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ah, ah ah ah, this is debbie news live from berlin. the world's richest man is now the owner of one of the world's most influential information platforms. tesla sio, a lot, must close a $44000000000.00 deal to buy twitter. he says he will quote, unleash it's full potential and wants to protect free speech. also coming up, ukraine says russia is trying to disrupt the flow of weapons coming in from abroad . at least 5 people are killed in a series of missile attacks on railway stations as russian forces strike deep
inside you crate and turkey hands down a life sentence for human rights campaigner osmani kava is found guilty of trying to overthrow the government charges. he says, are fabricated. ah, and why would croft welcome to the program? a lot must they set to buy twitter after the social media company accepted his $44000000000.00 bid? the deal ends weeks of uncertainty over whether the sale would happen at all. moscow is best known for electric cars in private space. flight describes himself as a free speech. absolutist is pledged a largely hands off approach to policing. what gets said on the platform at a time of growing concern about the role social media platforms play in spreading disinformation. ah, last month you on mosque was clearly in
a celebratory mood as he opened a car factory in berlin. now the world's richest man is no doubt celebrating again, after reaching of $44000000000.00 agreement to buy twitter and take it private. while it's far from the largest or most profitable social media platform, twitter is highly influential. company management initially try to fend off mosques, take over with stakeholders warmed to the idea after he secured funding. the tesla co founder scene here and bow footage says he wants to use the platform to uphold free speech and reached out to opponents with a tweet saying, i hope that even my worst critics remain on twitter. because that's what free speech means. must fans on freedom of expression has led some to speculate that he might, on ban former president trump, who was kicked off the service in 2021 after the riots at the u. s. capital
the house republicans official twitter account is going so far as to urging mosque to quote, free trump. the white house declined to comment. okay, press secretary gen saki told reporters talk, president biden was concerned about social media power. new agreement might, well, i'm not going to comment on a specific transaction. ah, what i can tell you as a general matter, no matter who owns or runs at twitter, the president has long been concerned about the power of large social media platforms. what they had, the power they have over our everyday lives has long argued that tech platforms must be held accountable for the harms they caused. but for those worried about trumps re emerging on twitter, there was also some good news on monday, trump himself told fox news that he would not return to twitter, saying he would stick with his own new media platform. instead. our correspondent washington explained how twitter could change under ellen mosques, leadership,
he's made very clear that he thinks twitter need some major changes. so 1st and foremost, as he said, he believes it needs to be about in a free speech. she has criticize what he believes, it's too much content moderation on the platform right now. and if you look at that press statement that was released with his deal, most writing that she sees free speech as a bedrock of a functioning democracy. and he also sees twitter as the digital town square. he also wants to tackle twitter is algorithm to make them open source because he believes there needs to be more transparency in the codes that decide what content gets pushed to the top of our news feed and why twitter ceo actually told employees that the company does not know what you learn most cost and store for the future. so there is a lot of uncertainty about what she will actually end up pursuing as the next days go forward to correspondence to me. so it's gone to their reporting from washington, and we will have more on ella must bind twitter later in the business news with
christy plus. now it's turned over to developments in the war and ukraine. russia has launched a string of attacks against railway stations and fuel installations deep inside the country comes after russia's foreign minister said that weapons supplied by western countries would be a quote. legitimate target. moscow has kept up, it's showing of civilian areas in southern and eastern ukraine, a railway station in flames. in western ukraine. russia continues to attack targets all across the country, both military and civilian. well, the real way maintains the lifeline of the country. and so indeed, it's not all routed that important for over cohesion, france, but just for passenger traffic with don to have her please, who will come on the garrison thrones, not local trains are starting to run again. and keith buses and trams to listen to
the but it's not a while. official say it's too soon to call the city safe from missile or rocket attacks. and think of the life and the capital is slowly returning to normal. although nobody knows for how long it was donald though, while they only recently reopened to the public, the staff at this bar have kept busy since the invasion began in criminals to let the cooking meals for soldiers and emergency workers my special district. oh, but shall hold the mother of the week. deserved almost 13000 portions. already the kitchen is small and there isn't a single cook among us only bar tenders and waiters, but we manage this in eastern ukraine. it's a different picture. harkey receives incoming fire every day, but the city remains in ukrainian hands or with one. analysts says ukraine's defenses are likely to keep russia from making dramatic gains in the near future until one side is so it gets to weaken. we're probably not gonna see massive
changes in the line with the ability or village there, but we're not going to see the good type opperation for people perhaps soon. now once once like gets too weak, that will change. so i think we're in this morse more static slow moving a traditional age. but then when that ends, i can very these, in the, in the latest upload from ukraine's as of regiment. if you're not a video claiming to show people hiding in the tunnels and bunkers below, mario poll shows a desperate picture. food and water are running out. children wear diapers, made from trash bags. and the weary survivors feel trout in a senseless war. yeah, up on behalf of all residents of my we are poll. i addressed a world where he please help us. we want to live. we want to live in our own city and our own country, a norma peaceful life. we're tired of these bombings these constant asked strikes. how long with his love, who are we being rescued from?
i do not understand. help us. stop the aggression of the russian federation against my country. family above ground rushes military is slowly trying to grind out a victory for those caught in the violence. time is a luxury, they can't afford maternity, some other stories related to the war. your secretary defense lloyd austin, has arrived in germany following talks. and keith is scheduled to discuss ukraine's defense need with counterparts for more than 40 countries. nato secretary generally in stoughton berg will also take part in the meeting, which is taking place at the u. s. or i'm stein airbase, the largest american outpost. your russia has expelled 40 german diplomats from moscow. it's a response to germany doing the same to a number of russian staff earlier this month. the german foreign minister described the retaliation as expected, but not justified un secretary general antonio quotas is in the turkish
capital encore, to advance ukraine peace negotiations. he met with turkish president ratchet type our to want and we'll travel on to moscow. and then keith, ukrainian leader said to be unhappy that gutierrez is visiting russia 1st. and in turkey, a court there has sentence human rights campaign, or osman cove. a lot to life in prison, isn't guilty of attempting to overthrow the government. cavellas been in detention since 2017. he says the charges against him. i've been fabricated. the ruling by the istanbul caught true loud protests from supporters of horsemen corolla. they vowed that the resistance against the turkish government would continue. cavellas long imprisonment without trial had earlier prompted the council of europe to launch infringement proceedings against turkey. many had hope that would help his case opposition. lawmakers slammed the ruling up in the letter that the
government is without shame. there just thugs, like the mafia. how can we take them seriously as judges and prosecutors without cabala was convicted of organizing protests in 2013, against the building of a shopping center in eastern bulls, gacy park. the prosecution claimed he was aiming to talk, will add ons, government charges. he denies the european court of human rights call the case politically motivated. activists expressed shock at the ruling. it's far worse than anything any one expected, i think. and i mean it, it feels like a kind of a f, a huge act of defiance. coming from the palace. the court also convicted 18 other people on trial with cabala. they were each sentence 218 years in prison. all of the defendants have pledged to appeal the verdict to various dorian jones has been following that trial. we asked him about the verdict as my cavellas being sentenced
to an aggravated life sentence, and that is the most severe sentence on turkish law books. it means he will be in solitary confinement for the rest of his life and ineligible for parole. ah, this severe sentence was passed because he was found guilty of seeking to o for the government. supporting 2013 nationwide protests under the casey movement . and then subsequent 2016 qu, which prosecutor claim were all part of the same conspiracy. 7 other people were also convicted. they had the same is that 18 years in prison, on this case is deeply, deeply controversial. the defense lawyer in saying that this whole case was fabricated an earlier call type that acquitted capella, but he was an subsidy re away, re arrested and then face his latest court case on top of that little defenseless highlight the fact that one of the judges stood for parliament, the president ur once a k p party in earlier elections and demanded he be removed. they refused that they
dismissed the cases. the defense is arguments, although one judge did defer and of voted against the acquittal of the conviction, saying that the case was without merit or any standing. ah, we've also seen them now that the, the main opposition a, c h p, the lead a comma cultural has condemned that calling this a tyrannical of vertical president. no one has said the justice must prevail and that can be no peace without justice. further dividing the country this case april in the chinese capital beijing or rushing to stock upon groceries and household goods as covenants in case numbers, their increase, they fear authorities will lock the city down under china, strict 0 covered policy. as the country struggles with its worst outbreak into years, ah, rushing to be ready. in the event of a lockdown. these are just some of the millions of residents. stockpiling essentials after authorities sparked fears of impending lockdown.
government assurances that there is enough food have done little to dissuade cautious locals with cues forming outside some supermarket. while in others, isles ended up nearly bare of sought after products like fresh meat supermarket chains of boosted stock levels and extended opening hours in a bid to keep up with the increased demand. but some locals are anxious about the future. am how wills law were afraid that if deliveries are cut off, fella supplies won't meet demand if you seen so many people buying food at the same time made me a little nervous. but actually the situation is still ok. only 70 covered cases have been discovered in the city of 21000000 since the outbreak was 1st detected on friday. but authorities have responded with the same strict zeroed cove it toolkit china has used throughout the pandemic. mass testing is already underway here in beijing's biggest district when most of the cases have been found. and where some
residential compounds have already been placed under lockdown. officials say testing will be expanded to obit. 5 of the cities remaining districts on tuesday. residents, we hoping that a shanghai style locked down won't be next, but until they know more, many will keep preparing for the worst. and a reminder now the top stories were following for you. tesla boss, milan mosque has clenched a deal to buy twitter $44000000000.00 platforms. the board resisted hostile takeover bid, but since accepted the offer to plesk his vow, to uphold free speech and twitter. if rain says russian missiles have hit several railway stations in an attempt to disrupt supplies of weapons from abroad, earlier top us officials travelled to by train to keep, to announced extra military aid russia, debbie news,
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