oh. no collusion the says the u.s. house intelligence committee as it delivers its final report into alleged russian meddling in the twenty sixth presidential election. three deaths are reported almost a thousand more injured in clashes on friday the latest in gaza's great march of return as palestinians protest what they call israeli occupation. also the key witness in the russian doping scandal fails to confirm a number of these allegations during court testimony and says the careers of many russian athletes were almost destroyed following his claims.
very good evening great to have you with us my name's neil harvey this is r.t. international no collusion that's the verdict of the u.s. house intelligence committee he found quote no evidence that donald trump's campaign was in cahoots with russia this is according to its final report on moscow's alleged meddling in the twenty sixteen american presidential election. looks into the report. 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 react 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 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 collusion i wonder if you finally have a day in office where he's not being attacked or connected with russia somehow i don't see those 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 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 campaign a stream of leaks leaks by the intelligence community. he condemned by the report as damaging national security and even endangering the lives that wasn't orchestrated by the kremlin or even take ambassador chris 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 also there the controversial russian ambassador sergey you look of course of the pictures of course the shameful
picture where the united states press corps was kept out by the russians were allowed in there is an open question whether there was collusion cooperation between trump associates during the campaign and russian officials 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 being asked about one of donald trump's key appointments once again its goal to do with russia so after a year long investigation that included seventy three interviews nothing hearings and briefings and the review of countless documents what we're left with is the determination of no collusion and about as much perth as we had before the report came out which is little to none. the house intel committee has a republican majority and despite stating that this report was final the democrats on the committee said that they will continue the probe the document has been loaded by president trump who reacted by tweeting wow a total which must and now
democrat congressman ford it will immediately slow and mobilise to hold is investigating alleged collusion proved entirely pointless. lovers of logic and lovers of proof and lovers of justice i apologize and completely upset myself from anybody and anything in any organization that would think that in any way remotely 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 discord embassies two superpowers and gauged in this are about back and forth how do we do 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. to the middle east now three people have been confirmed dead and nine hundred fifty five of those wounded in the latest palestinian anti occupation rallies in gaza that's according to the palestinian health ministry the protests there are part of the six week long great march of return. on the road oh. look. at the c. o.
o. o we are in the central hospital in gaza strip where at this hospital receive all the. injuries from the fat fans area from the five locations that are protesting the first friday of the great great march of return and today's fight is titled is that you propose where youth are protesting. this friday and. this is another injury that came just right now from the fans there have been severe injuries in the house and in the legs. in the post minutes we received at least ten people with severe injuries to the stomach and they will die any minute the ambulances are still carrying hundreds of injured people to the hospitals there is a lack of medicine and medical equipment in the hospitals and they are crowded so
as you see this is another ambulance just came just right now. from a look at your defense and as you see this i'm liz has at least four palestinians that have been injured what happened right now the fence is that at least two thousand palestinian protesters and try to interfere and break that the fence and what happened is those are your choices and i reacted there violently and they started to shoot yes i know these palestinian protesters were broke the facts that according to palestinian minister had at least there twenty palestinians are if you are critical condition and they can clear their death in any any minute. when you can see images now from the ground showing journalists covering the rallies have also been injured over the past month forty palestinians of being killed more than five thousand to being wounded according to u.n. estimates and while the un's denounce the use of life by the israeli defense
forces against palestinians. israel's failure to consistently prosecute violations committed by members of its security forces encourages them to use deadly force against fellow human beings even when they present no threat in the context of an occupation such as gaza killings resulting from the ample or full use of force may also constitute willful killings which are a grave breach of the fourth geneva convention. israeli army denies using excessive force against protesters it also accuses a mass which controls gaza of using civilians and children in the demonstrations israel's defense minister called on people not to approach the border and sophie shevardnadze spoken with the i.d.f. chief of staff about the current escalations in the region the interviews being at throughout the day here on r.t. for now though is a quick preview you are obviously very patchy arctic man who has served and
serves his country are you able to take a step back and see this from a distance how unbending both sides are. think think think. think they're both the police to use in these really need. to give up. in the illusionary dreams of getting rid of the other we're staying here they're staying here it's an israeli palestinian challenge. for this to me an issue was disappointed. to give this support and i really think that for the benefit to the future. the future of the palestinian kids that we were born. to do or will be born to more in sympathies for my kids or other kids in israel it's. good to sit down and try to solve it with the help of the others but i was going also with us.
it's been revealed the former head of moscow's anti doping lab drudging off a key witness in the russian doping scandal failed to confirm a number of allegations against the country south place this came during his recent testimony to the court of arbitration for sport in february the court upheld the appeals of twenty eight russian athletes who've been banned for doping but it's only now given some of its reasons and he's done a joint to my colleague andrew farmer in the studio to discuss the latest. 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 dops or it seems it was common knowledge at least that they had a special drug cocktail brewed performance that the swapped the dirty urine samples
for clean ones through some hole in a lab wall so a lot of was said in it 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 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 his colleagues 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 broaching of himself was propelled to fame even starring in an oscar winning documentary about the doping problem in russia have a look. i was hoping to facilitate what was the last elaborate employs in sports history was aware of the existence of a russian doping system. or top level to the. chunk of claims were the foundation of richard mclaren 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 dopping 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 you know we 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 of turn it of sources so to speak he used to put together the report so the good news for those thirty say athletes that had their appeals held but they would say well ok ok that is good news but the damage as far as we're concerned is 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 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. a newly published reports by the world anti-doping agency on violations in two thousand and
sixteen is revealed italy is the worst offender russia was joined six just to remind you that very year russia was the only country to get any suspension from the olympics over allegations of doping so we took to the streets on both sides of the atlantic to get people's reactions to the new revelations. if i was going to say gee what country do you think was the number one violated in two thousand and sixteen which country would you name russia russia maybe between america and russia. i would guess russia. russia china no russia russia so what would you say then if i chose either russia was not the top violator in terms of ante taping in two thousand and fifteen they weren't even the second the third the fourth or the fifth but they were actually six in the report what would you say to that as fate while it's surprising for
russia will be one of the top ones to be honest but i guess it's just what the reporters nowadays focus on this is the easy news for them as it makes me wonder if if you like trust on the newspaper what priding well as i watch the news i guess that's all you hear about maybe it's just a sort of western take on things trying to paint the enemy and i think there is a long history of us blaming them for it certainly some get caught. but everybody. a fresh face but the same old words it seems america's new secretary of state has kicked off his new role with a speech at the nato headquarters in brussels by saying the alliance will continue to counter russian aggression artie's kaleb open pics of the story. there's only been in office for a day but now ex cia chief and recently sworn in secretary of state mike pompei o.
is in brussels speaking at the nato headquarters we heard his remarks and during his comments to the nato officials he did reminisce about his time during the cold war serving as a soldier in the u.s. military stationed in germany this is my pompei oh in brussels we talked a lot about that the changing nature of the threat from russia when i was a young soldier it was seventy two tanks and sixty tanks rolling across the east german plane this is today is different and we collectively each of each nation individually and nato together must come up with solutions to address that there were lots of ideas there was an enormous consensus of the risk that it poses to the west stoltenberg seemed very receptive to mike pompei are very happy to be looking forward to working with him on this is stoltenberg responding to my calm pale his going on body experience including serving us shoulder in in
germany to do nicole war. provides him a perfect back room for being the top to promote over the north in states that wasn't exactly clear how his military service in the us army being stationed in germany during the cold war would help prepare pompei o for working as secretary of state of the united states in nato that wasn't exactly made clear now in his comments he did emphasize a kind of disappointment with germany because germany has not yet received the two percent military spending target expected of nato countries at this point the germans have not yet fulfilled that expectation and increased their military spending to reach the two percent target furthermore a poll that has recently come out shows that germans are more afraid of donald trump the u.s. president as a threat they're more afraid of him than they are. russian president vladimir putin so it's not exactly clear however the concepts of the cold war and his reminiscing
about his service in germany during the cold war seem to be central in my campaign i was remarks in brussels. local syrian doctors have testified they saw no patients with signs of chemical poisoning in the aftermath of the alleged attack in the city of duma where this is explained how events unfolded on april seventh this was through the u.n. chemical watchdog alongside russia's representative the boy also spoke out after appearing in a video we joked of his group's claim to show a chemical attack and that we 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. 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 they only showed 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 we had no fatalities or instances of people suffering from poison substances. these testimonies were not enough to change the western mainstream media stance on what happened in dubai as became clear during the following q. and a session. how low do you have to go to bring a little child all the way and threaten them. 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 signed his told you the truth something you do not want to hear it was a necessary measure we needed to show that there was a lie in a very dangerous one. and we discussed this with independent research and
journalists for this to be least she's just back from doing them or collecting people's testimonies there. 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 years of playing the evidence of eleven year old house 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 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 the o.p.c. w. comment so we can almost predict that p.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 duma dr 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 meters away from the alleged attack they were also all saying the same thing to me that there was no chemical weapon attack. united states is going to expand its fight in syria that's according to the defense secretary james mattis the move was said to be a response to the growing danger coming from i saw this contradicts president
trump's recent statements and he was saying that he'd withdraw u.s. military forces soon but there have always been arguments about why they should stay. going to stay for several reasons stabilization and assistance in the vital north and northeast protection of our allies our primary mission in syria which is to defeat and destroy isis to deneb find those responsible for using chemical weapons in syria to pursue a diplomatic resolution to be a part of what will be a widening effort across the world to achieve a political settlement to set the conditions for the united nations backed geneva process to succeed america does not seek an indefinite presence in syria under no circumstance it's the problem for the western belligerence is that the syrian arab army and its allies principly russia arbor all saw the
lebanese resistance and the iranians have very largely crushed the force trump is there supposedly to defeat isis in dark and 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 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 in historic summit between the leaders of north and south korea the first meeting of its kind in over a decade and it's being dubbed as the summit world peace may have broken out of it is announced that they'll seek the full denuclearization of the peninsula those are
little trumps also praised the progress between the two sides since following decades attention it seems a final peace treaty could be on the horizon human rights attorney erik's iraq can't believe the two koreas are ready. i think what we can expect is a exciting moment in time in which. as they said in south africa history and hope could rise 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 seems both sides are ready and willing to do that if the south and north create the framework of 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 a peace treaty with the u.s. and south korea will lead to denuclearization of the korean peninsula. a young disabled football fan from kazakhstan recently had his dream come true after he sent a message to his idol diego maradona. hello my name is sight eat i am glad you like to play fruitful how larned of you i've learned to need to go higher i thought.