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this is deja vu news live from berlin an attempted assassination in britain using a nerve agent produced only by russia. london sets a midnight deadline for answers the british prime minister says it was highly likely the kremlin was behind the poison attack against a former russian spy we'll talk to a forensics expert also coming up. the u.s. calls for a new cease fire in syria's eastern and warns get us prepared to act if needed to end chemical attacks and in human suffering. also on the show
a mafia style murder sends a chilling message to slovakia's journalists. i think it changes the whole way you think about your work. and pretty much everything in life if something like this happens public anger over the killing of an investigative journalist. threatens to topple the slovakian government. i brought in thomas a very warm welcome to the show britain has issued a midlife midnight deadline for russia to explain why a deadly nerve agent produced only in russia was used in an assassination attempt western allies are voicing their support for the british demand the former russian spy sergei script ball and his daughter remain in critical condition more than
a week after being found unconscious in the city of souls. this is where as the prime minister puts it somebody attacked the u.k. authorities say the nerve agent was made in russia the question is who deployed it a rogue element or the russian state. mr speaker this attempted murder using a weapons grade nerve agent in a british town was not just a crime against the script miles it was an indiscriminate and reckless act against the united kingdom putting the lives of innocent civilians at risk officially moscow says it has nothing to do with the incident a russian foreign ministry spokeswoman said made a statement was a circus show put on for parliament russian state t.v. went even further if the problem is that if you think about it the only ones who would benefit from the poisoning other british in order to defeat the russophobia that so are you are all software be. people in salzburg who are near where the
attack took place have been told to wash their clothes the russian ambassador will be summoned to say whether his government was responsible for if his answer fails to allay suspicions that the kremlin was behind the attack we must theresa may has promised a robust response although she did not say what that would be. to all thank you mr speaker for the very latest on this let's bring in our correspondents spirit mohsin london and emily share one in moscow good morning to both of you back if we can start with you why is britain so certain that russia was behind the poisoning of sergei skip skip all and his daughter. well the reason they have said the u.k. took some time took several days to analyze the substance and it's got the best military experts on the case and she said that it is very likely it was.
cool that russia lost control it's also a military grade agents and something that she says is only being used in russia. amyloids you're moscow now the clock is ticking for russia the kremlin has until midnight tonight to deliver a full explanation was have been saying so far well looks pretty unlikely that the kremlin will meet may's deadline so far we've been hearing very strong denials coming from the russian government the russian foreign ministry spokeswoman the heart of us said yesterday that this speech that may made to parliament was part of a circus show a seat she also called it part of a an information campaign against russia which she referred to as fairy tales and earlier kremlin spokesman you could scoff also strongly denied any links with russia of this case and he pointed out that this case had taken place on british
soil and that city hall was actually working for the british secret service secret services so a strong denial there from from moscow. begin to live in this response from the quote kremlin treason may most quickly decide now her next move in this affair what are her options right now. well the reason why has put also some pressure on myself because she said that there is a deadline which ends tonight and on wednesday she's going to make a statement in the house of commons as to what she is going to do to set out now she's got some options in her own hands where for example she could make changes to end the money laundering bill which is already being part of the house of commons where she could have new more more possibilities to freeze for example assets of russian oligarchs or people who are somehow connected to this crime
also visa freezes all this is a possibility she could also of course go down the diplomatic route when alexander litvinenko another former russian spy who then lived in the u.k. and was murdered in london when when he was when he was murdered by the russian state as as britain then concluded there were expulsions of russian diplomats so this is something that she could do she could for example expel the russian ambassador even though that would make it then tricky to you have to leave a dialogue with the russian government and of course she's going to try and go to the allies or western allies and talk about something that they can do together sanctions for example and really we just heard about the lisbon yanker case there this is not the first time the russians being linked to the death of former agents . no absolutely and
russia took a very defiant stance on those precedents the foreign ministry spokesperson also mentioned the yankees she accused british investigators of not getting to the bottom of as she said several mysterious murders of russian citizens on british soil and she particularly mentioned the case which the kremlin has always denied being linked to so that's a rather defiance downs there from her and also there was a statement from a duma deputy on the lawyer who is in parliament and he actually is one of the prime suspects in the case he actually got into parliament after that case was opened in two thousand and seven he became a member of parliament and he said that may speech was irresponsible and hasty and that the situation was following the same playbook as previous cases and that even the fact that he made a statement this prime suspect in the litvinenko case is of course showing moscow's
very defiant. stance on this this whole issue emily show and for us in moscow and very good mosque for us in london many thanks to both of you for joining us this morning. to talk about nova shocks the nerve agent used in this attack we're joined by michelle carlin lecturer in forensic chemistry at northumbria university in newcastle england thanks very much for your time today can you tell us this why would no shock be the pose a poison of choice for an assassination and you know we took a short generation nerve agent so it's one of we believe it's one of the most toxic in comparison to see and the other ph it's like the ethics of ok now as far as you know is it produced only in russia. as hisor believe yes it was produced in the seventy's and eighty's to work around the chemical weapons cittie but it is not
controlled but it comes into components leave and then when they're mixed the become an arab agent as each component their nontoxic ok so there's two different components what why why why do you think it was not effective immediately. balls are still alive in this attack. what is then know which we we don't really know an awful lot they don't but it's believed that. initially symptoms would be produced late or other narrow gauge and such as a breathing problems and excessive salivation and problems with other mccausland membranes but we believe that an over took components actually take a bit longer to act on the whole body ok considering how dangerous the nerve agent is is it possible for a second party to gain access to it or to recreate it. this
way if you mean from an outage passion type thing you have a second party someone outside the russian government and there's an awful lot of information available on the work in there obviously very dangerous compounds so it's fired aware that only my factory. ok what about transporting it is a dangerous to to transport to get to the scene of an assassination attempt. well again it's as far as we understand the chemistry so far it comes into non toxic components that when mixed and form a navy agent so it would be not good and it would be easy to transfer to non toxic components and they normally take the form of an ultra fine powder they're mixed together and they and most of becoming their region ok to the british prime minister is calling this an attack on the british public is it dangerous when it's
released in public to two large amounts of people. and as you can see in this case it seems fairly localized and you've got seventy ski pulling his dole to the police officer he restated scene initially and i believe there's been some precautionary measures reported by the chief medical officer to wash clothes for people who are in the a.d.f. but it is genuine precautionary michelle carlin lecture and fred sic chemistry at north korea university newcastle's thanks very much for being with us and. now to some of the other stories making news today mexican prosecutors have arrested a man who allegedly played a key role in the kidnapping and murder of more than forty student teachers and twenty fourteen. authorities that put an eighty thousand euro bounty on his head the murders took the country by surprise and plunged the government into crisis over its handling of the case investigators in the paul have retrieved the
flight data recorder from an aircraft that crashed at katmandu airport monday authorities are hoping it might help them identify the cause of the accident the u.s. bangla airlines flight crashed on arrival from dhaka at least forty nine people were killed. new york's metropolitan opera has fired longtime conductor james levine after an internal inquiry found what it called credible evidence of sexually abusive conduct it opened the investigation in december after four men accused levine of abusing them decades ago he denies the accusations he was regarded as the best conductor in the united states. argentina's parks authority has released dramatic pictures of the collapse of an ice bridge at the country's glacier the phenomenon takes place about once every four years and attracts thousands of tourists a glacier in the patagonian region is a unesco world heritage site. the united states is warning
that it is ready to act in syria if needed to end chemical attacks and in human suffering as a push for a new three day ceasefire in eastern guta u.s. ambassador nikki haley told the u.n. security council that the cease fire approved two weeks ago has failed and she circulated a new draft resolution calling for a thirty day truce in the rebel life these people say the world has abandoned them like many others in eastern they're living underground the conditions that dire but they have nowhere else to go. all are living in fear of the next attack. this schoolteacher also from eastern guta illustrates the challenges people are facing. as you can see.
this with the joy of the people of this. health left because it's no longer to the . outside the violence shows no sign of abating the rebels but also civilians and children are still being targeted by syrian government forces a cease fire agreed by the un security council last month has failed the u.s. says it knows who is responsible. today we know that the russians does not keep their commitment today we see their actions don't match those commitments as bombs continue dropping on the children of eastern ghouta the u.s. also says it's prepared to act if russia does not commit to a new cease fire but moscow says it's fighting terrorism and is within its rights going to the syrian military is ongoing counterterrorism operation is not in contradiction with the u.n. resolutions the government of syria has every right to try to remove the threat to
the safety of its citizens. another from this causing concern is the town of afrin in the northwest of the country thousands of people have started to flee turkish forces and their allies. as part of their effort to caen the area of kurdish forces . this is deja vu news still to come on the show and investigative reporters murder sparked some of the biggest protests slovakia as ever seen the government is under pressure to clean up corruption and the e.u. is investigating if it's up to that task. or arts here now and from deal maker to deal breaker donald trump is intervening in a mega takeover that's right brian after imposing tariffs on steel and many of us president all trying to stop the proposed mega acquisition of u.s. chip make a call come by singapore based broadcom again citing national security concerns trump's order came despite broad comms assurances that it would move to the united
states by april worries about china's potential influence and rising u.s. protectionist sentiment hung over the takeover bid from the start the deal would have been worth one hundred and seventeen billion dollars now let's check the market's view on that decision and cross over to our financial correspondent the color of booze in frankfurt corner is donald trump returning to old school protectionism yazzie of course promised to his voters. yes it certainly looks like it but this is different than the steel tariffs are donald trump's threats against the german car industry the pentagon as well as the u.s. department of the treasury and its committee for foreign investors already had raised concerns that national security of the united states might be at risk here
a deal between broadcom and qualcomm would have raised competition problems which would have made it very likely that qualcomm would have been forced to sell patents for the next generation of mobile communications called five g. donald trump doesn't want that five g. gets in the hands of the chinese for example the chinese chip maker and phone maker who are way and i can tell you many people here in europe think it's a good idea to prevent too much chinese influence on those future technologies so is this is no surprise for people where you are investors from. no it's not a big surprise also previous administrations like for example president of. have prevented foreign takeovers citing security concerns maybe you remember exxon
the german company which also has large production facilities in the united states obama's administration prevented a chinese takeover of at the time the company complained that it wouldn't be able to survive without the chinese investors but since then the company has done pretty well so i think we shouldn't always believe what executives explain to us in terms of industrial logic that's too low and indeed bulls in there in frankfurt for us thank you very much. well president donald trump's import tariffs are quite unpopular with u.s. trading partners around the world that's obvious uprising but there's one corner of the united states nothing but praise for trump u.s. correspondent alex phenomena helped until the japanese rental car and drove three hundred fifty miles from washington to the home of the u.s. steel industry the state of pennsylvania to find out why people that are cheering
the import barriers even though it might hurt other industries that. belly still service center of a family business owned by chris pagani the company sells for farai it's still products tailor made for customers in the region projects that will soon cost more because of presidents from import tariffs. in the short term they're going to create higher prices as higher prices of it. transferred down to my customers just right down the line. like many others chris is concerned about rising prices and the potential still shot it and still he's convinced president trump made the right decision. i'm happy that it's going to happen you know absolutely it's going to boost him as their production and put people to work in this area. i think two plants already are slated to come back online and that's not
bad you know so i'm happy that it happened in the long run chris but again he grew up in this region that used to be the heart of the american steel industry people here still hold that for addition dear he says and in fact one in seven of the nation still work or still live in this region. one of them is called so rich as the president of the local union don't the united steel workers union in west muslim he has been calling for tariffs on foreign steel for decades he's dream came true when he was invited to the white house in a show as well you guys are going to be lined up behind a president. i care no way i'm going to be standing behind the president maybe outside of the white house or something but. so they put it together and they put a plan together and it happened and what they saw i was so excited i was in awe you know to me what a what a great orator i was so humble scott doesn't believe that the tariffs will
necessarily lead to a trade war and eventually harm other industries in the u.s. if you buy a car and you buy an appliance off in the a buy and it's a consumer knowing that it's going to go up a couple dollars one still pennies a pound and maybe it'll be up on your or stops on a car knowing that it will stimulate the economy is for's in our area you know it create jobs and it stores up positive who could argue that fact so i say it's wall street propaganda that's what i say. the steel workers in pennsylvania do not expect miracles but they say they're grateful that at last someone in washington has taken up their concerns and is trying to save their industry. and that's all we have business spezza proximal news yards to slovakia now where public anger over the murder of an investigative journalist is threatening to topple the government young crude siac and his fiance were shot dead at their home
near brother slava capital last month. last unfinished story was about the italian mafia and its ties to top slovakian politicians this murder has triggered a wave of protests and the pressure is now mounting on the sidewalk in prime minister robert feet so an monday his interior minister resigned an e.u. lawmakers will be taking up this political crisis bob levey zal followed an e.u. fact finding mission to slovakia and sent us this report it was in this house that john was young chick and his partner martina found. neighbors come every day to light candles they are still shocked by what happened in their quiet village defect finding mission from the european parliament has also rife to pay their respects this is really the moment where you realize this is what
it's about. you know to to to work on the world where things like this don't happen it cannot go without punishment but how much political will is there to find the murderers and the people who ordered the cold blooded execution of could ship and again the same government that is facing more and more allegations of corruption lead investigation the e.u. parliamentarians brought their questions to prime minister robert feed so but were evidently not convinced by his response there are so many allegations of corruption and fraud and criminal activity going around i mean there's so much smoke there's clearly fire but we can see that a lot of people are also very nervous and the country is clearly divided. the. civil society is taking to the streets this weekend saw the biggest demonstration in the history of the country to protesters shouted out loud was feed so and shame shame on government and there was off screen also and so
we don't want to accept it anymore it was basically changed the situations going on here that put up with these them it's time they crossed the red line. in the newsroom of actuality where young could seek work many of the journalists are still afraid and don't want to be filmed much interchange a close friend of the week to share its diffuse but still wants to speak up we didn't ever expect something like this to happen in year two thousand and eighteen and the e.u. member state. i think it changes the whole way you think about your work your arms . pretty much everything in life if something like this happens. while the e.u. delegation in bratislava is trying to piece together the story of the murder new allegations of corruption are emerging increasing the pressure on the government president under his care has come to help from brussels he has emerged as the main
political player to question the prime minister and his allies. that if any member of the e.u. firmly has an issue there are other members which would like to help and i hold that all questions would be answer very clearly and openly. kiska has called for new elections and for the government to resign the interior minister has not been forced to step down and he may not be the last to go the president clearly wants more he wants a complete changing of the guards in. the bonus leaders monday night game between braman and cologne was a fierce battle to escape the relegation zone anything but the feed for cologne would have lifted them off the very bottom of the tables but they faced a team that had only lost once in the last six games. cologne are used to getting
their nose bloodied on the road but against fellow relegation strugglers braman it proved particularly painful felts men opened the scoring in the thirty third minute as me last bell curve which calmly slotted after a corner. cologne responded in the second half as former bremen struck a cloudy zero point zero set up a sucker for the equaliser. but the parity didn't last long as january signing milosz gosh it's restored braman fleet. cologne battled on but to no avail and the ninetieth minutes maximillian egleston made it three one for the final score. the hosts moved closer to safety in thirteen place. chances of avoiding relegation and now finner than ever.
escaped your i'm on are now of our top stories at this hour britain says russia has until the end of tuesday to explain why a deadly nerve agent produced only in russia was used in an assassination attempt western capitals are voicing their support for the british demands moscow is annoying the allegations that it was involved. the united states has stepped up pressure on syria and russia over the siege of eastern ghouta u.s. ambassador nikki haley's told the u.n. security council the u.s. is ready to act if needed as a push for a new thirty day ceasefire. this is deja vu news live from berlin thanks so much for being with us.
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