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leaders debate the approach for dealing with the migration crisis. and how to tackle the root causes of the problem. in the third day of rioting in tunisia, the third day he reps into violence after the revolution that sparked the arab spring. i'm sarah kelly. welcome to the program. explosive findings after a british inquiry into the death of a former russians by in london. the killing of alexander 10 years ago by radiation poisoning was probably signed off by russian president vladimir putin himself. chilly relations between russia and england and have just become colder.
>> britain's royal court of inquiry's supporting the claim her husband made as he lay dying on a hospital bed. >> and of course, the words my husband spoke on his deathbed. he accused to mr. putin of his murder. it is a standard of independence and fairness. >> he fled with his family to london after years of publicly criticizing superiors for what he said were illegal intelligence operations including assassination orders. he was granted political asylum in britain and later british citizenship. less than two months after that, he fell seriously ill and died. british authorities suggested
the agents slipped radioactive polonium into a cup of tea. a criminal investigation was inhibited by russia's refusal to extradite the suspects. the wife pushed for a public inquiry and the judge says the evidence points to foul play by russian authorities going right up to president putin. >> all of the evidence points to that they were acting on behalf of someone else. i have further concluded that the fsb operation to kill him and was probably approved by mr. creech avenue, then head of the fsb and also by president putin.
>> the interior minister is demanding russia cooperate. she has issued an international arrest warrant for the two main suspects. sarah: we are joined by an investigative journalist that has appeared very deeply in the world that surrounds russian president vladimir putin. now, marcus, british investigators said that putin probably ordered the killing. wyoming probably? -- why only probably? >> they do not have the order that he killed this person but they found evidence that they were able to connect the name of his former head of the secret service and that is quite
strong. everybody said is putin behind the door are not? now we have a finger-pointing at him. sarah: what could be the possible motivation behind his killing? it seems pretty obvious that it would point back to russia. >> you can't say that that is how russia works. they are not always thinking about the outcomes. it polonium is not a weapon you can buy and putin hates traders. there was an important point from him. a lot of houses exploded in russia. and there were rumors that the fsb was behind it and he said that the fsb did it. sarah: he was a naturalized
british citizen. it was in a provocation towards london? -- was it a provocation towards london? >> he was not able to live in peace. sarah: they called the conclusions a provocation. a kremlin spokesman dismissed the findings as british humor. >> it is business as usual for vladimir putin despite the explosive findings in london. he spent part of his day here meeting with scientists and left it up to russia's foreign office . they said it was neither objective nor independent. it was one goal and it was clear from the beginning to vilify russia.
and with regards of this, i would like to remind you o this particar form investition isn' andasn'clear fo public in both russian society. >> these questions should of been addressed to the british justice system that has not done anything to clarify them. their conclusions are link to their political goals. we can only hope that common sense prevails. >> the person at the center of the accusations isn't commenting for now. >> moscow has slammed this british investigation. when we look at the
investigation, was a completely unbiased? >> we have to see that this is run by an independent church. he is not a product tour -- provocateur. they should not miss the political system in europe and in england. i guess they found out that is the case. sarah: you investigated this case and it wasurprisi for yo >> i have been following this investigation for a long time and for me, it was clear what happened. it is a clear sign. for me, now there is some official finger-pointing and that is a strong moment and i
did not expect it. sarah: a strong moment that will have implications for diplomacy. we turn to some other news now. addressing europe's migration crisis. the eu has struggled to find the united approach dealing with the flow of refugees. more than a million arrived. also in solving the problems which caused people to flee their homes in the first place. >> these are the survivors. wreck you'd -- rescued after 12 others drowned attempting to cross the sea of greece. migrants continue to brave the trip to europe. politicians are discussing ways
>> this is not a turkish crisis. this is a global crisis. all institutions. >> the finance minister says it must go beyond europe. i don't want to use the term marshall plan but we need something similar. we'll have to invest billions to reduce the migratory pressure on europe. the alternative would be to turn europe into a fortress. that, they say, is not the answer. sarah: let's cross over live to where they have perspective on the issue.
>> all of the top level politicians, those that are here in the panels. is there a common european approach. they're looking for an example for the refugee crisis. from the way the discussions have been going the last two days, yesterday, the refugee crisis was the big topic. there was no panel where it was not being discussed. do you s that tre is an approach to was a common
european attempt to solve this? >> i think it is even more. we would like to changfrom declaration to action. the queen of jordan mentioned spendi the money inside the jordan, lebanon, turkey. it's not only discussion with good ideas. >> they said there is a plan that is needed. in order for them to not become refugees. it do you see support for that? >> i thi it was rt of th discussion. to have money and spend the money in the right way. but to foster entrepreneurial
approaches in the region. jobs and education for the kids and the families. do they sort of signal the creativity or do they siify the helplessness that they may seem in this situation? >> the other way around. it was encouraging to see how the socty as we as a business says yes, of course. there is a challenge. a humanitarian tragedy. an approach with political changes. for them to sell it easier today.
sarah: a quick reminder of the top stories of this hour. the murder of a former russian spy was probably approved by russian president vladimir putin according to the findings of her british inquiry. he died of radiation poisoning nearly a decade ago. moscow says the probe into his death is an attempt to demonize the russian government.
in north africa, a policeman has been killed in tunisia. in people protesting widespread unemployment. there is growing frustration that the revolution that sparked the arab spring has brought no tangible economic benefits. today's protests were sparked after a young man died caught after climbing a transmission tower in protest of being turned down for a government job. >> tunisia's youth are back on the streets. they are frustrated and angry. crowds gathered outside the building with a message to the authorities. give us jobs, they chanted. or there will be another revolution. we are defending our right to work the only way the government will hear us.
we have asked for years but they have not responded. five years after the country experienced a massive uprising, the reality for many is that the revolution has brought little change. we are a family of eight people. she works as a street cleaner despite having a university degree. sometimes i wonder why bother waking up? every morning, it's the same useless life. high living costs and the lack of jobs and opportunities remain top concerns for many young tunisians. sarah: a bomb blast in cairo has killed six people. suspected toe a milint hideout, others were wounded.
seven police officers were killed. they have attacked a number of oil installations in libya. storage tanks were set on fire which was already targeted earlier this month. the terrorist group has threatened to further such attacks in libya. time for some business news. how the air is standing by for us. the world is waking up to a harsh reality today. >> how will it affect the rest of the world? slower than expected growth.
>> it is far below the target of 2%. that is why they chose to hold interest rates. >> downside risk has increased again. heightened uncertainty about emerging market economies drove prospects. volatility and geopolitical risks. >> it may be easier said than done. europeans are nervous about china's economic slide.
necessary because they have not arrived at a fixed local regulators. bill begetting a goodwill compensation. the w is concentrating on fixing manipulated vehicles in europe. the russian ruble has fallen to record lows. they have canceled the appearance that the world economic forum. >> the decline of the russian currency is there for all to see. the ruble's losing. >> we rely on foreign goods. it's just the way it is.
if it's bad, we will remember the 90's and live as we used to then. it was scary and there wasn't much food but we survived. >> oil and gas revenues are the main source of income. they are punching holes in its budget. the government is running a deficit equivalent. they told people to prepare themselves for difficult times ahead. >> will have to decide where to cut spending. cuts will have to be drastic. the oil company could be sold
off as well as tanks. >> that's it for now from the business desk. sarah: thank you. we take you back to the migration crisis where many of the refugees are fleeing the silver war -- the civil war. our next report tells the story of a woman from the iraq community that was captured and sold in the slavery by the so-called islamic state. she was able to flee and is building a new life for herself. she took a language course. the goal was also to give her some distance from her suffering at the hands of the so-called islamic state.
the group shot the man dead and kidnapped the women. she was 16 at the time. at some point, she was able to flee and stay with relatives. but there is still no trace of either her parents or her siblings. in the evening, i look at their pictures. i think of them at night. the story is one over a thousand.
the beat me until 5:00 in the morning. she said she was alone in her room for three months. she needs psychological support. she still has mixed feelings about leaving. we catch up with her in southwest germany. she tries to distract herself. us in a she stops, the pain of her past catches up with her. i become dreadfully sad.
thousands of women and children are still in the brutal hands of i.s.. sarah: before we go, a quick reminder of the top stories. a british investigation says the murder of a former russian spy was probably approved by russian president vladimir putin. the former russian spy died of radiation poisoning nearly a decade ago. the probe is an attempt to demonize the russian government. in berlin, more news coming up at the top of the hour. stay with us.