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>> full scale invasion. >> translation: right now there are 14 russian tactical groups numbering 9,000 soldiers on the territory of ukraine ukranian president petro porashenko lashes out at russia as he urges his military to prepare for battle against vladimir putin's. an al jazeera exclusive, a former al qaeda member says yemen provided a safe haven for the group's bomb-maker
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responsible for the underwear plot to bring down a plane over detroit. a closer look at the man u.s. officials call the most dangerous terrorist alive and remembering te anna man square thousands take to the streets of hong kong for a vigil good evening, i'm antonio mora this is al jazeera america. we begin with tensions escalating further in ukraine. u.s. defense secretary ash carter said the situation with russia has taken a sad turn. tomorrow he will meet with n.a.t.o. officials in stuttgart germany to discuss the cries circumstances and ukraine's president holdities military to prepare -- told his military to prepare for a full-scale invasion from russia. charles stratford has more. >> reporter: it's been months
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since hospitals like this in ukraine had to treat so many soldiers. these men were injured in the escalation between fighting between the ukrainian military and separatists on wednesday. >> translation: over the past 24 hours, five seriously wounded soldiers were brought in. one released from captivity was brought here. there's shears wounds. both accuse each other of fighting. petro porashenko blamed russia and warned of what he described as a threat of war. right now right now there's groups on the border. the concentration is 1.5 times
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bigger than a year ago. the military must be ready for a renewal in don basket as they are for a full-scale invasion along the length of the border with russia. we must be ready for this. russia denied there are soldiers or equipment. the kremlin is monitoring the situation and is concerned by what it describes as provocations. a representative for the donetsk people's republic said the d.p.r. respected the ceasefire and wanted to work harder towards a lasting peace. the organization for security and cooperation in europe which is monitoring the ceasefire reports daily violations by both sides. the spokesman called for restraint. >> special monitoring mission to ukraine has noted escalation in many areas of the east.
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as well as the movement and use of heavy weaponry. both sides moved weaponry closer to the front line in breach of the agreement. the ukranian parliament passed a law allowing foreign troops to support piece and security. it is a law that could anger russia. >> the kremlin accused kiev of what it described as provocations with the aim of putting pressure on the european union. now, whoever is to blame for this upsurge in violence it represents the greatest threat to the ceasefire an end to the killing of more than 6,000 people kirk volker is former united states ambassador to n.a.t.o. and currently the executive director of the mccain institute
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from the arizona institute. good to see you. earlier this week we showed al jazeera video of a russian military build up on the border with you vain. president petro porashenko said his country must prepare for a full-scale russian invasion. how likely is that? >> i don't know that russia wants to invade. everything that russia has done thus far has been to intervene and create centrifuge and version in ukraine, while maintaining deny ability. they put in soldiers they have directed fighting. they have no doubt, there has been bodies returned to russia there has been pictures of equipment, that the rebels couldn't have had without russian support of the russia tried to maintain the deny ability i. i would have to -- deny ability, so i would have to think they would like not to invade.
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i think russia has goals in ukraine that it has not achieved. it wants mariupol and the territory around it to create territory from crimea to the russian border. it wants to take odessa, which it sees as a predominantly russian town linked to moldova, and to create the appearance of failure for the petro porashenko government in ukraine, so that ultimately he is thrown out of power. >> the fighting in the past couple of days has been described as the worse since the february ceasefire. obviously they want the territorial gains you referred to. why now? the warmer temperatures or the fact that the g7 summit begins this weekend and vladimir putin is excluded from what what is once the g8. >> yes. no vladimir putin, i think, when the g7 decided to meet without russia for the first time vladimir putin went on to say "we don't need to be there."
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i don't think that has anything to do with it. there's plenty of channels to talk with russia that are separate from the g8 now the g7. there's bilateral relationships. germany has relationships. that's lot of communications gunning on. >> we shouldn't think that lack of communication is the issue. the issue is that russia has ambitions in ukraine. they are not fully fulfilled, and this is is part of the identity of the regime in russia in order to justify vladimir putin's maintenance of power, the system that he has put in place, he is relying on a patriotic nationalism as a narrative. so is advancing these things the acquisition of territory, it's part of the narrative. >> in the context of all that. the u.s. is considering a wide range of aggressive responses not just to ukraine, but to alleged russian violations of a
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nuclear treaty in place since 1987 including possibly basing land-based missiles in europe is that a good idea? >> let's break this down. i don't know anything that the u.s. considers as aggressive. everything i see russia has been intervening in ukraine, and the u.s. and europe is talking about how to respond to this. it's a defensive question. the second thing is russia violated treaties and agreements that it signed going back to 1987, the i.m.f. agreement. the 1994 agreement that, is out the window. it's ex-crimea. also the n.a.t.o. founding accra pledged to refrain from the threat or use of force. that is out the window as well. n.a.t.o. the u.s. and europe is responding to a new wave of
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aggression. >> one last question with respect to what ash carter, the defense secretary is doing tomorrow. he is gathering a couple of dozen u.s. military leaders and diplomats based in europe to look at the effectiveness at n.a.t.o. strategy towards russia it's happening in stuttgart. what do you expect to come out of it? >> i think it's a great move. one of the things that is characteristic to russia is we said we don't know enough, we want to try to do something else with russia, let's reengage find on off ramp and de-escalate, let's not provoke the situation. in the process we haven't taken on board the advice of all the professionals we have - the ambassadors, the generals. it's an inside washington discussion. what ash carter is doing is very smart. he's going to the people in the field, working on this day to
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day, and giving them an opportunity to express their opinions. whether for or against where the counter policy is. this is both tremendously important to get good vus, and tremendously -- good advice and tremendously empowering when he rejoins the discussions in washington. >> ambassador kurt volker good to have you with us. canada says russia should not be allowed to join the g7 as long as vladimir putin is president. stephen harper made the comment saying harper would oppose sitting at a table with the russian president hackers were able to access information on millions of current and former federal employees, it's not clear who was behind the attack. officials believe there may be links to china. mike viqueira joins us from washington. what have we learnt about the massive data breach? >> well just in the last
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few minutes we have more information here. you mentioned the o.p.m. office of personnel management the human resources department for the federal government affecting 4 million federal employees past and present. now the department of interior putting out a statement intimating that they underwent or suffered an attack. they are working with dhs and fbi for an attack that potentially affected personnel data of their employees as well. this started to break late today when the o.p.m. revealed that this had been the subject of an attack. they upgraded their security software protocols in april, and discovered a breach, but the breach started by their estimation last year perhaps in december. the o.p.m. responsible for a variety of tasks among them job assignments for federal employees, performance ratings and training background. unclear at this hour how deep
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or far this goes into the o.p.m.'s extensive employee. they discovered and put out a statement reading in part: we have discovered the department of interior potentially subject to a similar attack. the fbi is working with the department of homeland security on the o.p.m. attack the breach reported as well as the department of interior. at o.p.m. they promised each and every employee affected a free insurance policy free credit protection over the course of the next 18 months until this
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is cleaned up. warning employees to carefully check the financial records with the banks, the stock portfolios credit unions and on down the line in syria, a series of rebel groups are clashing with i.s.i.l. for control of aleppo. the amateur videos shows fighters from the free syrian army and other brigades near the largest city. they say they are advancing to i.s.i.l. positions. al jazeera has just been able to independently confirm the video president obama will meet with iraqi prime minister haider al-abadi to discuss the fight against i.s.i.l. on monday. they'll get together on the sidelines of the g7 meeting. it comes a day after sunni tribal leaders shocked the iraqi government by pledging support to i.s.i.l. >> we have been expecting such a
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move for two years, because the sunnis have complained to the government constantly that they have been ignored and sidelined. they say they were promised jobs in the army security forces and development for anbar province none of that has come. what is the catalyst? >> the shia led militia attack on i.s.i.l. positions. a lot of sunnis see it as sectarian. the language used in the statement is sectarian, referring to the empire the iranians. let's listen to what the tribal sheikh leader had to say, and how he's going mount the next attack on the iraqi security forces. >> translation: we announce our allegiance and support to the islamic state, caliphate state and the state of the caliphate, sheikh abu bakr al-baghdadi. we tell him we'll adhere and follow his path and stand by him
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to fight the enemies of religion. >> reporter: damming words for the iraqi government. they face a challenge. they can win back the support of the sunni tribes if it reaches out to them. many are dubious that that will happen. they say they have had two years to reach out to the sunnis and they have not done it the u.n. launched a campaign to raise half a billion for italian aid in iraq. the agency is asking for the money to help victims displaced through the fighting with i.s.i.l. they were expected to go through food, water and shelter in six months. the u.n. will be forced to shut down operations. rescue crews started on operation to pull the capsized cruise ship upright. chances are slim that they will find more survivors inside. more than 350 people are missing from monday night's accident on the yangtze river. 77 bodies have been recovered.
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and 14 people survived. china's president is calling on officials to help the grieving family members. ghana will observe three days of mourning, with flags at half staff for about 150 victims of a gas station explosion. the president delivered the site calling the death toll catastrophic, offering condolences to families of the victims. we have more from accra. >> reporter: a combination of flood and fire in the capital accra led to the death of many. an explosion and fire at a petrol station on wednesday night killed scores of people. more and more bodies were discovered during the clean up operation. [ siren ] >> reporter: this person survived the inferno. >> the fire came with such fury that before you could think of escaping it was pop you.
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>> so people in these vehicles thought they found a safe place to seek shelter from the heavy rain. eyewitnesss say there was a loud explosion, and within a matter of minutes the entire place was engulfed in flames. it's not clear exactly where the fire started but the flames were fuelled from the petrol station. ghana's president saw the damage himself. >> a number of people lost their lives. i'm at a loss of words to express how i feel. many of them through the fire incident. i wanted to commend the security services for their diligence throughout the night. many have not had sleep. >> reporter: this person is salvaging what she can, her house is next to the burnt out petrol station. >> translation: i thank god for my life. as for the material things we
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can work to replace them. >> reporter: heavily rain caused flooding in the area every year. here cars were swept away but floods. >> this is a first major disaster that we are seeing to this magnitude level. we haven't experienced something of this nature. i think all the supporters have to find a solution to this. >> people homeless such as helena want to see government action did the yemeni government know where al qaeda's chief bomb-maker was hiding? new allegations made to al jazeera suggest they did. the exclusive report is coming up. later, the exact on oil prices as o.p.e.c. leaders gather for a meeting in vienna.
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in yemen, fighters loyal to ousted president abd-rabbu mansour hadi are coming before - coming under heavy fire. it is happening in a once quiet residential area of taiz. battling houthi rebels new allied with former president ali abdullah saleh. the houthis reportedly agreed to join peace talks in geneva planned for next week. they may have been aided by a push from the u.s. the state department confirmed american officials travelled to the region to meet with representatives from the abd-rabbu mansour hadi government and the houthis. we look at how the situation spiralled out of control. >> reporter: yemen osama bin laden's homeland provided fertile ground for al qaeda in the arabian peninsula to grow. the group was called the greatest external threat to
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america and the west. >> we are working with the government and security forces as we have for a long time on counterterrorism. >> reporter: several years have left the area grasping. the saudi-led coalition started in march against iranians who seized the capital last year. battles rage as ceasefires fail to hold and fractures along tribal lines deepen. saudi arabia replaced the decades-long programme of giving aid, and the billions of dollars in the country with military intervention. according to the u.n. thousands have been killed and half a million displaced. fighting continues between houthi rebels. military units support former yemeni president, ali abdullah
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saleh. >> translation: we will stand strong until victory is hours much >> reporter: the u.n. is urging talks to begin. the air strikes have not targeted al qaeda's most virulent franchise. >> translation: we welcome agreements sponsored by the united nations made in a neutral country. >> the group gained ground in yemen, and taken responsibility for the "charlie hebdo" attacks in paris. an exclusive report - allegations made to al jazeera suggest yemeni officials knew with al qaeda's chief bomb-maker was hiding. an al qaeda operative who became an informant claims he directed them to the labs of a man that made the infamous underwear bomb. despite that he remained
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uncaptured. >> reporter: this is it one of the world's most wanted men. thought to be a top bomb-maker for al qaeda, building the devices in daring attacks. omar's underwear bomb on delta airlines flight 253 cruz day, and explosives hidden in a printer on a cargo plane a year later. this al qaeda informant told the yemen government where they were hiding. this man says he informed on al qaeda from 2006 to 2009. he had been a member of the group since the late '90s and met him in 2008, in yemen.
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>> reporter: he says that he was training many of al qaeda's fighters and informed officials including the nephew, the colonel, deputy director of the national security bureau. appear >> reporter: the colonel could not be reached for comment. he says he was fooled and so
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was the united states and many western governments. today he has still not been caught. and the threat of an aye, sire made bomb on a plane remains. today is 26 years since the tena mon square massacre in china. it was squashed when chinese troops opened fire on a massive crowd. we look at china's human rights record then and now. >> and the scandal in relation to international soccer takes tear bizarre turn.
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welcome back to al jazeera america, oum antonio mora. coming up in this half hour of international new, a look at china's human rights record on the anniversary of a deadly
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crackdown on protesters in tiamanmen square. and a skier's terrifying ordeal in the swiss alps. you'll have to see it to believe it first a look at stories across the u.s. - there's word that hackers crossed computers, securing information, up to 4 million employees. investigators believe it could be the work of chinese hackers. newly disclosed documents show the n.s.a. has a programme to target hackers connected to foreign countries. the documents were leaked by edward snowden. it involves tracking americans international internet traffic without requiring warrants coming days after legislators approved the freedom act a bill intended to curb the n.s.a.'s powers. >> former texas governor rick perry announces he's running for the presidential campaign. he is the 10th republican to
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officially join the race. it's been 26 years since the tiamanmen square massacre and the chinese government's crackdown on protesters was remembered with a candlelight vigil in hong kong. organizers found many took parts. many who gathered in hong kong's vitian park gathered umbrellas, adopted as a city of the prodevelop og accuracy movement. protesters used umbrellas to shield them. in taiwan there was a similar show of defines, in a ceremony in taipei, people held up the umbrellas to demonstrate soled art with a push for democracy the tiananmen uprising began as a push for democracy but
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turned into a violent event. >> reporter: this was the image broadcast around the world in 1999. an icon of the fight, he was known as the tank man. a solidary figure representing the tiamanmen square uprising. he was standing in the same square where mao tse-tung declared it the people's nation. and where students came to demand democracy and freedom. the protest was the first sign many saw of a divide from the government to a younger generation of chinese. on june 4th thes the government cracked down. tank rolled in. troops fired assault rifles and rolled over demonstrators. the scale was unprecedented. >> during the past few days
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elements of the chinese army has been brutally suppressing popular and peaceful demonstrations in china, there has been widespread violence casualties and deaths. >> reporter: hard line leaders didn't end up when the demonstrations ended. >> the demonstrators in tiamanmen square advocated basic human rights including freedom of the press and others. these are goals supported around the world. the official death toll is a mystery. human rights estimated several hundred to several thousands, and now the government bans the mention in of the history books. here is what happened when the video was shown to chinese students. >> what is this. i can't think of what this is 1989. a political turmoil.
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what political turmoil, i have not seen this. >> reporter: china banned the mention of june 4th on social media. >> translation: these things i do know something about them they are government matters, which we don't pay much attention to. anyway now the education system is good. government policies are all really good. >> reporter: today it's a different tiamanmen square. there are no visible signs of what happened. the memory lives among protesters. >> hopefully more young people will come to china, and they are upholding the universal behaviour of justice and human rights. the author of "tiananmen exiles", and joins us from
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boston. good to have you with us. all the commemorations around the world, but outside of hong kong in china, the younger generations of chinese people know little of anything about what happened 26 years ago. it was chilling to watch what we saw. makes you wonder how much progress there has been. >> yes, thank you for having me. you are absolutely right, tiananmen is a forbidden taboo and memory in china. if you look at china under service, it has nothing to do with the reality of a rising china, the murders, for 26 years are not allowed to mourn children openly and exiles are not allowed to return for parents funerals and scholars have been banned from going to china. in many sense. they did not unite. it just continuing tragedy until today. >> and some people are serving sentences for defying the
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government back then. >> yes, and even others had tried to organise memorials, and they were put under house arrest and detained. a former student in 1989 has been destained since april because he paid visit to a student killed during the mass ag anger. >> does the average student care about what has happened there, or has the growth of the economy muted those efforts. on the one hand the younger generation didn't know anything about it. the government has been
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effective in that measure. we'll remember if you do this again, this is what will happen. for the younger generation they make sure they know nothing about it. that's the best solution at that time. for the sake of prosperity and economic development and stability, that's why we have to kill the people. we know that at the moment the government ordered the army to fire on people you lose your legitimacy. how do you regain that and they have to have this justification, though in the name of stability and prosperity. that is the logic. >> given that threat from the chinese government do you think there's a chance large-scale protests could happen again? >> i think, yes and no. so people ask will tiamanmen square happen again. if it happens again.
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it may not be in the form of 1989. it's a nonviolent peaceful democracy movement. the students my generation we talk to the student not because of anger and hate red, but because of hope fashion, ideaism and trust. so 1989 was not the sense of revolution. we were not looking for change but i think in the future because of all this big gaps now in the society, and corruption to the built up anger and grievances, we do not know what the next time appears to be. don't get me wrong... go ahead. >> is that why the tiamanmen square protests failed because regime change was not much of a difference. >> well i think - let's look at
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it the other way. tiamanmen square shows the whole eastern unit. this is not a solution. what we call a solution. they deploy 200,000 army soldiers with machine-guns and ak-47s and tanks against its own people. we learn that, that the tiamanmen square solution was not the real solution it's not the why they did it in eastern europe. the tiananmen solution people realise it's not a good day to do it to handle it it's a hopeful movement and seeing the pictures of tank man, whose name we don't know 26 years later. >> yes. >> it's a pleasure to have you with us thank you for bringing your insight. >> a senior u.s. diplomat it warning of chaos in burundi if the president clings to power.
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he urged president pierre nkurunziza to abandon his bid for another term. >> resistance that his steps generated among the population guaranteed that the country will be difficult, if not impossible to goch so long as he insists on maintaining his position. he said the error of presidents for life needs to end for years f.i.f.a. has been run like a secret society. few inside dare to speak out. now after several were indicted by the u.s. over a corruption scheme. many of those secrets will be revealed. we have today's developments. >> reporter: he's one of 14 people charged by the united states over alleged corruption in world football. if jack warner is telling the
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truth it takes the scandal to new territory. he says officials, including sepp blatter were linked to matters in trinidad and tobago. >> reporter: south africa opened investigation into a $10 million payment to warner to secure the
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2010 world cup. new, chuck blazer told a new york court how he and other senior colleagues took bribes in south africa 2010, and the 1998 event in france. at the secret 2013 hearing the district judge said the charges relate to an event involving exchange of illicit payments. it identifies f.i.f.a. and its constituent organization as what we call a ricco enterprise an acronym for, and don't overreact. racketeering influence corrupt organization. the world governing body - the investigation will not happen overnight, and sepp blatter may have promised to step down but is running the show in zurich until the end of this yeah. year. still swiss and american authorities are investigating the bids hosted by russia and qatar. thursday britain's sports minister became the latest
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figure to suggest qatar 2022 may be understand threat. >> if there is evidence that the bid process was corrupt. i think the case for re-running it is very strong. >> qatar insists it's never acted improperly and will stage the world cup in seven years time. with every day bringing surprises and allegations, it's sure to be long in the telling. >> the columbian government and f.a.r.c. rebels agreed to form a truth commission. negotiators reached agreement despite a spike in violence between the two sides that threatened peace talks. in march. the columbian president agreed to end aerial bombings in recognition of a ceasefire called by f.a.r.c. the rebels killed columbian soldiers in april. we have more. >> reporter: this is a positive announcement at the end of a
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tense round of stalks complicated by the escalation of violence in the country's conflict. peace negotiators needed to show that the talks were continuing despite the increase in violence and that some progress was made. this progress came in the form of a joint announcement of a truth commission something that the sides have been working on for a month. the truth commission will work on clarifying and investigating the worst cases of crimes and the crimes against humanity in this long conflict. and will be independent and extra, extra judicial in nature. it does come with a couple of disclaimers. first of all, this commission will start working and will be formed only once a full peace agreement is assigned, and also it will not replace other judicial mechanism to punishing
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those responsible for the crimes. nonetheless, this is progress coming from the top and at a time of crisis, so was a much-needed step forward. this week the f.a.r.c. announced that they may be willing to serve time for the worst crimes, but not in regular prisons. the world's oil producers anxiously await a decision by o.p.e.c. leaders, gathering in vienna. being there is impacting the price per barrel. as greece tries to manoeuvre through its financial crisis we'll help to unravel the complexities of what they owe and when they have to pay
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in context - o.p.e.c. and the meeting in austria, after dropping, oil prices stabilized at $60, at points $20 higher than january. the question tonight - will
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o.p.e.c. ministers cut production to push prices up further. we have a preview. >> reporter: in vienna the petroleum powerhouses put on a happy face. none more so than saudi arabia's oil minister looking comfortable in the spotlight he was clearly the star of the show much he and other gulf allies projected an air of calm and an aura of confidence. >> the signs we have seen in the first quarter are ensournaling. the growing demands, possibilities are all encouraging. at a seminar held before the ministerial meeting optimism flowed as fast and thick as oils produced. analysts said the outcome is predictable. unlike november's meeting when prices fell they are expected to remain unchanged.
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>> i think it will be a difficult day for a lot of us to figure out what to say about something that really we don't see anything happening. there's no drivers to make change. >> if o.p.e.c. does as expected keeping tarts at -- targets at 30 million. o.p.e.c. will stay as last year. a decline detrimental to places like venezuela. now bringing together a group to help stablilize the market one expert says it's unable to make a difference. >> it's a coalition of the unable and unwilling. it's kind of a futile exercise. >> reporter: on this day nothing got in the way of niceties. production of shale oil seen by o.p.e.c. as a threat is
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tolerated. >> reporter: the harsh reality of geopolitician rarely rear their head. the advance of i.s.i.l. in iraq is cause for concern. especially if there are attacks on oil installations. supply disruptions could ryk havoc with the marketplace. the other wildcard is iran which, if allowed to re-enter the market could react with uncertainty. worries that may be unreal, but are as hidden as undiscovered crude. kevin kerr is the president of the kerr trading international and joins us from chicago. good to have you with us. in anticipation of the o.p.e.c. meeting prices dropped. they were down significantly this week, with a barrel down at $62. what do you think will happen tomorrow? >> we saw a drop in the oil
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price, we had a bullish report inventory report. the market sold off profit taking. i have to say i'm in the camp that says 95% sure they will not do anyone, they'll produce with prices where they are, close to the $60 a barrel lel. they have not -- level. they have not done the damage. they've done some damage some countries have gone by the wayside. some are hanging on. it affected the canadian tar sands and expensive projects, but not shale producers in the united states. i see o.p.e.c. holding. >> reporter: o.p.e.c.'s share of the market is smaller than it was in the days of the oil embargo 50 years ago. how much power does the organization retain today? >> it's a great question. the meetings may paint a happy face but o.p.e.c. is fragmented. you have iran trying to come back in the market with 400,000 barrels a day.
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saudis are pumping. they want market share and venezuela is suffering and the non-o.p.e.c. countries suffering. there's a huge fragmentation in non-o.p.e.c. and o.p.e.c. countries, i see it splintering it. they don't have the market share, and are trying to get it back. they'll keep pumping it. >> you mentioned iran if there is a nuclear agreement and iran can pour oil into the world mark will we see an oversupply of oil continuing? >> well at some point there'll have to be an influx of oil from iran of some level, if the sanctions are removed and elfing goes smoothly. that will cause a fall in the market. prices will be lower. at this point maybe they'd consider cutting production. i don't think they have done the damage they wanted to. and that get the market share, no one can come to agreement.
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i'm 95% sure they'll hold pat on what they are doing now. there's a 5% chance they could surprise the market. pretty much everyone thinks they'll leave it the way it is and get agreement to cut production. there's a wildcard the black swan that could happen. >> if it happiness, prices will go up. if they do go up that will make shale and, you know fracking more attractive. >> it's a situation where they are damned if they do, damned if they don't. >> you are right. if they cut productions you see the canadian countries online it will be profitable and there'll be more supply. there'll be a range of 50 to $5 a barrel. depending on what o.p.e.c. does. that's what it will be like for 6-12 months. unless there's a wildcard that happens. >> u.s. consumers will be happy about that greek officials are
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deferring payment to the international monetary fun. the country was due to make an instalment. they asked to bundle all four payments into one, made on june 30th. the prime minister alexis tsipras is trying to apiece the demands of creditors whilst fighting austerity measures. >> so let's take a look at what greece owes. june will be an expensive month. they have squeezed every ounce of cash only to find another 7.4 billion. 1.# 1.6 billion is to pay the international monetary fund. the rest is bills. and the greek government will prioritise the pensions over payments to the i.m.f. assuming they get through june july they'll have to find 6.5 billion. some will pay the i.m.f.
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the other bills, but majority 3.8 billion is for the european central bank. they have been keeping the banks afloat with emergency financial assistance. if greece is not bankrupt by august and made loan repayments things will ease slightly. with 193 million to the i.m.f. a billion in bills, and an enormous 3.5 billion to the e.c.b. what happens if they can't make the payments. vicky price from the center of economics and business research explains. >> i think the best option that those up there which will satisfy the market is if the eurozone muddles through in this case. that means possibly lending the breaks a bit of money -- greeks a bit of money to make the payments to the central bank and the i.m.f. what greece owes to the i.m.f. and e.c.b. is 8% of total debt. if they can clear that, there'll be light at the end of the
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tunnel terrified moments captured on camera when a crevice opens in the swiss alps beneath a skier.
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with this is a life look at
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the cruise ship disaster. it's friday morning and crews are working to get the capsized boat up right. 82 confirmed dead. hundreds missing in the yangtze river. our global view segment. a look at how news outlets are reacting. indonesia's jakarta globe is running this headline - it contend whine the u.s.a. freedom act prevent them from monitoring minister it does not stop monitoring foreigners.
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in the kiev post they write europe cannot afford to wobble over ukraine, leaders need to stay sanction-ified. ukraine's trnsition to full democracy requires the the support of the e.u. auckland's new zealand herald says fret not, scandal will not wreck the beautiful game. it added sepp blatter bladdered on while money floated down on his associates for 50 years this abbing usedic guitar was missing. now -- acoustic guitar was missing. new it's going up to auction. it was custom ordered by john lennon, he used it to record the
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first hit signal of the beatles "love me do." it disappeared, but was identified because of its unique wood grain. it is expected to go for 6,000 to 8,000 dollars. >> a routine ski xe kurtion almost turned tragic after a skier fell into a glacial crevice. the entire ordeal was captured on his helmet cam. the snow collapsed under him after he began to descend the mountain. he was trapped 20 feet. he screamed for help for half an hour. incredibly he suffered minor injuries that's it for this edition of al jazeera america. i'll be back in an hour with more. stay tuned for "america
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tonight". [ ♪♪ ] on "america tonight" - what they couldn't see. the disability that made her a good parent. >> there was so many things that they just threw out. like i couldn't keep her safe and how is a blind parent going to change a diaper should disability disqualify parents from raising their kid. and good to the last drop. what is draining