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a story fourteen hundred years in the make. a story of succession. tells the story of a foundation and the emergence of an. episode one. china heads back to the u.s. and points this new tower that's a field of a trade war now closer to reality. and welcome to al-jazeera live from a headquarters in doha with me and it's
a problem also ahead as tensions rise of the spy poisoning mystery russia accuses the u.s. and britain of softening a new cold war. a boat carrying dozens of four hundred fifty g.'s lands of malaysia why they may not be enough to stay plus. fifty years ago violent riots broke out all across the u.s. but not here in indianapolis i'm john hendren and i'll tell you why coming up. trade tension between china and the u.s. continues to escalate with beijing just announcing a new round of retaliatory tariffs well those tariffs will be up to twenty five percent or one hundred and six u.s. imports the main areas affected entered soybeans cars and chemical products or china had already announced tariffs on one hundred twenty. eight u.s.
products including pork wine nuts and fish that's about three billion dollars worth of goods the u.s. has a pause and twenty five percent tariffs off its own on thirteen hundred chinese products mainly in the medical industrial and transport sectors and those cover fifty billion dollars and imports well this rapidly escalating trade dispute was set off last month and washington announced why did duty use on steel in the minium imports the u.s. is also accusing china of intellectual property theft and claims that beijing pressures foreign companies to hand over technology adrian brown has more from beijing. china moves swiftly to announce its counter measures on wednesday and as advertised it includes some big ticket items soybeans cars chemicals but not mentioned at the news conference given by officials from the commerce and finance ministries was aviation yet if you go to the website of the commerce ministry
aviation is there right at the bottom of the list in a paragraph which stipulates any aircraft under forty five tonnes will be subject to terrorists of twenty five percent now that potentially covers you know the seven three seven eight hundred aircrafts so worrying news there for boeing certainly also concerning news for general motors it sells more cars in china than it does in the united states four million last year now it was left to to go new the vice minister for finance to break the bad news to the tariff ruling committee of the state council decided to impose a twenty five percent tariff on one hundred six types of products in fourteen different categories including soybeans cars and chemicals made in america potentially china has far more to lose from a trade war than the united states because it exports more to the united states than the other way around u.s. companies here in china though have another concern a consumer boycott china has form for this last year there was
a diplomatic falling out between south korea and beijing as a result chinese consumers boycotted south korean goods and the chinese consumer could be a powerful weapon again this time. let's move on to other news now and russia's foreign intelligence agency chief has accused the u.s. and the u.k. of concocting the poisoning of a former spy say again irish can made the comments at a security conference in moscow several countries have expelled russian diplomats over the poisoning of former agent sergei script and his daughter and version one irish can warn that the current standoff threatens to reach cold war levels. but if . washington has become fixated with the fight against a nonexistent so called russian threat this is reach such proportions an acquired such absurd characteristics that it's possible to speak of a return to the dark times of the cold war. we have two cars on the following
developments we will be talking to non-slip in london shortly but first let's go to russia correspondent roy hallums who's live in the capital moscow for us on the intelligence chiefs comments echoing abbay echoing the sort of wide of russian government sentiment towards this poisoning case. well you always get tough rhetoric this event is basically a forum for the russian syllabi keil the kind of security minded individuals the bosses the barons of the defense ministry and security apparatus they come together and they use the this moscow conference on international security to give their version of the global affairs and the threats that russia is facing so we have heard as we just listened to there from. the view that the west to the united states is basically dragging russia into
a new cold war and we also heard from him that the script case is basically some kind of crude concoction from u.s. intelligence and u.k. intelligence again to try to discredit the west as to whether this is you know the view of the kremlin i suspect it probably is but there have been so many different versions put out in the russian media swear by different government bodies that it's quite hard to pin down exactly what russia thinks at the moment about the script how affair other than that it was an os so that's what that's the general the modus operandi is to put out as many different sometimes competing versions as possible in the hope that the the u.k. is a version of offense against discredited alive or thank you very much for that that's one challenge in moscow and. the head of russian's defense of laboratories says they have not tracked down the precise source off the nerve agent used in the
poisoning or job within the whole of this investigation is and was to identify the agent used which is from the family of nova chuck there of agents we provided that information to the government who have then used a number of other sources to come to the conclusions that they have an end to the diplomatic steps that they have i can only emphasize that our job within this whole . episode if you like is to provide eight scientific facts and evidence and into. which was identification of the agent and that's what we've done and lawrence lee is joining us live from london now and has there been any reaction from the government following the statement lon's given how adamant the prime minister the foreign secretary word that russia was behind the poisoning. no there i mean there's as there's tons of the moments what what's happened is that the head
of porson down you just heard there he's if to some degree contradicted what the pritish foreign secretary boris johnson said a few weeks ago when he was asked by a german television channel how do you know that this novacek that we used was used for this cripples came from russia and he said the guy from portadown told me himself and there you have the guy from poland down yesterday saying look we know it's not a chart but we can't say where it came from and clearly this presents a problem on two levels for the british side one that it looks like boris johnson may have misinterpreted either by accident or design what he was told and then said it was the russians when he couldn't prove it but secondly and i think this is really significant for the russian side that the russians have said for weeks and weeks and weeks now that yes of course not a shot was first produced in the former soviet union but it was in replicated and copied by lots of different countries and you can't tell which country the that we do support this cripples actually came from and that's exactly what the guy from
porn down has said himself and so that the russian argument now is that they did the british can't prove as a point of facts the sort of fact that would stand up in a criminal court of law that the russians did it and so how dare the british then say it was deaf of the russians when they can prove it because the british say well the russians are formed for this is their poison people before it must have been them but they can't get it over the bar they have absolute facts and proof and it's that little hole that the russians are continuing to try to exploit and so what then does that mean for the diplomatic relations between russia and the several countries who supported the u.k. and expelled russian embassy staff. well i mean clearly for the time being these european countries which which did expel diplomats in line with the british are continuing to say to the russians needs to explain what what their position is on
all this partly at the meeting in the hague today but the russians are trying to wheedle away again of the diplomatic gaps as well and they're making it clear that they found a lot of countries thirteen or fourteen countries which haven't bought into this argument that the british are trying to put forward simply because these countries say that they haven't got the the necessary proof of facts and the suspicious enough or unconvinced enough not to be able to say to take the british side and so in that sense what the russians are trying to do is to put put put a lever if you like between britain and its allies and everybody else and it looks to me as at the moment unless the british have something else or they haven't said so far the does provide the ultimate burden of proof through the russians a did this that is going to end up being you said this and he said that situation which won't actually change at all in in the end that suits the russians much better than the british thank you very much for that that's lansley joining us live for the
very latest from london thank you now the leaders of iran russia and turkey have met for a summit on syria's seventy of all iran's president hassan rouhani and russia's levitations support so as president bush said while turkey backs the opposition all three have been power brokers in the conflict with a significant military presence of this area. and u.s. president donald trump has spoken again of his desire to pull american forces out of syria saying that victory is imminent he says he expects to make a decision very quickly but declined to offer any specific timetable well the u.s. has about two thousand troops on the ground in syria and launches strikes almost every day the pentagon says there's still a lot of work left to be to isolate and stabilize the areas recapture from it what trump says of allies like saudi arabia want america to stay and syria well they may have to pay for it alan fischer reports from washington.
the president insists he's never been keen on america's foreign military adventures seeing the cost too much money thank you at a news conference at the white house with leaders of three baltic countries donald trump insisted his decision on withdrawing from syria is coming quickly i want to get out i want to bring our troops back home i want to start rebuilding our nation they give it seven trillion dollars over a seventeen year period we have nothing nothing except death and destruction. it's a horrible thing so it's time it's time. to fish really the u.s. mission in syria is to provide advice and support for forces battling against isis the president's latest statement marks a shift from a comment he made just last week at a political rally in ohio and we're not going the hell out of isis will be coming out of syria like very soon let the other people take care of it now very soon that caught many in the administration by surprise given senior figures have been
talking about an extended syria mission as unfinished business as he was speaking across town a senior state department official seem to back up that idea we are in syria fight isis that is our mission and the mission isn't over and we're going to complete that mission but the u.s. presence costs hundreds of millions of dollars and during the news conference the president turned up the heat on his allies as a single have to share the financial burden saudi arabia. is very interested in our decision and i said well you want to say maybe they'll have to pay. oh the idea of the situation in syria could be one of the things discussed during an anticipated gulf and meeting hosted by the u.s. this ring has disappeared reports coming out of washington suggest the unannounced summit has been shelved there are a number of reasons for any potential delay first of all the u.s. doesn't have a secretary of state at the moment rex tillerson still hasn't been replaced donald trump is planning to meet north korean leader kim jong un in the next couple of
months that summit will take a lot of preparation and with a real prospect of no breakthrough in the g.c.c. dispute the americans are why need to invest a lot of time and effort with nouriel return any potential summit could know take place later in the year alan fischer al-jazeera washington. still ahead on the bulletin stop a long fight relics and founds about to keep striking until the government makes them to moms and music streaming company spotify strikes a chord with investors and it's opening act on wall street. just to prove that when to hasn't really gone the told to spread outside beer again this line of cloud is a cauldron he's waving in little bits of course as walks to the south it was to
come back again but the junction the two means you get some pretty unpleasant weather as will be up again in beijing and the clouds covering the sky it is a little warm but the rain is falling in the korean princes snow just in all of that snow in mongolia next intention but minus four this is moving this general direction so a bit of a shock for northern japan i suspect i'll just take you in animations through the following twenty four hours we end up by day on friday with the rain quite intense with the western side of honshu and snow in north along that stretches back towards fort livestock proof that it really isn't quite some although in tokyo twenty one who's going to complain that same rain band is developing rather more in the middle of china already has had some significant showers the circulation hints at any heavy rain anywhere from chengdu he says the shanghai defacing it will intensify i think in the next as a model even just slowly size produce some pretty big showers in vietnam as well
the town here with us on al-jazeera and these are our top stories china is retaliating with a new tower of on us goods as trade tensions continue to escalate its imposing tariffs off twenty five percent of one hundred six u.s. products including soybeans cars alcohol and tobacco with those products well worth fifty billion dollars last year the comus ministry also says it's taking the case to the world trade organization. russia has accused the u.s. and russian of actions that could spark a new cold war russia's foreign intelligence agency chief blamed the poisoning of a russian form a double agent and his daughter on british and american secret services he made the comments at an emergency meeting of all the world's chemical weapons watchdog called for by moscow. and u.s. president donald trump has spoken again of his desire to pull american forces
officer reus ingesting victory over i saw it as imminent trump says of our lives like saudi arabia want america to stay in syria but they may have to pay for it. it's been fifty years since the death of civil rights leader martin luther king and one of the only surviving members of his entourage says his death was always a source of pain king was shot dead at the lorraine hotel the memphis a mine hundred sixty eight by james earl ray awash drifter with racist leanings king led a movement of nonviolent resistance but the f.b.i. still dubbed him the most dangerous man in america jesse jackson was with king when he was killed and on tuesday he went back to the hotel with his family.
now after the killing of martin luther king jr there were riots in cities across the u.s. but not in indianapolis where then presidential candidate candidate robert f. kennedy broke the news to a largely black audience that became his most remembered speech well the u.s. house of representatives has voted to make the site of that speech a national landmark john hendren reports from indianapolis. it was an uneasy alliance a wealthy white patrician and a charismatic black preacher martin luther king considered robert kennedy timid on civil rights kennedy was privately supportive making calls to get king released from a georgia jail but publicly kept his distance. right up until april fourth one
thousand nine hundred sixty eight as kennedy campaigned for the presidency in indiana martin luther king jr was killed tonight in memphis tennessee kennedy's aides warned him to cancel a stop in indianapolis to dangerous the set there was mixed feelings of the. people that were angry i was. from the back of a flatbed truck wearing his slain brothers tweed coat thinking about martin luther king he broke the news to a mostly black crowd martin luther king was shot and was killed tonight in memphis was it was the first time he'd spoken publicly of the assassination of his brother president john f. kennedy but those of you who are black and are tempted to fail with be filled with hatred and mistrust of the injustice of such an act against all white people. i would only say that i can also feel in my own heart
the same kind of feeling i had a member of my family killed. but he was killed by a white man he had to use his words to calm the fury they felt in their own hearts and it was really the only person who might have been able to do that at that time in that moment in history last week his words were commemorated on a plaque on that site a reminder of how far the u.s. has come and how far it has yet to go that statement right there on the wall resonates right now today as to where our community should be with the love in with of him and comparison and dealing with those who are still suffering we're still suffering two months later robert kennedy also was killed by an assassin's bullet two voices of hope silenced forever relegated to
a world of what might have been. half a century later america's stool convulses with racial tension but for one volatile night is one major city after another burned at night riding broke out in one hundred thirty american cities it was a quiet night in indianapolis john hendren al-jazeera indianapolis indiana. the un's refugee agency says this disappointed that israel has scrapped a deal to relocate half of the african asylum seekers living there were protests against the move held in tel aviv and western wisdom on tuesday on the agreement with the un months the sudanese and eritrean with friends would be relocated to western countries a promise to benjamin netanyahu had faced intense pressure from right wing groups which opposed the agreement. a boat carrying nearly sixty one hundred refugees from bangladesh has reached malaysia be processed by malaysia's immigration department
we have tech and state. after weeks at sea have made it to malaysia but shortly after arriving they ended up here a detention center their boat was intercepted by coast guards on tuesday in waters off and in northern malaysia aid workers from muslim non-governmental organizations tried to gain access to the refugees but were told to wait for permission. we came here with the intention of giving basic medical treatment to the refugee refugees who have just arrived especially the women and children. it's not known how long the refugees will be held at this immigration detention center officials are questioning the right to find out whether human smugglers brought them here authorities also want to assess whether they are who they say they are people fleeing persecution malaysia is not
a signatory to the un convention on refugees it does not recognize their rights or grant them legal status yet sixty thousand religion live in malaysia viewing the muslim majority nation as a safe haven of sorts. tens of thousands of range i used to escape myanmar by sea each year persecution and violence the exodus float off to southeast asian countries crackdown on human trafficking networks but rights groups warn an upsurge in violence in myanmar may see more boat arrivals particularly when the monsoon season ends in september around seven hundred thousand ringette have crossed into bangladesh from myanmar since august following a military crackdown that the un has described as a textbook example of ethnic cleansing florence al-jazeera. state malaysia. one person has died in russia after a fire broke out in a shopping mall it happened in the center that sells children's products and eastern moscow russian news has reported that the fire is now out sixty four people
killed a shot of more fire in siberia last month. now france is experiencing a second day of severe transport disruption rail workers are striking in protest against president emanuel plans labor reforms reports from paris. it was chaos for commuters in paris as the rail strike began to hit with most trains cancelled many passengers were left stranded some stations were nearly empty as many travelers chose to stay home or take alternative transport i think the strike justified you have to defend public services and everyone has a right to strike but i believe the rail uprighted must be reformed. drugs israel unions have called for three months of rolling strikes and protests they're angry over the government plans to reform the national oil company s.n.c.f. and scrap some of the workers special privileges such as early retirement are not
backing down he won't give up his fights or give in to the government school of the objects or not we are protesting far blights as well workers and to keep our privileges france's government says s.n.c.f. must change as it's deep in debt and must prepare for twenty twenty when the french rail network will be open to foreign competition and the e.u. rules like is joss except reform this reform is necessary for commuters yet in seattle where workers so it must be completed yet many people in france they did these strikes will be a man on michael's biggest test since he came to power in a he has promised to transform france's economy and he's been pushing ahead with an ambitious reform agenda but it will not be easy to reform s. and see. if macro fails the remainder of his presidential term will be tarnished as a huge failure on the other hand if he succeeds he will be seen in the months and years to come as someone he was capable of reaching out to the unions and doing
exactly what he was elected to do and that was to reform the country reform. past presidents have tried and failed to reform a sense there is determined to succeed much now will depend on the result of france's powerful trade unions its national buckler al-jazeera paris. a woman has opened fire your troops headquarters in the u.s. state of california wounding three people before killing herself all employees were evacuated from the complex in san bruno one of the injured as a critical condition and best to gauge as attrition the shooting as a domestic dispute. u.s. president donald trump says he wants to send troops to the border with mexico to stop illegal immigrants and he has long promised border wall is built his continue his tough stance against illegal immigration as he demands mexico prevent a large group of central americans from reaching the u.s.
hundreds of men women and children are stuck in southern mexico where officials are trying to determine their legal status. if you want to put troops at the border perfect you can put them there but to use us to enforce his policies of fear as if these people were soldiers look at the women look at the women and children fleeing the violence. the music streaming past from spotify has made a strong day on wall street investors project the company will maintain its needle of arrivals even if it's yet to make a profit a spot of has played a huge role in changing helping from listen to and pay for music from los angeles from parental support. spotify his debut on wall street came without the bell ringing and hullabaloo that normally accompany hot initial public offerings the company says its focus isn't on making a splash but on building a long term strategy we do think demand is going to be strong for sponsor fights
you know it's quite a sexy stock it's quite a sexy industry the twelve year old swedish company jumped into a dominating position in music streaming convincing customers to pay a monthly subscription fee allowing them to choose from millions of songs online instead of paying to own individual tunes starting out with a handful of people working out of a back room stock home office spotify now has seventy one million aids subscribers worldwide that's double the number of its closest competitor apple music the streaming model was initially resisted by the music industry but since streaming became widespread around twenty fifteen spotify has helped drag the music industry into profitability after a decade and a half in the doldrums streaming service revenue now accounts for sixty five percent of recorded music sales spotify also changed the way people listen to music play lists dominated by hit songs partly chosen by artificial intelligence and
algorithms now influence what consumers here instead of individually developed tastes and preferences spotify has not yet turned a profit but the company expects to have ninety six million subscribers and more than six billion dollars in revenue by the end of. just a reminder that you can always keep up to date with all the news on our website that's at al-jazeera dot com. and again on the problem in the headlines on al-jazeera china retaliating with a new tower of song u.s. goods as trade tensions continue to escalate at some pause and twenty five percent
on one hundred sixty u.s. products including soybeans cars alcohol and tobacco those products were worth fifty billion dollars last year the comus ministry also says it's taking the case to the world trade organization. russia has accused the u.s. and russian of actions that could spark a new cold war russia's foreign intelligence chief the poisoning of a russian former double agent turned his daughter on british and american secret services. washington has become fixated with the fight against a nonexistent so called russian rich this is reach such proportions an acquired such absurd characteristics that it's possible to speak of a return to the dark times of the cold war. u.s. president donald trump has spoken again of his desire to pull american forces out of syria saying victory over i saw as eminent trump says of allies like saudi arabia want to merica to stay in syria they may have to pay for it. the leaders
of iran russia and turkey have met in a summit on serbia seven year war iran's president hassan rouhani and russia's vladimir putin support survey is said while turkey backs the opposition but all three have been power brokers in the conflict with a significant military presence in syria. the second day of severe transport disruption is underway in france rail workers are striking in protest against president emanuel that khan's plan to labor reforms only a fraction of trains are running leaving many communities stranded unions are pending rolling strikes of the next three months they want the government to drop proposed cuts to benefits and pensions u.s. president donald trump says he wants to send troops to the border with mexico to stop illegal immigrants onto his long promised border war this build is continuing his tough stance against illegal immigration as he demands mexico prevent a large group of central americans from reaching the u.s. . because the headlines on al-jazeera do stay with us inside
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