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donald trump is slammed by aid groups and congress for refusing to end america's support for the saudi led intervention in yemen coming up in this hour we hear what people in new york think of the president. it's a lot of. praise for. games that politicians think it's terrible. now the news event coming up later today by the long awaited well reported trump russia collusions about there's already a storm brewing in the democratic camp over it. and indigenous people in australia as northern territory take over fracking on their doorstep writes a column of course. is
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a whole range of risk factors that's one of the problems the. really bad is it's the water that could be directly impacted in a short while this. morning this is out international with me kevin i just turned eleven am moscow time first and donald trump has refused to end america's support for the saudi led intervention in yemen the united states sells billions of dollars worth of arms to the kingdom's coalition forces which continue to carry out strikes against toothy rebels it's coincides with warnings of a civilian cholera epidemic in yemen with two thousand suspected cases recorded each and every day now four years of intense fighting have created what aid agencies say is the world's worst humanitarian crisis.
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trumpet ministration has faced criticism for authorizing military supplies to saudi arabia picks up the story this morning president donald trump was elected on promises of ending u.s. involvement in the wars around the world great nations do not fight endless wars. but he's not particularly came in stopping u.s. help to saudi arabia in its dead link campaign against the amah. 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 so
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it's an exceptions probably used his presidential power to shoot down a resolution from congress and 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 the 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 sort of lead. in the saudi 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
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agree but these cross party appeals fell on deaf ears barely denting trumps love for his favorite middle eastern monarchs tony arabia and i get along great with all of them they buy a party for me they spend forty million sixty million of my supposed to dislike them i like them very much but to be fair trump is certainly not the first us president to lavish his affection onto 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
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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 tend to play i would say trying to some of the influence with the saudis i will be surprise about that it is a group just how is 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 well wolf will soon over the move the international charity the weeds and refugee council says donald trump's veto 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 all asian but also as one of the top donors of the yemeni humanitarian
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response it has a responsibility to make sure that civilians are protected the reality is otherwise we see that the u.s. is not holding this out that correlation 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 saudi that moves like this one as their grounds. will have in any way in recent confidence on the ground and in leading peace this is just exacerbating the suffering more one more weapons will mean more that. really. the case of this next four year the heavily redacted version of the report trump russia collusions due to be released thursday it brings to a close in a two year long investigation into alleged russian links to donald trump's campaign
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in the twenty sixteen presidential election last month a summary of said report said there was no evidence to suggest conspired with moscow but i wasn't enough the democrats a nexus one is only put trying to report even the release of this full document later today things won't 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 ating army saw or heard the words no collusion all they wanted was the full molar papers the big days arrived kind of i'll remind you of how exactly mr barr gave the ok i will be in a position to move food expeditiously in determining what can be released in light of the pick regulations and department two policies it looks like quite a few lines will be redacted william barton came up with four specific categories
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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 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
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said the russians still tried to interfere even without any kind of collusion the 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
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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 adaptions their intelligence sources and methods that 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. the group avanti fracking protesters in the strayer have
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come up with a novel way to get the message across. government if you listen wrecking our country and putting our water. isn't what we think is happening you mean. well it's a subject we've long gone on about here on this channel but let's focus on this here in australia now critics say fracking has a huge impact on environment generally including possible earthquakes because of the high pressure used to pushed out into the rock to bring the oil the gas back up from below it also increases the risk obviously of oil spills and pollution and something that can lead to various health problems or goes say in
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a straight is northern territory than announced moratorium on fracking back in september twenty sixth but it's on a u.-turn again was lifted last year with the government investigate million dollars now to accelerate the development of the industry further they say it's going to help create thousands of jobs and help the country's economy but environmentalist graeme sawyer disagrees he's got significant doubts about those claims. there's a whole range of respect and that's one of the problems they. really concerned about is that it's 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
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a coin shows that for every ten jobs they created a threat. they lost twenty four jobs that we just received the area so the some really big questions of has to be answered around those things as well as the environmental concerns. the european union's unhappy with facebook's latest efforts to prevent foreign interference in upcoming parliamentary elections in the block and in a letter to the social media giant brussels knows expressed concern that new advertising rules could affect cross border come paining. 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 the new rules facebook applies more rigorous checks on advertisers apparently it also imposes geographical limits requiring registration in the country where the purges which goes against the idea of pan e.u.
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political campaigning that facebook justifies its actions saying its new policies 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 you country if they have passed an authorization process could mean they are a result in that same country for two for the chairman of the u.k. based bow group think tank uses 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 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 users and
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rather than restricting themselves which is what we should have been doing they 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 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 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 and start international as we kevin know ahead 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 when a comeback.
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you know we talk from time to time about the casino. the trend in technology and government to enslave the global population behind devices and to be consigned to life for clicking on ads for scooby snacks and the second you stop clicking on those ads you die and you get to live from going off the grid and. just pay so sends in the drill to carry. you know world of big partisan. and conspiracies it's time to wake up to dig deeper to hit the stories that mainstream media refuses to tell more than we need to be smart we need to stop slamming the door. and shouting past each other
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it's time for critical thinking it's time to fight for the middle for the truth the time is now for watching closely watching the hawks. france's fide back at the united states over possible sanctions on the e.u. investments in cuba softer u.s. national security adviser john bolton 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 so in that shot it means foreign companies can now also
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be sued for operating in cuba after washington lifted a ban on lawsuits but it's a decision that could have a major impact only a you have and his biggest trading partner ordered a time when transatlantic relations are already stretched the u.s. steps intended to pressure cuba to giving up support for venezuela's president nicolas maduro is what people in havana had to say about it. everyone i know it's crazy they want to govern you know parts of the world they can ruin their country i have here in cuba i am cuban if you do a trump in my opinion what he did is criminal because he knows how much effort to make how hard it is we one led them take anything away. but this is one more effort a completely cross trade. trump administration attempting to push cuba as well or nicaragua and the country that is attempting significant
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change or sovereignty back it is meant as a punishment and or threat to other countries around the world it's meant to as 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 now is an illegal yes. a byelection international more on every level. else or other worlds for south african politicians being branded a racist for urging black voters not to waste the bullets on white candidates for the ruling a.n.c. parties so crew 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 are very good party veterans he described his remarks as inappropriate the government's been at pains to fight
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discrimination of late by launching a national action plan to combat rising racism white people currently make up just nine percent or so have a population but they own more than seventy percent of private farmland and that seen an increasing number of calls from the black community to redistribute the country's wealth we got reaction from a former anti-apartheid activist and also the president of black first land first. by people are the beneficiaries of racism all of them were that 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 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 and he's fingertips the ability to hope try and mend once this happens let's not
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try to do it i just destroying even roll destroying it further 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. one turn over power everything you can to oscillate it into watch and black you cannot do it. in a bit iffy their families people who want on syria continue to cause any seasonal crop and desert truffles are proving to be a welcome supplement to diets there but there's a deadly hidden catch the buried there inches of this exotic bentley.
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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 land mines usually people gather truffles in groups that's why many people have died because of the mines. and the set of them people have got to put up with living there in a country trying to recover from the horror when i was saved from a kevin i was so far out international of course the news continues over my website called me she got her up those headlines go straight to mobile devices and when they happen as for me i'm back in just about forty minutes of the next of the headlines for the next programs or after the break.
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clone of welcome to worlds apart the legacy trap is a popular topic in business but not so much an international poll. despite the fact that all major powers and now in the process of redefining who they are as a nation how these quotes from making and america russia china and some of those
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great again changing the way they relate to one another well to discuss that i'm now joined by said good action professor for to national relations at cardiff university it's good to talk to you thank you for coming over thanks for having me over you know 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 lots of historical 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 the saying that you just mentioned applies only to russian factor but what applies to every single country that i know all. in china for example you know in china historical narratives are constantly written to surf the polar ticks of the present day to legitimize those in power. i
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think that's certainly the case for those regimes like china that are controlled by also retore and governments in a situation of the more complicated in the united states if you know the question of the united states i don't think there's any power there with the pushes historians can really do you bet and he you know better than i do that the american history is far more kind of diluted than this typical america is a force for good narrative that every american official i've ever interviewed felt obliged to endorse this varies and excel narrative knows well narrative changes from time to time you have in the united states a progression of all historical narrative from let's say you know traditionalists to. revisionist to post revisionist on the what the current wave is and in bright now of course there is a new wave there is a new effort on the part of many historians including those working in the united
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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 foreign policy and there's one line in particular that caught my attention you said that it is much better to create a past that is usable by your 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 or russian political elites are trying to revaluate soviet invasion of afghanistan to put a put positive spin on.

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