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this is news coming to you live from the 1st big diplomatic crisis moscow recalls its ambassador to the u.s. after president biden called a killer who will pay a price for meddling in the recent us election also coming up. those conservatives on the path to election victory exit polls showed him coasting toward a 4th term as prime minister in a poll overshadowed by the. president after weeks of absence from
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public life there had been rumors. vice president says he died of heart failure. and one year after. the pandemic in europe our correspondent hears from the locals overcoming their trauma and the lessons learned . the enemy. good to have you with us u.s. president joe biden says russia will soon pay a price biden strong words follow a u.s. intelligence report on foreign interference in last november's elections the report says russian president vladimir putin approved a campaign of misinformation aimed at sowing discord. among voters moscow has
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denied any involvement and just as it has also denied meddling in the 2016 vote which saw the election of donald trump on a.b.c.'s good morning america the host president biden if he thinks his russian counterpart is a killer listen to this you know vladimir putin you think he's a killer. or do so what price must he pay the price she's going to pay will you'll see shortly. or more let's cross over to our course was really sure when in moscow and william grew croft here in berlin and really start with you and says he considers putin to be a killer what exactly is the u.s. president referring to well of course he wasn't very specific but over the years of letting mir putin's rule there has been a whole list of pretty high profile murders or at least attempted murders for example the killing of opposition journalist on the in
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2006 the killing of opposition politician but he seemed sort of just meters from the kremlin walls in 2015 there was also the attempted killing poisoning of cityscape by the former spy in 2018 and most recently of course the attempted poisoning of say not viney the opposition politician that happened just last year and these are all killings or attempted killings that putin's critics have blame squarely on him of course the kremlin has always denied that and any investigations into these incidents these killings have never found any direct link to the president himself well you know the intelligence report from the u.s. blames small scope for meddling in u.s. elections 20 extents does it say that russia actually tried to sway the vote. well basically what the report says is it launched a soft media operation essentially influence operations of misinformation working
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with you know russian agents and allies of the russian state working with u.s. officials trump trump officials trump. people who know trump people like rudy giuliani for example is basically planting ideas into their head things like corruption of the biden family and biden's family's role in places like ukraine this is very different from what we saw perhaps in 2016 where there was also this social media misinformation campaign but also russia actively try to hack into election in for have they addressed any of the specific allegations in the u.s. intelligence report you know it was a pretty standard rejection that we heard of those meddling accusations from the kremlin's spokesperson and made 3 of his coffee call the report wrong baseless and
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unsubstantiated but the big news here in russia isn't so much the report and the is meddling accusations of which russia has heard many in the past it really is these killer comments which of course caused a mosque out to recall its u.s. ambassador politicians have been calling it here in russia these statements from biden hysterical on president presidential a provocation you know you have to understand that this is a personal insult against vladimir putin in a country where essentially putin is considered almost untouchable on the political landscape even his critics usually level their accusations more generally at the kremlin or at the government so biden really i think crossed the line for russia william the by the ministration is threatening russia with consequences what are we talking about here. we're probably talking about more sanctions sanctions have been
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really the big tool that the u.s. has gone to against individuals political military business people in russia but those sanctions have mixed effect they're easy to evade or just don't really quite land the way that people who are opposed to sanctions and from the u.s. government really like to see but there are still a lot more things the u.s. can probably do. policy experts say there's a lot of russian money dirty money sloshing around in western financial institutions is probably much more that the u.s. department of finance and commerce for example can probably do to go after that kind of money and of course working with allies strengths strengthening nato allies especially in the eastern part of europe the baltics poland russia definitely benefits when those when there is disagreement among western powers between nato and the e.u. in the e.u. and the u.s. so definitely a united front against russia will certainly be something that joe biden will probably want to show as a way to confront various russian actions all over the world that that test u.s.
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and western dominance in that region welcome thank you very much as william glue crossed here in berlin and in moscow w.c. emily short one thank you both very much. so you look at some of the other stories making headlines around the world today a gunman accused of killing 8 people in the u.s. state of georgia has been charged with murder the 21 year old was arrested after a shooting spree at 3 massage parlors in the atlanta area most of the victims were women of asian descent the european union has outlined plans for a vaccine passport designed to restart travel during the pandemic the so-called green certificate would create a digital document showing a traveler has been vaccinated or has recovered from 19 turkeys pro kurdish h d p party is fighting for its political survival after a prosecutor asked the top court to shut it down the party is accused of having
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ties to be outlawed p k k militant group h. t. pieces case is part of a long campaign to stifle opposition to president out of one's government. down to the netherlands where conservative prime minister mark is claiming an overwhelming victory in elections this will make his 4th term in office exit polls indicate his center right freedom and democracy party increased its share of seats winning just under a quarter of the vote will need to form a coalition with at least 2 other parties the election was effectively a referendum on the government's handling of the pandemic more than 16000 dutch people have died related to the corona virus. our correspondent barbara basell is covering that election for us barbara exit polls suggest prime minister margaret is party has won again any surprises in the selection. there are some surprises but not the one the big one this little round tower you see here in the
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back of me that is his office and my crew to as expected doesn't even have to shift his files he can stay just right in place my crew to has made the running once again and the polls indicated that beforehand because in spite of a scandal that brought his government down in generally this last government and it despite his really mediocre handling of the growing the crisis in majority of dutch people still has confidence in him if you talk to people here before right before the election on the streets they said yeah he has done ok who would have been wanted to have been in his shoes this is a crisis like we've never had before and he somehow managed to handle it so it didn't really take it against him that vaccinations are really slow in starting and that also the hospitals here in the netherlands where at a time really overflowing was the ill is so mark which is edge again what we did
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see however and that was the big surprise probably was that the left wing liberal party made a huge jump forward and that is going to make it tilt political shift in his new government because he will very likely incorporate them in his next schoolish. well those are not the only parties represented that parliament understand they're going to be 17 parties in parliament what all the future government look like. it's going to be a coalition that has been here like that for years people have become used to it and those can be quite diverse if you know makes a coalition was the left wing liberal to the extreme right she of course is usually left out there being pushed to the side and he can even incorporate the christian democrats and smaller christian party he can have his take he could take in the greens he could take it pretty much anybody because he just needs
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a handful of votes to sort of make up a majority and he is such a political community on that he's capable of really govern and governing with more on this in the other party he just sort of puts his finger up in the wind looks way it's blowing from and sort of slightly shifts to politics so kolisch negotiations will be interesting there the netherlands turmoil in recent weeks we're seeing riots could this election perhaps help bring peace to the country briefly because. the country has become quite peaceful again they have people have reconciled themselves to what's happening here they're still in lockdown but there is one result from those riots and from those people where you saw a huge numbers of corona denies the extreme far right they have gained quite a number of seats on the back of that because there were a group of people who said corona doesn't even exist open everything up again we want to be free and they gain votes so they're going to be in the next parliament
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and they will sort of create some disquiet in the next parliament but on the streets of the netherlands it's been as usual very normal arpa thank you very much barbara there in the hague thanks so much. turns in is president john who really has died of heart failure at the age of 61 he had not appeared in public for several weeks leading to speculation that he may have contracted covert 19 and been flown abroad for treatment really had repeatedly played down the risk of coronavirus and warned against taking vaccines. he hadn't been seen in public for nearly 3 weeks many began speculating that tanzania's president john magaw was in bad health now vice president who addressed the nation to say the president had died of heart failure. moti.
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futile arrangements are being made. and you will be notified and. our country shall be in a morning period of 14 days. when the flags south flight hamas and. yet she said suffered heart complications for over 10 years. the popular leader was elected in 2015 and made a name for himself as a corruption busting man of the people his supporters expressed dismay at his death . very sad and i am suffering because we had our leader our president we loved him and he loved us. we were really shocked by the news the death of our beloved president. hit us hard the whole of tanzania as a nation has been hit hard but for me personally i am deeply affected.
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it was only last year that mega fleet was reelected president but despite that support opposition figures accused him of cracking down to st. but recent criticism has focused on his handling of the coronavirus pandemic he drastically downplayed the effects of the virus calling on people to use prayer instead of mosques. in old english government no one wears a mask including me. proves there is no corona virus and god loves this nation nothing is impossible for god. the government of tanzania stopped publishing infection numbers last year. death means his deputy will become the nation's 1st female president we're joined by journalist. john fully reportedly died of
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a heart condition but there had been a lot of speculation that he'd caught covert 19 was that ever confirmed. thanks for having me those rumors were not confirmed and they remain. rumors according to the government because the government. yesterday on the 17th of march. giving the coles. president john mcafee that it was related to a crime in actually relation or any regular rhythm of the heart. and stated that this is a condition. he had been battling with for 10 years and it is no secret that he had that in some form of jail meant this was dispersed this information was public knowledge. or fully had been in charge
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since 2015 how will he be remembered in tanzania. just. takes going. in. as a hero. most people. don't want. people sharing those and expressing heartbreak some of the people that were in tears. the president. still people in shock and disbelief that their president had passed on a mission that he had outside the country in the country. and easy. revolutionary leader. saying that.
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sweeping changes to how government run was very efficient. you see as the bulldozer still getting things. action oriented and so to this indeed to a lot of tanzanians who now see him. now vice president. to be sworn in as the country's 1st female president or can you tell us about her. oh well some use who has a no was very close to the president at some point prison among surely had. during the elections last year and the reason why he chose. the president. and i mean for vice president to run is vice president and he told the president the now president. the reason why he was impeached all of position
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was because i mean. he was a woman and he. in the abilities of women were. the cause of women obviously 1st in terms and in history a vice president who's a few. acting president who will now take on the reins as the president of the national republican stance and also. thank you very much that was charles isaac in dar es salaam. it's catch up on some of the other stories in the pandemic right now europe's medical regulator is set to give its verdict today on the safety of the astra zeneca vaccine after several nations suspended its use over blood clot fear this study published in the lancet medical journal shows the majority of people who have head coach at 19 are protected from getting it again for at least 6 months and japan will not extend
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a state of emergency in the tokyo area when it expires on sunday but officials are warning against complacency. italy is holding its 1st annual day of mourning for victims of the code 19 pandemic prime minister mario draghi will attend a ceremony in the city of baghdad which became the epicenter of the coronavirus help right this time last year as the death toll soared beyond anything the world had seen at that point he. visited baghdad and sent us this report. countless memories with many of the people laid to rest here. he was a member of the parish i was leading in about him have you know who almost every one bird in this section of the cemetery died from cove it. this is the 1st time don mateo has visited it since the pen demick struck the region. and home with.
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it's like going back months and then like reliving the moments of the people who are no longer here. in which a few. of these harrowing images were seen around the world military trucks loaded with caskets starting in march the bodies of deceased were transported to other cities across italy the trauma turin's were overwhelmed by the numbers as part of a mo became the epicenter of the pen demick in europe more than 3000 people died here in baghdad. when the pandemic 1st struck italy found itself alone among the european nations confronted with an unknown threat the authorities were slow to react and when the government finally did man they blocked 1st in the region and then in the entire country it was too late for. the picturesque town became a killing field the question of whether this tragedy could have been averted remains unanswered many blame the local and regional governments for closing things
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down too late the mayor of baghdad denied a request for an interview. this was the frontline in the battle against cove it. seems from march last year when doctors and nurses were caught off guard everybody we spoke to here had just one comparison in mind war. remember one night 8 o'clock maybe being i was looking for body bags because i finished the backs were to put to the. people who are dying moments like that are no a thing of the past says doctors said joe and. the pandemic is far from over but for him and his team there is hope with x. nations on the rise and important lessons learned but we will have a different way sometimes because i we have all the mutations of the virus that vantage now is that so we know very more i know you were known we are the enemy
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they have adapted their medical procedures and learned how to cope doctor and have it kept a diary his form of therapy as he says his accounts of being in the eye of the storm were printed in a local newspaper and moved many readers including the pope who invited him to the vatican. these pictures of the trucks leaving town loaded with bodies soon became iconic images of the tragedy that shook italy and the whole of europe to its. before their departure don't come to me not to used to give his final blessing to the deceased here at his church which was serving as a makeshift morgue at the time the community suffered as coming out the stood by its side ringing the church bells to notify loved ones under lockdown at home whenever trucks left the compound loaded with the dead do they too key if you need that upon they may have been in with the with the weather that i told my priests that at the end of the pandemic we should be able to look ourselves in the mirror.
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he knew that we should be shepherds and not run away when our flock is in trouble and suffering he's got a muslim look we couldn't be quoting we want to grieve from the fatigue. one year later he feels fear has given way to his sense of solidarity but overcoming the collective trauma will take time not just here at the church but in the region as a whole. a damning report in the u.k. has blamed the english football association for not protecting hundreds of young players from sexual abuse by coaches it says there were significant institutional failings by the government body even after it became aware of the abuse they did back to the 1970 s. among those listed as failing in their duties top tier clubs such as chelsea and manchester city. it was a former youth player at the football club crewe alexandra who put the spotlight on the sexual abuse of young players police reopened investigations and charges were
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filed but this was years decades after the fact. that a player was andy woodward who in 2016 inspired dozens and dozens of others to finally speak out as well that was the year attorney clive sheldon was commissioned to independently report on the f.a.a. the football association it was an institutional failing by the f.a.a. they acted for too slowly in developing that child protection of maintenance once they were aware of child protection being a problem within the school and they should have done more to keep children safe this man barry but now was among the predators he coached young people for clubs like crewe alexandra stoke and manchester city from the 1980 s. he's in prison now but wasn't banned from football after his 1st conviction and release from prison it took until former players like andy woodward spoke out against him. the football association and clubs from the lowest tear to the top
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have since then worked to make amends and protect the youth we have to hold hands up and apologize for the mistakes of the poss make sure we don't repeat them but that's not to say that football is not in safe environment it is some abuse victims say the report on the football association could have been stronger in tone but the f.a. will be watched at every step by those who suffered over the years. and want in champions league football the top club tournaments in europe and defending title holders in munich are through to the quarter finals of the season's event thanks to a 2 legged victory over italian side robert that scored 1st and by and went on to win 21 wednesday night and 62 over the 2 matches in london chelsea at best as well by defeating atletico madrid 2 nil and 3 nil on aggregate. the use of
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climate movement fridays for future is calling for a global climate strike today thursday but one young activist has already staged her unusual protest underwater sharma son do you have dived into a remote stretch the indian ocean to highlight the impact of climate change on marine eco system the area is home to the world's largest sea grass meadow seagrass plays an important role in absorbing carbon dioxide but is under threat as ocean temperatures rise. just reminder of our top story today moscow has recalled its ambassador to the u.s. for consultations after president joe biden confirmed he thought russian president putin was a killer the u.s. president was speaking at an interview with a.b.c. news and also promised a whole lot of our pertinent accountable for meddling in the u.s. elections. this is g.w.
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news coming up next focused on europe i'm sorry marsha thanks for watching. closely.
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cold some water on the city or commodity starts march 22nd on d w. everyone welcome to focus on europe it is nice to have you here with me we're starting today in the southern part of italy which is known for its beaches its food its beautiful architecture and unfortunately for its mafia for example naples at mount vesuvius with its historic buildings and alleyways is dominated by a powerful mafia clan called the camorra.

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