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this is. from berlin tonight russia hits back in the diplomatic war over the poison . and it is a response russia's foreign ministry says that the country is expelling sixteen u.s. diplomats and closing america's consulate in st petersburg for bringing a reaction from washington and moscow also coming up a homecoming it brings tears of joy as malala yousafzai returns to pakistan the nobel peace prize winner says it's
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a dream to come back for the first time since she was shot on a school bus. back in two thousand and twelve. it's good to have you with us tonight the long awaited strike back russia says it will expel sixty u.s. diplomats and close the u.s. consulate in st petersburg the move is a tit for tat response to washington's decision to expel russian diplomats that's following the poisoning of a former russian spy. paul and his daughter on british soil the authorities there say the script holes were poisoned at their home using a nerve agent called novacek and that moscow was behind the attack the kremlin has strongly rejected that allegation. i want to go now to yuri rachet a
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our moscow bureau chief good evening to you yuri so why did moscow choose the consulate in st petersburg to close. well some because brooke it is the second capital of russia the u.s. consulate there is big and into the fact that it now has to close is obviously of great symbolic importance bigger than the consulate and because brooke is only the consulate in moscow but if you close the consulate in moscow then you really can't see any diplomatic relation between the s. and russia and you'll reach the real and of all. and the u.s. we know was not the only country to expel russian diplomats so what can washington's allies now expect. well according to a sergei lavrov russian foreign minister it will be a batch of countermeasures russia is going to take first atoll diplomats from all
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countries that expelled the russian diplomats who will also be expelled from russia but mr lavrov said that russia will not only provide a so-called to mirror response to west steps but even more than vent that means the kremlin actually will continue fighting with the west without rules old with its own rules and the diplomatic boycott will not stop it so what measures could come next for the b.b.c. bureau in moscow may also be shoot down our d.w.b. role here in moscow it could be declared for an edge and we don't want to hope for that but theoretically that's even possible after all they know that the germany has expelled for russian diplomats as well syria tickell it would also be possible to glow through the go to institute the german cultural institution which has several branches in russia or the institute hansei the french culture institution yeah there are so many options right now for the russians and at the heart of this of course are the these allegations of a chemical weapons attack on british soil that was conducted or at least known
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about by the kremlin what is the kremlin doing to shed light on this very and prove that britain is wrong. well russia wants to see effects of that as long as there are no facts on the table that clearly show the russian guilty nobody should be accused russian but so far russia hasn't provided any evidence that it wasn't involved usually the presumption of innocence applies in this case however many speak about that the guilty presumption too many things indicate that russia might be involved is to possible isn't the russian newspaper video misty has recently even published a whole list of cases in which russian spies were killed abroad by russia this list begins in nineteen twenty seven that it's an implication if you get as a go london was just one of many other cases in history but once again brant from
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the beginning moscow understood the whole thing as a diplomatic declaration of war towards russia russia insists that the u.k. has no evidence that is indeed the dilemma that london is in all right our moscow bureau chief you're a shadow on the story for us tonight from there you're in thank you very much we want to take this story now to the u.s. capital washington d.c. our correspondent claire richardson is there working that angle of the story for us going to you claire or so was the u.s. government expecting what happened today brant it's hard to imagine that they would not expect some sort of retaliation as soon as the white house announced that it was expelling russian diplomats we heard from the russian foreign minister that there would be some kind of retaliation what's interesting here is that this is exactly tit for tat we're seeing sixty diplomats expelled in exchange for the sixty that the u.s. kicked off they've also been given a week to pack their bags and get out of the country and it makes sense that we're seeing a tough response from russia because this was the toughest action we've seen from
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the trump administration to date when it comes to taking a tough stance on russia and has the trunk and ministration is the white house reacted to today's news. a silence so far from the white house and the state department but it's worth pointing out that faced earlier criticism for not actually announcing the expulsion of diplomats himself it was in order and the white house put out a statement of the fact that he did not come forward personally to announce their expulsion through semi or. i mean how could this. moving forward i mean could we expect you know counter-reaction from washington sorry brant i just didn't hear the second part of that question but i think what you're asking is is whether we're seeing a turn in relations when it comes to how the u.s. treats russia and that's really the critic the question here there's been criticism
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of trump from both democrats and republicans that he hasn't been tough enough on russia now of course we've just seen him appoint john bolton as the national security adviser and he's going to be someone who's likely to push for a much tougher action against russia but the question is whether this is just a diplomatic route that's going to blow over whether the u.s. expelled the diplomats as a show of support for its nato allies and as part of its special relationship with the u.k. in a show of solidarity or whether this really does mark a moment where we're seeing the trumpet ministration take a tougher line against russia or clear richardson on the story for us tonight in washington clear thank you very much. here are some of the other stories now that are making headlines around the world health officials in the u.k. say that sergei's cripple's daughter is responding well to treatment you in the us screwball and her father sergei are in the hospital in the english the city of souls buried where they were found unconscious earlier this month after being
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poisoned with a nerve agent that poisoning of course sparked the current route between britain and russia france's former president nicolas sarkozy is to stand trial on corruption charges he's accused of attempting to illegally influence an inquiry into alleged irregularities in his twenty seven election campaign now the former president is already facing separate charges relating to millions of euros in funding he's alleged to have accepted from the late libyan dictator colonel gadhafi but the. north and south korea will hold their first summit in more than a decade on april twenty seventh south korean officials made the announcement after high level talks with north korea their agenda will focus on denuclearization and improving relations between the two countries us to pakistan now in the nobel peace prize laureate malala yousafzai she has returned home on her first visit since being shot there by the taliban in two thousand and twelve now the
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failed assassination attempt on the then schoolgirl shocked the world she was targeted for promoting education for girls well despite the attack has become an international icon for women's education and human rights tears of sadness and moments of joy upon a long awaited return. speaking in milan the use of says she has dreamed of coming home to pakistan and walking the streets in peace. this was no ordinary visit heavy security accompanied mulattoes dawn arrival in islamabad the police convoy proof of the threat malala still faces from the taliban much of a visit has been kept secret it included an audience with the prime minister the
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schoolgirl turned poster girl for human rights proud to be back home with her family or also whenever i traveled in a plane or a car and saw the cities of london and new york i was told just imagine you're in pakistan you're travelling to islamabad that you're in karate. but it was never true but now today i'm very happy that all who. mulatto is a motion easy to understand. six years ago her activism nearly killed her taliban gunman boarded a bus asking who's malala shot in the head because of a diary should been writing for the b.b.c. highlighting the misery for women under taliban rule but while others might have chosen to stop talking malala used the global attention to keep fighting for her causes. the u.n. general assembly showing its appreciation on her sixteenth birthday. is the day
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off every woman every boy and every guy. who have received their wife for their rights. she went on to set up her own fund the malala fund to promote girls' education. and in two thousand and fourteen a seventeen year old malala became the youngest ever recipient of the nobel peace prize the visit has attracted much attention in pakistan where malala divides opinion to some she's on a mission to shame the country a mouthpiece of the west to others though she remains a national hero for standing up to the taliban. well joining us now is shams from our asia desk so mills good to have you on the show you have covered malala story extensively what is the real purpose of her visit
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back to pakistan six years after being the target of the taliban i think always wanted to be back in pakistan and she was deciding to go back to home country and finally she is back. old already briefly she is on a four day visit to pakistan and under heavy security so the thing is that you always wanted to be in pakistan and she is now back. but the thing is that she has come to baka started to. box on it is at a crossroads focused on is facing. a fight between pro-democracy forces and democracy full says and the see that that form of promise in the lottery was deposed on the pressure of the army and now he is trying to assert its civilian authority and i'm a lot. older she was absent from pakistan kind of contributed to this
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a struggle for democracy in pakistan and i think that she has conveyed the message to the that but just on is a country where people could go and people could be safe although it's like she is not going to sit a moment she is not safe there there right i mean she knows she can't for example she can't go back to her hometown because of the situation with the taliban right now so is pakistan really is it really a place that will be able to call her home in the future. i think malala has become a symbol of got injured and she left baucus. and she was shot by the taliban the militants she was an individual she belonged to the so a lot. such a beautiful place and i'm sure that she she wants to go there as well but now when she has come back she has become an archaeologist and the ideology is that pakistan
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should be progress of focus on to be secular pakistan should be should have decision you know toward the end the military should go back to the barracks because the military calls the shots in pakistan and malala has to strengthen the narrative and by coming back she has she has strengthened does not or to that pakistan should be during. the secular progressive forces and i think i agree that she is not safe in pakistan she has lots of tricks from islamists and obviously should go back to the u.k. where she studied this but pakistan needs people like malala and a vest must cited with malala vest must not sight with the military generals and usually the rest of us have germany and all the countries kind of negotiated with the military people and has going to many remember that tamil let's
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we're going to talk with you a little bit later on in the day we'll have more time to talk about this charges from our asia desk thank you very much we appreciate your insights. thanks for having me on the show. and you are up to date with the w. news i'll be back at the top of the hour with more world news followed by the day i hope to see you then. we make up oh but we want tons of coffee to and that's because we are on the surface and. they want to show you the continent's future to be part of it and join our youngsters as they share their stories their dreams and their challenges the seventy seven percent of these platforms for africa charge.

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