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the turkish parliament here didn't of course this really does sort of send a very important message both to those within the country and those outside of india the turkish ministry of justice issued a statement a while ago saying that. the trials are an example of justice have there they comply with the constitution of turkey obviously you can see that they are trying to respond to some of the concerns voiced by the international human rights agencies and also by the european union about more transparency in the trials we're talking about 77000 people military personnel and public servers who were detained since 2016 and people are asking for more transparency when it comes to the trials but from a government perspective it comes against the backdrop of the long strained relations between the ark party and the military we have to remind our viewers that the army in turkey consider these tell to be the guardian of the secular aspect of
the country in 2007 for example the top general in turkey decided said that he doesn't want to see our beloved good become president in an act of defiance a party of parliament voted for him to become president ever since 2007. managed to sideline the military establishment his sacked many generals who reinvented the supreme security council and he appointed more civilians into the council 2016 july the 15th was a turning point it was the bloodiest a coup in the history of turkey 250 people killed thousands of people injured and i think the government was sending a message through the trials that it wants to see the army stepping aside from any political sphere in turkey or for the moment as from we'll leave it there of course for more reaction certainly from within turkey thank you. well about this coming up in a few moments russian citizens catch what's described as
a direct line to the president will have a lot of putin's weighed in on the u.s. china trade will. also the u.n. chief is the schools to set up a criminal investigation into the murder. stories on the other side of the border. hello there there's plenty of fine weather across the northern parts of asia at the moment the heavier rain is away towards the east and so for many of us in japan there's plenty of sunshine around there also showers there in the far eastern parts of china and just skirting their way into the far eastern parts of russia and the showers and likely to make their way eastwards towards hokkaido as we head through the day on friday to the south of that a good deal of drawing following weather but large amounts of cloud will be forming at times towards the west it's rather warm for us in beijing a temperature of $34.00 degrees on friday and by saturday will be all the way up to
$36.00 so it's going to stay hot for us a bit further towards the south and of course we've had a lot of flooding in the southeastern parts of china recently and the rains are all set to continue not quite for all of us though i think for friday the wettest of the weather is likely to be around the shanghai region and stretching towards the west towards chengdu so this is where we're expecting some of the heaviest of the rain on friday then spreads its way you southwards on saturday a more of us will see that very wet weather out once more for the southeastern parts of asia there's nothing to spectacular hey really is generally sunshine and showers some of those showers obviously rather tropical in nature and i do think it's going to be slow westie where we see some of the wettest of the weather over the next couple of days. in a war torn between. magic documents the stories of the survivors recording hopes
and dreams for a peaceful future after american troops withdrawal. but the conflict is far from over. he turns the camera on himself when i salute take control and his family are forced to flee nowhere to hide a witness documentary on al-jazeera. welcome back watching al-jazeera with me so ram the reminder of our top stories a course in the united kingdom has ruled the british government broke the law by selling arms to saudi arabia that may have been used in yemen small the british prime minister says she's disappointed with the court judgment and to seeking
permission to appeal. the u.s. says one of its military drones has been shot down in international airspace over the strait of hormuz by in the rainy and surface to air missile attack iran is disputing where the incident took place saying it violated iranian airspace in the south of the country. a former top general in turkey has been handed several life sentences as of others accused of being ringleaders of the 2016 failed coup there among 200 people fearing the fate in course of their roles in trying to overthrow the turkish government. now the russian president vladimir putin has weighed in on the trade war between china and the u.s. during his annual direct line with putin the biggest subject he's been asked about is sort of poor living conditions and unemployment across russia well step basters live for us in moscow and of course not only has he got domestic woes that he's got to ask about he's also been concerned about the international scene too and he's
been asked questions that. well so while this is one of the most important fine moments in the year for president putin when he can actually sit there in this very grand show aired all over russia answering questions of ordinary russians it's basically quite well orchestrated and choreographed of course but i don't think he was very happy with the mood and the tone of the question so far mostly 99 percent i would say the questions in the 1st 2 hours were all about domestic issues they were all about the poor living conditions right now in russia and about the poor health care facilities basically the economy is going down it has been going down for a couple of years already it's basically 6 years in a row when russian wages and income has gone lower so people were asking questions is like when is this going to get any better and the president basically admitted that things were not going
a very wild but he sat at the trend is actually quite positive we are on it we have these national programs but he wasn't very specific and he actually in the beginning sounded quite tired and not very convincing so people also have seen that these approval ratings of the russian president have gone down since his reelection last year also his trust ratings have gone down so there were a few questions about international issues and that's of course a topic the president likes to talk about but didn't go much further than the when he was talking about the sanctions he said that china and japan also have problems with economies right now and he actually said about this whole who i question and a trade war with the united states he says this is a way for straining a global power that is capable of challenging the united states and he has been saying that also in the last couple of weeks indeed when it comes to mr politics you know most politicians like to punch deflect their words by talk about the sort
of the international seabed of the day as you say the domestic woes of the public. way international scenes of such a move by a sovereign government so one wonders how popular a t.v. program like this is when the general consensus of the russian people is that you know we're having a great time of it here across russia and we're not really interested in what your foreign policy is. well i think the feeling is that the trick doesn't really work that well anymore i mean people are not so easily distracted anymore with all this war language and this feeling that they have to be i didn't emerge and see that any time an invasion can happen basically they're not very convinced about that anyway and they are now much more focused on their own life so basically people are now i just was wondering you know what when are we going to feel any difference and it was also telling that before the show started the amount of
questions was much lower than in previous years which was more than like 2000000 nearly 3000000 questions now still a 1000000 questions and it was quite a debate about what the reason was behind it and the presidential spokesman back of sad well the wire is very hot so people are not that interested to watch anymore but we spoke also to an analyst and she said that basically people are getting tired and maybe they're not even convinced anymore that if they ask a question that the answer will lead to anything so that could also be a possible explanation of why there have been last question but it has actually been picking up in the last couple of hours so i don't know what the end result will be about how many questions will be asked to press and put in at the end when i'm going to leave it there and let you get back to the t.v. screen in russia thanks to. the u.n. secretary general does not believe that he has the power to sort of
a criminal investigation into the murder of saudi journalist michael tree reports from the special rapporteur has found the state of saudi arabia responsible and says that all legal grounds for a rush to launch an international inquiry she recommends the u.n. should look into the individual responsibility of saudis highest officials including crown prince mohammed bin salone a report also gives a minute by minute account of the journalist final movements beast. he was killed inside the saudi consular office and stumble last october riyadh has rejected the report is full of baseless allegations and clear contradictions diplomatic editor james bays asked the u.n. chief spokesman why there's no resistance to agnes calamus call for the u.n. to launch a criminal investigation special rapporteur agnes cullum art says she's not happy with the progress of the saudi investigation she says one of the best courses of action would be through the un secretary general and tonio good terrorist to set up
a criminal investigation that's not going to happen though just listen to his official spokes person the secretary general as we've been saying does not have the power or the authority to launch criminal investigations without a mandate from a competent into a governmental body. the special rough water is an eminent legal expert the secretary general is not a lawyer there are other lawyers who agree with her he has the power to do this what is icing this is his no one doubts. credentials this is from our. this is the secretary its position this is the secretary general's basis based on what the legal advice can they see the legal advice if there is legal annoys you as you know whether in any institution advice between a secretary person's lawyer. and that person is not going to be shared this is.
our position based on the charter the secretary general ban is basing his decision not to act on this the u.n. charter the governing document of this organization but nowhere in here does it say anything about his powers to set up investigations it's relevant not just in this case the secretary general has said there should be an investigation into the recent tanker attacks in the gulf but again he says he doesn't have the power to set one up. denuclearization in north korea is expected to top the agenda as china's president visits pyongyang leader kim jong un is welcoming xi jinping days before he meets donald trump to discuss that escalating trade war analysts say that she may try to mediate denuclearization talks to use as leverage in those trade negotiations. well before which event pleaded guilty to accepting $2000000.00 and bronze while he was a government minister in china my whole way is on trial in northern china which is why it says it's politically motivated judge's verdict and sentencing will be.
disappeared while visiting home last year he was china's vice minister of public security before he took over at the french base global police agency. dozens of people have been killed during an attack a military base in the democratic republic of congo. province near the border with uganda against increasing ethnic violence between the lendu and have at least 160 people being killed and 300000 displaced in the past 2 weeks. have been seeking refuge. this is a people. in the gates here they go through medical screening and because there's an ebola outbreak in the deal and health officials are on high alert no one is sick so far there's been no reported cases. in this area when we 1st arrived.
by boat mom dad several small kids and the mother was destroyed by various men been walking for days to get to the shores of lake albert when they got there was fighting in and around the area when they thought it was safe they managed to cross the lake by boat it took them 4 hours then they met all these other people who'd been waiting for help from ugandan officials as harrowing photographs of people who'd been killed in the conflict in the d r c families who've been had. been killed in the same way in the conflict. is getting worse. families have packed their belongings anything they could bring from the. gander with they are getting on to the u.n. . there they'll be taken to a refugee statement where they'll be given basic food to eat and some temporary quitman to build temporary shelters or they try to adjust to a new life here in uganda aid workers they are never as they have been about 200
people coming here every single day but sometimes it's been higher 830-405-8600 others have a month of june they've seen more people than usual coming into uganda from the d r c a sign that the conflict there is worsening they also saying they're seeing mainly children teenagers young people they're not seen the elderly sobbing they say is a cause for concern. a rising number of children in eastern india are dying from the brain disease and suffer lightest more families are leaving. behind state after the deaths of at least 110 children doctors of registered around 400 cases this year and some parents say the virus is out of control because of poor hospital facilities. britain's ruling conservative party is holding another round of voting to choose its next leader the remaining field of candidates will be whittled down to a final 2 later pro breaks that m.p. boris johnson remains well in the lead. a funny variation industry is
a big polluter with travel booming manufacturers are under pressure to be greener. on the paris and. stylish sleek and fully electric the evy asian prototype is a glimpse into the future and more environmentally friendly flying powered by batteries the 9 seats a plane on display at the paris air show would produce ciro carbon emissions and be fueled by sustainable sources the c.e.o. of the israeli start up behind the plane says he could fly commercially by 2022 can we build an all electric 787 to compete with today's planes were absolutely none other it acknowledges not even close to that but to fly at the speed of this size and to beat those designs that are out there since the seventy's or eighty's well here it is this was build the way we believe planes in the 21st century should be
electric planes could be a sustainable option for short flights but cutting c o 2 emissions on medium and long haul travel is a bigger challenge aviation officials say that the airline industry is responsible for 2 percent of the world's carbon emissions climate activists say that is nearer to 5 percent and one of the problems is that the technology needed to reduce airlines carbon footprint is still out of reach some airlines are experimenting with hybrid technology and biofuels nicholas chavez company is working on a hybrid plane with the air boss the european plane maker aims to have an electric aircraft by 2035 years we are all committed to reduce by half 2050 our emissions and the larger companies such as ours are very interested to make sure that we can take the quickest way to access that dog but campaigners say the aviation industry isn't taking climate change seriously enough and continues to
profits. before the planet. there are people living around airports who can no longer stand the noise they will have to be listened to by making new quieter planes little by little change will come with pressure from society and from politicians. there are nearly a 100 fuel powered aircraft at the paris air show a potent sign of how far the industry has to go to become more ecological but with the air passenger numbers expected to double in the next 2 decades there's a sense of urgency in the air butler al-jazeera paris. you're watching al-jazeera of the cell run the reminder of our top stories of course in the u.k. has all the british government broke the law by selling arms to saudi arabia that may have been used in yemen's war the judge added the decision did not mean the
arms agreements between saudi and the u.k. should be immediately suspended the british prime minister says she's disappointed with the court judgement and is seeking permission to appeal the u.s. says one of its military drones has been shot down in international airspace over the straits of hormuz by an iranian surface to air missile attack iran is disputing where the incident took place saying it violated iranian airspace in the south of the country and oh yeah john. we don't want to engage in any war but we are fully prepared for war today's incident was a clear sign that we will protect our borders iran's borders our redline be careful we have experience we have such a clear and message the drone had violated our borders. a former top general in turkey along with several others have been given multiple life sentences for the attempted coup in 2016 there are 200 people hearing their fate in court for their roles in trying to overthrow the turkish government. the u.n.
secretary general says he doesn't believe he has the power to set up a criminal investigation into the murder of journalists. despite u.n. special investigator agnes cullum are finding that saudi arabia was responsible and saying there are legal grounds for antonia good cherish to launch an international inquiry. denuclearization in north korea is expected to top the agenda as china's president visits p. on young leader kim jong un is welcoming xi jinping days before he meets donald trump to discuss that escalating trade war analysts say she may try to mediate denuclearization talks to use as leverage in trade negotiations dozens of people have been killed during an attack at a military base in the democratic republic of congo thousands of protests today lead to the province there the border with uganda against increasing ethnic violence between the lendu and hammer tribes at least 160 people have been killed and 300000 displaced in the past 2 weeks that was the news here on al-jazeera
inside story is next to stay with us. from outsider to incumbent don't trump launches his reelection bid after 2016 campaign that buried his opponents in insult president trump's 1st term is still sending shock waves at home and abroad so how will he fight off these challenges the 2020 this is inside story.
hello and welcome to the program i'm dennis now a few including donald trump himself expected him to win the u.s. presidential election in 2016 now he's well into his 1st term and is campaigning hard for a 2nd in 2020 i stand before you to officially launch my campaign for a 2nd term as. i am. well he launched his reelection bid in florida a swing state that he must win he didn't offer any policies during the rally but he again attacked what he called the fake news media and the political establishment for undermining him and his supporters opinion polls suggest president trump could lose to some of the possible democratic challengers like joe biden but election day is still 16 months away by this have
a look back now at some of the things that donald trump promised he do during his 1st term together we will make america great again i will build a great great wall on our southern border and i will have mexico pay for that wall mark my words one of the worst deals i've ever seen. is the randian my ministrations has already impose new sanctions on iran and i will do more to prevent iran from ever developing i mean ever a nuclear weapon i am committed to trying to achieve a peace agreement between the israelis and the palestinians and i intend to do everything i can to help them achieve that goal. so this is what the president has delivered a growing economy and the employment rate at
a 50 year low the border with mexico is far from finished despite the longest government shutdown in u.s. history and mexico is certainly not paying for it the president kept his promise to pull the u.s. out of the 2015 iran nuclear deal since then trumps reimpose sanctions to further squeeze iran's oil dependent economy and sent extra troops war planes and ships to the gulf raising fears of an accidental conflict and the much anticipated cycle deal of the century between the israelis and the palestinians remains a mystery to many the palestinians say they want nothing to do with it. all right let's introduce our panel now in washington d.c. we have joel rubin former u.s. deputy assistant secretary of state in rally in north carolina we have laurens out who's a conservative strategist as well as the founder and chief executive of the communications
also in washington we have rashawn ray assistant professor of sociology at the university of maryland welcome to you all and lauren can i start with you donald trump promised to make america great again 2 and a half years or so into his 1st term has he succeeded for you. well i think the most important thing as he launches his reelection campaign that people are going to be looking at is the strength of the economy you know unemployment is at a 50 year low and one of the most important issues for voters in every single election is how their pocketbook looks and i think that the with the strength of the economy i think that he is well positioned to go into his reelection campaign you know unemployment is down you know our finances as a country aside from our massive rising government debt that we do need to address shortly and swiftly. our financial health is good in the united states and you know
i think that that is the biggest hurdle facing any democrat that he will come up against in the general election it's the economy stupid famously said of course by a previous president of fuels but what about right issues of of community relations for instance what about the tensions that we often hear about between the various. groups. that is a significant factor you know i think that this is one of the most polarized times in our nation's history certainly in my lifetime and i think absolutely in recent memory and i think what you're seeing is that is really stopping congress from passing a lot of legislation that is very important things such as comprehensive immigration reform and others because our country is becoming further and further apart and more polarized so i think that in politics you often see things swing like a pendulum and i think that we are i'm hoping at the apex of the polarized of the
polarization in our country and i think that if we are going to get more things done for the american people that we're going to have to come together and i think a lot of the onerous on this is on the democrats and who they choose to nominate for their presidential candidate i think that if they nominate someone like a joe biden who is more of a moderate who has a history of working across the aisle i think that there is a chance that he could be or i don't trump and i do think that someone like him has a possibility of bringing folks together let's talk about the democrats a little bit later on in the meantime let's go to washington to reassure and reassure and as a young professional black man how is trumped america so you know you've also got a family. well you know i think this was interesting i mean the calm is there we just heard i think an ideal world that becomes the ideal but unfortunately that's not the reality for a lot of people so the unemployment rate is being touted as something something that trump should hang its hat on unfortunately what we see is that the unemployment rate is still over double for black young adults relative to white
young adults so for white young adults who are say $20.00 to $24.00 the bureau of labor statistics shows that the unemployment rate is slightly over 6 but for african-americans the unemployment rate is over 14 percent so while we see this growth in manufacturing jobs around the country we're not saying there's growth in manufacturing jobs in places like st louis mrs detroit baltimore i mean we're not necessarily seeing these jobs come back to these particular communities crime is still a problem in these particular areas education is still a problem in these particular areas and then we couple that with the rhetoric of trump in the fact that of the places where he did a campaign rally i mean i think about this what happened last night in florida where there was a packed stadium that people had to be realistic about and part of what i seen wasn't just tons of people coming out but it's the fact that the statistic that in places where trump here at a rally that hate crimes increased 200 percent in those particular areas i think for marginalized groups for african-americans in the united states they face
a dare very different reality and what they worry about and what they've seen over the past 2 and have years is that when people say make america great again what we see is who is it being made great again for and unfortunately we see for groups like african-americans for the tino's for even people who are part of the community we see that these marginalized groups are being left out right ok joe so we've heard very contrasting assessments of america. looking at it now from a brood i think there might be perhaps more consensus we've had a president trump of kools as we've mentioned withdrawal from the iran nuclear deal taken the u.s. out of the paris climate. just to name a few he's basically it's chewed most of that truism in favor of move bilateral relations i mean how does it look to you globally. yes martin president trump has destroyed american credibility let's just be very direct about
that the latest episode with iran is a perfect example where it's quite likely that iran did provide ordinance or did attack the oil tankers in the gulf of oman but the world doesn't believe us in that assessment and that's very dangerous for the united states so be it climate change be it quote all terrorists which we can get to about how that's harming american economic growth here right now in the moment and of course diplomacy as you're describing related to iran the middle east the american word is diminished deeply now under this president countries just don't trust us in terms of what we say we're going to do and how we're going to do it and same with you joe because handing had seemingly with this campaign of maximum pressure against iran seems to be an ever deepening and have a strengthening if you like of relations with saudi arabia is this actually a good change to the trump presidency or is he just articulating more loudly more
the sypher asli what has been u.s. policy for a very long time indeed. yeah you know that the american saudi relationship goes back nearly 7 decades this is not a new relationship what's new in the future that is distinctive for president trump is that he is picking and biasing towards one side against the others we've had to balance compete competitions within the gulf be between qatar and saudi arabia dealing with iran of course israel just over the horizon its concerns related to the arab world but right now this administration seems to be going all in towards one side and that is putting us in deep strategic danger particularly when it comes to the conflict zones in yemen and in syria where americans are essentially funding right now wars that the american people are not really aware of and this royston ship is out of balance and it doesn't appear like the united states is leading it
and that's very concerning from a national security perspective right and learning of these the kinds of issues that might affect the way an ordinary american in north carolina for instance the way an ordinary american might vote the fact that according to joe the u.s. is losing its leadership its global leadership role and in fact people are barely paying much attention to it when when it does pronounce some particular events and issues. well i think what you're seeing is that if the situation with iran for example escalates i do think that will catch people's attention certainly you know if you look past. to past elections where you know we were engaged in new conflicts i think about the 2004 election in particular that is something that people will be thinking about when they head to the ballot box the only you know joe obviously has a lot of more national security experience than i do but the only thing that i would push back on is i think that. one of the reasons that we are struggling to
create a coalition in terms of our wrong policy in particular is that i think a lot of the european leaders are very much resisting the president's efforts because they disagree with his decision to withdraw from the iran nuclear deal i think that it's pretty clear that the united states would like to enter into a new deal with our allies in europe and with iran but that this administration feels the the deal as it exists is a flawed arrangement and so what i think you're seeing is you have a lot of our european allies looking for ways around our economic sanctions against iran they created something called instax for example which can help them sort of the advocate the sanctions and i frankly think a lot of the leaders in europe are just waiting to see what happens in 2020 because i think that many of them are hoping that president trump will be real replaced and that they will have someone else to negotiate with you know whether that is right or wrong i'd.