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Al Jazeera America
Mar 30, 2016 7:00am EDT
beijing. it's funded by china and the u.s. a sign of the two countries increasingly close cooperation on nuclear issues. it is a relationship spurred in part by north korea's nuclear ambitions. the government is believed to have conducted four nuclear tests in the last 10 years. the latest in january and has said it is planning more. how to curb north korea is something that obama and his chinese counterpart president xi jinping will have to address. >> what china is unwilling to do is to be so tough on north korea that either the country or the regime become unstable which means millions of refugees flooding across the border into china and which could mean a take over of the north by south korea which is a u.s. ally and potentially extending the u.s. influence. >> reporter: it's not only in the korean peninsula that it fears an expanding u.s. presence but also here in south china sea where china has become more aggressive in recent years in asserting what it seize as its territory. several other nations lay claim to parts of the south china sea. the u.s. says it's neutral in the dis
Al Jazeera America
Jan 19, 2016 7:00am EST
. >>> china suffers its weakest growth in 25 years and could slow down the world's economy. >> begging for acknowledgment or even asking diminishes dignity. >> oscar protest, why actress jada smith will sit out this year's academy awards. >>> parade of planets, the event that is set to light up the night sky. ♪ more national garlingedsmen are heading to flint, michigan today helping to distribute thousands of bottles of water so residents do not drink the contaminated water coming out of the tap, welcome to your world, i'm erica. >> and i'm delve walters, and the governor will deliver the state of the state address and the water mess is expected to dominate the speech and andy is live for us in flint, michigan today and andy this problem started after they left detroit's water system trying to save money and there are calls for the governor to resign and why is he being blamed and what is he doing do to fix the mess? >> he is blamed because he passed the emergency management law a few years ago to appoint a city manager in the financially troubled cities like flint, a man
Al Jazeera America
Jan 4, 2016 7:00am EST
reacted to news of a slow down and weakening currency in china and worries spread to hong kong and japan, european stocks opened lower and are trading down as much as 3%. al jazeera's adrian brown has more on the chinese government's response. >> reporter: what happened on monday was the market fell by 5%. that was enough to cause trading to be suspended for 50 minutes and trading resumed and the market had to halt for the rest of the day and when that market was temporarily closed it fell by 5% it actually did the very thing it was supposed to stop, it created panic. so you know we expect the market to open again tomorrow but of course it's going to be interesting to see what happens after that dramatic fall today. we have had bigger falls than this but it's the symbolism of it all because today was the first day of trading on the stock markets in shanghai and zen and going to be the day that would show whether this mechanism was working. it was certainly working but in many ways i guess for all the wrong reasons, what is wrong with china's economy right now, manufacturing out put
Al Jazeera America
Oct 26, 2015 7:00am EDT
to resign after he was charged with corruption. >>> restarting growth in china. >> discussing and looking at five year plan. >>> carbon cuts in the u.s. are a deeper cost for wildlife. >> bold... >> he took two m-16's, and he crawled... >> brave... >> ...do what you gotta do... >> then betrayed... >> why do you think you didn't get the medal of honor? >> a lifetime without the honor they deserved... >> some say that it was discrimination... >> revealing the long painful fight, to recognize some of america's bravest... >> he say.. be cool...be cool... >> ...proudest moment in my life.. >> honor delayed a soledad o'brien special report only on al jazeera america >> you're looking live at pictures out of amsterdam. about 12:30 right there, just as you can see a great day. >> welcome back, taking a look at today's top stories. at least five people have died after a whale watching boat catch sides off vancouver. officials say it's not clear what caused the ship to go down. >> the world health organization said processed and red meats could cause cancer, should be considered carcinogens
Al Jazeera America
Jan 8, 2016 7:00am EST
hall meeting with supporters and critics. >> china rebounds after a week that wiped away billions, will it mean a better day for stocks in the u.s. >>> pushing propaganda and south korea blasting music to the communist neighbors to the north days after north korea's nuclear test. >>> new copies of mind go on sale for the first time in 70 years. ♪ welcome to your world this morning i'm stephanie sy. >> i'm del walters and in two hours tucson, arizona will by tribute to a mass shooting that happened five years ago when it was over six dead and 13 injured. >> among the critically wounded was gabrielle giffords and president obama had proposals for gun violence and mike says the president insisted it's possible to find common ground on an issue as decisive on guns. >> follow-up to the executive actions and town hall on guns in this time there were no tears but there were some tough questions. this time it wasn't just supporters in the crowd but also opponents of president obama's actions on guns. >> i have been unspeakably victimized once already and refuse to let it happen again to
Al Jazeera America
Oct 13, 2015 7:00am EDT
jazeera, atlanta. >> some iphone users in china are having trouble using one app, the news app, but only on devices connected to chinese networks. they are getting an error message saying the app isn't supported within the country. apple has not commented, but tech analysts think apple may have suspended the app to get around china censorship rules. >> twitter has several sports leagues, nfl conferences and u.f.c. accusing the social media site of vitals its copyright protections, saying twitter allowed dead spin and s.b. nation to run unauthorized clips of its sporting events. twitter suspended accounts on monday. >> the mets clobbering the dodgers in their national league division series. chase utley is appealing that two game suspension for that slide in game two that broke the leg of mets second baseman miguel tejada. the mets can clinch a win tonight. >> violence in the middle east, at least three killed, 20 injured in overnight attacks in israel. israel's prime minister benjamin netanyahu plans to hold an emergency security meeting this hour. >> months after seeing sections of the
Al Jazeera America
Jan 5, 2016 7:00am EST
fell again amid concerns over china's economy and the government took steps to limit a further slide but there is concern a ban on selling by large stakeholders could expire in coming days and al jazeera adrian brown has details from beijing. >> reporter: tuesday was another bad day for chinese stocks, the shanghai and hong kong markets were down but the route wasn't as bad as it has been on monday when shanghai closed down 7% and 8% and hong kong almost 3%. the reason for the continuing jitters in the market i think is probably this: on friday restrictions over the selling of shares are due to end and were imposed during the market turbulence in the summer and would mean a lot of cheap stock on the market bringing prices down still further and because of that the china security regulatory commission on tuesday issued a statement saying they would take action to stop big shareholders setting their shares in blue chip companies. now let's be clear, one of the reasons why some of these companies want to sell their shares is they simply have no faith in their companies at the mome
Al Jazeera America
Mar 21, 2016 7:00am EDT
soon. >> if we look at what's happened in china, in vietnam, where they change their business model, i tell everybody that cuba will move faster than either one of those for the simple reason of the cuban people. >> people may debate whether change will take a few years or decades, but no one questions that cuba will look very different for the next generation. just a little bit more about this factory from the two gentlemen i talked to. they hope to have the factory running by 2017. they hope to ramp up eventually 300 cuban employees, and then they're going to produce 1,000 factory tractors, rather, not 1,000 factories, but 1,000 tractors their first year, but certainly big ambitious plans to wrap it up to the thousands. >> live from half in a, thank you very much. >>> robert valencia writes about relations with latin america for global voices and he joins us from washington this morning. robert, thanks for being with us. it has been less than 24 hours before air force one lands in havana, i never thought i'd say that. based on what happened so far, what you are your expectations for
Al Jazeera America
Feb 25, 2016 7:00am EST
contest is in south carolina. >>> common ground in north korea, u.s. and china with tough anxiousing >>> and digital stoodios in hollywood ramp up cyber security >>> millions are waking up to damage from deadly tornados, at least 16 reported along the east coast. the impact is felt across hundreds of miles and more than a dozen states. welcome to "your world this morning." >> i'm del walters. death and destruction on tuesday. >> the winter storm that slammed the south brought its rage to the north and the east overnight. in virginia, four people died, the result of tornados. >> the car lifted about three feet off the ground. it dropped down. >> virginia's government declared a state of emergency. took a direct hit. two adults and a toddler were among those killed. >> around 4 dozen tornados wreaked having since tuesday. from louisiana, where a water scout skirted the airscout to a twister that destroyed an r scr. park. >> there are family members calling in that have not made contact with loved ones, and they know were in the area. >> then to the florida panhandling where an ef3 torn
Al Jazeera America
Oct 16, 2015 7:00am EDT
important and have a statement on ending the nuclear weapons program. >> china has enormous economic ties with south koreans and this is the same as americans and of course we realize that china will grow with the unification prospects but it's critical to understand that our biggest leverage comes from our ties with the americans. >> one sticking points has been an antimissile system the u.s. wants on south korean territory but china also a south korean ally is pressuring seoul to push back on the plan, second meeting between the two leaders. another major city seeing a big surge in gun deaths. >> look how the escalating violence is effecting milwaukee this time and what is being done to curb it there. >>> the fantasy sports industry is facing real life troubles and why a nevada gaming official say the site can no longer operate in that state. we are watching developments in the west bank this morning. there has been violence in the streets of ramallah and also in bethlehem and these are live pictures of the former security very tight in both of those areas this morning and you can see s
Al Jazeera America
Dec 29, 2015 7:00am EST
of china towns across the nation. ♪ there has been a deadly blast in northwest pakistan this morning. >> near a government office north of the capitol city islamabad and 12 were killed and dozens injured and someone on a motor bike drove in the gate and blew themselves up and the worst since the school massacre a year ago. >>> vows to take mosul from i.s.i.l. after victory in ramadi and this morning al-abadi visited the city one day after proclaiming the last i.s.i.l. fighters had been driven out and ramadi had been under i.s.i.l. control since may and we are live in erbill, iraq, good morning is the fight in ramadi over or are the celebrations premature? >> well, the battle is over we can say but the fight still continues. in ramadi the strategic victory that has been claimed in the last couple of days is over a government compound. this complex houses the anbar police headquarters the preventel buildings and this compound is held by whoever controls the city. having said that i.s.i.l. is still present in downtown ramadi, in eastern ramadi and in northern parts of ramadi where iraqi
Al Jazeera America
Jan 21, 2016 7:00am EST
as stocks had a bad morning across asia markets are wiped out over fears of china and declining oil prices and welcome to your world i'm stephanie. >> and i'm del walters, follows wednesday's day on wall street and doe down 250 and then it was down more than 500 at one time. >> analysts blame what is happening on oil. >> falling oil prices and no end in sight is what sparked another rocky day on wall street wednesday, oil and gas companies led the way as the doe dropped 3% the day before closing down 2%. the reason the price of crude oil falling below $27 a barrel, the lowest it has been since may 2003. >> we have an absolute glut of oil and in simple terms we have four times the supply and 1, 1 1/2, 2 times the demand and anybody can say that is not good. >> reporter: it's devastating for countries trying to produce oil and china's slowing economy has driven down demand for oil and saudi arabia floods the market with more and more crude with first to halt rival producers in the u.s. and now counter iranian oil that will flow due to lifting of sanctions because of the nuclear deal w
Al Jazeera America
Mar 7, 2016 7:00am EST
corporations making billions of dollars a year, shutting down in america, going to china, going to mexico, oh, absolutely, they need a handout from the american middle class. i don't think so. >> the debate took a poignant turn when the father of 14-year-old ab gallon cough, a survivor of the shooting raised the issue of gun control. >> in terms of this liability thing, will you hold manufacturers liability is if they understand that they are selling guns into an area that is getting into the hands of criminals, of course, they should be held liable. but if they are selling a product to a person who buys it legally, what you are really talking about is ending gun manufacturing in america. i don't agree with that. >> no other industry in america has absolute immunity. >> candidates were asked about race. both invoked their civil rights records, but both supported a 1994 crime bill that led to higher levels of incarceration that disproportionately affected blacks. the michigan primary is tomorrow. 147 delegates are at stake in this primary comes just a week before two other rust-belt primar
Al Jazeera America
Feb 26, 2016 7:00am EST
shoots him. >> we are losing so much with mexico and china and understand because your ties and the cloths you make are made in mexico and china and starting a trade war against your own ties and suits. >> targeting trump rubio goes after the front runner the debate in super tuesday but is it too late to stop momentum. >>> one day to go before votes and bernie sanders going back and hillary clinton holding a commanding lead in the polls. ♪ this morning police in kansas investigating the motive between a deadly shooting at a manufacturing plant and gunman armed with assault style weapon shot and killed three people and injured 14 others before he was killed by police. welcome to your world this morning i'm stephanie sy. >> i'm del walters. >> and this is 35 miles north of wichita and focused on the plant where the suspect worked and john henry smith has details. >> reporter: says say it was late afternoon when 38-year-old ford began shooting drivers from his car leaving two people wounded then they say the painter at excel industries headed to his job. 150 employees were on duty at
Al Jazeera America
Nov 20, 2015 7:00am EST
community. those killed belonged to an attack on a coal mine in september. >> police in east china have busted the countries largest underground banking system. illegal funds of nearly $64 billion were transferred overseas using non-resident accounts. we are in beijing with more. >> this is where the honest folk come when they transfer money overseas in china, their local bank. if they want to transfer more than $50,000 in one year, there's a problem, because currency controls prevent that, which is why the underground banking network is now flourishing. how does it work? essentially these operators set up dummy cross or thousands of overseas bank accounts to which they make legal transfers. now this is one of the reasons why wealthy chinese are able to buy property in places like sidney, hong kong, london, and new york. they are using the underground banking knelt work or middle man. because this is a very shady business, reliable data is hard to come by, but in august, china's foreign exchange reserves fell by more than 93 billion u.s. dollars. in september, they fell by $40 billion m
Al Jazeera America
Nov 17, 2015 7:00am EST
the east asia summit and focus on trade and economics at a time of stepped up tensions with china over disputed territories in the south china sea. >> the united states has been commits to the security of this region for more than 70 years. we have a treaty obligation. an iron clad commitment to the defense of our ally the philippines. you can count on the united states. >> reporter: obama's trip to south asia is on the heels of the g 20 summit in turkey and while there president obama rejected calls for sending in a large number of combat troops to syria and had strong words for its critics. >> reporter: at the close of two days of meetings dominate bid the war in syria and fight against i.s.i.l. president obama rejecting calls for a dramatic military escalation. >> we have the right strategy and we will see it through. >> reporter: means continued air strikes and now in the 15th month, targeting i.s.i.l. leaders and supply lines and helping groups already taking the fight to i.s.i.l. on the ground. but mr. obama warned against thinking of i.s.i.l. as a viable state that could be
Al Jazeera America
Mar 18, 2016 7:00am EDT
latest launch further tests the patience of neighboring china. there is a sense of frustration despite the influence t it's ally and neighbor continues to conduct these tests. earlier this week, north korean leader kim jong unconfirmed his country's determination to continue missile launches and conduct nuclear war head tests. though threats followed al nuclear test and long-range rocket launch. both prompting increased u.n. and u.s. sanctions. >> the u.s. embassy in turkey elevated it's warpings after a series of attacks in recent days. turkish authorities say they have present another suicide attack today. they have disabled a bomb inside the car in the southeastern city of hani. security officials say the car had 330 pounds of explosives inside. it's not clear who is behind that. thwarted. the rebels behind that attack have promised more. >> three days after primary in missouri. bernie sanders conceded defeat: 1500 votes. because missouri awards delegates proportionately eached walked away with 30. donald trump leads cruz by a small margin. cruz has not said if he would ask for a re
Al Jazeera America
Dec 22, 2015 7:00am EST
in southern china the first confirmed victim of the slide and 80 people are still myseissing and 4,000 peop are working to find them and a manmade mountain of soil and construction debris led to the collapse of nearly three dozen buildings and in an industrial park. >>> today is the first day of winter and feels like spring in the east and being wedged between minnesota and they are not smiling. >> a little disappointed and means there is no snow in sight and no white christmas for the country because of the temperatures. if we head west we definitely have temperatures that are a little more typical for this time of year but almost the eastern half of the country is seeing temperatures well above average, in some cases over the next couple days 20-30 degrees above so already parts of the northeast back in the 60s and a lot of 70s through the southern tier of the country and by the time we get to christmas eve day even warmer. here is what we have because of this it's more of a spring type system versus a winter system and it's raining in the east and another one in the west coast
Al Jazeera America
Mar 8, 2016 7:00am EST
, sometime in july this year and at that point, three countries, china, australia, and malacia will make a decision whether or not to continue the search operation. >> al jazeera's florence lui from kuala lumpur. chinese' passenger's families filed suits. >> south korea slapping north korea with fresh sanctions all of this in response to the nuclear test rocket launch. seoul is black listing dozens of people and organizations it says are connected to north korea's nuclear program. they denied entry to any ship that has been to the north. al jazeera has more from seoul. >> these unilateral sanctions are meant to heap further pressure on north korea coming on top of the wide-ranging sanctions agreed by the united nations last week. they include identifying key individuals and organizations in north korea, banning them from having financial dealings in south korea. there are also further restrictions on trade, stopping vessels that have called in at the north korean port from visiting south korea for 180 days. also identifying and stopping the important of north korean exports through a third
Al Jazeera America
Dec 24, 2015 7:00am EST
americans in china to avoid a popular chineing district in beijing over the christmas holiday. there is intelligence of possible threats. u.k. and france have also issued similar warnings. beijing police have beefed up their presence at malls in the city. several black lives matter protesters are facing charges this morning. they were arrested during democrat concentrations that began-- demonstrations. our correspondent has more. >> reporter: this is one of the busiest shopping days of the year and these single busiest flying day of the year. there were 12 arrests about both at the mall and the airports. by the time black lives matter protesters blocked the entrance to the airport and started chanting, and crowding into two terminals, police had had enough and shooed them out. >> i order all those to disburse. >> reporter: earlier the protests at the mall of america had barely begun when the police moved to shut it down. signs went up warning that no protests were allowed. a section of the mall housing a quarter of its more than 520 stores went into lock down. some protesters stayed to
Al Jazeera America
Oct 28, 2015 7:00am EDT
of the year. her last game will be against china in december. she said she wanted to go out on top. >> ahead, house republicans selecting their next speaker. the man expected to take that job is at odds with one of john boehner's final deals. >>> the pentagon makes a shift in strategy, could it mean u.s. troops on the ground in syria? >> we're back in two minutes. we will see you then. hen. >> a republican faceoff between john boehner and paul ryan. the pressure on paul ryan to dismantle john boehner's budget deal. >> taking the stage in colorado for the chance to become president. tonight, republicans will try to score points and overtake the new front runner. >> a grilling for the top brass over the isil strategy could include putting more troops on the ground. >> the fall classic hits a snag, kansas city wins after off the field troubles delay the world series. >> good morning, welcome to your world this morning. i'm del walters. >> i'm richelle carey. it is a busy day in washington, and in the race for president. the republican candidates are gathering in colorado for the next
Al Jazeera America
Nov 19, 2015 7:00am EST
. he called on china to stop claiming lands. >> airport workers are on site ahead of a big travel week of the year. thousands of cleaners and baggage handlers walked off their jobs, better benefits and a wage of $15. the strikes affected all three as well as chicago o'hare. the walkouts will not impact travel >>> the bad weather this the west, it has been blamed for flooding and landslides. the governor issued a state of emergencies, winds clocked at 110 miles per hour, three killed, hundreds of thousands losing their power, the utility company saying it may take days. people that got out you have their cars and snow, they are on the road in kansas. a storm burying the statement. some areas getting -- burying the state in 20 inches of snow. >> now we'll bring in meteorologist nicole mitchell. >> there's two systems, one in the north-west, bringing in a lot of win. in fact, two days ago we saw the higher ones with winds and power outages, and kansas - most is from a system on the east coast. it took us a day to clear out of that after the areas of heavy snow. there's a snow i had b
Al Jazeera America
Feb 3, 2016 7:00am EST
control, with the u.s. trying to outdo china in the region. >> it's kind of a cold war by proxy of trade and investment agreements and that's a real worry, because not only do the corporations who have had special insights and input into this agreement get to be center stage, but there is no balance of the interests. >> there have been many protests against the t.p.p. opponents say nations will lose their sovereignty because they'll need to change laws to accommodate the agreement. those signing the deal say that is nothing new. >> every agreement means they have to change their laws. we have a successful high quality free trade agreement with china. we gave up the right to charge duties on many chinese goods when they come into new zealand. >> it does not create legally binding obligations signing the deal. opponents will use the time to try to stop the t.p.p. >>> back in this country, we could find out later today if bill cosby will face trial on sexual assault charges. a judge will hear more testimony after a former prosecutor said he gave big companies by more than a decade ago. we a
Al Jazeera America
Nov 24, 2015 7:00am EST
that could ever displace someone for being donald trump. he has said he's going to take jobs from china, japan and mexico, never said how. he said he's going to round up 11 million individuals who are here illegally. he hasn't said how. he just said i'm going to use good management. they are not using facts or logic. on the other side, individuals like myself against this sort of racist and blatantly separatist type of language, we have an obligation to speak out against that. >> just a quick question. is it possible, you called the electorate uninformed and racist in your first abc here. i wonder if some support trump in spite of his racism because they support his policy proposals on taxes and immigration. >> first of all, his policy on taxes are oh joke. he hasn't said how he said going to pay for it other than taking jobs from mexico, china and japan, hasn't said anything of substance or tangible. you've got a personal, many parts of the personality that individuals agree with a. you have individuals who are very angry at the lack of productivity in american government. i'm one of t
Al Jazeera America
Feb 29, 2016 7:00am EST
minister article from canada, china and europe. people around coming for state of the art treatment. the u.s. imposed embargo on cuba have made it difficult for hospitals to obtain certain equipment and medicine and the government said it hurt its ability to market, specifically to the united states. with ties expanding between the two countries, the cuban government feels optimistic. >> it is very important market, the u.s., we can design for them. >> we came across this group of americans touring the hospital. >> i just wanted to know about it and to see what was being done in cuba for myself and to understand that rather than making assumptions about it. >> weather there's an untapped american market remains to be seen. in the meantime, people such as miguel and franklin may be the best advertisement for cuba's medical tourism industry. the hope is both will soon walk out on their own. natasha, al jazeera, havana, cuba. >> a message in a bottle turning up in france after a trip around the world. ben and judy johnson put a message in the bottle and dollar bill, four years later it
Al Jazeera America
Jan 25, 2016 7:00am EST
. most parts of mainland china experienced their coldest area in decades. >> the european union is holdion attacks on tackling the migrant crisis, the worst in a generation. they are talking about different options for extending temporary border controls in passport free zones. we are live on the german-austrian border. barnaby, what is the situation there on the border? >> this border is now controlled. it's the main auto route between austria and southern germany and since september, there has been a police checkpoint and occasionally cars get pulled aside and searched and the identities of those checked in the tent behind me. it's important to remember this is not what the europe of free travel and open borders was meant to look like. it is not what the schengen zone was meant to look like. >> what are the european ministers discussing amsterdam? >> well, they're discussing the migration crisis. remember, germany alone, more than a million people came in 2015, and they're working out ways in which this flow of people can be controlled while preserving a europe of open borders. t
Al Jazeera America
Jan 14, 2016 7:00am EST
are looking at videos >>> while futures are pointing down, most asian markets closed down today. china did buck the trend to close up almost 2%. european market have been down most of the day. low oil prices and an economic slow down have led to volatility since the start of the year. >> reporter: at least three people will be looking for investment advice after winning the power balance jackpot. -- ball >>> hundreds of people going to the store afterwards celebrating when the news of the winning ticket being sold there. the store gets one million dollars. the winning numbers were 8, 27, 34, 4, 19 and the power ball 10. also several tickets sold in nearly two dozen states matching five of the winning numbers. they will claim the second price of 1 million dollars >>> law makers in michigan begin considering the reaction to several days of teacher sick-outs that forced thousands of students to stay home. the legislation calls for a nine-member school board appointed by the governor and detroit mayor. the teachers are protesting crumbling conditions in many schools, including rats and mou
Al Jazeera America
Mar 23, 2016 7:00am EDT
defaulted on its debt. then during the center left government, argentina was closer to china and venezuela than the u.s. trade and currency issues squared potential investors away. the recent elected government is focusing on opening up argentina for business once again. >> translation: we are not looking for one economic partner, but many partners who want to work with the world, the award power and it will play a key role. >> reporter: argentina has historically been considered anti american. the last time a u.s. president visited was in 2005 when george bush attended the summit of the americas. thousands protested his presence then. many are opposing obama's visit because it kon sides with the anniversary of the coup which says say braulgt a brutal dictatorship to power >> translation: many here don't support the u.s. because it is supported the dictatorship that killed thousands of political opponents. >> reporter: obama's visit opens a new chapter between argentina and u.s. and many are hoping to see the benefits soon >>> for more now. good morning. what is on president obam
Al Jazeera America
Feb 17, 2016 7:00am EST
>> >>> tension in the south china sea today. china accused of sending missiles to a contested island. >> the presidential candidates unleash their harshest attacks in the battle for votes, since carolina >>> and a report that federal bureau of investigation wants apple to help them hack the san bernardino murderers cell phone. apple says no >>> many visit the mexican-american border - the pope visits, but not before schooling the crowds >>> new provocation in the south china sea this morning. the pentagon and taiwan say beijing put surface to air missiles on a dispute island and it happened as president obama was meeting with south asian world. welcome to your world. i'm stephanie sy. >> i'm del walters, china's foreign minister says the western media is hyping the issue but does not deny the presence of the missiles. it's been detected on woody island. they are claiming the island and china is building on it. >> reporter: china's response bears scrutiny. the foreign minister in a statement said western media was hiving or manufacturing stories, but did not deny that the ad to
Al Jazeera America
Feb 15, 2016 7:00am EST
. >>> building a united front against china. >> and the nominations for best white actress go to. >> reporter: and blackout britain recognizes the best in film with a lack of diversity. ♪ welcome to your world this morning i'm stephanie sy. >> i'm del walters and flags flying half state in washington in honor of scalia. >> preparations underway for his funeral and his body is back in virginia after his death in texas and sparked a partisan battle on who may take his place on the supreme court and vowing to block the nomination and vibing vikara begins the coverage. >> reporter: took america and congress by surprise the death of justice scalia after being on the bench since 1996 appointed by ronald regan and hot button of the cultural war the battles fought for decades now handled by the supreme court that this has already become such a volatile issue and consider the docket for the balance of the supreme court term, cases involving affirmative action, involving abortion, involving po's executive actions on immigration and whether or not they are going to be legal. these are vit
Al Jazeera America
Feb 18, 2016 7:00am EST
sink for. how territorial disputes in the china sea are causing a rapid military build up >>> welcome to your world this morning. i'm stephanie sy. >> and i'm del walters. the road to the white house heating up. two cases to go until the sarl your and caucuses in nevada. the battle tighter than ever. >> john henry smith is here with more. bernie sanders and hillary clinton locked in a dead heat in the polls, and the republicans running a close race. >> ted cruz inched ahead of donald trump in a national poll, with the backing of 28% of voters. unseeding trump who is at 26%. that's within the margin of error. it's not clear if the survey catches movement in the race. in the latest town hall each candidate talks about why he is the most qualified to be presidents. >> my campaign is not about the past, but the future. what we are going to you. i can say this without any hesitation. i'm as conservative as anyone running for president. but i am a 15 year conservative, who has proven time and again the capability and willingness to take conservative ideas and turn them into solu
Al Jazeera America
Dec 31, 2015 7:00am EST
illegally importing h.g.h. from a china. he wasn't a defendant or charged with wrongdoing but was one of the doctors who allegedly purchased the drug for patients. early they are wreak, al jazeera said investigative unit revealed that charlie sly, who had done part of his pharmacy training at the guyer institute said human growth hormone had been shipped to peyton manning's wife, ashley. following this report, bob kravitz wet about his own experience. as a sports writer, he knew it was banned for professional athletes. as a patient, he had no idea it's also illegal for a doctor to prescribe it just for fatigue. >> i knew what it was, but, you know, it's one of those things where if you are in a desperate situation, and you have a doctor you trust, and i trusted dr. guyer at the time, if he tells you that it's potentially medically efficacious, you'll do it. >> one of america's top experts in h.g.h. previously told al jazeera that the drug can only be prescribed legally for three very serious medical conditions. >> it's one of the only drugs i know of that is in that way off label prescri
Al Jazeera America
Jan 15, 2016 7:00am EST
circumstances. we have information they have received money from isil and uigur people in china. >> it was taken by surprise by the what is called an intelligence failure. the government says it's looking for a softer approach. >> afghanistan and iraq and the approach, you know, much more. >> indonesia's largest christian organization with more than 40 million backers together with those from other religions and called isil an enemy of islam to condemn isil. >> terrorists are our own enemies in the states. terrorism is against humanity, against reledge on, especially against islam. >>> authorities are conducting struggling to the country hoping to announce some signifcancer. al jazeera. jakarta. >> this morning, the u.s. navy is opening an investigation into the mistake that the caused two boats to stray into iranian waters. the 10 naval officers on board are back in the u.s. a series of interviews before they return to duty. ash carter says some type of navigational glitch caused the error. >> this much is clear, there was a navigational error of some kind. we don't know yet. w
Al Jazeera America
Jan 7, 2016 7:00am EST
china again. stopping trading after markets nose-dived for a second time in a week. >> this morning, stock futures in this country pointing towards a big sell-off here when the markets open. >> china's 7% sell-off wiped off value in just 15 minutes. analysts say investors are reacting to the chinese government devaluing the un and what it signals that the economy may be doing worse than expected. chinese markets have lost nearly a quarter of their value. more from beijing. >> the new year really has got off to a bang on china's jittery stock markets. trading was halted twice on monday. on thursday, the same thing happened again. the first session lasted just 12 minutes before the index dropped by 5%. that was enough to halt trading for 15 minutes. trading then resumed. the market then dropped by 7% after just three minutes. so on thursday, just 15 minutes of trading was possible. why is this happening? china, currency, the yuon is continuing to weaken. >> that's further confirmation the world's second largest economy is continuing to slow. also on thursday came reports that the head
Al Jazeera America
Jan 12, 2016 7:00am EST
signing off on a deal coming at crucial time because there are rising tensions in the south china sea. al jazeera has more from manila. >> the presence of foreign troops in the philippines is a rather did i have vicivishment there were military basis here until 1992 when the lease was no longer extended. since then, a visited forces agreement was signed between the fiphilippines and the u.s. whic has allowed for u.s. troops to come here in the small hundreds. this enhanced agreement will allow for more u.s. fors to spends more time here and give t them greater answers to philippine military bases. it will allow americans to store equipment in the country. this is a development that many filipinos are not happy with. they see this as something that could potentially incur the ire of china the philippines subpoena in particular dispute dispute with china over portions of the south china sea. china has, itself, been expanding its military might connellstructing islands where there once were none and can you going flights in those areas. some filipinos see the presence of the americans no
Al Jazeera America
Jan 26, 2016 7:00am EST
of diplomatic talks. >>> market turmoil and investors panic in china driving stocks down 6% and impact it could have in the u.s. >> it can help you like calm down when you get angry. >> young yogis in practice kids learning to clear their minds of violence that is part of their everyday life. ♪ the final pitch before iowa democratic presidential hopefuls make their closing arguments before voters head to caucuses and welcome to your world this morning i'm stephanie. >>> and i'm dell and bake on the campaign trail after making their case at a town hall meeting in des moines. >> bernie sanders sharpened attacks on hillary clinton and hillary clinton says she is the proven fighter and michael shore has more from iowa. >> reporter: in des moines at drake university the three remaining democratic candidates got their chance at final arguments, a chance to make their case to the voters of iowa and even beyond, it was a forum not a debate so it was a town hall style conversation anchored by chris and mcmcand martin o'malley and bernie sanders were on stage separately answering questi
Al Jazeera America
Nov 2, 2015 7:00am EST
supreme court. >> france's president making his way to china to talk about the issue of climate change. we'll talk about the challenges that both sides face in trying to cut down on carbon emissions. >> the third round of enrollment under the affordable care act is now underway. the white house says fewer people are expect to sign up than years past. the premiums will be higher. there is still about 10 million americans who are uninsured, but eligible for insurance under the so-called obamacare law. >> the supreme court today takes up a case that could impact hundred was convictions. it deals with racial bias in the courtroom, and whether the way the jury was selected changed the outcome. al jazeera's robert ray explains. >> according to prosecutors, timothy foster broke into the home of a 79-year-old white woman named queen imagine white. they say he broke her jaw, sexually assaulted her, coated her with talcum powder and choked her to death. >> timothy is an african-american man with disabilities. unfortunately he was tried by an all white jury for the murder of an elderly whi
Al Jazeera America
Jan 27, 2016 7:00am EST
. >>> >> the united states believes strongly that china has a particular ability because which its special role and its connections to north korea an bat to be able to help us significantly to resolve this challenge. >> china is north carolina's main ally but condemned a nuclear test suggesting that china wouldn't support any sanctions against pyongyang. >>> vietnam communist party reelecting its leader. he's he will keep the economy growing, that depends on china and the u.s. relations. >> following 2,000 years, the historical roots shared with its neighbors to the north run deep. the relationship with china has become increasingly unsteady the last few years. a tour guide in the capitol for 15 years, dedicated to confucius, the temple is a frequent stop for visitors. his company suffered a 75% fall in traffic because of the territorial dispute involving china, vietnam and other countries. >> the chinese people, it depends on the relationship between the government and you also know that in recently, the relation between china. >> as a result of the souring relationship, vietnam h
Al Jazeera America
Jan 22, 2016 7:00am EST
is the world is a wash with oil. china a key commodity consumer is going through a slow down in its industrial sector and needs far less oil than anticipated. add to that the lack luster recovery at home and u.s. needs less despite the lowest prices at the pumps in a decade and then there is saudi arabia, riyadh is playing a game of double jeopardy, first up they want to damage the chances of the new high tech u.s. oil producers making america the biggest oil producer in the world now and second many analysts believe they want to damage iran's chances of turning a fast buck once their oil starts flowing again now that international sanctions are lifted following the resent nuclear arms deal. >> we will not exceed to other members of opec and particularly iran and iraq and opened up the spikets for the rivals in the gulf to produce oil. >> reporter: can keep it up a couple of years but not true of nigeria for example and west africa which is keen to have an extraordinary meeting of the cartel in an effort to cut production and so boost prices. meanwhile it's that time of year again w
Al Jazeera America
Dec 21, 2015 7:00am EST
of the guard. dozens of tourists died in attacks on a popular hotel and museum. >> in china crews search for the missing more than 90 people after a land slide hit an industrial park. dozens of buildings buried and a major manufacturing hub. al jazeera's adrian brown has more >>> at times like this manpower is not a problem in china. 1500 rescue workers are searching for signs of life. hoping survivors may have found an air pocket. if people are alive. they are in buildings trapped under mounds of mud. it's hazardous work, the ground is wet after heavy rain. by monday afternoon, 24 hours after the landslide. there was still hope. >> reporter: since 2am on monday, we have rescued seven trapped people. at 3:00a.m. the field command decided to reinforce the rts cue work and we used 78 excavators to carry out the digging. >> more than 30 buildings were destroyed or damaged. some compacted, testament to the materials. the mud spill covering a vast area. an or of around 380 square meters have been covered. the thickness of the mud and debris ranges from 6 meters to 23 meters. >> many kn
Al Jazeera America
Feb 24, 2016 7:00am EST
the ministries of agriculture and sugar. >> china spent fighter jets to the south carolina. adding tensions to a delicate situation in the disputed islands in. tom ackerman has more. >> reporter: the satellite images taken and released by a washington think tank show possible radar facilities deployed on artible islands in in the spratly claim. one of the islands in further from its own showers than to vietnam, philippines and borneo. the chinese installed missile batteries on another island further north. that means it's evident to the top officer in the region. >> china is militarizing the south china sea, and you have to believe in a flat earth to think otherwise. >> the chinese object tist establish effective control over the sea lane and air space. after beating with the secretary of state john kerry, he deflected questions about knengss, and expressed health that flight and controls would be halted. >> china, the united states and asian countries committed to non-militarization. we hope the parties will work in the same direction. >> chinese raised their own concerns about u.
Al Jazeera America
Feb 16, 2016 7:00am EST
about cooperation and china troubles. >>> made in cuba and the government allows the first factory in that country since the cuban revolution. ♪ ♪ president obama is in california this morning for the second and final day of the summit, the economy in china are the major topics. >> meetings proving to be more symbolic than anything else and al jazeera rob reynolds has more. >> reporter: president barack obama welcomed the ten azian government leaders to the deluxe sunny lands golf resort in the california desert and portrays the summit as an informal and relaxed get together yet it is heavy with symbolism highlighting the obama administration's so called pivot to asia. >> economic growth that is inclusive creating opportunities for all, mutual security and the peaceful resolution of disputes, human dignity including respect for human rights and development that is sustainable, that is our vision. >> reporter: obama wants to shore up economic and security ties and reassert influence in southeast asia but as obama met with the likes of bruna, saltan and cambodia's leader han-san
Al Jazeera America
Apr 1, 2016 7:00am EDT
: later obama met separately with committee, president of china-- president xi jinping. he called coordination with the u.s. effective and said both countries are committed to the denuclearisation of korean peninsula. meanwhile, even though the north's boast in january of an underground nuclear test was deemed by the u.s. as an unsuccessful attempt to detonate a more powerful hydrogen bomb, the north technology and capabilities are improving. america's top general says that is complicating war plans >> if you any about a conflict with north korea, you have to factor in not only ballistic missiles, cyber capabilities, space capabilities, in addition to the traditional conventional threat that we confronted on the peninsula >>> the soul surviving suspect in the november 13 paris attacks could soon be extradited to france. salah abdeslam was arrested in bull gem this month days before the deadly bombing in brussels. his lawyer says he is willing to cooperate with french authorities. the transfer could take place in the next ten days. 130 people were killed in the i.s.i.l.-connected p
Al Jazeera America
Nov 25, 2015 7:00am EST
have to include turkey, a nato member, one of the biggest nato members. china is at the periphery of that group, can enter the group anytime it wants. the u.s. is still the leading global power. the story of american decline is on on going one, going back decades now. in relative materials with that the u.s. is not as powerful as 10 or 15 years ago, but still is the biggest power in the world. in the middle east, it is still a big player. >> right now, president obama is the voice of moderation it seems but many say his foreign policies aren't working, leading more to a hawkish stand by many running for president. what happens if there is a hawkish president and you have vladimir putin, president erdogan and all leaders that can be described as aggressive, as well. >> if you brick in a hawk irpresident, the kind of republican hawks who answer any response by obama is weak, that may get you through the primary. you can't do foreign policy that way. you can talk to us about vladimir putin, but no american president really wants a direct conflict with russia over syria. >> why does t
Al Jazeera America
Oct 19, 2015 7:00am EDT
bank. >> with the view from gaza, thank you. >>> stephanie china's economy showing weakness and the economic growth is in a six-year low and the second largest economy growing 6.9% last quarter and the slowest growth since 2009 and that is even down from 7% the previous quarter. asia economic economist saying the chinese slump will affect the rest of the world. >> reporter: given what we have been seeing in the slow down in real estate sector in terms of the heavy industry and what it is showing is the economy is slowing but not slowing as dramatically as what some people may be thinking. we have sort of if you like a two-speed economy going. in terms of the rest of the world the fact we see the real estate slow and mining, and heavy slowing this is bad news for the rest of the world. >> and others saying last quarter slow down would have been worse if not for a rise in consumer spending in the summer. >>> afghanistan economy suffering after a double blow and international aid reduced now most foreign troops are withdrawn and kunduz is another setback as jennifer glasse reports from
Al Jazeera America
Nov 11, 2015 7:00am EST
tipping. it will be off set by 12 to 15% price increases. >> millions are people in china spending a record amount of money. the real winner could be the company behind the holiday. >> she has been counting down the days to this moment. she's part of china's growing middle class. >> i want to buy a couch. i want to buy storage box. i want to buy some clothes for my daughter and a new handbag. >> the only time she goes out to shop is for fruit and vegetables. everything easiest ordered on line, especially today. >> they will give people discounts. some maybe 50%. >> she is a customer of alibaba, the worlds biggest on line retailer which organized this shopping festival. shining a spotlight on this gala, reports in china's official media that up to 40% of goods sold on line were baits or badly made. >> they have to crack down on fakes. alley ba ba is lifted on the u.s. stock exchange. they don't want to appear on the notorious list which would directly affect the site. >> sham goods are easy to spot. a bag for $150, prices for the real thing begin at around $3,000. even cheaper, this b
Al Jazeera America
Mar 2, 2016 7:00am EST
overseas reaction to the campaign here in the u.s. we begin with aidrian brown in beijing. >> china's state controlled immediately i can't appears to be even-handed in its coverage, not favoring one candidate over the other, but commentators and opinion makers are having a field say seeing what they see as the dysfunction and destruction in the republican party. donald trump is portrayed as a clown, an extremist, a symbol of distrust and disgust of the political system. bernie sanders is getting favorable coverage. one political analyst said that his candidacy fits in with the government's narrative of the united states being beset with racial and economic inequality. there's hillary clinton. if you go to social media sites, she is perceived as a china backer, even though her husband is seen as very popular here and seen as riding on the coattails of president obama. most chinese are adopting a wait and see attitude mixed with criticism of the u.s. political system. >> most people here in iraq don't really care about the u.s. elections. they have their own problems here, specifically
Al Jazeera America
Dec 7, 2015 7:00am EST
jazeera, washington. >> china's capital is under a red smog alert for the first time in history. that is the highest level. schools are closed. it is a third consecutive day of severe smog. in paris, world leaders hope to cut dependence on fossil fuels that reduce greenhouse gases. >> we should recognize that having 184 countries come in with targets is really a tremendous platform for the final discussions that will address important issues, differentiation, transparency, reporting on progress, of course, finance. these are all critical issues, but i think there's a strong will to converge and to have a strong agreement coming out of paris. >> it took four years for negotiators to produce the draft tax of a long term agreement. delegates in paris have five days to turn that into a deal nearly 200 nations can sign off on. >> sorely needed. >> a deep sea recovery. >> the treasure hunt uncovering loot said to be worth billions. >> tokyo's search for a new olympic logo after the first version is accused of being a copy cat. so new 90 is the second night of hanukkah. last night the white hou
Al Jazeera America
Mar 10, 2016 7:00am EST
against free trade deals with countries such as china and donald trump's opposition to free trade maybe driving his support among blue collared workers. >> 60,000 factories in america have been lost since 2001, and while not all of those factory closures can be attributable to trade, the truth is that trade has had a disastrous impact on our manufacturing sector. >> all of these countries and all of the bad ones getting advantage and taking advantage of what the good ones would normally get, i'd rather make individual deals with individual countries. we will do much better. the united states loses with everybody. we are losing now over $500 billion in terms of imbalance with china. $75 billion a year imbalance with japan. by the way, mexico, $50 billion a year imbalance. >>> just correcting trumps numbers there, the u.s. imported $56 billion more in goods from china than it exported. the deficit with mexico is $69 billion. $92 billion total last year. >>> gary, good morning, thank you so much for your time. i want to start by playing a clip that shows an executive of carrier air c
Al Jazeera America
Oct 30, 2015 7:00am EDT
right to die in legislation. that takes effect next year. >> china will rely on local provinces to enforce a huge change to the decades old one-child policy. chinese couples will now be allowed to have two children. as, mcbride reports, it may not have the affect some in the government want. >> within an increasing burden of an aging population, abandoning the one-child policy is a cause for celebration for many. it will be a long time before the change works through to produce a bigger working population to support the elderly. far from certain that call couples will take the opportunity of having a second child. >> i don't know if it will make enough of a difference, because the intention of women having children is very low. china has 20% of the world's population, but we account for only 10% have the world's newborn children. >> on the streets, a mixed reaction from a generation that has grown up knowing only one policy. >> the one-child policy was good when we had too many people, but now we have money. there's no need for such a strict limit. >> i have no time for more childr
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