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this is d w news live from perth last ask elating tension between russia and the u.k. the russian foreign ministry gets back at london's response to a chemical attack on an axe by on british soil we will ask the british m.p. about prime minister to recent days decision to kick twenty three russian diplomats out of the country. also coming up it's now officially the happiest place on earth and no we are not talking about disneyland to find out which country has top to thank you when's happening this ranking this year. for her.
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i'm sara kelly welcome to the program thanks for joining us britain is getting international backing in its route with russia over an assassination attempt on a former double agent the u.s. france and now germany have all expressed solidarity with british prime minister to receive may she says the kremlin is behind the poisoning of service sergei scribal and his daughter with a nerve agent in response she has decided to kick twenty three russian diplomats out of the country but moscow is hitting back saying that the u.k. has no evidence and vowing its own response to london's measures. until recently britain's prime minister to resign may had to tone being accused of not being hard enough on russia on wednesday she got her redemption. standing before
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parliament me and equivocally accuse the kremlin of attempting to murder a former russian double agent living in the u.k. what followed were a series of punitive measures against russia the united kingdom will now expel twenty three russian diplomats who have been identified as undeclared intelligence officers they have just one week to leave this will be the single biggest expulsion of over thirty years and it reflects the fact that this is not the first time that the russian state has acted against our country. with russia u.k. relations now soured london is rallying its allies for support he used donald tusk has said he believes the attack was most likely quote inspired by moscow and will table the matter at an e.u. summit next week but it was at an emergency meeting of the u.n. security council that britain got its strongest backing yet the united states
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stands in absolute solidarity with great britain the united states believes that russia is responsible for the attack on two people and the united kingdom using a military grade nerve agent. russia though is sticking to its script denying any involvement in the poisoning the kremlin has now promised to hit back of britain but it was a response will follow i don't think it's necessary to look for a right word to describe it whether it's symmetrical or mirror it but there will be a response and it will be sufficient and corresponding to what we have heard from the british prime minister. while moscow contemplates its response police in the u.k. are working to establish the events which led to the attempted murder. and for more we're joined now by conservative m.p. tom too can hide the chairman of the parliament's foreign affairs committee he is in westminster and london thanks so much for joining us this afternoon. hello. as
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we've just heard there britain has announced serious punitive measures against russia is this not a little early considering that there is no proof of russian involvement or do you know something that we don't. there is proof of russian involvement this is a russian defector who's been threatened by the president on several occasions this is a russian made weapons grade nerve agent made in a libertarian moscow which is now being confirmed by british intelligence and ratified by american and french this is a very clear passion we know in germany for example of russian information operations and indeed espionage operations that have been extremely active in recent years we know the invasions of ukraine the destruction and murder of several hundred people in m.h. seventeen aircraft over ukraine yannick station of crimea the occupation of georgia the attempted murder of the montenegrin prime as i can go on this is part of
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a very long pattern of russian aggression and it's got to stop so it's not just about this one specific incident russia for its part it has actually just responded to this and i just want to bring and what sergei lavrov just had to say and he said the russian response will come very soon he promises us that he also said that your ak accusations are absolutely borish if british diplomats are expelled from russia do you care. what is borish is to allow a chemical that although it's left three people in hospital and thirty people seeking medical treatment how did you know going on the london underground for example would have killed hundreds of people and to use it next to a children's playground where i have the children mean that it would have killed thirty or forty children this is this is a completely unacceptable war i can't buy a violent and deranged regime that is weakening and lashing out this is a corrupt dictatorship that has to stop. i'd like you to respond also to something
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else that russia has said in response to your accusations russia has implied that theresa may is trying to look strong in front of her own people to distract from political problems at home is this true no what is true is that the president of russia is knows that he has completely failed to rebuild the a russian economy he's stolen hundreds of billions of dollars off the russian people he and his acolytes and even his cellist has got assets of a few billion dollars and he didn't get that from recording rights got more money than elton john his son in law just had to hand over two billion dollars his only qualification was to be the son in north of the president or rather the accidental this is a man who has eluded the russian people and destroyed the russian economy over twenty years and he knows it and so what he's doing is he's lashing out and he's trying to hide it by playing a hyper nationalist card we know this schoolbook we read this play before we've seen the movie we've seen it in sadly we've seen it across europe of what we've got to stand up to it because the alternative is if we do not stand up to it now we
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will be forced to stand up to it in the future and when it comes to standing up to it we know that both the united states the french have come forward to back britain and its accusation accusations toward moscow how much is britain the overlying on its allies at this precarious time as we know for example in the united states when it comes to u.s. foreign policy that has often been shall we say in flux recently. the united kingdom has always relied on her allies we have been a very strong international player and that's exactly what the kremlin is trying to undermine what they're trying to do is to destroy the multilateral system that has kept us safe for seventy years that has kept us working together so we are working with our allies we're working with countries like a stone year in germany and france and sweden we're working with the united states with the five eyes community of canada and australia are we working with nato and we are absolutely stunning together on this because we know that we are stronger than the sailing russian regime is a weakening state it's barely capable of deploying its military anymore as we saw
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in the world a second rate troll at that went through the english channel that calls itself the russian aircraft carrier we are seeing a failed regime and a failing government and it's a tragedy because russia is a great country and should have a great leader and instead it's going to be for a liar and a wall monger pointed words in daytime to them had conservative m.p. for tonbridge and malling joining us from westminster in london we thank you so much for your perspective this. one x. we had to syria where seven years ago today security forces began a violent clampdown on mostly peaceful protest against president bashar al assad that of course triggered a devastating and bloody war the numbers are staggering hundreds of thousands have been killed and the u.n. estimates fourteen million people have been displaced some areas like eastern ghouta have been bombed into ruins as government forces fight to drive out rebels the battle for this enclave has become one of the most brutal campaigns of the war
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the situation is dire as those traps there waiting desperately for food and medicine. and many families like those in our next report are living as internal refugees and fear that they will have to move on again they abandoned aleppo in two thousand and sixteen and are now living in it live one of the last rebel stronghold in syria. musser is fifteen years old and he's already supporting a family of six his father was killed in an airstrike now fouad sells vegetables and it lives earning twenty euros a month that leaves no time to go to school. i have to provide for the whole family a road from morning to night to make ends meet. warplanes are approaching again. is used to the sound of sirens.
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and shouted to us every day. did live is the last province in syria to be controlled by islamist rebels two million people live here many of them fled the syrian government's assault on aleppo. and her nephew fu escaped after wafa husband died in an airstrike and she lost her three sons in the fight against government troops. now mainly women and girls are left. they lead a meager existence for wafa musri the seventh anniversary of the uprising against president assad is not a happy occasion when the fed with a feud with kofi if it has nothing to celebrate it was celebrating when the uprising began because we had reasons why then in the fall of a hurry well of no interest to the streets for our freedom but the regime responded with violence but i've lost so much well i mean i've been away i mean but i was.
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the government sent in tanks to crush protests in twenty two and supplies amid constant shelling. and her family got on a bus evacuating civilians. there were no horny but they brought us here on the green buses but we don't feel safe here either it doesn't feel like a home and we didn't know it and there was no what carol we've committed men to for now the family's new home is under fire from the syrian government and russian forces. so had a harley a little jets and tanks have been shooting every morning and evening for days the little bit where am i supposed to go and the four i wonder through. this time there's no way out for and his family can only hope that this seven year war will
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finally come to an end. let's get a quick check now of some other stories that have been making news around the world in brazil an identified attackers have shot and killed a leftist member of rio de janeiro city council mario franco and her driver were in a car when men opened another vehicle and opened fire franco was an expert on police violence and known for her social work in rio's slums. so hockey is prime minister robert fies so has offered to resign from office this after criticism of the handling of a probe into the death of investigative journalist john could siac he and his fiance were murdered as he prepared to publish his findings on links between tops a walking politicians and the italian mafia hj now every year the un releases a study ranking the world's countries by happiness and surprise surprise the nordic countries dominate the list once more finland is now officially the world's
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happiest nation up from fifth place last time around the study looks at factors such as life expectancy income social support and corruption the finns talked to neighbors like norway and denmark who were also on the list top five while germany was fifteen. you see days long winter nights and a wide social safety net visit the stuff of happiness the finns seem to have at least some of the answers. will our politics said economics i think we have the basic stuff he's quite good in finland so it makes great like bass whites why we're doing so good here no that sounds strange but we friends really that happy with our names on the list you. want to be able to fall over we have all the services that we need here the daycare is nearby. and the parks as well we can play
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and slide down hills if we want just like here see the last of. the study also says being happy seems to be contagious it found a high correlation between the happiness of citizens and that of immigrant newcomers. but what explains those countries with less fortunate rankings like the u.s. which fell for places to number eighteen. i think it's the general uncertainty and political unpredictability people don't know what to expect in their future i don't know if that's my guess but. for now the finns and their nordic neighbors know what their future likely holds more sterling scores on quality of life indexes even if their heat and doc says don't always play along. and have everything you're watching news still to come on the program what is in your bottled water new research shows it probably contains micro plastics is
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