner he won the first ballot with more than thirty percent of the vote now he is a comedian was no political experience and he's put forward very few policy proposals but his willingness to speak both ukrainian and russian has brought him
a lot of support in the countries mainly russian speaking east now. confectionery businessman on one of ukraine's wealthiest people a he was elected in a snap vote after former pro russian president viktor get a cold which was toppled in the twenty fourteen my down revolution his reputation as a reformer has been damaged because corruption is still a big problem in ukraine and he's had to go to extraordinary lengths to prove he is still presidential material connelly reports a sitting president rolling up his sleeves to give blood for drugs test live on t.v. not something most ukrainian voters ever expected to see but they did because of this man comedian and actor realty misled still present person because challenger has turned ukraine's politics on its head in a matter of months when selenski demanded drug and alcohol tests pershing co had little choice but to agree after picking up just hof as many votes as alinsky in
the first round pushing clothes had to play catch up with his younger rival. gives lympics stadium capacity seventy thousand dollars and the place was immense he says he wants to debate with petro poroshenko as new dusty t.v. studio facility who prefers to talk to his supporters direct through social media. feelings once again selenski throwing down the gauntlet and once again pushing the left with no other option but to agree. astonished observers with a late night reply by video message if it's the stadium you want then so be it i'll be waiting for you. paris to meet. a visit intended to underscore his diplomatic standing zelinsky again picton to the post meeting mccall and his advisors hours before pushing. the tension in ukraine was focused on
the mood music between the presidential candidates and their french hosts down to the number of minutes spent at the elite a palace. less than forty eight hours after his return from paris petro poroshenko was walking the turf of the union big stadium alone with his supporters his challenge to selenski to bring the stadium debate forward had simply been ignored with his poll ratings flying high selenski is apparently in no mood to compromise three weeks have now passed since the first round of voting the ukrainians are barely any wiser about what their presidential candidates plan to do three weeks debating the how and the when of a potential debate instead of discussing the issues of which there are more than enough in a country locked in standoff with russia with more than a million refugees and millions more leaving the country in search of work. critics argue that's no coincidence they say as a newcomer to politics he has little to win and much to lose debating the details
of being president today ukrainians have one last chance to hear their next president whoever that will be set out his vision before they go to the polls that is if selenski can finally agree on the terms of the debate. to sports now and in men's tennis an update from the third round of the monte carlo masters world number three germany's onyx and a set of was knocked out and the surprise straight sets defeat to fabio fognini meanwhile novak djokovic cruise past his opponent now face a tricky task in the quarter finals. despite showing plenty grit and determination tayla fritz didn't stand a chance against novak djokovic playing in red jackets gave the twenty one year old american a sound beating winning the first set six three and then the second six mil. is
well on his way to with good monte-carlo title however the match still proved a struggle for both players due to high winds on the court i was not meant to many rallies a lot of unforced errors for you know for his side as well but in a day like this you're just trying to hang in there and talk to do the right things to to to win. battling it out of face him in the quarter finals we're done neil medvedev and greek rising star stephon also. the twenty year old fought back from a set down to draw level but medvedev came out on top in a close third set to secure progression. in football german team completed a remarkable comeback in the europa league to reach the semifinals of a european competition for the first time since one thousand nine hundred eighty they trailed portuguese team benfica four two from the first leg but overturn the
deficit with a two nil win at home a boisterous crowd bored them to victory as first then of course stitch and then sebastian border scored on both sides have have time to send frankfurt through on away goals while celebrations followed in frankfurt are face shall see for a place in the final i. up next european election special i'm with that shimon knocks off my take a look at what the vote it will mean for asia stay tuned for that. it's crunch time for european elections are just around the corner of the thing is are you might ask a simple why should i care.