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to stress this point on friday that they do not want anything to happen to the kurdish fighters. with trying to protect kurdish fighters from what could be some sort of turkish military assault are still underway well the partial government shutdown in the u.s. is now the longest in the country's history in its twenty second day with no end in sight president trump has backed away from his threat to declare a national emergency to fund his controversial border wall but to he's still demanding congress approved more than five billion dollars for the project says it's needed to prevent undocumented migrants and drugs entering from mexico he's called on democrats many of whom have now left washington for the weekend to come back and vote the shutdown has left eight hundred thousand government workers without pay or kastor has more from washington d.c. . reports indicate that some of jonell trump's closest advisers including his son in law jared questioner have been cautioning him against declaring
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a national emergency to get funding for the border wall it is seen as possibly setting a bad precedent and critics say a step toward authoritarianism if you were to issue that declaration also if he does it there's still no real understanding of where the money would come from trump wants five point seven billion dollars to construct the border wall between the u.s. and mexico and right now reporting indicates that that money may come from money set aside for disaster relief in the future which may be an idea that the american public is not so wild about trump himself has indicated that if you were to move forward with the declaration he'll likely immediately face court challenges that he says he would likely lose in the lower and appellate levels but all of that said this president who has wavered so much on whether or not to call a national emergency to build the border wall mais yet change his mind his latest
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indication to reporters at the white house was that if congress does not come together to fund the border wall and he indeed will still pull the trigger and declare a national emergency republicans are still squarely in the president's corner because of his popularity with the republican voting base and democrats don't have reason to relent on not giving trump the border wall citing polls that show the majority of americans oppose the border wall construction so where that leaves everyone is there's very little incentive to meet in the middle. the weather is next but still ahead on al-jazeera south africa's ruling national african african national congress prepares for elections as its popularity appears to be on the wane when live from the party conference.
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hello there appeared to be some showers billed again from the southern philippines but generally speaking this more drive in the reason we're at around three minutes and indonesia at the moment and that's correct as the atmospherics at a moment so you do see some white top clouds and you'll see some in the forecast as well the concentration maybe belittle bit further west hitting jakarta not so much singapore kayo on shore breeze making it more likely to be shari down to the peninsula here and of course borneo is pretty well covered in solar ways and you got more showers in the southern philippines but this is quite possibly an exaggeration i still think it's going to be more dry than wet in most places in malaysia and indonesia typically southeast asia over the next couple of days south of that also the western australia's quieten down a little bit the remains of penny long gone so showers in queens in seem rather less likely a fair late day showers are still there in new south wales and in queensland
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temperature wise so we're not at the extremes anymore student forty two now springs thirty one natalie but this is proper summer heat now spreading up towards brisbane you'll notice and in perth rather nice twenty four darwin may represents the west is part of the strata which is correct is to hear that he wanted two days in the next three we'll see any showers at all. the cost briggs's one trillion dollars worth of assets shifted out of the u.k. . aviation. and creepy but there's just consumer gadgets connected to the internet all show a glass. with cost zero zero. zero zero. zero zero zero zero zero dollars less.
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welcome back. a reminder of our top stories this hour the runner up in the democratic republic of congo's presidential election is due to challenge the results in course. says he won with a landslide voters of more than sixty percent citing catholic church alexion of. syrian state media says israeli forces have fired several missiles at targets in damascus and puting the capital's airport syrian air defenses are reported to have intercepted some missiles but one of them damaged an airport warehouse. the twenty two day shutdown of the u.s. government is now the longest in history eight hundred thousand federal employees
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missing their paychecks. democrats to give up their weekend and votes for his five billion dollars border war with mexico. south africa's ruling posse the a.n.c. has kicked off its campaign for this year's general election the african national congress is set to unveil its manifesto as a rally and been president so run oppose this festive general election since he took over. from his ousted predecessor jacob zuma early last year let's go live to for me the mela been for meeting you at the stadium where the campaign want to set to take place but i believe it's been delayed by several hours. it has been delayed by a couple of hours. we understand from organizers yet was due to the weather but we do also know that they've been waiting for the stadium to front up with an eighty five thousand seats in the stadium it's now filled to capacity in this show of
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support for the african national congress is important especially in this province where we are going to tell the agencies experienced a number of challenges to do with the unity within the party divisions rather within the party and that following the resignation of all the president jacob zuma he resigned only last gen was replaced by cyril ramaphosa we do know that the a.n.c. has wanted to put on a demonstrate a show of unity in this province where it has its highest number of branches where the second highest number of votes is because this is the home of cheik of suma the a.n.c. has had a tough time wanting people to support the party as a whole not wanting them to be feel disgruntled that jacob zuma was forced to resign amid allegations of corruption let's take a look at some of the challenges this party is facing in this province specifically . these community members saying outside
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a courtroom lousy in the city of durban they're seeking justice appearing in court an african national congress councillor accused of killing another councilor from the party it's been three months and sputum up more than was shot and killed him his family says he was talkative because of factional infighting within the party we sort of the truth is that at home we live in fear. because we don't know what's happening we can see now there are two factions in the organization. the government says forty councilors have been killed in the past seven years mainly because of power struggles and greed of a government contract so that pickens a due at the polls in the coming months to vote for provincial representatives as well as a new president president at all is important for political parties the province has the second highest number of voters but it's also where the ruling a.n.c.
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which is riddled by disunity faces one of its biggest challenges president jacob zuma resigned last year after a long running corruption scandal and was replaced by civil rights. but zuma despite the allegations continues to enjoy significant support in his home of course in a town adding to concerns of a split within the party the a.n.c. leadership had a message of unity touring the party's one hundred seventh birthday celebrations this week. we're all still here where they would all visit you know mother i slowly and yet they say you need to see that loaf of all things a few things from a person his first general election as president of the a.n.c. is trying to solidify his position in the party ways approved appears to be split between him and his predecessor jacob zuma so that some of the biggest regions of the country. so it's very important to understand that if your case at hand is weak
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divide. possibility to divide or to cause massive rifts within. and of course this is the base. closer natal is form a stronghold of opposition the in-car to freedom party there are concerns that a lack of unity within the a.n.c. allegations of corruption and poor delivery of services could see the party lose some of its support to its rival. i mean that we've been hearing about divisions within the a.n.c. what's the party's manifesto like a twin clear today and will it be enough to convince voters to stick with them. and then that's what's key for the a.n.c. yeah is winning back voters that it lost in the last few years largely around this issue of corruption which is plagued the a.n.c. according to the opposition party the democratic alliance in the last twenty years of africa's last fifty three billion dollars to corruption that's about half of the
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annual budget so this is a big issue for the a.n.c. the c.b.c. that it's dealing decisively with corruption but also the issue of inequality poverty and unemployment a third of young people in south africa don't have jobs so these are some of the issues the n.c. is continuing with for several years now even back in twenty fourteen when it launched its last manifesto and so many here are keen to see what achievements the a.n.c. or hear about what achievements the a.n.c. has made in the last few years and also it's focusing on these priorities it's been mentioning all for many years now one key area of course was the issue of land to reform creating access and own a shop for south africans across the board then right now it's in the hands essentially of a white minority a key issue of course being the land expropriation without compensation or waiting to see if this is brought up at this manifesto launch and just what plans the
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a.n.c. has for south africans going forward out as there is for me the mellow life for us and thanks for that update from ada. well canada is the new home of the teenager who fled saudi arabia because she feared being killed by her family the prize of ruf muhammad gained global attention when she barricaded herself in a hotel in thailand to avoid deportation to saudi canada's prime minister stepped in to grant her asylum and says he will always stand up for women's rights everywhere john hendren has more in a discreet plea from a barricaded hotel room. urged the world to come to her rescue i'm still in the room. and you have no choice. this is to have to go tomorrow and. no one can have been right now on friday she got her wish and we have accepted the un's request that we grant her asylum that is something
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that we are pleased to do because canada is a country that understands how important it is to stand up for human rights to stand up for women's rights around the world the canadian prime minister's announcement ended a weeklong drama that drew worldwide attention the eighteen year old fled saudi arabia accusing her family of physical and psychological abuse but was detained by the authorities in bangkok who at one point threatened to send her back she launched a social media campaign from her hotel room appealing to the united nations high commission on refugees saying she would be killed if she returned i'm not leaving my own until i see it. see our island. the un agreed in turn to canada saudi arabia already faces international scrutiny over the killing of journalist jamal khashoggi in the saudi consulate in istanbul in october that prompted canada to review its arms sales to saudi arabia and.
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the case has drawn global attention district guardianship laws that require saudi women to get a male guardians permission to travel or escape is said to have inspired other saudi women rajoub how mad. mock my god is going to start a revolution in saudi arabia go on social media now and watch the accounts of so many young saudis rob you have so nice that we can do this noone refused to see her father and brother who traveled to bangkok to seek or return in the end it might have been noon savvy use of social media that led her to a new life in canada. saudi official reportedly told the thirty's who sees through passport i wish they'd taken her phone instead john hendren. in ecuador a fire has killed eighteen people in a rehab clinic for alcoholics and drug addicts they all died of asphyxiation aids
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others in the port of. kill were treated for burns and smoke inhalation initial reports say a patient may have caused the blaze paris is on high alert for a ninth weekend of yellow vest protests thousands of police as well as ahmed vehicles are deployed in the capital and other cities and towns in france demonstrators are again protesting against rising fuel taxes and president emanuel's leadership. for israeli settlers are under house arrest in connection with the killing of a palestinian woman three months ago. died after a rock was thrown through the windscreen of her car a fifth teenager is in police custody and as harry force that reports from the occupied west bank statistics suggest the number of violent crimes by set as against palestinians rose steeply last year. yes robbie is finding comfort where he can mainly it comes from his family he and his wife i raised eight children
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together he says they always planned once the kids had finished their schooling to devote more time to each other to travel together about future was shattered in october last year when driving home past an illegal settlement outposts in the occupied west bank their car came under a hail of rocks and stones enough said. there was a huge explosion in the car the glass fell in my wife and i have been talking in the rocket on the side of her had she fell on me blood came out from her ears and nose my daughter was screaming i didn't know what to do the car was swerving right and left it was the longest three seconds of my life three months on the israeli security services have arrested five students from a religious school at the outpost in connection with a shower robbie's death saying that they collected evidence of extremist and anti zionist religious ideology consistent with what's referred to in the israeli media as jewish tara the suspects are reported to be from the illegal settlement of youths are near the palestinian city of nablus for all the attention is raised this
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attack is not an isolated one it's part of a patent a surge according to recently published figures of attacks by settlers on palestinians in the occupied west bank in july twenty fifteen a husband wife and their toddler son were killed in the fire bombing of a palestinian home in the west bank village of duma a crackdown by israel's security services saw a reduction in settler violence but last year the numbers rose sharply again it's reported there were four hundred eighty two and palestinian crimes a three fold increase on the previous year the incidents include assaults vandalism of vehicles and property as well as threatening graffiti israeli human rights group ph d. and recorded twenty five such incidents in just one day last month after two israeli soldiers and one baby were killed in palestinian attacks it says too many settler crimes against palestinians go unpunished we've had about over twelve hundred investigation falsely documented and want to turd since two thousand. five and eight percent of those indictments were served and in
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a mere three percent were any convictions served we also noted that eighty two percent of investigation files are closed in circumstances that suggest police investigative failure is really police speak is misleading and incorrect says he is finding some solace in the fact that suspects have been arrested in connection with his wife's killing he hopes that any eventual punishment is a deterrent to others but whether the freed or jailed for one hundred years he says nothing will bring back his wife that al-jazeera in the occupied west bank and you can find more on the u.s. government shutdown and our other top story is on our web site the address for that al-jazeera dot com. and these are the top stories the runner up in the democratic republic of congo is
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presidential election is due to challenge the results in course. says he won with a landslide votes of more than sixty percent citing catholic church election observers. from the capital. what's going to happen if it was in evidence to the court to judge if he had the constitutional court evidence he thinks that proved that he won the election he hasn't yet arrived hours later we're not sure when he's actually going to show up at the court supportively here but there really are more police than anyone else here at the court we talk about going to happen the day will be you'll hand over the documents and the evidence he thinks he has to the court the judges may only meet monday and maybe even the latest tuesday so it could be a while until they make the ruling. syrian state media says israeli forces have fired several missiles at targets in damascus including the capital's airport syrian air defenses are reported to have intercepted some missiles but one of them damaged an airport warehouse america's top diplomat has landed in the united arab
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emirates on the latest leg of his middle east tour my compares aiming to reassure arab allies of continuing u.s. support for the fight against eisel eight members of one family have been killed in yemen and the shelling attack by shoot the rebels the four women and four children died in a government tells a village called shalala close to the border with saudi arabia the twenty two days shutdown of the us government is now the longest in history eight hundred thousand federal employees missing their paychecks donald trump's edging democrats in congress to give up their weekend and vote for his five billion dollar border war with mexico a saudi teenager who fled saying she feared her family would kill her is on her way to canada rough muhammad ali was granted asylum after gaining global attention when she barricaded herself in an airport hotel room in bangkok in order to avoid being
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sent back france is on high alert for a ninth weekend of yellow vest protests thousands of police as well as ahmed vehicles are deployed in paris and the cities and towns in fronts those are the headlines the news continues here on al-jazeera after counting the cost. we understand the different themes. and the similarities of cultures across the world so no matter how you take it al-jazeera will bring in the news and current affairs that matter to. al-jazeera. i'm adrian figure this is counting the cost of a serial weekly look at the world of business and economics this week blame it on briggs it's one trillion dollars worth of assets shifted out of the u.k.
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and we'll follow the money. also this week changes in the air we'll take a look at trends shaping the airline industry in the year to come. smarter and creepier internet connected gadgets on show in las vegas. as things stand in just two months time the u.k. will leave the european union the divorce is being viewed as a political issue but its economic impact is undeniable one industry in particular is bracing for a seismic shock london's financial services industry the square mile as it's known is the bitting heart of the u.k.'s financial services industry and its status as europe's financial capital is under threat a report published this week estimated that banks and other financial companies have shifted at least a trillion dollars worth of assets out of the country and into the european union setting up new offices in places like frankfurt joining us now via skype from leone
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in france is. the managing director of frankfurt mine finance good to have you with us on counting the costs one trillion dollars worth of assets have already been moved out of the u.k. so brigs it is already having an impact on. the u.k.'s financial services sector how much more money will will be will be lost this figure came out just a few days ago from e y. and we expect at least the same amount of money to also be moved. we alone have a very clear indications that about eight hundred billion of us dollars in assets will be moved into frankfurt was going this year and what about jobs. how many are we talking about jobs being lost in london jobs being moved from london to to europe or jobs being created locally in europe. like you
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said there will be various ways in which jobs will be impacted the latest study which came out by iraq he said about seven thousand jobs i expected to be in two thousand and ninety i think that's a that's a fair assessment but first of all already before a few thousand jobs have been moved and depending on the outcome of the final results another couple of thousand jobs may or may not be moved depending on that. how would that impact people having to move from london into into continental europe this is a very hot estimate to make because the majority of financial institutions will try to recruit on the continent you do not find a stampede of people that that line up look because they are moving it's london
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is a very attractive city it's a very attractive financial center and it will remain to be able so most people will very likely try to stay there and it will be only a minority that would make consciously the decision to move and but what we see is particularly people who originally come from continually european countries their willingness to move is quite high much higher than logically people who are born and raised in the u.k. what impact is brics that having so far on companies on the continent particularly in germany when it will have a significant impact on culprits why is that the case london as of today's particularly for the. comp companies the place to go to find financing
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particularly international large fine. to do risk management and and they will have to shift some of that business because london is likely going to lose its so-called passport he writes these past putting rights would allow financial institutions in london to sell sea services on to corporations on the continent not all but some of that would be questioned and some of that would be lost those rights so the companies will then have to relocate some of those financing activities onto the continent the most prominent example is likely going to be so-called interest rate derivatives what companies insurance himself against changes in interest rate by futures and options and o.t.c. derivatives this is very likely having to be moved on to the continent and that's
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what we see a lot of companies are already in the process of doing i want to ask why all of this matters to people like you and me and anyone watching london's financial services industry pumped a lot of money back into the british economy could briggs trigger a recession in the u.k. and what's the financial outlook for germany as well is that country teetering for a technical recession teetering towards a technical result certainly does harm to the u.k. our economy and looking from the outside one may wonder why obviously the u.k. is doing harm to itself in that situation but that is something which which is to be tipped to to be given because the people who wrote it and at the end of the day the people the parliament will have to come up with a final decision we're not questioning that. and. and like i said
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before we still do not know what the final out. if we will end up with something like the norway model which cannot be ruled out we cannot even rule out a second referendum i don't consider it to be very likely but i'm certainly not ruling it out and then a lot of these negative impacts may be row back so we eventually will not have them but why is that going to happen well it's a political decision at the end of the day and how is it going to impact germany. not the impact is bad we very clearly believe that price it is bad for the european union it's bad for germany but it's worst of all for the u.k. . great to talk to many thanks there for being with us thank you very much for european medical professionals are also facing an uncertain future if they remain in the u.k. al-jazeera is laurence leamer reports now from london of what impact that's having
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on key services in the health industry. remember this it was one of the reasons leave one in the backseat referendum take back all the money the u.k. gives to the european union and spend it on the british health service instead it proved a very powerful message but how to square that with alice sandra's story by the time he'd left italy for london he had a master's degree and four years specialist experience in mental health this is starting salary in britain was around twenty five thousand dollars a year under the government's proposals he would never have been allowed into the u.k. because that salary would be too low for him to get a work permit to brick says i know who is going to pay for the visa for working visa in the future for obviously a lot of people decide to don't apply. meanwhile even in this period of the thirty nine on the net three years very early on they they will sign up before
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for example in the u.k. rather than. ten thousand or. two year struggle as it stands there are one hundred thousand unfilled roles in the british oil service and dire warnings about on the looming crisis as european nationals leave the country the royal college of nursing is so worried he says join the campaign for a second referendum calling for a rethink about leaving the school there's something quite challenging about thinking that highly skilled always means highly and what we need to do is really think about in the public sector what is the value that people bring enough value isn't always a minute. it's often in terms of the skills that i have so i think we need to think differently what's happening in the health service reflects a bigger question is immigration really the problem it's a say sees there are two entirely conflicting narratives at play in the u.k. at the moment the government's arguing that there is far too much european migrant labor and is taking away jobs from british people but at the same time the
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government. his cell phone having read called low unemployment's it does rather raise the question if the government does what it says it wants to and reduce european immigration by eighty percent and who exactly is going to do all the work there is an argument in cabinet between people who really care far more about restricting immigration than about the u.k. economy led by the prime minister and most of the rest of the cabinet and of course the business community who want to make preserving the interest of the economy a priority and that hasn't been resolved like having argued that the u.k. was at breaking points because of uncontrolled immigration and politicians are now presented with a chance of reducing is enormously if that happens the country will find out what the migrants are such a problem to rule. still to come on account of the cost greece's crowdfunding plea to buy new warships. but first last week we had
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a shock profit warning from apple this week samsung electronics cut its revenues and profit forecasts the south korean tech giant is the world's largest smartphone maker it's predicting a drop in fourth quarter profits because of weaker demand for its chips and the competitive phone markets al-jazeera is rob randall's gauge the mood at the consumer electronics show which kicked off this week in las vegas. four thousand companies from dozens of countries rolled out new products at the consumer electronics show l.g.'s new flexible t.v. screen made a big star. l.g. has an old adage t.v. sixty five inches that rolls down and disappears from view into a box that is the first roll bone flexible screen that we've seen produced from a major television manufacturer the price tag around three thousand dollars this year there's an air of anxiety in these corridors tech stocks have been tumbling on
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wall street apple made a surprise announcement it would miss sales targets blaming weak demand in china chinese telecommunications giant weiwei is here even though its chief financial officer is under house arrest in canada fighting american efforts to put her on trial for fraud you know major chinese tech executives are attending c.e.o.'s giant tech companies are displaying smart home devices face recognition systems and more big picture products and then there are guys like golly rows of who got tired of folding all this kid's laundry but we have piles of laundry always waiting to be folded and who doesn't rows of the appliance called fold of eights will go on the market later this year price that about a thousand dollars on the corky side c e s twenty nine hundred features wearables for pets smart phone control doggie doors and
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a baffling proliferation of internet connected intelligent toilets there are plenty of items here that are fascinating and some will prove to be big hits with consumers others frankly nobody really needs but there's no truly revolutionary technology on display here at c s in fact many analysts would argue that the last really big innovation was the smartphone introduced by apple nearly a dozen years ago the next big wave might be household devices with advanced artificial intelligence or a this is one example. elec you build as a digital companion for elderly people living alone i try to be. present. companies are charging ahead with that will become deeply embedded in people's lives all with little regulation or public debate the impact of this technological
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evolution will change human relationships and society in the coming decades for better or for worse these days the buzz in the motoring sector is all about self driving electric cars meanwhile traditional car makers are under pressure to stay profitable if they don't thousands of jobs around the world could be at stake this week ford said that its shifting and restructuring its entire operation in europe the revamp is likely to result in thousands of job losses the car manufacturer employs approximately fifty three thousand people in europe across fifteen plants britain's biggest carmaker. is also set to announce cuts. reports. it is the country's biggest carmaker employing more than forty thousand workers in the u.k. but jack you are landrieu is in trouble and struggling to turn a profit reviving the luxury brands fortunes means cutting jobs for half thousand
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are expected to go most are in management and marketing some production jobs might also. be companies being hit by a perfect storm of problems sales in china one of his biggest markets have slumped trade tensions with the u.s. have led to a fall in consumers making big purchases. the company's also been affected by calling global demand for diesel cars ninety percent of g q a landrover is production. and a home there are big worries over the u.k.'s competitiveness post breaks it the company says a bad exit deal could cost it one and a half billion dollars a year the government's promising to help those who have lost their jobs it is a brilliant skilled workforce it's a real asset to this country and whatever the terms of the announcement we will do everything that we can to make sure that they can find jobs that make use of their
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really valuable skills this isn't the first blow to job to a land rovers workforce the company owned by india's tata motors already cut a thousand temporary contract workers at its plant near birmingham it also recently announced it would move all production of the land rover discovery to a new plant in e.u. member employing three thousand people jack your land rover has been forced to streamline it is the pay for reality of uncertain times costing thousands of people their livelihoods staying with transportation illegal drone use hitting air departures briggs it worries about the global economy volatile fuel prices and an ongoing blockade here in the middle east challenge is already mounting up for the aviation industry and twenty nineteen the international air transport association nevertheless predicts that more of us will want to travel by air in the year ahead
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. joining us now from london is peter morris peter is a chief economist at flight ascend consultancy peter good to have you with us on counting the cost before we talk about the outlook for the aviation sector in twenty nineteen let's let's deal with the question that everybody wants answered the cost of flights are they going to go up or down in twenty nineteen one of the key drivers behind that is what fuel prices are going to do and at the moment it looks like fuel prices are going to be lower in twenty nine thousand and twenty eighteen so other things being equal you'd expect some reduction in price what impact is briggs it if it whatever form breaks it eventually takes likely to have on the aviation sector within europe well i think i go back to what you're a star said to a parliamentary inquiry in twenty sixteen when they were posed the question what are the positive elements that occur from breck said for transportation to or from the u.k. and they said bluntly there are none and i would reiterate that from an aviation
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point of view in fact it's a complete disaster from the point of view of the regulatory front where the u.k. has been involved in the european common aviation area and now we would have to take rules from that rather than be part of the room making process we've got all the issues of that a decline in demand following the devaluation of the pound and ultimately air transport follows where the g.d.p. growth is and all the four car show that breaks it is going to have a significant impact on the u.k. g.d.p. which will mean less demand in and out our let's let's take a look at a in the stablished market the us on the outlook for the aviation in twenty nineteen they're on a fast growing market china world that two ends of the spectrum really in terms of the kind of development phase you're seeing in china those something like ten to fifteen percent growth in traffic has occurred for the last decade. also and
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inevitably that has meant that the various pressures of come on as regards infrastructure as regards the stability of the individual airlines but then that's consolidated to some degree and you've carried on seeing that desire to travel which particularly follows the g.d.p. at the other end spectrum. shoes that happened in the us regarding security and the problems of now traveling short distances it stops of come easier to drive all videophone or whatever it is and that is dampened the gearing between g.d.p. growth and the actual growth in traffic and it's a mature market in other words and at the other end the spectrum you've got a dynamic growth market in china so you're almost seeing the whole spectrum net to some degree the question is what the next iteration in north america is because
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north american ascend has given aviation to the world in terms of. a deregulated business models all be getting there first in the sheer size of that market so you are starting to see a tailoring offer growth of around four to five percent rather than the six to eight percent you're seeing generally around the world and none the less sure seeing half the profitability of the entire aviation business is coming out of north america with less than twenty percent of the traffic so it sort of brings home that that consolidating business model has been good for shareholders and i think we have to debate just how good it's been for consumers at the same time here in the middle east of course the blockade on caster continues that not just cats are always put but all of the that the middle east carries what's the outlook and in twenty nineteen for middle east carriers were there needs to be
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a resolution of the. political problems and obviously that isn't something the aviation business is going to do if it turns self but it's damage the the business of all the major players in the middle east and it's damaged their economies as well so to my mind looking from the outside there has to be some kind of resolution in order to facilitate the kind of levels of growth in middle east carriers saw before that did actually change the shape of aviation for the better it provided more customer choice from more destinations more origins around the world and at the moment you've got the problems that within a craft orders going through and the aircraft being delivered the question is where those carriers are going to put those a craft on the routes and it's becoming challenging while you have these political issues peter great to talk to you on counting the cost many thanks dave for being with us thank you. finally this week greece is asking its citizens to contribute
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some of their own money so that it can buy new warships but it may have to look abroad for funding. reports from athens. greece is thirteen frigates form the backbone of its navy but they are now three decades old refitting them would cost more than half the price of a new fleet and without the capabilities so the heloc navy is looking for a brand new fleet and it's taking donations galligan fairly limitless there's i call on great ship owners and greek citizens to contribute something from their surplus in a special account set up to acquire a new fleet of frigates and a new flagship greek defense spending has fallen by forty percent to six billion dollars during a decade of recession and even though it's still one of the biggest spenders in nato greece says it cannot afford new equipment and its traditional rival turkey now spends three times as much the problem is greeks already have the highest taxes
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in europe in an attempt to pay off the national debt and half the population still owes the government money. no i won't contribute the country has much bigger priorities than buying weapons we need better salaries better pensions better health care and education all the things that make a country civilized and where greece has fallen behind the european union is a real union it will help with our defense of complicating matters to former defense ministers are now in jail for embezzlement one of them for the contracts that upgraded the frigate fleet with greeks overtaxed at home the defense ministry is looking to greeks living abroad and the merchant shipping community these communities produced a rescue plan once before it was a donation of seven million gold francs that enabled greece to make a down payment of almost a third of the value of this crew in one thousand the george r ver of ball the name of its benefactor and helped greece defeat the ottoman empire. second time and
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double its territory in the balkan wars now as then the navy wants to extend its range this time to cover its exclusive economic zone or easy as well as that of cyprus where hydrocarbons have recently been discovered well supposedly one of the reasons of the greek fleet wants to update in the last revised upwards is the fact that it's now being called upon to safeguard the easy between. greece and cyprus which is in the east med very far from where it's used to prowling sensually becoming for what they call green water navy to a blue water navy greece has long relied on the generosity of individuals and greek ship owners are constantly helping the armed forces but fleet renewal costs many billions of dollars to cover it greece will need friends as well as family. and that's it for this week if you'd like to get in touch with us about anything that
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can't do that on a walgreens allard. just zero. generation after generation men work under the merciless sun of northeastern states. in the. water or other basic services sixty percent of the people here are not living in poverty their needs are so great and their pockets so empty that they are easy prey during election time for politicians they can come here and buy their votes for as little as ten dollars of course if i'm a politician and i give culture and education to people i'm impairing them pairing them they may not vote for me so that's why it's in their interest to keep things as they are. it's a vicious circle of inequality aggravated by a severe recession and government that's left thirteen million brazilians
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unemployed and even if the next government can start the recovery process those living here at the bottom of the social ladder. to benefit. the most for greater effect on europe than europe the middle east. because. the moment. it was in. that exploded in the name of the cross the crusades and respect the final episode. of this time on. this is.
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coming up in the next sixty minutes the u.n. calls for calm as the election results in the democratic. republic of congo faces a legal challenge. south africa's the ruling african national congress launches its election manifesto party infighting. we will always stand up for human rights as ongoings rights around the world. canada grants asylum to a saudi teenager fleeing her family in a move likely to further strained relations between the two countries. so what we're not looking to deal right now is a national emergency. and president trump rules out taking executive action over his border war as the government shutdown becomes the longest in u.s. history.
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another runner up in the presidential election in the democratic republic of congo is challenging the result in court martin for you says he won with a landslide sixty one percent of the vote citing catholic church election observers he claims that a rival opposition candidate felix she katie got just eighteen percent. catholic church and french government both disputed the official results saying it doesn't match what was seen on the ground. is live from the capital kinshasa so. what is the latest we're seeing and hearing near we understand for you know was supposed to appear about two hours ago but he hasn't yet. is that the mushroom for you has not yet arrived it was supposed to be had two hours ago no one knows why they have been some of his supporters here but there really is more police than anyone else here outside the court he absolutely
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convinced that he won this election he thinks the evidence what we hear is going to happen today he's going to hand over some of the talk it documents some of the evidence he thinks he has to the court but the judges will always be me monday and maybe even as late as she is day if they decide he has no case it was then throw the matter. to the katie as president elect and he'll be sworn in on january eighteenth as i'm that is their concern about the broader rests and so all of this is sorted out. yes huge concern right now it seems relatively quiet across the country as a fact today but people have been told to remain calm but there is a concern it could be by and especially if martin is unhappy with the outcome of the court he could tell a supporters to go onto the streets if that happened in the past that we've seen many many times riot police have been deployed sometimes they use live ammunition and sheet and kill protests so there are fears that could happen again not just
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think about across the country especially in his stronghold but at the moment it seems most political leaders are telling people to be calm and wait for the outcome of the court it depends how they rule depends what they decide and all eyes are on the court and how independent are they really going to be hara for the moment thanks for having with us a live for us in kinshasa. the united nations secretary general has called for calm in the d.r. see rising violence is fueling fears of a wider breakdown diplomatic etta james plays a force now from the un headquarters in new york. the security council finds itself in the most difficult position its members have long been keen to see the back of the could be led government but now it's been defeated they face an electoral dispute between rival opposition candidates they will for now rally around the message of the head of the u.n. peacekeeping force in congo mosquito a call to avoid further conflict i deplore all such acts of violence and appeal
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to the congolese people and security forces alike to exist. and restraint in this critical period the security council tried to discover if the provisional election result was an accurate reflection of the will of the people the head of the electoral commission briefing the council from can chart admitted the election was not perfect and had been conducted in an atmosphere of mistrust but he stood by the result he's announced. the african union and the regional body the south african development community which had observer teams on the ground both broadly back that assessment but then came the testimony of archbishop who temby his catholic church organization senko have fielded by far the largest number of observers nearly forty thousand correspondence the results is published do not match the data collected by our own observation mission we have a recommendation to publish it quickly as possible all the records and minutes from
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the counting and polling stations to allow candidates to compare notes but the head of the electoral commission said he would only hand over that data to the constitutional court for now the security council is focusing on the stability of the democratic republic of the congo but as the electoral dispute continues maintaining calm and avoiding violence will become harder and harder james bows out jazeera at the united nations south africa's ruling party the a.n.c. has kicked off its campaign for this year's general election the african national congress is set to unveil its manifesto at a rally in durban it will be president cyril ramaphosa is first general election since he took over from his ousted treat assessor jacob zuma early last year for me to miller has more. was these community members sing outside a court in a lousy in the city of durban is seeking justice appearing in court an african
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national congress councillor accused of killing another councillor from the party it's been three months and sperm up more than was shot and killed. his family says he was targeted because of factional infighting within the party we can sort of the truth is that at home we live in fear because we don't know what's happening we can see now that there are two factions in the organisation. was the. evelyn says forty councilors have been killed in the past seven years mainly because of power struggles and greed of a government contract so that africans ado at the polls in the coming months to vote for provincial representatives as well as a new president president it's all is important for political parties the province has the second highest number of voters but it's also where the ruling a.n.c. which is riddled by disunity faces one of its biggest challenges president jacob
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zuma resigned last year after a long running corruption scandal and was replaced by similar. but zuma despite the allegations continues to enjoy significant support in his home of course didn't at all adding to concerns of a split within the party the a.n.c. leadership had a message of unity touring the party's one hundred seventh birthday celebrations this week we're here we're in with all of all of this you know so only and yet they believe that flow of this is. from a person his first general election as president of the a.n.c. is trying to solidify his position in the party ways approved appears to be split between him and his predecessor jacob zuma so that some of the biggest regions of the a.n.c. across the country in case so it's very important to understand that if your case then is weak divided it has possibility to divide the entire nation or to cause
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massive rifts within the city and of course this is the base well from a distance when my. cousin or tao is former stronghold of opposition the in carter freedom party there are concerns that a lack of unity within the a.n.c. allegations of corruption and poor delivery of services could see the party lose some of its support to its rival. for me to mete out. was in a town. security forces used tear gas in sudan to disperse hundreds of demonstrators demanding president omar bashir step down they also opened fire in a hospital in the city of ramadi protests against bush years rula been growing in size in the capital hard to. force and there. was friday's prayers in sudan and the list calls for more protests demanding the resignation of president obama and the sheer and the cards were created in several theaters security forces again fired tear gas at some protestors even hospitals have been in
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the firing line in what amnesty international is describing as an outrageous violation of international law security forces time to hospital on wednesday they were looking for protesters injured during anti-government demonstrations in a man so dance second largest city bullets and tear gas were fired at patients and doctors they've walked out on strike in protest the sudanese government says it's investigating what happened. to forces actually follows a protest of inside the hospital. they used as a live in the nation. horrible situation and i think even though from the. situation that i can hold with a war crime when this protest on demand were reported to be the largest in three weeks of demonstrations against the twenty nine year rule of president obama and the shoe police and security forces have responded with force at least three people were killed on wednesday rights group think the number killed since protests began
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is at least forty the government says the total is twenty two presidents are going to be defined as his party threatens to use force against those protesting his room i don't know this is work give us a week let's see who would dare challenge just one week we don't want people without permits protesting those protesting and especially those who are who will cut off their heads. the protestors accuse president bashir of mismanaging becan and. ignoring corruption and causing the world's second highest inflation rate because on top of anti-government protest is regarded as the biggest challenge to president bashir since he came to power in one thousand eighty nine some opposition groups have to lend their support to those them bending his that down also his resignation continue with more protests planned end to the week all triggered by the country's economic crisis queues for bread are common the price of a loaf tripled recently the ruling party says it wants bashir who remains wanted by the international criminal court for work crimes to be reelected next year
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protesters seem determined to prevent that with the strongest challenge to his leadership people morgan al-jazeera hot on. our we've got plenty more ahead on this news hour rise in attacks by israeli settlers on palestinians in the occupied west bank. and as venezuela's nicolas maduro starts a new term in office as president of his opponents step up protests. and in sport a big win for the blazes as they swept away the hornets in poland action from the n.b.a. coming up later. still ahead but first syrian state media says israeli forces have fired several missiles at targets in damascus including the capital's airport syrian air defenses reportedly into cept and some one missile damaged an airport warehouse.


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