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this is. from. the trunk tweet thread the u.s. president fires off a warning to russia over syria in a tweet he wrote get ready russia missiles will be coming and alleged poison gas attack last weekend prompted to destroy syrian military targets also coming up the death toll climbs to two hundred fifty seven in a military plane crash in algeria one of the deadliest disasters in aviation history the nation has begun three days of mourning and facebook's boss completes
a two day grilling in congress mark zuckerberg tells lawmakers that he thinks it's inevitable that social media will be regulated in the united states says. it's good to have you with us u.s. president donald trump has blasted off a warning to russia over syria and he's done it via twitter in a tweet earlier today the u.s. president threatened military action in retaliation for an alleged poison gas attack last weekend syria's army has sought to hide its military aircraft because of fears that they might be targeted several western nations believe that the poison gas attack was carried out by syrian government forces using bombs that were filled with toxic chemicals. these images shocked the world the young
survivors of an alleged chemical weapons attack in duma eastern ghouta last saturday what happened here has sent tensions between russia and the west soaring to new heights u.s. president donald trump said syria would pay a big price than took to twitter to warn syria's main backer russia vows to shoot down missiles fired at syria get ready russia because they will be coming you shouldn't be partners with a gas killing an animal who kills his people and enjoys it u.s. secretary of defense james mattis said the u.s. military was still assessing the situation but didn't rule out a strike we ready to provide military option to third proprium as the president determined. u.s. warships left port on wednesday on route to the middle east they're not due to arrive for weeks indicating washington means to keep up the pressure. meanwhile russia has moved fast to establish itself in duma this amateur video
purportedly shows russian police investigating near the site of the attack moscow says it and the regime are ready to allow a probe which shouldn't assign blame and the kremlin has argued that caution is in order. we do not participate in twitter diplomacy we support a serious approach we still believe that it is important not to take any steps that may harm the already fragile situation in syria we are also still convinced that the excuse regarding the use of chemical weapons in duma is made up and cannot be used as an argument for military action the alleged attack has already shifted syria's battle lines here displaced people from duma arrive in syria's rebel held north resistance collapsed in eastern guta after the attack the refugees are a reminder of the brutal intensity of this war which the international community has so far remained powerless to stop. take this story to the
u.s. . washington. is standing by the russian. view i have a question for. a u.s. strike against russian forces in syria how credible is this threat by president truong clear i'll start with you. at this point a military strike certainly seems like a real possibility and if trump decides to go this route it won't be the first time that his administration has carried out strikes on syria if you remember it was just about a year ago this time of year that the united states took its first military action against syria striking an air base in an effort to punish the assad regime for what was widely seem to be as a nother chemical attack so the question becomes if this ad hoc attack that we saw
last year was clearly ineffective as a deterrence to prevent assad from using chemical weapons against his own people then what would it be about a strike again a single one off shot that could potentially change his calculation this time around and it's also unclear what trumps a long term plan on syria really is if you remember it was just earlier this month that he was saying he wanted to pull all two thousand u.s. troops out of syria and that was against the advice of his military advisers who wanted to stick around and make sure that they really had this so-called islamic state in check but now we're seeing him very openly calling for military strikes in what could very well as the situation. taking trump in his tweet seriously. well a moscow has to take it to seriously brand that's why moscow at least publicly is taking to strong warnings senior russian lawmakers said the president on all trumps
to beat reflects at dendrites little lights minded approach to critical station constantin cause that shelf the hatto for on the fast committee in the upper house of russian parliament sat it was really scary to think what kind of people control the large largest military arsenal the planet has ever seen and presently putin spokesperson about it in the piece called as we just heard it in the report sat ironical russia didn't participate into the diplomacy on the other hand brand russians also say very clearly they want to hesitate and would fight back if needed . we are getting a report that is just coming across that u.s. president trump has said that he holds syria and russia both responsible for a chemical weapons attack last week and that is definite it is just coming across on the wires so clear let me. for you and let's look at a tweet from truong another tweet in which he said this our relationship with
russia is worse now than it has ever been and that includes the cold war now this is not the donald trump that we have known the last two years i mean is he doubling down on russia to take some of the charge out of special counsel mole or is russia investigation. well the moeller investigation is definitely what's been dominating the headlines here in the united states however the president is risking a direct confrontation with russia with this kind of rhetoric and you have to remember russia has been one of the charlotte sides strongest allies since long before the war they have regularly use their veto power at the united nations to deny security council resolutions that are meant to condemn the assad regime for its actions and it was very intervention in twenty fifteen that was widely seen as the thing that helps change the course of the war in favor of bashar assad's
government so we are talking about a humanitarian crisis that has killed more than half a million people has displaced more than half of the country's population and any kind of serious military action that we're going to see from the united states is going to require a serious long term strategy and it's not apparent that trump has that clear himself. russia we know has already how it would respond in the. strong. well russia. mr was a soup can warm for example in case of an at tack moscow would shoot down any u.s. missiles fired at syria also russia would obviously target the launch sides of the missiles which means u.s. military bases or aircraft carriers and the goals for a goal for example the three weeks ago i myself was embedded all along just u.s. aircraft carrier in the world on the guess as to the roosevelt from which missiles
attack targets in syria and iraq so it may well be that from their missiles right now launch to attack president assad's armed forces on the ground that warship was one of the largest brant. in the world with more than five thousand marines and navy officers on board if russians attack such and such an aircraft carrier and americans can face a great danger. and your we know that russian president vladimir putin has called on israel not to take any action that could further destabilize the situation in syria basically you know asking tell of the not to fire into shots right now is the kremlin concerned that it could quickly lose its power and its influence in syria i don't think so i think the kremlin is a really of warre at about the potential of gas at tack in syria the kremlin wants to avoid to direct confrontation with washington i'm absolutely sure about it by
the way i also think that americans do not want a war with russia so israel in this very complicated context seems to be just one more player in the region who also tries to achieve its own goals namely to warn the round and russians obviously don't want any additional trouble at least on these on this front and they don't want to poor even more oil on the fire by the way they're experts in moscow who see israel as a potential media to a negotiated between the united states and russia so little see you know this is an interesting point yuri we're also getting a report that the white house is saying that all options remain on the table in dealing with this alleged chemical weapons attack in syria so we don't have any clarity to report tonight clare what about the american public trying to have popular support for his offensive course in syria.
well we don't have polling numbers for this particular possibility of a strike but we know that for his strike last year there was a majority of american a majority of americans were on board with that so it's going to remain to be seen whether this is equally as popular or whether people are going to look at the past year and the president's past comments and have a change of heart. our correspondent claire richardson in washington there at the white house and our moscow bureau chief. to both of you thank you or the german chancellor angela merkel as she has also been commenting on the tensions over syria as she says that she regrets the failure of the u.n. security council to agree on how do we investigate that suspected poison gas attack . it would have been good to have an investigation on the ground as the american resolution suggested there are strong indications that point towards the
syrian regime we will continue our assessments on that basis in any case we actually condemn the use of such weapons because through their speaking earlier today here are some of the stories now that are making headlines around the world script all who was poisoned along with her father a former russian double agent in britain last month has released a statement saying that she will not accept an offer of help from the russian embassy british authorities blame moscow for poisoning scrip all of her father with the nerve agent novi chuck her father remains critically ill in the hospital saudi forces have intercepted several ballistic missiles fired by who the rebels in yemen earlier with this is reported hearing a number of blasts in the capital riyadh saudi as have been posting videos on social media showing smoke in the sky there were no reports of casualties or damage in the united states the republican house speaker paul ryan says he will not run
for reelection when his term expires in january ryan's decision is seen as another blow to the republican party as it tries to retain its majority in the house of representatives in the elections later this year. on the boss of facebook mark zuckerberg has answered more questions today from u.s. lawmakers about data privacy testified following revelations that millions of people had their facebook data misused by the political consulting firm cambridge analytical as he did yesterday as arthur berger began by apologizing to lawmakers over the scandal which has so far affected eighty seven million users. well during questioning zuckerberg told a democratic lawmaker that he was among those whose data was improperly share take a listen with no doubt it included in the data sold to the malicious parties your
personal data yes it was are you willing to change your business model in the interest of protecting individual privacy. congresswoman we your have made and are continuing to make changes to reduce the amount you know are you willing to change your business model in the interest of protecting individual privacy. congresswoman i'm not sure what that means you know that's a good question what does it mean you're right with me here at the big table is our social media or coral. to impressions what was different today or. day that is different in the books now a marathon really over these two days for mark zuckerberg i thought overall that this house committee was better informed they had better questions for zuckerberg than the senate committee yesterday i also think that mark zuckerberg did very well he had a strong performance he was cheap train for this he prepared and i think that if you would have to say one side had the upper hand it was definitely mark zuckerberg
a few things stood out to me that was definitely an intense exchange that i was interesting he was also asked whether he would commit to minimizing the amount of user data that facebook collects he didn't really have an answer for that question either also interesting to see that several lawmakers grilled him about some illegal opioid sellers marma sees that are selling drugs on pages in ads on facebook he said if those are flagged he would take them down immediately but didn't have a good answer for how to prevent that really in the first place i was also interested to see what wasn't asked what questions didn't he really get grilled on he wasn't really asked if he should step down as the c.e.o. of facebook he's very powerful he makes all the decisions there he wasn't really properly asked if they spoke should be broken up as a company and what that might look like and there wasn't really much on facebook's role in the racial or religious violence in countries like me in mar and sri lanka i wanted to see some questions about that those were that good a good point. defended as we heard earlier today facebook's business model but.
he did make at least a couple of concessions today let's take a listen. and i think that it is inevitable that there will need to be some regulation so my position is not that there should be no regulation but i also think that you have to be careful about what regulation you put in place i think a lot of times regulation by definition puts in place rules that a company that is larger than has resources like ours can easily comply with but that might be more difficult for a smaller startup. i think is it i really don't understand why they would ask him if he wants regulation what's he going to tell them right i mean if he says yes it's going to make him look like he doesn't know what he's talking about and if he says no is going to make him look like the bad guy and i think mark zuckerberg is a smart guy he knows that regulation is on the horizon whether he likes it or not that it's going to be coming there's not much you can do about that but what you can do is be on capitol hill and influence the conversation and and try to get that regulation be what he wants it to be in fact there is regulation coming here in the
e.u. with the g.d.p. our the general data protection regulation this will come into effect on may twenty fifth actually today succored said very clearly that he does like those regulations and that he will implement them for all of the facebook users as much as possible so there is regulation coming and it's not because of congress not the house not the senate it's actually because of e.u. lawmakers exactly right and you know what's interesting of these past few days we've heard him say time and time to get about how he wants to focus on building community he's talked about that more. privacy tools were how to protect yourself do you think he's focused on community because he wants to divert attention away from the problems it's a big buzzword for him he loves that word unity but i think what he really has done during these hearings is evade questions about what he's doing behind the scenes how does he track users that's a big focus it wasn't really touched on very much i mean facebook actually tracks
users when they're not logged into facebook and it tracks people who do not even have a facebook account if you see a page that has a facebook like button that means there's a tracker on that page and facebook is able to follow that person even if they don't have a facebook account and use that activity for their own advantage and he still hasn't told us that he's going to tell us what's inside those algorithms right i don't think he will i don't think he really there are has been thank you very much . all right javier joins us now business news and a look at the economic angle of this election how the selection and specially rather of this issue. well needless to say there's a lot at stake for facebook as zuckerberg knows that the data is the single most important product he can offer to advertisers and taking one more listen at the hearing today it became clear that he's not willing to give it away no matter how much he says he respects our privacy listen when the yes or no will you commit to changing all the user default settings to minimize to the greatest extent possible
the collection in user and use of users data you make that. congressman we try to collect and give people the ability i'd like to answer yes or no if you could will you make the commitment to change all the user to changing all the user default settings to minimize to the greatest extent possible the collection and use of users data that's i don't think that's hard for you to say yes to unless i'm missing something congressman this is a complex issue that i think is deserves more than a one word and well again that's disappointing to me because i think you should make that commitment and maybe what we could do is follow up with you on this possible. we will leave that interpretation to you meanwhile tensions between russia and the u.s. are not only dragging down the markets but also the russian currency russia's ruble is falling fast as new sanctions head russian businessmen and their companies let's
take a look the ruble has plunged to just over fifteen u.s. cents that's a value we hadn't seen for eighteen months now since news of the sanctions last friday russia's currency has dropped about twelve percent. the sanctions washington announced on friday against russia are already beginning to be felt on the streets of moscow the ruble seems to be losing value by the hour the u.s. said the sanctions are in response to charges of russian meddling in u.s. elections and other ongoing issues but the russian prime minister continues to say they are really designed to give us an unfair advantage that you. the latest u.s. administration decision on sanctions is an attempt to fight us through unfair competition to limit our development going to create tensions on the economy and the currency and fun markets. for the time being though the plummeting euro is a more acute problem that's because every day russians know that
a weak ruble means trouble is just around the corner but the thing is those are the sanctions will have negative consequences and the growing exchange rate of the dollar and the euro is a first indication that our economy will experience a drop the president in the week which is and as the rhetoric heats up over the conflict in syria where russia and the u.s. support opposite sides the ruble continues to slide. now something on the latest rage among wealthy collectors dinosaur bones the who auction house in paris sold to fossilize skeletons for more than one point four million dollars each it turns out di no skeletons have the. become trendy interior decoration for people who probably have too much money the auction house is targeting private collectors because they typically paid more than museums the specimens for sale are and alow saurus and adult diapers. and if you don't know what they are as i clearly do just
ask your kids. it's all for business i didn't know what the source is what anything with the source tetris source all that stuff thank you very much and investigation is underway tonight in algeria after two hundred fifty seven people were killed in a military plane crash the aircraft was packed with soldiers and their families when it crashed soon after takeoff near the capital algiers the death toll makes it one of the deadliest plane crashes ever three days of national mourning have begun in the country rescuers pick through the rubble at the site of algeria's worst ever plane crash hundreds of people were killed when a military aircraft came down in a field. on board soldiers and their family. when my neighbor and. we found piles of bodies it's
a disaster an absolute disaster. this man escaped with his life and. the plane fell just after taking off from the base it fell first onto its wing and it caught fire after it hit the ground i just had enough time to say a prayer. but the body kind is inescapable the aircraft a soviet made model used by several countries armies to transport soldiers to remote locations. the plane had just taken off from its home base at the feyerick airport it was headed for morocco but it never got there. an investigation has been launched the cleanup to start it. has begun three days of mourning for the hundreds of people who lost their lives.
for the doping scandal that rocked the twenty fourteen winter olympics in sochi is spilling over from russia to austria and norway the headquarters of the international biathlon union insults borg was raided tuesday evening by allstream police a search warrant alleges a cover up of doping cases during the sochi games by the sport's governing body at the center of the investigation the president of the federation since one thousand nine hundred ninety two the norwegian unders best. are different ball now and roma produced one of the great champions league comebacks to knock out spanish giants barcelona the italian side were four one down from the first leg but turned the match up on its head with a three no victory in rome striker. got them off to the perfect start after just six minutes then a. penalty double the romans leave before. us from pleaded the
turnarounds in his team through on away goals. well as you can and probably imagine the celebrations went on long into the row nights including for the club's president take a look. at that was james block the plunge into the depths of the fountain certainly in the in the way when it came to getting the party started the last time roma made it through to the semifinals stage of this competition was back in nineteen eighty-four. her. up someone was wet there alright for most people just want to go what climbing mount everest is enough and perhaps too much the local now please guides known as share prices do it all the time but even they have their limits now one of them is preparing to make a record breaking ascent. county rita is on firm footing as he
prepares to climb the mighty mt everest. he stalks up on new gear but he's an old hand at age forty eight he aims to be the first person to reach the summit twenty two times. i have already scaled everest twenty one times my last climb was last year in two thousand and seventeen by the by this year i'm going to attempt to scale everest for the twenty second time to break the record i see all my family and friends are very supportive and told me i should not stop climbing and should continue despite him obeisance look at some of them that's when i can. reach a first conquered the world's highest mountain at age twenty four and he's been back almost every year since now he owns a comfortable living guiding others up the world's most famous peaks. rita is at home amongst mountainy is his father was one of the first professional
guides on everest and his brother has made the ascent seventeen times. only two others have equalled his record of twenty one climbs and both have now retired having said his prayers rita is returning to everest to try again in mid may when conditions are ideal hundreds of climbers flock here trying to reach the roof of the world but only rita can claim to have enjoyed the view so many times. break i'll be back to take you through the day stick around for that.
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