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recognizes universal jurisdiction for war crimes and torture kenneth roth the executive director of human rights watch says the crown prince's attendance at the g twenty summit in buenos aires could make the argentine courts an avenue of redress for victims of abuses unable to seek justice in yemen or saudi arabia now ukraine and its allies are demanding the return of three ships seized by russian forces of the coast of crimea in the worst flare up of tensions between both countries in several years ukraine's parliament has approved a decree signed by the president to impose martial law for thirty days in the wake of the crisis well the standoff has been the subject of emergency meetings at nato and the united nations or russia is accusing ukraine of deliberately provoking the clash to bring about more sanctions against moscow the dispute blew up on sunday when the russian coast guard attacked and seize three ukrainian boats in the kurdish strait well the waterway is a critical shipping channel for ukraine it's off the coast of crimea which is an
expired russian troops four years ago under simmons reports from kids. this crisis continues to escalate with ukraine now establishing martial law it's been voted in by parliament two hundred seventy six members but jollity there over three hundred thirty who were present for that photo trip are shanker the president had to reassure ukraine that he wasn't being politically motivated which a lot of people suspected he was in bringing in this martial law ahead of president elect the chew in march next year are a lot of people concerned about whether or not freedom of speech and political campaigning which would be restricted. and that thirty day period would be a bad thing he reassured everyone that this was not a declaration of war it was something that was essential for defense of the country at a time of russian aggression and that message has been going out loud and clear across
the world with condemnation from every corner it would seem so threatening russia saying it had to release other sailors that had been detained immediately and also give back the three boats it's taken in in support now what will happen to these men will they be charged that could be and also what will happen to the injured six according to ukraine six saying those injured three so the russians and also russia it repeating its assertion its claim that crane was being politically motivated would provoke a tive in going along the street or a it's a it's a russian territorial waters which is disputed hotly by ukraine ukraine also insisting that the russians opened fire when the ukrainian boats were trying to retreat so this crisis isn't going away at school in any shape or form.
well as you mentioned the crisis was discussed an emergency session of the un security council christensen in the us more about russia and the ukraine each gave details of their dueling versions of what happened in the current straight here on the international stage with russia accusing the ukraine of violating its borders and therefore international law and the ukrainians accusing the russians of provoking that actually firing on their ships when they were in retreat the russians did get some backing for their version of events from the chinese and a couple other members of the council but the united states and the european members of the council stood squarely with the ukraine u.s. ambassador nikki haley called russia's actions an outrageous violation of ukrainian sovereignty and a reckless escalation of tension in the disputed region this is no way for a law abiding civilized nation to act impeding ukraine's lawful transit through the
current strait is a violation under international law it is an arrogant act that the international community must condemn and will never accept given the divisions in the security council and the fact that the united states and russia both hold the veto power and no action was taken no surprise there the ukrainian ambassador did express interest in getting condemnation from the majority of council members of russia's action he succeeded on that front but said that he hoped countries would impose further sanctions on russia as well saying that that would be the only language russia would understand what is bringing the bush of scottish as the fellow with the washington institute focusing on russia's foreign and domestic policy she joins us now via skype from washington d.c. u.s. secretary of state mike pompei over the last hour or so has called on both russia and ukraine to exercise restraint what do you make of the u.s.
response to the crisis and both sides like to do listen to washington. sure well you know first of all i think what's happening is an important reminder of just how there are a fact that russia and ukraine are at war that there's you know if you want to call it a frozen conflict as some of called it in the past it's never really been frozen and just how volatile the situation has been in terms of the comments i think you know as my details come to light the fact of the matter is what's important to remember is that russia annexed crimea illegally russia broke international law by doing so and regardless of what's happening we have to look at this in this context and it's important to stand with ukraine ok ukraine says the crisis was provoked by russia if that's the case why do you think russia is becoming more aggressive regionally. there are several possibilities one is that recently the you craig enters the docks church declared independence last month that's
a huge loss for the russian president vladimir putin both symbolically but also geo politically. the that this is a this is this is a president this is happened in three hundred years. another reason is russia's declining economy and the kremlin historic tendency to get more aggressive times of domestic troubles to divert attention from domestic problems certainly when it comes to this you have us off the fact of the matter is tensions have been asked relating for the last several months and russia has slowly been creeping in there are reports of our harassment of ships and so forth because russia wants to control not just crimea but also the water surrounding grenier and nato is warning that russia's actions would have consequences but in reality there isn't much anyone can do i mean russia as you say an expression mere nobody did anything about it and ukraine is indeed a member of nato. the fact that this is a very difficult situation but standing with ukraine more sanctions on russia
looking into all possible options in training the ukrainian military. perhaps providing additional and weapons lethal weapons which in fact i believe the trumpet ministration was already discussing with the ukrainian government prior to the sense that and it is a very difficult situation no doubt but certainly these are steps that we could take just a last question to you and a bunch of sky i mean ukraine has now declared martial law in parts of the country but kiev isn't likely to start carrying out offensive military operations starting a full scale war is it. probably not i mean the fact of the matter is there's so much you know that there are many reasons to declare martial law one for example is control of the media due to widespread russian propaganda which ran rampant all throughout the ukrainian crisis and this is this is a very big part of russian operations and a bushel scalia thank you for talking to al-jazeera. in cuba or let's not talk to come on the news hour including stone cold criminals donald trump's latest volley
going to saddam seekers trying to enter the u.s. we'll be live at the mexican border. diving deep untapped resources african nations that for the possibilities of the so-called blue economy. and south american football officials are to decide when or if the continents biggest football final whatever take place. but u.s. president donald trump is campaigning in the state of mississippi on the eve of a special senate runoff election he's holding two ronnies there to drum up support for controversial republican senator cindy hyde smith who is facing an equally controversial democratic challenger mike espy well let's get more now from john hendren who's at the rally in to palo in mississippi john so talk us through why this race is so important. well this is the last
generation in the u.s. and that's because they were is a runoff between the two candidates right now even though a democratic wave swept the house of representatives and lost donald trump control of one of two houses of congress in the senate the republican party actually gained ground right now they've got the two republican senators to forty seven democrats donna from very much wants the edge that another republican senator would give him the democrats want another vote to check him but cindy hyde strip would be that vote she is voted with donald trump one hundred percent of the time she's got his picture on the side of his campaign and her campaign bus and she calls it the model wagon for from small auto make america great again so this is really a battle for intro of the senate which of course if there ever were and impeachment the house recommended senate and the senate would go ahead and probably prosecute that two thirds of them would have to go along with that that is part of my donald
trump who wants to hold control of the senate and this is a solidly republican state but republicans by all means should keep control of karen and don't know how much is this being seen as a referendum on president trump. well if it were entirely a referendum on trump and his candidate would win here and that's because his popularity is now at about fifty six percent according to the latest polls but cindy heinzman is done such a poor job of executing this campaign largely because of gaffes that she's issued that she's really made it a race in which like s.p. could become the first african-american elected to the senate from the state of mississippi since the reconstruction era after the civil war in the nineteenth century it would also be the first democrat elected to the senate here in mississippi since ninety eight to she had made a joke. to a supporter that's what she says it was with a joke saying that if she were invited to
a hanging she would be in the front row well that hit really hard here in a state where five thousand lacked men were hanged or lynch after the civil war but she also wore a confederate hat and musket you know facebook a picture that upset a number of people and then she made a joke that voters of russians think maybe it should be more difficult for liberals to vote that is it said a lot of people really given has been shot at being the first democrat to win this state in the senate in one thousand nine hundred two and really one of the few democrats to make any inroads here at all this is normally the only republican state that you have control over most electoral office is that of a democrat can win here democrats can win anywhere here and all right to john hendren mississippi john thank you yes come a good general motors has announced its launch just restructuring since the two thousand and eight financial crash more than six major manufacturing plants will be
shut in north america leading to fourteen thousand job losses so part of a plan to save the company around six billion dollars and focus on electric and self drive vehicles. estimates for the number of jobs lost as general motors restructures are as high as fourteen thousand seven hundred some eight thousand white collar the remainder factory workers the plants affected are in michigan ohio and maryland in the u.s. and ontario in canada production also you see said to as yet unnamed plants outside north america by the end of twenty nineteen it moves down ohio workers despaired not just for those being laid off but for the whole community for every one of our jobs today you know i've heard around seven jobs on the outside are. obviously impacted so you know not only not only the folks that are working in. the part supplying sector but look at the grocery stores right look at the restaurants the doctors' offices the hospitals g.m.
says the layoffs on necessary to adapt to a changing u.s. kamarck it sales of sedans are down a sales of s.u.v.s and trucks grew the company also says it will focus more on autonomous and electric vehicles it's been ten years since general motors was bailed out with taxpayer money a fact not lost on the united auto workers union which is about that the decision will not go unchallenged g.m. has production decisions in light of employee concessions during the economic downturn and a taxpayer bailout from bankruptcy it said put profits before the working families of this country whose personal sacrifices stood with g.m. during those dog days that these decisions are a slap in the face to the memory and recall of that historical american made bailout we must step away from the empty work of thinking of seeking simply the lowest labor cost on the planet g.m. exceeded expectations with better than expected third quarter earnings of two point five billion dollars boosting shareholder value and monday's announcement led to a further rise in its share price g.m. says it will save six billion dollars in cash as
a result of the restructuring this is a blow to don't trump he said his corporate tax cuts would help save the u.s. as manufacturing industry the president has repeatedly boasted about his role in g.m.'s future job creation and on monday he said he remains hopeful i'm not happy about it that car is not selling well so they'll put something else i have no doubt that it is not just that but something else they'd better but something else as a result of trump's economic policies the trade deficit is going to. nearly double over the next five years it's going to cost millions of manufacturing jobs two of the plants affected are in swing states that ricky trump's victory in twenty six team the president's pitch to the american workers who voted for him is fraying the ever term see out to serve well let's bring in frank hammer he's a former g.m. employee and a former leader of the united auto workers union he joins us live from madison heights in michigan frank umma g.m. is plans seem pretty drastic closing five north american plants laying off fifteen
percent of its workforce what do you think g.m. is doing this now so we have to consider that in twenty nineteen there will be a negotiations between the u.a.w. and general motors and i believe that this is going to be considered as part of the opening salvo by general motors for those contract negotiations but clearly there are changes that general motors is making in they not they may not be considering the fate of the workers in this in this proud of the earth yeah and g.m. says part of its strategy is reinvesting money away from cars and putting it into technology as a form of jim employee what do you think of that strategy so i think the most important thing the general motors is doing is the electrifying its vehicles i do not know what the technology direction they're going in but the
electrification of vehicles is a very good move but i think that it ought to be another thing that will industries there will help a third driver thumb of the other crises that we're facing with the one that's been announced by the federal government regarding climate change and the climate catastrophe let's talk about the politics in this because president trump a surge to auto workers not to sell their homes and move out of detroit because car jobs are coming back but i mean this move by g.m. shows that jobs are actually being lost so what's your message to president trump. i think that his statements are a lot of propaganda there are politically motivated and i think he is sorely lacking in industrial policy that will move the country forward in ways that he's not prepared to do which includes building up the thing about
energy the renewable energies and refitting plants to produce products that we need for our future he's lacking that industrial policy and what he's putting out is political propaganda frank i'm just a final thought from you i mean the auto industry is clearly starting to tighten its belt what do you think the future is for us come a cause under the trumpet ministration i think that has been entirely unfriendly to especially the unionized plants. particularly a general motors even though workers made huge sacrifices to keep jam g.m. in a profitable enterprise they have to the bankruptcy the bailout and of course that was done under obama and the bomb and ministration auto workers have been very grateful of that for that and as we know and many other things if if obama does
something it's categorically a bad thing in the eyes of the trump administration i think that they have to take a new look and create an additional policy that will keep the science in operation this will be a devastating loss to the city of detroit there will be a devastating loss were my plant is located which is in warren and i think that. workers are not prepared to lay down and accept this and we will look for a way to fight back frank thomas thank you for talking to al jazeera. now the former president of the most deaves is how does thirteen year jail term overturned by supreme court judges mohamed nasheed to a sentence three years ago after a trial condemned by many countries he was the more these first ever democratically elected president until twenty twelve he's been in exile in sri lanka for the last two years the party he previously led unexpectedly won the general election in
september dozens of people have died in the separatist violence in somalia at least eight people were killed in the capital mogadishu after a car bomb went off in a busy market earlier on monday al shabaab fighters claim responsibility for another attack which killed twenty people at a religious center in northern city of. time for a short break here al-jazeera on a come back she's done a deal on bragg's it with the e.u. but can british prime minister to resign may get politicians back home to support her plans. and we'll look back at the life and legacy of one of cinema's most daring voices the world says goodbye to but not a bit too much. and in sports a teenage driver who survived this horrific crash speaks for the first time since the accident more on that stay with us.
hello again well this hour i do want to take you over here towards north america we've been dealing with a major storm system making its way across the great lakes and into the northeast this did bring blizzard conditions across much of the midwest things are improving and cold air is now coming in behind that system temporize you can see that cold air chicago minus five degrees as your high in minneapolis minus six degrees and when you factor in the wind chill it's going to feel more like the minus double digits in some of those areas up here towards the northeast though the storm is still going to be a problem not only for the united states but also into québec we do expect to see ottawa at about one degree montreal is going to be about zero as your high temperature a lot of snow across much of that area with new york see a high temperature there as we go towards wednesday of about six degrees well here across parts of central america really not looking too bad in terms of the forecast but we are going to be watching these clouds very carefully because they are making their way down towards the south and that means some rain showers here across parts
of the yucatan over the next few days extending up towards savannah as well as into nasa now we don't see much of a change of temperature twenty eight degrees there as we go from one say into wednesday and then we do expect to see some windy conditions few but also very rainy down here across parts of costa rica even into panama city we do expect to see a temperature with rain of twenty nine. once welcomed now fear. dividing a nation. al-jazeera explores germany's long term economic strategy of pursuing immigrants from the arab world i feel more just among the syrian. the much money does a richer get those paper and put up think that it's been one german and american the new germans on al-jazeera. and monday put it well on the.
us 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 dry riverbeds like this one five years on the syrians still feel battered or even those who managed to escape their country haven't truly been able to escape the war. welcome back a quick reminder the top stories here on al-jazeera u.s. secretary of state mike pompei o. and secretary defense jim mattis will brief senators on wednesday on the latest
developments relating to saudi arabia comes as turkish police investigating the murder of saudi journalists. search two videos just northwest of istanbul. ukraine's parliament has backed president petro poroshenko decision to impose martial north of thirty days after tensions with russia on sunday russian forces opened fire on and. off the coast of crimea. make it general motors is shutting down. plants across north america fourteen thousand jobs will be lost u.s. president donald trump says he's not happy and has criticized. the mexico has deported nine hundred eighty asylum seekers accused of trying to breach the u.s. border. sanusi drug border crossing into california was shut down temporarily and tear gas was fired at the asylum seekers on sunday as they attempted to jump over the border fence where john heilemann joins us live now from the mexican border town of tijuana john so after the incident at the border yesterday what's happening
there today. i think things have calmed down a fair bit there's been a bit more of a police presence around the camp there were right now this is a camp that's been set up in a sports complex it's been horribly turned into that but what authorities and we just spoke to the the guy from the municipal government here who's running the camp and he said what he's really worried about the moment is the risk of infection setting in he's got about five thousand five hundred people here there's not really any space most of them are sleeping in tents or if they haven't got tents out in the open around the pavement outside the toilet situation they not managed to move that way from the toilets quickly enough so. so things here are really creating the perfect situation for some sort of illness that's one of the worries for the authorities here you can see we're just outside the camp now there's quite a few tents here this one is full of human rights set up for the people here and then there's another one if we see just a bit over this way this is attempt from the u.n.
and what they're doing is talking to people who actually want to go back home we talked to a few of those people and they said one of them was said i'm going to charge here i've had enough it gets too cold in the night and no one said i realize just how hard it's going to be to get over that border into the united states so for various different reasons a small number of people are starting to go home here has to be said there's even arriving to the point when there's no space in the camp now they're sleeping out in the pavement so this isn't a situation here in the bottleneck really between mexico and the united states and it's going to go away any time soon and john you've been out of balance in tijuana how are the people there seeming after the events on sunday. i think since the caravan arrived here in tijuana there's been really mixed feelings about it we've seen people some coming out to hand out food and most of the things that the people here are eating actually are donations from different people or
from the municipal government so there's that side to it there's also another side which is quite a few townspeople in think one that they just don't want this caravan here they feel that it's going to bring crime they feel like having a big floating population here for a long amount of time isn't a good thing and when they were the protests of yesterday which just to remind our audience some of the some of the people in the caravan close to the border in a sort of protest that i am cases won't be processing quickly enough tear gas was fired on them that wasn't well seen by many people in tijuana including the government just talking to the authorities here they say that sort of thing really costs us because we depend on the cross border traffic into quander it's got the busiest point of cross border traffic between us and mexico and the whole of the border here the factories here even the people selling things by the side of the road they're not going to be happy every time the us feels there's a threat coming from here and like it does yesterday temporarily closes the border
is printed out or at the john home and they're into wanna john thank you for the british prime minister to resign may has been addressing parliament where she's trying to convince m.p.'s across the political divide to back briggs that deals she says the only alternative to the divorce deal agreed with the e.u. on sunday is uncertainty but for many politicians the issue of a so-called backstop to the irish border remains a crucial one lone sleep has more from london. after more than two years of waiting through diplomatic treacle to come up with a deal to leave the european union it seems the british parliament is likely to regard the whole thing as a bit like an unwanted christmas present the latest economic analysis of tourism a's hard fought compromise suggested would leave the u.k. about one hundred forty billion dollars worse off over the next ten years while being tied to a trading relationship with europe that's a long way from the promises of brics it's making the country stronger freed from the shackles of the e.u.
it is independent genuine and believes and it shows unequivocally that leaving the european union imposes considerable cost on people's living standards about two thousand pounds a year and the end of the projection period just over a fortnight to go before the british parliament votes on the deal all the signs are it's will be rejected and then it's completely unknown territory for the u.k. losing the vote would automatically lead the u.k. to face the prospects of falling out of the european union with no deal a prospect which has limited support inside parliament because of the enormous economic uncertainty it would lead to to prevent no deal may could go back to the e.u. and try to negotiate a little more before having another go at getting it through parliament but any instability in the financial markets might help scare m.p.'s in bill through on a second attempts but whether the e.u. would agree is another matter if the deal is voted down the main opposition labor
party can table a no confidence motion their preferred option is for a general election to follow although quite what their position on brics it would be is unclear it's hard to see any conservative m.p.'s voting for this. the idea of a second referendum or so-called people's vote is gaining momentum although many m.p.'s are still firmly against the idea to get this through the government must bring forward special legislation and the prime minister would also face enormous pressure to resign the question she keeps dodging between now and the vote she has to win hearts and minds in parliament and across the country. and i can say to the house with absolute certainty that there is not a better deal available and my fellow readers. my friday leaders were very clear on that themselves yesterday our duty as a parliament over these coming weeks is to examine this deal in detail to debate it respectfully to listen to our constituents and decide what is in our national
interest but all the parliamentary arithmetic is against her and her opponents smell blood. is it not in the national interest for the prime minister to plow on when it's clear this deal does not have the support of either side of this house or the country as a whole. the trustee no inside downing street is for the prime minister to go over the heads of m.p.'s and speak directly to the electorate to say that her own separate station the breck sits and then so mass immigration while keeping the wheels of industry turning is the best that people can hope for it could be said it is the closest approximation to why a small majority of people voted leave in the referendum but opinion is against her and time is running else barnsley al-jazeera westminster in london now a british student accused of spying in the united arab emirates has been granted a presidential pardon and is on his way home to the u.k. matthew hedges was sentenced to life in prison and last week
a surprise verdict which threatened to create a serious diplomatic spat between abu dhabi and london. seven months after his arrest matthew hedges is going home his wife daniella surprised and delighted by the news it's overwhelming. of course the laid out about it but also it's the kind of thing that no one ever prepares you for. no one ever prepared me. to face this situation and let alone celebrate so. i can announce it with certainty i can't say i'm happy to have him back on the plan for matthew's return a winter barbecue we had it postponed from the spring so hopefully we'll just get to catch up on some sleep and have our winter barbecue that the announcement of the presidential pardon came at an early morning news conference in the u.a.e. capital abu dhabi. this.
is. really. the. that's being seen as a diplomatic compromise the u.a.e. stands by the courts conviction for espionage based on the postgraduate students research work on the u.a.e. security strategies the british government disagrees but when mr hedges freedom the compromise is something london is prepared to live with we've made it very clear for a number of months now that we see no basis in these allegations they reflect on that they've taken the action that they can which means that matthew hedges is going to be reunited with his family and let's say the outcome enables both sides to save face but lessons must be learnt i hope that behind the scenes some very careful thought is given to how such things can be involved in the future proper safeguards in the legal process to review things of an earlier date so it doesn't get down to
the issues of pardons and clemency and a diplomatic fallout because nobody really wants to see that there's something all sides in this diplomatic route do want to see and that's matthew had just back home in the u.k. paul brennan al-jazeera london. now this is the blue economy a virtual marketplace which covers seventy percent of the planet gives us half the oxygen we breathe absorbs a third of the carbon dioxide we pump out and provides livelihoods for more than three billion people well the world wildlife fund estimates ocean assets are worth at least twenty four trillion dollars with the annual value of goods and services generated from oceans at around three to sixty.