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you're watching beyond one hundred days. nato has cut the size of its russian mission to brussels by a third, and warns moscow it is underestimating the resolve of the alliance. ireland has now joined the list of countries expelling russian diplomats, with 25 countries now standing together. the kremlin says america's allies are buckling under colossal pressure from washington. we will respond undoubtedly because nobody wants to tolerate such bullish behaviour and we will not either. mark zuckerberg suggests he is willing to testify before congress over the harvesting of data belonging to millions of facebook users. also on the programme. stormy daniels steps up her fight against a trump lawyer but her case isn't the only one which could pose problems for the president. and two of the most irresistible women of all time — how jackie kennedy lured the mona lisa to washington. get in touch with us using the hashtag.
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hello and welcome — i'm christian fraser in london — jane o'brien is in washington. nato has today expelled seven russian diplomats from its brussels headquarters and will cancel the applications of three more who were soon to arrive. it brings to 150 the russian intelligence officers that have been ordered home by britain, the us, nato and more than 20 other countries. moscow says the mass expulsions are all washington's fault. the russian foreign minister sergei lavrov is accusing the us of exerting colossal pressure and blackmailing its allies. from moscow, steve rosenberg reports. russia is starting to feel boxed in, besieged. more than 20 countries have expelled russian diplomats. relations between russia and the west at a standstill now over the salisbury attack.
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russia's foreign minister hit back. "the expulsions", sergei lavrov said, "were the result of colossal blackmail by washington". but could a diplomatic war morph into something more dangerous? one of the most influential voices on russia's foreign policy admits he's worried. this confrontation has certain logic, and this logic is to step up. each next move should be stronger than the previous one. and with this, we can reach pretty dangerous situation, when militarisation of behaviour will be inevitable. the one expression you hear more and more to describe the growing tension between russia and the west is "new cold war", but in fact what we have now is potentially more dangerous than the cold war because back in the days of communism against capitalism both sides stuck to the rules of the game. today, it seems, there are no rules.
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meanwhile, sergei and yulia skripal remain in a critical, but stable condition in a salisbury hospital. the relatives back home have said little about this drama. but in her first tv interview, sergei's niece, victoria, has told the bbc russian service that political tensions are the last thing her family wants. translation: i don't want there to be this massive conflict between our two countries, for all this to get worse and for it to happen because of my family. that her son has been poisoned. translation: she doesn't know and she won't find out
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the us defence secretary today said that the expulsion of russian diplomats as a statement to those who doubted the unity of nato and also perhaps the unity of the european union. i was in brussels on friday and there was this trilateral meeting between the uk, germany and france, and the loss of work has been done behind the scenes by british side. borisjohnson has been all around 30 countries in fact working the phones, there has been a charm offensive and the prime minister doing all this work, and perhaps a bit of a debate about
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where britain's stance, if it is indeed global britain. some will be surprised by the number of countries they have been able to rally behind this position. it is interesting because lavrov blaming washington for all this. the question is where does it all end? what is russia's endgame? they see it is all about destabilising the west, but to what purpose? this will be the way the question we're looking at in far more depth as the story unfolds. we will speak to the former ambassador to nato but we are having problems with this communication at the moment. the whistle—blower behind the cambridge analytica data scandal has told a committee in the house of commons that the company deliberately undermined democracy. christopher wylie claims the british firm harvested
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the details of up the 50 million facebook users, and then used it to influence the us presidential election. he admits he didn't realise the impact of it until president trump was inaugurated. our technology correspondent, rory cellan—jones reports. he's the founder of the social media giant facing its biggest crisis but facebook‘s mark zuckerberg doesn't want to talk about it to mps. he's turned down an invitation to answer questions about data privacy and offered to send one of his senior executives instead. that didn't get a good response. i think it is absolutely astonishing that mark zuckerberg is not prepared to submit himself to questioning in front of a parliamentary hearing, given that these are questions of fundamental importance and concern to facebook users. this man was happy to speak to mps, christopher wiley, is the whistle—blower who alleged that cambridge analytica used facebook data in its work to elect donald trump. but much of his evidence centred on the eu referendum campaign
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and the way data companies may have been involved. these are the complex links described by christopher wiley. he says cambridge analytica was closely tied to a canadian firm, aggregate iq, which had access to the facebook data held by cambridge analytica. we know that this firm worked for both the official vote leave campaign and got a substantial sum from beleave, a group set up by a young fashion student. christopher wiley says the two groups coordinated their spending and that was illegal. mr wylie said even as a eurosceptic this felt wrong to him. you cannot call yourself a leaver, you cannot call yourself somebody who believes in british law and win by breaking british law. is that your belief as well, that the law was broken? absolutely. cambridge analytica says mr wylie left the firm in 2014. aggregate io denies it's linked to the company.
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vote leave says that it won the referendum campaign fairly and ethically. one report says mark zuckerberg will testify before the us congress. he may be more comfortable in washington than westminster. rory cellan—jones, bbc news. and rory is with us now. christopher wiley said he thought that had been cheating by the vote leave campaign which may have swayed the result. is there anyway to quantify whether that could the case? what we know is that two different campaigns, the official campaign and the separate the one both used the services of this canadian firm, aggregate iq, which was offering services. all of these companies claim they can do
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marvellous things with data, that is their business. they are selling these marketing skills. the question he is posing as whether these two macbooks collaborated in a way that was illegal under electoral law. they both absolutely deny it and it isa they both absolutely deny it and it is a matter of britain's electoral commission to investigate. whether it actually works is another matter. he had an interesting line and said it didn't matter whether it worked or not, it is illegal. he compare that to an olympic gold medallist being found to be a drug cheat. he would still get his medal taken off evenif would still get his medal taken off even if he had won anyway. but it goes further than the uk referendum and further than the us elections. they were operating in tenure and it is an example of how political campaigning is going to change in the future. ijust campaigning is going to change in the future. i just wonder whether lawmakers are up to speed with this
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and whether they need to regulate tighter. it has been a tremendous shock to lawmakers around the world. facebook was this wonderful shiny thing you could use to get close to people. what they don't like is when they see their opponents using it and using it in lots of nefarious ways. lots of allegations made about the tactics used in various african countries by that company. the company denies it and says he doesn't know anything about the business because he left four years ago. politicians are very worried because they suddenly see the power to cause harm and also the fact of how non—transparent it is. if you can target individual adverts to different people we will never know what those individuals thousands and millions of people have received that there will be a big focus on that. a lot today about mark
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zuckerberg. absolutely because he hasn't appeared before the government in britain but he well in america. what power does the us have in this that the uk lacks? i think it isa in this that the uk lacks? i think it is a question of political clout. he answered the british committee right at the last moment, a polite letter although not written in his name but written by a policy person and not him. he promised to send one of two very senior executives. but it looks like, and we haven't had this confirmed, but that he will obey the letter from congress. the big question for him, he has a federal trade enquiry into the company which could prove extremely expensive. it is more worthwhile coming up in washington than westminster. tech companies like facebook are usually the darlings of congress. they like them. do you think mark zuckerberg is
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psychologically prepared for the grilling he could well face?m psychologically prepared for the grilling he could well face? it has changed over the last year. politicians have been bewitched by technology over recent years. they have wanted to woo companies and offer tax breaks and suddenly the mood has gone completely in the opposite direction. he has had a bit of experience in that kind of fields. top earlier this year that maybe he wanted to make a run at the presidency because last year he spent a year of visiting every single state in the united states, but he has never faced the kind of grilling that a committee in washington westminster can put in front of you, and anybody who has beenin front of you, and anybody who has been in front of those committees can see it as a pretty frightening experience. that'll be the hot ticket when he finally appears in congress. let's return to the
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expulsion of the russian diplomats and joining as soon as the us ambassador to nato. the list of countries including nato now is growing. they say it sends a very clear message to russia but doesn't do more than that? it sends a message and it is a very important message, 24 countries have decided to expel russian intelligence agencies. this is in order to express their deep disgust, frankly, with what has happened in salisbury, and the idea that our government would use chemical weapons to kill opponents of the regime or in this case someone they actually let go, in exchange for another spotty. it is really egregious and the kind of
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action we have seen by nato and the european union is an expression of, and we have had enough of this kind of activity. vladimir putin and his regime have acted in ways that are completely unacceptable to the international community, and the international community, and the international community, and the international community is now responding that is right thing to do. russia is saying it'll hit back hard. who do you think will bear the brunt of the retaliation? presumably all countries are going to see some diplomats expelled, including the united states in response to the actions that were taken yesterday, but i think what is really important is the message that we are sending to vladimir putin. for the last four years he has been trying to get away with the kinds of activities, whether it is the crimea or handing
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over a defence systems to shoot down civilian airliners, with the kinds of activities, a loving intelligence operatives to be part of the fake news operation, and now the assassination of political opponents, and saying it is really not us. the world has told them that we know you are behind this and it is time you stop doing this and come back to the kind of behaviour that you expect from great nations like russia and if you don't, the consequences are here for all to see, not only intelligence folks will be expelled but i think we can see further of sanctions. brush up's dependence on the world is a lot more than the world on russia. given the things vladimir putin says when he talks about nato, i was quite surprised that the russian mission is 30 strong. you spend a lot of time there. how does it improve
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relations and communication between the two superpowers, when you have the two superpowers, when you have the russians in brussels to talk to. so it's good to have russians in brussels. it's not good because russians are spending all their time spying on the organisation and what we have been seeing in the last few years, 45 is a massive increase of russian intelligence operatives all throughout the united states and europe and in nato and that the european union, and the expulsion of these officers now are starting to produce the intelligence presence. we need real diplomacy and ambassadors talking to each other and lower—level people to work together as it is possible within the council. we don't need a lot of spying going on and certainly the kind of activities we have seen over the last few weeks in britain and the last few weeks in britain and the last few years by russia, taking
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action, no longer spying in nato territory and an allied capitals. it is time that you start behaving as a normal power should. one move does inevitably lead to the next but will it ends, goodness only knows, approaching a rather dangerous situation. donald trump is a renowned counter puncher. but you will have noticed there's been very little on presidential twitter feed this week when it comes to stormy daniels. yesterday the porn actress was back on the offensive, she is now suing the president's lawyer michael cohen for defamation. but there are at least two other women in this story. the former apprentice contestant summer zervos, who like several others claims she was sexually assaulted this by donald trump and the former playmate karen mcdougal who says she had a nine month relationship with him. scandal aside, how much of a legal threat do these women pose. here to look at each case is michael moore,
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who served as us attorney for the middle district of georgia from 2010 to 2015. thank you for coming in. stormy daniels, let's start with, she said she was defamed by the suggestion that she is lying. she is now going after michael cohen, donald trump's lawyer. how does this change the dynamic? i don't know that it changes the dynamic a great deal except that it brings the issue today. you see the donald trump dean stepping into the trap she and her lawyer have set, whether that be in the initial lawsuit when the had the president acknowledged that he admitted to be party to the nondisclosure agreement, and now of course she has an avenue under to fire back at michael cohen, while he has been the mouthpiece of trump, talking about what the agreement meant and didn't mean. now she has
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to go in and bring him into litigation personally. that is a fire back from her legal team after they threatened to sue her for a $20 million. let's talk about summer zervos. when thejudge million. let's talk about summer zervos. when the judge gave permission for her defamation to move forward, she cited a more sexual harassment case against bill clinton which ultimately paved the way to his impeachment. how worried should donald trump be about how? when you take the stormy daniels case and the summer zervos case, what you find is the problem per donald trump in these cases is not the sexual conduct but the cover—up, the sexual conduct but the cover—up, the idea money was paid to keep people quite, and the problem for him with having summer zervos link so closely is now there's an avenue for discovery and that puts the president on notice that he may be subject to a debt position and that is what happened in the clinton case. it is the cover—up, not the
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conduct itself. let's look at the final case, karen mcdougal. slightly different this one because she is trying to get out of a legal agreement, the so—called catch and kill agreement she signed with the national enquiry. they bought the story and didn't run it but they'd have a lot of money. what does that prove, if anything? that isjust another example of the trump group and the people surrounding him, supporters trying to use money and power to keep the information quite. the fear again as these stories would have come out and likely would have come out prior to the election. that being the case we get into campaign finance laws violations and thatis campaign finance laws violations and that is trouble for the people who may have negotiated these agreements. i can understand mcdougal wanting to talk about the situation she was in but again the right place at the right time with other ladies who are challenging
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donald trump's conduct as well.m he does get to court on any of these three cases, who will be the legal representation for the president because they are spreading the net farand because they are spreading the net far and wide to pull in new legal representation. the latest to say now is ted olson. this is turmoil, chaos and confusion are not good for anything. we always believed that there should be an orderly process and government is not clean and orderly ever but this does seem to be beyond normal bounds. ted olson is the null, why is he having such problems finding these high—powered lawyers ? problems finding these high—powered lawyers? lawyers are starting to think about what this does to their clear down the road. they have the chance to jump on the clear down the road. they have the chance tojump on the train of notoriety for a while but they would have a client they cannot control and it is pretty clear he cannot be controlled and a lawyer needs that. donald trump has surrounded himself with people who are his cheerleaders
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and you don't bring a lawyer into the mix unless you are prepared to have him give you advice even if it is some you don't want to hear. trumpjust is some you don't want to hear. trump just fires them and they say they don't want to be involved in they don't want to be involved in the chaos. thank you forjoining us. you're watching beyond one hundred days. the louvre museum in paris says it may allow its most treasured painting, the mona lisa to go on tour in france — the first time its left the building in almost half a century. in fact, the da vinci masterpiece has only officially travelled abroad twice before. it went to japan and before that, for exhibitions in the us in 1963. you can find the story of that historic trip in a new book, the mona lisa in camelot. i went to the national gallery of art here in washington to find out more. they are immortal masterpiece of leonardo da vinci, mona lisa is now
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in america. the mona lisa arrived in new york harbour after the perilous voyage a cross new york harbour after the perilous voyage across the atlantic amid serious misgivings by many art experts not to mention the french public. it will be the artistic attraction of all time. they have ensured that said an estimated $100 million. the visit by the world's most famous painting was made possible by the most famous woman at the time, jackie kennedy. this was 88 days that changed america and only jackie kennedy could 88 days that changed america and onlyjackie kennedy could have pulled it off. 2 million people lined up in the long snaking lines at the national gallery and that the metropolitan museum of art, and imagine, some of them had never set footin imagine, some of them had never set foot in a museum before. the mona lisa was taken under police escort to the national gallery in washington and placed in the vaults. experts had just a few weeks to recreate the humidity and temperature of the louvre before being put on display. temperature of the louvre before being put on displayi
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temperature of the louvre before being put on display. 1 million ordinary americans lined up outside the national gallery to see the mona lisa for themselves and injanuary 1963 it was a who's who of washington. and this is where she was? this is the exact spot. hong against the most dramatic red velvet. it had taken mrs kennedy a year to secure the mona lisa and was almost entirely due to the charm offensive she employed against this man, the french culture minister. she met him in paris and invited him to dinner at the white house and there are clinched the deal. she's leaning very close to his shoulder, sort of tucked under heaven, and he whispered a pledge that would make history. he said i will loan you one ofa history. he said i will loan you one of a great artistic treasures. history. he said i will loan you one of a great artistic treasureslj will of a great artistic treasures.” will loan you the mona lisa. the mona lisa established the national gallery's international reputation and created a new awareness of art asa and created a new awareness of art as a tool for international diplomacy. the people of the united
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states are grateful for this loan by the leading artistic power in the world, france. from washington the mona lisa travel to new york were 1 million more people stood in line to see her. the visit was a milestone in the history of art, an event that even today has been hard to equal. great story. cultural diplomacy still works for the french! this is beyond 100 days from the bbc. coming up for viewers on the bbc news channel and bbc world news — three weeks after the nerve agent attack in southern england, we've more of that exclusive interview with the niece of sergei skripal. and divine intervention? why this nun is a secret weapon for one of the underdogs in american college basketball. that's still to come. good evening. today was a tale of
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two halves, starting off grey and disappointing but the crowd started to move steadily eastwards and we saw improvements. some of the rain was heavy and persistence are time and it continues to sit across the far north and east of scotland where it will be throughout the night. it brought improvement as you can see in london was blue sky and sunshine to close out the afternoon. a different story north and north and east and under the cloud and rain it was a grisly end to the day, but it looks as though the cloud and rain continues through the east with gale force gusts for a time. the sky will clear and quite chilly in the far north and at the same time further south and west cloud gathers. another area of low pressure looking set to move in as we head towards wednesday. a deference to the feel of things, we will see overnight
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lows of around 57. we will have a pulse of cloud and rain starting to push from the south—west. this area of low pressure. as it continues to bump into the cold air, there is a level of uncertainty as to whether we will see wet snow. we're not too concerned and the cold earlier sta rts concerned and the cold earlier starts to the north but it looks as though there will be a little bit of sleet and snow across any elevation. chiefly grey as it continues to push steadily eastwards. further north thatis steadily eastwards. further north that is more straightforward forward swept some he spells and scattered showers. the cloud and the rain will linger across the northern isles and the window remains pretty blustery through the day but as to the feel of things, seven celsius lightly across the northern half and higher values of nine further south. as we move out of wednesday into thursday, almost a repeat performance with another frontal system and low pressure sitting across the
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south—west bringing outbreaks of rain at times across england and wales. for the north the best of the drier, brighter weather. it wales. for the north the best of the drier, brighterweather. it may wales. for the north the best of the drier, brighter weather. it may well stay dry and sunny during daylight hours but before that rain lies. what is expected as we move towards the easter weekend? what is expected as we move towards the easter weekend ? not what is expected as we move towards the easter weekend? not quite cool with rain at times but don't write it off, in between some decent spells as well, take care. this is beyond one hundred days, with me christian fraser in london and jane o'brien in washington. our top stories. pressure mounts on moscow — with 25 countries expelling russian diplomats over the salisbury nerve agent attack. mark zuckerberg is reportedly now willing to testify before congress over the harvesting of data belonging to millions of facebook users. coming up in the next half hour. sent home from south africa — three australian players are heading home after the ball—tampering scandal that's rocked the cricketing world. pray and play — we've the story of sisterjean, the mascot for an american
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basketball team — is she the secret to their unexpected success? let us know your thoughts by using the hashtag ‘beyond—one—hundred—days'. when the british prime minister announced last week that she was expelling 23 russia spies in retaliation for the salisbury poisoning, some questioned what difference it would make. relations between moscow and london were already at a low ebb. but a week on, things looks very different. there has been an extraordinary diplomatic push to get other countries on board. a special crisis team was set up in the foreign office in london to co—ordinate the effort and now over 150 russian diplomats from over 20 countries are on their way home. nato says the global effort will destabilise russia's entire spy network. and of course there is certain to be swift, diplomatic retaliation in moscow.
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our chief international correspondent lyse doucet has been speaking to konstantin kosachev who chairs the foreign affairs committee of the russian pa rliament‘s upper house. i am not in a position to speak on behalf of the russian state. but my personal opinion would be to expel more diplomats in the case of the united kingdom because the united kingdom has initiated this provocation, this diplomatic war against russia. on very weak grounds. but otherwise for other countries, the response should be absolutely symmetric. 60 from the united states, 60 from russia. fourfrom germany, fourfrom russia. and so on and so forth. we have not started this and we should not be the first ones to show goodwill. we once showed goodwill by not expelling the american diplomats
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a year and half ago, two years ago, when they took this first decisionjust on the eve of the new year. and remember it did not create an impression and later on we had to go the same way though initially we demonstrated our goodwill. we sent signals to the new administration of the united states that we are ready to interpret this as a deed of the previous administration and were willing to work with the new administration in a new way, in a different manner. unfortunately this signal was never heard by the new administration in the united states. the diplomatic tit—for—tat is escalating, rapidly. where do you think it is heading? it may head to disaster — i do not know because we have not initiated it. and we are ready to go back to normal relations as soon as the other parties are ready to go back to normal relations. but again this is not
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about the ukraine. this is not about meddling in elections. poisoning some former agents. this is about containing russia, creating problems for russia, with its sovereign and independent foreign policy. we see how dangerous the unilateral world may be. exactly with these examples. one country with very weak arguments and suddenly plenty more countries immediately supporting this country. this is what i call the danger of a unilateral rule. this group of countries trying to monopolise the right of knowing the truth, telling what is good and what is bad. who is the good leader to be kept in power and who is the bad leader to be, to resign or to be kicked out. so this is an extremely dangerous situation. the white house says president trump
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took the decision personally to expel 60 russian diplomats. and the kremlin today has blamed washington for the mass expulsions. if moscow did have compromising personal information on the president then some think this might be the moment they would use it. one commentator who voiced that opinion today is the russian anna matveeva — a senior visiting fellow in the war studies department at king's college london, she's been speaking to the bbc. if they do have, moscow, something on trump, i'm not saying that they necessarily have. but if they have something and we have heard rumours about this or that or business interests or the collusion of the trump campaign, that would be the time when they would present it. because now they have understood that the first hope of getting a better relationship didn't work.
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so now they have to treat the current leadership in washington as an adversary. that is interesting. that is one of you are of course but i need to point out that these conspiracy theories have been floating about for a long time then there must be something on the present because otherwise why would he reach out to vladimir putin so often. and there has been no proof that we have had, we had reports that was produced of course by the british spy christopher steele but that has not been corroborated independently. so there is a lot of questions covered there is a lot of questions covered the whole thing but very interestingly sarah sanders who is doing the white house briefing right 110w doing the white house briefing right now is focusing far more on the growing number of countries that are getting behind the uk. and of course it is britain who led the way and not russia. but i'm wondering, you have been touring europe far more frequently than i have is this
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momentum going to continue, do you think? i think it is interesting the numbers that europe has expelled. what was interesting was how she got france and germany on board. particularly given that berlin had been to warsaw last week to talk about this gas pipeline that is going to bring gas into germany. the americans are not happy about this, incidentally and neither is parliament as they will miss out on the transit fees for gas crossing the transit fees for gas crossing the country. but americans are not happy as they think germany and many other european countries are strategically dependent on russian gas. they take about 40% of the minute and since they got rid of nuclear power stations gas has become much more important. sojust in that context, a business that germany does not russia, interesting that they're joining the rest of them and taking russia on. how long it will continue is the question. three weeks after the nerve agent attack in salisbury,
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sergei skripal and his daughter yulia remain in a critical condition. back home in russia, one of their closest living relatives, sergei's niece, viktoria skripal has spoken exclusively to bbc russian‘s olga ivshina about the investigation and how the family is coping. both of them still in critical condition and investigation as to how the nerve agent was applied will of course take weeks. there have been demonstrations in the siberian city of kemerovo, by people demanding to know the circumstances of a fire at a shopping centre that killed 64 people on sunday — most of them children. protesters accused local officials of corruption and have challenged the official number of dead. four people have been detained for questioning, including management chiefs of the complex and a security guard accused of switching off the fire alarm. theresa may has sent vladimir putin a letter of condolence about the tragedy. paul adams reports from moscow. grief turning to fury on the streets
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of this siberian mining town. two days after the fire, people want answers. chanting. "resign, resign", they say. local officials are surrounded and bombarded with questions. how many people really died? were children really locked inside? why were the fire alarms not working? the crowd smells corruption. the sign over over the mayor's assistant reads, "how much are your closed eyes worth?" sergei lost his mother and his two children in the fire. translation: we could identify my children because they were suffocating somewhere. other children that were brought, they were without hands and legs. inside what's left of the winter cherry shopping complex, a scene of utter devastation. this place was packed on sunday, when the fire broke out it swept through the building with appalling speed. on one of the upper floors, what's left of the cinema.
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this is where many of the children died. the man leading the investigation says those responsible for safety simply ran away. the view from above is equally shocking. parts of the roof simply collapsed. russia's newly re—elected president was in kemerovo this morning. he's offered condolences and promised a thorough investigation. what happened, he says was "inexcusable". translation: an investigation group of 100 people is working here. they will go through the whole chain, starting with those who issued licences and up to those who were responsible for safety. what began as a local tragedy now has the potential to turn into a national scandal. fires like this are not uncommon in russia and behind them there's often a story of corruption, fast money and lax oversight. this disaster raises a host of difficult questions. pauladams, bbc news, moscow. three members of australia's cricket
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team have been sent home after an investigation into how they cheated during a test match against south africa. captain steve smith, vice—captain david warner and bowler cameron bancroft will miss the 4th test. head coach darren lehmann continues in his role after the investigation found that he had no prior knowledge of the plan to ball tamper during the third test against south africa. the chief executive of cricket australia, james sutherland has said that the punishments to be imposed on the players would be announced on wednesday. here he is speaking a short while ago. whilst that investigation is not yet fully complete, preliminary findings have been considered and discussed by the cricket australia board earlier today. the key finding is that prior knowledge of the ball tampering incident was limited to three players. captain steve smith, vice captain david warner, and cameron bancroft.
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no other players or support staff had prior knowledge. and this includes darren lehmann, who despite inaccurate media reports, has not resigned from his position. all three players who have been recorded will leave south africa tomorrow. their replacements in the australian squad for the fourth test here injohannesburg will be matthew renshaw, glenn maxwell, and joe burns. replacement players will arrive in south africa over the next 24 hours. tim payne has been officially appointed captain of the australian men's test team. joining us in london is jacquelin magnay, european correspondent for the australian. the prime minister malcolm turnbull
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is livid. and he wants cricket australia to get a grip of this. do you think they have done that last remark they have been in damage control mode, a cent on three players at the should've done that several days ago. we have yet to hear what the sanctions will be against those players. we are told they will be severe but what is severe in cricket. i do not know that cricket australia really understands that this issue goes beyond sport, it is about the national psyche, about trust in the cricket team which we held in such revere nce . cricket team which we held in such reverence. and it is being destroyed by what they have done. and the value of cricket australia to even acknowledge they were involved in cheating, it shows me that they have not really grasped the wider implications of what they did. that was abundantly clear from that press conference the other day with steve
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smith and cameron bancroft talking about leadership within the team. you have run a story of a night saying that the team is especially displeased with vice captain david warner because to put it bluntly he was going to throw some of under bus. it emerged deborah warner was perhaps the architect of the plot and he got one of the younger members of the team, cameron bancroft, to carried out the captain steve smith was not so aware of what went on but his problem was that he knew something was up but did not ask enough questions and he allowed it to continue. so david warner is perhaps the pariah at the moment. it is yet to be seen whether he will ever lay for a struggling again come up ever lay for a struggling again come up before he could get sanctions but because the rest of the players may not want him back playing with them. there was a lot of stake in terms of contracts and advertising deals as well. absolutely and i'm curious to know how this is going to affect effo rts know how this is going to affect efforts to promote cricket is not
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just in australia but around the world because of course in the us not a cricketing nation. is it going to affect that at all? well they are looking at a tv rights deal the moment and cricket australia officials only days ago said the broadcasters were sent back to the drawing board and said they want more money. that will now raise questions over whether the broadcasters will give the more money for the key sponsors already, one sponsor is already about to pull the pin and others have demanded very strong action because they feel that the world needs to know that this is not the standard of behaviour that australians want to behaviour that australians want to be associated with. good to have you come in. pro—independence demonstrators in catalonia are continuing to block roads in the region, demanding that
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a number of detained catalan separatists be released from detention. they're the latest protests since a spanish judge formally accused 13 separatists of rebellion on friday. a mysterious train, rumoured to be carrying north korean leader kimjong un, has left beijing after an overnight stay which was neither confirmed or denied by china. the train looks remarkably similar to one used by mr kim's father, kim jong—il. if confirmed, it would mark the young leader's first trip abroad since coming to power in 2011. the national college basketball championships in the united states are reaching their climax — and into the final four — one of the rank outsiders, the ramblers, from loyola university chicago. 11th seeds going into the tournament, they will be playing in the semi finals on saturday against michigan. and they have a secret weapon. her name is sisterjean, and for nearly a quarter of a century she has been the team's chaplain — and the ramblers biggest fan.
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she is 98 years old but every game she leads the team in prayer in the pre match huddle. yes this is the real life sister act, so popular now around the country now she has t—shirts and merchandise, she is even getting tweets from one of chicago's biggest fans, the former president barack obama. congrats to @loyolachicago and sisterjean for a last—second upset — i had faith in my pick! she has been a star in the eyes of loyola fans for years, but the team's recent success has won her a new kind of celebrity. here she is being named a "national sensation" last week. everyone is rallying around this team, but you are becoming a national celebrity! what do you think of that? really, if i could correct you, international celebrity! she certainly is. not bad for 98. or
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any age with it their first final four appearance since 1963. a p pa re ntly four appearance since 1963. apparently she is a coach as well and she gives them tag x, notjust prayers. she has coached school teams around chicago and also in illinois and california. so she knows a thing or two about basketball. and when you have a hotline to the almighty you do not need anything else! this is beyond one hundred days. still to come — a farewell over 35 years in the making — the families of argentine soldiers, killed during the falklands war, finally get to say goodbye. here in the uk, jewish groups have again called forjeremy corbyn to root out anti—semitism in the labour party. mr corbyn offered a new apology last night — following protests and an angry
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meeting of backbenchers. the labour leader insisted he wouldn't tolerate anti—semitism. jonathan blake's report contains flash photography. a brief smile for cameras this morning, butjeremy corbyn is under pressure. many in his party are angry at what they see as his failure to tackle anti—semitism. shame on you! at a protest in parliament square last night the message was clear. enough is enough. many feel racism towards jewish people is all too common within labour. and the leadership has not done enough. an image you may find offensive has reignited the row. in 2012jeremy corbyn questioned on facebook why this mural depicting
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well—known stereotypes of jewish people was being removed. i do not believe he is personally anti—semitic. no, i don't, actually. but i do believe that he and the people around him particularly do not understand the seriousness of this problem. in an open letter, jeremy corbyn addressed the issue head—on. he wrote, i recognise that anti—semitism has surfaced within the labour party and has too often been dismissed as simply a matter of a few bad apples. this has caused pain and hurt tojewish members of our party and the widerjewish community in britain. i am sincerely sorry for the pain which has been caused and pledged to redouble my efforts to bring this anxiety to an end. i am your ally and always will be. some supporters ofjeremy corbyn staged a protest in response to what they see as an unjustified attack on the labour leader. jeremy corbyn has offered to meetjewish leaders. we're told they're considering a response. in a statement the board of deputies on thejewish leadership council say the words are no longer enough, now we need action. jonathan blake, bbc news, westminster. you're watching beyond one hundred days.
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the final shots of the falkland war rang out more than 35 years ago. and since then, the remains of more than 100 argentine soldiers who weren't identified, have been marked with plaques that read simply — ‘known only to god'. but no longer. two years ago the argentine and british governments agreed to try to identify the remains. they succeeded for most of them, and on monday family members and loved ones were finally able to pay their respects. the bbc was there. it was a very emotional day. i came here before and he was not identified. and i looked for this moment for so long. since the falklands war ended in june of 1982, 121 argentinian soldiers have remained unidentified at the cemetery here. now after dna testing, 90 bodies have been named.
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this is the first time argentinian families have been able to visit the graves of their loved ones. it was basically uncertainty because at first they told us he was disappeared. and then some people told us he was in different places. on the one hand i'm very happy and on the other i am sad. but at least i know where he is now. at least we have found him. it is the fifth time that i've come here but this time it is absolutely different. i knew where he had fallen but now i know where he is lying. and it was a very difficult process for sure. but i definitely feel peace today. dna tests were possible because of a former british captain.
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at the end of the war geoffrey cardozo carefully buried and mapped their bodies. it has given me enormous pleasure but a tinge of sadness as well. these families have waited for 35 years with enormous patience and courage. it will certainly help to bring closure to their grief.
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