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this is. hello i'm citizen this is a news out of life from london coming out. so silly joke really that absolutely absolutely no solution denies any links with russia during last year's election campaign off to his former national security adviser agrees to cooperate with the f.b.i. investigation. finds it intensifies between rival groups in yemen as capital found with reports of at least. on protests in germany as the far right a.f.d. party meets to choose its new leadership. in sport balsall on a dropped points but do stay top off the spanish league was a messy bun score as boss for help to a teacher drop by celta vigo. the
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u.s. president donald trump has again insisted there was no collusion between his campaign and russia during the twenty sixteen presidential election he also tweeted that while he fired his national security adviser for lying to the vice president and the f.b.i. might things actions well awful on saturday trump was asked about flynn's decision to call for a with the f.b.i. investigation as part of a deal has admitted he had lied about contacting the russian ambassador last december and said he was directed to do so by a senior member of chum's transition team it pointed to be son in the person and this was a response. what was that showed no solution no killer just said absolutely with absolutely no clue so we're very happy we'll see what happens thank
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you all very much was that fry a big because he's a national security reporter with newsweek on joins us live now from washington d.c. thanks very much for talking to is offensive i suppose my question should be could have tweet bring down the president was just mentioning that tweet just this morning and the u.s. where he said i had to fire general flynn because he lied to the vice president and the f.b.i. and that's him admitting that he knew it would appear that the very least it knocks one of the dominoes over that would be required to prove obstruction of justice him demonstrating dolly that the f.b.i. had indeed done this interview with flynn and that flynt had lied in the interview in advance of his firing and then his request to jim comi that he dropped the investigation into flynn is at the very least a demonstration of motive is this the key really now finding out where the lines of law you feel like there is this the way you think the investigation's going to go
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is not so much what was done but almost to deny that it happened well at the moment we don't have clear evidence of collusion specifically what it appears that the special counsel is looking into when it comes to obstruction of justice is the aftereffect what happened during the transition period and how the administration responded to this investigation and in fact this would be the beginning of that process of determining whether obstruction of justice occurred and that would be the most obvious charge that could bring down trump if it could be proven and i suppose everybody's asking who these key figures are despite somebody from gyra kirshner these senior officials within the transition team and what sort of names are coming out at the moment on your side of the pond. well at the moment there's no clear confirmation for anyone besides jared cushion or but we've heard k.t.
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mcfarland we've heard mike pence we've heard several different names tossed around at the moment what i'll say is that motors investigation is doing an excellent job of keeping tight lipped on their progress and what they're finding and so while we get speculation in the case of cushion or there seems to be confirmation because of some of the people in the room when flynn was having that conversation it's really speculation at this point and also i think one of the interesting ones that seem to have come out on friday was this question of why it's not paying as much talked about with george papadopoulos that he indeed had to agree to be pots of some sort of why it's nothing but it seems now the speculation is that mike flynn did the sign. it's certainly possible there was an interesting distinction between the plea agreements that papadopoulos and flynn signed flynn's agreement specifically includes the idea of him working undercover with the f.b.i. as part of the investigation now the odd part about that is plea agreements or relevance to future actions and now that we all know that this plea agreements out
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there would be very hard for mike flynn to do anything undercover but the fact it was included in there could suggest that he was indeed working undercover at some point with a wire or it could just be a message to other people in snared in this investigation that they are doing whatever they can to try to find malfeasance you mentioned just before how how tightly the mother investigation had been so far and none of us seem to know whether he was going to plead guilty or not before he appeared in court on friday does that mean we're really not quite clear which way the investigation is going to go and how quickly things could start to develop in the coming week. i think it's absolutely right as a reporter it's frustrating but i begrudgingly respect the fact that they're doing a very good job of keeping quiet on the progress they're making just as you pointed to the demonstration of not knowing which way flynn would plead although i think we have pretty clear indications that he's going to plead guilty is a clear sign that they're building a case and they're doing it without
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a cli and that the rest of us can speculate but that we don't really know until they decide to make something public frustrating that with an extraordinary time to bear reports washington d.c. thanks very much for joining is that fry of banks meanwhile the u.s. senate has approved one of president obama's main legislative goals the largest tax cuts and more than thirty years the bill slashes taxes for corporations along with the wealthy and yes will modest relief to most of the american taxpayer as but a senate committee has warned it will add one trillion dollars to the budget deficit takoma reports after last minute changes to appease some holdouts the tax bill passed by the narrowest of margins the user fifty one and the nays are forty nine. all republicans with one exception voted for the bill which their leader hailed as a tonic for the u.s. economy we have an opportunity now to make america more competitive and to keep
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jobs from being shipped offshore and provide substantial relief to the middle class but democrats called it a bonanza for multinational corporations and the ultra rich while adding more than a trillion dollars to the u.s. debt there is a trail of broken promise broken promises to working families and a mad dash to pass this bill and the american people understand this is the business fired up of continuing attacks on medicare and medicaid and social security. most economists have been skeptical that the tax cuts will generate enough growth to make up for the loss in government revenue as the republicans have promised public opinion polls show that voters largely oppose the bill based on doubt it will amount to a net gain for most households but its passage would be the biggest republican legislative achievement since donald trump became president we got no democrat help
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but i think that's going to cost him very big in the election because basically they voted against tax cuts and i don't think politically it's good to vote against tax cuts the senate and house which already passed its own versions of tax cuts must still agree on bridging the differences but trump said he looked forward to signing a final bill before christmas tom ackerman al-jazeera washington the former yemeni president ali abdullah saleh has called for a joint ceasefire between his supporters on the who say rebels and the saudi led coalition at least forty people have been killed in sana over the past few days in fighting between the two sides as well. gunshots reverberate through the ransack streets of yemen's capital sana'a the civil strife that has brought misery to millions of people now the country's former president ali abdullah saleh is calling for dialogue with the saudi led coalition
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forces while they need to lift the blockade and open the airports and allow food and medicine into the country we will open a new page for them for dialogue what is happening in yemen is enough. sellers one time ally who. has accused him of deliberately create an unrest to create divisions amongst the anti saudi led coalition bloc who see says his group's focus was always to protect yemen's internal security guard hospitals and mosques and the local machine tell every militia that you are actually suspicious and we have. nothing good for you you're not heroes you're not you're not good people when. the mosque when he asked. where you were then where you were then defending or doing anything you were nothing but
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arriving but analysts think outside pressure may have influence shift and allegiance yemen was already struggling before the war now the u.n. calls it the largest humanitarian crisis in the world of its twenty five million people twenty million rely on humanitarian assistance i think it's very clear that he maybe wants to but one of his family members and power to share power with the current legitimate government so i think maybe it seems to me that they might be some collaboration between regional powers. and maybe the legitimate government to somehow overthrow the houthi is first and then have a sort of serious political talk the saudi led coalition and. the blockade on all of yemen's ports and airports last month after the who thieves fired a missile that may have targeted riyadh as a result seven to eight million yemenis are on the brink of famine the countries also suffering from a quarter epidemic which aid workers predict could hit one million sufferers by the
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end of the year now the conflict between salah supporters and who's the forces could mean more hardship for the people of yemen on a hoax that their picture sells for is a researcher at the chatham house think tank he says the situation in yemen is likely to get worse before any deal may be reached what solace said today was in effect that he is splitting from his coalition with the who theses with this this rebel group that took over in september of two thousand and fourteen and he's telling the coalition let's have a ceasefire you guys don't get involved in this right now i'll take care of business here in sanaa i'll get rid of the who these and then we can work on a deal and what we're hearing is that this is been worked out through back channels previous to to what's happened over the last few days and that there is a deal in principle the people are willing to partake and i think it's almost certain that things are going to get worse before they get better what we're
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hearing is that the gunmen have been pushed out of key positions in sun then they're regrouping their massing forces on the outskirts of the capital you've got the various tribal groups who sits around the capital getting ready to fight with with so looks like things are going to get pretty serious in iran sun in the coming days and the question again then becomes how will the saudi led coalition respond how will their allies on the ground respond and for now what seems to be happening is they're not launching airstrikes and they're not pushing on any of the front lines it seems they're going to let this play out in sanaa and they're going to see who comes out on top. seven people have been killed in northeastern nigeria after two female suicide bombers attacked the markets it's like happened in the town of beer in borno state one of the bombers is said to have detonated explosives as a food distribution center run by a local charity injuring dozens of us are committed to us has more from the capital . rescue workers say out of the forty seven injured some of sustained serious
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injuries and there is likelihood that the death figure will rise from the seventeen that has been reported so far to say bomber suspected suicide bombers launched the attack at a busy market in butte and. was largely spared but not completely spared by boko haram attacks but surrounding towns and villages have been attacked on several occasions by boko haram although boko haram did not claim responsibility for this attack officials say it bears the hallmarks or the signs of book or i'm attacks we've seen how they have increasingly over the last two or three months targeted soft places or other crowded places like places of worship markets and even schools in the latest attacks we've seen how they have killed more than fifty people in a mosque in the town of movie in northeastern nigeria when they were gathering for early morning prayers and so far there is no claim of responsibility and one important thing to note is that over the last two months or so we haven't heard
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much from. claiming responsibility as one security source is telling me that it could possibly be because of the intensified military action in the north east of nigeria targeting brought up positions and hideouts in the northeast. the head of the syrian government delegation says there can be no progress in the current round of geneva talks as long as the opposition keeps demanding that president bashar al assad steps down the government delegation is now in damascus and has yet to decide if it will return to geneva when they get busy on tuesday. james based reports from geneva the syrian delegation leaving the talks in geneva it's not clear if they'll return their chief negotiator expressing irritation at comments by the opposition side who are still stressing assad must go the language was. the responsible party could be speaking his position is perhaps surprising his
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russian allies since their intervention in the war in twenty fifteen have turned things around for assad on the battlefield. and in recent months president putin has also been in the driving seat diplomatically reaching understanding's with two countries that had led the campaign against assad turkey and saudi arabia it held an important meeting last month in riyadh in a major reorganization prominent opposition figures quit their posts as members of another group with close links to moscow and derived by some as a sad stooges were admitted to the geneva delegation there's also been an important change of emphasis by the un at previous rounds of talks special envoy stefan de mistura as main aim was a transitional government it is clear the political transition is the mother of all ages he was working to the exact wording of his predecessor
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a special envoy the former secretary general kofi annan who drew up the geneva communique which was signed by the international community in twenty twelve the communique which was later re indorsed by a security council resolution called for a transitional governing body agreed by mutual consent that last bit is important as the opposition has in the past said it would never consent to a sad being part of a transition what's changed is that demas stora has now drawn up a list of twelve principles that he says will guide the negotiations in the future can i also get clarification that you are still seeking to form a transitional governing body with full executive power agreed by mutual consent dear twelve. principal points when you will be reading them and you will recall that if them by and we hope to produce this if there is
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a dick come on and if the ending are completely constantly inspired by digital evo communicate and it twenty two fifty four. but special envoy fred them and they don't you know i've not read them but i read a version of well that's an old version way and you would seem i waited hours are after that exchange team a story a published his twelve principles nowhere in here is there any mention of a transitional governing body of former leader of the opposition is told out the whole process has been compromised western diplomats say de mistura is changing the rules of the game and that his plan now is very russian flavored james zero geneva still to come on al-jazeera this news hour the pope wraps up a controversial tour of asia how much to do here change under a scheme is it security forces extra powers to prevent violent protests over the
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disputed election and in sports one of cricket's biggest names is aiming to reno and she's career and his head with that story. frances has wrapped up his asia tour after meeting with hanjour refugees in bangladesh it was a highly symbolic gesture of sanaa solidarity with members of the muslim minority who have fled violence and persecution and. on the final day of his visit the pontiff visited the hospital and dhaka by the order of mother teresa for reports i am he was never going to be easy for pope francis a trip to a country that the u.s. and the u.n. accuse of ethnic cleansing meeting myanmar's leaders of the more than six hundred twenty five thousand muslim or hindu fled the latest military crackdown. rights groups a man most soldiers killed many civilians and gang raped women as they swept through
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range of villages following attacks by regime rebel group in late august. the pope was advised not to even use the word ranger in myanmar for fear of a backlash against christians there if. the future of myanmar must be pace a pace based on respect for the dignity and rights of each member of society respect for each ethnic group and its identity the avoidance by the pope of using the name of the ethnic group that these people come from jury in the myanmar leg of his asia visit costa dark shadow as he arrived here in bangladesh and it wasn't until meeting some of the people from these camps that specifically travelled to the car to talk to him and him hearing some of their horrific stories that he finally said the word written just. as in myanmar the pope held mass in bangladesh human prime ministership hasina and praised the government's generosity in helping the rich
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enjoy refugees his trip has drawn international attention to the plight of the ranger but many fear it may not make much difference on the ground a plan by bangladesh in myanmar is being sketched out to repatriate hundreds of thousands of refugees with plans to house the ranger in temporary camps close to their homes so many of which were destroyed or burned to the ground by the military and put a small piece of the repository ation will be reportedly voluntary but only after identification of each refugee has been verified by the myanmar authorities the man or government doesn't even recognise the ranger as an ethnic group withdrew their citizenship in one thousand nine hundred two many ranger refugees have never even had a me on my id. the plan has been called a false by aid agencies and rights groups they also how can a deeply traumatized people return with their basic rights has shown no sign of
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improving in the country they fled from. him and his family of four escaped from myanmar a month ago he says the military shot his twenty year old son dead after detaining him this is the second time bodhi has sought shelter in bangladesh the first time was following a similar military crackdown in the one nine hundred ninety s. . there's been too much killing they burned our home we want justice first then we may decide on going back but under these circumstances we don't want to return because we'll face the same sort of killing. it is doubtful whether the pope's trip to me on my bangladesh will have any impact on me and miles government that refuses to even mention the ranger by name. along with e.g. camp bangladesh. security forces and wonder being given extra powers to stop the violence that's followed last sunday's disputed presidential election one person has died dozens more were injured in protests six days on and
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a clear winner is yet to emerge from the vote president going on this is narrowly ahead of opposition candidates. he's climbing electoral fraud and called his supporters on to the streets security forces have imposed a nighttime curfew for ten days. you were doing what it does restrict you but in the end it was a good measure to take i think it was a very wise decision for the wellbeing of all one juror and. they need to resolve the situation as soon as possible we hunger and can't continue like that if i think the curfew is good because that way there will not be any more crisis and more must respect the curfew because really what is happening in the country is a terrible crisis. how is life in the capital to go for as well are we now seeing less violence is the call for you do it because you're doing its job. well it certainly is
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a completely different scene today in the city of compared to the last twenty four hours when riots broke out when we saw demonstrators clashing with law enforcement personnel there it's been a wave of looting and violence that's really spread across the country and we've seen police and we've seen military use a number of different tactics everything from tear gas to rubber bullets to disperse crowds but it's a different scene even today you can see behind me these this line of military personnel that still searching people as they come in and out of the street but it's but it's a general call not like we've seen over the course of the last two days and these this military personnel of course are getting ready to enforce that sixty and curfew that was announced yesterday people here and take with you god and in the rest of the country really are anxious for a decision from the next from the national elections commission that really it has been stalled it's been almost six days and still no decision in response to the
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violence as i mentioned before the military as has begun in forcing this curfew that begins at six p.m. they say that it's going to last for ten days with it comes a suspension to constitutional rights afforded to honduran citizens which means that anybody that's caught outside past the hours of six pm local time will be subject to arrest now the concern the concern here moving forward as these as the elections commission is going is that it's an announcement is made that the incumbent president one or two men do it now and this is declared the victor then we could see a resurgence of the violence in a resurgence of the protests that we've seen taking place over the course of the last few days doesn't sound like the election commission is going to come to some sort of decision today as the opposition i think we're pushing for. there's really no way to know that what we've been hearing from the election commission all week is. saying any minute now we'll have we'll have
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a decision ready why this is ready by midnight and it still hasn't come in again it's been six days and the process itself has actually stalled the leader of the opposition party some of them that has denounced alleged irregularities within the electoral process he's gone as far as accusing the incumbent president of one hundred nine days of of electoral fraud so again for the moment things are calm but there is a sense that these tensions are going to continue so long as the elections commission continues to stall on and on that on that decision many facets. to go sicko. thousands of people have rallied against a far right alternative for germany party which has elected its new leadership and follow them to migrant anti islam party won almost one hundred seats in parliament in september's election co-leader from a tree quit soon after her own caustic. gearing up to be the opposition against
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chancellor angela merkel's yet to be formed government. has more from the f.t. convention and home. was somewhat of an election here at the a.n.c. but we do have a new leaders this is the first time that the party has met since it entered the bundestag with some ninety six or more than ninety seats being the first right wing party to enter the since world war two now as i said it was somewhat of a thrill they did there was going to be a compromise between two candidates and the first candidate you had more incident was three things got tricky with the second kind of that there was a stalemate between a little known opposite candidate from the far right of the party and a more well known candidate who is from a more moderate voice within the party now this ideological split within the party has been much discussed at this party conference at stake is whether the party will
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transform into a broader support of around seven hundred or whether it will stay at the fringes of politics and be a much quieter establishment party in the end. this there was a stalemate between the two candidates and alexander galland the head of the party would have been mr cold in mubarak's nomination himself and all the other candidates we've heard so we now see morton and alexander going to the top of the party what this of course all means and why this is important right now in german politics is that it comes against the backdrop of angela merkel being unable to form a coalition if she enters as expected. grand and with the social democrats the i have to be. in the german parliament. and how they are really matter. much more to come on the program including playing with fire chief negotiator wants the us again
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a state supported plans to recognize jerusalem as the capital of israel while the world's largest nuclear stockpile is showing no signs of reducing its arsenal. as australia winds and eleven well titled. is now a true. however seems a really heavy rain and some snow nasty weather across southern parts of here this big massive cloud that seizing a little further east was but there's still another one just around central parts of the mediterranean this area of low pressure has been producing a fair bit of rain sleet and snow strong mistral winter feeding. france. would have fifty five millimeters of fright twenty four hours. by any of the
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hundred sixty one millimeters of rain in the same period of time and that disturbed weather will remain in a similar area as we go on through the next as a third a lot of the shows through central and western parts of the mediterranean was never the balkans lots of snow on the northern flank there just is a fabulous no further north to just the central northern parts germany just into the northeastern corner of france meanwhile signs of coming into london double figures here along last ten degrees celsius say with the next couple of days that wintry mix will slot a little further race with still cold enough but a little draw down towards the most pos but i shall is never really too far away from the central med to date across the northwest of africa algeria still seeing a few showers over the next couple of days. with temperatures struggling into the low teens. the fact. the smallest corpus on the planet and one that could soon be lost forever
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with an international team of scientists is determined not to let that happen without intervention to give the cuba i would say here to a vast now it's a race against time to try and save a species like a crisis that's in the meshes he plan to stave off extinction tagg know at this time on all jazeera. growing up in the united states i learned that the first amendment is really key to being a good citizen freedom of the child was born to be. men and women to the resources that are available what makes an al-jazeera story to me is that we just don't tell you what the subject of the story wants to know the government is not going to do the one thing the demonstrators want to apologize for that's what al-jazeera does we ask the questions so that we can get closer to the truth.
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welcome back reminder of the top story. u.s. president again insisted there was no collusion between his campaign. after his former national security adviser mike flynn agreed to cooperate with the f.b.i. investigation. yemen's president ali abdullah saleh has called for a joint fire between his supporters on the hoof the rebels will be led coalition. and security forces in honduras are being given extra powers to stop violence followed last sunday's disputed presidential election and still no results six days off the polls closed. aloneness we can speak now with who is the spokesman for
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the opposition allies thanks very much for joining us. as i just said it's now almost a week since lection i believe you were pushing to have discussions again with the election election commission today saturday all of those discussions going ahead. unfortunately there are not we've been in negotiations in conversations with them constantly we are trying to block the process everyone here in honduras is obviously anxious and awaiting results it's been far too long and the country is definitely going into critical critical situation where we have a curfew but by now we last night we had very violent confrontations we have at least seven people within the ranks have been shot at and killed we have plenty of
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people who are hurt who have been you know affected by gas and by bullets so. you know there is vandalism being going on everywhere and of course the situation is very very critical why is it you are convinced that the current incumbent hand as it is involved in election fraud hair i'm guessing when they let your commission. will listen this is something that the alliance has been denouncing for months now months before the elections even took place we went on on a national and then an international tour to explain why we were convinced that there they were not there were not conditions for the elections to be either free fair or transparent in any way we were not permitted to be part of the tribunals or in charge of the election and we identified a number of irregularities that highly compromised the transparency and credibility
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of the elections and you know this is just the result of that a thorough lack of confidence by all parts other than of course the official party and the president who is trying to get reelected who has garnered tremendous control over most institutions in the country. nobody wants violence especially when as we've heard there's been a loss of life how do you move forward now in trying to come to some some result how would you suggest you can now get to that stage rather than having to be more violence on the streets well the alliance has never even been violent in a way you can argue that this is the also the result of or the consequence of two thousand and nine cool that took place here in honduras most of the people within the alliance are people who identify with what became a resistance movement against the coup and later became a party a new party or
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a couple of new parties that were obviously critical of the people who came to power with the coup one of them being under now under the current president who is now seeking reelection against the constitution we've never been violent we've always called for peaceful protests we've endured systematic repression by by the states and yet right now we are in the streets trying to defend our democracy and i believe we stand firm in that and now that they security forces a begin extra power does this make you worry that this is the beginning of a bit of a clamp down a bit of a crackdown on what's going on on the streets. i have no doubt that one orlando's strategy is to create a crisis so that he is able to justify a clampdown to justify repression and probably to argue that he is the one who the
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only one capable to establish some sort of law and order in the country and that's exactly what what i think has been happening with the delay of the tribunal announcing the results and the and the polarization and confrontation that's been feeding on we are basically being blamed for vandalism we're being criminalized and now we're being repressed and i think that's exactly the guideline that he had been planning on thank you very much for the past of spending the time talking to us on the situation that in honduras. thank you thank you for the attention. catulus foreign minister says he hopes to make progress on ending i regional crisis when gulf leaders gather in kuwait next week but he's government is showing no signs of giving in to demands made by saudi arabia and three other countries in exchange for the lifting of a blockade imposed in june but that's my spoke with the foreign minister at a conference in rome. when asked about the saudi. conference council's
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foreign minister mohamad. said that he felt particularly with reference to the saudis there was an absence of wisdom and a trend towards impulsive behavior he gave no indication that he's prepared to give way on any of the demands made of it by saudi arabia the u.a.e. bahrain and as well egypt's. position of becoming a part of yourself. no country is in a position to impose any demands on any other source that they have concerns they are welcome to come and discuss that so other than the nation can accept and force . this conference egypt's foreign minister said well look the council has been prepared he says to give any way on any of the demands made of it until council is prepared to give way and he believe the blockade would continue egyptian presidential hopeful. has arrived in cairo after being arrested and deported from
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the united arab emirates has been based in the u.a.e. . the muslim brotherhood candidate mohamed morsi in egypt's twenty trials presidential elections the form of government ministers and among an ounce last week he plans to run for president in twenty eight. the palestinian chief negotiator is warning that u.s. recognition of jerusalem as the capital of israel would be playing with fire saya barack hats was referring to reports president trump could announce exchanging policy on wednesday but white house officials say a final decision hasn't yet been made in chest reports. the diplomatic status of jerusalem is one of the world's most contested issues israel calls the city its undivided capital and operates its government from there while palestinians claim east jerusalem which israel occupied after the one nine hundred sixty seven war as the rightful capital of their future state despite the
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unresolved status of the city which is important to muslims christians and jews u.s. president donald trump is reportedly considering recognizing jerusalem as the capital of israel in the coming days a major potential shift in policy sharply criticized by palestinian leaders. this is a very big issue. touching the al aqsa mosque touching the church of the how it's playing with fire there's no meaning for a palestinian state that east jerusalem as its capital recognizing jerusalem as the capital of israel could also see the u.s. embassy moved there from tel aviv while campaigning then candidate promised to move a diplomatic mission as one of his first acts as president but in june the white house issued a waiver to meet a deadline to either comply with the nine hundred ninety five law mandating the move of the u.s. embassy to jerusalem or explain why doing so is not in u.s.
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national security interests signing the waiver which presidents clinton bush and obama signed every six months as a matter of course angered president trumps evangelical christian supporters and pro israel donors who are reportedly pressuring him to declare next week's waiver to be his last while others are said to have also warned moving the embassy could not only strain ties with arab allies but could lead to violence and that's the big question will he go all the way or will he leave that legal loophole open i think because he would he would go that way and that would in a way placate his you know very pro israeli facts including his vice president is very religiously. you know motivated by this. and also still leave open some door negotiations etc with the palestinians and others as well it's still unclear what president trump will announce next week any decisions could complicate efforts by his administration to revive negotiations between
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palestinian and israeli leaders kirshner son in law and senior advisor has made several trips to the region as part of efforts to start the talks talks which look more distance than ever style i'll just say. that i will peace prize will be awarded on december the tenth to the international campaign to abolish nuclear weapons or i can a group dedicated to creating a world without nuclear weapons in the depths of the award ceremony in oslo we're looking at the nuclear capabilities of individual countries russia has the largest stockpile of nuclear weapons on this concern the country isn't making enough progress in reducing the size of its own snow challenge reports. of all the nuclear states in the world russia has the most weapons roughly seven thousand
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strategic nuclear warheads one thousand five hundred are on missiles ready to be fired from military bases four thousand five hundred stockpiles two thousand five hundred are retired waiting to be dismantled it's a major reduction from the cold war years forty thousand nukes have been amassed by the time the soviet union was nearing collapse what's the agreements which produced such significant disarmament are under strain the united states unilaterally withdrew from the n.c. ballistic missile treaty in two thousand and two and recently washington and moscow have accused each other of violating another cornerstone agreements of the nuclear age the intermediate range nuclear forces treaty when ronald reagan and mikhail gorbachev signed their names in one nine hundred eighty seven they outlawed all land based missiles that could strike targets between five hundred and five
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thousand five hundred kilometers. but russia and the u.s. both say each other's cruise missile systems such as russia's caliber class here have been given secret updates so they don't comply with the i.n.f. treaty but he may putin says russia has only been developing air and sea based intermediate range missiles weapons which the u.s. has long held a superior advantage. we believe that we have only balanced out a situation if someone does not like it and wishes to withdraw from the treaty for example our american partners our response will be immediate i would like to repeat this warning immediate and reciprocal this nonproliferation analyst says such talks sets a dangerous precedent. nations with. nuclear arsenals. and . well it's
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a message to other nations that all. of them nations should have all nuclear build . in other words russia and the united states have a special responsibility not to let a new global nuclear arms race spiral out of control glory chalons how to zero mosque or. roughly fifty percent of the electoral waste generated in israel finds its way to the occupied west bank with increasing rates of unemployment in the past fifteen years many people risk their health by burning the waste for the valuable role materials other abdel-hamid reports from once famous for its own lives but has now become the center of the waste industry. the town of edna's one of the most polluted places in the occupied west bank truckloads of electronic waste make their way here every day the vast majority coming from israel to surrounding illegal jewish settlements. computers air conditioners filters for gas t.v.'s and
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many more discarded goods littered in multiple workshops in and around the town. it's a dangerous job for example there are gases in the air conditioners if you don't let them out it could explode in your face one must be very careful each item is taken apart every single component has a different use and price take a computer for example. the hard disk case goes into a pile then we separate the c.p.u. from the motherboard it's more expensive but we also look for cables and send them to the grinder to separate aluminum from copper we do this to all the items we receive. the parts then are sold back to israel but it's valuable materials such as copper wire that are the most profitable a good chunk of this waste gets burnt illegally because it's simpler and easier to extract copper this way usually happens on the hill surrounding the time but this is agricultural land
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a look at what's left behind. the burning happens usually at night the minerals are distracted the shark old remains left a small four hours. each fire more of his crops are destroyed. it's like a cancer no one can walk here anymore. even the sheep can to be here they're not breeding anymore look at my all the trees isn't that that. looking around most of his olive trees have been poisoned by the toxic fumes scientists say this unregulated transfer of electronic waste is having a long term impact on the people of it and its landscape recent tests and so. samples have revealed some astonishing results. we were shocked by the high levels of heavy metals like cadmium and lead they already exist in nature usually around one milligram particular of soil but we found tens of thousands of other grounds we
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kill or soil in the sample that's a very high level it destroys the soil and aquifers it affects human life ash is of greater concern releasing particles of heavy metals that don't decompose and make their way to different ed now was once a town that thrived on agriculture known for its olives in amman's now it's fields are home to carcasses of t.v.'s computers and fridges but at the. now in the occupied west bank. still to come on the program formula one as original pacesetters make a return to the sports after an absence of one thirteen years. in syria citizens are collecting evidence that you know about it was charges of crimes committed against civilians we've moved out of syria now about six hundred thousand
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pages of material so that one day they can bring the outside regime to justice it puts a human face on the charges it's a dead human face but it's a human face syria witnesses for the prosecution at this time on al-jazeera. building a new life on an entirely beach living off the sea and the last. a dream shed why so many but so few make it a reality. of family business led by a remarkable woman with a flair for cooking and a zest than if. i didn't catch it at this time out is enough.
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now with just three weeks to go until christmas day the lights are now on in the place where the story began two thousand years ago. as been the start of festivities it's a season of celebrations enjoyed by palestinians of various faiths as well as terrorists. from bethlehem. thousand. homes mangers a. local boy. hour by twenty seven this of course is an event about much more than that it's about the start of the christmas season the lighting of the christmas tree but politics aren't far away the marabout talking about how it is besieged on all sides by illegal israeli settlements prime minister of the palestinian authority rami also here and talking about an issue
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high on the agenda in the news the possibility the likelihood even the united states is going to recognize to the capital of israel. if america declares true slim as the capital of israel or move the u.s. embassy to jerusalem the whole region will be plunged into further instability and it will destroy any chance of peace the palestinian prime minister went on to light the christmas tree making the point that there had to be space for optimism and happiness even in such circumstances and there's a good deal of that on display here tonight the december season the christmas season is vitally important here for the tourist numbers for the economy and the four thousand beds that there are here no tells all of them are booked out for the whole of december that is a scene that's been seen across the occupied west bank where tourist numbers are significantly out so there is some optimism here at officially the start of the christmas season. now time for. thank you so much say will
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manchester united have beat an arsenal in the english premier league it's a result that moves them within five points of leaders man city united got off to the ideal start with a couple of goals in the first fifteen minutes from unsound evelyn's here and jesse lingard asshole did pull one back but a second from help united seal a three one win chelsea have extended their unbeaten run to seven games in the league even as old scored twice as they beat you cassel three one the champions eight points behind leaders city. it's not simple to go one down in there and then do over. there i decided that i had to fight the. year that i would like to do in these type of game for hours and today. it was very important thing to point samar i started his tenure as everton manager with the two know when
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i've won huddersfield scotland dropped more points during one one with what food they do their move up to six thanks to bernie's defeat at leicester and liverpool hit brighton for five their fourth in the table we are a really good football team but we know that but we need to carry on that's the most boring thing you speak year about a game which is already. in our finished so are much more into even answer the question which we're interested in exploring to be honest. barcelona of dropped more points in the league for a second game running the league leaders held to drop by celta vigo having come from a goal down they want to win on through goals from luis suarez and the all messi they conceded though with twenty minutes to go the game ended two two a second consecutive league draw they still lead by five points though from second place valencia more problems for real madrid they drew no know what they'll have to let it build and that caps in surgery ramos sent off for the twenty fourth time in his career their fourth in the table eight points behind barcelona at let's go are
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still unbeaten in the league they came from behind to beat real sociedad so you want australia have completed a rugby league world cup double the country's men's and women's teams retaining their titles on the same day the men's team just edged out england it finished six nil to australia in brisbane they're celebrating an eleventh world cup victory in a sports where the international game still has to fight for attention i have a hugely popular domestic competitions. i'm bob c. hoping that with this thing. behind us now that we keep on pushing for the national rugby league and keep on and i've probably got in the game at that level and you know and my kit rewarding for that i will play as apply for that all countries that now they can play a national stage on a regular basis well earlier we spoke to the australian rugby league rights states moscow to police this tournament may prove to be at selling points in the games global push it's certainly been a success on the field because we've had talking r.
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and. t. to nice ins might the semifinals and toner actually eliminated new zealand and also the guy mz in papua new guinea which the government their part a lot of money to host. outs and there are some very good attendances full time and some our there matches in new zealand and i think it's put international rugby league international competition you know even the forefront of people's minds in a sport that is better known for its club legs rather than its international matches culturally rugby league is by sickly the working class version of rugby union so far it sprung up in the north of england when you know apply it was injured and they couldn't get time off work out they couldn't take their families and and it and it sprung up in australia and new zealand for similar reasons almost as a social movement and once it served that purpose of providing an income for the players
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in the administrators in those areas that was it there was nobody parity if for for it to spread rugby league is trying to guy and recognition from the global association of international sports federations and there are some sports like dog bowl football and and pole dancing that have gotten recognition internationally as sports before rugby league and a lot of that comes down to the fact that it is in of rugby and that. acceptance we have in australia new zealand england france except around with the weeks yet there are two versions of rugby and that they die and that regulated self-governed that is actually quite a new idea in a lot of countries and that is. creating some growing pains to regulate by various levels sixty countries play rugby league and we just saw cameroon added to the rugby league european federation because there isn't actually a very strong. middle east in africa and yet so cameron just added
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to the family of of countries playing the sport just in the last week australia just about edge day one of the second ashes test against england as one collage of the a new plan to get a half century and other late as the ashes was played under floodlights for the first time in history captain steve smith he was bowled out by deputy craig iverson for forty australia finishing up on two hundred nine for four now it's cool byes absence of the ashes is anyone's ben stark's one of cricket's biggest names is instead training with the new zealand team mccown separate set to make his debut on sunday stock has been dropped by england while he's the subject of a police investigation in the u.k. over an alleged assault. now after a absence of more than thirty years alfa romeo is making a return to formula one it's how he manufacturer his partner in the swiss by salford same for the twenty eighteen season drivers when we first see west wind startles and nine hundred fifty and nine hundred fifty one for the same of course
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some words it's repaid that sample finished both some of the constructions championship this year and some champion downhill skiing is a face an uphill task just to make it to the start line a power cuts at this women's world cup event in canada resulted in competitors getting stranded on the skiing lift not so be defeated by the failed eventually made it up to the top of the lake louise course at such the back of a snowplow ok let's get back to six. thousand they don't hear from me for this news hour but i will be back in a man that was much more of the day's news don't go away.
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