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counting the cost black gold big dreams in a mega city in the desert why saudi arabia is pinning its hopes on a ram coach a future proof its economy to raise or not to raise a big decision for the bank of england and talking turkey the challenges behind its strong recovery counting the cost at this time on al-jazeera. and this is different not just whether someone is selling oil someone is very red it doesn't matter we need to think it's how you approach an individual and i think it is a certain way of doing it you can't just buy in just a story and fly out. al-jazeera . hello there i'm julie went on this is the news hour live from london coming up in the next sixty minutes. the us as thousands take to the streets to protest the
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jailing of kaplan politicians and arrest warrant is issued for leader car. series on the take back the city of dare azor isis last stronghold in the country. donald trump slams the sentence handed to u.s. soldier bowe bergdahl who walked from his base and off the courts into the hands of the taliban. i'm going to get your oscar in doha with all your sports news including the new world series champions the houston masteries paraded in front of thousands in their home city of when he met first. the championship title. of their very warm welcome to the news hour an international search and arrest warrants been issued for the as to kaplan need to put small along with several of his aides the former leader of catalonia remains in belgium where he fled after the
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declaration of catalan independence mr bush spoke earlier on belgian t.v. and criticised for what he described as politicizing the justice system. well david tate is following the first from brussels hi there david so we've now got to arrest warrants issued. yes at last they have been issued the european arrest warrant actually appeared at this office behind me which is the federal prosecutor's office it was fax or e-mail to then they said there were studying it and i'll tell you about the implications of that later but also on top of that. they also issued an arrest warrant internationally and i was speaking to an expert in european law earlier earlier on and she said this was a very intelligent clever move by the madrid court because it meant that the net has been thrown worldwide as it were but it's always been said. put
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some more wood to cooperate with the belgian courts and the belgian or thora ts now what happens is that under the european arrest warrant an investigative judge has to be appointed and a spokesman for the office behind me the federal prosecutors said that they would appoint this investigative judge either on saturday or on sunday this seems to be no rush but as soon as those papers are handed to the investigative judge then for other deposed cabinet colleagues will have twenty four hours to appear before that court and the judge will then examine the case he'll decide whether they should be detained where there's a risk of them trying to escape he'll also decide essential whether there is. a for asylum here it will be up to push tomorrow and the rest of the cabinet to decide what action they take but as i say within twenty four hours of that
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investigative judge being appointed. and his cabinet colleagues will have to appear before that charge and the whole process under the european arrest warrant anyway will tell you. some sixty days to carry through and even up to three months they can hear it another thirty days in special circumstances so this is going to be a very long process but looking at exactly what. i was saying in some of those television interviews and radio interviews he's beginning tonight he is determined to use belgium to try and campaign for the twenty first of december recent elections called by the madrid government but he says that he is going to cooperate he will probably surrender. appear before the judge over this weekend and then we'll see exactly what tactics his lawyer will will take to try and resist
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these arrest warrants now he's got a very experienced lawyer called for backup who successfully forte the extradition orders against the basque separatist organization that he knows the system inside out he knows on what basis the arrest warrants can be a challenge so this scenario will play out over the weekend perhaps tomorrow perhaps sunday but certainly the fugitive exiled ministers of mine itself will have to appear before a court in the palace of justice in this very investigative judge which is just opposite me at the moment that's where they'll be very soon but they don't have to surrender tonight until those papers and those warrants are with the investigative judge davidson's or their lives from brussels david trying to. now eisel suffered a major blow on two fronts the iraqi prime minister has announced the recapture of all current on the syrian border and syria's army is taking call control of the
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city of dare us or will just five months ago i still still control vast swathes of territory marked in brown here on the map including major cities on both sides of the border but it suffered a string of losses driven out of mosul is self declared capital rocka and the day was sore for the capital of an oil rich region which was crucial for the group's finances and iraqi forces that now have full control of all costs him last stronghold in the country we'll have more on that in just a warm but first a reports on isolated losses in syria. syrian army is expanding its military gains in the eastern part of the country government forces have retaken the city of dale saw after months of fighting they are now moving north to secure major oil fields but moving north could lead to clashes between the army and his main rival the syrian democratic forces of the. coalition of kurdish factions and
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backed by the united states of america. following a series of targeted operations units from our armed forces in cooperation with the allied forces fulfill their mission restoring order and stability to the entire city of the resort after destroying the hideouts of the remnants of the terrorist organization of. these are icily celebrating their control of their saw and iraq in two thousand and fourteen the group launched a spectacular attack sweeping through eastern syria. and city to towns on the border with turkey but isis gains was shortlived its fighters from northern syria following a major campaign by a coalition led by the united states of america and a turkish cross border operation in two thousand and sixteen. and two weeks ago.
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drove ice and out of itself proclaimed capital city with finally under its control the syrian army only have one more pocket of i still territory to delaware the border city of command. is already under attack there by iraqi forces if i see a loser book a man its presence in syria would come to an end the syrian army which has suffered major setbacks over the last six years says it's determined to take all the territory it lost including. well the has a couple problems which are still under the control of kurdish opposition groups. just. well we asked a syrian refugee who fled eisel control there as a war and who's now in greece if the government there will encourage him and others to return here's what he said i am what i am a from syria from. right no way i'm in the gates unless france. and two thousand
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fourteen there yes and women from thirty degrees. yesterday you know i have. from. out of from a friend of from my city saying you're in the government and then i've got a militia know they have my city they think they have the when the government they say or do you. know we have the result of the bees there and then we'll see if you have how many they believe you got today you killed the people and today you say for me i have to come back now. if i come back to their lives they are me and i have to be without me i have to go with you know with the government to be with me to kill another big winner from my city from another city in syria i mean i believe you on the moment every day to kind of the people in syria what we have to do well as we mentioned earlier i saw has also suffered
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a major defeat in iraq with the loss of its last stronghold the city of al qaim staff to hair has worn out which is in northern iraq. alcoa is hugely significant why because it is the last border point that i still control the border with syria the group made a huge point in their propaganda videos of showing them bold osing down these borders and establishing their so-called state while their territorial gains certainly seem to be at their very end it's also the last sort of areas that they control in this country in iraq there's a small area called route to the east of all crime fighting is still ongoing but certainly judging by the that the swiftness of this campaign it does seem to be over soon it will of course be huge victory for the iraqi federal forces once they can announce that i still is no longer in iraq in this terms of holding territory but it doesn't mean that the group will no longer pose a threat meanwhile the united states has carried out two air strikes targeting
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eisel fighters in somalia it's thought to be the first time it's targeted the group there well the strikes were in the northeast of the country where isis been gathering recruits and it's not clear how many of its members were killed a u.s. soldier who decided to take his post in afghanistan who was captured and held by the taliban for almost five years will not serve a prison sentence u.s. army sergeant bowe bergdahl faces up to fourteen years in military prison for desertion but it's a military judge ruled on friday that unless the punishment was appropriate jordan has the story. the u.s. army sergeant bowe bergdahl and one trial for desertion and putting his fellow soldiers in harm's way through myself at the mercy of the court it paid off he faced up to fourteen years in prison but a military judge ruled instead bergdahl will be demoted kicked out of the army and forced to pay a fine and the soldier's lawyer saying all that and his guilt is punishment enough
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sergeant bergdahl is deeply grateful to everyone who searched for him in two thousand and nine and thereafter. especially those who heroically sustained injuries military lawyers and some of bergdahl fellow troops had wanted him in prison for abandoning his post in afghanistan in two thousand and nine the taliban captured bergdahl almost immediately during the military search for him two soldiers were so badly injured they had to retire then came the political controversy and twenty fourteen the obama administration released five taliban fighters for bergdahl safe return this morning i called bob and janet bergdahl and told them that after nearly five years in captivity their son bo is coming home the trade with the taliban angered troops and politicians alike including the presidential candidate donald trump we don't have victories with sergeant bergdahl
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where this traitor this dirty rotten traitor. he gets no jail time it's no joke to think of it right. twenty five fifty years ago thirty years ago what would they have done being right the president's reaction on twitter release from air force one soon after the verdict a complete and total disgrace to our country and to our military burgles lawyer called the sentence a blow against trump's interference president trump's unprincipled effort to stoke a lynch mob atmosphere while seeking our nation's highest office has cast a dark cloud over the case. every american should be offended by his assault on the fair administration of justice and his disdain for basic constitutional rights pending a final review will soon be a free man but the notoriety attached to what he did in afghanistan and its impact
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likely will follow him for the rest of his life. al-jazeera well that's much more to come on the news hour the u.n. tells us julia to restore food water and health services to six hundred refugees and a man a silent tensions that. a novelty or a warning sign could a robot take over we're told one day. a french footballer suspended for kicking a fan in the head before a europa league match still will have a story later in sports. to malton i with thousands of people have attended a funeral for the journalist corona was killed by a car bomb last month the island observed a day of mourning and flags at half mast in brussels e.u. is calling almost as a find those responsible for her murder john how reports. daphne.
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was no ordinary journalist. at her funeral on friday friends and family remembered a tireless investigator who faced threats to her life and in the courts. in thousands of posts on her popular blog uncovered scandal and corruption in what her son described as multiple mafia state she helped trigger a snap election earlier this year after alleging links between prime minister joseph moscato and offshore business dealings contained in the panama papers many in positions of power politicians and the police had reason to want to silence on the sixteenth of october someone succeeded with the car apart. the f.b.i. have joined the investigation the government has offered over a million dollars for information but no arrests have yet been made on facebook her
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son matthew wrote my mother was assassinated because she stood between the rule of law and those who sought to violate it we are a people at war against the state and organized crime which have become indistinguishable. from the family made clear that maltese leaders were not welcome at the funeral and in a statement the european commission vice president france to months said the eyes of europe. is the last words on her final blog post for a reason they're a crook so everywhere you look now daphne wrote on the day she died the situation is desperate. the un has our sister ilya to restore food water and health services to six hundred refugees who are refusing to leave it still commission a prison camp on papua new guinea's man assignment services were cut when the camp
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closed on choose day the refugees are too scared to move i was into the community because of previous attacks by hostile law perth australia runs of short prison camps the highways refugees we try to reach the country by boat us describe the situation on the island as an unfolding humanitarian emergency our diplomatic efforts to james this is more now from the united nations. there is growing concern here in the united nations in geneva strong statements coming from the office of the high commissioner for human rights condemning the actions of a stray and papua new guinea and here in new york in recent hours i spoke to the high commissioner for refugees who expressed his deep concern we're worried now about the humanitarian conditions of these people because the center is closing. and no proper plans have been made to support these people so this is now the urgent matter that needs to be tackled that we believe that australia has
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a responsibility in helping finding a solution for this do you believe that australia in this instance and in its overall refugee policy is living up to its commitments in international humanitarian law we have had a difference of opinion everybody knows that over the outsourcing of of reception in man a silent in in now row and we have disagreed with this aspect of their asylum policy but we keep talking to them about that so the picture of them is is is not the is not uniform we have to look at the different aspects of australia's refugee policies and some are very good on others we the discussion is open the un has long condemned australia as policy of contract ing out its refugee obligations by paying neighboring countries to process asylum seekers the key now i think will be public
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opinion inside australia even the most neutral observer will i think conclude that the events of the last few days have been a complete mess when the refugees refusing to leave the camp have released a video pleading with the australian government to secure their safety they're asking to be allowed to seek asylum in new zealand australia has repeatedly refused and offered to relocate up to one hundred and fifty refugees. today every country around the world the new what is try to do today what they have done to us it's inhumane we are just a human being who are running from the war zone and we are asking for their protection we are not asking for a prison so this prison that we been in for years and how and they want to send us to another prison how long are we going to spend our life in the prison we are human beings we have a feeling we have a family so we need to get our freedoms police police police if you hear this message and we want you to act immediately we want you to stand up for us.
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liberia's presidential election runoff will be delayed as the supreme court investigates allegations of electoral fraud the vote was just take place next tuesday and was expected to mark by bierria first democratic transition of power this week the supreme court halted preparations says it will rule on monday on petition filed against the national election commission by the liberty party candidate who came third with a dress has more now from the capital monrovia. the candidate for liberty party chance from skin is asking the supreme court to council the vote and is asking for a rerun of the whole election the presidential election in particular he wants the court to set aside the move by the national electoral commission to all i don't know of between georgia where was former world football player of the year and of course the current vice president this is a job or kind according to mr. brown's came a lot of rigor irregularities have taken place in the october tenth election now
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whatever the court judgement on monday what is certain at the moment is that the runoff election between the two top leaders of the vote on october tenth will not happen on tuesday the november seventh this is because a lot of preparations have been put on hold because of the court judgment in anticipation of the court judgment it was set aside the the distribution of election materials to various counties especially those far away from the liberian capital monrovia as well as the training of officials to handle the runoff between the two candidates so whatever happens on monday in the supreme court judgement then definitely a lot of days will have to be located or rather the election commission needs a lot of days to make sure that all preparations i place for the election to go on . home calls for missing a politician has avoided convictions on
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a bribery charge after jewry returned a hunger addict for a second. in time david sanger chief executive between two thousand and five and two thousand and twelve is already out on bail after being found guilty of misconduct in april and son's future remains uncertain with the potential for a retrial reports now from rome. he was noted by prince charles for his role as finance secretary guarding hong kong's money reserves through the last two years as a british colony his popularity saw him elected chief executive in twenty five he served two terms in the top job it was his conduct between twenty ten and twenty twelve that led to his fall from grace the once popular civil servant became the focus of a three year investigation by the independent commission against corruption it found he accepted five years from tycoons while in the top job. in april this year he was found guilty of misconduct and was sentenced to twenty months behind bars
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the verdict made him the highest ranking public servant in hong kong to be giles but the jury failed to reach a verdict on one bribery charge forcing a retrial last month the seventy three year old returned to court he was accused of accepting half a million dollars from a majority shareholder in a t.v. company to pay for the renovation of his penthouse apartment he later granted a license to the broadcaster triggering accusations he was using his position for personal gain the former chief executive pleaded not guilty to the charge one hundred it means he avoids conviction for now with the judge yet to declare if they'll be retried. i don't chung isn't the only former hong kong leader if i see accusations of financial impropriety the former chief executive c y long is also accused of accepting illegal pirates from a struggling company that investigation is still underway but a conviction for chung could have ramped up the pressure to see why long to also
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face calls sarah clarke out easier hong kong argentina's former vice president has been arrested on corruption charges imagine a wardo is the second major officials in the government of ex president cristina kirchner to face detention was taken into custody by police in what has iris over accusations of racketeering and money laundering kirsner is also facing corruption allegations but as a senator she is in from arrest. now new figures show unemployment in the u.s. fell slightly last month but the long term trend is likely to be in the opposite direction artificial intelligence and robotics are set to take more jobs away from people as they become more advanced that's according to us study which found that automation could impact sixty percent of businesses or twenty twenty two ropes reynolds says in l.a. . don't expect this bartender to listen this sad stories about your love life he's made of metal and plastic and has no heart the world's first one hundred
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percent robotic bar opened in las vegas in june it's a novelty but also a warning sign till now most automation related job losses have been in manufacturing that's about to change there now it's moving over to the service sector and that makes a big difference jobs such as cashiers such as bank tellers jobs in the service industries jobs and food preparation jobs office support office administrative support the a lot of these jobs have a high risk of automation in the coming ten or twenty years it's already happening in retail stores more people are shopping online forbes magazine estimates twenty one retailers will shut three thousand five hundred stores in the u.s. this year that equals tens of thousands of lost jobs for sales people and support staff who is most at risk experts say african-americans hispanics female workers of
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all races and people without a college education will lose jobs to automation at the highest rates and that's going to really. change the face of our society certain cities will be hit the hardest by sixty one percent of the jobs in las vegas could be automated in coming twenty years and so a lot of the jobs are office administrative support there in sales their food preparation and so within those industries we see a lot of workers you know doing tasks that could be taken over by robots in the coming years it seems that american workers and policymakers are not ready for the massive economic and social disruption this new wave of automation could bring as a society i don't see us preparing our public. are remarkably silent about this issue forty of course you know we had seen we have seen plenty of technological waves but we claim this time it's different it's really different no one knows how
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this seemingly unstoppable wave of automation will play out but in communities where mining and manufacturing jobs were replaced by robots people are suffering from widespread poverty depression drug abuse and alcoholism those robot bartenders are going to be busy rob reynolds al-jazeera los angeles. and watching and as their news hour is still ahead well the away from the violence in myanmar we meet the range of people hoping for a new life in the u.s. . fighting and diction the americans getting professional help for their obsession with video games a blast from the past the patella spot see how the reality dread stars help launch up a record to templates to inspire. how
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it looks like you got a nice little taste of autumn for western parts of europe over the next couple of days cloud of brine spilling in from the atlantic that will make its way into the bay of biscay some wet weather pushing across that would be a potential lively outbreaks of rain pushing into western parts of france has a very of low pressure so this area of high pressure well that will get squeezed a little further research is because through the next day or so and the cloud of rain that we have across eastern parts that will eventually push out of the way to allow some brighter skies back in for saturday across the u.k. should be dry bright dry and fine i should say for a bonfire night by sas the evening but in the day lots of cloud of rain around heavy rain will be wet underfoot in the evening thirteen celsius in london where weather coming in across much of spain and portugal southern parts of france pushing further resources to go through sunday snow over the alps clear skies come back in behind and the ten or eleven celsius for london and paris so certainly cold
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enough cold enough to forget that around ten degrees four celsius in moscow others say that's warming up here then place a pieces of cloud of rain across the eastern side of the meadows well maybe brushing the far north of libya pushing towards egypt and some wetter weather spilling out to spain and portugal that will affect the far north america react with a high of twenty degrees. afghanistan has the best geology of both mentally resources and i remembered the why are they so poor remeasured me you guys would finally form a government that we may have the toughest in what essentially you know where the more we would close down the more they push back we knew it was coming to question was do we sit back and wait for do we surprise them with a preemptive strike on the on the one at this time one of just your.
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al-jazeera. with and for you are. a good reminder of our top stories now announces iraq and international search and arrest warrant has been issued for the acid attack plan prison was all along with
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several of his aides. so is armies taking control of the city of dare us or from iceland the same time their ox on is made major advances against. funerals been held for the maltese investigative journalist killed by a car bomb two weeks ago is the e.u. warns malta to find those responsible. yes president donald trump has set off on his longest foreign trip yet a twelve day journey through asia will visit china japan viet-nam south korea and the philippines as our white house correspondent kimberly how good explains the issue of north korea's nuclear crisis is expected to be top of the agenda. as president donald trump has worked to nurture relationships on u.s. soil with chinese president xi and japanese prime minister abbay dinners at mar a lago even rounds of golf president trying to liberty now trumps headed for his
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first trip as president to asia it's a twelve day tour to visit japan south korea china vietnam and the philippines and given trump's inconsistent stance on foreign policy issues no one's quite sure what to expect they will be met with fire fury and frankly power. looming over the visit is trump's brazen rhetoric with north korean leader kim jong un trumps escalated the crisis and raise fears even the smallest miscalculation on both sides could lead to war unlike the trip in the spring by u.s. vice president pence white house officials say trump will not visit the south korean side of the demilitarized zone overlooking north korea instead he'll visit u.s. soldiers at nearby camp humphries trumps meeting with leader moon could be tense trumps inflame the relationship by suggesting south korea alone pay for the u.s.
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missile defense system in itself. well moon has reminded trump there can be no military action against north korea without consent their money manipulators their currency manipulators trumps china visit may be equally complicated on the campaign trail trump bash china's a currency manipulator stealing american jobs officials say he'll make a similar argument over unfair trade practices well in beijing private enterprise and open markets is the best model to increase prosperity throughout the region and despite trump's positive relationship with japan's leader abbay there is concern in. that nation that trumps tough talk on north korea continues to put the country and wider region at risk those fears are casting a shadow over trump's attendance at two major economic summit in vietnam and also in the philippines overall it is i have to get genda for
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a region that remains wary given donald trump's consistently unpredictable diplomatic style can't really help it al-jazeera washington well i recall was an analyst for defense and foreign policy studies at the council institute he joins me live from washington d.c. eric a very warm welcome to the program so what can we expect from this trip do you think well i'm not sure if we should expect all too much i think the trump administration's primary priority is going to be dealing with the north korea issue and hopefully he will take measures to reduce the war of words in the level of tension that has been created over recent months we also might see some action on trade agreements and the there's been a lot of discussion from senior officials recently about indo-pacific security situation he might sort of outline the brother details of that on this trip as well
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so he kicks off his trip in japan and he's known to have a pretty warm relationship if i can use that description with shinzo the a couple of rounds of golf there maybe. yeah i think that's going to happen in terms of personal relationships shinzo abbay seems to be the world leader that trump has had the sort of best warming up to in his first few months in office for the first year in office. eric in terms of the security situation do you think it's a wishlist you know written on the back of an air force one up to that it might say that he wants to kind of play the role of d.s. in the sits the current situation given. this in our area with north korea is that on his wish list them will he be able to make some headway do you think well i hope it's on his wish list but unfortunately i can't really tell for sure i think a lot of what he's said on north korea that's got in the united states into the
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most trouble have been relatively off the cuff remarks i think the fire and fury comment was in response to reporter's question and the. statement about north or about kim jong un being a rocket man on a suicide mission that he gave at the u.n. was allegedly not language sort of talked about beforehand so i think the key thing that trying to do in relation to the north korea situation is sort of bite his tongue and speak in the sort of boring or normal diplomatic speak about presenting a united front and about deterring north korea and not insult kim jong un directly or. give very very good and open ended threats and these trips are always about trade on. do you think that the importance here is of a focus on china a visa be it a trade deal. i don't think he's going to do
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a trade deal of these of you china and in fact most of the sort of early indications coming out of the administration suggest that the economic nationalism protectionism that trump sort of comes to represent might win the day in china i'm not sure if he's going to announce any sort of trade punishments against china but there are certainly some in the works and certainly some being considered i would be very surprised if he would announce that in beijing for example but it wouldn't surprise me if sort of after coming back from this trip if he speaks to the chinese and they don't give him what he wants or they don't see some movement that he would like that he could have some retaliatory measures lined up for after he returns and what another goal which may or may not be on the agenda i'm thinking of you know reviving the six party talks which obviously went away some years ago. yes so recently there's been some news out of china that suggests to me that they
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the chinese might be trying to pursue this. for one they have smoothed over relations with kit with jay in over the fat issues slightly in in recent days and there was also some reporting that she jinping and kim jong un had exchanged some sort of personal message. so this could be a potential avenue for china i know that they are you know they are interested in pursuing the six party talks because that had a higher profile role for them and if they sort of come up with that offer i think trump should would be wise to take it because right now his pressure or his strategy towards north korea has relied almost exclusively on a pressure campaign and there hasn't been a real avenue for the north koreans to take that would be acceptable to to them to sort of reduce pressure so they've just sort of ramped up the pressure in return and i think successful course of diplomacy depends on both pressure and a viable off ramp that could be could be had and i think if the chinese are trying
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to do that i think they're interested in doing that then trump should hear them out and sort of listen to what they have to say i would go mice there joining me from washington d.c. eric thank you now for the first time since the start of the syrian war six years ago lebanon has appointed an ambassador to damascus the appointment by lebanese prime minister saad hariri has been sharply criticized by many in the cabinet which says it legitimizes the asaad regime into a tired reports now from beirut. this is lebanon's new embassador to syria the first since the start of the war arriving in damascus saad zakia comes from the ministry of foreign affairs and was appointed by prime minister saad hariri earlier this week but it's lebanese president michel own who is closely linked to the iranian backed hezbollah movement one of us its closest allies who is said to have pushed for the upgrade in diplomatic ties but on everyone is happy about the
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decision we believe that as long as city is seat in the arab league is empty my decision of the out of state. embassy in damascus should be empty off and i'm back but i think that presenting it could then should to wash out unless it is giving credit to somebody who can tough a million syrian lebanese syrian diplomacy has long been complex both nations gained independence from france in the one nine hundred forty s. but it wasn't until two thousand and nine that full diplomatic ties were established and the seas were opened and a basters were exchanged that's in part because syria first didn't recognize its smaller neighbor and then in the big one nine hundred seventy s. at the start of what would become lebanon's fifteen year long civil war damascus sent in its army to occupied large sections of lebanese territory but after more than three decades of occupation syria's hold quickly unraveled in two thousand and
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five and prime minister rafik hariri was killed in a car bombing and assassination some accuse the syrian government of orchestrating . if they want to improve relations they could not do it without the step so we have to wait and see is this ambassador going to be like the previous one you know like. just about. the formality or he's going to be an active ambassador is going to arrange meetings and so on my open is not going to arrange meetings and then not yet. the decision to upgrade diplomatic ties with syria also has syrian refugees concerned they fear it could be to an agreement which could see more than one million syrian refugees sheltering in lebanon sent back to a country still at war. since the start of a syrian war lebanon has maintained a policy of what it describes as non intervention but regional rivalries namely
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between saudi arabia and iran have led to political polarization here which is why the decision to upgrade diplomatic ties with damascus has sparked concerns it could lead to a major political crisis in al-jazeera beirut now according to the u.n. more than a million range i have not said persecution in me in march many are living in camps in neighboring bangladesh but hundreds of managed to find a new home in the u.s. as refugees all with the support of family and friends one of the largest concentrations of a hidden gem is in chicago as john hendren explains. half a world away from me m.r. hundreds of brilliant you have found a distant refuge in america's midwest but for many like abdul-jabbar a manilla their thoughts are of home their relatives in pictures and videos of their villages on fire you make me very sad and i mean even though i'm here in
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safety in you know it has to be when i'm. going to sit in here so i feel not happy some four hundred range of families about fifteen hundred people have moved here to chicago in the city's rohingya cultural center they gather for help in applying for jobs and get medical advice they also come to plead for help for their relatives in me anymore or as many still call it burma only solution u.s. military and united nation because china india everyone is highly. humid in the force military save life and this and people didn't need your help those here are learning to speak english . and they're starting from scratch part of that. in burma is that they have no real access to state education and so when they get
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to america to be resettled they can be forty fifty sixty years old and have no education whatsoever which means that my teaching english we have to start right at the beginning with the phonetic alphabet and just the sounds of the language and know that. they come here to have on avenues some call the most diverse street in america landing place of successive wave of immigrant to chicago from eastern europeans to orthodox jews pakistanis indians and now they're all hinges. here they form their own community where they share their own store and their own worries i'm worried about their safety and also about the food because the government not allowed any eight international aid or united nations it is a fear for those they left behind the real injury here comfort themselves in knowing it least they've brought some of them to safety john hendren al-jazeera chicago an american woman accused of insulting zimbabwe's president mugabe on
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twitter has been charged with subversion marcellas all of that he works from a gamba t.v. was detained in a dome raid on her home in harare it's the first arrest says the ministry of cyber security was created last month she faces up to twenty years in prison after calling the gobby a selfish and sick man in a tweet and sharing a post which referred to a goblin his wife and stepsons imported. donovan denies the charges as baseless and malicious were dug colton is a human rights lawyer in harare and he says a donovan is being targeted because of her work with work on the t.v. which produces political satire. it is actually to some degree outside of the typical modus operandi of. typically reserved these sorts of charges that this level of repression for its own citizens so it is it is an interesting dynamic that comes in with that with. the fact that she's
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a citizen of another country which brings in as you say the whole a whole new diplomatic angle which is interesting to see out plays out she's been charged with subverting a constitutional government which carries a very hefty sentence of twenty years in prison and is the charge sort of almost akin to treason that relates directly to her role with a t.v. and a subsidiary of macumba called open pylea which is which talks all about the work of parliament so this is really what we've been what we expected all along that it wasn't really about the retreat but but that it was really interesting expedition to try and get information about her work with macumba t.v. and to try and go through the organization itself stay with us here now desirous of next year. there isn't a thing that's ever going to be perfect but if the team goes on. a day after
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winning their first world series. game for the debate over whether to celebrate the white house to tell family jail. business uptakes. always going places together.
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business update. going places together. let's get all the day's news that with joe and don't. judy thank you very much will baseball's new series champion houston astros have paraded. in front of thousands of fans at home to winning the title for the first time in franchise history the
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astros boarded firetrucks as they went on a downtown take a tape parade they beat the. game seven on wednesday while the team focus on the winning feeling questions over whether they'll celebrate with president donald trump at the white house have become well both the n.f.l. and they have attended rescinded invitation to the n.b.a. champion golden state warriors off to route with still plans to curry so fall it seems the astros haven't quite made any decisions. i believe in celebrating these championships i believe that our organization should bask in the glory of what this work is done from the years that jeff has been here through through through me and in our long history what comes out of this moving forward on the on the political side or what we do or don't do or what sports has turned into to representing that kind of the country's tone well how do we decide in time we're not going to allow anything to polarize this this moment that we we want to celebrate with our fans if
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the team goes i'm going you know i'm not going to i'm not going to say no. you know i understand the impact of it i understand the stuff that's been happening in our country and yes that there there there is things that have to change but there's always things that have to change you know there there isn't anything that's ever going to be perfect but if the team goes i'll go french footballer patrice evra has been banned for at least one match up to k.k. a supporter in the head you a for of open disciplinary proceedings against him and the suspension could well be increased incident happened before must say zero probably game against the tony. in portugal the former manchester united defender was warming up when he classed with his own mostly supporters thirty six year old evra was seen launching an acrobatic kick at the supporters head and was given a red card before the game even kicked off. one of the biggest matches on the german football calendar takes place on saturday when by munich dortmund clash in
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what's known as classic of the club giants have dominated german football having won fourteen out of a possible sixteen league and cup titles since two thousand and nine by and are in a bit of a hot streak right now with maximum points from their last four games this one has seen the move to the top of the league standings coach you're behind this as one nineteen of his last twenty bundesliga games the only exception was a one one draw against dortmund the team who play in yellow will look for a change in recent fortunes though they've drawn one and lost two of their last three games conceding nine goals along the way. i don't want there's always pressure at dortmund and when you don't win a series of games in a road like happened recently then there's more pressure this is part of the game and then when you play against the u.n. there's also some extra pressure so you with regard to tomorrow's game yes there is
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but i is the coach and the players must cope with this because it's just the way to being a top team and club is just going to just follow on this i know from experience brasil won't falter and it won't be an easy game on the contrary it will be a very intense game because five weeks ago brucia was five points ahead of us and they were playing excellent football that is something we cannot forget that's why we should be alert and travel to dortmund with optimism but also with realism that means anything could happen in football the american city of casablanca pairing to host a deciding leg of the caf champions league final home team which does play out hey of egypt on saturday with a match evenly poised at one one after the first leg dad casablanca have only won the champions league once before that was in one thousand nine hundred two or they move recently they were defeated in the twenty eleven final now they will be hoping to take advantage of playing at home against the seven time african champions from
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egypt. of course and then no one able to the pressure will be on their opponents because they goal is to school because otherwise they won't have a chance of winning the title so we know that we must prevent that we must play the match intelligently and hope to school one or two goals first to win the title and satisfy our fans. a knee injury has forced tennis world number one rafael nadal out of the paris most is before his quarterfinal match the thirty one year old was due to face a phillip k. you know it shelf to beating public with us in three sets in the second round the spaniard is now in doubt for the a.t.p. finals in london later this month. i feel my home here for the relationship that i have with the french for the nation for everybody for me is a very dark day so it's not the right day to talk about london no dollar thing that i can say i'm going to do my treatment i'm going to that i my best. to be playing in london but i cannot talk about that now because he is
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a day. that is enough time for me from here. argentina's juan martin del potro won't be among the top players for the a.t.p. finals unless someone pulls out that sati lost in three sets to john isner in the quarter finals in paris the american can make the season ending tournament if he wins the masters before pulling greats have once again been making their mark in spain real madrid ledges role roberta collison emilio racked up the rap records during their playing days now they can add another of the trio helping break a penalty taking record with one thousand six hundred forty four spot kicks in ten hours the challenge is to promote the inclusion of people with disabilities in sports and that is all useful for now back to julie in london. thanks joe now it's estimated that more than one point two billion people play video games worldwide but some of them do it to such excess that it interferes with their daily lives also reports on the growing recognition of the threat that is gaming addiction.
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this is calling the blackout three it is known for having realistic gunplay alexandra de guzman shows us some of the popular video games she sells in her seattle shop and gives me a nose that sometimes players play too much video games can be very drunk like you just get that like and stand satisfaction. i definitely have interacted with people that i think that should. dogg. charlie baccy was one of those who needed to stop and came here to do it where outdoor chess replaces online mayhem he was gaming twelve to sixteen hours a day it was like a hijacked my instincts it put gaming on the same level as eating this is restart life the first treatment program in this country to specifically target video games
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and internet addiction but i was planning suicide i had lost my career in real estate to escape from the gaming addiction yeah yeah i didn't know what to do about it i was totally hope was the addiction remains he says and is a matter of daily battle it's a six to eight week live in program all personal electronic devices are locked away one phone call per week is the suggested maximum on the house landline physical fitness is a big part of treatment as patients look for new ways to fill the time gaming used to eat up the cost twenty five thousand dollars per person but the american psychological association doesn't yet recognize videogame obsession as a full blown addiction calling it instead a disorder that needs further study co-founder and chief clinical officer hilary cash believes that needs to change and will it just opens the door because everyone can say ok this is
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a real thing wow we need to study it we need to take it seriously we need to do something to mitigate it the ninety one billion dollar a year video game industry isn't going away and other countries notably china south korea and japan have been quicker to recognize the dangers of obsessive gaming and commit resources to research treatment and early education alexandra geese minigame or her entire life says she knows when to step away and knows that some who can't need help. her answer is great to have her whether defined as full blown addiction or just a mental disorder there is a digital detox for each year at a price which offer al-jazeera outside seattle washington. now more than seventy years after the end of world war two unexploded bombs can still be a hazard in germany so when i was a tenth of the southwestern town of breton spotted this in his garden and the areas
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of the morning he was understandably worried and called the place fortunately on closer examination offices identified it merely as a large vegetable couper's it the bomb squad was called off you find out much more in a website the addresses. how just they were dot com we'll be back in just a sec but watchable. the sky what they should be no borders up here. only horizons. as an
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