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support in that room on the fifteenth of march russia is making a stable contribution to the agency budget today there is a p taken in need for daily work of the whole international community it's important to work together at the regional level as well in this regard we notice the forthcoming april summit of the league of arab states an area that we trust that it. will really bring people together and will be constructive it will focus on overcoming obstacles to implement mentoring in improving the situation in the middle east and in north africa in order to develop confidence building and security measures for the whole region russia will continue to make efforts to ensure the arab israeli conflict moves on from its deadlock and also to make a contribution to stabilizing the situation in the middle east as a whole in this light it is very pertinent that there is the. proposal
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made by foreign minister lavrov to have a overall review of the situation in the middle east in the security council in order to define the areas of joint work to stabilize the regional situation and to settle the numerous crises both old ones and new ones thank you very much. the assistant ambassador the assistant russian ambassador to united nations there giving moscow's take gremlins take on the events taking place today across the occupied territories and israel seventeen people lost their lives more than one thousand were injured the palestinian ambassador telling james b. as a diplomatic editor just a little earlier we were pushing for an open session of the u.n. security council that is precisely what they have got caught d'ivoire they're giving us their take on what went on today in the occupied territories and israel let's talk to james bays our diplomatic go to james for sure reading of what we've
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heard so far q. a kick in the whole thing off because they wanted the meeting. yeah kuwait was the one who called for a meeting in the first place there the current arab member of the u.n. security council palestine i think lobbied for them to call for a meeting and i think kuwait was very keen to call for a meeting equating ambassador telling me earlier on how concerned he is about the situation it was going to be a close meeting what they were hoping for is a statement at the end of the meeting of condemnation they didn't get the u.s. to play ball with that so they took the nuclear option of calling an open meeting which is what's taking place now and the deputy ambassador of the u.k. jonathan allen now speaking as the president the u.k. is appalled by the deaths and injuries suffered during today's events on gaza's borders. there must be an immediate end to the violence and we call for calm and restraint and respect for international law all parties must engage
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constructively to bring an end to the violence but the president we have long been concerned by the situation in gaza and have been warning of the risk of an upsurge in violence this is not an issue which can simply be managed over the long term. we need an urgent insurable agreement that addresses the underlying causes of the conflict and transform the situation in gaza an agreement should ensure that hamas and other terrorist groups permanently end rocket fire and attacks against israel the palestinian authority regimes control of gaza and restores effective and accountable governance and the israel lifts its restrictions in order to ease the suffering of ordinary palestinians we remain committed to supporting vulnerable gazans including through the un r w a and we urge all parties to prioritize progress towards reaching
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a jewel solution which alleviate the suffering of the gazan people in line with us yara hundred sixty. is the president every israeli and palestinian has the right to live in peace and security we acknowledge both the right of palestinians to freedom of assembly and protest as well as the right of israel is to security. what is needed now is a renewed commitment for negotiations towards a two state solution to have the best chance of success peace must take place in an atmosphere free from violence so it is time for all parties to work together in the spirit of compromise and understanding to make progress towards that two state solution and we need mr president the ongoing violence today simply underlines the just and lasting resolution which ends the occupation and delivers peace for palestinians and israelis is long overdue thank you. i think the representative of the united kingdom for his statement in
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a no give the floor to representative of sweden. is the president we are appalled by the regrettable loss of life and the large number of one hundred today including reportedly children or jaws seemed to be palestinian. these events must now be immediately and properly investigated by the authorities it seems that israeli security forces have used live ammunition which is further exacerbated the gravity of the situation the use of force must always be proportional and legal force should be used only as a last resort israel must uphold its responsibilities under international human rights law and respect the right of peaceful protest there also note with concern there are strikes carried out by israel in gaza mr president this iteration should not be
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a surprise to this council special coordinator warner's only a few days ago about the risks for escalating violence in and around gaza the situation is extremely worrisome our focus must now be on avoiding further violent escalation on the ground or parties and in particular these really security forces must exercise maximum restraint is the president as we know from previous previous briefings in this chamber the humanitarian situation in gaza is terrible gaza is on the verge of collapse a sustainable solution must urgently be sought including an end to the israeli closure policy in gaza is an integral part of the state of palestine and cannot be separated from the broader political context including the much needed peace efforts leading to a two state solution i think you i think are obscenity of sweden for his
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statement and i'll give the floor to representative of a cultural guinea. yes you know. if you're joining us here on al-jazeera what you're looking at is a specially convening rapidly convened opened session of the u.n. security council following on from the events in gaza on the border between gaza and israel we've heard in the past few minutes from john allen the u.k. ambassador. to the u.n. he was saying the u.k. is appalled that the u.k. calling for an immediate end to the violence an urgent need for a jury bill agreement how mass must end what it does and the palestinian authority must resume control of gars that we heard from the swedish representative as well echoing that direct sentiment of being appalled events must be investigated properly will stay with these pictures and will talk to james bays diplomatic editor again james i guess that's a significant measure of how serious the situation is and how combustible the u.n. feels it might be that they managed to put this together across
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a holiday weekend. yes the u.n. is closed today this was a hastily arranged meeting of the security council the security council can meet any time it wants on any day of the year even an official u.n. holiday when the u.n. is close so they got everyone in and started this meeting because they were so concerned about the situation any security council member can call for a meeting and it was the arab member on behalf of the palestinians who saw the policy and i'm bastard no there who called this meeting closed meeting to begin with and then because they noticed that the u.s. was not really prepared to engage on a statement they wanted a strong statement the palestinians and the kuwaitis condemning what has happened today in condemning the israeli actions because the israeli because the u.s. would not engaging on such a statement they then said well if you don't come up with a statement we're going to call for an open session the u.s.
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still did not budge and that's why you have this open session this is actually the ambassador from ecuador of guinea speaking now but some. of these representatives much lower level the number of years and certainly didn't expect to find themselves sitting in the security council chamber and live on international television at this moment that's why a lot of the speeches are a lot shorter than they would have been i think the most significant in many ways was the speech from this isn't secretary general of the united nations the current acting head of political affairs because the head of political affairs happened to finish his job yesterday in the new one doesn't start until tuesday saying that he fears the situation could deteriorate further in the coming days also worth noting there's been no official statement although we've heard from the assistant secretary general from the secretary general himself antonio good terrorist silence in terms of a statement from his office on the events that we've seen in garza in the last few
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hours and that silence has certainly been noted the palestinian ambassador saying he wanted to hear from the secretary general and the comments on what happened in the number of fatalities that we've seen in cars are the palestinians saying that it's seventeen that have been killed what are the chances do you think james that we will get the statement the palestinians want and get it quite quickly. a statement that the palestinians want would be a statement that condemned israel israel certainly will try to block that they put out their own statement before this meeting and ask the downy done on you heard the u.s. representative say couldn't be here because it's passover he said the so-called peace march today turned out to be a well organized and violent terrorist scare of the ring funded by hamas he went on the international community must not be deceived by hamas as attempts to conceal their crimes the israelis talking about palestinian crimes on
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a day when many have been killed by israeli action let's see what the french now have to say their deputy political coordinator is giving their speech to the security council and he would like to thank you eight for having it for this emergency meeting. i would like to thank the chief of political affairs for his briefing to you given the worrying observation that we've seen i would like to make the following three comments firstly we are very worried by today's developments on this exacerbate an already very tense situation regarding the gaza strip and the response given by the is ready defense forces to the demonstrators has led to several people dying and shot and the threshold being crossed in terms of violent it's very important for all like to be shed on these events and i'd like to remind
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you of two very important things firstly the respect for international humanitarian law and in particular the great need to protect civilians and furthermore the respect of the right of palestinians to peacefully demonstrate in this context measures taken must fit into this context. taken by israel to protect israel's security and we do understand this we would restraint and a proportional use of force we would the demonstrators and to restrain refrain from violence to the risk of escalation is very real we said this on monday during the open debate there is a possibility of a new conflict in the gaza strip there are regular demonstration they are going to continue until the fifteenth of may so conditions for an upsurge in violence are there we're talking about humanitarian crisis in gaza which is only going to exacerbate due to financial problems the palestinian reconciliation process
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has been. dead log since the assassination that we own family condemn and there is violence. there has been a violent along the border area there have been attacks from the gaza strip and the israelis have had maneuvers we condemn all of these there is a lack of political prospects to give the people hope and this is very worrisome in this context it's important for us to support the return of the palestinian authority to gaza so that the palestinian authority can fully exercise its prerogatives in the gaza strip including in the area of security this process must also be assisted by a lifting of the blockade with accompanying security guarantees for israel we must not dissociate the situation in gaza from the palestinian issue in its.
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entirety the key is to have the two state solution it is crucial for us to urge for a rapid renewal of serious negotiations in order to implement this two state solution in conclusion we believe it's crucial that the good council remain actively seeds of this issue and that it. is calling for that it speaks out in favor of protection of civilians and against any dispose disproportionate use of force thank you france who. was in the french there saying in effect what's going on there today on the gaza border the israel makes a tense situation even worse the palestinians must be allowed to protest peacefully and also the french saying they must do just that protest peacefully going on to talk about a two state solution where we must be serious negotiations james it's interesting isn't it i mean sometimes of these statements that people call for it can take them hours days or weeks to come up with
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a statement but so far the russians the brits the swedes the french they're all saying pretty much the same thing could one take from an inference that perhaps they might come up with a statement quite quickly. well no because the dynamics of the security council on this particular file on israel and palestine is that basically it's fourteen against one often the one that takes a very very hard line in support of israel is always the u.s. so the question will be whether they get a statement past the u.s. and if they are in any way going to condemn the israeli actions or ask for the israeli military to start an investigation then you're going to have a question mark over whether the u.s. will support such a statement and even whether the u.s. representative who is in the security council right now is empowered to to give that sort of decision well to miller is a relatively low level diplomat in the u.s.
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mission to the united nations no ambassador nikki haley here she is not at this meeting because they were not expecting this to be an open meeting many of these diplomats did not expect to find themselves talking in the security council and live on international t.v. on this issue so i still think it's probably unlikely that we're going to get a statement certainly of the sort that the palestinians want which is a strong condemnation of israeli action it's pretty clear that the u.s. will not be keen for that and certainly israel is trying very very hard to stop that even though there are no israeli diplomats here present and the united nations because currently a u.n. holiday for good friday and also it is passover the jewish holiday james for the moment thanks very much we'll leave our coverage of what's going on at the
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u.n. there where it stands kazakstan the representative of kazakstan reacting to the call for a statement from the security council president james we'll come right back see if there are any significant developments in the next half hour or so but in the meantime. and we will move on and wrap up some other top stories. a white police officer in the u.s. state of louisiana has been fired over the killing of an african american alton sterling another policeman has been suspended thirty seven year old sterling was held by the two officers and shot dead in baton rouge and twenty sixteen footage of the incident triggered a nationwide protests the prosecutor has ruled out criminal charges as a result of the ministry of investigation into the conduct and behavior officer blaine salamone as it relates to the baton rouge police department training policy and procedures it probably should of use of force has been sustained and a violation of command of temper has been sustained officer blaine salamone has been terminated from the baton rouge police department effective today an officer
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how we leak will be suspended three days. that is my decision and it is the right decision. mike hanna with more now from washington . earlier this week the attorney general of louisiana announced that criminal charges would not be brought against the two police officers who were responsible for the killing of the thirty seven year old african american that would appear to be that but certainly now the baton rouge police have conducted their own internal investigation the chief of police now announcing that the officer who actually fired the six shots that killed elton sterling would be terminated immediately his partner who restored out and sterling to the ground will be suspended for three days now the death of alton sterling in july two thousand and sixteen led to
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a massive wave of national protests and played a massive brawl in the formation of the black lives matter movement the question now to be the going to be asked by the tens of thousands who took to the streets in protest then is if the police can find culpability in the shooting why could the attorney general of the state of louisiana not the turkish president has rejected a french offer to mediate between ankara and the kurdish on groups in syria dismissing emanuel make or as out of his depth it comes a day after the u.s. president will trump contradicted his own defense chiefs telling around the in ohio that u.s. forces would pull out of syria very soon stephanie decker with more. the americans have long had a presence in this part of northern syria supporting the syrian democratic forces arrest a.f. in the fight against eisel but turkey views the kurdish y p g which makes up the bulk of the s.d.f. as a terrorist organization and the latest twist french president met with an s.d.s.
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delegation on thursday night in paris an offer to mediate which isn't going down well in ankara but there's dick. says that he gave guarantee of support to the white p.g. that france can be mediators between turkey and the s.d.f. who gave you this juji do not engage in things beyond. turkish armed forces have already taking the troll of much of the syrian province of a free in pushing out the y.p. everyone has long threatened to push further east on to members where the us has military bases and all the way to the iraqi border the americans have also been monitoring the potential front line between kurdish fighters and the turkish backed syrian rebels who are nearby and to complicate matters even further the u.s. commander in chief had this to say and by the way we're not going the hell out of isis will become another syria like very soon let the other people take care of it now very soon very soon we're coming now. that boast goes against what american
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commanders have been saying all along that the u.s. will remain in the northeastern part of syria for now to prevent the resurgence of beisel trump port even the state department of guard and i can't comment on what the president supposedly said i haven't seen and i have to refer you back to the white house. i have not seen it myself and said it i have not seen that myself ok but you know you don't you don't necessarily comment or report on things that have been heard secondhand and i'm not going to do that that's ok that's fine so you're not aware of any policy determination to poor to pull the us out if i'm not no no the u.s. presence in syria gives it a stake at the negotiating table as long as troops men tain their presence in the kurdish areas the war in syria is now entering a phase where russia turkey and iran are in the process of bartering for their strategic interests. the kurdish y p g currently controls around twenty percent of territory in syria the second highest area of land up to president bashar al assad and his forces turkey wants that to change it's anyone's guess how it will play out
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stephanie decker al-jazeera. russia is throwing out diplomats from twenty three countries the dispute over the poisoning of a former spy in britain continues to mount so this was summoned to the foreign ministry in moscow to be told of the decision the moves in retaliation for a series of expulsions of russian officials by the u.k. and its allies london accuses the kremlin of being behind the nerve agent attack on surface repel and his daughter on march the fourth through a challenge from moscow. well one after another black ambassadorial cars have been pulling up here outside the rather ornate silver gray doors of the russian foreign ministry and the ambassadors have been walking into essentially get a dressing down from the foreign ministry staff air and be told how many of their personnel have to be packing their bags to leave from what we've seen so far it seems to be broadly tit for tat in line numbers wise with the explosions that we
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have heard from western countries kicking out russians over the script all of the british ambassador was told that the total number of u.k. personnel here diplomatic and consular pastor eventually match by the end of the month the number of russian staff in the u.k. this is on top of the twenty three brits that had to pack their bags and leave some days ago that was of course because the u.k. had kicked out twenty three russians. what we're seeing here is this worsening of diplomatic relations tit for tat response it's the catalyst has been the script all affair but of course there is so much else behind all this so much that's gone on over the last few years with the camp of russian campaign in syria with what's been going on in crimea and ukraine that has worsened relations between the west and
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russia of course blair putin and donald trump are both saying that there is room so walk back from this of course they have to say that they don't want to go marching off to war but yes we are in a severe diplomatic crisis of the moment and it doesn't seem to be getting any better right now. the wife of an exiled journalist from as above john has been killed in a shooting in the southern france city of toulouse us off and his wife in a car park in colonia when a gunman opened fire seriously injuring the as a reporter he was an unspoken critic of the military and political leadership in his home country and served time in prison before seeking exile in france in twenty ten. to the candidates running for mexico's presidency have launched their campaign feel actions in july it's set to be a three way battle between very different candidates but one thing they all agree on is their opposition to the us president transportable john coleman now from mexico city. it's going to be the biggest election in mexican history with
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positions up for grabs from mexico city mayor to congressional seats to the top job itself and all eyes are on the three main contenders for the presidency but who are they the current front runner is familiar to mexicans at least this is the third bid by and it is money well lopez obrador he's a traditional leftist who wants to raise public workers salaries increased benefits to vulnerable mexicans and worryingly for some hope the current government's reforms to the struggling education and energy sectors but most of all i am committed to eliminating corruption and impunity privileges and exemptions will be abolished we will put an end to luxuries abuses and overspending in the government but that cries less convincing this time around he's allied himself with some devious trade union leaders and politicians in the hope of widening his support. hard on the heels of the veteran an ambitious youngster ricardo anigh is all about slick promotional videos and steve jobs speech is what the conservative candidates
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fronting a left right alliance his main proposals a universal income for all paid for by cutting social programs he's a modernizer but so far short on. the way is clear first sustained economic development based on being more competitive attractive to investment which in turn will be invested in education health and infrastructure. and i think he has to defend himself against corruption accusations which he says are a smear campaign from the team at this month third play. he's told him tony iommi seen as a competent technocrat he's banking on his government experience to win votes or they're more moral they are not. we can look mexicans in the eye and talk about twenty years of public service with twenty years of honorable promotions twenty years of being part of a team. to be seen as lacking charisma this being dragged down by running
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for a ruling party which has failed to curb corruption will deal with what is the elephant in the room for everyone and that's mexico's ongoing violence none of the candidates have offered much detail on how that tackle it and will keep that focus on other things that spells trouble the current administration had the same approach and today we're seeing record murder levels the candidates are on the other hand more than willing to confront this man and his plan and wolf a furious mix compulsively demands it but they're also showing some are strained in the end one of them is going to have to work with the neighbor to the north john homan al-jazeera mexico city the family farm has special status in the fabric of american rural life but many small holdings are being consolidated into super farms some agricultural states are trying to change that will face a hard road ahead john hendren reports from the farm state of indiana. the weather
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might be frigid this time of year but the prospects for the american agriculture industry are bright commodity prices are healthy fueling a multi-billion dollar industry but here in the plains of the indiana heartland in across the u.s. the fortunes of one of its pillars the american family farmer are fading you see more and more of the farms you know slowly slowly dwindling away there's going to be fewer farmers in the county every year at an average age of fifty eight farmers here are getting older and as massive farms some corporate owned keep swallowing up smaller ones they're getting fewer. men meant to come back to the family farm and continue on the lawns out my dad dan and kelly snipes are part of an indiana state program to get more young people interested in farming we have fewer and fewer people who have been involved in farming for the day just one percent of people are farmers so we have a growing disconnect between our population and food production but i also believe
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that may be shifting here at loyola we see a strong interest among students who are you know late teens early twenty's and they're very interested in getting involved with the food system. young farmers now even have their own dating sites. but there's a catch starting a farm is expensive a new tractor can cost tens to hundreds of thousands of dollars and you combine like those over there can go for three hundred to five hundred thousand and then of course there's the land so few young people who have an inherited a farm can ever afford to own one the snipes with the help of a golden retriever named farmer or the fourth generation advance family to work this land if you want to. own a large grain operation you know corn. which is what you know around here in
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indiana. unfortunately really do have to be born into it. or extremely wealthy. they're struggling to carry on the family tradition each also works an outside job hoping one day this farm will be running full time as it did for the past four generations john hendren al-jazeera rochester indiana the site's vice captain of australia's cricket team has apologized for his role in the ball tampering scandal david warner has been banned for twelve months has spoken at an emotional news conference in sydney in the past half hour the last of the three disgraced australian cricket has to from top order full of joy to my family. specially my wife and daughters.
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your love means your love means more than anything to marry i know that i would not be anything without you. i'm very sorry for putting you through this and our promise that i'll never put you in this position again. this is al jazeera these are the top stories at least seventeen palestinians have been killed and more than a thousand were injured after being shot by israeli forces during landay protest in gaza an emergency meeting of the un security council is discussing what's now the bloodiest ing gaza since twenty fourteen. we condemn this massacre we demand that it stop immediately and those who are responsible from the israeli side force conducting such massacres to be brought to justice and i was instructed by
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president the bus to bring to the attention of the security council which i did through the president and the of the president that the others that we want the issue or protection to be dealt with in a serious way by the security council we hope that the security council to shoulder the responsibility in this regard and issue a position. with what i say a white police officer in the u.s. states of louisiana has been fired over the killing of an african american alton sterling another policeman was suspended a seven year old sterling was held down by the two officers shot dead in the city of baton rouge and twenty sixteen as a result of the ministry of investigation into the conduct and behavior officer blaine salamone as it relates to the baton rouge police department training policy and procedures if i lesion of use of force has been sustained and a violation of command of temper has been sustained officer bland salamone has been
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terminated from the baton rouge a police department effective today an officer how we leak will be suspended three days that is my decision and is the right decision. russia's and is the right decision russia's throwing out diplomats from twenty three countries and the dispute over the poisoning of a former spy in the u.k. continues to grow ambassadors was summoned to the foreign ministry in moscow to be told that they were being thrown out of the country let's take you back to the.

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