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this morning headlines this morning the long awaited moeller report from russia collusion is about. aid groups and congress refusing to end american support intervention in yemen coming up we hear what people in new york think of the president's veto. a lot of. politicians think it's terrible. and indigenous people in australia's northern territory take anger over fracking on their land to. respect is
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one of the problems the. water will be directly short this. morning just passed here in moscow this is not international live from russians make have a no in first in the headlines this morning. the heavily redacted version of the report on trump russia collusion is due to be released later today it brings to a close in a two year long investigation into alleged russian links to donald trump's campaign team in the twenty sixteen presidential election last month a summary of the report said there was no evidence to suggest conspired with moscow but that wasn't enough for the democrats and they're trying to reports that even the release of this full document is not likely to put the accusation to bed. it
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was clear almost immediately that u.s. attorney general william barr wouldn't get away with just a letter to congress when the trump ating army saw or heard the words no collusion all they wanted was the full molar papers the big days arrived kind of a remind you of how exactly mr barr gave the ok i will be in a position to move forward expeditiously in determining what can be released in light of. regulations and department to policies it looks like quite a few lines will be redacted william barton came up with four specific categories to be blacked out let's whip through those you won't see anything known as grand jury material info that could affect on go in legal cases data that could damage the privacy or interests of third parties and finally intelligence gathering
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sources and methods the left wings grip on the idea that donald trump obstructed justice is so tight that perhaps all that's left visible in the moeller report won't be enough for them anyway remember rachel maddow questioned blitz last month what attorney general william barr has just given to congress really does raise a lot of questions that we never thought we would be asking i think about how this investigation is being resolved i bet she'll have many more after thursday's release the good news for the russia gaiters in the bar letter was the part that said the russians still tried to interfere even without any kind of collusion the special counsel's investigation determined that there were two main russian efforts to influence the twenty sixteen election and obviously in that bar baby memo there was no room for evidence of all the shady dealings the. moeller team has already
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triggered legal action against a russian company supposedly a meddling force without explaining to the firm's lawyers what they're using as proof for the indictment why has that info is too sensitive to be given out does that ring a bell what if the russians get hold of it plus nobody ever properly explained how it was found that russia hacked the democrat servers if investigators didn't get access to the actual d.n.c. hardware there will be those who want to get answers to questions way off rachel maddow is list but remember the rules sensitive almost certainly means redacted the democrats have already set it up to to dispute the the report based on the redactions which is really kind of another cheap factor in their part because obviously there will be some redactions their intelligence sources and methods that
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are involved in the report that the protection of people who participated in the investigation who are not under any kind of suspicion democrats will use that to say there's still something there they're not going to be satisfied because they're not really interested in the truth they're interested in making political points from it so even if there is proving that there is no collusion and no obstruction that central thesis remains that somehow trump owes his presidency to the russians and that's a fundamental flaw that hasn't been challenged and i don't think in the lives report pointed out to the president if you don't address it head on you're not going to be exonerated. also making news this morning donald trump has refused to end america's support for the saudi led intervention in yemen the united states provides billions of dollars of arms sales to the kingdom's coalition which carries out airstrikes against two three rebels it's been four years now of intense fighting in yemen that's created the world's worst humanitarian crisis caleb maupin has got reaction. president donald trump was elected on promises of ending u.s.
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involvement in the wars around the world great nations do not fight endless wars. greg thanks but he's not particularly came in stopping the u.s. help to saudi arabia in its deadly campaign against yemen. i am returning here with without my approval a joint resolution that proposed to direct the president to remove united states armed forces from him still it sees in or affecting the republic of yemen with certain exceptions probably used his presidential veto power to shoot down a resolution from congress that sought to end the u.s. involvement in the four year war since twenty fifteen the saudi led coalition along with the united states has been waging a deadly campaign against who theory rebels and their allies in yemen what more in
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march saudi arabia pledged a billion dollars to yemen while denying any culpability in the humanitarian crisis there. pressure to end u.s. support ask elated after the killing of jamal khashoggi a saudi journalist inside of riyadh's embassy in turkey the united states will no longer participate in the saudi. in the saudi led intervention in yemen which has caused the worst humanitarian crisis on earth limiting americans engagement in this war which is going on far too long we all agree but these cross party appeals fell on deaf ears barely denting trumps
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love for his favorite middle eastern monarchs tony already and i get along great with all of that by apart from something that spends forty million sixty million of my supposed to dislike him i like him very much but to be fair trump is certainly not the first u.s. president to lavish his affection on to the kingdom's rulers the united states and saudi arabia says strong important friendship and you know saying and i know that. the fact that he has chosen to take this first visit. to the united states is indicative of friendship between the united states and saudi arabia but where do the american people stand they want to continue u.s. alliance with saudi arabia it's terrible i'm against that for the u.s. to have a stands in financial support for such conflicts kind of says something that i'm not sure they really want to betray the message there's
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a lot of civilians that are paying the price for games that politicians tend to play i was. with the saudis i would be surprised. it is good to see how the saudi works the u.s. relationship with saudi arabia boils down to billions of dollars in oil imports and weapons sales it's long been fundamental to u.s. foreign policy when it comes to the middle east region however now in the era of trump it seems pretty clear that certain voices are getting pretty sick of it. r.t. new york more reaction an international charity the norwegian refugee council says donald trump will only mean more suffering and more debt. the united states has an obligation as one of the leading nations and being a main supporter of the coalition but also as one of the top donors of the yemeni humanitarian response it has a responsibility to make sure that civilians are protected the reality is otherwise
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we see that the u.s. is not holding this out do not go audition in any way to account for the attacks on civilians we are talking about the disproportionate. supports by the united states towards one party but it's going to take that is this i'll do that for additional moves like this one that said mr saddam. was lost in any way in increasing confidence on the ground and then leading to to feel. that this just exacerbate things it's not something more bombs more weapons will mean more that yemenis did in. the group of anti fracking protesters in australia have come up with a novel way to get the message across. listen
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wrecking our country i'm putting out water. this is can you give me. well this is kind of story of off reported on in the past but no in australia critics say fracking is going to huge impact on the environment including possible earthquakes because of the high pressure they have to put in to extract that oil and the gas from the rock to below it also increases the risk of oil spills and pollution goes without saying i guess something that can lead to various health problems now the strain is northern territory announced a moratorium on fracking back in september twenty sixth that's changed again was lifted last year with the government investing over eight million dollars now to accelerate development of the industry they say quote it will create thousands of jobs and help the country's economy but environmentalist graham sawyer has
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significant doubts about those claims. it's a whole range of respect and that's one of the problems the. us really concerned about is that a war that could be directly impacted in the short while this is fracking not only threatens their livelihood and their ability to drink water it also threatens their cultural knowledge and information and their cultural practice but the northern territory government is in pretty bad style that a lot of its economy and so the thinking that might be able to use this is a way to. increase activity but the evidence would suggest other was the jobs question is really an interesting one because research at a coin shows that for every ten jobs they created a threat. they lost twenty four jobs out of the industries in the area so the some really big questions of has to be answered around those things as well as the environmental concerns. your opinions and how people with facebook's latest efforts
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to prevent foreign interference in upcoming parliamentary elections in the block and a letter to the social media giant now brussels that expressed concern that new advertising rules could affect cross border campaigning facebook's policy would prevent european political arts as from using facebook facebook messenger and instagram for the e.u. wide paid communication campaigns this policy would put political actors at the same level as foreign entities attempting to interfere in the e.u. elections under these new rules facebook employs more rigorous checks on advertisers apparently it also imposes geographical limits requiring registration of the country where the ads are to be purchased that goes against the idea then of a new political campaigning facebook justifies its actions saying its new policy is to safeguard against foreign interference. we wait the different risks and concluded that the right solution to help best guard against foreign interference
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is to only allow people to run advertisement in the country if they have passed an authorization process could mean they are a result in that same country chair of the u.k. based bow group think tank told us facebook forgotten about its initial purpose and goals here this started because there were allegations that foreign parties were influencing. elections in other parts of the world now i think almost all of those allegations of been disproved what what facebook have done is they've they've looked at the fact that there's been a huge uproar. the amount of data they've been collecting on their own users and rather than restricting themselves which is what they should have been doing they've restricted the users which seems an entirely wrong headed approach for small organizations and for individuals that just want to comment on the political discourse it's going to get harder and harder and harder so big players will be
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able to comply with the new regulations but smaller players won't and i think that's ultimately injurious to the platform injurious to debates and injurious to democracy that's not how it should be and facebook ultimately began as a peer to peer a grassroots network essentially and i think if it strays away from that and it just becomes another big corporation then something else will take its place. so in fifty the morning here in moscow river your watch it in run the world today thank you for choosing a bit of a time of the day this is out international with me kevin no it coming up in south africa over claims of racism of the top of the country's ruling party bring you that story after a short break then. they put themselves on the line they did accept the reject. so when you want to be
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again u.s. national security advisor john bolton has announced new sanctions on cuba including restrictions for americans visiting that caribbean island based on whether they got relatives there or not. today we are also announcing five additions to the cuba. restricted list which prohibits direct financial transactions with entities tied to cuba's military intelligence and security services and personnel we are also announcing that the department of the treasury will implement further regulatory changes to restrict non-family travel to cuba bolton speech follows washington's lifting of a longstanding ban on lawsuits being taken against foreign companies in cuba but it's a decision that could have a major effect on the e.u. because the e.u.
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is savannah's biggest trading partner at a time of course when transatlantic relations are already stretched u.s. steps intended to pressure cuba into giving up support for venezuela's president nicolas maduro an expert on latin america we spoke to says washington's move. everyone i know it's crazy they want to govern you know parts of the world they could ruin their country i have here in cuba i'm cuban. we one led them take anything away. trunk in my opinion what he did is criminal because he knows how much effort we make how hard it is but this is one more effort a completely cross traded trumpet ministration attempting to push cuba as well or nicaragua and the country that is attempting significant change or sovereignty back it is meant as a punishment and the threat to other countries around the world it's meant to as
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a threat to the e.u. in terms of doing any business with cuba or with one as well or is it going to change anything in cuba now anything in burma as well or not is an illegal yes completely of violation of international more on every level. a senior south african politicians being branded a racist for urging black voters not to waste the ballots all white care that the ruling a.n.c. party secretary general denies claims of racism. don't ever vote for a white person will never change the lives of black people they have oppressed us our main hope is the black vote the democratic alliance represents the white interest the elite and the privileged those comments of a good party veterans who described his remarks as inappropriate the government's been at pains to fight discrimination by launching a national action plan of late to combat rising racism white people currently make
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up just nine percent of south africa's population but they own more than seventy percent of private farmland that's seen an increasing number of calls from the black community to redistribute the country's wealth we've got reaction from a former county apartheid activist and also the president of the black first land first party. by people are the beneficiaries of racism all of them were that there were liberals what i do even communists in south africa are white people benefited ecology to benefit thirty five thousand white families own eighty percent of the land they will not shed his lead with us they still maintaining that part of it hold on the economy so why would we not have a blacks only look as asian fighting for black liberation why would any black person vote for what the man in that position who has the ability at his fingertips the ability to hope try and many wants has happened let's not try to do it i just destroying even roll destroying
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a third and that is the saddest thing because that is not the opinion of the majority in this country i was arrested during apartheid for having brought up two black children living in my home at a time when it wasn't allowed and i think if one feels strongly enough about on this country on trying to overcome everything you can to oscillate it into watch and black you cannot do it. in a bid to free the families people of water in syria continues any seasonal crop of course and desert truffles are proving to be a welcome supplement to diets there but there's a deadly catch the hidden dangers to the harvest panted. oh.
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there's a truffles grow during thunderstorms this year was rainy and many troubles grew you can pick them by hand or with a simple trial. unfortunately many locals couldn't retrieval the crops because of the landmines usually people gather truffles in groups that's why many people have died because of the mines. trying to keep life together they're still it so twenty two to twenty three minutes past not a morning moscow time that says basically around of some of the stories we're covering so far this there's a bit almost always so much more in a website as well after all your boss goes kevin i ain't ready you are wishing you a great day again thanks for watching.
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on the welcome to worlds apart the legacy trap is a popular topic in business but not so much in international politics despite the fact that all major powers are now in the process of redefining who they are as a nation and how these quotes from making and america russia china and some of those great again changing the way they relate to one another well to discuss that i'm now joined by said a good professor for to national relations at cardiff university professor it's good to talk to you thank you for coming over thanks for having me over you know
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here in russia we have a saying that russia is the only country with an unpredictable past but it looks like it's becoming. kind of a trend because in the united states there are a lot so a few story cold debates there's a whole movement against confederate monuments and statues china too i think is trying to reposition itself historically why do you think the great powers are so keen on reimagining that history at this point of time well people rewrite history all the time you know i don't think they're saying that you just mentioned applies only to russian factor but what applies to every single country that i know all. certainly china for example we are in china historical narratives are constantly rich. to surf the poll tax of the present day to legitimize those in power. i think that's certainly the case for those regimes like china that are controlled by also retiree and governments in
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a situation of the more complicated in the united states if you know your race through the question of the united states i don't think there is any power there the pushes you story and can rewrite do you bet and he you know better than i do that the american history is far more kind of alluded than this typical america is a force for good narrative that every american official i've ever interviewed felt obliged to endorse their ease that an excel narrative knows well narrative changes from time to time you have in the united states progression all fall for historical narrative from let's say you know traditionalist to revisionists to post revisionist on the what the current wave is and in bright now of course there is a new wave there's a new effort on the part of many historians including those working in the united states to try to understand what happened for example during recent history during the cold war. that's that's certainly happening now you wrote an article recently about the kremlin supposedly rewriting its history its you explain its recent
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foreign policy and there's one line in particular that caught my attention he said that it is much better to create a past that is usable. centrally saying now that everybody does it creating a past that is usable politically usable. well it is certainly part of the narrative for part of the official narrative that you that you see in russia in that that article you mentioned dealt with the history of soviet invasion of afghanistan and what i argued in this article with my co-author is that today the russian government is trying to do or russian political elites are trying to revaluate soviet in. beijing of a piano style and put it put positive spin on the tours and back in the one thousand eight is everybody wants to know it was a disaster but today for different reasons for reasons because maybe they have to do with ukraine or have to do with syria they feel like they have to some you know
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when this is it in the russian government run in fact if it were a couple of deputies within the russian polish your answer and i have to say that dad proposal never came to pass they haven't adopted the beach leads me to ask you why would you equate somebody political opinion to the wholesale rewriting of history and rewriting it for political or geopolitical actual i think you're right i think it's i think it's easier to say that school thinks that or washington thinks that or beijing thinks that i think that's a simplistic way of looking at things you have a variety of players a variety of actors in moscow who have their role in genders and act in accordance with ailsa genders and the same also of course applies in to greater extent to a pluralistic landscape like the united states and even to china what i what i you know when i say that there is a russian official political narrative i think what i mean by that use that. influence that comes forth emanates as if where from the kremlin from the president
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