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this is bbc news. i'm martine croxall. the headlines at 7:00: three people have been killed and a policeman is fighting for his life after a gunman took hostages at a supermarket in southern france. translation: the lieutenant colonel, who was with his men, voluntarily swabbed himself with a hostage, who the terrorist then let go. —— swapped. former labour leadership contender owen smith has been sacked from jeremy corbyn‘s shadow cabinet after calling for a second eu referendum. the head of the porton down defence laboratory categorically denies russian claims that nerve agent from the site could have been used to poison the former spy in salisbury two lorry drivers have been sentenced for causing a pile—up that killed eight people in a minibus on the m one motorway killed eight people in a minibus on the mi motorway. also this hour — president trump signs a huge government funding bill into law just hours before the third government shutdown of the year was due to start the news comes amid a flurry of resignations and appointments at the white house —
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we'll bring you the latest analysis. and a new museum opens in the west country dedicated to the engineer isambard kingdom brunel. good evening and welcome to bbc news. a gunman who went on a shooting spree in southern france, killing three people and injuring 16, has been killed by police. the attacker, named as 26—year—old redouane lakdim, pledged allegiance to the islamic state group. he is thought to have killed and wounded his victims in three separate incidents which began in the city of carcassone. he is then believed to have driven to a nearby town where he took people hostage in a supermarket. a police officer who swapped himself for one of the hostages is now fighting for his life in hospital, as james robbins reports. a small town in southern france,
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the supermarket in trebes was suddenly the main target of this terror attack. security forces surrounded the building where the gunman had already shot and killed two people and then took at least one hostage. as the gendarmerie moved in, the senior officer offered himself to the attacker in exchange. translation: the lieutenant colonel, who was with those men, voluntarily swapped himself for a hostage, who the terrorist then let go. the officer stayed with him and then the terrorist opened fire, so our forces intervened and brought down the terrorist. the heroic officer had been wounded but his actions surely saved other lives. the colonel, while held hostage, apparently kept his mobile phone relaying sound to colleagues who ended the siege.
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the entire attack had started in the historic town of carcassonne, about eight kilometres, five miles away. the killer first hijacked a car using extreme violence. a passenger in the car was killed and the driver injured. soon afterwards he shot and wounded a policeman who was jogging with colleagues, then he drove about 15 minutes to trebes. he ran into the supermarket shooting, taking hostages and shouting "i am a soldier of daesh" — or islamic state. that is where he was eventually shot dead. the killer has been named as 26—year—old redouane lakdim, described by the french interior minister as a petty delinquent who, though identified by intelligence services, was not regarded as a serious threat. today he killed repeatedly and was apparently demanding the release of this man, salah abdeslam, the most important surviving suspect in the paris attacks of november 2015, including at the bataclan concert hall, attacks that killed a total of 130 people.
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after today's supermarket siege, tonight president macron said the heroic gendarme who exchanged himself for the hostages was critically wounded. translation: he saved lives and brought honour to his service and the nation. he is now fighting for his life. all our thoughts are with him and his family. this is the most serious terror attack in france during emmanuel macron‘s ten months as president. but it seems to follow a far longer pattern of young men moving from petty crime to murder in the name of extremism. the last few minutes, the french prosecutor has been talking to the media. he says the attacker,
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redouane lakdim, had been monitored in 2015 for mechanisation, but went on to say there was no indication he posed an imminent threat. all aa the lines that came out of this press conference, that a second person, a relative of redouane lakdim, has also been placed under arrest. asked if he acted on his own, the prosecutor said, we don't yet have the data. we will go back to the press c0 nfe re nce the data. we will go back to the press conference later in this hour to hear more of what he had to say. within the past hour, 0wen smith has been sacked from jeremy corbyn‘s cabinet after calling for a second referendum on brexit. the shadow northern ireland secretary broke ranks with labour party policy by also making the case for the uk to stay in the single market after brexit. he's been replaced by tony lloyd. 0wen smith has reacted to the news on twitter. he says: "i've just been sacked byjeremy corbyn for my long held views on the damage brexit will do to the good friday agreement and the economy of the entire uk. those views are shared
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by labour members and supporters and i will continue to speak up for them, and in the interest of our country." jonathan blake joins us jonathan blakejoins us now from westminster. did that come as a surprise to mr smith? well, judging by his reaction, possibly. as you read out there, the tweet that he put out within a few minutes of us learning he had been sacked sounds quite determined to continue to make his views clear. they are views that are his views clear. they are views that a re reflected by his views clear. they are views that are reflected by many other labour members of parliament. this has happened after mr smith spoke out and wrote a piece in the guardian, publicly disagreeing with the pa rty‘s publicly disagreeing with the party's official position on brexit and disagreeing with party leadership, suggesting that britain should stay in the single market and the customs union, where it is labour policy only to remain in a customs union with the european
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union. also, further suggesting that there should be another referendum, a public vote, on the outcome of the brexit negotiations. as the shadow brexit negotiations. as the shadow brexit secretary pointed out later, thatis brexit secretary pointed out later, that is not party policy and they are calling for a vote in parliament. not a huge surprise that jeremy corbyn has got rid of 0wen smith as shadow northern ireland secretary. it perhaps suggests that mr corbyn has a strong enough and to play to be able to do this, because mrsmith is play to be able to do this, because mr smith is not alone in holding these views on brexit. he had recently publicly disagreed with the leadership of the party over their policy on russia as well. his views on brexit have been known for a long time, but the difference now is that he was speaking, up until this evening, as a member of the shadow cabinet, jeremy corbyn‘s top team. there is only so much dissent and disagreement that the party leadership feel they can put up
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with. i think we saw in the statement put out byjeremy corbyn this evening, mentioning that 0wen smith had been asked to stand down, no mention of his record in the post 01’ no mention of his record in the post orany kind of no mention of his record in the post or any kind of good luck wishes. just a mention of tony lloyd, the greater manchester mp that will be taking over from 0wen greater manchester mp that will be taking overfrom 0wen smith. greater manchester mp that will be taking over from owen smith. how much of a problem does this cause for the labour party if these divisions within the cabinet, and a p pa re ntly divisions within the cabinet, and apparently within the wider party, are going to have been exposed? well, they have been known for sometime. you are right point out that this has sort of... they are bubbling over again. you only have to look at the reaction in the last hour to 0wen smith's sacking to see that. probably the strongest reaction we have from peter hain, the former northern ireland secretary under the previous labour government, using some very strong
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language, saying it was a terrible, stalinist purge. 0wen smith had been doing a terrificjob in northern ireland, he is idealfor the role with his experience, expertise and considerable ability. he goes on to say he was widely respected, in a shadow cabinet with few big hitters he was definitely one. peter hain is no outspoken supporter ofjeremy corbyn, but it is surprisingly has spoken out in such strong terms this evening, and other moderate labour mps are not particularly supportive ofjeremy corbyn as leader and are also making their views clear. ben bradshaw saying, very sorry to see you go, the fight goes on to stop the brexit shambles. more broadly, across the political spectrum, liberal democrat leader vince cable same, shame to see 0wen smith sacked forcibly repeating the view of the majority of the labour members. it may be that the tensions, the differences of opinion over brexit and other things within the labour
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party are again brought to the fore and simmer over in the coming days asa and simmer over in the coming days as a result of this move. jonathan, thank you very much. breaking news, we're hearing that a judge sitting at the high court has granted an application for a warrant to search the london offices of cambridge analytica. this is the research firm embroiled in allegations of data breaches, on data held by facebook. shares have fallen again in facebook, as a result of this ongoing problem. we will hopefully be speaking to our technology correspondent rory kathrinejones about that development in a couple of minutes. a senior official at the porton down laboratory has said that russia's suggestion that the facility was the source of the nerve agent used to poison a former russian spy and his daughter is "just not true". scientists at the chemical defence unit have been analysing samples
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taken after the attack in salisbury on sergei and yulia skripal. 0ur security correspondent gordon corera has been given exclusive access to porton down and has sent this report. it is one of the most sensitive and secret sites in the country. porton down, home to the defence science and technology lab, and now at the heart of the salisbury poisoning investigation. inside one of the labs, scientists demonstrated to us one of the many ways used to detect the presence of chemical agents. a call came here to porton down and nearly hours of monday march the 5th. within hours, a specialist response team was deployed down the road to salisbury. they collected samples that were brought back to laboratories at the site and which identified
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a military grade nerve agent. based on that, as well as other information, the government said it is highly likely that russia was responsible for poisoning sergei and yulia skripal. security at porton down is tight. russian diplomats have raised questions as to whether somehow nerve agent from here could have got out. that is something officials say is impossible. you know, we have the highest levels of controls of security around the work that we do here. we would not be allowed to operate if we had a lack of control that could result in anything leaving the four walls of the facility here. so, you know, we have complete confidence that there is nothing that could have come from here out into the wider world, as it were. is it frustrating when you hear that kind of accusation? yes, it is a coincidence that it is down the road, that this has happened, it is very frustrating to hear that. everybody here knows that is not true. they emphasise that the work here is purely defensive. chemical agents are pumped into this chamber to test how well the chemical suits given to soldiers stand up. there have been allegations in russia that a new chemical weapons factory is being built.
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but officials showed us the local planning application, saying what is being built here is actually going to be a facility for the analysis of explosives. what about the accusation that it is a secret chemical warfare facilities here, all being built here? that is just nonsense. this is a defensive organisation and we know that the russians have been suggesting certain buildings are for making chemical warfare. that is just complete rubbish. this afternoon, the park bench in salisbury where sergei and yulia skripal were found was taken away. international inspectors from the 0pcw are now taking samples from the scene. they are also working inside porton down itself to independently confirm its analysis, including the conclusions that point to russian involvement. gordon corera, bbc news, porton down. a convoy of vehicles left the british embassy in moscow this morning, as the deadline for the expulsion
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of british diplomats was reached. president putin has called on the russian people to unite behind him during what he called this challenging time. eu leaders today promised an "unprecendented" diplomatic response. steve rosenberg reports from moscow. to applause from colleagues and friends, the british diplomats headed home. the sendoff far warmer than the moscow spring. russia had expelled 23 from the embassy here. it was tit—for—tat. britain had ordered out 23 russians. for those left behind, it was an emotional moment. they can feel the chill in uk—russian relations. but now, european governments are moving closer to expelling russians. so, is moscow feeling the pressure? there is little sign of it. we are absolutely against any pressure from abroad. we are ready for discussions but we cannot accept any attempt of pressure against my country.
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and we have proved that within 1000 years of our history. today, president putin told russians he had made history with his landslide election win. no mention of diplomatic tensions over the salisbury attack. one thing the kremlin has been working hard to do in recent years, with some success, is to drive a wedge between different countries in the european union, to sow discord in europe. that is why a strong, coordinated response by eu states to the salisbury attack, that would come as a surprise to moscow. this evening, russia took on brazil in a pre—world cup friendly. tension with the west risks overshadowing the tournament. russia will be hosting. translation: sport and politics should be separate. the world cup should bring people together. translation: they always blame russia for everything.
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it is rubbish. translation: it would not bother me one bit if england did not come. they can believe what they want. it is their problem. england fans will be safe here, says moscow. but salisbury has set the scene for a political showdown — russia against europe. steve rosenberg, bbc news, moscow. as we've heard, european union leaders have said they are preparing co—ordinated measures against russia following the nerve agent attack. separately they've approved guidelines for the negotiation of future relations with the uk — in what's being seen as a key step in the brexit process. 0ur political editor laura kuenssberg reports from brussels. they don't always look so pleased to see each other. the eu's chief negotiator grasping the prime minister's hand. today, the day when formally, finally, the stage right after brexit, the transition was agreed. i welcome the fact that the eu
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council this morning has agreed the details of the implementation period. this gives certainty to people in businesses. it gives clarity to plan for theirfuture. i believe we are approaching this with a spirit of cooperation, a spirit of opportunity for the future as well. and we will now be sitting down and determining those workable solutions. not much will change for nearly two years after we leave. but how closely will the uk hug the continent after? that is the next fight on the table — the next details to be worked out. time is of the essence, the eu's most powerful voice said. if the uk wants to leave the customs union and the single market that means a free trade agreement, germany's angela merkel said. agreeing a buffer zone between leaving the eu and cutting off all ties was never in doubt today. but theresa may's argument also swayed eu leaders to turn up the pressure on russia.
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the union even pulling back its own ambassador here to brussels. perhaps, after months of difficulties, britain's stock here was on the up. it's notjust the eu ambassador leaving moscow. other european countries say they'll send russian diplomats back there in co—ordinated moves next week. but leaders here have been willing to walk the walk alongside britain, matching theresa may's stance in contrast to an awkward pause yesterday. the european union agrees with the uk government's assessment that it is highly likely that the russian federation is responsible for this attack and that there is no other plausible explanation. despite the tough brexit negotiations, the european union has demonstrated unanimous and unequivocal unity with the uk in the face of this attack.
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we decided to call back our european ambassador in moscow. this is an extraordinary measure — we never took it before. this time, although the uk's leaving the eu, the continent still stands together. the next 12 months could fray those alliances. then she'll make this departure for the final time. laura kuenssberg, bbc news, brussels. the headlines on bbc news: three people have been killed and a policeman is in a critical condition after a gunman took hostages at a supermarket in southern france. former labour leadership contender 0wen smith has been sacked from jeremy corbyn‘s shadow cabinet after calling for a second eu referendum. the head of the porton down defence laboratory categorically denies russian claims that nerve agent from the site could have been used to poison the former spy in salisbury a lorry driver has been jailed
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for 1h years for causing the deaths of 8 people in a crash on the m1 last year. he was over the drink—drive limit and had stopped his vehicle on the inside lane when he was involved in the crash with a minibus and another lorry. the driver of the other lorry has been jailed for three years and four months. from buckinghamshire, kate bradbrook reports: drunk at the wheel of his lorry, he was parked in the inside lane of the m1. it was the early hours of the bank holiday weekend. a minibus waits to go around and is hit by a lorry driven by david wagstaff. he had been an hour—long hands—free call. eight people in the minibus we re call. eight people in the minibus were killed, including the driver.|j miss him a lot. my life has
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com pletely miss him a lot. my life has completely changed. he completed it so completely changed. he completed it so much. yes, it is hard. i'm trying to get through it. we all are.l four—year—old girl lost both parents ina four—year—old girl lost both parents in a crash and was badly injured. they were on their way from nottingham to london to catch a coach to disneyland. both lorry drivers denied eight counts of causing death by dangerous driving. earlier this month, a jury found the first defendant guilty. his professional driving licence had been revoked prior to the crash. the judge told ryszard masierak that he was an unmitigated liar who tried to blame everybody but himself will stop david wagstaff, on the left, was earlier cleared of causing death by dangerous driving, but had already admitted causing
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7 ' £— egg 1, the crash. eg—g you had nine and seconds to see the vehicles 11 seconds to see the vehicles ahead. had you not been so distracted by using your phone. it was this stretch of motorway where the crash happened. today, the court heard that rysza rd the crash happened. today, the court heard that ryszard masierak had been twice over the legal alcohol limit and had been warned by other drivers for going the wrong way around a roundabout earlier that day and also the wrong way up the slip road. the court heard he was asleep in the lane for 12 minutes before the crash happened and had shown no remorse. thejudge said he happened and had shown no remorse. the judge said he took the jury for com plete the judge said he took the jury for complete idiots. as for david wagstaff, thejudge complete idiots. as for david wagstaff, the judge told complete idiots. as for david wagstaff, thejudge told him he had between nine and 11 seconds to see the vehicles ahead, but he did nothing. he said, they were there to be seen and you did not see them. he
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said, this case has had a devastating impact on the families left behind, and that their lives have been destroyed. the high court has given permission for the london offices of cambridge analytica to be searched. the information commissioner's office said they were seeking a warrant on tuesday, after the company was accused of using the personal data of 50 million facebook members to influence the us presidential election in 2016. joining me now is our technology correspondent rory cellanjones. what has been happening? it has been rumbling on for days? the information commissioner said they wa nted information commissioner said they wanted this one on tuesday, it was not until this afternoon that it made it into court. it is quite a long process. there has been a five 1/2—hour hearing and the judge has granted the warrant. what they wa nted granted the warrant. what they wanted to do go to cambridge analytica's office and look at these
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servers, look at the servers and be assured that the data in question had been deleted. to be clear, this was the data collected back in 2014-15 was the data collected back in 2014—15 by a cambridge academic, handed to cambridge analytica, relating to something like 50 million american facebook users. cambridge analytica have issued a statement again about the data? they said all along, we haven't got that data, we have deleted it. the new acting chief executive, because the former chief executive, alexander nix, stood down. the new acting ceo has said, please can i be absolutely clear, we did not use any of this date in the work we did in the presidential election. the dolls trump campaign. they also said, when facebook asked them a year ago whether they still had any of the data, they search through all of their records and make sure all of
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their records and make sure all of the data and all of the back—ups had been deleted. they say they have told facebook clearly that this is all gone. cambridge university have 110w all gone. cambridge university have now spoken about this academic? yes, a lot of interest in what sort of ethical requirements were made of this academic. if you are an academic doing this research, you have to go through quite a process to do it for academic purposes. the university says we went through that process in regards to academic work. he later asked if he could use the data acquired for commercial purposes for his work back at the university. the university said no backin university. the university said no back in 2015, but doesn't appear to have asked any further questions. they now say they will undertake a wide ranging review into the whole circumstances of this case, they are going to ask facebook to cooperate. thank you very much. the teenager who planted a bomb on a london tube train that partially exploded at parsons green has been sentenced life in prison, and will have to serve a minimum of 3a years.
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ahmed hassan was convicted of attempted murderfor carrying out the attack last september — in which more than 50 people were injured. our home affairs correspondent june kelly reports. ahmed hassan described today as the asylum seeker who cynically exploited the generosity of a country that gave him refuge, but which he hated. his bomb set off a fireball and, today, the judge mrjustice haddon—cave said hassan had been determined to create as much death and carnage as possible on the underground train at parsons green. and that it was luck the device only partially detonated. 23 people suffered burns, 28 sustained crush injuries in the stampede to get out of the station. some of hassan‘s victims were in court. he had got off the train before the explosion. thejudge told him, you wanted to save your own skin and were not prepared for martyrdom. he believed that hassan had spent time at is training camp
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and was wedded to their ideology, blaming the west for his father's death in iraq. he said that hassan had lied he was 16 when he arrived in the uk so he could be classed as a child migrant. ahmed hassan left court to begin his 3a year sentence. thejudge told him he would have plenty of time to study the koran and to understand that islam was the religion of peace. june kelly, bbc news, at the old bailey. the car maker suzuki has pulled adverts featuring the television presenters ant and dec — after ant mcpartlin was charged with drink—driving. the company said it would continue to sponsor the next two episodes of the itv series saturday night takeaway, but made clear ant and dec would not be appearing in its commercials. now the weather forecast with sarah... darren! we will get more sunshine as the
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week and goes on, but there is cloud coming in and it is thick enough to give pockets of rain and drizzle, especially in the south—west. further north scotland and northern ireland, a different story, clear skies, light wind, touch of frost, one 01’ skies, light wind, touch of frost, one or two icy patches. my other for england and wales under the cloud. a cloudy start for saturday. many areas will stay that way, low cloud across southern parts of england, and this is where we are more likely to see rain or drizzle perhaps. most places will be dry. more sunshine arriving in the north of england, sunny skies in scotland and northern england, sharp showers in the north—west and size of nine or 11 degrees. a better day for england and wales on sunday. more sunshine, some patchy cloud developing. most places are going to have a dry day on sunday. fewer showers in the north—west. the wind will be quite light, feeling quite pleasant, highs of 12 or 13. this is bbc news, our latest headlines. three people have been killed and a policeman is in a critical
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condition after a gunman took hostages at a supermarket in southern france. the gunman was shot dead by security forces. former labour leadership contender owen smith has been sacked from jeremy corbyn‘s shadow cabinet after calling for a new eu referendum. the head of the porton down defence laboratory categorically denies russian claims that nerve agent from the site could have been used to poison the former spy in salisbury as forensic teams in salisbury are still at work, russia has condemned the eu for recalling its ambassador to moscow and accused britain of attempting to force its allies into conflict. two lorry drivers have been sentenced for causing a pile—up that killed eight people in a minibus on the m1. more now on our top story. the news that a french policeman who swapped places with a hostage during an islamist attack is in a critical condition in hospital. the gunman is dead and french authorities have confirmed in the last hour that a family member of the gunman has been arrested.
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translation: i can already tell you that if you minutes ago, a person was remanded in custody under the charge of criminal organisation in connection with a terrorist undertaking. the perpetrator was born in 1978, 1972, in morocco, was on the terror watch list since 200a. was known by the police because of a number of petty crimes. he was imprisoned in 2011, following possession of arms. convicted again, march 2015, for the use of drugs. convicted, two months in prison. which was completed in august, 2016.
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in 2016 and 2017, he was being monitored by the intelligence services. however, this monitoring operation did notjustify or show any intention of this individual to carry out a terrorist attack. the latest from the press conference that happened a short time ago in france. the family of a british woman who was killed in syria after leaving home to join a group of female fighters is requesting more help to repatriate her body. anna campbell from lewes in sussex had joined a kurdish unit and died last week in the town of afrin, which had come under bombardment from turkish forces. amanda akass has this report. very important part of life here, the first thing we do is have a cup oftea(!) the first thing we do is have a cup of tea(!) extraordinary footage from
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a woman on the front line in syria, anna campbell was killed in a turkish bombardment, now herfamily backin turkish bombardment, now herfamily back in sussex are desperately calling for the government to help negotiate a ceasefire, so her body can come home. my daughter is lying, her body is lying in the rubble strewn streets of a ruined city. and will probably remain there until her body rots away. unless we can do something now. it's piling agony upon agony. to feel that we can't welcome at least what is left of her act. we were in contact with her, whenever we spoke with her, she downplayed things, she said you would making tea, hanging out, she did not tell us where she, exactly where she was and exactly how
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involved she was in the violence. we we re involved she was in the violence. we were all under the impression that she would be home in a couple of months to visit and to give her nephews and sneezes cuddles and kisses, because that is what she told us she was going to do.|j joined told us she was going to do.” joined because i wanted to support the revolution. anna joined a female kurdish armed unit fighting against islamic state last may, injanuary, the turkish army began attacking the kurds in northern syria, and went on tojoin that kurds in northern syria, and went on to join that fight too and was killed. herfamily to join that fight too and was killed. her family say the death has drawn international attention to the plight of the kurds.” drawn international attention to the plight of the kurds. i didn't think it was going to be death that got the message out to the rest of the world but it has really caught people's attention, it has been international, in papers everywhere, thatis international, in papers everywhere, that is what her legacy is. a vigil was held for anna on monday, in lewis, a protest is called on in
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london, calling for a ceasefire to enable bodies to be recovered and repatriate it. —— lewes. president trump has signed a massive government funding bill into lawjust hours before a government shutdown. he'd earlier tweeted that he was unhappy with aspects of the bill and threatened to veto it. the bill authorises federal government spending worth one point three trillion dollars. —— $1.3 trillion. to prevent the on the from ever happening again, i am calling on congress to give me a line item veto for all government spending bills, and the senate must end, they must end the filibuster rule and gets down to work. we have two get a lot of great legislation approved, and without the filibuster rule, it will happenjust without the filibuster rule, it will happen just like magic. the spending bill tops off a busy few weeks for the president, who has seen a series of personnel changes, most recently the appointment of a new national security advisor.
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so let's look at some of those comings and goings over the past few weeks. on march 7th, president trump's chief economic advisor gary cohn handed in his resignation. and on the 13th of march secretary of state rex tillerson was fired to be replaced by cia director mike pompeo. gina hapsell gets the nomination to be the next director of the cia, the first women to hold the post. the next to go was fbi deputy director andrew mccabe, who was days from retirement. and the news that broke last night, former ambassador to the un john bolton is to replace hr mcmaster as national security advisor to discuss all this i can speak to daniel lippman, reporter at politico and co—author of politico playbook, who joins us from washington. and we're alsojoined from denver by mark goldberg, who is the editor of un dispatch and host of the global dispatches podcast. you have reported at length onjohn
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bolton in the past, what sort of things have you said about him? john bolton is someone who does not do diplomacy per se, he has a zero—sum view of the world, in which every other country's gain is american loss, this sees him stick to maximalist positions, refusing to give an inch. what we can expect from john bolton is a more hawkish sta nce from john bolton is a more hawkish stance by the united states, and one which is less willing to engage with us allies on areas of common interest. welcome back and talk aboutjohn bolton and what he might mean for the future in a moment, but first, it has been quite a busy time in terms of personnel turnover at the white house, what is going on in the white house, what is going on in the administration?” the white house, what is going on in the administration? i think president trump is getting more, building out his white house in terms of what he wants to see, and
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previously he had been restrained by some of the adults in the room(!) like gary cohn, warning him against doing trade tariffs, now, trump does not want any disagreement among his own staff, he thinks there is disloyalty, a lot of people are exhausted by the year they have spent in white house, toughjob no matter who is president, and with president trump, shifts in policy, where it is this huge swing from one day to the next, what to do, in terms of america's policy, that really hurts the white house effectiveness, and makes people look like they are losing the reputations, they say one thing and reversed by the president the next day. what is john bolton's past performance suggest about how he will approach thisjob performance suggest about how he will approach this job as national security adviser? there is two responsibilities of a national security adviser, the first is to
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organise bureaucracy, engage in competing viewpoints to dispassionately present the president with various foreign policy options. the other potential role and one i see him emphasising is one in which he advocates specific policies, his time in the united nations has demonstrated that he is profoundly ideological about his view of the world, sticking with these maximalist decisions, refusing these maximalist decisions, refusing the normal give and take of diplomacy, so one might expect he would be whispering into donald trump's via and recommending he refused to give an inch, get in conflict with allies over areas of common interest. we can expect a sharp turn right away from this administration. what reaction from iran, to the appointment? so far, most reactions have been muted, people do not want to necessarily upset or anger president trump at
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this point but on iran, as recently asa this point but on iran, as recently as a couple of years ago, john bolton was writing articles in the new york times advocating a pre—emptive war against iran, advocating pre—emptive military strike to deter the nuclear programme. he has done the same days before the white house announced a negotiation between trump and kim, john bolton was on fox news saying such a negotiation is pointless, the only way to ensure that kim jong—un doesn't possess the capabilities to strike the united states is striking him first. what kind of relationship might allies like the the uk have when using post? when he was ambassador to the un, when using post? when he was ambassadorto the un, his when using post? when he was ambassador to the un, his staunchest rival was not the ambassador from iran or bolivia but the uk ambassador, in his memoir, he reserves his harshest criticism, deepest vitriol, for the british
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counterpart, for the mere fact that kerry was willing to surge as a bridge tween united states and europe —— server. —— perry. was willing to do the normal give and ta ke willing to do the normal give and take of diplomacy, that to john bolton was anathema. talk us through what has happened with the spending bill, because president trump had threatened to veto it but signed it anyway. saw a lot of fox news commentary on it criticising the deal, and he was very upset by that, he thought that he was losing out on the deal, and so, he had to be talked down by this, by the secretary of defense jim talked down by this, by the secretary of defensejim mattis, who said, these huge increases in military spending is good for america, so donald trump said the only reason he signed this was because of national security. he thought he was getting the short end of the stick here, and it really disrupted washington, dc because this would have been his third government shutdown this year, and
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the republicans control everything in washington and they really cannot get their story straight exactly about what they want to do. how much does that bother republican supporters? the average trump supporters? the average trump supporter actually agrees with the president, that this didn't fund much of the wall, and this is a huge spending package, and republicans are supposed to be about fiscal responsibility, and yet, they are spending like drunken sailors. democrats are going to use the arguments in november, during the midterms, that republicans can't even agree among each other. and you have trump surrounded by scandals like russia and stormy daniels, who we will see on 60 minutes on cbs on sunday. this weekend will be interesting to watch exactly how trump response on sunday night. —— trump. thank you very much for joining us. a new museum to celebrate
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the life and legacy of one of perhaps britain's greatest engineer has opened in bristol. the seven million pound centre dedicated to isambard kingdom brunel explores his life and mind. —— £7 million. he was responsible for much of the great western railway, including london's paddington railway station, besides a fleet of steamships including the ss great britain. from the mueum in bristol, robin markwell reports. are you in tune with brunel, who was the man beneath the stovepipe hat? welcome to being brunel, something that i know a thing or two about. this new museum sits next to the ship he designed and built in bristol's docks, insight, he looms large wherever you go, but if you thought he was big headed, think again. letters and diaries you suggest he was often played with self—doubt, the aim has been to tell a more personal story. family
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portraits reveal his personality, he was an art lover, a room dedicated to the pictures he collected, inspired by shakespeare. one of the items here on display, brunel‘s school report from when he was at school in france, in it we learn that he was very successful at maths, drawing and german in particular, when it comes to his behaviour, teachers say it was beyond repair, they expected very great things of him. he duly delivered, among his many achievements, the great western railway. this is my favourite part of the new exhibition, 3—d printed map of london to bristol, showing his vision of the railway, carving its way across the landscape. among his most among his most treasured possessions, his cigar box, containing his daily ration, no fewer than 48 cigars. often fell asleep with a cigar, stories about a friend coming to see him, in the morning, and he has fallen asleep in his chairand morning, and he has fallen asleep in his chair and has a whole cigars
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worth of ash on his chest...! his chair and has a whole cigars worth of ash on his chest. . .! like his grand project, this museum has been a labour of love, six years in the making, many of the items being shown for the first time. we have now claimed brunel as our own, which is marvellous. i think we have a lwa ys is marvellous. i think we have always felt that he is our adopted son, but he's now well and truly a bristol boy. it will bring tourists andi bristol boy. it will bring tourists and i hope we have a world—class museum here. that should make eve ryo ne museum here. that should make everyone in bristol feel really proud. absolutely marvellous, really was. we both felt we got into his mind. fascinating when you pull out the draw, and you see some of his original letters, almost as if you can reach out and touch the past. dressing up is part of the experience. as well
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