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this is deja vu news live from berlin the truth about the alleged gassing of civilians in syria a global watchdog starts emergency talks to try to get to the bottom of what happened to these people and where they attack the chemical weapons. and after this weekend's military strikes on syria the e.u. switches the focus to diplomacy and a new push to bring russia back into the fold also coming up. more of them from the president who talks about and treats women like they're pieces of meat who lives. don't worry about writers big and small and since the american people believe in
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after being fired by donald trump the former f.b.i. director james comey lashes out ahead of the publication of his new book. and in the bundesliga shelter endorsements squared off in germany's biggest derby the match had more than just local pride at stake those teams are in the hunt to qualify for champions league football. i'm serious so much going to get to have you with us the global chemical weapons wash dog is holding emergency talks in the hague on the suspected poison gas attack in syria earlier this month the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons or o.p.c. w. is holding the closed door session as inspectors from the watchdog visit sites in duma they will collect evidence and interview witnesses to determine whether banned the chemist. as were used in the attack on july seventh dozens of people including
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children were killed allegedly with a poison gas. alister he is an expert in chemical warfare he was involved in analysis of chemical weapons in iraq and he joins us from leeds in the u.k. alastair thank you very much for being on our program experts as we said are going to be investigating the site tell us more about the process of searching for evidence of chemical weapons usage and how certain they can be well if the inspectors get full access and there's been no interference with any of the evidence they have a very good chance of finding things they will be as you said earlier talking to victims witnesses doctors and collecting as much by way of environmental samples as they possibly can and if it the use of a nerve agent for example which might explain some of the casualties they have a very good evident a very good chance i should say of collecting this material because it will still
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be present alastair you touched on this but do you think there is a chance that evidence might have already been removed from the site. whether it's possible but the inspectors have carried out many inspections before and they will know that things have been moved some of the video evidence i saw indicated that one of the munitions had been moved from where it had landed on the floor and placed on a bed but i think generally munitions we should still be in place if they have been moved the inspectors will be able to see this but it's not it's access to the munitions which are important because they can get samples from the munitions but obviously the effect of the munitions that the inspectors have to deeply interested in and that other evidence they can get hold of and also what about their ability to attribute who is responsible. well the o.p.c. job you will not be able to do this it will simply say who used the particular weapons of course if it's bombs there are only two countries if you like that have
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control of the airspace syria and the russians in syria so you know it doesn't take a nobel prize laureate to work out you know where it is so the bombs may have come from but the o.p.c. job he will simply establish what was there the mechanism for cheating blame no longer exists that process was stopped by the russians in two thousand and seventeen no french president khan has justified taking part in airstrikes saying that they have had proof of chemical weapons usage in the past how much evidence evidence is there that they are assad regime has indeed employed such weapons or there is good evidence this curity council set up a mechanism in two thousand and fifteen and a joint operation between p.c. w. and united nations this was a joint investigations mission and that produced several reports and they contain
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very good and compelling evidence that syria was to blame for the use of chlorine bombs and another gas attack last year and that information is out there and syria was said to be the perpetrator alister hey speaking to us a little bit earlier there now e.u. foreign ministers have arrived in luxembourg to thrash out how to proceed in syria the meeting follows a series of coronated strikes by the u.s. u.k. and france on chemical weapons facilities in syria topping the agenda is how to deal with russia a key ally of the syrian regime and reviving the peace process in the country. let's go to luxembourg. to standing by for us there hi gary good to see you foreign ministers are meeting there today what can we expect to come out of this. expect that the foreign ministers here will formalize their support for these
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strikes conducted by two e.u. member states and the united states however they will also make clear that the sole purpose of these strikes was not rouge regime change was not change tipping the balance of power in this complex proxy war but it was to deter the syrian regime from using chemical weapons in the future that is a key message and then also look out for a political initiative the particularly france and germany are trying to hammer out at this meeting here in luxembourg germany's foreign minister heikal moscow said there is a quote window for dialogue that is open with syria's main backer russia let's listen to what he had to say today in luxembourg. it was like with my this conflict can't be solved without russia we have to find a way to achieve what we all want firstly a ceasefire access for humanitarian aid a transitional government in syria constitutional reform and in time elections.
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on a just solution that everyone in syria can accept. which. is the backers of the acid regime the russians also need to understand that. so gary what role is germany playing here what kind of dialogue are we talking about. looks to me there is not a particularly big appetite i would say for syria related new sanctions something the u.s. has proposed here and so let me compare nevertheless the german position here to the german position on the sanctions we have for the act an extension of crimea and that is that these sanctions are always only can only be a mean not an end in themselves but a means to achieve a political dialogue so germany traditionally here is a country that is very keen to incorporate a russia into
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a future solution and that is where practically everybody is on the same page particularly france that says these strikes are not a one off their path of a strategy now that strategy is a little bit complex it's the idea behind it is to show russia a determination that the west will be involved in a solution for syria seeing that this is basically won by the syrian regime and by russia but the europeans want to make clear they will be part of a solution and they want to show that determination if you want but guaranteed you have some european powers accusing russia openly of being involved in a chemical weapons attack surely that must be complicating efforts that diplomacy. it is of course working a diplomatic tightrope if you want on the one hand showing that particular determination on the other hand more provoking the russians too much and maybe that is the reason watch dave fredricka more greeny the foreign policy chief of the
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european union talked about the economic leverage that the european union has in this conflict there's a big donor conference coming up in brussels next week and she said look the european union is ready to put huge amounts of money ten billions have been put in the last couple of years already into syria neighboring countries put huge amounts of money into rebuilding syria if russia is prepared to relaunch the u.n. talks in geneva to give you scared following the e.u. foreign ministers meeting for us in luxembourg today thank you. now some other stories making news around the world protests have been taking place across india over the gain weight and killing of an eight year old girl. eight men have been accused of the crime including three policemen protesters also demanded justice for a teenager allegedly raped by a member of the ruling b j p party. protesters at a starbucks coffee shop in the u.s. city of philadelphia demanded justice after two black men were arrested there the
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men said they were waiting for a friend before ordering but staff accuse them of trespassing their accusations of racial profiling and starbucks chief executive was forced to apologize. in australia new south wales police suspect that a large bushfire threatening sydney may have been started deliberately authorities say it's miraculous that no houses have been damaged so far and no one has been injured the fire is close to the city's southwestern suburbs and is being sande by strong winds. former f.b.i. director james comey says donald trump is morally unfit to be the president of the united states he was speaking in an interview on american television as part of a publisher to campaign for his new book which is being released on tuesday ahead of the t.v. interview trump blasted kolko me on twitter calling him a slime ball and slippery. it's all out war between the president and james komi. in a publicist blitz for
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a searing tell all memoir the former f.b.i. bosses launched an intensely personal attack on the president or 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. a one time in the morning star was too long as it always is he looked slightly orange up close with a small white. half 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 of the bits a feud between the two men started last year when komi confirmed that the f.b.i. was investigating russian links to the trump campaign weeks later komi was fired by trump the stakes between this clash of the titans announced sky high if trump isn't
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dices for trying to cover up a possible campaign collusion with the russians mr komi 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 better president but if possible and i wish i wasn't saying it but it's just it's the truth trumps response to k. means 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 at last may trump fired komi triggering the rush for investigation nearly a year later the probe is getting ever closer to donald trump and now came his words to further wounded an increasingly beleaguered president who is morally unfit to be president or president. one sports i'm for you in the bundesliga shelton dortmund met in germany's were derby on sunday with just one point separating the
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two teams in the bundesliga table in their last meeting shall command a stunning comeback from four goals down to earn a draw this time another into alling match up was in store. dorman and shaka fans were looking to secure the bragging rights in the latest installment of germany's most famous darby it was a first rodolphe for pete a stack on the first half out to the passion and excitement you'd expect. but there was little in the way of quality throughout a scruffy for us car shop is on a sondre show like places in the fifth minute of roman bucky tonight and. to a man on the threshing shocker a set piece is marked by royce testing ralph salmon. no not at the far right. but only in the second half the deadlock was broken down you are kind of jury set up you haven't thrown up the young and the ukraine bring a scored his goal of the season. dortmund with step further shock of pressure and
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with desperate for a foothold in the guy you don't win with pushing but not enough. and shocker eventually got their rewards a free kick was laid off and now that he thrust the boeheim from distance merely passing the net and raising the bring in chaos and captain. dortmund champions league hopes and our wrist but joyous shaka a robot that. right now to some spectacular flying and bouncing aided by the springs of trampolines it was a european trampoline championships in baku on sunday where participants loudly tightly choreographed slips and twists but that's the same thing. this here is rassmann stephens and of denmark a silver medal winner. that was a tumble competition and this is the double mini trampoline for russia's fussily mccroskey a gold medal. you're watching due to the news still to come buried in rubbish
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