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playing. starting may third on t.w. . we're watching the news live from berlin and russia accuses britain of staging the poison gas attack in syria the russian foreign minister sergei lavrov says last weekend's attack was faked told us from london a team of international chemical weapons inspectors has arrived in syria and will begin their investigation tomorrow also on the program. on un troops. last
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president trump talking about this man is former f.b.i. director james comey mr kerry's memoir is published next week and it is less than complimentary about the president hoping it's a preview. of the murder of an eight year old girl in india has outraged the nation but there are protests on both sides of the issue. plus big news in the bonus make them unique items then you coach former byron planned mikko kovacs will take over in july he took just two years to work his magic act i'm trying frankfurt munich have high hopes. welcome to the program. russia says it has proof that last weekend's poison gas attack in syria was staged following orders from britain the russian defense
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ministry says london told the white helmets rescue group in syria to fake the gas attack in the town of duma describes the accusation as a blatant lie inspectors from the organization for the prohibiting of chemical weapons a jew to begin their investigation into well on saturday. it is almost a week since their cries shocked the world suffocated syrian children gasping for air among the hundreds of victims of a suspected poison gas attack allegedly carried out by their government backed by russia. now comes the explosive claim from moscow that the attack was the work of britain. so we're never as good as any other city is going to get us to me it's a day the russian military authorities released more evidence that proves a great britain was involved in the organization of these provocative acts in
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eastern guta states or forces for your particular it's apartheid meeting of the united nations the faceoff continued with recriminations flying back and forth the u.s. envoy scolded her russian counterpart and i'm in awe of the selling of how you say what you say with a straight face i really really. she told the syrian delegation that the u.s. was still considering a military response meanwhile britain's envoy rubbished the russian claims she left the meeting. this is great task it's a blatant lie it's some of the worst piece of fake news we've seen from the russian propaganda machine. chemical weapons inspectors have arrived in damascus in search of answers about the looming threat of being thrown into a global conflict hasn't stopped families flocking to the cities theme parks.
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not good but only crazy trump has lost his mind and if the syrian people do not get scared under the leadership of president bashar al assad and now hero army. we are not afraid because when it's needed we carry our weapons and fight with. syria's government has turned up the heat in bold in by a russian ally if issued a warning that it will defend itself against any military strikes. let's get more from alex loued in moscow he's a russia correspondent for britain's daily telegraph newspaper welcome to day as moscow offered any proof to back this claim. well they made a large presentation today at the defense ministry claiming of course the u.k. stays the whole chemical attack in duma. they said that they have proof from sources on the ground they later sent journalists a video in which two men claim to have been presence on april seventh in do my at
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the hospital and they said the people there were actually suffering from smoke inhalation from a fire when. unknown people came in started pouring water and a chemical attack and there in the video none of this looks very convincing it looks like russia is again muddying the waters around this incident in an attempt to let the flex claim from its ally are the stars of the west. sergey lavrov is talking about campaign of russophobia does they have any international backing is it or is he alone in this. well of course russia can sometimes count china support in the u.n. security council different states like cuba and venezuela syria of course iran so of course the there are countries out there willing to support these claims but really this is this is a line that russia has been pushing in response to almost any international crisis
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in the past few years we've seen the same thing said about the poisoning case in great britain a former russian spy being poisoned there russia's at the exact same thing it's an anti russian campaign they've also suggested that that chemical attack was staged and really western diplomats are growing more and more angry with this kind of rhetoric and there's more calls to unify against that so the western world is waiting for you i think states and britain and france to make up their minds about what they're going to do militarily what is russia saying about vatanen day what preparations are they making. well lattimer putin had a phone call today to emanuel mccrone the french president in which he warns mccrone against any sort of dangerous actions as he put it in syria apparently the burns of possible air strikes he said that that could lead to unpredictable
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consequences there is the threat of escalation as russian politicians have been calling in recent days for russia to try and shoot down any western missile that might be sent into syria there's been rumors that the british base in cyprus could even be targeted as part of retaliation but one one small cause for hope is that we know the confliction line between russian and u.s. military's is still being used according to both sides they're talking about that to try and avoid any sort of loss of life or a violent concentration confrontation between these former cold war foes it could escalate control very quickly and also playing up on wesson fail and domestic politics playing up the likelihood of a possible refugee what he called a repeat of iraq or libya friends of the american invasion of iraq saying that turmoil in syria would lead to an influx of refugees into europe which he said
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europe doesn't need right now that's of that of course as friends of the european audience somewhat meanwhile his remarks the claims by the defense ministry that the u.k. in fact staged this chemical attack somehow that all is being covered very heavily on russian state television tonight on the gloom in moscow for britain's daily telegraph newspaper thank you so much. so germany. that. supported western response to the alleged poison gas attack but will not get involved militarily for germany's left party. response does not go far enough they want no involvement at all. germany's left party called on the public to join its peace march through berlin the party is worried that the conflict in syria will only escalate in the event of a military strike. to on we as a parliamentary party have proposed
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a bundestag debate for the coming week to make it totally clear that germany will not take part in a military offensive. i mean i believe our task is to ensure peace and mediation and not to further exacerbate the situation. by the end of the left party may welcome the chancellor's refusal to participate in a military strike but it also wants to prevent germany offering other support the chancellor would not have gained parliamentary approval for military participation anyway the coalition partners the social democrats would not have gone alone and without parliament's consent no marching orders. but merkel agrees with the social democrat foreign minister that russia has played a decisive role in the escalation of the conflict. it cannot stay this way it cannot keep going on like this and that's why we are maintaining the political pressure on russia and we would like to increase it to persuade russia to
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act differently is one condition for solving list serious conflicts it's. just. there has yet to be any criticism of trump it is important to germans that the western alliance act with unity. almost eighty percent of germans don't want the bundeswehr to participate in any military action against syria meanwhile the government is attempting. a balancing act chancellor merkel has said germany stands ready to support its allies at the same time she's ruled out any military involvement. there let's take a look at some of the other stories making news around the world medical sources in gaza say israeli troops killed at least one person during a protest on the border with israel many more were injured it is the third consecutive friday of large scale protests against the gaza blockade clashes with israeli forces have claimed dozens of palestinian lives. as president larry
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ramos has confirmed the deaths of three newspapers employees who were kidnapped in the other countries you border with colombia three weeks ago you made the announcement after the captors failed to meet a deadline to demonstrate the three journalists were still alive. so you go to russia has blocked the messaging app telegram after its developers refused to share encryption keys with russian security services who say they need the information to monitor potential terrorists yaps russian developers says providing the government with access to messages would violate privacy laws. now u.s. president donald trump has described his former f.b.i. director james comey as an untruthful slimeball after details emerge from a no holds barred memoir due for release next week president trump fired mr last may he was said to be unhappy at his handling of the f.b.i.'s investigation into the allegations of russian interference in the twenty sixteen u.s. elections in his new book mr comey is scathing about the president on
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a professional and personal level describing him as a man who twists facts to serve his purpose. on trump's response a spin kind of true sickly blunt and delivered of course in the form of a tweet james komi is a proven leaker and liar virtually everyone in washington thought he would be fired for the terrible job he did until he was in fact fired he leaked classified information for which he should be prosecuted he lied to congress under oath he is a week and a truthful slimeball who was as time has proven a terrible director of the f.b.i. and it continues as you can imagine in similar vein now washington post reporter callum forces has been reading a james cohesive book ahead of its publication on the tuesday he joins us now welcome to detail does donald trump have much to be what about. well it's sort of come down to a he said he said in some of these situations and so what you see is probably
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a little bit more tribalism right so if you are inclined to believe the president you'll probably say yeah call me as lying and if you're inclined to believe call me then you're probably going to side with him our latest polling shows that the general public sides with comi more often than the president so that should be perhaps one cause of alarm for the president he sees holding on to his base they sort of believe whatever he says but the rest of the country is far more skeptical ok so let's bring us some of the biggest hits from this book. well i think one of the big one of the questions folks would have had going into the book is whether james comey is going to weigh in on whether the president committed a criminal act in particular whether he obstructed justice by firing komi and the answer is no komi does not way and he doesn't clear the president of wrongdoing he does like into a mob boss when he compares him to a from an else but he stops short of saying that the president did anything illegal
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what he seems to be doing is being very deferential to robert muller who was the special counsel actually conducting the law enforcement. why is he going after his former boss in this way well that's a good question and one perhaps is to protect his own reputation the president was very critical of call me on the way out the door i think another aspect to it if you believe komi to be a man of integrity and i think that many americans do they believe the t.v. is partly doing what he sees as a public service which is saying hey i have kind of a unique perspective on this administration and i have a story to tell and people ought to know the way this guy operated and so it's sort of a combination of those two things of course there's a commercial element to this as well just call me a certain to sell an awful lot of books and he is going to be on virtually every t.v. channel in the next week and a half we're promoting the book as well what's going to surprise people most about
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the revelations in this book. well i think that one thing that really will stand out is the way the james comey recounts conversations that he had with individuals who can corroborate or perhaps dispute the contents of those exchanges and i think in the coming days and weeks the public will get more of an opportunity to weigh the credibility of coleman's book for example he recounts very specific conversations with former president obama former attorney general the right to lynch with the current senate minority leader charles schumer and even with the white house chief of staff john kelly the kelly exchange for example is i think one of the most interesting nuggets in the book at the time of call misfiring john kelly was the homeland security secretary he was not yet in the white house and according to komi kelly actually threatened to resign in protest as sort of a show of solidarity with comi and komi says that he actually talked kelly out of stepping down and convinced him that good men like him need to be surrounding the
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president i can imagine kelly will confirm that now that he works for the president directly in the white house but if he doesn't come out and deny it i think that will be very telling the comparison with him of books is interesting because the book seems to say that donald trump is all about loyalty and your loyalty is to me no necessarily the constitution or indeed the american people. yeah i mean what calm is describing there is i think a consistent pattern that most political observers can see in this president which is the way he value weights people institutions the media is whether they are favorable to him or not there's really no objective criteria there so remember for example that at one time this president used to praise james coleman that was back toward the end of the campaign when coleman's f.b.i. notified congress that it was reopening an investigation into hillary clinton's e-mail usage as secretary of state trump of course was delighted by that
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development and praised komi for redeeming his prior decision not to recommend an indictment of hillary clinton but once i got into office and he got the impression that told me was going to not the personally loyal to him but was perhaps just going to do the job the way he saw fit and in particular the president was frustrated by called me his refusal to publicly say that the president was not under investigation call me quickly fell out of favor with donald trump at that point. bush was very interesting from the washington post thank you for joining d.w. . activists in india are calling for a nationwide process to demand justice for an eight year old muslim girl who was gang raped and murdered this year i'd manage been arrested in connection with the crime but many question whether they will ever face justice. anger over a brutal rape case in india once again bringing protesters out onto the streets opposition lawmakers held the midnight vigil in new delhi demanding justice for the
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girl's family thousands responded to their cool to protest. no was kidnapped in january she was drugged and raped repeatedly over the course of five days before being strangled. the incident has once again put the spotlight on the high number of rape cases in india. such partner look this is a national matter not a political one this is about the women in this country and today all political parties ordinary men and women are standing here. but many fear the accused won't face justice a-c. for belonged to an american muslim community in kashmir in the country's north they have been protests here to some in support of the accused. local rightwing hindu groups in kashmir have turned the case into a sectarian issue because the girl was a muslim and all the accused are hindering even some members of india's ruling the
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j.p. party of joint rallies supporting the accused body at the center of egypt is also a party here in the us would be the supporter little's you know the support he picks and leave the support soon and i don't think there will be action. that faced with growing protests both in kashmir and in new delhi the government is insisting that justice will be done. what journalist meg pond specializes in women's issues in mumbai d w i asked her how difficult it is for victims of rape to get justice in india in india to be. told that women are actually responsible for getting raped is actually a consensus that reap is a concern and essential at until mindset changes nothing is going to change for the good old woman on the street in all religious in our city if nothing's going to change the fact is forty thousand women get raped in india every year the whole
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teen minutes a wreath that takes place a hundred and ten women that are raped in this country if you gave a legal system is. betting that is still the justice is fairly filled and we do not think any of the fifty punishments hold the perpetrator of the the systemic feel and that's the wealth in this that india's daughters mothers and sisters do not and so. this is used with how that i gave us now and some uncomfortable truths for us president donald trump that's right feel he's getting some of those lately and in this case it is the latest figures from china china straight surplus but the united states keeps growing it searched almost twenty percent in the first quarter of the year compared to the same period last year now ironically new tariffs imposed by the u.s. on chinese products may have increased the trade deficit as exporters are rushing to deliver the goods before a possible trade war unfolds despite reporting slightly slightly weaker exports in
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march the chinese economy is still believed to be in solitary. meanwhile prices of aluminum have risen to levels we haven't seen in six years the main reason is a crisis at roussel the second largest aluminum company in the world headquartered in russia u.s. sanctions against russia might block the company from access in the market and that's only one effect of the sanctions the other one is the quick fall of russia's currency the ruble it has shown just how fragile the country's economy can be. policymakers in russia are scrambling to respond to the latest sanctions from washington they are creating counter sanctions to hit america where it hurts but that was a kind of. this building clues of a partial ban on agricultural goods raw materials and goods manufactured in the usa. and also concerns alcohol and tobacco. the list is
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longer though and also includes high tech products the legislation is supported by lawmakers across the political spectrum including ultra nationalist of lot of mere ski boots video and speech that we will introduce a list of citizens of the united states who will be prevented from entering the territory of the russian federation some americans even highly skilled specialists will be prohibited from working in russia these lists will be determined by the government. that lets them. russia's parliament debates legislation next week so far the government has not yet commented. we stay in russia those who are concerned with privacy and messaging platforms love the independent messaging app telegraph it offers full encryption for messages and even a timer to delete them automatically after a given period of time well the russian government doesn't really like that it has
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one long running dispute with telegram so a court in moscow has now ordered the blocking of the app until the company hands over the keys to its encryption system the ruling is unprecedented representing the first time i widespread messaging service has been banned in russia. voice calls instant messages and so-called secret chats all possible long telegram which after only five years in business already claims two hundred million monthly users in russia the middle east and the rest of the world russia's communications regulator says telegram is also used by terrorists to plan attacks but telegram refuses to cooperate with russia secret service which wants free access to encrypted messages . telegram testified that this is technically impossible and privacy groups say even if it was it will put millions of users at risk of privacy invasion graham
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said the short trial in moscow was politically motivated and that it would not back down. so some users are rethinking their ideas about privacy. i don't know but on the one hand maybe it's the right decision to have control terrorist chat in these messengers drugs are being sold so i think it might be right on the one hand. still others see telegram campaigning in their best interests. i support telegram for not giving away our personal data to the authorities. i'd be against seeing it bad. it's now one clear what will happen next but telegram appears to have exhausted its legal options last month russia supreme court threw out the company's appeal. that's all for business it's now time for sports and thanks so much i have a football and looking to defend that title spanish powerhouse real madrid have
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been drawn against german giants by munich in the champions league semi's the german side will be at home for the first leg in two weeks liverpool have been paired with roma in the of a tie the second leg to take place in early may and of course the bidding for a travel interim coach because i've already wrapped up the bundesliga have a german cup semifinal next week against live and who isn't. looking beyond that how i have to. coach for next season that's now been confirmed. by between two thousand and one and two thousand and three i was teammates with by a sporting director. during that stretch despite doing good work at frankfurt munich comes calling most and was no exception. mears sun media buyer kept their promise and announced their future coach this month and it's
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a face familiar to munich inter nico during his stint at frankfurt started in two thousand and sixteen made season he turned the club from a relegation candidate to being on europe's doorstep this season making the announcement with five games left and frankfurt still chasing a european berth could hurt his current club moving forward however coaching it buyer is irresistible. i've had a good two years here and that's coming to an end soon it will be a difficult time for me of course but it's the case that where one door closes another door opens somewhere else. to be honest not many coaches are offered the opportunity to get a position in munich. you said he thought byron made a good decision making his successor stating he's diligent and has innovative
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qualities not all coaches possess. top story russia's accused of staging the poison gas attack in syria foreign minister sergei lavrov said the attack was fake. that the team from the international chemical weapons watchdog begins its investigation tomorrow. at the top of the hour. i'm going to. be. the mule. him you.
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not. bangladesh the dawn of islam as of an exclusive d.w. report starting april twenty first. another day of international controversy and confusion surrounding the syria gas attack first russia says that was no attack yesterday france said we have evidence today russia says so do we it was the british they staged it international chemical weapons inspectors go in tomorrow so who should we believe until they report i'm phil graham in berlin this is the day.

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