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life there had been rumors. vice president says he died of heart failure. to a frightening new virus today our correspondent. good to have you with us joe is facing what could be the 1st major diplomatic crisis of his presidency moscow has recalled its ambassador to the u.s. for consultations confirmed he thought russian president putin was a killer the u.s. president was speaking in an interview. with a.b.c.
news he also promised to hold the to me accountable for meddling in the us elections director of national to this was the interview that galvanized 2 huge nations the u.s. and russia when in an exclusive interview with a.b.c. news george stephanopoulos asked president joe biden election so you know vladimir putin you think he's a killer. to do so what price must he pay the price he's going to pay will you'll see shortly the interview comes as the united states is thought to be preparing new sanctions against russia for its meddling in the election at an earlier meeting biden made a point of a mark to putin he said no he doesn't have a soul i did say that to him yes and to end his response was we understand what i would mean a wise guy i was alone with him in his office that's how it came about it was when president bush had said i've looked at his eyes and saw a soul i said look through eyes and i don't think you have a soul look back and say we understand each other it's unclear what kind of
a response moscow will have but no doubt u.s. russia relations have seldom been this low. or moral let's cross over to our correspondent emily short when in moscow and william group prof here in berlin emily start with you biden 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 scale in 2006 the killing of opposition politician but he's 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 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 reports from the u.s. blame small scope for meddling in u.s. elections 20 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 and misinformation working with you know russian agencies 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 and 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 infrastructure in the u.s. that in 2020 does not appear to have happened and only kremlin officials reject any accusations of election or ference have they addressed any of the specific allegations in that 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 meet the of his golf he called the report wrong baseless and unsubstantiated but the big news here in russia isn't so much the report and these meddling accusations of which russia has heard many in the past it really is
these killer comments which of course caused moscow 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 bloody demonstration is threatening rush sure with consequences what are we talking about here. we're probably talking about more sanctions sanctions have been 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 opposing the 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 probably much more that the u.s. department of finance and commerce for example can probably do to 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 contest u.s. and western dominance in that region. and that was correspondent emily sure when
they're in moscow and d.-w. is william glued croft here in berlin say to look at some 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 resistance to the military government in myanmar continues on the streets of yangon despite a deadly army crackdown residents burned barricades to block riot police the army has sealed off parts of the city and imposed an information blackout in a bid to stamp out dissent. a young marine scientists and activist plunged herself into a remote part of the indian ocean to highlight the impact of climate change on marine ecosystems the area is home to the world's largest sea grass meadow which plays an important role in absorbing carbon dioxide climate movement products for
future is calling for a global climate strike today. in the netherlands where conservative prime minister mark rutte as claiming an overwhelming victory in elections this will make him the 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 they 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 in for causes related to the corona virus that's. 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 back of me that is his office and my group 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 at the polls indicated that beforehand because in spite of a scandal that brought his government down in generally this last government and despite his really mediocre hand off the grown a crisis it 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 they 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 with the ill mark which is education what we did see
however and that was the big surprise probably was that left 3 english girl 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. well those are not the only parties represented that parliament understand they're going to be 17 parties in parliament what will 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 smaller christian party he can have his pick he could take in the greens he could take and pretty much anybody because he just needs a handful of votes to sort of make up a majority and he is such
a political chameleon that he's capable of really governing 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 in politics so a coalition to go she asians will be interesting there the netherlands turmoil in recent weeks we've seen 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 and they will sort of create some disquiet in the next parliament but on the
streets of the netherlands it's speed as usual very normal arpa thanks very much barbara there in the hague thanks so much. turns out he is president john really has died of heart failure at age 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 barbara fully had repeatedly played down the risk of the 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. futile arrangements have been made. and you will be notified and. our
country shall be and a mourning period of 14 days. when the flags south flight hamas and. yet she said he 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. so we were really shocked by the nice 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.
it was only last year that mcafee was reelected president but despite that support opposition figures accused him of cracking down on to st. but recent criticism has focused on his handling of the corona virus pandemic he drastically downplayed the effects of the virus calling on people to use prayer instead of mosques. in 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
a heart condition but there have 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 cold shoulder. president john mccain that it was related to. actually from elation or any regular rhythm of the heart. and stated that this is a condition. he had been battling with for over 10 years and it is no secret that. battling some form of ailment this was dispersed this information was public knowledge. or fully had been in charge
since 2015 how will he be remembered in tanzania. just judging by the. takes going. in. dancing in the sea. most people. don't want. people sharing those and expressing some of the people that were in. the president. still people in shock and disbelief that their president had passed on a mission that he had outside the country within the country. and. revolutionary leader. saying that. sweeping changes. and was very efficient. you see as the bulldozer
getting things done. 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 us who have no was very close. to the president and some going to prison among. them who during the elections last year and the reason why he chose. the president goes out. and i mean for vice president to run is vice president and he told the president the now president hu's and the reason why he was in the position was because i'm yes he.
was a woman and. in the abilities of women in what is. the cause of women obviously. in times and in history a vice president who's a few now. as acting president will now take on the reins as the president mentioned you probably go to answer and you also. thank you very much that was journalist in dar es salaam. now let's catch up on some of the latest developments in the coronavirus pandemic 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 of a blood clot fears a study published in the lancet medical journal shows the majority of people who have had cut it in are protected from getting it again for at least 6 months and japan will not extend 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 kovac 1000 pandemic prime minister mario draghi will attend a ceremony in the city of baghdad which became the epicenter of the corona virus outbreak this time last year as the death toll soared the on anything the world had seen at that point he. visited baghdad and sent us this report. don't muddy or cut him enough he shares countless memories with many of the people laid to rest here. if he was a member of the parish i was leading in about a minute of it all almost everyone buried in this section of the cemetery died from cove it this is the 1st time don madill has visited it since the pen demick struck the region and home with. it's like going back months and then like reliving the moments of the people who are no longer here to. help you.
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 discriminatory 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 european nations confronted with an unknown threat the authorities were slow to react and when the government finally did mandate lockdowns 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 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 i was looking for body bags because i finish all that but the backs were too poor to the. body of the people who are dying moments like that are no a thing of the past says dr who said joe and serenity depend demick 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 that me as of a virus that vantage now is that so we know very more i know you will know we're not alone are the enemy they have adapted their medical procedures and learned how to cope doctor and 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 a tragedy that ship italy and the whole of europe to its core 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 this coming out these 2 by its side during the church bells to notify loved ones under lockdown at home whenever trucks left the compound loaded with the dead though they took the need that upon them you have and with the will to one of the i told my priests that at the end of the pandemic we should be able to look ourselves in the mirror. he should be shot for it's not run away when our flock is in trouble and suffering has got a muslim up we going to be calling and want to grief on a frantic course the. one year later he feels fear has given way to
a sense of solidarity but overcoming the collective trauma will take time not just here at the church but in the region as a whole. u.k. or damning report 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 governing body even after it became aware of the abuse dating 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 filed but this was years decades after the fact. that the 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. the football association it was an institutional failing by the f.a. they acted far too slowly in developing that child protection of rangelands and 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 here to the top have since then worked to make amends and protect the youth. we have to hold hands up and apologize for the mistakes of the posse to make sure we don't repeat them but
that's not to say that football is not an unsafe 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. well moving on to the sport itself in the champions league the top club tournament in europe defending title holders by and munich are through to the quarter finals of this season's event thanks to a 2 legged victory over italian side lots you know. scored 1st and by and went on to win 21 wednesday night and 62 over the 2 matches in london chelsea events as well but defeating let it go madrid 2 nil and 3 nil on aggregate. you're watching news from berlin coming up next it's conflict in a tim sebastian interviews former campaign advisor and republican congressman jack
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