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al-jazeera. this is al-jazeera. hello i'm hella mohit scene and this is the news our live from doha coming up in the next 60 minutes qantas council take any concrete action. syrian forces pay and rebel held a glib province killing civilians and forcing the un to suspend some 8 operations. serbia puts its forces on alert after kosovo police raids several locations in the
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north sending long simmering tensions soaring. divisions among a your leaders as they meet to discuss who should get the blocks top jobs. and activists in argentina renew their battle to ease the abortion law after previous attempts failed to pass congress. good to have you with us hundreds of thousands of syrians are fleeing a wave of air strikes in the northwest as the government and its russian allies parent rebel held areas. well at least 30 civilians have been killed in chooses attacks health officials in the opposition held province say government rockets have destroyed the hospital in the town of foreigner who areas in the provinces of hama and aleppo were also targeted forcing civilians to fleece awards
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turkey. well the u.s. state department's has called the escalation of violence reckless and the u.n. is warning that's an all out offensive on it live will leads to a humanitarian catastrophe for its $3000000.00 residents or diplomatic at sir james bays reports from the united nations. yet another meeting on the 5th time it's been raised in the security council since the offensive by the syrian government and russia started yet again though division among council members means there was strong words but no prospect of action for a top humanitarian official made this appeal can to this council take any concrete action when attacks on schools and hospitals have become a war tactic that no longer sparks outrage
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is there nothing to be said or done when indiscriminate barrel bombs are dropped in civilian areas ambassadors from the us and europe talked of war crimes and the need for accountability attacks directed against protected medical facilities are prohibited by international law and are in defiance of many security council resolutions including 216-522-6824 extension 49. there must be accountability for the forces and leaders who planned and conducted any such strikes russia was represented at the meeting by one of its deputy foreign ministers he said his country's military will working with the assad government to fight what he said were terrorists. the russian aerospace forces are providing the necessary support to the syrian government forces to force the terrorists out of the regions that are used to bombard russian bases and the positions of the syrian air force. he is right there are groups operating in
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international humanitarian law is clear it says military forces must show proportionality and as well as the armed groups there are 3000000 civilians living in the province. at the united nations. well last september russia and turkey reached an agreement see reduce hostilities. since then an armed group formally allies with al qaida seized large parts of the area triggering the regime's latest offensive reports. the intensity of strikes like these is increasing and so is the number of civilians killed across southern adlib and northern russian and syrian jets are carrying out more than 100 raids a day. and most are hitting crowded residential areas marketplaces are
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reduced to rubble hospitals clinics and schools have been destroyed in the offensive in northwest syria that is entering its 2nd month. or so below but. many civilians have been killed the planes have returned to hit moderate and moment the people are panicking afraid opposition activists are accusing the government and its allies of using internationally banned weapons like cluster bombs and white phosphorous they say it is part of a strategy to. depopulate a belt of territory on the southern edges of it live province to secure 2 international roads more than 200000 syrians have moved north towards turkey's borders seeking safety in open fields but tens of thousands are believed to be caught in the area of hostilities the russian backed syrian government offensive has barely changed the lines of control government forces are trying to recapture territory to connect cities under their control and revive trade but they haven't
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been able to take much ground russia too is trying to push the rebels nourse so that its military base in lucky i will no longer be within the opposition's firing range. opposition forces have united and are fighting back and some of the armed groups say they are getting military support from turkey which wants to strengthen its negotiating have to many believe the offensive is about pressuring turkey which is trying to balance relations between moscow and washington there are reports that turkey is holding behind the scenes negotiations to try and revive last year's cease fire deal and create a demilitarized zone that fighters from. or s. and the syrian army will respect that's. all i ask of those. u.s. . mortars
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artillery. something. that's not although a ceasefire would save lives there's no sign of a deal but for now through their proxies russia and turkey are reminding each other how costly it is when they're not working together. big but. you know it's one of the balkans was volatile ethnic flashpoints tensions in kosovo have flared after course and police pushed into the city's serb dominated north they arrested dozens of people including ethnic serbs in an anti smuggling operation services the move was designed to intimidate and has put its troops on high alert for a challenge reports. in the air and on the ground kosovan police
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in metro are on edge their raid into parts of the city has prompted serbia's o. me 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 in northern kosovo armed forces will protect our people. serbia's 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 at his detention. the u.n. 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 costs of an forces in their separatist
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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. 4 is urging calm and says it's ready to intervene if necessary kosovo's government hasn't confirmed how many people have been arrested albanians bosniaks are among them the president says the operation has about law enforcement and nothing else. that 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 for international tensions anger is rising there once again chalons how to syria. well kosovo was almost entirely ethnically albanian used to be parts of
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serbia see this law they broke passed in the 1990 s. a group calling itself the course of a liberation army began and insurrections again ends up. penzance as the rebellion escalated serbia launched a bloody cracks and that included civilian massacres and ethnic cleansing of the albanian population nato eager to avoid another genocide like mass and they've been bulls the of launched a bombing campaign against serbia to force them to withdraw from the territory it's in targets in kosovo and grades the protection of western allies kosovo eventually declared its independence from serbia in 2008 that belgrade has never recognized this and between the countries remain the main sticking point is northern kosovo which is populated mainly biceps and keen to reunite with serbia let's get more on this yes ma'am janowicz is a political scientist who researches the balkans at even university and joins us
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now on skype from durham in north carolina thanks so much for talking to us here on al-jazeera chip just start us off why are the relations in north kosovo so strains well as you suggested during your introductory comments it is an area that is predominantly serve at this point and it's i think more importantly time says that it's an area that obviously borders with serbia proper because there's about $20000.00 ethnic serbs south of the about amber and other parts of kosovo so it's not purely an ethnic question in that regard and more to the point it's an area that has become very politically volatile it's affectively a kind of lawless strip of territory that a particular belgrade has managed to weaponize against the british not government so from the perspective of the course of our authorities it's of the utmost importance to them to assert their territorial integrity and sovereignty over the north of kosovo in particular and so why is this happening now why is there this
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this escalation of tensions at the present time. relationship the relations between belgrade and condition that have been deteriorating for quite some time unfortunately viewers might have been following or heard about the ongoing idea of partitioning parts of serbia and kosovo in what is sometimes referred to as a border swap a very dangerous and volatile idea but one that both elements in prishtina and belgrade have shopped around it's raised tensions in kosovo in particular it's raised tensions throughout the region but obviously the kind of overarching structural issue is of course that kosovo does not have full international recognition it is not a u.n. member state and it's something that serbia has done very effectively blockading kosovo gaining full international recognition and it's obviously caused an understandable very significant degree of resentment among the course of course
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themselves so that in that respect it's remained a frozen conflict as it were and where does russia fits into all of this. while russia of course for the better part of the last 4 years since about $24.00 team has obviously made it a policy to try to reanimated complicate and stoke tensions in every way every way that's possible throughout the region and unfortunately kosovo's sort of international limbo has made it you know kind of a little bit of an open wound not just in the balkans but throughout europe i mean it's also something it's a policy of stoking conflict that they've also tried to do in places like montenegro and bosnia of course and even in north macedonia but it's realistic lead the case from a kind of ideological symbolic standpoint that kosovo has become very important in russian propaganda efforts and so given we have these tensions given that kosovo is still not internationally recognized fukui what's the way forward is there any way
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out of this impasse. i mean i think it would be. terrific and it's urgently necessary in particular for the united states and the european union to embark on a comprehensive and joint effort at helping normalize relations between belgrade and position and in particular pressuring belgrade to move that dialogue forward even if a full recognition by serbia of kosovo is still a ways off i mean it's nevertheless really really vital that the international community in particular a joint effort on the part of the united states and the european union reaffirms their commitment to stability not just in kosovo but throughout the western balkans because so long as they remain absent and realistically they have been absent for quite a while now these local actors both those who might be justifiably trying to you know improve the security situation is i think the prishtina authorities were doing
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or trying to perhaps tensions as perhaps some element of elements in the north of course will in belgrade have been doing whatever the case may be the situation cannot remain without without international involvement of some sort or another yes a man if it will have to leave it there but thanks very much for sharing your thoughts on dialysis with us on al-jazeera. plenty more cells to come on the news hour including. us drug companies find themselves in the crosshairs as a court case seeks to hold them to account for their role in the opioid crisis. saudi arabia is once again accused of targeting a critic based abroad. and in sports more bad news for neymar as he went site of training the day after brazil removed him as team captain sun i will be here later with more.
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european union leaders at the meeting in brussels to discuss who will head the block's institutions no party won an overall majority in the recent e.u. parliament elections france and germany are it's odd silver he should get the top jobs have a change to reports from brussels. who's next for the top job in brussels the german chancellor angela merkel arrived with the name of only one man on her lips to replace john cloud as president of the european commission not to me is this will not truly integrate coalition i support man for their vote but not all coalition partners do the same with the 46 year old but varian has never held a government elected office in his life but as the leader of the european people's party recent tradition at least say the job should be here as we know that we cannot celebrate a big victory we lost seats but we are still 2nd as
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a 1st party and that's why we are ready to talk now is everyone to sit together to find a common understanding prosecutor the french president emanuel macron though was clearly against his judgment part of choice and he's gaining support among other leaders proposal to confound the suit but you don't want today to speak about a name and a turn to names i think we must take into account what came out of the polls. well european people expressed that we must also have decision makers who have the credibility required to be able to react. no party in the european parliament now has an overall majority each decision on policy each decision on appointments will take time and calm provides. the british prime minister to resume a run out of both of those commodities in her negotiations with europe over breaks it is a matter of great regret to me because i have been able to deliver threats but of course that's masteries now for my successor and they would have to find
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a way of addressing the face strongly held views on both sides of this issue the future course and impact of rex it was not discussed of the leaders in formal dinner the president of the european council donald tusk though did return to it in his end of summit statement reg's it has been a vaccine against. propaganda and fakirs. the president also had a warning for his fellow diners everywhere the extremes are rising he said and what are they striving on on fear and on lies david chaytor al-jazeera brussels. the 1st trial in the us against drug makers blamed for contributing to the opioid crisis is under way in the state of oklahoma it's a test case to see if individual states can hold pharmaceutical companies responsible for widespread addiction and gallacher reports from norman oklahoma.
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in a small courthouse in norman oklahoma a trial that aims to take on a pharmaceutical giant is underway if you oversupply people will lawyers for the state say johnson and johnson downplayed the addictive nature of powerful painkillers and flooded the market with their products and ultimately played a role in fueling a crisis that swept the u.s. according to the center for disease control nearly 48000 people died in 2017 in opioid related overdoses more than a 3rd of those were using drugs prescribed by doctors this trial is so important emily walden son died from an overdose in 2012 he was 21 years old she says companies like johnson and johnson need to be punished and it's time to be held accountable you've killed thousands of people across this country maybe not some of them directly but many and directly and you lied about your drugs you
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marketed them and appropriately and it's time to pack rather than go to court to drug companies and settled out of court giving the state more than $300000000.00 but health experts say the cost of long term addiction treatment programs will be almost $90000000000.00 it's not anywhere compared to the damage that the opioid epidemic has done to oklahoma and it's not going to be enough to abate the problem and to get us back to where we were before they started releasing these medications irresponsibly over the next few weeks state lawyers will present their evidence to the judge attorney general my concert told the court that johnson and johnson only care about profits at the end of the day your honor. sure. and sure. agree this good you have drug addiction has plagued the us but proving that johnson and johnson played a role will be difficult big pharmaceutical companies on breaking the law by selling painkillers but lawyers here aim to prove they acted irresponsibly if they
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win here the knock on effect to around 2000 pending court cases will be significant johnson and johnson denies any wrongdoing and says they marketed their drugs responsibly if oklahoma wins this case though it could end up costing the pharmaceutical industry billions and gallacher of his era norman oklahoma well jeffrey cross is the chief executive officer and senior from cisco analyst at crystal research associates he says opioids came into the market to help those suffering unbearable pain that their use shoots have been limited. it is extraordinary and that is rather unfortunate the significant problem which is overlooked in this whole court battle however is that there are 50000000 americans suffering from chronic pain these americans suffering from chronic pain that. existed prior to opioids coming out so opioids came out on the marketplace to try and help these 50000000 people suffering from pain unfortunately i don't think the
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right approach has been taken to treating the pain which is you need to involve holistic measures you need in ball more holistic medicine work physical therapy and more assessment people with a prior existing family dependency or history of dependence or drug addiction or addiction period should not be receiving these drugs you certainly want pharmaceutical companies involved in your health if you think about the fact that you know about $0.15 of every dollar spent on health care still is as prescription drugs about $0.85 a very dollars not the reality is when you die the government gets an inheritance tax and if you die taking a pharmaceutical product no one benefits so the only ones that benefit from that is whoever is your inheritance or your harridans tax the reality is pharma companies have a big desire to keep you alive and keep you along for a long period of time so that every day you wake up you take a pill and you pay for a person who comes does that not go into this with the idea that americans are
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going to die illegal drugs or not come to the marketplace and sheep knockoffs are going to basically come out and help kill people that was not the idea of the american promise rickles. activists and argentina have resumed their battle to legalize abortion crowds of supporters rallies in the capital where politicians are presenting a bill to lower the 14th week pregnancy a similar measure passed the lower house of congress last year but was not only defeated in the senate pressure from religious groups to reason more trees a rather has more from buenos aires. where here in front of argentina's congress were pro-choice activists are once again presenting the possibility i don't want to present a bill to legalize abortion discounter and decriminalize it let's not forget that washing is illegal in argentina with exception of in cases of rape or when i women life is a risk this isn't happening after what happened last year when or should be made it
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took longer as it was the beta to get past the lower house but it was rejected in the senate and that's why hundreds of women are gathered here today once again to demand the legalization of abortion let's talk to one of them right here he's been here all day demanding the legalization of abortion argentino why do you think it's so important i think it's super down because they reach out. i mean rich people are going to force an abortion they don't surrender is going to die and. they die. it places that i think you can sure like me like a dentist or somewhere else this is beautiful of any safety right here i think it's some folly no way to say. so you've really got it. because if it to all say. i mean. what why do you think it's going to be different this time with the catholic church obviously pushing for this not to happen i guess that
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. i hold that the sign we can fight we in. the last time a lot of people a meter in the august. of pictures a little about home i knew we were on home many of the other people i don't know the other side where i did you can see that there oh no problem fighting for these days they don't even look at them i mean the just the just dirtbag. excuse themselves really some love 7 oh oh yeah we. eat for mation it's goals but no it's true i didn't know anything at school so i mean that's what saved work thank you so much so this is an election electoral year in argentina presidential elections are expected to happen in october and the senate here is the same senate that last year rejected the bill that part of the abortion debate is something that cuts right through party lines there is those who are supportive and those on the tractors in all political parties in argentina and many believe that this year the
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possibility of passing the bill this year is to be extremely difficult mostly because most politicians at this point are afraid of angering the catholic church that don't forget that pope francis is argentinean that most politicians in the country do not want to have a bad relationship with him. so it's a come on al-jazeera reelection success for the president of malawi after a closely one poll but not everyone is celebrating. we look at the challenges nigeria's president mohamed to bihari faces after winning a 2nd term. and the women's world number one comes close to being knocked tyson the 1st right off the french open after a comeback later in school. the
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weather sponsored by the time always. the showers are still with us over the southeastern parts of china they've been with us for a good while now and some places have been reporting nearly 500 millimeters of rain just in the last 3 days you can see the huge area of cloud we've still got with this and there's plenty more rain still to come so this region again on wednesday is working very very wet not only the southeastern parts of china either that's also stretching through parts of vietnam too so particularly the northern parts of looking very wet at the moment the showers are also with us a bit further south to plenty of them over parts of the philippines and across many parts of thailand as well as all stretching further south we're expecting more showers for us in k.l. and singapore for the southeast should be drawing i say for many of us in java i think we should get away with a dry day greatest risk of a shower here is along that northern coastline head out towards the west and for some of us here we've got some rather beefy showers there's
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a pretty monsoon showers i reports of india on up into the northeast impossible to say through bangladesh and appalled there's always the risk of seeing a few more showers at this time of year here and i think there's still going to be as we head through wednesday and thursday the further north it should stay dry not pull up at 44 degrees another hot dry day for us and no major changes really even as we head into this day. the weatherman sponsored by qatar airways after decades of being programmed with instructions they turn gray computers canelo on their own identifying patterns and predicting human behavior. artificial intelligence can monitor our movement. and decide on our future the big picture. of the world according to ai and exposes the bias inside the machine coming soon on al-jazeera the consequence. i got through 6
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rochelle's he served in the marine corps for 92 church not just doesn't go. out of his truck for the last couple years. he's home as. follows a group of u.s. army veterans traumatized by war. as they struggle to get their lives back. this is al jazeera a quick reminder of the top stories for you know the u.n. security council is warning of a humanitarian catastrophe in syria's rebel held province of idlib as government
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forces continue their bombardment hundreds of thousands of civilians are fleeing it live and hama provinces to escape the airstrikes. serbia has put its troops on alert softer kosovan police made arrests in a predominantly serve area of the semi autonomous region they say they were conducting an anti smuggling operation but belgrade says the move was designed to intimidate. and pro-abortion activists in argentina have rallies in the capital when a series of politicians are presenting a bill to allow abortions up to the 14th week of pregnancy a similar measure passed the lower house of congress last year but was not really to face its in the opera house. and process leaders in sudan are increasing the pressure on the military sounds over power to a civilian run administration a 2 day nationwide strike is taking place and protesters hope it will force
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military leaders into a new round of negotiations among conry ports night from carts in. on any other day this would be the main transport hub for the whole of halting but the central bus station is shot and the general strike is holding disruption to the capital's airport would strike is displaying signs saying we will build our country however the ruling transitional military council criticised the strikes saying the army was part of the revolution but i don't know who the ins armed forces are part of the revolution by god we are and then think part of this revolution and without us all morning would have been said and by god i'm telling you no one would have been able to remove him not was out us. 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
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association on behalf of the opposition coalition 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 who replaced ousted president omar al bashir will listen to their demands for a civilian like government 2 so he just likes to do this right but they're going for more if they don't leave without their longer shot was a little shocked at one and all the rest of the transitional military council has criticized the strike saying it won't hand over power to an unstable and civilian government it's also said that the army is the most popular institution in the
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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 quarter 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 in which is there a hot. president donald trump's national security adviser has arrived in the united arab emirates against the backdrop of tensions with iran last week john bolton said the u.s. had deep and serious intelligence on threats posed by to her on but refused to go into details iran says there's no prospects of any discussions with the u.s. unless trump recommit to the 2050 nuclear agreements he withdrew from same this
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from the 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. returning to the 2015 nuclear deal . now we won't have any negotiation is the united states and on line has always been respect for international agreements to least they 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
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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 from one second to the next and generally being unable to afford a happy life. in my opinion everything should be solved through negotiations but out of 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 u.s. president struck 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
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talking is a waste of time. iran is not interested in empty rhetoric and pays more attention to behaviors and will decide. iran seems to be meeting american sanctions and military threats with more soft power doubling 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 . to her own. white house adviser jared kirschner is in morocco drumming up support for the american plan on the future of palestine and israel yes and boys are jew in jordan and israel later this week so will trump son in law as jews to presents the economic part of the plan as a conference in bahrain next month the palestinians are rejecting the proposals and
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are urging an hour of boycotts of the conference. scott morrison has been sworn in us history as prime minister he held on to the position after last week's general election and his liberal national coalition secured a majority governments arsons cabinets with includes a record 7 women and the 1st ever aboriginal minister event since the election but all the opinion polls suggesting he would lose. a group of gunmen in northern nigeria has attacked see villages killing at least 23 people this happens in some far as states in the early hours of tuesday morning all the victims were getting ready for their ramadan fast events refugee agency says ethnic fighting is forcing thousands of nigerians to seek refuge in neighboring these air around $20000.00 fled their homes in the last month alone. rising violence in the country will be one of the challenges facing president mohamed bihari he'll be inaugurated for
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a 2nd term later on when state the 75 year old former army general want to closely for selection in february for harry will have to deal with an economic slowdown as a mid interest reports. from killings and kidnappings by bandits in some for a in the northwest 2 attacks by boko haram in the northeast nigeria is struggling to contain widespread insecurity then there is a struggling economy rising unemployment and power shortages. these are challenges that president obama promised to solve when he was forced on him 4 years ago. i think people are resigned to the crisis that we're in the crisis of may come amid a crisis of insecurity. and in levels of corruption in the country people are resigned with shouldn't be the case the elections as you know very controversial there
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a contentious it's caught up in it costs a lot of people did not think that election provided an opportunity for choice much of the violence is happening in areas where most of the hardest support is local and that's undermining his presidency. right here in 2015 when president elect mohammed while he took his oath it was widely supported by nigerians who criticized his progress or for failing to tackle corruption in security and economic decline for years on many an idea of state those problems haven't changed and that he lost a lot of good will that propelled him to victory. the president's supporters blame decades of corruption and mismanagement for the country's problems and point to what they say i successes of the last 4 years one. you know something in fashion to not supposition and weather like this. you point
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out iraq. to do to local government and the control of the furtherance. of under the control for. the ability to. do fashion. would in the shortest possible peter out on the list this is campaign against corruption while there is widespread disappointment some nigerians hope the president will deliver on his promises i suspect that things will improve the economy we're in for i you know respect they'll be more jobs you know the 1st since in the lasts 4 years there was a bit of a drag this. is why we. joined the other business. and one of the 1st science nigerians will be watching is the composition of his cabinet and whether or not mr brierly will be able to get
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a grip on the security situation that's something many nigerians are hoping for are but it reduced al-jazeera applejack. the president of malawi has begun his 2nd term in office surging his rivals to accept the results of last week's closely false election it's a mystery was reelected with a slim 3 point lead so for former evangelists lousiness chiquita was reka insists the votes was free and fair but some of his opponents are refusing to back so for me to miller is monitoring developments from johannesburg. peter motoric has been sworn in for his 2nd term as president he's managed to hold on to power following a vote that was marred by fraud allegations last week opposition parties obtain a court interdict to stop the results being announced they complained at the time that in some cases numbers on many votes count sheets would change to using
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correction fluid they said there were irregularities and results from 10 of malawi's 28 districts but now once that interdict was lifted the electoral commission announced that mubarak who heads the ruling democratic progressive party won with 58 percent of the vote while the opposition the malawi congress party had about 35 percent of the mc pieces that the election was 40 learned specifically the vote counting and one opposition wanted the vote the result rather to be a nulled now the european union said that the campaign ahead of elections were transparent and well managed but there were concerns around the election itself in terms of these allegations of vote rigging when would arika 1st came into power in 2014 when he began his 1st t.v. said he would began his 1st term rather he said he would fight corruption but since then he's had allegations around corruption made against him specifically around
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some dubious political donations now the opposition parties are some have said that they except the result and they've also congratulated. others have said that they will continue to oppose the election result. saudi arabia is being accused of years inspire where to talk as a prominent critic in britain. the sorry is a satirist and star whose rights are more than 200000000 views on his channel where he regularly criticizes the society of oil family saudi is saudi arabia's embassy in london was notified of a legal claim on choose day accusing the kingdom of hacking the comedian's phone and using it to spy on him it's the latest allegation in the n.s.o. group israeli surveillance company whose products have allegedly been used to target activists and journalists around the world. or how little just son is the
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executive director of the research organization arab center washington d.c. he says the latest revelations full of a pattern. this is not an isolated case i think and recent weeks we have heard some new similar attempts at hacking telephones and spying on other this isn't. across the united states canada in europe particularly most recently in norway and it seems to be a pattern and unfortunately the publicity it received by the killing of. who was the victim of such hacking and spying before he was killed and mutilated. doesn't seem to have taught the people in charge of security and the right lesson i'm not sure it will make a big difference in terms of the larger picture but definitely in terms of specific
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cases i think people have to defend themselves i do not blame him at those are you for doing that in an attempt to kind of protect himself better against such steps and to prevent maybe more ominous and more threatening steps from being directed at him the same thing with colleagues like omar abdel aziz and canada. the most recently in norway and there seems to be a common pattern with regard to the origin of that software and the methods being used by the saudi government as well as other governments in the region and beyond . there is anger in algeria after human rights activists he was on hunger strike diets come out in fact curb was jailed in march after being accused of causing ethnic tensions between algeria's arab communities his lawyer has described his
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death as premeditated murder the hands of the judiciary are generally seen months of protests against the ruling establishment despite the resignation of longtime president who to figure in april many want all of those associated with the previous regime to leave office. a british financial watchdog says the u.k. is the world's greatest enabler of corporate tax avoidance according to the tax justice network britain and its overseas territories figure in the list of the world's top 10 nations that have done the most to align most multinational companies it's failing or no tax at all the parker reports from london's financial districts. taxes have been described as the price that we pay for civilization we may not like them but they're responsible for keeping our economies and our societies afloat paying for roads health care education defense
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social security the list goes on all companies pay corporation tax on their annual profits but according to a new report an estimated $500000000000.00 worth of taxes maybe being deliberately avoided by some of the world's largest multinational companies that's roughly the same as the economic output of sweden or 20 times the un's humanitarian aid budget now for the 1st time an index of worst offenders has been published the top ten's dominated by a british controlled network of jurisdictions the british virgin islands but muta the cayman islands and the island of jersey also in the top 10 is the netherlands switzerland luxembourg singapore the bahamas and hong kong according to the index these 10 places are alone responsible for hough of the world's corporate tax avoidance big companies are free riding on the global economy and in many cases causing enormous damage to their pre-writing facilities to harming market quality
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they might well also be harming the countries where they're operating by not enabling those countries to invest properly in educating their workers training their workers providing health services for their workers so this is harmful activity. tax haven such as the cayman islands a british overseas territory. the caribbean provide offshore banking services to wealthy foreign companies and individuals allowing them to avoid paying tax in their countries of residence and it's all largely legal 100000 companies are registered here including british petroleum and even by just a united for the past few years the corporation tax rate here has been 0 but it's not for everyone it requires wealth and money to invest and to pay for expensive advises the authors of the corporate tax haven index say this isn't a question of legality but it is a question of fairness over a system where only the rich can afford to get even richer in
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a park al-jazeera london. green parties make their strongest ever showing in european elections a summit focusing on ways to curb climate change is being held in austria un chief antonio guitarist says subsidies that promote the use of fossil fuels are destroying the world's politicians company representatives and activists are in the capsule vienna they're trying to speed up sustainable climate protection projects john mccain has more on 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 he referred to what more could be done to prioritize that one of the particular issues at this particular conference as being the rise of the green movement politically drawing some substance from the european elections that took place between thursday and sunday of last week in which green
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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 was running ads people have to realize what was going on and governments how to speak the truth finally one of the local citizens as it were from austria the former governor of california arnold spots an ago had a pretty strong words for the most immediate for the law multinational companies saying that time was running at so it was as if they were letting signing fall through their fingers that was going to leave a mess in the hands that they couldn't deal with that's a pretty good summation of what people here feel about what's happening with climate change. the sports including the world series which might not be far off but could this be the most dramatic moments of the peaceful summer will
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have more in just a moment. it's
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time for the sport that you're santa. thank you very much women's tennis number one now me osaka has avoided a big upset and the 1st round of the french open she lost the 1st set 6 love to slovakia's and coraline i made love who is ranked number 90 that's 90 in the world the japanese was then 2 points from defeat and the 2nd forced
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a tie break to level the match at one set all her opponent caved after that all suck awaiting the decider 61 to reach a 2nd round and continue her quest for a 3rd grandstand title in the us. or number 47 i tell me i know of it gave defending champion simona halep a bit of a scare as well this rally one of the highlights of their matches but lost at the 2nd set to the australian came through in the end though 623661. men's 5th seed alexander's fit overcame australia's john millman and a battle lasting 4 hours and 8 minutes the germans acrobatic helped him close out the match in 5 sets to reach the 2nd round. several plays in spain's top 2 football leagues have been arrested over suspected match fixing it is alleged that players and officials of from some clubs formed
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a criminal organization to profit from fixed games spanish police released this video of what they said it was the search of former real madrid player while bravo's house they said that he was one of those arrested on tuesday after league filed 8 complaints about matches in lower nonprofessional divisions and international friendlies legace says none of its complaints relate to games in spain's top league. ac milan's failure to qualify for next season's champions league led them to part ways with the coach of gennaro gattuso on tuesday gattuso had far less success in charge and he did as a player the former world cup and champions league winner could only lead milan to 6 and 5th place finishes in 18 months as a coach still their best performance in 6 years though italian says he won't ask milan to pay him the rest of his contract your ma has been stripped of the
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brazil captaincy ahead of their hosting of the copa america next month he's been replaced by p.s.g. teammate daniele fessor for the upcoming friendlies against the root to make things worse of the former boss the striker limped out of the training in real on tuesday you know mark has been under pressure because of disciplinary problems. it was the bruins have won the opening game of the stanley cup finals it wasn't easy though they had to rally from 2 goals down to beat the san louis blues so hamill it has all the action. still thank the boston bruins of coming to the stanley cup finals thanks sam with the best hockey of the season least what the eastern conference finals for nothing against carolina but playing on home ice in the stanley cup open i guess they knew it things didn't stall well we're going to tell thing they went one down in the 1st period with great insurance scoring for the blue thank you was things got worse for boston
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as a lot of me at times john could play lewis's advantage was . often know a thing or 2 about dealing with pressure having gone to a game 7 defied in the opening round thanks conduct and got the fight back thought it was and then charlie mcavoy scored on a power play to go into the final period to all. thanks from that post and dominate with shaun curry put them ahead through was and brad muschamp state of the comeback win with an empty net thanks final score 4 to boston our team has been resilient all year if you watch our group not necessarily from comebacks but just you know different guys in the lineup different guys
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producing we're generally going to you know up and down why don't get guys that are going to play this day and the bruins are looking for a 7th stanley cup title or they'll have the chance to take a step closer to that when they host game 2 on wednesday here thanks ohio malik al-jazeera. will finish it with some incredible reactions in major league baseball and take a look at this. data she was she placed next up was she was an hour. but had great catch 2 for the milwaukee brewers a pitcher jeffress against minnesota saving a both his face and the game as the brewers won 54. and that's all for we'll have more later on thank you for me for this new server to sit with us here and i want to say your piece or toby will be out with you next with more of the tease tease thing that's.
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