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this is al jazeera and live from studio fourteen here at al-jazeera headquarters in doha. welcome to the news. the most important talks in just hours north korea's kim jong il crossed the border into south korea to meet face to face with president bush and so much hinges on this amazing many would have thought impossible. to happen and what might come out of it all. we're also following a conversation online and one man many say is responsible for these groundbreaking talks between the koreas. also on the grid that alleged chemical attack in duma syria witnesses of being brought. to recount what they saw but they are being brought by russia and syria to refute the nature of the attack and to say it was all an elaborate set up a scenario the u.s.
and its allies strongly deny and on the us mexico tire about arrives. they're about to find out a bear attempts to cross into the u.s. will be met with asylum status or overturned journey to their home and. you're with the news grid live on air and streaming online through you tube facebook live in or around as they are a dot com it's just gone midnight on the korean peninsula which means in a little under ten hours the leaders of north and south korea will meet face to face for the first time in more than a decade a year ago or even six months ago you would have thought this was possible but kim jong un and in will be discussing issues like denuclearization even maybe an official end to the korean war and remember that north korea is down to hold separate talks with u.s. president donald trump and the may or june so the stakes on all of this are very high we have coverage from both sides of the border we are standing in pyongyang
with our diplomatic editor james. when you walk around pyongyang everywhere you seem to go you hear military music blaring from shops and loudspeakers some of the drums of beating particularly heavily it was arguably the tenses time on the korean peninsula in decades september north korean foreign minister re yong ho headed from his ministry here to new york to give his speech at the annual meeting of world leaders at the u.n. ahead of him in the speaking order the new president of the us the united states has great strength and patients but if it is forced to defend itself or its allies we will have no choice but to totally destroy north korea rocket man is on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime. al jazeera has learnt that hours
after that speech foreign minister re sought a brief meeting with the u.n. secretary general antonio good terrorists at the end of the meeting the north korean invited a senior united nations official to pyongyang a trip the un had been trying to arrange for over a year at the beginning of december jeffrey feltman then the un's head of political affairs made a visit to pyongyang and meetings with north korean officials feltman suggested that kim jong un use his new year's speech to strike a more conciliatory tone he suggested too that the winter olympics which are about to be staged in south korea would be a useful occasion to improve relations it's not clear whether the north koreans listened to his advice but they did the things he suggested the leader's sister kim yo chung's visit to the olympics change the atmosphere between the north and south starting a diplomatic dialogue there was another important back channel to sweden's foreign minister margot will strum authorized expanded conversations with the north koreans
at one point had been planned for foreign minister to meet the then u.s. secretary of state rex tillerson in stockholm that plan changed when president trump surprised his own officials saying he wanted a face to face meeting with kim jong un and then secret dispatched his cia director mike pompei otoh pyongyang to begin the negotiations i've been speaking to diplomats at the u.n. in new york and here on the korean peninsula strategic discussions here in north korea are made at the highest level and done in secret but everyone i've spoken to believes that the bellicose speech by donald trump at the u.n. general assembly was what kickstarted the current diplomatic efforts. al-jazeera pyongyang. we're talking to leah nice and early tonight hi there was a lot of donald trump and that report there there was that north and south korea and i'm guessing that's how it is it's exactly how it is online if you search for
north and south korea on twitter you'll find people talking mainly about u.s. president donald trump a user here asking the media to give trump credit for the summit here another tweet some of his fans are running polls on whether president trump deserves a nobel peace prize others are saying the u.s. needs to just stay out of this conflict and let the north and south handle this on their own earlier we heard james bays report that many believe the shift for encouraging talks between the koreas started when trump addressed the u.n. general assembly in september this is a bit more of what he had to say it is time for north korea to realize that the deed nuclearization is its only acceptable future the united nations security council recently held to unanimous fifteen to nothing votes adopting hard hitting resolutions against north korea and i want to thank china and
russia for joining the vote to impose sanctions along with all of the other members of the security council thank you to all involved but we must do much more. you can send us a message a hash tag a.j. news group if you think that speech was part of what led to these diplomatic talks . always a pleasure to welcome eight and false to the newsgroup on every senior research fellow in sociology and modern career at the university of leeds he's an ex. on skype even though that tag says live islamabad let's ignore that for a moment nice to have you cited close to god i do want to talk about donald trump i want to talk about kim jong un and moon jay in because this is historic this could be the start of something even though i still see a lot of people who just you know don't don't get too far ahead of ourselves the fact that it's happening. yes i have been doing this for
a long time and i have a sunny optimistic disposition by temperament so i don't want to sound like the old . i don't want to sound like an old cynic but how many times have the koreas met we've had three summits before that we've had other agreements we had the first contacts or in one nine hundred seventy two that was a result of ending declaration again in one thousand nine hundred two and so on the point is that it is proved very difficult over the years over the decades for the two koreas so far under many different leaders in the south and three successive kims grandfather father and son in the north to make agreements which do not run aground sooner or later my head tells me that my my heart hopes it will be different this time my head tells me there are still very many obstacles principally the nuclear issue which of course does make north korea a global and not just a local threat south korea faces
a lot of other security threats from the north which indeed they can they can discuss and sort out the nuclear issue will remain they dealt with down the road in the summit with donald trump bush looks more and more likely it seems very unlikely to me at one time but this will i mean you know we have we're back on track again. at least you know george george better than wall the old truck szell cliche i guess it's quoted so often but it it's very true where the better place than last year but what actually goes into this box called the summit or what comes out of it i mean they probably drafted already a joint declaration and that we really will have to see tomorrow but it's better than we were last year for sure definitely how much of it is a precursor to the trump him main thing. clearly they have to be sort of coordinated in some way and i think i give president when jay and of south korea i credit for what must be quite a difficult balancing act i mean he's broadly speaking amount of the center the last trump has to his all over the shop really but certainly as the president
elected for the for the republican party south korea has been cathal it publicly president meanders officials to give donald trump president some credit for bringing all this together they could be tensions i mean i suppose it'll be interesting to see whether the two koreas if it all goes well tomorrow and i'm sure they've choreographed it so it will go well and it was a banquet after all are trying to suggest that you know you're going to be getting along with rather the americans will be watching to see if the south koreans do anything like. aid i don't think they will probably because this u.n. sanctions now but you know there are certain sorts of things that might seem to undermine the strong pressure which trump continues to say is what we need in order to keep the north koreans mind concentrated on the denuclearization which i don't think is actually something that they're going to do but i don't if you want to go into that now or perhaps well actually what i want and what i did want to ask you about is anyone else we need to keep an eye on that we focus obviously on the two
koreas they are both story we've got the u.s. is the chinese opinion important here as well. oh yes and no those are the four i mean especially the completeness of people remember the six party talks of yesterday oversea japan and russia have have interests and are big neighbors too but now china is the big one i mean kim jong un who i must say i think has been playing a blinder ever since his new year's speech i was very interested in that package that i may have been un influence some and he may have been pushed to it maybe it was something he would he was actually going to do anyway but it would have been absolutely startling radical and deeply unsettling to shine if he got ahead with this south korea summit and then the trump one and how to mend it had sit with china he hadn't been to china time traces have been frosty over the nuclear say so he amended that one the old playbook for missed out a secret is it you know they aren't trained trundles them and they talk as if you know they hadn't just not been talking for several years so china will be watching where are they obviously china. doesn't want well china with china is torn as far
as i can see china doesn't want too much north korean hedging in rebalancing if anything comes of it you know towards its traditional foes but i think china comparable the rest of kill if you look at the economy ninety percent of north korea's trade is still with china and china has been enforcing the u.n. sanctions a bit more than it than it is to i think china can afford to watch this one as we always want aid in foster caught a pleasure to have you with us thank you thank you my pleasure. so as we talk about it this meeting will be only the third of its kind in history the first between north and south korea was in the year two thousand during what they called the sunshine era there was another one seven years later not this one kathy novak going to look back now if there is a vent and what might be different this time round. he was the architect of the so-called sunshine policy the koreas had been technically at war for fifty years
but in two thousand liberal south korean president kim dae junge backed by the clinton administration in washington was promoting in gage meant warmly welcomed into enemy territory by then leader kim jong il kim jong il had been north korean leader for six years and was fresh from his first overseas visit to china with pyongyang on the world stage fascinated citizens across the border watched events unfold on television. the europeans could from reclusion. this three day display of friendship culminated in an agreement and one the south korean president and nobel peace prize among the promises reunions for families separated by the korean war and a joint business park at kaesong just north of the border. but global politics weren't on their side. in two thousand the u.s. had a change in administration from clinton to bush and the hard line policy became prominent the results of the two thousand summit weren't sustained. don young was unification
minister under the next south korean president roh moo hyun who continued his predecessor's sunshine policy in two thousand and five chung delivered an invitation to kim jong il for another summit and two years later president roh stepped over the border with then chief of staff the current president and watching on. your team and this line is the wall that has been dividing our people for the last half century this staffer will demolish the four be the wall and heal our people's suffering. it was two years after north korea pledged at the six party talks to give up its nuclear program in exchange for economic aid to monroe signed another peace declaration agreeing to implement that six party deal but it was never enforced intention on october fourth two thousand and seven there was a great agreement after the south korean presidential election two months later. that green agreement went straight to the garbage north korea conducted nuclear and
missile tests conservative south korean president shifted to a tougher policy and relations deteriorated now liberal president moon j. and his reprising language from two thousand and seven about ending the armistice and building permanent peace what may be a key difference this time is like u.s. president donald trump moon has only been in office for a year and has more time to implement any agreement and for the first time a u.s. north korea meeting is expected to follow the intercom rian summit kathy novak al jazeera so. it's all really interesting stuff as it is a nice feature piece here to share with you three south koreans sharing their views on the idea of talks and the eventual reunification with the north because let's face it right now anything is possible a priest a student a newspaper publisher that is who tells us what they think along with some statistics at the bottom actually from a survey that we find that on how much southerners actually trust the north there
it is unification no matter what is what you can search for at al-jazeera dot com we are going to get an early look at some other international news now with john holl in london kemal thank you president trump says his hands off approach to the justice department could change the president told fox news he's kept his distance from the government department while it conducts its investigation into russia's alleged collusion in the two thousand and sixteen presidential election but he says it might not stay that way because of the fact that they have to switch to going on with people in the justice department that shouldn't be there they have what we're trying against the president of the united states going on i've taken the position and i don't have to take this position or maybe i'll change that i will not be involved with the justice department. the u.n. security council has been meeting in new york to discuss the conflict between
israel and palestine nicholai mladen of the u.n. special coordinator for the middle east peace process says that until the occupation ends and the two state solution is achieved the conflict will pose a persistent threat to regional security gaza is coming apart as we speak it is coming apart under the pressure of an explosive combination of negative humanitarian security and political factors if another conflict between hamas and israel were to erupt this would have devastating consequences for palestinians in gaza it could undermine the relative stability of the west bank and have repercussions for israel and the region as well i say this with a heavy heart and in the hope that all of us will do our utmost in the spirit of preventive diplomacy a palestinian journalist who was shot by israeli forces while covering protests at the gaza border has been laid to rest. the same died on wednesday from injuries he sustained during demonstrations two weeks ago stephanie decker has more from gaza.
a large crowd has gathered here in the jabalya refugee camp to pay their final respects to ahmed abu hussein he is the second journalist killed by israeli sniper fire now he was brought back into gaza overnight he start flying in and the mosque where people are paying their final respects his press vestas bullet proof vest that he was wearing at the time when he was shot is with him. certainly there is video of the incident when he was shot april thirteenth that shows he was standing in a crowd far away from a fence when it appears that he was specifically targeted is laid on me before that they know each gunshot which means they know that this gun is going to kill us this is the point. and yes it has not been killed by they have been met by the israeli snipers.
but abu hussein twenty five years old is now the second palestinian journalist being laid to rest and has drawn some international condemnation calling for an independent investigation the israeli army says it does not target journalists and that it's going to look into the details of their deaths but certainly anyone you speak to here on has a very clear opinion that these are deliberate targets that the israeli army that these snipers are deliberately targeting them to try and stop them from protesting everyone here will tell you even people we've spoken to have been shot before that they will return to the protests that they want their rights just like everyone else they feel forgotten and they believe that through these protests for once finally there is some international spotlight on their plight. and opposition newspaper in turkey has to claim that there is no justice in turkey to some of its
journalists were convicted of help. so-called terrorist organizations the board chair of true grit newspaper was convicted and released from jail pending appeal fourteen staff members were handed various sentences in a trial seen as a test case for press freedom in the country at least thirteen children have been killed in northern india when a train hit their school than it happened in an unmanned railway crossing in the town of cushion a guard the state's chief minister told media the accident may have been caused by negligence on the part of the van driver who he said was wearing headphones at the time of the collision a children and the driver were injured and taken to hospital. the whole of the island of baraka has been closed for a six month clean up tourists have been banned from the island while all four of his improve the infrastructure and volunteers remove rubbish from the once pristine beaches president to turkey ordered to shut down this month after calling the resort a cesspool critics say it's an overreaction affecting people who depend on their
island for jobs. and that's all from london come all back to end of our journey thank you very much for that's the duma chemical gas attack was fake that is what russia has been telling the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons moscow has presented some syrians at the o.p.c. w. headquarters in the hague who it says prove their claim that that strike on april seventh was staged russia's foreign ministry has in the past weeks accused the u.s. and the u.k. faking the attack alongside rebel groups and rescue as in fact this is what a spokesperson had to say a little earlier. no but that's the crises the russian material show real eye witnesses those who saw the events in duma as you know as we all know the o.p.c. w. already contacted the eyewitnesses they have arrived in the hague and now they will personally talk with the member states to give them first hand information the video recordings and social media and internet blah publishing's who do not even have an art are those who use these materials as proof of the necessity of striking
against the capital of a sovereign state they will talk to them in the hague alive they will say what's being done and how these fake videos are being made how they assign and appoint the roles they will talk about it today. in the hague i mean sunny or it's no surprise that russia is still saying that this wasn't a chemical attack but going this far and producing all these people in front of the . taking it really to another level. well and indeed and this is obviously part of the ongoing information war where really the truth is that is the one casualty in this and this is why it's increasingly important the evidence that is being gathered at the site in duma by the a p c w which it will then take to allow for it to be scientifically examined exactly what and then of course the results of which will most likely be dissected
by the other sides again. and toward a fact as well but it was rather a curious sight today standing outside of the o.p.c. w. seeing this unmarked blue boss turning up with about just over a half a. dozen people aboard including what appeared to be a family we weren't allowed to speak to any of the people who were on board there are so we're told not to speak to them specifically those of products of. russian embassy staff and quite a few russian journalists as well outside trying to follow them through into the a.p.c. w. now what we understand is happening there is likely to be making a presentation of what they allege is how this was in fact made up and shortly after that briefing they still haven't quite finished that yet but they are going to be having a normal press conference with out where they will show that presentation again to
journalists so really an all out information war but do you know i really don't know you said you weren't allowed to talk to any of the people but do we know any of their backgrounds who they are or are they just people on the ground with other medical experts is there any of that information. very difficult to glean that at this point hey we were trying to gain some more information from that but that was sort of tight lipped responses really but we do we could see there were a. few children there about four or five children involved in that and as i mentioned earlier they looked very much like a family. we were trying to sort of get their attention try to try to speak to them but they just completely didn't look in our direction whether they were told not to any questions by journalists there will be a presentation from what we understand possibly made by a father and a son who were at the site and. apparently who was
featured in the in the video but we said anything about that circumstance we don't know if indeed that they are resident consumption as it is from their connection they have apparently even they they actually came here overnight from moscow so we don't so it's all quite confusing to see exactly how this has been arranged so and again this is the lengths which are being gone to by russia the russian government has to be able to produce this evidence as well it's almost seems sort of unfair that these people perhaps a being used as pawns as part of this information war to try and put that across. all intriguing isn't it funny and hopefully we get more from a news conference a little later we'll talk to you again funny guy. but a background for you just to remind you more than forty people died in the suspected chemical attack in duma on april seventh it was the last remaining rebel
held area of eastern goods and then damascus after carrying out an operation for weeks government forces then re took control of duma in the wake of the attack the world health organization it says its partners in syria treated five hundred people for exposure to chemicals in the office attack in the aftermath i'm sorry and thousands of people been affected hundreds killed in several chemical attacks since the conflict began seven years ago and in fact if you head to al jazeera dot com look in the interactive section chemical attacks in syria this tells the whole story our team have mapped all the attacks that have happened in so many different types of things phosphorus sour and chlorine gas mustard gas a lot happening up there in the north west of the country and then further down in and around damascus do you see there is also there's been a lot that's happened over the past seven years since twenty thirteen at least the graphic saying thousands of people and then the people killed in duma as well so
let us get into this a little bit more with bush if sky i who is a fellow at the washington institute focusing on russia's policy towards the middle east she's in washington for us. just to pick up on what i was talking to our correspondent about the fact that russia denies it was a chemical attack in the first place is no surprise but why this time do you think are they going to such lengths to bring these people in and almost parade them for the p.c. w. thanks for having me it's good to be here well first of all of course let me start with the fact that it really is as you said kemal no surprise that russia is protecting assad this is completely consistent with the kremlin behavior throughout the entire syrian crisis so that is not shocking at all the reason why they're going to such great lengths it's a little bit hard to tell perhaps they feel desperate if you look at some of the more recent other efforts that russia had gone through to say that this attack was
was faked was it's really quite incredible of radio free liberty reported on a movie that the russian government had aired made by syrian filmmaker now the movie actually was not meant to be any kind of fake any kind of fake news if you want to call it that the movie was supposed to be based on real effect based on real events in the two thousand and thirteen chemical attack. and it was and it was meant to show just how horrible the effects of chemical it of chemical attack really are so it was not meant to be any kind of propaganda film and as radio liberty reported even the filmmaker himself was shocked that russia was using his movie in that way i mean they've got to be pretty sure of themselves don't they because the o.p.c. w. inspect is i've gone into duma they are collecting if there was something there they would presumably find it so russia has to be pretty confident in itself you.
that could very well be the case you know it remains to be seen how these events are all going to play out you know one thing to keep in mind is that russia always uses delay tactics it has historically used the united nations security council to delay any kind of meaningful action on syria including on chemical attacks so for example i believe it was reported approximately a week ago that some inspectors have finally gone in but russia had delayed so much that a lot of evidence could have been destroyed so it makes it hard to collect evidence at this point so you know it could be another delay tactic and so this basically is russia's role now isn't it the i mean it's always been the protector of syria or of bashar al assad on the battlefield it was the russian intervention which really changed the whole war but now do we just basically see russia or is the the information gateway to syria unfortunately that is the role russia is trying very hard to portray it's certainly not the only source of information as i
mentioned there are other sources and frankly even russian own investigative reporters are working hard on trying to uncover the truth but it is very difficult on the bush's guy joining us from washington it's been a pleasure talking to you thank you thanks for having me. this is how we report of the do more attacks at the time it's a video report from osama bin java head with testimony from those who survived have a watch for yourself listen to their stories as they told them and make it your own one you can search for doom a chemical attack at around zero dot com this particular piece a look for that headline it had a russian smell doom a chemical attack survive as speak. this is the news grid for advice but lot of us right now an extra story for you from a.j. plus about london's parliament square which finally has a statue to honor a woman among the statues of eleven men and then later to stay or not to stay british politicians debating leaving the e.u. customs union one of the pros and cons of having tariff free trade across the
english channel. i was being what in the levant the last day or so and it's not going to stop anytime soon look at the cloud doing really is circulating it's not going anywhere as a result of that it's spreading the largest of rain if you can call it that and the strength of wind virtually everywhere from sinai north was a nice woods through iraq such a wet spell and i'm a temp is taking much of a dip it's whether or not they rain is fairly heavy and it has been caused flash floods the rain hasn't yet reached across the border into iran might well do that but it's concentration i think is still going to be the lowlands iraq west was for at least twenty four hours and even by the time we get to saturday beirut still looking at least it shows that twenty five degrees south of all this is looking
fine and say throughout iran is mostly five nautical courses right it seems likely up here as well so having seen some distance recently and the dust storms and dusty whether it's settling down to be thirty three in dire how about the same in mekele it warm climate is building to the south if anyone is going to get showers it's possibly a man more likely yemen and sun seem to be right in the middle of the full cost wetzel are bits of useful rain recently in cape town still the western cape show you some clouds streaking across it but i don't think whit is the right boy it. stories of life. and inspiration. a series of short documentaries from around the world. that celebrate the human spirit. against the odds.
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north korea's nuclear program that's what's trending about zero dot com that's the space. just a few of your comments as well content they should be coming up to you on the screen now lots of you messaging at the moment on the live stream just talking about pace i think as all of us so fingers crossed and hopeful about the situation in korea has said the north and south must stay united for the sake of korea's ordinary people the u.s. just needs to get out eventually from peace comes development says jeffrey on facebook i see you and then there was this one actually shot as he said i hope this peace talks inspires other countries to have peace. and iran interesting you mention that because new today al jazeera dot com this was actually trending a little bit earlier the lab's team of put together well a comparison of all the different ways of saudi arabia and iran sort of compete with each other their military strength their influence and all of that it's actually very interesting to see how these two countries stack up by are so very much the driving forces in this part of the world of the moment to have
a look for that if you'd like a little bit more information on that it is called face to face saudi arabia iran. moving on our main ear is getting a new prime minister on tuesday the parliament will vote to elect a new leader demonstrators have been blocking streets demanding a new prime minister be installed i've been doing that since the thirteenth of april the opposition wants to become the head of a new government he has room for us to walk in yerevan you spoke to. the opposition leader yesterday as he reacted at all to this. well he has just been on stage earlier and said a few words. about how he continues to cool for the complete and unconditional surrender all capitulation of the republican party now that republican party is the party of the former president and prime minister who resigned in earlier this week said his son and the way i hear from him
a little bit later about what he thinks about the votes that the republican party speaker of parliament has called for them to stay where they try to stick. to he's going to be in the fall of the you know how the city would be up a parkway for towards a full trolls form of power to vote for the opposition movement the question is whether or not the republican party which still has a majority in parliament is willing to relinquish power will put forward its own candidate who at the moment looks like to be the acting prime minister sharon terabits un and he has been trying to sell his prime ministerial today talking about the needs from india to be peaceful and stable and he says he's worried about the economy but if anything this crisis is. that is a key tenet of their movements and that is boy nicole passion yen is calling this
the velvet revolution it's almost quite impressive isn't it robin how i how quickly this is almost a bait that the opposition and the protesters are actually getting what they want so quickly does it from your perspective having viewed all of this on the ground is it surprising that this is actually moving as quickly as it is full point. that said nicholl pressure has laid out and it's about taking each move stand by step they got the first they got rid of said stuckey and now they want to. assume a peaceful transfer of power through an interim government and then have. elections but at three that would be no transfer of power sorry that's a transitional government to set up a system by which elections would for the first time be peaceful would be free and that you know i mean as something that i mean it's have not been able to enjoy reading since the country became independent from the so we will be in the ninety's
was pretty cool of course for all of this is that they can demonstrate why english is going on that they still have momentum that they can still ping bring people out onto the streets and that is what they have consistently been able to demonstrate for the last two weeks or so you know a little bit of troy and it's i think it's also worth mentioning that what else has been happening today we know that said gay love for all of them the russian foreign minister has met with me is a foreign minister and we don't know exactly the specifics of that but we do know that they did have a conversation about the gulag for about nobody's it's a reason. i controlled for the church was to tell you that it's terrible he called me back in the ninety's we does it by just. for that reason that russia continues to maintain. an important security presence in this region and continues to play
a critical role in the maintaining stability of the several it's a russia's being that imposing that is why it's significant that these meetings have been taking place look just with the currency of ministration but with the opposition with because i still have so. far a state walker is in now yet and quite noisy there is that carries on but thank you for that. ok we're going to look at bragg's it now and the british parliament is debating plans to leave the u.s tariff free customs union here's a little background just to bring you up to speed customs unit basically means members do not impose tariffs on each other's goods and there is an agreed common tariff imposed on goods coming in from non member states all sounds good but it does also limits the freedom of individual members to strike their own trade deals with countries outside of the union a customs union also reduces checks at the border as well as economic trade barriers so if the u.k.
left the union be more delays at the border which would likely slow down the delivery of goods a leading member of the opposition labor party has said the u.k. should really consider staying in the customs union. at four hundred lorries an hour from all over none of the ferries to france in ireland six thousand lorries and eight thousand fans wish to and from across the border without even breaking from those two every space from yorkshire woman's to scottish salmon britain does more than two hundred and eighty billion pounds of export trade with european countries every year those businesses don't get stopped at the border and don't pay terrorists or pay an extra problems they can just say on through that is the friction the straight has so many of our manufacturing jobs depend on his lawrence lee outside westminster lawrence i'm hoping that you can and your guest who i believe you have with us or demystify some of this for around international
audience staying in the customs union leaving the european you know how all of this can possibly be well figured out i guess. well yes it is it it sounds a bit dull except that you know as a result of poor earlier on demonstrates that if you're a scottish fish processor and you're trying to get your fish over for the channel tunnel it's a front spot breakfast time and you get stuck in a ten mile queue of lorries because they're all being inspected to see what's in them you know your fish goes off. and it is very striking i think that we when we spoke to these people who will support brick cities but they all want to stay in the customs union so they can move goods quickly enough because it would be disastrous for the likelihoods otherwise it is striking that you know they didn't think that the government position which is leave the european union leave the customs you leave it all behind and abandon it and try something else is not shared actually by a lot of their constituency that does support breck's isn't it makes you think how
difficult it's going to be to find a position that is suitable full for everybody and it looks like there's going to be a vote on this at all now today but there will be a some point in the coming weeks is going to have to be one of the striking things about the debate today is about how many can seventy's who support bricks it say we should think very long and hard before abandoning the economic relationship with the european union so let's bring in dunce who's got his reponse to go to you kate . but you'll mess on this if the walls of votes that meant something in sense of the government's position in the customs union do you think the government as it stands at the moment would will lose that vote it looks like they're going to say there's nothing that i want to have a vote then do they really they would love to avoid a very but that became was impossible for them very recently because the house of lords tossed an amendment to an existing bill that said everything back to the commons and actually started to trigger a new way of looking at this is going to be a vote next month and it seems very likely now that the government will lose that
it's no wonder what if but if they do as to what eventualities if the government lose that and the folks says you've got to now cites the european union ok we'll have some sort of customs union in future with you what first of all what happens in terms of domestic politics being the first thing is where the trees in macon survive losing a vote like that now she had the government might collapse i mean you well you can use the prime minister without the government collapsing because of the strange constitutional regiments that britain is now in there's about fifty people on the conservative benches on the governing benches who have to reason may backs down on the customs union their very hard back says they may seek to get rid of her now even that is nonsense and they may think if we get rid of her we put the entire bricks at project at risk they might think they keep her there and accept that kind of compromise but it's possible that even the prime minister would go if not she might be able to survive she might go to see through a radically reduced bricks that proposition that would keep her in the customs union and try to deliver bricks in that way but i would suggest that most remain as who are suddenly seen victory on the customs union would then start pressing
forward and send the single market as well and again you would see these kind of bottoms coming up again and again as we go into which i mean the u.k. supposed to leave the european union next march or something and they still in this position where they call on a sort of agreed position to to to take to brussels that's right i would say there's no agreement around the cabinet table if i'm not convinced as any agreement inside of the prime minister's brain there's no majority for anything in parliament not majority for a main norman. not a majority just another majority for no do so we are facing an extremely chaotic period of british politics it's going to stay that way especially over the next six months in front thank you very much so going well then. clearly time is running out so i think these things are going to have to come to a head and fairly quickly ok thank you lawrence lee live in london for us and what we focus a lot on britain leaving the e.u. there are countries which still want to and let's not forget that in this opinion piece that al jazeera dot com i didn't hear better have from the atlantic council things sank imagines
a scenario where in twenty twenty five montenegro becomes the next. member but potentially with the same leader it has now have a read of it for yourself it's in the opinion section have a search for montenegro the use now yes u.k. parliament facebook. breaks it it's all link up bring it all together for us so by the end of june facebook said that political campaigns like this one here play it for you in a second it will be clearly labeled as an advertisement and will have a caption identifying who exactly paid for the ad the issue about who was funding what ads came up after the bricks at vote in two thousand and sixteen british politicians are concerned what role musch russia may have played in the vote facebook says it has only been able to trace one u.s. dollar to a russian account this is what facebook's chief technology officer had to say. the big issue that the biggest weapon we've found in this defense is to actually
find the actor find the account and take it down because if they're running hundreds of ads and we can take down the account we stop all of those and stop all future ads so whether they're advertising broadly using lookalikes using interest it's to some degree for the root cause is there identifying that the actor is the someone might be our way rather than a legitimate advertiser and so all of our energy is focused on how do we consistently identify people like that on the platform either at registration time or after and get them off the platform you know as quickly as possible. many protested against facebook's recent security breaches and they were actually gathered outside the u.k. parliament during that hearing others are using the hash tag fix fakebook calling for the social media giant to offer real solutions to ensure that their content is not being leaked to fake accounts online now earlier this month facebook c.e.o. mark zuckerberg appeared before the u.s. senate after the information of eighty seven million facebook users was leaked to
the political consulting firm cambridge analytic the company worked on donald trump's twenty sixteen presidential campaign raising concerns about what role it played in the election if you're in the u.k. let us know what you think about these all tags you'll see on your political advertisements you can get in touch with us for the hash tag a.j. news thanks liane just before we leave british politics confirmation from the white house and downing street that don't trump will be visiting the u.k. on the thirteenth of july if you are superstitious it's a friday now for a journey lasting weeks through central america dozens of migrants have finally reached the southern u.s. border they are escaping violence and unemployment in places like on duracell salvador and guatemala hoping to gain asylum in the u.s. the first people in this so-called migrant caravan got to the mexican side of the border in recent days but already local volunteers say they're running out of space and resources which is some of the tens of thousands of people who try to cross into the u.s. from mexico every month but things are getting tough with the u.s.
president warning anyone making an illegal entry or false immigration claims will be prosecuted. at the border he sent us this report. after an arduous journey across mexico and more asylum seekers from central america have arrived in p one. at a migrant children only a short distance from the border mexican volunteers are providing new arrivals with food and humanitarian aid but many say the supplies are lacking. at the moment we are asking the city of tijuana and christian churches for food we need this more than anything it's full the children. while assistance from the mexican government is limited the city at the one has stepped in to provide a few basic services to help with the new content you know this is a question of international law with a city supports migrants with health case shelter and other basic services such as blankets or diapers for children all. over the studio so soon this is not good for
many the stop is only temporary immigration attorneys are helping prepare those with a better chance of qualifying for asylum mostly single mothers and their children nobody is you know told what to do it's more about giving people all the information possible so they can make the best possible the decision for themselves and their families local activists have set up shelters for migrants this one has already run out of space for new arrivals many will wait in these tents until what they hope will be the start of another journey on the other side of the u.s. border an example. they want to. once again if you're watching us on facebook why we've got a story for you know about how climate change is this is disrupting the life of thousands of penguins yesterday by the world is when. it's one and then santa is here with sports looking at the rule changes that have severely hit one of the biggest stars of international athletics back in a moment. i'm
going to get a text we're going to discuss this money huge controversy three years ago was that it's a mania saga has continued since two thousand and nine if you remember the story of course international athletics a season it gets on the way on friday but not without more controversy hanging over the sport new rules have been and also which could see women in a would naturally high testosterone levels that have to compete against men the decision is likely to have an impact on this woman south africa's olympic and world champion custis a mania well so many i was subjected to agenda tested by it was athletics in two thousand and nine and was banned from competing for almost
a year under these rules it's likely she will have to take medication to lower her test the strong levels or change events a decision comes into effect on november the first on the i.w.a. say the rules would ensure fair competition and are the result of months of scientific research it's only applies to running a vents between four hundred metres and the one thousand five hundred metres semenya competes in the eight hundred and one thousand five hundred well affected athletes who want to compete or must take medication for six months they'll turn to include running longer distance events or in the men's races while the double elim pick eight hundred beats a chance because of so many hasn't officially responded to the a f but she did tweet this just a few hours after the announcement saying i'm ninety seven percent sure you don't like me but i'm one hundred percent sure i don't care what are joining us and now
from contact and france is micah robots and he's covered the last seven some a olympics and he's a chief feature writer for inside the games dot biz first of all. we solo with a strong words from cas to say mania do you think these rules were specifically targeted that her. no i didn't i think they may or stunned from her kindness but i certainly don't think that that i'll talk to. others the doctor who was in charge of the research munchen quite recently you thought were many american athletes female athletes it might be a sin the us can discard it into sex position particularly in most of these athletes it's not a case of trucks that judo cost that it was it's a person s. mike tell me what does this mean for some mania now on her and her career. well
when she she ran in the. winter as expected in the eight children on the fifty other meet us. she set up the words that she talked about going on longer runs and then she could see ansel moving feeding into longer running which was a little bit of a hint of where our mind is going maybe because the old the assumption that she hasn't how if she is a neighbor she can either take the medication which will be prescribed or operates with higher levels levels of fine and all that not all of the chop i'm going to have a choice to take up medication or prefer not to. known internationally or they can joint venture i said all of course she could move beyond the. events that are described in this where she could but she did up to the five
thousand maybe ten thousand now she'd been taking medication may vary but she's still a very farmer up who's to say that she couldn't have a success as a look at distances mike why is the i w f a doing this why is it right now. it's doing this because it's been onstott by the court of arbitration for sport and it was an india sprint to teach one to. appeal against the rules testosterone levels that they apply these rules in two thousand in the couple of custom had a breakthrough when. the rules were that. the team of this wasn't not allowed to go in the glasgow commonwealth games because if a medical issues she appealed it she'd won or ill and some of the courses on the sport said to the on the left right well. the proof the burden of proof is not you
not out if you think that's the correct position show us the sox so they've just started two years to the office to come up with silence on this is what they have clearly done i'm still nuisance there are relates to. it hurts between for them good works for to morrow but if you are secure all that evidence i got something more than the flowers and feel that clearly it's a mock up performances from in two thousand and two thousand and thirteen but they've detected a big it wasn't just for female had clips from various tests are stronger than. the levels were between. the north koreans want to one point seven. that is a great start there were significant levels which would make significant seconds of the difference and that insistence racing i also. feel it proved the point and
that's why they made these chickenshits microwatts and that sports writer and author thank you very much for that. of course i'll be back with more at eighteen g.m.t. of but for now i hand you back to come out of the summit thank you so much for that metal to a new school to solid thinking mode still my goodness for the it's if you want to get in touch with us twitter facebook and what's happening up and running with the hashtag i j you spread that now but we so what's the telegram if you'll using that mystery yet you can join our channel there as well in the meantime we'll see you right back here in studio fourteen at al-jazeera fifteen hundred hours g.m.t. tomorrow.
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