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on counting the cost of a look at the economic reasons behind the rest in the middle east second largest economy plus new year new rules for european finance but that's not all well ask the chief global economist at u.b.s. what's his dangerous idea counting the cost at this time on al-jazeera. this is al-jazeera. the whole robin you're watching the al-jazeera news our life my headquarters here in doha coming up in the next sixty minutes. protests the arrival
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of the greek patriarchate orthodox christmas celebrations accusing him of the trial . if i were they would be talking about olympics right u.s. president donald trump credits himself for the upcoming talks between north and south korea. also new arrests in the kingdom of saudi arabia princes are detained in riyadh. and surviving the war but will they survive the cold winter a plea for help from syria's internally displaced. welcome to the new protests against the greek orthodox patriarch of jerusalem have overshadowed all the docs christmas celebrations the alleged sale of church land to israelis sparked tense scenes as mohammed june explains from bethlehem. the
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protests were unprecedented in a display of anger toward the greek orthodox patriarch of jerusalem demonstrators attacked the convoy of the office the third as it made its way to bethlehem's manger square in the occupied west bank behind all this recent news reports alleging the patriarch has been involved in property sales to foreign tax havens and those properties may end up in the hands of israeli businesses. protesters believe the allegations and say it will make it harder for palestinians to establish their own state but i live now to mount a clear and simple we want the patriarch to resign we want to reform the patriarchate and to sign a legal committee to evaluate the situation representatives of the greek orthodox church of jerusalem deny the allegations and the handle of the snow if we did not as they claim to sell our lands to the israeli occupation those are old deals the patriarch wants to rectify clarify because all those old deals are detrimental to
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the rights of the patriarch eight and its congregation while this is not the first time the church has been accused of selling some of the numerous properties it owns in jerusalem the outrage now is far greater than it had been before. in manger square despite the marching bands and music a truly festive atmosphere was hard to achieve. the arrival of the patriarch wasn't just protested local officials also gave him a cold shoulder when they refused to welcome him to the square another issue overshadowing celebrations this year is the decision by u.s. president donald trump to recognize jerusalem as israel's capital in the months since that decision was made there been numerous protests in the occupied west bank and it's really contributed to a growing sense of hopelessness amongst palestinian christians forty year old george was sad says he's never witnessed such a song or mood at christmas is one of the headline if things remain as is opie pool seek to leave who'd stay here if you see it being so and the city is sad have you
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ever seen. in bethlehem like this thousands would usually be here christmas muslims that would show up even before christians palestinian christians in the west bank are worried their relatively small number will continue to do windell and according to a recent study by the daughter of my university college twenty eight percent of palestinian christians said they'd leave this region if given the chance highlighting yet again the growing feeling of despair at a time of year when there is usually at the very least a small semblance of hope mohammed atta bethlehem the occupied west bank. jordan says the arab league will seek international recognition of a palestinian state after tribes decision on jerusalem some members of the league met in the jordanian capital amman jordan has seen a wave of protests against the is us and israel following trump's decision to move the american embassy from tel aviv to jerusalem. become our goal is to overturn the
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american decision to recognize jerusalem as the capital of israel and to assert that it has no legal effect. we have specific requests the most important of which is the recognition of the palestinian state with jerusalem as its capital according to the june the fourth nine hundred sixty seven borders. now the new york times is reporting that egypt has asked media to play down opposition to president trumps jerusalem decision in leaked phone recordings a senior intelligence officer reportedly told a leading t.v. talk show hosts to influence the viewers to back the decision despite egypt's public condemnation the newspaper quoted captain i shall coley asking hosts how is jerusalem different from ramallah which is the current base of the palestinian authority in the occupied west bank captain cody was quoted telling the talk show hosts that intifada would not serve egypt's national security interests and could revive hamas well in both harbors director of research and analysis at the arab
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center in washington d.c. he says there seems to be a disconnect between the palestinian cause and what arab leaders want. generally speaking that a board has been quiet and actually it has been quiet but a long long time everybody knew and everybody knows what the israeli government has been up to for four decades right and now you know that this is not really the end you think donald trump just simply made sure that this decision was taken but he must have reviewed thought that it's a good step and arab regimes would probably support that it's a problem and that person is would have to have to do something about it it will always be a problem the arab street is not necessarily with the arab rulers on this issue that are streets they will believe that the palestine issue is the central issue and jerusalem is the most center of that center issue you know the muslim world definitely i think the same way it's a problem that is a basically
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a bifurcated position you know between the peoples of the arab and muslim worlds and the leaders of the arab and muslim world and. the palestinian equation itself has to also. come to terms with the with the with the problem of the arab and muslim world and the palestinians themselves have to be take up the mantle for their own. cause. well the government of saudi arabia says eleven princes have been detained in riyadh after staging a protest outside the royal palace they're being held at editorials high security prison that's in contrast to dozens of other high profile figures who were detained in a luxury hotel last year during a so-called anti corruption dr peter shah possible. eleven saudi princes were arrested outside the royal palace in riyadh where they've been protesting about the kingdom's decision to make saudi royal to pay their water and utility bills as part of
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a wider austerity plan the princes were transferred to the high security prison of a high year and i expected to go on trial be looking. oafish if he were arrested leaving about the fact go ask or subsidies cool water electricity for some reason you were denied all the reports. back to your presence off the brits who are sick sick you did you know you were two thousand and sixteen and come to us who are you sure it's very conflicting at this point we don't know exactly what is going on saudi arabia has introduced a string of austerity measures to boost revenues and cut spending as the global slump in oil prices led to ballooning budget deficits slapping a five percent sales tax on food clothes electronics water and electricity and raising fuel prices significantly ex patrick workers who also caught up in the
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price rises but careful not to complain and though i spend seven hundred sixty eight something in maine the city no they had by percent the mounting deficits and the. police so there's no. way in helping so there may be. more than two hundred princes were arrested in november in an anti corruption led by the crown prince mohammed bin solomon which. also served to strengthen his power many of the country's richest and most influential princes struck deals for their release well a few remain here at the place ritz carlton in riyadh described as the most luxurious prison in the world saudi arabia's oil based economy has taken a battering with the fall in oil prices balancing the books will be a long and protracted task that will not prove popular with ordinary people here or at very least ordinary princes peter shop al jazeera well earlier on al-jazeera my
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colleague nic long spoke to saudi journalist jamal khashoggi about the arrests it could be the case i would not rule out what was leaked to a couple of saudi newspapers. because it is also a sign of the nervousness wood and the oil family. of. mohamed bin segment reform to restore in. the advantage of the midst of vantage of the royal family the privileges that they enjoyed. throughout. the history of saudi arabia and as a sort of the citizen i see he is doing the right thing for the nation and for the country. to make the royal family pay for their duis for the utilities bills and to take over their political issues in businesses which have saudi arabians economy so why haven't they said they just a sign of that just want to jump anyway why why would these guys be put into this
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high security prison where in the previous round of detentions of course they stayed in this five star hotel because they were the five star hotel is closing in darwin anyway but those were not brought into because of course of action there were. they were taken to jail because they challenge a state that is a different. when we talk of the saudi royal family one might imagine a few dozen people in an extended family but it is way more than that tell us a little bit about the saudi royal family and and how many people are involved in it what we're talking about. ten thousand people belong to the royal family these two groups extended. their royal highnesses who live hole who could become one of them could become a king out of the sons underground sons of the founder of the kingdom.
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and. their highnesses whole there would never become kings but there enjoy its dividend and some advantages and the groups who are interested there are not from that if there aren't it's a church from a cousin family to the sons of his family. and there are rumors that in riyadh in which and that's what we're hopefully making many royals nervous that mohamed vinson mine and i think doing that i think if he will do that is going to the structure of the definitions of royal and limited to the king and his sons and his brothers only i think that would be that i think for us to interrupt the moroccan or that your d.n.a. more done rather to hunt another than to have an extended royal family that caused
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the project a huge amount. now the u.s. president donald trump has reacted to accusations that he's mentally unfit for office describing himself as a stable jenius publication of a book that questions is ability to do his job and claims his stuff view him as a. hundred reports from washington d.c. trump's latest attack subtle to michael wolff shadowed his policy agenda and i did a quick interview with him a long time ago having to do with an article this book clearly has donald trump rattled the suggestion in fire and fury the cabinet members and allies to question trump's intelligence and his fitness for office have gotten under the president's skin the book has driven a wedge between trump and his one time closest adviser steve bennett but i don't know this man i guess sloppy steve brought him into the white house quite a bit and it was one of those things that's why sloppy steve is now looking for a job as republican leaders met the president to discuss their legislative agenda
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for twenty eight trump began his day with a barrage of morning tweets or he wrote throughout my life my two greatest assets have been mental stability and being like really smart and he said that winning the presidency qualifies him as not smart big genius and a very stable genius at that in defending himself against the allegations in this book president trump was knocked off message in it steve bannon says he's lost his stuff media mogul rupert murdoch calls him an idiot and staffers describe him as a semi literate fool but what the republicans who met with trump on saturday wanted to talk about with their plans for twenty eight teen and immigration reform it was candid it donald trump signature campaign and we are building a wall on the southern border we need safety we need cameras and i will have mexico pay for that wall it turns out he might have that half right the administration's plan for an immigration overhaul would spend eighteen billion
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dollars over ten years and add five hundred five kilometers to. an existing border with mexico and the u.s. congress would pay for the bill is expected to restore some protection for the so-called dreamers children of undocumented immigrants who were brought to the u.s. by their parents trump recently rescinded an obama era rule protecting them but democrats fear the new immigration funds could be used to deport dreamers who registered for the program or their families they don't have resources to deport eight hundred thousand dreamers and it's not at all clear that the information that the dreamers volunteered to the government to establish their right to be legally work at work and otherwise could be used to identify and detain and then deport the dreamers but immigration was not the top question trump addressed on saturday john hendren al-jazeera washington as well as proclaiming his genius the us president said he's open to talks with north korea. he's hopeful that next week's meeting between north and south will go beyond the north participation in the winter
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olympics i would love to see them take it beyond the olympics we have a very good relationship with south korea i would love to see it go far beyond the six absolutely just probably time we're getting right now they're talking about it's a start it's a big if i weren't involved they wouldn't be talking about one thing straight they'd be doing you know talking a word they would be much more serious well i recalled as a former u.s. assistant secretary of defense and senior fellow at the center for american progress he says the upcoming talks are partly a reaction to recent boast by kim jong un about having. all the desks. i mean nuclear weapons are not something you want to talk very current cavalierly about it's not a joke and even he doesn't have a button on his desk in fact the only button he has there's to get him a diet coke i mean that's not the way you know that it works that you could push a button and start a nuclear war and so really it did not help the situation and i think that's
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probably one of the reasons why the south koreans who are very alarmed at his rhetoric were more open to the talks with the with the north koreans right now the south koreans have been upset at president trump's very very boa costs stands and they've told them they don't want you doing anything without talking to us the north koreans i think want want to use the olympics as a way to begin negotiations to see if there's any way that they can work together with or without trump the president was initially opposed to them talking to each other now corsi saying i'm taking credit for it but the key thing is that they are talking and they're using the olympics as a cover to really deal with more serious problems i'm very optimistic because one of the things that happened is we've postponed our exercise until after the olympics and that's been one of the things that you know kim has demanded because
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he thinks we want to you know kind of win the korean war or to take on which is not true but that's his perception and he sees these exercises and that's one thing both the russians and the chinese have told us should be on the table so i think that the olympics again gives you an excuse to you know to postpone them but that sends a very strong signal to him well plenty more ahead here on the al-jazeera news hour including console wars political assassinations and the failing justice system the green lead up to mexico's twenty eight thousand the presidential election and we'll tell you how world wide ban on certain chemicals is finally helping to heal the planet. and in sport manchester city given a scare in the f.a. cup joe will have all of saturday's football results.
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thousands of pro-government demonstrators have been rallying in iran it's the fourth straight day of such rallies in response to antigovernment protests now they waved a rainy and flags and chanted slogans against the u.s. israel and britain iran's government accuses western nations of fermenting the and west which has seen twenty two people killed and more than a thousand arrested in the last ten days and at the u.n. iran accused the u.s. of abusing its power as a permanent member of the security council africa all the emergency meeting on the protests well iran and russia say that washington is exploiting the protests to undermine the iran's nuclear deal has more from tehran. iran's leaders are no doubt celebrating what they'll consider another victory against the united states on the diplomatic front shortly after the u.n. security council met to discuss a government protests in iran the foreign minister jawad zarif tweeted out that he was glad that the majority of security council member countries rebuffed america's attempt to misuse its power to bring what is essentially a domestic iranian affair on to the international stage he also called it another
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foreign policy blunder for the truck white house we also heard from iran's presidency president hassan rouhani is chief of staff in a statement said that the move by the united states at security council was both desperate and further isolated the united states itself on the international stage now as far as the protest themselves are concerned anti-government protests are all but over while pro-government rallies still continue as the government continues to cement its footprint on the streets later on on sunday lawmakers will meet to hold a close session of parliament where they will discuss the root causes of the recent unrest many lawmakers see it as for in that lead to these protests and blame foreign countries for trying to create instability in iran and other lawmakers sympathize with protesters saying that they have valid concerns and valid grievances since many iranians suffer a great deal of economic hardship now whether they agree with the demonstrators or
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not lawmakers in iran do realize one thing that if they don't address economic concerns that these protests could happen again a series that strikes by the sunday led coalition's targeted at a fruit and vegetable market and gas facility in northern yemen witnesses say these strikes killed one person and left three others injured the area is under the control of the iranian backed rebels who fired a ballistic missile into saudi territorial friday some ten thousand people have died in the yemen's a civil war. at least fourteen people are being killed in a strikes and artillery attacks in the rebel held suburbs near damascus there's been a spike in violence in eastern guta in recent weeks activists say it's coming under the daily bombardment with about four hundred thousand people trapped and a government siege and running out of food and medicine. breton gordon is an advisor to a coalition of medical charities in syria he says there are currently more than one hundred twenty children needing urgent medical care in rebel held areas that are
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under attack the last. record. christmas and new year period we see over ten hospitals. commission in. the damascus. in libya we currently have one hundred twenty five children and. of course we absolutely need syria is a ceasefire so there is seriously injured. elsewhere in syria people who fled the fighting and are facing a battle of a different kind surviving the bitterly cold winter leave barca has more. in syria's southern province of daraa those displaced by war face a new threat the weather. this is always a zoom camp one of the largest in the region omar abdel-rahman and her grandchildren arrived here after escaping fierce fighting between syria's armed
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opposition groups and i saw a water logged field is now home if the rain continues and we forced to leave where can they go. when they left on homes without any possessions you can see the rain water around us you can see for yourself how bad conditions are what can we do helpless the camp likes basic infrastructure there are no paved roads no drainage people feel forgotten. this used to be farmland it was unfit for people to settle on in the first place they can't hasn't been supplied with any of the basic services no one has lent has or will lend a helping hand none of the relief agencies either serious long civil war has triggered one of the worst humanitarian disasters in modern history eleven million syrians have been displaced by fighting half of the whole population most around
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six million are internally displaced it is a bleak existence. park and al-jazeera nigeria's speeding up the process of bringing its citizens home from libya following allegations of exploitation and mistreatment nigeria has been repatch rating is people since last month following global choir's over reports that migrants are being sold into slavery the foreign minister says two aircraft have been chartered to fly eight hundred people home in the coming days. an attack by a gunman in senegal has left thirteen people dead and at least seven others wounded the attack happened in the southern casamance region the army says the victims were a group of civilians who were searching for firewood is still not clear who is responsible. elizabeth two former senior ministers of the robert mugabe's presidency have been released on bail after being charged with corruption and criminal abuse of office for foreign affairs minister walton said be on the left
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and former energy ministers. appeared in court after being arrested on friday several ministers from the garbos government have been arrested on corruption charges since the ninety three year old was forced to step down as president in november. hundreds of people have marked the third anniversary of the attack on french satirical magazine charlie hebdo that left twelve people dead they gathered in paris to remember the victims of the first of a series of attacks that left more than two hundred forty people dead across france the attack of the stores atheist magazine it was claimed by al qaida it was targeted for printing cartoons of the problem prophet mohammed the most difficult to do i do not always agree with it and i do not find it always very funny but i defend charlie of those freedom of expression. it's a special day of commemoration and also of testimonials from civilians elected
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officials writers and politicians who come to explain what charley is to them what is this freedom of expression and criticism that must be preserved for all still ahead here on the news hour why the status of refugees out by his younger brother could become a key issue in coalition talks in germany. plus millions of all thoughts christians celebrate christmas across the globe i did sport the world's most dominant skier setting new standards ahead of the winter olympics do stay with us here on our set . from the neon lights of asia. to the city that never sleeps. welcome back we're scenes and quite heavy rain developing across southern and eastern parts of china extending all the way from hong kong through towards taiwan some snow further towards the north pretty warm weather for knowing them
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vietnam as the winds come up from the south and then as i move the forecast through into monday you see that rain area is still there so pretty wet in fuzhou too and parts of taiwan seeing some rain but still fine across the bulk of indochina so let's head down into southeastern parts of asia for the philippines where the conditions not looking too bad a few showers but nothing untoward as for borneo that so be quite a few showers here and this little circulation low pressure is going to give some heavy showers for job essential carter looks could be wet at times and still some heavy showers likely on monday about stage working our way out through the we've got a famine a dry weather for both singapore and kuala lumpur and aside from the odd shower doesn't it too bad across much of thailand and through into cambodia for south asia it's all about the mist in the murk and the smog for new delhi there with temperatures just eighteen so the nighttime temperatures dipping there feeling quite chilly for the south temperature thirty in chennai but the air quality not great here either the same go to head on through into monday elsewhere should be
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united nations and all but the policy for al-jazeera english is pretty incredible this is where talks have been and what happens here matters. you're watching the al-jazeera news our arms a whole raman a reminder of our top stories u.s. president donald trump says he's open to dialogue with north korean leader kim jong un now it follows a recent escalation in the rhetoric between the two leaders transplanted he is hopeful of progress in next week's talks between the north and the south. eleven princes have been detained in saudi arabia after staging a protest outside the royal palace to be held at the notorious high security prison
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. and protests against the greek orthodox patriarch of jerusalem have overshadowed both on christmas celebrations in bethlehem they allege sale of church land to israelis or sparked the ten scenes demonstrators say that could make it harder for palestinians to establish their own state. well it is the christmas orthodox celebrations for christians cross the globe thousands of faithful have attended midnight mass for ballerinas to ethiopia now all thoughts christians follow the old julian calendar and celebrate the birth of jesus christ on january the seventh those are the big of it how small. the him from what perhaps the largest cathedral in the middle east should in midnight mass. this egyptian church with a capacity of one thousand people open its door for orthodox christmas many of the faithful prayed for a better year ahead after multiple attacks on the gyptian christians in recent
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months and that's the let me all my life we hope peace will prevail over the world in general and especially in egypt and that will get rid of terrorism and troubles at them and. wishing egypt and all the region to live in peace and god to protect us from any kind of terrorism or anything which might hurt us. tens of thousands of security personnel were deployed across egypt to ensure safe celebrations and there were reassurances from the president more than one hundred christians have been killed in attacks in recent months the latest just a few days ago. you are our family you are part of us we are all one christians and muslims and no one can ever divide us. from below to stay with the opiah the orthodox follow the old julian calendar and celebrate christmas on january sixth and seventh. each celebration is unique so celebrate the tradition burning of old french isn't dried leaves many preserve some pagan traditions
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inviting dead and sisters to their homes. i knew green for instance some fabricate a straw dog for the ancestors of the state some families also spread straw to emulate the nativity scene. today it's. history thousands attended midnight masses across russia home to more than a third of the world's author docs christians russian leaders including president vladimir putin but in attendance. prayers were also held at the church of nativity in bethlehem in the occupied west bank a place at the heart of many conflicts in the middle east and beyond and hear their prayers for better times some of enjoy read al-jazeera. talks between germany's two major parties to form a new ruling coalition are resuming on sunday and a potential sticking point between anglo merkel's christian democrats on these social democrats is the refugee crisis and they're divided over whether to allow relatives of people who are already in germany to join them from the various
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dominant came reports. it's time for nine year old michael michael to do his homework and as in many families his big brother is on hand to help in fact twenty two year old math mord is more of a father to michael than an elder brother. because as yazidi refugees these two have been granted asylum in germany but for the past two years their parents and siblings have been stuck in a holding camp for migrants increase. in nashville the. germany told them they could come join us here but then a few months ago we were told they could not go the official said you have no documents that prove your brother is related to your parents paid for the papers to compromise then they said they needed to test michael's d.n.a. and now finally they've said that ok your parents can come. but the brother's hopes of a reunion have been dashed twice before and their situation is not unique since twenty
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sixteen germany has put a temporary hold on reuniting the families of people who are not classed as refugees the bavarian christian social union and go to medical system party in the southern state says while genuine refugees should be allowed in those with subsidiary protection and his claims for asylum are rejected should not we are objecting to the right of so-called subsidiary. accept that if you choose to bring their family to terminate because to be honest this would. exhaust our capacities what makes this view more interesting is that stefan meyer speaks on this issue not just for his party but also for angle americans christian democrats but this particular point of view is not shared by the social democrats and with coalition talks between the three parties now intensifying in the new year
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the question is might this issue be a sticking point. because the social democrats believe that where possible families who qualified to be reunited should be allowed to do so the political fight in germany is now about how to bring a government together from parties with such differing views from mahmoud and michael it's how to bring their family back together dominant can al-jazeera in bavaria while staying in europe germany and turkey have agreed to work on improving relations their foreign ministers acknowledge that differences remain but that they believe they can tackle their issues through dialogue and cooperation relations were strained by the arrests of german citizens in turkey and berlin's criticism of the turkish crackdown following the twenty sixteen failed coup and visit of the childish nation i believe we have the responsibility to find a way to get along judy our historical legacy and the wishes of our citizens we
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must not forget that we've both made it our business to do everything we can to overcome the difficulties there have been and german turkish relations and to find more common ground in the future by remembering everything that binds us together. we have a difference of opinion on certain subjects we have some problems in fact there was an escalation there was tension but as to foreign ministers we believe we can overcome this through dialogue we believe we can better improve our relations three mutual understanding and sincere cooperation a problem republican senator says there's no evidence u.s. diplomats in havana were targeted with an unknown weapon jeff flake reached the conclusion based on classified briefings from u.s. officials it contradicts claims by the u.s. secretary of state that a targeted attack called several diplomats in cuba to fall mysteriously ill in twenty six team the canadian government is also investigating the so-called sonic
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boom that's disabled embassy workers. i'm not suggesting that nothing happened. but evidence of attack that you've covered. are there. i've not seen evidence of that said i will talk about what i see the classified setting but it isn't consistent with the cubans have said. you have said all staying in the americas the murders all several public officials are casting a shadow over the lead up to mexico's twenty eighteen general election the country's experienced as most violent year in modern history with more than twenty three thousand homicides recorded aspiring political candidates worry that they'll be the next target and that's creating fear as for the democratic process from mexico city manuel repeller reports. local politics can be a dangerous business in mexico just ask catalyst people thirty year old political
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hopeful who wants to become mayor of the town of hope in the state of morelos. beetle is new to the political scene but he knows that the risk of harassment extortion and even death at the hands of organized crime is very real if they had a kid i knew i would be lying if i said i wasn't afraid it would also be a lie to say that fear is not in the back of my mind but today were motivated by our goal to make. a better place. at least six mexican politicians have been killed in recent weeks this includes of all four seven i know whether the mayor of a small town in the state of get little who was murdered on new year's eve. with a national election drawing near political leaders in mexico like. worry over these types of attacks against public servants you look at even at that. i think this is
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a warning by organised crime against the political parties the problem here is impunity and the phenomena. in a political violence the more this will continue because there is no punishment. experts say that the rising level of violence in mexico is not only putting the lives of political candidates at risk but could also be frightening voters which could damage the democratic process less political participation less third not because of fear less political you know less people voting. i know about it and it is hinders the strength of a democratic system and. there are over three thousand four hundred elected positions up for grabs in the upcoming elections but it's candidates for local posts who are especially vulnerable targets by organized crime twenty one local public servants were murdered in two thousand and seventeen which was also a record breaking year for homicides in mexico the concern now is over the potential for yet another exceptionally violent year as we approach the two
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thousand and eighteen general election when read up on the al-jazeera mexico city. well there have been long queues outside supermarkets in venezuela to buy much needed food the government's ordered them to reduce their prices to those seen last month despite rampant inflation hundreds of people gathered outside shops in the capital caracas demanding they open their doors it's estimated inflation has risen above one thousand percent in the south american nation president nicolas maduro blames the economic crisis on an international conspiracy but you know something you can when we arrived we couldn't get in the prices were much lower last night but today the prices and normal they ridiculous prices elevated compared to the income of venezuelans well most venezuelans. we understand that supermarket chains have a right to increase prices because it's relative but not in such an exorbitant manner three hundred percent i think there should be a bit of control and if there were some control we could purchase things or peruse
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recently pardoned former president says he's dreaming of a future for his country without bitterness alberto fujimori used twitter to make his first public comments since being released he's also tweeted his hope that peru could regain its security and eliminate violence future morry was convicted in two thousand and nine for ordering death squads and kidnappings during his rule he was given a presidential pardon last month on medical grounds that it could or has chosen a new vice president to replace george glass who's been jailed for corruption vice president dick yunior seen here on the left has been chosen by legislators to take the post was sentenced to six years in prison in connection with a bribery scheme that's landed politicians across latin america imprisoned brazilian construction giant brecht has admitted to handing out bribes worth eight hundred million dollars to secure lucrative public contracts.
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funerals have been held for four policemen killed in a bomb attack in india at ministered kashmir is the latest in a series of bombings by rebels who want and did do control of the region which is also disputed with neighboring pakistan as well. normal stendhal to the hundreds of this funeral in the northern town of hockey about was was it's the birthplace of one of the four policemen killed on saturday the blast happened in the nearby town of support in the northern part of indian administered kashmir security sources say it opposed to india rule triggered an improvised explosive device targeting a police patrol. thank you to the town is about fifty kilometers northwest of synagogue city some a capital of the regional government they say fighters planted the device beneath a shop in a marketplace to target the patrol the blast or so damaged shops in the area
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audience who rebuttal to god here we were called to the town today and this was on normal deployment for maintaining law and order these boys were deployed in a small alley in the market and the blast happened in which four of our boys were martyred. to shut down the office is unfair and two was made by arab leaders to mock the twenty fifth anniversary of an indian security crackdown what killed forty seven people that operation was in response to the killing of an indian soldier by devils local newspaper say disha mohammed one of them a rebel groups opposing the indian rule of kashmir has announced it's a response ability for the blasts on saturday the city jim has been witnessing at the soda violence for the last seventy years. kashmiri rebels who say they represent the provinces muslim majority have been fighting for separation from india.
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let's move to asia pacific now where the malaysian government has approved a new attempt to find the wreckage of flight m h three seventy in the indian ocean despite a three year search for the missing plane its disappearance remains one of the world's greatest aviation mysteries it was our route to beijing from kuala lumpur when it went missing with more than two hundred thirty people on board malaysia has accepted an offer by a u.s. based company to resume the search. about fifty fires have been reported around the australian state of victoria as temperatures soar above forty degrees firefighters have been battling dry and windy conditions to contain the flames three hundred firefighters and to act after tackling one of the biggest fires at its peak police are investigating whether its latest blaze was deliberately late. and one person is dead and three more missing in madagascar in the wake of tropical cyclone eva the storm brought heavy rains caused extensive flooding and property damage more than
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ten thousand people are being forced from their homes and estimated one hundred million americans are still in the grip of a cold snap at least nineteen people have died because of the severe weather below freezing temperatures have been recorded along the eastern seaboard with mt washington you have shut reporting a wind chill of by the sixty eight degree celsius many cities are working to find shelter for thousands of people who are homeless. the u.s. space agency nasa has recorded data showing the earth's protective ozone layer is for covering scientists say a thirty year global ban of the use of certain chemicals is producing some great results had a hawkster has more. finally rare good news concerning the environment nasa scientists say ozone depletion is going down is a lead is a protective gas in the atmosphere that shields us from harmful ultraviolet rays
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from the sun this is the source of the good news and that's a satellite that monitors the hole in the ozone layer which is first detected at the end of the one nine hundred seventy s. that's what we're excited about is that we see for the first time chlorine levels are definitely going down and ozone levels are responding to it manmade chemicals called chlorofluorocarbons or c.f.c.'s left chlorine in the atmosphere the destroyed ozone molecules the damage from the ozone layer has been blamed for an increase in skin cancers because the harmful ultraviolet radiation that gets through and this is the effect it has on plants c.f.c.'s were found in products like aerosols pesticide sprays packing materials and refrigerants and they were banned globally in one thousand nine hundred seven nasa has released images that show the changing ozone concentrations since the c.f.c.'s were phased out the montreal protocol has been a great success once the protocol was signed in those the regulations went into effect we saw at the surface levels of both on depleting substances going down but
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scientists warn that full recovery will take decades because of c.f.c.'s could remain in the atmosphere for another fifty to one hundred years. as there. well still ahead here all the news continues zines football solona we'll have more on one of the most expensive transfer transfers in football history. in the final.
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and then reported world on. u.s. and british companies have announced the biggest discovery of natural gas in west africa but what to do with these untapped natural resources is already a source of heated debate nothing much has changed they still spend most of their days looking forward to for the dry riverbed like this one five years on the syrians still feel battered or even those who managed to escape their countries have been truly unable to escape the war. welcome back tension on the korean peninsula had cast an early chill over
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preparations for the winter olympics next month but as the host south korea get ready for talks with north korea on cheese day many are hoping for a thaw in relations before the games in the next part of also years looking ahead to the stories set to make the headlines of florence new reports from people showing the mountain town of p.r. the site of south korea's first ski resort and is preparing for and not the achievement to host the country's first olympic and paralympic when taking some of these slopes will be closed later this month for the event across town finishing touches are being made and people are looking forward to the opening ceremony in february. i'm excited and a bit nervous that i'll be able to watch such a big event taking place here. it's been such a long time since south korea hosted an olympics event it's a good opportunity to promote the country and especially this area. it could also be a chance to improve into korea relations north korea has recently said it may send
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its athletes to take part in the event something south korea says it welcomes but security concerns over the north's nuclear weapons development remain organizers however say this isn't the first time a huge sporting event is held against the backdrop of heightened tensions but of course again safety and security are part of all of the olympic games and so it's a part of our preparations that we do but every other olympic committee has also had the same measures in place so we're working to ensure that everything is in place in time for the games. but an even more unpredictable factor is mother nature for costa temperatures on the day of the opening ceremony could make it one of the coldest in thirty years and the stadium has no roof a deliberate design to save time and money officials say to counter the cold they're installing when she and will give out hot packs and blankets to spectators . this is a hot topic a pocket sized portable heater to give it
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a good shake the chemicals inside react this packing generates heat the last for at least ten hours put in your pocket. warm and toasty. for those willing to brave the cold it's now easier to get to the venue with a new high speed train from seoul to p.r. china. south korea also plans to use the upcoming on the pics to showcase what it says will be the most technologically advanced games or should i mention that there's a camera placed on the helmets of competitors spectators can watch the event from athlete perspective in real time on this tablet which uses five g. technology. no efforts being sped to make the two thousand and eighteen winter olympics and paralympics a success florence li al-jazeera south korea. in the next part of our series will be reporting from moscow with the ultimate putin on calls for
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a fourth term as president will explain why russian politics is still one man show well it's time for sport now his job. thanks very much barcelona have agreed one of the most expensive transfers in football history they signed midfielder philip continuo from liverpool in a deal worth one hundred ninety two million dollars the spanish giants released a short video on social media revealing the deal had been done because here will sign for the rest of the season and five more after that the twenty five year old is the third most expensive player in history behind p.s.g. is neymar and pay and his price tag could be a club record for barcelona. he won't be ready in time for barcelona is returned to the spanish league on sunday after the winter break they face levant a looking to extend their lead to nine points at the top of the table while madrid currently fall from the standings they are away to celta vigo. diego costa had a member of will return to spanish football with athletic arbitrated the twenty
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nine year old scored against had taffy off to rejoining his former club from chelsea he jumped into the crowd to celebrate but received a second yellow card for doing so and was sent off atletico won the game to nail now there's no stopping mencia city they're well ahead of their title rivals in the english premier league race and now they're also through to the fourth round of the f.a. cup but they had to survive a scare so scored two goals in the space of ninety three seconds since he came back from a goal down against burnley to win this third round match for one with a leave voice sagna binondo silva also on the school sheet the big shock of the day happened at coventry is the fourth tier side knocked out premier league teams stoke city two one it resulted in the immediate sacking of stokes manager mark hughes elsewhere the fleet would tell themselves a replay as they held leicester city to a goals draw and chelsea two will have to replay against norwich city. now the
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world's biggest annual off road rally race has got underway improves the forty eighth edition of the rally featuring hundreds of competing calls trucks bikes and quads are in the sunshine as reports from lima. the first hours of a long journey more than three hundred pilots are on there will be one of the toughest off road rallies in the world they will be negotiating huge dunes and rocks high altitude and steep cliffs than one thousand kilometer dakar rally through paid leave yet and argentina has found its courting competitors along the way yeah be a good idea. we've traveled by road from colombia to accompany our pilots are very happy to be here six of the fourteen stages will be completed before competitors move into the rally first held from paris to senegal its capital the car in one nine hundred seventy nine has taken place in south america for
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a decade it's the third time in but not everyone here is cheering government spends six million fans but the competition has many environmentalists worried about. their audiences along the way. the reach rashers bit is that sort. of the first dakar in peru was a disaster archaeological sites and some the southern region that on signposts would have been reversible damaged. this time because government has the limited important sites organizers say it will be an eco friendly rally. is one of the toughest parts of the race statistics say only fifteen percent of the vehicles reach the finish line that is greatest hope the thirty four year old took us for a drive for a feel of the terrain the former t.v. news anchor is the first female peruvian pilot she says driving is just part of the
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competition and. i've driven a lot of this year on june which is the most difficult i've learned mechanics and also trying my mind because you will lose if you get tired seven years ago she didn't even know how to drive now she says she already feels like a winner when. the moment i start i would have proven that dreams big dreams can come true. the rally ends in the city of course in northern argentina but carol says she already crossed the victoria line. the world's most in-form skier has won again just over a month before the start of the winter olympics in pyung chang mckayla shifrin clinched the giant slalom race in slovenia on saturday it's a thirty ninth world cup victory and that means she's hof way too much in the wind recalled of her american teammate lindsey vonn who is the most successful female skia of the time just twenty two schifrin has eleven years on she's undefeated from
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three races in two thousand and eight team schifrin will have an unlikely teammate in pyung chang aaron jackson the only took up speed skating four months ago off to dominating inline skating she's a three time roller sports athlete of the year but she surprised herself and everyone else in milwaukee by qualifying for the olympic five hundred meter race next month she's the first black woman to make the u.s. long track speed skating team. fans of the cleveland browns n.f.l. team have held a parade to celebrate what they call a perfect season a perfect season for losing that is the browns lost sixteen games throughout the regular season just the second team in n.f.l. history to do so and despite temperatures minus twelve degrees celsius several thousands of fans gathered at the team's stadium and series of floats including coffin traveled around the ground in the shape of a zero to represent the unwanted achievement but i have season tickets i've been
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down here for every game and just a way to say man when you're doing wrong it's not the good suppliers it's you know i we are day put on earth some guys are put on earth in a basket for us to be at the parade while the whole she was sixteen it's horrible and as it was both now more later thanks to him that was the news i would mean there's more news following out with elizabeth to stay with us here. in russia many. black and crazy. and increasingly for many a global trend. left to exploitation by the. people in power investigate. pakistan.
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