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donald trump slammed by aid groups in congress for refusing to end america's support for the saudi led intervention in yemen people in new york think that the president's veto. is for. the politicians to say it's terrible i'm against that. coming up later the long awaited miller report into russia collusion is about to land later there's already a storm brewing though in the democratic camp over it. this story to indigenous people in australia as northern territory take anger over
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fracking on their doorstep but all of the. whole range of perspectives that's one of the problems the distribution is really concerned about it it's the water that will be directly back to shore this. morning live from russia this is art international with me kevin costing around the world just ten ten am in moscow time first. in the headlines donald trump has refused to end america's support for the saudi led intervention in yemen united states provides billions of dollars of sales to the kingdom's coalition which carries that airstrikes against who the rebels who for years now have intense fighting in yemen has created the world's worst humanitarian crisis thousands have been killed millions displaced and the country is. on the brink of famine also on
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top of all that the color break is threatening to reach epidemic proportions with two thousand suspected cases recorded every day caleb maupin has reaction when armed troops latest decision. president donald trump was elected on promises of ending the u.s. involvement in the wars around the world great nations do not fight endless wars. exclude 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 his still it sees in were affecting the republic of yemen was so it's an exceptions probably used his presidential power to shoot down
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a resolution from congress and so on 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 rebels and their allies in yemen what more in march saudi arabia pledged a billion dollars to yemen while denying any culpability in the humanitarian crisis there pressure to end u.s. support escalated 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 mud. in the sword he learned the vention 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 love
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for his favorite middle eastern monarchs saudi arabia and i get along great with all of my apartments for me to spend 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 as of strong important friendship and he knows 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. u.s. alliance with saudi arabia it's terrible i'm against it for the u.s. to have as 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 a lot of civilians that are paying the price for games that politicians and i was
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a saloon flues with the saudis i will be surprise about that 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 caleb moppin r.t. new york more reaction in an international charity the norwegian refugee council says donald trump will mean more suffering and more death. the united states has an obligation as one of the leading nations and being a main supporter of or addition 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. for the attacks on civilians here we are talking about the disproportionate. support by united states towards one party in this conflict that is the style that moves like this one as their grounds. had in any way in recent confidence on the ground and in leading to peace this is just. something more one more more. of a big news we're tracking today the heavily redacted version of that report on trump russia collusion is due to be released later thursday it brings to a close than a two year long investigation into alleged russian links to donald trump's campaign in the twenty sixteen presidential election last month the summary of the report
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said there is no evidence to suggest conspired was moscow but that wasn't enough for the democrats next this morning is really put trying to report even the release of the full document is not likely to put the accusations to bed. it was clear almost immediately that u.s. attorney general william barr wouldn't get away with just a letter to congress when the trump a thing 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
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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 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 it 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
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special counsel's investigation to determine 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 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 is 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
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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 adaptions their intelligence sources and methods that are involved in the report but 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 clause 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. next group of anti fracking protest as a strain of come up with a novel way to get their message across. we
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got money to listen wrecking our country and putting our water. this is what we really need this is can you give me. well critics say fracking has a huge impact on the environment a long running story this in lots of places around the world they worry about the fact it could bring on earthquakes because the high pressure used to extract the oil has to be pushed to get the oil and gas from the rock below it also increases the risk of course goes without saying of oil spills and pollution something that can lead to various health problems so as far as trailers northern territories concerned about the announced a moratorium on fracking back in september twenty sixth with us changes to get now
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that ban was lifted last year with the government investing over eight million dollars to actually accelerate the development of the industry further they say it's going to create thousands of jobs and help the country's economy all good news then or is it environment has graham sawyer has significant doubts about those claims. there's a whole range of respect and that's one of the problems the. really concerned about is the water that could be directly impacted in the short while this is fracking not only threatens their livelihood and the ability to drink water it also threatens their cultural. knowledge and information and they call for practice but the northern territory government is in pretty bad state that the level of its economy and so thinking they might be able to use this is a way to. increase activity but the evidence would suggest that the was it jobs question is really an interesting one because research out of queensland showed that for every ten jobs they created a threat. they lost twenty four jobs at
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a distance of a year or so the some really big questions ahead to be answered around those things as well as the environmental concerns. your opinions are happy with the latest facebook efforts to prevent foreign interference in upcoming parliamentary elections in the bloc in fact in a letter to the social media giant brussels expressed concern that new advertising rules could affect cross border campaigning facebook's policy would prevent european political actors from using facebook facebook messenger and instagram for the e.u. wide paid communication campaigns this policy would put either political actors at the same level as foreign entities attempting to interfere in the e.u. elections so are these new rules facebook applies more rigorous checks on advertisers that it also imposes geographical limits requiring registration of the country where the odds are that we purchased which goes against the idea of power and you political campaigning facebook though justifies its actions saying its new
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policy is a safeguard against foreign interference we wait the different risks and concluded that the right solution to help best guard against foreign interference is to only allow people to run advertisement in an e.u. country if they have passed an authorization process could mean there are a result in certain countries or falls on it the chairman of the u.k. based bo group think tank says facebook's forgotten about its nischelle purpose and goal theory. 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 facebook have done is they've they've looked at the facts that there's been a huge uproar. the amount of data they've been collecting on their own use and rather than restricting them selves which is what we should have been doing they
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restricted the uses 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 able to comply with the new regulations but smaller players ones 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 a century and i think if it strays away from that and it just becomes another big corporation then something else will take its place quite opposed to the warrior moscow very good morning for me kevin all of the rest of the t.v. on the scenes here this morning coming up anger in south africa over claims of racism at the top of the country's ruling party just one of the stories we've got lined up for you after this short break.
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you know we talk from time to time about the casino. the trend in technology and government to enslave the population behind devices and to be consigned to life clicking on ads for scooby snacks the second you stop clicking on those ads you die and you get to get off the grid. just basic sense of the chrome.
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again france has fired back at the united states of a possible sanctions on even investments in cuba itself to u.s. national security advisor joe bowl announced punitive measures on the caribbean island. 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 also meaning that foreign companies can now also be sued
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for operating in cuba after washington lifted the ban on lawsuits but it's a decision that could have a major impact on me in a twist their biggest trading partner the e.u. is at a time when transatlantic relations are already stretched of course where the u.s. steps intended to pressure cuba into giving up support of it as well as president one expert on latin america we spoke to says washington's move could but far though . everyone i know it's crazy they want to govern you know parts of the world they could ruin their country i live here in cuba i'm cuban. we will lead them take anything away. trump 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 trade. chump administration attempting to push cuba as well as nicaragua and the country are those attempting significant
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change or sovereignty back it is meant as a punishment and the threat to other countries around the world that's meant to as a threat to the euro in terms of doing any business with cuba or when. is it going to change anything in cuba now anything in burma as well or is it illegal yes. a byelection international law on every level. a serious south african politicians being branded a racist for urging black voters not to waste their ballots a white candidate but the ruling a.n.c. party secretary-general deny its 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 is
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a very common sort of angered party veterans who describe his remarks as inappropriate for government but it pains of late to fight discrimination by launching a national action plan to combat rising racism white people currently make up just nine percent of south africa's population but in fact they own more than seventy percent of private farmland and that say an increasing number of calls from the black community to redistribute the country's wealth we get reaction from a former anti-apartheid activist and also the president of the black first land first party by people are the beneficiaries of racism all of them where there were liberal 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 share 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 they should be fighting for black liberation why would any black person vote what's the man in that position who has the ability and he's
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fingertips the ability to hope try and mean once this happens let's not try to do it judges destroying even all destroying a third and that is the saddest thing because that is not the opinion of the majority in this country i was arrested during the party for having brought up to black children living in my home at a time when it wasn't allowed and i think you one feel strongly enough about. on trying to overpower everything you can to isolate it into watch and black you cannot do it. the relevance of life in war torn syria but the trophy their families their people again these are the seasonal crop they can get and desert truffles are proving to be a welcome supplement to diets there however is a deadly hidden curch the very dangers of this exotic harvest and.
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there's a truffles grow during thunderstorms this year was rainy and many truffles 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. you know suddenly as they also know wherever there was a new so far this thursday morning came across all the developments as they happen to down a main site dot com here in moscow it come up to twenty three minutes past tell the
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morning if you are watching the clock moscow time is kevin owen saying well you have to have a great day. montes khalid al hunt at the international memorial awards twenty nineteen are now open for entries the media professionals are eligible whether your freelance journalist work for alternative media or a part of a global news conference to participate send us your published works in video rich and not go to war dot altie dot com and enter now. this job where cocaine is where four bucks for dia under thirty said the judge everybody use cocaine crack cocaine. smoking this is worth fifteen
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a new way of coming to consensus it's a game changer in the human history this is columbus discovering a new world this paradigm shifting knowledge that transforms economics and finance . apollo eleven landing on to the let's see. what do you do before you came here where did you work before you came here when you lived. in many us states capital punishment is still practiced convicted prisoners can spend years waiting for execution but most of the time the victims' families they are very much in favor the death penalty there are some people because of what they did have given up the right to live among us some even proven innocent to his own death through how many more exonerations is it going to take before we as a society realize that this is not working and we actually do something about.
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after the previous stage of my career was over everyone wondered what i was going to do next the ball different clubs on one hand it is logical to sort of go from fields where everything is familiar on the other i wanted a new challenge and the fresh perspective from time used to surprising us all why not if you think. i'm going to talk about football not for you or else you can think i was going to go. by the way what is it that sliding here. so we've got to do is identify the threats that we have it's crazy to confront a shouldn't let it be an arms race is often spearing dramatic development only closely i'm going to resist i don't see how that strategy will be successful very
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critical time time to sit down and talk. my body told me that i belong with the board with my thoughts my mind was fine and then along with the girls. i was drawn to the surgery stubs to be of any particular . football person's doctor. i was born a male had a sex change when i was thirty years old. i've now been living as a woman for twenty eight years and i fully regret this. my problem should have gone away from by now but they hadn't so these surgeries are nothing more than plastic surgery i've had several female to male friends and you look at it and you just go oh god you paid for that it's horrible nobody can change genders it's impossible.
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is to lose. it's a mental illness. this is now one of my bones and flesh of my flesh be called woman. broadcasting around the world covering all aspects of business and finance and how it affects you this is the us i'm christi i filling in for bar in washington d.c. we're glad you're on board coming up. after a year of tough talk and turmoil just how much has the economies of the transpacific superpowers economist richard will lend us a hand to sit through what appears to be a ship. was the saudi crown prince has laid out
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a bold vision for the oil rich kingdom but just how does he plan to finance the nation's ambitious goals will begin to saudi vision twenty thirty and just how big of a role that flagpole will play in its opposes clean energy outlook. and finally after seeing the competition to the finish line i.p.o. has slowed to an idol but that hasn't stopped other companies of the new era from testing out the road market analysts out a mass helps check out what's in store for companies like alive let's go. we lead our global report today with china overcoming fears of an economic slowdown due to the ongoing trade war with the united states china's gross domestic product expanded by six point four percent in year over year growth in the first quarter of twenty nine thousand according to a report from the national bureau of statistics the g.d.p. growth outpace expectations of a six point three percent and came in at the high end of the nation's target range of six to six point five percent the positive game comes on the back of an
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incredibly strong retail sales that investment and industrial production sector the latter of which grew by eight point five percent year over year from march. as china's economy has managed to stay relatively stable the u.s. finds itself embroiled in another trade spat this time across the atlantic to help us find our way through the trade housel will we now bring in richard wolfe professor of economics of america at the university of massachusetts amherst and the author of democracy at work professor great to have you thank you good to be here so let's start with china u.s. trade deficit felt an eight month low in february as imports from china plunged the twenty point two percent drop in employees from china was the main driver in the three point four improvement in the u.s. trade deficit and net exports in the u.s. may be on track to add to the first quarter g.d.p. the trends that ministrations now pointing.

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