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master barbara. on al-jazeera. lebanon's capital approves emergency economic reforms hoping to diffuse anti-government protests but demonstrators are skeptical. hello i'm adrian fit again this is al jazeera live from doha also coming up protests and confusion and bolivia as the country waits for presidential election results on the government is accused of manipulating the outcome. justin trudeau liberal party projected to hold on to power in canada's parliamentary election. for drug companies reach a multi-million dollar settlement for their role in fueling
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a u.s. opioid epidemic. protesters in lebanon standing their ground despite the government approving sweeping economic reforms prime minister saad hariri announced the measures to diffuse the biggest demonstrations in years against the nation's leaders but activists say they won't go home until the entire cabinet steps down al-jazeera saying to hold it reports now from beirut all. the people have spoken calls go beyond fighting corruption they want accountability and early elections and they say they aren't leaving the streets until that happens protests are growing by the day the lebanese government however is refusing to step aside instead it is offering a plan that is supposed to fix the economic crisis without hitting the public with more taxes my that's awful. the cabinet approved the 2020 budget with
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a deficit of 0.6 percent with no new taxes the salaries of top officials including legislators and members of parliament will be cut in half as part of the economic reform package the central bank and the banking sector will help in reducing the deficit by about 3400000000 the decisions that we have taken might not fulfill your demands but they fulfill what i have been calling for i will not allow anyone to scare you and it's the government's duty to protect your peaceful demands. for too little too late the proposed reforms are not enough to calm the anger the people have no faith. they are right they have no faith and no one. prime minister the president and the fundamental people have no faith in the leaders of the moment even if they think that they were going to do the floors of the positive for so i would begin to believe that. the way forward according to the
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protestors involves the government resigning a transitional council made up of judges who don't have political affiliations taking over until elections and those elections will be held under a new law whereby lebanon will become one single constituency and sects will no longer just elect their own sectarian leaders. demands the governing alliance has already rejected the protesters are up against those in power who won't hesitate to use it but there is hope. for. the. position of the sun. the system with the people. we are going to be able to do a girl who was a supporter. for many here it's a new beginning. those who are taking part in this protest movement say it is a rejection of the political elite. have been in power for decades exploiting the
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sectarian system of government at the expense of building a strong state that the state resources to support in their communities now some of their supporters have risen up against the 1st and the serious. the path for political change in lebanon has now been drawn but the road ahead won't be easy i think the most important thing is the sense of liberation would be achieved so full of liberty difference and revisit the destructive feel and believe to be protected and be mobilized with a narrative that would be nice to live together i think that's possibly beyond the . crowds this size protesting for this long young old rich poor muslim christian and without backing from political parties has not happened in lebanon some recent history a revolution seems to have already happened but the crisis is far from over. beirut
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. is a professor at george washington university's elliott school of international affairs he says the situation in lebanon is unprecedented and won't be solved by tried and tested techniques. what we have today is a crisis of governance in lebanon the people who are in the streets in their hundreds of thousands just are unwilling to listen for whatever the the the officials on the platform are going to offer. their sense is that there's been plenty of time for the officials that time and again deliver on past promises and they fail one of the more interesting things that's happening with the unprecedented really in lebanon is that each of the communities are taking on the established political powers in that very community people are very aware that they don't want this to be a sunni versus shia or a muslim versus christian so we have revolts within revolts in various communities of people trying to overthrow the political order that they feel has done them
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wrong. the deadline for kurdish led forces in northern syria areas along the border with turkey expires on tuesday turkey wants to establish a safe and says it will resume its offensive against kurdish fighters if they don't leave the u.s. president to trump has defended his decision to withdraw some troops from northern syria he says he never agreed to protect syrian kurds forever. reports. they fought and died for years alongside united states forces in the effort to defeat eisel but u.s. president donald trump is defending his decision to withdraw u.s. troops from northeastern syria allowing turkey to attack the kurdish fighters but we hope the kurds and we never gave the kurds a commitment that we'd stay from there to 400 years of protest that they've been fighting with the turks for 300 years of people. and nobody ever committed
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to this we're going to do that we're going to stay with you forever nobody ever said this trumpets faced bipartisan criticism in the u.s. congress about the troop pullout and his decision to drop turkey sanctions as part of the cease fire agreement that expires on tuesday. and despite anger at home and abroad trump maintains the ceasefire is holding even as turkey's president wretch of thai air to one is vowing to continue his military campaign the white house has promised to lift sanctions placed on turkey as part of its cease fire deal but trump isn't ruling out more in the future we have a power that nobody thought we had to the extent to call sanctions it's called tariffs altera of the whole of the their product coming here they said tremendous amounts of steel to the. trunk also maintains his goal is to keep a 2016 campaign promise to bring troops back to the united states as defense
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secretary who is in the region traveling to say. how do you arabia late monday says some troops may remain in syria to secure oil fields well others continue fighting against eisel in iraq the purpose of those forces a purpose of those forces working with the s.d.f. is to deny access to those well filled by isis and others who may benefit from their revenues it could be earned given the tenuous nature of the cease fire agreement with turkey democratic leaders in the us congress are promising to introduce their own bipartisan sanctions against turkey to reverse what they say is a humanitarian disaster unleashed in syria by president trump kimberley health at al-jazeera the white house meanwhile the u.s. secretary of state has indicated that washington is prepared to take military action in the region for a quiet. where we see american interests decor fundamental norms around the world
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that need to be enforced will use all the powers that we have you suggest that the economic powers that we've used will certainly use them we'll use our diplomatic powers as well those are our preference weeper for peace to war but in the event that kinetic action or military action is needed you should know the present trump is fully prepared to undertake that action then fend protests in bolivia west some are accusing the president every model s. of trying to manipulate sunday's election results madonnas appears to have a 10 percent lead over his main rival boss cost messages refusing to accept the results home and was a one of the protests in la paz. there is a lot going around the state's been suits of running street protests and police was the usual response from the rooms. they show in now that they would have pulled moralise out they put these fights in the streets are trying to disperse to take us it's being shot towards a by the police and you can see down here that they will support some of the crews
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just been sick trying to stop the police from getting them off the streets now the member which is saying as well kristie put the proposal up or if you are a story put on without it looking right at this person this man is telling us that he was here earlier to take us to understand that there are some injured here in the city for the possibility now let me just quickly tell you why it is that these people have been taking to the streets they're taking to the streets because the the there was an election on sunday and in the preliminary count it showed that it was going to a 2nd round 'd of the challenger carlos mencia was going through a 2nd round with the incumbent president ever moralities then that vote was cruising that focus frozen for only 24 hours and when it come back came back online it showed the president ever more on his was almost going to win. outright there was going to be no 2nd round people are just outraged by this they cool things were
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going to a 2nd round and now they feel about being taken away from them they say by fraud china's government is enforcing a curfew for a 3rd consecutive night after another to have violence in santiago police used tear gas and water cannons to disperse thousands of protesters in the capital at least 11 people have died in the demonstrations which began 2 weeks ago over an increase in train ticket prices that's since been scrapped zeros manuel and apollo reports from santiago. it's now past curfew in the chilean capital and what you hear around me that banging noise this is what's known as he said the last of these are people that have come out of their of their windows out of their balconies from their apartments and they're banging on pots and plant and pans this is a way for them to show their protest to continue to demonstrate without having to go outside and risk arrest there was another day of unrest as this curfew now persists into the 3rd night in a row as
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a state of emergency remains in effect in chile earlier on monday there were thousands of people were protesting in an area known as part of this is plus a value this is an area that's historically been the center of a political movement here in chile protesters once again met by tear gas water cannons as well as smoke bombs from from police want to read a few statistics from the national human rights institute since the unrest began here in chile there have been 1333 people that have been arrested 88 injured by firearms and at least 11 people who have died within the context of this unrest which is one of the biggest dangers that people say that they have here not only are they upset about generalized bill inequality in the country pension reform below minimum wage they're upset because of this heavy handed response that is that continues to play out on the streets of the chilly capital. a weather update thanks to all the houses there then. israel's prime minister again fails to form a government to find out what that means for the country. i will look at why tens
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of thousands of people in sudan a back out on the streets. was . was have i think we can say the season has just about change in the van now it will be in thing but the circulation of cloud that has brought right into lebanon to jordan to syria and to iraq is to the right now temperatures don't drop a lot we still talk about high twenty's or would like thirty's but the green is the give away significant showers in eastern iraq western side of iran and the cloud dropped science down through northern side as well so it's a sort of circulation you would expect to see this time the year not significant yet but i think the feel is felt all way down through the reagan place the defeat
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of the change in the weather type humidity is low temperatures are typically lower we still got lower potential hiccup here circulating in the arabian sea a potential for tropical development i don't think much will come of it but it will through cloud rain towards the amandi coast once again it certainly influences the wind. peninsular that isn't necessarily significant it's probably still dusty rather than anything else we've seen occasional showers develop over the water particularly around the gulf so that's respond the world a few drops a house again we have seen a bit of activity recently but there's great lack of rain particularly in this instance of south africa but there are thunderstorms to come. whether sponsored by catalona. or you know testing about how does this impact their on line life basement filthy directly translated slavery or if you join us on sand this is an attack on academic freedom and on our ability to do research and teach freely
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this is a dialogue myanmar is not making it very welcoming for people to come back everyone has a voice climate change is real the discussion is real and i'm here to talk about the solutions i'm out is iraq. again this is also here and it's for much of the main news this hour protesters in lebanon say that economic reforms approved by the government on to know many want the entire cabinet to step down prime minister saad hariri the measures on monday in an attempt to defuse the country's biggest demonstrations in years. president donald trump has defended his decision to withdraw u.s.
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troops from northern syria he says he never agreed to protect syrian kurds forever a cease fire between turkey and the kurdish led syrian democratic forces expires later on tuesday and violent protests are taking place in bolivia where the president is being accused of trying to manipulate sunday's election results so that he can avoid a runoff in december everyone alice appears to have a 10 percent lead over his main rival but carlos mess up is refusing to accept the result. kind of prime minister justin trudeau as party is projected to hold on to government for a 2nd the liberal party is expected to win the most seats after monday's general election though it's unlikely to hold on to its majority pre-election opinion polls show the liberals on the opposition conservative party were neck and neck but so you live now to toronto al-jazeera study the lack is there daniel what's the latest . it looks as you say adrian that the liberal parties will be back and liberal
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party will be back in power with a minority government canada has a westminster system 1st past the post voting so you just need to get a plurality of seats in parliament to have a shot at forming the government and mr trudeau has done that a strong minority one must say there's not a tradition here of coalition government so he'll govern perhaps with the support or cooperation of some other parties and it's all got to be a bit of a disappointment for the conservative party led by its newly elected leader andrew scheer who's thought they really had a shot at getting back into power after 4 years of mr trudeau mr job has been fairly unpopular during the campaign and before hand but in the end it looks like canadians have decided to go with the devil they know rather than choose someone new how will he get them though you say that the tradition of a coalition in canada if he does have to form a minority government who will he govern with well you know in a westminster system what you do is depend on the on the appetite of other parties
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for an election and you know they may not have one so soon after a general election like this and you govern issue by issue you try and make deals to get things through with parties that have a similar inclination to yours that's going to cause real problems for mr trudeau if indeed he has to do that because the country is divided along various issues polluting climate change including regulation of the oil industry pipelines that sort of thing western canada very much favors this it's where natural resources count for everything and the east of the country is more progressive on climate issues really voted for mr trudeau or other parties that are positive on climate change mitigation so it's going to be an interesting 4 years going to be a tough challenge for the liberal government but again i don't know that any other party in this country will be in a hurry to plunge the electorate back into another election so soon. as there is to any lack reporting live from toronto daniel many thanks. 4 major u.s. drug companies separates to settlement to avoid
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a federal trial for their role in the opioid crisis they've agreed to pay $260000000.00 to $2.00 counties in the state of ohio that sets a precedent for more than 2000 similar cases across the country john hendren reports the leaders of 2 ohio counties walk out of a courthouse and into a landmark settlement in the united states opioid epidemic we are. county has seen thousands of people die and the last several months and the last several years she's me and it's a tragedy in summit county was no different this settlement with 4 companies is worth 260000000 dollars critics call that pennies on the dollar but ohio's summit in cuyahoga county has called it money they need to cope with the crisis now people are dying now we have to deal with these issues now so the fact that we were able to get the money in a short time frame is very helpful and that's one of the motivations for settling this deal settles claims against distributors amerisource bergen cardinal health
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and mckesson and the israeli opioid manufacturer. in his statement the distributor said while the company strongly dispute the allegations made by the 2 counties they believe settling the bell-wether trial is an important stepping stone to achieving a global resolution and delivering meaningful relief to have a declined to comment the pharmacy company walgreens boots alliance did not reach a settlement saying in a statement that the company never manufactured the drugs nor sold them to so-called pill mills the partial settlement by 2 ohio counties came at 1 am cleveland time hours before the start of the 1st federal trial of drug makers and distributors that trial combined thousands of cases brought by local communities across the u.s. against companies blamed for the opioid crisis that has led 240-0000 overdose deaths over 2 decades the settlement with the ohio county. could serve as a benchmark for a larger $48000000000.00 settlement with the drug companies that would end the
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federal prosecution entirely the question local communities are asking is is that enough money is there enough money to fix this problem. this is going to take. effort the company did not admit wrongdoing but communities in the suit say they overprescribed and deceptively advertise the drugs and failed to flag unusually high numbers of prescriptions settlement money will be used for treatment and alternatives to prosecution for those addicted to opioids at the cleveland courthouse the federal case moves forward as drug makers and distributors negotiate to come to a settlement that is expected to be the biggest opioid settlement ever john hendren al-jazeera. facebook says it suspended the counseling to russia and iran which targeted u.s. uses with political messages the social media platform says the russians tried to influence voters in swing states like florida and virginia the account holders pretended to be locals and posted comments targeting both sides of the political
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spectrum while discussing the 2028 presidential candidates israel's prime minister has failed to form a government for the 2nd time this year president ruben rivlin is now expected to last netanyahu centrist rival benny gantz to put together a coalition. force that reports now from west jerusalem. well after the end of the last of a series of jewish holy days and on his 70th birthday benjamin netanyahu admitted defeat in his efforts to try to form a coalition government he laid the blame for that squarely at the feet of the head of the opposition blue and white party benny gantz saying that he and his colleagues had rejected all of his efforts to try to form a unity government indeed they have rejected those efforts they say because they are unwilling to sit even in a rotational arrangement as prime minister with a man who as netanyahu is is facing indictments in 3 separate corruption cases than young is accusing benny gantz of wanting to form a minority government with support from the outside from the 10 members of the
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joint list the mainly palestinian israeli parties who have committed their support to benny gantz as a prop attentional prime minister the head of that joint list grouping has accused netanyahu of inciting against arabs again and he says that he hopes that will be the last time he does so as prime minister now the israeli president riven rivlin has indicated that he will give the mandate to benny gantz potentially on tuesday he would then have a 28 day period in which to try to form a government but his prospects either forming a minority government or indeed of a unity government with could with the could potentially jessops jettisoning netanyahu as prime as prime minister in their leader they both look extremely unlikely prospect so he may well fail as well if that happens then the mandate would go to the knesset as a whole potentially with anyone from the knesset any member of the knesset who was able to muster enough support potentially trying to form a government him or herself but that too is exceptionally unlikely and that period
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could well coincide with the attorney general's final decision on whether to indict nessun yahoo or not in these 3 corruption cases if there is no government formed after all of this the netanyahu could stay in office until a 3rd election in less than a year that would be potentially in march next year but there may well be a legal challenge as to whether a prime minister could continue to sit in office while being indicted and so it does seem that there is a very turbulent bumpy few weeks and months ahead in israeli politics. the british prime minister's push for a straight yes or no vote on his brakes a deal in parliament has been blocked the speaker of the house of commons said the vote was too similar to one that was held on saturday and wouldn't go ahead the next chance to vote will be on tuesday the decision is a blow to boris johnson who is adamant that the u.k. will leave the e.u. in 10 days time has already been forced to ask for a further delay or
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a challenge has more for us from london this has many twists and turns as we see over the days and weeks and months and years since this started and but this is going to be a very very crucial and perhaps decisive week for brics it because this withdrawal agreement bill is basically the nuts and bolts of how britain comes out of the european union and what opposition parties want to do is to perhaps try and amend that withdrawal agreement bill as it goes through the house of commons perhaps attaching an amendment that means that the u.k. stays inside the customs union perhaps attaching an amendment that says that it has to be put back to the people in a 2nd referendum or perhaps voting it down entirely now of course the government is going to be fighting that the government wants this thing to pass through as quickly as possible it wants to get this through parliament by the end of the week
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now most m.p.'s many m.p.'s are going to be saying whoa whoa that's way too fast this is an incredibly important bit of constitutional legislation one of the most important constitutional changes to the u.k. in living memory and it needs more time to get that nailed down but of course the government is still thinking that it can get out of the e.u. by the 31st of october and it is going to try everything it can can do so make that happen. abortion has officially been decriminalized and same sex marriage is to be legalized in northern ireland the legislation took effect at midnight local time laws were passed by m.p.'s in london as the local parliament in belfast hasn't been sitting for nearly 18 months after a power sharing government that collapsed a centuries old ceremony is underway in japan as the new emperor ascends to the throne these are live pictures it's part of
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a series of rituals that sees emperor another heater's new role officially announced it assumed duties as emperor on may 1st the day his father abdicated from the roll heads of state for more than 180 countries to mark the occasion. thousands of people. across 50. of the country's 1st post independence revolution. uprising last year with fresh. experience. similar to the one chanted on the. protests. that. the anniversary of the country in 1984 and even though the revolution overthrew the country's longtime president to. protest his regime is.
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completely gone they're still in power still hold position. they can work like any other sudanese but they can't be in the government holding positions of power after . to bring change the country. they targeted their forces of freedom and change. in talks with the military. a transitional government. but it has not done enough to dismantle. their demand. to tell the world that. we demand justice for. killed in the protests. we want justice for the girls who were right for they.
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were destroyed 10 months after. people here. as prime minister in august he says the government is still new and that reforms need to be a joint effort between it and the government. for the. show for madea since a civilian government formed a month and a half ago some steps have been taken to cement civilian rule and achieve the goals of your revolution what we need to do together is change that into complete accomplishment and that can be done by working together to report on with. and blood your government the revolutions government reasserts that change is an ongoing process and needs a huge effort to be completed. protesters who came out and
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gave the support they can to the transitional government which will continue to remind them what they came out for when they started. and want to stop until that is achieved morgan al-jazeera. with us hello adrian from going to here in doha the headlines allows there are protesters in lebanon saying that economic reforms approved by the government are not of off many want the entire cabinet to step down prime minister saad hariri announced the measures on monday in an attempt to diffuse the country's biggest demonstrations in the years president donald trump has defended his decision to withdraw u.s. troops from northern syria he says he never agreed to protect syrian kurds forever a cease fire between turkey and the kurdish led syrian democratic forces expires
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later on tuesday the u.s. secretary of state has indicated that washington is prepared to take military action in the region if required. where we see american interest at stake or fundamental norms around the world that need to be enforced will use all the powers that we have you suggest that the economic powers that we've used will certainly use them or use our diplomatic powers as well those are our preference weeper for peace to war but in the event that kinetic action or military action is needed you should know the present trump is fully prepared to undertake that action there are violent protests in bolivia where the president is being accused of trying to manipulate sunday's election results everyone alice appears to have a 10 percent lead over his main rival but carlos messer is refusing to accept the result. government is enforcing a curfew for a 3rd consecutive night after another day of violence in santiago at least 11 people have been killed in the demonstrations which began 2 weeks ago over an increase in train ticket prices canadian prime minister justin trudeau his party is
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projected to hold on to government for a 2nd term the liberal party is expected to win the most seats after monday's general election but it's unlikely to hold on to its majority pre-election opinion polls showed the liberals and concerned the opposition conservative party neck and neck for major u.s. drug companies have reached a settlement to avoid a federal trial for their role in the opioid crisis they've agreed to pay $260000000.00 to $2.00 counties in the state of ohio it sets a precedent for more than 2000 similar cases across the country and those are the headlines the news continues here on out is era after the stream next . we understand the differences. and the similarities of cultures across the world so no matter how you take it al-jazeera will bring you the news and current affairs
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