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love and moon the tragic loss of life. on al-jazeera. banking on the u.s. dollars power donald trump wants other countries against trading with iran after we impose this sanctions. i'm sam is a damn this is al jazeera live from coming up the laziest former prime minister is back in court in a corruption case and denying new charges. and new leading man for colombia the divided country celebrates the swearing in of its youngest president. and was compounding problems for rescuers in indonesia as they
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search for earthquake survivors. donald trump's talking up the toughness of new sanctions against iran and warning the world it must follow suit this is just months after he reneged on the two thousand and fifteen u. clear deal trump tweeted the sanctions were the most biting ever imposed and he says anyone doing business with iran will not be doing business with the u.s. adding i am asking for world peace nothing less despite trump's threats the european union is encouraging member countries to keep doing business with iran the white house is counting on the power of its dollars to keep companies in line had to call home reports from washington d.c. . the u.s. plan when it comes to iran hurt the economy hurt the people forced the government to agree to change much of its foreign policy the policy is not regime change but
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we definitely want to put maximum pressure on the government and it's not just to come back to discuss fixing a deal that's basically not fixable dealing with the nuclear weapons aspect we want to see a much broader retreat by iran from their support for international terrorism their belligerent military activity in the middle east and their ballistic missile nuclear related programs all things around is unlikely to agree to still as the partners in the nuclear deal are urging dialogue we really just encouraging united states to start talking to. iran in order to be able to find a route forward the european union is trying to protect its companies taking the unusual step of issuing a blocking statement that says european companies should ignore u.s. sanctions but still car companies drug manufacturers and many other big names are leaving iran the reason if
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a company does business in the united states and then chooses to do business in iran well the u.s. government can basically cut them out of the u.s. market that is a much more important economic one government officials here say they will be watching closely and they plan to aggressively enforce the sanctions that have been put in place. still the u.s. is going this alone unlike last time the other major economies like china are vowing to continue to do business with iran and even though they technically will not be able to use the u.s. dollar the world's currency former state department official jarrett block says they will find a way to work around that and that will hurt the u.s. in the long term the world's banking system is like a sewer and all of the plumbing runs to new york there's new laws of physics there's new laws that says that has to be true it's just the way things have developed since world war two right now you've got the. you which is their economy is as large as ours you've got china growing to the point that they will soon be larger than us and if we abuse the power that we get from that central role if we
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could preciously apply sanctions without touching into account the national security concerns of our closest allies and partners we're going to lose that position. the trouble ministrations but in the power of the us dollar is key to our economic growth all around the world around hoping that by the u.s. going it alone that will no longer be the case particularly in washington. bass villany is the director of iranian studies at stanford university he says it's the rainy and people who pay the biggest price it is going to bring more misery to the people and i think the people are rightly blaming primarily the. corrupt economy the incompetent economy and the enormous influence that there are juicy and the religious in the arm and so on the economy so the people are pointing to the incompetent management of the economy holding common the responsible. and the
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responsible but at the same time their lives are being lost every day of the iranian currency has lost only eighty percent of its value so every iranian that doesn't have foreign currency has virtually lost eighty percent of everything they have in life and that is a very major blow to the poor along and that is the victim of this regime problem i think with these sanctions it is that it is primarily punishing the people that are the victims but i just former prime minister has denied new charges of money laundering as he reappears in court it's over and alleged role in the multi-billion dollar looting of a state investment fund police saying that you have transferred money from one m d b into his personal account last month he denied charges of abuse of power. falls through joins us from call in poso those charges are now piling up take us through the new arms florence. so just today he's been charged
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with three charges of receiving proceeds from illegal activities under an anti money laundering antiterrorism financing act these are an additional two charges for criminal breach of trust and abuse of power and they all relate to his having received a sum of about ten point ten and a half million dollars allegedly deposited into his personal bank account between the months of december two thousand and fourteen and february two thousand and fifteen now he had already been granted bail for the charges and and his surety have paid about a million get into to bank two to two for his bail so that bail the money has been extended to these new charges as well and the judge has now said that on friday he's going to determine the trial date which could take place as soon as october of this year not chip is has been charged with receiving money from a company known as s r c international it's a form
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a subsidiary of one m d b the state investment fund that not yet had set up when he was prime minister of this country and he and his associates alleged to have misappropriated around four and a half billion dollars from the state investment fund for this is not every day you see a prime minister drunk to court is it in malaysia is this being interpreted as a new era of accountability or political school circular. all civil rights groups and pointing it out saying that this is the new malaysia this is what the government has promised a level of transparency accountability you know the highest ranking government officials will be brought to account for things they've done during that time in office but not chits supported a saying that this is a personal vendetta by the current prime. that mahathir mohamad to it defeated in his party in a general election in may that saying that mahathir is trying to settle scores
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because he was upset at not just for not wanting to step down he is afraid that no job was going to raise his legacy when mahathir was prime minister more than ten years ago but many people also saying that not himself was a king with having covering up the crimes committed or the be the corruption in one remember when he was prime minister hit sacked his deputy prime minister yitzhak the attorney general replaced him with someone who then. of any wrongdoing and one m.t.b. isn't just being investigated in malaysia it's also being investigated in other countries including switzerland and singapore the us department of justice has filed a civil forfeiture action in courts in the us to recover some of the assets that they believe were bought with money stolen from one and even horrifying so much from slavery that. even though kerry has been sworn in as colombia's new president he's the youngest leader to be elected there in the popular vote forty two year old
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former senator won the presidential runoff poll in june with fifty four percent he's promised to revise the peace accords with fogge rebels defuse tension with venezuela and the production of cocaine. today colombia confronts enormous challenges we receive a country in which more than three hundred social activists have been assassinated in the last two years illegal crops have expanded and they have done so exponentially criminal gangs increase their capacity yearly in various regions of the country and promises and commitments have been made with social organizations without making sure they are financed what colombians expect are solutions and not aggression i want to be the president that forges and achieves what was agreed upon and thinking about what colombia needs without falling into temptation a fleeting applause. apollo has more from bogota.
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even to care the country's new president fully aware of this long list of challenges not least of which is the issue of cocaine production which has reached a new high a record high here in colombia this is the. problem in the country really started skyrocketing about three years ago around the same time as the signing of the peace agreement between the colombian government and the revolutionary armed forces of colombia where the fart and what happened after this was in that vacuum left by the park in the territories that they controlled new armed groups groups associated with the fark is dissidents there are new armed groups opposed to the government have been fighting over control of these territories and that's sort of given rise to this illicit illicit crop production that hasn't been seen in at least ten years here in colombia apart from that there's also the question of venezuela something very complicated for colombia venezuela is there a bit as well refugees that are there flooding into colombia as many as a thousand individuals coming into the country almost on a near on
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a near daily basis and there's also the question of diplomatic ties with venezuela we know that has not appointed an ambassador to venezuela signaling that that relationship with the between the two countries is practically nonexistent but there's also you know these are all front and center issues for the new president but it will be presiding over such a politically divided country that may just be his biggest challenge more than four hundred migrants have been rescued in the mediterranean sea on their way to spain a spanish coast guard found nine boats making the crossing from morocco on tuesday spain is experiencing an increase of migrant arrivals with twenty three thousand people coming to shore so far it's overtaken italy is the main destination for migration after a joint crackdown with libya italy's in syria minister has defended his tough anti migrant stop saying its impact this clear. more than seven hundred thousand people have arrived in italy across the mediterranean sea alone we
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cannot continue this way this helps neither italy nor africa therefore i wanted to stop such action such human trafficking which could be tied to terrorism or to drug or arms trade finally after italy took action europe woke up and made the decision to invest in africa so far more than half a billion dollars is being committed it is too little and we will ask for more. rescuers in indonesia say the chances of pulling more survivors from the rubble are low because they don't have the right equipment sunday's earthquake killed at least one hundred five people and injured hundreds more entire villages have collapsed leaving more than eighty thousand people displaced emergency crews are struggling to get to some of the worst hit areas steadfast and has more from lombok. it's a third morning after a powerful earthquake on long but destroyed quite a big part of this island and people are waking up and trying to cope still with the disaster and especially coping with their fear and trauma that they have suffered from two powerful earthquakes in just one week and let me show you how
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they are spending the night three nights in a row already they've been spending the night in improvised times basically this is what they have built themselves nobody has visited this area yet though government officials have been attending these evacuees some of them have lost their houses some of them are simply too afraid to stay at their homes and they've just been telling me that they need everything there that they're running out of everything basically food water medication some of them are here with small children some of them old soul fragment and worry that they have to deliver babies up in the hills that's where they are right now there in the hills more than eighty thousand people are left homeless after this second powerful quake and they need help as soon as possible and still ahead of al jazeera the arabia escalates the diplomatic ground with cal and now hospital patients are affected. and fears are made of pianos revisits
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a unique experience of one of the world's biggest all festivals. from the neon lights of asia. to the city that never sleeps. welcome back let's start by looking at the weather across the levant and western parts of asia for the most part is fine we've got a few showers on the southern side of the caspian sea but things should generally be quite sunny in tehran fairly brisk breeze blowing down through iraq and through the gulf region so forty three in baghdad but further south looking hotter than not and sunny some lifted dust around we've also got showers around the caucuses and those are going to continue to head on through into thursday so some thunderstorms are likely we could see a few showers around the eastern side of the black sea generally but the eastern side of the mediterranean is all looking fine there with temperatures of thirty one expected in beirut is also looking fine across the arabian peninsula temperatures
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the most part in the low forty's are in the western side of the peninsula on the eastern side still and off of a breeze to keep that humidity quite low but the humidity will begin to creep up on thursday as we start to lose the breeze also notice temperature twenty eight there's a lot no man with quite a bit of cloud running the chance of the old spot of drizzle as we head into southern portions of africa certainly for wednesday weather conditions looking much as you'd expect dry and fine but there's a convergence zone taking place across parts of south africa which could result in some heavy rain developing during the course of thursday and even across higher parts of the sotto the chance of some snow. the weather sponsored by cat time race. china is keen to win friends and influence you need oil rich middle east business spark the long run plan of china the security of its resources for the future sub-saharan region as a whole balance expect to grow we bring you the stories that are shaping the
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economic world we live in counting the cost on al-jazeera. you're watching al-jazeera remind the now of our top stories this hour iran is back on the u.s. sanctions after donald trump renee go on the two thousand and fifteen nuclear deal the president is warning the international community is to ties with iran trump tweeted that the sanctions were the most ever imposed. a lazy is former prime
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minister najib razak has been granted bail on new money laundering charges he denies allegations he transferred public money from a state investment fund into his personal account last month he pleaded not guilty to abuse of power charges. been sworn in as colombia's new president he was the youngest leader to be elected there in a popular vote to pay as promised to revise the peace accords with fark rebels defuse tensions with venezuela and curb the production of cocaine. wildfires in the u.s. state of california are expected to burn until at least the end of august more than ten thousand firefighters are battling the flames which have destroyed homes and forced evacuations across the state rob reynolds has more from los angeles. have. breaking a record set only a few months ago the mendocino complex fire has become the largest wildfire in california history the blaze has devoured more than one thousand seven hundred
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square kilometers about the size of the entire city of los angeles more than eleven thousand structures are under threat of burning and new evacuations have been ordered in some areas we re firefighters are battling more than twenty active fires around the state more than fourteen thousand firefighters have been deployed some travelling from as far as australia and new zealand a european space agency astronaut captured these photos of the fire from the international space station in orbit the deadly spate of wildfires began two weeks ago with the blades in northern california near reading that fast moving conflagration claimed seven lines and is still burning after consuming one thousand homes the latest hot spot flared up in orange county south of los angeles sending up a towering smoke cloud and forcing evacuations from his vacation home on
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a golf course in new jersey president donald trump weighed in on the fires instead of expressing sympathy he mocked california for unspecified water policies that allowed water to flow into the pacific ocean a policy he called foolish trumps twitter comment puzzled california fire officials the state's reservoirs are near historically high levels and officials say lack of water has not been hindering firefighting efforts in any way what does seem clear is that a warming climate is playing a role in fires breaking out sooner growing larger and burning hotter months of exceptionally dry weather combined with high winds and temperatures. reaching about forty degrees celsius have created conditions firefighters say they have never before experienced of the five largest fires in california state history four have
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occurred since just two thousand and twelve rob reynolds al jazeera los angeles a highly anticipated race for a seat in the u.s. congress is too close to call just under one percent of votes separate the democratic and republican candidates for the seat in ohio the election is being seen as a test of don't try presidency as he won the distinct this trick rather resoundingly in two thousand and sixteen results could offer clues to november's national mid-term elections john hendren has more from columbus ohio the vote count showed republican troy balders in ahead by nearly a percentage point but democrat danny o'connor came out smiling he says this is it time ballgame and he did not concede i am so grateful i am so grateful for all of your support you believed in us. in a race that the pundits said we had no chance even being and you proved them wrong . this was really just a warm up race in
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a heavily republican district that's because whoever wins here is only going to continue their term until january there will be a new election in november and these same two candidates will be up for election bid o'connor ran a hard race and i look forward to campaigning against him again this fall o'connor was running in a district that was literally carved to favor republicans by republican state legislators who drew the district in two thousand and eleven donald trump won this district by eleven percentage points and he came here on saturday to back truly boehner said he has already taken credit for bulger's and lead in the end this race will go on in november and danny o'connor says he now can perform boulder's there will be plenty of money thrown into this race as there are already has been you can expect much more in the coming months. haiti's new prime minister has been sworn in president picked. off the days of negotiations with both houses of
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parliament he hopes can help unite the people is pretty decisive resigned after violent demonstrations against government plans to raise fuel prices. saudi arabia is to remove patients receiving medical treatment from hospitals in canada and transfer them out the country it's the latest move in the growing diplomatic route between the two nations more than fifteen thousand saudi students in the been ordered to return home that could be difficult as the saudi national carrier is canceling flights between toronto it's unclear how the dispute will affect the existing trade worth four billion dollars carol they're mainly imports oil from saudi arabia with cars and defense equipment going the other way there are also questions over a thirteen billion dollar contract to supply the saudis with nine hundred armored vehicles kristen salumi has more from toronto. canada is
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a country that prides itself on promoting human rights at home and overseas now one country is determined to pay a steep price for that principle saudi arabia is suspending direct flights to canada demanding fifteen thousand saudi students and their families in the country leave and it's killing off the hopes of future trade deals it's all for speaking out on twitter against saudi arabia's arrest of two women's rights activists on unspecified charges one sam of the dow he is the sister of raif but dowie another imprisoned activists whose wife is now a canadian citizen i think saudi arabia has very aggressive reaction demonstrates how sensitive they are to this kind of criticism how much it matters to them and so this really should be viewed by other governments as an important opening an opportunity to build up pressure but if canada was expecting the european union or the united states to come to its defense we have discussed it with the government
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of saudi arabia and it's up for saudi arabia and the canadians to work this matter out what it got from the saudi trading partners was lukewarm backing at best the dispute has given the government of prime minister justin trudeau a boost at home over support for women's rights but critics say canada has little to gain by putting the saudis on the defensive the big question is what is done in the thought for an effective way would it have been more productive to have you quiet diplomacy rather than a formal public shaming and was kamma prepared for the fallout trade between the two countries amounts to about four billion dollars a year much of it coming from the sale of canadian armored vehicles canada hasn't backed down from its position but now reportedly is talking to allies with influence for how and pursuing quiet diplomacy after such an explosive spat presence salumi al-jazeera toronto. funerals have been held for two hamas members killed by israeli tank fire in the gaza strip they were part of
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a. brigades the military wing of hamas is running army says it was retaliating after its soldiers were fired upon the un in egypt to trying to mediate a long term truce between israel and hamas to end four months of violence among these from gaza border under simmons has more from gaza. shortly after the funeral of the two dead fighters in an online briefing from brigades the military wing of hamas it was said that this was a military parade down the shooting was part of it now in the video published by the military spokesman for the israelis you can clearly see the shooting and also the return fire from a tank which was a direct hit now the israeli spokesman claims that this was definitely an attack so how massive responded by saying the israeli occupation can't impose a new reality by targeting the resistance security sites are members without paying
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a price and the palestinian resistance has the capability to repulse that aggression will there be some sort of retaliation unclear the egyptian part of the talks for a long term cease fire is actively putting effort into keeping some sort of truce together right now and in the talks between hamas and other factions and also fatah there is now some progress it would seem although the israeli offer for whatever it is doesn't appear to be accepted right now they're all traveling to cairo and they will be more talks on tuesday. the ousted governor of ethiopia somali state has been arrested just a day after he resigned from office and is being transferred to the capital adeste abba with several of his top aides on monday the federal government took over the administration of the somali region to restore law and order almost stepped down after fifty people were killed in the state capital jigger on saturday the violence
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began after federal government troops deployed their forces leading to a standoff with local paramilitary troops the region's been plagued by violence for decades with tens of thousands of people displaced since last year thousands of people have rallied in mali's capital to condemn alleged fraud in last month's elections the main opposition leaders from a urged people to protest violence marred the first round of the election on july the twenty ninth e.u. observers are calling for more transparency and access for sunday's runoff the office of nigeria's president has condemned the blockade of the national assembly by security forces politicians was stopped for an hour from entering the building acting president yemi awesome bargello said this was done without the knowledge of the presidency the head of the department of state security has been fired is
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that we cannot get into a de office accident way you see nobody was in answer to depression or do you see now from above that nobody should go into the office and since then we have our say now thousands of actors comedians dancers and musicians so flock to edinburgh for the annual fringe performing arts festival anyone can perform at the three week celebration in the scottish capital if barca met one group that's been drawing the crowds. it's one of the biggest festivals of its kind anywhere in the world bringing together thousands of performers and performances in hundreds of very unique locations from dozens of countries where the stars of the future shoulders with today's stars it's also a place to come and experiment just what this is all about it's called the piano drome and it's made from dozens of up cycle pianos some of them beautifully and here it's been turned into a one hundred seater auditorium deconstructing ideas of what the theater is and
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what it can be or this is my he's one of the brains behind it when people think theater they think four walls i think velvet seats they possibly even think popcorn during the intermission but what we have here is something completely new completely different is that what this festival was all about the evolution of theater you think yeah i mean what is really exciting for us is breaking down the long standing barrier between the audience and the performer we'd like people to feel inspired to play for themselves and to really believe in themselves as a bit performer a bit of audience but everything you know we were kind of challenging this notion that there should be some people who are the genius amazing people who everyone else should watch you know it's more about everyone being a part of a creative process that we can all you know joyfully share with each other i think these around applause and over to you.
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and you can find much more about that story and all the others we've telling you about at a website al-jazeera dot com. and let's take you through some of those stories now iran is back on the u.s. . sanctions after donald trump rene don the nuclear deal the president has warned the international community it too must serve or ties with iran trump tweeted the sanctions were the most biting ever imposed and he adds that anyone doing business with iran will not be doing business with the united states malaysia's former prime minister najib razak has been granted bail on new money laundering charges he denies allegations he transferred public money from a state investment fund into his personal account last month he pleaded not guilty
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to abuse of power charges even do kerry's been sworn in as colombia's new president is the youngest leader to be elected there in a popular vote to carry his promise to revise the peace accord with fark rebels defuse tensions with venezuela and curb the production of cocaine. today colombia confronts enormous challenges we receive a country in which more than three hundred social activists have been assassinated in the last two years illegal crops have expanded and they have done so exponentially criminal gangs increased their capacity yearly in various regions of the country and promises and commitments have been made with social organizations without making sure they are financed what colombians expect are solutions and not aggression. highly anticipated race for a seat in the u.s. congress is too close to call just under one percent of votes separate the democratic and republican candidates for the seat in ohio republicans have held it
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since the one nine hundred eighty s. the election is seen as a test of down trumps presidency as the one the districts resoundingly in two thousand and sixteen. saudi arabia is working to transfer its citizens in hospitals to be treated outside the country it's the latest move in the growing diplomatic route between the countries the state has suspended flights to canada after the kingdom froze new trade and investment and expelled the canadian ambassador rescuers in indonesia say the chance of pulling more survivors from the rubble is low because they have the heavy equipment they need sunday's earthquake killed at least one hundred five people and injured hundreds more is the stream stay with us here. when diplomacy fields and. terrorists we've proven barriers are built to impose division. instead of being an
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