the stories that shaped the week here an extremist rebel group or russian fighter jet in the northwest of syria the pilot manages to eject but is killed on the ground. plunged into bitter partisan conflict as a controversial republican memo alleging. the us in the f.b.i. and justice department is relieved. sports highest court clears twenty eight russian athletes of doping and overturns old son choose against them concluding there is insufficient evidence they took substance.
with the top stories from the past seven days on right up to the moment developments as well welcome to the weekly n r t international our top story islamist rebel fighters shot down a russian jet in syria as it led province on saturday they had then killed the pilot in a shoot out. video of the incident has been posted online by another opposition faction. what you've got to do with the. good you about it is that i say be somebody from out of the norm. because you want to be the most look. at the the the. second video is also surfaced online purportedly showing the rebels posing with the
dead body of the pilot a warning you may find the following images upsetting the clip appears to show one of the militants taking a selfie next to their strict and others are also taking pictures and chanting russia's defense ministry says the plane was shot down using a portable surface to air missile and. opposition group has claimed responsibility for the attack it was formed just over a year ago from five other to haue dysfunctions including the noor din with mint which has in the past been supplied with weapons by the u.s. some observers say total is essentially al qaida in syria. and russia moved quickly to take action currying out a number of strikes in libya province its defense ministry says more than thirty militants were killed using quote high precision weapons.
by friday saw the release of a contested u.s. republican memo alleging the f.b.i. and justice department abused their powers to secure a warrant to spy on a former trump campaign aide back in twenty sixteen some in the party have suggested it cast the whole federal investigation into the claims of collusion between the president's team in moscow the documents publication has led to impassioned debate in the media to. put your once those north koreans goosestepping in line with the republican party is so much light that people need to start taking to the streets this is a dictator this is a tipping point for our democracy declassify this memo for fundamentally a political purpose. well specifically the memo alleges that the application for a warrant to surveil the former trump aide relied on the highly controversial democrat funded steel dossier it was compiled by a former british spy now this fall of on verified claims about suppose it links to
russia but crucially the memo asserts that the f.b.i. didn't reveal the origins of the document to the court well both the agency and the democratic party of play in the memo is incomplete and misleading and some legal experts have also said the f.b.i. was actually under no obligation to reveal the memos origin to the judge callup not been non looks at what the documents declassification could mean for american politics if indeed the obama administration used the department of justice and the f.b.i. to spy on electronic campaign this could be quite a scandal it would discredit the d.o.j. and the f.b.i. as nonpartizan a law enforcers and destroy the democrats now the democratic leadership doesn't want to be destroyed so here's a few of their last ditch efforts to keep their boat afloat. now adam schiff from the democratic side of the house intelligence committee says the republicans edited the document to fit their political agenda he says he's
preparing a memo of his own that will expose the misleading character of the document. as expressed during our initial review we have grave concerns about material emissions a fact that fundamentally impact the memos accuracy. discovered late tonight the chairman new news made material changes to the memo he sent to the white house changes not approved by the committee the white house therefore reviewing the document the committee has not approved for release however some of these changes came at the request of the democrats in the. themselves others included minor edits and grammatical fixes. and it never hurts to throw russia into the mix is it possible that the republican chair of the house intel committee has been compromised by the russians as
a possible plea at all russian agents running the house intel committee on the republican side i hope that's not the case that this whole big stir is over just for pieces of paper but those four pieces of paper contain vital information information with potentially enough voltage to light up washington d.c. for months if not years came up and r.t. new york. former cia analyst and whistleblower john kerry yako to lists he believes the developments have laid bare some of the f.b.i.'s more unsavory practices this contains some troubling evidence of f.b.i. malfeasance those of us who are critics of the f.b.i. have been saying this for years this is how the f.b.i. does business they do it to surreptitiously they do it by stabbing people in the back they do it by setting people up by entrapping them by tricking them and that's exactly what they did with the price of court they played the fisa court judge by not telling them the source of this deal they played that judge by not telling them
that this was a partisan. report and and they got their warrant they got their warrant anyway. staying stateside two people have been killed in a hundred and sixteen injured after two trains collided in the state of south carolina the collision between an truck train on a freight train happened at around two thirty in the morning local time the amtrak train was operating between new york and miami with at least eight crew going one hundred thirty nine passengers on board as a result of the collision the front engine to rails as well as a number of passengers cartages. the court of arbitration for sport overturned the lifetime bans of twenty eight russian of pleats on thursday and reinstated their sorting olympic results they were engulfed in a doping scandal dating back to twenty fourteen with russia accused of widespread
substance abuse and indeed eleven other athletes also had lifetime bans removed but will not compete at the upcoming winter games in sight career the decision to uphold the appeals was met with disappointment within the international olympic committee begats arbitrators unanimously found that the evidence would forward by the i.o.c. in relation to this matter did not have the same weight in each individual case this is why in twenty eight cases the evidence collected was found to be insufficient to establish that an anti-doping rule violation was committed concerned this does not mean that these twenty eight actually declared innocent but in their case due to insufficient evidence the appears held the sanctions and the old and their individual results achieved in such reinstituted who these kinds
of decision is extremely disappointing and surprising for. the the i.o.c. we would never have expected these are these a decision of the church and the need for a reform. in the internal structure of cars. down of looks back now at the announcement that shook the world of winter sports. team rush o. dog the judgment was swift and he immediately became gospel for much of the olympic world ever since the infamous report on doping in russia saw the light of day but its claims of a state sponsored conspiracy the pretext for the ban have been shaken to their very foundation in the last few days bombshell one. twenty eight russian athletes make a comeback from
a lifetime ban over the past few years the international olympic committee unleashed to the ultimate punishment on them following a damning verdict they cheated the tests it seemed that their dreams careers and lifetime goals were annihilated in one stroke but last thursday the top sports court had a different opinion on that the ban was no more those stripped of their medals got them back the i.o.c. was both red faced and furious its members see the ng with bitterness and resentment but all things considered the i.o.c. had some trouble standing beside their initial ruling a lot of people asking hell the i.o.c. got the brief so wrong that they were able to throw it out so quickly. well let's let's let's you can look at the decision but let's let's see who will be competing here in the games coming up then we can have this conversation again the
embarrassment is understandable the court of appeals decision to reverse the ban was among other things based on the testimony of the very same people who convinced the i.o.c. to impose the sanctions in the first place the mclaren report didn't find any individual violations of doping rules of individuals or its men's because there was only a very limited time the team of mr mclaren had fifty seven days bombshell. to. the russian paralympic team also had its very decided this week two years ago the doors of the summer games in real were slammed in their faces a blanket ban meant no one was welcome this february a team of almost eighty people will have a shot at the pyong chang golds as so-called neutral athletes not great but it's something russian foreign are regularly tested and they're amongst the most
scrutinized that it's in the world and the discipline vision of while we now have a greater confidence that the anti doping system in russia is no longer a compromise and corrupt and given the latest winning streak for russia those athletes who have cleared their names in all likelihood will up their game eager zone of r.t. . well was an emotional day for the russian athletes involved as you could imagine and this is the reaction of one cross country skier cleared of doping after the verdict was heard many more russian athletes were in high spirits as only the head of the in a spent their careers how to essentially been left hanging in the balance. loyalists and when i found out about the decision during my training c.a.'s decided to overturn my disqualification my ban i had only positive thoughts in my head about that and i've been ready to ski for
a long long time keeping up my training but i had a question right away what about the olympics are we able to dispute this and get an invitation but i was waiting for the results of a pill when i came back from practice it's amazing yes then my scouts and team started congratulating each other such a relief we're not guilty in the whole public will know that a lot of people thought we were day but only those close to us knew it's not tree. or you say they are not guilty or you say they are guilty and they have fruit that there is not enough proof for a doping offense hence they are not guilty and this is very important also because it makes to make law report to become not in bases which is enough to convict athletes and every seeing that was. up to now was based on the mclaren report and if this is now not basis
enough to convict that lets them i do not understand why also all the russian at plates could have been banned colic tearfully without having any any proof of the hoping. well back in december the russian flag and national anthem were banned by the i.o.c. from the fast approaching site korean games and the athletes will compete as neutrals but one design agency has come up with alternative for russian fans.
this week the b.b.c. was accused of bias in its briggs it coverage with the majority of it's said to have been in favor of remaining in new european union that's according to several reports which prompted anger in britain's heise of lords. across our output as a whole we must be inclusive reflecting the breadth and diversity of opinion we must give due weight to the many and diverse areas of an argument.
to leave such as let's just say with a group of leaders who having lit the fire of a lot of what he breaks it is a historic mistake for as with the red lion the night. of the banks that once again on the so on they have to be seen. frankly the b.b.c. has become the supporter of. over four organize a tree. for the european union the bricks it sticks to mr b. the day the city recently that has not been struck schools is made even more disciplined is every time he makes a small defaults that is promptly optimized by the b.b.c. to get short acting in order because you do with a duty of impartiality. we
discussed the issue with the director general of the u.k.'s institute of economic a furze who was behind one of the reports critical of the b.b.c. . but it's true that we are no longer in a referendum period and it is true as the b.b.c. said in the statement they have furnished you with that it's no longer a binary choice but the problem is this although there are a wide range of choices really those range of options are subsets of the remain camp and the leave camp i think it's pretty poor that a public broadcaster a skewed that gets some panelists so dramatically in this direction on the top political issue of the times. in general in britain a stagnation figures famous figures and influential people have tended to be in favor of e.u. membership it's more the ordinary man or woman who rebelled against the political stab recently tends to be on the leave side seems to be the balance for people's
views on bret's it and making sure you have a fair share of voice from both ends and all ends of the argument should be a very very high priority indeed. i think the politicians on the leave side of the argument those who are in favor of bricks it are beginning to lose their patience with the b.b.c. but i would say that the b.b.c. now should be concerned but there are politicians who are seriously raising in the british parliament in the house of lords genuine concern about whether the b.b.c. really can be considered a neutral broadcaster one that doesn't just show a diversity of views but a proper balance the b.b.c. in response has said it's guests quote represent a range of the points the organization has stressed its reporting reflects the fact that the debate over bragg's it has moved on and is no longer a simple binary issue. after the break of the crime a blighted u.s. city of baltimore has called for
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that you criminalist released but the point house to and shaming into an institution those included on the list are accused simply by association. being from russia or is now an accepted cools for suspicion so doesn't criminalist really change it. welcome back there is a cease fire in the u.s. city of baltimore this weekend aimed at tucking the record high murder rate there the city reported three hundred forty three homicides last year alone. eh i do cities in body american urban decay more depressingly than the city of baltimore baltimore struggles with a record high murder rate. murder. in
full. length. yes baltimore there is a robust active crime strategy. for the. bottom of. what is the third ceasefire of its kind in the city organizers have prepared around twenty events during the weekend to mourn the victims of crime we talked to the activists behind the compay. people all around the city make commitments to just be
peaceful and not be violent for three days and says celebrate life and do life affirming event so they're events all over the city we just don't want a weekend here we keep it into we see a week in no homicides well it all comes as baltimore is being rocked by one of the city's biggest police corruption scandals the gung trace task force was made up of plain clothes officers and was supposed to be talking the city's spiraling murder rate however it seems they have actually been adding to the levels of crime the unit was dissolved in march last year and its officers arrested they're facing various charges including fraud drug trafficking and planting false evidence six out of the eight members of the group have pleaded guilty to charges of organized crime in the marlin city forests and near a kill. the baltimore police department is now involved in one of the biggest scandals and u.s. law enforcement history for months now the court system has been trying to
investigate corruption within the city's police force eight officers are on trial over drug trafficking racketeering robbery and planting fake evidence like drugs and. we would create false reports to cover up the robberies we were involved in. it was like aware if life were got away with a lot of things if proven guilty the officers and maybe face twenty to one hundred years in prison and six of them have already pleaded guilty and are now acting as witnesses in hopes of softening the moving verdict and their lawyers claim the officer still feel to over what they've done mr jenkins is extremely remorseful he's been remorseful for a long time even before these charges were brought and he's relieved that today finally he was publicly able to accept responsibility for their client sorry for what they did or should. you surely see regret for what what happened i really don't have any comment meanwhile officers cases continue to be dismissed
with hundreds under review and most of them involve incidents of officer switching off their body cameras to plant drugs or guns and then reenact seizing the evidence they had already planted. the high street behemoths him is back in the headlines after shoppers took offense at stocks it was selling which appeared to have the word allah printed on them it follows another scandal over an advert featuring a young black model he was wearing a hoodie bearing the phrase coolest monkey in the jungle not to cause dark rage even though the boy's own mother dismissed the claims that deterred racist undertones and as was the case with the hubby the controversial socks have got twitter users riled up to this is ridiculous the next will be that they forbid the small w. and them people have choices if you don't like them then don't buy them getting a little tired of saying you can't make this stuff up. well arty's probably booker
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