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us. i'm tony harris, the news continues next, live from london. >> this is al jazeera. >> hello there i'm be be barbara serra serra. germany freeze ahmed mansour. the al jazeera journalist detained two days ago at egypt's behest. >> positive step towards a best deal. a u.n. report on last year's war
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on gaza says both sides committed grave abuse he which could amount to war crimes plus. how one top star got apple to swiftly change its tune over paying royalties to artists. >> robert adams with sport live from london. a controversial figure in world football says he would like to replace sepp blatter in fifa. tournament is over. >> hello there welcome to the program. the al jazeera journalist detained in berlin at the request of the egyptian government has been released without charge after the german authorities reviewed his case. meurnz spentahmed mansour spent two
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days in cut. last year a court in egyptian sentenced mansour to otwo years in prison, in absentia. >> i extend appreciation to the honorable judiciary in germany. i extend my thanks and appreciation to the honest honorable judges of germany. and i appreciate your support. >> al jazeera's acting general has put out a statement about mansour's release. in it he says, this was an unfortunate incident germany but we are pleased that the mistake has been rectified. we hope this will be a lesson to the egyptian authorities that the rest of the world values freedom of the press. rather than trying to expand
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their war on journalists they should free the journalists they have on trial and in jail in cairo including baher and fam fahmy. i'd like to extend my thanks to though those who intervened on behalf of ahmed. we look forward to welcoming him home. one of mansour's lawyers said the action was politically motivated. >> the germ answer germans for their own reasons have arrested him. ahmed was in the square during the revolution, no one has raised any allegations against him until almost two years after. they are fabricated and
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retaliatory charges. extending its jurisdiction of repression unfortunately to democratic countries including that of germany. the germanless should not have reakedreactsoreacted so quickly. engaged in huge infrastructure programs and to extend the canal and so on. and so it's a shame that western democracies are competing for business in egypt at the expense of basic human rights which we keep telling about them and preaches aboutpreaching about them. >> paul brennan a huge relief that ahmed mansour has been released. do we have clarity why he was detained for two days? >> well, it was a curious and
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extraordinary day here in berlin frankly because the people that we were speaking to diplomatic sources, people from within the prosecutor's office, were rather pessimistically predicting that this would take days and perhaps even weeks as the evidence as such that had been presented by the egyptian authorities was gone through in great detail by the prosecution. and then midafternoon we were told that mr. mansour would be freed and two hours later as can you see from the pictures there chaotic scene from outside the jail as he actually was let go. he was beaming from ear to ear clearly very pleased from the development. he sort of pushed his way through a crush of well wishers and made his way to the car. although we were hopeful to hear from him this time, he is now taking a rest. as far as your question, the
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arrest here on saturday set off a storm in germany. it wasn't just the legal issues surrounding this but it's the diplomatic and the political concerns as well. and the prosecutor acknowledged as much in a statement that announced the fact that they were not going to uphold this extradition warrant they were concerned about the legal issues this had been gone through and they also had diplomatic and political concerns about the whole reason egypt was pursuing this in the first place and attempts by egypt to offer some type of reassurance. they didn't specify what type of reassurance egypt had offered but no sir just at prosecutor level, my understanding this went all the way to the high levels of german foreign ministry and the decision was mr. mansour should be released
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and go anywhere he wishes as soon as he wishes to go. >> we are still hoping to hear from ahmed mansour in the next few hours but are we likely to hear anything official, to give clarity a as to what happened and b the thought process behind them letting him go? >> i think it's -- truthfully i don't expect it. i don't expect a large -- a huge postmortem about this. this was a political hot potato and i think germans are pretty glad that this came to a very swift conclusion without having to go through a lengthy examination of the ins and outs of the extradition process and ins and outs and pros and cons of the actually egyptian application. a decision has been made. clearly that is now end of it as regards the germans side of
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things. i suppose there are question mark to be made against the egyptians as to why they are still pursuing al jazeera journalists after all this time and despite the fact that interpol withdrew the red notice against mr. mansour back in october of last year. it does beg questions as to why this things is lingering on. i don't think there is a large legal and political postmortem about this. >> paul brennan with the latest from berlin, paul thank you. it was expected to be the crunch day when greece would either make a zeal with its international creditors or face leaving the euro zone, but now it's thoughtfully deal will come later this week. an emergency meeting between the greek prime minister alexis tsipras and the european ministers is currently undergoing.
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the euro group welcomed the proposals but need to analyze the proposals before a zeal can be made. >> a general feeling is that it is broad and comprehensive but they really need to look at the specifics to see whether it adds up in fiscal terms are whether the reforms are comprehensive enough for the economic recovery to take off again. >> it's a welcome step and we consider it a step in the positive direction so i think it is also an opportunity to get that deal this week and that's what we all work for. >> reporter: so let's take a look at what exactly greece is offering. well the consections are believe to include limited tax reforms and gradually raising the retirement age. greece is trying osecure another $8.17 billion of bailout funding but its creditors are unwilling to raise the money unless it raises taxes and cuts pension payments. time is hundredding out. greece news pay $1.81 billion
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back to the international monetary fund by the 30th of june or risk default and crashing out of the euro zone and perhaps the european union. greece owes $362 billion. phil lavelle sends us this update from brussels. >> it's been a bizarre day today, we started with a feeling of optimism. maybe there might be some deal on the stable. things might be about to change. and then as the morning went on, that optimism kind of turned to a bit of anger. there was a lot of frustration from the greeks, the proposals it was felt were slap dash, the minister got to the meantime 45 minutes late, there were two copies put forward, of the agreement, one last night one this morning quite similar. the detail wasn't there you know? the creditors said they got it
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too late. finance ministers were looking at this deal and say what are we doing with this? we can't come to agreement based on this, we need more time. and we just had a clip a few minutes ago which was a lot more optimism, we are going to look at the figures take a few days to analyze them and then meet on thursday. today was felt to be a day of last opportunity to reach agreement. that has now passed up they will be having dinner and a good old catch-up. no agreement has been reached. having said that there is a meeting of the group of on thursday and that is when the deal could potentially be put forward or at least the deal of today would be put forward once the finance ministers will be able to go through 79 print. too much to do in a short period of time.
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>> talks from brussels, let's take you to athens, this is scene in front of the parliament where proeuropean union protesters have come out demanding greece remain part of the euro zone. >> an athens based think tank on eu affairs. thank you so much for joining us on al jazeera. these thousands gathered outside parliament. now they want greece to remain in the eu. but when they elected syriza into the ruling area, what exactly would you describe the sentiment as? >> well, actually, thank you for the invitation, actually it is a quite weird situation happening just behind me. we have the proeuropean rally
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which was organized by the parts of the fund for transition in grease. quite frankly i have no idea why they gatherin the square for greece to stay in the european union. yesterday you have the anti-austerity rally. and the fact is both people want somethin want a different future for the country less austerity and growth. >> which presumably is what all the negotiators in brussels say they want as well. the greek negotiators have proposed tax reforms and gradually raising the retirement age which of course is already high in greece. do you think they left it to the last minute because they feared controversial back at home, because they're caught between a rock and hard place but they
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have to keep the electorate happy back at home? >> exactly. i'm not sure if those proposals will be accepted by the greek government. you know since february it has been a big discussion and a big propaganda on what the government is proposing and what the creators and the institutions are proposing back to greece. so actually i would like to remain quite -- to be hesitant to clarify what will be the outcome of the discussion he. actually, i don't believe that the greek government will accept such proposals. because the goal totally against the filling of the electorate of those that have voted for syriza. >> it's interesting, we heard that today was going to be the final deadline. now it's going to be thursday. who knows what's going to happen on thursday. june 30th is the final day. this is not good for the euro, not good for grease. if you would isolate the problem
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that greece has what do you think it would be? other european countries have had bailouts from the eu institutions and have managed ever so slowly to claw their way back to normality. is it the size of greek's accident the inability to have some sort of reform? if you had to narrow downen what greece's problem is, would you describes what there is? it is? >> actually it is a number of things. the first memorandum of understanding the previous governments did not achieve to propose to change actually how the state was working how bureaucracy was working. they didn't make the structural reformation that were necessary for greece to start develop and develop its economy actually. so at the same time, the country received a big amount of loans it cannot pay back. and this was the concession of
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both sides. both of the previous governments and of the institutions. so in order to be more precise we have to step down to blame-game. because both sides have made huge mistakes in the past and in the past, the syriza government was the first government since now that really negotiate over better terms for a good economy. but this may take time and you see that since february and the first decision of euro group the government made a tremendous effort to get closure to what the institutions were proposing. but from the other side, the creators did almost nothing other than demanding more and more measures from the greek government. it disoavment go like that. >> i only have ten seconds for this question and answer please. so if you think there is a
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future for greece in the future or do you think we're delaying the inevitable, grekzit? >> well, it is important that almost 63% of greeks do not fever grexit anymore . whether the institutions will find compromise. >> we'll see. >> we'll see how that dwopts in bristles. >> i don't think it will be devastating for greece to exit. >> an athens based think tank. thank you very much for sharing your views with us. still to come in this newshour. the be tal launches a brazen attack on the afghan parliament as it needs to announce a new defense minister.
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a heat wave kills 180 people in southern pakistan. and in sport after jordan spieth breaks another record. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu has rejected as biased a long awaited united nations report into last year's war in gaza. israeli and palestinian groups may have committed war crimes. it noted a sharp increase in fire power compared to a previous war in 2008. firing 50,000 tank and artillery shells palestinian armed groups fired nearly 5,000 rockets and 1750 mortars at israel. more than 2200 died in the fighting including hundreds of
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civilians. our diplomatic editor james bays reports from u.n. headquarters. >> reporter: should there now be war crimes charges following last summer's gaza war? that's the key question posed by the release of the u.n. commission on inquiry into the war, a conflict that killed well over 2,000 people. the commission criticized israeli and palestinian groups, there was particular strong condemnation of israel's indiscriminate bombardment. >> the attacks on homes and families which led to large numbers of family members dying together when their homes were struck in the middle of the night, or as they were gathering for iftar meal. these attacks had particular consequences for children. approximately 551 children died last summer.
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>> reporter: in israeli parliament, the knesset benjamin netanyahu attacked the commission. >> it has passed more resolutions against israel than against syria, north korea and palestine combined. israel attacks this report as biased. >> all the time they tried to be balanced and they tried to make kind of equality between the killers and the victims. and this is something that is currently accepted. >> reporter: this latest report comes just two months after another internal u.n. report which said israel was responsible for attacks on seven u.n. buildings. the time of all of this --
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timing of all of this is significant. chief prosecutor has already launched what's called a preliminary examination a protest to decide whether to launch a formal investigation and in the next few days she'll have even more evidence to sift through, as a batch of documents are being turned over to the court in the hague. james bays, al jazeera washington. >> thank you so much for joining us here on al jazeera. so first of all you've had time to digest this report. you've been in gaza, what kind of reaction has there been to this just among ordinary people in the strip? >> well first of all the main citings of the report is that
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both israeli and palestinian groups created grave human rights violation. committed war crimes, tortured collaborators with israel. hamas denied any responsibility and said that the united nations group try equate between the victim and the criminal. people here are not really aware of its result since it's the holy month of ramadan but hopeful that the fighting may bring them the rights especially as they believe the international community has a role in the ending of suffering and locate the restrictions. >> we have seen similar reports to this that in the end it didn't symptom the situation and wars exploding between israel and hamas but the palestinians
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are members of the icc. does that lend people more hope? i know you said people are not aware of the ins and outs but does that give people hope that these findings could eventually leave somewhere? >> as you say this is not the first report, amnesty international amnesty report, issued other reports before. the findings of the report are not as important as how oto to deal with the recommendations of the report. as we said, we are very helpful that this war will bring them their rights especially as they lost many things in the latest iran violence. >> one of the issues that came out in the report is the extent of human suffering in gaza gaza was
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unprecedented, from the chairwoman of the commission. what is the state of gaza now coming up to what, nearly a year since the war. not just reconstruction but also i guess the spirit of the people. >> yes. sorry, i couldn't hear, what is the question? >> so a year after almost a year after the war in gaza what is the situation there like now? unfortunately i think we've lost the connection to majdal wahedi, a journalist in gaza. i hope to speak to you again soon for the moment we're going to have to leave it the there. thank you for your time. now the united nations has condemned a taliban offensive on
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the afghan parliament as another, quote unacceptable attack on civilians. targeted the parliament building while politicians were still in section. five died and 37 were injured. seven of the attackers were also killed. jennifer glasse reports from kabul. >> reporter: the parliamentary session was just getting underway when this happened. there is confusion. it's just an electrical problem says the speaker as mps flee from the chamber. but it was a taliban suicide bomb going off outside the gates leaving cars in flames. others took up in a position across the street firing on the position of the parliament. >> today there were two specific agendas. one was the introduction of the defense minister and the other about money-laundering. that's what we were discussing. the minister of defense was also
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in the parliament at the time and wanted to come to the location when the incident happened. >> reporter: people looked on. >> translator: the car bomb came into the street south of the parliament next to the ministry and detonated. when the car bomb exploded, the attackers wanted to enter but security forces pushed them back so they couldn't enter. all six were killed. >> in kunduz in northern afghanistan the armed group now controls two districts condera and dashi ashi, 40 kilometers away. the government has sent in 7,000 soldiers and police. displacein nearly two months of fighting from kunduz.
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>> it has launched ordinances all over afghanistan and struggling without the heavy power it had last year. direct challenge to the afghan government which was scheduled to introduce its nominee for defense minister. jennifer glasse, al jazeera kabul. still to come. eu extends its sanction he over ukraine plus. >> i'm vehenia lopez in brazil, police force is constantly losing the bament against crime. >> and in sports, one of cricket's segregatescricket's graitlecricket's
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greats threatens to quit.
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>> farm workers striking in mexico... >> all that tension is about what's happening right now. >> unlivable wages... >> you can work very hard and you will remain poor. >> what's the cost of harvesting america's food? >> do you see how it will be hard to get by on their salary? >> yeah >> fault lines al jazeera america's hard hitting... >> today they will be arrested... >> ground breaking... they're firing canisters of gas at us... emmy award winning investigative series... fault lines invisible hands only on al jazeera america >> a reminder of the top stories on al jazeera. al jazeera journalist ahmed mansour has been released without charge after german authorities reviewed his case.
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he was detained in berlin on saturday at the egyptian government's request. concessions by greece have been welcomed as a positive step, over the country's debt but any deal isn't expected until later in the week. and the u.n. has released a long awaited report into last year's war on gaza in which it says both israel and palestinian groups may have exited war crimes during the 50-day conflicts. at least 180 people have died in an intense heat wave in pakistan's sinn province. soaring temperatures of 45° celsius over the last few days. osama ben javid be reports. >> it was a sudden death.
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>> we went up to find out why he didn't come, we found him zed. >> reporter: extreme heat that contributed to his death is also impacting other areas in southern pakistan. dozens of people died over the weekend. many here are fasting for ramadan meaning they don't eat or drink during the day. it's been one of the hottest surges in years many have suddenly collapsed and suffered from breathing problems. >> translator: patients with heatstroke brought to the hospital with high-grade fever altered set of consciousness and fits. the temperature was high, we expected more patients today also and patients kept pouring in. >> searing temperatures mean many of the heatstroke patients did not make it. at least 150 bodies were brought to this morgue. most of those who died were working out in the heat or from impoverished neighborhoods. people are facing frequent power
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outages. many places in the port city of karachi have reported long hours without electricity. there have been protests against persistent blackouts. those who have criticized the government, and the government is trying to preach the supply and demand gap. meteorologists say the heat is a regular occurrence as part of the premonsoon season and some cloud cover has already lowered temperatures. but people are being warned to avoid unnecessary exposure to the sun in the next couple of days. osama ben javid al jazeera. people killed by barrel bombs dropped by forces loyal to president bashar al-assad. people were also injured in the attack on rebel held areas in the northern city of aleppo. syria's government has
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repeatedly denied using the large containers fill with explosives. attack comes as the northern rebel army of conquest launches a campaign to take full control of aleppo. thousands of syrian refugees have now are returned home. the border gate has been reopened after i.s.i.l. was ousted from the syrian town of tal abyad. two border guards have been arrested jail in beirut. you may find some pictures in omar al saleh's report disturbing. >> reporter: these pictures have shocked many. and made this crowd angry.
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in the northern city of tripoli families of the tbriz prisoners they say torture is common and accuse the military courts of delaying the trials of their sons. what was revealed in the prison shows the level of abuse that goes on in prisons. >> translator: there's a prisoner who lost his sight because of torture. there's an inmate who was forced to rape his fellow inmate. the majority of the lebanese people do not know these things. >> reporter: lebanon's government says a full investigation is underway. the minister of interior announced six policemen were involved in the attacks. two of them have been arrested. rumia prison is the biggest in the country and it is overcrowded. it is where some inmates charged with terrorism are jailed. in april there was rioting and it is believed the leaked videos
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show what happened during that time. but some believe the release of these videos could be political to score points within lebanon's complicated political system. it has also highlighted the plight of those facing terrorism charges and those suspected of having links to al qaeda. families say the trials are delayed because of sectarian reasons. omar al saleh, al jazeera. >> libya's tripoli government have launched air strikes on i.s.i.l. fighters in the city of sirte. after gaining ground around libya, a number of fighters were wound he in the air strikes. the european union has launched a naval operation in the mediterranean to stop people smugglers bringing migrants over in unsea worthy boats. dozens of boats have been setting off from libya bound for northern shores with italy and
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greece bearing the brunt of the surge. around 2,000 people have decide or gone missing in their attempt to reach the continue nent. >> less than two months ago the european union council tasked us to prepare an operation in the mediterranean to save lives first of all and disrupt the business model of human traffickers and smugglers. the operation is being launched today. the target, let me be very clear, the targets are not the migrants. the targets are those that are making money on the lives and to often on their deaths. it is part of our effort to save lives. >> russia is preparing to extend its embargo on western food imports in retaliation for continued eu sanctions. prime minister dimitri medvedev says certain financial transaction will also be be
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prevented. the sanctions haven't stopped an inflow of russian investment in european countries. lawrence lee reports from london. >> this is list of people subject to sanction he in the united kingdom. some are russian ministers east of the country. the aim is to freeze any assets they might have in london yet how this would affect someone like for example the education minister of the donetsk people's republic is hard to see. people like this corporate lawyer who have had a long look at how sanctions have been enforced here says their aim is a shot against operation in ukraine. >> the point and president obama said it several times is to changes the calculus. , to consider the economic cost would be outweighed by whatever benefits could be seen by either
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destabilizing ukraine gaining crimea potentially gaining two new provinces. >> still this year is set to see record amounts of russian money invested in london. extremely wealthy well connected russians see little risk of having their assets frozen through the sanction he programs. london's banking programs are also are hex to russians. gazprom for instance continued to be listed on the london stock market without any apparent threat the thing that would really hurt moscow. it is clear here when the government started constructing its sanctions program that really big russian money was not going to be affected. that seems partly to be designed to protect british interests in russia against retaliation but also one assumes in the interests of the financial
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industry here as well. the really big question whether the right people the most important pete people have actually been targeted you about these sanctions. the u.s. has taken a tougher line for example targeting people involved in the measured of sergei nitske. >> you start out with the herding cat problem which is you just have too many different voices. then you add onto that the corruption problem. i should say the corruption problem being that there are certain people in europe both in the european parliament and different governments that are on the payroll of russia. >> in recent months, france and germany have suggested more sanctions might worsen the collapse in relations with russia leaving the u.k. as the supposed hawk. but girchl the given easy way the russian money washes through the city of london not particularly he hfl.
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lawrencehelpful. lawrence lee, al jazeera london. >> virginia lopez reports. >> cesar villas was killed by gangsters. the 35-year-old is more than you 100 police officers who in venezuela have become the recent target of crime in 2015 alone. >> i always pray to my god to protect him. my son would tell me to relax that he knew how to take care of himself. >> his relatives say he was ambushed by thugs who stole his weapon. his death leaves a grieving family and a fear among his fellow officers that they might be next. on night patrol, with the state patrol of miranda that fear is obvious. >> when we're off duty the risk
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is higher because people recognize us and they know we carry guns. >> reporter: according to criminologists killing police officers has been on the rise since 2012 thanks in part because local communities have little respect for a force that can be abusive and corrupt. venezuela is one of the most dangerous countries in the world and yet policemen here are often understaffed and many times out gunned by criminals. a recent ban on weapons have also contributed ironically to a rise in crime. >> translator: we have become victims because we are armed. in the country there's no sale on manufacturing of guns to the general public because criminals don't have access to weapons they kill officers but in addition to this it's become a symbol of status. >> recent incidents where criminals have used grenades to
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attack police. al jazeera venezuela. >> apple has reversed a decision not to pay royalties to artists during a free trial period for its new music streaming service. the decision came after taylor swift publicly took the tech giant to task. the singer pulled her back catalog of music off the plat form in protest. as she has also done with spodify. thank you so much for joining us on al jazeera. i guess you don't mess with taylor swift when it comes to these sorts of things because for those who may not know her she is incredibly popular. you describe what apple's response was to this?
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>> it is talking about all the independent labels who had not disagreed to have their material on there. so taylor's merk had the rights to put the material on or take it off. -- administering had the rights to put it -- manager had the right to put it oftennen osh take it off. the service basically offers everything. there were going to be gaps in it. that's not going to be good for consumer. >> i guess is irony was taylor swift would have lost all income. she could have made her mortgage payment, whereas more up and coming artists ironically you need the big stars to take care of everyone. >> you need the big stars who have got the clout and the pulling power to make the demands so that things can pull together right. you know apple are a very important part of the ecomusic system for selling moouive. they've been a good partner for
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a number of years. they've helped stop and reduce piracy dramatically. it's not really fair that artists are asked to take the brunt of their launch costs by taking a pass for three months. they can afford to pay those promotional costs themselves. >> i guess the challenge is keeping up with the times and keeping it fair. there's very few cds left, you think that the record companies have lower production costs because they are not actually producing a cd. lower production costs so how is the fairness to the artist being maintainor is it? >> that's the next big thing on the horizon for artists how are artists going to achieve a fair royalty rate for their music? because there's no cost, there is a massive reduction of costs in related to those shipping it
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around the world producing vinyl or whatever and yet artists have been paid on an old rate associated with those days. where in effect now it's digital once it's up it's very simple, there's no more of that kind of distribution work that needs to be done. it's drawn down on demand. so yeah, artists are agitating for a greater share of streaming income. which is actually very, very important. because the bottom line of what ends up in their pocket is really quite slim at the moment. however, with apple growing the marked 8 million credit cards at their disposal of customers that they already work with, if they convert a small percentage of that, that's an enormous amount of money coming back into the industry which it badly needs. >> thank you for joining us. now all the latest sport influences to come including why these scenes of north korean
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athletes in south korea won't be repeated at next month's university games. plus, we'll have the latest from canada's mosquito capital where a new method is being used to tackle the growing pest problem. and a hairy moment for a flying club's feline mascot.
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>> the canadian city of winnipeg is trying to combat a major mosquito problem. the city is the meeting point of
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two major rivers and each year potentially carcinogenic pesticides are sprayed there. john hendren has the story. >> reporter: winnipeg, capital of the canadian province of manitoba ah. mosquito heaven. >> they are so bad we are building a screened in gazebo so our son can enjoy the summer. >> it is an awesome city but the mosquitos did drive us out. >> clay soil traps moisture on the surface. the north american capital of that buzzing bothersome pest. >> there will be tons. i'll be covered. >> the mosquito is the world ass's deadliest animal. in effecting thousands with dengue fever here the threat is
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west nile fever. the city has a fleet of helicopters and trucks, 160 insect control workers and a bug chief. >> i'm encouraging the residents to control the bite. the insect control branch's first and foremost priority is larva sighting. spray insecticide where they land on, and then die shortly thereafter. >> if that doesn't work, the organization sprays a controversial substance malathion. that probably causes cancer. but new ways to banish the bug. authorities here seem determined to banish the bug. but they call the manitoban air
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force. >> steve occasionally gets pests the old fashioned way. >> got it. >> but biotechnology, that allows the gene, when they mate, to prove them sterile. >> it doesn't effect the nontargeted species. it doesn't just the chemicals that we are worried about. all the benefits of control without all of the old risks. >> with an upcoming meeting with the city's bug chief he might as well write the next chapter of man versus bug. john hendren winnipeg. >> new u.s. open champion jordan spieth, says he is targeting
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rory mcilroy's championship. at st. andrews next month. alice holman reports. >> all at the age of just 21. another historic moment for jordan spieth, one that was never assured. sheeght hadspieth had started the day in a four way tie and rory mcilroy mcilroy's 40 foot putt the highlight. in the end it came down to a dual between spieth and dustin johnson. the the birdie put put spieth in the outright lead. a double bogey on the 17th was followed by a miss eagle putt on
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the final role. a round of 69 complete for spieth and the 21-year-old started 5 under though with this part johnson would force a playoff. a fatal mess as golf's new superstar was held a one-stroke victory, the youngest win are since 1923 and the first since tiger woods to win two majors in a year. >> everyone seems to find a history lesson as to why i was the youngest to do something or as young as somebody way back when. for me, this is my life, i've now been doing it for a while. i don't think of my age i just think of us all as peers. >> chapter 3 could take place at the open champion chp at st. andrews next month still a week
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before jordan spieth's 22nd birthday. alice holman, al jazeera. keeps captain and star player out of the rest of the co pfertionacopa mezica. attempta head butt, says he will learn from the experience while the brazilian fa says they hope other incidents will be similarly punished. as the brazilians put their spot in the quarter finals, scored the opening goal in the first half before familio ordered, 2-1 brazil one group c venezuela are out. two day break before the quarter finals begin wednesday host chile against uruguay.
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brazilians without namar play panama on saturday. suggest that argentinian outgoing sepp blatter regarding, another former playing, and putting theirselves forward fifa meet next month to decide the date of the election which is likely to happen around december. russia is slashing more than $500 million of its budget for the 2018 world cup. part of a general cut in spending following lowering oil price he, savings page been made on hotel construction.
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fifa to reduce the number of training bases just over half the new total budget of $11.8 billion is being provided 50 russian federal government. willing to give up the captaincy, his comments come in the wake of india's first ever defeat to bangladesh. at the same time, india's tour of zimbabwe next month. linked with a new rival 2020 league. international scheduled to start on july 10th. north korea's to boycott next month's university games in south korea pyongyang unhappy of their decision, human rights abuses in the north. despite technically still be at war north korea has since teams
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and officials over the border before. asian games team at inchon. accusing the south of attempting to undermine. that is sport thanks for watching. >> ron in stay with us, there's a moment coming up. routine flight from an aviation club in french guyana. a moment after the plane left, the pilot realized he had a feline stow away who had been napping on the wing, don't worry, the cat is fine, continuing her job which is apparently the aviation club mascot. she certainly earned her stripes. what i loved it is the pilot's face oh gosh there is a a cat. that is it for me barbara serra.
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lauren taylor will be up next. bye-bye. is he
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>> germany frees ahmed mansour the al jazeera journalist detained at egypt's behest. i'm lauren taylor, this is al jazeera, live from london. also coming up a u.n. report on last year's war in gaza says, both sides committed offenses that could amount to war crimes. greek concession is as