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the storm starting april seventh on d w. this is d w news live from berlin tonight doubts and doublespeak moscow in london at walker heads over the poisoning of a former russian spy today at a meeting of the world's chemical weapons watchdog russia failed in a bid to gain access to britain's investigation into the attack despite homemade to diplomatic blunders the u.k. is not budging in its position it says moscow remains the main suspect also coming
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up drawing up a blueprint for post-war syria where are the syrians today turkey when russia and iran met to map out the war torn countries future. and remembering martin luther king i don't know how to bring. it up there even. today marks fifty years since the assassination of the american civil rights leader dr martin luther king in memphis tennessee and we'll look at his legacy and the state of race relations in the u.s. today. i bring golf it's good to have you with us tonight the strong. to discover the
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truth between britain and russia is far from over today moscow failed in a bid to gain access to the investigation into the poisoning of sergei scruple and his daughter on british soil and that attempt came and an emergency meeting of the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons were now russia says it wants a united nations security council meeting on the attack to take place tomorrow that attack is an attack in which russia remains the chief suspect wednesday's meeting of the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons in the hague did not leave most school best pleased russia failed in its bid to become part of the investigation into the poisoning of the script files full to done by among others the u.k. . russia in common with other countries on the executive committee. has been sidelined from this investigation.
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we are told that we can only be informed about the result of the investigation done by experts of the w n england if the british wish it. but knowing how british so-called partners have behaved. we cannot count on their goodwill. this is in the british love his latest findings have been seized upon by moscow the labs head says they can't confirm the nerve agents origin despite the british government's confidence its. scientific evidence that identifies the particular is where identified was from this family. military. but it's not. actually was manufactured some like yukio opposition leader jeremy carbon are arguing that that statement seems to contradict what foreign secretary johnson told the w during
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a march interview. you argue. their source of. shock is russia how did you manage to find that out so quickly that's driven possessed samples look at the evidence from the people from porton down the. they have the samples. they. asked the guy. and he said. meanwhile johnson and the foreign office are stressing today that d.c. no contradiction between those statements and the latest results from british chemical weapons experts. yulia script is now reported to be recovering from the attack sergei her father is still in critical condition and relations between the west and russia are no at their lowest point since the cold war. we want to go now to our moscow bureau chief yuri rich other he's on the story for us tonight
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good evening to you yuri so we've got russia saying that it is being sidelined from the investigation into this ripples poisoning do we know what the kremlin plans to do next hi brant a lawyer from moscow it is very important to handle these investigations at the highest possible level that's why russia is calling now for a meeting of the u.n. security council for the kremlin this dispute is about more than just the question of who's to blame for the poisoning of the two russian citizens mr. st paul and his dole top off the almost the whole european union the showed solidarity with the u.k. and with russia moscow is now as isolated as add up if anyone ever finds out who poisoned that's really the million dollar question but russia simply wants to use the highest political stage of the u.n. security council to state is arguments and insist to one small and it's presumption
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of innocence ok so we may be looking at that meeting tomorrow the u.n. security council let's take this now to britain we've heard that the british chemical weapons expert has said that they can't pinpoint russia as the source of the poison that was used in the attack on mr screwball and his daughters so how is moscow drawing that into its plans. well russian officials took it as yet another piece of evidence that the f.a.a. affair is part of a kind of pain to harm of their country and incident national image. russian president vladimir putin said he didn't expect an apology from the u.k. but the t.d. to expect reason to prevent you so that international relations don't sustain these kind of damage the press secretary of of president putin to meet his cough said
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today here in moscow this station has been completely monstrous from the beginning because that that the accusations were crazy and followed int he set a mindless the head of the russian secret service f.s.b. said again had just been called to this scandal now absolutely grotesque still the official line is that the kremlin is in a sense of the discussion is cut out of an anti russia conspiracy the lead to sort of elation from the u.k. under of every thoughts of this ok our moscow bureau chief yuri resort on the story for us tonight yuri thank you very much we want to take this story now to britain i'm joined by alastair hay he is professor of environmental toxicology at the university of leeds and he has worked on chemical weapons issues for nearly four decades it's good to have you on the show professor hey i want to ask you we know that a report is expected sometime this week from the international body that is there to prevent the spread of chemical weapons is that report going to solve this
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realm between russia and britain. no it wasn't unfortunately what the o.p.c. w.'s laboratories will do is simply identify the agent and imo they will confirm what the u.k. has found but they won't be doing any think of pointing so they won't be identifying where it came from. so what what's the purpose of even going through this step is it just to have an independent body verify what british scientists have already determined. yes absolutely it is full of the o.p.c. w. to do this that's its role it's there is a neutral broke. the hundred ninety two states that is on the chemical weapons convention and part of the o.p.c. w if you like agreed process is and accept the
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independence of the a p c w so i think the u.k. with correct to go through this route to get the p c w to verify what it found ok but it's not going to be able to tell us the source of the of this move the targets are going to be able to tell us who or what manufacture that the u.k. government says it has evidence evidence that was able to convince london's western allies what might this circumstance will evidence be. well that's a very good question i don't know to show all the u.k. has reportedly said that it has evidence that russia has manufactured these agents and has evidence that it's been preparing know the agents for the purposes of assassination but none of that is in the public domain and i've not seen any objective evidence from the government about its position it may well have shown
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some of this to its european partners who are pretty resolute in supporting the u.k.'s position that the evidence other evidence at the u.k. has is not in the public domain and that i am unable to comment on it really ok britain says that only russia stockpiles the chalk but we know that after the collapse of the soviet union that russia and the surrounding states were very chaotic place is it possible that the soviet union's stores of chemical weapons could they have fallen into non government non-state hands but still be with russia. it's possible but the other side of this is that despite that chaos a lot of the weapons that were outside russia the federation of russian republics
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were moved into russia's their russian heritage the former soviet union stockpiled . that it had forty thousand tons of these agents to the o.p.c. job you and a few months ago announced that it destroyed all of those agents under p.c. w supervision and inspection so where are these not what shocks may have got to know what the particular program it's a mystery professor alister he joining us tonight we appreciate it professor i think you put it welcome good night. well the leaders of russia turkey and iran say that they want a lasting cease fire in syria now that is after a summit that took place in un korea today where the leaders discussed plans for post conflict cooperation the three countries have sometimes had competing interest in syria's civil war but as other nations have left a vacuum the trio of these three of these three nations they have stolen
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a march on western efforts to define the conflicts and gain in ankara iranian president hassan rowhani turkish president richard type everyone and russian president vladimir putin all agree that the conflict in syria needs a swift and peaceful resolution. how exactly that will happen was not revealed but the message was clear. we share the view that syria must be held together and this bloody conflict stand in order to secure the country's future best because the losers in this conflict are the citizens of syria. turkey also houses three million syrian refugees and would like them to return to their homeland. russia and iran are on the side of the syrian government while turkey supports the rebels as long as they're not kurdish forces the turkish military is advancing in syria to push out the kurdish military but he ran once
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turkey to eventually hand over the conquered territory back to the syrian army. another major challenge the syrian province of italy where many people including refugees and fighters from eastern guta have been moved to avoid the fighting however with more than one and a half million people there now it's turning into a humanitarian disaster the u.n. says that certain groups are preventing it from delivering supplies need to learn from the close. of. school and. it can become a battle so it's full of civilians and they. are displaced all this is happening as u.s. president donald trump announced on tuesday that he wants the u.s. to get out of the conflict currently there are two thousand american military personnel there. jones is in he
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was following that meeting force today between the russian turkish and iranian presidents and we asked him what was their key message. they claim that cooperation is helping to bring an end to the syrian civil war and place. in the coming months ahead in the current safe havens the escalation zones in syria by syrian rebels and their families move to them helps to create stability in the country and will open the door to the returning of syrian refugees are not a priority of their leaders that's welcome news to the turkish president to turkey hosting over three million syrian refugees and huth return is a priority for the turkish president it will be built wanting to be united states say all the leaders are committed to keeping foreign powers from interfering in the country. there was reporting from here's some of the other stories now that are making headlines around the world police in sweden are investigating a suspected arson attack at the portuguese embassy in stockholm after
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a large fire broke out there the building also houses several other embassies the spokesman said fourteen people received minor injuries police have arrested one man in connection with the investigation. italy's president. has launched a formal consultations aimed at creating a coalition government after last month's inconclusive elections the populist five star movement emerged as the largest single party while in the lions of center right and far right parties to the most seats neither group gained enough votes to govern alone. so time for business helena what is today well it's hash tag. a news person read about this i saw this online but i didn't know if it was an actual thing. that was what i was saying. that's right. person right privilege then right now i'm going to tell you about
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some business news that. the first direct train from london to amsterdam has completed its maiden journey it took less. then four hours and eurostar hypes its new route will entice both business and leisure travelers to switch from et to the rails now from city center city center just as fast as flying and with one way tickets starting at thirty five pounds the connection could be a game changer. the platform at london sent pancras was mostly filled with officialdom just before the first amsterdam bound eurostar departed although a small party of tourists also managed to get on board for an on time departure. dillon amsterdam route is yours does first network expansion since one thousand nine hundred ninety four when the trains began connecting various cities in france and belgium the amsterdam service is aimed at passengers who would normally fly. with look at our experience in other markets in paris and brussels we seem to the
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customer does value an alternative we see that i would just like having a stranglehold on this market so that customers are given to the city said the city said it's a fast with great train with. great at the table the response we get is yes because we're going to take it on the first train to amsterdam made it almost on time but return passengers to london face delays due to a train change in brussels the u.k. is not part of the e.u.'s passport free shipping in zone and right now there are no separate international boarding areas in amsterdam and rotterdam making passport control in brussels a must for u.k. bound passengers. markets plunged in the u.s. at the opening but they have managed to recoup that loss is the word trade war had them spook to spite the fact that u.s. president donald trump says his country is not in
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a trade war with china he says that war was lost many years ago by the foolish or incompetent people he represented the us then still he's doing his best to stay tensions announce a new trees and a whole range of tech products and as fair china has retaliated. american soybean farmers need china the vast country bias thirty percent of the project it has a huge park industry many had on soybeans but beijing has included soybeans on its list of punitive tariffs to encourage chinese pig farmers to buy outs where china will fight back by targeting very specifically industries that the focus of the voter base is seeking to appeal to the soyuz produced in states such as this constant in wyoming with a strong republican voter base just as tract of chinese tariffs not one point seven billion dollars of humor soybean futures on wednesday shanghai residence cement
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impressed by the dispute. i saw on the internet that we should boycott american goods probably well i can't speak clearly it will affect prices like on the imported goods we use in our daily lives but it won't have a major effect on our daily individual life i think those products aren't in huge demand that. chinese officials are wondering why the u.s. is spoiling what they call a mutually beneficial trade relationship. for u.s. president done trump the tariffs are way of putting pressure on beijing he wants china to give up the benefits and protectionist measures it claims as a developing nation and known up to its status as a world trade heavyweight. and our financial correspondent sophie szymanski is a new york we can speak to her now sophie which shares especially are being
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affected by these tit for tat measures and all investors now bracing themselves for a lengthy battle for w t o involvement what's the scenario well it would definitely had a very high profile stocks in companies like boeing for example but what's really interesting to watch right now is the market's reaction it was a very volatile day the intraday swings off that our girls were as high as seven hundred points so a lot of emotions as well and i think this volatility can be explained by the fact that some investors simply saw a buying opportunity to these relatively low prices so it doesn't mean that these concerns are gone but for now the investor seems to seem to be looking on the bright side of things here trump announced to be a little bit softer on after we negotiate and so there is a lot of reason right now to be optimistic here in the markets although it might be
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hard to understand where we look bad to the last days all right well let me dash some of the optimism sophie because facebook has just said that eighty seven million users in fact have been affected by the cambridge analytical breach significantly higher than the fifty million that we first heard about what is that doing to the company's share price and of course all the tech firms which deal with people's data. well it's certainly not helping has another stop is deep and correction territory and facebook was one of the best performing stocks during the past year before the scandal broke the investment bank morgan stanley kept its price target on facebook shares to two hundred dollars down from two on the thirty dollars and the scandal could lead to more government regulation and a d. chris decrease in daily active users and this is definitely a key metric for the company would say again would have
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a negative impact on the company at say for now the stock seems to be caught in a downward spiral and certainly other tech companies joggling with user data are concerned as well that the regulatory environment will happen for them and all in all at the same time uses data will hopefully be better protected in the future so there's definitely a good fight of it so if you should matzke on a vote straight first. now it's back to brant and the anniversary of the death still very much resonating in the united states today for and that's a sexy right held up all the state fifty years ago us civil rights leader dr martin luther king was gunned down by a white supremacist in memphis tennessee. today his death was observed with special events around the country dr king is best remembered for his famous march on washington and his iconic i have a dream speech in one nine hundred sixty three the
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event propelled the civil rights movement forward the following year b. u.s. congress passed the civil rights act which outworld many types of discrimination. signing moment in american history in one thousand nine hundred sixty three civil rights activist martin luther king led the march on washington and delivered a speech that remains iconic to this day are have a dream. but one thing what. this measure we're all rides up. live out the true meaning of it occurring was two hundred fifty thousand people converged on the nation's capital that day demanding freedom and equal rights for
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african-americans the following year the u.s. congress passed the civil rights act which ended segregation and outlawed discrimination based on race religion sex or national origin dr king was awarded the nobel peace prize and continued to organize nonviolent protests and inspire millions in one nine hundred sixty eight he traveled to memphis tennessee where he delivered what was to be his final speech. tonight. was the next day from this window a man called james earl ray fired a single fatal shot at the activist as he stood on his hotel balcony dr martin luther king had been forever silenced. martin luther king was shot and was killed by god. the painful events of that day are etched on his
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friend's memories. he turned. out. and that of his relatives speaking ahead of the anniversary of his death his youngest daughter recalled what the world lost when her father died but also what it gained. he taught us. the importance of in braces. it's not nearly as a tactic and as a way of life. fifty years on and dr king's final speech still reverberates today.
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we want to go now to our correspondent alexandra phenomena she is in memphis tennessee to know i swear many people have gathered to discuss and to remember the man who was martin luther king alexanders good to see you immediate is a big day for the for the city tragically the place where dr martin luther king was killed set the scene force there. numbers three zero six did balcony were martin luther king jr was fatally shot fifty years ago so this is a very special place and the atmosphere here is very special thoughtful sometimes. when you see and listen to see little rides leader who had fought with martin luther king jr and who were inspired by him. a royal
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correspondent alexander phenomena on the story force in memphis tennessee where events are underway to remember the life of martin luther king alexandra thank you very much. you're watching news live from berlin after a short break i'll be back to take you through the day we will be looking even more at the legacy of martin luther king and the state of race relations in the u.s. and here in europe stick around for the.
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entered the conflict zone confronting the powerful this week on conflict zone i mean somebody to talk to robs a complex of myself to his ruling party the a.k.p. she speaks for apology on shouldn't. the government pursues military operations in syria and continues to crack down on civil liberties. just principles. sixty. five
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on this is ways you give me doesn't simply because holland. a nerve agent used in the u.k. to attack a former russian spy where did it come from in an exclusive interview with v.w. britain's foreign secretary boris johnson pointed the finger to russia was he telling the whole truth tonight embarrassing questions a deleted tweet and poisoned politics i burned off in berlin this is the day.


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