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to address a critical issue march on al-jazeera the continent of antarctica is facing multiple threats from climate change to overfishing tourism but now a campaign is underway to create the largest protected area on the remote waters of the wideouts sea stay with al-jazeera for a series of special reports from the greenpeace expedition to antarctica. u.s. president sets up his biggest gamble get agreeing to talks by may with the man he previously branded little rock. this as america's major trading partners condemn trump's new tariffs old steel and aluminum imports the e.u. says it's not afraid to retaliate.
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although i'm jim mcdonald this is al jazeera live from london also coming up the u.n. warns more than two million children are at risk of dying of malnutrition the democratic republic of congo. thirteen a drugs and to do much carrying food but no medical supplies despite more airstrikes it's in eastern full to the us. in this case you came to get you dismissed and kenya's president and opposition leader promised to unite the country at their first meeting since last year's elections. a very warm welcome to the program u.s. president donald trump has accepted an invitation from north korean leader kim jong il for a face to face meeting it's to men have agreed to hold the unprecedented talks before the end of may it's been brokered by size korea and has been hailed as a major breakthrough after months of the two men trading insults robot grade has
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morphed from china. this fast moving diplomatic saga has seen many extraordinary twists and turns then the announcement to beat them all south korea's special envoy emerged from a meeting with the u.s. president to reveal trump says yes to kim the president tried. reefing and said he would meet kim jong un by mail order to haunt the new priority. seizing the moment south korea's president in has been quick to credit both north korean and u.s. leaders or the trumpeter to no one denuclearization m.p.c. on the korean peninsula a beginning to be realized i believe the punk shanklin pics and paralympics as well as our endeavors for peace will help create a new global peace all the credit should go to those people around the world who wish for peace should you know. moon's liberal government says the way is now open
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to achieving denuclearization of the korean peninsula through peaceful means something almost inconceivable until recently but many conservatives say it's only been made possible by the u.s. threat of force so i think the south koreans and the north koreans kind of put their heads together and said well we need to come up with something otherwise we might all wind up having u.s. rockets landing in congo where they're acting out of fear or seeing an opportunity much credit will go to south korea. special envoys went to pyongyang on a mission of hope bringing back a landmark agreement and seoul exploited its good fortune in hosting the winter olympics just when the world needed a path to peace it's still early days but this is being seen as a major diplomatic achievement for south korean president moon jay in building on
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the goodwill of the winter olympics two remarkable effect as the paralympics get underway south korea will be hoping these games continue to work their magic as it did in the winter olympics north korea is sending a team of paralympians sport and politics mixing it seems with the beneficial outcome at least they are dialing less talking to each other then in all i think sport playing their part in nor putting the door from then on it's up to the politicians until now south korea's politicians and diplomats only have to plan for the agreed into korean summit at the panmunjom truce village at the end of april a first in eleven years now they face the prospect of a first ever summit between north korean and u.s. leaders rob mcbride al-jazeera south korea or china is officially welcoming jim brann has the latest from beijing. i think china is very much sticking to the
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script the foreign ministry spokesman said on friday the china welcome these positive signals of course on thursday the country's foreign minister wang ye said that he wanted washington and pyongyang to hold talks as soon as possible the fact those talks could now happen within the next two months is a time line the beijing will be very comfortable with i think for china it is both good and bad bad because china doesn't want to be marginalized it doesn't want the united states to get all the glory and it also feels the china deserves credit for what it has done because it is china that has been enforcing sanctions against north korea china didn't want to do this it's always believed that the only way to bring about a lasting peace on the korean peninsula is through dialogue but now it's almost having to accept that in fact sanctions have worked here we have of course two of the world's most unpredictable leaders president trump and kim jong un and of course in today's politics two months is
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a very long time but if this event happens it's going to be an event laden with history the sort of history that accompanied president nixon's visit to china in one thousand nine hundred eighty two that led to the united states stablish ing diplomatic relations with china well christopher hill is the former u.s. ambassador to south korea he joins me now have yet skype from denver in colorado and christopher a very warm welcome to the program and as our piece said there first you know we saw them hurling insults at one another and now they're going to meet in this unprecedented fashion your take. well it is quite unprecedented i spent four years negotiating with the north korean koreans in my capacity as each head of the u.s. delegation to the six party talks and i tell you we've never had a day like today so this is quite unprecedented quite extraordinary and the question really is how much will president trump try to ensure that
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a meeting which is apt defter all the calling of the realm when you have a meeting with the president the united states whether that meeting will really lead to the full due to denuclearization that we all are demanding he if he has in mind just to sort of get together i think that's going to be very poorly received politically in this country so i think he's going to have to get his staff to work and they're going to have to figure out what the steps are they want to see coming from north korea they want to see what the north koreans expectations are from us and there's going to be an extraordinary amount of work in the coming couple of months where we know from some of the headlines that we're seeing christopher that is certainly in the u.s. media there saying that north korea made this move nab because they're acting out of fear i.e. that the pressure that donald trump has been providing has worked again you're told well as your setup piece of plies success has many fathers certainly donald trump
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will take a lot of credit for the fact that he has pushed very hard and so-called maximum pressure he's also made some threats against north korea and i would be remiss if i did say that he deserves some credit for that but at the same time i think china needs to be credited after all they've made some policy changes of their own and began to support a very tough sanctions policies in new york and then finally as you mentioned earlier i think the south koreans got a lot of credit for the diplomacy that they pursued president moon has the very nice. feature he always says the same thing to different people so there's no misunderstanding there so i think there's a lot of people can be patting themselves on the back for getting this far the big question though absolutely huge question is whether this can be this meeting this summit can be part of a process leading to folding denuclearization and as someone who spent four years
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of that i'm very aware it's very tough the north koreans agreed to do it in september zero five but by september of zero eight they weren't giving us a verification regime that could pass the gables test so i know that these things can get very tough and at the risk of stating the obvious the problems lie in the details at something so christopher if i can ask you what would good let you know front from now until may and the past affluence what would good look like if donald trump in this team were to handle this wow well i think good would look like a an agreement between the north koreans and the others and i suspect will want to keep the others involved that that is the six party process of good would look like an agreement on a timetable of denuclearization and a timetable of what the thing what things the united states by it might do certainly the north koreans will be looking for economic assistance that we're looking for energy assistance and they may actually be looking to see if they can
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push us troops off the korean peninsula which i think is a nonstarter but there needs to be an agreement on what the steps are how they stack up against each other in terms of getting them getting them implemented and if they had an agreement on that i think that would be maybe even better than good i don't think it's adequate for the president to go in there with some kind of agreement from the north koreans not to be testing nuclear weapons while he's talking to them so i think they need to go in there with a lot more than that so we'll see. christopher hill there former u.s. ambassador to south korea christopher thank you thank you very much and the world still producing nations are lining up to seek exemptions from the new u.s. tariffs on steel and aluminum imports president trump has already waive canada and mexico from the twenty five percent levy on steel and ten percent on aluminum that
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he signed off on thursday japan brazil argentina are still you and south korea have already said they will seek exemptions china steel industry is calling for their government to take retaliatory measures whilst the european union says they expect to be excluded well that is preparing retaliated we tariffs targeting products from swing states that help donald trump win the us presidency such as cranberries from wisconsin and orange juice from florida it's also putting pressure on the world trade organization to tom's tariffs unfair well the e.u. is the world's second biggest producer after china with an output of one hundred seventy seven million tons a year that's around eleven percent of global output but just five million tons of that is exported to the u.s. around one point five percent of it so why is the e.u. so concerned well it's worried it may become a dumping ground for still producers around the world would usually sell to the u.s. import surge would then drive down the price of steel and could cost tens of thousands
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of jobs in the industry and related sectors. we have been very clear that we think this is not your compliance with so we will go to possibly with some of the french we will have to protect our industry with rebalancing measures safeguards and we are also preparing a moment with the member states a list of rebalancing measures that could possibly enter into force that will not be the case of course because nobody has an interest of escalating the situation but we have to do that that is what went well paul brennan is following events the e.u. headquarters in brussels. the approach from here in brussels appears to be a pragmatic one of trying to work out exactly how donald trump's tariff imposition will work and whether or not the european union can negotiate for itself some kind of exemption from those tires what they're saying here in brussels is that the justification that don't trump is putting forward that there is a national security threat from europe or that the european steel producers are
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dumping subsidized steel into america simply doesn't stand up to scrutiny what they're saying as well is that it's not crystal clear how donald trump's door that's been left ajar to exemptions is actually going to work what they're absolutely clear about is that individual countries within europe will not be picked off by the u.s. for example donald trump appears to have a particular problem with german still produces the message from the european commission behind me in brussels at a news briefing which you've attended today is very clear you deal with the european union as a bloc as a trading block and they will have negotiate a solution to this if possible as a bloc. the un has warned that more than two million children in the democratic republic of congo are at risk of dying from acute malnutrition but three hundred thousand the fan left in the cast and were fighting between armed groups and forced millions to
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leave their homes over the past year u.n. humanitarian chief will meet donuts in the d.r. see next week well jan egeland is the secretary general of the norwegian refugee council he says the crisis in the diaz has been forgotten by the international community. i think the drama of the democratic republic of the congo is falling in the shadows of the horrific wars in syria and in yemen could the congo is and has become completely neglected and forgotten as a mega crisis indeed hundreds of thousands of children may starve to death when i was there just last month i could see a tremendous crisis with very little humanitarian response very different from syria or yemen where we do at least have a great humanitarian muscle we don't have that and praise for the congo isis
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claimed responsibility for suicide bomb attack on the afghan capital kabul several people were killed and many more wounded in the blast which happened near a crowd of shia protest as they were qur'an raising a political leader from the shia asara minority there's been renewed violence in eastern culture as relief workers trying to deliver aid the red cross says airstrikes hit the outskirts of too much justice thirteen of its trucks and at the time the largest and most populated of the rebel held claim the united nations says the shelling happened despite safety assurances from those involved in the conflict including russia turkish president reject tire bertalan says his troops have surrounded the northern syrian town of a frame and they will enter it imminently but. it's after the turkish military seize control of the key nearby town of gin dia's helping the troops advance turkey and allied syrian rebels trying to push kurdish fighters from the area. court in turkey has sentenced twenty five journalists to jail for alleged links to the
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network blamed for a failed coup in twenty sixteen this is the trial resumed a seventeen before so strong the news paper for many of these are pictures from the trial in september they face similar charges of allegedly a u.s. based muslim cleric who tulip blamed for the coup attempt prosecutors have also issued arrest warrants for two hundred forty three people including ninety two teaches their operations targeting suspected followers of mr. still to come this half hour. the president of the philippines needs to submit himself to some sort of psychiatric evaluation un human rights chief or greedo to tertius says richard good to terra team needs help he condemns his attacks on the u.n. officials in japan builds fifteen meter high tsunami defense walls but not everyone is happy with this protection all that more when we come.
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welcome back it's a largely fine picture across much of southern and eastern parts of japan through into taiwan over taiwan may see some patchy cloud fine across a good part of indochina central parts of vietnam still seen wanted to show is coming through and there's a head on into sunday not much in the way of any significant change across the region so fine across much of indochina look at thirty four degrees as a high in young gone now as we head across into south asia you still got a fair amount of cloud pushing towards southern parts of sri lanka so the risk of further showers here across the rest of india pakistan and the much of bangladesh where the conditions are dry and fine but you see some showers affecting parts of nepal but otherwise you look at highs of thirty two degrees in delhi rise in to thirty three as we head into sunday so across into the arabian peninsula and it's
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already pretty warm here temperatures of thirty degrees celsius jerry running about four to five degrees above what we normally expect at this time being that's really been the case through much of the winter and early part of the spring on the other side of the potential also looking pretty warm thirty six degrees there expected in mecca and some resort temperatures during sunday moving up into the violent region here we've got some pretty woman still for parts of iran and iraq highs of twenty four in baghdad. in a country beset by poverty and lack of infrastructure. sometimes we risk our lives in taking these roads risk saving lives is a dangerous job the vaccine chokes on a good twenty four hours there are patients waiting for this medicine to most people think life's worth risking their lives a week ago one of the gang stops some vehicles on the road but they can do it with one foot risking you don't get me at this time on al-jazeera.
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the lines at the top stories here on. u.s. president donald trump has accepted an invitation from north korean leader kim jong il for a face to face meeting before the end of may there are still producing nations are lining up to seek exemptions from the new u.s. tariffs on steel and aluminum imports president trump has already agreed to waivers for canada and mexico and the u.n. has warned that more than two million children in the democratic republic of congo are at risk of dying from acute malnutrition. can this president who kenya
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the main opposition need a ride have promised to begin a process of reconciliation is the pair's first meeting since last year's disputed election which was followed by widespread violence across the country well already this year a dentist for himself in a so-called people's president refused to recognize election when you when are kenyatta as head of state can. you just. yet. and that for this country to come together leaders must come together leaders must be able to discuss their differences you guys must be able to discuss freely and openly what is our country what. is the reason and the cause for ethnic divisions and fictions that we see a constituency the time has come for us to confront on his own or
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differences these differences of becoming too in things not to pinions agree on the origins of the differences and what they put in. millions of our children continue to be bone unmounted into these differences people are dying out of these differences my brother. and myself. therefore come together today to say this descent stops here or catherine so i as a live person i really have that path and so this means i was quite unexpected considering the hard line position is that both sides had taken so do we know war but what was discussed and how people react. you're right julie this meeting if you ask many kenyans right now including the opposition
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coalition partners of the opposition leader ilo dinner they will tell you that this has caught them off guard and as you mentioned because of the complete opposition to positions that they had taken who. had said that he will only talk to nasa about electoral reforms or the new election hooting out on the other hand said that no way we're not going to talk about elections act is over i'm only going to talk to someone who's going to talk about how we're going to develop the country so this meeting really has caught many people off guard it is it has come at a time that we didn't expect a toll and a lot of supporters particularly of the opposition that i talked to julie saying that they want to know more details about what exactly was discussed behind closed doors for example the issue of electoral reforms that ryle odinga has been very passionate about was that discussed the credibility of the presidential election
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and also importantly the issue of people many people who died in electoral in election violence how was that addressed will they see justice so people saying that going forward they want to really know and understand the motives behind this meeting but i also think that it has been partly timed to coincide with the arrival of the u.s. secretary of state rex tillerson the u.s. has been very critical on both sides about how they have handled the political situation in the country like in the leaders want to say look we have met the u.s. has also been pushing very hard for this dialogue so i think the two want to say look we have mapped we have agreed to bury the hatchet we are moving forward this is a democratic country we are ready to move on julie. catherine so i there live in nairobi katherine thank you. well earlier rex tillerson visited
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you boosie as part of his first official tour of africa to abilities a vital part of the u.s. is also an american military base that's useful operations in somalia yemen and then to piracy surveillance in the red sea last year china also opened its first military base abroad in djibouti as beijing and washington vie for influence in the region russian foreign minister minister sergei lavrov is in ethiopia where he's wrapping up his five day five nation tour of africa has confirmed moscow's support for africa to have a seat on the un security council that was your voice you city the most important thing is to raise that a presentation of the developing countries in the u.n. security council we are dealing to concede there and the option if only this option leads to a bit old consensus and in this sense yes we believe that nominations of india and
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brazil represent asia and south america these are good candidates but we do not think it is possible to expand the u.n. security council if this package does not include the issue of the african that it presentation to only if africa is that it presented we will be able to introduce an additional value to the un security council. qatar has complained to the un that an m.r.i. naval vessel intercepted and hijacked a qatari fishing boat doha says john you're the one thousand that's maritime surveillance system saw the amorality military vessel trespass into its waters then hijacks a fishing boat which was carrying eight indian nationals. britain has sent specialist troops to remove potentially contaminated objects from the english city of souls three were former russian double agent and his daughter were poisoned with
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a nerve agent home secretary amber rudd visited the scene on friday the target of the attack sixty six year old sarah discover powell and his daughter remain in intensive care sokol of twenty one three of them treated following the incident russia's foreign minister sergei lavrov dismissed u.k.'s warnings of retaliation as propaganda un's human rights chief suggested the philippine president should seek psychiatric evaluation say dr al hussein was referring to a court decision filed by were drug addicts or it is government last month which accused the un record store and others of being members of a key communist rebel group human rights watch says the allegations of put her and some six hundred other people in danger this is of course on acceptable for a special operator. acting hard for the international community whose expertise is sort by the human rights council to be treated in this way. who
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promote expect the human rights council to respond accordingly and read makes one believes that. the president of the philippines needs to submit himself to some sort of psychiatric evaluation this sort of this this sort of common read is unacceptable calm is returning to muslim neighborhoods in sri lanka's candy region after army reinforcements help to quell the violence security forces have managed to control the just small violence that hit the area earlier in the week many shops as well have now reopened they say they've arrested more than eighty people so far well the religious divide has grown and shrunk in recent years with the rise of buddhist nationalist groups who accuse minority miss them's of stealing buddhist temples or desecrated them. it's been seven years since japan was hit by an earthquake causing a tsunami to crash into its coastal cities more than twenty thousand people were
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killed now huge concrete walls are big built along parts of the coast to protect against huge waves but some say the new barriers are too high and could have an impact on tourism matheson reports. for fishermen atsushi frizzy to the open waters of the to hokkaido coast swelling beneath a hazy blue sky where he earns his living pulling oysters from the sea there. but when he returns to the shore the rolling hills of his home have been obscured by high concrete walls. i feel like i'm working inside a fence it feels like we're in jail even though we haven't done anything bad. in the two thousand and eleven earthquake and tsunami wave slammed into coastal cities two thousand people were killed in that sushi is home time the focus shima nuclear reactor was swamped leaking radiation into the surrounding land and sea their original tsunami barrier was just four meters high but the waves just swept right
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over it now japan is building sea walls fifteen meters high they offer more protection but not everyone thinks they're worth it she's gonna call the board today at the local i think about fifty years ago we used to bring our kids here and enjoy the beautiful ocean and bay area while driving but there's not even a trace of that left or to it that will knock the world away i don't think we need a sea wall if we could see the wave coming we could shout run but because of the wall we can't see anything. many local authorities refused to give planning permission for new homes until the walls were built to the begin to build after the construction of the seawall was confirmed i was able to get permission to rebuild my bed and breakfast that is why i can't say things like the wall should be lower or we don't need it it's thanks to the wall that i could rebuild and now i have a job. and the oyster fishing has improved because this is now me stirred up the sea beds some complain to risen will be affected because the walls obscured the views but others say they're willing to pay that price for protection from mother
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nature rob matheson al-jazeera. of course as always you can find much more about the stories we are following on our website got loads of information from our correspondents around the globe and of course our top story that we've been talking about on the program lots of additional information and videos on demand right there about the u.s. president on the trump has accepted an invitation for most korean leader kim jong un for a face to face meeting we have loads of analysis on the web site at w w w dot al-jazeera dot com. quick reminder now of our top stories on al-jazeera u.s. president almost as excepted an invitation from north korean leader kim jong un for a face to face meeting before the end of may it's been brokered by south korea and is being hailed as a major breakthrough after months of aggressive posturing between the two. or three
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but the two no one denuclearization and peace on the korean peninsula beginning to be realized i believe the pics and paralympics as well as our endeavors for peace will help create a new global peace all the credit should go to those people around the world who wish for peace. in the world still producing nations aligning up to seek exemptions from the new us tariffs on steel and aluminum imports president trump has already waived canada and mexico of the twenty five percent levy on steel and ten percent on aluminum that he signed off on thursday china's still industry is calling for their government to take retaliatory measures as the european union says they expect to be included he lends one that more than two million children in the democratic republic of congo are at risk of dying from acute malnutrition about three hundred thousand of them live in the castle where fighting between armed
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groups have forced millions to leave their homes over the last year the u.n. humanitarian chief will meet donors the d r c next week. isis claimed responsibility for a suicide bomb attack on the afghan capital kabul several people were killed and many more wounded in the last which near a crowd shia tester's there's been renewed violence cities to include as relief workers trying to deliver aid the right course says airstrikes at the outskirts of duma just thirteen of its trucks and of the time united nations says the shelling and despite safety assurances from those involved in the conflict including russia kenya's president who are kenyatta and the main opposition leader have promised to begin a process of reconsideration they made their pledge at their first meeting since last year's disputed election which was followed by widespread violence across the country those are your current headlines stay with al-jazeera risking it all is
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