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of the three leaders in the black face scandal are democrats having campaigned on racial equality to win votes in a state that was recently a republican stronghold now the democrats' rise in virginia is in jeopardy and the party's national efforts to draw a contrast with the race politics of donald trump is damage. that but. protect our party but the democrats' troubles in virginia go beyond race just as lieutenant governor just in fairfax seemed poised to replace the embattled governor two women including this college professor came forward to accuse fairfax of sexual assault there are facts denies the allegations does anybody think it's any coincidence that on the eve of potentially being elevated that that's when this uncorroborated smear comes out does anybody believe that's a coincidence coincidence or not the cascading scandals have thrown virginia into political chaos it's unclear who will lead the state once this is all over or if
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the social troubles one thought to be confined to history will ever see a true end. castro al-jazeera richmond virginia. britain's departure from the european union is due to happen in just six weeks and the future of one and a half million u.k. citizens living in other states is still up in the air dominic kane met one in germany. composer and musician richard scott experiments with mixing up sounds he performs right across the e.u. but now fears his british nationality could make that much harder so i guess what i would most like to be is not. a playing card or a chess piece and we were told at the beginning that we weren't going to be you know we're not going to be trading with people's lives but that's exactly what is happening on both sides so yeah i feel like i'm a i'm
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a pawn in some game that i have no control over however britain does leave the e.u. citizens will then find themselves having to register at places like this office for foreigners it's thought around one hundred fifty thousand british citizens are living and working in germany right now perhaps around sixty percent of them have lived here long enough to qualify to obtain german citizenship but that still leaves the other forty percent around sixty thousand people who cannot and would therefore find their freedom of movement potentially impeded. and that concern is not restricted just to u.k. citizens so many german firms have trade links with britain like a measuring instruments in the rhineland its chief executive says the idea of the u.k. crashing out of the e.u. is really ominous hooter's worst case scenario is the heart of the worst case scenario is a heartbreaks it which would mean customs checks at the british border in less than
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three months for which no one is prepared it would be an absolute chaos of course we hope for a different outcome. on the political side of the german government has tried to give reassurances about what might happen if. we want to keep the damage and breck's it will be damaging to a minimum so we will of course continue to try and find a solution for an orderly exit but we also must head with the eventuality that there won't be an orderly solution. all for richard scott the simple solution is to become german he's lived here long enough to do so but many thousands cannot and for them with each passing day hard drugs it sounds increasingly worrying dominic kane al-jazeera berlin. well the pyongyang winter olympics were hailed as a big success in paving the way for friendlier relations between south and north korea but as celebrations begin marking the first anniversary there's ongoing
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controversy over the use of games venues south korea correspondent robert bride reports from can chat. on this first anniversary it's seen as a just cause for celebration. the so-called peace olympics are credited with the stablish in friendly relations between north and south korea and history may show they lead to a long term reconciliation between north korea and the us. everything that is the construction of infrastructure for the pyong china lympics has helped to bring in more tourists. the door more than anything the olympics paved the way for improving the into korean relations and promoting peace it became a starting point in resolving the nuclear issue. as one of the olympic hubs the coastal city of gang nung hosted the ice rink events new roads and high speed rail links mean it's now just
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a couple of hours from the other more developed side of the korean peninsula and the local government is looking at ways of using the specially built fake news. with the peace process moved away from the threat of war the province was not well known overseas but with the olympics last year three million foreigners visited here. but drive up into the mountains around pyong chiang itself and the olympic legacy loses some of its glamour people and business owners have criticised the failure to maintain some of the facilities here. the main stadium which stage the opening ceremony is now gone with just a statue marking its location celebrations to mark the first anniversary combined with the lunar new year holiday means that visitor numbers are up again but whether that can be sustained is far from certain the mountain that was once the venue for
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the downhill skiing events now lies bare local residents have set up a protest camp here. they want the government to keep the chair lift and other facilities going to keep the visitors coming you when you pull the handle saw the country as a whole benefitted from the olympics and relations with the norse improved as well but people here have been forgotten about they may come to be remembered well beyond chang as the games that lead to peace but for people living in the shadow of the imposing venues the legacy will be far more mixed rob mcbride al-jazeera south korea. i missed out here today and these are the top stories the u.s. backed syrian democratic forces say they've started to push out of its last remaining territory the kurdish led fighters say the offensive is focused on the
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trump will not take any action against saudi officials for the murder of jamal khashoggi but one of his kid visors has suggested there will be consequences the deadlines passed for the u.s. president to tell congress whether he'll kill impose sanctions on saudi government officials under legislation called the magnitsky act trump had one hundred twenty days to outline any action thousands of anti-government protesters are calling for haitian president java now more is to resign the capital port au prince has seen days of violent rallies leaving at least two people dead demonstrators accuse government leaders of being involved in a corruption scandal. turkey has condemned china's treatment of its muslim weaker minority saying it's a great cause of shame for humanity about a million we believe to be held in camps against their will beijing says the camps are voluntary designed to stamp out extremist tendencies the wiggers are ethnically turkic muslims and their language is related to takesh practicing islam is
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forbidden in some parts of china those are the headlines join me for more news here after inside story. president donald trump ignores a u.s. congressional deadline to respond to the murder of jamal khashoggi so what happens next and despite mounting international pressure will saudi arabia ever be held accountable for the killing this is inside story.
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hello and welcome to the program i'm peter dobby it's been more than four months since the journalist jamal ji was murdered inside the saudi consulate in istanbul and since then there have been widespread calls for an international investigation and demands to hold the saudi government to account but the u.s. president on the trump has largely stood by his ally the saudi crown prince mohammed bin sol man the us president has now missed a friday deadline to tell congress who's responsible for the killing of a shrug instead his secretary of state mike pompei o wrote a letter to the senate committee on foreign relations insisting that the trumpet ministration will seek accountability for the murder of a leading member of that committee senator bob menendez says the response isn't good enough and the united nations is the latest to demand answers to its special rapporteur on extrajudicial executions called a shock to his death
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a brutal and premeditated killing agnes kalama released her initial findings after a week long trip to turkey she says saudi arabia has seriously undermined the murder investigation we'll bring in our guest in just a moment first mike hanna sets up our discussion today from washington. president trump departs for his annual medical exam declining to on says shouted questions on any subject all indications are they'll be no response to the deadline set by the senate following the murder of jamal. the senate sent a letter to president trump invoking the global magnitsky act which gave president trump one hundred twenty days to investigate the murder and impose sanctions against those responsible in a follow up letter to the senate asa president to specifically investigate any role the crown prince mohammed bin salman or m.b.a.'s may have played in the murder in b.s. the crown prince is a wrecking ball. and he's complicit in the murder mystery shogi i think he's crazy
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to. think he is dangerous and he has put their relationship at risk but president trump has steadfastly insisted the us saw the relationship is more important than establishing accountability for murder it's all about america first we're not going to give up hundreds of billions of dollars in orders and let russia china and everybody else have a it's all about for me very simple it's america first saudi arabia's senior diplomat continues to deny any involvement by the kingdom's leaders in the murder refusing to react to a new york times report that the crown prince is on record as saying he would use a bullet on jamal khashoggi the report dismissed as based on unknown sources and the following tweet posted on the saudi foreign ministry account we will hold who are responsible for the death the push to account the question is what happens now
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the president has ignored the ultimatum the answer is simply nothing beyond no punitive measures involved in this process which essentially relies on the good faith of all parties something the president's critics contend is absent in the white house. but this does not mean an end to the matter the question of accountability for jamal khashoggi is murder has rig bipartisan support in congress and the motion is agreed to and legislation seeking sanctions against saudi arabia and possibly the crown prince specifically is being widely discussed in both house and senate i cannot al-jazeera washington. ok let's get going let's bring in the panel today joining us on skype from birmingham in the u.k. is scott lucas professor of american studies at the university of birmingham political strategist silva thought is in istanbul and in manchester we come and
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vice chairman of republicans overseas u.k. welcome to you all drool a common mr donald trump has missed this deadline what does that mean well i think there's two things to note about trent missing the deadline and i want to say i'm someone who's very strong supporter of article one of the constitution congressional powers and presidential powers and i think president trump should respond to the deadline but this government shutdown of well over a month definitely put a dent in time needed to do an actual thorough investigation and the second thing to note is that congress is still the state department political appointments in the state department are still frequently updating congressional leaders democrats and republicans and should hopefully soon have a letter out in who knows what that letter will say maybe we'll say. they say for who is responsible ok a letter from the state department isn't quite an answer to my question what i asked you was or to put it in
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a stronger way mr trump has deliberately missed this deadline he is in effect turning his back not just on claims in the media not just on the washington post he's turning his back on what the cia has been saying. we i well like i said about trump missing the deadline thirty to forty percent of the time that this investigation where report should have been come out for who did this the government was shut down the state department the government were effectively shut down in making this task an impossible task to determine who was responsible and a full report on who was responsible and i think the state department will be coming out with a report soon and from what i've heard what i think it looks like it will be saying that that saudi arabia is taking internal measures to we know they are taking internal measures to go after seeking even the death penalty on people who were responsible for the killing of scott lucas in birmingham coming to you know this comes down to personal culpability surely and everyone doesn't just think it was
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the crown prince who greenlit this everyone believes it was the crown prince yes or no yes u.s. intelligence agency for the huge state department the student tuesday.


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