the chechen president royalty the crown. and orchestrate of the war. in the dark anyone who dares to run and run. and continue tale of repression chechnya war without trace at this time on al-jazeera. this is al-jazeera. hello i'm down in jordan this is the al-jazeera news hour live from doha coming up in the next sixty minutes i really believe they are sincere i hope this ensure we're going to soon find. cautious optimism from the u.s.
as north korea says it is willing to discuss ending its nuclear program. another top aide in the trump administration is calling it quits economic adviser gary cohn is resigning of the disagreements over try tariffs. russia offers to allow rebels in syria's eastern ghouta to leave the area which has been on the government bombardment for more than two weeks. and the u.k. threatens to take whatever steps are necessary moscow's behind the suspected poisoning of a former russian spy. welcomes the program hopeful and skeptical that's how the trumpet ministration is reacting to north korea's announcement that it's willing to discuss suspending its nuclear program and begin talks with washington where the u.s. state department confirmed it will hold a meeting with south korea later this week to discuss potential denuclearization talks with pyongyang the north and south of agreed to hold an historic summit next
month u.s. president donald trump welcomed the news saying he believes the north motives for the talks a genuine. i think that they are sincere but i think they're sincere also because the sanctions and what we're doing with respect to north korea including you know the great help that we've been given from china and they can do more but i think they've done more than certainly they've ever done for our country before so china has been a big help i think that's been a factor but the sanctions have been very very strong and very biting and we don't want that to happen so i really believe they are sincere i hope they're sincere we're going to soon find out all right mcbride joins us now from the south korean capital seoul rob so how is all of this being viewed from south korea and from its regional neighbors. there is a general sense of optimism here a widely held belief that this is
a breakthrough or at least an opening the start of something that should certainly be built upon supporters of the ruling party here are calling it historic the opposition conservative parties are far more circumspect or in some cases downright opposed to all of this there is a suspicion from more conservative elements here that this is still a deception by north korea that it is a way of them trying to divide the international community ranged against them also a way of trying to get around the sanctions of course if you are more of a hard line conservative here in south korea you will believe that all of this opening up by north korea is not because of some new found sense of bonamy it is because the sanctions are beginning to bite and that now is not the time to play nice there is also a sense of caution from neighbors such as japan the japanese defense minister has
asked what the intentions are of north korea wanting really to see some sort of concrete progress on denuclearization the other important player here is of course china their position is far more welcoming as one of the few allies that north korea has in the world it is fallen upon china really to drive home these sanctions they will be relieved if this process leads to the lifting of that burden on them certainly this process has begun with an initiative from south korea but taking it forward there is a lot of speculation that china given its very special position may indeed facilitate talks if they take place between north korea and the united states the envoys of south korea who have come back and brokered this agreement they eventually will visit china and japan to explain the details of the agreement but as we've heard there. their first stop will be the united states that will be
a much tougher sell trying to get the americans on board but everybody agrees that when it comes to that the actual issue the nitty gritty of denuclearization it really is not going to be achieved by smiles and summits from south korea it really is going to take the united states with some hard nosed negotiating sitting down at a negotiating table with north korea there rob thank you well even foster carter is a research fellow in modern korea at leeds university he says the recent talk show a shift in south korea's policy towards the north i think it's so hard to read kim jong un and s.s. why i think it's a really helpful that some south koreans have gone and actually met him and have a chance to see what he is like but i think maybe at some level he gets it there are differences north korea has made self because of its nuclear missile development a global look at the local threat so now the u.s. will strike i mention is just as important as the into korean damage that's very frustrating for south korean president when you're in because of course the u.s.
is a close ally life but he's a veteran of the sunshine era he went to pyongyang as a chief of staff to the then south korean president and he wants to south korea back in the driver's seat i would say he's done that really very much hope that the old trump who is rather hard to predict shall we say on many things will just give the south koreans you know some time meanwhile the u.s. has imposed further sanctions on north korea over the death of kim jong un's half brother the state department concluded that pyongyang used a banned chemical agent to assassinate kim jong nam the north korean leader has a strange half brother was killed in malaysia last year. a top economic adviser to the white house has announced he's stepping down gary cohn is the latest in a string of resignations plaguing the trumpet ministration cohn was a key architect of the country's twenty seventeen tax reforms is also a vocal critic of trump's controversial tariffs on steel and other media roles in jordan joins us live now from washington d.c.
rosen so what more do we know about gary condit resignation and why he decided to quit now well there are people who had been critical of mr cohn because after the deadly neo nazi march and riot in charlottesville virginia last summer the president basically came out and said that both sides both the neo nazis who were protesting as well as the people who were protesting against them both sides had done things wrong and people felt that the president was in fact endorsing white supremacy and neo nazi ism and that gary cohen as a jewish american should have stepped aside then in fact it was reported that he was seriously considering stepping aside but then decided to stay on certainly the terror of issue is much more serious because that goes to the very heart of the u.s. economy its ability to trade goods with other countries in a way that doesn't cost the u.s.
economy too much money and of course there's now fear that is going to be the case we don't know when gary coleman is leaving but certainly it's been a lot of discussion here in washington today this is the u.s. president. the white house has a tremendous energy and we have tremendous talent you know they'll be people i'm not going to be specific but they'll be people that change they always change sometimes they want to go out and do something else but they all want to be in the white house so many people want to come in i have a choice of anybody i could take any position in the white house and i'll have a choice of the ten top people having to do with that position everybody wants to be there and they love this white house because we have energy like rarely before now later this evening the u.s. president did tweet out that apparently he does have someone in mind to replace gary cohen he's not dropping any hands about whom that who that person might be it
could be a noted economist it could be a noted businessman or investor we'll just have to wait to see but again gary condit will be leaving the white house after a little more than a year on the job at least he can say that he helped push through a big tax cut plan even though the plan itself is still very controversial rosen thank you. well the white house has had a revolving door among senior trump a since he assumed office there'd been no fewer than eighteen high profile departures just days after trump was sworn in acting attorney general sally ates was sacked for refusing to defend a proposed travel ban on people from six muslim majority countries and within the first month national security adviser michael flynn resigned amid allegations he misled officials including the vice president about his ties with russia often ridiculed white house press secretary sean spicer resigned in july. chief of staff writes priebus was pushed out eight days later after months of infighting in the
west wing and yet another see the departure came a month later when chief strategist steve bannon left he since become the source of information for the controversial book fire and fury that exposed the inner workings of the trump administration and last month rob porter resigned as white house staff secretary i mean allegations of domestic violence what brian darling is the president and founder of liberty government affairs that's a government relations and communications firm he joins us live now from washington d.c. brian so gary cohn had floated the idea of his resignation in the wake of those deadly charlottesville protests but do you think his resignation now will come as a surprise. no i don't think it was a surprise everybody knew that he was opposed to trump's tariffs and if you're working for donald trump you know that he campaigned on the idea of being tough on trade he was going to impose tariffs and he talked much about china dumping steel in the world markets and the fact that they subsidize much of their steel
production so i don't think it came as any surprise that he was going to impose those tariffs in after in the wake of the tax reform plan that gary cone played a big role in passing it seem like it was the right time for mr conan move on he just didn't seem to have a role in this administration going forward and as you say there were these reports that. cohen was unhappy with donald trump's tower of sunstein out of many him why was he against these proposals exactly well many conservatives and many free market individuals believe that tariffs are bad because terrorists will start a trade war ultimately tariff the cost of the tariff will be passed on to domestic consumers so american consumers will be paying higher for products that use aluminum that use steel like cars like aluminum cans now donald trump would say push back and say the only way to get these countries that heated trade is to
threaten a trade war is to threaten higher tariffs and if it results in lower tariffs of these other countries that's good for america that's good for manufacturing let me get a final thought from you i think we've all lost count of the number of high profile departures from the trump ministration last week we had hoped picks and there are still more rumors about john kelly and even jeff sessions are we likely to see more people going through the door do you think. i think that's a good bet i think it's a very good bet that we will see more people individuals leaving this administration henry mcmaster the president's national security advisor has been widely perceived to be the next one to go and donald trump has set a record for having a revolving door but that's just the way he runs and his administration i think it's natural for him to do that but it's unusual for most presidents to have such a revolving door in the white house brian dowling thanks for talking to al-jazeera thank you. all right plenty more ahead on the news hour including there are reports
of so-called. presidential campaign has given evidence to the special prosecutor. argentina's legislature takes a major step in the fight to legalize abortion. and it was a terrible day. for the new season. coming up later. russia's military has offered a guarantee of safe passage to syrian rebel fighters and their families if they leave eastern ghouta but for the rebels as a matter of trust. escalating the fighting and ignoring a temporary truce airstrikes killed at least people on tuesday the latest from beirut in neighboring lebanon. the latest bombing campaign. into its third week. with the number of civilians killed is climbing.
away. from the. civil defense volunteers are overwhelmed now. to stop the war russian military commanders say they will guarantee safe passage out of the besieged for rebel fighters. immunity for all fighters who choose to leave personal weapons and with their families is government you did by the russian center we call upon the leaders of all the illegal groups to make everything possible to with the civilians from suffering and secure unobstructed delivery of humanitarian aid to. the hundreds of thousands of people who are trapped. many refusing to. territory because of the lack of security guarantees the pro-government ally. blames the rebels for preventing civilians from leaving and holding them as human
shields the rebel factions deny that and accuse russia of insisting on military escalation and force displacement what is known as the revolutionary leadership announced general mobilization to defend the cities and towns of eastern huta. that this unite and forget the differences of the past the world with your steadfastness and perseverance with all your sacrifices during these hard victories near many many requests to join so we opened many recruiting centers for volunteers and the should be the opposition has lost ground in recent days rebel defenses collapsed in the eastern side of the enclave the fighting hasn't yet reached heavily populated areas but pro-government forces seem to want to avoid direct combat the strategy appears to involve surrounding the main towns and cutting rebel supply lines to force a surrender that is what they did in the battle for aleppo they laid siege to the
rebel controlled east of the city for months and then they launched an all out military campaign it was only when the rebels found themselves trapped in a small pocket of territory that they agreed to leave with their families many others left with them particularly those involved in opposition activities. the people of eastern huta fear the same fate doctors civil defense volunteers media activists are all considered terrorists by the government they don't want to be forced from their homes but the likelihood is increasing dozens are killed every day the suffering is only getting worse. said of. beirut. an advisor to the united arab emirates with ties to several of president donald trump's aides has reportedly given evidence to the f.b.i. it's part of the probe of alleged foreign meddling in the twenty sixteen election the new york times is reporting that george nate is cooperating with special
counsel robert muller's investigation and gave testimony last week to a grand jury that says native attended secret meetings between and there are two officials and trump associates during the presidential transition but joining us now on skype from fairfax virginia is josh and he's executive director of the arab center of washington as well to the george neda personally let me ask you sir reports that george neda has testified now before a grand jury what do you think are the implications of this now significant is this case i think it's very significant or could be even much more significant. as we see more details coming out of this investigation basically implying is that there has been. another government aside from russia to try to intervene if you will in the election process because these contacts started during the twenty sixteen campaign seems to be an attempt by the united arab emirates to influence
the results of those elections and to try to develop is special relationship with the incoming administration so who is the pressure on most t.v. i mean neda must be feeling the heat at the moment but is it on donald trump or the u.a.e. or even both. well i think both there is no doubt this is very embarrassing for the administration how could show that we should figure like george notter who basically has been known. to be more of a political a slur if you will how did he manage to penetrate the highest levels of the campaign at the time and get to meet with people like ben and through and friends on behalf of the transition team and to connect them with a foreign government assuming that he was paid probably by that foreign government or some of its actors this is definitely embarrassing to the president but it's also embarrassing to another who kind of you know made
a living out of such shenanigans and washington d.c. he's not the only one known him for more than i would say twelve to fifteen years washington is full of characters like that. basically trying to present themselves as brokers if you will and this has all this implications for the president's son and no jarid push to could he get sucked deeper into this i think he could once we know a. stew for example who arranged these meetings and for what purpose i'm talking about first the december sixteenth meeting in which there was a team from the emirates headed by the crown prince of. the emirates. and hiding that meeting from the existing administration at that time the obama administration and meeting with these key
officials of the. team for what purpose i mean that's probably what the investigation is focusing on on what were the results of these meetings. thank you for talking to al-jazeera. my pleasure if you now the u.k. says it will respond robustly if russia is found to be behind the suspected poisoning of a former double agent x. russian intelligence officer was found unconscious on a bench in southern england on sunday along with his thirty three year old daughter moscow has denied any involvement in the barker reports from salzburg a police cordon surrounds the scene where surrogates cripple and his daughter yulia were found fighting for their lives the bench where they were sitting is covered by a forensic tent nearby police have set up an investigation unit c.c.t.v. footage shows the pair shortly before they became critically ill after exposure to
an unknown substance they remain in intensive care in hospital this is been a fast paced investigation and our focus has been on trying to establish what has caused these people to become critically ill and whether or not criminal activity has taken place. in london the british foreign secretary promised a robust investigation he threatened to extend sanctions against moscow if it turns out the kremlin's to blame no i'm not not pointing fingers because we can't this is because you don't sound point fingers i see governments around the world that tent to take innocent life on u.k. soil will go either unsanctioned or unpunished two police officers have also been treated for minor symptoms of contamination but were later discharged the authorities say there is no known risk to the public the possible by who called the emergency services so the two were in
a semi paralyzed state vomiting and foaming from the mouth before passing out yulia scribble was then airlifted to hospital her father sergei followed by road. sixty six year old surrogate's cripple was a retired military intelligence colonel this is the moment he was arrested by russian security services he was jailed for thirteen years by moscow for passing the identities of russian agents working in europe to british intelligence it was released during a high profile spy swap in two thousand and ten one of four prisoners released in exchange for ten russian sleeper agents planted in the u.s. he was later flown to the u.k. where he's been living this is an image of yulia scripts while she is in her early thirty's and was visiting her father from russia the mystery poisonings led to comparisons with the two thousand and six killing of former russian agent alexander litvinenko he died in agony twenty three days after drinking tea laced with
radioactive polonium one of his suspected killers and look of oil is now a russian m.p. immune from prosecution an inquiry into the death concluded the president vladimir putin probably approved the killing police say they're keeping an open mind over what happened here british counterterrorist specialists have now taken control of this fast paced investigation the life of a russian double agent is fraught with danger needs barkha al-jazeera solsbury well the russian embassy in the u.k. has responded to johnson's comments writing we are impressed by the statement of the foreign secretary in parliament today the foreign secretary spoke in such a manner as if the investigation was already over and russia was found responsible for what had happened in salzburg well bill browder a prominent critic of president putin has accused the kremlin of killing a number of its enemies including his own lawyer surrogate magnitsky in a russian prison in two thousand and nine. it's clear that something very dramatic
happened based on the chronology of events and you had this man walking along the street with his daughter and then twenty minutes later they were found both in a state of unconscious and apparently in critical condition and so it's it's quite alarming it's not clear what was used on them what they were exposed to and i'm comforted by the fact that the that the police are taking are treating this as a as a terrorist incidents in the sense of the end anti terror unit from from the metropolitan police to look at this because that means that we're not going to end up in some stupid situation where they destroy the evidence before trying to figure out what happened the main thing that they've done horribly wrong is that there was a similar murder which took place here alexander litvinenko in two thousand and six and it has since been determined that this was a murder that was organized by the kremlin and it was it was determined by a high court judge and one would think that if if if
a high court judge has come to a verdict that there was a russian government assassination of a british citizen on u.k. soil that there would be consequences to the russian government for organised and organizing them are but there have not been and so i would say that we don't know what happened to surface cripple but what i can say is that the duty of care is not just to him but it's to everybody who has a beef with russia which is to create consequences for russia as they don't feel like the welcome mat is open for them to do their hits on u.k. soil. time for a short break here now does iraq when we come back. one hundred thomas in the rural heartland of australia i'll be explaining why for farmers here the new c p t p p trying to one without the united states is beyond even that while the story. out of china encourages a return to rural areas to reduce poverty we go inside the lives of beijing's of the pool. and sports serena williams steps up her preparations for
a return to top level singles action for the state. from a fresh coast to breeze. to watching the sunset on the australian outback. hello there we're seeing some very heavy rain over parts of china at the moment the system is giving us some very wet weather from shanxi all the way up to and when a very heavy downpours here over the system gradually slips a little bit further towards the south as we head into thursday so bringing a real noticeable change in the temperature though for us in shanghai eleven degrees will still be on maximum temperature so feeling quite cool if you're actually the wind over the towards the south there's plenty of showers here but most of them at the moment are in the southern parts of om up further north it looks fine and dry for us across many parts of the philippines and that's the way it should stay as we head through wednesday just the outside chance of a shop hot if you're in the east more wet weather though across parts of borneo
those showers still with us as we had three thursday and i think on thursday we'll also season particularly heavy showers over parts of java the lot of we head out towards the west that's plenty of dry weather to be found here but they to system just edging away towards the east now so most of us in a pool through india and into pakistan should be dry and the weather quite quiet at the moment in the far south across parts of sri lanka this just the chance of one or two showers here but i think by and large most of us will get away with a dry day here in doha no massive change for us over the next few days a staying pretty warm if you're out in the sun or talk temperature is about thirty one degrees. the weather sponsored by qatar and race. winning the will of the people hinges on the mass media state p.r. machine is going to overdrive. but just who is going fill in saying. we just don't know yet where the lines will be drawn between what can be said and
what conduct that. some journalists decided to sacrifice their integrity for outside the polling the media opinion the listening post but based time on al-jazeera. with bureaus spawning six continents across the globe. to. al-jazeera has correspondents live in green the stories they tell. us about it. al-jazeera fluent in world news.
welcome back a quick recap our top stories here on al-jazeera donald trump says he believes north korea's willingness to discuss ending its nuclear program is genuine the u.s. has confirmed it will hold a meeting with south korea later this week to discuss potential denuclearization talks with pyongyang the leaders of south and north korea are also set to meet a historic summit next month. top white house economic adviser gary cohn has announced he's stepping down as the latest in a string of resignations plaguing the trumpet ministration come as a vocal critic of trump's controversial tyrus on steel and i live in the. russia's military is offered a guarantee of safe passage for syrian rebel fighters and their families if they leave eastern into the rebels are accusing russia of escalating the fighting and ignoring a temporary truce. talk court in brazil has rejected an attempt by former president lula da silva to avoid prison he's been sentenced to twelve years behind bars for
corruption the superior court of justice rule can be arrested if the jail term is up held an appeal the ruling cost for the doubt of his bid to run the presidential election was convicted last year for accepting a luxury apartment from a construction company involved in a massive corruption scandal. lawmakers in argentina have introduced a bill to legalize abortion currently the only allowed when the mother's life or health is in danger or if the pregnancy is a result of rape to raise a bow reports of what is ours. so. green bandanas have become the symbol of the fight illegalize abortion in argentina. on tuesday there were hundreds of them when the bill was presented in congress. this is the seventh time we've presented this project and for the first time it will be debated in congress that's why we're happy and it includes the possibility of having an abortion until fourteen weeks of
pregnancy we've been fighting for years for something like this to happen abortion is illegal in argentina in most cases but the health ministry says that between three hundred seventy and five hundred thousand planned this time abortions are carried out every year we maybe in argentina are not fully addressed come being detained if they have an abortion but also thousands of them are hospitalized every year because of complications with the procedure and that's why women here i demanding the legalization of abortion because based on women's lives i risk that funding for the first time in this country's history abortion will be debated in congress over seventy congress men have already signed the petition. and move that people. are celebrating this. they're part of an aid group that assists women. who want to have an abortion information and help if something goes wrong. but if it
isn't some poor areas women end up going to appease to get rid of the baby easily they know it's unsafe what we try to do is give them information and put them in touch with people that could help them if they have complications. the main opposition in argentina is the catholic church and it's not clear yet whether the abortion project will get enough votes to become a law. the fact that pope francis is argentinian has many wondering whether the church will get involved in the debate. danny says it's time legislators put their religious beliefs aside and start looking at argentina's dramatic health indicators that showed that candace tine abortions ira leading cause of maternal mortality in the country or. legalizing abortion would mean that i wouldn't see women here in the hospital with the complications that we see today that would make the doctor go to the pharmacy and then they can have a private abortion at home. the debate will begin later this month in congress and
it is expected to divide argentinean society those supporting the bill say they will continue to fight for a right babe believe it will save many lives to do so will want to cite is. the revised trans-pacific partnership trade deal was signed in chile this week the united states pulled out of the original agreement and some see that as a problem well the initial accord was signed two years ago twelve countries bordering the pacific ocean together they represent around forty percent of the world's total economic output to people aim to lower or get rid of tariffs on most goods and services it would have created a single market similar to the european union but after seven years of talks it still can't be ratified because president trump withdrew the u.s. from the deal last year. well for farmers in australia the absence of the us provides an opportunity for thomas reports from painter these
cows are pregnant when they have that call most of the male ones will be fat and then slaughtered for the beef this week signing of the comprehensive in progressive agreement the trans-pacific partnership or c p t p p trade deal means import tariffs on australian beef will full well that will impact different cuts of those cobs go the kidneys and the livers and things like that could end up. in japan for sure all of the hard not end up somewhere else there's a possibility that animal feed and african. it could be world travel could turn into a pretty good thing simpsons wife lobbies for the agriculture industry years of work seem to have paid off in twenty sixteen after twelve countries agreed in principle to an initial t p p agreement then the huge emotional rollercoaster happened donald trump comes in suddenly you know expectations squashed but then c.p.t. p.p. between all the initial signatories except the united states rose out of the t.p.
he's ashes and for australian agriculture it may be better than the initial deal for australian farmers the new trans-pacific partnership without the united states is the best of both worlds increase the mom for their exports through tariff reduction without a big competitor on the supply side representatives of agricultural industries can hardly hide their lights are you feeling sorry for your american counterparts relying on them now we're never laugh when we face a number of common challenges. that harmonize ation of trade into other markets so we're more closely aligned and people might think however in the case of tape a lever and we certainly were disappointed not to have them at the table from a grand perspective for australia's economy as a whole it's more complicated the new deal is projected to raise australia's g.d.p. by no point five percent by twenty thirty the initial one including the united
states would have risen it by no point six percent and having the us in the deal might have led to other big benefits the whole point of the team was always to attract more members within the asia pacific region into their grouping and as your track more members the market access benefits of course start to grow us again still the largest the world's largest economy having it in the t.v. if they would make a. free trade agreement a much more attractive proposition in other words these cows female cars cabs could have ended up in countries not yet part of any deal that now looks less likely andrew thomas al-jazeera prima. voters in sierra leone head to the polls late on a wednesday to choose a new president the leaders of sixteen political parties are vying to succeed the current leader. armitage supports now in the capital freetown. sierra leone civil war ended fifteen years ago. but fears of violence remain.
these women are campaigning for peace will vote. for them the violent clashes seen during electioneering are a major concern. others nationwide are cautiously optimistic. but come out of trucks five kilometers from home to this newspaper stand every day the businessman scans newspaper classified adverts for work. he says he's made up his mind of the particular candidate who he believes can turn things around but not everyone shares his confidence. in.
being so. easy. since she says she's going to vote anyway unemployment instead of your own is more than seventy percent many voters expect the next president to find a way to create jobs something that's not going to be easy at a time when the prices of the country's key exports. while some feel that leaders have lost touch with the people are those who were never becomes president would be a change for the better. but it reese. frito. your sexual state rex tillerson settings of africa his first official trip to the continent before leaving he announced five hundred million dollars in humanitarian assistance to several countries affected by conflict and drought if you have a chance. mr rex tillerson. eight days the u.s. secretary of state will visit the capitals of ethiopia kenya chad and in nigeria
rex tillerson says the u.s. wants to show its commitments to african development this administration six to deepen our partnership with africa with the name of making african countries more resilient and more self-sufficient the trip was first announced in january shortly after donald trump allegedly used a profanity to describe african countries other than about sentiments which the president denies having expressed this is one of the few on the record comments the president has made about the continent's have so many friends going to your country is trying to get rich and it's not clear that president shop has ever been to africa that he knows very much about the continent it all. and nor does he appear particularly interested in learning which is the great irony because for it ministration such as his which is trying to grow economic relationships around the world as a means of improving american businesses there is enormous opportunity at the state
department background briefing about to listen strip officials they were keen to emphasize the u.s. sees more in africa than u.s. corporate profits and military bases in fact u.s. officials criticize china and russia for exploiting the resources of african countries without giving back to the african people but while china has poured money into the development of african infrastructure and trade the u.s. under president obama massively expanded the u.s. is military and cia footprint throughout the continent and it is notable that while key african vacancies remain in the trump state department for example an assistant secretary to coordinate diplomatic policy the white house has managed to appoint a former cia official to be its senior director for africa but the five countries are fifty four trays in for to listen strip key to the u.s. is military strategy in. the region suggests here at least there will be continuity with president obama's african policies thank you for your very candid tension the state department says to listen is true it will be the first of many to africa but
there is a suspicion that the trumpet administration doesn't intend fully to engage with the continent diplomatically there's a debate as to whether that's necessarily a bad thing for african nations you have recounts the i'll just zero washington. for a second day protests have been held in italy over the death of a senegalese man in florence testers called on the city's man to seek justice for the man who was shot and killed by an italian police say the killing was not racially motivated and the man was going to kill himself but turned the gun on a stranger. meanwhile the anti immigrant party known as the leader or the league is now a dominant force in italian politics after winning the largest share in sunday's election their leadership says he's the only possible candidate for prime minister but there are fears increasingly xenophobic rhetoric from politicians is feeding into attacks on foreigners letting bobber imports from rome. a legal rally in the run up to sunday's election formerly the northern league it's grown from
a northern separatist movement to a nationwide populist party under matteo salvini and there's a familiar slogan with a clear subtext for the hundreds of thousands of migrants and refugees who've made italy their home morning because you know i mean. those that used to leak something clear italians first italians first. and it's that same slogan you can see on the banners of the extreme right like at this gathering in rome of the cars a pound of mint there was a small party and failed to win seats in parliament but their opponents such as these counter protesters say electoral success is not their only purpose and the. school in the most of them some organization is a hiding to surprising them selves to speaking about democracy but using words of hatred discrimination racism and carrying out aggression misunderstandings. one attack last month hit the headlines a gunman drove around shooting at african migrants in the central city of much errata wounding six of them when police arrested suspects look at trainee he had
the italian flag draped over his shoulders but inside his home they found nazi material. people who know him say trainee was a league party candidate in local elections before turning to the neo fascist group fortson over as well as cause a pound here in the capital the bangladeshi community is one group that's been targeted more than seventy bangladeshis many of them street vendors have been beaten up in the last few years a sort of initiation rite for young fascists activists this roam based journalist says the anti immigrant language that dominated much of the election campaign is having a knock on effect by using immigration and and the south is that that the extreme right fact is not just these two parties. the skin they are creating small groups who grew. and grew part of it and make it into parties
like the leg and their electoral allies the brothers of italy deny links to neo fascist groups and have spoken out against physical attacks on foreigners but their detractors say they're knowingly creating hatred with dangerous consequences gently maybe present growing plants of fear in the country and often that immigrants don't report violent incidents because they might not have residents as well because they're scared that speaking out might have worse consequences. but tell yourself vini and his party are on the rise and expanding this support base but as attitudes harden against immigrants some fear that's already making life dangerous for minority communities here dean barber al jazeera wrote. the saudi crown prince mohammed bin salmonella arrives in the u.k. on wednesday ways expected to meet the queen and prime minister to resign may saudi arabia is a key trading part of a britain but there's opposition to closer ties between the two countries. explains . mohamed been some man is visiting london and he wants everyone to
know about it adverts like these have been placed across the capital portraying the crown prince as a friend of britain a reformist who's changing his kingdom for the better. the british government is rolling out the red carpet for m.b.a.'s as he's known in what's the thirty two year old's first official visit to the u.k. since being appointed heir apparent. britain is sol the second most important partner for arm sales and security with british companies selling billions of dollars worth of military equipment to the saudis the u.k. government which is preparing for post breaks its economy means to boost the amount of trade in other centers true. its why prime minister three's a may in foreign secretary boris johnson have both visited the saudi capital recently may's government sees it's in the u.k. has interests to do more business with the saudis and to have an even closer relationship with riyadh critics are opposed to that and there's major opposition
could in some months visit as well as how britain has cozied up to the saudis opponents accuse the saudis of killing thousands of civilians in yemen as well as committing widespread human rights abuses at home the leader of the opposition labor party germy corbin has called for a halt to all weapon sales with several other members of parliament also against m.b.'s his visit i think most people in this country and many following terry's probably majority of voluntary do not welcome this this despeaux in this country and in a good mistake this a lot is to get an audience with our head of state i think sends all the wrong signals it's legitimizing an illegitimate regime a despotic regime and we need to do better britain needs to do better. at some media conference by the stop the war coalition organizers announced a protest outside the prime minister's home in downing street they want to send the message to been salamanders hosts that this by the p.r. campaign patrolling came as a reformist they believe the saudi regime is an oppressive one the argument about
reform at the moment been so monday's a reform is a spin in the most superficial spin at that i mean the eighty's one of the most backward one of the most undemocratic one of the most brutal regimes in the whole world and at that level there's a very strong argument for saying that he shouldn't be he shouldn't be coming anywhere near britain aside from meeting britain's queen elizabeth and political leaders the crown prince and his delegation which includes several government ministers is due to meet the head of the bank of england and business leaders as well car inside the trade with the u.k. has estimated that's around eight billion dollars a year the british government is expecting the saudis to increase that took ten billion dollars annually mohamed been some man will receive a warm welcome at downing street by a british prime minister in need of money as she struggles with bricks it negotiations but across the road protesters will gather among them several members of parliament to the mts the visit they believe the ideals and principles of
freedom and human rights should not be forsaken no matter how much the saudis are willing to invest in the u.k.'s economy. and i just see it up from the. time for a short break and i'll just say that when we come back. if you are a victim of sexual abuse it's ok it's not your fault a lawyer has playoff gymnasts becomes the first man to accuse a jailed u.s. doctor of sexual abuse more than sticks.
welcome back. poor rural areas to move to cities but many migrants have gone to the capital beijing a struggling to cope with the high cost of living there reports. the youth zone you is having a good afternoon he reckons he'll have made around ten dollars by the end of it he collects discarded clothes plastic and scrap metal anything he can sell to recyclers. shows me his home a room measuring just over five square metres in the rent one hundred dollars a month to economize the electric heater stays off which means it's as cold inside as out. a dangerous mesh of exposed wiring loops around the room he washes outside where there's also a public toilet. the one my father had to share this bet was me last the sama
my children also visited all five of us have to live in this tiny room some of us have to sleep on the floor can you imagine five people squeeze in this room. he came to beijing almost ten years ago because there was no work in his home province of chandon his wife two daughters and a son are all in other cities he sees them just once a year. so i first daughter and my second daughter a both in college now the reason i'm working here is to save money for their education last the chinese new year i didn't go home because i didn't have enough money he's not bitter about his life and accept it's his choice to live this way poverty in china is defined as anyone living on around three hundred sixty u.s. dollars a year you makes twelve times that but in beijing costs are much higher than elsewhere
. his future though is now uncertain in recent weeks the homes of tens of thousands of migrant workers have been demolished on the grounds they violated safety codes for years china's rural poor have been encouraged to move into the big cities but here in beijing officials now want to cap the population of twenty three million and that's why so many migrant workers are being forced to leave kneel on the only i don't have any pension or medical care when i have to look after myself or with no one really cares about you or me to be honest i never thought about my future. china's economic transformation has for now passed him by down the road there's a new shopping mall and apartment complex aimed at beijing's permanent residence a world that you is unlikely to ever know adrian brown al-jazeera beijing
for a time for the sport on his far. thanks very much we start with football and european champions around madrid a book their place in the quarter finals of the champions league they beat p.s.g. five two on aggregate it's a big boost to boston indians the dan who's under pressure with real far off the pace in the league italo race liverpool are also through after beating porto five now on aggregate english premier league leaders manchester city are on course to reach the last eight they take on basel at home on wednesday with a four until aggregate lead their e.p.l. rivals tottenham are looking to complete an unlikely comeback weren't so project cino side escaped with a two two draw in turn against you in the first leg but that was after going down to a nail in the first ten minutes they take on a you've esai at wembley who are second in syria and are trying to complete trouble this season we nobody will we are going to play with this team. but
we are brave brave team billy bush did people. love the challenge and tourism must be challenge we are going to compete on the same time trying to enjoy it because it's a game. to enjoy. two time asian champions league winners show ever gran had to come from behind in an eight goal thriller to beat south koreans in the group stages having trailed to know in the first half they had their very own brazilian forward to thank were harder blurt scored four times it was a welcome comeback for ever grant who lost their opening match of the chinese super league season fourth was a real beauty as they went on to win the match five to three. saudi arabia's al hello and captures all ryan played out to a one one draw in riyadh the visitors scored four hours through the most senior. equalized with
a goal from the worry in fifty eight minutes twenty seventeen runners up allowed remain with out a win in the group have drawn all three of their games the saudis travel to doha for the return leg on march the twelfth. mclaren's preparations for the new formula one season have been majorly the rails as the final pre-season test a head of the new campaign got underway on choose days so full of van dorn's car suffered a battery problem compound and a dismal winter testing period for mclaren it was the third day out of a five testing sessions in which they've had to deal with it reliability problems less problems for four time world champion sebastian vettel the ferrari driver was quickest. mercedes was next fastest. the rival to formula one formulate unveiled a new car for the twenty eight thousand nine hundred season the new generation two car has gone through
a massive redesign it's faster and lasts longer so they'll be no need for made race car swaps the hope is the new look will increase formula e.'s modest fan base the fifth season gets underway later this year. this car we see the most as a weapon against climate change we need to change or see these when it became a reality we need to go electric and. goes all around the world promoting the guards and this is our work. for the next three seasons change the world will likely. the first man has come forward to accuse former u.s. gymnastics team doctor larry nasser of sexual abuse jacob moore says he was abused two years ago while being treated by nasser for a shoulder injury the eighteen year old is one of more than two hundred and fifty alleged victims of nasir who's already been sentenced to hundreds of years in jail i hope to god you know no one no one else is. or has been affected by this that
hasn't come out yet but. you know if they are out there that. you know i don't want them to be you know scared to come out because of you know this stigma that you know guys can be you know sexually abused or you know taking advantage of this serena williams has stepped up her return to competitive tennis with an apparent sign an exhibition tournaments in new york while he has appeared in the tie break tons ahead of her return to the pro tour six months on from giving birth to her daughter the twenty three time major tournament champion will play at the indian wells event in california i would first match that for when. you are going to make your way back starting next week and you've made it a point to set your expectations high which i love why well i think everyone should . high expectations you know you should always believe in yourself even if no one else does and if someone tells you no you just keep going and don't let that stop
you so that's kind of how i feel and that's the message that i'm spreading on this journey that and that's all your support for now more later all right that's it from me jane dutton is up next with more of the day's news stay with us to watch. the scene for us where they're on line what is american sign in yemen that peace is almost possible but in number happens not because the situation is complicated but because no one cares or if you join us on sept there are people that are choosing between buying medication and eating this is a dialogue i want to get in one more comment because this is someone who's an activist and just posted a story join the global conversation at this time on al-jazeera and monday put it well on the. u.s. and british companies have announced the biggest discovery of natural gas in west
africa but what to do with these untapped natural resources is already a source of heated debate nothing much has changed they still spend most of the days looking forward to for the dry riverbed like this one five years on the syrians still feel battered or even those who managed to escape their country have been truly unable to escape the war. a survivor of the genocide there are people who beg me to kill but when the suffering but it didn't have the heart has dedicated his life to searching the woods for bones of the victims of the srebrenica massacre. holding them here is that all. you know hope of finally laying the past to rest and giving peace to the victims' families because you need to if i could just find a finger i could bury him bone hunter at this time on al jazeera natural capital the capital which makes the creative. when nature is transformed into
a commodity big business takes a new interest buying landscapes protecting landscapes it's a phenomenal opportunity to be able to use a business model to achieve sustainability of nature but at what risk banks of course don't do that because they have at the heart protection of nature they do that because to see a business of pricing the planet at this time on al-jazeera. i really believe they are sincere i hope this issue will go soon find. cautious optimism from the u.s. as north korea says it is willing to discuss ending its nuclear program.