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traumatized by war. as they struggle to get their lives back shelter. 0. european leaders gather in brussels for negotiations to fill the e.u.'s top jobs. hello i'm adrian from again this is our 0 life and also coming up the u.n. says a humanitarian disaster is unfolding before our eyes over a quarter of a 1000000 syrians have fled violence in lives over the past month. protest leaders in khartoum hope that a 2 day national strike will force sudan's military leaders to hold a new round of talks. u.s.
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drug companies in the crosshairs as a court case seeks to hold them to account for their role in the opioid crisis. european leaders are meeting in brussels to discuss who they want to fill the e used top jobs backroom negotiations have already begun to appoint the commission's president and the other heads of the e.u. institutions the elections saw center right and center left parties losing support and populists liberals and greens say he had vantage of voter anger with the current direction of the let's go live out of brussels sounds as if david chase was there for us so david the search is on for those top e.u. jobs the horse trading negotiations have begun. yes and they're much more complex than they were if you go back to 2014.
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was more or less shootin there were no real arguments it was a process that went very successfully but this time around because as you say you've got a very different more complex and fragmented picture within the the european parliament it's going to be very very different now we saw at the beginning of this when the chancellor the german the rive dangler merkel she said that you is backing one man and that is the tradition dating back to 2014 of backing the leading candidate of the party which got the most votes in the election and that of course is manfred veta 46 year old varian who is the leader of the european peoples party but he's a man that has absolutely no you know at electoral background at all he's a complete product of the european parliament to head as they call him a bureaucrat and that of course has upset the president emanuel macro who is
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essentially saying that he doesn't want to start naming names now he wants to sort of look further beyond this dinner the informal dinner the having tonight he wants to go into a long process of negotiation but clearly the account of the touch on angela merkel is back and is not to his liking and then arriving on the scene we had to reason may who is joining do all the leaders for their informal dinner to discuss the future of the european union and she was most interesting because she started talking about how many of the summit she's attended and her regrets over not managing to get bricks it through for the united kingdom and for the conservative party let's hear. what you said. being prime minister i've been to something like 15 council meetings almost every want to say i'm working hard to negotiate the best
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possible deal for the u.k. and leaving the european union and its national great regret to me because i have been able to deliver bricks but of course that's masteries now for my successor and they would have to find a way of addressing the very strongly held views on both sides of this this issue and to do that and to get a majority in parliament as i said on friday i think will require a compromise of course britain should have left the e.u. by now it was never meant to be at this meeting was never meant to hold european elections david what more did prime minister may have to say and what does this all mean for briggs's. well that's the extraordinary thing isn't it that you've got the the bricks of party coming here a large contingent of people who are opposed to everything this is situation stands for and. that's going to cause a lot of problems for the budget negotiations for the appointments they have to
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make and they're going to be part of this institution at least until oct the 31st how do we how do we and already there's talk of a 3 month extension on top of that because this is really not enough parliamentary time to arrange anything so as to resume a said her successor whoever that might be will have exactly the same problems as she had and the european union will have exactly the same problems with that prime minister as they had with the reason may so it doesn't seem to be any way out of this this crisis any easy way out of the the brig's it di lemma and i think that will actually conduct and affect the overall mood of this informal summit dissin formal dinner and having to resume a there like. a ghost at the banquet will certainly concentrate their minds on how much more of a problem brags it will still be for the other 27 members of the european union of
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0 as david chase a reporting live from brussels david many thanks. the u.n. security council has held a meeting on the worst thing humanitarian situation in syria it says that more than 200000 people have been displaced by violence targeting health facilities and schools syrian government forces and their allies have been bombarding the last rebel held areas of it lead and hama over the last month our diplomatic editor james bays reports now from the u.n. . again we've had a security council meeting it seems to become a very regular process over the last month every week it seems we have a meeting where the security council or at least many members of the security council condemned the bombardment of adlib and yet that bombardment goes all the un security council this meeting hearing from the deputy emergency relief coordinator coordinator of the united nations who made this appeal contour this council take
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any concrete action when attacks on schools and hospitals have become a war tactic that no longer sparks outrage is there nothing to be said or done when indiscriminate barrel bombs are dropped in civilian areas a clear breach of international humanitarian law and of council resolution 2139. millions of battered and beleaguered children women and 1000000 cannot wait for another geneva round to succeed so in action she's condemning by the security council but the council of course remains very divided on this issue we heard that some 22 medical facilities had been hit in the last month the u.s. said it wanted accountability for the french ambassador said that that probably
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amounts to war crimes but we've heard a very different story coming from the russian side surgery vershinin who is the deputy foreign minister in charge of the syrian file saying that the deescalation zone that his country in turkey of the guarantee of was now a 99 percent controlled by what he said was terrorists and he said that they were responsible for using rocket launchers for using combat drones to attack russian forces so certainly the russians who clearly are involved in the air campaign with the syrian government say they're fighting terrorists they may well be right that there are armed groups there in a globe but there also are 3000000 people many of them women and children protest leaders in sudan are stepping up the pressure on the transitional military council to hand over power to a civilian run of ministration a 2 day strike is underway with workers nationwide walking off the job imran khan
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reports from khartoum. on any other day this would be the main transport hub for the whole of khartoum but the central bus station is shut and the general strike is holding disruption to the capital's airport would strike is displaying signs saying we will build our country shops and businesses are closed citywide and protesters are out in the streets a handful of shops and government offices did open but the strike is widespread enough for the organizers to deem it a success. the plan today walkout was organized by the sudanese professionals association speaking on monday night before the strike started organizers said they were forced into taking action because the transitional military council are not negotiating in good faith abundantly so what are the sole guarantor of the revolution are the sudanese people and the law and order in what we agree upon as a constitutional declaration or otherwise this is the guarantor of the revolution not a military rifle for the workers who have walked out they hope that the military leaders
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who replaced ousted president omar al bashir will listen to their demands for a civilian led government. 2 but for more they don't leave without. longer she was a little shocked at one of the 1st the transitional military council has criticized the strike saying it won't hand over power to an unstable civilian government it's also said that the army is the most popular institution in the country according to these people that's not true however the transitional military council will be very concerned that the strike is holding and it's courtroom wide the opposition coalition will be hoping that the strike gives them negotiating power and that the transitional military council will have to listen and reopen talks if they don't opposition leaders say they will take further action such as more strikes for now the padlocks remain firmly closed as do the talks between the 2 parties iraq on out
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is there a hot. white house adviser jared question is and morocco drumming up support for the american plan on the future of palestine and israel u.s. envoys are due in jordan and israel later this week donald trump's son in law is due to present the economic part of the plan at a conference in bahrain next month the palestinians are rejecting the proposals on the urging an arab boycott of the conference mike hanna reports now from washington . the white house has confirmed that jared cushion is traveling to morocco then on to jordan then a west jerusalem before going on to join president trump on his state visit to the united kingdom now he's accompanied by special representative jason greenblatt and the u.s. iran representative brian hook it would appear that this trip is connected to the conference for bahrain next month at which the jared cushion is says that economic aspects of his settlement proposal for israel palestine are to be discussed he's
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insisted that the economic aspect of this deal needs to be settled before the political aspects can be addressed down significantly the king of jordan king abdullah has not indicated whether he'll be attending that conference in bahrain equally morocco has not made clear whether it will be attending the palestinian leaders have made very clear they will not be attending that conference insisting that they no longer see the u.s. as an honest break in the ongoing conflict between israel and palestine so very important for jared to convince king abdullah to convince morocco to take part in that conference otherwise it could well lose whatever credibility it may have the family of al jazeera journalist marco to say and says that a new investigation against him has been opened days after an egyptian court ordered his release the saints' been held for more than $880.00 days now without
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charge trial or conviction after he was arrested in egypt on a family holiday scott griffin is the deputy director of the international press institute he says that egypt's willingness to ignore court order has confirmed his worst fears. we had hoped that at the very least he would be released under some kind of conditions you know that he would have to report to prison and in the evening for example which is obviously not ideal but at least he would be able to be free and spend time with this family so we're very concerned that this latest move is a side that egypt is not going to let go of to say that exactly i think we need a lot more pressure from egypt's allies in the 1st place we need countries that are western powers that are allied that see a friendly face in the current gyptian government to stand up for the bell use that they claim to protect if you look at the u.k. for example which has an hours to major campaign for media freedom globally you
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know egypt is the kind of country that these sorts of campaigns need to be targeting it's absolutely acceptable that allied countries are killing journalists like they said in the case of mark was saying to me that i do think there has been some impact we finally had a court ruling that ordered his release but your forty's have decided to step in and start that i mean we had some success really to this year or to unesco awarded its journal the surprise to the photographer shot out he was released under conditions and we were as i said we're hopeful that that was what would happen in march wood's case so we are calling for more pressure from just allies in britain and the foreign minister yesterday urging the governments to up finally said 3 we're going to weather update thanks to our officer a ban with artillery shell and more balls for now we want to help in the negotiation with the united states iran the foreign ministry says they'll be no talks until the nuclear deal is put back on the table. dri election success for the
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president of malawi. still got a chance of one or 2 showers into the middle east over the next couple days but by and large is getting hotter there's a shower cloud just missing across iran that's going to ease its way further east was to the east of that horse enough in kabul around $31.00 celsius that it is therefore a good one the 2 showers just pushing in across northern parts of iran $43.00 cells just a bag that the pleasant sunshine on the eastern side of the med we can get to 29 celsius. 31 there for jerusalem over the next couple of days shows become a little more scattered that push their way a little further east which is to go on through thursday still getting up into the
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thirty's therefore could bowl mid thirty's for pakistan this low to mid forty's across iraq and potentially now really hotting up just about everywhere a little more cloud just pushing into the gulf of aden maybe southern parts of yemen could catch spots with 2 rain as we go on through thursday that will just push and greenie conditions in here else where it's hot and dry warm and dry across southern africa meanwhile wanted to showers pushing just crossed c.s. and cape could see a little bit of time weather just coming in here then as we go on through wednesday but prices guys come back in as we head towards the end of the week. after decades of being programmed with instructions they turn gray computers can now on their own identifying patterns and predicting human behavior. artificial intelligence can monitor our movement. and decide on our future
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the big picture decodes the world according to ai and exposes the bias inside the machine coming soon on al-jazeera. hello again this is al jazeera as for much of the main news this hour european leaders are meeting in brussels to talk about the new people they want to fill the union's top jobs the leaders of france and germany are at odds over who should be the next president of the european commission. the un security council has held a meeting of the worst thing humanitarian situation in syria syrian government forces and their allies have been bombarding the last rebel held areas of hama
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since april. and the family of al jazeera journalist now for the same says a new investigation against him has been opened just days after an egyptian court ordered his release sans been held for more than $880.00 days without charge trial or conviction after he was arrested in egypt on a family holiday. a test case is beginning in the u.s. on whether individual states can hold pharmaceutical companies responsible for widespread addiction to prescription drugs and he gallacher reports now lawyers in oklahoma are arguing that a drug manufacturer is to blame for the so-called opioid crisis after 2 others settled out of course. it's a drug crisis of epic proportions that's what i wouldn't busy die for it according to the center for disease control in 2017 close 250000 people died from overdosing
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on drugs more than a 3rd of those deaths were caused by prescription opioids given to patients for pain faced with a growing crisis oklahoma's attorney general decided to take action to big drug companies purdue pharma and tiva pharmaceuticals have already settled before being taken to court that leaves johnson and johnson who lawyers say are an opioid kingpin these companies we believe. made no effort. when this process began 20 years ago to ensure that they were providing in a clear and informed way what the downside was oklahoma's case is just the 1st of almost 2000 lawsuits brought by states local municipalities and native american tribes this then is an important test case for the entire nation if lawyers here can prove a multi-billion dollar company like johnson and johnson played a role in the opioid crisis the ramifications could be huge ultimately campaigners
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say it will save lives and could be the beginning of tackling a crisis has claimed so many legal experts say whatever happens drug manufacturer is watching closely i think it's going to have a really good benefit for the public as a whole in terms of the safety and the marketing of drops in april president trump valid to tackle the opioid crisis by providing more treatment and oversight of big pharmaceutical companies we will end this terrible menace we will smash the grip of addiction we will make our cities safe our communities strong and our future brighter than ever before as one united nations we will work we will pray and we will fight. for the day when every family across our land can live in a drug free america. the opioid crisis has already claimed countless victims over the last 2 decades and continues to blight the lives of millions
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pharmaceutical companies claim they're not responsible but courts across the us and now primed to hold them to account and gallica al-jazeera oklahoma city troops in serbia has been put on high alert the cost of them police made several arrests in the northern semi autonomous territory dominated by serbs police said they were targeting organized crime but serbian leaders who don't recognize kosovo's independence say the office was sent to the offices rather was sent to intimidate them or the chairman's reports. in the air and on the ground kosovan police in maturity are on edge their raid into parts of the city has prompted serbia's army to be put on full combat readiness. this morning at 629 as a commander in chief of the armed forces i ordered full military readiness of our armed units in case of any serious disturbance of water or danger to life of serbs
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in northern kosovo our armed forces will protect our people. serbia's ally russia has called it a provocation the un says a russian u.n. worker has been released by cost of and police after angry protests from moscow but his detention. the un is demanding the release of another employee also alleged to have been detained and injured. the river and makeshift barricades divide the 2 ethnic harv's of the city majority albanian kosovo declared independence from serbia in 2008 a decade after nato stepped in to support cost of an forces in their separatist war with belgrade but north mature still has a population that is mainly and many of them like serbia itself still do not accept kosovo as an independent country nato peacekeeping force in kosovo k. for is urging calm and says it's ready to intervene if necessary kosovo's
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government hasn't confirmed how many people have been arrested albanians and bosniaks are among them the president says the operation has about law enforcement and nothing else. i am sorry but belgrade should not under any circumstances be an address that protects those involved in crimes regardless of their ethnicity and with its bloody history and complex ethnic and religious divisions the balkans have long been a focus of international tensions anger is rising there once again. now to syria. and it's national summit focusing on ways to cope climate change on a global scale is being held in austria politicians company representatives and activists are in the capital dominic kane reports now from vienna. and the austria world summit has been all about combating climate change and particularly prioritizing clean energy production again and again the delegates inside the auditorium referred to what more could be done to prioritize that one of the
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particular issues at this particular conference as being the rise of the green movement politically during some substance from the european elections that took place between thursday and sunday of last week in which green parties right across the board performed particularly well especially in germany but one of the things that the keynote speakers at the venue have been stressing is the need to combat climate change and now we heard from the swedish teenage campaign a good created soon saying that time was running ads people had to realize what was going on and governments had to speak the truth finally one of the local citizens as it were from austria the former governor of california arnold spots and had pretty strong words for multimedia for the large multinational companies saying that their time was running at it was as if they were letting sound fall through their fingers it was going to leave a mess in their hands that they couldn't deal with that's
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a pretty good summation of what people here feel about what's happening with climate change the un's refugee agency says that ethnic fighting is forcing thousands of nigerians to seek refuge in neighboring new jab around $20000.00 fled homes in the last month alone fighting has flared between farmers and herders of different ethnic groups kidnappings for ransom are also on the rise. the president of malawi has been sworn in for a 2nd term off the last week's closely for selection. won the vote with just a 3 percent lead over his rival. iran says there's no prospect of talks with the united states unless donald trump commits to the 2015 nuclear agreements he withdrew from the same bus ravi reports from tehran. in his 1st media briefing as iran's new foreign ministry spokesman abbas moussavi wasted no time getting to the point if the united states wants talks with iran the starting point
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is returning to the 2015 nuclear deal. now we won't have any negotiation with the united states and on line has always been respect for international agreements to restate could return there with. and based on delusion so we have no prospect for negotiation and invades for developments. as to offers by 3rd parties while iran's leaders are open to hearing from concerned friends mousavi says mediation isn't necessary yet stubbornly sticking to its guns seems to have worked in the iranian government's favor the u.s. has rolled back hawkish language and even with the american military buildup still in the region a war seems much less imminent iranians often say they don't care about iran's strategic victories or even standing up to america they care about things like the price of diapers for their children the value of their real currency fluctuating
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from one second to the next and generally being unable to afford a happy life. in my opinion everything should be solved through negotiations politics should be separate from social issues because innocent people are being corrupt into political games if iran and america. get better during a visit to japan this week the us press. didn't strike an optimistic note i do believe that iran would like to talk and if they'd like to talk we'd like to talk also we'll see what happens but the iranian government says the u.s. pullout from the 2050 nuclear deal has shown negotiating with americans is a fool's errand and as long as meaningful reduction of sanctions remains unlikely talking is a waste of time to already islamiya the iran is not interested in empty rhetoric and pays more attention to behaviors and will decide and act up and then iran seems to be meeting american sanctions and military threats with more soft power doubling
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down on a policy of strong links with other countries to build a chain of consensus and condemn america's role in the middle east to that end the new face of the foreign ministry often iran's loudest voice on the world stage made it clear iran remains wide open to diplomacy with everyone except the united states zain but to iran a schoolgirl has been killed and several others injured in a stabbing attack at a bus stop in japan a bystander was also killed before the attacker committed suicide when hey reports from the scene. the attack happened just before 8 in the morning in this usually quiet suburb of kawasaki city as children were waiting to board a bus to go to a nearby private catholic elementary school a man attacked a group of girls with knives it appears he deliberately targeted the students but some adults were also caught in the violence eyewitnesses say the attacker was carrying 2 knives the latest stabbed himself and died in hospital not. a sock
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hid screaming and crying other kids in people at the scene looked too shocked to do anything i didn't know what i could do for them. medical staff say most of the wounded being treated at several hospitals are children among those killed an 11 year old girl an attack like this mainly against children is particularly shocking in japan which is regarded as one of the safest countries in the world with one of the lowest murder rates. in july 2016 there was another mass stabbing in the same prefecture on that occasion 19 people were killed in a home for people with disabilities by a former employee. as the scene of this attack was cleaned investigators were trying to find out why children may have been the targets of such violence wayne hey al jazeera how a saki japan malaysia says it won't be bullied into becoming a dumping ground for waste from other countries it's sending thousands of tons of
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rubbish back to britain the us canada saudi arabia and china the philippines says in a similar dispute with canada the malaysian government has clamped down on dozens of illegal plastic recycling factories since china banned imports of plastic waste last year. it is good to have you with us hello adrian from going to hear the headlines of al-jazeera european leaders are meeting in brussels right now to talk about the new names they want to fill the union's top jobs backroom negotiations have already begun to appoint the commission's president and the other heads of the events to sions britain's prime minister to resign may is attending those talks in brussels she says that her successor in the u.k. will need to find common ground between adversarial parties to deliver briggs's. well i've been prime minister i've been to something like 15 months almost everyone
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is a light beam working hard and it is the best possible deal for the u.k. and leaving the european union and its massive great regrets me because i have been able to deliver an address but of course that's masteries now for my successor and they would have to find a way of addressing of a strongly held views on both sides of this issue and to do that and to get a majority in parliament as i said on friday i think will require compromise the u.n. security council has held a meeting on the worsening humanitarian situation in syria it says that more than $200000.00 people have been displaced by violence targeting health facilities and schools syrian government forces that allies have been bombarding the last rebel held areas of it lip and hama over the last month the family of al jazeera journalist mark quarter say and says a new investigation has been opened against him only days after an egyptian court ordered his release the saints' been held for more than $880.00 days without charge trial or conviction after he was arrested in egypt while on a family holiday
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a 2 day nationwide strike is on the way in sudan protest leaders are trying to pressure the military to start a new round of talks for a civilian government. serbia has placed its military on high alert but softer kosovan police made several arrests in the north of the territory which is dominated by serbs but serbian leaders who don't recognize kosovo's declaration of independence say the police were sent to intimidate. the un's refugee agency says that ethnic fighting is forcing thousands of nigerians to seek refuge in neighboring new jep around $20000.00 fled homes in the last month alone fighting has fled between farmers and herders of different ethnic groups and those are the headlines that he is continues here on al-jazeera after inside story next.
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what's the price of peace keeping united nations is running out of money to pay for the blue helmets who operate in more than a dozen of the world's conflict zones so who should foot the bill to protect the world's vulnerable it's inside story. when i'm come all santa maria welcome to inside story they keep the pace but what costs them as the united nations marks the international day of u.n. peacekeepers when looking at the also the vital role peacekeepers play but also perhaps the flaws in their mandate and the shortfalls.


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