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off a century ago jaye week was a thriving holiday resorts that was hard to imagine now for years this village on the east coast of england has been listed as one of the u.k.'s poorest places five thousand people have been left to work out how to live and almost complete isolation. danny has taken it upon himself to speak for the community he sets up the j. week happy club to define gesture of hope over diversity we need to help the younger people rob that they take the wrong because there's no jobs they might not they might get into bad habits like it's like i'm going to be sore doing drugs or drinking but we can save these people like even in every one in every one sound as everywhere the restorers of the impacts of declining austerity john is an unemployed tie a fifth of the government is changing his benefits as part of a deeply controversial new system which leaves people without money for weeks on end john has food for three more days but we're going to do if you get post when
sitting on a food. ground or friends and not. feel about them not very well because it does not bar and rarely. out of the rock cafe possible sign from the council. j.j. cycled past someone has given him an old gate he collects and sells bits of scrap metal to make ends meet with really is what passes for work. we have on my own age in the house for electric. whenever we need so we do it it and. made international news recently when it was misleadingly used in a campaign photo for donald trump warning of the effects of socialism on america since the the roads have been paved it's what passes for success here there are many right wing politicians and commentators who are absolutely livid that the
united nations is here at all how dare the un come to one of the richest countries in the world they say and lecture us like this but it is still a fact that the wealth gap in the u.k. is now enormous and poverty in places like j. week is both absolute and entrenched all this walk to the united nations on poverty and human rights certainly i've heard from a lot of people who are living pretty grim lives. a lot of the country a lot of the statistics are pretty discouraging and of rough sleeping in child poverty in terms of at least talk about suicide and so on so there's a lot of problems with the united nations will have left with an impression of a place which is proud almost nothing more than hope even if it has a profound sense of injustice but even if the united nations is listening it's not at all clear what the politicians just one hundred kilometers away in london have
any idea about life here still to come on counting the cost and the winner is why our beauty pageant to host the headquarters of one of the biggest corporations on the planet right now is proving to be somewhat controversial. but first china could be iran's most important economic ally it's one of the most loyal customers when it comes to buying iranian oil u.s. economic pressure has been spared chinese businesses but in the face of penalties from washington the chinese say the bail stick by iran and the reports from tehran . u.s. president donald trump has threatened to punish chinese companies to do business with iran but no one at this car parts expo into iran seem to worried no doubt the wheels of commerce are spinning a little slower in iran these days but the history of trade ties between the persian and chinese people is older than that of most modern nations having
cultivated commercial links for so long many chinese businesses are now taking the long view of iran's future maybe their public the problem for the right for the time being but the problem with go away if you force a would tell you that what things will happen in the future no one can help and we chinese believe that nothing is impossible and new we've seen that you know i mean also it's a very strong. and we admire that spirit of the way you write i think that we can always a find a final way. to do business with. the economic climate in iran is unstable something that has scared off many investors but chinese traders say this is still a strong resource rich country with a big population things that continue to make it a major market for them. but all is not well. the owner of this restaurant came to iran when he was sixteen against his parents' wishes he says he left china to
follow the silk route like many before him and find his fortune. this time last year you said shows restaurant would have been full he blames a dip in the number of chinese business travelers and the fact that many foreigners have left the country. one hundred percent no doubt in my opinion if there were no sanctions iran would be number one in the middle east now is the most developed city in the region if you give iran ten years iran will become number one. for some chinese people iran holds a special place in their heart david job and his girlfriend here for iran i think it's ok because they have been experiencing this nearly forty years they don't care if they're in there now they're. more it doesn't matter that's as it hangs like we have more business there's iran getting better actually this market has been serving chinese community since the mid one nine hundred s. these days it's not as busy as it used to be but punitive american policies against
both china and iran appear to be pushing the two countries closer together. and if the long arc of pseudo persian history is anything to go by seasons change and the two aging communities seem set to endure the winter together. opec's top oil producer saudi arabia now wants opec to cut production as soon as to send a slamming the brakes on oil production is a dramatic turnaround for the cartel which until recently was ramping up production so what's happening well most of the world expected iran's oil output hit by u.s. sanctions to fall to zero then the u.s. granted waivers to eight countries then to kill reports which came out this week provided another shock to the system opec's annual reports warned of a possible twenty nineteen or old blot a world where there is just too much supply the global energy watchdog for the developed world the i.a.e.a. said the same thing it too highlighted the relentless growth in normal opec supply
we're drilling for oil in shale. iraq known as fracking has dramatically reshaped the global oil industry and u.s. shale oil production continues to defy expectations the latest stats show that u.s. crude oil production hit a record of eleven point six million barrels daily the i a e eight predicts the u.s. will rival opec when it comes to market share in the years ahead but some say the new black gold rush in the u.s. is overhyped shale is hard to reach and reserves declaim quickly well earlier i spoke via skype from all the echo and italy to judge como who's professor of into disciplinary programs at the graduate institute in geneva and the co-director of the executive master in oil and gas leadership at the institute i began by asking him to explain the current u.s. oil policy whether it is as usual perhaps. policy maybe it is
also in different aims while it is true there is a really good it is shale oil production and that is favored by prices and the other areas will defend the american consumer against price increases there are no laws that. is but without it the it's not that will either prices oil prices increase much at the moment it's easy because prices are going down and there are quite sufficient for cherry producers to make money professor how has the u.s. shale sector become such a force within the industry. well you know all the so-called miracle of jail or production or you and i was has been going on for a long time and people are being variously. from posing that these guys stopped or it could not continue or. it's going on now in the last
year the united states has added one point five million barrels of crude oil production to their own production and that's quite a massive professor opec is predicting a slump in demand in twenty nineteen and we likely to see an agreement on a production cost at the next meeting. i think it's going to go because all packets of this will be gone but russia. which is an essential component of any any man seems to be of a different opinion the russians. don't see that and. their production now. they have never been happy with prices reaching eighty dollars or more. and so i think they. are them react and reduce production and that makes it very difficult what opec as well what does the oil market right now tell us about the state of the white of economy globally whether the our market as usual
is influenced by the market will be an incentive meant but all there are economic data that is because general motors certainty about the future of the verbal economy continuing the commercial conflict in the bin united states and china specifically and also if it does the relations between the states and europe plus the news of the day but actually what will happen about but exit the euro b.n. economy is slowing down again all of this is not very positive at all is the u.s. becoming a bigger force than opec or can it become a bigger force than opec or is the u.s. do you sense at the moment being perhaps. overly confident in its ability to push opec around. whether. it's such
a huge force anymore certainly not a lot and as i said already they many cases need. with no one but not of the. united states and of course they are not an overwhelming force you know that i mean the rise alone and level but they can certainly make their voice and we heard in a moment they are doing so professor good to talk to you and counting the cost many thanks indeed for being with us thank you very much and finally this week one of the biggest corporations on the planet right now has chosen new york and virginia to house its new headquarters but as al-jazeera kristen salumi reports from new york not everyone is celebrating. over lunch at the court square diner in new york's long island city local residents wonder how their rapidly growing
neighborhood will absorb tens of thousands of more people now that amazon has announced plans to build a new headquarters here for soccer stadium one shot of the real meaning that having a new high rises an ongoing construction are already straining infrastructure in this once quiet neighborhood overlooking manhattan. the online retail giant promised to bring more than five billion dollars in investment and up to fifty thousand jobs when it announced a search for what it h q two the seattle based company settled on two locations in the end this virginia suburb of washington d.c. in addition to new york after fierce competition among cities all around the country i did offer a buy would change my name i've gotten tired of andrew anyway new york governor andrew cuomo once joked that he would change his name to amazon cuomo to win the lucrative deal i think it would be an economic asset for the entire state i've seen . personally i will do whatever i need to do to make it
a reality i will personally get involved but besides this fancy promotional video exactly what incentives he offered the company remain a mystery and that has some watchdog groups worried we've seen that other cities and states are offering billions of dollars and the state has offered hundreds of millions to other companies in the past in similar situations and it also could be something that lasts many years if it's a property tax break it could be a decade or more so this is really something we feel the public has a right to know more about new york announced a one hundred eighty million dollar investment to improve the area's overloaded subway system after amazon had expressed a preference for locations with access to mass transit as well as the potential to attract the most tech savvy employees. is that you will and i'm going to be the. local residents welcome the jobs but worry they're just being taken for a ride and that's our show for this week if you'd like to comment on anything that
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his assassination and what action to take against saudi arabia. this is the world news from just on the arrest of the chairman of the. accused of misconduct and could be sacked and a crucial week for the british prime minister to resign over brags that as her opponents say they have nearly enough votes to trigger and leadership challenge by . saudi arabia's king solomon has made his first public comments since the murder of journalist jamal khashoggi last month they used his speech to the kingdom's shura council its advisory council to praise the saudi justice system which is investigating the murder but he did not mention khashoggi by name he also discussed
issues like the war in syria yemen and iran engineered to be the kingdom was established on the principles of justice and that's why we have all the trucks not judiciary and that they would do the necessary to establish the truth and justice in the kingdom of also ensure that no penalties go unpunished it was a brief speech but we analyzed it with my troops waiting a little bit earlier director of the gulf studies center a couple university he told us the saudi arabian leadership he believes is waiting for president donald trump to speak on tuesday on the affair before making a more detailed statement of his own. they have ordered the facing a serious pressure because of the cia leaking now this sort of expectation or the sort of waiting words which will lead to the final position of a trump i think they don't want to date a light anything concerning this and sure they are still sort of weaknesses of their position they want to show the world that this issue you know is not
a matter of serious matter to us there are other matters important to us the best scenario the best in our even if the president decided not to deny what cia has said so that it will be under severe pressure an international community and i think there are all respect to the use so that it be used to enjoy would be affected by the already affected actually what will be affected by the by what from will say tomorrow in addition to this there are developments in the investigation in turkey we've got mohammed val outside the saudi council of course and istanbul mohammed the some of the lines i've been leading they seem to paint a slightly different picture to the accepted narrative can you explain it a clear it up for us a little bit. yes come out is john just one of those moments when not we have seen many moments when the turkish investigators reveal some of the information that contradicts the saudi narrative along the lines of you know.
the saudis are not telling the truth to the world and this is just one of them the details in the broad lines it's the same as what we have heard before but in terms of details that have relations that have been leaked to the press today talk about the first minutes when he entered the consulates and it shows that he was immediately grabbed by four men who received him in section a where the visas are normally processed and they try to pull him actually they pulled him to section b. where the office of the consul e's located and he tried to refuse to go there and talk to the man who grabbed his hand and told him leave me alone what do you think who you are and immediately one of the men supposed to be. a close security aide to count prince mohammed bin said man told him. your day of reckoning has come and then they pulled him to section b.
and that's where sounds of torture and screaming wise about how shocked you were head according to that according so this contradicts the the story told by saudi arabia to the world that the team of fifteen men who were. sent to turkey on two aircraft on that day on october second where here to negotiate with and convince him to return to saudi arabia their recordings show that he was immediately the torture and the process of killing him started immediately after they they they met him at the consular section. remains intriguing doesn't it mohamed vall outside the saudi consulate there in istanbul thank you. his death is causing divisions at the top of the us republican party as well overboard action to take against the saudi crown prince mohammed bin salman us media reports that the cia has identified him as ordering the killing president on
a trump though says such conclusions are premature and he said he won't listen to the audiotapes of the murder because the content is too graphic roselyn jordan wraps all of that up from washington. but i did not know for the first time u.s. president donald trump says when he knows exactly what's in the audiotape surrounding the death of the saudi journalist jamal khashoggi it's a suffering tape it's a terrible tape i've been fully briefed on it there's no reason for me to hear it in fact i said to the people should i they said you really shouldn't there's no reason i know exactly i know everything that one of the ten without having to and what happened to trump revealed this information during an interview he taped on friday the same day that several newspapers reported that according to the cia was killed on orders of the saudi crown prince mohammed bin salim on trump's position during the interview and the white house's position now it's still too soon to say who ordered she's murdered i don't know you know who can really know what if the crown prince speaking to you the president of the united states directly lied to
you a lot that he told me that he had nothing to do with it he told me that i would say maybe five times in the last two years trump and his son in law jarrett cushion or had grown close to the crown prince they see him as key to their goal of isolating iran into promoting u.s. economic growth but on capitol hill the idea that mohamed bin solomon is a friend of the u.s. is dying i'm going to do whatever i can to place blame where i believe it lies i'm a put it at the feet of the crown prince who has been a destructive force in the middle east the embargo or without telling anybody this war in yemen has got completely out of control he put the prime minister of lebanon under house arrest is clearly this guy's a wrecking ball some in congress say trump's long running hatred of the intelligence community is keeping him from doing the right thing the president needs to listen to what our intelligence committee has to say what our best
professionals assessment is and it's vitally important that this administration not allow itself to become part of any saudi coverup and while the u.s. . has imposed sanctions on seventeen saudi officials others in congress are pushing for much tougher punishment we need to punish who ordered this who's in charge and really the only thing they understand over there is strength already there are two efforts underway in congress to block arms sales to the saudis not just to end the civil war in yemen but also to send a message to the white house it won't be allowed to ignore the indefensible rosalyn jordan al-jazeera washington so here's kimberly how could say and washington to talk a little bit more about this the white house i guess versus congress here maybe don't trump versus congress here there is clearly a difference of opinion i want you to explain to us how significant how important it is how congress can act outside of what the president is doing.
well ultimately any legislation that comes from congress needs the president's signature to become law but given the overwhelming bipartisan effort to shift dramatically the u.s. saudi relationship that has been in place for decades when safe to say at minimum this is a white house under tremendous pressure not only as my colleague in jordan outlined there are there legislative efforts to pull back arms sales to end military support for the saudi led coalition in yemen but the latest coming from democratic senator ron wyden who is now calling on u.s. intelligence officials to issue a public assessment of the cause shuggie killick in fact what this is it an effort to do is to put out there in the public the intelligence that was leaked to the washington post over the weekend that concludes that in fact it was according to the cia had been selling the crown prince that ordered the killing of give up his shows he so this is very much a white house under pressure by the u.s.
congress that feels it has not taken enough action in order to take punitive measures for this killing can be can you tell us a little bit more about some of the names again for our audience outside of the u.s. wondering about people like lindsey graham adam schiff rand paul how important it is that these particular people are speaking up. it's very important when we talk about lindsey graham for example because lindsey graham is a republican senior senator on capitol hill he has a lot of power in fact he was here at the white house meeting with the president as he often does he had is a very strong voice add to that adam schiff who is a democratic member of congress in the house of representatives who will soon be the ranking member of the house intelligence committee both of these men will tremendous amount of power and both of these men are not satisfied with the explanations coming out of saudi arabia that are pressuring this white house in
fact adam schiff saying that trust needs to listen to intelligence officials and not become part of a any sort of saudi cover up of the other senior republican voice bob corker although he is heading out says that everything points to the crown prince of saudi arabia and ordering about how shows use killick i think these are very strong statements that show that this congress is going to pressure the white house to act further even as the white house says it is already doing enough we should point out that the white house counselor kellyanne conway was on the driveway of the white house the last couple of hours saying that this president is not slow to actually underscored that already it has withdrawn the visas of twenty one saudi nationals last week the treasury sanctioned seventeen saudi individuals but most notably on that list of sanctions and then the name that was missing was the saudi crown prince so again this is a white house under pressure even as it tries to defend its actions so far and even as we anticipate a report coming out that the white house has promised sometime today or on tuesday
with regard to the killing of. ok thank you kimberly how. the white house just one of the note here germany is taking action against the people suspected of killing can show it will impose travel bans on eighteen some of these that means they will not be allowed to go into germany where europe's shang and zone dominate campaign with more from brother. two announcements from germinal forat is regarding the saudi arabian government and its role in the affair first came from foreign minister in brussels where he and i once the decision to impose travel bans on eighteen saudi citizens who have been implicated in this affair calling for other european governments to follow suit and then separately here in berlin the economy ministry has announced that all arms exports to saudi arabia whether they offer you church signed agreements or current signed agreements are to be.