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post castro era begins big cuba's new president vows to continue the socialist revolution. hello i'm maryam namazie in london you're watching al-jazeera also coming up for the proposed talks between trump and kim jong un south korea says the north is committed to denuclearization. tens of thousands demonstrate against the reforms planned by france's president emmanuel macron. and queen elizabeth appeals to the commonwealth to appoint her son as the next leader but will they pack. come to the program our top story cuba's new president has vowed to continue the socialist revolution as the nation turns the page on nearly six decades of castro
rule miguel diaz canal has been sworn in by m.p.'s in havana after all castro stepped down having completed ten years as president. is the first cuban leader born after fidel castro's nine hundred fifty nine revolution and also the first not to a fortunate him on the global to. the people's mandate given to this legislature is to ensure the continuity of the cuban revolution in a crucial and historic moment marked by advances in the development of our economic and social model perfecting and strengthening our work in all aspects of the life of the nation latin america editor lucien human has more from havana. this is indeed the beginning of a new era but it is not a game changer by any stretch of the imagination the new president. made that absolutely clear as he addressed the nation from this country's national assembly saying that role castro would remain not only at the helm of the communist party
but that he would be in charge of all the major decisions that would all have to be vetted by president or the outgoing president raul castro in fact castro spoke three times as long as the new president addressing the nation joking around but also saying that he would be a he would stay at the head of the party for at least the next three years and then only after that health willing he said would he become a normal soldier just an ordinary citizen so there clearly making this transition in cuba very very slowly no promises of major changes or anything of the sort ordinary cubans on the streets are standing by saying we'll have to see what happens this is a new generation but it's only beginning to come in and still again under the auspices of the cuban communist party. the south korean president says the north has expressed its commitment to complete denuclearization is comes as u.s. president donald trump warns he'll walk away from the planned talks with the north
with north korea's leader if they are not fruitful the meeting is expected to take place next month or in early june cia director and secretary of state nominee pompei are held a secret meeting with kim jong un in pyongyang earlier this month as part of an effort to lay the groundwork for the talks trump says he hopes they'll be a success but adds that he's willing to call it off if not. well the south korean president says that his north korean counterpart kim jong un won't be demanding the withdrawal of u.s. soldiers as a precondition for denuclearization america's military presence in south korea has been a major sticking point in negotiations with pyongyang it's hoped the talks between the korean leaders will smooth the way for trump's summit with kim diplomatic editor james bass is inside north korea with the latest. there's clearly plenty for both sides to continue to discuss one of the things they must work out is the venue for this historic summit where are they going to meet could it be here in pyongyang
and some diplomats i've spoken to say that might be giving too much to the north korean side for a u.s. president to actually step foot in this country could it be in that the militarized zone where that intra korean summit is taking place in one week's time could it perhaps be in china in beijing again diplomats saying that that would effectively give china a seat at the table something the u.s. may not like there are other countries neutral countries that are offering to be a venue for the talks we have norway we have sweden one in the region that's been mentioned is the capital of mongolia battle then you get to what they might get out of the first summit most observers hope that there would be after a big meeting a process an ongoing process to deal with all the details but both sides would probably want something out of a meeting of this level and certainly the u.s.
will be concerned about the three u.s. citizens of korean descent who are being held prisoner here in north korea president trump has already mentioned them and the fact that he's working to get their release. well ali i respect you frank in the scene the president and c.e.o. of the mansfield foundation which promotes cooperation between asian nations and the u.s. he says the meeting between donald trump and came john and will be part of a lengthy and difficult process. north korea's pledge to completely denuclearize a pledge which i believe kim jong un will deliver to president trump when they sit down together has always been contingent upon what they call the end of the u.s. hostile policy the war needs to end there needs to be diplomatic normalization and peace there needs to be removal of sanctions and many other steps taken in order for the north koreans to feel comfortable with abandoning their nuclear weapons but
when president trump sits down with kim jong il and then i think he will there they're searching for an agreement in principle the president of the united states will pledge and and to the hostilities on the peninsula and his very presence at the summit meeting will signal a kind of a u.s. acceptance of the legitimacy of kim jong un as well as the legitimacy of his government and in return i think the president will extract that promise that of course north korea would prefer to live on a peninsula without nuclear weapons but the devil will be in the details and the process will be long difficult and fraught with risk. hundreds of rebels who are holed up in an area any syria's capital of agree to lay down their arms in an evacuation deal negotiated by russia members of
a rabbit known as the army of islam of already started leaving to match it to the north opposition fighters and collette muna still holding out despite government asked rice and harder reports from lebanon. they surrendered without a fight rebels and to mayor have agreed to leave accepting an offer from the syrian and russian military for safe passage to rebel areas in northern syria hundreds of fighters are to be evacuated along with a few thousand of their family members they didn't want to repeat of the pro-government alliances military assault against what was once the rebel enclave of eastern quarter but. after the brutal regime displays that people often used to it now wants to do the same here sold to prevent further destruction we accept the surrender this will save the lives of civilians. as part of the deal the rebels handed over there medium sized and heavy weapons the town in the region
northeast of damascus has been under siege for years more than one hundred thousand people live there half of them internally displaced the deal avoided a military offensive. the army and its allies are now giving the rebel factions that control the other towns in the enclave twenty four hours to surrender or face a stepped up bombing campaign the pro-government alliance has been using the threat of military action to force their opponents to lay down their weapons without a fight it has given i still forty eight hours to leave the districts the armed group controls in southern to ask us or face an all out military offensive those districts are under siege and the army has sent reinforcements to the front lines. and in the past seventy two hours and after months of a relative lull in the fighting the opposition controlled northern countryside of homs was heavily bombarded. they started
a military assault on northern homs and neighboring southern hama to pressure the negotiating committee that represents the opposition to surrender these areas are supposed to be deescalation zones agreed in a star no we're looking for a solution that doesn't involve the military option. the opposition is in talks with the russian military a cease fire is now in place until negotiations resume on sunday the pro-government alliance wants the enclave returned to state who rule the opposition however is hoping for a long term ceasefire agreement a lot of people in the northern countryside of homes don't want their town to be destroyed we don't want war we want peace and we don't want to be displaced that is what we want but if the regime and the russians launch a military assault rebel commanders have said they will fight back rebels are increasingly under pressure their territories are under siege the syrian government and its allies are in a strong position and are clearly pushing ahead with a military solution to crush the rebellion that occurred there beirut. well in all
the developments russia is saying chlorine containers from germany have been found in duma where suspected chemical attack took place twelve days ago the attack led to missile strikes on syrian government targets by the u.s. france in paris and syria and it's back a russia deny using chemical weapons russia has accused the u.k. of staging the attack u.n. inspectors are still trying to gain access to the site the u.s. is saying as evidence that syria and russia are trying to delay that happening. we have credible information that indicates that russian officials are working with the syrian regime to deny and to delay these inspectors from gaining access to duma we believe it is an effort to conduct their own staged investigations russian officials have worked with the syrian regime we believe to sanitize the locations of those suspected attacks and remove incriminating evidence of chemical weapons
use. iraq has launched as strikes against i still targets in syria prime minister bodys office says iraqi fighter jets cat out a deadly raid against eisel fight is in a border area syrian and iraqi forces have driven eisel from nearly all of its previous territory iraq has stepped up its campaign to clear the remaining i still held areas this week a palestinian cyclist from gaza has been forced to abandon his dream of representing his country at the asian games after his leg was shattered by an israeli bullet twenty one year old ali is one of several palestinians whose limbs had to be amputated off to being shot by israeli forces palestinian authorities say the israeli government refused to let elderly be sent to the west bank to receive treatment he was among thousands of people who've been rallying for weeks to mount palestinians expulsion from their ancestral lands. the former new york mayor rudy
giuliani is joining us president donald trump's personal legal team giuliani is a long time friend and supporter of trump will be part of the team dealing with special counsel robert miller as investigation into possible collusion with russia lead lawyer john dowd resigned last month off to clashing with the president over the munna probe. still ahead. anger on the streets of santa golf's capital that car is possible changes to the constitution. and german police investigate an apparent anti semitic attack as concerns rise that jews are being increasingly targeted.
however we're looking at some welcome sallis into eastern parts of australia over the next few days you've had a few showers here recently new south wales you can see how the the thunderheads have been erupting away because there was some wetter weather into that eastern side of victoria is one of them to see too much of that over the next hour so we can see the possibility of a few showers into the eastern areas of new south wales is generally dry across much of australia might catch your child just creeping towards adelaide thames is in perth around twenty one celsius picking up to around twenty four for sas they are going to stay strong in driving right across the country as we go on it's a saturday may be just one or two coastal phallus towards the north east of new south wales pushing towards the gold coast the wetter weather is across the other side of the tasman it's making its way towards new zealand little bit of cloud rolling across saath island at the moment so we will see that thing enough to produce a few spots of rain as we go on through friday and on into saturday so the some
bright skies across northern parts of the country that will cleanse out around twenty degrees celsius now we're looking at those kind of temperatures across japan over the next day or it's a whole region high a soccer at twenty one degrees is five and dry high pressure in charge that dry weather stretches right across the korean peninsula. fast furious and sometimes fatal mongolia's child jockeys are risking their young lives riding to win are they being exploited in the name of tradition one of one east investigates on al-jazeera. where ever you.
could look at the top stories now cuba's new president miguel diaz camilla is about to continue the socialist reza revolution as the nation moves on from nearly six decades of castro rule. the u.s. president warns he'll walk away of talks with north korea's kim jong un on fruitful but south korea says the north has expressed a commitment to complete denuclearization. fighters in the rebel held town of to madness syria's capital damascus adding over their weapons on the an evacuation deal. now france's interior ministry says almost one hundred twenty thousand people have attended rallies across the country against president emanuel macron the latest in
a series of demonstrations by public sector workers and students against macros and reforms from paris the reports. there was some clashes between protesters and police but overall the march in paris was peaceful public sector workers and students were united in anger against the government's plans to reform public services and universities they say the changes would reduce their rights if you lose your rear peril struggle at micron or fight for our beliefs we may not win but we won't surrender and it's a very big issue in all of it we support the royal workers and the social movements this chair much injustice we have to mobilize people against the president's reforms it was a similar picture in some other cities across france including math say and we are the government wants to overhaul the national rail company law s.n.c.f. which is deep in debt and scrap some stuff benefits rail workers say that's unfair that the benefits of compensation for unsociable hours and low pay for the
government needs to stop treating us like fools by saying that they are open to dialogue each time the president or a minister speaks they say we're ready to talk about everything but we won't change our minds our concept of dialogue the french president says that these reforms are necessary to reduce high unemployment cut debt and create opportunities but he must convince the french public of his agenda which is why over the past few days he has been on something of a charm offensive my calls given to read television interviews and on wednesday in eastern france he spoke to protesting grell workers. i respect people and i've always respected the rail workers i've never insulted the rail workers we need this reform and safe needs it some analysts say the protests are macros biggest political test since being elected media a year ago in america cannot back down on these reforms because if it backs down in front of the strikers from the railway company it's over for him he cannot reform
or anything else until the end of his members. since opinion polls suggest the tide is turning in macross favor with more people supporting the reforms than the strikes but that's unlikely to deter trade union leaders rail workers a promising rolling strikes for several months a few people here intend to give up their fight in a time saw the potential al-jazeera. senegal's opposition is accusing the government of trying to subvert to subvert democracy me i've proposed changes to electoral rules it says candidates could be blocked from running in next year's presidential election anger spilled out onto the streets where protesters fought with security forces as nicolas hack reports from. more than just words are being changed in sites and i guess part of it was the fight is over electoral reforms to the country's constitution the opposition is
accusing president like you sell of tweaking the constitution ahead of the presidential elections deliberate political rivals any candidate wanted to run a political campaign will have to have sixty seven thousand signatures for the support of one percent of the electorate with three hundred political parties in senegal this new law would reduce the number of candidates for the upcoming presidential campaign the opposition says the proposal are a blow to democracy. reforms on the constitution should not favor anyone nor should it discriminate against anyone changes should be made in the interest of the general public but these reforms seek to eliminate political rivals the government says the reforms are needed to simplify the election process and reduce state costs and subsidies allocated for campaigns and this is. i'm fighting for this law because it's just a question of common sense it will make our democracy more efficient and serve the
people better. as the debate rage on inside the parliament anger spreads to the streets shops in. schools are closed the city center is in lockdown. i'm disappointed i thought we were past this and that we were a more mature democracy we should allow people to express themselves freely without the use of force. and head of the vote the government is banning demonstrations in the city center police are out in full force firing tear gas several key figures of the opposition in civil society have been arrested it's a very reasonable freedom of speech in the sense that people are not able to get their voices heard peaceful protests is the right it's not a privilege it's not something that's you know you you can have one day and be withdrawn the other and the fact that there are there is a blanket ban is a violation of the right to peaceful assembly. and the last two years the popular mayor of deckard opposition figure karim waters were both sent to prison accused of embezzling state funds both denied the charges saying the sentences were
politically motivated to eliminate them from the presidential race for the opposition this latest piece of legislation is another after provocation for the ruling party its much needed change with the presidential elections just ten months away both sides say at stake senegal's democracy considered one of the most stable in africa at least for now nicholas hawke al-jazeera the car. queen elizabeth has appealed to commonwealth heads of state appoint her son prince charles as the next leader of the block it comes as the u.k. hosts more than fifty commonwealth leaders in a bid to strengthen trade ties as the country prepares to leave the european union on a b phillips has more from the summit in london. the british can still do pomp and circumstance at the opening of the commonwealth summit its leader who is now also the world's oldest head of state made an unusually personal plea it is my
sincere wish that the commonwealth will continue to offer stability and continuity for future generations. and will decide that one day the prince of wales should carry on the important work started by my father in one thousand nine hundred forty nine by continuing to treasure and reinvigorate satiation and activities. i believe we will secure a safer more prosperous and sustainable world those who follow us. there's nothing in the rule book that says prince charles should be the next head of the commonwealth but it's likely to be confirmed on friday although it leaves it open to the accusation that it is no more than a shadow of the british empire. but while the commonwealth is often derided as having no purpose the walls a coffee of passionate protest outside the range of course is testament to the organizations geographical spread. you want to justice but the commonest kind of
b.s. i've been a solution what we are demanding specifically is their right to give anything to leave india for life without being killed by did any government have the freedom not the other freedom to love and to work i'm proud to say that i'm a lesbian from uganda so we are our jury determined to go to community to focus on bangladesh. this story democrats your home and rights and politician one country that does consider the commonwealth increasingly important is britain itself since the brics many british politicians have talked of the need to reconnect with the former colonies and the economic benefits that could follow in reality britain's economic ties with the european union are far larger it could be many years before britain can sign bilateral trade deals with countries like india or australia. in the meantime the prime minister said this meeting will address climate change and
cybersecurity for a contemporary challenges for the organization that will always face the accusation that it's losing relevance it's part of the philips al-jazeera over a house in central london. police are investigating an assault on two young men in which the attacker was heard shouting anti semitic abuse one of the victims was wearing a jewish skull cap as dominic came reports it's part of a trend of increasing anti-semitic activity in the german capital. it was an unprovoked attack in broad daylight a sustained assault on young men on the streets of the german capital the reason because one of the victims was wearing a skull cap normally worn by jews in fact he's an israeli palestinian is not jewish but was wearing the keeper as a sort of experiment to see how safe jews are in germany following the attack the victim described his reaction. i stayed relatively calm but i was
terrified and i trembled into now or later all the time it was really upsetting and was very stressful and. what happened here is part of a rising tide of anti semitic acts in the german capital in recent years police say that the number of such crimes nearly doubled in the period between twenty thirteen and twenty seventeen while one leading jewish organization says it recorded an increase of nearly sixty percent in incidents last year one eminent member of the jewish community in berlin says recent events have shaken people. but i don't see show while you get home to us we feel totally unsafe because we've been asking ourselves where we can allow ourselves to be recognized as jews previously it used to be said that there were some so-called problem areas of the city where as a jew it wasn't safe to wear a skull cap or have a visible star of david but now it seems there's
a risk even in the prosperous parts of berlin the government has been quick to react to the news when a list will be. talkin the federal government will do everything we now have a representative for jewish life in germany because we have very glad that there is jewish life in germany for the fight against. and this has also been done with over and determination this is of course the tablet incident in recent years the jewish community in germany has been growing with some estimates that around ten percent of built their lives in the capital now some fear their flourishing community may once more be under threat dominant came. in a global monetary chiefs a warning that the prospect of trade wars will only exacerbate weaknesses in the global economy the i.m.f. and world bank have started their spring meetings in washington for my shavar chancy reports. bankers and finance ministers from the i.m.f.
one hundred eighty nine member countries are meeting in washington on the tenth anniversary of the global financial crisis the firm's world economic outlook is optimistic about growth over the next couple of years they warns that aging populations lackluster productivity and the possibility of a global trade war will lead to a downturn so countries in our view should work together to resolve disagreements without using exceptional measures the i.m.f. chief economist named the impulse for protectionism on the inequality that's been an integra feature off globalization however he insists the trading system is not to blame public optimism about the benefits of economic integration has been eroded over time by longstanding trends of job and wage polarization coupled with persistent subpar growth in median wages. many households have seen little or no benefit from growth. so these trends in your view are more due to technology
than to trade over others argue it's precisely the floors decades old economic prescriptions of the i.m.f. and world bank would have led to such disillusionment with global companies they tend to force governments to cut spending on health care and pensions for example on education and this is all over the world and they also tend to promote macro economic policies that will slow the economy on the sara lee and they're doing that right now as the world economy is actually growing pretty well now ten years off of the global financial crisis the i.m.f. is warning that once again stock markets and risky assets are overvalued unsustainably and could crush causing devastation for those who never felt the benefits of what was called the recovery it often seems of meeting like this that despite the scholarly discussions about mustering the global economy and ensuring prosperity for all those overseeing the current framework of globalization are
doomed to repeat past mistakes she ever times the washington. no criminal charges will be filed over the death of pop star prince the musician was found dead at his home in minneapolis in two thousand and sixteen a official cause of death was an overdose of the painkiller fentanyl which is fifty times stronger than heroin state and federal investigators have been looking into who supplied the powerful appealing to brent's say there's not enough evidence to charge anyone in relation to his death despite the intensive law enforcement investigation there is no reliable evidence showing how prince obtain the counterfeit why couldn't least with that know or who else may have had a role in delivering the counterfeit like it into prince. therefore without probable cause and no identified suspect the carver county attorney's office cannot file any criminal charges involving the death of prince.
look at the top stories now the south korean president lungi in says the north has expressed its commitment to complete denuclearization is comes as u.s. president donald trump warns he'll walk away from planned talks with north korea's leader if they're not fruitful the meeting is expected to take place next month or in june cia director and secretary of state nominee might held a secret meeting with kim jong un in pyongyang earlier this month as part of an effort to lay the groundwork for talks trump says he hopes will be a success but adds that he's willing to call them off if not cuba's new president has vowed to continue the socialist revolution as the nation turns the page on nearly six decades of castro rule the gal diaz canelo has been sworn in by m.p.'s in havana isro castro stepped down after ten years as president yes canel is the first cuban leader born after fidel castro's nine hundred fifty nine revolution and
also the first not to a fortunate among the global to. the people's mandate given to this legislature is to ensure the continuity of the cuban revolution in a crucial and historic moment marked by advances in the development of our economic and social model perfecting and strengthening our work in all aspects of the life of the nation. iraq has launched as strikes against eisel targets in syria prime minister office says iraqi fighter jets carried out a deadly raid against i still fight is in a border area syrian and iraqi forces have driven i still from nearly all of its previous territory. meanwhile rebels in a syrian town near damascus have agreed to hand in their weapons under a deal negotiated by russia the fighters into marriage being evacuated to rebel held areas in northern syria hundreds of rebels are leaving along with their families. and riot police in paris have used pepper spray and tear gas to break up
protests against french president emanuel macron nearly one hundred twenty thousand people took part in strikes and rallies across the country it's the latest in weeks of demonstrations by row employees public sector workers and students against macros planned reforms for public services and universities all those are the headlines that's it for myself and the team here and london more news from doha in twenty five minutes time off that want to one east which starts now. u.s. president donald trump has said he will slap new charis on imports of steel and alum in europe for a five g. will be in boston data travels about ten times faster than forty we'll bring you the stories that are shaping the economic world we live in county would cost at this time on al-jazeera.