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exactly a year after his surprise election victory u.s. president donald trump has traveled to china for the latest stop on his tour of asia north korea and trade between the two countries are likely to top the agenda during what could be a difficult day of talks but his first day saw him receive a warm welcome to beijing despite his heavy criticism of the country and its trade practices while on the campaign trail the trump stepped out of air force one onto a red carpeted staircase in contrast to last year's visit by brac a bomber who was forced to exit his plane from aloa door. on the five star treatment continued with president judging paying personally escorting them on a tour of the forbidden city in esco world heritage site which was declared off limits to tourists for the day the first couple were also treated to chinese opera and an acrobatics display will trump has been tweeting about his visit describing the day as unforgettable and as he began his beijing visit the u.s. and chinese firms signed trade deals worth some nine billion dollars china
correspondent adrian brown has mall. exactly a year to the day that he was voted into office president from arrived in china the country very savaged throughout the presidential campaign when he called china a currency manipulator and said that china was raping the u.s. economy all that though was forgotten on wednesday afternoon as president xi jinping and his wife a score to the trumps around the forbidden city one of the most popular tourist attractions in china a chance perhaps for president xi to remind donald trump the china was once the center of culture and civilization president xi very much wants china to be center stage in global affairs now top of the agenda of course is going to be north korea and the feeling that the united states believes china could be doing more to rein in its ally china will be pointing out that actually it's done a lot in the past few months to tighten the financial news around. early next year
the north korean firms operating in china would have to cease business north korean workers would have to leave the country and of course china has been enforcing u.n. sanctions against north korea trump wants to ensure that there's no backsliding by the chinese and of course there's the issue of the trade deficit the fact that china exports far more to the united states than the united states sends the other way also trump wants u.s. companies to have more access to the china market particularly tech companies like facebook and twitter who are still locked out of china it's very important that these two men get along because the decisions they make will ultimately affect all of us. well the previous stop on trump's asia tour was south korea where what to do about north korea dominated the visit kathy novak has more on this now from seoul.
donald trump's day was supposed to start with a surprise visit to the d.m.z. the heavily fortified line separating north and south korea but bad weather prevented what would have been his opportunity to deliver a symbolic message to the north korean leader kim jong un so he used his speech at seoul's national assembly to address the man he called a tyrant and a cruel dictator. the weapons you're acquiring are not make you new safer they are putting your regime in grave danger north korea is not the paradise your grandfather envisioned it is a hell that no person deserves. though he refrained at this time from referring to kim as little rocket men trying to painted a picture of a north korea likely to infuriate those in its government he called it a country ruled by a cult centered around the range to beliefs where people still die of hunger and
are tortured in gulags and as the north korean government continues to pursue its nuclear ambitions trump has had this warning. this is a very different administration than the united states has had in the past do not underestimate us and do not try. as he vowed america would not be intimidated and listed the u.s. military assets currently stationed around the korean peninsula protesters outside called for peace. look at him but i demand that the u.s. stop your threats on the korean peninsula just a fountain of about these of arms have researchers. trump says south korea has agreed to buy more u.s. military equipment a move he says will help close the trade deficit between the two nations it's the first time in more than twenty years that a u.s.
president has addressed the national assembly the president monday and says he hopes donald trump state visit will mark a turning point in efforts to deescalate tensions with north korea. trump says that begins with north korea stopping the development of its missile and nuclear program and in exchange we will offer a path to a much better future with a nod to south korean achievements from economic development to female golfers the speech was well received in the chamber likely very much less so across the border kathy novak al jazeera so. well back home there was some bad news for trump as democrat candidates beat republicans in a number of elections in states across the country democrats were elected as the governors of the genuine new jersey in the first major defeat the republican party since trump's win last year i white house correspondent kimberly harkat reports.
democrats in the united states have been in need of a win on tuesday they got it we are back but harvard a man democrats rode a wave of an apparent anti trump backlash to win big in a host of polls across the united states including the once conservative stronghold of virginia virginia has told us true in the divisiveness that we do not condone hatred and bigotry and. the politics that have torn this country apart. but it's not the fact that democrats have a triumphant election night that's most significant instead what's notable is the type of candidate voters embrace every year women turned out overwhelmingly particularly in virginia jack to politicians like ed gillespie indorsed by president donald trump he switched completely from the politics that he had in the
last couple of years to to being just kind of a nasty trump is a politician and i'm not going to support that. no need to use the victory of danica rome she made history becoming the first openly transgender person elected to the state legislature. on his twelve day tour of asia trump reacted and twitter he downplayed the democratic successes highlighting a handful of republican wins our republican friends better look out still on capitol hill democratic leaders in the senate and house of representatives celebrated they promised to build on tuesday's momentum by taking back control of congress in legislative elections of twenty eight team with even more pushback against the president across the board. the electorate paid attention to what was happening and what they see here was not in in their. interest still poll suggests
that donald trump could be reelected in three years' time that's because democrats have spent months attacking trump personally instead of on policy leaving the party deeply divided and without a platform to inspire voters can really help get al-jazeera washington. you know watching the news out from london still to come yemenis a coping a saudi arabia's new blockade of the country drives prices up even further climate change leaves a canadian port famous for its polar bears cutoff from the world and then in sports baseball remembers rory halladay one of the finest pitchers of his generation. syria's army and its allies have surrounded an end to the i still controlled town of i'll become a lot located near the border with iraq bases i cells last stronghold in the region state media says iraqi forces are helping syrian troops with the operation on
friday the iraqi army proclaim victory over the group in the border town of its last stronghold in iraq a solid engine of aid has more from gaza and turkey. according to syrian media as well as hezbollah media sources syrian forces have surrounded the border town of become on the last remaining stronghold by isis fighters according to sources on the ground this is going to be a tough fight because isis fighters have been coming to this place from all sides not just the iraqi side of the border but from syrian town just far away as in the resort. is in the daters or province which is also being fought by s.d.f. forces these are the forces out the kurdish predominately who are backed by the united states forces on the eastern bank of the euphrates river the town of the loop is on the western bank and it is now being surrounded by syrian forces some
reports say that they have started to enter the city but the expect that isis fighters are going to put up stiff resistance in this area it is worth noting that would not mean the end of ice and isis still has a number of villages and other surrounding areas in that there are problems across the border in the problems. in iraq that it still controls but it would mean that the last stronghold in terms of urban settings small town and cities and would have lost all of them when it moved as a good come out. all saudi arabia has reopened the yemeni port of aden after ordering the shutdown of all the countries and land and sea ports on monday the closures have already inflated the prices of vital commodities and stopped with every of desperately needed humanitarian supplies as aid agencies aid agencies one of the catastrophic situation. reports on how residents in the capital found. in yemen's capital lines to buy petrol grow longer as fuel prices rise higher
having jumped more than sixty percent in recent days the result of monday's announcement from saudi arabia that it would block all yemeni air and land routes as well as sea ports in response to a missile attack from across the border earlier this week residents of son are already accustomed to a humanitarian crisis in their country that seems to grow more dire every day are angry i get even if this is a humanitarian crime they are exterminating the yemeni people and no muslim should be doing that these are unjust operations but it's not unexpected for those who kill children to close imports. the price of cooking oil has also spiked this temporary interruption of supplies in yemen is coming on top of an already got us traffic humanitarian situation we shouldn't forget this the population is already reconned the population already. lacking cope and lacking basic essential services ranging from food medicines medical services water and
sanitation everything there is also growing worry about how the blockade will impact efforts to combat yemen's cholera epidemic with more than nine hundred thousand suspected cholera cases and over two thousand deaths since the outbreak began in april the world health organization is calling on saudi arabia to allow for the flow of medical aid into the country. back in sanaa where even before this latest crisis it was difficult to obtain vital commodities the sense of outrage is deepening the. closure of the land sea in airports and yemen is considered a huge injustice towards yemenis hardships mount for a population as weary of war as they are depleted of hope. only un security council to discuss the humanitarian situation in yemen this hour let's get more on diplomatic editor james bays at the united nations and this is a very important meeting james when you think about the way that people in yemen
and not getting as a result of saudi arabia tightening the blockade around the country. absolutely you heard there from mohammed the very grim situation inside yemen it's been hard getting aid in for years but literally no i'm going in right now and that's why the u.n. security council is going to discuss this very shortly they're discussing it behind closed doors it's not an open meeting so behind the door they're meeting will be taking place on this subject the first time the security council is discussed the situation in yemen since the saudi arabian forces decided to totally blockade the country and not allow humanitarian supplies in we understand they've been contacts between the u.s. and saudi arabia at the highest levels even involving the secretary general this was the comment from his spokesman. we're continue to have contacts at some of the
highest levels and at different levels but obviously the blockade is. is continuing . every day continues the suffering increases i think you meant talked yesterday about the fear of increased prices we have in country about ninety one thousand metric tons of food which is be used to. to feed the most vulnerable but as you know the needs in yemen or are great and that can only last so long and james are we expecting anything to come out of this meeting now. well it's interesting when you listen to the u.n. spokesman he's somewhat guarded what he says with regard to saudi arabia certainly not condemnation yet and that's also the situation with many of the diplomats when you talk to them live a very very careful with their language with regard to saudi arabia so have to watch very closely what comes out of this meeting we're not expecting any formal
statement from the security council what we are expecting is that at the podium here at the end of the meeting we'll hear from the italian ambassador italy currently has the presidency of the u.n. security council and we'll also hear from the man that's briefing the council that's the humanitarian chief of the u.n. mark local unclear i'm much james bays our diplomatic editor covering that story at the united nations. now an activist group in the u.k. says the number of british made bombs and missiles sell to saudi arabia has risen by five hundred percent since riyadh intervened in yemen civil war a campaign against arms trade says around six billion dollars in arms were sold in the first two years of this conflict meanwhile medical sources told al jazeera at least twenty two people have been killed in the latest saudi led coalition air strikes in yemen it's been a fighter jets are targeted a meeting of who think commanders in the northwest and one jerry gen. now u.k.'s
international development secretary pretty patel has resigned after it was revealed she failed to disclose meetings with israeli officials while on holiday the tel said her actions have fallen below the high standards expected of her departure follows the resignation of british defense secretary after claims of sexual harassment barker has more from london pretty paternal arrived at the back door of downing street her government career hanging by a thread the international development secretary was hold back from an official trip to africa to face her boss prime minister to resign may moments later patel resigned. she was forced to apologize on monday after holding twelve secret meetings with this radio officials including prime minister benjamin netanyahu all while she was meant to be on a family holiday to israel in august it also emerged she discussed giving some of britain's aid budget to the israeli army to help wounded syrians being treated in the israeli occupied golan heights a wednesday it surfaced patel had visited an israeli field hospital in the area
despite protocol against british officials traveling there the u.k. doesn't officially recognize israel's presence in the territory land seized from syria in the one nine hundred sixty seven war further revelations followed including details of more undisclosed meetings between patel and two israeli officials in september the al-jazeera investigation the lobby recently revealed close links between israeli embassy officials and conservative members of parliament. a report in the jewish chronicle claimed the british government knew about patel's meetings and that she was instructed not to declare them to avoid embarrassing the foreign office downing street says the claims are false the departure of p.t. patel now leaves to resume a with one less ally in government patel had backed to reserve may in her bid to become prime minister she's also a firm euro skeptic breaks it without her to reason may could struggle to deliver on her key breaks it promises without any strong central control people are just
making policy on the hoof and departments and it seems very clear that cabinet responsibility has it to some extent broken down and unless steps are taken to restore it she's in government but not in power at london's madame tussauds a serene looking waxwork of the prime minister's receiving final touches the real mrs may's battling multiple crises several of her cabinet ministers have been embroiled in sexual harassment scandals and the foreign minister boris johnson is under fire for misleading comments they could extend the jail term of a british citizen imprisoned in. patel's downfall divert some attention away from johnson but many are wondering how long to reason may keep a brave face need back out jazeera london. talks are underway in many figure out ways to implement the un's paris agreement on climate change
syria's decision to sign up the accord has been praised that leaves the u.s. as the only country not to be part of the dail climate it is a trying to drop a so-called rulebook for the accord as includes details on how countries should report and check that greenhouse gas emissions. well the effects of the wild changing climate particularly obvious in the northern parts of the cry of across the top of north america average annual temperatures of rising at more than twice the global pace and that means trouble for the next for the canadian seaport of churchill manitoba a very cold down your lack is that for as and dialed house more about what's been happening at churchill well mary and i guess it's a little innocuous to talk about rising temperatures on a day like this minus twenty with a pretty brisk north wind behind me but actually if you look around the north of canada alaska and around the globe what you find is that average annual
temperatures are rising four degrees and more and the problem there is that it's causing a great deal of melting of arctic sea ice and it's also causing the melting of the permafrost and here in churchill that has meant the loss of a very important rail link that leads to the port behind me here we are still in good. dave daley loves his thirty six dogs they pull sleds touring the winter and take tourists on a thrilling ride through the forest but without a train to deliver the dog food is paying five times more to feed them it's not a viable economic proposition most of the businesses and turtle are trying to figure out ways how not to lose too much money this year if the train doesn't get restored or the rail line doesn't get restored who are afraid that we're going to be losing some businesses here in turtle canada's most northerly rail line was built ninety years ago to get grain from its western prairie's to a port on hudson's bay thousand kilometers of track was cut through forests across
rivers and along frozen stretches of sub-arctic tundra fierce storms and floods earlier this year devastated the rail line cutting churchill off from the rest of canada a stranded passenger train had to be loaded onto a ship by cranes a port that one ship canadian wheat to the world lies rusting abandoned through this belt system here that many now question whether a miracle of one nine hundred twenty s. engineering can withstand today's sinking permafrost and other changing conditions we're all going through this climate change period that we need to deal with and so we all governments need to really invest in that you know we're doing our part you know has a community a small community in northern cal and we know what's going on so we're pretty critical on a constant climate change while there are disputes over who is going to repair this line if anyone there's little doubt that warming temperatures and changing weather patterns here in the north have turned canada is only northern seaport into
a town with a very uncertain future these days tourists are pretty much the only source of income up to ten thousand a year come to see polar bears but melting sea ice and warming have caught the local bear population thirty percent in three decades researchers warn that worse is to come. polar bears are just a messenger of what's to come for all of us you know if we are very poor bears what's going to happen to the rest of us is not good for up here there's no debate climate change is real rapid and may soon be uncontrollable if steps aren't taken to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in places far away from this unique landscape. and daniel is a hearing there in your a poor the people of churchill feeling the practical effects of the changing climate it's affecting their jobs it's affecting their livelihoods what sort of
steps they want to see that locally does that government taking to combat this well across the northern reaches of canada the united states and elsewhere i think people would like to see as we heard from the mayor of churchill in that report more investment to help them cope with the change to deal with the fact that permafrost me underline undermine infrastructure and other things but also take advantage of what may be opportunities this port behind me here is canada's only northern port and it's going to be ice free longer as the temperature warm so a comprehensive approach starting with a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions but also looking at local needs that's what you're hearing as i travel across the north all right daniel thank you very much danielle black joining us that from churchill manitoba but francis has chastised worship as you take photos gerry and his mass is saying that they should lift up their hearts to god and not their cell phones the leader of the roman
catholic church as previously the faithful to be more spiritual and his priests and bishops to be more humble of his election in two thousand and thirteen he said it pained him to see priests driving flashy cars and using the latest smartphones the pope has driven around in a ford focus and is not used south since his election. he course. the priest during mass says lift up your hearts he does not say lift up your cell phones to take pictures it's a very ugly thing it makes me very sad when i celebrate mass here in the or in the basilica and i see so many cell phones held up not only by the faithful but also by some priests and even bishops please the mass is not a show it's a meeting with the passion and the resurrection of our lord that's why the priest says lift up your hearts what does it mean so remember no cellphone.
out flying taxi strike could be carrying passengers within six years this is according to the right hailing. they struck a deal with the u.s. space agency nasa and five aerospace manufacturers to develop. nasa will develop the software to provide an aerial version of popular taxi service says the flying taxis will travel at more than three hundred kilometers per hour and eventually cost no more than a car right i think the big benefits are going to be that you're going to be able to move around much much more fast emerging much more quickly and get time back so the thing i dread the most about transportation in cities is just you know it for all people is just the kind of waiting just sitting in traffic congestion and wasting your life and so ride sharing helps because you can be in the back seat or your laptop or something but it's better to be where you actually want to be. so much want to tell you about this hour zimbabwe's either robert mugabe takes aim at other so-called conspirators after his vice president. by europe's biggest boss i can see him as a facing a nationwide shortage. of formula one world champion lewis hamilton had some
explaining to do ahead of the brazilian grand prix. a stormy weather continues across central parts of but it's friday and some pretty wet weather too into the western side of the met as well steve outside in the cold see that wet weather also spreading up across see adriatic into a good part of the balkans with this area of low pressure then wet weather clout and right that still continues to drive its way into western parts as well also rather murky for a good part of western france down across the pyrenees into that western side of the med as we go through thursday class stretching up into england as well london twelve degrees celsius new some of these as we go on through friday quite
a great day for that northwestern corner of europe france will see some rain getting in paris by this stage thirteen celsius on the seventy degrees there for madrid now only eighteen celsius in the cloud and the rainfall right further east this somewhat drier and the cool side. to side of north africa have tools west one little cloud coming into northern areas all the area some wet weather just around algiers fourteen celsius the top temperature here on friday tuscaloosa go on into father with a high of thirty degrees and by that stage some rather heavy rain for a good part of tunisia. hurrican harvey's destruction was indiscriminate with will there be an equal recovery i didn't want to be the mayor of two cities i have and have no food lines discovers how the disparity between rich and poor is brought to the surface in
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welcome back you're watching the news our quick look at the stories making headlines u.s. president donald trump has been given a red carpet welcome in beijing splices heavy criticism of china on the campaign trail last year. syria's army and its allies of and to the border town of al become a loss of an stronghold in the region and parsons international development secretary has resigned over undisclosed contacts with senior israeli figures patel is the second minister trees in may has lost in a week. now exactly one year since donald trump won the us presidency his victory came after. an unconventional and divisive campaign a pledge to unite the country but after ten months in office trump has yet to sign any major legislation and his popularity is falling alan fischer looks back at the twelve months since election night.
it was a night to surprise the country and his own campaign this was a victory donald trump despite all these claims never truly expected ours was not a campaign but rather an incredible and great movement most people when you think about all that has happened and all of the news and the politics it's hard but in some ways it's all happened with in one year for weeks he prepared himself and supporters for defeat if we don't win i will consider this the single greatest waste of time energy wow get pummeled by wins in old industrial states in the midwest you say for the white house is victory is something he's return to again and again we won florida we won south carolina we won north carolina we won pennsylvania. we won and won. one the most
divisive election in modern american political history he then talked about uniting the country but since then we've seen a flurry of tweets on a number of topics on the divisions are as wrong on his obvious as the ever where donald trump like he says it connects him with his supporters bypassing the media which he believes is dead set against him you obviously hear a lot of congressional republicans for example saying they wish trump a tweet laugh but they think that his use of twitter really hurts particularly their cause on capitol hill causing constant distractions from their legislative agenda judge gorsuch donald trump has said a few legislative successes he swept away regulations he's confirmed the supreme court justice and that's really about it. the word that comes to mind is chaotic i do think there is a side of this president that is much more interested in top of mind reactions and his own gut instincts rather than policy planning and strategic efforts he
continues to see to believe he is loved and adored throughout the country that may be true but according to its fine ever decreasing number of people i love this country thank you thank you. the high point of support was one year ago thank you tonight trump won the presidency and fisher washington. let's discuss all of this some more i'm joined from washington by bill schneider who's a professor of public policy at george mason university of course we're looking at president trump's popularity one year on and it's just been a very important night for the democrats is made strong gains in the races for governor in virginia and new jersey what does this reveal about sentiment amongst people towards donald trump what's happening is that educated middle class voters in the suburbs of virginia new jersey and elsewhere in the
country are fleeing the republican party there used to be the core the base of the republican party or the educated voters cannot stand donald trump he's too crude he's too grass he's too divisive and they just fled in huge numbers and that's really a warning to republicans in congress that they're in big trouble for next year's midterm elections. but it's not it is a trend isn't it for the president's party. local or state elections that take place at this point in the election cycle this is something that we saw brack a bomb a george w. bush bill clinton they all saw the opposition party do well in these sorts of races what's different about this one. it's bigger to begin with. it's it seems to be national not just concentrated in one place it's very dangerous for republicans because they have narrow majorities in congress in both the house
of representatives and the senate and it's going to be difficult for them to protect those majorities and for members of the house and senate are going to be worried if they're associated with president trumpet they're seen as staunch defenders of president trump which most republican voters now are but if they go along with that they could be in big trouble for re-election next year and that's their number one concern and yet the party shows little if no sign of changing direction that's right the republican party is now wholly owned by donald trump he is the republican party there's very little and he trumps sentiment at least so far among republican voters out there you do find some resentment of trump some criticism in congress but they're totally afraid to say anything against president trump because they know that if they criticize him they're going to be sought after by a posse of angry republican voters and could face a loss in republican primaries but also the position of the democrats is also
slightly tenuous isn't it they've spent a great deal of well they've invested a great deal of time in attacking president personally i haven't concentrated very much on policy and we also see a real division between the institutional traditional democrats and bernie sanders supporters that the vision is still that. yeah the division is still there but it's not as strong as it used to be for one thing the bernie sanders people have been arguing for impeachment of president trump that's very unlikely because republicans still have a majority in congress and they're not likely the democrats are not likely to win big enough majorities to remove truong from office the election yesterday shows a different road it shows that if you have an election we we will next year it's very likely the democrats will make huge gains and they will have to impeach president from not if they're on the road to victory in congress then they can block everything he wants to do just as republicans did to president obama well as
always thank you for your analysis appreciate it bill schneider professor of public policy at george mason university. l. spain's constitutional court has officially an all the declaration of independence by the catalan parliament the ruling was issued is probably about as protest as blocked roads and some public transport routes into bosler in a brain parts of catalonia to a standstill as is the scene at the city's station a little bit earlier wrong by they've been blocking the tracks jonah hall brings us more now from barcelona. i'm. blocking roads and other transport links in barcelona and across catalonia students activists and union members came out in defiance of the spanish government. madrid has taken control of the regional administration independent supporters want to show they controlled the streets.
north of barcelona in the city of jerome the heart some say of capital and nationalism large numbers took to the railways disrupting spain's much prized of a high speed network later there were efforts to shut catalonia is borders with the rest of the country. outside the regional government building in barcelona the crowd chanted liberty or freedom once the rallying cry for independence now a show of support for what is being called political prisoners opposed to president please do more in exile in belgium employees former ministers and civil society leaders in jail in madrid. we're here for them our government is in prison so we need to help them and we need to. as bunny's government actions because they are doing what. they should thus this crowd is a sign that it restarted the grass roots the independence movement in catalonia is
alive and well but politically it is sorely weakened much of its leadership behind . facing an election in december the probably different of parties are far from certain of winning. spain's constitutional court on wednesday an old beat up to the twenty seven declaration of independence this is a movement divided over what to do next whether to do it together as a coalition or car i'm thinking about the fact that the money that we have had their up to but we haven't got to live as if nothing has happened. now the focus is on freeing the independence leaders but reach price for their freedom it will be the booth much. don't know how al-jazeera. some always former vice president says he's crossed the border into south africa two days after being fired by president robert mugabe speaking to supporters in
harare mugabe said he also had his sights on others are metastases been following events on the ground is president robert mugabe wanted to send a clear message to anyone planning to remove him from power for now one faction in the rulings on the party led by the first lady grace is in charge on monday zimbabwe's leader fired his vice president. for being disloyal the ninety three year old his managua had ambitions to become president. why did. these. were. the words of. the friday. when and who is a war veteran hasn't been seen in public since he was sacked on wednesday he
released a statement saying he's out of the country and that he will return soon to lead zimbabweans. zanu p.f. supporters at the solidarity rally insist the world's oldest elected leader will die in office the focus for now is to replace when i got some people in here say they want a woman in. the party. the country's first lady grace and. maintains a tight grip on power but some analysts warn recent political developments over the question of succession could cause more divisions in the ruling party. the pact. and you will definitely. go with the. order. within the party in
a statement when he and his family have been threatened and he accused president mugabe of destroying zanu p.f. by making it his own personal property. al-jazeera. the philippines former president benigno aquino has been charged over a twenty fifteen police raid that left forty four police commandos dead if he's found guilty he could face up to fifteen years in jail is accused of allowing a police chief to supervise the raid even though he'd been suspended over corruption allegations the officers were killed by muslim rebels when they were sent to arrest them for make-a the raid led to the storming of peace talks with separatists in the southern philippines. now the un's international labor organization is close a complaint over the treatment of migrant workers in castle that's off to doha said it would introduce a minimum wage and allow its labor practices to be monitored by inspectors is not expected to sign a bilateral agreement with the un protecting labor is making it the first country
to do so from geneva reports. and on market day for workers rights the international labor organization in geneva on wednesday the united nations body roll come to what it describes as major progress by qatar in harnessing its labor laws there had been under investigation accused of failing in its responsibilities towards migrant workers however now that i have low ses that qatar has engaged positively with its inspectors and officials i think it's fair to describe today's events as a landmark of all because we have arrived at a point today we've done two things we've closed a complaint that was open against the state of qatar in respect of international labor conventions it's ratified it's finished and we've moved on to a new process of cooperation. under new laws set up by the qatari government a minimum wage will now be introduced something previously unheard of among gulf
countries it will now be illegal for employers to prevents workers from leaving the country in strict penalties will be imposed on those who try and confiscate workers' passports or withhold their salaries while few other southern. the nation of qatar looks to be a role model that can be counted on to follow international law and to protect workers' rights through our ongoing go to improve the quality of life for workers there are close to two million workers currently in qatar many work on the massive infrastructure projects currently being built as the country continues to develop at a rapid pace despite the positive steps taken by the governments in the past few years rights groups still have concerns at least two workers lost their lives at building sites in the past year and i thought it is being urged to make sure that such fertile ities never happen again without that schedule to host the twenty twenty two world cup the spotlight has been firmly placed on it when it comes to workers' rights there is a feeling among the thirty officials however that there has been unfairly
scrutinized with its all attention being given to countries like saudi arabia or the united arab emirates where according to workers' rights groups conditions there are much worse now that qatar has been praised in its efforts have been indorsed by the ilo the onus is on other countries in the region to follow in its lead. al-jazeera continues to demand the release of its journalists and how to say it has been in an egyptian prison since december twentieth is accused of casting false news to spread chaos which he and al jazeera strongly deny it is their place in the complaint of mistreatment in jail he was arrested in december while visiting his family. france is suffering its biggest butter shortage since the end of the second world war shoppers a facing empty shelves with stocks reaching critical levels the french are the world's biggest consumers of us are and some disgruntled customers are blaming the nation's rigid rules over food supply and the has the story. a few things or is
french as close as customers come early to this fake or in paris to buy them warm from the oven most say it's the butter that makes them so tasty so rising butter prices in europe is worrying because in france. the cost is doubled for us but we can't put our prices because the customers won't understand class on some pastries or part of daily life here so if you raise prices will lose business global demand for butter is soaring as tastes change but milk supplies in europe have decreased forcing up prices and feeling a shortage it's a color a catastrophe for the french who eat the most butter in the world and nationally i'm still managing to find some but even if there is not much in the shops we love the taste of butter especially when it's organic and delicious france is suffering shortages because of the rigid rules that govern food supply suppliers and
supermarkets decide prices annually in february so supermarkets are refusing to renegotiate until next year analysts say retailers in other countries like germany adapt by paying and charging more in other countries in europe the price when there are a throng of prices the prices go negotiator there really. is the case for example in germany. it's dairy farms like this one in normandy that supply the milk used in france's famously creamy butter. what most dairy farmers are saying is that they have been forgotten in this crisis they haven't seen any benefit from the higher butter prices and what most tell us is that they're still selling their milk at the same price as they did thirty years ago. manual gavel says farmers are fed up with seeing others in the industry profit. it is
a real concern we said about a shortage in the shops but we farmers are not being paid more after some turf years we need more financial help there is obviously a problem between suppliers and shops but when will farmers get their share of the pie france's government has called on all sides to in the past a crisis at its promise to help farmers get better paid for their produce manual hopes that will mean farmers like him will be able to make a fairer living. al-jazeera. attic or france. still to come for you this hour going to tell you about one hundred garrion football i've determined not to go off the rails. i'm brack obama faces off against actress emma watson for recognition from some sheep. business update brought to you by chance are they always going places together.
is and how is this boy. marian thank you so much a glimpse of what pro tennis may look like in the future is on show what the next gen a.t.p. finals in italy it's an advantage for the world's best under twenty one male players and features and number of rolls sets are best of five with a tie break played at three three there are no advantage points but the affectively becoming sudden death a shot clock ensures there are no more than twenty five seconds between points and computers have replaced line judges the match umpire is the only human on court official and the crowd is free to come and go as it pleases the traditional
courtesy of sitting quietly until a change over takes place doesn't apply earlier we spoke to jon wertheim of sports illustrated he says the changes could have a positive impact on the game there's a big difference between a member of it if along with young players and a big grand slam tournament i think some of these changes make a lot of sense frankly if you have the technology to get the line calls correct why wouldn't you use that even if that might come at the expense of human pyres i like the idea of keeping the pace of play move that you know having a shot clock i think that makes a lot of sense i think some of the other some of the other changes that we're going to see are going to go over less well but but again i think the message here which is that and is willing to innovate and explore and some of these again some of these will be ludicrous missteps that we're going to be lapping up others are going to be successful and i think the culture i think the message here is really
a strong one and a positive one. the only crop from the one world champion lewis hamilton's is being linked to tax avoidance in the paradise papers what affect his job hamilton is in sao paolo for the brazilian grand prix he was one of the people named in the papers which showed he avoided paying more than four million dollars in taxes for a private jet his lawyers say registering a jets in the tax haven of the isle of man is legal and so they both trying to win this race this weekend they still have two races to go don't really have anything to add to the whole. of this happening that doesn't distract me from my core values and also when i need to do which is. trying when this visiting room three the second time in ten years. the philadelphia phillies have described roy halladay as one of the most respected men ever to play baseball holliday died in a plane crash on choose day age forty eight time all-star for the phillies and
toronto blue jays he was among the finest pitchers of his generation he was one of only six players in baseball history to win the sa young award for pitching in both the american and national leagues before his retirement in two thousand and thirteen holliday who was a keen amateur pilot died when his private plane crashed into the gulf of mexico off the coast of florida he was the only person on board. really given the search. in a way to perceive and then to look at baseball and to try to improve and be the best at what i do. he was he was a man of few words but he just sat back and you just watched him and you watch what he did you know his his work ethic was. second to none. europe a shoot out for places next year's world cup begins on thursday for european places
that the finals and russia are still up for grabs the playoffs begin with northern ireland's tie against switzerland croatia's encounter with greece teams play each other home and away with the winners progressing into the finals northern ireland are aiming for their first world cup since one thousand nine hundred six. these players have gone through a lot of experience. you know the one thing i will say them is that you know not not to not to fear the situation to embrace the situation. and make sure that whatever happens you know when you look back you know we don't have any regrets regardless of you know if it goes our way or not she had a. rather we've taken the direct route to russia and qualified top of our group it's a strange feeling to have twenty seven points from our ten games and find ourselves in the playoffs of course we would disappointed but that's the rules that's football we knew that exactly before and now we know what to do to qualify for the
world cup. the west ham boss david moyes admits he has a lot of work to do to convince his critics and pull his team out of danger the former sunderland and man united manager has replaced slavin billet she was sacked on monday the club is currently in the drop zone the fifty four year old says he has a point to proof out west ham after failing in three consecutive jobs since leaving everton in two thousand and thirteen and has been out of work since may. you know something i did a point to prove. i think of goal so i think maybe i have to do that and sure. sometimes you have to appear piercings and maybe i've got a little bit to the people i want to get back i want to win i want to get back to show exactly what. west thomas thinks is going to cause any to do the. now some footballers can be criticised for going off the rails not a charge that can be leveled at this player here's
a barnabus sigh and tearing the action for a fourth tier league game and hungary. has done this before which makes playing his team a seemingly being rather on in private. and that's all your sport for now have more later but now it's back to marry i'm in london aren't far thank you all now for u.s. president barack obama has promised to serve his country as a normal citizen and on wednesday he was forced to do just that after being called for jury duty but obama wasn't selected for any trials in his hometown of chicago and he was dismissed less than two hours after turning up is not the first former president to be called to serve george w. bush and bill clinton have both reported for duty in the past they weren't picked for any actual juries either or braca bamma is one of the world's most recognizable people even to sheep as it turns out scientists at the university of cambridge here in the u.k. tested where the sheep could be taught to recognize pitches of human faces they
were given food rewards for choosing faces they been shown before including that of the former u.s. president and the actress emma watson the findings could be useful for studies on human brain disorders that affect mental recognition or there's plenty to catch your eye on our website al-jazeera telecom for comment analysis and video on demand you can watch us live there as well. just stay with us because i'll have a full bulletin in a couple of minutes time. a
mass exodus hundreds of thousands of rogue injun have fled ethnic cleansing in me in march for bangladesh one of the world's poorest countries when used investigates what their future holds at this time on al-jazeera until now the coverage of latin america and most of the world was about covering khuda taz tragedies of quakes and that was it but not so how could all feel how they look how they think and that's what we do we go anyway five and a half months of demanding it through an education system that was introduced to. latin america i was as near as i have to fill a void that needed to be filled. some of them i was sold by the pakistani army to the americans and we got held in guantanamo a number of al qaeda and taliban detainees transferred to u.s. forces in afghanistan has continued to grow for years without trial they had
a paper that said they were innocent. or talked or screamed would be beaten again a quest for a better life but ended in incarceration. of one ton of mode twenty two at this time on al jazeera. thank. you stan the differences. and the similarities of cultures across the world. al-jazeera. on the past and a vast array of his victory president trying to get a warm welcome in china.