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this is deja vu news live from berlin a mixed verdict that could prove troublesome for u.s. president donald trump no collusion with russia but some attempts to influence the course of justice the u.s. government publishes the much anticipated results of the investigation into russian interference in the twenty sixteen presidential election. also coming up friday to northern ireland leaves one woman dead at twenty one years after the signing of the good friday peace deal police say it's terrorism and they launch a murder investigation. the candidates in ukraine's upcoming presidential election
give blood samples to prove their sobriety or find out what else is different about ukraine's on the usual runoff election. i'm sunni so much going to it's great to have you with us u.s. president donald trump try to influence the course of an investigation into russian interference in the twenty sixteen presidential election that is one of the conclusions of the mahler report that's been published in redacted form in the u.s. but special counsel robert mueller stopped short of charging trom he could not reach a concrete legal conclusion that obstruction had taken place donald trump says the report marks the end of a hoax but democrats say there are still questions that have to be investigated. game over that's what donald trump tweeted after the release in redacted form of
the miller report he appears to think his worries are over arriving in florida for the easter break he was characteristically bullish. the report found trump made numerous attempts to obstruct the investigation into alleged russian meddling in the twenty sixteen election but miller said he could not conclusively determine the tramp had committed a criminal act he also detailed extensive contacts between the trump campaign and russia but said they too didn't amount to a criminal conspiracy trumps advisor kellyanne conway said it was case closed it's very accepting apologies today too for anybody who feels that greece you know offering them there was no collusion and there certainly was no criminal conspiracy with any russians that report makes very clear that this white house and this president and none of us i got in their way but democrats say it's far from clear that the president didn't try to obstruct the course of justice. the idea that the report proves no obstruction is completely at odds with hundreds of pages in the
report which document efforts by the president to undermine the investigation democrats are demanding that in an redirected version of the report is made available to congress allowing them to continue the investigation if the special counsel as he made clear had found evidence exonerating the president he would have said so he did not he left that issue to the congress of the united states and we will need to consider it for trump the miller report is finally behind him but the twenty twenty elections are looming and his political opponents are unlikely to be so accommodating. as we heard it could be up to democrats in congress to take the next steps including potentially pursuing charges that the special counsel felt unable to press himself or maybe even using the report's findings as the basis for impeachment proceedings did abuse helen humphrey gave her assessment of how likely that was. they're going to have to be pretty sure that they're going to have
a good case for impeachment pietschmann should they want to push forward with proceedings on that front because if they try and they fail people in the rest of the country are going to either say that you know trump was vindicated this was a witch hunt or that the democrats spent too much time caught up in the to ing and fro ing off the report when significant issues to them whether it's wages health care child care degree new deal environmental policy whatever it may be on the left which has versions concerned is not tackled in the run up to the twenty twenty alexion so really there's going to be some soul searching now i think in the democratic party with how they move forward now that they've got this report in their hands. that was a dude abuse helena humphrey reporting for us there from washington d.c. . now to some other stories making headlines around the world huge crowds have gathered in the sudanese capital khartoum to pressure the governing military
council to immediately seek power to civilians protesters responded to social media appeals and joined a sit in outside the defense ministry the demonstrations are the largest since the military ousted longtime president omar al bashir one week ago. on the portuguese island madera german foreign minister heikal mohsin visited the site of a bus crash that killed twenty nine german tourists on wednesday evening later he met with survivors at a nearby hospital investigators have not yet determined why the bus went out of control in a curve. hundreds of nicaraguans defied a police ban to join a holy week procession to the capital. they were marking the start of anti-government protests a year ago opposition groups say at least sixty seven people were arrested a police crackdown on last year's protests left at least three hundred twenty five people dead. and pope francis has washed the feet of several prison inmates as part
of traditional festivities ahead of easter now previous popes have generally washed the feet of priests on holy thursday the current pope and stud carried out the practice in facilities such as prisons or centers for migrants. in northern ireland to twenty nine year old woman was killed by gunfire during a riot in a suburb of the city of london derry police say the violence erupted after officers conducted a search of a house in the neighborhood we have the statement from a police spokesman we have no launched a murder inquiry here in the city. we believe this to be a terrorist act we believe a sprint car to provide him as a republican. our sas men of this time would be that the new ira are most likely to be the ones behind this on the forms our primary line of inquiry. now police identified the woman as a journalist leer at mickey she had reported extensively on the conflict in
northern ireland and was also working on a book police say she was hit while standing near a police vehicle militant groups still pose a threat in northern ireland in january a large bomb exploded outside a courthouse in londonderry but caused no casualties. thursday's violence came on the eve of the twenty first anniversary of the signing of the good friday agreement that largely ended decades long conflict between catholic irish nationalists and protestants in northern ireland but members of the troubles are slow to fade in london derry or derry which was the overage an ally of the city. john donnelly is a former ira fighter from derry in his home is a small collection of treasures from the decades of warfare known as the troubles. for us the british soldiers belt back contains photos from a secret list of wanted ira members that it was a photo of myself and those are technically army. those carriers who do their.
very own former. informer. and against martin mcguinness was the former provisional ira leader but later shin frayn's chief negotiator for the good friday agreement twenty one years ago. for over three decades he young the ira for british rule in northern ireland. john donnelly was a leading political force in derry northern ireland second largest city. he was instrumental in persuading ira operatives to lay down their arms. twenty one years on the conflict seems to have. being settled but for many this is merely a superficial arrangement donnelly says poor areas of daring are still waiting for the peace dividend to kick in since a peace agreement opens up. there's no tangible prop.
there's often the people can put their finger on and say. that that was. that's what's happened you. see. in the rosemount community center before my ira fight is a social worker helping those worse off either way s. he and a colleague tom mccourt also a former fighter share one of the hardest jobs yes we use a room there they're binders full of brutal stories. donnelly shows a particularly telling file. read. it the client's name where he lives. what age group nature of threat exposure baden should in the competition and this case was a neutral affair it was expulsion from the civic. to punish so called anti social
behavior radical elements impose vigilante justice in the poor areas of derry. this is a holdover from earlier times when the ira policed neighborhoods. of tradition that radical irish nationalists are carrying on today. there is. a mother and her son visit a community center they want to remain anonymous york here the boy is accused of stealing a car his threatened punishment is to be shot in the leg. donnelly is trying to mediate. here if. i talk to people of a threat. under cause. because we media. we are girly you know you read a letter a letter of apology will hopefully avert the looming threat. it's
a typical day at the rosemount community center an indication that for some people in northern ireland peace has not yet i turned twenty one years after the good friday agreement. ukrainians go to the polls on sunday to pick their next president after a first round vote at the end of march the choice is between a lot of our selenski a television star or petro poroshenko the incumbent president selenski is the front runner he won the first ballot with more than thirty percent of the vote now he is a comedian with no political experience and has put forward very few policy proposals but his willingness to speak both ukrainian and russian has brought him a lot of support in the countries mainly russian speaking east petro poroshenko was a confectionary businessman and one of ukraine's wealthiest people he was elected in a snap vote after former pro russian president victory and a cold which was toppled in the twenty fourteen might down revolution his reputation as a reformer has been damaged because corruption is still
a big problem in ukraine and he's had to go to extraordinary lengths to prove prove that he is still presidential material did connelly reports a sitting president rolling up his sleeves to give blood for drugs test live on t.v. not something most ukrainian voters ever expected to see but they did because of this man comedian and actor realty lidsky president personally because challenger has turned ukraine's politics on its head in a matter of months when selenski demanded drug and alcohol tests pershing co had little choice but to agree after picking up just hof as many votes as alinsky in the first round pushing co's had to play catch up with his younger rival. gives lympics stadium capacity seventy thousand and the place was immense he says he wants to debate with petro poroshenko as new dusty t.v.
studio facility who prefers to talk to his supporters direct through social media. feelings once again selenski throwing down the gauntlet and once again pushing the left with no other option but to agree. astonished observers with a late night reply by video message if it's the stadium you want then so be it i'll be waiting for you. traveled to paris to meet a man on a visit intended to underscore his diplomatic standing selenski again peeped in to the post meeting mccall and his advisors hours before pushing. the tension in ukraine was focused on the mood music between the presidential candidates and their french toast down to the number of minutes spent at the iliza palace. less than forty eight hours after his return from paris petro poroshenko was walking the turf of the limbic stadium alone with his supporters his challenge to selenski to bring
the stadium debate forward had simply been ignored with his poll ratings fly high selenski is apparently in no mood to compromise three weeks have now passed since the first round of voting but ukrainians are barely any wiser about what their presidential candidates plan to do three weeks debating the how and the when of a potential debate instead of discussing the issues of which there are more than enough in a country locked in standoff with russia with more than a million refugees and millions more leaving the country in search of work so lets his critics argue that's no coincidence they say as a newcomer to politics he has little to win and much to lose debating the details of being president today ukrainians have one last chance to hear their next president whoever that will be set out his vision before they go to the polls that is if selenski can finally agree on the terms of the debate.