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pays its tributes to david stern the man who built the modern game and on the court and the most valuable player of $2900.00 itself to graze the box. this news hour in turkey where pollens due to vote on a government motion to deploy troops to libya uncursed supports the un recognized administration in tripoli that's been fighting against the war lord honey for half ton his forces launched an offensive to capture the capital last april but turkey says its troops will protect its rights in the mediterranean and interests in libya and current tripoli have recently signed deals on military cooperation on maritime boundaries but opposition parties in turkey are against the government move they say and promote 1st give priority to a diplomatic solution well without the why it is done by in the libyan capital
tripoli but 1st let's go straight to ankara now where mohamed of dough is live for us mohammed said the turkish parliament set to vote on this motion whether or not to deploy troops in libya is it likely to be approved because there has been some opposition to it. yes it is how it is looking at the moment the. discussions going on in parliament building right now where the debate on the motion is going on the been caution it speeches from opposition leaders from the sea had to be purty which is the main opposition party here in turkey and also the. t. ball for which i hold to the motion saying. keep could get sucked in into them. that believe that they need to exhaust all diplomatic options instead of assuming this line of deploying troops to support
the un recognized the government in tripoli of course. ruling party and its affiliates the numbers they need to pass the vote and that is how it is looking at the moment mama just remind our viewers what exactly are turkey's interests in libya but it's so desperate to protect. well there is a lot play here all the government's official line has been that it has received. an invitation for that influence of troops from the you interpret government in tripoli and that it has a moral obligation as. libya has a border to the sea with key to. the supporters who they are calling. because of
a coup do not top all the internationally recognized government. will tell you that there is more to it than meets the eye because turkey has to dick interest when it comes to libya the moderate time boundary agreement that it's signed with is mostly about giving turkey i had started an advantage. in the race for the natural resources proven gas. reserves in the. one part of the red a trillion other countries have already established. an economic exclusive zone that is due to greece and cyprus and they're looking to establish a pipeline to transport us from already existing fields to europe and turkey now has gotten up or harmed with this agreement and a great area of influence within the is done with the journey and see and knowing
that if after takes all over been making advances recently then that deal is going to be obsolete and put turkey out that is advantage that is what turkey is looking to avoid a situation where i have to take over. from ahmed thank you. well in libya honey for half task forces have released videos of what they say are new vehicles for the operation against tripoli 3 ships carrying the cars docked in the east important when garcia on wednesday last month have to announce the launch of a decisive battle to capture the capital let's go live to tripoli where mahmoud underwire is standing by michael if this troop deployment to libya is approved by the turkish parliament we're still waiting on the vote in a few minutes or so i mean how how is it likely to change the balance of power on the ground there. well done and it's definitely very crucial to their battle to defending their capital tripoli again it's tough to those forces as you
know that government forces say that have been supported by regional and international powers including advanced weapons from the united arab emirates russian mercenaries from the bag company along with the african mercenaries from sudan and chad has been also supported by egypt so they say that. turkish expected intervention to fight along with the government forces is crucial to this battle to defend tripoli as you know in the worst of libya since this battle started in april there price has been very heavy as you know over a 1500 people have been killed so far including civilians over 140000 people have been forced out of their homes because of the fighting so and what is new here daryn is that all institutions in the west of the country are united with
a government of national accord in this military cooperation agreement with turkey we spoke earlier to one of the parliament members a member of the house of representatives and that's what he had to say. government of national call to d.n.a. . being in this desperate situation being threatened by. this blatant aggression. enjoys support from gyptian it is an argos with weapons and with personnel with the air force and so on so raj had not choice but to look for. to see if any help that he can get at this point so now all eyes in the
west of libya are on turkey today to see what is going to come out of that part of incision in parliament session in turkey and the west of libya the government forces seem to be in desperate need of this military intervention to make change on the ground to change the balance of power on the ground in favor of the government of national accord. in tripoli would thank you. meanwhile greece israel and cyprus are expected to sign off on a multi-billion dollar pipeline agreement the east med pipeline as it's known will begin in rails levantine basin offshore gas reserves to run across the mediterranean to the greek island of crete and then on to the greek mainland itself it could provide up to 10 percent of the use natural gas needs well our senior political analyst mark on bashar joins me live now in the studio and let's talk 1st about this motion being debated by turkey's parliament to send troops to libya break it down for us what exactly is turkey's thinking here why do they need to
send troops into libya well clearly this has to do more with regional calculus for turkey than it has to do with the immediate direct. safety and security of that and that's where syria is different from libya syria is on the border with turkey and there are some crucial essential security calculations for turkey and syria in libya it's more of a strategic regional calculations and i would say the following it's more like turkey is in the midst of a geo political positioning and this is going to happen on 3 levels 1st level is the strategic positioning where in the east mediterranean it feels that the 3 countries you just mentioned egypt greece and israel are somehow coming out to a coming to together against turkey on some projects at least in the iranian and hence turkey needs to react by the likes of an agreement with libya so there's
a strategic logic to it in these are military and then there's a military logic to it meaning this is a crucial time for to intervene on the side of turkey is our ally in tripoli in order to make sure that turkey does not fall to a renegade warlord basically and then that takes us to the 3rd position and that's a diplomatic positioning because once you succeed strategically and militarily then turkey will have a say like it does now in syria on the question of whether to promote exclusion is going and marwan if turkey does in the troops to libya which is likely to happen now given that how is that like to change the dynamic on the ground given that various international players like saudi arabia egypt u.a.e. france and the e.u. of course are all vying for influence and for a bigger part of the pie what is hoped i think. the military russia now behind the actual military intervention is political results not military results i think
turkey is getting into libya not in order for the war to simply go on for years but rather in order for the diplomatic process to start in berlin rather sooner than later in other words and i think that's sort of conducive to the new american position the new american position or the new american solution is likely to be more and more is that everyone now recognizes that everyone is involved and everyone is involved in a counterproductive way in libya so instead of demanding that everyone leaves libya to the libyans there is a new logic that says why don't we then ask everyone that's involved in libya to be involved more constructively on the side of peace on the side the war martin let's touch briefly if we can on the military situation on the ground i mean if a turkish deployment will a turkish deployment hold the gains made by the have to because let's remind our
viewers he's already knocking on the door of tripoli isn't it unfortunately because of the silence of some of the international community and the complicity of some of the international community how if the half that is now basically in control of 3 quarters of the libyan territory and that's a lot for a warlord to being in control of 3 quarters of libya. but still i think once the turks get involved like the russians got involved in syria in 2015 the idea of a turkey gets involved militarily meaning the fall of tripoli is basically impossible it's not going to happen just a final thought what about then this new east med energy deal that's being signed today between israel greece and cyprus how much does this go against turkey's ambitions because we know that turkey signed a deal with the libyans so i guess in a broader sense this is all about geopolitics which is the point that you will make here that this surge of positioning works with the economic positioning let's remind our viewers around the world according to one american strategic or just
your graphic survey there are some 100000000000 barrels of oil in the mediterranean and 102 really in square cubic meters of gas so if this all smells of gas but it stinks with geopolitics of marwan always good to get your thoughts margaret our senior political analyst thank you mark right also to come here on the news hour including poland over netherlands the dutch government decides on what it would like the country to be cool. and out the years of uncertainty the new year will see britain leave the e.u. we'll take you through the breaks it challenges ahead. and we'll have sports the winter classic in texas provide some ice hockey with a different sun i'll be here to explain all of that a little bit later. now taiwan's military chief and 7 other people have been killed in a helicopter crash force general shandy ming and other officials were traveling to
visit troops in the northeast when it disappeared from radar from somalia as this report. a tangled mess of metal and this is where the black hawk helicopter came down in a mountainous area near taipei it was flying from the capital to the northeastern city of iran but it lost contact shortly after takeoff. a soon as the helicopter disappeared from writer to blackhawk helicopters took off from song sang airport to the saw it soldiers from the lang young military command were also dispatched to search and rescue the defense ministry says it set up a task force to investigate the calls that were 13 people on board among the dead is taiwan's military chief force general shen. he was responsible for overseeing the island's defense against china which considers taiwan as its own territory and has threatened to use military force to take back control of taiwan holds
presidential and parliamentary elections on january 11th and the president chiding when is seeking a 2nd term a political analyst says the military chiefs death will likely impact the campaign talking points once the kerry dates return to campaigning i think we'll see a president's i emphasize she has been a supporter of the military and she's been a supporter of increased military spending in the other side will probably go away to criticize for example by saying yeah you spend more money on the military but you're not spending it correctly you're not spending it on an update for example you talking boyd from the other sad there have been a number of incidents involving blackhawk helicopters in recent years the latest was in 2018 when a black hawk crashed off taiwan's east coast killing the 6 people on board florence italy al-jazeera. occupations of the gun and relief supplies of
a rifle thousands of australians stranded in fire ravaged towns 8 people have been killed this week in new south wales and. toria west 17 people are missing reports. 4000 a stray leonids were forced onto the beach and stranded here for 3 days now how has arrived for the victorian town of mela cooter the navy ferried people out by the only route possible this ship masked in the smoky haze at the moment we're moving people way up or see if this mark cleave will be obligate aircraft into melich her to towards the steam that transportation of people out of there as well when you want to they have a narrow window or high temperatures and strong winds a forecast for australia's southeast on saturday in new south wales fire and rescue has advised her to leave the residents to prepare for extreme fires in the shaded areas from batemans bay south to the victorian border a 250 kilometer distance down the coast and another block inland i think the big
thing that we've got on the y. at the moment is that it's the largest mass rely cashen of people out of the region that would have a sign. people are going have to be patient the rights people are queuing up to get into petrol stations through traffic is unable to get or you clearly have to go to help them to get out of the thousands heeded the advice to leave batemans bay and drive north towards sydney many with nothing left to say but themselves and house is gone it's completely burnt we found out yesterday morning to show. we went out there that the block that we were on has been burned from one side of the other does not apply to grass on it there's nothing left. about $1300.00 homes have been destroyed in new south wales since the fire season began in october it's been a record breaking year the fires arrived earlier and with more fury the normal straight in prime minister scott morrison counted claims it's
a consequence of man made climate change is no doubt natural disasters turned that why andrew. because that's what i up by our natural disasters what we're saying is we have we cannot control the natural disaster but what we can do is control our response firefighters are trying to control the risk by destroying the bush 1st back burning to create natural firebreaks residents prepared to those choosing to stay gathered supply lines and feel for generations in pumps if the wind trying just for the good impact brought heavily on my house in the night is a time or family member of the family members further up the road from the site you know it by simply. of all these residents restocking preparing to face the finest head on challenge dallas or. at least $21.00 people have been killed in flash floods and landslides in indonesia 18 hours of heavy rain caused rivers to burst
submerging parts of the capital jakarta and surrounding areas tens of thousands of people have been taken to temper shelters scott hyde reports. the heaviest rainfall in more than a decade has caused deaths and flooding in jakarta and surrounding areas in west java the rain began on tuesday night and triggered landslides on the city's outskirts indonesia's meteorology department has called the rain very extreme nearly 20000 people were stranded as jakarta's domestic airport was shut down after its runway became submerged people have drowned and others have died from hypothermia or been electrocuted as power supplies were damaged by the flooding thousands were forced to evacuate their homes crews are pumping out flooded areas and rescuing those who are stranded the indonesian disaster agency says the rains and rising rivers have submerged at least 90 neighborhoods flooding is common in jakarta this is month soon season and forecasters say more downpours are on their
way it's got harder al-jazeera. our time for a check on the weather now his kevin that's right there and those are amazing videos coming out of jakarta last month in december we saw almost twice as much as way that they normally would see this was an above average situation we're going to be seeing a lot more rain across the area i want to take you into the area go a little bit closer in this is the satellite for about 36 hours notice the clouds across much of the area in some locations they saw well over $200.00 millimeters of rain outside the city they saw about $370.00 millimeters of rain just in the hillsides of course if you put that much water in the hillsides it is going to funnel down normally for the month of january though we see about $300.00 millimeters so just in those 48 hours they saw just about 2 thirds 2 thirds of the rain they would normally see this time of year as we go forward in time we're going to be seeing still some showers across much of that area not as heavy as what we have seen over the last 24 to 48 hours but still any rain over flooded areas is not
welcome as we go towards the next couple days on saturday the rain continues here in saturday and into sunday we're going to be seeing some of the heaviest rain start to move more towards the south so unfortunately as we go towards the next couple of days a little bit of a break but we do expect to see the heavy rain pick back up as we go towards next week back to you kevin thank you for that well joining us here in the studio to talk a bit more about the flooding in the nations and to most and he's an assistant professor at northwestern university in council and so i mean the pictures were dramatic in that report by scott mean this is some of the worst flooding that the capital jakarta seen in about 5 or 6 years you've got family the what are they telling you i mean how bad are the floods and where are the worst hit areas briefly yes i do have a family in jakarta they live in east carter one of the 5 districts in the capital region. but my immediate family members my parents and siblings they're spared from
the flooding they've been spared in even the worst flooding as that. heard in the past previous one in 2013. the ones who live in the different neighborhoods fortunately are not so lucky their neighbors are flooded they're still assessing. floods engulfing the city right now but some of the most hit areas i would say in the northern part of jakarta so what's what's causing this current bout of flooding is it about bad water management poor drainage no lying flood plains or is it more complex than that it's all of the above it's a complex issue but as you pointed out those 3 factors and more have been contributing to the floods. first of all jakarta sits on a low lying plains and has been expanding since the city was founded 700
years ago and now it's. totally orban jungle concrete covered the city in many many places though there is less greenery isn't in green spaces to absorb rainwater for example and there's a poor drainage system and coupled with. many residents of jakarta have been pumping water from underground from the aquifer for their water needs because the water from the main supply is still in adequate and this. side of the city in fact. has been said by many experts is one of the fastest sinking city in the world because of that the 13 rivers that pass through jakarta to the big. ones include river and she says that the river cannot properly drain to the java sea let's let's
quickly talk about the government response i mean what's the government doing about all of this and kind of cope with. this level of natural disaster was these are numerous floods yeah. what i've learned so far that the provincial government of jakarta because your card is administered to flee govern as a province a special capital district. is building command posts and instructing hospitals and health clinics all over the city to. help address. regular issues that usually come up the flooding drink. all sorts of all sorts of problems that come from water borne diseases that i know what the government is doing i'm sure it can handle it because jakarta has experienced this in the past and so it has some measure of experience in. mitigating that problem and summers and thank you so much indeed for sharing your
thoughts with us thank you now members of iran back groups are withdrawn from the u.s. embassy in iraq after 2 days of surrounding the building there angry over the u.s. attack on sunday that killed 27 people from the hezbollah brigades the popular mobilization forces and others are now come to cross the tigris river facing the american embassy demanding withdrawal of all foreign troops and elsewhere in baghdad there were more anti-government protests demonstrators around gray and iraqi forces what they say was a muted response to the unrest at the u.s. embassy in comparison they've seen weeks of violent crackdown on their own movement at least 485 people have died since those protests began in october let's talk to someone to fold in she joins us live now from the iraqi capital similar to the mobilization for supporters of all now withdrawn from outside the u.s. embassy compound bring us up to date with what's been happening there today. well life at the u.s. embassy appears to be returning to normal people are back at work and some cleanup
operations have begun to remove some of the damage as a result of the fires that had been said to be out of gates and to remove some of the anti-american graffiti that had been sprayed on the outer walls following the order of the leaders of the popular mobilization forces last night to have draw those crowds basically march back across the tigris river and a few of them have now set up camp on the other side of the river just across from the united states embassy but the numbers are quite small we're seeing a few dozen people some of whom have have set up camps and of course these people consist of the members and supporters of the popular mobilization force and specifically the ball of brigades which is the group that was targeted by the united states in those latest airstrikes what they are saying is that the latest event was just the 1st lesson for the united states and what did they really want is to see a full departure of u.s.
troops from iraq now whether or not that will happen remains uncertain because it is the government the prime minister's office specifically that would have to draft such a legislation and then send it to parliament where it will be voted on now it is true that parliament is currently controlled by iranian backed political factions that are basically the political wings of the popular mobilization forces but they cannot pass such a law if the prime minister's office doesn't initiate that's all of the eyes are now on the government to see what the next steps are and simona it is important to distinguish between the u.s. embassy protesters and the anti-government demonstrations in tahrir square what's the latest. well the demonstrators in tahrir square who of course have camped out for almost 3 months demonstrating against the government and against foreign influence in iraq specifically iranian influence they have renounced any kind of links to the crowd that marched on the u.s. embassy and besieged it for almost 2 days what they are saying is that they have
nothing to do of those crowds that they don't represent them because of course that crowd actually embodies many of the grievances that these protesters have voiced they want the government to do more to rein in the groups under the popular mobilization forces who basically are not only accused by the u.s. of launching rocket attacks on bases when it's where its personnel are based but also of perpetrating violence against the protesters them selves now it remains to be seen what will happen tomorrow on friday it being a holiday here it's usually the day to draw as the biggest masses into the streets so we're already hearing that the crowd consists of the popular movement mobilization of forces will once again gather this time not in front of the u.s. embassy but on the other side of the river to once again commemorate those fighters who were killed in the u.s. airstrike at the same time it remains to be seen whether there will be another crowd in tahrir square which is not too far away basically gathering as
a form of counter demonstration to basically voice their disapproval and criticism of the move of the popular mobilization forces to move on the u.s. embassy or to some other folks in there live for us from baghdad some of the thank you. john for a short break here now jazeera when we come back we go to sri lanka where the new president's role during the civil war is causing fear among time a minority. i think we should have a debate on health care. as top of the agenda for us democratic presidential hopefuls in the country for the most expensive health care in the world and in sport le bron james stars for the lakers in the n.b.a. some of the action of the brain stay with us. i.
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welcome back amount of our top stories here on the news hour the turkish parliament suspected of vote soon in a government motion to deploy troops to libya members are meeting now to debate the issue pancras says the forces will protect its rights in the mediterranean and interests in libya. taiwan's top military officer shane leming has been killed during a helicopter crash along with 7 other people the helicopter made an emergency landing on the north of the island rescue teams have been dispatched and evacuations of the gun and relief supplies arrive for thousands of australia stranded in fire ravaged towns a heat wave is expected over the coming days the bushfires have so far killed 8 people. now interpol has issued a red notice alert for the former nissen chairman call us going requesting all
thora he is in lebanon detaining him japanese prosecutors earlier raided go ins tokyo home he fled to beirut despite living under a strict bail conditions he was awaiting trial for financial misconduct go into holds lebanese citizenship says he left to escape what he calls political persecution lebanese authorities say he entered the country illegally at least 36 people have been killed during attacks and i displaced persons camp incidents west darfur region government officials say they're trying to calm the latest wave of ethnic violence that's forced people to flee arab tribesmen arrive at the camp and reportedly started shooting killing and burning that's according to un peacekeepers spokesperson and in saddam's capital khartoum people are protesting against the attacks the new government says it will send troops to the region to help stop any further violence. now a group founded by a former member of the u.s. special forces is training people from ethnic minorities in me and they say they're
being persecuted by the military the training involves medical and humanitarian assistance or been money reports. on this remote hilltop base more than 180 recruits complete basic training with the free burma rangers or f.b.i. . they say there are humanitarian movement working to help free the oppressed in myanmar. gem one is from the northern shan state where he says ethnic groups are suffering at the hands of the country's military. there are many human rights abuses people got raped and tortured it's happening to us and many ethnic groups and. i think men and women take part in fitness drills and training scenarios to deliver aid and treat civilians wounded in areas of conflict these people come from the states of catchin shan and rocky and where there are fragile cease fires and
sporadic fighting the f.b.i. is privately funded and was founded 25 years ago by former u.s. special forces member and pastor david eubanks and he wants government to be held to account shelling in displacing villagers that's attempted murder and is some cases of murder and burning their homes so that's another war crime many here are members of ethnic groups who say they're helping to protect ethnic groups from the country's army. but according to local media myanmar's army brigadier general del min to says the group is not to be trusted and could be escalating the conflict he says the militants and according to information he received there asked to attack outposts as a way of testing their training. and from the united states republican congressman ralph abraham is visiting the group as part of a fact finding trip to me i must ethnic regions we are america hopefully have the
backs of the people here that want democracy they want their freedom and i want their independence and my job is to care that much and back to the states the u.n. general assembly has condemned human rights abuses against her hand to muslims and other minorities in myanmar the country is also facing a charge of genocide to the international court of justice no military myanmar is. probably just nationalist into divisions over lloyd against their will he just that they have been responsible will boost of the walk against. those same divisions of no be deployed against other ethnic minorities away from the accusations between the f.b.i. and the and us military these people say this training camp is the 1st charge to unite minorities who say they are being persecuted nor about a manly al-jazeera. sri lanka's new president not to buy
a rajapaksa is facing deep distrust among the tamil minority in the country's north where most of them live is in dire need of investment rajapakse i was defense secretary during the final days of the civil war in which tens of thousands of tamils are estimated have been killed there was child stratford reports now from. tamil fishermen return with their catch to sri lanka's north shores it's been 10 years since the near 3 decade long war between the channel tiger rebels and the sri lankan government ended. up with promises of investment of but failed to materialize life for these men is exceptionally hard. and the man they say must do more to help sri lanka's new president is deeply distrusted here. because of iraq a proxy from the majority sinha lee's community was defense secretary joining the latter stages of the war. both sides were accused of committing war crimes it's estimated that tens of thousands of time will civilians could have been killed in
the final days of fighting. and tunnels voted overwhelmingly against rajapakse or in the november election and the trying to come to terms with the result. we are on social one can see dozens but i think we must accept them as a leader of this country things have to change with the times. has the highest concentration of the country's 2500000 tonne of minority but there's been little investment here norden districts of the smallest contributor to sri lanka's economy around 4 percent of g.d.p. unemployment is 15 percent in some areas almost 10 percent higher than the south. for president mahinda rajapaksa promised investment and infrastructure is a means of helping reconciliation efforts his brother the country's new leader is promising the same but i'm least say there is going to take a lot more than money to force trust and agreement over
a potential loss to political solution. a new railway and road linking the peninsula with the mainland have been built but few of the estimated half a 1000000 people who fled abroad during the fighting and could help rebuild the economy have returned. around 20000 others mostly channels are still missing and their families say not enough support is given to those still traumatized by the war economics. says between the 2 are different. but the minds between people from different parts of the country between different communities different ballgame successive governments have refused to implement devolution of power with respect to policing and land rights as a specified in the country's constitution it's really important that any government that comes to poly including this one if they want to build trust that they ensure
that development comes with devolution rather give the. development to the local population for many of those tunnels remain fearful of the country's new leader a man they playing with much of this suffering in the past. but al-jazeera model northern sri lanka now a judge in belgium has suspended the process of extraditing catalan separatist leader cutlass boojum on to spain portugal fled to belgium over 2 years ago and lives there in self-imposed exile he had called on the spanish supreme court to drop the arrest order against him and shell the investigation into his role in the failed bid for independence in 2017 to the u.s. now and as the hopefuls for the democratic presidential nomination tussle among themselves to show they can take on donald trump in 2020 a key issue of difference has emerged health care is 28000000 americans are uninsured hospitals are denying treatment for those who can't afford to pay jabber
tons explains. i think we should have a debate on health care it is a fundamental issue for the democratic presidential candidates health care under president barack obama health insurance was expanded to cover 20000000 more americans than before under the affordable care act or what's now widely known as obamacare but still some 28000000 americans remain uninsured and there's the growing issue of under-insurance yes insurance companies are forced to cover more people but if you actually want treatment it will still cost you the clock and a husband paid into their health insurance plan for 30 years but when she was diagnosed with cancer she was still build a few $1000.00 she didn't have a hospital withheld or treatment and sudha at one point authorities handcuffed and shackled to as she fought the charges in court over the hippocratic oath 1st do no harm. but i don't think that applies. 2 thirds of bankruptcies in the us are due to medical issues for my health insurance executive wendell potter says
that's because obamacare preserved the principles of the us health insurance system to make as much money as they can to bring as much revenue and but to pay out as little as possible in claims because when that happens they've got more money to reward shareholders and to enrich their executives this is just in dispute the us has the most expensive health care system in the world however when health system performance is compact like quality and access to care the us rates last against other developed countries poster is heartened that some of the democratic candidates are discussing time to the for profit health care system but he says those candidates who want to keep the insurance companies central to health care in the u.s. are often using rhetoric he and other health insurance executives made up in the boardroom before funneling money to politicians for this american capital market so want to pay twice as much the problem senator sanders with that damn bill that you
wrote. and that senator warren backs is that it doesn't trust the american people in terms that are being used today are the same terms that i used to use and in fact in some cases helped create is a term that is an acronym that's used for this kind of propaganda campaign it's fun and it's fear uncertainty and doubt and these campaigns are designed to get people to fear change to make them feel uncertain about what's being proposed and that they would benefit from it and to doubt those who are advocating it a majority of the democratic presidential candidates all vowing to preserve the role of health insurance companies the strategy a very powerful industry over decades if it is to be working for now she have returned to the al-jazeera for the dough for. now the ukraine's economy has stagnated in the last 3 months that's according to a new business despite the group the outlook opinion polls suggest the british people are becoming more optimistic about the economy pull britain reports now from
. the chambers of commerce survey is the biggest of its kind in the u.k. and involves an online study of $96.00 and a half 1000 companies in mid november in the service sector which accounts for 80 percent if you k. economic activity the balance of firms reporting increased domestic sales fell from plus 15 in the 3rd quarter to plus 11 in the 4th quarter and those reporting increased domestic orders also fell from plus 9 to plus 6 there was better news in the manufacturing sector that. the balance of manufacturing firms which reported increased domestic sales rose from 0 in the 3rd quarter to plus 4 in the 4th quarter and those that reported increases in domestic orders went from minus 7 to minus one and that's an increase but it's still the 1st time since 2011 we've had 2 consecutive negative quarters of course a general election happened in the middle of that q 4 period returning
a pro breck said government pledging to blow away the previous uncertainty and unleash a tidal wave of investment and that message has been reiterated by the prime minister in his new year's statement i don't there is an incredible future ahead for this country let's make this the moment when we put the divisions behind us let's come together and go forward with confidence into the 20 s. an exhilarating decade of growth prosperity and opportunity. and there are signs that the prime minister's relentless optimism is having an impact on public sentiment you gov poll for the times newspaper found that 20 percent of people expect their financial situation to improve over the next 12 months that's up from 13 percent a year ago but 27 percent expect their financial situation to worsen nevertheless that's down from 40 percent 12 months ago well that's the sentiment but what is the
actual data well official figures released last month showed 0 growth in g.d.p. for the 3 months to october of last year nevertheless the bank of england predicted that growth would double from one percent last year to 2 percent by the year 2022 is one certainty in predictions they're not always certain or predictable. with a clear mandate after last month's election britain's prime minister johnson looks set to make good on his promise to deliver briggs it by the end of this month but the way forward is uncertain particular when it comes to the u.k.'s future relationship with the european union general reports. as restoration work goes on to the outside of britain's houses of parliament a comprehensive renewal has taken place inside boris johnson's landslide election victory means legislation for the u.k.'s long awaited withdrawal from the european union is well on its way to being approved that leaves ratification by the e.u.
parliament to allow brics it to happen at the end of january with a transition period to follow meaning little change on the ground until at least the end of next year for governments in and after years of tough often acrimonious negotiations it is possible the 2020 will see britain's exit from the european union become law but don't expect that to be the end of the briggs's pain through here in brussels due renewal to inside e.u. institutions new commission president. says she's keen. to preserve good relations with the united kingdom in negotiations to come over the future relationship but ill you interests will always come 1st and i think the danger in terms of relations is that again things get pretty tense between the 2 sides with the pressure from the u.k. side to get things done very quickly and the new side saying that's just not feasible unless you're willing to you know do things our way prime minister johnson
insists a trade deal can and must be struck by the end of 2020 with no extension here in brussels you know people who are veterans of this kind of process with other countries you know say it takes much longer a year of more negotiating red lines rhetoric and brinkmanship lies ahead and back in london the prospect that by next december britain once again risks reaching no deal with the e u the one thing that we do know about prime is. that. quite obvious red lines is manifest in no single market. no ro fear pink addresses washer supporters but the other thing we know from breast cancer patients so far is it can be flexible when he sees a deal in sight breaks it promises broken ultimatums reversed the undeliverable delivered in 2020 then expect the unexpected. al-jazeera london.
and on thursday and finds out what's at stake in 2020 undocumented immigrants in the u.s. presidential election. now if we talk about the land of 2 loops and windmills holland or the netherlands comes to mind but from now on the government wants to rebrand itself and be known only as the netherlands than a smith reports from amsterdam. poland is not a country despite suggestions to the contrary all over amsterdam north and south holland are just 2 coastal provinces in a country officially called the netherlands and the government tired of its biggest city being a by word for legalized prostitution and recreational drug use wants a rebrand. so with a new p.r. push it's asking us to forget holland and the goalie of the netherlands before the
whole rest of the world i think holland is quite clear what it is some small spot somewhere on the earth. where such people live. and to change that image around to change that. idea of holland into the netherlands i think it's quite a task it's quite a difficult task everywhere you look from. the souvenir is the name holland dominates it's no surprise tourists aren't sure where they are what would you call this country. what do you call this country we're in now.
you are right. yes. it was. yes i mean this is the states the netherlands is the country today officially they want you to stop calling it all and they want to call it the netherlands. in amsterdam they're struggling to cope with a number of tourists 42000000 people are expected to visit this country by 2030 that's up from around 20000000 now and to manage that the government hopes that this rebranding will encourage people to explore outside of a crowded out of the country beyond the 2 provinces of holland. al-jazeera in the netherlands. and al-jazeera when we come back and forth the norwegian wowing the world cup crowds in germany this summer we'll have more after the break stay with us.
the border will. topple sports on its here thank you very much. with tributes to former n.b.a. commissioner david stern who has died at the age of $77.00 michael jordan said without us then the league would not be what it is today he ran the n.b.a. for 30 years and oversaw a huge expansion in the us but also creating the global brand it is today the sport makes an estimated $8000000000.00 a season he also helped create the women's n.b.a. in $1097.00 stand had been in a serious condition off the suffering a brain hemorrhage last month a minute's silence was held before matches on
a wednesday those who worked with him and or inspired by his vision to take the game to new heights say it's impossible to measure the impact this son had on american sport. there's a lot of people today although one moment. we wouldn't be here. was a 3rd commission mr getting companies to buy into the n.b.a. because they would need to sponsor black athletes on t.v. people have no idea what he did for the game. african-americans in general. the league's most valuable player of 2019 yanni said to him pool is off to the perfect start for the new year he was in great form again as the milwaukee bucks that proved too good for the minnesota timberwolves on wednesday night danny scoring
a fair to 2 points in the 16104 victory he's 30 if the double double of the season it takes the bucs a winning streak to 4 games and they'll still riding high at the top of the eastern conference standings. not to be outdone the full time m.v.p. le bron james wrapped up a his 8th triple double of the season as the l.a. lakers beat the phoenix suns 117 points 107 brown with 31 points and 12 assists the lakers remain top of the pile in the western conference. you know joe went to classic was watched in texas by the 2nd biggest crowd ever for this fixture on new year's day more than 85000 fans turned out as the dallas stars hosted the nashville predators nashville went to scores up above dallas for back to win it for 2 this was the 1st winter classic to be held in a warm climate and the 1st game played outdoors for these 217th.
to football and after a difficult and $22900.00 arsenal and the new coach mchale to have made the perfect start to the new year a spaniard has his 1st win this is taken todd as the gunners beat manchester united to nil in the english premier league it gave arsenal a 1st victory at home since tobar and lift them into the top half of the table. as a manager i lose my voice. talking to them but at least very pleased very pleased and mostly for them and as well for the fans because i'm so happy that i turned around. i just didn't i see is my life he's a near 0 people to stand ins and that's. what i want cricket australia say they're monitoring conditions in sydney ahead of the final test
against new zealand smoke from a nearby bushfires that has been a factor during practice sessions at the ground in cape town south africa preparing for the 2nd test with england the match at noonan's will be the last of 4 all round vernon philander at his home ground he's retiring from international cricket after this series. it was going to be emotional but i think it and i say you know we've got a job to do and the hard luck to finish off and. do all those things aside and i'm really excited about those without a good start up in korea hopefully we can keep that momentum and take it with us this medicine and obviously things often are. to tennis and japan's now osaka has a 3rd grand slam title in her sights in australia on thursday she was flying high and bruce been there before her matches at that time and swapping the practice course for the helicopter height in 2 weeks shill defend her australian open title in melbourne it's my home slam because it's asian
pacific but also new york is my home swim because i live there so i guess i'm a little like really didn't feeling and i think i play well when i have the feeling . now is my a slim figure i made a great thought to the new year in ski jumping in front of a packed arena of 20000 fans he broke the hill records act at a party in question in germany 143.5 meters on his 1st jump because done over his victory which was also his 1st title in world cup events this is the 2nd leg of the 4 hills atonement with events to come on saturday and monday. and that's all as well for me paul rees will have more for you later on but for now i'll hand you back to daryn thank you very much indeed well that's it for me down jordan for this news hour don't go away because on the dock in
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