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i'm not. trying to show the dawn of islam this is an exclusive d.w. report starting april twenty first. the c.w. news live from berlin the truth about the alleged gassing of civilians in syria a global watchdog starts emergency talks to try to get to the bottom of what happened to these people in duma where they attacked with chemical weapons. meanwhile after this weekend's military strikes on syria they knew switches the focus to diplomacy and a new political push aimed at bringing russia back into the fold. post or coming
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out i think is morally unfit to be president who talks about and treats women like they're pieces of meat who lives constantly about matters big and small and since the american people believe that after being fired by donald trump the former f.b.i. director james comey lashes out ahead of publication of his new book. and in the bundesliga shelter in dortmund squared off in germany's biggest. loser. i'm sumi so much going to have you with us the global chemical weapons watchdog is holding an emergency talks in the hague on the suspected poison gas attack in syria earlier this month the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons or o.p.c. w. is holding a closed door session as inspectors from the watchdog visit sites in dumas they
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will collect evidence and interview witnesses to determine whether banned chemicals were used in the attack on july seventh dozens of people including children were killed allegedly with a poison gas. allister hayes an expert in chemical warfare he was involved with analysis of chemical weapons in iraq and he joins us from leeds in the u.k. alastair thank you very much for being on our program experts as we said are going to be investigating the site tell us more about the process of searching for evidence of chemical weapons usage and how certain they can be. well if the inspectors get full access and there's been no interference with any of the evidence they have a very good chance of finding things they will be as you said earlier talking to victims witnesses doctors and collecting as much by way of environmental samples as they possibly can and if it is the use of if they know they didn't for example
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which might explain some of the casualties they have a very good evident a very good chance i should say of collecting this material because it will still be present alastair you touched on this but do you think there is a chance that evidence might have already been removed from the site. whether it's possible but the inspectors of carried out many inspections before and they will know that things have been moved some of the video evidence i saw indicated that one of the munitions had been moved from where it had landed on the floor and placed on a bed but i think generally munitions which should still be in place if they have been moved the inspectors will be able to see this but it's not it's access to the munitions which are important because they can get samples from the munitions but obviously it's the effect of the munitions that the inspectors have to to clean just in and that other evidence they can get hold of and alister what about their ability to attribute who is responsible. well the o.p.c.
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job you will not be able to do this it will simply say who used the particular weapons of course if it's bombs there are only two countries if you like that have control of the airspace syria and the russians in syria so you know it doesn't take a nobel prize laureate to work out you know where this so the bombs may have come from but the o.p.c. job if you will simply establish what was there the mechanism for cheating blame no longer exists that process was stopped by the russians in two thousand and seventeen no french president khan has justified taking part in airstrikes saying that they have had proof of chemical weapons usage in the past how much evidence evidence is there that the assad regime has indeed employed such weapons. there is good evidence is security council set up a mechanism in two thousand and fifteen and a joint operation between p.c.
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w and united nations this was a joint investigations mission and that produced several reports and they contain very good and compelling evidence that syria was to blame for the use of chlorine bombs and another gas attack last year and that information is out there and syria was said to be the perpetrator now the u.s. says that it's airstrikes that it led with threats the u.k. over the weekend targeted a chemical weapons facility what do we know at this point about the assad regime store of chemical weapons yes i'm not sure about the stores i'm sure the intelligence was very good that one of oratory that was attacked near damascus i know that the o.p.c. judge you have collected evidence about the testing of chemical weapons and not to take in a facility all right alastair hay an expert in chemical warfare joining us from leeds in the u.k. thank you very much for your insight. you're welcome. now
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e.u. foreign ministers have arrived in luxembourg to thrash out how to proceed in syria the meeting follows a series of coronated strikes by the u.s. u.k. and france on chemical weapons facilities in syria on the top of the agenda is how they deal with russia a key ally of the syrian regime and reviving the peace process in the country as well. let's go to luxembourg. standing by for us there hi gary good to see you foreign ministers are meeting there today what can we expect to come out of this. expect that the foreign ministers here will formalize their support for these strikes conducted by two e.u. member states and the united states however they will also make clear that the sole purpose of these strikes was not cruise regime change was not change tipping the balance of power in this complex proxy war but it was to deter the syrian regime
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from using chemical weapons in the future that is a key message and then also look out for a political initiative the particularly france and germany are trying to hammer out at this meeting here in luxembourg germany's foreign minister heikal masa said there is a quote window for dialogue that is open with syria's main backer russia let's listen to what he had to say today in luxembourg. with might this conflict can't be solved without russia we have to find a way to achieve what we all want first to be a cease fire access for humanitarian aid a transitional government in syria constitutional reform and in time elections. when a just solution that everyone in syria can accept. which is that back because of the acid regime the russians also need to understand that. so gary what role is germany playing here what kind of dialogue are we talking about.
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looks to me there is not a particularly big appetite i would say for syria related new sanctions something the u.s. has proposed here and so let me compare nevertheless the german position here to the german position on the sanctions we have for the act an extension of crimea and that is that these sanctions are always only can only be a mean not an end in themselves but a means to achieve a political dialogue so germany traditionally here is a country that is very keen to incorporate a russia into a future solution and that is where practically everybody is on the same page particularly france that says these strikes are not a one off their path of a strategy now that strategy is a little bit complex it's the idea behind it is to show russia determination that the west will be involved in
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a solution for syria seeing that this is basically won by the syrian regime and by russia but the europeans want to make clear they will be part of a solution and they want to show that determination if you want but guaranteed you have some european powers accusing russia openly of being involved in a chemical weapons attack surely that must be complicating efforts at a policy. it is of course working a diplomatic tightrope if you want on the one hand showing that particular determination on the other hand not provoking the russians too much and maybe that is the reason watch dave to fredricka more green in the foreign policy chief of the european union talked about the economic leverage that the european union has in this conflict there's a big donor conference coming up in brussels next week and she said look the european union is ready to put huge amounts of money ten billions have been put in
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the last couple of years already into syria neighboring countries put huge amounts of money into rebuilding syria if russia is prepared to relaunch the u.n. talks in geneva to diffuse cared much as following the e.u. foreign ministers meeting for us in luxembourg today thank you karen you're watching news still to come he was fired by donald trump now former f.b.i. director james comey is attacking a president in a new book but he also made some unexpected comments about trump. but first a look at some other stories making news around the world protests have been taking place across india over the gang rape and killing of an eight year old girl at sea for eight men have been accused of the crime including three policeman protesters also demanding justice for a teenager allegedly raped by a member of the ruling party. protesters at a starbucks coffee shop in the u.s. city of philadelphia demanding justice after two black men were arrested there the
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men said they were waiting for a friend before ordering but staff accused them of trespassing there were accusations of racial profiling and starbucks chief executive was forced to apologize. in australia new south wales police suspect that a large bushfire threatening sydney may have been started we're going to look really authorities say it is miraculous that no houses have been damaged so far no one has been injured the fire is close to the city's southwestern suburbs and is being fanned by strong winds. former f.b.i. director james comey has said u.s. president donald trump is quote morally unfit for the office of the president it is the latest chapter in the bitter feud between the two men let's quickly recap the key events now in march last year a komi a confirmed the f.b.i. was investigating russian links to the trunk campaign but he informed trump that he was not personally under investigation just weeks later in may donald trump fired
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komi raising many questions about the timing the president has been inconsistent in his reasons for firing the f.b.i. director in june comey testified at a senate intelligence committee hearing accusing trump of lying defaming the f.b.i. and trying to derail an investigation now kohli's firing is what triggered robert miller's special investigation into possible collusion between russia and trump's election campaign so far miller has indicted scuse me several of the president's campaign staffers now called me is releasing a book ahead of it he's given his first interview since his firing he told us network a.b.c. why he thinks trump is unsuitable for the office of the president but i don't buy the stuff about him being mentally incompetent through early stages of dementia strikes me as a person of above average intelligence who's tracking conversations and knows what's going on i don't think he's medically unfit to be president i think is morally unfit to be president who talks about and treats women like they're pieces
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of meat who lives. don't worry about matters big and small and insist the american people believe that a person is not fit to be president of united states on moral grounds. now cairo is the most dangerous metropolis in the world for women that's according to a study by the thomson reuters foundation it says women there are seen as fair game and domestic violence is commonplace two thirds of men questioned admitted to committing sexual harassment the government has promised action but stamping out harassment and bringing justice to the victims is proving difficult. it began as an innocent shopping center but that short trip turns my atari life upside down a comer recalled what happened. i was coming out of that entrance the guy. stopped me. what do you want what do you need or he asked about something
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or he was he was like no i was waiting for you for the past hour i want you to come home with me and you have no option you are coming home and returning like no this will never happen and it means slap me twice in my face and he started to hate lead then the security came and stabbed the letter out with doubt any thing calling the police station for example. so my it took my therapist so if she refused to let her attacker get away with it. i went to the police station i took good video you off the always happened to the police station i told them i don't know him but his face is clear in the video can you get that guy because he sexually harassed me and wanted to take me to his will by force and then slap me. they made a complete joke out of me. so my as a tack i was cooled down convicted he was fined less than four euro a better experience and by no means
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a one off such as that you took him to come on according to research on the me. there's too many reasons but why is that is also i think primarily for me is a growing social acceptance for for the practice it's ok people are seeing it bystanders are seeing a daily basis has become a normalized kind of behavior and it's not really corner of condemned ethically. now there is reluctant to venture out onto the streets in cairo and that's not just because of the sexually charged atmosphere. some are told reporters from egypt. in television what happened in the shopping center and gave them some of her own private photos she wanted to cause a stir. but the channel gave the story a very different slant portraying the twenty five year old as a decadent woman the effect was devastating. they haven't called meanings industry they were running after me. they destroyed my
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car because. not a girl all and follow in. religion as according to lifestyle. president r.c.c. publicly supports women's rights. in two thousand and fourteen he brought in stricter penalties for attacks on women in two thousand and fifteen he launched a program for tackling violence against women and he declared two thousand and seventeen to be egyptian women's year. the the loads ists but the problem is not the low is the enforcement of below the procedures that woman has to go through and enjoy to be able to follow his thing and sexual harassment is really really tedious and sometimes humiliating that makes women shy away from doing it. helping women in the margin see is the idea behind a new option the law launched a few weeks ago that. uses within
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a kilometer or notified if a woman sets off an alarm for the app. one hundred fifty emergency calls were made within the first month roughly one in five users have answered a positive sign. is that true as is. every single instance but it's very. physical it's bigger. and people do not pay for it or it's a way reporting. just over forty incidents and actually let people know magnitude of the problem and actually try to. somalia has twice been a target of sexual harassment the attacker from the shopping center struck again outside this pharmacy. these pictures were taken seconds before the assault. this time the man slashed her in the face with
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a knife she needed fifty stitches no one helped. today so maya is sad and basically disappointed. i had to lose my job. my college my parents my friends even my o.e. i had to move out to a complete different one. i lost three years in college because it was i'm not talking to my parents for the past two years because they're ashamed to talk to me. so my i'm trying to take her online for a few weeks ago doctors managed to save her. she now advise those women in egypt to put up with sexual assault and not to try to defend themselves it's a dismal outcome. right care to here with business news now on the trade dispute between the you and the u.s. has taken on
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a new dimension to had as are assuming this time it's about tax evasion of big multinational tech companies the european commission plans to slap big new taxes on u.s. tech giants now u.s. president donald trump seems to be firing back the german business daily hundred splot claims the u.s. is accusing the e.u. of violating w t o rules with his digital sales tax that's have a close look at this his new tax would apply to companies regardless of the location of the corporate headquarters the tax to the amount to between one and six percent of sales not profits that means companies like amazon would not be able to avoid it by reporting low profits or using tax havens and the tax for that would be do you want all of that to vittie is that exploit use the data hitting facebook and google beyond the classic revenues according to a report the u.s. now says that's unfair because those new rules will be designed specifically to tax big american corporations it only would affect companies with with at least seventy
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five million euros in worldwide sales but the facebook scandal has strengthened the e.u.'s hand as it prepares to introduce new data protection laws so it might find itself in a strong position to face down washington in a dispute in front of the w.t. old for example so there's more trouble in world trade let's bring in danielle cole from the frankfurt stock exchange daniel how will this impact on trade relations how strong is the use positions you you think. get in fact a little bit hard to say and that says you actually don't feel that the your opinion it has a very strong position at the moment in this dispute yes of course the data security scandal might give them a little better position to start those negotiations but there's an issue that is even more important and also being discussed on there. top government level and those who are terrorists we can't forget that topic europe is only exempt from
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those tears on steel and element until may first the european trade commissioner say that last week that she is not sure if those exemption will also be in place after the beginning of may it seems that it's still not clear what they do as ones in return for a permanent exemption so i believe the timing right now is not very good to negotiate those higher taxes for u.s. companies when mr donald trump is already calling this again as very unfair and the tears issue has not been solved. there's more uncertainty about him about his zigzagging in the last week insinuated today's willing to have another look at. the then he is going to bomb syria what are investors looking forward to this week you know they are very much concerned every single tweet can change their direction here at the market volatility will remain a big topic here on the trading floor and the worldwide economy and how it is performing is also a very big topic here at the moment it has been growing we know that for quite some
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time now investors fear that with this latest you political tension and this zigzag course that this could have a negative impact one of the most important dates for this week will be on wednesday the chinese government will release their latest g.d.p. numbers china wants to keep their very fast g.d.p. growth at the level of six point five percent for this year so investors will be looking very closely if those numbers will be again very strong or maybe also being a little bit hers. ben franklin for us thank you. in turkey the economy seems to be ticking along nicely grew by more than seven percent last year that stronger than china's but turkey is fighting a growing currency crisis the turkish lira has been on a continuous downward spiral for many months president recip tired out of one sees an international conspiracy conspiracy or speculate as a work but what's really going on. turkey is cheaper than
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ever for foreign tourists the turkish lira continues to hit new lows against major currencies. it's lost nearly half its value against the euro for examples twenty fifty. but although that might be great for foreign visitors it's a huge problem for the country because it has to import commodities like oil and gas the country's central bank could apply the brakes by raising interest rates but president rhetoric tired out of want has hamstrung that idea he's betting on a looser monetary policy that wants to retain low interest rates to help drive economic growth and he accuses those who aren't of the same opinion of being tools of western powers ever want to tributes the fall of the leader to turkey's enemies . he claims that they are playing games with our economy and i say to all
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those who attack our economy that you will not succeed you fail before and will feel like again. turkish companies are suffering the country's largest manufacturer of food products isn't debt to the tune of billions in hard currencies but in its home market sales are in the falling but it has already warned that it will soon be unable to meet its obligations all told turkish companies zero creditors around three hundred billion dollars some economists now believe turkey could be the flash point that sets off a new financial crisis. more on this story indeed business in the next often out spec to suit me with the got football that's right there had. been met in germany's were derby on sunday with just one point separating separating the two teams in the bundesliga table in their last meeting shall
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command a stunning comeback from four goals down to earn a draw this time another in thrall ing match up wasn't store. dorman and shaka fans were looking to secure the bragging rights in the latest installment of germany's most famous dobby it was a first rodolphe for peter and the first half to the passion and excitement you'd expect. but there was little in the way of quality throughout a scruffy for us car shop as alexandra show like poses in the fifth minute but moment becky tonight in. dortmund on a fresh in shock for a set piece is marked by royce testing ralph salmon. no not at the price. but early in the second half the deadlock was broken daniel caligiuri said i haven't hung up the young and the ukraine winger scored his third goal of the season. dortmund with stood the shock of pressure and with desperate for
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a foothold in the game to win with pushing but not enough. and shocker eventually got their rewards a free kick was laid off and now there he thrust the boeheim from systems merely passing the net and raising the roof and calcine kacang. dortmund champions league hopes and our risk but joyous shaka a robot that. ok let's look at the bundesliga standings that with one match left to play tonight on match day thirty byron is of course there in the top having wrapped up the title shaka are four points clear in second place ahead of dortmund and leave a close and lights a cousin home in frankfurt are fifth through seventh at the bottom cologne and hamburg are both a week closer to relegation. right now to some spectacular flying and bouncing aided by the springs of trampolines it was a european trampoline championships in baku on sunday were participants wowed with
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tightly choreographed looks and the passion of the air a watch rusnak steffensen of denmark on a silver medal winner here. and that was the tumbling competition and this is a mini trampoline. over russia's muscly mccoskey gold medal. ok we just have time for minder of our top stories we're following here on western leaders are calling for a fresh diplomatic push to end the war in syria two days after u.s. led airstrikes targeted sites linked to the production and storage of chemical weapons former f.b.i. director james comey says donald trump is morally unfit to be president of the united states economy was speaking as part of a publicity campaign to promote a new book about being fired by truck. thanks for watching we were back in thirty minutes. on.
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