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this is the deputy news live from the lead and attempted assassination in britain using a nerve agent produced only by roger blond and sets a midnight deadline for answers the british prime minister says it was highly likely the kremlin was behind the poison attack against a former russian spy also coming up. civilians in eastern do it up under pressure from syrian troops as the u.s. says it is prepared to act to help and we talked with unicef which says twenty seventeen was the deadliest year so far for some of the most at risk civilians in
syria children. and public anger over the mafia style killing of investigative journalist young tutsi threatens to topple the slovakian government and there are calls for snap elections as corruption allegations and golf the prime minister's office. i'm brian thomas a warm welcome to the show britain has issued a midnight deadline for russia to explain why a deadly nerve agent produced only in russia was used in an assassination attempt western allies are posi voicing their support for the british demand now the former russian spy sergei script ball and his daughter remain meanwhile in critical condition more than a week after being found unconscious in the city of salzburg. this is where as
the prime minister puts it somebody attacked the u.k. authorities say the nerve agent was made in russia the question is who deployed it a rogue element or the russian state. mr speaker this attempted murder using a weapons grade to nerve agent in a british town was not just a crime against the script miles it was an indiscriminate and reckless act against the united kingdom putting the lives of innocent civilians at risk officially moscow says it has nothing to do with the incident a russian foreign ministry spokeswoman said made a statement was a circus show put on for parliament russian state t.v. went even further if the problem was crushing if you think about it the only ones who would benefit from the poisoning other british in order to defeat the russophobia that so are you are all software be. people in salzburg who are near where the attack took place have been told to wash their clothes the russian
ambassador will be summoned to say whether his government was responsible for if his answer fails to allay suspicions that the kremlin was behind the attack with theresa may has promised a robust response although she did not say what that would be. or thank you for the very latest on this let's bring in our correspondents spirit mohsin london and emily share one in moscow good morning to both of you baggage if we can start with you why is britain so certain that russia was behind the poisoning of sergei skip skip all and his daughter. well the reason they have said that the u.k. took some time took several days to analyze the substance and it's got the best military experts on the case and she said that it is very likely that the russia or that russia lost control it's also a military grade agents and something that she says is only being
used in russia. amyloids you're moscow now the clock is ticking for russia the kremlin has until midnight tonight to deliver a full explanation was have been saying so far well looks pretty unlikely that the kremlin will meet may's deadline so far we've been hearing very strong denials coming from the russian government the russian foreign ministry spokeswoman the heart of us said yesterday that this speech that may made to parliament was part of a circus show a seat she also called it part of a an information campaign against russia which she referred to as fairy tales and earlier kremlin spokesman also strongly denied any links. with russia this case and he pointed out that this case had taken place on british soil and that city hall was actually working for the british secret service secret services
so a strong denial there from from moscow ok begin to live in this response from the quote kremlin theresa may most quickly decide now her next move in this affair what are her options right now. well the reason why i support also some pressure on myself because she said that there is a deadline which ends tonight and on wednesday she's going to make a statement in the house of commons estimates what she is going to do to set out now she's got some options in her own hands where for example she could make changes to end the money laundering bill which is already being part of the house of commons where she could have moved more and more possibilities to freeze for example assets of russian oligarchs or people who are somehow connected to this crime also visa freezes all this is a possibility she could also of course go down the diplomatic route when alexander
litvinenko another former russian spy who then lived in the u.k. and was murdered in london when when he was when he was murdered by the russian state as as britain then concluded there were expulsions of russian diplomats so this is something that she could do she could for example expel the russian ambassador even though that would make it then tricky to you have to leave a dialogue with the russian government and of course she's going to try and go to have allies and western allies and talk about something that they can do to get the sanctions for example and really we just heard about the lisbon yankee go case there this is not the first time the russians being linked to the death of former agents. no absolutely and russia took a very defiant stance on those precedents the foreign ministry spokesperson also
mentioned the yankees she accused british investigators of not getting to the bottom of as she said several mysterious murders of russian citizens on british soil and she particularly mentioned the case which the kremlin has always denied being linked to so that's a rather defiance downs there from her and also there was a statement from a duma deputy on the voice who is in parliament and he actually is one of the prime suspects in this case he actually got into parliament after that case was opened in two thousand and seven he became a member of parliament and he said that may speech was irresponsible and hasty and that the situation was following the same playbook as previous cases even the fact that he made a statement this prime suspect in the literal yankel case is of course showing moscow's very defiant. stance on this this whole issue emily show and for us in
moscow and very good mosque for us in london many thanks to both of you for joining us this morning now for some of the other stories making news this hour mexican prosecutors arrested a man who allegedly played a key role in the kidnapping and murder of more than forty student teachers twenty fourteen sorties a day eighty thousand euro bounty on his head the murders shocked the country and plunged the government into crisis over its handling of the case. argentina's parks authority has released dramatic pictures of the collapse of an ice bridge the countries of the two mother you know glacier phenomenon takes place about every four years on attracts thousands of tourists a glacier in the patagonia region is a unesco world heritage site. well the i have states is warned it is ready to act in syria if needed to and chemical attacks and in human suffering as a push for a new three day cease fire. u.s. ambassador nikki haley told the u.n.
security council that the ceasefire approved two weeks ago has failed and is circulating a new draft resolution calling for a thirty day truce in the rubble on place these people say the world has abandoned them like many others in eastern guta their living underground the conditions are dire but they have nowhere else to go. all and living in fear of the next attack this school teacher also from eastern guta illustrates the challenges people are facing. this. valves are. this one of the better the people of this. hollow left because it's no longer. outside the violence shows no sign of abating the rebels but also civilians and children are still being targeted by syrian government forces the
ceasefire agreed by the un security council last month has failed the u.s. says it knows who is responsible. today we know that the russians did not keep their commitment today we see their actions don't match those commitments as bombs continue dropping on the children of eastern go to the u.s. also says it's prepared to act if russia does not commit to a new cease fire but moscow says it's fighting terrorism and is within its rights. to the syrian military is ongoing counterterrorism operation is not in contradiction with the u.n. resolutions the government of syria has every right to try to remove the threat to the safety of its citizens. another from this causing concern is the town of afrin in the northwest of the country thousands of people have started to flee turkish
forces. as part of their effort to clear the area of kurdish forces. this is deja vu news still to come on the show an investigative reporters murder spark some of the biggest protests slovakia has ever seen the government under pressure to clean up corruption and the e.u. investigates its of archaea is up to the task. well from deal makers a deal breaker president trump intervenes in a mega takeover that's true after imposing tariffs on steel in elementary and u.s. president donald trump has now stopped the proposed position of u.s. chip make a call come by by a probe worries about china's potential influence and rising u.s. protectionist sentiment hung over the takeover bid from the stars the deal would have been worth one hundred seventeen billion dollars. well president donald trump's import tariffs are quite unpopular with the u.s. trading partners around the world it's hardly surprising but there was one corner
of the u.s. where you hear nothing but praise for trump all u.s. correspondent i somehow phenomena hopped into a japanese rental car and drove the three hundred fifty miles from washington to the home of the u.s. steel industry the state of pennsylvania to find out why people there are cheering the import barriers even though it might hurt other industries. beli steel service center of a family business owned by chris pagani the company sells sofar riots still products tailor made for customers in the region projects that will soon cost more because of presidents from import tariffs. in the short term they're going to create higher prices there's higher prices of it. transferred down to my customers just right down the line. like many others chris is concerned about
rising prices and the potential still shot it and still he's convinced president trump made the right decision but i'm happy that it's going to happen you know absolutely it's going to boost him as their production and it will put people to work in this area. i think two plants already are slated to come back online and that's not bad you know so i'm happy that it happened in the long run chris but again he grew up in this region that used to be the heart of the american steel industry people here still hold that for addition dear he says and in fact one in seven of the nation's steel workers still live in this region. one of them is called so rich as the president of the local union don't they united steel workers union in west mifflin has been calling for tariffs on foreign steel for decades he's dream came true when he was invited to the white house in
a show as well you guys are going to be lined up behind a president and. i can't or no way i'm going to be standing behind the president maybe outside of the white officer or something but. so they put it together and they put a plan together and it happened and what they saw i was so excited i was in awe you know what i mean what a what a great orator i was so humble scott doesn't believe that the tariffs will necessarily lead to a trade war and eventually harm other industries in the u.s. if you buy a car and you buy an appliance often the a buy it and it's a consumer knowing that it's going to go up a couple dollars on still pennies apollo and and maybe it'll be up on your almost top sort of car knowing that it will stimulate the economy is for's in our area you know and create jobs in his store it's up positive who could argue that fact so i say it's wall street propaganda that's what i said. and steelworkers in
pennsylvania do not expect miracles but they say they are grateful that at last someone in washington has taken up their concerns and is trying to save their industry. the vice president of the european commission funds to months is hopeful that a costly to the tot's trade dispute with key customer usa can be averse it and that european steel will eventually and the same exemption states is still that comes from kind of the australia to months made the comment at a gathering of european steel executives in the german town of dilling and it's the home of one of germany's biggest still produces concerns over the potential terrorists have been mounting. steel has been telling and life for over three hundred years over five thousand people are employed by the steel mill the dillinger. and many are worried about their jobs american tariffs would have real world consequences here in. the mills parent company delivers components to u.s.
manufacturers like the automotive industry. is doing is a huge mistake with his tariffs dillinger exports a lot to the u.s. trump's going to have second thoughts about all of this being. evolving. it's not ok you can't make any progress with him diplomatically and 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 vice president of the european commission says they are a tool of last resort and which to find common ground with the us we have on the field 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 and people hair argue trumps tariffs shouldn't target e.u.
steel which they say is high quality and few other countries can supply. the message from politicians industry leaders and workers here in dealing and was 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 racial . correspondent caught up with a french economics minister. minister you are very concerned about a potential trade war with the u.s. would 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 own 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. 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 trump and we also have to think about the answer and of homework of the w.t. all of the g. twenty so it's a longer term negotiation you are 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 administration we have we european countries to be strong we have to be united and we have to abide by our communal and by a common values we believe in muti to terrorism we are all of you that's
protectionism is not the right on search to the difficulty that we have with the overcapacity in steel 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 transom straight thank you very much and thank you thanks mr. the murder of a journalist is raising questions about the state of democracy in slovakia brian certainly is hard public anger in slovakia right now over the murder of an investigative journalist is threatening to topple that country's government yon could siac and his fiance were found shot dead at their home your brother the capital last month could see out slashed unfinished story was about the italian mafia and its ties to top so voc in politicians the pressure is as a result mounting on the sidewalk in prime minister robert feed so on monday his
interior minister resigned and lawmakers will be taking up the political crisis to w.'s barber of a zoo faisal followed an e.u. fact finding mission to slovakia and sent us this report it was in this house that journalist. and his partner martina found. neighbors come every day to light candles they are still shocked by what happened in their quiet village defect finding mission from the european parliament has also arrived to pay their respects this is really the moment where you realize this is what it's about. you know to to to work on a world where things like this don't happen it cannot go without punishment but how much political will is there to find the murderers and the people who ordered the cold blooded execution of quick check and again the same government that is facing
more and more allegations of corruption lead in the situation the e.u. parliamentarians brought their questions to prime minister robert feed so but were evidently not convinced by his response there are so many allegations of corruption and fraud and criminal activity going around i mean there's so much smoke there's clearly fire that we can see that a lot of people are also very nervous and the country is clearly divided this. civil society is taking to the streets this weekend saw the biggest demonstration in the history of the country to protesters shouted out loud was feet so and shame shame the government there was off criminals and so we don't want to accept it anymore. basically changed the situations going on here they put up with these them it's time they crossed the red line. in the newsroom of
actuality where young could seek work many of the journalists are still afraid and don't want to be filmed much interchange a close friend of the week to share its diffuse but still wants to speak up we didn't ever expect something like this to happen in year two thousand and eighteen you member state. i think it changes the whole way you think about your work your ass and. pretty much everything in life if something like this happens. while the e.u. delegation in bratislava is trying to piece together the story of the murder new allegations of corruption are moving increasing the pressure on the government president under a keystone has come to help from brussels he has emerged as the main political player to question the prime minister and his allies. that if any member of the e.u. firmly has an issue there are other members which would like to help
and i hold that all questions would be answer very clearly and openly. kiska has called for new elections and for the government to resign the interior minister has not been forced to step down and he may not be the last to go the president clearly wants more he wants a complete changing of the guards in but. it's germany now and he was known as the book keeper of auschwitz oscar governing a former member of the nazi s.s. as died at the age of ninety six in two thousand and fifteen he was sentenced to four years in prison for being excess ari the murder of thousands of the auschwitz concentration. in the courtroom nearly every step for us coghlan ing was torture at ninety four he was finally facing trial for what he had done as the book keeper of auschwitz up until the end she was unwilling to admit his guilt. served in the s s for two years in
auschwitz the nazis murdered more than one million people at their largest concentration camp. the victims assets and stood guard over them but never personally killed anyone he never considered himself a criminal just by stander. in two thousand and fifteen a german court handed down their verdict guilty as an accessory to murder in three hundred thousand cases the court sentenced him to four years in prison he appealed and sought to half a sentence commuted but the authorities ruled gooding must serve his sentence in the past when german courts dealt with the crimes of the holocaust they looked at those who did the killing that changed dramatically in two thousand and nine that's when former ukrainian death camp guard john demjanjuk was put on trial even though he could not be directly associated with any crimes for german prosecutors his mere
presence at the soviet or death camps was enough to prove his guilt. prosecutors took the same approach in the trial against. arguing that his s. s. service in auschwitz even in an administrative role had helped to keep the death camps machinery smoothly running at the age of ninety six the bookkeeper of died before completing his sentence. and you can find out more about this story at our website dot com we have some sports now in the monday night game between brame and cologne was a fierce battle to escape the relegation zone anything but defeat for cologne would have lifted them off the bottom spot in the table for the first time since september but they face a side that had only lost once in their last six games. cologne are used to getting their nose bloodied on the road but against fellow relegation strugglers braman it
proved particularly painful. man opened the scoring in the thirty minutes as me last bell curve which calmly slaughtered after a corner. cologne responded in the second half as former bremen struck a cloudy open sorrow set up a sucker for the equaliser. but the parity didn't last long as january signing milosz gosh it's restored braman fleet. battled on but to no avail in the ninetieth minutes maximillian egleston made it three one for the final score. the hosts move closer to safety in first place while colognes grip on top flight status is looking more precarious than ever. escape your minor of our top stories this hour britain says russia has until midnight tuesday to explain why
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