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this is the news live. the right thing to do british prime minister theresa may defends her decision to launch strikes on syria may also accuses the country's government and moscow of trying to cover up the alleged chemical attack in duma but britain's opposition says that may's approval of airstrikes may have broken laws we'll have the latest from london also coming up russia says inspectors from the international chemical weapons watchdog will now be allowed access to the site of
the suspected poison gas attack near damascus on wednesday so why the delay we'll ask our moscow correspondent. and former f.b.i. director james comey condemns president donald trump the man who fired him last year i think is morally neutral to the president talks about and treats women like they're pieces of meat who lives. only about matters big and small and since the american people believe you. call these comments come just ahead of the release of his book detailing the events surrounding his firing. kelly thank you for joining us british prime minister teresa may has faced questions in parliament over her decision to authorize this past weekend's airstrikes in syria this after britain joined france and the united states in bombing three alleged chemical weapons. sites in syria following
a suspected poison gas attack in the town of duma opposition m.p.'s said that may should have consulted before carrying out the bombing and labor party leaders have suggested that the strikes may have been illegal both syria and its ally russia have denied carrying out the alleged chemical attack on april seventh it is believed to have left dozens dead. but may says that is contradicted by the intelligence that she has seen and she defended her government's decision to take part in the strikes this was not about intervening in a civil war and it was not about regime change it was about a limited targeted and effective strike that sought to alleviate the humanitarian suffering of the syrian people by degrading the syrian regime's chemical weapons capability and deterring their use and we have published the legal basis for this our action. and meantime european foreign ministers from all twenty eight e.u.
member states have met in luxembourg to coordinate their response to the recent events in syria but the block's foreign policy chief for the me said the progress is slow she spoke after the talks and she said that a solution to the conflict seemed to be more far away than ever in a show of unity the minister said that they are backing all measures to prevent further chemical attacks including the recent western airstrikes but they've reiterated that there can be no military solution to the conflict. now let's bring in our london correspondent standing by with the very latest so bear get the u.k. and france they appear to have had broad backing from the e.u. for these airstrikes but theresa may is facing some opposition at home so how important to may is this support coming from the european union really when it comes down to domestic politics. well it was something that she definitely stressed when she here in the house of parliament gave
a statement basically defending and explaining what she did and she did say she stressed that she did speak to other european leaders that she. could to do and also justin trudeau from canada that she had this international backing because she wants to be seen as somebody who doesn't just acts alone but to actually act on the consensus it was a chance for her to come across as somebody who is just so is it she said parliament holds me to a country this but the decision is my decision alone. the prime minister and i have decided that this was necessary to further humanitarian catastrophe and i think she made a strong statement in parliament today absolutely many strong statements there she talked about the grading and deterring syria's chemical weapons capability but. she had to defend charges that the u.k. wasn't acting on the behest of the us president donald trump what did she say in
that regard. well to us as a fairly provocative question you know at what point did you the donald trump tell you that you needed to do this and then she said in very strong words that he did not and that this was how decision alone but of course here in the u.k. people are sensitive they don't want britain to be the u.s. disputable as they did it cuse tony blair at the time of the iraq war of being george w. bush's two so it's it's something that you know that's still a very large even the in the british psyche so she was very strong to say no this is something that i decided because i wanted to make sure that it's not normal to use chemical weapons not in syria and also not here on the streets of london as we have seen recently were in this screwball case were
a former russian spy was attacked with a nerve agent and britain is holding russia to account for that. figure we've been talking a lot about the politicians what they make of us how they have how they've been framing it but when it comes to the british people what to they think was it right to take part in the airstrikes. well it was quite interesting before the strikes happened there was of course speculation that something might happen so they're well opinion polls and the majority of british people at this time said no and i think many of them if that wasn't right and i think many of them still had the iraq war in their minds which is something that really has. you know it has really branded itself in the british psyche but now retrospectively another opinion poll says. the majority of they said that it was actually right to do this and i think the reason mays coming across to say it's really something that's targeted it's something that's a one off it's not something that try to get regime change and try to make the
complicated situation in this region region even more complicated i think this is something that the british people have have trusted her and that they that she is she really was able to bring a point across absolutely and you know in the meantime we know that the e.u. that is calling for russia to join in on the efforts to revive the political process in syria but of course you know there are there are a lot of tensions not only when it comes to the e.u. versus moscow but in particular when it comes to london versus moscow right. well yes for sure i mean this is really an absolute low point in the u.k. russia relations which has to do of course with the attack on sergei screwball that i mentioned before i was recently in the in the russian embassy and really such strong words against against the u.k. and vice versa the temperature's the russian embassy here in the u.k.
has some point tweeted at the moment with the temperature between the two countries and minus twenty. a bit sarcastic but at the same time it's probably tree. bear great mass in london thank you. well meantime russia has said that investigators with the global chemical weapons watchdog will on wednesday be able to visit the site of the suspected poison gas attack in syria this after western officials accused moscow and damascus of delaying access to the town of duma where the alleged attack took place earlier this month the o.p.c. w. held a closed door session today as its inspectors wait to visit sites and the watchdogs inspectors are in syria to determine whether banned chemicals were used in the attack on april seventh dozens of people including children were reportedly killed in the former rebel held town. and earlier we spoke with our correspondent very
rich shadow in moscow and i asked him how moscow is reacting to charges that it's been blocking the investigation into the alleged gas attack in duma and if investigators travel to the site on wednesday it will be four days after they arrive to begin their probe. russia simplify as back at its critics as always as so often in the recent months the russian deputy foreign minister said to get up coffee in moscow denied that russia was blocking the p c w fact finding mission into not saying that the investigators hadn't been allowed in because they lack the necessary un permission as far as just reaction after the estrada a mixed off relief and prevail here relieved because no russian soldiers were hit in the attack anger and disapproval because of the fact because of the fact that the west had gone into military action generally even though many understood that the military strikes were first at all symbolic as far as potential retaliating
after the upcoming or potential upcoming use us actions look russians do not have many or almost no options left no matter what they do against the u.s. economy they would find themselves financially up against the wall the air strikes didn't change the fundamental attitude of russia to work syria two parties struggle here for influence over president putin and his syria policy liberal politicians seeking negotiations with the west they fear that the economic situation in russia could get divorced because of the syria policy other politicians who are essentially close to the military and to the secret service for them the recent and addition and additional evidence for the aggressive western attitude towards russia they fear that putin could cut military spending if russia somehow agrees with the west on the syrian issue but all in all russia comes really retaliate appropriately . and that was your rush hour earlier and moscow now let's get
a quick check of some other stories making news around the world russian authorities have begun blocking access to the messaging app telegram that's after a court banned the service for refusing to allow security services access to private conversations moscow says that it needs that information to monitor potential terrorists the creator of said that the ban was an attack on russian privacy rights dozens of protesters have been injured in clashes with police in the are many in capital they are furious over former president sergey starkest bid to maintain his grip on power of sarkozy on ended his second and final presidential term last week but he will likely keep his influence of parliament alexei and prime minister on tuesday. several pieces of jewelry and coins believed to have belonged to the danish king harold bluetooth have been discovered in germany's northern reuben island the tenth century king is credited with unifying scandinavia and yes
the wireless technology bluetooth used in phones and laptops is indeed named after him. a court hearing is under way in new york to determine what will happen to materials seized from the personal lawyer of u.s. president donald trump last week a judge will decide who can review the documents and devices taken from michael cohen an f.b.i. raids they are believed to contain incriminating information on trump. well that hearing comes a day after former f.b.i. director james comey launched fresh attacks on president trump saying that he is morally unfit to be president of the united states he was speaking in an interview on american t.v. as part of a publisher the campaign for his new book which is being released on tuesday ahead of the t.v. interview trump blasted komi on twitter calling him quote a slime ball. it's all out war between the u.s.
president and james komi. in a publicist he blitzed for a searing tell all memoir the former f.b.i. boss launched an intensely personal attack on trump what was your impression he had impressively hair that looks to be all his i confess i stared at it pretty closely and my reaction was. one time in the morning star was too long as it always is he looked slightly orange up close with small white. half moons under his eyes but message was serious trump poses a danger to the us system of government he calls the president a liar obsessed with spins going on i don't think he's medically unfit to be president i think is morally unfit to be president the bits a feud between the two men started last year when comey confirmed that the f.b.i. was investigating russian links to the trump campaign weeks later he was fired by trump for the stakes between this clash of the titans and now sky high if trump
isn't dices for trying to cover up a possible campaign collusion with the russians mr koizumi is likely to be a star witness and he says he cannot rule out that the russians have compromising material on trump these are more words i never thought i'd order about a president but if possible and i wish i wasn't saying it but it's just it's the truth trumps response to kamins attack has been a vitriolic series of tweets branding komi a slimeball he describes him as always ending up badly and out of whack he's not smart and he will go down as the worst f.b.i. director in history by far the last may trump fired komi triggering the rush for investigation nearly a year later the probe is getting ever closer to done the trump and now his words have further wounded an increasingly beleaguered president who is morally unfit and out of business for protectionism in the united. having said knock on effect on you went or has that story has
a bit of push and pull factor here with the power play that's going on china and japan warming up trade relations as we've seen and just relations between the two asian powerhouses have been strained for decades but in the face of u.s. tariffs it's time for beijing and tokyo to mend fences. this handshake between japanese prime minister shinzo the and chinese foreign minister wang ye could mark a turning point the two nations know him to resume talks that were put on ice eight years ago as doubt hangs over the future of international trade the regional rivals now want to show a more united front. the world is now full of uncertainty trade protectionism is rising and as a result the free trade framework is under threat the rise of unilateralism is challenging fundamental international rules we have relative stability in our region and we need to appreciate that. although donald trump's name was never
mentioned during the talks his decisions have helped kick start the move towards better relations between asia's two largest economies the u.s. move to impose steel and aluminum tariffs on both countries has angered decision makers there and china faces even more penalties for what the u.s. says is years of intellectual property piracy and theft now top politicians in china and japan plan to meet regularly economic conflict with america is giving the rivals a common cause. announced a ban on american exports to chinese telecom producer said. the u.s. department of commerce says said in his law it about reprimanding employees involved in illegal business last year said he was found guilty of violating trade sanctions imposed on iran and north korea the company agreed to a settlement but not all employees involved have been punished the ban means u.s.
companies will be unable to sell to set up to seven years. and insulters watching this from wall street against plenty of chinese firms work closely with the say state and we've seen way get into similar trouble with the u.s. is the tide turning against chinese tech companies. the heat is on there's no question about it and it is to a certain degree a new development we have talked quite a bit in the past couple of days and the weeks that donald trump might try to make it more difficult for the chinese investors and companies to invest into the u.s. a good knowledge area also that it will be more difficult for chinese companies to buy into the u.s. to get all the industry is so now we have a case the other way around so that also american tech companies might not be able to do as much business with china as they used to we have to wait and see you said
to you might be a special case but it certainly is an interesting new development in the tense u.s. relations and netflix results out and it seems that there shocking skeptics and beating wall street expectations what's the story that well at least the initial reaction here on wall street is quiet. the stock after the last earnings report in general was up about forty percent after back then netflix reported record new subscripts with scriber numbers so now at least on the first glance a profit and revenue also beat wall street expectations and after the stock was a bit shaky in the monday's session the first initial reaction after hours was very much feed the stock at some point gaining a good six percent in after hours trading we will get more details on those netflix
numbers on tuesday all right quarter bringing us that news on demand thank you very much for that. now it's time to count the potential cost of a bank selloff the european central bank has asked germany's biggest lender to calculate the effect of winding down its investment as part of a trend among global regulators to test how banks would handle selling off big parts of their businesses that's to avoid a future financial crash at the e.c.b. request comes as david just robles to complete vital reforms it's the first eurozone bank to be asked to sketch out its own plan of crisis plans in this way forcing dodge's chief financial officer to reassure investors. turkey's economy is recovering rapidly growing by more than seven percent last year about stronger than china's growth but with the turkish currency the lira on a continuous downward spiral it seems the country is using cheap debt to keep the
economy afloat yet soaring inflation is putting that strategy on shaky ground. turkey is cheaper than 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 since twenty fifteen. 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 as 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 those who attack our economy that you will not succeed you fail before and will feel again. turkish companies are suffering the country's largest manufacturer of food products is in debt to the tune of billions in hard currencies but in its home market sales are in the falling lira has already warns that it will soon be unable to meet its obligations all told turkish companies are creditors around three hundred billion dollars some economists now believe turkey could be the flashpoint that sets off a new financial crisis. but the seemingly recovering economy is just one of the reasons behind the ones widespread approval in turkey and if you look at that approval rating that he has there in turkey daniel especially let's look at the at
istanbul because you know it's very much his home turf in fact supporters there they like how he has managed the country's domestic affairs and his willingness to stand up to the west have a look at. look that was two thousand and two i was at some photos of him here in the shop this was taken just after he became prime minister. yeah sure i one could talk about the president for hours when we were kids their families were friends later became a barber and dredge up type of arrow on one of the world's most well known politicians but they never forgot each other even today the president sometimes comes in for a hack it. when he visits we see huge crowds traffic jams even get so busy he comes here every three to four years in this area practically everyone my age and up knows him personally when it was time for him to be serious he was
serious when it's time to joke he would joke he's still the same yes and change that all. he's nice with. the shop is in cousin pasha a conservative neighborhood of the stumble this is where ad one grew up and where he dreamt of becoming a professional soccer player but then decided to join politics. today the local stadium is named after him and most of the people here are loyal supporters of the soccer club and the president. then under such a case very much about the people we're very satisfied he's decent and charitable. got to be serious and six times in the piece the only politician in the history of our public who stands up to the west. will be given a good long grueling monday blues going to him when a politician uses academic language the message does not come through. but he knows
how to speak to the masses and that's why people vote for him. busiek enormous urges. many turkish people are proud that ad one has turned their country into an important player in the region politically as well as economically mega projects like the new istanbul underground railway or the gigantic buspar is bridge have earned him the reputation of a visionary a man of action. after all given i once supported arrogance policies as well. for several years he was a minister in one of his cabinets but in twenty thirteen they parted after a dispute the president has changed a lot since he won only here. turkey was taking big steps towards conforming to e.u. standards and having a pluralist democracy. but after the third election we started to see more of his
ego. he didn't listen to others anymore and this is the era to want the world knows now. still. though. the world might soon also get to know the spilled in the president's new favorite project to make our most intended to outshine all the others in turkey. many people say the president is building a monument to himself. the mosque is so huge one can spot it from many places and you stumble. journalist most of the harsh says the project shows just how much as one focuses on symbols of power now the president has become less and less tolerant of criticism horses and he knows what he's talking about his book about out one has earned him several lawsuits. we put out a lot better one has a single plan he does not want to lose the election no matter what he wants to
remain in power this is his only goal. he likes to see himself as a big boss who runs the country like a patriarch. but heir to one will never become a big boss who controls all of turkey he's only the big boss of his followers and supporters. in cousin pressure the president's old neighborhood to most of the people do not share such criticism if it were up to yash are the barber. one would govern for another fifteen years but he could stop by more often for happy at. time for some tennis news and novak djokovic has shown signs of returning to form in the first round of the monte carlo masters the former world number one has struggled since undergoing elbow surgery but made quick work a fellow serbian dusan lodge of it in the french open warm up tournament djokovic
has won the monaco title twice before and assured as he started his clay court season with an easy six six one to show a good place next time when. making. a quick reminder now the top stories we're following for you here you in the british parliament prime minister theresa may has defended her move to launch air strikes in syria and accused of masochists of moscow and moscow of trying to conceal facts about an alleged poison gas attack. you have to date now on t.v. news i'm sarah kelly in berlin thanks for watching.
reliable data is just. too distant fourth class system. in the. automotive. where i come from we have to fight for a free press and was born and raised in a military dictatorship with just one to his shadow and if you are his face first when official information as a journalist i had was called to the streets of many cantrips and their problems are almost the same for doing the social inequality a lack of the freedom of the press and corruption who can afford to stay silent when it comes to the fans of the human scene or microphones who have decided to put
their trust in us. may mean it is jenny harrison and work again. defending the strikes on syria the u.k.'s prime minister says it was right to act with the u.s. and france after the suspected chemical attack in duma but the russians maintain it was staged as inspectors wait for access how to make sense amid the fog of contradiction i'm sara kelly in berlin this is the day.