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>> i felt like i was in a washing machine. >> we're kind of stuck with more than a century of bad choices. [ sirens ] >> brussels on edge. >> translator: we want to do everything we can to return as quickly as possible to normal life. >> the threat of an attack paralyzes belgium's capital and keeps security at its highest level. travel alert. the state department warns americans about increased threats overseas. a new direction. >> we need to start acting and not complaining so we can really
change this country. >> after 12 years in a runoff election ague argentines have cn a conservative. >> it's no shame. >> a team of women cyclists race through afghanistan hoping to make their mark in international competition. ♪ >> good evening, i'm antonio mora. this is al jazeera america. we begin tonight in brussels, a city that has extended its lock down for a week, amid fears of another terror attack. belgian police have rounded up nearly 2 dozen people suspected of having ties to the perpetrators of the paris massacre. four of them are now facing charges, the rest were released.
france began launching air strikes today from the charles de gaulle aircraft carrier. and french president francois hollande is trying to build a grand coalition to fight i.s.i.l. today he complete with british prime minister david cameron. tomorrow he'll be in united states to speak with president obama. neave barker has the story. >> another late night security briefing. after three days on high alert a decision to keep the capital's emergency status at the maximum level for at least another week with some facilities returning to normal by wednesday. >> translator: we want to do everything we can to return as quickly as possible to normal life. it was decided that schools will be reopened as of wednesday, with additional security measures around schools, and that the metro would be opened also after wednesday, it's possible that the opening of the metro may be progressive. that everything will be done so
that we can open it as extensively as possible. >> the level 4 emergency status here in brussels means that an attack is being viewed as imminent. in the rest of the country it's a level 3 meaning that an attack is probable. with this heightened level of alert lasting for several days now, the question is how long can people live like this? the security measures have seen the brussels underground metro system closed another day and the schools clos close closed ae country. knock down of security forces have been enormous. >> i just apparently they drive normally but a lot of drivers didn't come to work out of -- just because they are scared. >> i go to work in hospital.
but the metro, no, no metro. so i take tram. and tram and tram and tram. so i get later to go in hospital for work. >> in the last two days police have mounted an series of raids in brussels. search and arrest operations were also mounted in the cities of charlois and leige. several remain in custody for questioning. police say one person is being charged with terror related offenses linked directly to the paris attacks but still no progress in the manhunt for salah abdeslam. play have been still wearing an explosive vest when he escaped. nonessential meetings have been cancelled. the u.s. and canadian embassies are is among those who have
closed their consular offices. schools and universities, as soon as possible, with the heavy armed presence set to continues it could be much longer before normality returns. neave barker, al jazeera, brussels. >> french police say they now have an explosive belt that could be linked to the paris attacks and possibly to the fugitive salah abdeslam. it was discovered today by a street cleaner in a pile of rubble. the belt also contained the same explosives used in the deadly blasts. the news comes as the french president begins a series of meetings with world leaders, seeking support from i.s.i.l. more from andrew simmons. >> in position and operational, the charles de gaulle air craforaircraftcarrier. the first attacks were in iraq.
the action coincide wednesday francois hollande meeting u.k. prime minister david cameron. the meeting began with a solemn moment. at the bataclan. each of them paid homage to 130 dead by laying a single rose. cameron is promising more military support, to extend british air strikes onto i.s.i.l. into syria. >> later this week i will set before parliament our comprehensive strategy for tackling i.s.i.l. i support the action president hollande has done to attack i.s.i.l. and it is my opinion that britain should do too. >> translator: we are convinced to attack i.s.i.l. in syria our aircraft carrier has
been mandated to strike and strike hard against i.s.i.l. >> france isn't just looking for military support. it wants to bolster agreements to improve military cooperation and impose more border checks within the eu. francois hollande finds his popularity rising after a week of trauma and 130 lives lost in the paris attacks. more than 90% support his actions so far. the hollande drv-cameron meetind their simple gesture of a single rose, starts a hard week, support for war against i.s.i.l. in syria. but france can't go it alone. on tuesday, hollande will meet with barack obama in washington. they'll review the military options against i.s.i.l. and talk of russian involvement.
the ufs presiden u.s. presidents russian counterpart vladimir putin appear to have broken some ice between them at the g20 meeting earlier this month. there will be a hope for a grand coalition with russia and an effort to secure a deal with putin. hollande will also meet germany's chancellor angela merkel, he'll no doubt consult her on the prospect of having putin on board. heavily supporting bashar al-assad, with his own air strikes is going to want concessions. he's likely to demand the lifting of sanctions for his actions in ukraine and crimea. the completion of the first gaulle. for now, the france is supporting its president's actions with high approval ratings but no one can be sure when the suffering will end.
back at the bataclan where the stage doors remain closed where so many young people died ten days ago there's still a sense of disbelief. andrew simmons, al jazeera, paris. >> phillip la core is a foreign policy fellow at the brookings institution. joins us from washington. philippe, have good to have you. after the paris attacks. could we see some cracks agoing form tomorrow between president obama and hollande? because reports say that french officials are increasingly concerned that the u.s. does not have a strong enough strategy to defeat i.s.i.l. >> well, at the moment your report mentioned that the charles de gaulle aircraft carrier was on site and it's actually the only western aircraft carrier operating in the region.
so that's how the mirage jet fighters have been striking i.s.i.l. in syria. tomorrow, the french president and the american president will be talking about three things. the first is the future of syria which is i think the priority. and the vienna talks as well as a possible cooperation, stronger cooperation and ogrand alliance. the second thing would be russia. and you also alluded to that. and the role of russia in that mechanism. and perhaps the third would be an alliance in counterterrorism. so of course the three subjects are sort of implicated. but at the moment i think the purpose of this week is to gather as much support as possible from world leaders.
>> but what about these reports that there is growing frustration in france among french officials that the u.s. believes the world can wait for local ground forces in syria and iraq to defeat i.s.i.l. and that hollande may respond to that frustration by pushing president obama to ask for more american combat troops? >> well, i don't believe there will be ground troops in syria and i don't believe that's what will be on the agenda tomorrow. because that's just not feasible. what could be done is perhaps more american strikes. but as you know, there have been thousands of american strikes already in syria. and not to mention iraq. and they've only been hundreds of french strikes. and hopefully, there will be, you know other countries involved. so what we can discuss really is on the diplomatic front, what's going to happen to syria as
ocountry. >> but of course there are disagreements. aren't there? because is there another possible crack in the u.s.-france relationship because of russia and what russia's roles should be? you said it's one of the three things they'll be focused on tomorrow. there is fear that putin is trying to trade russian action against i.s.i.l. for france's backing or reducing or ending the sanctions over ukraine and france certainly has economic interests as well because it does a lot of business with russia and it's lost a lot of that business because of the sanctions. >> well as you know france decided not to sell its mistral ships to russia last year. the ships went on to be sold to egypt in the end and there is a relationship between france and russia and there is a rim between russia and the rest of the world. i believe washington and moscow are having a dialogue about syria. just because everybody sob the ground, you know, at some -- is
on the ground you know at some level. there is no seclusion to russia, the only situation is that president putin is adamant that assad should be part of the picture. >> in iran where he met with iranian leaders and the grand ayatollah said the same thing. final question for you. do you think that these meetings will result in greater intelligence cooperation? because many do believe that these attacks in paris and other attacks might be prevented if all the parties involved share intelligence more effectively? >> well, you know i would probably agree with that. i think the french and the americans are already very close. france is considered america's oldest ally and certainly a close partner in many defense operations. so i believe they will be discussions about this, not only
between the two presidents, but also, between other officials, the defense ints ins, the foreign minister he that are also coming to washington and meanwhile, president hollande will be in moscow the day after. so i believe this is going to be an important week for diplomatic handling of the situation. >> all right, philippe la cour of brookings, appreciate you coming. >> possible terrorist activity overseas, the department cites, people should be especially vigilant when attending large public gatherings including at stadiums and theaters. the alert will remain in effect for three months. a former religious advisor to osama bin laden, joins a anchor us of pluz limbs who say i.s.i.l. is violating the
principles of islam. he also criticized bin laden. >> i said what i.s.i.l. or al qaeda did in terms of killing innocent civilians is condemned by islamic law is morally not even expedient in terms of how it impacts our causes. varl, we condemn by supporting israel and turning a blind eye to its crimes, and western killings of civilians and innocent people in syria and iraq and in every place. and the western support for corruption regimes and western support for counterrevolutions in the arab spring and what they have done in their long history full of enemyity and conspiracy against the muslim world . this policy is what produced the black friday in paris and 9/11. >> moritani left al qaeda in 2001 after disagreeing with bin
laden's decision to target civilians. the president of mali, men's photos were broadcast by state media channels today shortly after the attack an al qaeda linked group claimed responsibility, now a second salafist group said it carried out the attack that killed 19 people. authorities in mali are searching for at least three people who may have escaped during the siege. argentina swings conservative but the newly elected president faces sharp economic challenges, next. and later the growing backlash against refugees in germany.
>> argentina has elected its first conservative president in more than a decade. mauricio macri received slightly more than half the votes. as teresa vo says, macri is set to revive the economy. >> the impossible was possible says ma kris saturday night when he became the elected president of argentina. one month ago his chances were slim against are david scioli.
but he defeated cristina kirchner's hand picked replacement. >> i ask you, don't abandon me, let's continue that on december 10th the wonderful stage of argentina began it's here it's now let's go argentina, let's go argentina. it's here's, it's now. >> and his supporters believe him. all of them say they're ready to work for argentina. >> we had the support of the people, we need to start acting and not complain so we can really change this country. >> celebrations continued until late at night. the election results show that a majority in argentina voted for change. these people that you can see mind behind my are not only
celebrating mauricio macri's victory but 12 years of kirchnerism, the situation that they created in 2003. deep involvement in the economy and many credited of pulling many arnl aguer tinnians argent. >> they decide to throw everything out of the window. local media is brain washing people. >> macri beat scioli by only three points. >> depletion of the source of the central bank, macroeconomic policy especially throughout the last two years has been deficient. the economy has been stagnant
for four years. so there's a change in the microeconomic regime coming and it will be a pretty difficult to manage this situation without it having an impact on inflation. >> sunday was a historic day in argentina, the first time in 12 years that the people have demanded change. teresa vo, al jazeera, buenos aires. >> on his first day as president elect of argentina, macri has called for withdrawal from the macri soeur. at his victory celebration macri are brought onto the stage the wife of leopoldo lopez, polls though a significant lead in
december's election which along with argentina can shift to the right in politics. joins us from buenos aires flit the founder of the bubble, a news website. arian good to see you. this was the first runoff election in argentina raps history and not only was the runoff expected, before the first round of voting few thought it could possibly happen. it was a tight vote but still sends a strong message reflecting the socialist viewpoint of rch c cristina kirr and her husband who preceded her. >> yes it does shows that argentina continues to be a highly polarized country. macri in fact did defeat scioli, you about three points. this shows that he may be
naughted on december 10, he will binaugurated on december 10th, but it is going to be hard. kirchnerism is not going away, the party is still there. so he's going to have to reach across the aisle and try to bring those two sides together if he wants to be able to govern correctly. >> right, he faces 30% inflation, a government that can't get international financing because it defaulted in 2001. very low financial reserves, he says he's planning to have six different cabinet miptses just to deal with the economy. he won't have a majority in congress. >> well your guess is as good as mine, for the last few months since campaignings became very, very important before the election, the big question both the scioli camp and the macri
camp is what's going to happen to the economy. the economy is in a very, very bad shape. what would each candidate do to fix it? the macri and scioli camp were very, very vague in explaining their plans to fix it. even today when he offered his first press conference as president elect, when he was asked what he was going to do, obviously his first problem, first thing he was going to tackle was inflation. he says he has no idea how to fix it until he takes office and so far everything he said about fixing the economy has 92nd been very clear. >> and he is probably going to have to make cuts. printing money to do so. could he face a backlash whether he faces cuts, getting the budget under control?
>> well, that is definitely going to happen. in his favor he is now running his party, cambiemos is running both the city of buenos aires and the province of buenos aires, and he has support of cordoba, he is going to try to come together with the governors of those provinces to try to keep the population calm and ask them for a little bit of patience. there is a devaluation coming, everyone knows that, even if scioli won. and the question is how are they going to take it. >> kirchners concentrating power in the presidency and individual and press freedoms? >> it's a good question. i would say that a large
percentage of the people who voted for macri were voting against cristina and that is the truth. people were tired exhausted of her tone her constant appearances on television her finger-pointing and she was always accusing the other side of conspiring against her. yes, there is a lot of merit to macri's election but a lot of people were voting for change because they were tired of president cristina kirchner going on television every day and yelling at pretty much everyone. it was a very, very large factor. cristina was a large factor in having macri elected last night. >> appreciate your time, thank you. peace in southern libya after four years of fighting, a rare glimmer he ever home for a
>> welcome back to al jazeera america. i'm antonio mora. coming up in this half hour of international news, the u.s. declares the instability in burundi a threat to policy. but first a look at the stories making headlines across the u.s. in our american minute. the mayor of new orleans today described shootings at a local park as domestic terrorism. he's calling on the public to find those responsible for firing on 17 people last night. the gun fire erupted on two groups at an unpermitblock party that was packed with hundreds of people. owners of drones will soon have to register their aircraft. a federally sponsored task force is also calling for identification numbers on all drones. the government wants any rules s
before afternoon onslaught of christmas sales of drones. nola the endangered white rhino at the san diego zoo has died. her death leaves only three northern white rhinos on earth. officials say she was euthanized yesterday after her health began to decline after surgery ten days ago. the 41-year-old female has lived at the zoo for two years. deal ends the battle over the country's second oldest oil field and withdraws from a city that has been devastated after thover a year of fighting. omar al saleh is in doha, qatar.
>> the powerful tribes have been fighting each other since september of last year. the deal calls for an immediate ceasefire, returning the displaced and opening the road leading to obadi. after 14 months of war i think all of us are convinced that no one has any interest in war. the implementation is poorntd we hopimportantan we hope neighbors will help us. the spark of war can reach many countries including europe. >> there are fears of renewed fighting. negotiations were secretly taking place here in doha sings april. they were tough and detailed. now the question is whether this ceasefire deal will end clashes between the two tribes which lasted for over a year. some tribal leaders blame for
the crisis and blame unity. >> the two tribes lived together in the desert for many years. there are fingers of regional powers and political contributions and ideologies it is not merely a tribal conflict. >> the qatar envoy hopes for the stability of the situation. >> the cornerstone for the stability of entire libya because you know how spread is the space there and howest i hot would be for a an incubator of extremist groups. >> tribal rivalry and croalt of smuggling and trade roots have contributed to the fighting.
unemployment is high and the area is largely underdeveloped. southern libya has a complex mix, some of them extend into neighboring countries. libya has many problems since last year there's been bloody power struggle between two competing governments and parliaments. one is based in the capital tripoli, the other in the eastern city of tobruk. the united nations is trying to broker a national unity deal. the deal done in doha could be a step towards that goal. omar al saleh, al jazeera, doha. russian president vladimir putin has decided to ease a ban on equipment and technology. the move allows russian firms to provide financial aid to tehran. earlier this year, tehran and
six other nations signed dealing in exchange for lifting of international sack sanctions. secretary of state john kerry made his comments today in abu dhabi where he met with arab leaders to discuss the war in syria. caresyria. kerry is scheduled to meet tomorrow with other leaders. >> i hope against hope that mr. kerry will succeed in getting from netanyahu to carry out his obligations to accept the two states under 1967 lines, to stop settlement activities, and to remove the fourth tranche of prisoners. these are obligations. >> kerry will sit down with
prime netanyahu and president abbas when visits jerusalem. more than 200,000 people have fle fled burundi. more than a thousand people are camped out on the border between greece and macedonia. at least five men are on a hunger strike the saying they will not eat until the guards will allow them to move closer to germany. macedonia slovenia, serbia and croatia have closed their borders to everyone else, saying they odo not consider them
refugees. human rights disagree. feeling a backlash against asylum seekers. in dresden, a group called european patriots against islamization of the west, has been demonstrating, pegida, as the group is known, wants refugees september back. they say they ca cannot be trus. >> even those that come will fly under the radar for years and years and then suddenly take action. by then it will be too late. >> can't make the refugees guilty for these terrorists. that's insane. you have to help theme piece. they are afraid for their lives.
>> more than 938,000 refugees have arrived in europe this year. are al jazeera's lawrence lee visited towns on both side of the austria-slovenia poured. >> now in the opportunity, it's location has helped define retgena's past and its presence. in 1991 when yugoslavia was being turned apart. for a few days it is urban warfare. whether syrians and iraqiansian, people went out of their way. he says the town wants to help,
because they know just a little about what so many syrian have gone through. >> at that time, we were experiencing the same destiny as the refugees are now. we were being attacked by our own people. >> over the alps into austria. this group of men come from every possible conflict zone you can imagine. some have been here for many months as their slum claims are processed. it's set up so the men are in good physical shape. it's as peaceful as running away from war could hope for. >> you joke together you speak together every time from gambia syria, afghanistan, somalia, iraq, it is so flies, the place
is so nice, not far from people nobody is disturbing you here. >> the driving force behind it is wolf gang. wolfgang. >> i remember as a child how people met us these refugee people. they did not like us to come, all germany was bombed out, people have been poor and even what little bit they have they should 75. maybe i e-today i have an understanding of the people here. >> for all the hostility refugees people face, a lesson from these two places should be, it's easy to sympathize if it's already hand to you. lawrence lee, al jazeera.
>> names of the victims of a helicopter crash in south korea are on the fifth anniversary of north korea's attack on a south korean island. nrk can shell the area, and four people were killed in the attacks including two civilians. nearly a month has passed since the emotional reunions of hundreds of individuals separated by the korean war. heartbreakingly short, many feel they may not be reunited again.
harrfawcett has the story. >> as old as he is, my son hadn't been able to utter the word father even once in his life. he was able to see his father's face and call him father, that was the best thing. >> whether i wound up meeting him, deep doin there is something special shared between father and son. >> she remembers a somewhat hesitant young man. >> translator: at that time he was a new bride groom. his moves. he got better.
>> and she says his remarriage in the north prompted no jealousy. >> there's no such feeling. he was forced to go. no need to blame. i think it is only natural. >> the joy of these reunions is always tempered by their brevity. he responded to a red cross follow-up, nearly half of them said they had encountered issues, like loneliness. returning to natural life aafter such emotional turbulence is hard. in the knowledge now that he has a fealt but is unable to contact hymn. >> when we had to part i wrote a letter i put into the hands of my father through the window of the bus. whoever will read it, will burst
into tears, i wrote the words "would "on e-that they and the governments should arrange simultaneous meetings. the south korean embassy will not allow hi a birth certificat. >> government of ukraine has ordered a stop to all freight shipments to the russian occupied peninsula. ukrainian president petro poroshenko said, under the pro-russian crimean regime. bringing western attention back to ukraine. hundreds of protestors
marched on the scene of demonstrations over the weekend. the rallies have made it impossible to many in a current that is demonstrated earlier this year. caroline malone. >> blocking roads in southern nepal, when the constitution was signed in the capital, kathmandu. protestors set fire to their buildings and attacked vehicles. trying to block traffic, sitting on the road. either way, people are dying, as least 40 have been killed since protests began two months ago. the violence and rote blocks are having an impact the wheel of
nepal. essentially supplies have not been crossing the border from independent for months. proachtors and creating an unfoicialght blockade. we are ready to suffer we are ready to call anybody from the house, inform or non? it will not amake much difference to it but nepal is being ruined. i want to say clearly that structure of nepal is not in india's interest. >> the nepal i, they say the new constitution created new states. which the modesto people don't want because they cut through lands, the u.n. has so-called on both sides to resolution their
>> democratic presidential candidate bernie sanders tonight is calling on president obama to stop the merger between pfizer and allergan. the deal is one of the biggest in corporate history valued at around $160 billion. but it also helps the company avoid billions in u.s. taxes. allen fisher explains. >> it is the biggest deal of its kind, worth $160 billion. >> we need to say what lives are we touching today and making better. >> pfizer is taking over botox maker allergan. bit the way the structurbut thes
structured, allergan is taking over pfizer. >> it is going to pay a lower tax rate in ireland. this is really a deal about optimizing or minimizing corporate tax rates from pfizer's perspective. >> u.s. president barack obama has in the past promised to close the loophole. he called it unpatriotic. >> a small group of u.s. corporations are fleeing the country to get out of paying american taxes. they're keeping most of their business inside the united states but basically renouncing their citizenship saying they're based someplace else just to avoid paying their fair share. >> in ireland it will be just 15%. speaking to the wall street journal yesterday, pfizer's president said they will be outside the u.s. even that's
where most of their work comes from. >> with fighting the one hand tied behind our back. >> pfizer says it expects to complete the deal in the second half of next year and could generate $2 billion in savings in the first three years. it will create the world's biggest drug company in terms of sales. but the deal still needs approval by reergts i regulator. and europe. now to our global view segment with a look at how news outlets across the world are reacting to various events. >> the guardian takes on are computer encryption. the paper writes that modern encryption is just about unbreakable and easily available. it says the vast number of messages exchanged on a daily basis makes finding the right information very difficult. the paper suggests governments should focus less on fighting something they can't control and
more on better securing the data already collected. the jerusalem post writes that the public and politicians in europe which need to accept the dangers of confronting terrorism and living in its aftermath. and britain's the telegraph says, simply repeating the same suggestions made before paris and that will lead to more attacks. afghanistan has few female athletes but one group of women is hoping to change that. they're cyclists and want to compete on the international stage in a few years. jennifer glasse reports from bamian, afghanistan. >> reporter: hoping to build a world class cycling team. but first they have to learn the
basics. on this day, it's learning to ride as a team. in a line close enough to each other so the rider behind can take advantage of the strip stream. zakia mohammed saw another girl on a bike and started riding again. even here, in a more progressive part of the country. there were objection he. s. >> the mullah said, a shame for women to ride bikes. it's shame. and this bad for our society. >> reporter: what to you do about that? >> oh, we talk with the mullah and we say that if you know this is no problem between men and woman. if men can ride bikes, then woman is also. it's no shame.
>> reporter: she's now team's trainer and mechanic. the club has six bicycles to share. new members have to bring their own. like sisters adella and akella. >> i went to the market to do some shopping. i saw a little girl riding a bicycle and after that i begged my father to get me one. >> their father bought one bike then borrowed money to buy a second so both daughters could ride. the bikes cost about $100, a month's salary here but the family thinks it's worth it. the team shares the road with traffic and more traditional modes of transport. >> when. >> pretty soon it will be too cold and icy to ride on the roads so they're looking for an indoor space so they can keep cycling all winner. they're hoping they will be able
to use the local gym for the winter to get ready for the next competition in march. the race allows anyone to compete. jennifer glasse, al jazeera, bamian, afghanistan. >> an advertisement by the church ever glan of england hasd everyone to pray. the church says it planned to buy screen time for the commercial to run ahead of the new star wars movie that comes out on december 18th. policy is to turn down all ads of a religious or political nature. the church says the move could have a chilling effects on free speech and may take legal action. celine dion paid a touching
allo good evening. this is al jazeera america. shut down and locked down, the man hunt for a paris attacker in belgium tonight. the discovery of a suicide belt that could help investigators. defeating i.s.i.l., the french president wants the u.s. to play a bigger role. his pitch and the possibility of russia becoming a partner. the new face of america, white christians are no longer the majority and