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tv   The Day - News in Review  Deutsche Welle  April 6, 2018 2:02am-2:30am CEST

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so it seems. she and her father a former russian spy were poisoned one month ago in britain and a war over the truth has raged ever since today you'll use script all gave her first statement to british police but on russian state television she's apparently well enough to make a phone call i'm broke off in berlin this is the day. we can everything's ok i will. not mind if i get a visa tomorrow i'll fly to you on monday. and they will give you. i have many people to thank for america would especially like to mention the people
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that. i'm sure you appreciate that the entire episode is somewhat disorientating and i hope that you respect my privacy and that of my family. he's resting in sleeping now everyone's health take a go is nothing irreparable. everything's ok. also coming up tonight facebook says the data of all of its two billion users has probably been accessed without permission germany's justice minister says yet another reason why c.e.o. mark zuckerberg should testify but she says don't expect much. i think it's right that month will not testifying to the u.s. senate he's responsible for his company competence will need details would emerge but for a questioning is good. we begin the day in the u.k. where police today released a public statement from
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a script all she and her father the former russian spy sergei scrip all have been in the hospital one month now they were both attacked in salzburg with a nerve agent that scientists have confirmed is the soviet era poison known as noble joke or earlier today russian state television played an alleged recording of yulia script all speaking on the phone with her cousin now we cannot confirm the authenticity of that recording but it speaks to what has become a war of narratives between britain and russia the u.k. maintains that moscow has involved or was involved in the poisoning a claim the kremlin denies in a sign of solidarity with britain many western countries have expelled dozens of russian diplomats today at the u.n. security council in new york the russian ambassador said that russia has told the u.k. that it is playing with fire no the choke is not is not
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copyrighted by russia instead in spite of the obviously russian name it is a name that was that was invented in the west for a line of talks. toxic substances which which is no nothing new for experts and scientists were developed in many countries including in the united states and in great britain boris johnson in response to a direct question of bella directly confirmed that the great britain does have samples of that substance important down. all right we want to take this story now to philips pains from the brian he is a professor of strategic studies at st andrews university in scotland professor brian it's good to have you on the show that is a remarkable statement by the russian ambassador to the u.k. there now the sort of thing the diplomats usually say to the u.n. or rather what is he implying by saying that the british have samples of nerve
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agents at porton down well i mean what the russian government is trying very hard to do now is cast a lot of doubt on the british story so they're throwing up any differences smokescreens or ideas to say well it was not. developed this were not made as the british have it or other people might have it so it's part of the russian government to cast doubt on what the british government is saying that the russian government's response was that. and then we have this sudden appearance of yulia scrip all first on russian television in an alleged phone call with her hut her cousin and after that there's this statement on her behalf from the u.k. police it seems to be a strange coincidence after a month of silence that we get to statements on one day i mean how should we interpret that. well i think the key thing to see will be whether she wishes to
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have anything to do with. russian diplomats in the united kingdom which she as a russian citizen wish ask to see if she wants to so i mean we don't know we don't exactly know her health this point we don't know if the reporting was her what we all know is that she wishes to see russian diplomats she isn't to see them if she doesn't wish to see russian diplomats that match could be an indication that she believes that the russian government was involved. we have heard from u.k. authorities that britain cannot release the details of the intelligence that make up the compelling case that points to russian involvement what could that intelligence be. well i think there's a few things i mean it could be how the poison was placed least in this these are these are very very dangerous materials so we're not quite sure they've been
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different theories as to how it was actually put in a location where where this the sergeant the subject could be attacked and if they released perhaps the method by which the wesen was put into his house or his arms or that might be an indication of who was involved with it so that's the kind of intelligence one secondly if there's any intelligence on the way the batches from made in any way that you know which was made that might point out. where it comes from so they they're being very careful about using next so there's a number of different sort of elements here in the story that they're not going to come out and say simply for these kinds of reasons of being careful. their russians say that they destroyed their stockpiles of chemical weapons under p c w supervision is that verifiable. and. i think we
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have too soon that they in other countries that have. tried biological and chemical weapons did not destroy them it would be surprising if they destroyed every sample of this as it would be surprising if countries other countries that have developed these weapons destroyed every sample as well i mean again it's ordered what the russian government is doing here is simply trying has doubts on the british narrative which is the russians that launched the attack and so every time you throw up a different kind of story get rid of all of it or in for this other country or it might be important down you just you're throwing up more distractions and russia says that it will accept the results of international investigations into this substance never do you think that will happen. well i'm going to be interested to see. whether these things are all traceable i mean it might be. seems to be it is
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quite clearly a form of no beach on what might be impossible to say is where it comes from so it might be that the and you can have an international investigation says yes it's no but as the russian government is saying. we're not the only ones who can make this . i they will you might if you will have both the british government feeling they're going to get it and the russian government feeling their vindicated because it might be difficult she tie it to russia ok phillips paints and o'brien a professor of strategic studies from st andrews university we appreciate your insights professor thank you for taking time to be on the day. well tonight could be the last night in a german prison for former cattle on leader corliss points to mom he's been in german custody since last month when he was arrested on a warrant issued by spain madrid wants him extradited to face charges including
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treason and corruption for his role in last year's independence referendum in catalonia what's a ninth in an unexpected and prompt move a german court ruled that mr points to mark cannot be extradited on treason charges the court did rule that bridge to mock can be extradited on corruption charges but because the court does not consider him to be a flight risk he will be released on a seventy five thousand euro bill now this decision is a severe blow to spain and its attempts to put on trial for treason despite some calls for the german government to intervene berlin has been steadfast in not wanting to politicize a matter for the courts and this is a conflict to be resolved within the spanish legal and constitutional that is why recent months we have always supported the spanish government's clear position on guaranteeing this legal and constitutional.
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ok i'm joined here at the big table now by mr christiane thomas shante is professor of international law and european law at humboldt university in berlin he's also a former member of the un human rights committee and the un's international war commission it's good to have you on the show so let me ask you first of all we got germany not extraditing mr puts them on rebellion charges what does this mean for spain's attempts they want to try him for treason is that going to happen all they can try him once he is in spain on spanish territory that will be so easy because he will. voluntarily to spain but if the arrest fallen does not complied with by germany as most come spain do with calm to anything but what about if speaking if germany extradite him to spain on the corruption charges does that mean when things in spain spain cannot try him on rebellion and treason
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charges right they have to stick with the charge that germany recognize that's exactly the case in all of this principle speciality if you extradite someone it's just on that ground you come prosecute him in the demanding country and not for any other offense so we can basically just forget any any possibility of a rebellion charge and a trial for mr ports tomorrow in spain while he's not in the turn himself and his alone as he does not go back to israel you know and that's a big big mistake on the part of the spanish money only to try to get him back to spain via extradition i wouldn't do you think that's a mistake because there was the arrest warrant that was issued do you think that was a mistake it's a mistake i think so because the european arrest warrant is made for common cry and not fall political rivalry or is right and. so. there's an
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old principle in european law that you don't extradite anyone on. the ground of political offenses you know and this is something it's a hot of the asylum guarantee holds all nobody no extradition on political grounds and therefore i think deal well on this committee does not really has not put it right in its ground where this goes it is yeah. they may come back to that but in any event the result is clear do you think it is addition do you think they're going to extradite him on these lesser charges of corruption i don't think so because i think it's also part of the old complex all of the old fence and all it is it that at the engine of otto yeah ok let me ask you this we heard rumors that well that finland and didn't mark where mr points to mobiles travel he was not taken into custody there there are rumors that spanish prosecutors knew that finland in denmark would never extradite on treason charges but they felt germany
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was their best bet do you believe that not may well be because germany has a reputation of being so for all your repeated so we have the absolute. europeans you know we comply with everything and they have all probably this is the right bets fascinating talking with you christiane when we shot a professor of international law european law at humboldt university here in berlin professor thank you very much for present your time thank you all right we want to take this story now to spain my colleague pablo for the aliens joins us he is in madrid good evening to you pablo we just heard from the professor that spain is really running out of options if it wants to try mr points to ma on rebellion or treason charges how has there been any official reaction to today's german court decision. there has been remarkably it's been quick brant because normally we're not used to hearing from the government as quickly as we did in fact
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it was just a few minutes after the city was announced in the german courts and it was a german despondence government said that they welcomed the welcome they accepted at decision and that they would they hold the german court system in high regard but also there's been a lot of. talk here in the media in particular which is one of the big dailies here is saying that their government sources are giving them information to believe that possibly. the judge in charge of this case probably got and might do a similar thing to what he did in belgium which is in fact. take that drop the. bail and started. this decision to kind of switch them on and arrested in germany and essentially wait
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a little bit like what your i guess was saying and wait until he contention comes back to spain because at the end of the day if he is then extradited and he won't be able to be extradited. under rebellion he will be able to charge for those in germany and spain yeah of course but there's always the option that mr poorest among never returns to spain to something we really can't predict we know that there have been calls from spain for the german government to intervene to ensure that mr points tamal would be extradited for these rebellion charges i mean that did not happen does that does that politicize the situation even more than it already was. well i mean the spanish government has been very clear in saying that this is not a political decision that they're essentially following the penal code and simply catalysed wisdom on of the other leaders in the independence movement just broke the law so they are just following what the spanish legal system obliges them to do
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which is you know the government at the end of the day has to uphold the rule of law in the country so there's very much you know what they're saying here in spanish government is that this is not a political you know decision this is that that the courts are independent and that the german core system is independent as well and it will be very interesting to see what they decide. because they said that they will also wait until they have more details before they give further reactions a senshi they've been kind of keeping their cards close to their chest yeah a surprisingly positive reaction to night from madrid all right my colleague problem for the early os on the story for us tonight in madrid pablo as always thank you very much. israel has warned that it will not change its rules of engagement ahead of planned protests of the gaza strip border on friday this after the killing of eighteen
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people when israeli soldiers opened fire on palestinian demonstrators last week our correspondent tanya kramer traveled to the north of the gaza strip to meet a family whose son was one of those shot dead last week by the israeli army. muhammad's life has been turned upside down his youngest brother was killed last week in the protests a reminder of a life lost here in the north of gaza a family is in mourning. one day in must see it over that if the march gives us our rights everyone should participate. but if there is no result and if i young people just die then we only have god to calm the souls. mohammed says that part of us standing next to him when he was shot in the head they were just a few hundred meters from the border fence despite his brother's death mohammed says he will keep on protesting for young people like him there's not much hope
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left in gaza or no go forward he and most of all i took part in the protests all of us should participate as we should because there's no work there's no life and nobody cares about us if it was bad or was one of at least sixteen people were killed by israeli sharpshooters during friday's protests israel said that it was not a peaceful march but a deliberate provocation by hamas which controls the gaza strip israel had warned that any attempt to approach the buffer zone and fans would be met with a harsh response human rights organizations have sharply criticized the use of excessive force. a human rights lawyer from gaza was at the border we saw that there with raters i mean laying. flurries i mean snipers were shooting at the forefront of the head or in the back. or a bit is the people men women began to fall tens of them were around before
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us. it can be anybody. snipers. shooting. but people of all ages have continued to gather in the border area like here in eastern gaza city hamas and other factions set up a tent city as a reminder of palestinian refugees. people are now gathering all tires and taking them to the border they plan to set them on fire to see if protestors from israeli sniper fire. the atmosphere here is defiant many palestinians say they will take part in the march despite warnings by israel many palestinians say they want the world to know that gaza has been closed off from the outside world for more than a decade. and today the german justice minister called facebook a network of in transparency are wednesday facebook acknowledge that the data
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misuse affected up to eighty seven million users mostly in the u.s. not the fifty million as initially reported and mark zuckerberg the c.e.o. has yet again apologized and yet again promised solutions. it is potentially the worst privacy scandal involving any social network and facebook has admitted its role on its corporate blog in a post the social media giant revealed changes to its privacy policy it also released figures about where users affected by the cambridge analytical privacy scandal came from the us was the most affected but millions elsewhere those whose data may have been improperly shared after the u.s. uses in the philippines indonesia the u.k. and mexico are among the most affected we can focus enough on preventing it and thinking through how people could use these tools to do harm as well and that goes
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for. foreign interference election beach in addition to developers and data privacy when you take a broad enough view of what our responsibilities and i was a huge mistake it was it was my. mistake that mock sec of berg will have to answer for in front of leading lawmakers in the us on april ten and eleven the social media giant c.e.o. will be testifying before the u.s. congress he will likely talk about how facebook uses and protects user data and his plans to limit use the data accessible to other companies. that testimony could be some of the most watched television in a very long time i know i'll be watching it and to release a lot here from aboard germany because you'll be watching good suits reasons good to have you back on the show we know he's going to mr zuckerberg is going to testify before two congressional committees next week i think on wednesday and thursday. he'll be the only one testifying so he probably will be grilled what
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we've never seen grilling before but is that going to change anything. apart from some very uncomfortable questions i'm not really sure what the consequence of it are going to be i am more putting my hope at least for european users in the reform of the way. the farm takes effect next month exactly because that actually gives the user a bit more power or information that the network failed to provide the now it informs them what is being saved by whom and where it is processed and there is a lot of consent to be given by the user ok so it's kind of taking the power back again so are we going to exist periods for example facebook when we check our profile of facebook beginning in may are we going to have a different experience because of the yes well i don't actually know what it's going to be like if you get
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a pop or if you get e-mails or whatever but you actually have opt in options more so than now where you just feel like your data is lost in this giant struggle and black hole and you don't know who is going to use a. word or you know that's a good way to put it facebook has admitted this really took my breath away two billion users problem most everybody their data has been accessed improperly so. is that something is that another scandal or you know are you thinking we could have told you so no i couldn't but the it's almost like it's a. off of that particular two billion users they came from another function where you could just punch in the phone number of somebody and then bring you up the name of somebody and that of course can be used for everything from illegitimate chain mail carriers and so it is a it is
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a way to connect numbers and names together facebook now so that. before we run into time these eighty seven million yeah profiles have been exposed now in the cambridge analytical scandal most of them in the u.s. i mean that's more than what we had reported earlier what do you think that means i mean that certainly has to maybe that's going to be important for that testimony next because there that makes the chances of this data influencing the election outcome even greater right i am always a bit cautious of saying the stock to influence the election there is there is no evidence i mean it works in theory in marketing we don't know if it made the change but what i do think is important is that it's going to be inflow it's going to influence the public discourse over a network that takes over pseudo political function and international functions
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but still being an entity that basically makes profit and i think the business model i don't think is going to change but maybe we will change and how we use it sure we'll see teresa walker from mother or germany as always good to see you a bit we'll be talking next week as well thank you thank you. for the day is nearly done but as ever the conversation continues online you'll find us on twitter either at g.w. news or you can write to me brit golf t.v. don't forget to use the hashtag there and as always whatever happens between now and tomorrow gives another day we'll see that.
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