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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
Oct 27, 2015 7:00am EDT
people in afghanistan and pakistan. >>> south china sea at show down and beijing has a formal protest against the u.s. after the u.s. navy directly challenges china's territorial claims in the region. >>> classroom confrontation and outrage after this disturbing video surfaces and seen throwing a girl to the ground. >>> so called ferguson effect, the head of the f.b.i. says the protests against excessive police force have changed the way police do business but the president challenges that notion. ♪ the search and rescue efforts in after georg afghanistan and pakistan and focusing on remote areas where the impact of the monday's 7.5 magnitude earthquake are unclear. >> 340 have been killed, most of those who died were in northern pakistan, india, iran and forces in afghanistan all of them offering to help but so far local authorities have not requested any assistance. good morning, welcome to your world this morning i'm del walters. >> and i'm stephanie sy and rushing to deliver aid to quake victims and thousands spent the night outdoors in near freezing temperatures afraid to sleep
Al Jazeera America
Feb 8, 2016 7:00am EST
meeting on sunday. a lot of pressure trying to be brought to bear on china, to support new sanctions against north korea in response to january the 6th nuclear test and sunday's rocket launch >>> harry fawcett reporting. >> the united nations says the launch put the entire world at risk. u.s. ambassador to u.n. called the launch hostile, brazen and reckless. >>> angela merkel is in turkey today discussing the syrian refugee crisis, turkey kept a border crossing with syria closed as thousands flee a government bombardment of syria's largest si aleppo >>> as many as 35,000 people gathered along the border waiting to get inside turkey, officials say 70,000 may head there if the bashar al-assad government conditions its offensive in aleppo. in sunday, a turkish aid group delivered food to syrians living there in tent cities. the officials say the country is caring for thousands of refugees on the syrian side of the border. it has no plans to let them in. turkey is hosting 2.5 million refugees. stephanie dekker is along the border. >> reporter: the decker may be closed to people, but we h
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
Nov 30, 2015 7:00am EST
next several years and united states and china have done so although still very ambiguous and not as concrete as many people who warn of the dangers of global warming wanted to see earlier today before the president addressed the conference and did meet with xi jinping and the two countries who are the world east largest polluters and a little of what the president had to say. >> two largest economies in the world and the two largest carbon e mitters and we both determined it is our responsibility to take action and since our historic joint announcement of the post 2020 climate targets in beijing last year more than 180 countries and all of them announcing their own plans and so our leadership on this issue has been absolutely vital. >> reporter: del, one of the controversies surrounding this conference is a goal set by scientists that limits the warming of the planet to two degrees and 3.7 degrees fahrenheit and many scientists say that is simply unattainable and the sciences you cannot do it because of the science and never mind the politics and president obama faces a great dea
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 13, 2016 7:00am EST
oil got a bump on better than expected trade data on china and it showed weekly inventories had been drawn down a little bit more than expected as well. those are positive. is it does not take away the fact there is a global glut of oil right now, that opec is pumping massively? >> right. al general downward trend on crude prices that we are talking about. fracking is also a part of that as well? >> exactly. we are seeing shale oil producers in the united states are under a lot of pressure because their costs of producing are higher. there was a call made this week that predicted up to 1 third of u.s. shale fracking firms could go bankrupt. they issued bonds when times were good and oil prices were higher. oil prices are severely depressed. they don't have the revenues to pay the money they borrowed. >> that could mean a lot of lost jobs. >> it already has been. last year we lost 129,000 jobs in the mining sector. the bulk of those from the shale oil patch. >> see precipitous drop of the price of crude oil over the last five years, patty. what are the fluctuating oil prices signal ab
Al Jazeera America
Nov 4, 2015 7:00am EST
calling for him to resign. he is already facing trial on corruption trials. >> china and taiwan are about to meet. leaders are holding peace talks, the first meeting since they were divided by civil war in 1949. rob mcbride has more from beijing. >> this will be historic for mainland china and thigh wan. it's a culmination of a process. they have been pushing tore closer ties. we have seen it in business terms, communication, transport, millions of tourists travelling back and fourth between taiwan and mainland china. we haven't seen a closeness in diplomatic terms. it is hugely significant and adds a dimension to presidential elections in taiwan. the main party is expected to win the elections. this was seen as the last best chance of the historic meeting taking place while he was in power. both sides are cautioning that there will not be any agreement signed at the meeting, it's symbolic, but as symbolism goes, it doesn't get bigger. >> rob mcbride reporting from beijing. the whitehouse welcomes the meeting saying it could reduce tensions. >> ash carter will be boarding a navalshi
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
Nov 6, 2015 7:00am EST
has been decades in the making. >> the leaders of china and taiwan hold talks for the first time since 1949. can they secure a place in history without changing a thing? >> myanmar could be giving a new chance to this woman. n. >> chinese president xi is meeting with the taiwanese president. >> the meeting is set to take place on saturday. it will be the first since the end of the chinese civil war back in 1949. >> al jazeera has more from beijing. >> this will be a historic moment, along the troubled road. the meeting between the leaders of china and taiwan picks up a relationship virtually on hold since the time of their founding predecessors. in 1949, after a bloody civil war. >> at this meeting, they will simply be mr. the fact that the two sides acknowledge each other's existence counts at progress. >> as long as the confrontation is over, china is effectively unified and this summit is part of that process. this is not how other countries solve the pros. the pros is very chinese. >> this could set a precedent for future regular contact at the highest level, or it could be a one o
Al Jazeera America
Jan 6, 2016 7:00am EST
6-party talks. now, china, of course, is about the only friend that north korea has right now. they have in the past been ideological alleys but there have been deep strains in that relationship during the past few years, namely because of north korea's nuclear program. china in the past have supported sanctions against north korea and, of course, it could be in that position once again if that is what the un 50i9d nations decides to do. the u.n. security council is planning an emergency meeting to discuss the actions and -- the test and any actions it may take. testing bombs is a way to signal that it wants something from the international community. >> a hydrogen bomb is a step forward. they have never been used against civilians. we don't know. we have theoretical predictions but don't know what this would do in the city. that's why people are terrified. this is a major step up. you know, we have no other evidence other than what the north koreans have said. they said it like a month ago they had this and there was a lot of skepticism am until we see proof, i can skeptical. north
Al Jazeera America
Oct 29, 2015 7:00am EDT
tuberculosis passes h.i.v. on the list of most infectious diseases. >> china is ending it's one-child policy. families will be allowed to have two children each, part of the efforts to manage china's slowing economy. china's one-child policy has been in place now for more than 30 years. >> in the greek islands, zebs may still be missing after a boat capsized carrying refugees. the greek coast guard rescue the nearly 250 people, but several others, including two the boys, drowned. we have more. >> the fishing boats emerged from the darkness, racing into port with no time to lose. huddled on the dock wrappedding blankets, tarps and anything else the crew could find, survivors of yet another tragic sinking in the aegean. they looked unable to decide whether to smile or wop. then the volunteers, medics spraining into action. >> ok, here we go. >> a young child was among the first to be passed ashore, apparently unharmed, but shocked into silence. many were much, much worse. in the darkness, it was transformed into an emergency triage center, strewn with blankets. volunteers tended to the
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 1, 2015 7:00am EST
with asthma and children. china is the world's leading emitter of greenhouse gasses and hopes the emissions will people by 2030 and still means we could have many more days like this or perhaps even worse. adrian brown, al jazeera, beijing. >>> andrew is the founder and writer of the "new york times" dot earth and senior fellow at pace university and thanks for being with us. >> pleasure being here. >> fascinated in reading your column you believe things this time will be somewhat different, why? >> different but doesn't mean they will quickly solve a problem, they are different in the way they recognize the scope of the problem. moving a world that is mainly fueled on fossil fuels 80% or so to 0 is not the task of one president, one treaty meeting, it's a process, it's a journey. there was a false expectation i think really from the late 20th century right until copenhagen in 2009 the last round of the talks this would be solved by some magical big deal. >> in fact, you have been covering climate change for 30 years and i think the question people are asking is where do we stand
Al Jazeera America
Feb 23, 2016 7:00am EST
risk of cancer in floors and c.d.c. say they were exposed to laminate flooring made in china with high levels of formaldhyde and four times the risk of cancer than previously thought and people are concerned. >> in a space that has a potential to make me very sick. >> i'm very concerned about the long-term cumulative effect. >> reporter: lumber liquidators stop selling the flooring that was made in china last year after a 60 minute investigation and in addition to cancer people exposed to the flooring have increased risk of asthma and irritation of the eyes, nose and throat. when we come back getting a mortgage with 3% down. >>> repeat in reckless lending or benefit for qualified borrowers and we break down the new program that is raising questions. >>> also a plastic problem and hopes that attacks on plastic bags will reduce the waste piling up on indonesia's streets. >> hunted to the brink of extinction. >> we need an urgent method that stops the killing. >> now fighting back with a revolutionary new science. >> this radiocarbon dating method can tell us if trade of ivory is leg
Al Jazeera America
Oct 20, 2015 7:00am EDT
welcoming china's president, the first state president by a chinese president there in 10 years. take a look at that image. you are looking live at some of the what we call pomp and circumstance welcoming president xi to the united kingdom. a spokeswoman for the prime minister says nothing is off the table in this week's talks. we are live outside the houses of parliament in london. what is on president xi's schedule today? >> well, we're seeing those pictures, enjoying a very lavish welcome, a carriage ride with the queen and duke of edinborough to buckingham palace where he and his wife will stay tonight. he is given the rare honor of addressing both houses of parliament. he'll have private meetings with some members of the royal family and meeting with the object significance labor leader. mr. corbin promised he will bring up china's poor record on human rights. that could be an awkward encounter i think the government was hoping to avoid. in the evening, back to buckingham pam lass where the queen is hosting ingrain door. all but one will be there, prince charles is staying away. th
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