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the long awaited. is about to go public. coming up on the program. congress for refusing to end america's support for the intervention in yemen we hear what people in new york think of the president's speech. and it's terrible i mean. people industry is northern territory over their doorstep
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parliament. one of the problems. that. are on the talk across the world this is are to international from the team and myself you know hello and welcome in a couple of hours or so they are reports on russia collusion and will be released to the public but a group of democrats are demanding that u.s. attorney general william barr the government's top lawyer cancel his news conference on the report. this press conference which apparently will not include special counsel is unnecessary and inappropriate and appears designed to shape public perceptions of the report before anyone can read it these new actions by the
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attorney general reinforce our concern that he's acting to protect the president trump. well the release of the mueller report will close a two year investigation into alleged russian links to donald trump's campaign team during the twenty sixteen presidential election you know there were thirty four indictments in total but a lot one was connected to collusion allegations last month a summary of the investigation said there was no evidence to suggest from conspired with moscow but that was not enough for the democrats as a trunk report even the release of the full document as unlikely the part the accusations to bet. 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
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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 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
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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 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
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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 report based on the redactions which is really kind of another 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
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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 is 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. speaking of the u.s. prison donald trump has refused to end america's support for the saudi led intervention in yemen the united states has sold billions of dollars worth of arms to the coalition's forces for the ongoing euro strikes against rebels it coincides with warnings of a cholera epidemic in the yemen with two thousand suspected cases recorded every day four years of intense fighting have created want to aid agencies say is the world's worst humanitarian crisis.
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the trumpet ministration has faced bitter criticism for authorizing military supplies to saudi arabia with more in the a complicated story that 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.
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but he's not particularly came in stopping u.s. help to saudi arabia and its debt linked 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 so it's an exceptions probably used his presidential power to shoot down a resolution from congress but 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
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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 agree but these cross party appeals fell on deaf ears barely denting trumps love for his favorite middle eastern monarchs toady arabia and i get along great with all of them they buy apartments for me they 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 us president to lavish his affection onto the kingdom's rulers the united states and saudi arabia sophistry an important friendship and he knows it and i know that. the fact that he has chosen to take this first visit. to the united states is
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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 that 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 that 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 does group this how's 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 last reaction to this very direct as well from some international
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charity the norwegian refugee council is of the view that donald trump's veto will only mean more suffering and more death. the united states has an obligation as one of the leading the nations and being a main supporter of the audition but also as one of the top donors many humanitarian 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 do not go audition in any way. for the attacks on civilians here we are talking about the disproportionate. force by the united states towards one party. that is to the south for the nation moves like this one has as mr trump's. will have in any way in recent confidence on the ground and in leading
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peace this is just exacerbate think that something more and more weapons will mean more that we are going to sit with. a group of fracking protesters in australia have come up with a novel way to get their message across. i. need to listen wrecking our country i'm putting i want to. use a weapon we bring this is. killing and. making the.
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critics safe king has a huge impact on the in bahrain meant to. earthquakes because of the high pressure used to it. rock the oil and gas from the rock below it also increases the risk of oil spills pollution to something that can lead to various health problems well it's truly is northern territory a nonstop moratorium on fracking back in september twenty sixth. was lifted last year with the government infesting over eight million dollars to accelerate the development of the industry they say it will create thousands of jobs and help the country's economy however environmentalists sawyer has significant thoughts about whether those teams will come true fruit is a whole range of respect and that's one of the problems the additional really bad is a war that could be directly impacted by this this fracking not only threatens their
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livelihood and the ability to drink water it also cultural knowledge and information and their cultural practice but the northern territory government is in pretty bad style and its economy and thinking that might be able to use this is the way to. increase activity but the evidence would suggest other was the jobs question is really an interesting one because research out of. every ten jobs created in the. last twenty four jobs that are in the area and some really big questions to be answered around things as well as the environmental console's. the european union is on facebook's latest efforts to prevent foreign interference in upcoming parliamentary elections in the block and a letter to the social media giant brussels expressed concern that new advertising rules could affect cross border campaigning. facebook's policy would prevent
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european political actors 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. let's just pick apart what all this means under the new rules facebook will apply more rigorous checks on advertisers it also imposes geographical limits on registration in the country when the odds are to be purchased which of course is important because it goes against the idea of pun in you political campaigning facebook isn't backing down justifying its actions by saying its new policy is a safeguard against foreign interference we wait for 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.
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country if they have passed an authorization process. there are a result in that same country where the chairman of the u.k. based bow group think tank sees facebook has forgotten about its a national purpose and goals. 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 fact that there's been a huge uproar. the amount of data they've been collecting on their own uses and rather than restricting themselves which is what they should have been doing they've restricted the uses which seems an entirely wrong headed approach for smaller 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
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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 in 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 there is anger inside africa over a claims of white racism at the top of the country's ruling party we get stuck into that in ninety seconds and stay with us.
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nineteen minutes past three pm here in moscow welcome back from fired by the united states over possible sanctions on e.u. investments in cuba. u.s. national security adviser john bolton annoyance punitive measures against the car would be an 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 and a big talking point is that foreign companies cannot also be sued for operating in cuba after washington lifted the ban on lawsuits it's a decision that could have
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a major impact on the huge which is have on this biggest trading partner comes of course of a time when transatlantic relations are already strained the u.s. move is intended to pressure cuba into giving up support for venezuela's president nicolas maduro here is what people in how vollmer of the city. everyone i know all that it is crazy they want to govern you know parts of the or old they can ruin their country i live here in cuba i'm cuban if it all goes wrong in my opinion what he did is criminal because he knows how much effort to make how hard it is oh yeah we will let them take anything away. but this is one more effort a completely cross-tree. trump administration attempting to push cuba as well as nicaragua and any country tempting significant change or sovereignty back it is meant as
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a punishment and 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 when. is it going to change anything and cuba anything in burma as well or not is it illegal yes. a byelection international law on every level. a senior south african politician has been branded a racist for urging bloc falters not to waste their ballots on white candidates but 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 of our main hope is the black vote the democratic alliance represents the whites interest the elite on the privileged yellow of anger from rising really from those
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comments not least from the party veterans who described his remarks as an appropriate the government as well has been at pains of late to fight discrimination by launching a national action plan some also of note here white people currently make up just nine percent of south africa's population but on 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 well we got reaction from a former un t. apartheid activist and also from the leader of the bloc first land first party. my people are the beneficiaries of racism all of the way that they were liberal on what i do even communists in south africa are white people benefited to continue to benefit thirty five thousand white families own eighty percent of the land they will not shed his lead with us they still maintain it up at that hold on the economy so why would we not have
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a blacks only looking as they should be fighting for black liberation why would any black person vote what the man in that position who has the ability and he's fingertips the ability to hope try and mend once this happens that's not trying to do it dead just destroying even roll destroying it. and that is the saddest thing because that is not the opinion of the majority in this country i was enlisted during the party for having brought up two black children living in my home at a time when it wasn't allowed and i think one feels strongly enough about. one trying to overcome everything you call to isolate it into watch and black you cannot do it. let's turn attention briefly to the middle east now where in a bid to feed their families people in war torn syria or confuse any seasonal crop
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and desert truffles are proving to be a welcome supplement to diets there but there's a deadly hidden couch the beurre dangers of the exotic harvest planting. 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.
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all right that is our lot but to remember you can always go more in-depth in r t v dot com our twitter page has developments literally by the minute. why from moscow this is art to. this drug where cocaine. were four bucks for dia just for the.
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the one percent. we can all middle of the room sick. broadcasting around the world covering all aspects of business and finance and how it affects you this is the us i'm christy eyes 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 trans-pacific superpowers economist richard will lend us a hand to sit through what appears to be a shipping sale me plus 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 sow the vision twenty thirty and does how big of a role that black hole will play in it supposes clean energy outlook. and finally after seeing the competition to the finish line list i.p.o. has slowed to an idle 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 central when they decide to go public all of that directly ahead but first we had some headlines 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
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of six to six point five percent the positive game comes on the back of an incredibly strong retail sales tax asset 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 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 then exports in the u. .


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