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with the u.s. house set to vote on impeaching president donald trump on wednesday some are warning that the whole process could backfire on the democrats and cost them votes in 2020. also this hour parents in the u.k. are angry after a school changes the words and traditional christmas carols to be more inclusive we get a reaction. and they want a true movie reference as well as jesus speaking on jesus being saved if we don't have those things that we celebrate so if we want to help somebody just education might include all strains of all the walks of life. and germany brands washington's decision to sanction firms participating in the north stream to conduct unacceptable we look at who benefits from the gas pipeline and why the u.s.
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doesn't like it. a very warm welcome to the program from all of us here at r t h q in moscow thanks for joining us this hour. u.s. house will vote on impeaching donald trump on wednesday the president himself accuses the democratic leadership of pressuring party members to vote a certain way and also warns that the whole process could backfire democrats both from the house and the senate have pulled no punches trying to convince the public . given peterman the constitution precisely to protect ourselves from a president becoming a tyrant in a desperate sadly the democrats impeachment inquiry has been flawed and partisan from day one it's clear that this president acted in a way that not only violates the public trust each up or dies to our national security clear and present danger right now in this room is the pattern of attack
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an abuse of rules and out and decisions to get at this president what is president trump afraid of the truth the facts the american people understand what's happening here is a hoax the whole impeachment thing is a hoax the pressure is especially high on those representatives that come from pro trump states and could disappoint their own voters are to scale mop and break style the impeachment case a vote on impeachment is set to take place the house of representatives has drawn up the charges and democrats are calling for donald trump to be removed how democrats are focused on fighting for the people we must hold this president accounts abou the constitution and nation dependent democrats seen watching these proceedings as a huge victory they say donald trump has betrayed the whole country but the whole country doesn't agree the country is split and americans don't seem to care for
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partisan squabbles and many have become more critical of the democrats in recent months even within the house of representatives 18 democrats are bucking the party line and say they will vote against impeachment they argue that months before the 2020 alexion this doesn't look good for the democrats but we are so close there are now like i would tell you getting here knowing how. if i did and i don't either that or you're making. all these factors combined to make some democrats very nervous and donald trump seems to be emphasizing the fears on the other side of the aisle any democrat that votes for the sham will be voting to sacrifice the house majority their dignity and their career. another fear hanging over the democrats is that they won't be able to actually remove donald trump from office after all republicans have a pretty solid majority in the senate so what's the plan well call up even more
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witnesses during the impeachment trial in the senate how on such a weighty matter. could we avoid hearing this could we go forward without hearing it i haven't seen a single good argument about why these witnesses shouldn't testify with these documents be produced unless the president has something to hide. and his supporters want that information hidden but who knows if these tactics will actually pay off remember the brett kavanaugh confirmation hearings the democrats called witness after witness after witness and the republicans seem to have been the big winners then these sexual assault allegations and heated rhetoric didn't win the democrats any points as the 2020 alexion edged nearer democrats stand to possibly lose pretty big from this whole impeachment fiasco after all the trump is actually driven from office the red state in the rust belt base of trump supporters
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won't be pleased animosity between the 2 sides could reach a critical juncture and if they fail they could face ridicule for dragging the country through a pointless procedure wasting money and wasting time so what exactly are the democrats trying to accomplish by impeaching donald trump to quote an old american saying after wonder are the democrats perhaps cutting off their nose in order to spite their face. r.t. new york. sariah a 2020 us presidential candidate from the libertarian party told us it's clear what the democrats are really up to with their impeachment drive. anybody with common sense can see it you know there is no basis for impeachment and we know that there is a senate majority the only thing that the democrats are proving is that they were sore losers during the election and we see time and time again a lot of people are gearing away from the democratic party not just by the way they're acting and that they're wasting the taxpaying dollars. putting on fiascoes
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still cannot get over that donald trump is the president the united states i mean i was against him in the elections in 2016 and i'm running against him again in 2020 but you have to put all that aside and there are facts and there is you know the fake news and that's what we're seeing today. a british primary school has found itself in the firing line after parents were angered by changes to the wording of traditional christmas carols the white hole primary school in the south east of england has reductive several carols replacing for example little lord with baby boy jesus critics say the change is a myth the whole point of the celebration some parents have reacted negatively. if he was just a baby boy named jesus there would be a celebration in the 1st place he's i will know it and savior and king of all kings that's the whole point it's also a tradition is taking away the traditions of the country i believe my children have
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been discriminated against and the have been denied the freedom to fully express their faith christian belief and tradition of being 2nd forced and silenced in the name of inclusion and political correctness the words lord jesus are about the central message of christmas which is that god is with us in jesus to put it very simply but it's what christmas is about the school in question says it corrodes british values including tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs that has offended the moves by saying that some students do not attend last year service because of their religious beliefs and the school wants to include all pupils during the festive period we discuss the issue with him date from christian concern and social commentator on star. christianity and the whole reason why we celebrate christian christmas is because jesus was born as a human being and yet it was god as well and came down and it's an incredible thing to think that god became a human being but that's what actually happened and that's what we're celebrating
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here and they want to remove that reference as well as jesus being king and jesus being savior if we don't have those things what are we celebrating i think it's a massive distortion let's be quite clear jesus wasn't god he was odd agreed from a theological perspective not agree he was a mighty messenger a prophet there is very little theological evidence the public space and the educational space is one which is secular it does not mean it is bereft of theology or education of belief or conscience but is inclusive of it so if we want to have standing advisory councils and religious education that include all strains of all walks of life of humanism as well and atheism are people who want to come in there with so of more free n.g.'s they are included nowadays and the question is whether children should be free to opt out from a nativity where is mary jesus a baby jesus in a 1000000 or the question is not decided on in a stable which isn't true i think that sets the parents of the think still composition i think they could come a watch if they wanted to they're really so upset about people saying jesus or that they have to not even be in the same presence there's something to talk about there
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why are they so upset about people saying jesus is lord i can't even go watson and observe it you know and so i think i want to discuss that with them but ultimately i want to respect their rights if they want to opt out of it they cannot sound of it another person should be made for that and the head teacher has seen that she has had 60 people who last year opted out from religious services worshipful activities and under the education act collective worship is wholly or broadly of a christian tradition but it doesn't have to be a particular question is not what they did i was out that's not a commercial you want to opt out no none of that the question you know you'll just all see the cost of the presenters whether you should tell us the wording if it's not what a people should opt out everyone agrees that they're not out. what was it was my only reason i don't have one this is not a question the question is whether she and i used the word traditional carols to remove the key beliefs of christianity is something that's non-christian after all that's the question islam is the completion of god's revelation we are not here to
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supersede christians we have to live alongside people and one another in a modern secular society in the educational space we need to have a plural system where everybody is welcome this is the tall you don't like humans so. how do you know migrants i mean it would mean how different is that was a christianity. is not welcome you're saying belief of the legs so much as i. don't know i would say all of what i did to them i will say that's of course you know the one that speaks intolerant here because you'll saying they shouldn't sing the well this is a little that's the until an answer to the. agreeing with the parents is u.k. political communications specialist amy and wilson and his op ed on our website he argues that the joy is being snapped out of christmas in europe thanks to among other things efforts to be more inclusive. are to dot com. also their time magazine's person of the year is these topics every new documentary it goes right back to the 1st protest by the teenage environmental activists quite
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a time bird she is apparently alone outside the swedish parliament apart from the presence of a film crew at our website to see if her rise was perhaps planned from the start. last fall in the u.k. labor party's election failure slovenian philosopher gives us his post-mortem he's among those who think jeremy corbyn was the victim of a media smear campaign and he argues that the labor party needs to get even more radical and it wants to recover all that at our website. and what may prove to be a major setback for the transatlantic relations the us senate has approved a sanctions bill targeting companies involved in the north stream to pipeline project a measure aimed at disrupting russia's efforts to increase the supply of gas to europe is expected to be signed into law by donald trump later this week germany the country where the pipeline ends has slammed washington sanctions. we believe that is unacceptable as it is an attempt to influence the sovereign decisions of
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europe we are holding negotiations with the united states well just a little earlier the german top diplomat reiterated berlin's stance that these sanctions are unacceptable strain to is almost fully complete and i can tell you that this u.s. sanctions bill is believed to open up this 30 day window for the european companies to abandon their work on the pipeline now i can tell you that the german newspaper built revealed internal documents from germany's energy ministry where it says that berlin believes that this pipeline could be completed within this border area and then this could actually lead to a situation when the sanctions prove to be completely pointless but of course we understand that nothing is pointless when it can be aimed at the audience back home the audience that will vote at some point here's the deal from the american
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standpoint if the russian natural gas is delivered to western europe through all pipelines through countries like poland ukraine it's all fun it's russia's energy giant gas problems diversifying the way its fuel gets to western european countries through new pipelines like north stream north stream to that's a disaster that gets europe hoped on putin's gas needle so let's just listen to how a u.s. congressman who was behind the sanctions put it last week this pipeline if completed. would make europe even more dependent on russian energy would generate billions of dollars for putin billions of dollars that would follow on russian military aggression so we have learned that the us 2020 national defense authorization act includes a bill that would penalize the companies that are involved in the construction of
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nord stream 2 there are plenty of german businesses that are who are involved because it is indeed in the interest of european consumers to get a new more reliable more direct route for the supplies now when it comes to the officials in moscow they have been blaming the americans for unfair competition to get used to moscow does not like such actions. peris these sanctions are a direct violation of international rules an example of unfair competition and an attempt to spread artificial us don't want us to your markets imposition of more expensive and uncompetitive products we are working on the assumption that stream to project will be completely is in moscow's message has been very simple you don't really care about europe what do you want to do is sell your liquefied natural gas across which makes it more expensive in many cases but i just want to make sure
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that you listen to what american official because it can't just look at how they put it with the u.s. in another year of record setting natural gas production i'm pleased that the department of energy is doing what account to promote an efficient regulatory system that allows for molecules of u.s. freedom to be exported to the world if the gas is russian that is bad putin's gas if it is something that's extracted in america that's kills of freedom. germany is a committee chief on economy and energy told us berlin is ready to respond to any u.s. sanctions. if the u.s. keeps trying to obstruct the north stream project i suggest responding with punitive tariffs on german imports of american gas things cannot continue like this if we impose punitive tariffs on u.s. gas sales will fall on the u.s. will have to reflect on his actions the u.s.
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is unhappy that we are not buying that gas they want to boost their own trade and that's why they are imposing sanctions on companies involved in building the pipeline that firstly american liquefied natural gas is obtained through fracking which makes it an acceptable for germany and secondly it is much more expensive than rushing gas by the natural gas we get from russia is high in demand and due to falling production in europe demand has only increased so we plan to import more of it this is why north stream 2 is so important the americans have tried to interrupt our oil and gas trade with russia from the outset and yet we have managed to corporate for many years without interruption both sides need this and we plan to continue whether the u.s. likes it or not. your global news that day continues after this short break.
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seems wrong. why don't we all just don't all. let me. get to shape out just to get educated and indeed trade equals betrayal. when so many find themselves worlds apart we choose to look for common ground. all of us will hoops it has been absolutely true of babies but so is a behavior that appears even in deaf and blind babies even if you've never heard or seen love to you will love if you're tickles by your parents. and then we learn how to use this in a more complex way i'm one of the things that we learn is to how to join in with love to contagiously to love and somebody else loves even if you don't know why they're laughing.
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welcome back a series of chilling sketches produced by an inmate at guantanamo bay has been published in a report called how america tortures the picture show the so-called enhanced interrogation techniques that abu zubaydah was subjected to between 20022005 he was captured at a jihadi safe house in pakistan in 2002 and was then sent to a so-called see a black site in thailand and his drawings relate to alleged torture and there he was then transferred to guantanamo bay where he's still being held without charge he was the 1st person to be subjected to the brutal interrogation program which was approved by the administration of george w. bush and a sense been acknowledged by the cia here's a quick overview of what has happened.
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as soon as they locked me up inside the box i tried my best to sit up but in vain for the box was too short i tried to take a curled position but to no avail for it was too tight the very strong pain made the screen unconsciously. they kept pouring water and concentrating on my nose and my mouth until i really felt i was drowning and my chest was just about to explode from the lack of oxygen . the.
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long hours went by while i was standing in that position my hands were tight to the upper bars. it felt like an eternity to the point that i found myself falling asleep despite the water being thrown at me by the guards. my colleague union o'neill spoke to so bad as lawyer he told us the u.s. has transparency issues when it comes to guantanamo detainees. has he suffered any lasting physical psychological. torture. well you know he must you know anybody would but it's i've visited him $67.00 times
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a year or several days. and it's really quite hard to see 'd any of that. he has in the midst of adjustments because of what techniques were used on him the waterboarding may produce some problems. the fact is they were use were on him for 17 straight you did it is. road you didn't want to. believe he's not going to face any charges he has not faced any charges then the clear issue is here why is he being kept for so long in kuantan him obey. well i think this is serious there's no question that for 17 years he's never been charged i reverted for 10 years we've asked repeatedly for him to 'd be charged with crimes and that is very frustrating but they do concede that the cia is in the united states. as far as he was never
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a member or nothing to do. 'd or ever did and. 'd what's the purpose all that when it's been shown to to essentially fail to yield accurate information from many suspects. well i think it showed your cruise accurate interest from almost anybody who says it's certainly the seal to attract me. to any accurate explanation through. shows that it is the only accountability is that. i would love to see fulfilled with. one of the terms of. the road always 'd to look forward. now we used to if they don't work backwards but people who are start there are going to remain stuck. no i don't feel 'd they. are who are ready. they're all right what they get in the 'd.
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last part test against plan penson changes hit france on tuesday officials say 600000 people were involved across the country other estimates claimed the network was near 2000000 and what started out as a mostly peaceful demonstration in the capital quickly descended into violence. i. think. the. demonstrations were held and several french cities some turning ugly dozens
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were arrested in the capital on wednesday the french prime minister is going to meet with union leaders insist the government will not pull back on the reforms however the protesters think otherwise. for some of its day because we have problems with financing for. hospitals we have lots of expenses and the right constraints when it comes to procuring materials and recruiting staff we're here today to say that will opt out of public hospitals and we want to say to them. the working conditions are bad we have no future it's very difficult for us to live properly on our current salaries there's been no change it's just a bad trauma to the thought so i thought here in solidarity with everyone who's been affected by that reform which is the vast majority of people public but it is possible that everybody should protest is actually against them for even if they want to work more or less you know it's an acceptable action and that to me is wrap up for now but i'll be back at the top the hour with the latest thanks for tuning in.
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6 years after the ira's $994.00 cease fire to agree to a restricted form of inquiry under justice henry bar on the inquiry found in his own careful words and despite london refusing to cooperate with the inquiry that the case for collusion was neither fanciful nor absurd. crucially however for the families bereaved by other glennon murders north of the border foreign published a full appendix listing the ballistic links between other key attacks after publication of the foreign report it became obvious that there was still no response from the state. very serious allegations of criminality were not going to be investigated that there was going to be no response and so we decided that we should respond we should bring people in and their national figures so we approached a number of people u.n.
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investigators who were to el salvador people who'd worked on the set off interest commission and others academics lawyers people's experience and we invited them to ireland and i asked them to look at the evidence to me was whistleblowers to meet with families to meet with p.s. and i was seated on many others and a troll their own conclusions patrolled their own report the international panel report which is what they did and for us it was over. experience people from outside the jurisdiction come here look at the evidence and come to their own conclusions. 10 years ago from 2004 to 2006 i had the privilege of chairing an independent international inquiry into a potential collusion by british security forces in paramilitary killings of catholics in northern ireland. they certainly were not a few bad apples there are
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a significant number of british intelligence agents from within the car you see in the u.d.r. who were involved directly in these killings who are in collusion with them and their activities their illegal activities according to the evidence we received were known to their immediate superiors putting a number of chief inspectors and inspectors where we were not able to ascertain if the time is how far up the chain of command this went we do know that senior authorities in london were on notice of information that should have caused them to can talk further investigations of this collusion in northern ireland we found no no indication that they took that obligation seriously. the next big step change came when they historically inquiries team was set up to investigate all the unsolved matters of the conflict which quick.


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