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story of tough choices and determined to. give all move at this time. it's impossible to underestimate the size and scale of the economic crisis it's not just about the billion trillion dollars of debt it's not just about the banks it's not just about the government to real people. anti-government protests grow in iran despite the president's call for calm at least fifteen people are reported dead. this is live from doha also coming up israel's parliament votes to make it more difficult to change the future status of jerusalem backing a motion from
a right wing religious party. california that becomes the latest state in the u.s. to legalize the use of marijuana plus. in a few months time the stands here at luzhniki stadium in moscow will be filled with football fans from all over the world. and i'll have more on this later in the program with russia now in its world cup year. the death toll after five days of anti-government protests across iran has reportedly risen to fifteen with a police officer now among the dead iranian state media say that security forces stopped on protesters trying to take up police stations on military bases peter shop has the latest. on the fifth day of protest and the social media blackout imposed by the government has done little to
stop the demonstrators out on the street. posting these videos from cities across iran this was big john on monday. night gunshots scattering the people on the streets. at shahin shazam buildings on fire the protests showing no sign of losing its momentum i don't think we cannot predict a time when the protests will come to an end but the protests will shake the people in power who must give priority to people's demands and needs. the state of the economy and rising prices sparked the initial protests on thursday austerity measures after years of sanctions have seen the unemployment rate rise to twelve percent but anger has also shifted to foreign policy protests as a critical of the government's support for the syrian government of bashar al assad hezbollah in lebanon and hamas in the occupied palestinian territories now gone.
wrong me. in washington d.c. outside the white house people called for the removal of president hassan rouhani don't trump tweeted that people are getting wise to know how their money and wealth is being stolen and squandered on terrorism in terror state television quoted iranian president hassan rouhani in reply he said iran's regional accomplishments have infuriated our enemy you expect them not to take revenge you expect them not to provoke a group of people we should have prepared ourselves for this. these are the largest protests in almost a decade and threats by the republican guards to put down the demonstrations have been ignored among the night mccool's for the people to continue this protest pizza shop al-jazeera well ali vires is the iran project director of the international crisis group he says the demonstrations are scattered and have no defined
leadership. the fact that the nuclear deal didn't really delivered results that the public expected and the government also inflated public expectations a lot i think president rouhani over promised and under delivered but this is not only the governments fault there's been other developments on the sidelines you know the global oil prices were reduced significantly over the past two years. the fact that the u.s. commitment to did nuclear deal is under question and specially under president from has created a lot of hesitancy uncertainty in the market and that has adversely affected the iranian economy but the reality is that president rouhani also really failed to pave the ground for the potential that the nuclear deal created and that has created a lot of frustrations in iran over the past two years in fact unemployment rate has gone up property has gone up. income inequality in iran has exacerbated
and people have had enough of all of this and this is why you see the process these days i think it's pretty obvious that this movement similar to the arab uprisings in two thousand and eleven doesn't have a clear leadership or an organization it also doesn't have a specific mission the slogans range from economic grievances all the way to regime change and that's why it's hard to imagine that it would be able to preserve its momentum in the long run i think important to note at this stage is that president rouhani has recognized both the right the legitimate right of people to protest and the legitimate grievances of the protesters the israeli parliament has made it more difficult to change the country's law or over the status of jerusalem the one hundred twenty seat knesset will now need at least eighteen members to approve any proposal to cede parts of the city for needed just sixty one. the amendment
proposed by the right wing jewish home party comes less than a month off the us president donald trump recognized jerusalem as israel's capital is move has infuriated palestinians and was rejected by a landslide vote at the united nations by a jump june has more from western hussam. at its core this new law would require that eighty of one hundred twenty knesset members or full two thirds of the knesset would now be required to approve any future legislation that would attempt to divide jerusalem essentially that would ensure that jerusalem would remain off of the negotiating table when it comes to any future peace talks of course that would complicate an already very complicated situation now this vote comes on the heels of another contentious vote vote that happened on sunday this was a vote by the central committee of the likud party they voted to annex large portions of the occupied west bank now the first thing to remember is that that
resolution they voted on is not binding and also we've not yet heard any reaction from prime minister benjamin netanyahu as to whether he will indorse that resolution and actually try to take it to the knesset to get it passed into law but that resolution after it passed was causing great consternation and anger amongst palestinians of course palestinian president mahmoud abbas said that this was considered an aggression against the palestinian people taken together with this new border really shows just how tenuous the situation remains and how uncertain things really are on the ground here israeli prosecutors have charged a palestinian teenager on twelve separate counts after she was filmed slapping and kicking two israeli soldiers in the occupied west bank sixteen year old had to me remains in detention since her arrest offer this video was posted online two weeks ago the lawyer says the charges relate to six separate incidents she could face up to two years in jail charges have also been filed against her mother and cousin.
pakistan has hit back at criticism from u.s. president donald trump accusing the country of deception in his first tweet of the year trump said the united states has foolishly given pakistan more than thirty three billion dollars in aid over the last fifteen years and they've given us nothing but lies and deceit thinking of our leaders as fools they give safe haven to the terrorists we hunt in afghanistan with little help no more in response pakistan's foreign minister said trump's trying to blame pakistan for the u.s. failure to win the war in afghanistan he said pakistan is ready to publicly provide every detail of the us aid that it has received. venezuela's president nicolas maduro has announced a forty percent increase in the minimum wage critics have a say to learning and to the country's soaring inflation expected to top two thousand percent this year but dura says his economic policies are not to blame but on the fault of the u.s. and its allies you will see a. lot of the money going on in twenty seventeen displacement of north american
imperialism this isn't on the front spearhead of economic aggression against our beloved people twenty seventeen beyond which our economic recovery began so attacks not currency sabotage of all industry electrical industry permanent efforts to prevent destabilisation recovery of the old price and the sanctions signed by the government of donald trump the former cleared located of the noble workers' country of venezuela. iceland has started the new year by becoming the first country in the world to legalize equal pay between men and women companies and government agencies now face fines if they can't prove pay equality firms with at least twenty five employees must have government certification of their equal pay policies iceland's been ranked by the world economic forum as the most gender equal country for the past nine years but in other countries well why discrimination is getting worse the world economic forum says for the first time since two thousand and six parity gaps widened in the workplace as well as in health education and politics well diane e.
pinned as a board member of the icelandic women's rights association she says previous equal pay laws have been unsuccessful. this legislation is basically a mechanism that companies and organizations that are. employing twenty five or more people so the employers have to evaluate every job that's been done and then they get a certification after they gone through the process if they are paying men and women equally so it's really just a mechanism to ensure that women and men are paid equally for their reaction has been a little bit makes during the last ten years now but i think now people are starting to realize that this is a systematic problem but we have to tackle me with new methods and i think
people are becoming more course of their members especially because i think women have been talking about this for decades. and i really think that. we have one is to raise awareness and we have mounted to get to the point that people realize that the legislation we have had the race is not working and we need to do something more. also to come here not just there including we'll tell you how children nuns undocumented migrants in the u.s. taking control of their own destiny plus. a modern germany is dealing with the architecture amendments of its nazi passmore not.
however the weather remains basically cold across much of north america new york having this case second coldest new year's eve on record that and that cold air is set to stay you can see how we call this weather system just a little way down across the deep south ashley and beyond that that's where we got the very cold air in place say temperatures struggling to get to minus three in the heat of the day that for dallas incredibly cold weather many of these places a good ten degrees below average temperature in new york of minus seven minus ninety the high in office when it's not looking too much better as we go on into choose daedalus with a high then of minus one degree celsius the must twelve target and also for all to where the mala areas further west getting up to around twenty three degrees here is dry but a fair bit of play out there to clouts into the southeast and cold in that cloud if anything will thicken up as we go on through the next dial test by wednesday everyone coming back into florida that eventually pushes way up the east coast with
that cold air in place we are looking at a fair amount of snow for many east and parts of the u.s. east of pos of canada too as we go on through this week with blizzard conditions certainly a possibility meanwhile we got the usual case of sunshine in showers across the caribbean they still winds pushing the heaviest shot was over towards central america. witnessed documentaries that bring your eyes. at this time on al-jazeera.
was. welcome back to other top stories here this hour the death toll after five days of anti-government protests across iran has reportedly risen to fifty two with a police officer now among the dead the rain in state media say that security forces stopped protest as trying to take up a police stations and military bases. israeli parliament has approved a bill requiring a two thirds majority to give up any part of jerusalem to the palestinians comes less than a month after u.s. president donald trump recognized the city as israel's capital. and pakistan as criticism from u.s. president donald trump who tweeted that the country has given nothing but lies and deceit in exchange for billions of dollars in aid it's not about him saying trump
is trying to blame pakistan for the u.s. failure to win the war in afghanistan. now a growing number of people seeking sanctuary in europe from war and poverty are risking their lives to cross the italian alps into france half of those making the journey are thought to be children or teenagers so the reports. over the last three months at least fifteen hundred migrants have embarked on this perilous track over the alps crossing from italy into france defying freezing temperatures and heavy snow rescue workers say they're totally ill equipped for the arduous journey around a dozen migrants reach france every day but some won't make it mountain guide say they will perish in the attempt to reach france rescue workers expect to discover the bodies of african migrants when the snow melts in the spring is smile and now is seventeen years old from guinea. for more it wasn't easy at all for me because the trip was long and also it was the first time i saw the snow i was very tired i
didn't feel my feet anymore but we arrived in the shelter where we made a fire and we took arrest and then we restarted to walk and it wasn't easy i didn't believe that we would arrive here. alberto ribena is deputy commander of alpine rescue coordinating efforts to bring the stranded people off the mountain. wanted are not that we get phone calls almost all of them during the night we find groups of people for five or six people who are really badly equipped have nothing to protect themselves from the cold no gloves no scarves no hats we even find people with no shoes. the shelters a start by local volunteers they're offering what help they can to a constant flow of migrants cooking a hot meal and giving them a chance to sleep for a night in a warm place or a new religion we found people in the snow who had no shoes or just with a t. shirt the reason is that the african people have no idea how dangerous the mountain
is they have no idea at all and there is no letup to the number of migrants prepared to take this risk went to will last another three months taking its inevitable toll on those trying to start a new life on the other side of the alps sylvia lennon al-jazeera. now the clock is ticking for a program that protects people who enter the u.s. illegally as children from being deported last year president trump announced plans to phase out the scheme that led to protests from so-called dreamers fearing being forced out of the u.s. whether spent most of their lives but some of them allowed choosing to leave before they're pushed out to the galliano reports from monterrey in mexico there's not a single platform growing up in colorado kevin wehner always strength is going to college in the united states but there was one problem he was undocumented i ben was a student as a citizen i paid taxes i'm not a criminal and they're trying to treat me like a criminal like maybe it's not for me so i started exploring options in mexico
kevin is a dreamer born in mexico his family took him to the u.s. when he was just for almost twenty years later he felt his options there were exhausted. had registered for the obama administration's deferred action through childhood arrivals program or dhaka who should allow undocumented minors to stay without fear of deportation. with president trump announcing the programs and and with increased hostility towards immigrants kevin chose to leave he received a full scholarship to study business here at the university of monterey in northern mexico but i cannot say. that this color ship is assigned as a positive message for our competitors in the u.s. it says we recognize your belly as a mexican as a human and as an asset and we want you here in mexico for many dreamers there only references of mexico are of violence and poverty but increasingly institutions such
as this university are targeting these young men and women while they're still on the u.s. side of the border and they're hoping that by offering them attractive professional adage occasional opportunities they'll choose to realize their dreams here in mexico instead of the mexican government has announced a series of steps. says it will streamline the return of dreamers but it is the minutes but no funds have been allocated and some feel more needs to be done to make mexico more appealing than the u.s. a lot of people this year they're making and we know when we support them but at the end of the day a lot of people who are also things like problems like they are going to. lower our jobs. returning home especially after so long it's never easy but those who have done it say this is mexico's chance to shine just programmed to think that you're in the best and you're about to go to a third world country with no opportunities once i got here late like i am i'm
better than i was in the states now and i see more opportunity and that's that's my motivation and. mexico hopes kevin story can be repeated with thousands more dreamers arrive back home. al-jazeera monterrey mexico spain's foreign minister says the independence crisis has cost the economy more than a billion dollars raised again doors told spanish radio but a slowdown in catalonia is growth is being felt across the country the region accounts for around a fifth of spain's gross domestic product in october spain was plunged into a constitutional crisis when council and politicians declared independence from madrid following an alkaloid referendum. south korea's president says improving relations with north korea goes hand in hand with its nuclear program. made the comment following kim jong un's new year address which raised the possibility of talks the north korean leader said he hopes ties with seoul would improve but he also warned washington that he has weapons capable of reaching the u.s.
mainland and that the launch button is on his desk. thousands of people have marched in hong kong at what they say is china's tightening grip on the territory that accuse beijing of eroding freedoms which were guaranteed when british colonial rule ended twenty years ago i'm just giving the pollen the reports many fear the year ahead will be another disappointing one for the democracy movement defend hong kong the theme for this year's rally those taking part say the protest has particular resonance after year when people's rights were violated repeatedly israel because about history because. we see there with the torah the asian news in the rule of law in hong kong so we believe we should stand here to protest the future of the various posters depict their grievances they are protesting against the jailing of three young pro-democracy student leaders and also condemning
a change in legislative council procedures that would enable the government to push through unpopular loss without opposition and they are angry at a plan that could for the first time allow mainland chinese law enforcement officials to operate on hong kong soil i'm afraid at a pop up becoming and other parts at china. where you are just as directly got on top by the government that there isn't anybody don't know not anything else so i want all cost freedom prints to. come out in march like this would be unthinkable elsewhere in china where the government cracks down harshly on any kind of dissent but with new security last proposed unlikely to be implemented next year many fear that they will not be able to express their anger or criticize the government so openly in the future but there are those who feel beijing has hong kong's best interests at heart dozens of people held their own rally holding up hong kong and china flags they say they represent many in the city who would rather stay out of
politics. people like susan kwan who has been running this two food shop for forty five years business is brisk on the first day of twenty eighteen for the sixty four year old she says hong kong people have a lot of freedom and democracy shouldn't be a priority i don't know if you've got that china is a very strong country we should accept them if you haven't done anything wrong there's no need to be scared of the chinese government. the rally entered civic square with protesters surrounded by police they are defiant almost euphoric to be here in front of the government offices which had been closed to the public for nearly three years this is where the landmark twenty four thousand pro-democracy occupy movement began and this is where in the past activists have held rallies and one against the government they hope it's a sign the twenty eighteen will be a year when the government will listen to their concerns if you go palin are jazeera hong kong well the chinese ban on importing twenty four different types of
foreign waste has come into force china has been the world's biggest waste importer for decades but the government now says it's led to many environmental and health problems because of toxic materials like mercury and lead the bans are expected in the many countries struggling to cope with their waste. and in the next part of our series looking ahead to twenty eighteen we report from russia which is pairing to host the football world cup in just of a six months event gives russia the chance to showcase itself in a positive light at a time when it's under western sanctions and in the shadow of a sports doping scandal really challenge reports from moscow. empty stadiums often have an atmosphere of expectation about them they need the rule of a crowd to bring them alive and moskos luzhniki stadium fresh from a complete refit is waiting for the biggest footballing spectacle of them all and ice is the direct construction took about three years then tackle of it had to be demolished except for the external walls the statue huma's
a high technology facility the base has natural grass with a special ventilation and a heating system and there are more than sixty five kilometers of engineering cubes under. the readiness of russia's twelve world cup stadiums is facing the usual pre-con petition scrutiny your cats are in berg's temporary stands raise concerns a few months ago assures us everything will be fine all together they'll be seven matches played here luzhniki including the opening match the semifinal and the final itself together with the olympics the world cup is one of the two biggest sporting events in the world which makes it not just about football but about politics to. the glory of russia's last big sporting bonanza barely lasted beyond the closing ceremony two thousand and fourteen winter olympics in sochi were tarnished first by russia's military involvement in ukraine and then
a widespread doping scandal so providing everything goes well this summer the world cup is an opportunity to mend russia's reputation somewhat and it happens to be a presidential election year two persons extremely tremendously important for russia. use russia as empire of. military force and. to lesser extent economic force political force. sports means kind of a war fare for the salutes national pride matters hugely in russia particularly with many people left poor up by the recent recession in a wintry central moscow they dare to hope. of course we believe in our football team we believe in our victory state you know we will i am for the finals we are supporting them we believe in them this is our russia summer can't come soon enough
rory chalons al-jazeera moscow. and in part three of us series we'll be looking at the upcoming winter olympic games in south korea and safety concerns about the host town not far from north korea's border that's on wednesday here not just their new rules making it legal to buy marijuana for recreational use have been introduced in the u.s. state of california customers were queuing up when they shop in oakland opened at six am waiting for their first chance to buy the drug legally without a medical prescription about ninety stores were allowed to start selling cannabis on new year's day no licenses have been issued yet in los angeles and san francisco but they're expected to follow later in the year germany is renowned for new thinking in design and architecture but among the buildings that dominate the skyline in the capital of those built during the time of the nazis al jazeera was dominant came to the legacy of that period's architecture and how modern germany has learnt to live with it. in modern times this is the home of the heritage
bellina football team but others it's the olympic stadium from the one nine hundred thirty six games of the many buildings that were thrown up during the one nine hundred thirty s. and forty's this is one of the best preserved the pride and joy of the nazi regime it offered hitler an opportunity to show the world what he considered to be the wonder of his racist ideology one that had grandiose building planners but which modern architects say was doomed to fail didn't. resonate never succeed and if you want to see if you want to try to build dresses that cannot succeed as well it's impossible the idea is so stupid so the architecture was very off those stupid as well but it's not just sporting venues that have survived germany's transition from dictatorship to democracy the modern federal finance ministry building occupies space that was once home to nazi germany's air force or loved.
professor has been is the curator of the berlin state monuments office he explained that after world war two germans felt it important not blindly to destroy everything that the nazis had created. i believe if you were to destroy remove the buildings erase them one would deprive society of the options on account of their own history we have to understand the past we also must criticize the past we need to do better to not want to repeat at tempelhof airport predated hitler's coming to power but was revamped international socialism to have a larger than life effect on passengers who used it its post-war usage so it gained world attention as a key venue for essential goods during the berlin airlift of the late one nine hundred forty s. now it is used as a temporary home for people who have come to germany fleeing war zone. in recent
times architects have tended to agree that of the buildings that survived world war two it is the olympic stadium that is the most remembered the flame which lit up this architectural wonder of a stadium is long dead as is the regime which built this entire stadium but democratic germany believes that there is a place in society for some of the nazi era architecture but securely as a warning from history of the dark past dominant kain al-jazeera at the olympic stadium in berlin. recap of the top stories here on al-jazeera the death toll after five days of anti-government protests across iran has reportedly risen to fifteen with a police officer among the dead iranian state media say that security forces stopped armed protesters trying to take of a police stations and military bases israeli parliament has approved
a bill requiring a two thirds majority to give up any part of jerusalem to the palestinians it comes less than a month after u.s. president donald trump recognized jerusalem as israel's capital mama jump jhoom as more from west to islam. at its core this new law would require that eighty of one hundred twenty knesset members or a full two thirds of the knesset would now be required to approve any future legislation that would attempt to divide jerusalem essentially that would ensure that jerusalem would remain off of the negotiating table when it comes to any future peace talks of course that would complicate an already very complicated situation israeli prosecutors have charged a palestinian teenager on twelve separate counts off the she was film stopping and kicking two israeli soldiers in the occupied west bank sixteen year old i had to me was arrested two weeks ago after the video was posted online and remains and attention she could face up to two years in jail charges have also been filed against her mother and cousin. pakistan has hit back at criticism from u.s.
president donald trump who tweeted that the country has given nothing but lies and deceit in exchange for billions of dollars in aid as nama bags of to sing trumpet trying to blame pakistan for the u.s. failure to win the war in afghanistan south korea's president says improving relations with north korea goes hand in hand with its nuclear program moon jane made the comments following the north korean leader's new year address which raised the possibility of talks kim jong un said he was open to dialogue for north korean athletes to take part in the winter olympic games iceland has become the first country in the world to legalize equal pay between men and women the nations ranked by the world economic forum as the most gender you cool country new rules making it legal to buy marijuana for recreational use have been introduced in the u.s. state of california about ninety stores were allowed to start selling cannabis on new year's day but those were the headlines the news continues here on al-jazeera
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