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and michelle ackerley. and we are in fine company tonight. you'll have heard of aristotle, sophocles and socrates — now please be upstanding for the greatest philosopher of our time... in his mind at least! hello and welcome to 100 days. the us secretary of state is in moscow but there's no sign america and russia are any closer on what to do about syria. after a meeting of foreign ministers in italy — can anything be done to get president putin to change his mind? rex tillerson touched down in moscow with a tough message about the future of the syrian regime. it's clear to us that the reign of the assad family is coming to an end but the question of how that ends and the transition itself could be very important. president putin fired back — saying enemies of the syrian leader are planning future chemical attacks simply to discredit him. man screams and the video everyone is talking about — a passenger is forcibly removed from a united plane and the company has a pr nightmare on its hands.
a fire destroys a migrant camp in france housing around 1500 people. the blaze spread to large parts of the camp near the port of dunkirk — leaving nearly a dozen injured. plus — a debate still rages in the us over whether to get your child vaccinated: we travel to vashon island to see if donald trump is helping the fuel the trend of worried parents. hello, i'm katty kay in washington, christian fraser is in london. rex tillerson likes to think he has a good relationship with vladimir putin — the russian president even gave him an impressive medal three years ago. but there was no warm welcome for the new us secretary of state in moscow today. he flew in for talks on syria — and the russian promptly lambasted america for indulging in iraq style war tactics. the us wants moscow to drop its support for president assad. but the west has almost no leverage. on monday in italy, the british foreign secretary had told reporters this
was a window of opportunity. it's time, he said, for putin to face the truth. 24—hours on his plan is in tatters. germany and italy are opposed to further sanctions. the only agreement said the secretary of state is that somehow assad has to be removed. it is clear to all of us that the reign of the assad family is coming to an end but the question of how that ends and the transition itself could be very important in our view to thejury could be very important in our view to the jury ability and the stability of a unified syria —— the durability. and the outcome going forward. so that is why we are not presupposing how that occurs. but i think it is clear that we see no further role for the assad regime longer term, given that they have effectively given up their legitimacy with these type of attacks. today president putin shot back — saying the us strike on syria reminds him of wmd claims in iraq.
and then he went on to state — with no evidence — that enemies of president assad are planning further chemical weapons attacks in syria, just to point blame at the regime. similar provocations, i can't call them any differently, are being prepared in other parts of syria, too. including the southern suburbs of damascus where they are preparing to release some sort of substance again. well, for reaction from moscow, we've been speaking to our correspondent there, steve rosenberg. after the stalemate it would seem as if rex tillerson is coming to moscow in some sort of holding role.|j think so. he still believes that he can geta think so. he still believes that he can get a deal with the russians and he doesn't believe this is an impossible mission. he does have formed with the russians, when he
was an or an executive, he was quite close to people high up in the russian leadership —— an oil executive of the he was given an award in fact by vladimir putin, but it would be much harderfor rex tillerson to secure the political privacy is seen, a u—turn by the kremlin on syria, because if president assad is russia's key military ally in the middle east, no doubt about that. and the russians have invested heavily in him, militarily and politically and financially, to make sure that assad stays in power, and in the eyes of moscow president assad is not only a figure they believe guarantees againstan is figure they believe guarantees against an is the mist takeover of civic but he is the guarantor of russian interests —— an islamist takeover. it will take some in very special indeed, very special for rex
tillerson to convince the russians to rethink their support for president assad and if that actually happens then maybe that will only happens then maybe that will only happen if the russians come to the conclusion, if they ever do, that assad has become a liability, for russia. it seems that president assad is going to stay, that is what the russians want, but why do vladimir putin give this slightly bizarre press conference just as rex tillerson was arriving, in which he spoke about these new attacks and a conspiracy theory that president assad was about to be slander by the opposition? bizarre things happen all the time here, but our press conferences happen all the time in russia, but this is the narrative
that the kremlin and the russian authorities have been putting out —— but bizarre press conferences. they believe president assad was not behind the chemical attack last week, they have made that clear in foreign ministry statements and kremlin statements, and the fact that vladimir putin was talking about further provocations being planned, as he put it, that puts extra pressure on rex tillerson and it reinforces the russian line that moscow does not believe that president assad was behind that attack. steve, thanks forjoining us. now to the view from washington. nick burns, as rex tillerson arrives in moscow, how much leverage does he really have over russia to try to get them to drop assad in syria? actually, i think the united states has very little leverage here. the russians of course are the dominant military power in syria, they have air power on the ground, they have a naval
base, they are aligned to the syrian government. the iranian revolutionary guard and hezbollah are fighting with them, the united states has none of that. of course we have been fighting the islamic state, we have been working with syrian kurds, but it's very much an imbalance of power right now. and i just don't think that president putin is going to be pushed off his position, that he's going to be a stalwart supporter of president assad and try to keep that regime alive. and in fact their goal is to win the war. so i appreciate what secretary tillerson is trying to do and that is to move the russians towards negotiations over the future of syria. it's an uphill climb given the power disparity between the us and russia these days in that country. right, but i can imagine the white house responding by saying, hold on a second, we just launched 59 missiles, we have shown that american military might is back again. and doesn't that give us more negotiating power? i think it does provide the us with a little credibility.
i favoured what president trump did in firing the cruise missiles in response to the sarin gas, the chemical weapons attack. you never want to normalise the use of chemical weapons, they needed to send that stiff message. but look, what has happened over the last a8, 72 hours, is the administration has been all over the map in what they have said about syria. sean spicer, we will respond to barrel bombs, nikki haley, assad is going to go. rex tillerson, we're going to defend against all humanitarian catastrophes. this is not a credible policy and there needs to be some discipline both in what they say but also very importantly, in what they are seeking to do. and i just don't think in the space of a week, the administration has been able to formulate and agree inside the white house what is it exactly they're seeking here. so i think that secretary tillerson, who is a very skilled person, is at a significant disadvantage going into this discussion in moscow because putin knows exactly
what is trying to do. nick burns, do you think there is a chance that president trump might look at what happened in syria last week and the american attacks and think to himself, i did it in syria, i can now do it in other countries around the world. that he might decide this is the model, for example, for north korea or iran. i think that is a danger. i had an article in the ft over the weekend, the financial times, saying essentially this, that this worked as a tactic once. but if you try to translate, or take what happened in syria, if you are the trump administration, and apply it to north korea, north korea is a far more powerfulfoe. they have nuclear weapons. they are protected by china. and so i think the trump administration cannot believe that somehow one size fits all and that one policy can be transferred to an entirely different problem. in fact probably a much more dangerous problem,
the problem of north korea with nuclear weapons. 0k, nick burns, thanks very much forjoining us. this is what sean spicer has had to say. russia is on an island with it comes to its lack of acknowledgement of what happened, and the facts are on our side and the actions of syria are reprehensible and russia have been partial to several international agreements that syria is not holding up to and also russia needs to hold up to. the president has been clear with his stance towards russia and we are going to be very forceful, as will rex tillerson during his visit, to make sure that we let russia know that they need to live up to the obligations they have made. one of the issues we haven't discussed is what would happen if assad wasn't there. if the russians stepped aside
and let the war play out. 0ur security correspondent frank gardner is here. in that scenario the situation would be one where you would have islamic state, al-qaeda state and the other proxies fighting it out for damascus. that is the risk. russia has a huge amount of self interest in staying in syria, used to have all sort of client states over the middle east, libya, yemen, egypt, but it has lost bows and now only has syria, but it would like to stay there. —— it has lost those. it looks at what happened in libya, russia signed up to the un security council resolution that applied a no—fly zone to stop aids massacre by —— to stop a massacre by colonel gaddafi. libya now, is an basic set story question not know, it is a com plete story question not know, it is a complete basket case. —— is it a
success complete basket case. —— is it a success story? assad is a monster and he has murdered so many people in that country's dreadful civil war, but to vladimir putin he symbolises stability. if you have a rushed and forced departure of assad you risk the collapse of the regime and the worry is that you have al-qaeda and isil shooting it out on the streets of damascus and that will make the last six years look like a picnic. general mcmaster gave an interview yesterday in which he said the sequencing of this was important and he said the defeat of isis should come first. that reassures you that there won't be a vacuum? yes, the ten general mcmaster is a very wise and considered officer —— lieu tenant
general. he's not afraid of speaking truth to power, but the sequencing will be difficult and it won't necessarily be at the choosing of washington. as someone said earlier, america isn't pulling the strings, russia and iran are pulling the strings, and what you don't want is the situation we had in iraq after 2003, after years of total —— totalitarian rule, the heart was ripped out and the country imploded, and it became a playground for terror groups. syria already has terror groups. syria already has terror groups. syria already has terror groups but it is important they don't gain ground. if you dismantle the assad regime too quickly, so the timing and the sequencing of this is incredibly important. not to repeat the m ista kes important. not to repeat the mistakes of 2003. thanks forjoining us. we are looking at a situation where
we have the risk of not only iraq, but libya, and maybe egypt, you remove one strongman and you leave a country with nobody protecting the situation on the ground and a certain amount of chaos, and islamic extremism steps in. we have heard from sean spicer this evening and rex tillerson and nikki haley, but we haven't heard from donald trump. yes, he hasn't mentioned the word russia and moscow ever since those attacks or the word iran, but those will be the big buyers. we will talk about iran later —— the big players. we have a breaking news story from germany. the football club russia borussia dortmund said there has been an explosion near their team bus, and one person has been injured. we are hearing that the
explosion was in front of the team bus as it set off to the stadium. we understand the bus was on the way to this stadium ahead of their champions league match against monaco. we will come back to that. there's a good chance that game will be suspended. last month the ceo of united airlines, 0scar munoz, was named by one pr magazine, as us communicator of the year. in the past 48 hours he has lost that title, with his comments on a passenger's re—accomodation — yes, apparently in corporate speak that is a real word. i'm sure you've all seen the video, the customer filmed being forcibly removed from his seat by air marshals and dragged down the aisle of an overbooked plane, bloodied and visibly shaken. but for anyone who's flown recently it's worth seeing again. screaming no!
oh my god! in response to that extraordinary episode, the ceo 0scar munoz sent out an email saying — that he ‘regrets the situation' — adding that the airline had followed ‘established procedures' — and that the passenger was ‘disruptive and belligerent.‘ well, as you could possibly imagine, the internet‘s gone into meltdown — with one of united‘s rivals immediately taking advantage of the situation: 0ur colleague is on their way back from denver and they have just said this on twitter. we have not heard from him since! maybe he has been very accommodated. so how does a company get itself out
of pr disaster like this? with us is public relations consultant jason mollica. could united airlines have handled this any worse? from start to finish. a catalogue of how not to do it. it will be a case study of how not to handle your public relations ata time not to handle your public relations at a time of crisis or building crisis, and if you look at everything from the statement to how it was handled, it makes me cringe a little bit, as a pr pro, to hear a ceo put out a statement saying this, or at least the airline putting one on his behalf, and there is nothing coming about this message, to say we
apologise, and we want to make sure we keep your business, nothing about that at all —— nothing calming. we keep your business, nothing about that at all -- nothing calming. and by the way they should not have beaten up the person in the first place. that is even more important. it will probably not stop me flying with that airline, but bishop was collapsed, down 4%. —— but the share price collapsed. china are very upset about this as well. it shows you just how it could be, an american airline, but it doesn‘t matter because it has a worldwide effect on their business. big is going —— biggest growing participation probably in china. yes. these things linger, it has hashtags and people makejokes yes. these things linger, it has hashtags and people make jokes about this and this will go on for awhile,
especially people are making jokes and it has gone past the 48—hour mark and there is no stopping it. until they rescue it. if you can‘t get people to get off the plane, surely you wave a cheque book at them, and you offer more money. why did that not happen in the first place? it should have, really. let's be honest, the first thing you want to do is to make sure that people... they are your clients, your customers and you don‘t want to do something like this and make it seem like they don‘t matter. this man was dragged off and basically theyjust needed to put a leash on this person and you could consider they were acting like he was an animal and thatis acting like he was an animal and that is not what you want to put forward. as a business in general. they should have said, and it is his right as a passenger, he bought the ticket, he could stay on the plane, the last thing you want is to have
this video pop up all over the world, showing an agent forcibly removing this person from a plane he had a ticket for, is just a bad situation round for united airlines. to be honest, it will take them along time to recover from this, i believe. jason, thanks forjoining us. believe. jason, thanks forjoining us. united airlines likes to call itself, fly the friendly skies, that is the slogan, but not so friendly today. the stock market has accommodated millions of dollars of their capital, down 4% in trading. we failed to mention that it was three united airlines employees who they wanted to get on the plane. put them ina they wanted to get on the plane. put them in a car and sent them away. you don‘t need to drag people off the plane. maybe they will next time. we will see. let's move on. in sweden, a failed uzbek asylum seeker accused of last friday‘s
truck attack in stockholm has appeared in court. a lawyer for rakhmat akilov who‘s 39, said he‘d admitted to carrying out what he called a "terrorist crime". four people were killed when a hijacked beer truck ploughed into a department store. there‘s been a blast in the mainly kurdish city of diyarbakir in south—east turkey. reports say the explosion was in a police compound — bringing down a roof and injuring four people. tensions are high in turkey, in the run—up to sunday‘s referendum on the president‘s constitutional role. a huge fire has destroyed a camp housing about 1500 migrants in northern france. the fire took hold after several people suffered knife wounds in a fight between afghans and kurds. at least ten people were hurt when flames tore through the closely—packed huts at the grande—synthe camp, near the port of dunkirk. 0ur correspondent, gavin lee, was there. this is what happened to the migrant camp. it was 2am this morning, when numerous fires were lit all around this camp. i‘m told by some of the migrants, before they left, that they watched
fighting between afghan migrants and some men from iraqi kurdistan. it was over something petty, over a football game that turned quickly to violence. but there had been big pressures here because some of these shacks that are now burnt, there had been up to nine people, men, families, inside, because of the number of people that have come from calais camps six months ago, which closed. the amount of people here just increased and overcrowding was a big issue. there‘s a kitchen over the other side, 500 afghan men were staying inside there. aid agencies say that this was a moment waiting to happen. you can see some of the damage. this is all over this huge camp by the main road close to where people were trying to stow away with the lorries. now people have been moved away. i spoke to a few of the migrants as they were leaving. where will you go now? i don‘t know. have the police told you anything? and this was your building? this is where you
were sleeping, here? here, yeah. it‘s completely destroyed. well, good luck. the police are telling you to move away. well, the police are moving the last few migrants away from here. the site is now completely empty, i would say about 50% is completely burnt down. they‘ve been told to go to emergency shelters, where i‘ve been told there is room for 900. there are 1500 people here and many migrants have said they willjust keep trying to get to the uk. they will set up other makeshift camps. this comesjust this comes just before the french elections, so this is a big issue and is bound to play in the election campaign. politicians scrambling with how to respond. the main candidates have spoken about it and they have said the agreement needs to be renegotiated and the border needs to be put back in the uk and you can bet with brexit that will be
a big issue on the other side of the election. the big issue in britain and france. the north korea question — and how to handle an increasingly belligerent regime — is clearly uppermost in the mind of president trump. how do we know? because he‘s keeping the issue very much alive on twitter. this is the latest from this morning. we can show our viewers some pictures from today, it‘s a big week in north korea. kimjong—un was sitting in front of the special people‘s assembly. those figures behind him, his fatherand grandfather. they also cult—like figures in north korea and they are the 680 deputies from the political elite who are each chosen to represent their regions, but you get a good feeling of this cult of personality in north korea. and what
he says goes. every time we see those pictures from north korea, so bizarre. even the clapping, perfectly in sync and everyone doing exactly what they are meant to do, because a aways the fear if you don‘t do that —— there is always the fear if you don‘t do that, you could end up with your head on the block. interesting, that message he put out on twitter, if president trump is thinking that he had the success in syria with a one off strike and if he thinks he can repeat that in north korea which also has nuclear weapons, he should perhaps speak —— perhaps the reconsidering that option. you‘re watching 100 days from bbc news. still to come for viewers on the bbc news channel and bbc world news — the debate in the us over whether to get your child vaccinated: we travel to vashon island to see if donald trump is helping the fuel the trend to refuse the measles jab.
and as the clock ticks down towards that vital 100 days marker, how will donald trump‘s new administration be judged? more clout in the next few days with the threat of a view more —— more cloud in the next few days with the threat of some more rain. the weather front will bring rain across western scotland, sliding south to glasgow and galloway and into parts of northern ireland, blustery conditions, not much rain to the east of scotland and dry in much of england and wales. away from parts of cumbria later on. temperatures not as low later as they were last night, and not as sunny to start the southern half of the uk tomorrow. maybe a few showers in the ares of silly and also cornwall, but they will be some breaks in the cloud —— the isles of scilly. it is a dry pitch of much of wales and england.
—— picture for much. fabrics of rain easing off in northern ireland and u nfreeze easing off in northern ireland and unfreeze and galloway, outbreaks of rain. mixture of sunshine and blustery showers, and that will continue through the day with gusty winds and a brighter day in much of scotland. in the afternoon across much of northern england, a few showers, but turning grey through wales and the midlands and east anglia, some rain, but mostly dry, especially southern counties, where again 15—16 is possible, but even the cooler air reaches here on thursday and there will be a cold start with a ridge of high pressure. maybe sunshine around and maybe even a touch of frost. crowding over many areas, a few showers possible, but for most it will be predominantly dry. —— clouding over. good friday,
plenty of cloud, with spots of rain, not a huge amount of rain, the odd shower, the best of the brightness in the southern parts of england and southern scotland. dry weather on saturday in parts of scotland. sunday, the wettest conditions in the north and not too much rain in the north and not too much rain in the south and then easter monday has a ridge of high pressure starting to build, and that means for easter weekend there will be more rain around compared to recently, but still dry and sunny weather to enjoy, as well. welcome back to 100 days. i‘m katty kay in washington — christian fraser is in london. our top story. the us secretary of state rex tillerson flies to moscow, to try to persuade russia to abandon its support for syria‘s president assad. and — he‘s in listening mode today — but how is donald trump‘s presidency shaping up, as he nears that crucial 100 days marker? we‘ll take a look at some of the challenges facing a man who promised a whole new way of doing business in washington. iran‘s defence minister warned today
that any further us action in syria will not go unanswered. the comments followed a white house warning that any more chemical attacks, or possibly even barrel bomb attacks, by the syrian regime could prompt another american strike. moscow announced today it will hold a meeting with iran and syria at the end of this week — so as the three countries plot their strategy, is the us ready for any consequences that may come from tehran? joining us now is former us state department official vali nasr who is now dean of thejohns hopkins school of international studies. there has been a lot of focus on russia since these chemical attacks in syria. but iran is the country in a way that has the most to lose from donald trump and american aggression or potential aggression in that
region. how do you think they will respond. i think iran and russia are on the same page when it comes to the donald trump threat to their strategy in syria. the russians have a lot to lose, i think both of them are trying to create a deterrent against the us so iran is making a military warning that if you do something they may be a retaliatory measure, the russians have access to talking to the trump administration and they will use the diplomatic channels essentially to convey the same message. they want to tell the trump administration the major point, do not get in our way, do not get in the war and we will not do anything provocative, but do not do anything. and what kind of retaliatory measures might iran have at its disposal? there are a variety of means, there are us troops on the ground in iraq and us installations.
also they have rockets in that theatre of war. also they may hit against american allies in the region. we have just been getting news from the white house, we had that briefing from sean spicer, the white house press spokesman, he said that hitler did not even think to using chemical weapons. that'sjust have a listen. we did not use chemical weapons in world war ii. someone as despicable as hitler did not even think to using chemical weapons. so if you are russia you have to ask yourself is this the country you and a regime you want to align yourself with. clinton has just tweeted asking if he may be to go to the holocaust memorial down the road. something that is often
overlooked, it is iran and its proxies that control the situation on the ground. we talk about russia having the leverage over assad but if the situation is going to change in syria it is going to be on the ground and that is the iranians that control the ground. they do control the ground, they‘re running the ground operation with the support of russian air power. this is a conjoined military intelligence operation. and we often do not appreciate how tightly the iranians and russian alliance is in propping up and russian alliance is in propping up assad. so it is a mistake to think you could just lean on the russians to abandon assad and lean on the iranians to abandon assad and russia. you‘re dealing with iranians russian conjoined strategy. this is further complicated by the situation of course in iraq where shia militias are working alongside iraqi
government forces helped by us forces in the city of mosul to try to oust islamic state from there. that is exactly where the iranian leverages, iranians retaliation would come in iraq, not necessarily in the form of a direct attack but they could make the military campaign against mosul get much more complicated and create a lot more headaches for washington. thank you very much. news coming in from that borussia dortmund game. they were playing against monaco, there has been an explosion near a bus and one player has been taken to hospital. police now think the game is postponed. so the game will not take place this evening. vaccines save millions of lives around the world every year. but there is concern among american doctors that president trump is about to open up a deeply contentious issue. he‘s pledged to commission a new vaccine safety committee which will investigate — among other things — the link between vaccines and autism. at the moment the us vaccination rates remain high overall,
but there are an increasing number of families deciding not to immunise their children. some of the lowest vaccination rates in the country are on vashon island in washington state. the bbc‘s global health correspondent tulip mazumdar has gone there for this report. your attention please... welcome to vashon island, a few miles off the seattle coast. it‘s a small, affluent community that embraces natural, clean living. these children‘s parents want the absolute best for them. like any medication, vaccines can cause mild and in very rare cases serious side—effects. but the scientific consensus on them is clear — they are safe, effective and save lives. these mums however are still unconvinced. we live in a society that values profit over public health. and so we really have to do our own research to find out how safe they are. there was a huge amount of evidence that it was harmful,
even if they weren't ways we could scientifically prove it, it was just talking from one mother to another. here on vashon island like many other parts of the united states parents can opt out of vaccinating their children for personal reasons. but the issue has caused deep divides in this tight—knit community. four—year—old twins lilani and scarlet are getting right up to date with their vaccinations today. there has never been any doubt that that is the right thing to do. it may be painful but these shots protect against deadly diseases including measles, which before vaccines used to kill hundreds of children every year in the us. whooping cough is also a major concern. if we don‘t immunise enough of the children in the school, then on a fairly regular basis whooping cough epidemics can come through and grow in the school, and the most dangerous part is those infections can be taken home and little babies can be infected and that can be fatal.
this is the man who wants to chair a vaccine safety committee for the trump administration. he completely dismisses the scientific consensus on vaccines. i don‘t believe government officials, i don‘t believe. i have to be sceptical and we all ought to be sceptical. the president‘s own scientifically unfounded comments in the past have also caused alarm. the beautiful child went to have the vaccine and came back and a week later got a tremendous fever, got very, very sick, now is autistic. he appealed to emotion, he appealed to fear. we know vaccines don't cause autism and we are frightened statements like this could deter families from getting vaccines. back at the clinic, lilani and scarlet are getting over their injections. but for their parents the greater good for the health of the island is worth their tears.
tulip mazumdar, bbc news, vashon island. tulip is with me now. let‘s talk about this more. i remember nearly in 2000 when we were thinking of having children, having dinner with friends, they were talking about this sphere. it does perpetuate and you think this is the most precious thing, why would i put my child at risk. it is a very emotive decision and during the time you are talking about, early 2000, a british doctor had, but this controversial and subsequently discredited study that suggested a link between autism and vaccines which has since been totally discredited and he was struck. but it put doubt in the minds of many pa rents it put doubt in the minds of many parents and that is something that has reverberated all over the world. and what i saw on vashon island and
other areas, parents do not trust the authorities, do not trust the doctors, the world health 0rganisation, they‘re all saying vaccines are safe but they talk to their friends vaccines are safe but they talk to theirfriends and vaccines are safe but they talk to their friends and gold social media, they ask about the stories and come back and hear about them. well in the case of measles, if no one vaccinate siew have a real problem. and that happened just a few years backin and that happened just a few years back in california, disneyland, one and 100 people were infected because someone came from and 100 people were infected because someone came from abroad to disneyland and infected others who we re disneyland and infected others who were not vaccinated and those people went on to infect other people in other states as well. that also did not vaccinate. but highlighted for the first time in a long time this vaccine sceptic problem. we will have to leave it there, thank you. just extra news on that incident in germany, police are saying there with three explosions involving that
borussia dortmund team bus as it went on its way to the stadium. the player injured was the spaniard, marc bartra. the 26—year—old. a p pa re ntly marc bartra. the 26—year—old. apparently he has been taken to a local hospital. and the quarterfinal of the champions league, that game has been postponed this evening. we talked a little earlier about crisis management — according to politico there is a certain amount of that going on in the white house at the moment. "white house on edge as 100—day judgment nears" is their headline. they quote a senior white house staffer — unnamed — who says "one hundred days is the marker, and we‘ve got essentially two and a half weeks to turn everything around. this is going to be a monumental task." what to think they‘re going to be talking about? it is interesting,
this 100 days thing in modern american politics has become a big deal, this will be the moment where we have reviews of how the administration has been doing and they will relive generals then being ousted after just three they will relive generals then being ousted afterjust three weeks, relive the health care disaster that the president has had and what the white house needs to do effectively is to give a counter narrative and say actually we had these successes, the supreme court justice, say actually we had these successes, the supreme courtjustice, the deregulation they have done and the executive orders. so you have this kind of back and forth between the press and its tally of how the white house is doing and the white house and the message it wants to get out. and of course the message this evening is not going to well. sean spicer picked up on this comments about hitler and chemical weapons. we brought you out earlier and that is going to get a lot of attention in the us. the message to american
politicians should be just do not mention hitler and the second world war. i have heard politician after politician get into hot water here in america because of some reference to hitler. it never ends well for them. if you would like to join us to get in touch. you can using the hash—tag bbc—0ne—hundred—days. from katty kay in washington and me christian fraser in london — goodbye. hello. this is bbc news. the headlines. the us secretary of state is in moscow for crunch talks on syria, after g7 foreign ministers failed to reach agreement on targeted sanctions. the parents of a seriously ill baby say they‘re "devastated," and may appeal, after a judge gave doctors the right to withdraw life support, from their son.
united airlines says employees followed "established procedures," after footage of one of its passengers being forcibly dragged off an overbooked flight, sparked outrage. an update on the market numbers for you — here‘s how london and frankfurt ended the day. and in the united states this is how the dow and the nasdaq are getting on. the german football club borussia dortmund says there‘s been an explosion near their team bus, injuring one of their players, the spanish player marc bartra. police said three explosions took place. the bus was on its way to dortmund‘s stadium ahead of their champions league match against monaco. the game has now been cancelled and
will be scheduled for tomorrow evening. lets cross to our sports centre in salford. hugh, bring us up—to—date with what may happen happened. three explosions have now been confirmed. we‘re getting information from a couple of sources, from the team borussia dortmund and police in the area as well. as you can see the stadium is emptying as news filtered through that the game will not go ahead. the made that call about a0 minutes ago. the game was due to kick off right about now. and the three explosions we understand to be around three kilometres from the dortmund stadium. police said the explosion was close to the team bus originally adding what we currently know, the wheels of the bus burst, one person was injured, marc bartra, the former barcelona and spanish international defender who joined
borussia dortmund at the start of the season. he was the player a p pa re ntly the season. he was the player apparently that was injured. we do not know the extent of his injuries yet and police say it is not possible yet to say what the explosion was all exactly where something exploded. since then the clu b something exploded. since then the club have ta ken something exploded. since then the club have taken to social media and have been updating constantly via social media to save