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this is the news live from berlin a mixed assessment 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 rioting in
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northern ireland leaves one woman dead twenty one years after the signing of the good friday peace deal police say it's terrorism and launch a murder investigation plus the candidates in ukraine's upcoming presidential election give blood samples to prove their sobriety we will find out what else is different about ukraine's runoff election. i'm sorry kelly welcome to the program thanks for joining us u.s. president donald trump tried to influence the course of an investigation into russian interference in the twenty sixteen presidential election that's just one of the conclusions of the molar report that's been published and redacted form in the united states but the special counsel stopped short of charging trump so let's break down some of the key. takeaways from this report first of all motor found
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extensively twenty sixty election campaign and russian operatives who sought to influence the election but ultimately determines that there was insufficient evidence to support criminal charges he also found that trump tried multiple times to obstruct the investigation into alleged russian meddling in the twenty sixteen election now trump's attempts to influence the investigation they were largely unsuccessful but only because people surrounding him declined to carry out his orders muller said that there was not enough evidence alternately to prove that trump committed criminal obstruction and that he would not recommend charging him but he said that he could not exonerate him either now u.s. president donald trump says the report marks the end of a hoax but democrats say there are still questions that need to be investigated. game over that's what donald trump tweeted after the release in redacted form of
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the miller report he appears to think his worries are either arriving in florida for the easter break he was characteristically bullish. trump's advisor kellyanne conway said it was case closed it's very accepting apologies today too for anybody who feels the grease on in 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 documented efforts by the president to undermine the investigation democrats are demanding that an 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
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had found evidence exonerated 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. so we heard of bear it is 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 assesses how likely that could be. 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 or not 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 all that the democrats spent too much time caught up in the to ing and
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fro ing off the motor report when significant issues today whether it's wages health care child care degree new deal environmental policy whatever it may be on the left which has voters 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. and that was correspondent helen humphrey reporting for us now to northern ireland where the twenty nine year old journalist was killed by gunfire during a riot in the suburb of the city of londonderry the violence erupted after a large number of police searched a house in the area police identified the woman as leader of a key they say that she was standing near a police vehicle when she was shot some treating a murderous terrorism the suspect or the brother based the specs that a militant republican group called the new ira which also took credit for
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a large bomb that exploded outside of a courthouse in london derry in january arlene foster of the leader of the northern islands democratic unionist party condemned the violence. of course violence criminality terrorism was always rome and it's still rome today and twenty one thousand we can damage wholeheartedly we hope that everyone will work in the end area and indeed further afield with the police service to give them all the support that they need and can i command the officers last night who stood between the community and those who sought to do the community harm. 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 memories of the troubles are slow to fade in london derry or derry which was the original name of the city. john
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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 so many a young lad from. the british soldiers belt back contains photos from a secret list of wanted ira members and it was a photo of myself and those are technically brilliant. scale usually do and usually they are in former. years or in farmer. can help me get those martin mcguinness was the former provisional ira leader but later sheehan feigns chief negotiator for the good friday agreement twenty one years ago. for over three decades he and 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
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one years on the conflict seems to have been 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 so the peace agreement opened up till now it there's been no tangible progress if you look at there's often the people can put their finger on and say look. that's that that was that's what happened early good for you to go to a b. and c. . in the rosemount community center the former ira fighter is a social worker helping those worse off. he and colleague tom court also a former fighter share one of the hardest jobs. so we use a room there that binders full of brutal stories. donnelly shows
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a particularly telling file. this is the sheet will be of it you have the date the client's name where he lives. what age group nature of threat expulsion beeton should in the competition are all are in this case was a literally expulsion from a 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. a 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 you hear one of the boy is accused of stealing a car he's threatened punishment is to be shot in the leg. donnelly is trying to mediate. here they will beat him to the we. talked to people here should the threat
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. under cause. because we needed it. we only know you write 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 returned twenty one years after the good friday agreement. was that a quick check now is a lot of stories making news around the world huge crowds have gathered in the sudanese capital khartoum to pressure the governing military council to immediately seized power to civilians protesters responded to social media appeals and joined a sit in outside of the defense ministry the demonstrations are the largest since the military ousted longtime president omar al bashir one week ago. activists with
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the climate change group extinction rebellion have staged protests to london's heathrow airport organizers were hoping to shut the airport down but so far no major disruptions have been reported. greenpeace staged a sit in at the offices of societe generale bank in paris. hundreds of nicaraguans defied a police ban to join a holy week recession through the capital managua they were marking the start of anti-government protests one year ago opposition groups say that at least sixty seven people were arrested a police crackdown on last year's protest left at least three hundred twenty five people dead. ukrainians go to the polls on sunday to choose their next president after a first round vote at the end of march two remaining candidates are villota mir's a landscape a television star and petro poroshenko be incumbent president now celeste is the front runner he won the first ballot with more than thirty percent of the vote he's
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a comedian with no political experience but he's put forward very few policy proposals his willingness to speak both ukrainian and russian has brought him a lot of support of the countries mainly russian speaking east meantime petro poroshenko a businessman from the confectionery industry and he's one of ukraine's wealthiest people he was elected in a snap vote after former pro russian president viktor yushchenko which was toppled in the twenty fourteen might on revolution his reputation as a reformer has been damaged as corruption remains a big problem in ukraine let's get more on this now we're joined by our correspondent nick connelly who is standing by with the very latest on this election so you know one of the biggest questions that really comes up here is how has a comedian been able to gain so much support there in the country. good afternoon sarah well i think the important thing about all of them is alinsky is
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that he did not need to explain to ukrainian voters who he is he has been across the t.v. screens of this country for the past decade as a comedian and actor so he was really had just one hundred percent facial recognition and had access to people through social media through his t.v. shows and more importantly while being very familiar to everyone he didn't have the political baggage of his competitors both petro poroshenko and former prime minister yulia timoshenko who were the front runners going into the first round they were all associated with the corrupt politics the past twenty years and he could come away as a fresh faces someone from a younger generation and as his critics would say someone who promises all things to all people he's been pretty pretty slow to give detail what exactly he wants to do and in the last two weeks since first round we thought we'd hit him or we thought he'd come face to face with petro poroshenko but it seems like he's been doing his best to avoid coming face to face with the incumbent let's have a look at how those last few weeks mean panning out. a sitting president rolling up
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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 the misled president pershing because challenger has turned ukraine's politics on its head in a matter of months when selenski demanded drug and alcohol tests pershing had little choice but to agree after picking up just half as many votes as a lead in the first round because had to play catch up with his younger rival. here lympics stadium capacity seventy thousand and the place was linsky says he wants to debate with petro poroshenko no dusty t.v. studio for the landscape who prefers to talk to his supporters direct through social media. feelings once again selenski throwing down the gauntlet and once again go left with no other option but to agree. to
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observers with a late night reply by video message is that you want if it's the stadium you want then so be it i'll be waiting for you. when pershing could travel to paris to meet him alone a visit intended to underscore his diplomatic standing still and again picked him to the post meeting mccall and his advisors hours before pushing. all attention ukraine was focused on the mood music between the presidential candidates and their french toast down to the number of minutes spent at the elysium palace. less than forty eight hours after his return from paris. was walking the turf of the stadium alone. his challenge 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
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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. 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. so nic tell us if selenski does indeed win this election what does it mean for the country. well we thought we were going to hear more from
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him in the past weeks he has been very vocal about fighting corruption taking away members of parliament immunity from prosecution modernizing the ukraine's government bring in more digital governance also he says on the really big issues like joining nato or the you he'll put that question to the people through referendums but it has been preciously thin on the detail but it doesn't seem to be doing him any harm if anything the polls show him increasing his lead over petro poroshenko since the first round so tonight will be the real test we've been waiting to submit for two weeks now and there's been lots of to inferring about the detail less about the actual content and from what we understand now if they do appear at this debate they won't even be sharing a single stage they will be on separate stages at opposite ends of the football pitch so let's see how much detail we actually get and how much is actually turns into being more of a concert for the respect candidates respective sports has
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a relationship with moscow we know it has been a very big topic in this election who is moscow's preferred candidate on the ukrainian side. you see sara in the first round we had a candidate who actually travel to moscow basically to show that he was supported by the russian leadership he met with the prime minister and with the head of russia's gas monopoly gas from and he came in fourth place so i think off the wall of this long conflict with russia being seen as moscow's friend doesn't pay off at the ballot box here in ukraine having said that of the petro poroshenko has been the face of ukraine standing up to russia on the world stage he's really put trade himself as the commander in chief and someone who'd stand up to putin so in that sense has less baggage potentially he would be in a position to restart talks and to start a new page but for now it really seems like a consensus in ukraine that no one really wants to be seen as moscow's best friend nick connelly in kiev thank you nick. french president emmanuel knock on is needing
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a unesco officials today to discuss ideas for we building paris's fire damaged of saddam cathedral the un's cultural agency overseeing global heritage heritage issues. hopes to rebuild the cathedral in time for the twenty twenty four olympic games which paris will host he has suggested the reconstruction could include contemporary designs to replace fire that was added to the cathedral in the nineteenth century a huge planes destroyed that spire and the cathedrals eight hundred year old roof on monday evening. a friend rebecca writers who are standing by with the latest from paris and rebecca i mean we've heard that they're already meeting with unesco today and he's really going full steam ahead now with this rebuild effort. he certainly is within twenty four hours of the fire he'd come out with a sort of very ambitious plan of having it rebuilt in five years experts say that's
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unlikely to be possible they're looking at around more to ten to fifteen years but the sort of the fact that he wants to do it so fast could be saying that he really wants to make this part of his legacy he had been expected on monday night before the fire to give his speech trying to reunite a nation that has been divided and we've seen months of protests here in paris and he was going to address the issues concerning the protesters obviously that was has been now delayed and he's trying to possibly use this event as a really a unifying unifying thing for the nation. and what about the investigation has there been any progress there. progress has been slow still because people have assessors have not been able to get access to not her dam it is still very unsafe inside the building as you can probably see behind me there's some fire crews there and cranes they're trying to working to assess the
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damage and remove some of the heavier parts around the roof that they fear still could collapse so assess cessna's have not been given full access they did do an initial assessment earlier in the week and they do believe that it was an accident that it was due to some electrical failure possibly because of the renovation works that were already taking place in the cathedral and what's going to happen now. because it's good friday we're back there were of course services that were planned at notre dame right. absolutely it's a very busy weekend for the for the cathedral normally there are several series of events and ceremonies that happened here many of the events have been moved to church just up the road. piece but there will be one perception taking place near not tried to harm obviously not inside the cathedral and not even to the forecourt that had been mentioned as a possibility that's the way of the cross where worshippers emulate jesus carrying
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the cross to the mount. and that will take place in a few hours near the cathedral and i believe we've been told that worshipers will be allowed on to the island that much sits on but not anywhere near the actual cathedral writers that national cathedral thank you. and with the restoration of notre dame set to take at least five years it has been suggested that a temporary wooden church would be erected on the square in front of it to accommodate worshippers now this is not the first time that a historic john has fallen victim to flame so let's see how it could be possible for architectural masterpieces to rise again like a phoenix from the ashes. almost lost to monday's fire no two down cathedral still stands proudly over the river sand and with billionaires such as the owners of retail and all the outpouring and money to rebuild the cathedral is now guaranteed to survive but will the new not saddam look just like the old one
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and how quickly can it be rebuilt france now faces those tough questions but not saddam is not the first culturally significant building to burn across the atlantic just last year brazil's national museum was destroyed along with its twenty million item collection unlike with not saddam just a quarter of a million euros have been raised just one percent of the estimated rebuilding costs . for a success story though france can look to germany's eighteenth century following the church of our lady it was bombed by the allies in one nine hundred forty five. and after two days of fire the church finally collapsed. for almost five decades east german leaders left the rubble of dresden is baroque masterpiece as a reminder of the horrors of war. painstakingly
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rebuilt beginning in the mid ninety's the new fallen kosha incorporates the ruins left from world war two and has received millions of visitors since its recants a creation in two thousand and five. call so in germany the maleo library environment part of the unesco world heritage site in two thousand and four its roof caught fire probably due to faulty wiring reconstruction was possible in just three years but the blaze took thousands of rare books with it. and in italy venice is famous laffin each a theater dating from the late eighteenth century burned to the ground in one nine hundred ninety six and took eight years to rebuild now back and as beautiful as ever that finishes social media team sent words of encouragement to not to dumb
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tweeting we burned but we rose from the ashes stronger than before by. the followers in england our boycott of social media for twenty four hours in a stand against racism the campaign led by the professional footballers association urged players to post a graphic with the hash tag a number before starting the boycott on friday morning england star backing sterling has been particularly vocal on racism this season after suffering abuse on international duty while playing for premier league club manchester city the campaign wants stronger action in response. and the german team i'm trucks frankfurt made a remarkable comeback in the europa league to reach the semifinals of a european competition for the first time since one thousand nine hundred eighty they trailed portugal's club benfica for two in the first leg but overturn the deficit with a two nil when at home a boisterous crowd bore them to victory as first philip caustics and then sebastian
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redoubts board before and after half time to send frankfurt through on. wait goals for effort now face chelsea for a place in the fire. now on thursday the european parliament has held its final plan ery session ahead of european elections in may and one member of parliament from sylvia chose to send his colleagues off with a message and a bit of song have a listen. and. assateague ovation from his fellow parliamentarians of course because that was
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a load to joy from beethoven's ninth symphony it is the official anthem of the european union a quick reminder of the top stories we're following for you here at g.w. u.s. officials have released heavily redacted versions of special counsel robert moses reported to russian interference in the twenty six thousand presidential election it concluded that there was quote insufficient evidence of a trump campaign colluded with moscow but it did not clear him of a legally obstruction approach. thanks for watching.
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