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i. feel. that. the u.s. has said to vote on impeaching president don't trump on wednesday some are warning that the whole process could actually backfire on the democrats and pass them votes and cost them votes in 2020 or so to come this parents who k. are angry after school changes the words in traditional christmas carols to be more inclusive we get reaction. and they want to remove that reference as well she says big and she says be safe if we don't have those things what are we celebrating so what we want to have you tell us is a religious education that includes all strains all walks of life that.
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brands washington's titian to sanction firms to be dissipated in order pipeline project an acceptable we look at who benefits from the gas pipeline and why the u.s. doesn't like. hello good morning just gone 11 o'clock here in moscow be watching r.t. international the u.s. house will vote on impeaching donald trump on wednesday the president himself says the democratic leadership are pressuring party members to vote a certain way and also wants to get the whole process could actually backfire democrats from both the house and the senate have pulled no punches trying to convince the public. we have impeachment the constitution precisely to protect ourselves from a president becoming a tyrant and a despot sadly the democrats' impeachment inquiry has been flawed and partisan from
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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 and 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 it's a hoax the whole impeachment thing is a hoax. well the pressure is especially high on those representatives that come from pro trump states and could disappoint their own votes is. pain. in 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
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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 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 him to ensure that 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 work for 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
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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 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
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possibly lose pretty big from this whole impeachment fiasco after all the trouble is actually driven from office the red state in the rust belt base of trump supporters 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 caleb mop and r.t. new york. 2020 us presidential candidate from the libertarian party told us who these clear what the democrats are really up to with that 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
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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 in that they're wasting the tax paying dollars. putting on fiascoes 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. british prime or school has found itself in the firing line after parents were angered by changes to the wording of traditional christmas carols whitehall primary school in the southeast of england as redacted several carols replacing for example little lord with baby boy jesus critics though say it changes the whole point of the celebration some parents have reacted negatively. if he was just a baby boy named jesus there wouldn't be
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a celebration in the 1st place he's our lord 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 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 when the school in question does that it does promote british values including tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs it has defended the move by saying that some students did not attend last year's service because of their religion. beliefs and the school wants to include all the peoples during the festive period we discussed the issue with from christian concern and also with the social commentator my answer. key message
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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 here and they wanted 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 our degree 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 of 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
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children should be free to opt out from a nativity where is mary jesus a baby jesus in a 1000000 or the question that is not decided on in a stable which isn't true i think that such the parents of the fix or composition i think they could cover what 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 why are they so upset about people saying jesus lord i can't even go watch and observe it you know 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 sign of it another person should be made for that 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 particularly. it is not more than a lot of doctors they did opt out that's not a commercial to opt out no no to the question you know you'll just talk to the cost of the presenters whether you should show us the wording if it's not what people
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should opt out if one agrees that they're not out was a live only reason i don't have one so this is not a question at my see whether she used the word traditional carols to remove the key beliefs of christianity or something that's not christian after all that's the question islam is the completion of god's revelation we are not here to supersede christians we have to live alongside people and one another and in a modern secular society in the educational space we need to have a plural system where everybody is welcome this is the same old tired arguments that some so. migrants are near where you have a situation that was a christianity you are not your station is not welcome you're saying belief in the 2nd is the word so much as i. said although i would say all of what i did to them i will say that's of christianity you're the one that's being intolerant here because you're saying they shouldn't sing the word was this is a law that's the a tolerant attitude here. but agreeing with some of the parents is the u.k. political communications specialist they mean wilson in his op ed on our website he
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does argue that the joy is being set out of christmas in europe banks among other things the efforts to be more inclusive you can get the full take at r.t. dot com also day time magazine's person of the year is the subject of a new documentary it does go right back to the 1st protest by the teenage environmental activists. she is apparently alone outside the swedish parliament except for the presence of the film crew to go to a website to see her rise to fame was perhaps planned from the start and following the u.k. labor party's election fadia civilian philosopher. gives us his post-mortem he's among those who do think that jeremy called me and was the victim of a media smee campaign and desire can tell you that the labor party needs to get even more radical if it wants to recover. if you get the full analysis at r.t. don't call. now and what may prove to be a major setback for transatlantic relations the u.s.
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senate has approved a sanctions bill targeting companies involved in the north stream 2 pipeline project the measure aimed at disrupting russia's efforts to increase the supply of gas to europe is expected to be signed into law by president donald trump later this week germany though the country where the pipeline ends has slammed washington's sanctions as unacceptable. we believe that is unacceptable as it is an attempt to influence the sovereign decisions of 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 more strained 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
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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 standpoint if the russian natural gas is delivered to western europe through all pipelines through countries like poland 'd ukraine it's all fun it's russia's energy giant gas problems diversifying the ways it's fuel gets to western european countries through new pipelines like north stream more north stream to that's a disaster that gets europe hoped on putin's gas needle so let's just listen to
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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 fund the 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 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 in moscow's message has been very simple you don't really care about europe what you
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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 that you listen to one 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 and frankly speaking to kevin. jim he's going to cheat on at qana me and energy to tell this to is ready to respond to any sanctions imposed by washington. if you're going to give but if the u.s. keeps trying to obstruct the north korean project i suggest responding with
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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 its actions the u.s. is unhappy that we are not buying their 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 like 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 cooperate for many years without interruption both sides need this and we plan to continue whether the us likes it or not still have the sand nationwide protests continue to create prance at the moment his anger over planned the pension reforms shows no sign of dying down we'll have
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a look at this in more detail with other stories just after the break. the partisan impeachment process against donald trump continues apace the framers of the constitution warned the impeachment of the chief executive was an extreme remedy are the democrats and the corporate media trivializing the impeachment process are they attempting to short circuit democracy itself. all of us will hopes it has been able to last through a baby but so is a behavior that appears even in deaf and blind babies even if you've never heard or seen laughter you will laugh if you're tickled 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
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love to contagiously to love when somebody else loves even if you don't know why they're laughing. argentina love it this country is phantasmagorical the people are extraordinary the government and the central bank maybe not so much because of the central bank but what's going to get us a little bit more detail. hello again a series of chilling sketches produced by guantanamo we have been published in a report called how america tortures the pictures show the so-called enhanced interrogation techniques that abu zubaida was subjected to between 20022005 he was captured at a jihadi safe house in pakistan in 2002 was then sent to so-called cia black sites
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in thailand and his drawings relate to alleged torture there he was then transferred to guantanamo bay where he is 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 in this. been acknowledged by the cia is a quick overview of what happened. 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
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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 . and. the. 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.
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my calling he known any old spuds who. bade his lawyer about this and he told us is transparency issues when it comes to high time to my detainees a trite treated. has he suffered any lasting physical psychological damage a result of the torture well you know he must you know anybody would but it's i've visited him $67.00 poems a year. and it's really quite hard to see over the. years in the midst of adjustments because of what we're used to i mean even the waterboarding movie produced some problems were. the fact is they were to use were with him for 17 straight you did it is. a road you didn't want to.
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believe he's not going to face any charges he has not faced any charges there the clear issue is here why is he being kept for so long in kuantan him obey. ladies yasser is there's no question that for 17 years he's never been charged. for 10 years we've asked repeatedly for him to be charged and that is very frustrating but they do it in the cia it is 'd in the united states. and he was never a member or nothing to do. 'd or were and. what's the purpose all that when it's been shown to to essentially fail to yield to your information from many suspects so i think it should do or produce accurate from almost anybody splits certainly to attract me. to any accurate it's rubbish. barbara because that it is no way or probability is that you
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would i would love me people who. love the terms of the murder model right now 'd is to look forward 'd not backwards of course the problem we have right now is what if they don't what words but digital were stored there are going to remain stuck there. no i don't. ready believe there are many who feel they're all right by what they get into ready. our troops that it exists. a mass mobilization against planned pension changes him france far and wide on cheese that officials say 600000 people were involved across the country although the rest misting kind the number is closer to 2000000 and was started that it was mostly peaceful demonstrations in the capital quickly descended into violence. accurately.
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thank. god. was i think. the 2. i was. were demonstrations were held in several french cities some turning ugly dozens were arrested in the capital on wednesday the french prime minister is going to meet with union leaders he insists though that the government will not pull back on the controversial pension reforms although the protesters think think otherwise i'm here today because we have problems with financing for hospitals we have lots of expenses and the raw
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constraints when it comes to procuring materials and recruiting staff we're here today to say that we'll obviously 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 i'm 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 be protesting against them for doing so if they want us to work more or less i mean some accept the fact that some world news in brief now and u.k. firefighters in tackling a huge blaze that broke out on tuesday night is an industrial state in manchester authorities want rises to stay way from the area and those living nearby to keep windows and doors shut and the casualties are being reported 14 people have died in a severe explosion at a chinese coal mine 2 people remain trapped underground that is the 2nd that sent
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to strike a coal mine in china over the past week needs to stop being attributed seeing poorly and for safety regulations and thousands in the area took to the streets today calling for a change of government they brand new president corrupt the country has been gripped by political unrest since february. so that brings you up to date that's how things are looking so far here in r.t. more from us in just over half of. what politicians do something to. put themselves on the line to get accepted or rejected. so if you want to be president. or some want to.
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have to go right to the person this is what before. 3 of the 410 people that i've been interested always in the waters in the. first 6. i had a spiritual experience. and i had the little girl that died in the fire sent there collins. as a 5 year old son. were looking for a kidney reaching a long 54 years old and 21 years on good role model. for a crime i didn't commit. and i always knew that he was innocent doesn't read newsgroups that nobody would listen. you know a new. trial was put in which will force. me or have him guilty
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even more that will. go you know what it. cost nothing not people who will call. for through to me hasn't forgiven himself for something. i knew she was in there and i knew exactly what i was doing. people life. and sometimes there's no explanation.
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this is good but it's broadcasting around the globe and covering the world of business and finance and the impact on us all i'm been one and i'm kristie i live in 10 hands a moving market. billions moved out of that market just years. but what does that number to me that be that will break it down. because of the brics you know that we must get rid of. the british pound falling thank you here's a hard turn for strength and i'll be going into detail about how prime minister barak johnson wants to guarantee practice happening. and oil based groups these are up prices are down so what is the forecast look like for 2020 and for that giant saudi aramco i.p.o. moving forward we'll break it down so much to get to today so let's get started.
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and we begin here with reports that the hong kong protests have resulted in over $5000000000.00 pulled out of hong kong by investors since april the report from the bank of england shows the protests across hong kong have highlighted political risk as a key vulnerability in hong kong and the political tensions in that city continue to pose risks quote given hong kong's position as a major financial center and quote certainly not a huge amount of investment by any means in fact when you look at hong kong's monetary system that $5000000000.00 is equivalent to 1.25 percent of the gross domestic product meanwhile dollar deposits in hong kong total almost 900000000000 and the increase between september and october according to the hong kong monetary authority is a kristie let's break this down here because obviously in reality the numbers of investment kind of flowing out of hong kong is not really that high again 5 percent is a teeny tiny considering how massive investment is in hong kong and what this does
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kind of signal to some issues in terms of political unrest.


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