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this day on the korean peninsula becomes the first leader from the north to cross into the sun. hopes for peace and reconciliation between the rival neighbors with kim declaring the start of a new history. hello and welcome on pieces you're watching us you live from also coming up demonstrations in the media again as the opposition keeps up the push for more talks planned for friday. whole controversy from members of u.s. president bill trump's administration. bill qaddafi. three words three you guilty guilty. and a u.s.
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court convicts entertain a bill cosby on charges of drugging and sexually assaulting a woman at his home. a new history begins now those were the words from kim jong il he became the first north korean leader to set foot in the south since the end of the korean war mr kim was greeted by the south korean president when gene as he crossed the line of demarcation dividing the two countries and also briefly stepped into the north they then walks to the venue where they're holding the first face to face meeting between leaders of the two koreas in more than a decade is a diplomatic had to james bays who's monitoring the latest from pod to close to the demilitarized zone. technically they are still at war but this was carefully choreographed to create a new atmosphere of peace the north korean leader kim jong un entered from the
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north side of the demarcation line the south korean president moon jay in the seat at the concrete block that marks the start of his country's territory. a historic handshake. and then something in all the years since the korean war the kims father and grandfather never did a north korean leader crossing into south korea. it was followed by a reciprocal gesture moon jay in very briefly crossing the line into the north. both leaders seemed relaxed and was smiling but of course they hope this summit is only the start of a process and that's likely to be complicated and will involve difficult negotiations. oh oh. i must turn on the dames this meeting i hope that there is new
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history written with regards to p. for prosperity and i will approach this with the feeling of a brand new start i'd like to discuss all issues as standing honestly and frankly i would like to take this opportunity to say that i hope to have a very good conversation the president today honest frank and we intend. to come. when the supreme leader across the demarcation line on this historic moment there is a mensa expectation on us all over the world and i hope this discussion is productive let's approach this discussion boldly in wishing for peace and i like to give something very big to the people looking at those we have all day to talk and let's do so and make up for the ten years that we have the past. ok let's talk to our diplomatic get to the james base james i mean the rhetoric in the past few months has gone from being warlike to being robust to being charming this is all about step change. absolutely and everyone is
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smiling the tone is so different today really historic images bartz caution this we have not actually seen anything change in terms of any of the policies in terms of any agreement and we have had historic handshakes in the past that have not led to peace i think of palestinian leader arafat with the israeli prime minister rabin on the white house lawn or the former british prime minister tony blair with colonel gadhafi in libya it doesn't necessarily mean we have a breakthrough certainly we have a new atmosphere that will change the working out most fear of the two sides which might hope that they can get a deal but there are still really difficult details to get to and in the end the main one is of course the nuclear program and whether north korea is prepared to give up the nuclear program because in the past they've said that is the key to the survival of their government and stops them getting overthrown as some other
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leaders have in the past i mentioned colonel gadhafi he's one of them ok james you'll keep us posted i'm sure in the meantime many thanks will not everyone happy about those talks and the north korea protests have been taking place near where the leaders are meeting demonstrators want president to cancel the summit. others are running in part due to support them using a crowd of course the historic gathering on a big t.v. screen they say they hope to see improved relations between the north and the south daniel pinkston is a lecturer in international relations at troy university he joins us now from seoul so daniel pinkston clearly the mood music the optics very good so far how do the build on that. yes this is just the beginning of a process of course this isn't an orthodox approach usually at least liberal democracies have working level meetings in the bureaucracy works on the agreements and it's pushed up until the leaders meet and sign off on the agreements this is
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working top down of course we'll have to see what kind of statement comes out today if there's a change in attitude in north korea we also should realize that there are many good agreements already on the books the two koreas have signed a number of agreements including the basic agreement back in one thousand nine hundred one that includes a non-aggression clause they signed the joint declaration on the denuclearization of the korean peninsula that became effective in one thousand nine hundred two north korea also committed to a bandying its nuclear weapons and nuclear programs in the six party process in september two thousand and five so if north korea can recommit to those. agreements in the past ford some kind of statement or declaration today and then we have to move forward on the details the working details in the of course has to be implemented in executed is the north korean leader trustworthy.
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well generally speaking authoritarian dictatorships there's no trust dictator has a commitment problems. he has extraordinary power in his hands he's unrivaled in north korea so even a dictator with that type of power it's hard to trust him because if he makes a commitment or a promise he can easily renege on it the next day so that's been the history of north korea they've made a number of promises in the past they've reneged upon those commitments so they will have to find some way that will enable them to overcome this commitment problem if in fact they show the intention through some kind of cooperative agreements and we'll have to hold them to their word and see but that has not been the history in the past there's been no indication in the past weeks and months
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that in fact there was a central committee meeting last friday friday last week and the now it's mccain off came out on saturday there was no real commitment to denuclearization for example there's only some kind of vague way off into the future promise to do this so we'll just have to see hold them at their word and verify every step of the way not wishing to devalue it diminish what we're seeing today from inside the d.m.z. but that's kind of a an appetizer in the run up to the main course surely the main course is the north korean leader meeting donald trump presumably between today where we are right now and may early late may early june nobody's going to be calling anybody little rocket man no one's going to be calling anybody else. inside the white house so how does this set the choreography for that meeting. well i don't know what people be saying inside of the white house but i can say this that the moon
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administration wishes to create some space whereby this process can continue to roll forward and progress can be made the complicated security issues including the abandonment of w m d nuclear weapons long range ballistic missiles that's a very technical. process a very difficult process there are number of political obstacles that would take a long time even just to verify the inventory of what north korea has then we would have to map out some kind of. you know road map for a band securing abandoning those materials and capabilities if we're working towards a peace treaty and other types of cooperative arrangements of course the two koreas have a number of reasons to cooperate in other areas there they are joined of course so things like environmental. cooperation public health science exchanges and of course it's one nation so sports exchanges cultural exchanges arts
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music all of those things there's a long list of issues where the two koreas can cooperate in the hope of the moon administration others is that this will transform north korean thinking and they will become less belligerent over time and we can move to a cooperative partnership we will have to wait and see daniel pinkston there in seoul thank you so much. moving on the armenian parliament is expected to hold an extraordinary session in the coming days to vote for a new prime minister of the country was plunged into a political crisis this week after the former prime minister. stepped on following major antigovernment protests the parliament says a vote will be held next tuesday to elect a new leader from the out of his robben for a stable. passion and his movement a driven and the republican party's grip on. by one of them but they believe it and. even the head of the old media church have profited at the expense of its
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citizens. students' work to knock out the party's control of the education system robillard so let me have your article it's a little astonishment the students who become members of the republican party receive privileges they get benefits the student fees are not what your work trips to the us like ations they get in turn ships so there is discrimination between an ordinary citizen and a republican. but i think that. students have been integrity opposition movements frustrated by the prospects of graduation on the republican party rule officially ten percent of the media's population has emigrated over the past decade many of them to russia where remittances they send home are an economic lifeline. russia may help decide the outcome of the current political struggle in the media i mean his closest ally provides a security guarantee against hostile labors and as
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a price russian foreign minister sergey lavrov met his armenian counterpart in moscow on the state for their part opposition leaders also help talks with russian officials this week crucial to the success of this movement is the opinion of that amir putin's kremlin publicly it is recognised that this political crisis is an internal affair and not some perceived western backed color revolution there are two reasons for russia being a troll one is that they realize their meaning need security alliance with russia and there's a consensus in their meaning that whatever happens and you or me i'm going will have to work with russia and the second reason is that russia learned lessons from ukraine they learned that supporting an unpopular ruler is not going to help that. i mean his ruling elite has both a hostile public and an old ally that seems to be keeping out of the way robin first to walk out his ear arafat. still to come here on al-jazeera the hidden
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opportunity france tries to find new ways to revive its neglected and deprived suburbs. and we'll look at why millions of poor people in the u.s. are about to be hit by the trump administration. we had some really nasty weather across the eastern side of the mediterranean flooding rains into its row into jordan pushing a little further north woods as well and some very gusty winds some sandstorms around the southern deserts of israel pushing up into syria this circulation has been spinning away for some time further showers here as we go through friday easing across into iraq some heavy downpours here back that also seeing some of
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that wet weather and still a little unsettled there into central and southern parts of syria further east is fine it's like twenty seven twenty eight celsius workable over the next couple of days those showers will make their way a little further east which is be going on through sas stay behind that brighter skies do come back in behind so will settle down in the events of last brought a dry weather coming in then so that the flash flooding easing away eventually wanted to show was a possibility to into the arabian peninsula particular down towards that western side of yemen southern end of the red sea could see some or all of the shop showers of the mist here in doha is fine and dry temperatures getting up to thirty four degrees celsius where you find it far too across much of southern africa over the next to die also eighty celsius in capetown in the sunshine but a few showers further north. inmates learning from other inmates acquiring knowledge that can set them free.
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through legal education classes and mock tribunals their dedication has led to staggering results even in prison for. the ricin that they were. teaching empowerment kenya part of the rebel education series at this time on al jazeera. welcome back let's just recap our top story for you so far today kim jong un has now become the first north korean leader to set foot in the south since the end of the korean war he told the south korean president jean that he's ready for honest
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talks and the countries must not repeat past mistakes. not everyone happy about those talks the first in more than a decade and korea protests have been taking place close to where the leaders are meeting. in other news thousands of anti-government protesters are again out on the streets of armenia today the parliament has called an extraordinary session next week to vote on a new prime minister the former leaders should step down following days of protests . bill cosby has been found guilty on all counts in his sexual assault retrial a jury convicted the eighty year old comedian of drugging and sexually assaulting a female friend at his home in two thousand and four here's john hendren. america's dad is now a convicted sex offender we are so happy that finally we can say. women are believed and not only on hash tag me too but in a court of law where they were under oath where they testified truthfully where
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they were attacked where they were smeared where they were denigrated. bill cosby. three words for you guilty guilty they get. a jury found bill cosby guilty of drugging and sexually assaulting andrea konstantinov his home fourteen years ago we are very disappointed by the verdict we don't they mr cross was guilty of anything and applied is not over ending a late life spiral for a barrier busting icon of american entertainment now silent for a bit because. the jury was apparently moved by testimony from five of caused more than fifty other accusers and i feel i like a good. deal like i'm dreaming i feel like i. i feel like i believe
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in humanity is restored he is now the highest profile member of a rogues gallery of famous american men brought down by a chorus of accusers including producer harvey weinstein actor kevin spacey and news presenter matt lauer cosby fell from the last of heights he was a track star at temple university one of the first black t.v. stars bill cosby here unveiling bankable spokesman. the many voices of a trailblazing cartoon highlighting african-american kids little cars a groundbreaking black comedian who inspired those who follow us to cause we show. you that show and on the show that by. his name his fatherly advice and squeaky clean image earned him the title america's daniel b. now faces up to ten years for each of the three convictions leaving the eighty year old to face nearly certain death in prison the fallen icon left with a show of defiance one last performance in
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a career that shattered the illusions of once adoring fans john hendren al-jazeera . people are in for sassing across spain off record cleared five men of raping a woman at the pump bull running festival demonstrates a shouted shame and i believe you sister site the justice ministry in madrid the men who were in a group called the wolfpack were convicted of the lesser crime of sexual abuse and given lying in sentences they recorded the attack on their phones and laughed about it afterwards. the german chancellor angela merkel will visit the white house on friday and is expected to stay in the iran nuclear deal but the trip could be overshadowed by more controversy within the trumpet ministration is can really help it. he was the u.s. president's doctor and trump liked him so much he wanted ronnie jackson to take a cabinet position as secretary of veterans affairs but after mounting allegations
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that he drank on the job and handed out opioids like candy jackson withdrew his nomination on thursday well greeting schoolchildren in the white house rose garden trump defended jackson is a great man and a lot of going to be very very rarely get treated really unfairly it's the latest in a series of appointments and nominations that has opponents questioning the president's judgment the real blame here falls on the administration for once again being sloppy and careless in the vetting process on thursday those accusations continued against another member of trump's inner circle the environmental protection agency administrators scott pruitt's been accused of lavish spending on travel and security as well as giving raises to friends your actions or embarrassment to president trump and if i were the president i wouldn't want your help i just get rid of you and in another distraction trumps personal lawyer michael cohen refused
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to answer questions in a court case related to an affair the president allegedly had with a porn star cohen's decision has led to questions about whether he's covering up something on behalf of trump trump is going to join us live in an angry tirade on a morning show on thursday trump defended his decisions but he also fueled another controversy the russia investigation led by special counsel robert mueller he was asked if he'll speak to investigators looking into whether his twenty sixteen campaign colluded with moscow i've taken a position and i don't have to take this position and maybe i'll change that i will not be involved with the justice department all of this surrounds the president as important decisions need to be made on north korea and iran. and also hangs over a very important meeting on friday with german chancellor angela merkel kimberley help at al-jazeera at the white house the nigerian senate has summoned president
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mohamed dubow hardy to testify about the government's response to the recent communal killings there on tuesday at least eighteen people died in violence between muslim cattle herders and christian farmers in benue state the government's been criticised for failing to maintain security nineteen agers have died in flash flooding in southern israel during a hiking trip to the south of the dead sea the trekkers who were from a pre military academy were swept away by a sudden heavy rain with seven others left in the critical condition military helicopters and security forces had earlier declared the teenagers missing as they searched the river beds in the remote negev desert. u.k. politicians have approved a motion calling for the government to pursue a customs union in the brics that negotiations the vote puts pressure on the prime minister to resume a who's ruled out the u.k. remaining in the e.u. tariff free zone after leaving the block. this country being asked to experiment
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at other people's pleasure with a free trade policy yes we do not know what the cost will be for constituents and businesses in this country but i say to my party if we undermine and ignore the evidence for peace in northern ireland and we undermine the business of financial security and party people in this country we will not be forgiven for joining us here well u.k. labor m.p. yvette cooper says the u.k. must remain inside the customs union to ensure free movement of trade. at dover four hundred lorries an hour from all over none of the ferries to france in ireland six thousand lorries and eight thousand fans whiz to and fro across the border without even breaking from cars to every space from yorkshire woman's to scottish salmon britain does more than two hundred and thirty billion pounds of export trade with european countries every year those businesses don't get stopped at the border don't pay for terrorists or pay an extra forms they can just say on
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through that is the frictionless trait that so many of our manufacturing jobs depend on the french government has launched a new plan to tackle the discrimination and the provision faced by people living in poor suburban areas about ten percent of the french population resides in areas affected by high unemployment crime and poverty potential butler went to one time with new ideas to address inequality. like many towns in france ever has a charming historical center but on the outskirts of districts crammed with social housing unemployment is high here and people's hopes for the future are low. meaning some local officials want to prove things but it is not easy to get the government in birth. and will every change here it's always the thing there is no jobs regional council address at azeri is trying to bring change he has a vision of areas like this prospering. over there we are building houses that
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people can buy. successive governments have tried and failed to address the problems in the suburbs president emanuel mcconnell's government is proposing a new action plan it's consulted local officials like greece at a salary to find out how best to invest in jobs transport and education he says what's needed is a whole new approach. from america we have to stop putting on these a ball is a ball and keeping all the ethnic communities together putting everyone in towers we need to explode yes we have sinking we need to scatter social osing throughout our towns we're disoriented to be like and use a bunch of friends some say one answer is to stop seeing people in the suburbs as a problem but rather as a solution. this company trains people in laying fiber optic cables the bosses say there's a huge advantage to being in this area because there are plenty of young people who
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need work and want. the most important many people who have been marginalized in life are lacking in self-confidence so we tell them look this is a cure it could be a solution you're capable you can learn most of these trainees are unemployed but nearly all are expected to find work after the course. heard about this from someone who'd done this training before he told me it was great he advised me to take it up because it be easy to find a job afterwards to what extent the government's new plan will change the suburbs and improve their image is unclear what people want here is to be reconnected to a society that they feel has long forgotten them it's ash butler al-jazeera if. about two million people in the us who are on low incomes and receive housing assistance are expected to pay a lot more for their homes under the trumpet ministrations plan some of the poorest families may end up paying three times as much as rent has kristen salumi.
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nationwide some four million families rely on some form of federal assistance to pay for a place to live here in new york where there is a shortage of affordable housing tenants like samantha thomson are outraged by a proposal that could triple what many page month we are going to continue to fight to keep lots of cities because without them we will have a place to look at this a sphere with the cost of going to give everybody a break that's ben carson she's talking about the u.s. secretary of housing and urban development better known as hud he made the proposal not long after being taken to task by congress for ordering a thirty one thousand dollars dining set for his office he says the changes will simplify rent calculations and help control costs by raising the family monthly rent contribution from thirty percent of income to thirty five percent of income before tax the cap for the poorest families would rise from fifty dollars
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a month to about one hundred fifty three times higher according to hud that will affect around seven hundred twelve thousand households the changes will impact tenants not only in public housing complexes like this one but also those who receive subsidies for privately owned apartments the trump administration says their goal is to give people an incentive to get higher paying jobs but housing advocates say it's the higher paying jobs that are lacking not the incentive to work. our public housing residents here in new york city the majority of households have a working member this is not the problem the problem is that with work or static wages and that's why low income families can continue to afford to keep up with private rental housing and the proposal comes after the president signed a tax cut that mainly benefits corporations and the very wealthy he says this will
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help workers by growing the economy but critics like city council member richard torres see it differently so i think the administration's policies represent an assault on the social safety net and the president seems intent on redistributing wealth from those in greatest need so those who have the greatest privilege and wealth congress will have to approve the plan however and tenants as well as local officials are vowing to take the fight to their representatives to stop it christine salumi al jazeera new york the whole of the island in the philippines has been closed for six months clean up tourists have been banned from the island while the authorities improve the infrastructure and volunteers from the rubbish from the once pristine beaches the president roderigo to thirty old at the shop done this month off to call in the result a cesspool well the forty companies in the united kingdom have pledged to get rid of unnecessary plastic packaging and a bit tackle pollution and other businesses which include major british
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supermarkets have signed up to eliminate single use plastic by twenty twenty five the voluntary scheme comes as u.k. politicians consider changing the way supermarkets pay for collecting and recycling plastic waste. this is al jazeera these are your headlines so far kim jong un has now become the first north korean leader to set foot in the south since the end of the korean war kim was greeted by the south korean president when g. in this he crossed the line of demarcation dividing the two countries they then held the first meeting between leaders of the two koreas in more than a decade kim told moon that their country shouldn't repeat the mistakes of the past the pair expected to discuss a range of issues including pyongyang's nuclear program the white house says it hopes the talks will help bring peace to the korean peninsula. among the most said
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on the day in this meeting i hope that there is new history written in regards to push for prosperity and i will approach this through the feeling of a brand new start i'd like to discuss all the issues they're standing honestly and frankly i would like to take this opportunity to say that i hope to have a very good conversation with president moon today honest frank and we intend. to come on when the supreme leader across the demarcation line on this historic moment there is a mensa expectation almost all over the world and i hope this discussion is productive let's approach this discussion boldly in wishing for peace and i like to give something very big to the people looking at those we have all day to talk and let's do so and make up for the ten years that we have left the past. not everyone is happy about the talks and the north korea protests to be taking place near where the leaders are meeting. some of the top stories thousands of anti-government protesters are again demonstrating in the armenian capital here on the parliament
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has called an extraordinary session next week to vote on and prime minister now the former leader. stepped in following days of protests back to bill cosby has been found guilty on all counts in his sexual assault retrial a jury convicted the eight year old of drugging and sexually assaulting a female friend at his home in two thousand and four. russia has taken a number of syrians including children to the headquarters of the chemical weapons watchdog to support its denial of an attack in the city of duma that witnesses were presented to the o.p.c. w. in the hague those are the headlines up next is rebel education aussies are disillusioned with life in their own countries since the arab spring and looking desperately for a new sense of identity freedom and self-worth tell it in any way i don't feel like exist in my own country the country dreamed about demonstrated for and sought to achieve many things to al-jazeera world.

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