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ensure a secure and prosperous and democratic. double trump ails the midterm elections as a tremendous success for his party on the republicans hold on to the senate by the democrats averaging in the house of representatives in what they say is a huge blow to the president high voter turnout caused huge queues with polling stations opening late and voting machines breaking down. the jewish organization in germany calls on the government to put on special integration classes for newly arrived muslim migrants after a spike in anti-semitic incidents. in egypt draft a log on the burqa as it warns both male and female terrorists are wearing them to
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avoid detection. they have been actually. aware it is actually meant to be. for security if you. are not even born as a small piece of material threat to national security we. are broadcasting live direct from our studios most kids aren't international her son thomas glad to have you with us. now the new political landscape is shaping up in the u.s. after the midterm elections democrats have regained control of the house of representatives but republicans extended their majority in the senate president says both sides will try to work together despite the divide. and last night the republican party defied history to expand our senate majority while
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significantly beating expectations in the house for the. and midterm year openly we can all work together next year to continue delivering for the american people it seems we're facing a divided government in the legislative branch at this point the houses of congress we've got the house of representatives and the u.s. senate are controlled by different parties the democrats gained control of the house of representatives while the senate remains solidly republican with the republicans actually increasing their leadership and their role in the senate gaining a few seats it's not exactly clear how many they gained but they did clearly make some gains last night in their control of the senate now both sides seem to be congratulating themselves seeing this as a victory the democrats are rejoicing that they seem to have taken control of the house of representatives the republicans including president trump are celebrating
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the fact that they've solidified their control of the senate let's take a look at some of the aftermath of last night's vote to family story in the constitution's checks and balances to the challenge. of america's spoken. and took back the house of representatives. so tonight is a night to celebrate how far our movement has come. in the relief of the. law several others have announced the senate going into republican control that's a huge moment a huge victory for the president surveilled testament to the fact that many voters want their state wide officials to be people who will continue to have this economic boom going are voting in favor of freedom and free markets with control of the house of representatives the democrats will be much more able to block trump's agenda furthermore on the democrats will have the ability to launch more investigations into donald trump the question of impeachment remains open as the
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democrats do have the possibility of bringing impeachment charges against donald. however an impeachment trial would require the senate which is solidly republican to vote out the president however at this point we've heard from donald trump he spoke about how the numbers showed a big success for the republican party there was a big turnout of supporters and donald trump spoke about you know the gains made in the senate compared himself to previous administrations and the successes that were possibly made and furthermore donald trump when he spoke he talked about how he was willing to work with democrats he said that he'd be willing to cooperate with the democratic party when it came to issues such as the drug prices and other issues he urged bipartisan cooperation it's also important to note that during the press conference trump was asked about whether or not russia and china had quote meddled
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in the election now trump did not give a direct answer to the question and said simply that he's been working with the f.b.i. and the justice department did not give a direct answer about whether or not he was going to accuse russia or china or any other country of meddling in the election results trump did warn the democrats that if they investigated him he would launch investigations into them for alleged leaks also clashed with the media quite a bit during his press conference so the country is reacting to quite a dramatic vote was quite a big midterm election that just happened here in the united states and the results are mixed the vice president of the eurasia center think tank believes the devices divisiveness to define mid terms was driven by both political parties as well as the media. definitely the us media and the political parties have definitely created more divisiveness and more friction between. between the parties as well as within the within the society itself and i think the media is largely to blame
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there. sometimes leaking information that should not be leaked sometimes. twisting a story a different way than it shouldn't be too it's good. sometimes just falsely claiming something that's not correct and not some stance made it so i think we've got. we've got a media and also elements within the government better actually creating within the u.s. government that are actually creating more of a device the. atmosphere within the population as we mentioned earlier donald trump hostility towards the media was on full display during his news conference on wednesday he clashed with a number of journalists and when a c.n.n. reporter took the president to task about statements he had made before the midterms trying told him he was a rude terrible person. challenge you on one of the statements that you made in the tail end of the campaign in the terms that it is there we go if you don't want us
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president that's your campaign and your campaign. that's not an invasion honestly i think you should let me run the country you run c.n.n. or and if you did it well your ratings will be asked you know if i think it's important that you know that sort of president not that sort of mass percent said party were you that's a no put down the mike what c.n.n. should be ashamed of itself having you working for them you are rude and it is going to be you're going to defense i traveled with them a box of these children are not a big fan of yours either so i understand to be honest. following the drama at the news conference the white house announced that the c.n.n. correspondents press pass had been suspended mainly because of an incident with an intern spokesperson sarah sanders tried to justify the move by claiming falsely that a costly had placed his hands on an intern who had tried to take the microphone from him whilst he was speaking. mr president. meanwhile more than seventeen thousand calls from voting about voting problems during the midterms have been
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registered here are just a few of the challenges people faced. thank . you know if you. will write to you if you were right thank you.
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thank. you. in the wake of the midterms u.s. attorney general jeff sessions was also forced out of his position he had faced a barrage of criticism up from the president over his decision to withdraw from the russian investigation that has plagued the trumps time in office now sessions announced his resignation. and wednesday he will be replaced for the time being by its former chief of staff matthew whitaker who has been openly critical of the
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mother investigation into the election meddling we go and media analyst lionel told us he hopes the change will bring the inquiry to a close. this was coming this was everybody knew this we thought a lot of people thought this would be a little bit frankly a couple of days after this was immediate the good news is let us hope that mr whitaker takes over there is a coordination there is comedy there are some type c o m i t y that there is some type of of a move to reconcile i do put this behind this we have been wasting our time remember there are other crimes and other serious cases involving terrorism and the like it seems by all observations that mahler's investigations seems to be wrapping up because a lot of the f.b.i. investigated directly and quickly interviewing the last witnesses in all remaining investigations and swiss bank of the biggest japanese carmaker in the british
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defense giant are among foreign owned firms giving millions of dollars to the republicans and democrats in the midterms and that is despite foreign donations being banned parties drunken vote explains how it all happened. it's no surprise that meddling was on the mind once again in the run up to the midterms we are receiving information through a variety of public and private sources that indicate that. we should be seriously concerned about people trying to influence the elections and in two thousand and eighteen and spending serious money to do it serious money and perhaps those concerns aren't completely unfounded because while the vast majority of the five billion spent on these elections was burned through by the parties themselves a nice chunk of change was generously spent by foreign companies a list put together by the center for responsive. takes shows over a dozen countries jumping at the chance to put their money where their interests are the data shows most support was thrown behind republicans spending roughly four
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million dollars more on the right than the left the u.k. switzerland and germany were the biggest spenders on the list of over a dozen countries. and you may be surprised to hear that mexican based companies overwhelmingly gave to republicans and while the contributions weren't high every dollar is another metaphorical brick in the wall isn't it now you may be thinking but that's illegal right well yes and no while it is true that only american citizens can make political contributions there is a lovely little loophole that allows american divisions of foreign companies to form political action committees or pacs and collect money from american employees and despite the never ending meddling mania in the us over the past two years the federal election commission has rejected proposed changes to address foreign influence in the us three times and we can thanks kate the fact that why would
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people want to give us money unless they think they're good and they kick back and getting something from it so it's a reflection of the type of government we have is a reflection that we have interests around the world we're in a hundred and fifty hundred sixty countries we are maintaining them power so everybody has an interest and we're there overregulating trade where you know threatening sanctions and and putting on tariffs and so the lot of people who are buying influence so i think that is the problem to curtail the money you know we're sort of tackling this symptom yes we want to do that and the law says you're not supposed to but the loophole is that there's a complex system here through the pac system you know that is a huge huge problem the laws says that they can do it and they should. if it's coming from a from a foreign source just because it's given to a pact to extend
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a pair that shouldn't be allowed. germany's a leading jewish organization is calling for special anti-semitism classes for muslim migrants it comes following a spike in hate crimes against jews archies peter oliver has the story. jewish community leaders in germany say they want to see integration classes for migrants that focus on the seventy's i'm saying that this could help stem a rise in anti-semitic incidents in the country many of these people have been shaped by regimes in which anti semitism is essential and the jewish state is denied the right to live to prevent the worst scenario we need to tailor the integration courses to these people much more preferably by country of origin the official statistics back up a rise in crime in germany just over four hundred were reported in the first half of twenty eighteen knots up ten percent on the same period last year the vast
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majority of these were committed by neo nazi and far right groups but the leadership of germany's foremost jewish organization paints a bleak picture of the future saying he sees more problems coming from migrants one of the most shocking cases of twenty eighteen was caught on camera shows you just tell me do you. think showing a nineteen year old syrian molly going to be using two men from berlin for wearing a kippah going as far as to attack the men with his belt jewish leaders have cautioned against wearing the traditional skull cap so as not to draw attention in berlin we've seen reports of jewish children becoming the target of anti semitic bullying in school and this summer ten people were arrested after a brawl in a berlin park which started after one group of people from syria snatched away a star of david necklace war. by a jewish man also from the same country over one million refugees and migrants
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event in the country since twenty fifteen and as chancellor merkel points out some have contributed to the problem of noir we have a new phenomenon as we have many refuges among whom there are for example people of arab origin who bring in another form of anti-semitism into the country i fortunately and to simitis who existed before that i met with pearly and rabbi yehuda title and i asked him how bad the situation is and if he agrees with extra integration classes for migrants focusing on anti semitism the problem with anti-semitism in germany today is unfortunately growing there is much worry about the developments in germany especially due to the fact that many refugees have come from countries which they were breastfed with hate towards israel and towards jewish people of course we welcome everybody but at the same time. being a refugee doesn't only have merit it also has obligations it's not something that
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only affects the jewish people this affects all people that honor and respect democracy and want to live in a society which respects all people so we have to understand that this is a very serious topic gender issue also for the leaders of the german government and we strongly encourage them to take it in that manner this week sees the eightieth anniversary of kristallnacht or the night of the broken glass when jewish homes businesses and places of worship were set ablaze by nazis with the nascent support of out of hitler's government while the situation in today's germany is thankfully a long way from out of the one nine hundred thirty s. that period of history continues to cast a long shadow peter all over r.t. berlin. a photo of a palestinian protester has gone viral for its similarities to a famous painting of the french revolution and he has now become a symbol of resistance.
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does it look familiar especially to the french reminds me of liberty leading the people by huge in their quad a very powerful image. i'll go to the great mulch of return demonstrations to live with dignity and to take back the land that i will never leave i will go every day and god willing our dreams be achieved. i put the flag down and started throwing stones with my sling shot so the short may
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only carry the sling shots on the flank and i was hurting them a tool and they were facing us with weapons. at. least do this in a great march of return demonstrations flag in one hand sling and the other when i saw my photo i was moved to go back and. there hasn't been a wide criticism of israel's use of excessive force against gaza protesters israel insists though that it's the palestinians who are inciting violence in the so-called great march overturning demonstration at the border has been taking place for more than seven months now at least two hundred ten palestinians have been killed with more than eighteen thousand people wounded. egypt may ban the burqa in public at any time and under any circumstances under
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a new draft law makers say both male and female terrorists are using the full body veil to avoid detection. we are currently in an ongoing war against terrorism we should do our best to and did the veil or is used by many people as a cover for the crimes that they're committing it's not part of personal freedom as some say. seventy years dates have already barred the covering in public sparking heated discussion un human rights committee has even roll that france's ban constitutes a violation of human rights earlier my colleague andrew farmer gauged opinion on the issue from historian adel darwish and political and social commentator monsour . when it comes to the park at the idea that we would limit a woman's right place fail if she so chooses part of spirit to jenna she'd been taught to do that is a freedom it isn't actually for democracy it doesn't observe in humans rights they have to be they have been actually instances in egypt and elsewhere where actually
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men pretending to be women and so it's for security and i think face veils and the burka are no more as a small piece of material i threaten national security as underpants are we had an underwear bomber who tried to detonate a bomb in his pants we had a shoe bomber who tried to detonate a bomb or he's sure you describe actually hypocritical and double standard to actually suggest that it's actually i don't think anybody i think anybody saying that we just. thought it was surely fine except by freedoms i think it is a very slippery slope when you are starting to legislate what muslim women in a non muslim member presumably i mean if a jewish woman wants to cut the head or somebody wants whereas a fancy dress or these are part of a secular rights and freedoms example i believe that draft of our proposed law is not actually banned as in france so if you are going to
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a security zone i eat a government institution. or a military base or airport security or any of these places you are required to move the bit seven european countries that ban the in public places the feel is that there's a growing except answer a growing push or a growing movement to do this and would you anticipate to see more countries follow suit i think we've seen a growing faction lies ation and a hard thing on a pogo isolation of the base and i think what we will see is any creasing effort by the populous parties the far right movements in europe in europe i would turn to that said the paradox in england in europe in general and the west will resist. banning. it goes through the open society of freedom individual but when you have a nanny state that egypt can be understated you need this kind of the rule to really protect women from psychics forcing them to this is about freedom is a short skirt it's not libertarianism. it's not conservatism we need to open our
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minds and become. nicaragua excuse me has been experiencing anti-government protests for more than half a year now local human rights groups say that since april over three hundred people have been killed in the demonstrations which began over pension reforms investigative group redfish visited the country to find out what's continuing to drive the turmoil. we're trying to understand what's happening exactly at the moment i mean it's very difficult to keep up with the rival demonstrations. nicaragua's civil unrest began in mid april twenty eighth and has left school or state in hundreds injured it began after the government of president daniel ortega proposed social security
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reforms protests followed and the government soon ditched the proposal but the violence continues. to nicaragua now where thousands of people are fleeing violence as the government crackdown on pro-democracy protesters the international media have given widespread coverage to these student videos in opposition protests so on the way right now to meet with the student activists she was at our university when the initial protest movement began in april but she soon found herself being threatened by the opposition. that i don't like. when i say seen. then call me. back and move. and say i suspect africa and i had a what and i mean that i mean. they are all puppet also what i mean is that i also
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. think that. the national endowment for democracy any has provided millions of dollars to the groups leading government operations in nicaragua today in twenty seventeen for example the ne d. provided an anonymous organization with eighty six thousand dollars to foster a new generation of democratic youth leaders the international media lays the blame for the civil unrest squarely on president done a lot. and his government and highlight opposition voice while providing little to no context of the role of influential actors like the us government who nearly forty years later are still trying to overthrow ortega. with that i don't know why you think it will depend on the. weather because they thought he had the.
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argy has asked of the u.s. national endowment for democracy a group which is implicated in the nicaragua protests for comment we'll keep you updated as soon as we get a reply but if it doesn't for me i will be back with. headlines in about thirty four minutes you're watching the international stay with us. finally the midterm elections and there are many questions with these races a referendum on donald trump's time in office well the democrats are doing power and water trucks chances in twenty twenty
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. what started the revolution recently barak was that the price of wheat went up the price of food went up to forty to fifty percent of the monthly budget of the average injection and therefore revolted if you want to create a revolt if you want people in the streets rioting if you want a global insurrection against banker occupation keep rising real raising the price of fish raising the price of food and you'll get your out you get your insurrection you'll get your torches and your prayers for it still get your hundreds of millions of starving people on your front lawn demanding to be fed you'll get it. time after time when you're watching going underground one hundred one years to the day of the november bolshevik revolution coming up with today's show will it be war
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we are hearing nuclear negotiator with the islamic republic the next move will be to monday's us violation of up again under the u.n. treaty signed by britain russia china or in the you and you've got so many things one of the institutional racism this comes from. is it ok to die for this country but paid to live in it's because the u.k. ministry of defense announces commonwealth soldiers to take poetry in british wars we speak to reggae artist about the scandal but first away from the u.s. new liberal battle results. taking a page from h.b.o.'s game of thrones the president tweeting sanctions are coming confirming he is tightening the screws on terror ron as promised when he quit the iran nuclear deal russian foreign minister sergey lavrov has already condemned the actions but isn't anything particularly new about the usa breaking. treaties as it
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did in the past seventy two hours with britain and russia are over iran the geneva convention arguably continues to be broken by the u.s. as outlined half a decade ago by a president seemingly powerless to do anything about it did more it's become a symbol of around the world for an america that flouts the rule of law but right now britain stands accused of violating treaty obligations because of its de facto war in yemen even u.k. state mandated media here broadcast leaks of concern in whitehall privately i've been told the government lawyers and indeed officials are very worried indeed about the possibility of a legal challenge on monday human rights watch and amnesty international were given permission for a spring twenty nine hundred challenge to u.k. arms sales to saudi arabia by then the death toll may be considerably higher than the sixty thousand or so we revealed on monday's show it's not of course just tories though that stand accused of betraying international treaties while to resume says she won't violate iran treaty terms alleged violations of international
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law when the labor party were in government were famously exposed at britain's iraq inquiry senior legal advisers from the british foreign office said they were always of the view that military action in iraq was clearly a legal name made the government knowing of that opinion at the time it will arguably be as easy for donald trump as it was for tony blair to back away legal advice in washington today there is treaty violation precedents concerning native americans that will be much publicized at so-called thanksgiving later this month the usa anyway is exceptional according to trump national security adviser john bolton exceptional even when arguably threatening human kind as a species arms race began at exactly the time in moment when the u.s. opted out of the anti-ballistic missile treaty putin is to meet trump in paris on sunday when they ironically commemorate armistice day in the war to end all wars though what's next and is nature's leading light.

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