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for the fact that the misinformation from the judge made some sharp rise of b.b.c.'s reporting free to leave the listening post on. the murder and tension in crimea cast a shadow as leaders of the world's biggest economies gather for the g. twenty summit in argentina. are watching al-jazeera life from a headquarters and. also ahead donald trump's former lawyer admits he lied to congress about a project to build a skyscraper in russia. an ebola outbreak in the democratic republic of congo is the second biggest on record with hundreds of new cases since august and amsterdam
is hosting the world architecture festival we take a look at the city's structural wonders old and new. hello world leaders are gathering in argentina for the annual g. twenty summit with a background of controversy and simmering disputes top of the agenda and one of sirees will likely be the trade war between the two biggest economies the u.s. and china they've imposed tariffs on each other's imports this year leading to concerns about a global ripple effects also overshadowing the two day summit is the murder of. the naval confrontation between russia and ukraine in the black sea the saudi crown prince faced protests and legal complaints against his attendance and a meeting between the russian leader vladimir putin and donald trump has been called off after the black sea confrontation that's led to pressure in the u.s.
and e.u. to consider new sanctions against moscow alan fischer has more from one of sirees. or a number of issues have dominated the run up to the g twenty they aren't talking about the agenda they're talking about mohammed bin salminen who will meet the saudi crown prince we know already that donald trump isn't going to do that we know that president putin would like to we know that mohammed bin salman has requested to meet president of turkey that may well happen but everyone's going to be watching to see who shakes his hand who welcomes him to the dinner who sits beside them who he stands next to in the family photo all of this will give an indication on whether or not mohammed bin selman is being welcomed back into the international community if the international community is ready to put aside the issues they have particularly over the killing of jamal khashoggi in fact one senior royal said at the weekend that if you want to talk about the global economy if you want to do business then you really have to deal with the saudi government and that means
dealing with mohamed bin solomon but the organizers of the g. twenty and global leaders are also hoping that crucial issues will be discussed things like global warming things like the global economy there are some experts who say we could well be heading for another recession not quite as bad as two thousand and eight but something that would cause untold misery for many people around the globe while the u.n. secretary general is in argentina he had a news conference earlier on thursday and i asked him how he can get everyone pointing in the same direction and trying to bring global solutions to global problems liver saw that they're seeing the central problems of the. just because. there's of course you see just the too many of them and tony a good here is understands where the fault lines are and i asked him you know what the problems are how do you get everyone pointing in the same direction and coming up with a solution he said i don't know you tell me i pointed out i wasn't the u.n.
secretary general but that perhaps sure is his frustration. the twenty biggest economies are involved in individual rows rather than looking at the big picture and walking towards solutions there they are hoping at the end of the g twenty there will be an official communicate it would be unusual if there wasn't but given the divisions given the problems it's by no means guaranteed if they were able to get a statement which discusses what has been achieved and where they need to go that that would be progress. well canada is imposing sanctions on seventeen saudi nationals who it believes had a role in the murder of journalists. the us germany and france have already taken similar action canada is also reviewing its arms sales to the kingdom. to murder him to modify shoji is a point and represents an unconscionable attack on freedom of expression and freedom of the press he continued to call for
a credible and independent international investigation. this case is. closed those responsible for mr machetes death must be held to account and must face justice president trumps former lawyer has admitted he lied to congress during the investigation into suspected russian interference in the twenty sixteen presidential election michael cohen told a federal court that he had submitted a false statements about a trump organization plan to build a tower in moscow reports from washington d.c. . mobbed by reporters michael cohen said nothing leaving the court but inside a guilty plea he lied to congress now admitting that he was trying to arrange a real estate deal in moscow during the time it was clear donald trump would be the republican candidate the cohen was in fact going to travel to russia to work on the deal and that now president trump knew about it all things cohen had previously
denied bruce fein worked in the justice department and he says this is a big deal so this is a time where we have a criminal information that identifies the president himself secondly it also indicates that president trump or then candidate trump felt vulnerable if it was known that he was dealing in russian enterprises or because he would need to curry the favor of mr putin nothing happens in russia of important without mr putin's approval the president dismissed the news. in his usual fashion badmouthing his former top aide he's a weak person. by the way god like other people that you watch he's a weak person and what he's trying to do is get a reduced sentence so he's lying about a project that everybody knew about i mean we were very open to where the kohen did plead guilty to crimes that completely related to trump pain of women who trump had an affair with so they would stay quiet before the election and while it might not
have been illegal to do a deal in russia while he is under investigation for potentially colluding with russia to win the election it would have looked suspicious this makes six six close aides to the president have now pled guilty as part of the special counsel's probe democrats say this is bad for the president you've got all these closest associates of the president one after another pleading guilty often pleading guilty about their ties to russia and russians and what are they covering up for and we also have a white house that still seems just obsessed about this investigation it's believed the special counsel has filed several indictments that are still under seal which means it is quite likely michael cohen won't be the last to face the cameras or the court. al-jazeera washington and mike hanna has more from washington. for the first time since the special counsel's investigation began donald trump is
firmly in robert miller's crosshairs in his evidence submitted to the court michael cohen speaks of an individual one this has subsequently be identified as a donald trump himself now michael cohen's evidence is that he lied to congress because he did not want to publicly contradict the statements made by individual one donald trump had repeatedly said throughout the presidential campaign that he had no business dealings of any kind in russia michael cohen so evident is that up until at least june twenty sixth the negotiations were continuing with trump property operations inside russia with russian individuals this means that president trump also revealed a candidate when they're worth connections and negotiations with individuals in russia itself this despite the fact that even at that stage there'd be an
intelligence indications that russia was attempting to subvert the electoral process so very damaging evidence for president trump at this particular stage he's completely dismissive of it having tweeted from pureness areas where he's attending the g. twenty gathering that this proves that there is no collusion well many observers believe it proves exactly the opposite and it seems as though the hairs are beginning to be pulled together by the special counsel the ebola outbreak in the democratic republic of congo is now the second largest on record behind twenty four teams epidemic that killed thousands in west africa the world health organization delivered that assessment after congo's health ministry announced there have been almost four hundred thirty cases since the start of august two hundred fifty people have died it's spreading in the country's north east where attacks by rebel groups are making a difficult for health workers to contain it is ease peter j.
hotez is the dean for the national school of tropical medicine at baylor college of medicine he told us of the threats facing health workers. part of eastern congo is one of the most destabilized. regions of the world they've had almost continuous violence for practically twenty years and you might say well what does violence and conflict have to do with disease well what happens is that collapses the whole health system infrastructure so when you want to be concerned about safe aerials which are a big problem during all outbreaks or contacting potentially infected individuals this presents a really tough problem for health workers work area the good news is that we have a vaccine that was we didn't have a vaccine on hand but the twenty fourteen outbreak in west africa so we have a very effective and relatively safe vaccine available now. so that's the good news and so far more than thirty thousand doses of vaccine that
been deployed but the problem is working in such an unstable area you have there assure the safety of the health of the vaccinators and you have to be able to trace potential contacts and get them back and they did so in theory this should be a non-problem we should be able to quickly contain this through use of the vaccine but because of the massive political instability one of the most difficult parts of the world there really slows things down and unfortunately so far more than two hundred people perished still ahead on al-jazeera rain poured down on thousands of asylum seekers some going to mexico determined to travel to the u.s. . off the cost of cracking down on drugs lawyers and judges become a target in the philippines. trying on radio. and
in. hello again welcome back to your international weather forecast well here in europe we have been watching quite a bit of heavy rain down here towards the southeast all dealing with these storm systems that are moving out of the eastern med and then into parts of turkey i wanted to queue down towards bodrum turkey where the rain has been incredibly hard over the last few days that we are looking at flooding situations in that area take a look at the current video that has come out of this region where cars were being abandoned in the streets because of the rising water people need to be evacuated from their cars as well as water rising in homes and shops across the area now the good news is we are going to be seeing better weather today as that storm system begins to pull out towards the northeast and by the time we get towards saturday most of turkey is going to be clearing out but a lot of that heavy rain is going to be turning to snow as it makes its way towards the north into that colder air look these temperatures in kiev minus six degrees is going to be
a high here on saturday up towards moscow we are looking at about minus ten as a high there well that steam so in system is going to bring some problems here across eastern med in terms of northern parts of africa coastal showers are going to be a problem today particular for alexandria where we could be some showers there and for cairo it is going to be a mostly cloudy day if you would some because of twenty to. the winter sponsored by qatar and nice. weather on line for you looking at wildlife and how the solutions come together to benefit all parties involved that's where we're going to need long term effects that are if you join us on sand if you could take me around the content what would you tell me you don't have to set up here experiment for your experiment in the universe this is a dialogue everyone has a points you actually raise several interesting point there that several of our community members are going to join the global conversation amount is iraq.
hello again the top stories on al-jazeera the u.s. china trade war is topping the agenda at the g. twenty summit in argentina the two day event is being overshadowed by the russia ukraine naval confrontation in the black sea and the murder of the president trumps former lawyer has admitted he lied to congress during the russian investigation michael cohen told a federal court he made a false statement about a trump organization plan to build a tower in moscow the ebola outbreak in the democratic republic of congo is now the second largest on record four hundred thirty cases have been recorded since august and two hundred fifty people have died. more from ukraine now and as the crisis
escalates its president is asking the world for help petro poroshenko wants nato to send ships to the sea if that's where russia has been blockading ports russia's also deploying more surface to air missiles to crimea border regions in ukraine are now under martial law including the city of kharkiv. reports from their. new crane second city is very evident more police on the ground and extra vigilance but most of the emergency powers now available to the president being held in reserve. so fear and counted sky is a journalist who was here outside the city's russian consulate when it was fire bombed on sunday night nationalists demonstrating against russia's action off the coast of alec's crimea she says later when president petro poroshenko warned that russia had tripled the number of tanks on the border people were startled some fearing an invasion. it's karma. rather than more local
officials have assured people that nerves which will restrict the constitutional rights well are may be brought into effect f. russia stats and open act of aggression such as an invasion people here and hack even live in a strange state is there a full war or isn't there. paper boats remain outside the consulate passive resistance to the russian confrontation city officials won't comment and were understood to be seeking more clarification about the martial law or some politicians are still cynical about the president's motivations with their actions at the end of march next year diable like to whine about that a bill in the back of a twenty fourteen it should have been done and everyone would have taken it normally it could have been an adequate response to the situation but now it looks ridiculous. an estimated thirty percent of hockey these people are ethnic
russian and the border is only forty kilometers away if the conflict was to escalate drastically kieve would certainly be in the firing line and this is the city that built thousands of teeth thirty four times its legendary armor believed by many to have been one of the main reasons why the soviets defeated the nazis in the second world war. now work to build and maintain ukrainian tanks is virtually nonstop with all exports halted. its won't necessarily what's how. on the ground that's alarming it's what's going through people's minds conscription for example is applies to young men between twenty and twenty seven years of age worn year for graduates eighteen months we don't graduate special exemption for young people from serving on the front line but could this old change. a student's depart from a day's study in their university get
a hint of their nervousness. brother the nations are fighting each other there needs to be a peaceful solution without the loss of human life but from your boy. i will be in pain if my brother is conscripted because i don't want him to go to war to fight somebody it's a strain time in its short history as an independent state the message from ukraine is one of strength and determination but there's divisiveness in its internal politics andrew symonds al-jazeera how keep you crying for a challenge is joining us from moscow has there been any reaction from the kremlin to the cancellation by trump of his meeting with putin at the g twenty. yeah we've had some reaction today on friday and we also have some reaction as soon as the news broke late on thursday evening when the news broke dmitri peskov who's
the kremlin's spokesperson said that they had seen the tweets and seen the reports but as far as they were concerns the meeting was still on because nothing had come to them officially and directly from the white house well that seems to have happened now because the language coming out of the kremlin on friday is that well we regret the decision of the u.s. administration to cancel the planned meeting between the two presidents and when osiris this means the discussion of serious international and bilateral issues is being delayed for an uncertain period of time as for vladimir putin so as press go he is ready for holding contacts with his u.s. counterpart so that's the message really from the kremlin and the moment i think it is worth saying though that in terms of internal u.s. politics it is entirely possible that the curch incidence is not the main driver of trump calling off this meeting perhaps the main driver is what's going on with
michael cohen because nothing has really changed yesterday when trump sent out his tweets with regards to kurt's incident what had changed is that michael cohen news had just broken and worry ukraine we understand has imposed travel restrictions against russian nationals what more do we know. and you know this is a big step from the ukrainians and we have seen lines coming from the state border guards in ukraine and also from petro poroshenko basically saying that at least for the duration of the martial law period. russian males between the ages of sixty and sixty are not allowed to enter the country unless there are humanitarian humanitarian grounds at play now considering that the as you know we just heard in andrew symonds report there are or were at
least two brotherly nations to prevent cross border travel like this is a significant step you have huge numbers of russians living and working in ukraine you have huge numbers of ukrainians living and working in russia and you have families that are essentially multi-ethnic with with close connections across the border so this will affect a lot of people and there is a good chance that mush russia might reciprocate they haven't put out an official response to this yet but i imagine when it comes it will be an angry one all right thank you funerals been held in the philippines for the latest human rights lawyer to be murdered thirty five lawyers judges and prosecutors have been killed in the past two years many represented the poor against powerful landlords or politicians jamil and dog and reports from the city of supposedly. ben ramos was outside his
office when two gunmen on a motorbike shot him three times it is a loss that is spilt deeply not just in the city but throughout the us islands in the central philippines most mourners who come to pay their respects are from impoverished communities including from the hinterlands of nicholas was a represented them in land disputes against powerful landowners and politicians but . it was a really tragic. bit of ramos who was known to be a publican but a very few lawyers in the caribbean. because of. the brand of. human rights lawyers are going for the last nazi i find the authorities silence suspicious maybe i'm just being emotional but it leads me to think they all had
something to do with his death. his family says they don't know who to trust anymore they feel his killers are not far away. i'm outside the wake of attorney ben ramos where his supporters apprehended two unidentified gunmen on board a motorcycle they then brought them so this police station according to attorney bents lawyers one of them has been identified as an active military officer. the military presence cost fear and apprehension it means that there's so much impunity going around so. much. oh. the union of human rights lawyer says thirty five filipino lawyers have been killed in the past two years almost all of them were human rights lawyers are
handling illegal drugs related cases who were shot at close range joining the day just like open robbers was killed. mourners see we doubted him to represent them they now feel hopeless the pillar of their community is gone and i. don't get to see negras essential piece a member of china as we men already has addressed the us congress detailing the torture and abuse she says she experienced in a government in term and camp near a goal cried as a translator described how she was interrogated for days without sleep and subjected to intrusive medical examinations china has detained up to two million weekers in detention camps the government denies they are brainwashed or abused doctors nurses teachers students and civil servants have gone on strike in the spanish region of catalonia they're demanding the regional government and spending
cuts on focus on managing the economy rather than trying to split from the rest of spain. rain is bringing more misery to asylum seekers of the us mexico border they're part of a large group of people fleeing violence and poverty and honduras guatemala and el salvador zeros height is zero castro is until one up and has the story. this was the first of four days of rain expected in tijuana mexico it hadn't reached two year old nicole regus yet the water surrounded the tent where her mother had kept her hidden i mean i protect my daughter even if i have to get with . but the hours passed and the rain continued. more than seven thousand asylum seekers are now town to ensnare wanna the vast majority inside this city park with no roofs over their heads many already sick and weak after walking
more than a month from their home countries to reach this point we go but she suffers from asthma so i have to be careful she would get sick from the rain. this was how vietnam there are those bed he left on doris to seek a better life in the united states not knowing the slow pace the u.s. takes asylum claims would condemn him to living like this it will be months before his turn to apply for asylum at the us port of entry in the underwood we are still in good spirits because we came with a purpose we're not ready to give up the menu in a. desperate families queued up to receive donated raincoats. then nightfall brought welcoming signs apos to the rain and government buses to take some to a covered shelter but many refused the offer to move them was about out of it that would spread us out a few here a few there we won't be as strong we don't want that. and so most remained
willing to suffer side by side for what they believed to be their best chance for us. silence in the u.s. . castro al jazeera t one in mexico it seems there is no end yet to sri lanka political crisis with parliament passing a motion to cut ministers salaries and travel expenses it's designed to disrupt the administration of disputed prime minister mahinda rajapaksa he was controversially installed off to the president sacked his prime minister last month in a move many considered unconstitutional rajapaksa supporters boycotted the vote declaring its illegal. top architects are competing for design glory at the world architecture festival underway in amsterdam the dutch capital is known for its architectural treasures ranging from windmills to its more modern buildings parker takes a look working buildings need to work they need to combine form and
function some such as the humble dutch windmill and now of human achievement this is industrial architecture. the same is true of contemporary buildings in our bolton cities they need to work for people in the case of this year's winner of the amsterdam architecture prize lots of people. the dutch capital has a new spine that all south metro line is ten kilometers long and has eight gleaming stations it took decades of planning fifteen years of construction and required a catalogue of engineering innovations to deal with the city's many canals and thick layers of modern we're reinventing the city we're reinventing the engineers that works on the on the project we're reinventing engineering this part of the station was not built on this site it was built offsite it was floated in a canal that we work on the new central station and then sunk and then connected to
the rest of the track there is a transients about train stations which means that we often miss many of the details that go into designing a months of the method that goes into engineering but perhaps that's half the success of good architecture but we don't know what it is doing to us as it takes us on a journey from a to b. . some buildings such as the university of amsterdam are designed to bring us together this is social engineering in steel and concrete the previous building had long but will drink dollars and sell like rooms some of the previous building remains but new spaces have been created to reconnect the university to the city and the students with each other. the idea was as people meet in the city so they should meet in the building and if there is a university. social context is even more important regardless of how
functional some architecture appears or how seamlessly it blends into the background it all aspires to quietly improve the way we live. the park al-jazeera amsterdam. hello again the headlines on al-jazeera world leaders are arriving in argentina for the annual g. twenty summit amid a background of controversy and simmering disputes the u.s. china trade wars topping the agenda the two day event is also being overshadowed by the russia ukraine naval confrontation in the black sea and the murder of. two leaders not meeting at the g. twenty summit or the u.s. president. vladimir putin trying counseled their talks. worsening standoff with ukraine russia opened fire on three ukrainian ships detaining their crew and prompting kids to ban adults russian men from entering the country meanwhile
president trump's former lawyer has admitted he lied to congress during the investigation into alleged russian interference in the twenty sixteen presidential election michael cohen told a federal court he made a false statements about a trump organization plan to build a tower in moscow trump is accusing cohen of flying to get a reduced sentence. the ebola outbreak in the democratic republic of congo is now the second largest on record behind twenty fourteen's epidemic that killed thousands in west africa the world health organization delivered the assessment after congo's health ministry announced there have been almost four hundred thirty cases since the start of august two hundred fifty people have died it's spreading in the country's north east where attacks by rebel groups are making it difficult for health workers to contain the disease. syrian state media reporting thirty people have been. led coalition air strikes targeting. the strikes hit
a hospital in the town of. mostly killed women and children the day before in the same area nearly twenty people. were killed in a coalition strike on a prison there are still pockets controlled by. syria where. it seems there is no end. political crisis with parliament passing a motion to cut ministers salaries and travel expenses it's designed to disrupt the administration of disputed prime minister. he was controversially installed after the president's prime minister last month in a move many considered unconstitutional rajapaksa supporters. those are the latest headlines. coming up next. a very important source of information for many people around the world. i'm still
here go into areas. talk to people the. story to the forefront. today a check in on three stories we're following closely here on this china is testing a new plan authorities say will make it easier. trust one another so why are critics calling it an orwellian nightmare. on the red planet hoping to learn but first the g twenty summit is set to begin and.