a van driver runs into a crowd in the german city of months there killing people and injuring twenty four taking his own life. nice of form a double agent said again the british prime minister to let her see her poisoned relatives after being denied a visa. and a former head of the global chemical weapons watchdog speaks to r.t. about the script case and describes how he was forced from office for opposing the iraq war i got a phone call from john bolton from washington said that i just told me that i should resign said your management style is not the washington. post journalist voice concerns over a plan by the u.s. department of homeland security to monitor the work of news outlets.
place adjoining is you watching our international. drivers crashed a van into a crowd in the german city of moon killing two people and injuring twenty others the suspect then took his own peter all of us been following developments. been confirmed three people including the driver have died after a vehicle plowed into people who were sat at a cafe in munster now the driver we understand took his own life that's what we're hearing from the authorities at the scene that has been confirmed by the interior minister of the state of north rhine-westphalia where this took place another twenty people or so of been injured in this incident as well six of those are described as being in
a critical condition the authorities have named the main suspect behind this the person that took their own life at the wheel of that vehicle is a forty eight year old man i say they've named him he has only been named locally as the yen's are that's a common practice here in germany of only given the first name and the first letter of the last name when there is an ongoing inquiry a forty eight year old german national who is described in the media as having a history of mental illness his place of residence his flats currently being searched by authorities as they try to determine a motive for why this incident took place really terrifying scenes of imagine it's been a it was a glorious sunny day on a saturday afternoon this is a very popular place in munster very popular with with locals with tourists alike a popular restaurant cafe where people were sat outside there would have been a lot of people there because it was really stressful day i was working i heard a loud bang and screens and then the police arrived and everyone was sent on side i
didn't see much the police review or people running away screaming well official response from the german government has been as follows we heard from frank the president of germany described this as a discussing act of violence while chancellor angela merkel said that everything imaginable was being done to clarify the facts as well as to provide support to the victims and their relatives she said that she was in close consultation with the interior minister horst the offer as well as other cabinet members. to try to ascertain what led up to this tragic event that's taking place in the city of munster. the niece of former double agent circus cripple has written a letter to the british prime minister asking to be allowed to travel from russia to the u.k. big tourist cripple earlier applied for a visa to visit her uncle and cousin yulia who are recovering from a nerve agent poisoning but her application was rejected. not yet but i believe the
u.k. government should probably resign now because they have nothing to say anymore as soon as i saw the fusil i said that i would write. and address the us we have been through months of hell but we couldn't sleep at night we were crying with anxiety for l.o.l. attempts the whole family was exhausted yet i cannot describe the relief and happiness when we heard the you were there and certainly were alive the main thing i want now is to see them in person so i can tell grandmother how her son and read daughter as doing with my visa application was rejected now the whole world is talking about a political scandal but at the heart of the scandal are real people our family needs to be together we want to see our relatives and support one another it's a basic human desire to be close to those you love at a difficult time and i'm sure you can understand that i will put together all documents missing from the application and i hope that no brick logic tricks or prevent me from seeing my loved ones my passport is still the british consulate i
ask the king and you personally to reconsider the decision to refuse my visa with this person who victoria screwballs. the same earlier a spokesperson for the u.k. home office said victoria script files application have been rejected because it failed to comply with immigration rules however british media suggested the application was blog because the british government she was being coached by the kremlin of the time the russian government is using victoria's script as a porn in a political game russia's foreign ministry spokeswoman marie is a harvard gave her reaction to those rumors reports are now coming in setting and then sources in british organizations the foreign office there are various theories some even say she was denied an answer because london allegedly things that week terrorist group also because it is organized by the kremlin that's absurd. speaking on russian t.v. victoria script described a phone conversation with her cousin you hear who's now recovering in the u.k.
the child of interest there was happy that you were called but it was clear that she was not speaking even though it's been prompted french unit in the us that would invite you to discharge she was told yes you can talk of the which man that she was you know she had the number dialed of the youngest she obviously couldn't remember all nine figures of my number. so guess cripple and his daughter were found unconscious on a park bench in the city of solsbury on march fourth british officials later revealed the been poisoned with a military grade nerve agent named novacek a type which was said to have been first developed in the soviet union at the time prime minister trees in may said those subjected to such a powerful nerve agent may never recover but as we see now both are out of a coma and in stable condition. the former head of the global chemical weapons watchdog o.p.c. w told us there's
a strict protocol to follow when toxic agents are used and according to joe zipper stunning ukase actions were surprising. from my point of view. after a distance of sixteen years of course i believe the decision by the u.k. was premature you can decide in twenty four hours what type of poison was used and where it comes from why didn't they call immediately do p c w and why didn't the opposite w volunteered to take action because this is the role of doing the station immediately to go and identify analyze the victims take the blood samples and allies and try to identify because the have the capability to do that there are experts from all countries it's committee of people that are very expert very capable of doing this work so i was surprised and to see that it was so premature decision to identify the poison idea to find the source of the poison without giving a chance to the specs as though the international going to which is after all the
the national organ with the mandate to do this type of job many questions related to the use of this poison for example how do you control and limit the use of this boys into only two people if it's know of a truck as the announced it was it's not something that will not affect much mini more people. even those who use the guys the poison gas. well just standing there led the o.p.c. w. for five years from nine hundred ninety seven to two thousand and two and there's been much speculation as to why he quit just as he was leaving his position it came to light he'd upset washington by encouraging iraq to become a member of the o.p.c. doubly which would have meant iraq having to destroy all of its chemical weapons and that was apparently viewed as an obstacle to the u.s.
intention to engage in military action in iraq in an open letter supporting bush fanny many activists demanded to but will pace the head of u.s. unilateralism is starting to account of what happened when i became director general there were eighty seven members and when i left it was a hundred and fifty something countries so and in my last term to enlarge the membership of the of the organisation was convincing iraq in libya for example to join in and when i am no system number states it was a shock to the americans i believe. because the plans are ready to take some action military action against iraq accorded to fruition that i had it was obvious that. during the first yaki war everything had been destroyed and there was nothing left for you dr to be accused of still possessing chemical weapons the accusation was
that my management style was not agreeable to the americans the managed to put together a conference that was illegal for the convention and the conference was the one house that me for the lack of support. well there was one man who was particularly against stanley being the o.p.c. w chief john bolton who at the time was the undersecretary of state for arms control and international security affairs he's now been appointed as u.s. national security adviser and will shortly take up that position just have a star need says that his intentions to make iraq a member of the o.p.c. stood in the way of u.s. ambitions i got a phone call from john bolton from washington the first time he had contact with him and said that i did structures to to tell me that i should resign from the organization and i asked him why he said your management style was not agreeable to washington to dick cheney the vice president cetera said no way i don't accept that
so he came to the hague and you keep to my office and he said you have to resign and i give you twenty four hours this is what we want and i said no way i don't have any reason to doubt that over to you i was elected by acclimation by all the member states of a good musician it's only you you got to see if they are challenged my management style and they said but then again i tell you we have already discussed with your government and i said i don't know all the in the agreement with my government and they said ok so they will be retaliations and appear to to to to accept the consequences we know where your kids are and the moment two of mice kids were in new york the studied united states one of them is american for that matter was born in new york is a brazilian american and i had another daughter in london. and i said i'm not a peer of my family's is my family is is a whale of what's going on to spear to fix the course it was so go ahead and he was
a little bit shocked that he left his not a man you can have a dialogue with. orthodox christians are celebrating easter sunday and here in moscow or sir. the christ the savior cathedral of the holy father was the church of the holy settle come in jerusalem in the tradition that goes back to the ninth century and the flame was brought to most. churches throughout russia. has been following the main east the liturgy in the capital it's really a beautiful atmosphere here and the heart of moscow behind me is the cathedral of christ the savior and the ten minutes running up to midnight the bells were ringing literally ringing in the easter holiday which is of course the most important and largest holiday in the face it's considered the holiest day of the year there are hundreds attending the service in the cathedral behind me including the prime
minister and his wife they are listening to a service that's being led by the head of the russian orthodox church orthodox church that's patriarch now easter is celebrated today in the orthodox faith because they follow a different calendar where many celebrated a week ago but apart from a difference in dates many of the traditions are the same eggs and other traditional foods are eaten in order to break the fast that they've been following in the run up to easter and of course midnight services such as the one that behind me are being attended by russians all over the country. have gone there has been forced to limit military cooperation with the u.s. after bus protests explain after the break. the tech sector that's leading this rally we've seen for the past five or six years requires a logistics on a global basis to work in perfect sync so if there's going to be
a fallout if some countries are going to go to war with each other but are going to trade wars which can be cyber wars that means that platforms are required kristie asian and sinking fall out and drop out and crashing in different areas so their revenues have got to suffer as a result. the scruples saga is far from over but often eighteen e.u. countries send russian diplomats home it's already taken its toll on russia's relations with europe can this rush to judgment pave the way for a more measured policy in the future.
welcome back the evacuation of civilians and militants from ceres eastern ghouta has been suspended according to the russian defense ministry this is after one of the militant groups which had previously agreed to leave the enclave violated that agreement the district has been under an army blockade since twenty thirteen after it was captured by rebel groups rebels of use the district as a launching point to shell residential areas of damascus causing numerous civilian deaths so u.s. journalist mohammed our league avers the latest on the situation put into the russian ministry of defense official militants obstructed the deal of on their evacuation with their families from doing many eastern water to the northern syria and they also according to syrian official and military source blocked civilians from exiting from duma via humanitarian corridors and opened gunfire at demonstrators inside bill maher who are calling on the militants to leave of course
this comes after a sub for members and senior commanders are. turned against this evacuation deal reached last week over there inside duma and those senior commanders actually oust the. other commanders official who were negotiating with russia on this deal after of course developments the syrian government forces stepped up their military actually attacks and started a new a ground offensive against militants enjoyment in order to militarily get rid of those militants inside particularly of course. however before the deal was violated approved fairly effective thousands of people both civilians and militants as well as militants family members use. the code will still leave the district.
so most of the. united states will not be offered a military base in ghana the president of the west african nation officially announced on thursday. ghana has not offered a military base and will not offer a military base to the united states of america statement comes after mass protests in garner's capital against the military deal with the us the demonstrators were worried such an agreement would give washington too much influence of the country's sovereignty i think it is done and looks at how the u.s. and some other nations have been trying to gain a stronger foothold in the country. because some is wooing africa boasting about
their strong historical bond it is seven thousand strong. scattered all across the continent the impression this mouse makes is an ambiguous africa is no one's playpen but america's this impression is wrong though in fact many african nations prefer relations not secured by the u.s. dollar and ghana is the latest country on the u.s. troublemaker list and for washington it couldn't have come at a worse time the pentagon understands hearts and minds are there for the taking external actors may diminish u.s. influence by undermining our development and diplomatic efforts in africa nonetheless as the strategic environment becomes more crowded and competitive are engaging with external actors like china and russia will continue with an open and clear discussion of intersecting interests and differences beijing's clearly stepping on americans tollways in africa chinese firms have invested billions of
dollars into the continent's infrastructure their contribution has been the catalyst for a continental free trade area somewhat equivalent to the european union but much bigger soft power has got washington in a twist with sales pitches attempting to undermine china's expansion in africa partner with. good governance to meet long term security and development goals. this stands in stark contrast to try and his approach which encourages dependency using opaque contracts predatory loan practices and corrupt deals rex tillerson then washington's chief a mystery went on a charm offensive to africa back in march his trip coincided with russia's foreign minister sergei lavrov visit a clear sign more school is forced to do business with africa to their diplomatic marathon across the continent set off from the same hotel in. but there's no
indication whether rex tillerson managed to tip the balance of power during the visit after all why would anyone listen to a man who was shown the door the day he returned to american shores if i were a betting man i would bet the united states would lose the competition not only with china but with russia and turkey perhaps even with a state that because in part united states has a very arrogant attitude that it takes to which people from africa and that's to set aside which is in states does not have the economic right nancy to compete with china in any case in then finally there is still your nation on the african continent with regard to u.s. interference in the internal affairs of african continent all in all i would say that united states prospects going forward rather. than.
the u.s. department of homeland security is recruiting staff to compile a database aimed at monitoring journalists around the world under the plan the government will track more than two hundred ninety thousand global news sources in more than one hundred languages including chinese arabic and russian will also focus on so-called influences on the social media this comes at a low point in relations between the media and the trump administration with the president himself having gone so far as to call this a war. as you know i have a running war with the media take news media or press the crooked media as a failing pile of garbage fake fake they are among the most dishonest human beings on earth. or government plan to monitor journalists has been met with widespread along maybe the trump homeland security forces would like dissidents we're monitoring bracelet and submit themselves to tatsu to coup the office of homeland
security wants to docs all the journalists in the country this isn't bad at all when you have a president who has called the press the enemy of the american people i think in sunder standard for people to be concerned when d.h. asked announces that they want to create a media monitoring platform in the meantime a spokesperson for homeland security is push back against suggestions that the plan will compromise freedom of speech saying that media monitoring is standard practice for comparing critics to conspiracy theorists he spoke to political talk show host brian crabtree for his take on the plan i'm a little puzzled why everyone can't look in their own mirror in the united states and realize we do have a media problem here our big think we've got to do something to this incentivize fake news which is basically lying or creating a disingenuous presentation to the american people which is ultimately misleading as to the facts i don't think that that should be outlawed but i think it should be
frowned upon enough that society just doesn't tolerate it we've got to hold our media accountable to the truth whatever does that i'm for if we step one one bit over that line i'm vehemently against it. and finally on a much lighter note we've got a story from kazakhstan about the rescue of a baby squirrel.
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latest edition to make up as we go so i need to look at. what politicians do. put themselves on the line to get accepted or rejected. so when you want to be president. some want us. to go right to the press it's like the before we in the morning can't be good. i'm interested always in the waters in the house. first. about your sudden passing i've only just learnt you worry yourself and taken your last turn. to you as we all knew it would i tell you i'm sorry. so i write these last words in hopes to put to rest these things that i never got off my chest. i remember when we first met my life turned on each.
but then my feelings started to change you talked about more like it was a case still some are fond of you those that didn't like to question are. secretly promised to never like it's one does not leave the feeling of the same as one enters mind gets consumed with this to. speak to us there are no other takers. that mainstream media has met its maker. no where americans in america covering america new are called foreign agents.
and as an american i would be remiss if i didn't occasionally talk about the most powerful state in our lovely condrey the one with the largest budget the one people ignore half the time and then when they talk about it they look terrified like to my loser jobbers. yeah they're all worried i get by you know what i'm talking about israel. so have you been watching independent outside the mainstream news then you know that a week ago there was an absolute massacre in gaza is really not. simply opened fire on thousands of unarmed palestinians killing at least eighteen and wounding well over a thousand videos have been released of snipers shooting protesters while they were simply you know walking around or praying but if you turned on the mainstream corporate media in the rare moment they covered it we had to really look for these
videos try and find their reporting on it and then in the rare moment they did you get a more vague mysterious view of events the european union is calling for a transparent investigation this after the deaths of seventeen palestinians in clashes with israeli troops on friday deaths of seventeen palestinians but how did they do who know it's open to interpretation like a like a rorschach massacre or you know it's a rorschach occur it was crazy nobody does nobody knows how they died maybe maybe maybe they were playing pickle ball and things got out of hand you know maybe maybe they had some bad rall oysters at the gaza seven eleven they should have known never eat the oysters that are sold next to a homicide cannon all right everyone knows that everyone knows that by the way perhaps you know miss actually awful don't care hundreds of palestinians will be in the rest took place on the gaza border hundreds were wounded in the un rest by walk
by who they were they were just wounded you know like there's other things just tires as alleged terrorists attempted to quote in a field at baxter but you know i wouldn't sound is going to be like oh if we had murdered a few dozen pranksters in a way we stabbed them scallywags it was quite scary have you noticed both the u.s. and israel use the term terrorist to mean anyone we want to shoot or bomb but we're not you know we are not defined as terrorist when we should.