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visit g.w. news live from berlin britain points the finger of former russian spy and he's daughter poisoned in britain prime minister it's a reason why he says it's highly likely that russia was behind this. it's not clear that mr script comment his daughter were poisoned with a military grade nerve agent at the time developed by russia this is part of a group of nerve agents known as no fictional. germany's coalition partners finally signed up to govern after nearly six months of political uncertainty chancellor
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angela merkel joins the leader of the social democrats to bring a new government into existence so what will this new coalition of old partners mean for the country. giant turfing french fashion cuba to give all she dies at the age of ninety one look back at his life. time still get a welcome to the program britain's prime minister says it is highly likely that russia was behind the nerve agent attack on form a double agent a script how she's daughter yulia they've been in hospital in a critical condition for more than a week after being found unconscious in the southern english city of seoul spring three said made the statement in an address to parliament. it is now clear that mr script tom and his daughter were poisoned with a military grade nerve agent of the type developed by russia this is part of
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a group of nerve agents known as no fictional. based on the positive identification of this chemical agent by world leading experts at the defense science and technology to poetry at porton down a knowledge that russia has previously produced this agent and would still be capable of doing. russia's record of conducting state sponsored assassinations and our assessment that russia three views some defectors as legitimate targets for assassinations the government has concluded that it is highly likely that russia was responsible for the act against. the script. now a man who has had his own run ins with the kremlin is bill browder author of red notice how it became who turns number one enemy he joins us from washington welcome to d.w. do you agree with the british government's assessment that russia poisoned the union square park. it's absolutely clear to me that russia is behind
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this all the evidence points in that direction he was a considered to be a traitor to russia. russia has a history of assassinating people they consider to be traitors both at home and abroad russia has a history of using rare poisons as in the case of letting it go they were caught in the. case and now we've discovered what the name of the poison is the name of the nerve agent which comes from russia so it's it's pretty definitive that this was russia behind it now the big question is what happens next here what's particularly i mean this thing is fraught with things that are boring but what's why dispose is particularly worrying is as a former double agent who was who settled in britain after a spy swap aig now looks as though that doesn't wipe the slate clean as far as russia is concerned. well no it doesn't and so the first thing is what you have to understand is whatever the old rules were in diplomacy and spy swap sinne just
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about anything don't apply to the putin regime they're making up the rules they're breaking the rules they're lying they're cheating in every aspect of their interaction with the world and they feel like they can do so with impunity and so in this particular case i don't think that there's any slates that are clean who can hold grudges and it got all sorts of other reasons to do this as well how should britain respond. well let's start with how britain shouldn't respond which is the way that they responded in the after the lifing inco assassination remember two thousand and six russia was proven to have used nuclear materials against alexander litvinenko in london and the response when they were caught was absolutely nothing nothing happened so that is what shouldn't happen because if they do nothing again it's just open season in britain and in fact this current situation with the script all family i would i would blame as
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a direct result of the policy failure of the government before what should be done is going after the russians assets in britain the russian government officials have many of them have bought apartments houses villas that cetera there should be an absolute should certainly there should be no participation in the world cup there should be an expulsion of diplomats and there should be a rounding up as if they were doing an anti terror operation because this is a terrorist operation of russian illegals in the u.k. and you mentioned alexander litvinenko his widow once the u.k. to introduce a so-called magnitsky act targeting russian individuals this is something i know that you support explain to us what effect that would have. yes so the magnitsky act is actually named after my lawyer surrogate magnitsky who was murdered in russian police custody after uncovering
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a massive government corruption scheme what it does is it freezes the assets and bans the visas of human rights violators from russia it's in place in the united kingdom it can be used and the reason why it's such a valuable tool is because there's nothing that vladimir putin and his regime value more than money they value money what much much more than human life and because their money is held not in russia but in in the u.k. in the u.s. in europe this is a way of really at extracting the real leverage over them by seizing what they what they covet value most which is their money i guess a critic saying that this is. overly targeted if you like there are human rights violators from all over the world why i just saw that russia well first of all most human rights violators all over the world are not using high high toxicity chemical nerve agents chemical weapons as acts of terror in foreign
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countries exposing foreign citizens to that i mean this is an unprecedented escalation and unprecedented situation and something that can't be tolerated but beyond that the magnitsky act applies to bad guys everywhere it's not just applying to russians but it should be as a matter of first instance and a matter of urgency applied in this particular case i mentioned your own personal run in with moscow you were kicked out of russia as a threat to national security just explain to us briefly why. i was the largest foreign investor in russia for about ten years i discovered corruption in the major russian companies like gas from that i invested in i expose that corruption that exposure of the corruption led to me being expelled from the country my lawyer sergei magnitsky was then arrested tortured and killed and the russian government was responsible for stealing two hundred thirty million dollars
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of taxes that i paid to the russian government from the russian government they have now after killing my lawyer they've come after me in all sorts of different ways that they threaten me with death they threaten me with kidnapping they threaten me with extradition arrest i'm basically right at the forefront of a major confrontation with latimer putin that's been going on for a long time and i suspect it will go on for a long time in the future unless they kill me. you said they did interview that corruption is so entrenched in russia the russian government is the mafia it's not bad. it's that bad and for anyone who is involved in russia they'll know what i'm talking about basically it has the appearance russia has the appearance of a normal sovereign state except that if you if you dig just a slight bit below the surface what you discover is that lattimer putin is one of the richest men in the world he's probably worth two hundred billion dollars
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according to my estimates the people around him in the government if you take all the officials probably have a net worth in excess of a trillion dollars of all that money is stolen from from the russian government and from russian people and the purpose of being in government is to steal money and so when you look at this this is not a sovereign state this is more like pablo escobar with all the powers of a sovereign state including nuclear weapons ok bill browder we'll leave it there thank you so much for joining d.w. thank you. now to some of the other stories making news around the world at least fifty people are reported to have been killed in a plane crash at the poles katmandu airport officials say the aircraft from bangladesh missed the runway hit a fence and burst into flames seventy one people were on board the service operated by u.s. airlines. a mystery international says minerals ministry is increasing its security presence even back in state the latest report from the human rights organizations
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and satellites it was use show mildred bases are being built over a hinge of villages that were burnt to the ground last year there are seven hundred thousand range of muslims fled to neighboring bangladesh following an army crackdown. on the ruling party has given the president a new title eternal supreme guide that'll allow a president to be in currencies or to veto all decisions by the party central committee comes ahead of a referendum in may that could enable him to rule until twenty three he's already led the east african nation for thirteen years critics say he wants to hold power a life. so back years into interior minister has resigned from his post robert de cali that departure comes amid a political crisis over the murder of an investigative journalist judy coalition party have demanded the minister's removal in return for its continued support canada was a key ally of slovakia prime minister robert feet so. germany's
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a new government is preparing to take office after its main political parties signed a much anticipated coalition agreement the document sets out the program agreed between one hundred americans conservative bloc and the social democrats the ceremony marks the end of long and difficult negotiations party leaders said the joint program would address the concerns of germans who feel left behind. it took them six months to finally agree on this coalition all three party leaders made it clear today that they want the government to last the full term the signed agreement is one hundred seventy seven pages long one hundred seventy seven pages of political policies for germany. the hierarchy in the new government is clear the leading figure is still. following a long run up to the new government's formation she promises things will now continue at a good clip. i think everyone feels that it's finally time to
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start working a new start for europe a new dynamic for germany new cohesion for our country this is what we have set out to accomplish for the s.p.d. social issues and e.u. development are especially important the social democrats struggled for a long time with the question of their participation in a new grand coalition. few to go around the coalition in germany did not start as a love match but. the cd see its use and s.p.d. although they are and will remain fundamentally different parties will still be able to work constructively together and probably. the third coalition partner the bavarian c.s.u. calls this a grand coalition for the common people. the key words job security with the
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promise of full time employment a basic pension pension credits for stay at home parents and stabilization of pension levels. the opposition parties describe the coalition agreement in negative terms protesting the future government's program. that once when there are major gaps in this coalition agreement especially when it comes to future challengers above all. climate protection does not feature in it. mrs merkel has once again been able to use money as a lubricant to build up a coalition a coalition that refuses to set a clear course for the renewal of this country. do it because i know if there's one central idea in this coalition agreement then it's been money increased the powers of the state decrease free to make this could actually be the title of this coalition. on wednesday the point is talk will take the final hurdle to forming a government and the american who wants to be elected chancellor for the fourth
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time. their choice is almost certain and then the new government will be up and running at least that's what the chancellor promised. politics correspondent chris of a spring gate joins us from d.w. zappala into the yard bundestag but he had german parliament welcome christopher so the three parties have now signed now what well filled parliament convenes on wednesday morning to formally elect chancellor merkel as the next head of government she needs what's called a chanceless majority there are seven hundred nine members of parliament at the moment so she needs three hundred fifty five yes votes the coalition government that she controls has three hundred ninety nine members of parliament so it should be a formality. is this is this coalition likely to last the next four years. well the outgoing government is also the incoming government has the same political
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constellation a grand coalition so many of these people have been working with each other for up to four years now or four and a half if you include the time we've been waiting for this new government so you know working relationships are already in place there's a certain amount of political trust in place so that is good the thing that's different this time is that. both chancellor merkel's conservatives and the center left social democrats lost a lot of support in last september's election so they're both keen to sharpen their profiles while in government they're both keen for quick victories so you have some conservatives lurching to the right some social democrats lurching to the left and in the middle you have chancellor merkel who will need to draw on all her political skills to keep this coalition together yes so with all that lurching going on as they tried to brain back last voters does this look like a coldish that will bring them back talk us through some of the highlights. well
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you know if they deliver on the many promises that are in the coalition agreement yes they could win back support all of the leaders signing this coalition agreement today talked about bringing significant improvements to the lives of ordinary germans the chances are quite good that they're going to manage that quite simply because germany has quite a budget surplus at the moment so this group of policy makers has the good fortune of drawing on forty six billion euros more than the previous period in office over the next four years so things like. better child care better nursing care faster internet there's a some of the promises that they've been making in this coalition agreement the chances are not bad that they're going to fulfill some of those promises ok christopher spring kate thank you. this is use of curse of co but now on the e.u. grappling with the right on such a donald trump steel tariffs that's right and this one is
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a tough nut to crack phil vice president of the european commission france time on says he is confident e.u. steel shipped to the united states will eventually earn the same exemption status as canada and australia thereby averting a potential tit for tat trade dispute with a key customer. made the comment at a gathering of european steel executives in the german town of dilling in it's the home of one of germany's biggest steel producers were concerns over the potential terrorists have been mounting. steel has been dealing in life blood for over three hundred years here over five thousand people are employed by the steel mill that dillinger. and many are worried about their jobs american tariffs would have real world consequences here in sa and the mills parent company to the first components to u.s. manufacturers like the automotive industry. is doing is
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a huge mistake with his tariffs dillinger exports a lot to the u.s. troops going to have second thoughts about all of this being. about and. it's not ok you can't make any progress with him diplomatically it requires drastic measures you have to do to him what he's doing to us then we'll get a better deal. economic reprisals are on the agenda as industry managers politicians and employee representatives discuss the future of the european steel industry but the president of the european commission says they are a tool of last resort and hopes to find common ground with the us. we want to make sure tariffs aren't put in place we want things to stay the way they are there's no reason to introduce tariffs that's our position. the people here argue trumps tariffs shouldn't target e.u. produced steel which they say is high quality and few other countries can supply. the message from politicians industry leaders and workers here in dealing it was
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very clear we produce the best steel in the world and we do it in line with international routes but despite the confidence they know it's hard to argue racially with donald trump over policy and it's similar talk that's coming out of brussels on monday the european union stating that europe what did not waver against whatever trade bullies our correspondent caught up with the french economy minister bruno lemaire. minister you are very concerned about a potential trade war with the u.s. what do you say the e.u. has the necessary leverage the determination to avoid such a scenario yes i'm deeply convinced that we have as european the leverage and i think also the determination to. to the last decision of the president trump we have to do our best to avoid any kind of trade war between the u.s. and the e.u.
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because it would lead nowhere and it would make only loses but we have to think about our response to the decisions of president trump i think that there are a set of on susan responses on the table the first one is to have countermeasures to explain to the united states that we're ready to take the same kind of decisions to answer to a decision of the trend and i think that that kind of come to measures on some products and it would be up to the commission to define with the member states the type of products at might be within that framework but that is the type of solutions we have to think about so it's a longer term negotiation you're looking at not shortly slapping tariffs on your u.s. products you're right because you know if you want to be respected if you want to be lessened by idea american an iteration we have we european countries
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to be strong we have to be united and we have to abide by our common and by common values we believe in muti to terrorism we are all the view that's protectionism is not the right on search through the difficulty that we have with the overcapacity in steere and we have to explain that very clearly to our american friends including by taking the necessary measures to respond to do the last decision of the trends of nutrition thank you very much in one thousand thanks mr. so the french economy minister bruno lemaire speaking to our correspondent go matters there so here in europe the discussion about how to deal with the threat of higher terrorists is waging let's bring in our markets mannion scored in new york against what's the latest on your end u.s. president donald trump or tweeted on monday that commerce secretary will be
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a roth will be speaking with representatives of the european union talking about eliminating tariffs and barriers used against the u.s. side so what we might see is some concessions from the side of the european union to avoid those tariffs on steel and aluminum if that's supposed to happen and we don't know when those talks to be will take place then the u.s. government to a certain degree would have one but the clock is ticking we will see those tariffs starting on march twenty third and we will see of time runs out to those tariffs can be avoided in the first place or if they will kick in and then talks will continue later now canada is the biggest supplier of steel to the united states and now the canadian prime minister just introduced says basically it's all the fault of the chinese would have been dumping steel on global markets what do you make of
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that yes. i would say that in general justin trudeau is right because what happened to many years ago is that china did flood the world with cheap steel the u.s. for example responded already under barack obama and for former administration tariffs on chinese steel and that steel imports from china to the u.s. to a minimum but the steel was still on the global markets on the world markets and that caused overcapacity is in countries like canada and also some europeans who are producers and they had to see what they could do was there overcapacity and then they started selling this steel for dumping price to the u.s. so yes it seems that the core of it all actually does go back to china he has court in new york thank you now one of germany's last nazi convict has died
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phil has more i think yourself yes we're talking about a former member of the nazi s.s. who became known as the book keeper of auschwitz he died aged ninety six twenty fifteen oscar groning was sentenced to four years in prison for being an accessory to the murder of thousands of people at the auschwitz concentration camp came to public attention years earlier for his efforts to persuade holocaust deniers that the genocide really did happen really didn't personally participate in the murders but counted money taken from victims arriving at the camp he died before he could begin his sentence. now greece's top flight football league suspended its season indefinitely today hours after the owner of a top club invaded the pitch with a gun strapped to his belt after a disputed goal in the match between the title rivals athens and affects a lot nike. owner. subideas let his bodyguards of the field wear a gun in a holster sardis that appeared to threaten the referee who just disallowed
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a goal for his team the game was abandoned and police have issued a warrant for his arrest league officials say future matches will not be played until what they call a new framework is a group. of a fashion designer you would divorce date divorce who many saw as the very essence of french style has died at the age of ninety one she was i was recognized for his allegan designs especially those he created for audrey hepburn in some of her most famous films. who the dishes on she seen here gracing the catwalk at the end of his last fashion show in one thousand nine hundred ninety five was part of an elite group of french fashion designers. to master the games and it's handily she designs he was an expert tailor and had an eye for a perfect line. she came from an artist pratik background and
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his family had high hopes he would become a noir however the pole of fashion design saw him move to paris at the age of seventeen he founded the house of she's on she in the french capital in one thousand nine hundred fifty two and the rest as we say is history. the man himself famously pioneered the ready to wear the top black dress. and he designed audrey hepburn's iconic outfit in the one nine hundred sixty one film breakfast at tiffany's and he collaborated with have throughout her career. he had an a list client base for decades jackie kennedy wore one of his designs to the funeral of her then husband u.s. president john f. kennedy in one nine hundred sixty three. and a statements the house of schieffer on she described its founder as
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a gentleman symbolized parisians chic and elegance for more than half a century. start to recap our top story for you britain's prime minister says it is highly likely that they poisoned russian former spy and his daughter victims of a russian plot stories of i told the british parliament but before israel could amount to an unlawful use of force by the russian state. that's it you're up to date. at the top of the hour i'm the bueller bueller. bueller
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