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they still spend most of their days looking forward to for the dry riverbed like they swan five years on the syrians still feel battered or even those who managed to escape their country haven't truly been able to escape the war. as china's political elites holds its annual congress signs that growth in the world economy is slowing. headquarters and. also had no more special treatment for india and turkey president donald trump plans to exclude them from its oldest and largest trade preference program. venezuela's
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opposition leader returns home despite the threat of arrest and renewed calls for president nicolas maduro to. democratic politicians in the u.s. launch a new investigation against the president the white house calls a disgraceful and. hello it's china's annual event to showcase the strength of the country but the news coming out of the national people's congress is not a strong us china's rulers would like the world's second largest economy is expected to post its slowest growth in almost three decades as it struggles with debts and a trade war with the united states the chinese premier league says he expects the economy to grow by six to six and a half percent that's strong by international standards but not by china and beijing will cut billions of dollars in corporate taxes spending in infrastructure
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to help the economy and will increase its defense budget by seven and a half percent although that too is lower than what it was last year from beijing here is katrina you are the biggest take away from the chinese premier speech. here in beijing. and behind me is the great hall of the people and inside about three thousand. the country's most powerful communist party members and leaders have gathered to hear the direction of the country for this year and one of the main takeaway is that we have been waiting for is the g.d.p. last year it was six point six percent which is already the lowest economic growth that we've seen from china since one nine hundred ninety well this year it's even lower it's six percent to six point five percent and it's very much in line with what many economists here have been expecting in recent months we've seen some disappointing consumption figures and what china has been trying to do is maintain stable growth while at the same time reducing its reliance on debt and some people
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are saying look some of those measures have been too harsh and now the government is under pressure to swing the other way to stimulate the economy and some things that we're expecting out of this national people's congress for example is a lowering of the income tax as well as the lowering of the amount of pension that employers are expected to pay and other thing that we saw was a lowering of the military budget seven point five percent down from last year's eight point one percent another interesting was also mentioned he acknowledged that the trade war with the united states united states has had a negative impact on china's business activity and that's something that we haven't heard many government leaders being very candid about but going forward there will be many other things that they will be talking about during this national people's congress that we're talking about health care improving access to quality improving affordability and access as well as alleviating poverty she didn't bring has made it one of his missions to create a larger middle class in china and this year they want to lift an additional ten million people out of poverty. is the managing director of. china's seems to have
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changed its strategy to deal with its economic slowdown. the tax cut is part of the broader plan for china to stimulate the economy folk rose but what is important isn't the the the numbers themselves you know how the tech the actual tax cuts or the g.d.p. target or the over numbers the more important takeaway coming from the n.p.c. is that the chinese government is giving its people i give you a narrative on economic policy only last year we were hearing things like delivery how we must make sure that the economy is all is balanced on the right path and so forth this year the best stage isn't timely about
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growth did leveraging is good to stand whatever they say officially they are putting in a lot of liquidity into the system cutting taxes they are putting in measures to encourage consumption so china is seeing again narrative on economic policy and that is growth rose. washington's top diplomat says he's hoping to send a delegation to north korea in the coming weeks secretary of state my compost said he is working to find areas a shared interest between the two sides the north korean leader kim jong un has now arrived home five days after his second nuclear summit with president donald trump ended without agreement but with robin wright is joining us from seoul what's the continued fallout of the failed trump him summit. that's right there in despite the failure there is as you mentioned there
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a lot of positivity a lot of optimism around on the korean peninsula as you mentioned there kim jong un arriving back in north korea at the end of his epic four thousand kilometer track by train across china some sixty hours despite arriving back the early hours of tuesday morning an honor guard there to meet him cheering crowds this of course in north korea is being hailed as a great success at the successful meeting with donald trump and also of course a successful state visit meeting with the leaders of viet nam the first time that a north korean leader has made such a trip in more than fifty years and really keeping criticism of the united states in all of this to a minimum which is being taken as a very positive sign that north korea still seems to be very much invested in the process of diplomacy and not slipping back into any a belligerent name calling and people talking more about what the next diplomatic steps will be possibly a summit with the russians possibly
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a summit more importantly perhaps with moon jay and of south korea who has committed himself to trying to get these talks back on track again moon was chairing a session of the national security council quite a rare step for him to take here on monday in seoul when he extolled his ministers to carry on pushing to improve into korean relations yes he had hoped that he would be now working into an environment that's not so clamped down by sanctions that there would be some sanctions relief but really insisting that his ministers have to carry on trying to improve into korean relations despite the fact of life that we are still with sanctions they're in trouble right up there from seoul thank you u.s. president donald trump wants to end preferential trade status for india and turkey so he says india has failed to provide assurances that will allow reasonable. to its markets trade officials say turkey no longer qualifies because its economy is
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sufficiently developed the u.s. currently allows five point six billion dollars worth of indian exports to enter the united states duty free that's under the generalized system of preferences program. which allows one hundred twenty one countries to export some goods to the u.s. without tariffs in twenty seven turkey exported one point six billion dollars worth of goods under that. system robert scott is a senior international economist with the economic policy institute in the u.s. he says trump is targeting the wrong countries for the wrong reasons. i think this indicates that that the underlying problem with the trump trade strategy and it really is a lack of strategy india just does not rise to the level of importance in the united states trade problem it's is supported by the ping country our total trade deficit with china is about two and
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a half percent of our trade deficit with the world the big problems that we have are was not only china but also the big surplus countries including the european union and japan those are the countries that we ought to be trying to solve this problem with it's the let's make a deal approach the trump trade strategy i think in part reflects the fact that he's a bully india is a relatively poor country they don't have a lot of resources and he thinks that he can push them around but that doesn't mean it's going to provide any significant jobs here in the united states for working people we're not going to rebuild manufacturing by cutting our imports from china from india by five and a half billion dollars we have an eight hundred fifty billion dollar trade deficit is going to go up about ten percent in two thousand and eighteen we'll get the numbers on wednesday of this week that's the problem only us congressional panel
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investigating alleged abuse of power by donald trump and has administration has demanded documents from dozens of people and organizations close to the u.s. president's the house judiciary committee has named eighty one people in groups including two of trump's sons former attorney general just sessions and aides to the trial campaign the white house calls the probes this graceful and abusive of the house that has the details from washington. it's a sweeping and wide ranging demand on monday the judiciary committee from the democratic controlled house of representatives ordered eighty one individuals and entities tied to u.s. president donald trump including the president's son don jr to turn over materials believed to shine a light on trump's alleged abuse of power and obstruction of justice it's a political hoax. speaking from the white house surrounded by college football champions once again discredited the efforts to investigate his presidency but said
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he would comply with the committee request i cooperate all the time with everybody and you know. this the document triggers what's expected to be another lengthy investigation in addition to robert muller's probe into potential trunk ties to russia this latest effort is a coordination by more than a half dozen house committees including judiciary committee chair jerry now looking into trump's decision to fire former f.b.i. director james comey as well as efforts to protect former national security advisor michael flynn it's very clear that the president should be just as it's very clear eleven hundred times he referred to the mole investigation as a witch hunt to try to if fired he tried to protect flynn from being investigated by the by the f.b.i. you fired me in order to stop the russian think the committee's efforts will be
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punctuated by hearings designed to create a record of public testimony and could expose potential presidential conflicts of interest ranging from trump's hotel in washington to possible money laundering by the president's businesses and well impeachment proceedings are possible they aren't a minute no we have to do the investigations and get all this we do not now have. the evidence without before you impeach somebody you. to persuade the american public trust approval numbers have risen in recent weeks after forty six percent and eighty eight percent of republicans still back the president that's why the investigations by democrats in the house of representatives are designed to be intentionally slow it's an effort to pick apart donald trump's presidency and illustrate a pattern of behavior that at minimum in the court of public opinion could hurt his chances for re-election can really help get al-jazeera washington then as well as
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the opposition leader has asked thousands of his supporters to step up pressure on president thankless moderates who reside received a hero's welcome in the capital caracas after his return from a tour of latin american nations. reports from near the colombia venezuela border. thousands took to the streets in caracas anxiously awaiting the return of opposition leader he was returning from a tour of several south american countries that have pledged their support for his proposal of a transitional government while many expected quite bill would be arrested for having violated an order by been as well as supreme court not to leave the country his plane was allowed to land in caracas and he announced he would be joining the demonstrations on the streets. let's go where in this together long live venezuela. as he arrived at the last eleven or six days in downtown cairo why don't was mobbed by supporters as he told his own citizens that
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momentum against the rule of president nicolas maduro is stronger than ever again if there was a bit of math you think you know you've got to go to usurper who wears the venezuelan flag across his chest because of the kind of all holiday is not the president you're looking at the president in charge of venezuela. who counts on the support of the united states and dozens of other western nations also called on the venezuelan military to allow international aid to be moved across the border from colombia. venezuelan officials have blocked off several bridges that connect the two countries and like recent events near the colombian border the demonstrations that took place on monday were peaceful. despite mounting pressure against president nicolas maduro both at home and from the international community the president did not make any official statements relating to the return of going back us there are more demonstrations expected to take place against government on
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tuesday a day that happens to coincide with the anniversary of the death of venezuela's former leader hugo chavez one resident. who could. still have protesters in algeria keep up the president on president of the laws who's going to think up despite his pledge to step down if he's reelected where in one of italy's richest regions where and to immigration policies thrive migrant labor is key to the economy. hello the tornado risk has much to minish now the tail end charlie storms are going to drag through florida next couple of us this was the dangerous pair of tails they went through alabama and georgia that takes everything more or less off shore not
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behind it though it looks like a lot of that she that is the ground temperature the satellite reads carried by the temperature it sees the dry and is really subzero and it is what it thinks is claire these are high temperatures minus eleven in chicago monday model of new winnipeg this massive air originally from the arctic near the north pole is still sitting over the northern plains in the canadian prairies and is going to drift eastwards with the flow once again with temps are dropping in new york to be subzero for cheese day down to three in washington a high temperature remember we've warmed up in chicago minus seven now the story on the west coast it's not been one of temperature variation in the great degrees the amount of rain and once more is coming back through california up to washington and just over the borders are the rain or snow depending on your height above sea level now bear in mind in the central valley more especially napa valley north of san francisco we have had flooding recently this could repeat that process but there is good news we want snow is good listener pack.
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hello again the top stories china is expected to post that slowest growth in almost three decades. before delegates met in beijing for the start of the new world peoples congress washington's top diplomat says he's hoping to. north korea in the coming weeks. as well as opposition leaders calling on his supporters to step up pressure on president to reside. in the capital. after he returned from a tour of latin america. canada as prime minister has called china's detention of a former diplomat and a businessman arbitrary justin trudeau says he's very concerned that beijing suspects the canadian nationals of spying the two canadians were both detained in china days after their arrest a-y.
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ways chief financial officer both are accused of spying and gathering sensitive information they face charges of. china's national security and the second member of cabinet as cabinet has resigned as prime minister trudeau faces a deepening political crisis budget minister says she's lost confidence in how the government dealt with the corruption inquiry her departure comes just days after the resignation of justice minister jody wilson raybold last week she testified she was pressured by government officials to help a major construction firm avoid a corruption trial. algerians are continuing to hold the antigovernment protests with students boycotting classes and holding demonstrations they're angry about president. says n. to run for fests her even though he has promised to quit early next month. has been in power for more than twenty years he has rarely been seen in public since he suffered a stroke and twenty thirteen in parker has more on the story. the biggest demonstrations
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in algeria in decades continue to spread some shared on social media show protests in multiple towns and cities. the government is reportedly trying to prevent gatherings by shutting down the country's three g. and four g. networks but the student led protests a gathering pace demanding the eighty two year old president of dillard seize beautifully who's been in power for twenty years withdraw from next month's election many want the country's constitutional call to intervene. to move if it is time to leave is old and sick he isn't conscious about what he's doing it is on to raj or ruling not him not enough photoshop and we're saying that this regime has to live with fed up that schools and no to the faith and no to the system. responding through his campaign manager beautifully made an offer to shorten any time in power
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or in any of them or some mean one day that i pledge to organize early elections to be set up by the independent national conference i pledged not to be a candidate and that election but the compromise has failed to convince several presidential candidates have dropped out of the race leaving the election in disarray there are also big demonstrations outside algeria the french capital paris has a large ethnic algerian population people there are demanding who to flicker retires from politics beautifully who was elected president in one thousand nine hundred ninety nine but i. to suffering it to pull a tating stroke six years ago he's rarely seen in public and is reportedly in switzerland for medical checks demonstrators say he's too weak to lead. on saturday he signed his veteran campaign manager seen as a tactic to calm the growing protest movement but there has been anything but calm in recent days all the two hundred people have been injured in clashes but many is
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the only leader they've ever known they want reforms to tackle high levels of unemployment that exceeds twenty five percent among those under thirty they want to do algeria the parka al-jazeera or u.s. senators have expressed frustration following a briefing on the death of journalists. the senate foreign relations committee met with the trunk ministration officials to discuss if sanctions should be imposed on saudi arabia over the murder the politicians want trying to order an investigation by invoking the global magnitsky it's jordan or the latest from washington d.c. . the u.s. senate foreign relations committee had a closed door briefing with trumpet ministration officials on monday about the trumpet ministrations compliance with the global magnitsky act that is the law that requires the us to hold accountable governments and individual persons with sanctions for violating the rights of any of that country's citizens the senate
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foreign relations committee recently invoked them in a ski act in the case of the washington post columnist. he was murdered in the saudi consulate in istanbul back on october second senators from both parties have been very concerned that the administration doesn't want to jeopardize its relationship with riyadh and isn't doing enough to actively investigate the circumstances surrounding his shows he's murder or to hold accountable those members of the saudi government including perhaps the saudi crown prince mohammed bin sol month for their involvement in kosovo she's murder apparently once this closed door briefing on monday afternoon ended at least one senator lindsey graham of south carolina told reporters that the hearing essentially was a waste of time and that he knew more about the ongoing investigation than the
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trumpet ministration official sent to brief him and his fellow senators meantime it was announced by the pentagon also on monday that a two year old contract between the u.s. and saudi arabia is moving ahead lockheed martin one of the u.s. is main military contractors is going to build a fad missile defense system for saudi arabia for nearly nine hundred forty six million dollars the agreement was reached to hears ago that the u.s. we're providing this technology to saudi arabia in order to deal with what the u.s. has called one. iranian influence across the greater middle east the u.s. in recent times has been stepping up its anti iranian rhetoric and certainly even though the timing is coincidental it seems as if this announcement of this missile defense system sale might engender more criticism of the trumpet ministration more than it might have otherwise expected the latest attempt to end the unrest in the
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central african republic appears to be in trouble two armed groups are abandoning a peace deal after only a month the agreement brought together fourteen armed groups who control most of the country this was the eighth attempt at a formal peace agreement since mainly muslim rebels ousted christan president francois from power in twenty thirteen nicholas hof explains why the peace deal is at the risk of falling through. one after the other rebel groups are walking out of this peace deal that was brokered just a month ago in february in neighboring sudan backed by the united nations the african union and russia so why are they walking out well on sunday the government an ounce a cabinet reshuffle and among the thirty six new ministries only six went to rebel groups remember there were fourteen rebel groups that were promised to be part of an all inclusive government one of the leaders of these rebel groups that walked
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out says that this new government is in violation with the grievance. and the head of the f p r c a group that controls large parts of the northern border with chad says the government is acting in bad faith is amateurish at best incompetent he says now when the brokered deal was announced back in february the president of the central african republic said history will judge with severity if this fails and it seems it was an ominous speech because when after the other they're walking out of this deal. caught in this tussle for power the people of the central african republic half of them live on the humanitarian aid that the united nations is providing over. half of its population or is displaced and just recently a few months ago there was talks of a possible famine dire is the situation for the people of the central african
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republic and they are the one who have the most to lose if this peace deal falls through its release economic powerhouse sound one of the richest regions in europe veneto is also where the country's far right party known as the league is thriving almost a third of the region voted for that party and its anti immigration policies in recent elections but as sonia reports from verona migrant labor is crucial to the success of the region. a city steeped in history and as with other parts of italy their own is people are fiercely protective of their identity and customs so much so that protecting these was one of the foundations for the likud party. where the league has always been important in terms of right wing parties and i tend to terry a movement it's an experiment into right wing politics we are battling for an
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identity and cause for defending security and against illegal uncontrolled immigration and the issue of immigration is always close to the top of the party's agenda there is a history of the extreme right here in verona back to the days of when it was part of the republic of salo during world war two and nazi puppet state these days it is the league that rules here and they found the fervor of near fascist organizations here problem is that their anti immigrant rhetoric collides with reality and that is that migrants are very much a part of the success of this wealthy region. it's heavy work making motorized outdoor tools in this factory the assembly line chan's out lawnmowers and tractors one of the many industrial operations that defines venet off as a powerhouse i had
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a look along the shop floor reveals how diverse the eight hundred strong workforce is the factory could not keep up with demand or maintain its leadership in the market without italian workers i don't think it about politics we do care about the business and when the business come into the matter so the integration is something that you have to do because you want a wonderful product you want quality you want to fish and sea and you cannot have it without integrity whatever kind of work is your environment. while ten percent of the region's population is made up of migrants. anti immigration political parties have flourished. the immigrant labor force is indispensable in venator especially in small to medium sized businesses more so in this region than in any other it also has one of the oldest populations in the country which needs to mess to employees from this workforce despite this the anti
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immigration strategy has worked for the leak in this region turning fears into slogans has proved profitable for the politicians in terms of votes but some businesses are asking without the immigrant workers would we still be making a profit on al-jazeera for rhona beneteau. hello again the top stories on al-jazeera china is expected to post that slowest growth in almost three decades primarily the forecasts delegates met in beijing for the start of the people's congress. washington's top diplomat says he's hoping to send a delegation to north korea in the coming weeks the u.s. secretary of state said he is working to find areas of shared interest between the two sides following a failed nuclear summit in vietnam. venezuela's opposition leader is calling on his
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supporters to step up pressure on president nicolas maduro to resign. received a hero's welcome in the capital caracas after he returned from a tour of latin american nations if you don't believe god will earnestly i want to ask people of venezuela is that a shred of fear they threatened us here they threaten the real jail you saw it in well i'll tell you something it will not be through threats but they will hold us back. yeah. united. are continuing to hold government protests with students boycotting holding demonstrations they're angry about president. even though he's promised to quit early next month canada's prime minister has denounced china's the tension of a former diplomat businessman as arbitrary justin trudeau says he's very concerned
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that beijing suspects the canadian nationals of spying the two were detained in december just days after the arrest of a top executive from chinese tech giants weiwei in vancouver the latest attempt to end the unrest in the central african republic appears to be in trouble two armed groups are abandoning the peace deal after only a month the agreement brought together fourteen armed groups who control most of the country this was the. formal peace agreement rescue crews in the u.s. state of alabama are searching for people missing after a tornado swept through on sunday twenty three people are known to have died in the disaster which hit a rural area east of the state capital. those are the latest headlines on al-jazeera witness is coming up stay with us. counting the cost this week the secretive money working to influence the exit from the european good
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