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berlin. british police name the man who attacked the london houses of parliament. khalid masood stabbed a police officer killing three before himself inc. shot dead. we will bring you the latest from london. also, gunned down on a key of street. another dissident meet an untimely end. if the kremlin guilty of state terrorism? we take you to the ukrainian capital. and donald trumps health care
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plans thrown into chaos. some sources say republicans are not ready to back the bill. rocking out with rob stein in paris. the german shock rockers hit the big screen in a new concert film. we will have a report coming out. thank you for joining us. 52 years old, born in britain, now an infamous terrorist. khalid masood has been named by police as then man who attacked london's houses of parliament. more on him in a moment.
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first, the aftermath of the attack that has stunned the british capital. >> bidding farewell to one of their own, police officer pete was stabbed to death as he stood guard at british parliament. british lawmakers observed a minute of silence to over -- to remember the victims. >> yesterday an act of terrorism tried to silence our democracy. today we meet as normal. as generations have done before us. to deliver a simple message, we are not afraid. our resolve will never waver in the face of terrorism. >> london's hour of panic began on westminster bridge. the attacker identified as khalid masood rammed his car
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into pedestrians. tourists and locals fled in confusion. the attacker drove further and crashed into railings outside of the houses of parliament. he left his car behind and forced his vehicle in the parliamentary grounds where he stabbed and killed the officer. it was captured in the cell phone video. gunshots killed the perpetrator. police believe he was acting alone. through the night police conducted raids in birmingham and london. they made a number of arrests in connection with the attack. islamic state has claimed responsibility.
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24 hours after the attack londoners were back on the iconic bridge. many to pay tribute to the victims. others simply determined to get back to normal. >> joining us now, from liverpool, peter williams. a former police inspector and terrorism expert. thank you for joining us this evening. the attacker was 52-year-old khalid masood, a man with a long history of violent crimes but no terrorist convictions. we have seen this profile before. violent jihadists starting is petty criminals. what makes them turn to terrorism? >> very difficult questions to answer. in this particular circumstance this individual, the alleged attacker did come to the
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attention of mi5. some years ago as a suspected of being radicalized. the issue of radicalization is a complicated one. not everybody who becomes radicalized automatically goes on to commit crimes of violence. what i would say in this particular circumstance, if it is the work of isis, there has been indications that it is, they have a extremely powerful media machine which they have been able to utilize to reach potential supporters. i suspect this individual has been contacted, radicalized in some way via the isis machine.
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just because as i mentioned earlier someone has been exposed to radicalization it does not follow that they will go on to commit a particular terrorist act. >> given that do you think he would have needed a network of support? do you think other people were necessary? >> yes. absolutely. that is what i was going to mention. the word lone wolf has been mentioned i think incorrectly in context by a number of commentators. strictly a lone wolf terrorist is somebody who acts out side and organization, completely alone. in this circumstance indications are there has been a support network put in place by the hiring or the renting of this
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vehicle, from birmingham. there is indications from arrests made overnight that already there has been some sort of clear evidence or discovery of a network which has been necessary to support this criminal act. i would make the point like any other organization, terrorist organizations require forms to commit -- to go about their business. terrorist organizations are also criminal enterprises. i suspect that is when the support network in relation to this attack has come from as well. >> will of the recommendations to british authorities? do you think they are taking the right approach or is there more
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they need to do? >> the shortest answer, there's always lessons to be learned. if viewers consider what happens 18 months ago in ottawa there was a similar attack. lessons will have been learned from that. they should have been shared with british colleagues. there's always something else. there's always something else which can be done. i think we can say in relation to the u.k. we have got a very enviable record in relation to the prevention or thwarting of terrorist attacks. in my view that has been the key elements, the excellent use of intelligence. intelligence will defeat isis ultimately. >> so much work to be done.
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we thank you for sharing your expertise. peter williams from liverpool. the ukraine has accused russia of state terrorism after a former member was killed. denis voronenkov was a critic of the kremlin. he claims he was behind the killing are absurd. but he's the latest in russian opposition figures to meet an untimely end. >> gunned down in broad daylight. shot multiple times as he left his hotel in the ukrainian capital. the attacker later died after being wounded. he was a former russian
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lawmaker. he fled the country with his family. they left because of continued prosecution. moscow has him on a list. despite previously voting for the move as an mp, he was a key witness. yet a coalition was a pro-moscow leader, ousted from power in 2014. denis voronenkov's shows signs of involvement from agents. >> there are two possible explanations. an assassination or a murder. moscow denies any involvement in the murder. the so-called killer regime will
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likely once again do everything possible to prevent anyone from finding out about the details about what happened in the ukrainian capital. a massive fire erupted at a military warehouse in eastern ukraine. the depot was storing supplies meant to be used to fight pro-russian separatists. >> 100 people were killed in a powerful explosion in iraq. the blast is said to have ripped through the area close to western mozilla. the victims included women and children. the explosion was a result of booby-traps set by the islamic state. the iraqi army is engaged in the battle to retake muzzle, the
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last major i.s. stronghold in iraq. talks aimed at ending the war in syria have resumed in geneva. with government opposition, little hope for a change. the future of president bush remains a bone of contention. fresh fighting has left people at risk of starvation. it is calling for a cease-fire. one of germany's biggest bands, almost certainly the loust. rammstein renown for rocking hard and for putting on jaw-dropping live shows. a new film captures the absurdity of their concerts, coming to a cinema near you.
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♪ >> the trademark extravaganza of a rammstein concert. they have just released a new concert film called rammstein: paris. the shows are loud and provocative. the band members look relatively tame. it is a project they truly revel dan. for each new album we tried to come up with a show that will outdo the last. i think it is important to document that somehow. to capture the essence of what we are trying to do. in this case it worked well. we can show our grandkids what we were like onstage.
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the film features footage from two concerts in paris in 2012. 30 cameras were strategically placed. the film will be shown simultaneously in 40 countries. >> the live concert -- >> it is tricky trying to reproduce a live concert. film is the only medium that can combine what we're doing. i like the slow-motion. we can't see ourselves onstage. it's like watching a great goal in a ball match. >> rammstein is not for the faint hearted.
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>> welcome back. we going to head to the united states. replacing the affordable care act, one of the central promises of the trump election campaign. the u.s. house of representatives was supposed to vote today but in another blow it seems that there are not enough to support them. we now know the vote is supposed to take place friday morning. first let's break down what exactly is in this bill. the headline grabber is removing
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compulsory coverage. tax breaks would be used to encourage people to sign up based on age, ignoring if you are rich or poor. the bill aims to stop the expansion of the program that provides health insurance to the poor called medicaid. the government would stand -- send a fixed amount to each state and the state would choose what to do with it. instead of insurance markets people would be able to shop nationwide for the best deal. let's get more on this. neil has been for over the bill. he's here to give us expert analysis on it. what is going on here? >> this was a very interesting day. republican plan was to vote on this new bill, to replace and repeal obamacare is one of the
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major promises, one of the most important policies of donald trump. there was a lot of horse trading and arm-twisting today. president trump spoke several times to members of the freedom caucus conservative republicans. they did not come together. they do not have the 215 votes so they can replace and repeal obamacare. a huge setback to speaker paul ryan and donald trump. >> that is how it looks but we will not know until tomorrow morning. the white house have confirmed they will call a vote at that time. in the meantime a lot of speculation going on. what would happen if trump doesn't pass this bill?
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>> right now the white house have no plan b. they expected to d-day -- today to have the vote. we may see various scenarios. we could see them really having the boats tomorrow. we may see that they won't have the votes and then vote on monday. or postpone the whole thing. i think what is really a huge setback to president trump, he said on the campaign trail on the man who can cut the deal. on the man who wrote the book. i'm the only one who can really replace and repeal obamacare. now no one really knows what is going to happen. i think they are miles away from repealing and replacing obamacare. many more miles away from the
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next reform, tax reform, something donald trump promised as well. >> health care always a complicated subject in the united states. thank you for helping us make more sense out of it. over on our business desk, standing by. if this bill does get past their be huge financial -- there will be huge financial discussions. >> what's clear is that new health care legislation will affect millions of lives in the united states. there will be winners and losers. take a look. >> can trump with up to promises? one of his first acts, to repeal and replace obamacare. what will he replace it with? >> reforms that expand choice, lower costs and provide better health care.
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>> analysts say it will be impossible to deliver these at once. who stands to benefit? the federal state, the nonpartisan congressional budget office. a key goal for republicans. the speaker of the house says it will be good for patients. tweeting -- the american health care act will lower premiums and improve access to quality affordable care. he's not wrong. policyholders will be paying around 10% less than under obamacare. the chief bills will come at a cost. 52 million would be uninsured i 2026. -- uninsured by 2026. hospitals expect be burdened by nonpaying customers with fewer
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insured, revenues for insurance companies could decline. the impact on patients is a strong irony. more than 5000 in north carolina. alaskans are worse off. in fact, the 13 states which will see the biggest cut's voted for trump. a few months ago the previous president reassure the public about obama care. >> the affordable care act is here to stay. >> it is clear he spoke to saying. whether this plan or another, the new president will make sure of it. >> president trump's health care
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plan has been keenly watched on wall street. let's go to our markets man. why have investors been eyeing this legislation in particular so anxiously? >> when we saw the headlines that there'll be no vote on thursday we saw an impact on the stock market. stocks dropped into the red. not a huge loss but we did see a reaction. it's not just about the americans and health care exit this. if donald trump can go through with other initiatives, especially with tax cut's, or infrastructure spending, that could mean there will be delays with other plans. tax cut's for example, those are priced in.
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high evaluations on wall street. >> investors focus on automaker for today. tell us more. >> the second biggest change, they expect profit will be smaller this year than we have seen. a couple of reasons. one is higher dollar. another is costs are increasing. overall if you look at the car industries, one record year after the other. the one reason was money was cheap, 0% interest rates. what might happen to car loans
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overall, far higher than one trillion u.s. dollars. the big question, there might be some weaker times ahead. >> they reached much easier consensus on one topic. economic support for african nations. the world's biggest economies want to foster private investment on the continent. leaders from several african nations share their ideas for sustainable growth. >> berlin's weather is in its best in march. that hasn't spoiled the mood. the first time, politicians have come to berlin to talk about investments.
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the first woman to hold the position. she says africa is not just a continent full of problems. it offers an array of opportunities and it is changing. >> most countries are traditionally gas driven. we see more for consumer goods and for utilities. event digitalization. >> german businesses have invested 9 billion euros in african countries so far. much less than in other global regions. the money has gone to three countries. nigeria, algeria, and south africa. 800 german companies have operations in africa. foreign delegates want them to
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spread the more widely. they say africa offers a multitude of burgeoning markets with an expanding middle class. >> that is all the business for this hour. >> you're watching dw news. you are up to date. thank you for watching. we will see you next time. ♪
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