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this is d.w. news live from berlin a fourth term for russia's president vladimir putin thanks to supporters in moscow after they handed in his biggest victory ever we'll get reaction from the russian capital. meanwhile the e.u. foreign ministers condemned the attempted murder of a former russian spy and his daughter they say they take extremely seriously london's assessment that moscow is to blame chemical weapons experts head to the u.k. to test samples of the nerve agent used in the attack. plus a day of drama in the bundesliga leipzig hosted runaway leaders by are going to go
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and beat the variance for the first time ever going to iraq. i'm sumi so much going to thank you for joining us latimer putin has been reelected to a forced term as russia's president final results given more than three quarters of the vote his biggest victory yet many say putin's win was a foregone conclusion that's after his most serious rival opposition leader alexian of only was banned from the race. was. russia's current and future leader vladimir putin was met by jubilant supporters when he made a brief appearance near moscow's iconic red square. should thank you for your support. this victory demonstrates how much we've achieved in the last years under
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very difficult circumstances. this victory demonstrates the hope and the trust of the russian people that we will work just as hard and just as responsibly and just as effectively in the coming. of the laser joined in the election celebrations as his campaign headquarters and then it was back to business i see by. official results said more than seventy six percent of russians voted for his reelection was never in doubt but voter apathy and calls for a boy cost could have compromised his legitimacy opposition leader annexing of on the he was barred from running urged his supporters to boycott the election in an attempt to undermine the results he highlighted the ways putin was trying to boost his number. in the past few weeks the government has been doing anything it can even using its civil servants to get people to go to the polls. in the
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end official tallies put turn a sneer sixty percent but some question if the turnings was really that high hidden cameras installed to prevent election fraud show signs of forged ballots that had already been filled out being submitted a few dozen such incidents have already been reports says. even ahead of the election independent monitors said they'd seen an alarming rise in complaints people claimed their employers were pressuring them to vote especially when it came to states owned companies. we can be in seeing how people were bussed from their workplace to the polling stations on election day that's a violation of the rules. so there may be some are legations of fraud the edgecombe of the election won't change putin will still have another six years at the helm of the country. and let's bring in data because your
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ear shadow our correspondent in moscow for more on the story we heard germany's new foreign minister saying that these elections were neither free nor fair is that a fair assessment. well looks to me this time i saw a real thought from the government to make this election look free and fair finally president putin won almost seventy seven percent of the vote with an official participation of sixty seven percent one of the measures taken by the kremlin of was through the establishment of an electoral commission also c.c.t.v. cameras who are set up in polling stations and observers who are present present from different countries nevertheless the problem wasn't to the election itself in my opinion up to two thousand detected in many places who bore into the biggest problem what metal its most is the whole system preparing the election the only
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true critic of the kremlin the extent of all me was barry bearak from running other critics were intimidated reportedly going to go to special to their students into voting at very good universities there rather than their homes in efforts to control their participation all of these events make me doubt that this election was free and fair but your way those manipulations that you mentioned on election day itself we saw some footage of ballot stuffing voter intimidation taking place will any action be taken against that. well look at the first step of the central electoral commission report that the some from old however not further measures have been taken to our knowledge so far even though some cases documented by c.c.t.v. cameras mind to be investigated at the end of the day they had all the electoral commission l a palm feel of i announced that from her point of view not significant fraud to place you're leading up to the vote we solve lattimer put in a ramp up his nationalist rhetoric now that he has won another term what more can
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we expect from him going forward. well i mean mr putin presented himself to the russians as a strong leader determined to a strong foreign policy or indeed to millions of russians who like him the question is rather why they do it yet again it's all about the popular myth of stability that he is carefully maintained all maintained by state television given the opposition little chance to criticize the system and to expose of the many problems in this country the question is of course what's coming now and will the liberal or conservative forces prevail in the kremlin and it's clear that russia needs reforms it's highly dependent on oil and gas medical care isn't a catastrophic state in russia's rural regions since the collapse of the soviet union russia has developed very little economical it and politically now mr putin
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has six years to prove that he really is the right president for russia but critics highly doubt that davies correspondent yury rachet a reporting from moscow thank you yuri. now e.u. foreign ministers meeting in brussels have condemned the poisoning of a former russian spy and his daughter in the u.k. they also say they take extremely seriously london's assessment that moscow is to blame circus cripple and his daughter yulia are said to be in critical condition following the attack in the english town of solsbury two weeks ago international chemical weapons inspectors are due there today to investigate the incident russia denies any responsibility and says the u.k. has failed to provide proof speaking in brussels a short while ago u.k. foreign secretary boris johnson said he believed russia was not telling the truth she's a classic russian strategy of trying to conceal the lead of the truth in a haystack of lawyers out of the station and what really strikes me to do european
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friends and partners today is a probe you do the assassination or drugs on the indian tell you you know i'm going . to be anybody in the mood. to syria now where turkish forces have taken control of the northern town of a free it has been the target of turkey's two month campaign against the syrian kurdish militia it feels as terrorists the fall of african marks a major victory for turkey which is vowed to expand its offensive to other key towns along its border with syria. it was the moment turkey had been fighting for this town have being controlled by syrian kurds for the past five years now it's the turkish flag that wave's over after in. the turkish backed forces captured the center of the town on sunday these fighters
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a proud to have ousted the kurdish militia known as the people's protection units a y p g techie says the y.p. g. is an offshoot of the kurdish nationalist p.k. k. group it claims it's made up of terrorists and is a threat to its national security. across the border news of africa's capture was met with jubilation by turkish president and one and his supporters most of the terrorists have already fled with their tails between their legs are special forces and members of the free syrian army are cleaning the remains of the traps they left behind in the center of proffer in the symbols of trust and stability are waving instead of the ranks of terrorists. one of the first actions of the turkish backed fighters was to demolish a statue commemorating a legendary kurdish figure. there are also reports from the syrian observatory for human rights of looting right across the city. but the
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kurds remain defiant with an official warning that the war with turkey has now ended what they called a new phase. was that the how are our forces and afghan will be a nightmare for the turkish troops and its allies the resistance in africa will continue until the liberation of every inch of the town and until the return of the residents of afrin into their villages and homes. what are you what the id. for this of alien population of africa in turkey's offensive has been devastating more than one hundred fifty thousand people most of them kurds have been forced to flee for their lives in the last week as turkey attacked the city from the and the ground at the bottom of the levels we fled because of the airstrikes and the bombardment of our villages by the turks there is no united nations or international community anymore they have forgotten all morality what can we do as civilians turkey is amongst a country. without the laws up until the recent turkish attacks afrin had
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been a safe haven jaring syria's war now in its eighth year after the capture of a free and it's unclear what will become of those fleeing the town and if or when they will be able to return to their homes. not to some other stories making headlines around the world a bomb planted on a motorbike has killed at least three people and injured several others in eastern afghanistan the blasts in the city of jalalabad went off as people left a political rally organized by a former militant commander who made peace with the government last year he was unhurt in the blast. at least the bows of people marched in brazil's rear visionaire on sunday in the latest of a number of rallies protesting their murder of a councilwoman and human rights activist money a franco and her driver were shot dead last week while returning from an event prosecutors say the shooting appears to be a political assassination. authorities are warning people in southeast australia to
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remain alert as wildfires rage in the region the blazes in victoria and new south wales have destroyed dozens of homes and forced hundreds to flee it's thought they were sparked by lightning and then fanned by hot dry winds. and two people have been injured in an explosion in austin texas the blast follows a series of parcel bombings in the us city this morning this month rather in which two people were killed authorities have warned residents not to touch on expected packages to sports now and in the bundesliga lights it came from behind to record a first ever win over one away leader's byron munich it was byron's first defeat in one thousand matches and firmly in the hunt for one of the league's four champions league spots. the start of this match was more notable for he was on the bench rather than the page top scorer robert live in just the one of six rescued by by an all round hospital left out his captain sends it back really all been among another
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six others might see coach may have been ruling that decision early on the home defense all at sea sounds very valid to me i was the happy recipient. at the other end any heroics from strength rice in the acrobatic meekness sooner we keeping bryan the hedge it was only a matter of time until right see break through how he takes the block once but not twice. the host with the momentum after a frantic first half. and the pressure on in the second period team event have played through one goal and the striker on a sub made a mistake frankly ending his seven game goal drought and the been a sneaker. fan and then got greedy as he tried to see a light six win. but the visitors can break through again buckner sending the last chance of the match tie and weiss. and so another milestone in the light six story a banner inspired first at a victory over by and. let's take
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a look at all the bonus legal results from at stake twenty seven on sunday dortmund down hanover cologne got a crucial victory over his leverkusen and there was that win for like six over buying frankfurt them to mines shaka one was first and stuttgart freiburg and let's take a look at what all of those results mean for the bundesliga table as we saw byron stumbled against leipsic but there's still almost a shoo in for the title shelter are in second dortmund make amends for crashing out of europe and secure third frankfurt moved up to fourth in the bottom half hamburg also look like a shoo in but this time to be relegated cologne and minds are also in big trouble with only seven more rounds to go. you're watching the debate new still the calm a whistleblower says cambridge analytical use data from millions of unwitting facebook customers to help donald trump capture the u.s.
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