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you know this is a lie from headquarters and. also a heads the u.s. is now ready to give ukraine antitank missiles for its fight against a pro russian separatists fifty people reported killed by mudslides and flooding in the southern philippines caused by tropical storm and. fifa corruption verdict in the us to former south american football officials convicted for taking bribes in exchange for marketing and media rights. hello the un security council has unanimously passed new sanctions in the latest attempt to force north korea to abandon its nuclear weapons and missile programs the resolution put forward by the us includes measures to cut most of pyongyang's
petrol imports north korea is already under u.s. u.n. and e.u. sanctions after several nuclear and missile tests this year the new sanctions will try to cut deliveries of refined petrol products by nearly ninety percent all north koreans working abroad will have to return home within two years they won't be able to send foreign currency back home there will be a ban on exports of north korean goods such as machinery and electrical equipment and there will also be a crackdown on ships smuggling banned goods aimed at preventing the transport of coal. and all my kind of has more from the united nations but what has been a sometimes divided year for the security council draws to an end with a display of unity the resolution on north korea tightening sanctions passed unanimously and tighten the sanctions it does there's a massive reduction in the amount of refining the fuel that is north korea would be
allowed to import also or trouble bairn an asset freeze on a number of individuals and one entity the north korean army well this resolution followed intense talks between the united states russia and china to ensure that all we're in agreement with the text today for the tenth time this council stand united against a north korean regime that rejects the pursuit of peace the cameras jeanne continues to defy the resolutions of this council the norms of civilized behavior and the patience of the international community their arrogance and hostility to anything productive has set their country on a destructive path the resolution also did not rule out dialogue committing members to pursuing the six party talks north korea south korea japan the us russia and china coming together in some form of dialogue the u.s.
still insisting though that there must be a sustained to say sion of north korean missile development before discussions can commence russia and china for their part within the meeting insisting that there should be some kind of quid pro quo shown by south korea and the u.s. perhaps suspending their ongoing joint military exercises nonetheless the security council coming to agreement a unanimous vote at the end of the year difficult pollen in hong kong has been monitoring china's response. well the fact that china has agreed to that level of could cuts and will be transparent about how much oil it sending north korea is seen as a major change in stance but china's top short of halting all feel supplies beijing's concerned it will lead to a collapse in the regime and as tensions even further something beijing does not want here's the chinese ambassador to the u.n. on new york is continuing to conduct nuclear tests and missile launches in defiance
of the universal opposition by the international community the parties concerned have continued to expand military exercises in scale up their own shows of force deescalation of tension on the peninsula which has reached a point of risking spiraling out of control is not in the interest of any party china's compliance with all these sanctions is possibly the biggest blow to north korea most of the north korean labor outside the country is in china the hard currency they send back supports pyongyang's nuclear ambitions and after the last round of sanctions in september all north korean companies and china will have to close in the next few days now with this round of sanctions on north korean workers will have to leave too though they'll have a longer time line pyongyang used to notify beijing in advance before it launched a missile are conducted a nuclear test now not anymore analysts say beijing no longer has the sway it once had over north korea. the u.s.
says it will give you crane what it calls enhanced defensive capabilities u.s. media are reporting the new arms include anti-tank missiles but the state department has not confirmed lethal weapons will be sent so far washington has been providing ukraine with support equipment training and its battle against separatists in the eastern parts of the country charlotte bellus reports. missile strikes have a small town in eastern ukraine damaging homes a school and medical clinic in. ukraine blamed for the attack two nights ago on pro russian separatists civilians caught in the middle of the three year long conflict . the us has strongly oppose what it cools russian aggression in eastern ukraine blaming russia for violence that is claims more than ten thousand lives and displaced one point seven million people now it will provide weapons to help
ukraine defend itself the state department announcing the united states has decided to provide ukraine in hunts defensive capabilities as possible if it to help ukraine build its long term defense capacity to defend its sovereignty and territorial integrity and to deter further aggression. report suggests the support package if approved by congress would include a tank missing. u.s. secretary of state ricks to listen has said russia's occupation of crimea which the u.s. wants returned to ukraine is a major stumbling block in relations between moscow and washington the issue that stands in the way is ukraine. we can have differences in other arenas in syria we can have differences in other areas but when one country invades another that is a difference that is hard to look past. or to reconcile. and we've made this clear
to russia for the very beginning that we must address ukraine that saying it stands as a single most difficult obstacle to us renormalizing a relationship with russia which we badly would like to do he blamed russia for continuing violence in the din that screech and today we focus on as ukraine because that's where the level of violence is simply it's risen this year as i indicated it's up sixty percent we have to bring that to an end. and this u.s. defense package appears to be their own. but one military analyst suggested it would do little to help ukraine and as a tactic by trump to show he's not in bed with the russians the truth is that this is not a game changer on the ground you create with a promise now really are just sniper rifles this is not going to change things on the ground in moscow knows that this is not striking fear and the heart of anybody in the defense ministry moscow the move one how washington moscow relations spatially one day off to e.u.
leaders agreed to exchange tough economic sanctions against moscow for another six months punishment for their involvement in ukraine shelob ls al jazeera let's talk about this and bring in valentinian acoustic he's a professor of political science at the university of a kid of loyola academy joining us live thanks for talking to us on al-jazeera we know that trump has been considering this plan for some time now but why is he choosing to actually go ahead with it now if of course it gets approved by congress . i know good morning well i think it's the what you call the sides step or was that because he experienced this song russia wrong or he started aslant or he's rival democratic party for on call segment of his own public a republican party who wants to show that he's also pluck anybody who or
there was some difficult policy if not quite right next to it and it so it would simply form. for the present ukrainian course evolution of leadership because of the need to show but here is lashing solidarity with their policy but europe has sparked the global society is part ukraine and europe needs those of national the situation in ukraine and needs to heal but how does this how about national reconciliation when the u.s. is now providing weapons and reportedly they include anti tank miss outs to ukraine i mean are you not concerned that this is further going to exacerbate the conflict particularly in areas in the east no it will not because russia will act in the same in the similar where they will just pump more weapons in the east and the
greatest able to fight against russia so it just. eluded go in general political game we need just. wait until the common sense he waits until everybody understands among the decision makers that we need more action of the consideration what is it going to take more of this idea from a national reconciliation to actually materialise. that there should be some timber in to meet the unity of all caps like what is done now to you with ukraine as a tool against russia and to create more points for any ukraine just. what everybody will. need why don't we wait. list establish good relations with russia russia is in the grossest open elections now maybe for russia it's
a bit difficult to think about practical steps let us wait till march when russia russia will be over when the present. hawkish approach we'll look. forward anything new in europe and america russia will decide kind of international support. valentinian. we thank you sir speaking to us on al-jazeera thank you in the southern philippines nearly fifty people are reported to have died in landslides and flooding caused by tropical storm tembin most of the casualties are on the island of mindanao dozens of people are still missing tens of thousands have been forced to flee their homes over the last week as the typhoon season reaches its peak the man accused of driving his car into pedestrians of the australian city of melbourne has been charged with eighteen counts of attempted murder the court says saeed newry an afghan refugee
carried out the attack on a busy road crossing injuring eighteen people the motive is still under investigation it's claimed he has a history of drug abuse and mental problems. still ahead on al-jazeera delays for refugees waiting to reunite with their families in germany. i'm joined a home in brazil were proposed change the constitution pretty radical women's rights to an abortion under any circumstances. welcome back now across southeastern parts of asia the main area of concern obviously is our tropical storm tembin now tembin was a given a lot of rain across southern parts of the philippines it's still nothing more than
a tropical storm it's not reached typhoon status that will do so as it moves further across the south china sea sustainment about one hundred ten k.m.'s is a difficult thing here is the wind out of the direction rather that is moving towards the west and it's going at quite a pace nineteen kilometers per hour now that will eventually take it across southern parts of vietnam and run the mekong delta there could be some flooding developing here so palawan still yet to see the worst of the rain through sunday and then into monday but that's when the system impacts across southern vietnam with city seeing some flooding rain further towards the south usual rush of showers should respect java not looking too bad further towards the east of the circulation giving some heavy showers and then as you move up through the may potentially we got showers for singapore and kuala lumpur but further north where the conditions generally not looking too bad for much of thailand and cambodia so you head down into a straight are looking pretty warm across the interior in particular fronts further towards the south so the forecasts suggest alice springs well in excess of forty
degrees but quite a cool one in melbourne heis here of just nineteen. on counting the cost of a robin hood in reverse white privilege the saying don't plan to cut taxes for the rich little for the poor link between electric cars cobalt and illegal mines plus the result is i don't see crisis names for the gig economy county the cost of this time on al-jazeera.
hello again you're watching al-jazeera who is a reminder of the top stories this hour a ninety percent cut in pyongyang's petrol product imports and the workers abroad to be sent home these are the highlights of the latest u.n. sanctions aimed at forcing north korea to abandon its nuclear weapons and missile program the u.s. says it will give you crane what it calls enhanced defensive capabilities in its fight against pro russian separatists u.s. media reports that the new arms include anti-tank missiles in the philippines nearly fifty people have died in landslides and flooding caused by tropical storm tembin most of the casualties were on the southern island of mindanao dozens of people are still missing joining us on the phone is richard gordon he's the chairman of the philippines red cross dealing with the fallout from the landslides and the flooding that's a have you with us can you first tell us how much progress is being made to find
the dozens of people that are reportedly still missing. well there are people trying to find the missing. body that they require and. this is really. the mountains are swollen with doing what the table and chairs in and show it to hunt down the little byron guys especially in a college called learn how. we just made them out and we had about thirty five people dead there and we now have a total of forty seven dead all told and then very country. covering practically lives on the zionism and so how challenging then is the situation for your team and yourself well it's very challenging for a team and for the rescuers. because the area very little communication about the communication. and people aren't trying to get into these. areas
that have been severely affected and so. very long that is an area as well so what would you say already is are right now for your team and other rescue teams is it to be able to get into these areas. they've been able to get in the brain or. are there other areas. and so we're trying to get all our volunteers but the problem. is that the towns have been severely affected especially in and out of the north and i'm getting messages from other provinces that may have been affected but they're not reported areas what are you hearing about the people affected and how they are coping or nah. you know what's going to be in the country and. people are already poor areas
especially in mindanao especially in the muslim areas. now they're poor yeah. some of them are also here partly there's work there. and so. yeah. yeah there is no longer being updated by earthquakes and. certainly in the eastern portion richard gordon we'll leave it there we thank you very much for giving us updates on al-jazeera thank you as twenty seventeen is approaching its end we'll be looking back at some of the biggest stories through the eyes of five families caught up in the in the first episode we talk to a family of refugees waiting to reunite with their relatives in germany florence li reports from northern greece compared to the squalor of the camps on the greek islands refugee life on the edge of this lake in northern greece looks bearable because all is desperate with worry she lives here with her youngest son and her husband her oldest boy mahmoud is in germany with his nine year old brother. hasn't
seen them for two years and the best she can do you see their faces on her phone my son every time he get out he would with one when he took with me he did i when did you come to me. but it's very difficult. because all fled single in iraq four years ago when it was overrun by ice still and a family has been on the move of the since two years of camps in turkey before she got to the greek islands then it was athens it to many on the macedonian border the notorious picture camp amounts olympus and now here mahmoud had left them and has begun to build his own life in germany but the thing and his brother are in school but as he says he's having to be a parent as well as a brother. because it has all the papers she needs to be in germany as well but she isn't and it's tormenting her not to write for the government government jet money
it's not a lie there where the where there where did that. humans where we don't see the children in every every detail didn't get i didn't feel but i don't know why they stopped it. so this is where the new german politics is collided with the legal rights of refugees under pressure from the far right germany clamped down hard on his previously liberal policy of reunifying families during coalition the kosi asians right wing parties were demanding big caps on refugee numbers refugee aid groups say people had been promised they could leave greece and now not sure if they ever will i have the cases also fathers with children and the mother is in germany and the girls charlotte teenagers and they really need their mothers and they cannot go
and the father really puts great therefore to support the children but still it's not enough because it isn't alone in the camp there are more than a hundred years e.g. women and children all with families already in germany if palin wanted to be efficient you could stick them on a plane tomorrow but politics has got in the way lawrence with al-jazeera and their appeal in the refugee camp not increase well the u.n. has flown around one hundred sixty african refugees stranded in libya to italy the group includes many women and children they were evacuated after rights groups condemn libyan detention centers is inhumane and other flight is expected to bring more people later. reporters without borders amnesty international and human rights watch are all calling for the immediate release of al jazeera journalist mahmoud has saying it's now been more than a year since he was arrested and jailed in egypt human rights watch says the tension shows egypt's deep rooted intolerance for free expression he's accused of
broadcasting false news to spread chaos which he and al-jazeera strongly deny saying has repeatedly complained of mistreatment in jail in honduras street protests are continuing despite opposition candidate salvador dropping his call for a rerun of the disputed presidential election opposition demonstrators faced off against police in riot gear. electoral fraud against incumbent official winner one orlando hernandez but conceded after the us recognize the results. president pedre public thing to supporters after surviving an impeachment vote in congress is accused of receiving illegal payments from the brazilian construction giant he denies any wrongdoing has been at the center of a massive bribery scandal that's caused political upheaval across latin america.
we can see with call in the pride that our democracy remains standing dignified and strengthened but it could have ended another way we were very close to traveling down another path that could have been deeply damaging for our political coexistence and our economy to brazil where abortion is illegal but exceptions are made in the case of rape or if the pregnancy in danger is the mother's life and now a congressional committee has voted in favor of constitutional change that could remove those options as john holeman reports it would leave brazil with one of the most restrictive abortion laws in south america. cool her emilia she suffered a double horror first rape and then discovering the child she carried was missing part of its brain. in her country brazil abortion is illegal but exceptions are made for extreme brain damage danger to the mother's life and in the case of sexual
violence. that men emilia could terminate her pregnancy legally in a public health facility when i was really glad i found this place i was desperate i didn't know what to do here is more than the place for abortion is for women who suffered sexual violence they welcomed me not only with treatment but also with psychological help i'm still on the treatment because it's not at all easy. that could now be under threat brazil's influential bloc could be done jellicoe congress people are leading a push to amend the country's constitution they want to add that life begins at conception it's a counterattack against a proposal put to the supreme court by politicians and public prosecutors to allow all abortion up to twelve weeks. for us including this line in the proposal is a preventative measure because those people will try to discuss legalizing abortion
they can't stop talking about it. but the pro-life politicians are not just playing defense defining life as starting from conception could alter matic lee make any abortion illegal. at the moment there are units like this one at least in brazil cities which offer women the chance to get an abortion under a very exceptional set of circumstances but if the constitution is changed then even women who have been raped or whose pregnancy is in danger in their own life might be out of options that has government health professionals the plea worried yes that you know that if congress approves this changed. we foresee that women will look to climb to stand abortions increasing their chances of dying the number of deaths related to illegal abortion in brazil ohio already and if the cases that are now loud in the country become illegal we're looking at an epidemic. the majority of brazilian simply don't see the issue that way in
a deeply religious country many consider life as sacred under any circumstance so congress is due to vote on the proposed amendment to the constitution this february it will need a two thirds majority in both houses to pass those on both sides of the debate holding their breath for what comes next john homan out does he had a receipt. a u.s. jury has found two former south american football officials guilty in a case to help expose a culture of corruption in the sports governing body fifa gabriel is also reports from new york. jos a media made in brazil one on hill not a part of why each was a top football official in their country and each has been found guilty of racketeering conspiracy and other charges for their roles in what prosecutors described as schemes were sports marketing companies funneled hundreds of millions
of dollars in bribes to dozens of football officials it's been called the feat but trial because both men were powerful figures aligned with football's governing body a new cute was a former head of the south american football federation and was found guilty on three counts but not guilty on two other counts who are disappointed with the verdict as you can expect it is mr not but is going to continue fighting and the expert options and her children are going to feel better it's an expander all very disillusioning. might in the former head of the brazilian football federation was found guilty of six of the seven charges against him the fact they weren't found guilty on all the charges indicates the jury at least partially believed the defense arguments that the corruption was part of a larger scheme that men were not fully involved with. both my team and the puta claimed their innocence and they were the first defendants to stand trial here in new york two years after an early morning hotel raid in switzerland revealed that
the us justice department had been investigating widespread corruption within feet more than forty people have been charged in total more than half have pleaded guilty. to trial has implicated major media outlets accused of paying bribes to taint broadcasting rights charges they denied one former official says a corruption. drama highlights how widespread the culture of corruption is it and the ongoing need to reform the culture that is very is that you still the same one . those instances of corruption and that allow those people to have the positions of power that the old. prosecutors clearly feel that justice was served this was a complex trial that lasted nearly a month and it took jurors six days of deliberations to reach their verdict but it's not completely over yet the third person man will berger the former head of
the peruvian football federation the jury was unable to reach a verdict on him so they'll be back on tuesday to continue their deliberations gabriels on. new york a record number of people have gathered in japan's imperial palace to celebrate emperor akihito eighty fourth birthday it's his first birthday event since he announced his abdication i.q. hitto will step down april twenty ninth in. a space x. rocket has lifted off on a mission to upgrade the world's biggest satellite network the falcon nine left the u.s. on friday carrying ten new satellites but it was the sight in the skies over california and arizona that really got people talking so the rocket created quite a light show as it spread through the earth's atmosphere many star gazers took to social media speculating it was an alien spaceship or that it was even
a missile fired from north korea. hello again the headlines on al-jazeera the u.n. security council has unanimously passed new sanctions in the latest attempt to force north korea to abandon its nuclear weapons and missile programs the resolution put forward by the u.s. includes measures to cut most appealing yang's petrol imports florance louis has more from seoul a key question is how is north korea likely to react while in the past north korea has said these punitive economic measures may not have the effect of making it stop its nuclear program but rather will accelerate it now in august when the united nations security council voted to ban north korean exports of coal iron and seafood among other things its north korea responded by testing a hydrogen bomb a nuclear test and when the u.n.
security council passed another round of sanctions in september north korea launched a missile test in november in the philippines nearly fifty people have died in landslides and flooding caused by tropical storm tembin most of the casualties are on the southern island of mindanao dozens of people are still missing but you're gordon is the chairman of the philippines red cross he told al-jazeera the rescue operation is very challenging well it's very sad that you board team and for no other rescuers at work because the area is so very little communication a lot of communication. and everyone are trying to get. you a very rural area that would be so greatly appreciated and so you know. you know very well did his area as well. russia says the u.s. decision to send weapons to ukraine will provoke kiev to use force in the east the u.s. announced it will give you crane what it calls enhanced defensive capabilities u.s.
media reports that the new arms include anti-tank missiles but the state department has not confirmed lethal weapons will be sent so far washington has been providing ukraine with support equipment and training those are the headlines on al-jazeera the news hour isn't thirty minutes so it's a hell rama now it's counting the costs they would. debate. from at this time. hello i'm sammy's day than this is counting the cost on al-jazeera your weekly look at the world of business in economics this week how u.s. president donald trump overhaul.