u.s. house democrats release their report in the next chapter of the donald trump impeachment inquiry outlining claims that the president have used his position for personal political gain. gather in the u.k. to celebrate the military alliance is 70th anniversary but. hail its success others question its relevance today. and we have proven. in the. u.s. president tries to force the hand of the french counterpart in support of the military alliance and if the threat of crippling tariffs on french goods doesn't
get. to fall in line donald trump apparently has some other ideas. with. you. where you are. broadcasting live from our studios in moscow this is our chief international and certainly glad to have you with us and some developments in the ongoing impeachment saga in washington the u.s. house intelligence committee has delivered a report to the judiciary committee which makes way for possible articles of impeachment against president to trump the report was released by the democrats this tuesday detailing how trump allegedly abused his office for personal gain and solicited interference from ukraine in the 2020 alexion the 300 page document which is based on testimony given in a series of closed door and public hearings marks the start of a new phase in the impeachment process as more. well the report from the
house intelligence committee democrats essentially alleges 2 things about donald trump 1st it alleges that he conditioned military aid to ukraine on an announcement that would have been beneficial to his reelection campaign and secondly it alleges that he obstructed the house of representatives impeachment inquiry investigation now adam schiff representing democrats came forward and painted a pretty grim pricks here of donald trump and his activities this is adam schiff this report chronicles a scheme by the president i'd states to coerce an ally ukraine that is at war with an adversary russia into doing the pleasure of the president's political dirty work and he was willing to sacrifice the national security of the united states by withholding military aid and diplomatic recognition in the form of that white house
meeting in order to get what he wanted now before departing the country on monday donald trump dismissed the allegations that were expected to be leveled in this report this is what donald trump said prior to leaving the country before the report was released by the radical. democrats decide what i'm going to set up a year ago that what i'm going to that was. one of the most important. thing. for them to be doing saying putting the feet of the table which. i grew up with in a recent interview the ukrainian leaders alinsky also dismissed these allegations about president trump's behavior and interactions with him look i never talked to the president from the position of a quid pro quo that's not my thing i don't want us to look like bagus now before this report was released on monday we had
a report from the republicans that. released it was 123 pages long and it defended the actions of u.s. president donald trump saying that his dealings with ukraine had not been inappropriate and had not violated the law fact that donald trump is out of the country celebrating the 70th anniversary of nato the north atlantic treaty organization that many have pointed to the timing of the report as being somewhat suspicious however while some are looking at the report and saying it shows very very damning evidence against donald trump others are looking at the report and saying it's simply a rehash of long discredited allegations different views from different sides of the political spectrum here in the united states we discuss this topic with a legal analyst lionel who believes the intel committee's report has little meaning . what we have here is unprecedented and no one knows what it means because it means nothing let's assume the president is impeached so let's assume he's tried
in the senate and they vote on a super majority 67 votes to remove him which isn't possible but let's say through some act of god or he is removed can he run for president again and the answer to most legal questions of course is it depends but the answer is yes it's still unsure the constitution provides you can impeach as in the cases of judges you can impeach somebody and prevent them as a part of the sentence in almost a separate proceeding to keep them from ever running again but absent that additional ruling and additional finding that they can never seek office again there is nothing to prevent a president from being impeached tried removed. running again and being reelected.
she was there has been a landmark day for nato within the leaders of its member states convening in london to mark the military alliance the 70th anniversary having been headed by a series of high profile disputes in recent months including over defense spending it is looking to promote internal unity at the summit and it would seem the organizations chief was been feeling optimistic and that is your breakfast with president trump. it also was a good breakfast. probably told. ordered to get breakfast. as always paid by the state so. we asked people in london for their thoughts on nato and its successes to date . most people what they think are the main 3 achievements of nature. i'm going to. put it in terms of achievements no.
i don't know what it's of i have no idea any advantage of me tell you what you know i honestly don't know anything about it and so the flags the other day and only my husband recognize what it was who it's a good question. the finger in the booth. so one is probably yeah to be honest i don't have i don't have even one. as a day one wrapped up and leaders headed to buckingham palace for something listen the queen crowds gathered in central london to protest the sun adopting the slogan no to trump no to nato is always there for. as donald trump and other world leaders arrive in london for that nato summit these protesters have gathered with many different partners in many different causes all coming together we'll see how the science magazine balance against the potential war with iran we've seen many other battles against the protests that were put in the in the new libya but
also most of the how domestically many fan is in support of the n.h.s. national health service and one for just fear could be an attempt to privatized the n.h.s. in the in the event of a post briggs a trade deal between the u.s. and the u.k. not something i've long been feared by those particularly on the left here in the k. and we're expecting a number of n.h.s. workers national health service workers to join this protest as well in order to show their solidarity not just against donald trump and nato but also again on those domestic issues and earlier i was joined by. the belgian answerable activist and also alexander the german parliamentarian who gave me their views on everything to do with donald trump. we are here because we want to protest a nato summit is taking place today and tomorrow and we are doing this because for
example the nato is forcing its member states to increase their difference budget for my country for example belgium it means doubling defense budgets while we are asked to have an austerity policy and the same time they are transferred using this money to transform armies into intervention armies we have seen what this that means in libya or in afghanistan this to realizing countries and sold another. important issue is the confrontation policy 2 towards russia which is exactly creating this kind of arms race so there are many many issues why we have to oppose nato that's why we are here if hypothetically tomorrow nato ceased to exist would not create perhaps a security vacuum a security problem in europe that would lead to more instability this is an old argument done by the conservatives are a little worse i don't think so what we need is a new security architecture what i say to the security quality if. this is what
helps. to secure. well the alliances chief also says he expects the member states to agree on methods to further strengthening the block at the summit that is despite growing divisions inside the organization itself as are reports. happy birthday nato that's 70 years of strategic economic and security stability especially if you ask them yourself we or we are proving every day that you said lawrence this. is our joy is active it's that liberating nato is the most successful alliance in history that strive to join showing the historic suspects of nato on the liberal nato and it does been the most successful alliance in the history and the reason why nato is the most successful launch and history is that we have been able to change in the world is changing but not everyone is in a party mood the thing is the alliance members just don't get along as well as they
used to. the advent of donald trump s 13 least which stopped the dynamics nato is obsolete it covers the soviet union which is no longer in existence this led to questions over whether the alliance can even survive donald trump perhaps in an effort to mollify him nato has announced a new spending projections and a new formula which will spread the costs of the alliance in central budget between its members a move that might prevent any more embarrassing trump tirades aimed at his nato partners the relationship with nato has been very good the relationship with the secretary general's been outstanding i said it was obsolete it's no longer absolutely but the truth is he's not the only potential party pooper. in october this year president emmanuel mccrone of france stole the spotlight when he dubbed nato strategically brain dead while questioning the validity of article 5
of its founding treaty that is the commitment to collective security. of the difference nato is a collective defense alliance against who and what is organizing who is our common enemy what are our common issues these are questions that deserve clarification but this the idea. is quite similar to the one expressed by another dissatisfied nato member turkey. turkey has not received the kind of robust support it expected from nato in recent years meanwhile turkey's president appeared to demonstrate his true feelings towards the alliance when he chose to spend money on the russian defense systems rather the american. model with nato member but despite these similar complaints about nato tensions have escalated between turkey and france in recent weeks with mccracken warning turkey but it cannot expect solidarity with its nato allies if it continues to carry out military operations in
syria response 7 but only up the ante room. i'm talking to france's president emanuel macron also say that nato 1st of all have your own brain dead checked. as for the u.k.'s boris johnson well there's not a verse or a gathering could not have come at a worse time. for boris is clearly invested in maintaining the special relationship with the u.s. he knows that a loose lipped troubled giving a glowing endorsement could be catastrophic donald trump is coming to terms with the shortly he offered his support for you and indeed for my colleague knowledge of russia on this radio station is that welcome what he what we don't do traditionally . as lobbying allies and friends what we do traditionally is get involved in each other's election campaign heated when nato was forms the common goal was clear to stand against the u.s.s.r. but i think that once held the alliance together is now the missing piece what is
nader's biggest threat today. uncertainty and unpredictability we haven't identified one main target but you see much more complex i'm much more unpredictable security landscape with a more sort of russia and nato needs a purpose and result. russia as an enemy they have no real purpose so it is propaganda to have russia as an aggressor and this is a good reason to buy a lot of. rockets basis and so on and so on most probably today we'll continue to russia to be an aggressor so they have a reason of existing and they would continue to buy arms billions of dollars and this is not their very good contribution to peace in the. the alliance were on full display during a joint news conference between the american and french presidents. before their
meeting donald trump had. suggested that nato is in terminal decline as nasty the pair then went on the ground over a range of issues in front of reporters including the fate of the european isis fighters in this rather bizarre extreme. or just. the where you are. talking over 5 years ago from. the from the c.e.o. you might be. using. this is more he's a great politician because we're going to see if you're going to hurt. his dollars before that meeting the u.s. president threatened to impose tariffs on french of goods including cheese and champagne. he has more on the. will to add into those tensions that
nato there is even with the simmering tensions between rolls and the u.s. this comes off to the u.s. just threatened to add more taxes on french products in retaliation for the so called for talks this is a tax on digital joints such as google amazon or facebook and apple suggesting it will levy those taxes of up to $2400000000.00 some of that champagne on luxury goods such as handbags and also the famous french cheese some of these products could see taxes of up to 100 percent doubling that price for u.s. consumers now the u.s. trade representative's office has said that this so-called gaffe a tax is discriminatory and trump escaped out to gates that tax saying fronts will not be taking advantage of his watch. your friends. it's a terrorist on our companies but you know these are companies that are against you know they were against free or if i read the papers correctly i don't know why they
were against me but they were going through their supposed to be very powerful and you know one so maybe they're not so her but they are american companies i don't want to bridge trashing american companies if they're going to be terrorists it's going to be the united states will tax the wealth of france's part they think that they have a right to the slice of the pie of the profits of these big digital joints saying it's unfair that they've chosen to put the european headquarters in low tax countries and that's why they slap this 3 percent levy on these companies this year and the french finance minister says he's fewest in this unacceptable that america is now threatening more taxes. this is unacceptable behavior by the united states towards one of its main allies france and europe in general in case of new american sanctions the european union would be ready to respond. i'd buy into the mix of the all the tensions we've seen over the past few years between the 2
administrations things such as the iranian nuclear accord and of course the u.s. administration pulling out of the paris climate records and it looks like there's going to be a lot of discussions a lot of hold soon faces at this meeting meeting an unlikely that they're going to be popping the champagne corks as they should be celebrating the anniversary. in the democratic republic of congo people are voicing opposition to the u.n. peacekeeping mission demanding it leave the country that's very much more of a break this is art.
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welcome back this is international now it has been 35 years since one of history's most devastating industrial disasters hit the indian city of volpe hall a highly toxic gas leak from an insecticide producing factory spread to nearby towns with catastrophic consequences thousands died and around half a 1000000 more were fact.
it is still unclear to this day what really caused the incident as the indian government continues to argue over the disaster and how it was handled by the company which ran the factory at the time called an act of sabotage back in 2008 former plant employees were sentenced to 2 years in jail a piece of the rights of a group working with the victims so the verdict was too little and too late you heard from the curator of the remember. who says that the consequences of the disaster still run by. the 2nd in the current generation and continue to they continue to suffer debilitating health has the impact of the tragedy that took place in 1984 and are all looked at using many many families were destroyed they were pushed a borrowed t. because you know able bodied workers could no longer work they could not bring
calories home they could not sign full employment international attention has been there my need you know people's individual small donations have come in that sustains and activists have been honored like real justice continues to elude them because people of bede we didn't after decades people who literally 95 percent of people got about 500 dollars out of 2 decades of treating that's how bad it was. demonstrations against united nations peacekeepers in the democratic republic of congo have left a 5 people dead and at least a dozen injured. violence broke out on monday as protesters marched on a u.n. base near the eastern city of beni demanding they withdraw from the region locals have accused the peacekeepers of failing to protect them from attacks by rebel fighters. we want different military units in our country we no longer
want all those soldiers who have been here for a long time. their mission is to restore peace and to accompany the government forces but the population in a territory of bernie has been mourning for at least 5 years there has not been a satisfactory reaction from monusco the head of the u.n. mission in the democratic republic of congo says that the escalating unrest is making it increasingly difficult for it to fulfill its duties. where this keep it we know that we assume and accept because we have no other option than to do our work and to try to mitigate the attacks against this event population protests started last week after peacekeepers and government forces failed to prevent a massacre by the so-called allied democratic forces a shadowy honest inspired grouping the congolese army launched operations against the organisation. which responded with brutal were cries all attacks on the
civilians c. as the un's the largest peacekeeping mission there are over 16000 military personnel in the area the organization has operated in the sea for the past 20 years it says its top priority is to protect civilians and there from armed groups maurice carney from the friends of the congo advocacy group told us the current unrest is a symptom of far deeper problems of the ineffective peacekeepers. the context in which the instability is taking place in the congo is one of 20 years of
invasions wars of aggression sponsoring of militia groups in the east of the congo plundering of congo's minerals by congo's neighbors over one and uganda in particular and that time during that aggression unfortunately has been backed by at the end members of the international community the united states and the united kingdom i'm so there's a whole chain. starting from local to international where there's been a lack of accountability where there's been a lack of justice where there's been impunity so a comprehensive approach is is needed now it's just a question of assuring that the u.n. troops are doing their mission and taking their mission properly but there is an
international system in place that. of which the congolese people have been. more news on our key international in 34 minutes stay with us. you know world big partners. and conspirators it's time to wake up to dig deeper to hit the stories that mainstream media refuses to tell more than ever we need to be smart we need to stop slamming the door. and shouting past each other it's time for critical thinking it's time to fight for the middle for the truth the time is now we're watching closely watching the hawks.
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