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the boy. this is really news live from berlin the boeing c.e.o. is forced to step down in a sloan berg resigns following a troubling year that many of the company's just grounded after 2 fatal crashes also coming up a saudi court such as the 5 men for their roles in the murder of journalist jamal khashoggi 3 others were given prison terms
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a connection with things grisly killing of the washington post columnist as the saudi consulate in istanbul last year predicts condemn a lack of transparency in the proceedings a sequence should squirmy close fighting racism more allegations of racist abuse in english football the players' association demands a government inquiry after chelsea defender was allegedly subjected to monkey chants on the pitch. on my locker is great to have you along every one aircraft company boeing's chief executive dennis mullen burke has resigned the beleaguered playmaker faced multiple setbacks this year including scandals after 2 fatal crashes of boeing's 737 max jetliner or regulators around the world to ground. end of the plane and
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a later inquiry revealed major problems with regulatory oversight of the company let's get you more on what is still a very much a developing story here chris chris christopher of course from d.w. a business it joins me for more christopher was this inevitable and before you answer that question can you clarify for us was he fired pushed out of did he resign the company said he resigned and if we keep in mind that throughout this very difficult year for the boeing company and then this moment of course he always said i want to keep my position i want to help clearing up this huge problem that the company is facing there so he said that even in the hearing on capitol hill he said it in front of the families that were there obviously calling for him to step down he said no i want to i'm going to keep my position here so we can be pretty sure that there were people telling him to go right so this was pretty much inevitable why now i mean as you've just pointed out i mean his his position was
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under pressure for some time now so tell us about the timing but i think the word pressure is the key word here and pressure coming from so many sides if we see just the outline of the story here so that they have been these 2 fatal crashes about $350.00 victims a horrible tragedy and ever since march this plane december does have max which is highly profitable for boeing it's the very much sought after plane from this company has been grounded it cannot fly anywhere around the world which poses huge difficulties for the airlines who say come on this is this is one of our working horses we rely heavily on this product when is it going to fly again boeing was unable to come up with an answer so far there was pressure from regulators saying well you know where the once recertifying their aircraft and we don't think we can give our thumbs up you know before spring next year the earliest so. you know bad
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news coming from that side also and we have the victims' families who have been saying how can this man stay on the one that is responsible for the way the company handles this tragedy did he not we have to keep in mind that the design of the aircraft that was not then as modern burke's. authority that that that was not under his leadership. so the fact that there was this arc mantid pilot system which in the end relied on only one sensor which was faulty and let both of these planes the lion air 7 there does a max and if the open air lines 37 x. crash so but the way the company handled the tragedy that was done as modern birds are responsible in conclusion is this move growing to be enough to restore confidence in boeing or is this just you know moving chess pieces i don't think so i think it is a it is a real chance because the man that is the new c.e.o.
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now david kuhn he steered general electric and caterpillar through crises as well so so he is storm ridden for that for that matter and we have seen leadership change at other companies other battered companies giving them a chance to restart so if there is this possibility nevertheless following their leaders to change the problems need to be addressed the plane eventually needs to get flying again and even then the people might still have reservations and fear of flying with it so it is a gigantic problem for boeing even if they solve the problem because it's all to do with trust because there are over thank you so much greatly appreciate it thank you . right next to another top story a court in saudi arabia has sentenced 5 people to death for the killing of journalist jamal khashoggi a saudi writer and washington post columnist was assassinated and reportedly dismembered inside the saudi consulate in istanbul over
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a year ago but his remains were never found well despite today's ruling questions still linger the court proceedings were shrouded in secrecy and the identities of those who were sentenced today are unknown. in a country that in force is far more than $100.00 death penalties each year the sentence against this is spec'd murder is of jamal khashoggi it's no surprise. that the defendants will be sentenced to death and they are the direct and joint participants in the killing of the victim may god have mercy on them. 3 other men have received prison sentences totaling 24 years for covering up the crime but many questions remain following the announcement about the sentencing on it sober 2nd 2018 jamal khashoggi enter the saudi consulate in istanbul for an official appointment inside according to both saudi and international investigators he was overpowered and strangled his body has never been found. the killing of
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a critic of the saudi royal family sparked international outrage the pressure has been growing especially on crown prince mohammed bin sama but he denies any involvement a year after killing his family does not believe that there was no political motive behind the crime. i feel he did it i don't know what's happening to anybody i want to he's going to be relieved if. i wanted. to. actually. it's a wish that will hardly be fulfilled by this verdict from riyadh the court did not even consider the crime to have been intentional another reason why 3 of the 11 defendants were acquitted among them the former saudi intelligence chief and a close confidence of the crown prince. russia has officially launched direct passenger train service to the annex territory of crimea using a route that bypasses mainland ukraine where people can now travel from st
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petersburg southward toward the crimean city of sebastopol while the trip takes 44 hours and crosses a new crimean bridge that moscow is accused of building illegally russia seized crimea from ukraine in 2014 a move that's drawn international condemnation. it's the leading story on russian state t.v. bloody near putin's opening of a controversial railway bridge that links an ex crimea to southern russia it's a major triumph for the russian president the bridge was built despite international protests following russia's annexation of ukraine's crimean peninsula in 2014. i know as you know you do you agree with this event is important for crimea for sevastopol for all of southern russia indeed for the whole country infrastructure projects like this magnificent bridge we've built will have an effect on the entire economy. the mega structure is 1000 kilometers long and took
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nearly 4 years to build costing more than 3000000000 euros the 1st scheduled train departed from st petersburg today starting wednesday up to 45 passenger trains will head for crimea each day the route bypasses mainland ukraine. the bridge spans the courage straight all the russia hopes to increase tourism in the area the bridge is mainly a display of power until now crimea could only be reached from russia by ferry or plane now there's a direct land route to the peninsula which russia annexed in violation of international law in 2014. football now and in england the professional players association is calling on the british government to lodge an inquiry into racism well that comes after chelsea and germany defender antonio rigor allegedly faced monkey chants during his team's 2 no win over top of them on sunday. the latest racist incident in the premier league chelsea defender antonio
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boudicca faced monkey chants by some spurious fans after cashing with sunshine men who received direct caught for the fall and who did a complaint about the verbal abuse the referee brief he stopped play during the 2nd half and a public announcement was made in the stadium warning that racist behavior was interfering with the game chelsea eventually went on to win the match but the incident overshadowed the victory. i hate racism in. a dressing room in full and there's a point in that. says i like that to happen i don't know who has gotten better or worse but if it is fight it is true and happened it needs to be dealt with and punishment needs to be strong. ruediger is hopeful that the fans will be identified i really hope that the offenders will be found and in a modern football ground like tottenham stadium with dozens of t.v. and security cameras it must be possible to find and punish them. but this is not an isolated incident in the premier league earlier this month manchester united me
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trying to fred was targeted by a manchester city fan but the ruediger incident seems to have set a bar in motion on the professional footballers association is urging the british government to get involved and set up an inquiry into the game and tottenham have also promised to take the strongest possible action but for many that is exactly what snacking action. well let's talk about what options there are max mara from sports is here with me max soundly as we heard in the report this isn't an isolated incident and there have been a significant number of racist. incidents across european football and workings howsabout that well yeah i mean there is a lot happening out fairly well pub loss of publicized because we've seen high profile games come under that and in terms of addressing the issue i think there has been a lack of action i mean looking during games your way for the european football governing body introduced this 3 stoppage rule where at the referee's discretion
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the game can be stopped as we saw in the match chelsea top and that was done after really go the referee anthony tale of what happened but then off the pitch there's not enough for my taste i think lifetime bans are routinely handed out by clubs banning fans from entering the stadium chelsea themselves of actually hundreds out quite a few of them this year not toba 3 fans of theirs who racially abused a fellow fan and in july also banning fans of this for abusing a player but there's this gray area where often the prosecution doesn't get involved for instance in england so clubs tend to shoot these lifetime bans but there's not a bigger consequence for the people involved and i think 2 occurrences in very high profile matches the chelsea match and the manchester dalby have now really sparked a call for clear action in england and they have definitely have sparked a call because the professional footballers association now wants to get the british government involved what can they do well so far all we've heard from the
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government is a series of statements downing street has said actually the football authorities in their view should do most are putting the onus away from themselves the official spokesman for boris johnson saying that they would be ready to intervene if required but the home secretary perceived it sell being a little bit more direct they're saying you know those found guilty of racially aggravated offense can face prison sentences as well as a lifetime or a longer stay. bans on the sports minister nigel adams is expected to meet with tottenham hotspur in this case and very soon this british football have a racism problem i think it's a tricky question to answer there are certainly racist incidents and a more of them seemingly not just in british football but across europe and i think that reflects to an extent the current political climate we see growing anti immigration sentiment across europe and football's tribal nature seems to encourage racist to be vocal and eg give them
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a sort of platform where they feel comfortable saying doing racist things and we've seen multiple issues in england also in italy and across eastern europe and the positive note is that clear voices in football and football in community have now come out and said this needs to stop one great example is rhyme sterling has taken a leadership role and oldest many strong voices now saying it is enough and we need so many more people to come forward and step up to the plate max now thank you so much can we appreciate it. and before i let you go i want to remind you of the top stories there we're following for you this hour. a saudi cortez sentenced 5 men to death for their roles in the murder of washington post journalist jamal khashoggi 3 others were given prison terms in connection with the campaign. in russia and i graded its 1st direct train to crimea since antics in the region from ukraine in 2014 points
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