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president trump confirms his spy chief has held top level secret talks with north korea's kim jong un in pyongyang. one of their interview went on this is al jazeera live from london also coming up still a no go able to turn national model so say they have no idea what may be when they can deploy to do much to investigate a suspected chemical attack. early elections for turkey president reject tayyip erdogan moves the vote by a year and a. and senegal pioneers early detection technology to help combat africa's biggest killer abs malaria. very warm welcome to the program good to have your company u.s.
president donald trump has confirmed that his spy chief made a secret visit to north korea and met its leader kim jong un chum tweeted that the meeting with cia head mike on pale went very smoothly and that a good relationship was formed it comes as the groundwork has been laid for a possible summit between the two leaders are just there as diplomatic as his own james base is in pyongyang with the late. north korean officials are not commenting on all confirming the visit. to the city all of the information at this stage is coming from the u.s. side but this is the highest level visit for a serving u.s. official since secretary of state madeline albright came to pyongyang in the year two thousand the u.s. doesn't have diplomatic relations with north korea there is no embassy here members of the diplomatic community have told me though they are aware that there is a channel of communication of negotiation on going between the u.s.
and north korea between the cia and the north korean intelligence. service they clearly are looking at the possibility of a beating between the supreme leader kim yong and president trump the possible things that could be discussed possible things that could happen at the end of that meeting for example three american citizens who are held in jail here in north korea the americans want them to be released but also have been talking about the possible venues for a meeting could it be in europe could it be here in pyongyang could it be down in the demilitarized zone between north and south korea are there other places that we mentioned mongolia for example james face reporting there let's talk now to kimberly how can he joins us now live from west palm beach in florida hi there kimberly so the white house said yesterday that they don't comment on cia man says but how significant then is this secret meeting. they don't comment except when the president then tweets on social media kind of breaks
the protocol the white house said it had in place so once again we're kind of seeing donald trump you know doing as he fancies and having the rest of the white house staff kind of try to play catch up saying there that in fact there has been this secret meeting that has occurred between kim jong un and his top spy cia director mike pump aoe parents saying that tweet that they forged a good relationship and apparently this has gone very smoothly they've worked out some of the details essentially what my pump aoe has done is he's he's sort of been the president's advance man laying the groundwork for this highly anticipated meeting that could happen in late may possibly early june but it certainly stunned the international community may have even stunned some members of the trumpet ministration certainly members on capitol hill simply because this is been coordinated effort that has been kind of shrouded in mystery and so in many ways it's not surprising that donald trump has sent his sort of top spy instead of
a diplomat to do this advance given the fact that very much there is also this need for some sort of intelligence gathering in the eyes of the united states so certainly this is very unconventional controversy all but it has moved ahead and certainly will continue to learn more developments and details about this as this continues to progress and kimberly how is this all going to impact his talks today with the japanese prime minister. well given the sun orthodox approach julie you have to imagine that shinzo abbay is feeling a little bit sidelined because typically when it comes to north korea japan is the united states strongest ally in asia there's always been this sort of protocol that there has been some consultation that has taken place but clearly that didn't happen here when it comes to my pump a is secret meeting so well the united states continues to say and donald trump even said at mar a lago just you know in the last twenty four hours that the relationship with japan
in the united states has never been closer but actions speak louder than words and it it continually shows just how this relationship is under some certain strain of the japanese have come here to this two day meeting looking for a couple of assurances one big primary goal is to make sure that when it comes to the effort by the united states to denuclearize north korea that they are a part of that process but certainly so far they have been left out at every twist and turn came but how could they live from west palm beach kimberly thanks and size korea has said it could pursue a formal resolution to end the war with the north when the two countries meet for talks next week the korean conflict ended sixty five years ago with a truce leaving the country still technically at war kathy novak has more from seoul. one of the reasons that this upcoming meeting between the south korean president mungy and the north korean leader kim jong un is so notable is because
these two been are leaders of two countries that remain technically at war an armistice not a peace treaty marked the end of hostilities in the korean war in one nine hundred fifty three so going into the summit the south korean government is keen to discuss denuclearization and also how to promote peace on the korean peninsula so now the suggestion is that one of the items that could come up for discussion between monday and kim jong un could be how to transition from that armistice to a more long lasting peace agreement and the u.s. president donald trump has suggested he has given his blessing for the two koreas to discuss this but it may not alternately be a decision that can be made at the interest and summit that is because south korea was not actually a signatory to the armistice that was signed in one nine hundred fifty three it was the united states that ledley allies in the united nations command that signed the armistice with north korea and china so the suggestion may be that if monday in and
kim jong un do discuss this it may lay the groundwork for the summit that is expected between kim jong un and donald trump who may be more in a position to make it concrete agreement to move on from that armistice. chemical weapons inspectors waiting to enter the site of a suspected gas attack in syria have been delayed due to security concerns the chief of the o.p.c. deadly mission says it's now unclear when they'll be angels and to do mt the team arrived in the capital damascus on saturday the un security group entered the city on choose day to assess the situation but had to withdraw to gunfire and code test the u.s. and its allies accused russia of delaying the inspectors entry and tampering with the site moscow this said holder has the latest from beirut the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons confirming what a u.n.
official told us earlier and that is the u.n. security team that entered dumont shoes they came under small arms fire the o.p.c. w. also confirming that during their visit to one of the sites an explosive device was detonated now there were no injuries but the security team left and right now the o.p.c. w. does not know when they can deploy their chemical weapons inspectors to do more of the site of that alleged chemical weapons attack there will be c.w. saying any deployment will have to follow a security clearance from the united nations so it really raises a lot of question about the fate of of this mission now neither the u.n. nor the o.p.c. w. blamed any particular side for that shooting incident but duma is under the control of the russian military as well as the syrian government both both of them confirming a few days ago that they quote fully liberated the area from terrorists now both moscow and to moscow's have been accused by western powers of trying to prevent the
inspectors from reaching the site and to delay and hamper their work accusations that both both moscow and damascus have denied but there are really concerns about whether or not there is still hard evidence because it's been what twelve days now since that's. spec that chemical weapons attack will be evidence he still there are some western nations even accusing russia of tampering with the evidence and another question is will the witnesses and survivors or doctors that the o.p.c. w. inspectors speak to will they be speaking freely or will they feel intimidated by the new authority on the ground so right now we do not know if and when the o.p.c. w. inspectors will reach duma. jolley is a former inspector for the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons he says the experts and i'm likely to find evidence at the site after such a long delay it has been a long time since the attack took place not talking about eleven days of the same
time actually we are talking about chemicals some of them are in the studios so if you are in control of all sides with the chemicals for such a long time it's very easy actually to tamper with the place and to change the facts on the ground. you can actually do some what we call it in the. military the this business is the decontamination process which is to move all the . evidence is on the ground by using other chemicals to neutralize the can because in the gun also you can temper with the munition itself the bodies of the munition change both to remove what about or you can do also to prepare or some witnesses order to prepare some medical reports all these to go that actually can add to the facts that i think. the russians and the syrians they are planning to change the idea on the ground. the turkish president has called surprise early
elections for june bordeaux and islands that elections originally shadow for november twenty ninth will now be held on june twenty fourth turkey's switching for from a parliamentary system to a presidential one meaning that new powers for the president could not take effect a year earlier than originally planned. so how to hit manages the turkey project at chatham house which is a think tank here in the case and he joins me live in studio about it warm welcome as always why not i think that it's a sign of panic it is the first time that the ruling party since assuming power in two thousand and two if it's the first time that they have gone for voluntarily and actively for an early election usually they they they prefer they were against any early elections as a sign of weakness so given the worsening state of the turkish economy at the government twenty with the present heir don't on the ruling party want for an early elections so tell us more about the economy if this is one of the chief reasons behind it what's happening in the economy that's forced this hand we're seeing the
turkish lira has been devaluing quite dramatically against the u.s. dollar at the foreign the trade deficit has been ballooning and we've seen also the current account deficit. getting out of control we've seen some major corporations in turkey trying to renegotiate their debt don't do dollar denominated debt with their bond holders so there are indications of growing a worsening turkish economy the poles that were floated how significant are they i think that in all like eclipsed at this stage the likelihood is that the ruling party will maintain its majority in the parliament and. should will probably win the presidential elections however the key question is how will the voters perceive this early election will it will be perceived it as a sign of weakness and a sign of panic and therefore try to hurt to the ruling party or will they rally to the president won as
a known quantity in turkish politics who would supposing you know there was time for campaigning who would the opposition candidates be there to opposition come this one is the leader of the republican people's party the prosecutor republican people support to the rule i think that in all likelihood he will not be able to mount. a significant challenge to to the ruling party to present and there is a right to a new right twink party that by a woman mayor all auctioneer a cold a good party and she could potentially steal some votes from the alliance of the ruling the party the national movement the party where is the temperature these are the the turkish public on this movement from a parliamentary system to a presidential system is a day to day thing that people are thinking about in terms of you know more power for that role or is it simply you know the shift they've been expecting there was a referendum or
a friend of the took place in twenty one april twenty seventh teen where the be a very small majority fifty one percent were in favor of the new empowered presidential system of government i think today people are indifferent to it their key concern is the economy the national security and education. as always thanks for joining me still ahead on the program torture rape and executions a human rights act of aids activists to raise an alarm over the appalling conditions faced by refugees in yemen plus. zimbabwe celebrates its first independence day without government gabi in charge but we ask how much is really changing.
welcome back we have an area of rain developing across parts of southern china and just get some convergence taking place the winds coming together from two different directions so as it moves through to friday will see this area becoming rather cloudy with some outbreaks of rain but the east coast should be fine from shanghai downtown kong about twenty six degrees celsius fine for taiwan to across or indochina we've got a few showers rome but generally weather conditions aren't looking too bad it should be bright enough in annoy with highs there are thirty degrees or so now into south asia we've seen some heavy showers affecting parts of bangladesh dacca coming in a significant rainfall total still more showers are possible here extend into parts of nepal otherwise a few showers across the far south of india and possibly sri lanka certainly more in the way of cloud but really the main thing still is the heat building ahead of the monsoon rain the temperatures into the low forty's there across central areas further north we've got some some rain across on the hill station is turning to
snow the himalayas delhi still looking pretty hot at thirty seven degrees here in the arabian peninsula it's all looking fine before i got a fair breeze circuit will be lifted dust around the western side of the potential but temperatures still going up to forty degrees in mecca here in doha more manageable thirty three degrees. in this. story. that. it is. when. we look human being. on.
the minds of our top stories here on al-jazeera the u.s. president has tweeted a confirmation that his spy chief secretly traveled to north korea to meet president kim jong un he said cia had my own pail met kim jong un last week. president has called surprise elections for june rage it time bardot announced that code originally said tilsa november twenty ninth will not be held eighteen months or any. chemical weapons experts who want to visit the site of the alleged chemical attack in syria their mission to aid after a un security team travelling ahead of them was some part of. first some breaking news out of cuba where the national assembly has formally nominated vice president
d.s. come out to become the island's likes president dale's camel who is seen here alongside the current ada raul castro would be the first person outside of the castro families who group cuba in almost sixty years. the chief of staff of a powerful armed group in eastern libya has survived a bombing that targeted his convoy outside benghazi of the russet all of dorothy's motorcade was also struck by gunfire in the attack he's the leader of the armed forces of the renegade general. who's recuperating in a french hospital after a recent illness mahmud up to one hundred days live for us now in tripoli of motherhood how are you there and how significant is this. world julie this is some sort of an indication that operation dignity that is the military campaign led by a renegade general who for have to since three years ago is suffering use of
dissent and division now this assassination attempt that targeted the chief of staff of operation dignity army general abdul razak another already. today in his convoy was targeted by a car bomb and he escaped a summation apparently according to security sources. but one civilian man was killed and another one died in that association attempt now their security forces a company today started shooting in the air to disperse the people who gathered at the place of the attack but again another general of the already the chief of staff is one of two only two contenders are competing to replace a really good general three for have to specially in the absence of health good after his illness or health issues as you know julie according to a french news agencies have that has been treated in france from a brain
a stroke and so many observers say that he may not be able to come back and lead the operation dignity but as he saw in all cases this is not the first time operation dignity has been suffering from dissent divisions and curious even with have to in power in but over the last two years now this assassination attempt happened on the way between one of the and marriage that's where the resistance of another city is around one hundred kilometers to the east from. the as a summation attempt happened. half way to a marriage in a city district that is east of a bit of a city julie. there joining me live from tripoli met with. now the un refugee agency says it's a long time to buy the horrific conditions faced by newly arrived refugees in yemen
the agency says migrants and asylum seekers fim places like somalia and ethiopia face abuse physical and sexual violence some of them are being kidnapped for ransom all of those have been forced back into the sea the u.n. special envoy in yemen has also warned about the humanitarian crisis in the country where william spin that is the spokesman for the u.n. refugee agency and he joins me live from geneva william a very warm welcome to the program thanks for your company william just explain a little bit more for people about why refugees are coming to yemen at a time of conflict of the sorts of situations that they're facing yemen has been transit countries and a country of the nation for people fleeing the horn of africa for for many years. and many somalis but also people from european and other countries in africa have been going to yemen looking for protection and some of them have also gone there
with the hope of moving on to other countries in the gulf for instance so in saudi arabia or even to move on to europe but many of them are finding now that because of the conflict they are stuck in yemen also because of the conflict many of them are being abused and exploited by different groups including smugglers and armed groups that are holding them captive in some cases. extorting money out of them told to bring them raping them and we have seen horrific cases of this in detention in southern yemen specifically in the tensions and in the audience and that's why we are so concerned that because of the. the conflict in yemen many people are falling into the hands of criminals who are exploiting them at
william or what hope or ought to miss them is of that something can be done about this problem given the current conflict as as you mentioned that's ongoing in yemen while the situation in yemen is in itself worrying because of the humanitarian crisis provoked by the war. yemen is on the verge of a farm in their outbreaks of outbreaks of disease there are. millions of people who have been affected by this terrible conflict but unfortunately many people are perhaps not aware of the risks of going to yemen and one of the things that we are doing and we started doing this in february last year is a come pain to inform people in the horn of africa of the dangers of going to yemen with the hope that they will think twice before taking these dangerous routes but at the same time we're working with the authorities eve yemen. to try to sensitize
them to the rights of refugees and migrants to advocate for the release when they are detained and also to make sure that they are registered and that we can find out what their protection needs are so that we can respond to those needs william spend their spokesman for the u.n. refugee agency joining me in geneva sir thank you some bob was a celebrated their first independence day without robert mugabe as leave their god he had been in paris and zimbabwe broke away from british rule in one nine hundred eighty he was forced to step down last year after a military intervention the former vice-president amisom running gag watch taking over general elections a shadow to be held in july and you president addressed the recent power change in his speech to the nation. zimbabweans five months ago the people of zimbabwe took to this.
piece of food revolution their gold for freedom the progress. of doing things like the eagles before them their. voices we share their vision we committed to delivering. the celebrations in the capital harare. the need is there to sleep evolving to get under thirty i'm not here to celebrate independence from britain and i think the good whites i noted with interest but on the subject appointments i listen to the base to come to the economies they will be the patron told them something fungible basi what releasing is going to include me going to be leaving things and the date and the building had invited but it's very easy to pop a lot of five hundred pounds will fall it just seems
a little better not to drown they want him to tell them when was a tax time when with the country's open when the don't but the places that people offer the right to keep the training to go on strike a meeting about full what have taken place in civil service paid big boys and notices that you know try putting the days in last night the government cannot is it all in the same driving cattle the entire move that it's had a good many many people called me and i'm not a good people not always eaten up coming next time will be between one thing i'm comfortable on the ground using signs of office in one thousand able to go to school here is something they never used to do it but we got it was paid and they can add who it was just on the kids from holes in the pot from old and full of hobbies you know major incident this whole trial and so on that god thinks he's really making a film that might be explored those reentry lives in it next we'll go through all of that we'll have to invite them who told me to pull up the walls will be allowed to cover these elections but critics of the prison say that the next not people
must be more to the storm things on the ground he was told they should act and more people commit to trying to run the economy the nice thing our little us of a bush in there in harare now around the world every two minutes a child dies of malaria and for the first time in ten years global malaria cases on no longer falling as scientists in senegal of developed technology that seen cases drop by twenty percent cyclists walk explained. a small life saving effort to combat africa's biggest killer in the year barely visible are mosquitoes carrying that deadly belayer parasite last september record it is fourteen year old niece woke up in this bed suffering from pains in her stomach took her to the doctor who center back home saying she contract had malaria then followed an intense fever aches and nausea. never recovered. the doctors diagnosed her too late she was a child just fourteen years old full of life she was just days away from graduating
from middle school when she suddenly died. every two minutes a child dies of malaria worldwide the fight against the parasite starts here in this hospital lab indycar. the parasite sent to professor india in a coma as a child now he's doing everything he can to save other children from suffering his team developed an early detection kit in just an hour the machine can recognize even the tiniest amount of parasite in the blood he says this is key to stopping malaria saying the parasite often goes undetected. and if you live off. an infected. humans can not only act as a reservoir to the parasite but also spread it when bitten by mosquitoes during a malaria outbreak although senegal and five other african countries have reduced
malaria according to the u.n. two thousand and sixteen saw five million more cases most were in sub-saharan africa the this is coming and coming but not all. human a lot of people. indycar researchers and health policy makers gathered to discuss ways to eradicate the parasite altogether. some discussed the use of conditional plants others we to beat a parasite that has become resistant to drugs and so there is a sense of urgency with scientists gathered here sharing new techniques and research in order to help african countries come closer to eliminating malaria at stake is protecting the hundreds of billions of people across the world for who fighting malaria is a daily battle the close hawk al-jazeera to car. mind
in our main stories that we're following here on. u.s. presidents confirmed that the head of the cia has had a secret meeting with north korea's president in a tweet donald trump said might come pale met kim jong un in north korea last week and that the meeting went very smoothly and a good relationship was formed as the groundwork being made for a possible summit between the u.s. and north. talking to north korea directly. direct talks at very high levels really of those with north korea. really believe there's a lot of goodwill lot of good things are happening so you would have. chemical weapons experts who want to visit the site of an alleged chemical attack in syria about their missions in late after a u.n. security team traveling ahead of them was fired upon analysts from the organization for the poor bishan of chemical weapons and then waiting to get into do mass in
saturday it's been eleven days since the alleged poison gas attack on the town. turkey's president has called surprises early elections for jewish order and announced that the vote originally said tilda for november twenty ninth team will now be held on june the twenty fourth it means new powers for the president will now come into force a year earlier than planned cuba's national assembly has formally nominated vice president. come out to become the island's next president diaz camel who arrived at the meeting alongside current leader raul castro will be the first person outside the castro families who will cuba almost sixty. the chief of staff of the eastern libyan military has survived the bombing that hit his convoy outside been ghazi. doris' motorcade was also struck by gunfire in the attack on the dory as leader of the armed forces in eastern libya general kohli for huckster has rejected
a un backed government in the capital tripoli and is aligned with a rival parliament in eastern libya zimbabwe's president has pledged to revive the stagnant economy by opening up to foreign investment and resentment of god go i was speaking at independence day celebrations in harare the country's first ever independence a with i want robert mugabe as its leader those are your current headlines you are sedate witness is coming up next c l e to.