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you need. some. measure. moscow and washington have opposing views on key global issues pretty greek to reset ties and try to overcome their differences that's the take home message from u.s. secretary of state might visit to russia. also the u.s. attorney general investigates the legality of evidence in the russian collusion probe but doesn't question the findings of the report on russian interference and soft drink giant coca-cola his latest campaign in norway to tariq ramadan features a crescent moon as part of its logo sparking anger in some courses.
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good morning it's just gone 10 o'clock here in moscow you're watching r.t. international now the russian president vladimir putin says he is ready to resolve differences with washington and repair ties although serious sticking points still remain on tuesday he met with the u.s. secretary of state in the black sea resort of sochi where russia's foreign minister also held talks with his american counterpart. there's a capability. but we also want to restore relations with the us i hope all the conditions for that are now being created this by the exotic way the miller commission had been working in the hole it came up with an objective investigation and proved there was no collusion between russia and the us the thing we branded as
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total nonsense from the very beginning. well the sides have agreed to restore communication channels and cooperate on a number of global challenges including on syria afghanistan and north korea earlier in the day pompei and russia's foreign minister spent 3 hours grappling with pressing label issues among them venezuela on which they agreed to disagree but was. venezuela we have disagreement i urge my russian colleagues to support the venezuelan people as they return democracy to their country the united states and more than 50 other nations agree that the time has come for nicolas maduro to go he's brought nothing but misery to the venezuelan people. and we hope that the russians will support the former dural will and democritus you in your system of democracy can't be imposed by force the threats coming both from u.s. officials and the opposition leader one go i don't know who is always reminding us
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of the possibility of military intervention have nothing to do with democracy or that there may never often pompei i didn't strike up quite the same level of a poor as their bosses have done in the past at least that's according to the body language expert stanton. people that are getting on very well in the got deep mutual rist genuine respect for each other they turn to much a mirror each of us posture so we'll see each person mirroring the other one's gestures so as an example president truman very often mirrors president putin in terms of the way sits with his legs sort of set aside stride and then also light was president truman does what we call a reverse steeple gesture where they even versus hands and these are both power gestures now with the 2 men today we didn't see any or very little much of a mirroring which tends to tell me that although they're there to do a job they're very they're not kind of i don't think we've got a level of pressure relationship that president putin and trump of got or the
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escalating crisis over the iran nuclear deal which the u.s. pulled out of a year ago was also high on the agenda in sochi recently said it would also ditch the deal if further signatories mainly european states did not safeguard its interests as per the agreement washington is now threatening iran with trouble if it gives up gives up on its commitments something russia takes issue with. we have many disagreements on iran now but the fact that we've started talking on this issue gives us hope that we will be able to achieve agreements if both sides show willingness to do that it was made clear that the united states will continue to apply pressure to the regime in tehran and joe its leadership is prepared to return to the ranks of responsible nations that do not threaten their neighbors or spread instability or terror. pompei later tweeted that the talks were a positive step forward and that he hoped that russia and the u.s.
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would manage to establish better relations former u.s. diplomat contrast says though that moscow and washington will have to overcome some big obstacles to improve relations. i understand that the russians especially want to talk about keeping the lines of communication open they talked to the about the americans as their so-called partners and so forth they expressed hope that would now that the moeller investigation is over there will be some freedom for mr trump to pursue the way he talked about during the campaign to improve ties in my opinion that is very unlikely to happen that if you look at things domestically or in the united states not just democrats but even republicans are still all over trump claiming that he is dancing to putin's tune they still accuse the russians of meddling in our elections and if we saw that mr pompei a warned mr lavrov not to do it again even though the proof is not there that they did it in the 1st place i think that there will be very serious obstacles to any
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kind of improvement of relations hopefully as mr lavrov suggested they can get some of these working groups on arms control and other issues going with experts diplomats military men to come to some agreement on specific issues but i am not optimistic. that the u.s. attorney general william barr has launched a probe in some possible miss combed relating to the middle reports specifically he will see if the mill was broken and trying to establish whether donald trump colluded with russia however boss decided not to subject that part of the investigation which concluded that was meddling by moscow to the same scrutiny kind of picks up the story. since 2016 the democrats have been pushing an investigation of donald trump for allegedly colluding with russia in order to win the $2016.00 elections well now the report is out and the verdict is no collusion and at this point it looks like cable news will not stop the noise about trump and russia
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despite the report being released well now we've got a new investigation to cover it seems the republicans are now pushing to investigate the investigators u.s. attorney john durham he is not a rookie by far he investigated the cia and revealed that they had destroyed tapes and evidence of their torture program he also investigated the f.b.i.'s relationship with mafia boss whitey bulger so when it was announced that he would look into whether or not federal officials broke the wall when investigating donald trump the democrats got antsy so did former f.b.i. director james calming and feared personally i feared as a citizen investigate what investigate that investigations were conducted what would be the crime you'd be investigating so it's a terrible cycle to start perhaps the f.b.i. does have a reason to be concerned after all they did send an informer who posed as an assistant in order to meet with trump's aide now this informer stephon helper has
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a long history in fact he was involved in cia spying during the 1980 elections trump says that his campaign was spied on however those who oversaw the operation strongly object to that wording. the dictionary definition of spies surveillance or spying a term i don't particularly like it's not a term of war used by intelligence people that has a negative connotation of a rogue operation out of control not in compliance with the war and that's not the case at all now let's not forget that the feds clung to the now discredited steel down ca in order to apply for a warrant to surveil donald trump now a full 10 days before they applied for the warrant they were already questioning christopher steele's credibility and here's some language from a memo that surfaced. there is a technical human operation run out of moscow targeting the election payments to those recruited and made out of the russian consulate in miami it is important to
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note that there is no russian consulate in miami but the intel community presented christopher steele as being credible when they applied for a warrant to spy on trump now durham will no doubt be looking into whether or not that is legal now let's also not forget that chuck schumer waived his fist on behalf of american spying agencies take on the intelligence community they have 6 ways from sunday of getting back after everything related to the trump russia investigation seems to be a widely contested the words presented by one side are presented as false by the other side and amid all these allegations of dishonesty biased partisanship we're expected to believe by both wings of the establishment that what they are saying about russia and their allegations that it meddled in the 2016 elections is absolutely true. well i guess the american people will have to decide what they want to believe caleb mup and r.t. new york but as mentioned there the new investigation does seem to raise stats
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about the investigators but not about their findings in particular about the conclusion that moscow influenced the u.s. election political analysts says that's because there's no appetite among us to public u.s. public to question this narrative. they all know there's no evidence republicans democrats moller. barr i know that there are a lot of americans who have same view i do want to know where the evidence is. but i think the you know this the establishment the media both political parties. they're all saying one thing and i don't know that the american people will ever see it will they demand it i'd like to think that they would but i'm i'm afraid i don't believe that i'm afraid this is just going to go on and on and on and pompei oh bolton. and the administration the democrats the republicans and
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congress the media they're all being the same drum and they're all lawyering and we just have to hope that. president trump will pull back. we just have to see. in other news this morning sure lanka has imposed curfews and ban social media sites in response to muslim riots in the wake of the insta sunday bombings the chief of police issued a stern warning it goes through. this small group most of the dangerous game it's playing with the property of innocent people we will not allow the country to be reduced to a mickey by those who use force on innocent civilians. well the country has been plagued by riots and looting since last month's terrorist attacks which claimed more than $250.00 lives since the start of the muslim holy month of ramadan and
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mosques have been vandalized and stores have been taught on monday one muslim man was killed by a mob media commentator mohammed defeat told us that the situation has been complicated by problems within the sri lankan leadership. there is a big power struggle going on between the prime minister and the president itself was led to paralysis in government be able to protect communities there's been a curfew there's been the structure the social media but they need to go beyond that and start provide safety for muslims who are in this for you with the ramadan you know these extremists who are torturing bots and attacking innocent muslims they don't represent the christian faith the christian faith is one about tolerance it's about the war it's about you know. protection to minority communities as we have in the u.k. so i think it's a real worry that if the government doesn't step it. and turns
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a blind eye then those extremist low tides you can find each year and course. we'll use our salute to do that quite. a number of activists still remain in venezuela's former embassy in washington d.c. despite an invocation notice from police they are trying to prevent venezuelan opposition figures from taking up residence in the compound to have the backing of the u.s. which recognizes their leader. as the president of the country meanwhile venezuelan embassies in other countries are often becoming the subject of controversy as peter oliver explains. just a few moments ago the big players on the world stage were tripping over themselves to come out and recognize one as the legitimate president of venezuela we are ready to recognize one by the door as interim president we will recognize him as
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constitutional interim president. and his we stand ready to recognize one by dell as the interim president of venezuela. even send representatives to different nations around the world despite them not receiving diplomatic credentials in some countries like here in germany where we have a situation that the ambassador who sits in the embassy just behind me represents a government deemed illegitimate while the representative of the government deemed legitimate holds no diplomatic rank here in germany though that hasn't stopped quite those man from at least calling himself ambassador a little puzzled by what i think it could be more that in venezuela we are living under a dictatorship there needs to be international pressure to end the a separation of power when we can have a real transitional government so we can hold elections then we can have our consulates and embassies full steam ahead for regime change as politicians and news
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networks cheated each official that defected from the madieu road government but then there was the failed coup attempt and the ball of aryan republic and the standoff outside of the venezuelan embassy in washington. she's just west of it really any interest here is that we're trying to see the end of engines in international law. now with the german parliament tree inquiry finding that germany's recognition of quite though its president was shaky at best under international law the foreign ministry here is less than committed when it comes to talking about furthering relations in talks with the representatives of
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the man who would be leader of that his way it's a similar story in other nations in spain for example they also welcomed the representative of one without conveying any diplomatic rank basically means they mistook why doe's representatives could meet and talk with foreign ministry officials but very little else despite european leaders joining in the cheese for a change early on in venezuela the reality today is they've taking a position it's much more on the fence but one of these days they're going to have to come down on one side or the other as they find out it can be quite easy to make big political statements but if you don't think through how they're going to be put into action can just cause more problems down the line. of that woman i joined by on 300 he's an m.p. for germany's left good morning mr han k. thanks for coming on it's a strange one isn't it germany says it recognises y. day but it will not recognise mboya why not. good morning from berlin
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yes it's a bit strange position in between of government. we were criticising heavily and of generally we from the left party be criticised to recognition of wide or and i asked the. legal body of the parliament for this inquiry of all of this. if it's in line with international law and it was set very clearly this record in nation is not a law and it was law and as of all it is a break off soulfire. german foreign policy because driving foreign policy always recognize states but mostly with their persons and now we see all the the costs coming out of the situation because of why the one has no real power model has the real power advanced. and for pragmatic reasons. many still
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recall denies ing the dual embassy here and is dealing with with them in concert at tory issues on the other hand the representative of wide or mr gates is recognized as a political representative. of quiet or better but not as an ambassador and i think this. also resulting from this recall condition of door it is confusing to me isn't it i mean how would jimmy communicate then with them. administration if you want to call it that if they have no diplomats if he said i recognize. there is no god or administration there is no administration we call the no state. by the us political reprieve that said all over the world one of them here in germany and. while they are
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talking with him but only as a political representative. and still the embassy is not far away from here embassy from a business or era. it's the ambassador from a was said by mother and. pragmatic issue of. german foreign minister it's cooperated with the embassy of course which oh it's because you cannot deal with real issues with a president who has no power in the country i know why even if he didn't even recently tell us what was your impression of the country and certainly in terms of supports what sort of level of support disquiet i get majeure i get in your opinion . while. i was invited from 16 to 27th of april and. i met as my mother will i met wide all i met different.
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persons there. the situation is not as it's presented mainly as a best a media it's not only the military support the mother although it's important part of the population. it's hard to say how many how much it's exactly but it's a real. base for government on the one hand on the other hand you have a real support for why door in the middle class is so it's 5050 maybe it's not only. it's not only military and. so i think there is a need for for dialogue and this means to this this this position of the u.s. of the west of germany that 1st we have to overthrow and then we can talk
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move further i don't think this is a way out of the crisis ok mr huhne kellett we're going to have to leave it there but it's a good to talk. and then pay for jim he's left thank you. thank you. now some upset people in norway there are some upset people in a way often launched a special edition of his suffering to mark the muslim holiday ramadan and we'll have a look at that in more detail the stories tell you just often. seem wrong. just don't. get to shape out. and in. the trail.
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when so many find themselves worlds apart. she still looks for common ground. would normally manufacture. public wealth. when the ruling classes project over themselves. in the frame of. the one percent. we can all middle of the room sit. in the real news room.
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again now coca-cola has launched a special edition ramadan version of its products in norway the logo features the crescent moon to celebrate the muslim holy month the american drinks giant often used as a symbol in muslim countries but this is the 1st time it's been displayed in norway the scandinavian country has a small growing muslim population although some do believe the advertisement campaign is a step too far. it's the time they had a christian cross for easter and star of david for hanukkah if your company is using the crescent moon of islam in norway as a marketing tool during ramadan i will have no choice but to boycott your products i will never purchase another can of coke as long as a live look at all is launching the ramadan inclusiveness companion norway not just the longer after the disgusting according to the pew research center the number of muslims in norway is on the rise in 2016 they represented almost 6 percent of the population
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a coca-cola has defended the ramadan bogo saying it is part of the brand's commitment to diversity and also inclusion marketing expert luke warm up though gave us his views on why the chose norway for the campaign. norway is a very. tolerant country for all kinds of. minorities and is very much respectful of diversity so here in our it's more like a public relations campaign rather than a real advertising kept not in coca-cola wants to make statements that a value diversity that they think of. that they want to be part of an inclusive society and of course there are commercial company to try to soak or cola also some of them itself this is a very family oriented it's meaningful ritual in in islam so it's natural for coca-cola to link to that and if there is similar things in buddhism or hinduism or whatever and there is a sizable group of the population there might respond to that. then i'm sure
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coca-cola will do that to. the son of israel's prime minister has questioned just how since they have a german government is when it says it is standing by israel or there yet netanyahu does not hold any government position many to believe the dissatisfying is shared by a lot of israeli officials take. it will be nice if you stop interfering in our internal business and stop funding hundreds of radical left wing in jews in israel that seek its destruction use the hundreds of millions of euros used for this to fund hospitals schools and churches in germany a recent report by israel claims that some european countries including germany have been funding anti israel boycott campaign is going so far as to suggest that some of the money up in the hands of palestinian terrorist groups the latest jab by the israeli prime minister's son is directed at the german foreign minister hike
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a mass of the mass to continue supporting israel's legitimate interests and do germany's utmost to oppose attempts to isolate the jewish state german foreign minister made the remarks on the 70th anniversary of israel's admission to the un we heard some contrasting views on the story from a foreign affairs analyst and also an israeli journalist israel germany relations are quite a big u.s. and the west it's kind of the most hypocritical show in town because even if we go on we just not to back far in time merkel herself has voted at least 16 times in the un against israel defies trump resolution to recognize jerusalem while trying to convince other eastern european nations not to follow trump she's also trying to fight trump sanctions over iran germany is trying to undermine israel a sovereign 3 what do you expect other than saying we is stand by israel
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what do you expect other than that but reality is pretty much. the other way around tells you something about the atmosphere at the prime minister's residence and these should there warry some people who care about democracy about understanding of democracy and understanding will they into national law. here there seems to be very very hostile germany is there so it's all needless to say that germany's more sensitive to criticism coming from jerusalem because germany still carries rightly so good feelings for the for the past but this does not mean that those attacks are legitimate the world has a right to criticize the israeli occupation because the israeli occupation is a clear violation of the international law and it is the duty of the world to stand
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against the end to his goals to fight it within israel and without outside israel to support them financially morally to suppose to really support all those fake groups individual who are fighting for ending the occupation. national thanks for company this morning don't forget plenty of stories for you to say and a website you can find that. if we ever need an anti-war movement it's obviously now trying this hyper aggressive foreign policy faces little resistance in the mainstream media in fact numerous liberal news outlets function as a cheering section for the president where is the moral outrage.
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