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the catastrophe by. donald trump's meeting with kim jong un could become trilateral the south korean president may join them. hello i'm barbara starr you're watching al-jazeera live from london also coming up on the program a new caretaker prime minister is chosen as the political crisis initially deep in sri lanka launches a criminal investigation after al jazeera has reported on suspected match fixing in international cricket and spider-man becomes france's new a citizen the migrant hailed as a hero after saving a child dangling from a fifth floor balcony.
thank you for joining us diplomatic activity is intensifying ahead of a planned summit between u.s. president donald trump and north korean leader kim jong un and the bilateral talks could become trilateral with the south korean president joining them well a u.s. delegation is a north korea while a team from pyongyang is heading to singapore where the historic meeting is set to take place and thomas has more from seoul. what a difference one frenetic weekend can make and others like it's full steam ahead for a summit in singapore on june twelfth as originally planned has been the u.s. delegation inside north korea on monday that bar song kim south korean born but the u.s. ambassador to the philippines he's been ambassador here in seoul in the past though he was very much involved in the six nation talks that took place while president bush was in office later president obama he knows the issue backwards he's been meeting with north korea's a vice foreign minister jaison he again fluent english speaker she knows this issue
backwards from a north korean point of view meanwhile in singapore over the coming days they'll be the u.s. delegation and the north korean delegation meeting to discuss the logistics security arrangements protocol that all happening simle tiny asleep and if there is a summits on june the twelfth will president moon of south korea be there the blue house the presidential palace here in seoul said that though we're working on plans for president moon to be in singapore probably not the beginning of the bilateral but it goes well between president trump and kim jong un if indeed it happens and president moon might join at a later stage possibly minutes hours later but in singapore as well has been crucial to getting the other two leaders together and he would like a seat at the table for a white house correspondent kimberly halkett is live for us from washington d.c. i mean kimberly when it was first announced back in march that the two leaders with me in many ways were a little short of detail on what exactly they were going to be discussing and how
to achieve that or what the u.s. wants so do we have any more detail now about how the u.s. hopes to persuade north korea to denuclearize. yeah there are a couple of things essential what the united states is offering is the opportunity to modernize in terms of its finances and its economy north korea that is the incentive that donald trump hopes to bring when he sits down with the north korean leader if and when that does happen and certainly he's indicated that he's interested in making that happen as our correspondent pointed out there are teams on the ground setting up the logistics trying to make the if it's still june twelfth is still unclear but but for for the to go on the substance of it it's that economic opportunity that it exchange for denuclearize ation the united states is hoping that will be the incentive for the north korean leader to fully commit to
what the united states is looking for at the same time that term denuclearize ation means different things to each side for the united states it means immediate it means verifiable it means permanent it means irreversible but from the north korean side many are sort of suggesting that what this means is something much more incremental possibly with financial incentives attached and so this is this sort of wide expectation gap that these diplomats are now trying to sort of move forward on so these are some of the stumbling blocks that are preventing a meeting from happening at this point but certainly diplomats working very hard to overcome the gap in expectations can really help kids leases from washington thank you. thank. you italy's president has appointed an interim prime minister after weeks of talks
failed to produce a government and sparked a political crisis got a look at that i live who is a former international monetary fund official has been tasked with passing the country's budget and planning fresh elections this comes after the president's. veto did the choice of a euro skeptic politician as he called me minister angering the two populous parties wanted to form a coalition government john holl has more. political convulsions in italy meet the new prime minister designate not a political figure but a former international monetary fund official. that the government will maintain an atrocity a total neutrality with respect to the electoral debate. must now come up with a workable list of ministers but he's unlikely to survive a confidence vote in a parliament stacked against him so the new government will likely become a lame duck interim government until fresh elections in the autumn on the weekend
president sergio rejected the euro skeptic finance minister proposed by the five star movement northern league coalition dashing their hopes of becoming europe's first far right populist government. last night was the darkest hour in italy's democracy president chose to ignore his constitutional prerogatives and prevent from power political force the five star movement which received eleven million votes they've been calls for mass protests and the president's impeachment as head of state the latter seems constitutionally unlikely but it's a nasty turn that sets the scene for a potentially ugly standoff we are going to see throughout the next three. years and the overarching the people versus the. establishment that with the head of state for the first time becoming the main target of the entire campaign there's
also the economy to worry about italy's cost of borrowing is rising with the political uncertainty if the country's sky high debt were to become unserviceable then real crisis would arrive in the euro zone's third largest economy add to that a debate that will only grow louder perhaps angrier now about italy's membership of the eurozone as the nationalist northern league and. anti establishment five star movement vie for an even bigger slice of the next electoral part i. really did his best to calm the waters. in the past few days tensions have increased on the financial markets you know that the spread has increased but. still growing and the budget remains under control i can assure you that a government. will guarantee a prudent. public accounts. in italy political instability is a fact of life so they'll be little surprise about these twists and turns but no
less anxiety over the outcome. the syrian government says they will continue fighting rebels the spite u.s. warnings against a possible offensive in. their eyes a southern province mostly controlled by opposition groups and it's close to the volatile area of the golan heights the u.s. comments come as a warns it will not tolerate a permanent iranian presence in syria while. support for the syrian government. the russian foreign minister sergei lavrov saying that the syrian army should be the only force. russia making clear its position as. behind the scenes negotiations continue between international and regional players to find some sort of an arrangement for the future of the provinces in.
syria. the syrian government. the government they've been. saying that they have been sending troops to the front lines dropping leaflets from government helicopters. so the syrian government making clear that that is their next target but different from other areas because there are international players involved the united states israel jordan because of its strategic location jordan and israel for example they want to see. troops on their borders so if there is any arrangement or any deal that it will definitely not involve iranian troops taking part in any battle but what we understand is what they're trying to. arrange. the rebels decide to lay down their arms and surrender those who want to leave to the rebel controlled problems in the
northwest will be able to do so but authority will return to this area jordan doesn't want. see any escalation as well because it will create a refugee crisis it also wants to open its border crossing there which is really vital for trade so ongoing international and regional negotiations behind the scenes to try to find a solution to this corner of syria what to do in this corner of syria to avoid a military military conflict that could bring him regional powers. twelve soldiers from saudi arabia have been killed in yemen during operations along the border this brings the total number of saudi casualties to over a thousand that's according to state media but as the war continues aid agencies struggle to bring help to millions of desperate yemenis have a hawk style has more. the conflict in yemen has been described as the world's forgotten war but three years after it began the violence shows no sign of ending
saudi arabia which has been leading a coalition to fight rebels says more than a dozen of its soldiers have been killed bringing the total number of saudi casualties to over a thousand state media saudi arabia's military power is ranked twenty six in the world according to global five power begins to rain has made it difficult to get a foothold in this rugged region of hundreds of kilometers of mountains and valleys has turned into an open bottle filled with northern who see a stronghold of saddam to some saudi soldiers and now openly talking of the anger and resentment of being neglected by with ortiz. we live in fear we don't have enough food we look as if we are begging we didn't ask for millions or promotions we just need to pay out debts and get the services we deserve we need our salaries to send them to our families for them to be able to live i wish she would give us more attention. saudi arabia's defense ministry is paying compensation to families
of dead soldiers king salmon has not visited the front lines unlike his predecessor king abdullah who visited troops in two thousand and nine crown prince mohammed bin salman who's also a defense minister launched the latest operation in yemen in two thousand and fifteen who forces have suffered significant military losses local sources say tens of thousands of their fighters have been killed since the war started and who three weapons were suspected to rein in help appeared to be getting more violence of rockets now capable of reaching riyadh the un estimates that twenty two million yemenis are in need of food aid and more than eight million threatened with severe hunger plus the impoverished country is struggling with an outbreak of cholera and diptheria a war that was only meant to last a few months has gone on for more than three years and its civilians who continue to suffer the world's largest humanitarian crisis. there. so to come and visit i will tell you more about the deadly viruses spread by since claimed more
than a dozen lives in india but it's also led to a major drop in fruit sales plus the trade dispute over secondhand clothes they could see one thing out of the u.s. policy of america first. welcome back across the levant and western parts of asia we've got one frontal system just clearing away those eastern areas so brighter conditions coming in behind it tashkent there was back in style highs of twenty eight all looking fine around the caspian sea for the most part variable amounts of cloud most the sharing to fifty through the caucuses and into parts of turkey also worth noting we could see quite a bit of dust i think moving down through parts of iraq during the course of choose day and maybe into wednesday as well otherwise weather conditions around the eastern side of the mediterranean to about their highs of twenty six bright in
beirut but with a chance of one or two showers so let's then head on down into the arabian peninsula weather conditions looking largely fine and hot she expected forty four degrees in mecca we have still got the remnants of our tropical sign climate qunu which is just circulating so the rubble cowley region and really is and then the border with saudi and yemen and among the still a chance of the old shower his little weakness that one or two showers on the coast of amount to but otherwise looking fine here in doha it's looking good thirty nine degrees the high not a great deal of change on wednesday we probably hit the forty mark meanwhile down across in southern portions of africa we have got a frontal system affecting south africa and the could well be some heavy showers affecting durban at times.
a coalition of the league party and the anti establishment five star movement or derailed on sunday when the country's president rejected their nominee for economy minister and the syrian government says it will continue its offensive against rebels and there are despite warnings that would further escalate regional tensions . sri lanka's cricket authorities have called for a criminal investigation into suspected match and pitch fixing following an investigation by al-jazeera as investigative unit a player and an official have been suspended while worlds cricket while while cricket's governing body the i.c.c. investigates the case they fit harrison has more. sri lankan player and. assistant manager of call international stadium were suspended hours after al jazeera is investigation into cricket corruption was broadcast we have all the action. you know to show the world that be on top of it
and that we are not encouraging these type of things we will not tolerate going to the past or in the future. india could describe on camera how we dock to the goal cricket pitch to fix the results of two international test matches sri lanka against india last year and another game against australia in two thousand and sixteen. the australia much race suspicions at the time and raises important questions about england's planned game goal stadium in november the groundsman told al-jazeera that he could fix the result of the match. for what they feel about. that and deacon maintains he is innocent and the player to redeem mendez declined to comment on the allegations meanwhile cricket boards in australia and england are investigating wider claims made in the film by an indian gambling syndicate that it could be bribed international players to fix scoring. the astray and england teams
deny any wrongdoing england test captain joe root said i'm aware that there was a documentary and it's outrageous that our players have been accused all the players have the full backing of the e.c.b. the international cricket council is now facing a major investigation into corruption in cricket in three different countries david harrison al-jazeera. fourteen people are now known to have died from a rare virus in southern india the nipa virus which can cause flu like symptoms and brain damage emerge in the state of cattle and this month it has a seventy five percent mortality rate and there's no known vaccine shelob ellis reports. markets and carolyn bustle like normal but fruit sellers says hydel it's a re a sign that a deadly virus is gripping the a community. because. it's pretty big.
that. by the groups. in outbreak of nipa virus in care a little smug has killed more than a dozen people its natural host is the first best and while it's not confirms that's how this outbreak started it's enough to stop people from a sing anything the best may have touched. after this virus problem sales have been really bad the products are just not getting sold earlier used to sell one kilogram for fifty rupees but now i have to sell two kilograms of fifty rupees this is because everyone is saying that fruit bats this and fruit bats that nothing is getting sold carolus hospitals have been overrun with people sick with fear of a virus causes flu like symptoms and brain inflammation it kill seventy five percent of those it and fix and there is no vaccine india's health ministry is trying to quote concerns they seem tains to monitor if
a new cases and says the virus has not sprayed and yet silence terrorists a steering clear of cace carolus biggest city it's two hundred kilometers from the outbreak but still vacancies here. we are getting quite a lot of cancellations from the dumpster. and where it's from to go from the gulf countries because the arab season is coming up and they are also getting worried the whole health organization has listed nipper as one of eight priority diseases alongside a bowler and they could cause a global epidemic it was discovered in malaysia twenty years ago and has killed more than two hundred people since containing knepper in the world sick in most populated country is a challenge but so far fear is spreading faster than the virus ballasts.
four and a half thousand pairs of shoes on display in brussels one for every life that's been lost in the conflict between israel and palestine over the last ten years they've been set up near the european council building what e.u. foreign ministers have been meeting to discuss the recent unrest the shoes were donated to a human rights group from people across europe organizers are calling on the e.u. to play sanctions on israel for its ongoing violence against palestinians in gaza. rwanda may soon loses some of its trade benefits with the u.s. because of a dispute over secondhand clothes it started when rwanda raised the tariffs on news the american clothes to protect its garment industry the u.s. responded by threatening to call no one does duty free access to some of its products that benefit is set to expire on monday uganda tanzania and kenya tried raising tariffs on their own but backed down after the u.s. threatened their trade access well ali conceptual as a chief executive at rich management and an investment advisor based in nairobi he
says africa has become a dumping ground for cheap goods from other countries. if we're going to develop our industries we simply cannot compete against this deluge of cheap clothes i think president me is one individual who's not going to be rolled over in this particular situation and he's going to make a stand and this is an attempt by africa to get leverage on the value chain it's an attempt to develop industry it's an attempt to industrialize and essentially you know we've seen all our industries hollowed out one of the classic examples is actually textile manufacturing which is now being addressed in east africa and i think it's important that we look at things holistically and if we're going to look at it holistically we can't talk about the industrialization of africa on one hand and then be dumping africa with all kinds of of goods and in this case in the case
of used clothes so i think he has to stand he is the president of the african union and absolutely we got to draw a line in the sand somewhere and this is the right line to be drawn the european commission has proposed banning single use plastic products in a bid to reduce marine litter under the plant products such as couldn't bugs and plastic straws would be replaced with more environmentally sustainable materials either countries are also be required to collect ninety percent of single use plastic bottles by twenty twenty five pending approval supporters of the value will begin before european parliament elections in two thousand and nineteen. now greece's economic crisis might officially be over but life is still difficult for many people there to avoid bankruptcy the country received that the largest bailout in the euro zone history but that also meant that workers took a huge pay cut with incomes falling around fifteen percent john psaropoulos reports
from athens. several times a week a leg some of those money might be these things for his son he earns about twenty dollars an hour four times as much as in his regular part time job as a shoe salesman with two sources of income he helps support the household he grew up in but he cannot invest in his own future five years ago he unrolled in a robotics degree course at kalki the polytechnic two hours' drive from athens but he can't afford to rent an apartment there so his studies are progressing slowly. or at the present rate it'll take me another ten years to graduate i'll be thirty five and at that age it'll be really difficult to find a job in my area of expertise he's one of the many victims of salary cuts averaging fifteen percent during the economic crisis creditors demanded cuts to make the economy more competitive the official minimum wage is now six hundred ninety dollars a month before tax but experts say the salary cuts won't affective in the absence
of other reforms in the missile that he will get while salary cuts should have led to a cut in the prices of products and services they didn't because product markets are to a great extent monopolies are all the companies we have a large number of multinationals operating in this country which didn't lower the cost of their product they benefited from the salary cuts but they didn't become more competitive you half of all new jobs a part time or seasonal and that still leaves twenty percent of workers are employed around a million greeks and there is so much underemployment the labor institute greece's leading employment think tank says the real jobless total is closer to twenty seven percent but the worst of for. act of the crisis is loss of income the dramatic drop in incomes has created a class of working poor the risk of poverty has doubled during the crisis to thirty five percent of the population that's a rate unmatched anywhere in western europe and it is twice as high among working
age adults and the children who depend on them as it is among pensioners many greeks such as me money this no longer see the point in learning skills or higher education greeks are forced to accept jobs their overqualified for which leads many to go broad the labor institute says government leaders need new policies to encourage entrepreneurship and employment entice companies to lower their prices and for the cost of labor to fall without serious reforms like these many greeks fear for all their education they'll likely remain the buskers of europe jumps at opel us al-jazeera athens. the brazilian truckers association has recommended that truck drivers return to work after the government lowered the price of diesel fuel in an effort to end a week long strike the drivers have mounted hundreds of blockades on roads to protest against high operating costs it's caused the shortages of basic goods and medical supplies around the country the government reached an agreement with the
unions last week but some truckers remained on strike. during twenty keen the government increased the price of petrol by more than twenty five percent and now it's offering a ten percent discount it forgets that the trucker is not ignorant any more we want at least the price on the station to have a significant reduction for the government to show good sense and goodwill. there here's a story that has the most memorable images of the day amalia and refugee is to be awarded french citizenship after a dramatic video of him rescuing a child went viral mama duka summer has been called the real life spider-man after his scaled an apartment building in paris to save a toddler who was hanging from a fourth floor balcony a passion butler has more from paris. it was an extraordinary act of bravery in just thirty seconds a young man scaled a building in paris on saturday night and safety a child had been dangling from the fourth floor mobile phone pictures of the heart
stopping moment went viral prompting a search for the hero he was soon identified as twenty two year old mahmoud to. find my single boy who fell from the fifth floor i think i like children a lot i don't want for something bad to happen to them in front of me it would have broken my heart i ran i thought of ways to rescue him thank god i climbed up and i saved him because the next day the mayor of paris said she'd spoken decus summer revealing he was a molly and refugee without papers he explained to me that he had arrived from mali a few months ago dreaming of building his life here now. ns of people had signed an online petition calling on france to grant kasama residency hailed as a hero by so many people he was in fight it to meet the french president and with the good news in two thousand when i began to climb it gave the courage to keep going. to get through it all happened very fast after i save the child i suddenly became scared the police came and took us inside the apartment i was shaking all
over. the summer had arrived at the elisei as an illegal immigrant and came out with a promise of french citizenship and award for his bravery and did job with the fire brigade in the neighborhood where the events took place people had gathered to look . for is where that amazing rescue took place if you look up of our friends with a sharp points on the top manager i guess some would have had to scale that then up those four balconies and from this perspective it looks incredibly high and that is why is that act of bravery has really captured the imagination of so many people across from all across the world was left in a chair lauren i think you did it spontaneously and did not think it would have this impact it's great he's been recognized french authorities say the father of the boy had gone shopping leaving his son alone he's been taken into custody meanwhile because some is coming to terms with his new found fame in
a country where the debate over refugees has a long divided opinion its national butler al-jazeera paris amazing story amazing guy more of that and everything else we've been covering on the web site. that reminder of our top stories south korean officials say president could join in a historic summit between the leaders of the u.s. and north korea the meeting between u.s. president donald trump and north korean leader kim jong un is now looking to soon likely after a surge in diplomatic activity between the two countries american representatives are in north korea to discuss the meeting show june twelfth while a north korean delegation is heading to singapore where the summit is meant to take place well on sunday trump tweeted that north korea could develop into a great economy kimberly halkett has more we saw the tweet over the weekend where
he certainly suggested strongly that this could be back on and that the sort of leverage that could be used is this sort of opportunity of investment something that the north korean leader we are told is very much interested in having the united states help in exchange for denuclearization this bringing out of the shadows the end of the street financial sanctions so that's really sort of the leverage that the united states has of the incentive if you will to denuclearize presumably what donald trump is hoping to be able to offer the north korean leader italy's president has appointed an interim prime minister to try to mitigate a political crisis after weeks of talks failed to produce a government can look at that early who is a former international monetary fund official has been tasked with passing the country's budget and planning fresh elections that this is in as anger the far right league party and the populist five star movement who wanted to form a coalition government. the syrian government says they will continue fighting the
rebels despite u.s. warnings against a possible offensive province that the southern region is mostly controlled by opposition groups and is close to the volatile area of the israeli occupied golan heights. twelve soldiers from saudi arabia have been killed in yemen during operations along the border state media says it brings the total number of casualties in the yemeni civil war to more than one thousand bytes those are our headlines i'm going to have all those and the rest of the day's news in the al-jazeera news hour that's coming up in less than half an hour stay with us coming up next on al-jazeera its inside story thanks for watching about i.
could be a fierce critic of the agreement with rebels in pole position to be president if it wins the next boat with armed conflict that saw more than two hundred thousand people killed over five decades this is inside story. welcome to the program. presidential election race is the most divisive in decades two candidates opposite ends of the political spectrum. after the first round while i had of leftist.