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Al Jazeera America
Nov 4, 2015 10:00pm EST
. >> historic summit, who stands to win or lose when leaders of taiwan and china pleat for the first time in six decades. the possible consequences for u.s. >>> forced out, romania's prime minister and his entire cabinet resign. alast week's night club fire point to deep corruption. >>> 20 years ago today, the death of itzaak rabak rabin affe peace process. >>> good evening i'm antonio mora. after u.s. intelligence pointed to a bomb causing saturday's metro jet crash, hundreds of british tourists are stranded in sharm el sheikh after airlines suspended service to the region. also, significant possibility the crash was caused by a bomb. russian officials aren't going that far but they are looking into the possibility of an object on board caused the crash. lisa stark has more. >> antonio, so the question tonight, was a bomb smuggled on board this plane at the sharm el sheikh airport? according to the associated prets onpress one piece of evide points to that that a rebel group in the sinai associated with i.s.i.l. may have planted a bomb on this plane. but at this point, there is no definitiv
Al Jazeera America
Nov 27, 2015 10:00pm EST
china where the pageant finals are being held. we are following breaking news out of colorado springs where a five-hour stand off is over. a suspect is in custody. one police officer and two civilians are dead. several others are injured. authorities are describing what they call a huge crime scene. police still don't know why the suspect chose the planned parenthood building. jim hooley is there with more on this. >> reporter: at the clinic, it is on the other side of this police vehicles. it sits over here at this large intersection. just a short time ago we were able to get the confirmation on the id for the officer that was killed. we understand he is 44-year-old garret space pace swaze. he was not here at the scene per se. he was working at the down town campus of colorado. he got the call for mutual aid going out when this started at around noon time today. he immediately rushed here to help out his fellow officers. >>> unfortunately with this tragic situation today we have to confirm that we have two civilian casualties on scene and the death of one police officer. >> reporter:
Al Jazeera America
Dec 22, 2015 10:00pm EST
. one of china's prominent human rights lawyers avoids down time. his days as a champion of free speech may be over. >> political uncertainty. protests are growing in haiti. after the president until run up election is definitely postponed. what is fuelling the country's political unrest. beautiful and brave. miss iraq. grounded in baghdad for the first time. why she and other contestants defied death threats to be in the pageant >>> good evening, everyone, i'm adam may in for antonio mora. this is al jazeera america's international news hour. tonight we begin with a battle for ramadi. the iraqi military launched on offensive aimed at recapturing the capital of anbar province, helped by the air strikes, the iraqi forces advanced inside the city center. a defeat would representatives a substantial loss for i.s.i.l. according to one estimate, the group lost 14 per cent of hits territory since the start of the year. i.s.i.l. is far from finished, releasing footage showing its fighters controlling the city of cert. the president called islamic police, hinting they'll expand into nort
Al Jazeera America
Nov 25, 2015 10:00pm EST
ancient treasures of china, digging to discover the next new dinosaur. next hour, researchers hope they can eradicate malaria by engineering the bug that cars it. how they are changing the genes of mosquitos. that's coming up at 11 eastern, 8 pacific. >>>s>>> the controversial french comedian was sentenced to prison by a belgian covered. anti-semitic joekdz. stranger to the law, he has been repeatedly convicted of racism in france and faced fines for hate speech. in this most recent case, he told the audience of 1100 people muslims and christians shouldunite to kill the jews. judges say he was inciting genocide. he was not in court for the verdict and can appeal the decision. brazilian officials in rio announce their execute plan for the 2016 olympic games with the creation of an intenlligence center. more than 100 countries have asked to have a princess in that execute center. >> we will work in all of the brazilian territory and have an intelligence center for foreign services and up to this moment, we have requests from 103 countries to be present. we believe after these events,
Al Jazeera America
Dec 1, 2015 10:00pm EST
raise awareness of the virus in china. a small group marched along the great wall. participants said aids is seen as an immoral homosexual disease. in thailand the in the of teenager dying in the asia pacific region has doubled. one in seven infections was among 15-19-year-olds. u.n.i.c.e.f. says young people don't know they have h.i.v., because tests require parental consent. >> activists require red balloons. the company diagnoses a case every 20 minutes. it's seen a 50% increase in new cases. in south africa, a community engagement programme is taking information about h.i.v. and aids for those at high risk. teens are now getting more information about aides from their peers. >> a group of teenagers meet in johannesburg neighbourhood to talk about issues in their homes. >> on average, young people in south africa are becoming sexually active at the age of 15. many in this age do not like - don't understand what is h.i.v. nowadays people go doing it right. and know they are so young to do that. they met opinion. our personalities talk about things, afraid it will go in the long way
Al Jazeera America
Dec 18, 2015 10:00pm EST
. >> china's military has been conducting operations in the visit of spratley islands, a heart of a debate, with the philippines and vietnam contending that they have rights to them. bomber came within two nautical miles of an artificial chinese reef in the spratley islands. a u.s. warship intentionally sailed within two miles of another chinese built islands. beijing issued another red alert for smog today just a week after its first red alert. the smog is expected to roll in on saturday and not let up until tuesday. the levels of potentially deadly airborne particles are expected 20 times what is considered safe from the world health organization. in an everyday to reduce pollution, vehicles will be only allowed on roads in alternate days. mother teresa is one step further to becoming a saint. mother trea teresa cured a brazn man who had brain tumors. al jazeera liddy dutt is in new delhi. >> welcomed here in india, the chief minister of west bengal, has expressed her happiness and prassepassed on her well wishese ministries of charities. the possibility of september the month of
Al Jazeera America
Nov 6, 2015 10:00pm EST
sides has vostled over moree than six decades between taiwan and china. and china. >> the next big quake. >> there could be a rupture along the entire fault line. >> that's right. >> we have 300,000 kids that are in collapse prone schools. >> the tsunami, it's gonna move faster than you can run... usain bolt won't be able to out run it. >> techknow's team of experts show you how the miracles of science... >> this is what innovation looks like. >> can affect and surprise us. >> i feel like we're making an impact. >> let's do it. >> techknow - where technology meets humanity. >> welcome back to al jazeera america i'm antonio mora. coming up in this half hour of international news closer ties between cuba and mexico open up or the immigration. >>> but first a look at the stories making headlines across the u.s. in our american minute. after a seven year review, president obama has rejected transcanada's application to build the keystone xp pipeline between alberta and alaska. hard liners including democrats oppose the decision. >>> affordable care act, the court will hear an appeal br
Al Jazeera America
Dec 21, 2015 10:00pm EST
landslide of mud and construction waste buries buildings in southern china. good evening everyone, thanks for joining us. i'm adam may, filling in for antonio mora who has the evening off. international hour begins in afghanistan where the resurgent taliban is once again taking aim at u.s. forces. today six american soldiers on foot parole near bagram air field were killed by a suicide bomber. the taliban later claimed responsibility for this attack. meanwhile the group is on the verge of seizing control of the helmand province the country's largest. it's also where most of the world's opium is produced. al jazeera's jamie mcintire is at the pentagon. >> adam this has been the deadliest day for u.s. troops since more than two years ago. pentagon report says the overall security situation is deteriorating in afghanistan while the taliban attacks have become more frequent and more effective. in afghanistan's southern helmand province, fighting is intense, as the taliban was sstlesuccessful in capturing government offices. light like the latest suicide attack that killed half dozen u
Al Jazeera America
Dec 8, 2015 10:00pm EST
smog as residents are dealing with in china. tomorrow night i.s.i.l.'s plan to turn libya into an hub. a possible place it can retreat to. >>> the vatican ran in the start of the jubilee year today. pope francis opened an holy door to a crowd of 70,000 door to people gathered today. they had to go through metal detectors. the pope told people to set aside their fears. >> translation: today in the heart of rome, i ask everyone to get on the way to that door which represents christ >>> about three thousand soldiers patrolled the ground during the ceremony. other global view segment from around the world. comments have not hurt him at the polls, but that americans won't choose him to be presid t president. the sydney morning herald terror and begun control a potent political mix. the biggest weapon against fear is democracy. if fear is allowed to conquer, then terrorists are the winner. another one, proving the road to hell with good intentions. people in china are being encourage to remain indoors after officials issued a red alert for smog. it is expected to continue until thursday. au
Al Jazeera America
Dec 11, 2015 10:00pm EST
of singapore towards the islands or away from the singapore island towards south china sea. >> shipowner's pilots have been attacked by pirates. >> we have started our own sop in how to deter this. >> the ship owner is reluctant to carry armed guards. he relies on the malasian army to protect his ships and crews. but ship owners should be more alert. >> zero regard to piracy. i request all mariners out there please observe the good practices. should any suspicious contact approaching you at any time, days or night, we must be alerted. >> reporter: the site's armed gart security firm is offering equipment to scare off pirates with sound or water. patrols have been stepped up but they're not allowed to enter each other's territory. while joint sea patrols are seen as an important solution to combat piracy in southeast asia, experts say the biggest threat is on the land. three months ago, police in dmeervindonesia detained a suspa singaporean businessman has yet been arrested. not responded to questions from al jazeera. >> perhaps singapore wants to deny that its citizens are
Al Jazeera America
Dec 14, 2015 10:00pm EST
outside page's second, one of china's best known advertise dents. someone showded, the president's infant wands to. >> of course, many people are watching this trial, with great interest. he is a very, very prominent dissident and as you can see it's actually very difficult to film now. among the the diplomats the first secretary of the u.s. embheaarebefore he too was push. he was here to slow support to pu zhiqiang, one of china's leading advocates for free speech. pu was arrested nine months ago. after statements he made mocked chinese government. he was accused of insighting ethnic hatred. the are internationally acclaimed artists ai weiwei. away from the court there is this kind of performance that's enough to get you arrested in the current climate. >> there is no freedom at all, you are guilty if you talk, you are even guilty if you sell flowers. there are admonish threnld human rights you activates, there lawyers and journalists who have become a campaign against public utility and social dissent almost 2 years ago. last week one state owned nip urged judges in this case to
Al Jazeera America
Dec 17, 2015 10:00pm EST
weapons to taiwan >> china says it will not do business for those involved in the sale. the white house says there's no need to have any consequences on those involved. >> the annual news conference by vladimir putin, what he had to say about turkey and even donald trump. >> and allegations of peace keepers sexually abusing children. >>> al jazeera's peter sharp has this report from moscow. >> reporter: this was a relaxed performance from a president na looked like he was enjoying himself at this annual event. and he didn't dodge the big questions. president bashar al-assad, he said, will stay on. >> translation: i have said on many occasion, and i want to repeat it, that we will never agree that someone outside should impose of idea of who should rule another country. it doesn't fit with commonsense or international law. >> secretary of state john kerry told me about this. our position has not changed. the syrian people have to determine who should use them. >> russia's expanded presence will continue support for bashar al-assad's forces as long ag the syrian army continues its o
Al Jazeera America
Nov 24, 2015 10:00pm EST
china. thailand's military government says the attack was revenge for a crackdown on human trafficking. but there are many other theories, including domestic politics being to blame for the explosion. despite suspects being charged, unanswer did questions remain about the attack and why it happened. wayne hay, al jazeera, bangkok. >> secretary of state, john kerries said the recent wave of attacks must be condemned as terrorism after holding meetings with israel and the palestinian authority. he said the u.s. remains committed to achieving a two-state solution. the u.s. also recognizes israel's right to self defense. >> i express my complete complete condemnation for any act of terror that takes innocent lives and disrupts the day-to-day life of a nation. israel has every right in the world to defend itself. it has an obligation to defend itself it will and it is. >> the rye lens erupted in mid snept jerusalem's old city. since then, 89 palestinians, 19 israelis and one american have been killed in the unrest. finding homes for syrian refugees while there has been a defenda
Al Jazeera America
Nov 11, 2015 10:00pm EST
customer of ali baba. shining a spotlight on this gala, report in china's media, are 40% were fakes or badly made. >> they have to crack down on fakes. first, ali baba is listed on the new york stock exchange. >> sham goods are good to spot. a louis vuitton bag, for $50. the real thing costs $3,000. >>> ali baba is owned by the chinese entrepreneur jack mar, being sued in the united states by the gone glom rat that owns gucci and yves st. laurent. consumption on wednesday at least appears to be robust. online retail sales are up 40% on a year ago but that jump on business appears to be at the expense of traditional retailers. this was once a pretty busy shopping mall. it specializes in electrical goods but today there appear to be more staff than shoppers and the reason for that say some of the retailers we've spoken to is the growing threat from online shopping. for an economy losing speed any growth is good right now. the question is whether that rise in consumer spending is happening fast enough. adrian brown al jazeera, beijing. >>> honey bees pollenate as that's it for al jazeera
Al Jazeera America
Nov 2, 2015 10:00pm EST
writes the dialogue between japan, south korea and china must continue. the paper writes that the summit talks which will now be hemmed every year are key to the stability of east asia. >> the okovango delta is one of africa's most treasured, world heritage sites. al jazeera'al jazeera's fadima r reports. >> the biodiverse marsh land in the world. gained international status as a world heritage site last year. the whole listing of the delta has been a wonderful opportunity to preserve and protect the delta and the communities that live in it. it gives us a huge opportunity to boost our tourism. it gives us a huge opportunity to showcase the delta. >> but to showcase the mining. >> there is a lot of interest to do mining in the delta. as a result of that you'll find there are a lot of companies explore for minerals. >> the government says existing prospecting licenses will not be renewed. >> as long as i'm in the government that's not an option. secondly it means that that jewel in our country will always remain a jewel. and it will always be something that is sustainable for the communit
Al Jazeera America
Dec 16, 2015 10:00pm EST
. maintains a so-called one china policy, washington is committed under the taiwan relations act to ensure taiwan can maintain a credible defense. >>> protesting against impeachment in brazil. why people in dozens of cities came out against process. even though they don't support president dilma rousseff. and calling for the president's resignation. o. >> travel between the u.s. and cuba could soon be an even more regular occurrence. the deal allows negotiations to begin between cuba and u.s. airline companies. it could take months before regular flights begin but when they do, the difficult chartered flights to cuba should become a thing of the past. the brazil supreme court should rule tomorrow whether dilma rousseff could face impeachment. breaking spending rules to bolster her reelection bid last year, the election committee was rigged by a secret ballot so it would be filled with rousseff's opponents. only brazil's senate has the power to remove her completely from office. the country is divided away to do. people protested against the impeachment process, but thousands of othe
Al Jazeera America
Nov 12, 2015 10:00pm EST
. the south china more than post writes with the election behind them, the work is for the winners and losers in myanmar. it suggests the over chemisting victory of aung san suu kyi's n.l.d., the winners will have to work closely with the military to ensure their success turns into real benefits for myanmar. the japan times offers thissed on tore cal cartoon-- editorial, wrote together by economic interests, being pulled apart by disputes over history and territory al claims. it is big and cold and melting into the owe shans. that is the warning about a glacier in green land sliding fast. it is reportedly holding enough ice to raise ocean levels world wide by more than 18 inches. images says the ice block is melting, losing mass at a rate of five billion tonnes every year. researchers say the changes are stahlerring. many places in the world suffer from a different problem. they don't have enough water. ethiopia is experiencing its worst drought in decades. ail million people there are in need of food aid. that could rise to 15 million people next year. elnino stopped some rains in fal
Al Jazeera America
Nov 18, 2015 10:00pm EST
, but beijing says one of the victims was a chinese citizen. and china has promised to bring to justice those responsible for his murder. david cullkullen has served as chief strategist, former lieutenant colonel in the australian army, david good to have you with us. you've argued that dealing with i.s.i.l. as a counterterrorism effort is a mistake that it needs to be dealt with more as a war with an enemy state. how would that work if i.s.i.l. isn't a conventional army? >> on the ground in iraq and syria it very much is a conventional army. it has hundreds of tanks, uses suicide bombers much as a conventional army uses artillery and in a conventional way. what i have argued is it operates in three levels, within iraq and syria we are very much dealing with a state like adversary that needs to be targeted as a state. but of course as we have just seen in paris there are a couple of other levels as well. there are the external i.s.i.s. provinces, in a variety of places globally and it is there is also the network of cells and underground groups as we've seen in europe. so it is
Al Jazeera America
Nov 30, 2015 10:00pm EST
the atmosphere. china whose leader xi jinping has promised to halt emissions by 2030. >> the two largest economies in the world and the two largest carbon emitters we have determined it is our responsibility to take action. >> there was an informal meeting with russian president vladimir putin. and a bilateral meeting with narendra melody of india, who later touched on a chronic point of disagreement. the responsibility of industrialized nations who have grown rich over time while spewing carbon, to shoulder their burden in cutting back. >> it is not just a question of historical responsibility. they also have the most room to make the cuts and make the strongest impact. >> still, india has also pledged to reduce emissions. and unlike past failed summits where only developed nations were expected to act, the goal in paris is to get commitments from all, including poor or still developing countries. to help foot the enormous costs leaders were joined by microsoft founder bill gates who announced a plan to team with 19 governments and 28 billionaires in a multipart effort to fund c
Al Jazeera America
Dec 25, 2015 10:00pm EST
' bodies were burned beyond recognition and damaged nearby homes. >>> in eastern china several miners have been rescued after a mine collapsed. they've been trapped 600 feet from the mine's entrance. two suffered severe injuries during the collapse and they're working to free another 18 minerses. >>> el nino is taking its toll on latin america in the form of heavy rain and massive flooding. they appear to be bearing brunt of the problems. gabriel has the story. >> reporter: severe floods in the southern part of south america is driving more than 150,000 people from their homes and spending christmas looking for higher ground. in northeast argentina it's called the worst flooding in half a century as the river flooded its banks, thousands forced to evacuate. >> translator: the water level was really high inside my house. i went to check it out and found 20 to 30 centimeters. >> reporter: the nearby dam neared capacity as it tried to contain more floodwaters. >> translator: above all the priority today is to get crows of the situation helping the 6,000 evacuees and particularly containi
Al Jazeera America
Nov 20, 2015 10:00pm EST
escalating tensions over the south china sea. >> there the united states understand of the need to apply law. a common position has been taken on that here and we look forward to working with them to ensure that those basic rules apply >>> president obama aarrived in malaysia after attending the economic summit in the philippines. it is part of his economic pivot to asia. while the ament s and russia are still not officially cooperating on air strikes in syria, russia has given advanced warning before conducting air strikes in syria ever since the paris attacks. 600 fighters were eliminated today with one cruise missiles. russia is planning to carry out a three day naval exercise off the coast of lebanon. lib knees officials are trying to find a way to make sure civilian flights are safe during those manoeuvres. flight paths from lebanon are limited because they don't fly over israel. soldiers were shot in pakistan in the largest city. the soldiers were guarding a mosque when they were killed. no group has claimed responsibility. deadly violence in africa. we will look at the viole
Al Jazeera America
Nov 3, 2015 10:00pm EST
closer than ever. >> rivals in china and taiwan makes history on saturday. >> they'll meet for peace talks in singapore, the first time the two leaders have met as they were divided by the civil war. discussions will focus on promoting the peaceful development across the taiwan relations. demonstrators are expected to turn out wednesday to protest the meeting. >> the crash of the russian airliner over egypt. new evidence raises more questions. and updating on a story we told you last night, congress is expressing outrage over a 43 million price tag for a gas station built by the pentagon. i just had a horrible nightmare. my company's entire network went down, and i was home in bed, unaware. but that would never happen. comcast business monitors my company's network 24 hours a day and calls and e-mails me if something, like this scary storm, takes it offline. so i can rest easy. what. you don't have a desk bed? don't be left in the dark. get proactive alerts 24/7. comcast business. built for business. >>> pentagon officials said satellite data appears to support russia's theory that t
Sep 27, 2012 11:30am PDT
asia encompasses three subregions: japan; north and south korea; and china, mongolia and taiwan. the late 1900s saw the reemergence of east asia as a world political, economic and cultural force. nearly 1.3 billion people reside in the region's largest country, china. the province of guangdong is on china's southern coast. this area has sustained extraordinary growth in recent decades, thriving as a base of manufacture for a global economy. advancements in communication and transportation facilitate globalization. containerized shipping is a cost-effective means of transporting a variety of goods. guangdong's relative location to hong kong's ports and financial infrastructure is key to determining its position at the epicenter of chinese economic development. through guangdong, we see the forces of globalization at work in the pearl river delta and beyond. many observers argue the costs and benefits, but few dispute that globalization is the most profound reorganization of the world since the industrial revolution. the driving force of globalization is economic, and at the core of th
Feb 14, 2012 5:00am EST
european union goes china as it looks for money for its debt bailout funds. >> we are facing enormous challenges, therefore, the common choice of china and europe. the only -- >> it comes as the credit agency moody's now downgrades european countries. >> bahrain protests continue in the tiny gulf kingdom. >> also in this program, why libyans remain suspicious. and frightened of the fee fifo funnel parents avoid reading scary stories at bedtime. >> senior european and chinese officials confirm moving forward as europe tries tackle its debt crisis. the e.u. president stayed two sides were committed to turning what he described as their economic independence to both china and the e.u. well premier wen jiabao says he wishes to contribute but makes no specific commitment. >> let's listen to what the e.u. president had to say. >> we welcome the positive attitude and engagement and preerm wen himself have taken publicly to help with the euro zone and european union and welcome the chinese residents to help with the stability of the euro zone. with premier wen jiabao, we see -- is a key cop o
Dec 17, 2010 7:00am EST
plans to boost defense is to confront china's military might. china called japan's it new strategic stance irresponsible. china reaches out to pakistan. the chinese premier offers economic and political support in islamabad. welcome to "gmt." a world of news and opinion. also on the program -- zimbabwe's fragile coalition government under severe strain. does mugabe want elections early next year? shia muslims are around the world marking the holiest day in their calendar amid tight security. it is midday in london, 5:00 p.m. in islamabad and 9:00 p.m. in tokyo where china's growing power prompted a major shift in military strategy. the japanese government announced plans to overhaul the fences, with an emphasis on china's military buildup to the south, as china looks to tie it up billions of dollars of trade deals with pakistan. more from islam about in a moment but forced the report from tokyo on a move china is already calling irresponsible -- more from islamabad in a moment. >> japan is reshaping its defense in response to the shifting balance of power in asia. cutting the number
Jan 19, 2011 5:30pm PST
human-rights. china's president visiting the u.s. tunisia's interim president promises a break from the past and tries to calm protests in the capital. welcome to "bbc world news," broadcast on pbs in america and around the globe. coming up later, the un security council agrees to send 2000 more peacekeepers to ivory coast. countdown to a big de, 100 days from now prince william will mary kate middleton. choreographed visit, the unpredictability of a washington press conference has thrown up a surprising admission from the chinese leader. president hu jintao has obama said ca long way on the issue but he will continue to be candid with his visitor. most of the biggest economic powers have been talking trade and currency. >> two presidents, together they preside over a quarter of the world's population at one-third of the economy. they differ profoundly in their philosophy with government but -- >> we had an enormous stake in 9gfzç success. in an interconnected world and global economy, nations including our own will be more prosperous and more secure when we work together. >> they
Oct 27, 2015 3:59pm PDT
news america." troubled waters in the south china sea. to beijing and the u.s. coming within a year nautical miles. the u.s. is preparing to step up its attacks against islamic state militants in iraq and syria. the defense secretary said it could include american action on the ground. teaching young nigerians to get with the beat. music, a veteran of the industry is shaping the stars of the future. ♪ our viewersome to on public television in america and around the globe. an area in the south china sea is a flashpoint between two of the world's most powerful nations. tensions between china and the u.s. have risen after a u.s. warship entered a 12 mile zone around reefs that beijing is turning into island's. it is claimed by five other nations. china says that america's actions are illegal, and a threat to china's sovereignty. rupert wingfield-hayes begins our coverage. rupert: construction cranes sprout from the tiny desert island. this is my first view of china's new manufactured islands as they began growing in the summer of 2014. this place is called johnson south. a few months
Dec 10, 2010 7:00am EST
. on the other hand, the chinese reaction may have come in a very strange way, highlighted china's lack of democracy and human rights record, even though the chinese government would say they have improved human-rights enormously in the past 30 years as the chinese economy develops. >> do you think the nobel peace prize is trying to make a point of what is happening in china? >> yes, definitely. they say china is now a superpower or a growing power and big countries, big economies, should be able to take criticism from outside. and china, whatever they do inside china would have an influence on the outside world as well. they would want to see china developing. at the same time, they need to push on political reform. >> ok, thank you very much. let's go live to oslo, again, and the next voice you hear will hopefully be steven sacker, our man in oslo. >> to special continuing coverage here on "bbc world news." the nobel peace prize award ceremony live from oslo. thank you very much for joining me. for the next hour or so, we will be following the unfolding awards ceremony. the event
Aug 16, 2011 6:00pm PDT
at china's trade length with america. >> and basketball is the first sport to be tested at london's olympic park. after weeks of protests, israeli members of parliament have held an emergency debate over the country's cost of living. netanyahu's government has been accused of dragging its feet. >> four weeks into this protest, at the height of the israeli summer, and tempers are flairing. outside the knesset, the israeli parliament, largely middle class protesters, showed their anger and disdain for the politicians inside. with national attention focused not on israel's long running dispute with the palestinians but internal economic issues, politicians debated the soaring cost of living. with many government seats empty, opposition leaders accuse netanyahu's right wing coalition of inaction. >> the latest has to provide a vision. the nation elected representatives, not committees. the committees need to translate the vision to plans and numbers, that's fine. but they are not an alternative to the leadership that needs to lead this country. >> in cities across israel, thousands of p
Dec 14, 2015 2:30pm PST
of the reef islands in the south china sea. president obama says the u.s. is hitting the islamic state harder than ever. it's the start of a campaign to reassure a nervous american public. >> 30 seconds. making history once again. the apollo 11 capsule lands at the center of a cutting-edge project to give us a front row seat to the moon. katty: welcome to our viewers on public television in america and around the globe. china's program of building islands in the south china sea has drawn international criticism and concern. the new landmasses have been almost inaccessible to the outside world, but the bbc has recently gotten the exclusive access to the artificial isles, which are large enough for factories. rupert wingfield-hayes flew in a small civilian aircraft into china's self-declared security zone. he sent us this report. rupert: it's just before dawn on this philippine island. even at this hour, it's hot, but there is no sign here of the trouble brewing a few hundred miles out to sea. i am about to take off on a trip the chinese government has tried to stop. as we roll dow
Sep 18, 2012 7:00am EDT
"gmt." also coming up in the program, angry protesters in china call for a declaration of war in japan in the biggest flare-up of anti-tokyo sentiment in a decade. nato short -- sharpens after the sharp rise in attacks by afghan colleagues. is it the failure of nato policy? it is midday in london, 7:00 in beijing in the evening, 1:00 in the afternoon in france, where a french court has ordered the magazine to hand over topless photos of the duchess of cambridge. the magazine, of course, had already published the photos. the publication was told to cease immediately in publishing the images. hugh, from paris. round one to the duke and duchess of cambridge? >> definitely and predictably. this civil court has found in favor of the royal couple and issued an emergency injunction banning the magazine from any further publication of these intimate photographs. the case was argued yesterday in court, putting their points of view of, saying that the judges filed their decision and it is as, one of the predicted, in favor of the royal couple, meaning that the magazine cannot republish the photo
Jan 20, 2011 7:00am EST
now, "bbc world news." >> china's president talks up the need to improve human rights that holmes as he continues his visit to the united states. a reminder to america of china's growing power -- the latest figures show the economy surging ahead. in contrast, the u.s.'s is stark. >> hello and welcome to gmt. i am david eades. also in the program, prejudice against muslims. a senior british politicians says islamophobia has passed the dinner table test. the deadliest battleground for british forces. how are the americans that replaced them fairing? in washington, they are just waking up to day three of president hu's visit to the u.s.. they will talk of the need for improved human rights in his country. china's leader acknowledged a lot more still needed to be done. many observers are wondering what he might actually mean by human rights. his next challenge is to persuade a highly skeptical u.s. congress that apart from being a threat, china is a good news story for the u.s. >> right down to the color of the first lady's dress, china's president is being made to feel at home. presiden
Jun 8, 2011 5:00am EDT
protests. welcome to "bbc world news." i'm david eades. also coming up in the program -- china acknowledges it is building an aircraft carrier, but says its neighbors don't have to worry. and 500 days since this sri lankan journalist disappeared, apparently abducted, one among many who vanished. >> thanks for joining us. nato carried out more attacks on tripoli. explosions were haurd during the night after a day of intensified bombing through tuesday. these are pictures from overnight. in all, around about 10 blasts seen and heard, most around the presidential compound of colonel gaddafi. now, he gave a broadcast in audio only on libyan television. he wasn't in vision himself. he said he would be staying in tripoli, as he put it, dead or alive. our correspondent, wyrie davis, is in the libyan capital, and i asked him if the thought is if the bombings would continue. >> indeed, and that is the message from nato, that this will carry on. we've had the extension of the nato for 90 days. tuesday was the heaviest single day of bombing since the campaign began at the end of march, as
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quote rhetoric and stop provoking china. >> in our discussions i emphasized the importance of resolving this issue peacefully, not escalating the situation. keeping rhetoric low, not taking provocative actions. >> here in japan, president barack obama cannot escape the crisis in ukraine. he was asked how he would respond to violence by russian backed militia in eastern ukraine. mr. obama said he's ready to impose fresh sanctions on russia in days. he accused vladimir putin for not sticking to spirit or letter
Jun 16, 2011 6:00pm PDT
rates in china and weak growth in the united states all the markets news and business. please stay tuned for that. >> the governor of mexico's central bank is leading china for japan where he will be seeking more backing for his bid to become the next head of the international monetary fund. in japan, he will be meeting of finance minister and the governor of the central bank. for more on this, we're joined from hong kong. professor, thank you for joining us. but he has been quite vocal about his chances of getting the imf a job is quite slim. why do think his visit to asia will make a difference? >> the asian markets are very important. we know that europe is backing another candidate. whether he can gain the support from asia is very important. i think his visit to china is very fruitful. when i look at his announcement, i can see very little improvements compared to [inaudible] there should be no revolutionary change on china's currency reform. she has expressed her support for the former central banker from china for planning an important role in the imf. she mentioned that chi
Apr 25, 2012 7:30pm PDT
help as you can tell. let me - you're going to china in a couple of days. >> indeed. >> but just a little back ground your interest in china and chinese religions. >> well i studied religion in temple university in philadelphia. and then went in to chinese history and my degree is in chinese history, modern, but also always interested in chinese thought and the classics. i went to taiwan in the years before it was possible for americans to go to the main land to study, i studied classical chinese and so the great writers, philosophers and thinkers at the time and then i ended up writing my dissertation about mao tse-tung, so very i'm much in the contemporary era. so i've kind of done a lot of things in taiwan to shanghai where i taught at east china normal university and later in hong kong, where i'm going again as a full writer. >> okay that's good. how long did it take you to get through grad school? >> that's right, i did it - it's a lot to absorb but i was - actually it was nixon's visit in 1972/73 that opened up in a sense china to the u.s. they saw it as opening china outward
Nov 8, 2012 7:00am EST
hall of the people up the road. it comes at a crucial time. china's meteoric economic rise has meant a better life for hundreds of millions of people. but also creating huge inequalities. the outgoing president hu jintao admitted corruption was still a big problem and he says the failure to tackle it could prove failed -- fail to the party. here is our beijing correspondent, martin patients. >> they came from across china, hand-picked delegates from the communist party more than 80 million strong. the opening of the party congress marks the start for china's leadership change. it is political theater on a grand scale and designed to showcase unity. after a decade in power, president hu jintao is stepping down. his outward style has not always one him public affection but under his leadership china has become the world's second- largest economy. as he was speaking, his successor, james ting, looked on. surrounded by former leaders -- xinping. president's hu spoke of the country's achievements but one corruption could prove fatal to the party. >> we must maintain a tough position in crac
Feb 14, 2011 7:00am EST
now, "bbc world news." >> china's status is seeking to overtake japan as the world's second-biggest economy. does the size of our economy give the whole picture of development and prosperity in the country? hello, look into "gmt." bringing new world of news and opinion. after the tumultuous events triggered by the protests in cairo, the egyptian army moves the demonstrators out. iphone, android, added to the world technology expo in barcelona to check out the latest gadgets. midday in london, early mornings in washington, 8:00 p.m. in shanghai on the day that china officially over to a japan as the world's second-largest economy. the average person in china is still 10 times poorer than japan. japan said that its gdp last year came to $5.50 trillion. although china has a lot of catching up to do with the united states, analysts believe that at its current rate of growth it could replace the u.s. as the world's top economy in 10 years. >> forge it -- decades japan was known as the asian tiger. eventually its economy came to be seen as a threat to the united states. no more. dealing w
Jun 27, 2011 7:00am EDT
david cameron. the gulf visit -- between the rapid china and the struggle in europe. the u.k. battles its way out of tough times. china is sitting on a massive service. china says it is willing to use some of the money to help its trade partners. let's have a listen now to this press conference between the two leaders, david cameron and premier wen jiabao. [inaudible] [inaudible] [inaudible] urged resume in the process of integration. >> there are always two competing designs. one is that what you see, no 11 want to pay for economic mistakes of another country. in this case, greece. on the other side, they would like to have a friendly relationship with all of the neighbors. also, there must important trading partners. when we put these two in balance, the pro european argument is always winning. >> some see a chance for another leap forward and this will not simply garner support across the union. for as long as germany and others are prepared to keep bailing out the hero, chances for the itself are not likely to survive. >> i spoke to the greek communist member parliament, a member
Feb 14, 2012 12:30am PST
the u.k. >> launching indiscriminate attacks on civilians. the man widely picked to be china's next leader begins a five-day trip to the u.s. it is 12:00 noon in singapore. >> broadcasting on pbs in america and around the world, welcome to "news de." -- "newsday." >> one of the major international credit agencies has placed the united kingdom, france, and austria in-out looks. italy, portugal, and spain also had their ratings downgraded. moody's said the changes reflect the weak economic prospects and the uncertainty over whether resources will be made available to tackle the debt crisis. >> if you needed a reminder of the impact of the turbulent events in europe in recent months, this was it. economic uncertainty not only increase, but also across the whole continent has been reflected on the financial market. moody's has not altered the triple-a rating of france, united kingdom, and austria, but said it might in the months to come. it has downgraded the outlook in all three to-. it has downgraded the ratings of italy, portugal, spain, slovenia, and malta. spain, the country in the
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-- this is "bbc world news america." washington, i am katty kay. china's central bank cuts interest rates, but the doll still sinks 200 points. ch trainect on a fren wash a jihadi video just before the violence. 10 years after hurricane katrina smashed into new orleans, we visit the one radio station that stayed on the air throughout the storm. ♪ katty: welcome to our viewers on public television in america and around the globe. today, china's central bank cuts interest rates and eight attempt to prevent more falls in stock prices. that was not enough to lift the dow jones into positive territory. it dropped more than 200, that brings the last five trading days to almost 2000 points. in china there is no sign of a rebound, and it is still a cause of global concern. here's her china editor. >> many chinese seemed unaware of the collapse in their stock market today. share prices slid by almost 8% after falling but more than -- after falling by more than eight percent yesterday. the year-long debt fueled price bubble could not last, and now it has burst spectacularly. at the height o
Nov 9, 2010 12:30am PST
british prime minister arrived in china with the u.k.'s biggest business delegation in living memory seeking to double trade in five years. president obama backs a place for india at the top table of world diplomatic power, a move strongly condemned by pakistan. doctors in haiti say they're examining more than 100 suspected cases of cholera in the capital, port-au-prince. welcome to bbc news. also in this program, the gulf of mexico oil spill, a top investigator says there's no evidence it was caused by b.p. cost-cutting. after the latest in a series of assaults on russian journalists, president mediedive says those responsible will be brought to justice. the british prime minister, david cameron, has just arrived in china ahead of the biggest british trade delegation in that country carrying the message that britain is open for business and wants a stronger relationship with china. critics are urging him to bring the issue of china's human rights to the table. earlier, i spoke to our correspondent in beijing about the visit to china. >> i think what britain wants to demonstrate is t
Jan 19, 2011 6:00pm PST
a lot needs to be done to improve human rights in his country. china has come a long way on the issue. he is being candid with his visitor. we talk trade and currency. >> together they preside over a quarter of the world's cooperation. they covered each other's welfare. >> we have an enormous stake in each other's success, in an interconnected world and in global economy nations will be more prosperous and more secure when we work together. >> do they trust each other? they spent the morning in talks. he said china's currency is still too weak. he said change a, a schedule and not americans. then they faced the cameras. mr. hu is hard to read bu. >> can you explain how they can be so allied with a country that is known for treating this country so poorly? >> we have some views as americans about certain rights and freedom of speech, religion. freedom of assembly. we think it is very important. it transcends cultures. >> it turns awkward. there are problems with translation. when he got his answer, he seemed to be reading it. >> we have made progress with human rights. we still h
May 2, 2012 6:00pm PDT
overshadowed a visit to china by hillary clinton with chinese authorities accusing the u.s. of unacceptable interference in its internal affairs. our correspondent has details. >> this is one of the biggest hospitals in beijing. chinese security agents desperate to keep one of the bestknown human-rights activists hidden. at the end of the corridor in a wheelchair we have glimpsed him. his leg was injured, brought here by u.s. diplomats who negotiated a deal with china for him to get medical treatment and to study freely. his safety guaranteed. the silhouettes of his wife and children, long held captive by chinese security, reunited with him under the deal. >> she said she was [inaudible] >> the blind lawyer became an icon of human rights abuses after he exposed the way thousands of women had undergone forced abortion. for seven years, he was held here under illegal house arrest. he and his family beaten savagely, guarded around the clock. despite his lack of sight, he outwitted his guard. now china has been using his family for bargaining chip. u.s. officials said china was threatening to b
Feb 14, 2012 6:00pm PST
to "newsday" on the bbc. >> >> the headlines. china's leader in waiting is welcomed at the white house as he meets barack obama for the first time. more uncertainty for greece. euro zone finance ministers cancel crucial talks over concerns about its austerity plans. >> a massive security crackdown in bahrain on the first anniversary of pro democracy demonstration. 70 years after the fall of singapore, victims of the war and japanese occupation are remembered. it's 7:00 a.m. in singapore. >> it's 2:00 a.m. in london, forecasting to viewers on pbs in america and around the world. welcome to newsday. president obama has held talks at the white house with the man expected to become china's next leader, xi jinping. china's current vice president said he hoped his visit would strengthen ties between the two countries but relations between the world's biggest economies are strained, particularly over trade, currencey and human rights. >> a ceremonial welcome at the pentagon today for china's leader-in-waiting. xi jinping is known tour a fan of hollywood war films but much else about him
Jul 5, 2017 2:30pm PDT
missile launch. diplomatic fallout. the united nations china says a military action must not be an option. as the u. s. warns it will use force if asked to. the united states is prepared to use the full range of our capabilities to defend ourselves. and our allies. president trump plans in europe for a series of high profile events. round one is in power and the most closely watched meeting will be with vladimir putin. and they keep that company and that crucial to china's diplomatic out reach. we chill over the politics of pandas. welcome to obvious on public television and around the globe. divisions a match that the united nations today i have the best way to respond to north korea's aggressive missile test. the us ambassador said if the international community acts together. pam prevented could testify. the last will propose new un sanctions. the russians representative warned that attempts to economically strangled north korea would be unacceptable. away since president trump arrives in europe had a the g. twenty summit. a diplomatic editor james landau stop saw coverage. toda
Jul 12, 2016 2:30pm PDT
fighters in 2012. an international tribunal has ruled that china has no legal right to claim islands and reefs in the south china sea. the chinese have been building artificial islands to back up their claims. the permanent court of arbitration has ruled against beijing. it was immediately rejected by the chinese as nolan floyd. it is likely to add to the significant tensions -- as well and void. it is likely to add a significant tensions in the region. correspondent: these pictures were shown on state television to demonstrate how strong china is, and how angry. even the diplomats were using belligerent language. >> china will take resolute action, he said. if any party dares to challenge china's interest. in these specs of land in the waters around them -- through which trillions of pounds worth of trade passes. over flying the south china sea can be scary, as a bbc news found last year. >> this is the chinese navy. you are breaching. correspondent: this was march 2014. five months later, the reef has been transformed and much of the coral destroyed. by january, it was an artificia
Dec 9, 2010 7:00am EST
now "bbc world news." >> the american view of china and its relations with africa. wikileaks latest revelations display american concerns over china's rapidly growing influence over the continent. hackers hit in the name of wikileaks, bringing chaos to financial governments and judicial organizations. >> welcome to gmt. also in the program, beijing launches its own awards in the protest of the nobel peace laureate. a growing trend in the readiness to confront it. it is midday in london, and 7:00 a.m. in washington, where once again the u.s. administration is subjected to its own classified documents being laid out for one and all to read, courtesy of wikileaks. it is china's role in africa that is the focus. an assessment by a u.s. diplomat describes china as a pernicious competitor with no morals on the african continent. peter with the latest diplomatic embarrassment. >> the united states has a watch will i on china's expanding role in africa. china has moved into the continent. in the diplomatic cables, the american diplomat describes china as a very aggressive and pernicious eco
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