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the u.s. house intelligence committee reveals its final report into alleged russian meddling in the presidential election and finds no collusion between the trauma campaign and russia will look into the other findings of this long awaited report. in other news at least three people have been killed and more than three hundred injured after more clashes have erupted in gaza. and the key with this in the russian doping scandal fails to confirm several of his allegations during court testimony that says the careers of many russian athletes were almost destroyed following his claims. plus more than a dozen syrians testify at the hague saying an alleged chemical attack in the town of duma was fake. it was scary they started to pour water on me i don't
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know why they did this have on more than as professionals we saw that there were no symptoms suggesting chemical weapons had been used. for joining the larvae this is r.t. international now first news coming from britain second city birmingham it's being reported that a car is plowed into a group of pedestrians outside the local mosque two men have been injured as of now we have no information about their condition the car in question was seen speeding away from the scene officers are appealing for witnesses to come forward the police they are still trying to establish exactly what happened. in other news the us house intelligence committee has revealed its final report on leisure russian meddling in the twenty sixth presidential election and they found no
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collusion between the trunk campaign and russia. joins me in the studio with more on this and i'm glad you do because on. this point so this is news to me what exactly is this report all about and what does it say well we've been waiting for this report for about a month ever since the house intelligence committee closed their investigation and said they'd be releasing it once it had already been redacted and of course first and foremost says as you mentioned that there is no collusion found between team trump and moscow but it does go on to say that russia did interfere in the two thousand and sixteen presidential election no question about it and it starts off with this novel idea saying that americans rightly want to know what russia did and how they did it but the two hundred fifty three page report doesn't really have any information on that thanks to all their read redactions each section starts off with accusations of what the kremlin did using everything from cyber attacks to propaganda namely us of course and that social media everything we've been hearing
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about for the past year over and over and then there's just a bunch of blacked out text so the evidence many people are hoping for including russia who's denied all these accusations just isn't to be found in this report ok so no to collusion i wonder if he'll finally have a day in office where he's not being attacked or connected with russia or somehow i doubt though given the track record what about the russian interference and if there was russian interference what was the well again they're saying that russia's goal was to sow discord and america and cast doubt on the democratic process and the report says that that was achieved and blames russia for the expansive divide that has grown in america over the past year but if we look at the political chaos that has ensued since trump got to the white house it's wholly unclear how facebook and twitter posts could be responsible for so much if you look at the report it goes through point by point it wasn't russia reporting that former campaign
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managers connections to ukraine proved moscow was supporting trump. that's one of the many theories that the report shoots down it was the american media that hypothesized that trump jr's meeting with a russian lawyer proved that moscow was supporting the double trump campaign a stream of leaks leaks by the intelligence community condemned by the report as damaging national security and even endangering the lives that wasn't orchestrated by the kremlin or even take ambassador kiss that we saw a lot of news reported on him as well half of team trump was accused of having met with him and it put their jobs in danger but the reports of there was nothing sinister there no collusion all of that discord if you want to call it that was home grown here's a small taste of some of the pandemonium we saw now the washington post is out with a headline that reads sessions the attorney general spoke twice with russian ambassador during trump's presidential campaign justice officials say questions are
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being asked about one of donald trump's key appointments once again its goal to do with russia and of course the ambassador from russia is the russian ambassador. from russia is a russian so after a year long investigation that included seventy three interviews nine hearings and briefings and the review of countless documents what we're left with is the determination of no collusion and about as much proof as we had before the report came out which is little to none yeah i was just thinking you know facebook and twitter i think when you're on twitter if you're not trying to influence some of these opinion what are you really doing on there anyway just more thought many thanks. ok now we've also booked a legal media analyst london he believes that is investigating the trump russia alleged collusion to prove an entirely pointless. to lovers of logic and lovers of proof and lovers of justice i apologize and completely absent myself from anybody and anything in any organization that would think that in any way remotely
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represents anything of worth this is so sad so pathetic so embarrassing now all of the harm that was done from the accusations all of the the talk about discord diplomatic this score and members see two superpowers and gaged in this are about back and forth how do we are undo this how do we how do you ever do sponsible for this there is an old expression in this country there was a fellow who was acquitted of a charge and he said where do i go to get my good name back where you lovers of logic and justice go to to we deem ourselves from this. and move to the middle east now at least three people have been killed and three hundred forty nine more wounded on the latest palestinian and patient rallies in gaza on friday the
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protests are part of the six week long great barge of return. the to the earth was. the third the third. where you can see images from the ground showing journalists covering the rallies have also been injured over the past month forty palestinians have been killed and more than five thousand wounded according to un estimates. the israeli army denies using excessive force against the protesters it also accuses sebas which controls gaza of using children to carry out acts of terrorism israel's defense minister called on people not to approach
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the border meanwhile doctors without borders recently released a report saying that their teams have provided medical care to more than six hundred palestinians injured by bullets since the start of the month they also say the number of patients treated in just three weeks of this month is higher than the number treated during all of twenty fourteen the year of the garza war we spoke with the head of the mission in palestine who believes that many of the injuries will result in disability. what i can tell you is that what they were there they were white. so you say use disproportionate use of the cross and. against. this. point tonight. we were a little fragments for you see you know we see sharon's and now i think so we mean that. explodes and these people.
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they receive their injuries. so a lot of time rehabilitation. so it's not the question of just this writings which last months and. years we are quite sure of it so. the real great fight uys fiction the bones which are exposed we know. that there we expect these complications and that. requests special rotaries issued for submission to say against any state once more conjoined. we sent a request to the i.d.f. asking for comment on the doctors without borders report as well as on climbs that it's crowd dispersal methods can leave people with serious disability so far we have no response to that inquiry in the meantime israel says that it uses
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non-lethal sponge tipped bullets but they are believed to be harder and heavier than older versions they cannot only cause severe injury but they can also kill as happened back in twenty fourteen while an israeli human rights group recently released a video showing soldiers in the west bank discussing the use of live ammunition. now it's been revealed the former head of moscow's anti doping law group goodie of a chink of a key witness in the russian doping scandal failed to confirm a number of allegations against the country's athletes it came during his recent testimony to the court of arbitration for sport in february the court upheld the appeals of twenty eight russian athletes banned for doping but it's only now that some of the reasons have been given what he's done off it was in the studio early
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with my colleague andrew farmer. byrne first and foremost in the past few years that we've seen the scandal and revelation say it has been established that pretty much every single athlete in russia dope so it seems it was common knowledge at least that they had a special drug cocktail brewed performance that the swapped their dirty urine samples for clean ones through some hole in the lab walls so a lot of was said and was said by a man named grigori roche and of so he was the key witness he put forward the allegations but in the in the case basically during that hearing the court of arbitration for sports he revealed that many of the stuff that he said was best circumstantial first and foremost he said that he never actually administered the said cocktail which he claims he concocted to himself he says that he never saw anyone administering these said steroid cocktail he didn't know how the cocktail
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was smuggled from russia abroad because well you know to be used in an international championship it would have to cross the border and also he's never been a witness to the mysterious you know you're in the swamp dirty to clean one he did say that his allegations came from basically talking to he's calling but that was it when it comes to these allegations and in the past two years his words were taken at face value i should say no one questioned them and of himself was propelled to fame even starring in an oscar winning documentary about the doping problem and russia have a look. i was hoping to facilitate what was the last elaborate employees in the sport's history was aware of the existence of a russian doping system. or top level chicks.
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chunk of claims were the foundation of richard mclaren's report which was then used for a blanket ban on russian athletes and he was speaking to was an e in this court case what did he say well indeed sir richard mclaren a canadian law who basically pulled put the burden on his shoulders to compile a massive report on the scale of the doping problem in russia testifying in front of the same judge being cross-examined as well he said that basically while he did not shy away from mentioning athletes by name in the report in no way he said he meant to you know assume that they were guilty of something so basically being mentioned in his doping report did not mean he says that those athletes were complicit he also revealed he couldn't basically you couldn't explain justify to the court of arbitration for sport why he trusted roger and why he never questioned his allegations also he refused to provide the names of other witnesses of you know
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of turn it of sources so to speak he used to put together the reports so the good news for those thirty say athletes that had their appeals up held but they would say well ok ok that is good news but the damage as far as we're concerned has already been done to our names well indeed because what happened back in february twenty eighth russian athletes they used to be banned for life they had been banned for life from participating in the olympics which means they were stripped of their medal as the future held nothing for them from that point no more achievements of just ruined the point of their lives so they have. revoked so they were reinstated they got their awards back and they basically the court of arbitration for sport said yeah they're good to compete and it happened literally a few days before the kickoff of the olympic games in south korea so just guess how many of those athletes were actually invited to participate many of them still you
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know pursuing sporting careers none zero none of them were invited to participate many of them would love to saw there you have it you know mud sticks. sociology professor at aston university ellis cashmore says that roger coughs testimony casts further down tony's credibility the whole nucleus of the mclaren investigation and the ultimate report on the so-called state sponsored doping rested on his testimony and i question from the outset how objective or neutral or fair his testimony could have been he's a fugitive the guy has fled from russia he does have an axe to grind the systematic operation that mclaren refers to we don't know about that what we do know is that russia has denied any knowledge of this this is led to a kind of a standoff between russia and the athletics governing organization that is the idea
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player who is still saying russia cannot compete on the wild stage in athletics until it in bits that there has been state sponsored doping and i think that the court of arbitration broadening that lack of credibility it will actually make a few people at the idea of layout think twice about this decision because it is absurd. local syrian doctors have testified that they saw no patience with signs of chemical poisoning in the aftermath of the alleged attack in the city of duma witnesses explain how events unfolded on april seventh to the un backed chemical watchdog alongside russia's representative but not everybody was willing to listen to their accounts as my guess they have explained. when these videos emerged pundits and politicians took them as gospel the truth conclusive indisputable and irrefutable proof of assad's chemical since
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the chemical weapon that killed dozens of civilians and astaire's that the us had regime has previously used in chemical attacks the assad regime has used the same yellow gas canisters the n.s.c. telling fox news they have a high degree of confidence that it was used they must have had solid evidence you don't just launch a hundred cruise missiles in an act of war without convincing proof beyond any doubt right right. wrong. have all. we were in the basement and then heard someone outside scream go to hospital we were scared they started to pour water on me i don't know why they did this. pundits and politicians who've never been to syria where it happened witnesses the locals who were there in the hospital in question say they didn't see a thing all the source was white helmets dousing confused of aliens with water
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neither did the doctors see anything. on the seventh of april i was in the emergency room treating patients injured during the fighting the same day around seven pm we started receiving patients with breathing problems about fifteen cases this happened because people were inhaling smoke and the only shows symptoms of choking and nothing more it all happened because one missile hit a building nearby and a lot of dust got into the hospital rooms with. the screams chemical weapons chemical weapons were used to create panic this lasted for about an hour we were treating the patients and then sending them home so you had no fatalities or instances of people suffering from a poisonous substances this isn't helping western journalists their leaders insist it happened syria russia and locals insist it didn't dead end usually when
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you put your mind to not a monologue if you don't understand normal language let's try a different way if you're impervious to arguments let us bring you the witnesses so russia aboard more than a dozen witnesses to the west to the u.p.c. w. and invited western press perfect opportunity for journalists to get to the bottom of this right. right how low do you have to go to bring a little child all the way and threaten them right off the bat the nile but here's the but if we came here willingly we demanded the red cross allow us to come here. wrong in truth there isn't the right answer no matter what you say to some people no matter what you show them they'll never ever come around or change their views how threatened do you have to feel to change your story into the noise
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a chemical weapons attack stubborn doesn't do this fellow justice he's really the reason that the boy had to fly over the yes my son is young and it's been difficult for him to make it here a flight here is no easy thing so little has scientists told you the truth something you do not want to hear it was a necessary measure we needed to show that there was a line in a very dangerous one. anyone who hoped there would be a breakthrough was in for a disappointment hours of testimony and the evidence all for naught that you mentioned in a russian press release that somebody here was going to be present to was a witness of producing the video of the white helmets and i was wondering where this witness is and if he can tell his testimony.
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more and more it's my view all these witnesses we heard from today are the evidence the white helmets feel is fake i don't know maybe i missed something. in one ear out the other with no pause in between. we have independent research of alyssa bailey who returned from duma just days ago about what she saw. well actually i am surprised and i'm shocked at the levels to which west of me. has stooped over this alleged event in germany and the moral bankruptcy and degeneracy that was saying from western media i mean to accuse russia of basically exploiting a child in using the evidence of eleven year old has and after western media has cynically exploited children throughout the history of this conflict and if we don't have to go back to far to remember that in east aleppo it
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is almost whatever evidence is produced now it will be perceived as being influenced by russia or by syria i mean we've already seen the british government and western media if you like laying the ground for saying that russia had already pretty tampered with the site before they go p w come in so we can almost predict that if the c.w. find no evidence of chemical weapon use in that area the next line will be russia tampered with and sanitized and sprayed afrikaner around the site before a p c w could get there when i spoke to people in junior doctor medical staff in the same hospital in the medical point that received victims on that night they all also told me exactly the same thing as people are now hearing in the hague and also when i went outside and spoke to civilians only seven hundred metres away from the alleged attack they were also all saying the same thing to me that there was no
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chemical weapon attack. the u.s. is going to expand its fight in syria that's according to the defense secretary james mattis that was said to be a response to the growing danger coming from i saw that contradicts president trump's recent statements saying that he'll withdraw u.s. military forces soon but they've always been arguments about why they should stay. to stay for several reasons stabilization and assistance in the vital north and northeast protection of our allies the primary mission in syria which is to defeat and destroy isis to dinner find those responsible for using chemical weapons to pursue a diplomatic resolution be a part will be a wide effort across the world to achieve a political settlement to set the conditions for the united nations. process to succeed america does not seek an indefinite presence in syria
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and in no circumstance it's a problem for the western belligerence is that the syrian arab army and its allies principally russia all saw the lebanese resistance and the iranians have very largely crushed the force that trump is there supposedly to defeat isis and dark and the jaish al islam have been defeated and have been rejected overwhelmingly by the vast majority of these people saw maintaining a pretext for being there will not be easy you specially when the barracks and as i promise you they will when the barracks holding the foreign soldiers begin to blow up with dismal and bloody regularity. emotional handshakes and hugs wrapped up an historic summit between the leaders of north and
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south korea it was the first meeting of its kind for more than a decade and a number of key agreements were reached the leaders announced that they'll think the full denuclearization of the peninsula and savan to stop all hostile actions against each other and to gradually reduce their weapons arsenals additionally they agreed to hold talks with the u.s. and china to arrive at a proper peace treaty let's take a quick look at how they spent the day together.
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well the leaders for more than hour in face to face talks joke so they wouldn't interrupt his counterpart sleep in the early mornings anymore most likely referring to the north missile tests which usually took place a dork. the
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leaders are also treating each other to some color mary delight in a special chef to the border to prepare a cold buckwheat noodles for moon while the south korean leader ordered a traditional swiss potato fritter for kids to remind him of his school years in switzerland for dessert there be a cake with the symbol of a united korea on it and it's understood that north korea's first lady is also attending the dinner first public function outside the country back briefly now at how the thaw between these two sides happen.
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trump raise the progress between the sides following decades attention it seems that a final peace treaty could now be on the horizon human rights attorney eric surat kimberly's the two koreas are ready. i think what we can expect is a exciting moment in time which. as they said is south african history and hope could live if you have it in a certain time in a certain slates and i really am hopeful that from these talks we can see the framework for a full peace treaty to finally end this conflict it seems both sides are ready and willing to do that if the south and north to create the frame to give their own steps and self-determination then the us as it's much smaller role to play if we can agree that and hold them to the notion that ending the hostile policy creating
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a peace treaty with the u.s. and south korea will lead to denuclearization of the korean peninsula. ok i'll be back with more news for you at home for now and see the. greetings and salutations. guilt hawk watchers can cloud your mind back good judgment to guilt eats away at your insides before you even realize an apology is
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needed necessary. the united states in the last thirty forty years appears to be a country operating on a guilty conscience but is too proud is too consumed with patriotic blindness to admit their confront that guilty conscience may ninth just a little over a week and a half away the united states congress will decide whether to confirm or reject president trump's nominee for director of the central intelligence agency jeanne aspel the controversy surrounding her connections to the post nine eleven torture program one of the darkest chapters in recent u.s. history has helped pull back that well maintained veneer of a washington d.c. filled with nothing but good honest patriotic public servants and has an exposed a city split into racked over its guilty conscience some willing to confront the guilt had on while others choose to excuse ignore and even revel in this.

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