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i'm richelle carey this is the news hour live from doha coming up in the next sixty minutes. what. really. words of defiance from donald trump as the investigation into his ties to russia is a step closer to the oval office. yemen's former president calls for a cease fire in the country's civil war. days after claiming he wasn't allowed to leave the u.a.e. a former egyptian prime minister is abruptly expel in the country. and uncertainty and unrest in on dora's nearly a week after its presidential election. there is nothing to hide the words of the u.s. president just a day after his former national security adviser and mid to lying about his contacts with russia michael flatley to guilty to making false statements to the
f.b.i. during his time on tunnel trumps transition team so this brings an investigation into russian ferrets and the two thousand and sixteen u.s. election closer to the white house is adamant there was no wrongdoing. one thousand is no hillary's you know hillary says it absolutely does it absolutely no solutions so we're very happy we'll see what happens thank you all very much. controversy as ever shadowing that should have been a big win for trump and the republicans the senate getting his tax bill the green light will get more on that in a moment with diane estabrook in washington d.c. first so here's tom ackerman. after last minute changes to appease some holdouts the tax bill passed by the narrowest of margins the yeas are fifty one in the nays are forty nine. all republicans with one exception voted for the bill which their leader hailed as a tonic for the u.s.
economy we have an opportunity now to make america more competitive and to keep jobs from being shipped offshore and provide substantial relief to the middle class but democrats called it a bonanza for multinational corporations and the ultra rich while adding more than a trillion dollars to the u.s. debt there is a trail of broken promise broken promise to working families in a mad dash to pass this bill and the american people understand this is that was a fired up of continuing attacks on medicare and medicaid and social security. most economists have been skeptical that the tax cuts will generate enough growth to make up for the loss in government revenue as the republicans have promised public opinion polls show that voters largely oppose the bill based on doubt it will amount to a net gain for most households but its passage would be the biggest republican
legislative achievement since donald trump became president we got no democrat help but i think that's going to cost him very big in the election because basically they voted against tax cuts and i don't think politically it's good to vote against tax cuts the senate and house which already passed its own versions of tax cuts must still agree on bridging the differences but trump said he looked forward to signing a final bill before christmas tom ackerman al-jazeera washington. ok so there's a lot going on let's go to diane as to reckon washington d.c. and i will come back to the tax bill and just a moment first let's get to the other big story out of washington with the reference michael flynn is so we now know a bit more sense is guilty plea but there's still a lot of things we don't know about the moller investigation get us up to speed on everything. well that's right i mean we saw a plea yesterday and we hear that that flint is going to be
a grid is it has agreed to cooperate in the investigation and you know this is a big problem for the president because he's been saying all along that this whole russian probe in the russian meddling into last year's election was fake news is he called it but this is a problem that's taking up more of the president's energy even though he continues to try to downplay it. white house saturday morning president donald trump wanted to talk more about the new tax plan passed by the u.s. senate then about his former national security advisers russian contacts now about what i think shows no solution no killer has been absolutely has been absolutely no solution so we're very happy and frankly last night was one of the big guys on friday michael flynn pleaded guilty in federal court to lying to the
f.b.i. about efforts to obtain advance knowledge of how foreign governments might vote on a u.n. security council resolution regarding israel and about conversations he had with russia's ambassador to the u.s. during the presidential transition as part of the deal flynt agreed to cooperate with special prosecutor robert mueller's investigation into russian meddling into last year's presidential election mohler is looking into whether the trump campaign colluded with russia he's also looking into the president's business ties there oh when is the fourth member of the president's inner circle to be charged in connection with the investigation and political analyst eric hamm says he's clearly the most significant by michael flynn was a very high profile target both in the campaign and in the white house and so what he's looking to do is bomb muller's looking to steadily move up the food chain he's looking to get bigger fish and so i think he's looking at possibly jared kosher
questioner and maybe even the president going forward last winter president trump said he fired flynn just one month into his national security advisory post because he had lied to vice president mike pence about his contacts with russia but the president offered another explanation saturday in a tweet saying i had to fire general flynn because he lied to the vice president and the f.b.i. he has pled guilty to those lies it is a shame because his actions during the transition were lawful there was nothing to hide. squatted admission in that tweet and i'm sure that it will be coming up again in the investigation for sure and so that is happening along the same track as this tax bill continues to make its way through congress right and there are reports that donald trump says he is open to perhaps negotiating this huge decrease in the corporate tax rate what do you know about that. that's really interesting because
all along the president has been pushing for a cut from thirty five percent on the corporate tax rate to twenty percent and that's been very unpopular with a lot of americans the whole idea is that corporations will take this money and hire more people up wages but there's questions as to whether that will really happen today the president said well i'd maybe be willing to cut the corporate tax rate to twenty two percent instead of twenty percent so that may be an indication that he realizes how unpopular that really is and this is going to play a big role if it's not popular with americans going into next year's midterm elections because he risked losing seats in the u.s. senate and that could be a big problem especially with the russian probe going forward and some of these other issues that the administration is facing ok. for us in washington diane thank you the former name any president ali abdullah saleh has called for a joint ceasefire between his supporters the who the rebels and the saudi like
coalition at least forty people have been killed in sana over the past few days and battles between the who these and fighters loyal to sala star has more on the rival so used to be allies. gunshots reverberate through the ransack streets of yemen's capital sana'a the civil strife that has brought misery to millions of people now the country's former president ali abdullah saleh is calling for dialogue with the saudi led coalition forces as i need to lift the blockade and open the airports and allow food and medicine into the country we will open a new page for them for dialogue what is happening in yemen is enough sellers one time ally who. has accused him of deliberately create an unrest to create divisions amongst the anti saudi led coalition bloc who think says his group's focus was always to protect yemen's internal security guard hospitals and mosques. would
learn that enemy forces are the ones behind those militias to stare up secretary in troubles in summer and spread sick terrorism to the rest of the provinces why not for the love of those militias if it was up to them they would have crushed humiliated and defeated them but it was in order to facilitate the task of aggression of the enemies and their occupation of the country after failing for nearly a thousand days but analysts think outside pressure may have influence shift an allegiance. yemen was already struggling before the war now the u.n. calls it the largest humanitarian crisis in the world of its twenty five million people twenty million rely on humanitarian assistance i think it's very clear that he maybe wants to but one of his family members and power to share power with the current legitimate government so i think maybe it seems to me that they might be a collaboration between regional powers. and maybe the legitimate government to
somehow overthrow the healthiest first and then have a sort of a serious political talk the saudi led coalition imposed the blockade on all of yemen's ports and the last month of the a missile that may have targeted riyadh as a result seventy eight million yemenis are on the brink of famine the country is also suffering from a cholera epidemic which aid workers predict could hit one million sufferers by the end of the year now the conflict between solid supporters and who. could mean more hardship for the people of yemen. there. perry as a researcher at the think tank chatham house says the situation in yemen is likely to get worse before any deal can be reached. what sallah said today was in effect that he is splitting from his coalition with the who think he's with this this rebel group that took over son in september of twenty food scene and he's telling
the coalition let's have a ceasefire you guys don't get involved in this right now i'll take care of business here in sun i'll get rid of the who these and then we can work on a deal and what we're hearing is that this is been worked out through back channels previous to to what's happened over the last few days and that there is a deal in principle the people are willing to partake and i think it's almost certain that things are going to get worse before they get better what we're hearing is that the gunmen have been pushed out of key positions and then they're regrouping their massing forces on the outskirts of the capital you've got the various tribal groups who sits around the capital getting ready to fight with with them so looks like things are going to get pretty serious in iran sun in the coming days and the question again then becomes how will the saudi led coalition respond how will their allies on the ground respond and for now what seems to be happening is they're not launching airstrikes and they're not pushing on any of the front lines it seems they're going to let this play out in sanaa and they're going to see
who comes out on top syrian government airstrikes have targeted several cities and towns in damascus province at least six people were killed and are being while two others died and assessed there have been attacks in eastern canada which has been under siege by the syrian army since two thousand and thirteen. syrian government says there can be no progress in talks in ending the fighting of the opposition keeps demanding president bashar al assad step down delegation has returned to damascus and says it hasn't decided whether to go back to geneva one talks resume or diplomatic editor james face support from geneva. the syrian delegation leaving the talks in geneva it's not clear if they'll return their chief negotiator expressing irritation at comments by the opposition side who are still stressing assad must go the language was cocky here it's possible politically speaking his position is perhaps surprising his russian allies since their intervention in
the war in twenty fifteen have turned things around for assad on the battlefield and in recent months president putin has also been in the driving seat diplomatically reaching understanding's with two countries that had led the campaign against assad turkey and saudi arabia it held an important meeting last month in riyadh in a major reorganization prominent opposition figures quit their posts as members of another group with close links to moscow and derided by some as a sad stooges were admitted to the geneva delegation there's also been an important change of emphasis by the un at previous rounds of talks special envoy stefan de mistura as main aim was a transitional government it is clear the political transition is the mother of all ages he was working to the exact wording of his predecessor special envoy the
former secretary general kofi annan who drew up the geneva communique which was signed by the international community in twenty twelve the communique which was later rian dorst by a security council resolution called for a transitional governing body agreed by mutual consent that last bit is important as the opposition has in the past said it would never consent to a sad being part of a transition. what's changed is that demas stora has now drawn up a list of twelve principles that he says will guide the negotiations in the future can i also get clarification that you are still seeking to form a transitional governing body with full executive power agreed by mutual consent dear twelve. principal points when you will be reading them and you will recall that affirmed by and we hope to produce the if the if there is dick common understanding are completely constantly inspired by did you never communicate it
and it twenty to fifty four. for special envoy i've read them and they don't know i've not read them but i've read a version of death and old version weight and you would theme i waited and hours are after that exchange de mistura published his twelve principles nowhere in here is there any mention of a transitional governing body of former leader of the opposition has told our jazeera the whole process has been compromised western diplomats say de mistura is changing the rules of the game and that his plan now is very russian flavored james braze outages era geneva. but more head of the news hour clearing the wraps up his asian tour and heads home to the vatican but did he achieve everything he wanted and the latest installment of our special series on the nuclear nations russia owns the world's biggest nuclear stockpile and many fair it's in
a rush to reduce its arsenal and support the downhill skier is facing a challenge to make it uphill to the start line. that francis has defended his silence and me and maher over the plight of a hunter refugee he spoke the truth in private he's been facing international criticism for not directly addressing the crisis during his visit the part of didn't mention the ethnic minority until he was in bangladesh where he met who to skate the military cracked out across the border. takes a look back at his trip. it was never going to be easy for pope francis a trip to a country that the u.s. and the u.n. accuse the cleansing meeting myanmar's leaders of the more than six hundred twenty five thousand muslim or hindu fled the latest military crackdown. rights groups say me and my soldiers killed many civilians and gang raped women as they swept through
revenge of villages following attacks by rich rebel group in late august. the pope was advised not to even use the word. for fear of a backlash against christians if. the future of me must be pace a pace based on respect the dignity and rights of each member of society respect for each ethnic group and its identity the avoidance by the pope of using the name of the ethnic group that these people come from during the myanmar leg of his asia visit. as he arrived here in bangladesh and it wasn't until meeting some of the people from these camps that specific. actually traveled to the car to talk to him and i'm hearing some of the horrific stories that he finally said the words written just. as in myanmar the pope held mass in bangladesh human prime minister sheikh hasina and praised the government's generosity in helping the rich enjoy refugees
his trip has drawn international attention to the plight of the ranger but many fear it may not make much difference on the ground a plan by bangladesh in myanmar is being sketched out to repack trade hundreds of thousands of refugees with plans to house the ranger in temporary camps close to their homes so many of which were destroyed or burned to the ground by the military and put a small pox the repository ation will be reportedly voluntary but only after identification of each refugee has been verified by the myanmar authorities the mammal government doesn't even recognise the ranger as an ethnic group withdrew their citizenship in one thousand nine hundred two many ranger refugees have never even had a meal id. the plan has been called a false by aid agencies and rights groups they ask how can a deeply traumatized people return with their basic rights have shown no sign of
improving in the country they fled from the whole body on him and his family of four scape for me a month ago he says the military shelties twenty year old son dead after detaining him this is the second time bodhi has sought shelter in bangladesh the first time was following a similar military crackdown in the one nine hundred ninety s. . there's been too much killing they burned our home we want justice first then we may decide on going back but under these circumstances we don't want to return because we'll face the same sort of killing. it is doubtful whether the pope's trip to me and bangladesh will have any impact on me and miles government that refuses to even mention the raid by name. or a problem with e.g. camp bangladesh seventeen people have been killed in northeastern nigeria after two female suicide bombers attacked a market that happened in the town of you and borno state one of the women detonated her explosives at a food distribution center run by
a local aid group. has more from the capital of. rescue workers say out of the forty seven injured some of sustained serious injuries and there is likelihood that the death figure will rise from the seventeen that has been reported so far to use bomb a suspected suicide bomber has launched the attack at a busy market in view and. was largely spared but not completely spared by boko haram in attacks but surrounding towns and villages have been attacked on several occasions by boko haram although both what i'm going responsibility for these attacks officials say. oh the signs of book or i'm attacks we've seen how they have increasingly over the last two or three months targeted soft places or other crowded places like places of worship markets and even schools in the latest attacks we've seen how they have killed more than fifty people in a mosque in the town of movie in northeastern nigeria when they were gathering for
early morning prayers and so far there is no claim of responsibility and one important thing to note is that over the last two months or so we haven't heard much from. claiming responsibility as one security source is telling me that it could possibly be because of the intensified military action in the northeast of nigeria targeting board of positions and hideouts in the northeast and nigerian president mohammed to hari is one of several leaders and diplomats attending a counterterrorism summit and jordan and that king abdullah the second in the red sea resort a copper conference is the latest attempt by the monarch to help coordinate the fight against armed groups the focus of the meeting has been on west africa around half of the waste generated in israel finds its way to the occupied west bank then creasing rates of unemployment in the past fifteen years many people risk their health by burning the waste for a valuable raw materials and adele had made reports from and heidi.
the town of edna's one of the most polluted places in the occupied west bank truckloads of electronic waste make their way here every day the vast majority coming from israel to surrounding illegal jewish settlements. computer air conditioners filters for gas masks t.v.'s and many more discarded goods littered in multiple workshops in and around the town. it's a dangerous job for example there are gases in the air conditioners if you don't let them out it could explode in your face one must be very careful each item is taken apart every single component has a different fuse and price take a computer for example i have a. hard disk case goes into a pile then we separate the c.p.u. from the motherboard it's more expensive but we also look for cables and send them to the grinder to separate aluminum from copper we do this to all the items we receive. the parts then are sold back to israel but its valuable materials such as
copper wire that are the most profitable a good chunk of this waste gets burnt illegally because it's simpler easier to extract copper this way usually happens on the hill surrounding the time but this is agricultural land a look at what's left behind. the burning happens usually at night the minerals are distracted the shark called remains left a small four hours. each fire more of his crops are destroyed. like a cancer no one can walk here any more. even the sheep can to be here they're not breeding any more look at them i only three isn't that that as shane looking around most of his olive trees have been poisoned by the toxic fumes scientists say this unregulated transfer of electronic waste is having a long term impact on the people of it and its landscape recent tests and so.
samples have revealed some astonishing results. we was shocked by the high levels of heavy metals like cadmium in the lead but already exist in nature usually around one milligram particularly but we found tens of thousands of other grounds we cue little soil in the samples that's a very high level and we destroy the soil and it affects human life is a major concern releasing particles of heavy metals that don't decompose and make their way to define. it now was once a downed thrived and i greek culture known for its olives and islands now it's fields are home to carcasses of t.v.'s computers and fridges but at the. former egyptian prime minister ahmed shafik has reportedly arrived in cairo after being arrested and deported from the united arab emirates she has lived in the u.a.e. since losing our presidential election to mohamed morsi of the muslim brotherhood
in two thousand and twelve last week and now its plans to run for the presidency again in two thousand and eight but in an online video he claimed he was barred from leaving the emirates to claim the government there and i saw her as an associate professor of law and university she's also a member of the egyptian american rule of law association joins us live from boston thank you very much so how do we know who's right here whether he was actually barred from leaving or not. well he clearly has been deported and presumably the reason why he was deported was in retaliation for his claiming that he was barred from departing the u.a.e. for franson a european trip or he was going to be campaigning among the egyptian diaz for there and then presumably heading to egypt so i don't think that he would take such a big political risk of insulting his hosts for over five years who effectively
gave him refuge while he was facing criminal charges in egypt that he would do something like that publicly on a if at least it was there was some truth to it so i think he probably was kept but now he's going to pay a higher price so the fact that he did go so public with this is this perhaps why the u.a.e. responded the way that they did so publicly i think they were insulted and in a region of the world where honor and dignity are very important values particularly towards guests and their hosts yes and now i think he is going to face serious problems in egypt where we don't know if he's going to be detained and i don't think there's any knowledge right now of where he has been sent to in egypt is this about again the so to speak your thoughts your theory but this is everything to do with what his future political plans are. oh absolutely i think that shifty is
a formidable contender and the presidential elections primarily because he has legitimacy as a former general and because he represents the mubarak era and six years now after the so-called revolution of two thousand and eleven there is a significant number of egyptians who reminisce for the mubarak era and they would like that era to come back and that's what he represents and presumably there are people in the military and other parts of the security apparatus who have signaled to him that they would support him if he announced his candidacy ok well let's see how this plays out now that he is reportedly back in cairo. thank you very much still ahead on al-jazeera protests outside the hall dissent inside what should have been a triumphant day for germany's right wing a a tea party did not go according to plan and sport is australia when an eleven world title will be asking a rugby league is now
a global game. with you do any. good you. how i went to places say we got some slow it's why weather at long last across the pacific northwest of the united states and indeed up towards that western side of cat is still a fair amount of cloud coming in but i think the scars will be a little clearer of some dry weather coming through that's a disturbed weather is making its way across the rockies in the form of some snow much of central and eastern parts of the u.s. east there is a canada not faring too badly eleven celsius in new york no great shakes but at least it should be largely dry over the next few days that wintry mix settle topalov the rockies through the northern plains heading towards the midwest turning to rain is it makes its way into illinois he's the seaboard generally staying fine and said with a little bit of cloud there into the southeastern corner with
a possible system showers just around the panhandle so the possibility some showers just around the last around to this great around here this should be largely dry and fight over the next couple of days and pleasant sunshine for many thirty celsius there in kingston the winds tend to push in from an east or north easterly direction so still a shell system shallow is just around the western side of the caribbean and they will continue to make their way into where panama nicol regular and costa rica what a rash of showers across the amazon basin no surprises there northern parts of argentina also disturbed along with the river plate. overthrown and exiled they point and say if you'll call. me an intimate film about the struggle of the elected leader of madagascar to return to his country and reinstate his presidency he knows that the truth is fish
watching al-jazeera it's recap top stories right now as president donald trump has again insisted there was no collusion between his campaign and russia for the two thousand and sixteen election he tweeted that that while he fired his national security adviser for lying to the f.b.i. michael plans actions were lawful land pleaded guilty to making false statements about his contact with russia. yemen's former president ali abdullah saleh has called for a joint ceasefire between his supporters that hurt the rebels and the saudi led coalition at least forty people have died in battles between. forces loyal to sol and these in the capital sana. but francis has defended his silence and me and maher over the plight of our head to refugees saying he spoke the truth and private he's been facing international criticism for not directly addressing the crisis the pontiff says public nazi ation would have prevented his message from being heard.
and more now on our top story an investigation into russian interference in the u.s. that fryar big sis a national security reporter with newsweek respect to my colleagues who turton about where the mother investigation is heading well at the moment we don't have clear evidence of collusion specifically what it appears that the special counsel is looking into when it comes to obstruction of justice is the aftereffect what happened during the transition period and how the administration responded to this investigation and in fact this would be the beginning of that process of determining whether obstruction of justice occurred and that would be the most obvious charge that could bring down trump if it could be proven and i suppose everybody's asking who these key figures are despite someone from gyra kirshner these senior officials within the transition team and what's. coming out at the moment on your side of the pond well at the moment there's no clear confirmation
for anyone besides jared cushion or but we've heard k.t. mcfarland we've heard mike pence we've heard several different names tossed around at the moment what i'll say is that motors investigation is doing an excellent job of keeping tight lipped on their progress and what they're finding and so while we get speculation in the case of cushion or there seems to be confirmation because of some of the people in the room when flynn was having that conversation it's really speculation at this point. the nobel peace prize is due to be awarded on december tenth picking up the award as the international campaign to abolish nuclear weapons or i can other groups dedicated to creating a world without nuclear weapons or looking at the nuclear status of countries around the world in the days leading up to the award and also russia has the
largest stockpile of nuclear weapons and there's concern it isn't making enough progress to reduce the size of that arsenal or a challenge reports in moscow. of all the nuclear states in the world russia has the most weapons roughly seven thousand strategic nuclear warheads one thousand five hundred are on missiles ready to be fired from military bases four thousand five hundred stockpiles two thousand five hundred retired waiting to be dismantled it's a major reduction from the cold war years forty thousand nukes have been amassed by the time the soviet union was nearing collapse but it's the agreements which produced such significant disarmament are under strain the united states unilaterally withdrew from the n.c. ballistic missile treaty in two thousand and two and recently washington and moscow have accused each other of violating another cornerstone agreements of the nuclear
age the intermediate range nuclear forces treaty when ronald reagan and mikhail gorbachev signs their names in one thousand nine hundred seventy they outlawed all land based missiles that could strike targets between five hundred and five thousand five hundred kilometers. but russia and the u.s. both say each other's cruise missile systems such as russia's caliber class here have been given secret updates so they don't comply with the i.n.f. treaty. but he may putin says russia has only been developing air and sea based intermediate range missiles weapons which the u.s. has long held a superior advantage in the west of little militias we believe that we have only balanced out a situation if someone does not like it and wishes to withdraw from the treaty for example our american partners our response will be immediate i would like to repeat this one immediate and reciprocal this nonproliferation analyst says such talks
sets a dangerous precedent. nations with. nuclear arsenals. and . so it's a message to other nations at all. nations. all you can build. in other words russia and the united states have a special responsibility to less a new global nuclear arms race spiraled out of control. how does iraq must go next in our series we turn to the united kingdom where despite strong opposition to nuclear weapons political leaders are sharply divided on what to do about them you can watch that story later here on al-jazeera and our time curfew is in place and on tourist following days of protests security forces have been given extra powers to stop the violence that's followed at last sunday's presidential election one
person has died with dozens more injured after six days a clear winner is yet to emerge from the vote as of now president juan orlando hernandez has narrowly ahead of opposition candidate salvador. those are. all of these acts of vandalism these incidents the settings of fires are not reasonable for hundred of us therefore at the request of many sectors of society the council of ministers has declared a curfew to safeguard the security of the country and our hollow joins us now from the capital to go seek office so any word yet on when there will be final results released to the public. still no word on when exactly that's going to happen in fact only moments ago we heard from the election commission that they were actually postponing all activities until tomorrow and and this is sort of the same sort of rhetoric that we've been hearing from the elections commission all the way since sunday when the six days ago almost a full week ago since the general elections were held and so effectively the
process really has stalled and you have the opposition leader's side other nasrallah saying that he is denouncing these alleged electoral discrepancies these are irregularities within the electoral process and even going as far as as accusing the current president of honduras of electoral process things remain tense even though there is a sense of calm now as a as a curfew is now in place here in the city of benghazi and really across the country and under so you're saying that the curfew seems to have made a difference a are there any plans for form oh more protests have i haven't heard anything to that effect. absolutely it really is a big difference today as the night hours are closing in here and they receive help especially compared to yesterday when we saw those riots taking place those clashes between demonstrators and police and really has been a wave of violence and looting that spread all across on tourists and both the
military and the police have used tactics like tear gas and rubber bullets against demonstrators but these demonstrations really are expected to continue we know of a large that's already scheduled to take place tomorrow sunday and we know that there are calls for more demonstrations to go on so long as these as the result as a decision by the elections commission continues to stall and really that's what's keeping people so tense here in the country this this concern that if the if the decision could use to stall to the point where far enough down the line the decision is made and and and president one would land and then this is declared the victor than that then the concern is that protests and riots like the ones that we saw in the days before just a few days ago will once again start up here hundreds ok thank you very much. several police officers and a protester have been injured during a rally against the far right alternative for germany party the anti migrant anti islam group is electing its new leadership. votes away from german chancellor
angela merkel's alliance and september's election morkel still not been able to form a new government has more from hanover. is the day began police fired water cannons at protesters trying to block the streets at least one protester and several police were injured thousands tried to stop delegates from attending the first conference of the far right party since it won more than ninety seats in the german election was we are ashamed that this is do you want us to. you know and. to be in our town and our congress was there is a fight in germany against presses and nets and and named the nazis too because you know what ritz is right opinions do to an end and this is. not good inside the dispute was not with the leftist protesters but within the party itself a leadership battle between extreme nationalists and
a more moderate of the f.t. was locked in a stalemate forcing parliamentary leader alexander galland to step in and share power with current party head voice than. he's coming here. but i think we can work together very well i didn't intend to do this you know that i didn't want to pull the chairmanship but a situation came up which was i don't want to say i love strictly for the party but which was dangerous the question now is whether the party can contain ideological differences and appeal to the wider electorate all of this matters because chancellor angela merkel is running out of options to form a coalition government if germany is forced to go back to the polls could be strengthened further but if she forms a central coalition the social democrats are expected the f.t. will become the biggest opposition voice can follow but for germany this has consequences for a political rhetoric for the way we debate in public and for the way for the tone
that honesty sets and social media especially once the bastion of stability in europe it's now a messy time in german politics like alan al-jazeera. qatar's foreign minister is calling for a dialogue in the middle east. was asked about the gulf diplomatic crisis at an international conference and rome he says previous political security and economic arguments should not be disrupted by political conflict and this is the way we see it not because only of the gun for crisis and what's happened. and the illegal unilateral measures by the blockade but it's our view because of what we see that concern for the entire region that go to another cycle of turmoil and we need to avoid and we need to stop it from now. sorry lad
blockade imposed on qatar since june has sharpened the gulf nations focus on preserving its heritage and identity and that's given an unexpected boost to the country's publishing industry. reports from one of the region's biggest book fairs right here in doha. when as much as four dollars father died two and a half years ago she became determined to tell his story so she wrote a book i thought is about the whole diving industry in qatar before the gulf country discovered oil when i started collecting data and information and i did a lot of reset. i looked at the school curriculum in the gulf region again there is disconnection and lack of resources for such stories so i'm hoping. i will start and forth about it and hopefully it will attract others in that region . is one of several catch authors to emerge this year previously many of them would
have had to have found publishes abroad there are twenty new lee publish books on the shelf alone they're all right some by catteries in arabic and published by catalogues first privately owned publishing house and there seems to be an emphasis on the country's identity as well as society if you take this book for example you'll see it's called capital is different but us cattle remains under a blockade put in place by saudi arabia the united arab emirates bahrain and egypt there's never been a better time to nurture homegrown talent last year eighty five. and this year almost the. i think the interest that the ministry chose for the service and encourage. and. facilities. that. while the blockading countries aren't attending this year's international
book fair many other nations are taking part that is a. direct effect on our books. except in one way. a lot of. us felt that they have to do much better this year and terms of quantity and quality as new authors of published old invaluable manuscripts are digitized qatar's working hard to preserve its heritage and its relevance in an ever changing world so at a higher notes al-jazeera doha arab league is warning any us made to recognize israel's capital with fuel violence reports president donald trump could announce the policy change on wednesday but as n.p.r.'s type reports white house insists the final decision hasn't been made. the diplomatic status of jerusalem is one of the
world's most contested issues israel calls the city its undivided capital and operates its government from there while palestinians claim east jerusalem which israel occupied after the one nine hundred sixty seven war as the rightful capital of their future state despite the unresolved status of the city which is important to muslims christians and jews u.s. president donald trump is reportedly considering recognizing jerusalem as the capital of israel in the coming days a major potential shift in policy sharply criticized by palestinian leaders. this is a very big issue touching jerusalem touching the al aqsa mosque touching the church of the house is playing with fire there's no meaning for a palestinian state that east jerusalem as its capital recognizing jerusalem as the capital of israel could also see the u.s. embassy moved there from tel aviv while campaigning then candidate promised to move
a diplomatic mission as one of his first acts as president but in june the white house issued a waiver to meet a deadline to either comply with the nine hundred ninety five law mandating the move of the u.s. embassy to jerusalem or explain why doing so is not in u.s. national security interests signing the waiver which presidents clinton bush and obama signed every six months as a matter of course angered president trumps evangelical christian supporters and pro israel donors who are reportedly pressuring him to declare next week's waiver to be his last while others are said to have also warned moving the embassy could not only strain ties with arab allies but could lead to violence and that's the big question will he go all the way or will he leave that legal loophole open i think because he would he would go that way and that what in a way placate his you know very pro israeli facts including his vice president was very religiously. you know motivated by this. and also
still leave open some door negotiation etc with the palestinians and others while it's still unclear what president trump will announce next week any decisions could complicate efforts by his administration to revive negotiations between palestinian and israeli leaders questioner son in law and senior advisor has made several trips to the region as part of efforts to start the talks talks which look more distance than ever india's time. staying in occupied west bank people are preparing for christmas what's believed to be the birthplace of jesus the christmas tree lights and bethlehem's manger square next to the church of the nativity as you can see there the lights. on it is that time of year. or two an elephant might be common attractions and in which we ever expect to see
a dragon that's what visitors at antwerp zoo have been treated to ahead of the december holiday season the chinese light festival has overtaken the zoo in belgium were eliminated creatures are placed among regular at habitat to turn a popular attraction on its opening night. still ahead on al jazeera and sport formula one's original pace setters make a return to the sport after an absence for more than thirty years. scaping award. finding a new identity. confronting the reality of racism religion and the struggle to be accepted. al-jazeera tells the story of what it's like to be lebanese and call australia home. once upon a time in punchbowl at this time on al-jazeera.
when the news breaks it was an announcement if you were expecting to hear by announce my resignation as prime minister from the lebanese government and the story builds i can't stop thinking about the bullets my life when people need to be heard a mass exodus hundreds of thousands of real injured have fled ethnic cleansing imeem are for bangladesh al jazeera has teams on the ground to bring you more award winning documentaries and live news on air and online. time for sport with andy. thank you very much for manchester united of base an
arsenal in the english premier league its results the most of them within five points of late as man city united got off to the adil start with a couple of goals in the first fifteen minutes from us on evelyn and jesse lingo all still did pull one back but a second from. a three one win. chelsea have extended their unbeaten run to seven games in the league even as old scored twice as they beat you cassel three one the champions eight points behind leaders city it's not simple to go down and then do over. there i decided that i don't fly. that i didn't do doing these type of game for hours and. it was very important thing to point samar i started his tenure as everton manager with the two know when i've won huddersfield scotland dropped more points during one one with what food
they do their move up to six thanks to bernie's defeat at leicester and liverpool hit brighton for five their fourth in the table we are a really good football team but we know that but we need to carry on with the most of all i'm doing if you speak you about a game which is already. in our village so i'm much more into even answer the question which we're interested in actually and to be honest barcelona of dropped more points in the league for a second game running the league leaders held to a draw by celta vigo having come from a goal down and went to one up through goals from luis suarez and then on messi they conceded though with twenty minutes to go the game ended two two a second consecutive league draw they still lead by five points three from second place valentia more problems for real madrid they drew no know what they'll have to let it build and that caps in surgery ramos sent off for the twenty fourth time in his career their fourth in the table eight points by mass elia at let's go are still unbeaten in the league they came from behind to beat real sociedad so you
want. australia have completed a rugby league world cup double the country's men's and women's teams for it citing that's how it feels on the signed the men's team just edged out england it finished six nil it's all stray embrace been celebrating eye level twelve cup victory in a sports where the international game still has to fight for attention i have a hugely popular domestic competitions run bobsy hoping that with this is. behind us now that we keep on pushing for the national rugby league and people and then i've probably got in the game at that level and you know and my kit rewarding for that will play as apply for all countries that now they can play the national stage on a regular basis well earlier we spoke to the australian rugby league rights steve moscow and believes this tournament may prove to be at certain points in the games global push it's certainly been a success on the field because we've had talk and. t.
tonight might the semifinals and toller actually eliminated new zealand and also games in papua new guinea which the government up there paid a lot of money to host. us and there are some very good attendances floor tom and some our there matches in new zealand and i think it's put international rugby league international competition you know even the forefront of people's minds in a sport that is better known for its club legs rather than at international matches culturally rugby league is basically the working class version of rugby union so it sprung up in the north of england when you know apply it was injured and they can get time off work out they couldn't take their families and and it sprung up in australia and new zealand for similar reasons almost as a social movement and once it served that purpose of providing an income for the players in the administrators in those areas that was it was not only parity if it
were for it just. thread rugby league is trying to gain recognition from the global association of international sports federations and there are some sports like dodgeball football and and pole dancing that have gained recognition internationally as well what's before rugby league and a lot of that comes down to the fact that it is a version of rugby and that the acceptance we have in australia new zealand england france except around with the weak set there are two versions of rugby and that they die and that regulated self-governed that is actually quite a new idea in a lot of countries and then that is. creating some growing pains to regulate by various levels sixty countries play rugby late and we just saw cameroon added to the rugby league european federation because there isn't actually a very strong. middle east in africa better i should get so cameroon just added to the family of of countries playing the sport just in the last week australia
just about edge day one of the second ashes test against england as one collage of the new plan to get a half century and other light as the ashes was played under floodlights for the first time in history captain steve smith he was bowled out by debits in crank overs and for forty australia finishing up on two hundred nine for four now it's called eyes ups and so the ashes is engen's ben stark's one of cricket's biggest names is instead training with the new zealand team a counsellor brace set to make his debut on sunday stock has been dropped by england while he's the subject of a police investigation in the u.k. over an alleged assault. now after a absence of more than thirty years alfa romeo is making a return to formula one the italian manufacturers partnering the swiss by sam but same for the twenty eighteen season for my drivers won the first two west winds in nineteen fifty in nineteen fifty one that same of course some words today it's repeat that sample finished bottom of the construction's championship this year and
some champion downhill skier is a face an uphill task just to make it to the start line a power cuts at this women's world cup event in canada resulted in competitors getting stranded on the skiing lift not to be defeated by the failed eventually made it up to the top of the lake louise course at such the back of a snowplow ok that is always full from. others our website when you get a moment al-jazeera dot com that will keep you up to date on all of the day's news and much more for me on the other side of the break thank you for joining me this news hour here on al-jazeera.
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