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anchor: this is dw news live from berlin. an embarrassing climb down for u.s. president donald trump. reports saying he has canceled a vote on his lightship health-care package moments before lawmakers were set to begin. we will go live to washington for the very latest. also coming up, police in britain release a new picture of the attacker khalid masood after fresh arrests. the counterterrorist chief calls a significant.
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remembering the germanwings crash. years later, families still angry at authorities. plus, good news for americans with a sweet tooth. german confectioner haribo announces plans for a new u.s. plants. sweeter for the economy, creating 400 jobs in the state of wisconsin. ♪ anchor: i am sarah kelly, thank you very much for joining us. we begin with breaking news. republican officials say the vote on donald trump's flagship health care bill has been canceled at the last minute. after it was clear there was not enough republican support to get this bill through. house speaker paul ryan is due to be in press conference any moment. we are standing by for that and will bring it to you live as soon as it happens. in the meantime we go to washington. our correspondent is standing by
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there. why did trump pull this vote and what does this now mean? reporter: we have to wait and see what paul ryan will tell us. obviously, the white house hold -- pulled this bill at the last minute, five minutes before they were supposed to vote. they pulled the bill. it looks like a defeat on one cents. a lot of people will feel that it is a defeat. on the other hand, it was probably the smart thing to do because they did not have enough votes. why fight for a bill that would eventually probably not even pass the senate? the president trying to make this an issue of, are you for me or against me? putting pressure on the people to have this a vote today because everything has been discussed. it was a measure, they realized
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it is not about i am for you or against you. this is about substance. it is about how health care will affect millions of americans. they have to get this right. they have to work on this more. there is no reason to pull this through tonight instead of taking the time to figure out what will pass through the senate and the house. sarah: but even still, it is no surprise this build not have the support to pass. we knew that all this week, that getting votes would be difficult. the fact that it isd at the last minute, what is it tell us about the president's strategy? heike: obviously, he does not really have a strategy. obviously, he is surprised that he could not get this through. he is used to making clear cut deals, take it or leave it, and move on. obviously, that is not how government works.
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this is new to him and he is surprised by it. now we have to wait and see how the plan will be. what are they going to do now? well they try to work with democrats? clearly, the republican party is split on the issue of what to do with obama care. sarah: what does this mean for his agenda? this realing and replacing of obamacare was really at the core of what he ran on, what he was elected on as president. what does this mean for him going forward? heike: not just trump but all of the republicans ran on repealing and replacing obamacare. we really need to find out from paul ryan what the plan is, or from the president, whether they are planning to renegotiate a complete new, big deal come out if they split it up and vote on repealing and replacing it later, hoping to get democrats on board to get enough of votes
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for a new plan. we do not know at this moment what the plan is. or maybe they will do little bits of it and not a big package. we are waiting for paul ryan in helping to find out more about what the plan is. for seven and a half years republicans have been talking about repealing and replacing. it is clear now to everybody they do not have a plan. not one that even sticks with republicans. sarah: health care, such a contentious issue in the united states. walk us through and remind us of the hot button issues. heike: here are the two sides that are really fighting. there is no real solution to it within the republican party. there is the freedom caucus, that basically believes health care not the business of the federal government. it is the issue of the states. they would rather not see any
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government involvement from washington and health care. on the other side you have the moderates who basically are on the side of the democrats, feeling, thinking that in this day and age people need to have health care and you cannot just have it for the people who can afford it. you need to take care of the people who cannot afford it, either. so you have those two sides. how to reconcile them is hard. maybe you need to look to the democrats and see how to get them on board, take the moderates with you, because then you would get a majority. sarah: such up polarizing issue there. thank you for helping us put it into a little perspective. as we mentioned, we are standing by for u.s. speaker of the house paul ryan to speak as this vote on health care in the united states is highly anticipated but has been canceled. we will go that and get your analysis after. we appreciate it. in the meantime we will move on
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to other news. two years after the deadly germanwings crash in the french alps the father of the pilot andreas lubitz has been sticking -- speaking out. he said his son did not deliberately down the plane. this statement after families of the victims are coming out two years after the tragedy. 150 people died, including 16 german schoolchildren. lubitz locked the cockpit door before crashing the aircraft. it was later determined he had been suffering from depression. with me now here in the studio is ronald krauss, an attorney representing the families of the victims including some of the pupils from the school. i am also joined by my colleag , charlotte, who was at the press conference earlier today. welcome to both of you. mr. krause i will begin with you. what does this mean when
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the father of the copilot today of all days says his son was not oppressive -- depressive and said yes to life, how did that make them feel? >> holding a press conference on the very day of the anniversary made them suffer. they were at a point where they were not just over it, but getting along with it. then they hear the father is coming up with apologies and that made them suffer. sarah: charlotte, you were at the press conference where he made that announcement. walk us through what happened. >> it was at times and uncomfortable press conference. i have never been to one quite like it. it was scheduled for 10:30. the father came out at a quarter to 2:00. i do not know if it was deliberate. there was no explanation.
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the first thing that happened, we had a monologue from the father where he explained that he just wanted to find the truth. he said he had lost someone in this crash. he also defended the day it was taking place, saying it was a moment to do it. although he said he recognized people would find it uncomfortable. he did not want to offend anybody. that is what he did. it is very uncomfortable. for journalists, as well. it was a strange moment where they tried to question him at the end and say, why today? what he said at the beginning was all he wanted to say, the journalists try to quiz him more. we have to speak on behalf of the families and ask, why today? there was a round of applause from journalists, which i have never seen before. it was surreal. sarah: ronald, what do the people you represent feel about that?
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do they also have doubts about the investigation or are they happy with the findings? ronald: they have accepted what the findings of the public body that represents the investigators that look into it. they delivered a full report and they have accepted that. it is hard to believe there is another explanation that is given by the father. the findings like the cockpit door that was not working or fumes in the aircraft, that is very weird. sarah: that aside, generally speaking, do they feel their general concerns are addressed by the authorities? ronald: to a certain extent, yes. they are disappointed both by live tens of -- lufthansa and they said they would take every effort to help them.
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two years after that it looks grim to them. the compensation they are offered is very little. further, the investigation did not look into the medical aspects. so they are disappointed to a certain extent that there are facts missing. sarah: we have heard another lawyer of the victims' families , you seeking more compensation from germanwings' parent company lufthansa. are you going the same route? ronald: we have to look at different countries. they are governed by personal laws. we have a choice of law or conflict. for the spanish victims it is an adequate law. for german victims, it is not enough. sarah: charlotte, i am going to turn back to the press conference we had today. we mentioned lubitz's father had alternative theories he was putting forward.
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are there any next steps he plans to take? charlotte: yes. the investigators look at the evidence they have presented and move it further. he wanted to use this moment to speak out. he is speaking out in public for the first time. i think he wanted to change the narrative we have seen in the media about his son. the idea that his son is a mass murderer, you can see he is a father grieving. but at the same time as you watched him steel himself, you have to remember today was the day of the crash and have a little respect for the families. sarah: a somber anniversary. new realm -- new revelations here. thank you for sharing your insights here. ronald krause, we appreciate your insight. and my colleague charlotte chelsea until -- chelsom-pill.
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the european union celebrates its 16th birthday tomorrow. leaders from 27 countries are in rome including angela merkel. they met with pope francis at the vatican. he said it europe is facing a vacuum of the values and condemned anti-immigrant said -- sentiment. he said they should look at achievements of the past and lay out a vision for the future. it will be tempered by britain's proposed exit from the block come a which is said to be triggered next week. you are watching dw news. we returned were top news. in the united states the vote on the health care bill has been canceled. u.s. speaker of the house paul ryan speaking about that right now. let's listen. >> are all of us willing to give a little to get something done? say yes to the very good even
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though it is not perfect? if we are willing to do that, we still have such an incredible opportunity in front of us. there remains so much we can do to help improve people's lives and we will. i have to tell you, that is why i am here. i know it is why every member of this conference is here to make it a better country. we want american families to feel more comfortable with their lot in life. we want the next generation to know that the best days in this country are still ahead of us. i am proud of the bill we introduced. it would introduce a dramatic improvement and provide relief from those hurting under obamacare. most troubling, the worst is yet to come with obamacare. i am proud of the long, inclusive number-driven process we had. any member who wanted to engage constructively to improve this bill, could. i want to think so many members who helped make this bill better. a lot of our members put a lot of hard work in this.
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i want to thank the president, the vice president, tom price, mick mulvaney, and the entire white house team. the president gave his all in this effort. we did everything we could to help people see the opportunity in this bill. he has been fantastic. still, we have to do better and we will. this is a sad but -- setback. but it is not the end of the story. i know we are motivated more than ever to step up our game and deliver promises. everyone is committed to seizing this opportunity we have. i sure am. >> [indiscernible] -- do you plan to help it along and prop it up? speaker ryan: the question is, do we prop it along?
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it is so fundamentally flawed i do not know that that is possible. what we are worried about, you have heard me say this all along, the coming premium increases coming with this health system. that is my big concern. we did not quite get consensus today. what we have is a member-driven process trying to get consensus. we came close but did not get that consensus. the wise thing to do is not to proceed with the vote but to pull the bill and see what we can do. i do not think the law as it is fashioned will be able to survive. we are going to figure out what the next steps are. >> conservatives of the freedom caucus [indiscernible] speaker ryan: i do not want to cast blame. there is a block of no votes and that is why this did not past.
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there was a sufficient number of votes that prevented it from passing and they did not change their votes. we were close. some of the members of that caucus were voting with us but not enough work. i met with their chairman earlier today. he made clear to me the voice would not -- the votes would not be there. >> you swept the house majority with a promise, the white house with a promise to repeal obamacare. [indiscernible] sorry folks, we just cannot figure it out. speaker ryan: that is a good question, i believe i -- i wish we had an answer for you. obamacare is hurting families, it was designed in a flawed way. we believe this bill is the best way to go but we did not quite get the consensus to get there. >> the bottom line is obamacare
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-- sarah: you have been watching u.s. speaker of the house paul ryan addressing the press on a day when a crucial vote was scheduled to happen, the vote on the republican plan to repeal and replace obamacare. we know that vote will not go ahead. paul ryan explaining to everybody why that was, why there was not sufficient capability to whip up those votes. he made the case for that bill, acknowledging it was fundamentally flawed. he said they would be looking toward the future. let's turn to other news because british police have released a new image of khalid masood, the man who attacked london's houses of parliament wednesday. they search for extremist links he may have had and made two further arrest this morning in a development investigators described as significant. reporter: the face behind wednesday's barbaric act,
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52-year-old british-board -- born khalid masood. he was shot dead after driving into the destiny and then fatally stabbing a police officer keith palmer outside parliament. they are investigating if masood was a lone wolf or part of a wider network. >> we are investigating anybody who knew khalid masood well. anyone who knew who his associates were or could provide information about places he recently visited. there may well be people out there who did have concerns about masood, but were not sure or did not feel comfortable for whatever reason to pass information to us. i ask anyone with such information to call us. reporter: police have now made a number of arrests, including two
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they describe as a significant. london mayor sadiq khan visited scotland yard to pay tribute to officer keith palmer. he is seen here with a trust less than an hour before he was killed. three people died after being hit on westminster bridge. religious leaders have come together to pray for the victims. they observed a minute of silence at the iconic westminster abbey, not far from the site of the attacks. a display of unity in a moment of grief and crisis. sarah: we're joined now from london by a professor who specializes in radicalization at a think tank. thank you for being with us. based upon what we know so far about masood, is there anything to suggest what might have led to his radicalization?
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>> we are still trying to put the pieces together. at this stage, the information is limited. we know he had a history of criminality. he was in prison for various offenses. along that journey to radicalization, he must have engaged in various activities, or associated himself with radicalized groups. or not, he could have easily been what is called a bedroom jihadi. we have not been able to piece these things together at all. sarah: when we look at radicalization, in your expert opinion, is this primarily a psychological problem or our politics and society more to blame? >> it is a combination of all three. the political context is very important to bear in mind. must of the grievances that have prevailed deal with foreign
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policy. and there are issues of integration in terms of social ability, feeling a sense of belonging and hope in relation to their roles in society. but there are also psychological triggers that can make people want a and capable. there are many risks in all of these spheres. sarah: how about the attention paid to an attack like this? this is helped to fuel further attacks? mr. abbas: this has been argued and considered over the past few days. terrorism is the deed itself, the act that creates the message. the more we talk about it, it is the oxygen that adds to various psychological perspectives that help to mobilize forces of radicalization. we have to be careful how we talk about this. sarah: if you are making policy recommendations to authorities, what measures can be put in place to tackle radicalization? what is effective? mr. abbas: there is a whole host
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of measures. some argued to be more effective than others. in particular, when it comes to community engagement and development and resilience, building the confidence to be able to tackle issues as they emerge. but there are also protective measures introduced such as various architectural enhancements in front of buildings to prevent vehicles from ramming. and there are coordination attempts made with other intelligence and security agencies to make sure shared information is keeping track of things. sarah: thank you very much for your insights on this area he specializes in radicalization at a institute, a security think tank. it is time for business news. financial markets have been anxiously eying the lead up to the u.s. health care bill. we know now that vote will not
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go ahead and i am sure markets are reacting. >> investors have anxiously been watching the lead up to this health care bill because they see it as a test of what donald trump can do in making his campaign promises come to life. we will get to analysis and a second. there is one piece of good news for the u.s. president. battleground state wisconsin will get 400 new jobs as german candy maker haribo will open its first plant outside europe. -- first plant outside europe. >> u.s. president promised he would be the greatest job president. thanks to haribo, 400 jobs are coming to wisconsin. the state governor, scott
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walker, tweeting the news. writing, great teamwork to bring haribo's facility to kenosha county. twitter users in the u.s. excited about the prospect of employment opportunities. welcome to the u.s., haribo, jobsforamerica. the possibility of satire was irresistible to some. it could be a sweet deal for the group, using the u.s. as a base to export into neighboring countries. plus, u.s. president has threatened german companies with import tariffs. the gummy bears may be spared a similar fate. >> coming back to the news of the hour, the u.s. health care bill has been pulled by republicans. investors are anxiously eying
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the buildup to this vote. let's hear from our man in new york. news of the bill coming in a minutes before the end of the trading session. how did wall street react? >> it was impossible to create this environment. we saw some bigger swings. for example, the hospital operators saw big gains here in the friday session. mainly if the american health care act of donald trump would have passed, and meant a lot of people, 20 million people, would have lost health insurance. hospitals might have been left alone with the cost of some people. that is where we saw the rally. on the other side, may be new administration will try to put pressure on prices.
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we saw stocks of drug companies trading lower overall. the markets traded lower on friday and it was the worst week so far on wall street since the presidential election. >> thank you so much for that analysis. sarah: thank you very much. a quick reminder of our top story, republican lawmakers have pulled donald trump's health care bill from congress moments before lawmakers were due to vote. they were unable to garner enough backers for the legislation. i am sarah kelly in berlin. thank you for watching. [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit]
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