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scalia's scared to speak out was a surprise but. this job isn't just about what's on the script or a piece of paper it's about what is happening right now. pressure mounts on donald trump over the murder of jamal khashoggi democrats our full investigation into how the u.s. president has handled the case. hello unmounting denish oh without is there live from doha also coming up taiwan's president steps down as leader of her party after it suffers a blow in local election. mass protests in paris against an increase in fuel tax and president backgrounds economic policy it's. a no go for
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america how saudi arabia's visa restrictions are denying palestinian refugees the right to make their pilgrimage. to. the u.s. president's defense of the saudi crown prince in the wake of john this jamal khashoggi is murder is expected to face a congressional investigation early next year the democrats tipped to lead the house intelligence committee when newly elected members take office says donald trump's response will be part of a probe into the president's financial ties to saudi arabia the us president in the series of statements as col styles on the findings of his own intelligence agency that crown prince mohammed bin solomon ordered killing. has been following the story in washington. over the past two years of his presidency u.s. president donald trump really hasn't faced any sort of check on his presidential
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power that's going to change at the very beginning of january when the democrats of the opposition party take over the house of representatives we're already hearing from adam schiff he's a representative from california he's likely going to lead the intelligence committee and he says he's going to look into exactly why the president is responding to the murder of jim exactly like he is now how does this play out well right now the president can dismiss what the cia is reporting to him he can say and he did say that they don't really know they just have feelings well i can tell you the cia doesn't report feelings they report apparently with high confidence that the crown prince of saudi arabia muhammad bin solemn on in fact ordered the killing that's been leaked to the press and that's about the only way the intelligence community can respond right now now when democrats take over in the house they can call the leaders of the cia the director of national intelligence tests have them testify under oath about exactly what they know they can also ask for briefings
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classified briefings they can figure out exactly what the intelligence community knows then they can also move to declassify some of that information so they have the potential to really keep up public pressure on the president and the story doesn't show any signs of going away protests in tunisia pressuring the government to cancel a planned visit by the saudi crown prince because of his suspected involvement in the murder of khashoggi but the crowd cash strapped government is warning that the protests could stop much needed financial aid from the kingdom bar reports. today. calling for mass protests against the proposed visit by the prince. is on his first july. since the killing of journalist. some to dizzee. his arrival could undermine. then you found freedom and liberties with. the crown prince is tainted by the killing of our late colleague
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jamal khashoggi and the arrest of dozens of saudi activists for these reasons we consider his visit a provocation and an insult to the values of the tunisian revolution and our democracy tennessee i was the focal point of the pro-democracy protests in two thousand and eleven that galvanized the wells and start of the revolution known as the arab spring lawyers and human rights activists in tunisia a mounting a legal challenge to stop the visit but that's unlikely to happen cinesias cash strapped government is desperate for financial aid to tackle poverty instability and unemployment. government leaders are concerned protests might alienate some of the leaders at a critical moment for the. taiwan's president has resigned as leader of her ruling pro independence party after
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a major defeat in local mid-term elections let's go live now to the taiwanese capital taipei our correspondent there is adrian brown adrian a dramatic turn of events then for the ruling party. yeah this is been a real setback for president zion when because her ruling democratic progressive party has lost control of taiwan second and third largest city that third largest city is cow showing the poor city in the south of the country that the d.p.p. has held for more than twenty years so this is an indicator that the president's popularity is clearly on the wane all in marked contrast of course to those scenes after her election here in taipei just under three years ago and she seemed unassailable what has happened then of course is that relations between taiwan and china have deteriorated to the extent that china's leaders have cut off all
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communications with dying when why well for the simple reason she refuses to endorse a framework known as the one china policy that there is but one china and taiwan is a part of it as a result china's leaders have been tightening the noose around this silent republic both diplomatically and economically and quite clearly voters have decided to turn back in some ways to the party which once ruled taiwan the k.m.c. this is just a local election but a local election like any other. in taiwan they don't take their democracy for granted voter turnout in the last election was more than seventy percent this election and the referendums happening alongside it are about local issues but there's another unavoidable one china whose leaders regard taiwan as
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part of their territory. without without what happened among independents we taiwanese decide our own future we are always taiwanese and unlike us they are chinese. and fine with a referendum to decide whether we go for independence or unification but i personally support maintaining the status quo and the governments of both sides should cooperate. this election serves as a report card on president saying when who was elected three years ago china's leaders promptly cut off communications with her last month she accused china of meddling in the election campaign by spreading disinformation they are trying to undermine the reputation of the. administration they are trying to. is if you will or split the relationship between central government and local governments and very much excess or bache and widen the contradictions and divides that exists within
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taiwan the society so as to undermine its cohesion and ability to present its own a united front against against china these voters are also casting ballots in ten referendums five of them related to same sex marriage but the most controversial referendum is to do with a name change where the athletes competing in future sporting events should do so under the name. it's dividing the sporting world here with protests by supporters and opponents of the name change the international olympic committee has warned that if it happens taiwan could be excluded. from the olympics. this showcase of democracy is happening on china's doorstep and at a time of heightened tensions between leaders in beijing and washington with taiwan now part of the feud which is why leaders in both capitals will be watching the outcome of this election very closely. martin there were
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very long queues outside most polling stations in taiwan today that indicates i think that voter turnout is going to be very high indeed i think china's leaders will take some comfort from the outcome of this election because they've been doing everything they can to essentially ensure that sighing when is a one term president entering brown live in the time when he's capital taipei thank you very much. all right let's take you live now to the halls of the french capital paris that's the scene there in the center of the city as you can see the arc de triomphe in the background and this whole a lot acrid smoke pouring from something that's clearly been specialize in. many protests is there is chaps in the yellow jackets these are the protests as they're
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protesting against fuel price increases that have been put in place by the mccrone government that's a very seen live in the heart of the city but further out different parts of the city matrices set up road blocks and as i say this is the second successive saturday for these protests is to demand the scrapping of what they're calling a green energy tax catherine stansell reports. a wave of yellow in the french capital the anger fueled by a proposed tax rise. for the second successive weekend the so-called yellow vests created roadblocks and organized protests demanding that president manual macron scrapped the tax. riot police stopped thousands of demonstrators on the main avenue shawntel you say from breaking through
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a cordon protecting the elysee palace the president's official residence. the price of diesel has risen by twenty three percent over the past year to about a dollar seventy one per liter. across decision to impose a further increase of six point five cents starting on the first of january is the final straw for many here every move onto the government takes everything from us they steal from us we have to pay for everything we are overtaxed and we hope that the protests will change things. the rising cost of fuel is going to trigger a civil war. and i like most of the citizens we are already we're fed up with paying so much all the time it's become the new normal but paying so much it's just not possible anymore. the president blames rising oil prices worldwide and says the tax is necessary for more investment in clean and renewable
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energy social media has primarily been used to mobilize the yellow fasts they say they have no leader or political affiliation police are concerned that far right extremists may infiltrate the demonstrations and provoke violence three thousand officers have been mobilized in paris. nearly three hundred thousand people took part in similar nationwide protests last saturday two people were killed and hundreds injured in traffic accidents france already has some of the highest road fuel taxes in europe across vowing to face down any protests and press ahead with his policy no matter how unpopular catherine stansell al jazeera. well i've been speaking to bruno cow friends who's a university researcher in paris he says many french people are blaming the president for keeping his promises. emmanuel markov announced revolution it's
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the title of the book that the man you must call wrote during the campaign he was talking about repairing from but also it did the promise of a big revolution in france the fiscal one the distributive or distribution and those people are actually joined by something which is income and they don't see the changes into daily lives they feel a lot of frustration they believe that they take too much stuff but at the same time they don't get enough and you know one very important part in france is meant to pay tax but we see since recently that the consultant to pay taxes france is declining french people consider and many people consider that they have too many taxed when at the same time the public. expenditure goes down so people are wondering why do they pay so much tax when they announce deficit reduction or less public expenditure ups it's a very very big and quite difficult question for him and you and michael still to
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come here at al-jazeera an immense loss for syria tributes pouring in for janet who was killed in a plane. it's a black friday at amazon my workers at the online retailer saying they've had enough. hello again and welcome back to international weather forecasts were here across parts of china we're looking fairly good right now but there's some clouds down here towards the south all dealing with a typhoon that's going to be turning to a tropical storm but those feeder bands are still going to bring bring some clouds as it makes its way towards the north so here on sunday we're going to be seeing those showers make their way towards hong kong so conditions are going to deteriorate we don't think the rain is going to be that heavy but we will be seeing the clouds starting to decrease as well as more rain in the forecast there over
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here towards taipei maybe twenty six degrees and some rain in your forecast as well for india well we did have a lot of problems earlier in the week with a lot of rain down here towards the south the clouds are beginning to break up so we are going to see mostly cloudy to partly cloudy conditions maybe a few on and off showers there but nothing is heavy as what we had seen earlier up towards the north though it is going to be partly cloudy to clear conditions where temperatures into the high twenty's and then very quickly over here across parts of the arabian peninsula we are going to be seeing showers particularly of poor parts of kuwait as well as into the northeast in saudi arabia as well as into iran now some of those showers are going to be very intense at times doha is going to be seeing a shower or two here on sunday but then as we go to in this monday things are going to be clearing out at twenty five with abu dhabi twenty seven. once welcome and now fear. of dividing a nation. al-jazeera explores germany's long term economic strategy of pursuing
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immigrants from the arab world i feel more judgment on syria. oh much money it does or if it you get your paper to put up think that it's been one german and i'm not the new germans on al-jazeera. transgressor taken of a top stories here at al-jazeera u.s. president donald trump defense of the saudi crown prince in the wake of journalist murder is expected to be part of an intense congressional investigation early next year adam schiff the democrat to lead the house intelligence committee says there
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are plans to uncover trump's possible financial ties with the kingdom taiwan's president has resigned as leader of the ruling pro independence party following a major defeat in local mid-term elections sighing wednesday macclassic ruling party has suffered a string of losses including the mare ship in the second largest city where it entailed power for twenty years. this is the scene live in the center of the heart of the french capital paris thousands of protesters in the guillot jackets have been out on the streets clashing in some occasions with the security forces who have used tear gas and water cannons these are people there protesting against the increasing cost of diesel fuel it is now at the highest rate that it has been for at least ten years at least people want president mccraw to back down
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and not impose another increase which is jiu to happen in january twenty nine hundred that's the scene live and we see an awful lot of to ing and fro ing and general scenes of armrests in the heart of paris. now yemen's internationally recognized government has rejected a u.n. offer to help manage the critical port of her danger martin griffith said on friday that who the fight is agreed to talk about a proposal of the u.n. taking a supervisory role the day there is the main entry point for aid for millions of yemenis who are on the brink of. britain's prime minister is preparing to go to brussels for what's being billed as a landmark summit to finalize breck's it to reason may and e.u. leaders a set to sign the deal finalizing the terms of the u.k.'s withdrawal many m.p.'s in london are threatening to veto the deal when they vote on it spain's a threat to wreck months of grueling negotiations because of the future of
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gibraltar apparently has now been resolved by the e.u. chairman donald tusk. tributes are pouring in for a prominent syrian activists killed by gunmen in rebel held at lip province right father as well as a journalist who criticised both the government and i saw his death as being described as an immense loss for syria victoria gave him the reports. the. pharisees carried to his grave in kappa in bell in rebel held it late opens he was shot dead on friday along with photographer hammy. gunman targeted them from a speeding van no group has claimed responsibility both worked for a local radio station which satirize president bashar assad and armed groups such as eisel faris rose to prominence as a human rights activist at the start of the syrian revolution in twenty eleven was
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he made protest banners and shed pictures of the month social media his posts went viral and sent a powerful message around the world that the people of syria demanded freedom. as the war continued he never stopped speaking out against acid and his a rainy n and russian allies. you know it i will look as i was hit guta with chemical weapons yes chemical weapons we are humans not insects i was one thousand six hundred syrian citizens and bhutto choked to death but of the only viruses were meant he was in constant danger he survived an attack by eisel gunman four years ago friends praised him for his own faltering bravery news of his death triggered an outpouring of grief on social media one person tweeted that virus was the bravest nonviolent man i ever met another wrote his loved ones and the people of syria have lost him right eat an example
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a man who chose to lead and speak up despite the harshest repression in one of his last tweets in september farris wrote about a demonstration against russia asaad and what he called all kinds of terrorism as assad and his allies regained territory farris continued to report from syria's last opposition stronghold an edge lab dedicating his life to the fight for freedom victoria gate and be al jazeera. a new alliance has formed in the race to replace president joseph kabui there in the democratic republic of congo's election next month. he has joined forces with another opposition leader vitale the outgoing president is constitutionally ball from running for a term matter on a whole new takes a look at whether these new contenders can unseat the choice of joseph kabila. jubilation and kinshasa with a presidential vote just a month away many had all that given up hope that an opposition candidate might win
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the only man they felt had any chance was felix to see katie now would that not only is he going to run but another top of position leader will stand beside him. that if this is so positive only these two leaders can win the elections committee has forty five percent of voters in the east and they both have almost fifty five percent of voters in the middle of the country so we are sure a victory now good news for some but the announcement draws attention to a fractured opposition sivan opposition leaders had hoped to result that in geneva earlier this month agreeing to back martin fire. but just security and retail come a hay pulled out saying there wasn't grassroots support for him now the pia to run on a joint ticket and say the door is open for others in the opposition to unite behind to them. my brother and me tell camaron i are going to work hard to bring
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sustainable peace to congo we will recruit subtle differences among the congolese people it will not be a witch hunt we will install a state of law quickly to protect our citizens we will fight the corruption that is destroying our society. fighting words intended to inspire but the country he hopes to lead has been ravaged by decades of interest nick conflict and detects by armed groups that long term ruler president joseph. has himself failed to address and i'm like to see katie's father katie who was a titan of the opposition his son is a relative newcomer to politics he's standing against emanuel gramma's. a former interior minister and could be as hand-picked successor he's already been on the campaign trial more than four and a half million people in the mineral rich nation have been displaced by conflict the united nations describes it as a forgotten crisis. and come may have vowed to run congo differently
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and to finally bring peace but to do that they must heal divisions within the opposition and when the vote need go to a month to make that happen may down the hall and al jazeera palestinians living in lebanon are appealing to saudi arabia to resume issuing visas so they can make a pilgrimage to mecca the kingdom stop giving them to refugee document holders effectively barring almost one hundred seventy thousand palestinians that are harder reports. travel agencies offer special packages for the has and of the most important pilgrimage for muslims but for some time now they haven't been able to serve all clients saudi arabia is no longer granting visas to palestinian refugees in lebanon who hold travel documents that means that more than one hundred and seventy thousand refugees among them. are affected by the new restrictions.
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housing is a religious duty for all muslims it's among the five pillars of islam we asked saudi arabia to reverse its position. officials in the palestinian authority embassy in beirut have been seeking answers from riyadh so far saudi officials are not publicly confirming the travel ban but the palestinians are aware of the new measures through an official channels that. the palestinian ambassador contacted the saudi ambassador who said he wasn't aware of the decision but in reality any palestinian who wants to go to canada has a travel document of. many fear the saudi decision is political and linked to u.s. president donald trump so-called deal of the century between israel and the palestinians the details of which are still to be announced. when palestinians obtain passports there are no longer refugee it changes the
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palestinian refugee law which is linked to the palestinian cause. israel wants refugees resettled or reintegrated in this is they live in many palestinians believe saudi arabia is working with the u.s. and israel. the right to return is at the heart of the palestinian struggle many refugees fear that israel wants it off the negotiating table and recent decisions by the trumpet ministration like recognizing jerusalem as israel's capital and cutting funding to the un relief and works agency for palestinian refugees are ways to pressure palestinian officials to agree to israel's terms for peace. palestinians in the kingdom are also under pressure palestinian officials say saudi authorities are demanding they obtain passports if they want their work permits bridge note. a lot of people are approaching us to obtain a palestinian passport just so they can travel make their lives easier we don't
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want to encourage this. preserving the palestinian identity means preserving the status quo giving up their refugee status is giving up the right to return to the homes their families lost when israel became a state it's something palestinians don't want to do but increasing pressures may not give them a choice to. beirut. the holiday season approaches in europe the people who make sure get the good say they've been turned into robots stuff at the online retailer amazon and out to condemn what they call inhumane working conditions and the heywood reports from one of amazon's biggest warehouses in england who joined colleagues protesting in germany italy and spain. it is a twenty eight. which only proves this when the shit changes packing and preparing paulson's did with a simple click i don't black friday with discounted prices at the online retailer
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stuff but amazon the beauty of an app with a good shape. right. now was outside this distribution center not far from london a defiant cry from members of the g.m.b. union they claim conditions inside are inhuman and the stopper treated like robots and don't even have time to go to the toilet. when you go and work in a warehouse you do expect the monotony you expect to be a bit like a coal mine and to be in the dark for twelve hours you don't expect to be treated like you don't expect to be just driven and driven and driven and expected to perform. feasibly. all the time. the general manager at this amazon site told us his staff were treated fairly warehousing operations for twenty years and i believe that what we ask people to do is absolutely. the union also alleges that all muslims workplaces are unsafe claiming ambulances have
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been called out six hundred times to fourteen warehouses during the last three financial years amazon told us the sites were safe and had fewer injuries on average compared to other similar companies there were protests about conditions in other parts of europe too with most stop at one site in spain walking out the company's certainly has changed the way many people around the world shop here in the u.k. well amazon's star has risen during the past two decades traditional shopping areas have been struggling to compete on black friday the retailer was even opening a pop up shop in a trendy area of london amazon though has long been seen as a symbol by some of corporate greed paying as little tax in the u.k. as legally possible and while the can buy a belt so moving its profits continue to rise there's no getting away from the fact
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that amazon is a huge machine at this site and i employ that thousand people with hundreds more during the busiest times of yet. amazon calls its distribution sites fulfillment centers exactly how fulfilling they are to work in is a matter of opinion emma heywood which is syria to milton keynes. thanks. to our prison take a look at the top stories here at al-jazeera the u.s. president's defense of the saudi crown prince in the wake of journalist jamal khashoggi is murder is expected to face a congressional investigation early next year adam schiff the democrat tipped to lead the house intelligence committee says there are plans to uncover trump's possible financial ties with the kingdom taiwan's president has resigned as the leader of the ruling pro independence party this fall is
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a major defeat in local mid-term elections saing whens democratic ruling party has suffered a string of losses including the mayor ship in the second largest city where it had held power for twenty years police in paris of fired tear gas and water cannons on protesters who say they're angry over the rising cost of fuel and the economic policies of president marco demonstrators say that it turman to bring the city to a standstill yemen's internationally recognized government has rejected a u.n. offer to help manage the critical port of her data griffith said on friday that hooty fight is it agreed to talk about the proposal of the u.n. taking a supervisory role the data is the main entry point for aid for millions of yemenis who are on the brink of famine a parliamentary election is being held in bahrain which rights groups say is neither free nor fair the two main opposition groups aren't taking part after
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m.p.'s very dearly this year to effectively ban them prominent members a shiite dominated opposition party is a serving long prison sentences. police in haiti have fired tear gas on protesters after almost a week of demonstrations there demanding the resignation of president. and they wanted to billion dollar corruption scandal investigated spain's prime minister says a deal being reached over gibraltar ahead of a crucial e.u. summit in brussels it paves the way for tourism a and to sign a final deal over the weekend right up to date those are the latest headlines from a ferret out as they are coming up next is outfront. we understand the different strains. and the similarities of cultures across the
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world so no matter how you take it al-jazeera will bring you the news and current affairs that matter to you al-jazeera. what happened to i saw as a threat disappeared have they been defeated or are we kidding ourselves and outfront special. despite the horrific attack in kabul this week studies show that twenty seventeen was the third consecutive year when the number of terrorist attacks around the world went down and the number of attacks in the west claimed by isis.


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