Skip to main content

tv   NEWSHOUR  Al Jazeera  June 9, 2018 4:00pm-5:01pm +03

4:00 pm
incident neighboring central african republic over a five month period from october two thousand and two he was a rebel leader the in and had seen more than a thousand fighters there to help put down a coup the lower court judgment described a series of sick and sadistic rites and merges in some cases where entire families were victimized more than five thousand victims participated in the trial but bamba never issued an order to rape and murder and the case turned on where the on the fex been but could be held responsible for atrocities carried out by troops under his control the appeals chamber with the exception of two judges found he could not and that the trial judges made serious error is regarding been busy if it's to stop the crimes there were scenes of jubilation in kinshasa a businessman and former vice president still has a lot of supposed to be. i cry rejoice because john pierre bemba was
4:01 pm
a dead man he's just been resurrected the decision overturns what had been hailed a landmark ruling labor was the first david to be convicted for crimes committed by others under his command and it was the first time the i.c.c. focused on right as a weapon of war in two thousand and seven when talking to al-jazeera before his arrest member insisted he had nothing to once afore you will know that the international criminal court no. i'm not of course involved in the of this ngs he's arrested in two thousand and eight a convicted war criminal in two thousand and sixteen he's now won his appeal but being better hasn't been freed a separate panel of judges continues to consider his punishment for interfering with witnesses during his trial maidana honed al-jazeera. we'll take a look at the weather next and then. i'm wayne hay reporting from seoul where much of the talk is about denuclearization and peace ahead of the trump him summit in
4:02 pm
singapore we'll tell you why many people are focused on more personal issues that they hope can finally be result. baumol of all the cold. and the ramadan tradition that suddenly at risk in jerusalem old city. however got plenty of warmth across europe at the moment plenty of big downpours as well underneath this massive cloud we have in northern parts of italy has seen some mudslides actually low pressure in charge here so that breadth those big and beefy showers they will continue on the side of the i do atika over the next couple of days to be over that warm front. braiding a fair bit of warm air in across many central parts and so well into the twenty's
4:03 pm
for many warsaw touching thirty degrees well exclusively moscow struggling to get around fifteen degrees celsius to stockholm still warm temperatures here going up to twenty four degrees celsius russia showers you know just around the low countries western parts of germany into the good parts of northern france will see showers there for a time continuous northern areas of spain and portugal you go on into sunday it's generally dry and fine across the british isles. just getting up to twenty seven celsius but always a chance of wanted to showers showers continue into those central areas she won there for vienna and you come further south on the west the weather will continue across the balkans should turn drier and brighter for good positive drive projects much of north africa boys it hot in car which ash in forty degrees celsius just about getting to twenty one in red bats.
4:04 pm
to. hello again you're watching al-jazeera has a reminder of our top stories this hour shaping up to be a fractious day in canada as donald trump from fellow d.
4:05 pm
seventy eight is trying to bridge a deep divisions have won the u.s. president his stance on trade climates on the iran nuclear deal setting him a pause. russian president vladimir putin has been in beijing announcing trade and investment agreements with his chinese counterpart who was given a medal by xi jinping who called the russian leader his best friend. and the taliban in afghanistan has announced a three day cease fires take place during the upcoming muslim holiday but they say foreign forces are excluded from the temporary truce on will defend themselves if the time. we're just days away now from the high stakes summit between the u.s. president and north korea's leader the country is regarded as one of the most repressive in the world the united nations estimates there are around one hundred thousand political prisoners detained in camps dozens of foreigners are prevented
4:06 pm
from leaving when hey reports from seoul. in south korea there are many emotions about the changing relationship with north korea among small vocal nationalist groups there is suspicion about pyongyang's motives that concerned even paranoid that south korea is about to be engulfed by communism away from the loud rallies there are those for whom the cross border and gauge went off as a glimmer of hope in what is often seemed a hopeless situation. it's hard to expect too much but we need to see how it goes with putting all if it's together in the hope that no issues will be discussed in this summit with north korea those issues are abductions and other human rights abuses that victims and their families believe need to be on the agenda in singapore one inch holes father when one was on a plane in one thousand nine hundred sixty nine when it was hijacked by a north korean agent most of the passengers were eventually allowed to return to the south but when one who's now eighty one wasn't among them as well as abductions
4:07 pm
there are countless other human rights abuses that continue to take place in north korea including torture and public executions the united nations says the acts may amount to crimes against humanity words you probably won't hear used when donald trump meets kim jong il and some experts believe raising human rights in the first meeting may be too sensitive japan's government disagrees and has been pushing for the issue of abductions to be discussed north korea admitted kidnapping thirteen japanese in the one nine hundred seventy s. and eighty's to train is spies some have been returned but japan's government suspects there may be hundreds still in north korea there are other nationalities too like this woman seen in the background of a photo taken on a north korean beach family members believe it's a no chip pan joy a thai woman who disappeared from macau in one nine hundred seventy eight's. i have a lot of hope that south korea japan and the u.s. will push the north korean abduction issue and i will be able to meet soon at this
4:08 pm
stage the new diplomatic face of north korea is largely viewed as positive but for many it will mean nothing if the people they've been waiting decades to see aren't allowed to come home when hey al-jazeera soul. u.s. chinese government hackers have stolen large amounts of highly sensitive data about submarine technology washington post reporter breaches took place at the beginning of the year because they're believed to have obtained secret u.s. navy plans to develop a supersonic antiship missile by twenty twenty the news comes as the ministrations seeks china's support in persuading north korea to denuclearize. of the world's biggest refugee camps is hosting a web streaming event which organizers hope will show refugees in a more positive light is happening at the could cooma campaign kenya which houses around one hundred eighty five thousand people from countries including south sudan
4:09 pm
somalia and ethiopia the organization behind it ted x. arranges of events electors around the world this is what's being streamed right now from cooma do joins us live now from the camp have a dozen a bit more about this event. a lot of the events just started in the past five minutes or so there's a lot of excitement here where in cacouna refugee camp this is in northwest kenya home to about one hundred eighty five thousand refugees from countries like somalia south sudan rwanda and many other places this camp was established in nineteen ninety two now this event today it's the first time that a ted conference is happening inside a refugee camp this was organized with the u.n. h.c.r. and here at the camp there's a lot of excitement because this is a day in which it's really going to try to showcase the positive contribution made
4:10 pm
by refugees not just in this camp not just in this community but around the world you have speakers that will be talking for the next three hours or so they're going to be telling their personal stories their stories of resilience the theme here today is called thrive and it's because of the obstacles that the people who are featured here have overcome in their lives now i want to bring in a guest talk more about the event here today we're going to speak with routh mazu he's a u.n.h.c.r. reffed representative here in kenya now i want to ask you first what do you hope the impact to be from this event is this a way to change the refugee narrative i think it is i think it is we have a boat we have about sixteen speakers here ex refugees refugees influences and people who are going to talk about refugees in a different way you know moving over to with those who can talk about some of the existing challenges so it is the first time that we do it in the refugee camp. of both new ideas it is an event that is organized by thought it was simply
4:11 pm
supporting us unishe but we believe that it is actually bringing the world to a place where people cannot come to and we believe that this will help us change the narrative and why specifically did you choose to host this event here in cooma camp what is it about this camp. the really shows the resilience of refugees because it's a camp which as you said earlier has been here since ninety two so it's what we call a protracted situation with refugees who have been here for for twenty more than than twenty five years and this is a place where the government the county government has actually told us we can't continue that way we can continue to have refugee camps and another camp for another twenty seven years can we do things differently can we take advantage of the reality of the presence we're here their strength their ability and can we take into consideration the fact that there is an economy that is there so how can we
4:12 pm
while he may tennessee sense is still necessary how can you also tap on the development potential that is here but can you talk just a bit more specifically about this camp when it comes to the thriving marketplace in this camp when it comes to how refugees here have contributed to the economy of this host community for the first time what we've tried to do with our colleagues from i have saved as part of the world bank group is to quantify the expenditure of people here to try and see what how big the economy is and the conclusion for a population of about one hundred eighty thousand people plus the existing village . town next to the camp we came to the conclusion to about one hundred eighty thousand refugees and total of two hundred fifty thousand people came to a conclusion that this economy is worth fifty six million dollars a year or so but it is very informal so how can we formalize that economy and make sure that we provide the support to people who can actually who could actually fend
4:13 pm
for themselves you may turn assistance will continue to be required for some but you also have people who if they get a bit of help a bit of additional help if we see them from a different point of view could actually fend for themselves and could actually participate in the economy growth of this whole region so here we have a governor the governor of took on a who actually saw that and told. he's possible to provide support and assistance to refugees in a different way disposable that they would actually contribute to the economy a quick note i wrote most we thank you very much we appreciate your time so there you heard it there one of the reasons this cancer was selected was because here the i.f.c. other groups have talked about the positive economic impact that refugees can bring to a local community now today is bound to be one that is fun for the residents here that are attending there are going to be musical performances there are musicians here there are rappers there are actors many of them refugees people whose lives have been impacted by these various refugee crisis that have been unfolding around the
4:14 pm
world laura inspirational stuff indeed many thanks to is that from. mention practice in the middle east or in the holy month of ramadan to make sure people ate before a day of fasting for centuries men have walked around the streets in the middle of the night chanting and banging drums but now police in jerusalem began issuing hefty fines because jewish settlers who moved into the area complaining about a lack of sleep but a smith reports. it's a wake up alarm that dates back centuries. just before dawn during ramadan across the middle east men known as most a hierarchy call people to pray and eat before the fasting begins. but here in the muslim quarter of jerusalem's old city for the first time police have been
4:15 pm
detaining and finding the most a hierarchy for disturbing the sleep of the jewish settlers living here. to learn. from some of the police are always harassing us i've been detained four times accused of making noises that disturbs the settlers the settlers get annoyed by everything we do even the decorations we make for ramadan annoys them. the old city is split into the muslim jewish christian and armenian porters but for the past fifty years jewish settlers have also been moving into the muslim quarter now appear is where while settler families live and the guys stop the music as they go past the house but that's not been enough to stop the settlers complaining to the police. over that of. the settlers complained again tonight there are jewish homes here this woman says this is going to go on all month. jerusalem police told al-jazeera in a statement that they are constantly trying to maintain the delicate balance
4:16 pm
between allowing in ensuring the freedom of religion and worship and maintaining public order and quality of life for local residents the police see offenses of noise and disturbing the peace is one of the most serious offenses that cause harm to the public and the quality of life for our local residents the police presence is provided for settlers who choose to live in the heart of the muslim quarter. gird with fines running into the hundreds of dollars muhammad's wish to continue this ramadan tradition has suddenly become very expensive. burnet smith al-jazeera in occupied east jerusalem. three more crew members have arrived at the international space station on a six month mission. will be installing cameras and one is communications gear to help improve the safety of future. being paid to celebrity chef anthony bourdain off to his death and paris they say the sixty one year old
4:17 pm
took his own life and gallacher reports. anthony bourdain is career spanned continents but his love of the restaurant business had humble beginnings started out as a dishwasher before becoming a chef in new york his best selling memoir about the underbelly of manhattan's restaurant business changed his life and launched a t.v. career i went from a guy you know broke. always ben had been broke never insured never owned anything perpetually in debt. hard working god overnight the guy with the best job in the world with the freedom to travel around the world doing anything he wants and get paid for it the sixty one year old was filming a series in france for c.n.n. network says anthony bourdain committed suicide and released a statement his talents never cease to amaze us and we will miss him very much force and prayers are with his daughter and family at this incredibly difficult time ordains death comes just days after
4:18 pm
a fashion icon kate spade apparently took her own life spades husband and business partner said the fifty five year old suffered from depression and anxiety for years suicide rates across the u.s. have jumped dramatically over the past decade in two thousand and sixteen there were nearly forty five thousand suicides more than twice the number of murders among the young suicide is now the second leading cause of death for dayne one dozens of awards for his work in two thousand and thirteen judges for one prestigious award on a dem for expanding our palates and horizons in equal measure and a gallica al-jazeera. now with al-jazeera these are top stories the seventy to have one donald trump and his policies on trade tariffs climate change and the of on the deal as in the us apart from the rest of the world of us are rejecting trump suggestion to readmit
4:19 pm
russia to the g. seven club of wealthy nations. justin is a greek it could all be terrorists and trade barriers between canada and the united states so we're very happy right now it is in good shape we are actually working and we are actually you know that our relationship is very good we are actually work you know including to make it very fair for both countries and we've made a lot of progress today. we've made a lot of progress russian president vladimir putin is in beijing announcing trade and investment agreements with his chinese counterpart but it was given a medal by xi jinping who called the russian leader his best friend economic military and political cooperation to counter u.s. influence is improved during scenes presidency the taliban in afghanistan has announced a three day ceasefire to take place to any upcoming moves them holiday or they say foreign forces are excluded from the temporary truce and will defend themselves if
4:20 pm
attacked and criminal court has overturned the war crimes conviction of former vice president of democratic republic of congo. supporters of a celebration in the capital kinshasa after hearing the ruling majority of judges found bemba cannot be held responsible for the atrocities of its militia which he sent into neighboring central african republic in two thousand and two. more evacuations are being ordered may guatemala's volcanic eruption which has now killed at least one hundred nine people volcanic material from on for go is still threatening homes five days after a first erupted around two hundred people missing. the u.s. says chinese government hackers have stolen large amounts of highly sensitive data about its submarine technology the washington post reports the breaches happened at the start of the good hackers the believed to have obtained secret u.s. navy plans to develop a supersonic anti ship missile. you know today's with all the headlines on the
4:21 pm
back with more news on al-jazeera that soft inside story. on counting the cost jordan's economy is struggling to come look at why i.m.f. price hikes are proving the last straw for many people plus why the world's top poker grows one of the biggest share of the global chocolate market. counting the cost on i just. donald trump versus the rest of the world the stage is set for a g. seven summit showdown america's allies are angry about trump's trade tower of the threatening to hit back so i'll be closer to a trade war that could derail the global economy and put america first leave america behind this is inside story.
4:22 pm
and welcome to the program on the fraud on the leaders of seven of the world's biggest economies are in canada for what could be the most acrimonious g. seven summit and years donald trump's tariffs on steel get an atom many of imports have caused outrage and a war of words with all the world leaders but u.s. president also finds himself virtually isolated on the iran nuclear deal and climate change across the pond and john hendren reports from quebec city. inside and outside the g. seven summit disruption has workplace diplomacy on the streets demonstrators are descending on the back city where canada's leaders intend to avert a repeat of the two thousand and one summit of the americas where these streets erupted in riots this time nine thousand police are taking no chances even national assembly is shut down if it is bad. get pretty nasty.
4:23 pm
shopkeepers have boarded up buildings as the first protesters filled the streets. the first demonstration of the g. seven began peacefully and it turned into a march as you can see there were speakers people eight baguettes and hundreds of people demonstrated peacefully but when the police came they showed that they were prepared in case there was trouble. so concerned that they've completely secured the summit site it leaving demonstrators to gather one hundred forty kilometers away and get back city at the gathering itself leaders are calling it the g six plus one the u.s. against the rest all six u.s. allies in the group of seven of the world's largest economies opposed donald trump's tariffs on steel and aluminum and hope to avert a trade war but that. perhaps trump those in mind he's being isolated today here at
4:24 pm
matters because these six countries here represent values they represent the economic market with a strong history and certainly also represent a true force on the international level it's the diplomatic equivalent of a family intervention as donald trump prepared to arrive french president emanuel canadian prime minister just to talk about how to talk to the u.s. president there's no question that on trade on climate change on some other issues there will be differ. this is a perspective but the role of the chief seven is to provide a context to highlight the ways we work together and work through some of the differences in perspectives trump fired back via twitter saying in part please tell prime minister trudeau and president mccrone that they are charging the us massive tariffs and create non-monetary barriers the meeting could end in a show of unity or a showdown if you're going to carve the world up and you're going to have united
4:25 pm
states versus rest of world the rest of the world is going to be bigger and it's going to be more important. as the leaders in protesters gather in quebec those watching the g. seven around the world remain in suspense wondering whether history will be made inside that meeting or outside john hendren al-jazeera quebec city. well let's bring in our panel now all scott from a column robertson a former canadian diplomat and vice president of the canadian global affairs and is to shoot from london and the genes padma from the department of international politics at city university of london and via skype from she's a walk in japan. then at the school of management and information at the university of she's a welcome very warm welcome to all of you mr robertson let me start with you while the g seven summits be dominated by a trade for al well it certainly give me the backdrop and certainly the media has
4:26 pm
put the focus on it and that will be the subject i think of the most animated discussions amongst the leaders but as we know at these g. seven sir is a kind of schedule and there are big issues that many have been which discussed which will be at least looked at but i think the focus is certainly going to be on trade and protectionism and how the leaders grow the world economy when their principal member united states is taking a very different approach. mr palmer what do you think how much of a shadow is the trade dispute going to cost over this g. seven summit although it is the probably the most contentious of several major issues as you know the there are challenges to the international system and its various regimes climate change and so on as well so i think it's going to be specifically around trade i think the most animated as my colleague and kind of desired but i think there's kind of an underlying worry about the existence
4:27 pm
and the persistence of the international system and it seems to be under a little great deal of pressure at this moment in time mr bakhash either how do you see the prospects for this summit going into it with the trade dispute. to be very very gloomy to say the least and i think we were ready have the taster of that when we look at the finance ministers' meeting as well it's extremely clear as the two gentleman has clearly depicted that the irrational i would say claim and actions by the united states who actually should be the pillar of these meetings is causing quite a lot of turmoil and the problem here is that i think it is disintegrating a lot of cohesiveness that were build over decades in the western hemisphere and this is a very very bad timing in the sense that we're seeing a lot of job political risk involved particularly for example like in asia so this
4:28 pm
is an area where we do not want to see regression of protectionism thus leading to trade war this is a very very bad timing for that i think mr robertson as well as being irrational as this fact is she the said how shortsighted all misguided do you think president trumps policy is given that you know stale and alimony america's employ what some one hundred forty thousand people in the u.s. but some six point five million poison businesses that use steel and and many m and whose costs will go up and this is just talking about the impact on the u.s. economy let alone the global economy. no you you're exactly right and let's not forget that this was tried in two thousand and two by george w. bush and pressure put on him to impose similar kind of policies he did it last expansively canada was exempted but within a year he dipped to the terrorist because as later econometric studies showed
4:29 pm
they'd actually lost far more jobs in the created and in fact what he had done by opposing these tariffs on steel milliman and it hurt the american economy much more than it helped it and the american steel industry is close to capacity now and these require major investments and it's not going to bring the jobs back because increasingly when you go to steel plants it's the man in the dog the dog to watch the man who watches the robots and mr palmer as mr robertson the saying i think when george w. bush impose tariffs on steel imports in two thousand and two you know some studies say that the move cost the u.s. about two hundred thousand jobs again that's just the impact nationally. as we heard from an analyst and reporter if you have the u.s. on one side and six of the world's biggest economies on the other they are going to be bigger and more important so how damaging could this be to the u.s. but also whether for talia tree measures to the global economy. yes i think it would be damaging to the united states but i think what i would say
4:30 pm
that we have to look at as well is that this global system with its various regimes trading security and other. they're supposed to deliver for the populations of each of those countries certain amount of kind of economic and other security and the thing is that when you look at bragg's it you look at populism of left and right in europe and and trump's rise in the united states you see growing levels of nationalism somebody on the left summit on the right and i think what trump is trying to respond to is that kind of nationalism which says the global globalization has impacted lots of communities developed devastated them of course technology has played a big role too but i think he is trying to play to that political gallery is not the midterms coming up in a few months yet and i think he wants to try to say look i promised you these things i'm delivering on them but in the long run this is not actually helping the united states those people and it's not really helping american businesses either
4:31 pm
so it is very shortsighted and is mainly politically driven i would say and this is actually the how much of this is because trump does seem to be treating trade as a sort of zero sum game where they can only be one winner and because the u.s. does have a trade deficit meaning it imports more than it exports he sees taxing imports as a way to win but if this escalates into a trade war who wins does anybody when. well actually nobody wins with. scintilla of doubt this is just throwing mud at each other at the end of the day when we come in to retired three measures the fact of the matter is that we're all concerned about the huge a hundred billion dollars trade deficit in the united states but that is exactly where we come into negotiation not coming out with very outrageous you know supposition as we saw in the aluminum steel deal or the likelihood of the old to
4:32 pm
a deal that's coming up to raise tax from two point five percent to twenty five percent the problem here on the steel aluminum and possibly on the other side that's coming is that there is no rationale behind his argument at all this is where it is basically shaving off the appetite of many of these coalition countries to help the united states because of course we do need a very strong cohesiveness if we are going to see any kind of financial system break down which some people are suggesting yeah so this is again something that we really have to work on and america might be in has to really wake up mr robertson it is because the other countries don't believe that there is a rationale behind the policy that they are planning to take their case to the world trade organization bought them off areas that the w.t.r. body which he is a pales might not actually be able to function because the u.s.
4:33 pm
has resisted new appointments to that body. that's correct and in fact one of the positive outcomes if you were going to look at what might come out of this g seven meeting would be if the leaders including donald trump were to agree to say yes we still need the w t o as as the both the place for discussion but also its role now is the kind of arbitration body and you the president i's states have got to agree now to the appointment of more judges on that appellate body that's important that could be a potential outcome of that should be and asked by the other leaders president trump that would be constructive i think increasingly we've got the leaders are now going to have to try and find constructive solutions to the problems that mr trump is raising so certainly populism is there there is a sense that trade has only benefited the few so the progressive trade agenda that justin trudeau is bringing forward which there's already there's going to be adjustment policies there's got to be focus on labor and the environment standards
4:34 pm
i think that's probably where leaders are going to have to come from if we're going to restore in some way respond to mr trump. and world trade isn't of course the only area that they're likely to disagree on at this g. seven summit there are plenty of other big issues on the table climate change is fuelling tensions between the u.s. and its allies donald trump announced last year he was pulling out of the international climate accord another point of contention as the u.s. withdrawal from the iran nuclear deal it's now hanging by a thread as america also threatens to boycott countries doing business with iran global security and defense funding will be debated all g seven countries apart from japan and they too are members and then the next week's high stakes summit between trump and north korean leader kim jong un on the denuclearization of the korean peninsula so let's talk about some of the other very important issues that are likely to come up at the summit mr parmar you know french president a man who has said that all engaged in conflicts in syria iraq we are allies and
4:35 pm
that you cannot among allies in this international context start a trade war if countries can't work together on trade could that affect other areas of the relationships like security. it could put i don't think it necessary will because i there are they are to some extent separate questions as well there has been a great deal of collaboration over the syrian question for example and in other areas well if you look at ukraine and so on i mean there are some national differences so i don't think necessarily that's going to be the case but what it does do it it's ours those relations but in the end i think if you look at the way in which all these different regimes have operated there has been a sense of change from the beginnings of the g. six in the seventy's anyway the jesus came about partly because the situation after nine hundred forty five had radically altered japan was much stronger west germany
4:36 pm
was much stronger europe in general so you form a g six and later on russia was involved as well and became a g eight but the world situation changes so i think these international relations and organizations and regimes they do shift over time but i think in regard to the other security in other questions there is a dish you about the kind of international agreements but i don't think there's necessarily going to be a major change on the security front because of the trade dispute when another international agreement that donald trump has of course is the iran nuclear deal mr takeshita french president has also said that the u.s. presence abrogation last month of that deal casts doubt on the credibility of a nuclear agreement with north korea does he have a point there. well i would say that all this turmoil is certainly causing again it will regress back into the relationship of doing business at the end of the day because obviously like you say there's an indirect sanction that will be
4:37 pm
imposed immunities european nations and for that reason i can clearly see that for example the japanese are backing off quite rigorously from making any further investments because they can see the further turmoil and uncertainty and degree that is that is rising quite rapidly so certainly it is not helping at all in any hand under this situation and again the move from europe we can also see that there will be a lot of cracks at appearing maybe from political side but that will definitely impose cracks on the economic issue as well so again it is not anybody any good and certainly i don't see any advancement the positive one that could be seen at this moment and the president trump is also having a bilateral meeting with japanese prime minister shinzo that's expected to focus on north korea just four days ahead of the summit between president trump and kim jong
4:38 pm
un how is prime minister going to maintain that sort of more hardline stance against pyongyang without on the line and japan's most important partner at the summit. it's a really really tricky question there because basically he has to fight back with against mr trump on possible imposition of leichardt tax which she is thinking about raising from two point five to twenty five percent because japan is being unfair the fact of the matter is that our imposition of tax to american car is zero and the level of for example you know export have halved over the years because we're you know progressing in local production so all the things that you know mr trump is accusing japan for example is totally wrong instance to school means but mr abbott can't go too far because of the political issues that you were mentioning about we are under the umbrella of united states as far as security is concerned and especially with the north korean issues the indirect imposition of pressure by
4:39 pm
the united states to china is probably the only big key japan here is the bystander virtually so it's very very difficult for mr ave to go excessively strong in these trade issues because there is the political issue with north korea syria at the table as well and mr robertson i imagine that promise to pay isn't the only world leader who would say like that they can't go a particularly strong against donald trump at the summit toys i'm a has one precious with rex it. oh they've all got pressures on them but what the beauty of the g. seven is a new member it this is a combination of a year long process a lot of the issues that are discussed of in a sense been precooked because we've had development ministers finance ministers central bankers foreign ministers meeting in the process that leads to this the summit or the pinnacle of the g. seven movement it is growing now for forty four years so the the sky sions that
4:40 pm
will take place are meant to provide the leaders and then this was part of canadian invasion of justin trudeau his father peered over informally yet we don't see a lot of what was behind the closed doors there they're talking privately they've all met each other only a new person there is prime minister conti of italy so i think there will be frank discussions on these issues and mr trump has already signaled through his tweets where he's coming from and this department you know at the end of the summit the group usually releases a statement a joint statement these hailing their policy positions that they agree on fonts in germany have already warned that that they won't sign the final agreement unless the u.s. makes some major policy concessions what will those concessions have to be and do you think that the u.s. will make them. well i think it is such some public statement which is going to come out that i think donald trump cannot afford to look weak and i don't
4:41 pm
think he's going to be able to. pull back too far on the kind of tariff that he's already announced there may be a little bit of compromises or transactional east after all but in the end this is a big power play the u.s. knows it's got basically three big power advantages it's got market access it's got the dollar and it's got the military and i think what donald trump is trying to do is try to show the world that is people themselves that he is going to leverage all of those yet to try to benefit what he argues is his political base and i so i think that final statement is going to be a very tricky issue indeed mystified to see that do you think the group will be able to reach consensus on any substantial issue. i think it would be very difficult in many sense considering what the two gentlemen also have depicted already the fact of the matter is that mr trump probably knows that he's being very unreasonable but he has
4:42 pm
a reason for being unreasonable because of the coming election. the fact is that he utilize these cards as a strong hold and one of the worries that we have under these kind of situation is that once you've shown your sword and you have basically threaten your opposition your basic can put the sword back but the fact of the matter is that it's a situation where there's a retaliation that's coming meaning that he may have to use that sword now that is when we see the blood shit of trade wars and unfortunately at this point i think it would be very difficult for other nations to come back to say that they do not disagree with they agree with you know mr trump so i think we very difficult to come with the consensus that includes the united states gentlemen we don't have a long left in the program and i would like to ask very quick question to all of you if there is no consensus of the final joint statement as missing signatories what does that mean you know does it matter given that it's only
4:43 pm
a symbolic show of unity it's not a binding document but the concrete policy mr robinson i'll start with you well i think the fact there will be some things i think there probably will be a communicate maybe short like it was in italy i think there are there are already agreed on things like gender women's empowerment cleaning up the oceans these are small but not insignificant you know thirty years ago climate really wasn't on the agenda the g seven leaders helped put it on the agenda so yes on trade we're not likely to reach consensus but on a number of other things what is important about the g seven is it is a process and it is the top table for the big democracies mr parvana. you know i think of that the g seven is symptomatic of the way in which the world world power is structured it doesn't include everybody like china india for example but i think in the end it does reflect a degree of interdependence and we shouldn't forget how interdependent are these economies their financial systems their policing intelligence and security systems
4:44 pm
so although there is a spot there is a kind of degree of centrifugal forces going on but i think in the end those those elites which maintain those broad systems i think they're not going to necessarily dissipate entirely so there will be a communique and so on but there are some ruptures clearly emerging which have been coming along for quite some time particularly the end of the cold war really. well with the emergence or possibly emergence of the worries of financial. turmoil that's rising for example like in argentina or in italy i think we do need to find some kind of consensus communique but that said i think what we're seeing is the fact that in the six of the seven nation agree to disagree rather than anything else at least on the bottom line of the trade issues. or misses i can see the thank you very much for that and thank you to all of our guests that is calling robertson and ottawa and their genes in london and seijiro takeshita in the orca
4:45 pm
and thank you too for watching you can see the program again any time by visiting our website i want to zero dot com and for further discussion do go to our facebook page that facebook dot com forward slash a.j. and side story you can also join the conversation on twitter i had a list at a.j. inside story from me and as a proud of the whole team here by for that. more than forty thousand africans are facing deportation from israel is awarded more than ninety percent of. the if it does so why is it is almost zero point one per cent of two of those in danger of being thrown out of the country in which they sought refuge jazeera at this time. a new series of rewind
4:46 pm
i can bring your people back to life i'm sorry and brand new updates on the best of al-jazeera documentaries in the liver i was the first and no i like and the other student green one continues with kosovo idea of fear and hope this was my return to kosovo and the little village of but one decade on i've come back to find out what happened to those hopes and dreams rewind on al-jazeera. the big breaking news story it can be chaotic and frantic behind the scenes. people shouting instructions in your ear you're trying to provide the best most accurate up to date information as quickly as you can. it's when you come off air on things seen pin that you realize you witnessed history in the making. territorial. social. and ethnic divisions.
4:47 pm
the daily reality piecing some of france's underprivileged communities. does your overall hear firsthand account from suburban president. or. parish. a divided city. the sam's an archaeology graduate from iraq he's also a part time going to billings pergamon museum which includes a reconstruction of the famous ishtar gate in babylon most of the people he's showing around came to germany as refugees this is just one of several berlin museums taking part in the project called a meeting point and as well as bringing people together one of its aims is to emphasize the contribution of migrants right up to the present day to western culture office in a language he had been because i've been here for some. time i can help them with lots of things. would be the great thing it's not just about museums.
4:48 pm
you stand the differences. and the similarities of cultures across the world. al-jazeera. smiles for the camera about disagreements over trade in russia heavily over the g. seven summit in canada. and. live from doha also coming up another summit taking place on the other side of
4:49 pm
the walls china's president welcoming the man he calls his best friend. live from one of the world's biggest camps refugees are given a chance to share their stories with a global audience. and they have big dreams about being football stars what's holding these young players back. donald trump and his closest allies will try to bridge their differences at the testee g. seven summit later on today before the u.s. president sets off on a mission to make peace with an old enemy but there's little hope that they'll see eye to eye on big issues of trade nor trump suggestion that russia be readmitted to their club one hundred reports from quebec city. leaders of seven of the world's wealthiest nations made a show of unity in a fractured family pleasure to have you here just and it's been really great hours
4:50 pm
earlier after leaders of the g seven annual summit in canada complained the u.s. tariffs trump was less diplomatic. like well we're bored with you with the war which they don't mention the fact that they trade barriers against farm are isolated on trade trump appeared vaguely hopeful in meetings with french president emanuel mccrone and the summits host canadian president justin trudeau their relationship is probably better as good or better than it's ever been. and i think we'll get to something very beneficial to canada and to the united states believes hours before the summit ends on saturday that makes it unclear whether the u.s. will sign on to an annual g seven agreement usually a formality or if it does whether that agreement will mention trade but the situations on the positions of a the president of u.s. things the u.s. have been treated in an unfair way by you of those who don't want to neuter said.
4:51 pm
trump also proposed allowing russia back into an expanded g. eight after russia was the jek did for the two thousand and fourteen invasion of ukraine italy's g.'s f. a conti agreed but canada's foreign minister voiced the view of the rest of the g seven canada's position is absolutely clear and that there are no grounds whatsoever for bringing russia with its current behavior bat into the g seven the diplomatic drama inside the meeting is not matched on the streets two hours drive from the summit in charlevoix nine thousand well armed police outnumber the few hundred peaceful demonstrators john hendren al-jazeera quebec city canada. well he may be a topic of discussion in canada but. a world away at a gathering by chinese president xi jinping the leaders have taken in a friend the ice hockey match and time as a northern port city of. ten was given
4:52 pm
a medal by call the russian leader his best friend for as low a reports from. a friendship medal for russian president vladimir putin awarded for what china says is putin's outstanding contribution to china's development it's a sign of ever closer ties between the two men and the two countries both announced several business deals including a joint investment fund in projects in china and russia the closer relationship comes at a time when tensions with the u.s. have increased both the russians and chinese have been sidelined from tuesday's planned summit between trump and kim jong il despite that both are keen to show they retain influence over north korea. and i see. we talked about the korean peninsula issue russia and china both want to see the korean peninsula and north east asia enjoy the peace we are happy to see that the current negotiation
4:53 pm
process between the d.p. r. k. and the u.s. is in the framework of the roadmap initiated by russia and china in recent communications pyongyang confirmed to us it will carry out constructive corporation denuclearization. a closer lion's benefits both russia and china russia is accused of meddling in trump's election and faces sanctions for annexing crimea. chinese and american negotiators are trying to avoid a trade war and china has been criticized and challenged by the u.s. for its increasingly aggressive moves in staking territorial claims in the south china sea. the meeting between china and russia displays of friendship between she and pretty are in the words of the russian president in the spirit of overarching strategic partnership a partnership between countries that the u.s. calls economic rivals the agreement signed on friday go a long way in strengthening that partnership florence. beijing. for
4:54 pm
palestinians including a fifteen year old boy been killed after israeli forces fired live rounds and tear gas at protesters near the gaza barrier fence on friday the palestinian health ministry says more than six hundred others have been injured israel says the action was taken after kites carrying explosives were flown near the fence at least one hundred eighteen palestinians have been killed by israeli forces in the demonstrations which began in late march. about say the united nations says his office is working to ensure a u.n. resolution is passed to give palestinians protection from as he put it in the legal use of force an emergency session of the un general assembly will discuss the situation in gaza on wednesday we would not relent in our quest to try to find ways to provide protection for the civilian population because it is our duty it is the right thing to do it is the thing that the palestinian people including those
4:55 pm
in the gaza strip in occupied east jerusalem they need and we determined to do everything that we can in order to provide them or to contribute to providing them with international protection the taliban in afghanistan has announced a three day cease fire after the end of ramadan but won't include foreign forces taliban fighters warner will defend themselves if attacked join the start join a truce at the start of the muslim holiday later this month the ceasefire follows a similar announcement by the government. more guatemalans have been ordered to leave their homes threatened by. a toxic cloud of ash for the past five days at least one hundred nine people have died and two hundred of those still missing with little hope that they'll be found alive. speaking to survivors. as painful as his burns might be. knows how
4:56 pm
lucky he is to be alive he his wife and father in law were at home the moment. that he and his wife managed to escape but the memories of that day will haunt them forever. was forming inside our house when we went running out my father was swept away the ash was boiling mud mixed with people were running and the hardish came down on top of them killing them people were trapped inside their houses and couldn't escape they were cooked inside. six children with severe burns were airlifted to the united states where pediatric burn center offer state of the art treatment not available in guatemala. and now national disaster agency is coming under fire for possible negligence public prosecutors have ordered an investigation into whether evacuation procedures were properly followed. through
4:57 pm
sort of official say they warned the public after sensors picked up an increase in volcanic activity hours before the eruption therefore the i mean to the mayor of all of the communities received warnings and obviously we don't have the authority to order an evacuation make recommendations and it's the residents who decide whether to evacuate or not. residents who escaped the gases and volcanic mud said that only those close to the highway heard the warning . if we would have. a warning we would have left our house earlier and many people's lives would have been saved i don't know about the others but they didn't warn us we didn't know about the eruption until the lava was coming down. that again on friday expelling large quantities of pirate classic material nearby homes were evacuated authorities hoping to avoid another disaster david mercer
4:58 pm
the squint one of. the king of jordan is to mecca on sunday hoping for help from the leaders of saudi arabia. proposing come tax rises provoked some of the largest protests by jordanians and he is the government has shelved the rise but still faces the tricky task of balancing popular demands with the need to reduce the national debt and inflation united nations is warning a quarter of a million yemenis could die if the port city of data falls forces led by saudi arabia and the united arab emirates over than twenty kilometers of the red sea port it's controlled by the rebels and is the main entry point for food and aid shipments. yemen was already one of the poorest countries in the world before the regional proxy war took over the country the saudi led war on yemen is now into its fourth year and hospitals are struggling to cope three hundred model a monologue the numbers we're in the good hands of god people are sick for years we
4:59 pm
have done nothing to begin the situation we're just citizens here we have nothing but god. this hospital is in the hooty controlled port city of her data vital to getting aid and supplies into the country but fighting nearby is threatening to close the lifeline to millions of yemenis the. military coordinator in yemen is grounded says that a military attack or siege on her data in part hundreds of thousands have been innocent civilians humanitarian organizations have rushed to develop a contingency plan in a prolonged worst case we fear that as many as two hundred fifty thousand people may lose everything even their lives the u.s. is war and the united arab emirates which is part of the saudi led coalition against attacking the port city these pictures are said to show military vehicles belonging to the u.a.e. that have been captured by the who sees all sides keen to showcase their victories in what is just as much a propaganda war some aid agencies such as the red cross have sensed off home
5:00 pm
because of security concerns leaving millions at the mercy of a political war with no end in sight and aid agencies describe what is happening in yemen as the world's worst humanitarian crisis stephanie decker al-jazeera and the yemeni journalist has died two days after being released from detention by who. it was abducted a year ago and his family say he was tortured and says yemeni journalists calling for in stash of freedom of expression organizations to condemn the crime. bring a check on the weather next and that. i'm going hey reporting from seoul where much of the talk is about denuclearization and peace ahead of the trump him summit in singapore we'll tell you why many people are focused on more personal issues that they hope can finally be resolved. and judges explain why they've overturned on war
5:01 pm
crimes convictions but this former congress leader.

17 Views

info Stream Only

Uploaded by TV Archive on