>> hello, everyone, this is al jazeera, i'm richelle carey from new york. our top story. >> we're very grateful for the statement that came out of the meeting today with respect to syria, a strong statement about the need for accountability. >> secretary of state john kerry is pushing for support for military action in syria. the country marks their indians day. three different cities going for the gold. one of them will be named in just a few hours as host of the 2020 olympic games.
>> secretary of state john kerry is in europe this weekend. his first stop, the capital of lithuania, and then syria was on the top of the agenda. we're in london keeping up with the latest. philip joins us now. philip, what are you hearing that came out of all of these numbers on secretary kerry's agenda with the e.u. members? >> it's been a very different day than what we've seen previously at the g to in st. petersburg. secretary kerry getting a win, swaying all of the ministers on board in terms of who may have been behind the attack. for the first time we're seeing consensus in the e.u. head of the e.u. baron ess said
there is aen agreement. >> confirming the existence of such an attack, and seems to indicate that the syrian regime is responsible to attack and the own ones chemical weapons agents and the means to differ them in the quantity. >> she went on to say that a clear and strong response is crucial, and the international community cannot remain idle. people, they're waiting for an u.n. report and possibly an u.n. vote. >> of course, this discussion is what does a response actually look like. aside from syria, what did kerry discuss with the e.u.? >> well, you know, secretary of
state kerry has another major issue on his agenda, and that is restarting the middle east peace process. he is trying to get that started, and he has been trying to get that started. but in the current environment that questions regionally whether or not he'll get actions on that. he's in paris later today, tomorrow, and then on monday he comes here to london where he will be meeting the palestinian leader mahmoud abbas. >> and quickly before we let you go, about france, france just immediately was one of the most ardent allies of the u.s. in the entire situation with syriac and they seem to be backing off just a little bit. can you talk about that, philip? >> yes, they do seem to be backing off slightly.
firstly, they said they would wait until the vote is held in congress. now they're also going to wait until the u.n. report is released. that could take weeks, however, we are now hearing that the germans of all groups because they've been critical, the germans are now pressing the u.n. to get that report out as soon as possible. not waiting weeks. >> thank you so much. our coverage of the war in syria continues in just a few minutes. we'll go live to washington about president obama talks to congress about the strike. >> in the parade route of rio de janeiro demonstrators converged. union members, student, anti-establishment groups, scattered protests for months n
the country speaking out against government corruption and very slow reform. we have reports from rio. >> we have demonstrations on one side and behind me we have people milling around on the other side. police were firing tear gas canisters to keep people from going towards the parade site. we've seen them block protesters who want to get to this site, who want to show their anger and disenchantment in modern day brazil so it's a cognizan couldy
dissonance. they're trying to use public activities to gain attention for the movement that has not died down for brazil, and has not deciddied down in several month. >> the additiona international c committee is expected to announce the winning bid for 2020. for madrid financial issues could be a problem, there are concerns nuclear active leaks from the fukushima plant could cause concerns for tokyo. >> the the olympics mark japan's recovery from defeat from world war ii. now it is a nation of superior
technology that with safety makes it a favorite. but it's what is happening 200 kilometers away, the fukushima nuclear plant. the plant is still unstable and leaking radiation. the prime minister has given its assurance that the situation will be under control by 2020. the japa japanese government sat will show the world how a nation can recover from disaster. >> the ioc will announce the winning nation in buenos aires. stay tune for thanage. it's been relatively quiet, tell us why? >> this is only the sixth year
since 1960 that we haven't had an actual named hurricane in the atlantic basin. unfortunately or fortunately right now we do not have any systems developing into hurricane currents currently although we do have areas we're looking at 20% chance for this storm to develop into tropical sites in the next 48el hours. we'll continue to monitor this. the reason why it's been so quiet along the atlantic bay is sibasinis due to the westerly ws that have inhibited development. we're looking to see more activity. it is unheard o of for it to bet quiet as it has been.
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secretary of state john kerry arrived in lithuania today. katherine ashton said that a clear and strong response is crucial in syria, and kerry is headed to france where he will meet with the french foreign minister. president obama has returned to russia and will convince congress the need of syrian strike. has the president gained any more support since returning froreturningfrom europe? >> tough sliding for the president in russia. we heard a lot of push back from vladimir putin. right away recorded the weekly address where he addressed syria again. let's hear a little bit of that.
>> we are the united states of america. we cannot turn a blind eye to images we've seen out of syria. failing to response would increase the risk that chemical weapons could be use again. that they would fall into the hans of terrorists who would use them against us, and sending a signal to other nations that there would be no consequences to their use of these weapons. all of which would pose a threat to our national security. >> the president ended that address for a call of congress to come together, rally hyped him on action against syria. uncertain whether he'll get that kind of support. congress still very decid undec. let's hear from both sides of the aisle right now. >> we're trying to figure out if going in will bring more harm possibly by bringing retaliation
by president assad and others. does iran do something? does russia do something? we're not sure. >> the print has painted himself in a corner on this. his credibility is at stake. i don't want to make a decision based on the president's credibility. i want to make a decision based on what is best for our country. that has to be debated. >> dan coates and democratic representative elijah cummings representative of the skepticism of the rock that the president will have to push uphill. just 30 are leaning in favor of authorization of force. 192 opposing u.s. involvement or leaning against t and about half of them undecided. the senate looking a little bit better for the president, 34 supporting or leaning in favor.
32 opposed or against. overall a lot of work for the administration and the hous whie house. >> tell us what the white house has planned, paul? >> so tomorrow night vice president bide someone having senators over to dinner to his house. five republican senators, and on monday susan rice, national security advic adviser will be g a speech. richelle? >> a great wrap up, we have an intense few days ahead. according to a new gallup poll support for action abroad has decreased since prior engagement. only 36% favor military action in syria and 51% oppose. stay with us for the latest on
this story. we'll have th president obama's address on tuesday. today millions are still unbuild employed. the market is still on the mend. >> five years ago this month america and the world edged to the economic abyss. on september 7, 2008, warning sirens sounded when the government took over fannie mae and freddie mac. financial titans were macing big bets on the homing prices. one week later lehman brothers collapsed triggering a global freeze on credit followed by a government takeover by aig. overnight the recession became a global crisis. >> this is what brought us to the brink of collapse.
>> all because we got a house we couldn't afford? >> congress was forced with one choice, bail out the very banks that led the economy into the mess with their risky behavior. but the carefully crafted bill to ask you the financial system went down in defeat with the house of representatives. >> the motion is not adopted. >> vesteinvestors went into full-blown panic. $1.2 trillion in market fall wiped out in a single day. >> we've got much work to do, and this is much too important to simply let fail. >> congress got the message, and on friday, october 3rd, they passed the troubled asset relief program, tarp for short. >> the motion is adopted. >> five years later is america better off than it was then?
yes. because it was that bad. could it happen again? >> ali velshi reporting. for the second time nba. dennis rodman is visiting kim jong-un. when asked by reporters rodman said it was not his job to ask about bae. >> as a guest to the country, and it's amazing that h he is a very young individual. hwhen i go back with positived a good things about this country.
>> rodman and kim jong-un played basketball games together and rodman reported that kim judge uniokim jong-unis an awesome gu. >> meteorologist: it will be a hot day across the midwest and a rainy one across the southwest. i'll tell you all about it coming up after the break. millions who need assistance now. we appreciate you spending time with us tonight. up next is the golden age of hollywood going golden but elsewhere. why l.a.'s mayor has declared a state of emergency for the entertainment industry there.
parliamentary seat. this is a comprehensive defeat and a big victory for the right of center coalition led by tony abbott. a pretty comprehensive victory, no question that he would be able to rule and bring in the laws he wants to bring in he said the reforms will concentrate o on the domestic issue. one big issue is the carbon tax, the tax on pollution, and the opposition said that tax was costing australia's business. he said that he would get rid of that tax. that is one big issue in his campaign.
the number of refugees, the policies of the opposition and government were both very tough, but tony abbott upped the ante. he would turn back boats on sea rather than let them land onshore. this is a big victory. tony abbott has a big personal victory behind him. >> tony abbott was relatively unpopular. what was it that really swayed the voters. what was it that swayed the voters? >> well, more than anything else was the labor government losing the election rather than tony abbott winning. he boxed at one time, and he
talks like a boxer, walks like a boxer, and people of australia have not really warmed to him. he was first elected in 2007. he held the job for three years, and then his deputy took over the leadership of the party. she didn't prove very popular, and then kevin rudd got his old job back. a ridiculous situation of merry-go-round. i think it was the labor government losing than the tony abbott party winning. >> one question about syria has been significant here in the u.s. any idea where tony abbott stands on that considering that
australia is an ally. >> that's right. this is australia's moment in the foreign policy spotlight. tony abbott said just a few days ago on the campaign trail that syria was batties against batties, it showed a lack of intricate knowledge of the situation, he has not shown foreign policy unlike kevin rudd who was a caree--it remains to n
when tony abbott is sworn in three days from now. >> at that point that's the situation with england as well, and that's not happening this time. we'll see if that happens in australia as well. now we'll take a closer look at prime minister elect tony abbott. his long struggle to connect with female voters and he was dubbed as unelectable. maldives holds election. we have a sneak peek of the september 11th museum in new york city. the museum takes people deep
inside the footprint where the two world trade center towers once stood. next wednesday will mark the seventh anniversary of the attacks that claimed nearly 3,000 lives. the museum is set to open next spring. >> well, a very hot day across the north central plains and the midwest. high pressure is in control. now you can see the clouds rolling in out of the west actually containing quite a bit of moisture across north dakota. it's going to pour in just a couple of hours. that's the reason why we have a flash flood watch in affect. one good thing about the rain is it will cool it down just a bit. check out these temperatures. it's oppressive in fargo into kansas city, and in minneapolis
expected to climb to a high of 91. and this time of year they should in be in the 70s. it's definitely not the time of year you want to leave your kids or pets in the car. and if you have an elderly neighbor, be a good neighbor and check on them. now the front is going to push through and it will cool down misbismarck, but the heat is one i watts to chicago and it will be miserable with a high of 92 degrees. we're looking for showers or thunderstorms. we'll track towards the ease where high pressures are in control. it's beautiful and we'll deal with temperatures in the 70s. a high of 71 right now. before the end of the day we're expected to climb to a high of 79 degrees. it will be absolutely gorgeous. richelle, back to you. >> thank you. nasa's new robotic explorer
headed to the alone. >> three, two, one, zero, ignition, and lift off. the $280 million mission will study the dusty atmosphere to see if there is water on the moon. the launch provided a rare light show for spectators all along the east coast. we're headed to the moon. and a clear night for the launch, so n.a.s.a. sad people to snap pictures and send them to flicker. the bright orange streak in the sky--look at that, from washington, d.c. to new york. beautiful. i'm richelle carey. thank you for watching.
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